BLOG TOUR – Book Review Bloggers

Hello I am looking for Bloggers able to review a PARANORMAL ROMANCE for a blog tour running 12th – 24th June.  I have empty slots 12th – 22nd if anyone is able to help it will be much appreciated.  Please email jill@booksnall.blog if you can help.

Thank you, Jill xx

Catching Love When it Falls – by Deryn Pittar

William and Belinda, both genetically altered, meet years after leaving the government-rearing nursery. Their late development allowed them to escape a life devoted to the government’s defence departments. If their skills are now discovered they will be conscripted and never be free again.

William’s talent is to move through space between locations in the blink of an eye. Belinda can lift objects of great weight with her mind. Their relationship creates a raft of problems both struggle to overcome.

‘Catching Love When it Falls’ explores an alternative reality and discovers the one thing neither Belinda nor William can control – love.

 

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 24: Donna Maguire #TeamJoffeBooks

Today I am thrilled to welcome Donna from Donna’s Book Blog. Donna joins nearly every Joffe Blog Tour and we feel honoured to have her as part of Team Joffe Books (and I also feel blessed to have her as a friend). You can visit Donna’s Blog via this link


BLOGGER INTERVIEW

Hello. Could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging? 

Hi everyone, I’m Donna Maguire and I blog at Donna’s Book Blog and I’m @dmmaguire391 on Twitter.  I am currently on maternity leave after the birth of my daughter, Ava in July last year.  I am back at work in the middle of June so have been cramming in as much reading as I can before that!  I started a blog as I was reviewing an awful lot of books and only sharing my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.  A few people had suggested I start a blog and it went from there!

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog) 

I started my blog on the 19th May 2015 so I have just had my three year blog anniversary and I have just published my 950th post!  I didn’t do many posts when I first started the blog and I only really started doing them properly in May 2017 when I finished work before having Ava.  I did around 10-15 posts a month before but it has really picked up over the last year!

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why? 

I started joining blog tours as soon as I started my blog so I have been doing them for a while now!  I wanted to share my reviews for the books I’d read and I found blog tours to be helpful to the authors too and to be honest if I am on a blog tour I am more likely to read the book before the publication date and not add it to my TBR pile to get to at a later date…

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many? 

I join a lot of blog tours but I don’t just do reviews!  I do author interviews, cover reveals, extracts, Q&A’s and giveaways as well as author features too!  It is very rare to find a day when I am not on a blog tour at the moment but I have said when I go back to work on the 18th June I will reduce my posts down but we will see!  I am doing 40-50 posts a month at the moment.

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad? 

I know this is an interview for the Joffe Books Rolling Blog but I honestly enjoy them a lot!  And they publish books from Helen H. Durrant who is one of my favourite authors – I haven’t given her books anything other than a 5 star rating so that shows that they have quality books and quality authors!

How do Joffe Blog Tours compare to the ones run by other publishers? 

I think all blog tours are generally the same, I like it when you have a publisher that thanks you for the post and shares it too (sadly they don’t always to this) – at the end of the day we aren’t being paid for reviews so a bit of recognition is nice!  I love that Joffe has a summary of all the reviews from the tour which is shared at the end – this isn’t something done by the other blog tour organisers I work with.  I also like that I have the promotional posters, cover, etc in advance so I can schedule my post as soon as it’s confirmed without having to rush around last minute.  That is a massive help to me!

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are? 

It can be a tad annoying at times but that’s the world of publishing and how they operate – they aren’t the only publishers who only send the books out to review late!

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those?  If so why? 

Yes this is me!  I always leave a few spaces each month as I expect Jill to contact me with a book that is coming out in a couple of weeks (or less!!).  A lot of the books they have are from authors I have read a few times already or are part of a series so I like to carry on with them where possible!

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers.  Do you think this is a good idea?  If so why? 

This is a great idea for the readers to be able to interact with the authors!

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?  What do you think of them? 

Yes I have been to quite a few but at the moment they seem to coincide with Ava’s bedtime so I have missed a few of the most recent ones L I have won some lovely prizes in the past which I treasure and hope to be able to get involved again in them very soon!  If you get a chance you should really consdier going to one, you can do it in the comfort of your own home via Facebook!

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved?  If so what would you recommend? 

I don’t think it does need to be improved to be honest as the format seems to work!  The tour organiser is very approachable, works with you to help you fit in the posts and if you need anything she sends it straight away.  I love that she sends over the media packs as soon as she can too, I’m only human and I do get irritated when I am chasing people up for them and that is likely to put my off doing another with them!  As I do have other commitments I schedule my posts so it makes it much easier for me!

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter? 

Only that I do really enjoy the books and hope that they continue to invite me and share my posts and to thank them for the invite to take part in this interview!


JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 21: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 22: Joanna Larum’s Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 23: Beverley Ann Hopper

 


JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 23: Beverley Ann Hopper #TeamJoffeBooks

Today we have Beverley Hopper in the spotlight.  Beverley is a reader/reviewer but she is also invaluable as she shares all the posts all over Social Media and is there at every Launch Party.  We are very lucky to have her as part of Team Joffe Books.


Hello. could you tell us a little about yourself?

I am nearly 56 years old and always been a book reader from an early age. My first adult books were Catherine Cookson and my first crime author was Martina Cole and followed on from there. I am a mixed genre reader. I love crime thrillers, family sagas anything that has a good story to it.

 

Can you remember how you found Joffe Books?

I saw a book launch party for a good crime author I liked and joined in. There I met up with Jill and the Crazies.

 

How long have you been reading Joffe Books?

I have been reading Joffe books for about a year.

 

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?

I find them very easy reads with lots of twists and endings that I love in crime thrillers.

 

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers.  Do you think this is a good idea?  If so why?

I love interaction with people. Its a good idea with both authors and readers talking about their everyday life

 

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?  What do you think of them?

I love launch parties my favourite is writing a story based on a photo. So much fun, we have lots of giggles along the way and winning prizes

 

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter?

Joffe publishers look after their authors and the whole planning and layout of the books makes them easy reading and they also produce great, eye catching covers. That is very important to a reader.



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 21: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 22: Joanna Larum’s Reviews.

 

 

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 22: Joanna Larum’s Reviews. #TeamJoffeBooks

Today in the spotlight on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog is Joanna Larum.  Joanna doesn’t have a blog but joins the Blog Tours via Goodreads and other Social Media platforms and we love having her as a part of Team Joffe Books.  You can read Joanna’s reviews via this link Joanna Larum’s Reviews


Joanna LarumHello. could you tell us a little about yourself

I worked for North Yorkshire County Library service for 26 years, learning a lot about people’s tastes in books. I have always loved to introduce other people to the books I like and, being able to review new books meant I could spread that to a wider audience.

How long have you been reading and reviewing books?

I began reviewing books in October last year.

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?

I began blog tours in October last year because I loved the idea of sharing to so many people.

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers?

I mainly do only Joffe blog tours although I am doing a few non-Joffe in the near future.

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?

Joffe books, I have found, are ALWAYS good. I have never read one which I wouldn’t recommend to other readers. I have a saying – ‘If it’s a Joffe book it will be a fantastic read.’

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem?

No, not a problem at all. I fully agree with the policy of immediate launching and blogging. The blogger doesn’t get the chance to forget that they have a book to read. You read it and review it immediately. It works well for me, especially as I now have so many favourite authors in Joffe books. I want to read and review immediately. I don’t want to have to wait!

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those? If so why?

I always have room for Joffe books (see above) – if it’s Joffe it’s great!

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers. Do you think this is a good idea?  If so why?

Fabulous idea! It makes it easy for readers to chat to the authors and ask any questions or even suggest something! I told TJ Brearton that I didn’t understand all of the American words he uses and he said he might put the glossary at the front of the book rather than the back so that readers can check it easily. Brilliant idea for a xenophobe like me!

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?  What do you think of them?

Oh yes. I love Joffe launch parties! They are well-organised, interesting, often mind-blowingly fast and great fun! I end up howling with laughter. Best fun I’ve had in years!

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved? If so what would you recommend?

I don’t have an answer for this. How can you improve something which works so well? Could be dangerous to tinker with perfection!

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter?

Yes, I would like to say that Joffe books publish ONLY wonderful books, books so gripping that I can miss meals and sleep because I am reading them, The blog tours are a delight to do and the parties! Well, the parties are a whirl of witty conversations, puzzles and prizes with a group of people (authors and readers) who now have a deep regard and respect for each other and have become close friends. The publication side is run like a military manoeuvre by a man who is unfailingly polite and committed to his authors and readers and the social media side is run by a lady who is the epitome of organisation and yet is such a warm and caring individual who cares about every single person be they an author or a reader. She is the lynch-pin on which the company revolves. Who wouldn’t want to be part of it?



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 21: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 21: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews. #TeamJoffeBooks

Today we welcome Karen from Sassy Redhead Book Reviews into the spotlight on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog. Karen is based in the USA. You can read her reviews and more about her Blog via this link: Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

Sassy Redhead

Hello Karen, could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging? 

Hello, I am an Administrative Assistant for the Mechanical Engineering Department at our local University. I live in the U.S. I am a mother of three grown children, a grandmother to two and a third one on the way. I was going into my final year of my college career, working on my bachelor’s degree in English last year and decided I wanted something to do in the evenings to keep me busy and my mind busy. I will graduate May 20, 2018. I am an avid reader, reading up to ~5 books a week, and I decided to start my blog so that I could write reviews on books that I read. I read a few different genre’s and I don’t mix my Face Book page with my reading. I enjoy romance of most types, thrillers/mysteries, and crime stories. I figured I could combine my enjoyment of reading with reviewing the books and I contacted an author of a book I had just completed and told her I was interested in blogging and reviewing. She put me on the right track and I started my blog. She has become a friend and supporter.

 

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog) 

I started my blog last June 2017 and have been going at it for almost a year now.

 

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why? 

I started doing the blog tours a few months into starting my blog. I enjoy being a part of helping to get the word out about an author or a book. I especially like to introduce a new author to readers. I have found a lot of new to me authors by doing the blog tours.

 

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? Not a lot. About how many? 

Joffe is one of the few publishers I have done blog tours for. I am a member of several blogger/review groups though.

 

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad? 

I have read a few authors published by Joffe and have not found a bad book yet. I have enjoyed all of the books that I have read and reviewed.

 

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are? 

I have no problem with the short notice for these tours. If I am not busy, I am always willing to join in and help. If I am busy, as I have been the past month finishing my class up so that I can graduate, I will not volunteer to help.

 

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those?

Not consciously. If so why? I love the DI Mariner series and will always do a tour for Chris Collett’s series, as long as I have the time to read and review in the time given.

 

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers.  Do you think this is a good idea?  If so why? 

I do think it’s a great idea. It’s nice that they can get together and chat about the books that are being published, read, and blogged about.

 

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?

No, I have not. I was unaware of them.

 

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter? 

I have enjoyed working with Jill Burkinshaw and Joffe Books, I look forward to more tours with both. Jill is always very helpful and communicative.



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews. #TeamJoffeBooks

Today on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog I am very excited to welcome Linda Strong from Book Lovers Book Reviews. Linda lives in the USA and posts on Delphi Forums. We like having her join the Blog Tours as she reaches readers not accessible via the Blogs.

Linda Strong

Hello Linda. could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging?

I am a voracious reader and I love sharing my reviews and thoughts about any book I’ve read. I also love to hear what others think. I could talk books all day long. I even took early retirement so I’d be able to read as much as I wanted and not have to worry about getting up in the morning to go to work.

 

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog)

I’m not really sure … I’m going to estimate at least a year. My blog isn’t really a blog. I have a forum at http://forums.delphiforums.com/BookReviews (BOOK LOVERS BOOK REVIEWS). I post all my reviews there. There are many subjects discussed, not just reviews, there are the authors who make the news. We salute and remember the authors we’ve lost. We even have cartoons. The visitors there all have one thing in common …. we all love books of all genres. I’ve added so many new books to my wish list from reading what others discuss.

 

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?

It’s been several months and I’ve loved every minute. Again, it’s all about the reading and sharing.

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many? Right now, Joffe Books is the only publisher I tour for.

 

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?

Joffe books are incredible! I’ve discovered so many new authors that have steadily moved up to my top ten favorites.

 

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are?

I generally read a book a day unless the book can be used for a doorstop …. so short notices don’t bother me. I have no problem in keeping up. Of course all those notes hanging from my computer help me remember. 🙂

 

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those? If so why?

When I first get an invitation, I will usually start reading as soon as I finish my current read.

 

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers. Do you think this is a good idea? If so why?

I think it’s a great idea! I’m for anything that promotes reading and an interest in books. I love talking to authors. I do a lot of stalking…er, I mean following… of authors to see what they’ve done, what they’re doing now, etc.

 

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party? What do you think of them?

I have been to a couple. I confess, I’m really bad at trying to figure out the time zones. I usually wind up too late when nothing’s left but a couple cold sandwiches. But I keep trying!

 

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved?

If so what would you recommend? I’m tickled with what is done now. No improvement necessary as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

 

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter?

The Joffe Books I’ve read have been tremendous. My preferred genre is mystery…murder…mayhem… and thankfully Joffe always has a terrific number of these available.

The authors always seem to be available … I run into a lot of them on Facebook and they always stop by and answer questions someone may have for them .. or just comment on a review.

Jill Burkinshaw is my go-to person at Joffe. . She does a brilliant job of keeping everything in order and lining up reviewers. I honestly don’t know how she does it! She’s a joy to work with as far as scheduling reviews, and she’s just one of the friendliest people you’d ever want to know.

I’ve loved the time spent with Joffe and Jill and I hope to keep participating as long as they’ll let me.


JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.


MARRIED LIES by Chris Collett. A reader’s thoughts.

Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on MARRIED LIES by Chris Collett. This is Book 5 in the DI Tom Mariner series and is a brilliant addition to the series. Adrenaline pumping, twists and turns and a jaw-dropping shocker of an ending this book has it all.

MARRIED LIES 2MARRIED LIES by CHRIS COLLETT

Available from:   Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

Do you love gripping mysteries with great characters?

Discover Detective Tom Mariner in this critically acclaimed series.

‘Collett is a wonderful writer, subtle, clever, strong on atmosphere and character.’ Yorkshire Post

Lucy Jarrett is terrified. Someone is watching her every move, following her home from work and making threatening phone calls. But her husband doesn’t believe her and no one else is listening.

Lucy’s married life is proving anything but blissful. Her musician husband is perpetually away on tour and doesn’t want to start a family.

Lucy finally calls on DI Tom Mariner for help, and he takes her fears seriously because of the recent murder of another young woman by her ex-partner.

Mariner himself is already on the hunt for a sadistic killer. Nina Silvero, wife of an ex-police officer, was duped into sipping sulphuric acid disguised as celebratory wine. Grappling with her apparently motiveless killing, Mariner delegates Lucy’s case to Millie Khatoon.  Is someone out for revenge against the police?

Can DI Tom Mariner track down the stalker and catch the killer before anyone else dies?

Discover an absorbing crime mystery full of stunning twists and turns.

Perfect for fans of Peter James, Ian Rankin and Peter Robinson. This is the fifth book in the DI MARINER SERIES, more books coming soon!

THE SETTING

Birmingham is a city of stark contrasts with a rich cultural and historical heritage. Playing a key role in the industrial revolution, it helped shape the nation’s manufacturing industry

But with its many green spaces, Birmingham also borders on the beautiful countryside of Worcestershire and Warwickshire, is just a few miles from Stratford on Avon and a short drive from the wild country of mid-Wales.

Birmingham’s population is large and ethnically diverse, and while urban regeneration has forged a modern and culturally vibrant city, the decaying remnants of the industrial past and 1960s concrete jungle give it a unique and gritty character; the dark underbelly policed by DI Tom Mariner and his team.

THE DETECTIVE

Detective Inspector Tom Mariner is, on the surface, an average dedicated policeman, but his experiences as a younger man have given him an insight into life on the dark side, and a clear sense of right and wrong. Mariner has little interest in material things. He lives in a modest canal-side cottage, enjoys the occasional (real) beer and game of dominoes and drives an old car. He is most at home in the outdoors, with an OS map and a compass, and in times of crisis, will take off and walk for miles in any weather.

THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “STALKED BY SHADOWS.”

DI MARINER SERIES

Book 1: Deadly Lies

Book 2: Innocent Lies

Book 3: Killer Lies

Book 4: Baby Lies

Book 5: Married Lies

Books 6-7 coming soon


My thoughts and opinions

This is book 5 in the DI Tom Mariner series and I have absolutely loved every one.  This one is no different.  It should work very well as stand-alone.

The story begins with a woman found dead in her kitchen after drinking some acid: suicide or murder?  No reason for suicide and loved by everyone so no reason for murder either.  Tom is struggling with the lack of clues when a stalking case comes in so he allocates that to Millie who becomes attached to Lucy.

This is a very complex story with many twists, turns and curve balls along the way.  The reader just keeps turning page after page.  I loved the detective element in this book you could really get stuck in to the struggle for clues and trying to fit everything together and the suspense is building all the time.  The ending is a real jaw dropper – I certainly didn’t expect THAT.  Wow brilliant read this series just gets better and better.

I want to say a little about the characters. Tom Mariner has recently split with Anna and is struggling to move on.  He took Katarina (Kat) under his wing after she was saved from a trafficking ring in a previous book.  Kat wants to move on but Tom is struggling to let go.  This emotional side to Tom brings a different element to the story and I felt we got to know him really well in this book.  The other members of the team continue to develop as team members and  we get to know more about them as they gain depth.

All in all this is a fantastic read that will appeal to anyone who loves Crime Fiction, Police Procedural and thrillers.

A well earned 5 stars from me and I am looking forward to the next book


Chris Collett author photo jpgCHRIS COLLETT – AUTHOR BIO

I was born and grew up in a Norfolk seaside town, almost as far east as it’s possible to go in England without falling into the North Sea. There I worked variously in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). I graduated in Liverpool, then for twenty-five years taught children and young people with learning disabilities, including autism, before going into higher education as a senior lecturer.

Mindful of its reputation, I moved somewhat reluctantly to Birmingham, where I met my husband, in 1981. But just a few years later DI Tom Mariner was created to police its mean streets, and these days I relish the vibrancy and rich social history of the city. After eight outings for Mariner, I still feel as if I’ve barely scratched the surface.

Recently retired from lecturing and I’m currently luxuriating in the time I now have to continue the Mariner series, alongside published short stories and academic works. In my spare time, among other things, I’m a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.

Links

Website: www.chriscollettcrime.co.uk

Twitter: @crime_crow

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chris.collett.5477

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 20: Book Lovers Book Reviews. #TeamJoffeBooks

Today on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog I am very excited to welcome Linda Strong from Book Lovers Book Reviews. Linda lives in the USA and posts on Delphi Forums. We like having her join the Blog Tours as she reaches readers not accessible via the Blogs.

Linda Strong

Hello Linda. could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging?

I am a voracious reader and I love sharing my reviews and thoughts about any book I’ve read. I also love to hear what others think. I could talk books all day long. I even took early retirement so I’d be able to read as much as I wanted and not have to worry about getting up in the morning to go to work.

 

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog)

I’m not really sure … I’m going to estimate at least a year. My blog isn’t really a blog. I have a forum at http://forums.delphiforums.com/BookReviews (BOOK LOVERS BOOK REVIEWS). I post all my reviews there. There are many subjects discussed, not just reviews, there are the authors who make the news. We salute and remember the authors we’ve lost. We even have cartoons. The visitors there all have one thing in common …. we all love books of all genres. I’ve added so many new books to my wish list from reading what others discuss.

 

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why?

It’s been several months and I’ve loved every minute. Again, it’s all about the reading and sharing.

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many? Right now, Joffe Books is the only publisher I tour for.

 

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad?

Joffe books are incredible! I’ve discovered so many new authors that have steadily moved up to my top ten favorites.

 

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are?

I generally read a book a day unless the book can be used for a doorstop …. so short notices don’t bother me. I have no problem in keeping up. Of course all those notes hanging from my computer help me remember. 🙂

 

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those? If so why?

When I first get an invitation, I will usually start reading as soon as I finish my current read.

 

Joffe Books has a launch team that get together in a virtual party setting and many of the authors support each other and chat with the readers and bloggers. Do you think this is a good idea? If so why?

I think it’s a great idea! I’m for anything that promotes reading and an interest in books. I love talking to authors. I do a lot of stalking…er, I mean following… of authors to see what they’ve done, what they’re doing now, etc.

 

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party? What do you think of them?

I have been to a couple. I confess, I’m really bad at trying to figure out the time zones. I usually wind up too late when nothing’s left but a couple cold sandwiches. But I keep trying!

 

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved?

If so what would you recommend? I’m tickled with what is done now. No improvement necessary as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

 

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter?

The Joffe Books I’ve read have been tremendous. My preferred genre is mystery…murder…mayhem… and thankfully Joffe always has a terrific number of these available.

The authors always seem to be available … I run into a lot of them on Facebook and they always stop by and answer questions someone may have for them .. or just comment on a review.

Jill Burkinshaw is my go-to person at Joffe. . She does a brilliant job of keeping everything in order and lining up reviewers. I honestly don’t know how she does it! She’s a joy to work with as far as scheduling reviews, and she’s just one of the friendliest people you’d ever want to know.

I’ve loved the time spent with Joffe and Jill and I hope to keep participating as long as they’ll let me.


JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words.


JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 19: Daisy White’s Wicked Words. #TeamJoffeBooks

Today on my Joffe Books Rolling Blog I am pleased to feature Charley from Daisy White’s Wicked Words. I can’t begin to tell you how many things Charley manages to juggle on a daily basis but among them is Blogging for Joffe Books. You can read her reviews via this link

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Hello Charley. could you tell us a little about yourself and what made you start blogging? 

I have always reviewed books, but I wanted to find somewhere I could easily write about the amazing reads I have found.

How long have you been blogging (when you first set up your blog) 

2012

When did you start joining Blog Tours and why? 

Only this year! The blogging community is very friendly, gives great advice and is a good way to connect with like-minded people.

Do you join blog tours for a lot of publishers? About how many? 

No, only Joffe Books

What do you think of the books Joffe publish are they usually good, average, bad? 

Excellent! I love the fact that the editing and proof-reading is spot on, as this is something that can detract from an otherwise excellent book.

How do Joffe Blog Tours compare to the ones run by other publishers? 

Not sure, but as an author I paid for a blog tour several years ago, provided lots of swag, and the tour operator promptly vanished!

Joffe Books is run differently to other publishers is the short notice of book releases a problem given how much in demand bloggers are? 

I try to do one or two reviews a month, which is as much as I can fit in whilst writing my own books, but never a problem.

Some Bloggers leave room for Joffe Books are you one of those?  If so why? 

The quality of the books means that it is always a pleasure to read and review.

Have you ever gone to a Joffe Launch Party?  What do you think of them? 

Epic! Loads of food an drink and great company 😉

Do you think the Joffe Blog Tour experience could be improved?  If so what would you recommend? 

It works really well.

Is there anything else you would like to say about Joffe Books, their authors or Social Media Promoter? 

Love ‘em! Team Joffe Books 😉



JOFFE BOOKS ROLLING BLOG

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 1 – T J Brearton

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 3: Helen Durrant

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 4 – Janice Frost

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 5 – Stewart Giles

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 6 – Derek Thompson

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 7 – Charlie Gallagher

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 8 – Joy Ellis

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 9 – Daisy White

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 10 – Faith Martin

JOFFE BOOKS – What their authors think. Day 11 – Anne Penketh

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 12: Gretta Mulrooney

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 13: Michael Hambling

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 15: Taylor Adams

JOFFE BOOKS: What their authors think. Day 16: Chris Collett

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 17: Black Books Blog.

JOFFE BOOKS: What the Bloggers & Readers think. Day 18: On The Shelf Reviews.

 

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