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Hello Lovelies,

My spot of The Lost Wife tour, by Anna Mansell. I have an interview with Anna for you today and also an excerpt of The Lost Wife. Enjoy.

Kelly xoxo

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Book Jacket

When Ellie Moran passes away, she leaves her newborn son and husband Ed behind her. Their marriage was perfect, their lives everything they had hoped for. So why was Ellie keeping secrets from Ed?

Knowing he can never ask his wife the truth, Ed is struggling to cope. When the secrets threaten to tear his whole family apart, Ed turns to Rachel, the one person who sees him as more than just Ellie’s widower.

But then Rachel discovers something Ellie was hiding, something that would break Ed’s, heart. Can Rachel help Ed to find peace without the wife he lost – and a second chance at happiness?

‘Real You’ ~ Anna Mansell

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Anna had a brush with ‘fame’ as a magician’s assistant back in 1977. She later decided that being sawn in half by her father, at barely 6 months old, was too submissive a role, vowing to channel the trauma into something much more pro-actively creative. Having failed at acting, singing and professional murder mystery parties (she was ALWAYs the one to die!), she fell to something much more solitary: writing. How To Mend a Broken Heart is her first novel and her life was not on the line in order to write it. Anna lives on a dairy farm in Cornwall with her two children, her husband, and her ex-racing greyhound, Olive Dog.

  • Describe yourself using three words?

A Greyhound reincarnate… on account of my love of food and sleep. Between me and my Olive Dog, a rescue grey, we could probably sleep for team GB!

  • What inspired you to write your first novel?

Partly because I didn’t think it through properly, had I have known how addictive, terrifying, satisfying and stressful it is, I might have thought twice… nah, who am I kidding! I love it really. My first novel came about mostly because I was fascinated by the idea that some people opt out of life, not necessarily physically – although sometimes that’s true – but also, emotionally. They don’t feel they belong or deserve love, life, and happiness. I find that notion desperately sad and wish people could see what they have to offer the world and what the world can offer them!

  • What time of day do you like to write?

Since I started writing, I’ve always treated it as my main job. I’m self-employed and can manipulate my hours to suit the kids, the dog, and my freelance work… mostly the dog! I do the school run, walk Olive, come home to make a cuppa (and probably poached egg on toast!), then sit down to write… usually whilst looking on enviously as Olive knocks out the post walk Z’s.

  • What is your favourite book and why?

My favourite has always been The Diary of Anne Frank. I first read it when I was eleven or so and every now and then, I pick it back up. Though this may sound trite given the circumstance, I love the humour it contains, despite the darkness of their situation. The truth and lies of a young teen. The desperation of the time, yet the comradery that was also evident. For me, it sums up human nature and that idea that we laugh or make happiness, even at our toughest times. It’s something I like to weave into my writing and I’m sure that comes from reading Anne’s entries. That such a tragic outcome, gifted us such legacy is bittersweet – you can’t even write that without understating it – but I’m grateful to her, every time I take a moment to read.

  • How did you pick the title of your book?

I didn’t! ☺ Which was something of a shock to me when I got a publishing contract. I had no idea that so many books are retitled by the publishers. But I can totally see where Bookouture’s inspiration came from, and the reason for giving it the title. When you set your heart on your own title, it takes a while to re-adjust, but as I signed off that final draft, I realised it felt like I ‘owned’ the title now.

 

  • What’s your favourite word?

Oooh, great question. It’s megalopolis! My form teacher at secondary school, Miss Harvey, taught it to us in a geography lesson once. Or was it history? I can’t remember. Either way, I remember her joy in saying the word and it was infectious. Megalopolis… it’s great, isn’t it! And not remotely useable in any of my novels. Haberdashery, now there’s another one. Perhaps I could set a character in a haberdashery, based in the back streets of a megalopolis… what do you think? Love amongst the zips and buttons…

  • If you were a colour what would it be?

I’ve always felt pillar box red, but not in a fiery way necessarily – I’m hurtling towards forty, my fire is more of a gentle simmer these days – but I’m focussed, and determined, so maybe that’s why. Sometimes I think I’d like to be yellow, or blue, or perhaps a sea green like the colour of our local high tide, down St Ives. But no, I think I am and always will be pillar box red.

  • Do you plan your story beforehand or go with the flow?

When I’ve gone with the flow I write myself into an impossible hole. When I plan, I change everything and end up nowhere near the place I started out. I suspect I’m part pantser, part planner. But I’ve only ever written four novels so maybe I’m still learning my approach. I wish it was a more straightforward process, but it just isn’t.

  • Who is your favourite Author?

Do playwrights count? If I’m permitted that, I’d say Alan Bennett every single time. Sometimes I find reading hard – which perhaps as a writer, I shouldn’t confess to – but I do. I’d love to read some of those greats, those classics, the deeply literary novels, but I just find them so impenetrable. Or just not engaging to me. I’m embarrassed by how many I’ve tried to read and failed. Or read and hated. Books that people the world over, revere, delight in and admire. And when I do fail, I have to re-ignite my love of reading by reminding myself that I can read, that I do enjoy it, and that it can make me laugh and cry in equal measure. Alan Bennett never fails to get me back on track. His characters are so beautifully complex and his use of language so visually alluring, I just adore him. His Yorkshire turn of phrase is perhaps one of the greatest attractions to me, as a Yorkshire woman, living in Cornwall. I’ve always got a book or two of his on the go.

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  • If you could give any literary villain a happy ending who would you chose?

The White Witch from The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I’d make her fall in love with herself and realise that anger and bitterness has no place in her heart. Then she and Aslan could shack up together in a modern day house share that had stunning décor inspired by her icy past, but warmth and love from Aslan’s heart. You know, fairy lights and clean lines, softened by cuddly throws and cushions. And probably a few more fairy lights!

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The Lost Wife ~ Anna Mansell ~ Excerpt 

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Chapter One

Ed

My wife gave me strict instructions in the event of her untimely death: no crying, no drinking, no sympathy sex with an ex. Her final crushed-velvet curtain should fall before a congregation wearing ‘Glitter-red shoes and sky-blue gingham, make that bit obvious on the invites, Ed.’ We didn’t establish the protocol regarding funeral invites as such, because, you know, why would we?

A big fan of The Wizard of Oz, she also wanted the original version of ‘Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead’ played for a cast of perma-tanned small people to dance down a specially installed yellow-bricked aisle.  I didn’t consider the logistics, or how impossible promises would be, because she wasn’t going to die. And now my head pounds, disbelieving tears replaced with dry, gut-wrenching sobs of pain and reality, which means I’ve broken promise one: no crying.

Despite crisp winter air stealing my breath, I can still detect the stench of whisky and wine and anything else I’ve found around our house, searching for something to dull the pain. Except no amount of alcohol works, it just makes me feel guilty that I’m drunk in charge of a baby. Promise two: no drinking… broken. 

Maybe I should be grateful that I’ve no energy, will or inclination to break promise three. Ex or otherwise. Four pitch-black-suited men lower her walnut casket six foot under-ground, and I resist sinking to my knees. I want to go down with her. I want to hide six foot under. I want this all to be over. I want the pale and solemn faces that surround me to leave. They’re another reminder that I did not do what she wanted: no gingham, no red shoes. I feel the punch in my heart again; on each and every level, I’ve got this wrong.  I’ve blocked out the vicar’s words, until now: ‘Let us commend Ellie Moran to the mercy of God…’ It’s too much.

My head feels a safer place. Sifting through memories that keep her alive, if only for a few more moments. Ignoring the questions I have about how we came to be here. Today is not the day.

The night she tabled her dark-humoured request was our house-warming, not more than nine months ago, a night of love and laughter and friends. After years of graft, we’d finally finished our forever home. We were on our third bottle of Chianti – drink shared among the group – and conversation flowed as easily as the wine. Ellie’s laughter infected us all to the point we could barely string a sentence together as we threw equally dark suggestions into the mix: a wake on a ranch-style farm; wind machines; a crafted prairie-house coffin; and my personal favourite – ashes scattered by Glinda the Good Witch. It’s easy to be flippant when you’re invincible.

‘We now commit her body to the ground…’

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The Forgotten Family @PamHowes1 @Bookouture #Excerpt #Bookblog

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Hello Lovelies,
I have so happy to be on the blog tour for The Forgotten Family by Pam Howes. On my stop I have a wee excerpt for you, to whet your appetite.
Enjoy,

Kelly xoxo

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The war is over – but are their troubles just beginning?

It’s 1951 and rationing is finally coming to an end. But while Liverpool is recovering from the ferocity of war, a family is about to be torn apart…

Dora Rodgers is adjusting to a new life in Liverpool with her young daughters Carol and Jackie. After the fear of the war years and a difficult break up with her husband Joe, Dora is finally building a future with her children.

But then an unexpected knock at the door rips her family in two.

To Dora’s horror, Carol is taken away by a welfare officer to live with Joe. She is determined to fight for her child, but when a tragic accident leaves her mother in the hospital, and shocking news from Joe breaks her heart again, she struggles to cope.

With her family in pieces and her marriage over for good, will Dora ever manage to get her daughter Carol home where she belongs?

Sneak Peek ~ The Forgotten Family By Pam Howes

Chapter One

Kirkby, Liverpool, June 1952

Dora Rodgers looped her long blonde hair behind her ears, banged on the kitchen window and wagged a warning finger. Her daughters were squabbling over the doll’s pram again, with five-year-old Carol hanging onto the handle for dear life, while two-year-old Jackie screamed at the top of her voice. She turned back to the washing. It was over a year since her husband Joe’s departure from the marital home, following a breakdown in their relationship, which had seen dressmaker Dora sink to the depths of despair. She had since found within herself a grim determination to prove that she didn’t need him and could care for their daughters on her own. Sometimes though, like today, when she had housework and the washing to see to, as well as a skirt and blouse to finish making for one of her customers, it all felt too much to cope with. It was all right for Joe, living the life of a single man, apart from when he took the kids out for the day. He only had himself to think about.

She folded the dry towels she’d brought in from the line and laid them on the table, then picked up the basket of washing she’d just put through the mangle. One day, when she was better off, she’d treat herself to a new washing machine with an electric mangle on top, like the one her pal Agnes had. Agnes said it made washdays a doddle. Joe had told her he’d get her one, but she’d refused and said she’d buy one herself when she could afford it. Mam said she was cutting her nose off to spite her face and to let Joe pay for it. But Dora was stubborn, and she was already living in the house Joe had got through his job at the Royal Ordnance Factory; she didn’t want to take anything else from him.

She went out into the garden and dropped the basket onto the small lawn. Jackie hurled herself at her legs, crying. Carol, looking smug, was pushing the doll’s pram up the path towards the shed.

‘Carol, share. Let Jackie have a turn, there’s a good girl,’ Dora said, giving her youngest a comforting hug. But Carol chose to ignore her. Dora put Jackie down and went to stand in front of Carol, who scowled and rammed the pram hard into her legs, laddering a stocking. ‘Ouch,’ Dora cried, jumping backwards. ‘Right, you naughty little madam; go to your room, this minute.’

Carol let out a howl and stomped indoors, her plaits bouncing on her shoulders. Jackie gave a delighted squeal and ran to grab the pram. Dora watched as she pushed it up the path, her earlier tears forgotten. She turned back to pegging out her washing. Mam would be arriving soon. Maybe she’d take Carol to the shops with her. She was hard work that one always had been, although now and again, when the fancy took her, she could be a proper little angel.

Jackie soon lost interest in the pram, just as Dora expected she would, and picked up some clothes pegs to hand to her mother. ‘You’re a little monkey, you are,’ Dora said. ‘You didn’t really want that pram at all.’ Jackie giggled and ran off with a handful of pegs. ‘Bring them back here or you can go and sit in the bedroom as well.’

‘Are they playing you up, gel?’ a voice called from a couple of gardens further along.

Dora looked up and saw her neighbour Dolly hanging over the fence. ‘Just a bit,’ she called back. ‘Though no more than usual.’

‘Not too long now before Carol starts school. Then you’ll have more time to relax with just your Jackie to see to. I miss our Alice, but I love the peace and quiet now she’s at school all day. I’ll pop down for a cuppa when I’ve finished hanging this lot out.’

‘Okay.’ Dora nodded and rolled her eyes as she turned her back on Dolly. That’d be half the morning gone before she got rid of her, no doubt. Although her neighbour was kind and helped her out with the children, she could talk the hind legs off a donkey once she got going. Dora pegged the final tea towel on the line and went back inside to put the kettle on. As she spooned tea into the pot she heard the front door opening.

‘Only me, chuck,’ a voice called from the hallway.

‘I’m in the kitchen, Mam,’ Dora called back. ‘Just about to make a brew. Dolly’s popping round in a minute.’

‘Oh, okay, well I’ll nip to the shops while the pair of you have a gossip. Where’s our Carol?’ she asked, peering out of the back door and seeing only Jackie playing in the garden.

Dora jerked a thumb towards the second bedroom door. ‘Been a right naughty girl, look.’ She lifted her leg with the laddered stocking and a red mark where the metal pram had hit her.

Mam frowned. ‘That’ll bruise; you need arnica on it. I’ll get some from the chemist, and I’ll take Carol to the shops with me. We’ll have a bit of dinner in the café and then I’ll take her to the library. It’s story time this afternoon, she’ll enjoy that. Give you a break while Jackie has her nap.’

‘Thanks, Mam, I was really hoping you’d suggest something like that,’ Dora said. As the kettle whistled on the gas hob, Dolly knocked and walked in the front door.

‘Have a seat, Dolly, while I see to Carol,’ Dora said. She went into the bedroom where Carol was sprawled on the bed, her lips pouting and her cheeks red and tear-stained.

‘Sowwy, Mammy,’ she sobbed, holding her arms out.

Dora gave her a hug and lifted her off the bed. Her heart skipped a beat as she looked at her daughter’s woebegone expression. Carol was so like Joe with her soft brown hair and big hazel eyes, while blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jackie was Dora’s double. ‘Right, monkey; let’s have no more being naughty and I’ll let you go shopping with Granny. Okay?’

Carol nodded and wiped her snotty nose on her cardigan sleeve.

Dora sighed and led her contrite daughter into the bathroom, where she washed her face and brushed her hair. ‘Now no messing about, and make sure you hold Granny’s hand, or else.’ She lowered her voice as they left the bathroom. ‘Daddy’s coming for tea tonight, and he’ll want to know that you’ve been a good girl for me. All right?’

Carol nodded again and ran into the sitting room where her granny was talking to Dolly.

‘Come on then, Carol,’ Granny said, giving her granddaughter a hug. ‘Have you made a list, Dora?’

‘It’s on the table, with some money. I only want sausages, spuds and custard powder.’

‘Okay, chuck, we’ll see you in a bit.’

Dora closed the front door behind them and went to pour the tea. She handed Dolly a well-sugared mug, thanking God that sugar rationing was over. She offered her a ginger snap and sat down next to her on the sofa.

Dolly took two biscuits and put her mug down on the coffee table. ‘So, Joe’s coming for tea, is he?’ She tucked a straying red curl back under her turban.

Dora looked at her in surprise. ‘How do you know that?’

‘I heard you telling Carol.’

‘Oh.’ Dora took a sip from her mug. God, the woman had ears like a bat. She’d spoken to Carol in a low voice, or thought she had. ‘Yes, he’s coming to see the girls. He didn’t see them on Sunday because the band was playing out of town at an afternoon garden party.’

Dolly pursed her lips. ‘Was she with him?’

‘I’ve no idea. I didn’t ask. I’m not interested even if she was. He can do what he likes now we’re separated.’ She being Ivy Bennett, who managed the canteen at the Royal Ordnance Factory where Joe worked, and with whom he’d had a brief relationship when Dora had suffered depression after Jackie’s birth.

‘She’s got a lot to answer for, that one.’

‘Yes, so you keep telling me, Dolly. But that’s Joe’s business now, not mine.

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*Cover Reveal* COLD BLOOD By Robert Bryndza @RobertBryndza @bookouture #preorder #ColdBlood #CrimeFiction

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Hello Lovelies,

A wee cover reveal for you tonight, what do you think?

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She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.

The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.

As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago.

Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack.

But nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.

Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

Robert Bryndza’s Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster Book 5).
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She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.

The suitcase was badly rusted and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.

As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago.

Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack.

But nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.

Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

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*NEW LOOK COVER REVEAL* The Silk Weaver’s Wife By Debbie Rix @debbierix @bookouture #SilkWeaversWife #Preorder

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Today I have a revamp cover reveal from the wonderful Bookouture. What do you think? Let me know what your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.

Use the tag #SilkWeaversWife.

We think it’s stunning!

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The unforgettable stories of two women cross centuries as past and present weave together in this beautifully moving summer read.

2017: Millie wants more from her relationship and more from her life. So when her boss Max abruptly ends their affair, she takes the opportunity to write a feature in Italy.

Staying in a gorgeous villa, Millie unexpectedly falls in love with the owner, Lorenzo. Together they begin to unravel an incredible story, threaded through generations of silk weavers.

And Millie finds herself compelled to discover the identity of a mysterious woman in a portrait…

1704: Anastasia is desperate to escape her controlling and volatile father and plans to marry in secret. But instead of the life, she has dreamed of, she finds herself trapped in Venice, the unwilling wife of a silk weaver.

Despite her circumstances, Anastasia is determined to change her fate…

A gorgeously written, richly evocative story, The Silk Weaver’s Wife is perfect for readers who love Kate Morton and Tracy Rees.

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*Cover Reveal* Reach For The Stars By Colleen Coleman @CollColemanAuth @bookouture #preorder

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Are you excited for the weekend? Well, I have an another fabulous treat for you today.

A cover reveal from by Bookouture. What do you think? Let me know what your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.

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When Evelyn Dooley married her high-school sweetheart, James, she thought she was set for life. Now she’s 28, single, and fleeing to Dublin from her small hometown to avoid the gossip surrounding their break-up.
This was not in her five-year plan.
Then a chance encounter with gorgeous musician Danny leads to an unlikely friendship, and soon the pair are running music nights together. Surrounded by new friends and a welcoming community, Evelyn is building a life that she really loves – and sparks are beginning to fly between her and Danny…

But when her savings run out and home beckons, Evelyn has to choose. The safe, comfortable life she left behind, or a new adventure with Danny? Will Evelyn flee back to the familiarity of her ex, or reach for the stars and take a leap into the unknown?

A laugh-out-loud, feel-good story of friendship, second chances, and romance, perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lindsey Kelk and Marian Keyes.

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*NEW LOOK COVER REVEAL* The Good Sister By Jess Ryder @jessryderauthor @bookouture

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I have a super treat for you today, The Good Sister has had a revamp by Bookouture. What do you think? Let me know what your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter.

The great thing about it being a revamp is that you can buy the book today and start reading.

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There are two sides to every secret.

When her beloved father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover a secret life he has led with another family: another house, another woman and a half-sister, Valentina.

Born in the same week, in the same hospital, they look so physically alike they could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…

Josie is sweet and reserved, a counsellor with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Valentina is damaged and reckless, and she always gets what she wants.

But what she wants is Josie’s life, and she’ll stop at nothing until she has it.

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*Cover Reveal* The Lost Child By Patricia Gibney @trisha460 @Bookouture #PreOrder #BookBlog

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The Lost Child: A gripping detective thriller with a heart-stopping twist (Detective Lottie Parker Book 3) by Patricia Gibney. Out on 27th October, available to pre-order now:
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They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they’ve put on me. I want my own clothes. I don’t know how long I’ve been here.

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…

Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.

With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?

The Lost Child is a thrilling page-turner from the bestselling author of The Missing Ones and The Stolen Girls that will have you guessing right to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons and Robert Dugoni.

Pre-order today!

 

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*Cover Reveal* The Mistake By K.L. Slater @bookouture @KimLSlater #Preorder

Hello, all, I hope you’re having a lovely evening, Bookouture has added some sparkle for us with a cover reveal of ~  The Mistake By K.L Slater.

As always I want to know your thoughts on the cover in the comments below.

Kelly xoxo

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Out on 4th Oct, pre-order:
UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2uTgoGt
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2sy0Nvn

You think you know the truth about the people you love.

But one discovery can change everything…

Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead.

Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?

Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.

Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger…

The Mistake is a completely gripping thriller that will keep you up all night, from the top ten bestselling author of Blink, Liar and Safe with Me. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

You can pre-order today.

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*Cover Reveal* The Girl Who Came Back @kerrywk @bookouture #CrimeFiction

So excited to share with you a cover reveal this Friday afternoon. What a real treat from Bookouture,  today it is The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson, it’s available for pre-order on Amazon. Publication date is 8th September 2017.

Please let me know your thoughts on the cover in the comments below.

Happy Friday.

Kelly xoxo

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The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Out on 8th Sept, pre-order available:
UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2tZfufl
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2sUfJDb

Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she?

When five-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village?

Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been – and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?

If she’s an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why?

Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried.

An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.

Pre-order your own copy today!

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*Cover Reveal* Christmas At Misletoe Cove By Holly Martin @HollyMAuthor @bookouture #PreOrder

Lovelies, so excited to share with you another cover reveal this week. Christmas themed, early I know, but you can never be too prepared. Good to get your lead up to Christmas covered with awesome books from Bookouture.

So here is tonight’s cover reveal, be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Smiles,

Kelly xoxo

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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is out on 22nd Sept. Pre-order:
UK 🇬🇧 Amazon UK
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2subuyR

Christmas has arrived at Hope Island, promising snowflakes, surprises and plenty of seasonal joy. So snuggle up and fall in love at Mistletoe Cove …

Growing up on Hope Island, Eden Lancaster always believed that if you wished hard enough for something, dreams really could come true. But Eden’s greatest wish is also her biggest secret: she has been completely in love with her childhood friend, the charming and attractive Dougie Harrison, for as long as she can remember. And he has no idea.

When Dougie leaves his successful life in New York to return home to Hope Island for good, Eden can’t escape her feelings. Her heart is full of hope that her romantic dreams are finally, at long last, going to come true…

This Christmas could change everything. But can a lifelong friendship really turn into the perfect romance? And will Eden get the happily ever after she’s always wished for?

Christmas at Mistletoe Cove is like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day. The perfect treat this Christmas for fans of Debbie Johnson, Cathy Bramley and Miranda Dickinson.

 

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