The Trouble Girls – By E.R. Fallon & KJ Fallon

Trouble Girls

 

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It’s in her blood…

Camille O’Brien’s father was an Irish gangster who was betrayed and murdered.

Violet McCarthy has inherited control of the Irish mob.

The two women were once friends, but the exposure of the past has made them enemies, and Camille believes that what Violet has should be hers.

Now they must fight against each other as Camille strives to gain control of the mob in any way she can, no matter how brutal, and Violet struggles to keep it.

Love and loyalty are tested as they push each other to the edge

Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/30ZZ2J3

 

Author

Best-selling crime author E.R. Fallon knows well the gritty city streets of which she writes. She studied criminology and was mentored by a leading advocate for the family members of homicide victims. E.R. is currently writing a book about living with autism and also working on her next gangland book, The Trouble Legacy, with her writing partner, KJ.

KJ Fallon is a former reporter with Time magazine who currently works as a freelance writer for numerous media outlets.

My Review:

Thanks to the Love Books Group, the publisher and Author for an ARC copy.

This is the first that I have ready anything from this author and I wished I had heard about the first book but this could be read as a standalone.

Set in the 1980’s, it is a gangland thriller that centers around two women who are the daughters of characters from the first book. A very original story. The ending leaves room for the next book. Which is   THE TROUBLE LEGACY, coming soon!  I can’t wait to read this one hope it come out soon.

@MysteryCreator

@LoveBooksGroup  

 

Hello and Welcome to First Line Friday

Happy Friday everyone hope that your week was event full.  My week was a hectic and Friday could not come fast enough and I am still trying to get over this nasty flu bug, which just doesn’t want to leave me.

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!

She wasn’t at the Halloween block party.  Neither were any of her friends since their parents had grounded them all.  None of the teenagers living in the neighborhood of Shadow Hill were present when it happened, but they all heard screams in the night.  At first Jazmine thought, it was just the grown-ups partying, yelling, and maybe finally have too much to drink, maybe even fighting as usual.  But as the screams didn’t die down, she realized this was a lot more serious.

“Oh, dear God!” someone exclaimed.

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Have you read it, if so what were your thoughts, I would love to hear them.

Happy reading everyone.

Glittering Death: An Alyssa Chalmers mystery By: Carmen Radtke

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1862:  A group of brides from Australia have arrived in British Columbia, and love is
in the air – until their new-found happiness in the prospectors’ town “Run’s End” is
shattered when the hotel-owner is murdered. To make matters worse, something is
wrong with the stored gold at the hotel, and an epidemic makes it impossible for
anyone to leave town.
The brides set all their hopes on their friend Alyssa Chalmers to find the murderer
and restore peace in their new home. But the killer is cunning, and desperate …

 

 

  • File Size:1817 KB
  • Print Length:249 pages
  • Publication Date:January 7, 2020

You can purchase it HERE

93m2nea5qiau1bfgi455p842e9._US230_About Carmen Radtke

Carmen has spent most of her life with ink on her fingers and a dangerously high pile of books and newspapers by her side.
She has worked as a newspaper reporter on two continents and always dreamt of becoming a novelist and screenwriter.
When she found herself crouched under her dining table, typing away on a novel between two earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, she realised she was hooked for life.
The shaken but stirring novel made it to the longlist of the Mslexia competition, and her next book and first mystery, The Case Of The Missing Bride, was a finalist in the Malice Domestic competition in a year without a winner.
Carmen was born in Hamburg, Germany, but had planned on emigrating since she was five years old. She first moved to New Zealand and now lives in York, UK, with her family, including a cat and a leopard gecko.

You can Follow Carmen on Social Media

Links:
Website – https://www.fantasticfiction.com/r/carmen-radtke/

Facebook – www.facebook.com/Carmen-Radtke-1958399947738868/
https://twitter.com/CarmenRadtke1/status/1168529365925355522

Email – Carmenradtke01@gmail.co

My Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Cafe – Review Group and publishers for an honest review – Thank you

Not a normal choice of book for me however I was pleasantly surprised with this one.  Although I wished I had read the first one just to know the characters a little before reading this one.  I did take me a while to get into the story, but once I did I really enjoyed it.

Glittering death is set back in the 1800’s, a group of women were sent from Australia to a small gold prospecting town in America to find themselves husbands. Alyssa our main character is hard not to like, a well educated lady helps her new found friends find love and settle.  There is a mystery in this volume as well once they arrive in Canada.  Alyssa, our heroine, also is at an important choice… Doctor Mark or Mr Kendrick. She’s spoiled for choice! She makes the decision of life-time while solving a crime. It was well-written and a joy to read.  I am looking forward to read the next one.

 

All About Heaven By: David Oliver – Blog Tour

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Many people understand that, at the end of all things, Christ returns, God will create a new heaven and a new earth where those who have trusted in Christ will live with him for ever. But what about those who have “passed on” well before this? Where are they now? What does heaven look like? What will occupy us there? When David Oliver faced the death of his son Joel, at the age of 38, following a short and brutal fight with cancer, he set about researching and writing this powerful short book on heaven and committed to write whatever he discovered. Through a thorough examination of the relevant Bible texts, David provides us with a thrilling view of the future and a destiny well worth preparing for, which will enrich our vision and faith.

  • Paperback:208 pages
  • Publisher:Malcolm Down Publishing (November 8, 2019)

You can purchase it HERE

About the Author

David Oliver is the founder of Insight Marketing, an international trainer, speaker and author of 13 books in 29 languages, including ‘Work Prison or Place of Destiny?’ He is part of the Salt & Light UK Team and a member Basingstoke Community Church, England.

My Thoughts:

Thanks to the Love Books Group, the publisher and Author for a ARC copy.

This is the first that I have ready anything from this author.  I enjoyed his writing style and how he uses the bible for texts to get him through.

David Oliver has written a timely and necessary insight into the whole process of both living and dying, heartwarming and accessible.

Much of what we think about heaven is ill-informed at best and myth at worst. I appreciate his biblical stance and encouragement it brings every believer. It certainly brought clarity to much of my thinking.

 

 

 

January Wrap Up

This was actually quite a diverse reading month for me in terms of genres. We have a Family Life Fiction, a few Mystery / thrillers and even a self-help book.  I finished the month of January with seven books.  So what have you finished?  Have you read any of these and what are you reading now?

 

Happy Reading everyone, until the next post.

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Five-Star Predictions From My Unread Shelf

This is my first post since I have followed Top Ten Tuesday, but today’s topic, Books On My TBR I Predict Will Be 5-Star Reads, caught my eye. As I participate in The Unread Shelf Project 2020, I find myself thinking a lot about the books on my physical to-read shelf and trying to figure out which ones will be worth reading.  The books I have included on this list all seem likely to be favorites for me – I hope I’ve guessed right!

Have you read any of these? Did you give any a 5 star?

What is one book you think is going to be a 5 star?

Tell me below, or drop your own TTT link!

Bella R.M Francis Cover Reveal

 

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I’m so please to announce a cover reveal for Bella By R.M.Francis 

Blurb
A spectre has haunted Netherton for generations.

Everyone has a theory, no one has an answer.

The woods that frame the housing estate uncover a series of heinous acts, drawing onlookers into a space of clandestine, queer sexuality: a liminal space of abject and uncanny experience.

 

A question echoes in the odd borderlands of being, of fear-fascination, attraction-repulsion, of sex and death…

 

Who put Bella down the Wych-Elm?

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R. M. Francis is a writer from Dudley. He completed his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton for a project titled Queering the Black Country and graduated from Teesside University for his Creative Writing MA.

 

He’s the author of four poetry chapbooks, Transitions (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2015), Orpheus (Lapwing Publications, 2016), Corvus’ Burnt-Wing Love Balm and Cure-All (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2018) and Lamella, (Original Plus, 2019).

 

Follow Rob on Twitter @rmfrancis

@Wildpressed

@LoveBooksTours

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Hiding in Plain Sight By: Eoghan Egan #IrishCrime #Fiction

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HIPS JPEG (1) (1)A vicious serial killer roams the Irish Midlands… with his sights set on the next victim. A successful businessman has found the perfect recipe for getting away with murder. No bodies, no evidence.No evidence, no suspect.High art and low morals collide when graduate Sharona Waters discovers a multi-million euro art scam in play. She delves in, unwittingly putting herself on a direct trajectory with danger as the killer accelerates his murder spree. When Sharona gets drawn into the killer’s orbit, she peels away his public persona and exposes the psychopath underneath. Suddenly, the small town has no hiding place…

Buy Link

https://amzn.to/2QGm9oD

 Connect with Eoghan Egan

Twitter handle: @eoghanegan

 www.eoghanegan.com

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Eoghan Egan

A native of Co. Roscommon, Eoghan studied Computer Programming in college, works in Sales Management & Marketing, but his passion for reading and writing remains.

Eoghan’s work got shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize, and Listowel’s 2019 Bryan McMahon Short Story Award Competition. His novel was a contender in literary agent David Headley’s opening chapter Pitch Competition, and during March 2019, Eoghan’s entry won Litopia’s Pop-Up Submission.

A graduate of Maynooth University’s Creative Writing Curriculum, and Curtis Brown’s Edit & Pitch Your Novel Course, Eoghan’s novel Hiding in Plain Sight – the first in a crime fiction trilogy based around the Irish Midlands – will be available in paperback and audio on January 11th 2020.

My Review

 This is the first book that I have read by this author.

I enjoyed this psychological thriller and the different storylines throughout book.  I read it in about two days.  I loved how the author and several storylines and how they seemed to relate to the others.  I loved his style of writing.  I will be looking to see if he has any others.

I would like to thank – @eoghanegan and  @LoveBooksTours, https://lovebooksgroup.com/ and the publishers for the ARC of this for my hones review.

 

Weekly Wrap-Up

01/26/2020

This week has been quiet not much reading. I’m feeling exhausted after coming down with the flu.  I am slowing in back into the swing of things.

Thanks to everyone who has followed and commented on my posts recently – I’m sorry that I haven’t managed to reply.

I have finished The Fathers, The Sons and The Anxious Ghost Blog tour, and The Longest Farewell by Nula Suchel this past week.. Not My usual amount of books this week.  I hope that next week will be better.

TV wise this week I’ve been really enjoying Ozark on Netflix.  It’s about money laundering.

It’s been a slow week on the blog this week as I’ve only posted a few times.  I hope to blog more next week.  I am planning and scheduling some new post next week.  I am also looking into remapping my blog, maybe a fresh look.

How has your week been? I hope you’ve had a lovely week and had time to do some reading. If you’ve shared a wrap-up post please feel free to leave your link before and I’ll make sure to visit your post.

Thanks for stopping by.

The Longest Farewell Blog Tour

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When Nula’s husband James, a British documentary filmmaker, becomes forgetful they put it down to the stress of his work. But his behavior becomes more erratic and inexplicable, and he is eventually diagnosed as suffering from Picks Disease, an early onset and aggressive form of dementia. Suddenly their lives change from comfortable middle-class creatives through inexplicable behaviour, the shock of diagnosis, coping with the ongoing illness, not coping with the illness, to the indignities of care home life. <br<br> The Longest Farewell is a moving description of James utter mental and physical deterioration, and the effect that it had both on him and on the people from whom he was involuntarily retreating, particularly Nula. Her life is completely taken over by James illness: her frustration at trying to cope, her guilt at having to hand over his care to professionals in England, are just part of her at times harrowing story.

With James in care and left with seemingly little to do but wait for his death, Nula meets Bonnie, another resident at the care home suffering from the same condition. In turn she meets Bonnie’s husband, the broadcaster John Suchet and the similarity of their positions becomes a bond between them. After the deaths of James and Bonnie, and some guilt-induced false starts, Nula’s story takes a bitter-sweet turn: they become partners, and eventually marry. The Longest Farewell is a heartfelt yet inspiring account of dealing with dementia, and of unexpectedly finding a happy ending.

Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/39ME7gC

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Nula Suchet was born in Ireland, part of a large family. After a difficult early life she became an interior designer who worked internationally in the UK, Europe and the US. Now retired, she lives in London with her husband, the broadcaster John Suchet, who she met in the care home where their spouses were being cared for with dementia. Her book, The Longest Farewell, on dealing with her husband’s dementia and the heartbreak that came with it is available now.

My Review:

This is my second time of reading a book that dealt with this disease.  It is sad to read and learn that there really isn’t much a love one can do except just to be there for their loved one.  I am not sure how I would handle this, or even if I could do all that she did for her husband before she had to get outside help.

There were times that this book had me in tears.  I am glad that Nula met another person going through the same as her and that they became friends and eventually finding happiness again in her life.  This was a great book.  Thank you to Kelly at Love Books Tours https://lovebooksgroup.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and a free copy of the book. This is my honest review.