Title: SHADOWS: Sapphire Smyth and The Shadow Five by R. J. Furness
Release: 16th March 2019
Synopsis: Sapphire Smyth is no stranger to rejection. When she was only a baby, her father abandoned her after her mother died. Since then, Sapphire has never felt like she belonged anywhere, or with anyone. To make things worse, Sapphire’s foster carers have now turned their back on her – on her eighteenth birthday. After living with them throughout her childhood, Sapphire has to find a new home. Is it any wonder she finds it hard to trust people? Abandoned by the people she called family, Sapphire is alone and searching for some meaning in her life. Except that meaning has already come looking for her. When Sapphire discovers mysterious creatures lurking in the shadows, she soon realises that her fate is unlike anything she had ever imagined.
A thrilling new novel by the wonderful writer and creator of the fantastic Orgo Runners series, R. J. Furness.
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Title: All The Lonely People by David Owen
Release: 10th January 2019
Synopsis: Everyone tells Kat that her online personality – confident, funny, opinionated – isn’t her true self. Kat knows otherwise. The internet is her only way to cope with a bad day, chat with friends who get all her references, make someone laugh. But when she becomes the target of an alt-right trolling campaign, she feels she has no option but to Escape, Delete, Disappear. With her social media shut down, her website erased, her entire online identity void, Kat feels she has cut away her very core: without her virtual self, who is she? She brought it on herself. Or so Wesley keeps telling himself as he dismantles Kat’s world. It’s different, seeing one of his victims in real life and not inside a computer screen – but he’s in too far to back out now. As soon as Kat disappears from the online world, her physical body begins to fade and while everybody else forgets that she exists, Wesley realises he is the only one left who remembers her. Overcome by remorse for what he has done, Wesley resolves to stop her disappearing completely. It might just be the only way to save himself.A moving book focusing on loneliness, social media and how the rise of the internet can quickly take over your life.
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It’s Blogtober Day 10 and I have another SUPER exciting post for you! If you remember, last week I was part of the blog tour for Double Double Toil by Amber Elby (FIND THAT HERE: ). Well today I’m back again on the blog tour with another guest post!
Today Amber is here to talk about her favourite places to write, which I think it such a wonderful thing to share! Let’s get into it! Oh and also if you get to the end of the post there may be a little surprise!Amber’s Favourite Places to Write
I’d like to say that I sit in a fancy café when I write, a steaming cappuccino in one hand and a feathered quill in the other. But that simply isn’t true. The reality may be somewhat disappointing, but hopefully it assures people that there is no one right location in which to write.
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Yes I’m back AGAIN with my THIRD post of the day (I promise I’m done – I know you’re probably sick of me now!) but this one is AMAZING! I’m part of another blog tour, and today I have a guest post for you!
Amber Elby’s sequel to her debut novel, Cauldrons Bubble (you can find my review here for it), is out soon and I’m here bringing you Amber’s most influential books! I love reading about some of my favourite authors favourite books – it’s so interesting!Amber’s Influential Books
Obviously, Shakespeare is my primary inspiration and influence. His plays have many allusions in my novels, but he’s not my only source of ideas. I’m not a Shakespeare scholar, only a self-described fangirl, and my academic specialization is Victorian Literature, so my influences spring primarily from nineteenth century works.
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Title: The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccareli
Release: 27th September 2018
Synopsis: Roa and her sister Essie were born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. It was a magic they cherished – until the terrible day Essie died and her soul was trapped in this world. Dax, the heir to the throne of Firgaard, was responsible. Roa swore she would never forgive him – yet when he came begging for her help to dethrone his cruel father, Roa made him a deal. She’d give him the army he needed if he made her queen. Now she is royalty, but an outlander; far from home and married to her enemy. And even after everything she has sacrificed, Dax’s promises go unfulfilled. Roa’s people still suffer. Then a chance to right every wrong arises – an opportunity for Roa to rid herself of this enemy king and rescue her beloved sister. During the Relinquishing, when the spirits of the dead are said to return, Roa can reclaim her sister for good. All she has to do is kill the king. . .Review:
A brilliant addition to the Iskari series focusing on the lengths you will go for love, even if sometimes it could cost you your happiness.
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So today I’m back with something super special that I’m extremely excited about! Today is my first stop on the blog tour for What the Flower Says of Death by Danielle Koste, and I have such an interesting interview with her – I loved doing it!
If you recognise Danielle’s name, it’s because she’s been featured before on my blog for her debut novel PULSE, and you can check those posts out below:
I absolutely adore her newest book, and I can’t wait to share my interview with you so here we go! Also if you get to the bottom of the post, there’s an amazing giveaway that you don’t want to miss out on!
What inspired WTFSOD?
It’s hard to say exactly what inspired What The Flower Says Of Death. I think it was a number of things just joined together for a perfect storm. I had just finished PULSE, my first full novel to complete and I was a little overwhelmed with the freedom. I could do anything, and it had been a long while since I was in that position (for a very long time the goal was so focused on PULSE that finally be able to work on something else was strange and exciting). Mostly I just tried something new (I wrote the opening after having some thoughts swirling in my head) and something special about the character narrating had already stuck out to me even after just a few lines. When it comes down to it was really just that opening scene that inspired the rest of the novel.
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Title: All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis
Release: 12th July 2018
Synopsis: Speth has been raised to know the consequences of falling into debt, and can’t begin to imagine the pain of having her eyes shocked for speaking words that she’s unable to afford. But when Speth’s friend Beecher commits suicide rather than work off his family’s crippling debt, she can’t express her shock and dismay. Backed into a corner, Speth finds a loophole: she closes her mouth and vows never to speak again in protest at the unjust rules of the land. Speth’s unexpected defiance of tradition sparks a media frenzy, inspiring others to follow in her footsteps, and threatens to destroy her, her family and the entire city around them.Review:
What if you had to pay for every word you spoke? What if silence was your biggest weapon?
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Title: The Hanging Women by John Mead
Release: 28th February 2018
Synopsis: Jack Stevens discovers the bodies of two women, Philomena Blackstaff and Mary Walsh, tied together and hung by their ankles in a position resembling the symbol for treachery as depicted on tarot cards. Though retired and now wealthy, Stevens is an ex-sheriff and involves himself in the subsequent investigation. As a result of Jack `stealing’ Philomena’s diary and his association with the Pinkerton detective agency, it is discovered that Mary Walsh worked undercover for the Pinkertons, investigating the Knights of Labour (the fastest growing workers’ rights movements in America of the late 1800’s). The women had been working together, tracing the man who was selling guns and dynamite to the more extremest factions of the workers movement. This led them to Ruby’s, a secret `nightclub for deviants’, where Stevens and Inspector O’Leary believe the pair fell foul of the man they were looking for, gang leader Joseph Mannheim. With the May 4th Haymarket riots and bombings looming, Stevens must uncover the truth about The Hanging Women before it’s too late.Review:
A murder. A mystery. A unofficial detective. The newest crime thriller of 2018.
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Title: Curse of the Nomed by B. B. Taylor
Release: 17th May 2018
Synopsis: Ancient Gods, a cursed Librarian and a battle to save their souls. How hard could the first day of school really be? Welcome to Nomed Academy! An epic adventure for three unsuspecting year seven students as they embark on their first day of school. One they will never forget. But can they really defeat an ancient Egyptian God with nothing but revenge on his mind?Review:
A witty, fast paced journey through Egyptian mythology, this book will leave you wanting more – as long as that doesn’t include an ancient God chasing you!
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Title: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross
Release: 3rd May 2018
Synopsis: I am neither monster nor man – yet I am both. I am the Beast. I know why I was cursed; I know the legacy of evil I carry in my tainted blood. So how could she ever love me? My Isabeau. She opened my eyes, my mind and my heart when I was struggling just to be human. And now I might lose her forever.
A great refreshing take on a “tale as old as time”, if you wanted to find out more about the Beast, then this is definitely the book for you.
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