Tuesday, 31 March 2015

♥ Asylum - Jeannette De Beauvoir || Guest Post ♥

Martine LeDuc is the director of PR for the mayor's office in Montreal. When four women are found brutally murdered and shockingly posed on park benches throughout the city over several months, Martine's boss fears a PR disaster for the still busy tourist season, and Martine is now also tasked with acting as liaison between the mayor and the police department. The women were of varying ages, backgrounds and bodytypes and seemed to have nothing in common. Yet the macabre presentation of their bodies hints at a connection. Martine is paired with a young detective, Julian Fletcher, and together they dig deep into the city's and the country's past, only to uncover a dark secret dating back to the 1950s, when orphanages in Montreal and elsewhere were converted to asylums in order to gain more funding. The children were subjected to horrific experiments such as lobotomies, electroshock therapy, and psychotropic medication, and many of them died in the process. The survivors were supposedly compensated for their trauma by the government and the cases seem to have been settled. So who is bearing a grudge now, and why did these four women have to die?

Not until Martine finds herself imprisoned in the terrifying steam tunnels underneath the old asylum does she put the pieces together. And it is almost too late for her...in Jeannette de Beauvoir's Asylum.

Monday, 30 March 2015

♥ Click! An Online Love Story - Lisa Becker ♥

Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds entirely through emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "My buddies and I were out drinking one night," to the egotistical “B” celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee wades into the shallow end of the dating (cess)pool and endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to "click" with the right man.


Friday, 27 March 2015

♥ Behind The Scenes - Sophie Childs || Tea Time Review ♥

Things are never quite as they appear.

Bethan Brooks works in London for the ultimate boss from Hell, trying to support her wannabe rockstar boyfriend. But are The Vampire Squirrels really ever going to make it big or is she doomed to be a secretary forever? Luckily, Bethan finds the perfect escape when going to the cinema. There she loses herself in another world and forgets all about the dreaded filing and monotonous office work. Imagine her surprise when one day she encounters her favourite actor on the Tube. Suddenly, she finds herself part of the glamorous movie world she only ever dreamed about. With more at stake than she could ever realise, does she really want to know what goes on behind the scenes?

Thursday, 26 March 2015

♥ First Time In Forever - Sarah Morgan ♥

Emily’s been too swept up in a challenging year of firsts, from becoming a stand-in mum to her niece Lizzy to moving to remote but beautiful Puffin Island, to think about love.
But that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…
Ryan knows Emily has a complicated past that she’s struggling to face. So he makes it his mission to help her unwind and enjoy the chemistry they share.
Can the welcoming community of Puffin Island work their magic on Emily and get her to take her biggest leap of trust yet —putting her heart in someone else’s hands?
Let bestselling author Sarah Morgan whisk you away with the all new Puffin Island series!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

♥ The Night Falling - Katherine Webb || Guest Post ♥

The international bestselling author of THE LEGACY returns with a searing new novel of secrets and feuds, set in 1920s Italy.
Puglia, Italy, 1921.

Leandro returns home now a rich man with a glamorous American wife, determined to make his mark. But how did he get so wealthy - and what haunts his outwardly exuberant wife?

Boyd, quiet English architect, is hired to build Leandro's dreams. But why is he so afraid of Leandro, and what really happened between them years before, in New York?

Clare, Boyd's diffident wife, is summoned to Puglia with her stepson. At first desperate to leave, she soon finds a compelling reason to stay.

Ettore, starving, poor and grieving for his lost fianc?e, is too proud to ask his Uncle Leandro for help. Until events conspire to force his hand.

Tensions are high as poverty leads veterans of the Great War to the brink of rebellion. And under the burning sky, a reckless love and a violent enmity will bring brutal truths to light...

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

♥ Fifth Avenue Fidos - Holly Schindler ♥

When a mutt from Queens meets a purebred New Yorker, it takes man’s—and woman’s—best friend to convince them what they feel is more than puppy love.

Mable Barker, a hilarious, good-natured sweetheart who is always the pal but never the girlfriend, endures nine horrendous months of bouncing between lackluster New York City jobs (and suffering unrequited love) in her unsuccessful attempt to find her one true talent. So when she meets Innis, the ill-tempered Upper East Side Pekingese, she assumes her dog-walking days are numbered, too; soon, she’ll be heading back to Queens brokenhearted, tail tucked between her legs. But Innis belongs to the adorable yet painfully shy young veterinarian, Jason Mead, a man whose awkward ways around women have him dreaming not of finding love for himself but of playing canine matchmaker—breeding Westminster champions.

When Mable and Jason meet, romance is officially unleashed: they find an instant connection and shared goal, as it appears that Mable could very well have what it takes to be a professional handler, soon to be seen holding Innis under a banner labeled, “Best in Show.” As Jason and Mable get closer to putting a new twist on the term “dog lovers,” outside forces—Mable’s overprotective brothers, a successful wedding planner with her eye on Jason, even the theft of purebred pups from Jason’s Fifth Avenue apartment building—all threaten to come between them. Will Mable and Jason simply let their burgeoning love roll over and play dead? Or will they rally to make sure Innis emerges as the leader of the pack?

Brimming with humor and endearing characters, Holly Schindler’s Fifth Avenue Fidos offers a sweet romance and modern-day fairy tale in which dogs, not dragons, rule the land…a story about the loves that help us realize our dreams.


Monday, 23 March 2015

♥ Chloes Rescue Mission - Rosie Dean || Review & Giveaway ♥

Romance author Rosie Dean has cracked it once again with her sparkling, quintessentially British novel, Chloe’s Rescue Mission. Expect a show-stopping theatrical tour as she makes a dramatic entrance onto numerous blogs over the coming days with reviews, guest posts and a fab-u-lous giveaway, dah-ling. 

Synopsis 
To save her grandfather’s legacy – The Joshua Steele Theatre – Chloe Steele sells her services to the highest bidder.

Enter leisure tycoon, business angel and playboy, Duncan Thorsen.

But when the bank calls in the and the council enforces closure, just how much paparazzi exposure and wheeling and dealing can a girl stomach?

Friday, 20 March 2015

♥ #fridayreads ♥

Happy Friday all! Its nice to be back in the game and on the ball heres to hoping i can indulge in some serious reading this weekend!So on with what i am reading;

Thursday, 19 March 2015

♥ Geek Girl - Holly Smale Review ♥

"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing..

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

♥ Behind The Scenes - Sophie Childs ♥

Things are never quite as they appear.

Bethan Brooks works in London for the ultimate boss from Hell, trying to support her wannabe rockstar boyfriend. But are The Vampire Squirrels really ever going to make it big or is she doomed to be a secretary forever? Luckily, Bethan finds the perfect escape when going to the cinema. There she loses herself in another world and forgets all about the dreaded filing and monotonous office work. Imagine her surprise when one day she encounters her favourite actor on the Tube. Suddenly, she finds herself part of the glamorous movie world she only ever dreamed about. With more at stake than she could ever realise, does she really want to know what goes on behind the scenes?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

♥ Waiting On Wednesday ♥

Welcome back, today i want to share the book i am waiting on most in the world - that and one i really really want to read; so on with it.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

♥ Recent Netgalley Additions ♥

I earnt a top reviewer badge! how exciting! Anyway this is not what the post was supposed to be about, i wanted to sure my current additions to my netgalley shelf, because this has been some corkers lately that i cannot wait to share with you all.

Monday, 9 March 2015

♥ The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith || Review ♥

A brilliant debut mystery in a classic vein: Detective Cormoran Strike investigates a supermodel's suicide. After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, thelegendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.

Friday, 6 March 2015

♥ #fridayreads - 06/03/15 ♥

Its #fridayreads time and im counting down the minutes until Sunday - non the less, im sharing what im planning on reading - theres a few this time!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

♥ World Book Day ♥

With it been world book day an all (happy world book day!) i decided to share an adult alternative, Quick Reads are a range of books for a £1 to allow adults to read more. I felt like now was a good time to share so here is some information for anyone intrested.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

♥ Why i Read & Blog - World Book Day & My Voucher Codes ♥

As we all know, its world book day tomorrow http://worldbookday.com/ and as part of http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ campaign book bloggers across the board have been asked to share their stories, how and why we read, what made us do it and the importance to our lives. So here is mine;

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

♥ Top 5 Tuesday ♥

Today im sharing my top 5 romance reads that i want to read, so ones i have added to my tbr over the course of time, those that have been reccomended and i just havent got round too - as much as i am loving thrillers at the moment, theres something about a good old rudey romance!

Monday, 2 March 2015

♥ Monday Morning Haul ♥

Happy Monday everyone - and its snowing as i write this, what even? So, i thought i would bring you a haul as i have picked up a few books over the weekend that have really taken my fancy - if you have any thoughts on them, feel free to comment :)