It’s Monday July 15, what are you reading?

Yeah!  I have made it for three post of this, Its Monday what are you reading? A place to meet up and show what you have been reading over the week.

Happy-Monday-Good-Morning-Images-Download-155It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

 

What I read last week:

What I am reading now:  The Brammle Cutters by:  Simon Henry

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Up next:  The Secret Child by:  Caroline Mitchell

Retirement Party

Would you break the law to do the right thing, even if you were a police officer?

416RuFDBM7LDC Emma Angel is used to doing everything for herself and relying on no-one. The young women whose deaths she investigates are too close to her age for comfort. As a trainee detective she joins a tight-knit team and must choose how far she will compromise her principles to fit in.

DCI Rob Haines is used to having a team that obeys his every order. He has always done whatever is necessary to protect Bradwick. Now the increasing threat of big city drug gangs, and a serial killer on the loose in his home town, push him and his team to the edge.

Angel and Haines find the killer the night before a big raid and have to deal with a shocking truth that will change everything.

The Retirement Party is the first Angel and Haines mystery, a series of crime novels set in Wootenshire. If you like gritty crime, fast paced action and a feisty heroine, then you’ll love Graham H Miller’s new mystery.

Pick up The Retirement Party and read Graham H Miller’s exciting new series today!

  • Format:Kindle Edition
  • File Size:3013 KB
  • Print Length:275 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage:Unlimited

  You can purchase it Here

B1rBqnyAr4S._US230_Biography:

 Graham H Miller has been writing since his teenage years when he had a scenario printed in a role playing magazine. Since then he’s written articles, guest posts and a book on pagan subjects. His brain is always at work, with more ideas than time. He is a house-husband proudly perpetuating the stereotype by writing books while his three boys are at school. He has two blogs that are erratically updated – one about life as father to three special boys and the other covering his thoughts on writing and the publishing process. His interests include prehistory, classic cars, anything Viking and learning Welsh. Fascinated by everything, he lives in South Wales and is older than he thinks he is!

You can also follow Graham H. Miller on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/graham.h.miller

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1709879.Graham_H_Miller

https://twitter.com/grahamhmiller

My Thoughts:

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

This is the first that I have read anything from this author; I really enjoyed it.

A very enjoyable police procedural, expertly plotted and well paced. The lead protagonist DC Emma Angel is well-written and intriguing. She faces moral dilemmas and nuanced decisions as to what is the right thing to do.  If you are looking for a great read then check out this book.  I am giving this 4.5 stars.

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Behind, Training at Work, And its Thursday

Hello and welcome to Thursday Blog post .

I think after tomorrows post I will be all caught up on my reviews.  Now to just finish the book that I have started, but seem to find no time to read it, as training for a new system at work leave me not wanting to read.  But I will finish that book.

So onto my review, and I must say what an awesome read at that.

 

Fatal Justice: A Cavendish & Walker Novel – Book 2

A vigilante’s on the loose, dishing out their kind of justice…

A string of mutilated bodies sees Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker back in action. But when she discovers the victims have all been grooming young girls, she fears a vigilante is on the loose. And while she understands the motive, no one is above the 51lx284CFrL._SY346_law.

Once again, she turns to forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, to unravel the cryptic clues. But will they be able to save the next victim from a gruesome death?

Fatal Justice is the second book in the Cavendish & Walker crime fiction series. If you like your mysteries dark, and with a twist, pick up a copy of Sally Rigby’s book today.

  • Publisher: Top Drawer Press (June 3, 2019)
  • Publication Date: June 3, 2019

You Can Purchase it Here

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Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand, which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world.

After writing young adult fiction for many years, under a pen name, Sally decided to move into crime fiction. Deadly Games is the first in her Cavendish & Walker series, which brings together DCI Whitney Walker, and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish. Sally has a background in education, and has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programs. She has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers.

You can also follow Sally Rigby on social media:

www.sallyrigby.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Writer/Sally-Rigby-131414630527848/

https://twitter.com/SallyRigby4

https://www.instagram.com/sally.rigby.author/

My Thoughts:

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

Wow double wow what a great read.  I love this authors style of writing.  Another excellent read concentrating on a delicate subject. Sally Rigby’s writing is easy to follow and she keeps the reader interested throughout by ensuring the story flows and adding some nice twists to the plot which keeps the reader guessing.  I thought I had the right killer this time, but no I was way off.

Wonderful book. Love the relationship between Whitney and George. Appreciated seeing a little bit of humanity in Jamieson.  I love how Whitney and George are becoming close friends and confiding in each other.  I can not wait until the third book comes out.

I highly recommend this author and her books.  I am giving this 5 Stars.

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Have a great eveing.

#Dear Martin

Dear Martin:  By Nic Stone

41Vlmdu+0aL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning New York Times bestselling debut, a William C. Morris Award Finalist.
Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

  • Hardcover:224 pages
  • Publisher:Crown Books for Young Readers;
  • First Edition edition (October 17, 2017)

 

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Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these diverse voices and stories to her work.

You can find her goofing off and/or fangirling over her adorable little family on most social media platforms as @getnicced, or on her website:

https://twitter.com/getnicced?lang=en

http://www.nicstone.info/

https://www.facebook.com/

My Thoughts:

Dear Martin follows Justyce who is a black teen boy who goes on a journey of discovering the hardships of being a black male.

This book plot is ripped from the headlines where two young black males were shot and one killed at a gas station by a white male because their music was too loud. I thought I was going to like this book as much as I enjoyed The Hate You Give, but this fell a little flat. I wanted more character development and more to the plot. I knew the outcome of the story because I knew the outcome of the actual event this story was loosely based.

I must say I am impressed with the many topics this book covers from racial profiling, affirmative action, going along with racist jokes and more. Dear Martin would be a perfect book for a high school class because of the topics it discusses, the engaging story and the short length.

I liked this story but I am not sure about why all the 5 stars, it fell short for me.  I found the author writing style different than I am used to read, maybe it’s because I read to many crime novels.  I am giving this 4 stars. 

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Up next my review on The Retirement Party by:  Graham H. Miller and Fatal Justice by: Sally Rigby.

 

 

Watcha Reading Monday?

It’s Monday July 8, what are you reading?

Its Monday what are you reading? A place to meet up and show what you have been reading over the week.

It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn here at The Book Date.  So I thought I would try it and see if I could keep up with it and share what I am reading and planning on reading.

What I read Last Week:

What I am reading now:

Truth and Lies Caroline Mitchell

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I will be posting my review on  Fatal Justice and Dear Martin in the next days.

 

 

New Author Review

While searching for a book, I came across a post from one the Facebook Book groups I belong to and seen an author mentioning her book.  So I asked her want was the name of her book, I first downloaded a sample of it and liked it so I then purchased it.  I loved it.  So now your wondering what is the name of this new author and name of the book.

So with out further ado!

 

Growing Only Dandelions by:  Joan Hugues

41wNoTtwmlLGrowing Only Dandelions” is an inspirational story of a woman who has a near-death experience that propels her on a spiritual and emotional journey. This unconventional supernatural manuscript dares the reader to consider the possibility of a present and loving God through a narrative that triggers one’s imagination to question every action and inaction.Bethany, a wife and mother, is enjoying a beautiful day at the beach with her family. She falls asleep while her husband and son swim in the ocean. Awakened by the winds of an approaching storm, Bethany is alarmed by how dangerous the water has turned. She frantically searches for her family before rushing to the water and jumping into it. Bethany struggles against the treacherous waters and slams her head against a reef on the ocean’s floor. Falling unconscious, Bethany says “I never saw a more brilliant light.”Bethany opens her eyes in heaven and her spiritual and emotional journey begins. She is escorted through a long corridor by a man insisting that she must see “Him” right away. They swiftly walk alongside an endless stream of people shuffling forward slowly in a single filed line. Some of them are curious and reach out their arms to touch the woman being chaperoned to the front of the line. Upon contact, their “ugliness” (i.e., personal, shameful life event) is revealed to Bethany. A person calls out to her by name. Bethany recognizes that it is the voice of her estranged father. Her hatred towards him is palpable. He steps off the line and touches her wrist transporting her mind back in time to when her “ugliness” started as a young child from his abuse. Throughout the novel, Bethany is transported back in time to those milestone moments in her life that shaped her own “ugliness”. Growing Only Dandelions highlights the presence of God through strategically placed relationships, purposely left “signs” and guardian angels, all of which are gifted to us through his grace.

  • Paperback:172 pages
  • Publisher:Independently published (November 28, 2018)

You can purchase it Here

You can also follow Joan Hugues on social media:

https://www.facebook.com/GrowingOnlyDandelions/

When I was looking for some information on the author I could find anything about here.  I reached out to her through the Book Group and asked her a few questions, please see her responses to the questions I asked her.

Q: What inspired you to write “Growing Only Dandelions?”  My inspiration for writing Growing Only Dandelions is my strong spiritual and religious belief in life after death and a present and loving God.

Q: What do you enjoy most about writing?  The most enjoyable aspect of writing for me is finding the right words to properly convey the story unfolding in my mind.  I want the Reader to clearly envision the scenery and smell the aromas and taste the foods and feel the raw emotions described in my novel.  I want them to be completely submerged and present in my character’s lives so they can truly connect with the story.

Q: What advice would you give to those who want to become authors?  We are all given “Gifts”.  Many, many people are talented writers.  I believe that the only difference between a talented writer who wrote a successful book and a talented writer whose book did not succeed is Perseverance.  So, my advice would be, if you want to become a successful author, you must continually work hard at your craft because it is a “Gift” that you must nourish.  I am continuing to nourish my Gift.

My Thoughts:

This is the first time that I have read anything by this author; she did a great job of describing how  Bethany came to peace with her past and ends up making peace with a lot of her past.

The book is very captivating, there are emotional ups and downs and each chapter leaves you with questions.  This story will you  give you new insight into the power of love, and beauty, both inside & outside ourselves, & how other people, events, & a divine power can shape that beauty.  If you’re looking for a short spiritual read this is the one. I highly recommend it. I am giving it 5 stars.  I hope to read more from this author and I will be looking for more of her books.

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Guess What Day it is?

HUMP DAY we’re half way through the week.  Getting closer to the weekend.

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I follow this blog and seen that she was was doing a Library Love Challenge, so I looked into what it was all about and it was just up my alley.  Yep I hoped on board.  I am sharing it with you all as its not too late to join, if you are interested in joining.

Here is some information about it.  This is the third annual Library Love Challenge and it hosted by Angel’sGuiltyPleasures.

I hope you will join her in celebrating and support libraries.

If you are like me then you like to purchase every book you want to read. And, we’ll that can put a hurt on your wallet.  One way to help lessen the hurt is to check out books, (prints, ebooks, ot audios) from the library.  If you do this then it will help you save LOTS of money $$. Getting a library card is most places is FREE.  So if you love to read and / or listen to books then grab your library card and join the challenge.

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Details:

Runs: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019/

You can join any time

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  • The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library, but you can read more.  While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit.  See the different levels below and pick one that works best for you
  • Any format will work for this challenge (prints, ebooks, or audios) as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
  • Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.)
  • Crossovers from other ready challenges are allowed, including re-reads.  The goal is to support your local library and save money.
  • Please use #LibraryLoveChallenge when sharing your review, library pictures, etc…

Levels:

  • One girl And a Book: Read 44

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Deadly Games #Sally Rigby

A killer is playing cat and mouse……. and winning.

DCI Whitney Walker’s in trouble. She’s threatened with demotion if she screws up another case. So, when a killer starts murdering female students, it’s a chance to redeem herself.

Forensic psychologist, Dr Georgina Cavendish, has spent her life inside the university walls, but when one of her students is murdered, she steps out from behind the text books and puts her skills to the test.41ns2TxgtEL._SY346_

The two headstrong women join forces to stop the killer. But sparks fly when real world policing meets academic theory, and it’s not a pretty sight.

Deadly Games is the first book in the Cavendish and Walker crime fiction series. If you like serial killer mysteries and psychological intrigue, then you’ll love Sally Rigby’s page turning book. Pick up your copy today.

 

  • Print Length:290 pages
  • Publisher:Top Drawer Press (March 6, 2019)
  • Publication Date:March 6, 2019

 

Biography

Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand, which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world. 61Nt445FhwL._US230_

After writing young adult fiction for many years, under a pen name, Sally decided to move into crime fiction. Deadly Games is the first in her Cavendish & Walker series, which brings together DCI Whitney Walker, and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish. Sally has a background in education, and has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programs. She has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers.
You can also follow Sally Rigby on social media:

www.sallyrigby.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Writer/Sally-Rigby-131414630527848/

https://twitter.com/SallyRigby4

https://www.instagram.com/sally.rigby.author/

My Thoughts:

I would like to thank the Fiction Care Review and the publishers for a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

DEADLY GAMES is the first crime fiction/police procedural book in a new series featuring DCI Whitney and Forensic Psychologist, Dr. Georgina (George) Cavendish by author Sally Rigby.

Wow and what an awesome read.  This is first time of reading anything by this author and it won’t be the last.  Great plot, well written, excellent characters and a good twist at the end. Her psychological thrillers has me hooked from the start of the book until the end.

George and Whitney are well-written as the main characters and play off each other by being so different from each other.  The story moves quickly, with twists and turns and keeps you guessing.  I thought I knew who the killer was but nope I was wrong.  There is a second book to this called

I recommend this book to anyone who loves mysteries & thrillers. I will be reading more of this author‘s books in the future.

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Tuesday News Alert

Hello my book friends and welcome to my little corner; and I hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday.

I have been noticing on some book blogs that I follow that they also have a Facebook Page to share their books with, so I thought why not create one for my blog.  I hope to share my reviews, books that I am reading and of course my TBR (To Be Read) Pile.

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