Tuesday 22 August 2017

SO EXCITED!!!! It's Christmas in August :) 

Here is the cover reveal for Kirsty Ferry's new novella "A Little Bit of Christmas Magic" from Choc Lit. I think it's absolutely gorgeous!

And here is the blurb:

Any wish can be granted with a little bit of Christmas magic …

As a wedding planner at Carrick Park Hotel Ailsa McCormack has devoted herself to making sure couples get their perfect day, but just occasionally that comes at a price – in this case, organising a Christmas Day wedding at the expense of her own Christmas.

Not that Ailsa minds. There’s something very special about Carrick Park during the festive season and she’s always been fascinated by the past occupants of the place; particularly the beautiful and tragic Ella Carrick, whose striking portrait still hangs at the top of the stairs.

And then an encounter with a tall, handsome and strangely familiar man in the drawing room on Christmas Eve sets off a chain of events that transforms Ailsa’s lonely Christmas into a far more magical occasion than she could have ever imagined …

A Little Bit of Christmas Magic is a novella by Kirsty Ferry and will be released on 24th October 2017!

Sunday 13 August 2017

My turn for the Blog Tour for Darcie Boleyn's new book - Love at the Italian Lake - 5**


On the shores of Lake Garda, a beautiful romance unfolds. But is it only for summer? Don’t miss this gorgeous, heart-warming novel from Darcie Boleyn, bestselling author of 2017 smash-hit Summer at Conwenna Cove.
Sophia Bertoni discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and realizes her life is going nowhere. Leaving her high-pressure job, she travels to Italy to stay with her grandmother while she figures out her next move.
When Sophia – quite literally – bumps into devastatingly handsome Joe Lancaster her plans are turned upside down. As the two realize they’re both spending the summer in the same town, a love affair seems on the cards.
But Sophia and Joe are both burdened by family secrets. Despite their attraction, will the sun set on Sophia and Joe’s romance – or will they find love at the Italian lake?


I was really looking forward to reading Darcie's book - she is one of my favourite authors. And I certainly wasn't disappointed.

I wanted to pack my case and fly to Lake Garda - her descriptions were so vivid and it sounds like an incredibly beautiful place.

The story was lovely - a REAL love story - where the two people fall despite themselves and their pasts. And the tension that arrives when Darcie discovers a family secret is palpable. It means that several people have a lot to deal with, particularly Sophia and her mum.

Absolutely loved it and can't recommend it highly enough! I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday 8 August 2017

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!COVER REVEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's my great pleasure to reveal the fabulous cover for Sheryl Browne's new DI Matthew Adams book - Deadly Intent.

It is published by Choc Lit and will be out on September 5th - I can't wait!

And here is the blurb:

Tormented to the edge of sanity …

Just when DI Matthew Adams thinks he’s left the past behind him, it comes back to haunt him once again; this time in the form of the Conner family.

Like Matthew, the Conners have lost a child in tragic circumstances – and they’ve also found themselves in the hands of one of the most depraved criminals to walk the streets: ‘Dead-eyed’ Charlie Roberts, a drug addicted low-life with a penchant for extreme violence.

Matthew’s greatest affinity lies with Daniel Conner, the brooding father who still blames himself for his youngest child’s death. But when Daniel’s wife and daughter are tortured and tormented by Roberts, can Matthew prevent him from completely ruining his own life for an act of revenge particularly when, once upon a time, that’s exactly what Matthew would have done too?

Deadly Intent is the third book in Sheryl Browne’s DI Matthew Adams Series but can be read as a standalone. It will be available to purchase as an eBook on September 5th 2017.

Book 1 – After She’s Gone
Book 2 – Sins of the Father

Tuesday 1 August 2017

Review of Too Damn Nice by Kathryn Freeman - 5** Out today!


Do nice guys stand a chance? 
Lizzie Donavue went from being the sister of his best friend to the girl Nick Templeton most wants to kiss. On her birthday, he finally summons up the courage to make his move. But it looks like Nick’s missed his chance when he discovers that Lizzie has been offered a modelling contract, which will take her away to the glamorous fashion scenes of New York and Los Angeles.

Nick is forced to watch from the sidelines as the gawky teenager he knew is transformed into Elizabeth Donavue: top model and ultimate English rose pin-up, forever caught in a whirlwind of celebrity parties with the next up-and-coming Hollywood bad boy by her side. 

But then Lizzie’s star-studded life comes crashing down around her, and a guy like Nick could be just what she needs. Will she take a chance on him? Or is he just too damn nice?


What a wonderful book! Do second chances happen? Is Lizzie beyond his reach? And, of course, is Nick "too damn nice"?

This is the fab tale of the damsel in distress being rescued by the knight on a white charger. But where that stops at happily ever after, this book goes into the intricacies and complications of  modern relationships and people.

They get close, they pull away, they get closer, one or other pulls away. Loved it!!

Choc Lit wins again!