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Island of Secrets by Patricia Wilson - Guest Post!

Summary from Goodreads

‘As I remember, the story started at about six o’clock in the morning on the fourteenth of September, 1943…’

All her life Angie 37-year-old London-born has been intrigued by her mother’s secret past. Now, planning her own wedding she feels she must visit the remote Cretan village her mother grew up in, despite her objections. Unbeknownst to Angie her elderly grandmother, Maria, is dying. She wants to unburden herself of the terrible story that she will otherwise take to the grave.

It’s the story of the time of the German occupation of Crete during the Second World War, of horror, of courage and of the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her children and of how you learn to go on in the aftermath of tragedy.… Read more >>>

The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat by Coral Rumble & illustrated by Charlotte Cooke (Book Spotlight)

Summary

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea, in a box on the living room floor. They sailed away for a year and a day and these are the things that they saw… Join two curious children on a quirky adventure, loosely based on the classic Edward Lear poem, The Owl and the Pussycat.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18688505-the-adventures-of-the-owl-and-the-pussycat

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventure-Pussycat-Picture-Story-Book/dp/1472319885

Author Information

I have worked as a poet and performer for many years and I’m proud to have my work featured in Favourite Poets (Hodder). I have three published poetry collections of my own and have contributed to more than 150 anthologies.… Read more >>>

Dougal Daley: It’s Not My Fault  by Jackie Marchant - Blog Tour Stop!

Summary:

I, Dougal Daley, am dead! Ok I’m not actually dead. But if I’m not careful I soon will be.

In this first book, football-loving Dougal Daley finds himself at risk from the mysterious creature living in the garden shed. Nobody believes him but as a precaution, he sets upon writing his will – rewarding those who help him and disinheriting those who get on his bad side. Meanwhile, as limbs and windows alike are broken by rogue footballs and unhinged canines, Dougal finds himself in all sorts of trouble. . .and NONE of it is his fault!

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35003254-dougal-daley

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dougal-Daley-its-Not-Fault/dp/0995697221

 

Ten Random Facts about Dougal Daley.Read more >>>

Black Knight by Andy Briggs - Blog Tour! (Guest Post)

Summary

Dev and his friends are back with more mind-bending tech in this third installment of the Inventory series. The World Consortium is recruiting more agents to defend the most advanced technology the world isn’t ready for, and it’s up to Dev, Lottie and Mase to train them up for action. But will they be ready before Shadow Helix’s next strike? And has Dev uncovered all the secrets of his past, or is there more to know about his special abilities?

Published by Scholastic (April 2017)

 

Tell us about Dev

Dev, his full name, Devon, is my lead in The Inventory series.… Read more >>>

Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter - 10 RandomThings Guest Post!

Summary:

Join Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain, as she travels the world with her best friend Rose, a high-speed passenger jet. Together Jane and Rose have exciting adventures and form a perfect team, delivering their passengers safely to destinations as far afield as Alaska and Australia. But when disaster strikes and Rose falls ill, Jane is paired with ‘lean, mean flying machine’ Mighty Mitch. Can she still get the Queen to her party on time? Featuring a clever and courageous heroine, this action-packed rhyming story celebrates ‘Girl Power’ and shows what you can achieve if you work together.… Read more >>>

Dead Embers by Matt Brolly - Book Spotlight!

Summary:

An explosive fire. A double murder. And that’s just the start… When DCI Michael Lambert is called out to an apparent house fire, he knows it can’t be routine. Instead he finds the remains of a burnt house, a traumatised child and two corpses – one of whom is a senior police officer. Lambert’s got other problems. Anti-corruption are onto his boss. His relationships is on the rocks. He can’t get over his ex-wife and he keeps blacking out. But when a detective has been murdered the stakes are too high to get distracted. All is not as it seems.… Read more >>>

10 Random Things About Never Forget by Richard Davis

Summary:

Saul Marshall is on the run.

As a wave of seemingly random assassinations engulfs California, Marshall finds himself drawn into a situation spiralling out of control.

He soon discovers some of the webs’ most secure protocols have been compromised by a rogue team of former Chinese agents. When Marshall realises what they plan, the stakes are raised…

And that’s before the Secretary of State gets involved. Can Marshall unravel the deceit and tricks before it’s too late? Can he stop the carnage, or will he become part of it? One thing is for certain: either way his enemies will never forget.… Read more >>>

LOST FOR WORDS by Stephanie Butland - COVER REVEAL!

Early Praise

What an absolute stunner of a book. I  LOVED it and cried like a motherf***er. If you care about books (or humans) read it!’ Shelley Harris

Burns fiercely with love and hurt. A quirky, rare and beautiful novel, one you’d be delighted to unearth in any book shop. And Loveday Cardew is a character who leaps from the pages into our hearts.’ Linda Green

‘This book will warm and break your heart in equal measure. This is a must-read novel.’

Claire DyerRead more >>>

The Everything Machine by Ally Kennen - 10 Random Things Blog Tour Stop!

Summary:

Three kids let loose with a top-secret magical machine with a mind of it’s own . . . What could possibly go wrong? Olly, Stevie and Bird have just had a very special delivery. It’s a machine that has a name, can speak and is able to print ANYTHING they want it to. How about a never-ending supply of sweets and a cool swimming pool in the shed, for starters? But is getting everything you’ve ever wished for all it’s cracked up to be?

*Publishe by Scholastic

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34069297-the-everything-machine

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Machine-Ally-Kennen/dp/1407138553

 10 Random Things about The Everything Machine

In my new book ‘The Everything Machine,’ Olly, eleven, gets a wrong delivery.Read more >>>

FIR by Sharon Gosling - Blog Tour Stop!

Summary

Prepare to be scared out of your wits. Red Eye is the killer YA series from Stripes Publishing featuring a fusion of pop culture and current fears from award-winning authors and rising stars that give horror a frighteningly contemporary makeover. In Fir, Sharon Gosling turns to Scandinavian legends and a psychological horror that will make your blood freeze.

Set in an isolated corner of Sweden, Fir combines insanity with the disturbing mysteries of an old plantation house and its ancient forests. It is a close, atmospheric horror story that will chill the reader to the bone.

Being cut off from civilization by the harsh Swedish winter is bad enough, but it gets worse when the snows come early and all links between the Strombergs and the outside world cease.… Read more >>>