Tuesday, 29 November 2016

It's time for the cover reveal for Morton S. Gray's lovely new book from Choc Lit

Isn't it gorgeous!!

Who is Harry Dixon?
When Ellie Golden meets Harry Dixon, she can’t help but feel she recognises him from somewhere. But when she finally realises who he is, she can’t believe it – because the man she met on the beach all those years before wasn’t called Harry Dixon. And, what’s more, that man is dead.

For a woman trying to outrun her troubled past and protect her son, Harry’s presence is deeply unsettling  – and even more disconcerting than coming face to face with a dead man, is the fact that Harry seems to have no recollection of ever having met Ellie before. At least that’s what he says …

But perhaps Harry isn’t the person Ellie should be worried about. Because there’s a far more dangerous figure from the past lurking just outside of the new life she has built for herself, biding his time, just waiting to strike.

The Girl on the Beach is published by Choc Lit and is now available to pre-order on iBooks! It will be officially released on 24th January 2017. 

Monday, 28 November 2016

Review of The Camel's Dead by Timothy Conehead and Kathleen Phythian - Five **


This is a tale of a nine month old puppy who was discovered to be living in somebody's car as the owner could not control him. 
Timothy was taken on as an emergency foster by Kathleen who although had rescued many collies over the years has never had a puppy - until now! 
This is Timothy's Diary as he comes to live with her other collies Jack Laddie and Freya. His diaries are full of innuendo and he fondly talks about his 'sexy times' with Freya and anybody else who will entertain him. 
Life in Kathleen's House of correction is funny as the young boy manages to misunderstand almost everything he is told and he secretly posts his blogs on Facebook whenever he can.


This book proves that tears of sorrow and despair can turn into tears of laughter.

Timothy Conehead the Invincible tells us of his life before he was adopted by Mummy (Kathleen Phythian) and then his life after he moved in with her and her dogs.

Life was very strange - full of rules he didn't understand, behaviours that were beyond him, and, despite his desperate attempts to please Kathleen, Sir Lord Jack and the other dogs, his constant failures. Life was so complicated for a young pup - the others all had it sussed but, because he was so young, he just couldn't fathom it all out. This is the story of his successes (and the odd failure!)

He puts his confessions on his Facebook page and these have been collated into this book.

I loved reading about his sexy time, his misunderstanding of words, his descriptions of Sir Lord Jack, Laddie & Freya (especially Freya escaping into the fields!). I laughed and laughed, tears streaming down my cheeks.

He (and his mummy) have a wonderful way with words and his thoughts on being a typical young Border Collie are just wonderful.

I love you Timothy and am so glad you have such a fabulous life now (even with the scary see-saw).

Sunday, 20 November 2016

My turn for the Blog Tour for Darcie Boleyn's A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas!

A wonderful story - Five **


Warm your heart with this perfectly festive romance!

Lucie Quigley hates Christmas. It’s the time of year when everything goes wrong in her life. So this year, when she’s asked to be a bridesmaid at her friend Petra’s Manhattan wedding, she jumps at the invitation to escape the festivities.
Dale Treharne has been best friends with Lucie for as long as he can remember. He’s used to looking out for his oldest friend and when she asks him to be her plus one, he can’t seem to find a reason to refuse. Instead, he sees it as a way to help Lucie get through what is, for her, the most miserable time of the year.
In New York, as the snow starts to fall, Lucie and Dale start to realise that their feelings run deeper than just friendship. But can they overcome their pasts, and make it a very merry Manhattan Christmas?


What's not to love? Christmas, snow and NYC! And the fact that I love Darcie's books could only ever add up to a successful formula!

Lucie hate Christmas, with good reason and she escapes to New York to attend the wedding of her friend. She takes her best friend Dale and as the magic of New York works its way into them, they realise their feelings are running deeper. But who will make the first move? And will changing their relationship spoil it?

On the surface, it seems like a typical Christmas romance set in Manhattan. But Lucie is a much deeper character than you would normally find in a book like this and Dale, well he is just about perfect - but in a nice way!

The fact that everyone around them gets the wrong end of the stick and thinks they are a couple adds to the story and makes for some very funny moments!

Lovely festive read - thank you to Canelo & NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Information about the Book

Title: A Very Merry Manhattan Christmas
Author: Darcie Boleyn
Release Date: 7th November 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Canelo
Format: ebook

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Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Cover Reveal time! 

A fabulous new cover for Victoria Cornwall's new book!

Victoria is a debut author for Choc Lit. 

Hide from the thief-taker, for if he finds you, he will take you away …
Eighteenth-century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land. Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers.
Terrified by a thief-taker’s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good. When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggling trade.
Jack Penhale hunts down the smuggling gangs in revenge for his father’s death. Drawn to Jenna at a hiring fayre, they discover their lives are more entangled than they first thought.
Trust and loyalty are tested to the limits, but can there ever be love, as Jenna is a thief’s daughter – where blood always runs thicker …

The Thief’s Daughter is published by Choc Lit and is now available to pre-order on iBooks! It will be officially released on 6th December 2016.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Review of A Second Christmas Wish by Kathryn Freeman - Five **


For Melissa, Christmas has always been overrated. From her cold, distant parents to her manipulative ex-husband, Lawrence, she’s never experienced the warmth and contentment of the festive season with a big, happy family sitting around the table.

And Melissa has learned to live with it, but it breaks her heart that her seven-year-old son, William, has had to live with it too. Whilst most little boys wait with excitement for the big day, William finds it difficult to believe that Father Christmas even exists.

But then Daniel McCormick comes into their lives. And with his help, Melissa and William might just be able to find their festive spirit, and finally have a Christmas where all of their wishes come true …


This is a lovely, gentle love story. Melissa lives with her painfully shy son, William, after leaving her controlling and bullying ex husband.

In an attempt to get William some confidence, she signs him up for tennis coaching with Daniel, her best friend's brother. Daniel is an ex grand slam winner, who has retired from professional play due to an injury.

William very quickly bonds with Daniel and shares his secrets with him. The attraction between Daniel and Melissa grows slowly - and Melissa is very scared after her last experience.

Daniel shows great patience and tenderness - in direct contrast to her ex, who is an extremely unlikeable character.

The Wish refers to William's request to Santa Claus - and there are definite echoes of a well-known Christmas film there, but the book is deeper and shows the feelings - in fact very different! This would make a wonderful Christmas film as well!

Many thanks to NetGalley and Choc Lit for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.