First Lines Friday

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

The First Lines…


The forest had become a labyrinth of snow and ice.
I’d been monitoring the parameters of the thicket for an hour, and my vantage point in the crook of a tree had turned useless. The gusting wind blew thick flurries to sweep away my tracks, but buried along with any any signs of potential quarry.

And The Book Is…

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: This first line does not give anything away whatsoever. This book is so much more than those simple first lines. 

Description

Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price …

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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Release Blitz: Let Me Burn by Carrie Elks

Let Me Burn by Carrie Elks

Published: 21st February 2019
Format: Ebook
ASIN: B07NS264H6
Source: Carrie Elks herself. Thank you for my copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Description

She isn’t looking for love. He’s not planning on staying around. But when they meet, sparks fly…

As a big city firefighter, Lucas lives for his job. Forced to take extended leave following an accident, he returns to his small hometown to stay at the beach cottage his grandparents left him. The problem is, he’s not used to having so much time on his hands.

After a broken engagement, Ember isn’t ready for love right now. Though her heart might be mended, she prefers to keep herself busy with her family and work; that way she won’t get hurt again. But she didn’t count on meeting a handsome firefighter with that dimpled smile.

After Lucas saves her from one awkward situation too many, she can’t stop thinking about him. Ember finds Lucas impossible to resist. And he’s determined not to let her. As long summer days melt into sultry, passionate nights what begins as a fling develops into something much deeper. Until the day Ember’s ex-fiancé returns to town and threatens to destroy the fragile connection that’s building between them.

My Review

Carrie Elks knows how to write her characters. I instantly fell for Ember and Lucas. She manages to make them feel real, like old friends and new lovers all in one go.

Ember was such a likeable character. She is the sort of person that I could see myself being friends with. She was caring, funny, passionate. The reasoning on why her ex left her is awful and I really felt for her. But she’s strong and we see that so clearly.

Lucas is a great character. You can tell that he is dedicated to his job and that he is very passionate about it. He comes across as this gorgeous man. He cares, he’s funny, loving, dedicated. Everything you need in a great character. And of course in a gorgeous man. Which, of course he is. Carrie knows how to write amazing men.

I loved every page of Let Me Burn, and I’m desperate to go back to Angel Sands already. The writing was so easy to get into, and the story just flowed perfectly. While the story wasn’t a slow burn of a story, there was no faults in the chemistry between Ember and Lucas, or between them and their friends and families.

Excerpt

“Will you do something for me?” Lucas asked, leaning his hand on the car and glancing up at her.

“Um, maybe?” She blinked, trying to focus. “I guess it depends what it is.”

With one hand steadying himself on the car, he ran the other across his closely cropped hair. “It doesn’t matter.”

Ember tilted her head, the smile still playing at her lips. “You can’t do that. I’m intrigued now. What is it you want me to do?”

“I… ah…” He shook his head. “You’re gonna think I’m crazy.”

She lifted an eyebrow to let him know she already did.

“But I really don’t want you to go on that date.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carrie Elks writes contemporary romance with a sizzling edge. Her first book, Fix You, has been translated into eight languages and made a surprise appearance on Big Brother in Brazil. Luckily for her, it wasn’t voted out. Carrie lives with her husband, two lovely children and a larger-than-life black pug called Plato. When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found baking, drinking an occasional (!) glass of wine, or chatting on social media.

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Cover Reveal: Luca by Brenda Rothert

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of LUCA by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone that will be releasing on April 23rd. It is the second title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

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Luca by Brenda Rothert

Releasing April 23

Chicago Blaze, #2

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Book Blurb:

Abby

I only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.

Luca

I used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started.

 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Trilogy Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

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Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses –

This is a re-read for me. I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round. I liked Feyre. She’s strong, determined, stubborn. The whole storyline works brilliantly. The authors writing style flows fantasticly and it makes you feel for all the characters, the love, the fear, the terror. I like Tamlin but I feel like he’s holding back somehow. Rhysand. I don’t think he’s as bad as he makes out… I think he’s an awful(ish) character but I don’t think he’s going to be awful for long…. The character development in this book is spectacular, and the building of Spring Court is wonderful.

Book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury – 

Wow… Wow… This book is so much more than I was expecting… Tamlin is not the man I thought he was, and I sort of called it with Rhysand. Tamlin has turned into this monster of a character and yet Rhysand is this gentle giant. Both of them are so much more, and I have a feeling we’re going to be getting even more in the third book. Feyre becomes a badass Fae and she’s just amazing in this book. As with the first book, the character development is fantastic. I loved the introduction of Cassian. Amren, Azriel and Mor. They balance the harshness of what Feyre had to suffer. The world building, especially of The Night Court is just beautiful.

Book 3: A Court of Wings and Ruin – 

This book evokes so many emotions throughout the whole book it’s unreal. The beginning you feel sort of resentful alongside determined for Feyre. By the middle I was feeling a bit underwhelmed although there was plenty of action and drama. The middle unfortunately dragged for me. But that ending? Christ… so many emotions!!! One minute I was smiling at the banter between the characters, and then the next I was on the verge of tears with a speech from Rhysand. That speech was so heartfelt, and honest and it just nearly broke my damn heart. But then after that? For the actual ending? I felt happiness, relief. I was glad that the characters I’ve grown rather attached too make it. This book is beautifully written, with twists, turns, with heartbreaking yet extremely loving moments.

Overall Trilogy Review

As a trilogy, it is incredible. The world building is unbelievable, the character development is huge, the writing style is gripping. There is equal amounts of action, drama and romance. The twist and turns come so unexpectedly sometimes that you end up doubting everything. I’m full of new questions, old answered ones and a million what ifs. I’ve loved every second of this trilogy, and my life now seems a littl empty without it taken up every second. I have forgotten housework to tend to, and a lack of sleep I have not seen for a while thanks to a book.

Cover Reveal: I Dream of Spiders by Elle Keating

Today we have the cover reveal for Elle Keating’s I DREAM OF SPIDERS! Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy before March 19th!

 

Title: I Dream of Spiders

Author: Elle Keating

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 19th

 

About I Dream of Spiders:

The move to the remote town of Quarry Hill, Pennsylvania was supposed to help Griffin McGuire start over and forget the two people who betrayed him. As a paramedic at the local hospital, he would still have to interact with people, but the rest of the time he could hole himself away in the secluded cabin he was renting. It was perfect. For the first time in over a year, he felt like he could finally breathe.

That was until he met her.

A woman who doesn’t know her own name or why she was covered in blood and standing in the middle of the road when he found her. Griffin knows he should contact the police, but something is preventing him from going to the authorities. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that he was correct in trusting his instincts. Every time she falls asleep, she dreams and another memory is unlocked. Memories that are horrific and make him want to protect and hide her from the world.

 

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Exclusive Excerpt:

I close my eyes, take a deep breath and allow the breeze to whip through my hair when I feel someone watching me. I look over and catch Griffin eyeing me. His heated gaze goes straight to my core. I have no idea why he affects me so much. Yes, he is gorgeous and built like a brick shit house, but he also can be moody as hell. Something must have happened to him. The man is kind and gentle one minute and grumpy and on the verge of having a tantrum the next. I can make him chuckle, but I can also make him curse and storm out of rooms. I want to figure him out, but I get the feeling that is the last thing he wants…along with a housemate.

Which means I have to get my memory back, all of it. This bits and pieces bullshit is going to drive me insane. At this rate it will take me years to regain my memory. I take another bite of my sandwich, put it down on the napkin next to me, and reel my line in a little. “So where did you grow up?” I ask, trying desperately to have a normal conversation.

“South Philadelphia, just a few blocks from the Phillies ballpark,” he says, peeling back the foil from his sandwich.

Philadelphia.

My vision blurs and the peaceful lake in front of me mutates into something else entirely…

“Drink this, Tye. You’re freezing,” the young girl said as she handed him the Styrofoam cup. Despite the visible steam coming from the cup, he drank it down in two gulps. Through her veil of ratty hair, the girl smiled and sat next to him on the stoop.

Tye wiped his mouth off with the back of his gloved hand and said, “Steer clear of Market Street, girl. It’s swarming with cops. They’re rounding everyone up and forcing us into shelters tonight because of the snow that’s coming.”

“I’m going to the church. They don’t ask many questions there,” she said. “Why don’t you come with me?”

“Nah, I’ll be fine. I like the cold. It keeps me alert.”

“That’s bullshit,” she said.

“Young ladies shouldn’t curse,” Tye scolded.

The girl snorted and laughed at the old timer. She then looked down, her eyes taking in the miserable sight. Her smile faded and her eyes hardened. “They shouldn’t be covered in flea bites or wear clothes that are full of fucking holes, either,” she spat.

“Hey, what is it? Talk to me.”

I blink away the vision and stare into Griffin’s concerned eyes. “I saw a young girl, maybe twelve or thirteen. I didn’t get a good look at her face because her hair was covering most of it. I think she was living on the streets.” And she was pissed. I heard the bite in the young girl’s voice and saw the disgust in her eyes, not when she looked at that man she called Tye, but when she gave herself a once-over. At her tattered clothing, her matted hair, her flea-bitten skin. “Why is my brain spitting out random images of some poor girl?”

“You’re going to remember. Each memory, each vision is a puzzle piece. They may seem random and useless right now, but you will find the connection.”

“How do you know I’m going to remember who I am?” I ask, staring into his green eyes.

“Because you’re too stubborn, too strong-willed not to.”

 

About the Author:

Elle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3), Back to the Start (Dangerous Love, #4) Feels Like Falling (Dangerous Love, #5) and the standalone novel, Keeping His Commandments.

When Elle isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), she is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey. For more on Elle and her books, visit ellekeating.com.

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Blog Tour Review: A Summer of New Beginnings by Lisa Hobman

A Summer of New Beginnings by Lisa Hobman

Publisher: Aria
Publication Date: 19th February 2019
Format: Ebook
ASIN: B07JHW9Y4Y
Source: NetGalley and Aria Fiction. Thank you form y copy in exchange for my honest review, and thank you for the chance to take part in the blog tour.

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Description

The stunning new story from the bestselling author of What Becomes of the Broken Hearted. Perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin.

Meet Zara Bailey, a travel writer paid to cover some of the globe’s most luxurious locations. Jetting from wooden huts on stilts in turquoise seas to boutique hotels with roaring fires to 7* penthouse suites with panoramic views of the world’s most glamorous cities…

Zara knows hers is the definition of a dream job! So she is seriously shocked to receive her next assignment; Scotland’s Northcoast 500 route. By bicycle. Sleeping in a tent so basic it can’t remotely be dressed up glamping! But this could be just the distraction the recently heartbroken, Zara needs. No men, no romance, just the breathtakingly rugged Highland scenery.

Until she meets croft owner Lachlan Grant, and his black and white Border Collie Bess, that is….


About The Author

Lisa’s debut novel was shortlisted in the 2014 RNA. Her stories centre around believable, yet down to earth characters and the places in Scotland she has visited and fallen in love with. She is a happily married mum of one with two energetic dogs.

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My Review

An enjoyable story of finding love in the least likely of places, of finding what your passionate about, finding home, and going out of your comfort zone.

I loved this story. I instantly clicked with Zara and her dislike of outdoorsy stuff. I liked her sense of humour, her outlook and just her in general. Her journey was incredible, and she finishes as this strong, independent woman. She takes everything in her stride. I think she is an amazing character. Lachlan. Oh, Lachlan. I do love a Scottish character. He comes across as this sweet, gentle giant. They’re chemistry is sort of a slow build sort of thing , then an instant connection. It works well though.

I loved the flow of the story. It’s definitely made me want to see more of Scotland that’s for sure.. Maybe not on a bicycle though. I loved the author’s writing style. It was easy to read, and as I said it flowed really well. The descriptions of people and places, and the way she put Zara’s feelings across was brilliant.

This book has definitely made me interested in this author. I will read more by her if they are all this good. A wonderful read. Perfect for that time you need something uplifting.

Re-Cover Reveal: The Time Series by Jennifer Millikin

Today we are revealing the brand-new covers for THE TIME SERIES by Jennifer Millikin. The series includes the standalone titles, Our Finest Hour, Magic Minutes, and The Lifetime of a Second. For a very limited time, Our Finest Hour is on sale for only 99 cents! Check out the covers and links for each title below.

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Our Finest Hour by Jennifer Millikin

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Book Blurb:

Some people live by a set of rules.

I have only one, and I learned it the hard way: Don’t let anyone get too close.

The night I met Isaac, I followed that rule.

No last names exchanged, no details about our lives, and we spent the next hour soothing unspoken pains.

When our hour was over, we went our separate ways, never to see each other again.

Until the day I suddenly needed help.

We shared a shocked expression, we shared a stuttering greeting. Just wait until he finds out what else we share.

I have a feeling he’s going to take my rule and throw it out the window.

But not without a fight.

There’s a reason for my rule, and I’m not going to forget it anytime soon.

A touching and tender romance novel about those who break our hearts, and the people who repair them.

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Magic Minutes by Jennifer Millikin

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Book Blurb:

Ember

I was eighteen when Noah Sutton entered my life. He was destined for greatness, and I could barely scrape enough money together to help my mother pay our rent.

We fell in love.

A summer of pushing limits, breaking rules, and living in moments I thought would last forever.

None of that stopped him from leaving.

Noah

All my life I had one passion, one goal, a singular pursuit. Then Ember happened. A free spirit, a girl who didn’t need music to dance.

She filled my rigid world with the very thing I didn’t know it was missing.

I’ve always regretted leaving her.

What’s the point of realizing a dream if she isn’t there to share it with?

Getting her back won’t be easy. She’s moved on.

My whole life has been one big competition, and it just so happens I’ve never accepted defeat.

Game on.

The Lifetime of a Second by Jennifer Millikin

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Book Blurb:

Brynn

Escape. That was my sole focus. Forget the headlines, forget the threats. Forgetting what I’ve done? Never.

To disappear, I needed money. I fled the big city in the desert to hide in a small town amongst the pines.

The plan? Blend in, work until I have what I need, and then vanish.

The problem? Connor Vale ruined everything.

Falling for him would be easy, if it weren’t for one inescapable truth: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, and nobody around me is safe.

Connor

Brynn Montgomery slammed into my life like a category five hurricane. She stepped in front of my truck, and everything changed. One second to swerve, one second to jump from my vehicle, one second to never be the same.

I gave her a job. It wasn’t a smart idea.

She’s guarded, withdrawn, and aloof. She wears shirts with snarky sayings and won’t let me get within a foot of her.

She doesn’t talk much, so I watch her move. Unspoken pain pours from her eyes, emotion moves with each twist of her lips. Hidden behind her prickly exterior is a tenderness that mesmerizes me.

Every day she reveals a piece of herself.

Every day I get closer to learning about the fear that grips her.

Every day I fall a little more in love with her.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Jennifer Millikin is a contemporary fiction author of five full-length novels and a contributor for Scottsdale Moms Blog. When she isn’t writing she can be found cooking, hiking, or in downward dog.

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Blog Tour Q+A: With or Without You by Shari Low

With or Without You by Shari Low

Publisher: Aria
Published: 7th February 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781788549905

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Description

Have you ever made a life-changing decision and then wondered if you made the right one…?

When Liv and Nate walked up the aisle, Liv knew she was marrying the one, her soul mate and her best friend. 

Six years later, it feels like routine and friendship is all they have left in common. What happened to the fun, the excitement, the lust, the love? 

In the closing moments of 1999, Liv and Nate decide to go their separate ways, but at the last minute, Liv wavers. Should she stay or should she go?

Over the next twenty years we follow the parallel stories to discover if Liv’s life, heart and future have been better with Nate… Or without him?


About The Author

Shari Low is the No1 best-selling author of over 20 novels, including With Or Without You, Another Day In Winter, One Day In December, A Life Without You and The Story Of Our Life. And because she likes to over-share toe-curling moments and hapless disasters, she is also the shameless mother behind a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So. Once upon a time she met a guy, got engaged after a week, and twenty-something years later she lives near Glasgow with her husband, a labradoodle, and two teenagers who think she’s fairly embarrassing except when they need a lift. 

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Shari Low Q+A

1: What inspired you for this story? Did you take any influence from your life?

Absolutely! The book came from a conversation I had with my husband a couple of years ago. We were on holiday, and one evening over dinner we got on to the subject of a time early in our marriage when we briefly parted ways. We reunited after a few months, and we’ve been together now for twenty five years and two children, twenty four books, and a labradoodle. But what would have happened if we’d stayed apart? We discussed this long into the night over way too many cocktails. And yes, I still maintain I’d have married Jon Bon Jovi. The next morning I woke up and the storyline for With Or Without You was already formed in the front of my mind.

2: Who is your favourite character from this book and why?

Oooh, that’s like picking my favourite child! I love them all in different ways, because they’re all flawed and imperfect. I have a real soft spot for Sasha – she has a caustic, brittle, frequently bitchy personality, but at her core is loyalty and strength. She’s the ride or die friend who will be brutally honest, but will stand by you until the end of time, no matter what. I think everyone should have someone like that in their corner.

3: When you’re not writing, what would we find you doing?

Drinking coffee with my chums, binge watching something on Netflix, avoiding housework, denying myself carbohydrates (I’ve been on a diet for months!) or watching basketball. My sons are 17 and 18, and both play basketball for Scotland so we’re a family that’s obsessed with the bouncing of a ball.

4: What tips would you give someone who wants to get published?

Just write. Don’t wait for the perfect time, the perfect mood or the perfect environment, because they rarely come. Just park all the doubts and challenges to one side and write your story.

5: Can you tell us about your day when you are writing?

I generally release two or three books a year, so I’m constantly writing or editing on deadlines. I work everywhere. I write in the car while I’m waiting outside sports centres for my sons, I write while I’m eating breakfast and lunch, while I’m blow drying my hair with the other hand… I write all day long and often over-night too. I don’t plan or structure anything – I find chaos and panic are great companions for getting the words on the page.

6: Can you tell us about anything you are working on at the moment?

I’ve just started the final book in my Winter Day trilogy, following on from One Day In Winter (originally called One Day In December) and Another Day In Winter. This one will be titled The Last Day Of Winter, and some of my favourite characters from previous books make an appearance. I’m loving having them around again.

7: If you could pick the actors for this book, who would you pick and why?

I don’t have a set actor in mind for each character, but I adore Kelly MacDonald, Rose Leslie, Karen Gillan, Isla Fisher and Laura Fraser, so I’d love to see three of them in the main female roles. As for the blokes, if Sam Heughan, Martin Compston, Richard Madden, or James McAvoy fancy taking a break from the big time to work on an ensemble drama with loads of heart and humour, I have the very thing for them. I’ll bring the biscuits.

8: What recent books have you read and enjoyed?

Becoming by Michelle Obama – I think she’s one of the most admirable women of our times.


Recently Added To The TBR: January & February

A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan:

King Midas once had the ability to turn all he touched into gold. But after his gift—or curse—almost killed his daughter, Midas relinquished The Touch forever. Ten years later, Princess Kora still bears the consequences of her father’s wish: her skin shines golden, rumors follow her everywhere she goes, and she harbors secret powers that are getting harder to hide.

Kora spends her days locked in the palace, concealed behind gloves and veils, trying to ignore the stares and gossip of courtiers. It isn’t until a charming young duke arrives that Kora realizes there may be someone out there who doesn’t fear her or her curse. But their courtship is disrupted when a thief steals precious items from the kingdom, leaving the treasury depleted and King Midas vulnerable. Thanks to her unique ability to sense gold, Kora is the only one who can track the thief down. As she sails off on her quest, Kora learns that not everything is what it seems—not thieves, not pirates, and not even curses. She quickly discovers that gold—and the power it brings—is more dangerous than she’d ever believed.

Midas learned his lesson at a price. What will Kora’s journey cost?


The Salem Witch Society by K.N. Shields:

Two hundred years after the Salem witch trials, a grisly new witch hunt is beginning.

Salem, New England, many dark nights ago. It is a time of spells and shadows, of black magic and blood. And the most famous witch hunt in history is about to begin…

Years later, a young woman is found savagely murdered, a pitchfork thrust through her neck, her body arranged in the shape of a star: the death pose of a witch. Someone – or something – is reviving the terror of the notorious Salem Witch hunts. And only one man – a brilliant, eccentric loner with a dazzling mind and a fascination with witchcraft – can keep the evils of the past at bay.


That Boy by Jillian Dodd:

You know, being friends with two cute boys does have its benefits.

There’s Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. 

Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me.  And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.

One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.


Players by Karen Swan:

Harry Hunter was everywhere you looked – bearing down from bus billboards, beaming out from the society pages, falling out of nightclubs in the gossip columns, and flirting up a storm on the telly chat show circuit. Harry Hunter is the new golden boy of the literary world. With his books selling by the millions, the paparazzi on his tail, and a supermodel on each arm, he seems to have the world at his feet. Women all over the world adore him but few suspect that his angelic looks hide a darker side, a side that conceals a lifetime of lies and deceit. Tor, Cress and Kate have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Through all the challenges of marriage, raising children and maintaining their high-flying careers, they have stuck together as a powerful and loyal force to be reckoned with – living proof that twenty-first-century women can have it all, and do. It is only when the captivating Harry comes into their lives that things begin to get complicated, as Tor, Cress and Kate are drawn into Harry’s dangerous games . . .


Gallery of The Dead by Chris Carter:

`Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’
That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.
Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.


Still Me by Jojo Moyes:

Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She has been hired by the superrich Gopniks—Leonard and his unhappy, much younger second wife, Agnes—and finds herself amid a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. But Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and this very privileged New York life.

As Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets—not all her own—that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

Cover Reveal: The Spitfire Girl in The Skies by Fenella J Miller

About The Book

Publisher: Aria
Publication Date: 2nd April 2019

The second Spitfire Girl novel from bestselling author Fenella J Miller.

The ATA training base, Hampshire, 1940 Ellie Simpson is attached to an Air Transport Auxiliary base in Hampshire. Life as an ATA pilot is tough, but despite the long hours and danger, Ellie can think of nowhere she’d rather be.

Not only does she love flying, but doing important war work, alongside new-found friends, provides a welcome distraction from worrying about loved ones fighting on the front line. Being an ATA girl is definitely exciting, but as Ellie soon finds out wearing the distinctive blue uniform also means putting her life on the line every time she takes to the skies.

It will take friendship and a strength she didn’t know she possessed to help her county – and those she loves – to survive.

An inspiring story of an incredible girl going above and beyond during World War II

About The Author

Fenella J Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker, hotelier, chef, secondary and primary teacher and is now a full time writer. She has over thirty eight Regency romantic adventures published plus four Jane Austen variations, three Victorian sagas and seven WW2 family sagas. She lives in a pretty, riverside village in Essex with her husband and British Shorthair cat. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.

Now For The Cover….

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