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Book Review – Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A gripping, Gothic, historical romance What I loved.  Kennedy’s penmanship is exquisite.  The pose flows with ease, the pace is perfect, characters dynamic and the plot… well rather gripping!  OK, I have to say that there isn’t a plot under the sun that hasn’t already been penned… Continue reading Book Review – Parting the Veil by Paulette Kennedy

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Book Review – Christmas Cake Day by Juliet Brilee

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing A small town, second chance at love, festive read. If you want to curl up on the sofa and completely switch off for a few hours, then this is the Christmas read for you!  It’s light, extremely easy to read, and it’s a festive feel-good book too!… Continue reading Book Review – Christmas Cake Day by Juliet Brilee

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2021 Book Awards

It is with great pleasure that I announce the finalists in my 2021 Book Awards. These are 14 books I thoroughly enjoyed and would definitely recommend. Arden, Katherine - The Bear & the Nightingale Askew, R J – One Swift Summer Bostic, Yvette – Magister’s Bane Gamble, Kelly Stone – They Call Me Crazy Hahn,… Continue reading 2021 Book Awards

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Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

True Life Crime - An amazing story The Chase is such a powerful book, I was in tears several times, and totally gripped by the unfolding saga. The author’s daughter, Krystal, was brutally murdered in 2016.  The bulk of this book is the author’s account of how she set about joining up with US Marshals… Continue reading Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

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Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Delightful and often laugh-out-loud funny, this is a well written story that I would happily give 5 stars. From the first page I knew I was going to enjoy this book, and I wasn’t disappointed.  The author has a light ‘pen’ touch and a wicked sense of… Continue reading Book Review – The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

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Book Review – Breathe Deep & Swim by Jenna Marcus

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Breathe Deep & Swim is a mesmerizing, completely gripping young adult tale.  You will not be able to put it down! I was hooked from the opening paragraph, and I couldn’t put the book down until I’d reached the last page.  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (aged 14) and… Continue reading Book Review – Breathe Deep & Swim by Jenna Marcus

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#BOOKTOUR #REVIEW – Hope in Liverpool by T N Traynor – @tracy_traynor @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours #LoveBooksTours #HopeInLiverpool #prdgreads

Appreciate this lovely review for Hope in Liverpool.

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Today I’m on the book tour for Hope in Liverpool by T N Traynor, thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy

Pages: 260

Synopsis: A gritty romantic novella ~ where life isn’t always a bed of roses.
Can an alliance of convenience heal two broken hearts?
Liverpool, 1958. Hope Bennett longs to feel safe and wanted. Loyal to an alcoholic mother who gambles away all her hard-earned wages, she’s devastated by the announcement her family is moving and she’s not to follow. But her despondent plan to fling herself off the ferry and succumb to the freezing River Mersey is interrupted by a handsome older man.

John Walker expects to live out the rest of his days drowning in grief, isolated and lonely after the loss of…

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Book Review ~ The Concret Vineyard by Cam Lang

The Concrete Vineyard is a superb, slow-burning cozy, murder/mystery.  Drenched in historical memorabilia and modern-day quandaries, this is a ‘who-dun-it’ with substance.    I’ve got to start by saying I applaud the author for cleverly entwining a really great murder/mystery with the world of planning corruption and municipal politics.  The two things are women together… Continue reading Book Review ~ The Concret Vineyard by Cam Lang

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Book Review ~ It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

With all my different assignments, including editorial reviews, I don't get much time to read for pleasure. So, when I do, I really want it to be a great book. It All Comes Back to You, is one such book, and I'm so glad I found it. This book has given me serious writer’s envy! … Continue reading Book Review ~ It All Comes Back to You by Beth Duke

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Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Cross-Country Christmas is one of the loveliest Contemporary Christian Romance novels I’ve ever read!  For readers who enjoy wholesome, sweet romances with a bit of grit and complex characters this is a perfect read. There is always more to a person than what you see, never was… Continue reading Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

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Women of Courage

LITERARY TITAN

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T N Traynor Author Interview

Hope in Liverpool follows a dejected young woman who finds renewed hope in a handsome stranger that provides the prospect of a better life. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

My Women of Courage series is a set of standalone stories, all of which I try to find a courageous female as the lead. In all my books in this series I would like to inspire or encourage. Hope in Liverpool is about showing that although we can go through extremely sad things in life, if we look towards hope we can be pulled out of the mire.

Each book has a unique place and time in history. I decided on Liverpool in 1958 because my mum has told me of what life was like for her back then. This isn’t her story at all, but the things like the dance…

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Hope in Liverpool

Thanks for a great review! 🙂

LITERARY TITAN

Hope in Liverpool is a stirring historical romance novel following a dejected young woman who finds renewed hope in a handsome stranger that provides the prospect of a better life. But that life has its own set of obstacles.

Hope Bennett is an intriguing character and could be described as a woman with a gentle soul and a heart of gold, but don’t let that fool you because once you hit a nerve she can be as feisty as ever. This dynamic character is really brought to life by T N Traynor’s sharp writing.

This emotionally charged love story showcases the hardships that women go through on a daily basis, yet somehow they are able to soldier on and continue being the anchors in their home while also being their own pillars of strengths. Traynor takes this novella beyond your typical romantic love story and makes it a book that…

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Book Review – Food Fight! by Thea Lambert

Looking for a perfect, feel-good, romantic comedy? Then look no further! This book was made for relaxing holiday reads, but if you’re not traveling anywhere, still buy it because it’s a superb, swoon-worthy, enemies-to-lovers’ romance! A definite 5 stars from me! Food Fight has everything in it to make it a Bestseller.  The setting of… Continue reading Book Review – Food Fight! by Thea Lambert

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Book Review – Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn

A simply brilliant adaptation (modernization) of Peter Pan, 5 stars from me. Did you ever wonder what happened to Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys and how they might fit in today’s world? This is a thoroughly modern extension to the beloved story of Peter Pan.  I often think ‘I wish authors would leave… Continue reading Book Review – Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn

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Book Review – A Richer Dust Concealed by R P Nathan

Every now and again I come across a book I really enjoy. A Richer Dust Concealed is one of them. There are lots of things I loved about this book, but I think the no 1 thing is the author’s story voice.  I knew from the first page that I was in for a good… Continue reading Book Review – A Richer Dust Concealed by R P Nathan

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Book Review – Mystery of the Khar Chuluu by Wilson Whitlow

Onto the bookshelves of great children’s fantasy adventure, comes a thrilling tale that’s sure to become one of the best all-time children’s favorites. This story starts with a robbery and ends with a rescue, so we are told by the narrator – Djinn of all Deserts, that ageless and ‘troublesome by nature’ supernatural mercenary.  The… Continue reading Book Review – Mystery of the Khar Chuluu by Wilson Whitlow

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Easy Amazon Ads for countries other than the USA

NEW – AMAZON ADS IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN USA Putting an ad on Amazon UK, for example, is easy-peasy. 1.  Go to your KDP Bookshelf 2.  Go to the book you want to advertise, click on ‘Promote & Advertise’ 3.  In the ‘Run an Ad Campaign’ click on select marketplace, then choose your country. 4. … Continue reading Easy Amazon Ads for countries other than the USA

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Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I can understand how this book has 30,373 reviews on Amazon US with 4.3 star rating. It is a whodunnit thriller like I've never read before. I read through some reviews and was quite surprised that not everyone enjoyed it.  I was totally gripped.  There is something so real and so frightening to think that… Continue reading Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Book Review – Super by Grant Smits

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great YA action/adventure. Step into a world of action and adventure.  Move over ‘The Goonies’ for here comes James Bolt, brother to the famous Bolt who is a Super, unlike his brother James doesn’t have powers, but he does have brains!    The story starts off… Continue reading Book Review – Super by Grant Smits

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The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020

I am very excited to be a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020, with my book 'Between Witches & Angels' Absolutely love my finalist medal! All books entered are read by a team of readers (12 - 15 I believe) who give each book points. The feedback I get from them is great,… Continue reading The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2020

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Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, The Bear & the Nightingale is a stunningly atmospheric story for lovers of myths and legends. Vasya is wild and wilful and her friends are the spirits.  In the Northern parts of darkest Russia, where the winters are long and cruel, and the summers short and full of endless… Continue reading Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Book Review – Warpaint by J. J. Maya

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great chic lit holiday read. A great addition to women’s fiction, this is a humorous rendition of starting a new life in New York.  Everyday woman Willow starts afresh in more than one way when she leaves everything familiar behind and moves from Scotland to the… Continue reading Book Review – Warpaint by J. J. Maya

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Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

I wrote this 5* review for Artisan Book Reviews. FREE to buy today! Also on KindleUnlimited if you miss the free download. I can't wait for my granddaughter to be a few years older so that I can read this with her. Fans of fantasy and scary stories, this pulse racing book is for you! … Continue reading Book Review ~ Krampusnacht by James Drummond

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Book Review ~ 337 by M Jonathan Lee

I wrote this 5 star review for Chic Lit Café. A great family saga and mystery. Reflecting on life and love, 337 is a masterfully penned family-orientated mystery.  Original, somewhat witty and extremely emotive, I just couldn’t put this book down! Drama of the highest caliber unfolds as soon as we start reading Sam’s story.  The descriptive… Continue reading Book Review ~ 337 by M Jonathan Lee