BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Boomerang (DS Smith #2) by Stewart Giles #DSSmith #crimefiction #detectivebook #policeprocedural @stewartgiles

As we come to the end of another great Blog Tour we are once again indebted to the absolutely awesome Blogger who make such a big difference by giving their time and expertise to help promote books. From Stewart and I: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are all brilliant xx

What the readers are saying:

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The action in the book ranges between England, Australia and Vietnam, as each little piece in the puzzle is revealed but it all has a certain sense of inevitability, making it page-turningly fast. I enjoy Stewart Giles’ easy writing style and his portrayal of characters, added to the fact that most of the action takes place in this wonderful County I call home.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

As usual, Smith is at loggerheads with his superiors and at times he comes across as rude and sarcastic. He also has a softer side and the differences make him an interesting character to follow. It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

It is well written and has some fantastic characters.  The writing style is really suited to this genre and I loved the flow.  The storyline had me gripped from the beginning and I loved the ending!!  Read more here


Black Books Blog

This book follows Smith and Witton as they are trying to uncover York’s first serial killer, who is writing dates on the dead people’s feet after he has killed them.  He is very hard to catch as, even though he makes no attempts to hide once he has made his killing, he wears a disguise each time and changes his appearance and accent all the way through the book.


On the Shelf Book Reviews

I feel like this series is getting better and better! Boomerang is a fast paced police procedural that has a whole heap of twists and turns which leads to up an emotional and nail biting ending.


Debbie Hipster

Here I am once again thoroughly gripped and immersed into a fast paced, murder mystery. Following the mystery unfold through the Detective’s eyes. I love the two different timelines and the international aspect of the stories, and that the book kept me guessing right to the last point.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

Bloody hell ‘Boomerang’ is certainly one hell of a rollercoaster ride of a read.  I was gripped from the first word on the first page and Smith had me under his spell until I read the last word on the last page.  The story starts in a memorable way and you can’t help but carry on reading to discover how the Vietnam War is connected to what is happening in present day York.  Read more here


Turn the Page Blog


Boomerang coverBoomerang (DS Jason Smith #2) by Stewart Giles

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.

A MAN IS KILLING PEOPLE IN YORK!

Initially the murders appear to be the random acts of a maniac.
Detective Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the murders are all connected to him in one way or another.
All of the killings correspond to events in Smith’s life and the murderer leaves dates at the crime scene which tie up to important dates in Smith’s history. When one of the dates is a time before Smith was even born, he realises he must look deep into the past to find a way to stop the worst spate of murders in York’s long history.
As the countdown begins can Jason catch York’s first serial killer before it’s too late?

This is a fast-paced page-turner that has so many twists and turns it keeps the reader guessing right up to the shocking end.

If you like Police Procedurals, then this is a series you won’t want to miss.

THE SETTING
York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England.
At the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, York is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

THE DETECTIVES
DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.
DS Thompson is of the same rank as Jason, but he doesn’t have the same support or success. He and Jason have a love/hate relationship which brings a bit of humour to the series. Thompson is old school and thinks his age should give him respect and privileges, but life doesn’t work that way for him.
DC Erica Witton is Jason’s preferred partner they work well together and share a bond. She isn’t always appreciated by Jason, but they care about each other and that brings a different dimension to the series.

What readers are saying about Boomerang:

It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.’ – Linda Strong
I’m really enjoying this series. This story flips between events in Vietnam with modern day murders.’ – Sarah
What a great page turner for the first book I have read by this author.’ – David
‘Really liked this book. Great characters and dialogue, black humour in spades.’ – James O’Neill
Great read …. enjoying this series very much.’ – Caroline S


My Review


SG Author photo (4)Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.

Links
Website: www.stewartgiles.com
Twitter: @stewartgiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

You can join the Stewart Giles reader club by completing this form https://mailchi.mp/a64f6de4c541/sgreadersclub

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Bye Baby Bunting by Tannis Laidlaw #byebabybunting @TannisLaidlaw @junctionpublish

Many thanks to all the Bloggers who helped with the Blog Tour for Bye Baby Bunting.  Your help in promoting this book is very much appreciated.  Jill, Tannis & Junction Publishing x

Thank you 5

Girl’s Gospel

I love how the book switches between different characters at different points in their lives. My own moral stance was really put through the wringer throughout the book. My opinion of the lead characters changed several times during the course of the story.  Read more here


Jen Med’s Book Reviews

This is certainly a book that could challenge your sense of what is right in the eyes of the law and what is right in the eyes of the birth mother. I am not sure that the events that take place would be able to happen quite so easily these days as there are more checks that have to happen. Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The story is well-written and grabs the reader from the first word. I was unable to put it down and ignored meal times and bed times to read it. I loved the characters and the twist at the end which opens up the possibility of an entirely new story. Brilliant story, brilliant book, highly recommended.  Read more here


On the Shelf Reviews

The story opens with Penny finding her birth certificate which states she was born in New Zealand but her name is completely different. We then journey back to 1963 and meet Jemma who is mourning the lose of her boyfriend Barry after finding out she’s pregnant. Unsure of what to do, having being told she wouldn’t make a good mother by friends and social workers, she gives the baby up to Barry’s parents Mr and Mrs Winchester.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

I really felt for the character of Jemma Howell.  She was a university student in a loving relationship with her boyfriend.  Tragedy strikes when her boyfriend dies and Jemma finds out that she is pregnant.  I get the impression that Jemma feels that she wants to bring her child up but at the time that this book is set, attitudes towards and opinions of single mothers were somewhat different to now.  Read more here


Dole Whip and Books

I loved how this story was written in Jemma’s, Tim’s (the detective). Graeme and eventually Penny’s POV. It definitely gave an overall perspective of what was happening.   Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

This is quite a complex story that covers some really tough subjects, but those that it does cover, it does very well.  It is a well written story and it has some great characters.  Read more here


Booking Good Read

#GuestPost


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a complex story that really makes the reader think about all the legal complications involved when someone gives up their baby. What happens IF.. WHEN … the mother changes her mind? The difference between right and wrong sometimes has blurred lines.  Read more here


Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

I really enjoyed reading this book. It took a few pages for me to get into it, but once I began reading the story it was hard to put down. Being a child of the 1960’s it was easy to read this book and see where Jemma was coming from and her feelings about being looked down upon due to her pregnancy.  Read more here


Black Books Blog

The story is a great and breathtaking story which shows the lengths parents would go to in order to protect their child, even if it is illegal, and also the complications and issues surrounding adoption and what the birth parent can do if they change their mind afterwards.  Read more here


The Quiet Geordie

#GuestPost



Bye Baby Bunting ebook cover-5Bye Baby Bunting by Tannis Laidlaw

Available from AMAZON

An unwanted pregnancy. A kidnapping. Escape…

University student Jemma Howell’s life has turned upside down: she’s pregnant and her boyfriend has just died.

A lawyer manipulates Jemma to sign away the child to her dead boyfriend’s parents, the wealthy Winchesters.

Six months after giving birth, Jemma is still obsessed with her baby’s welfare. A chance opportunity occurs. She makes a split-second decision.

She is now a kidnapper and on the run. Detective Constable Tim Findlay is assigned to the Winchester kidnapping, his first big case.

In the course of the investigation, he and his partner uncover deeply hidden secrets about the Winchester family.

For Tim, the difference between right and wrong becomes blurred.

BYE BABY BUNTING is a page-turning psychological suspense that explores society’s attitudes to single parenting and adoption and the laws that apply to birth-mother, child and adoptive parents. The story takes place in Auckland, New Zealand, Hawaii and Winnipeg, Canada between 1963 and the present.


Author photo 2Author Bio

Dr Tannis Laidlaw has worn many hats in her career as a psychologist: clinician in private practice, in psychiatric bins and in the prison service; researcher in schizophrenia, anxiety, psychopathy and other personality disorders, mind-body interactions, and the therapeutic use of hypnosis; research manager; writer and lecturer.

She has always been fascinated by the human condition, not only in those with crossed wiring but also when ordinary people are driven to behave in extraordinary ways. Her fiction reflects her psychological background; her non-fiction, her interests as a wife, mother and friend.

Tannis lives with her husband in Auckland, but spends half her time at a deserted beach in Northland, the semi-tropical northern part of New Zealand, and in a remote cabin in the woods on a Canadian lake – all places where she writes and writes and writes.

Website: www.tannislaidlaw.com

Follow @TannisLaidlaw

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Boomerang (DS Smith #2) by Stewart Giles #DSSmith #crimefiction #detectivebook #policeprocedural @stewartgiles

As we come to the end of another great Blog Tour we are once again indebted to the absolutely awesome Blogger who make such a big difference by giving their time and expertise to help promote books. From Stewart and I: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You are all brilliant xx

What the readers are saying:

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The action in the book ranges between England, Australia and Vietnam, as each little piece in the puzzle is revealed but it all has a certain sense of inevitability, making it page-turningly fast. I enjoy Stewart Giles’ easy writing style and his portrayal of characters, added to the fact that most of the action takes place in this wonderful County I call home.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

As usual, Smith is at loggerheads with his superiors and at times he comes across as rude and sarcastic. He also has a softer side and the differences make him an interesting character to follow. It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

It is well written and has some fantastic characters.  The writing style is really suited to this genre and I loved the flow.  The storyline had me gripped from the beginning and I loved the ending!!  Read more here


Black Books Blog

This book follows Smith and Witton as they are trying to uncover York’s first serial killer, who is writing dates on the dead people’s feet after he has killed them.  He is very hard to catch as, even though he makes no attempts to hide once he has made his killing, he wears a disguise each time and changes his appearance and accent all the way through the book.


On the Shelf Book Reviews

I feel like this series is getting better and better! Boomerang is a fast paced police procedural that has a whole heap of twists and turns which leads to up an emotional and nail biting ending.


Debbie Hipster

Here I am once again thoroughly gripped and immersed into a fast paced, murder mystery. Following the mystery unfold through the Detective’s eyes. I love the two different timelines and the international aspect of the stories, and that the book kept me guessing right to the last point.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

Bloody hell ‘Boomerang’ is certainly one hell of a rollercoaster ride of a read.  I was gripped from the first word on the first page and Smith had me under his spell until I read the last word on the last page.  The story starts in a memorable way and you can’t help but carry on reading to discover how the Vietnam War is connected to what is happening in present day York.  Read more here


Turn the Page Blog


Boomerang coverBoomerang (DS Jason Smith #2) by Stewart Giles

From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.

A MAN IS KILLING PEOPLE IN YORK!

Initially the murders appear to be the random acts of a maniac.
Detective Jason Smith is put in charge of the investigation. It soon becomes clear that the murders are all connected to him in one way or another.
All of the killings correspond to events in Smith’s life and the murderer leaves dates at the crime scene which tie up to important dates in Smith’s history. When one of the dates is a time before Smith was even born, he realises he must look deep into the past to find a way to stop the worst spate of murders in York’s long history.
As the countdown begins can Jason catch York’s first serial killer before it’s too late?

This is a fast-paced page-turner that has so many twists and turns it keeps the reader guessing right up to the shocking end.

If you like Police Procedurals, then this is a series you won’t want to miss.

THE SETTING
York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England.
At the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, York is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.

THE DETECTIVES
DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things and that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures.
DS Thompson is of the same rank as Jason, but he doesn’t have the same support or success. He and Jason have a love/hate relationship which brings a bit of humour to the series. Thompson is old school and thinks his age should give him respect and privileges, but life doesn’t work that way for him.
DC Erica Witton is Jason’s preferred partner they work well together and share a bond. She isn’t always appreciated by Jason, but they care about each other and that brings a different dimension to the series.

What readers are saying about Boomerang:

It’s fast-paced and action-packed. I look forward to reading the next book in Smith’s adventures.’ – Linda Strong
I’m really enjoying this series. This story flips between events in Vietnam with modern day murders.’ – Sarah
What a great page turner for the first book I have read by this author.’ – David
‘Really liked this book. Great characters and dialogue, black humour in spades.’ – James O’Neill
Great read …. enjoying this series very much.’ – Caroline S


My Review


SG Author photo (4)Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.

Links
Website: www.stewartgiles.com
Twitter: @stewartgiles
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles.33

You can join the Stewart Giles reader club by completing this form https://mailchi.mp/a64f6de4c541/sgreadersclub

BOOKS BY STEWART GILES

DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy

DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Beekeeper
Book 2 – The Perfect Murder
Book 3 – The Backpacker

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Bye Baby Bunting by Tannis Laidlaw #byebabybunting @TannisLaidlaw @junctionpublish

Many thanks to all the Bloggers who helped with the Blog Tour for Bye Baby Bunting.  Your help in promoting this book is very much appreciated.  Jill, Tannis & Junction Publishing x

Thank you 5

Girl’s Gospel

I love how the book switches between different characters at different points in their lives. My own moral stance was really put through the wringer throughout the book. My opinion of the lead characters changed several times during the course of the story.  Read more here


Jen Med’s Book Reviews

This is certainly a book that could challenge your sense of what is right in the eyes of the law and what is right in the eyes of the birth mother. I am not sure that the events that take place would be able to happen quite so easily these days as there are more checks that have to happen. Read more here


Joanna Larum’s Reviews

The story is well-written and grabs the reader from the first word. I was unable to put it down and ignored meal times and bed times to read it. I loved the characters and the twist at the end which opens up the possibility of an entirely new story. Brilliant story, brilliant book, highly recommended.  Read more here


On the Shelf Reviews

The story opens with Penny finding her birth certificate which states she was born in New Zealand but her name is completely different. We then journey back to 1963 and meet Jemma who is mourning the lose of her boyfriend Barry after finding out she’s pregnant. Unsure of what to do, having being told she wouldn’t make a good mother by friends and social workers, she gives the baby up to Barry’s parents Mr and Mrs Winchester.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

I really felt for the character of Jemma Howell.  She was a university student in a loving relationship with her boyfriend.  Tragedy strikes when her boyfriend dies and Jemma finds out that she is pregnant.  I get the impression that Jemma feels that she wants to bring her child up but at the time that this book is set, attitudes towards and opinions of single mothers were somewhat different to now.  Read more here


Dole Whip and Books

I loved how this story was written in Jemma’s, Tim’s (the detective). Graeme and eventually Penny’s POV. It definitely gave an overall perspective of what was happening.   Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

This is quite a complex story that covers some really tough subjects, but those that it does cover, it does very well.  It is a well written story and it has some great characters.  Read more here


Booking Good Read

#GuestPost


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a complex story that really makes the reader think about all the legal complications involved when someone gives up their baby. What happens IF.. WHEN … the mother changes her mind? The difference between right and wrong sometimes has blurred lines.  Read more here


Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

I really enjoyed reading this book. It took a few pages for me to get into it, but once I began reading the story it was hard to put down. Being a child of the 1960’s it was easy to read this book and see where Jemma was coming from and her feelings about being looked down upon due to her pregnancy.  Read more here


Black Books Blog

The story is a great and breathtaking story which shows the lengths parents would go to in order to protect their child, even if it is illegal, and also the complications and issues surrounding adoption and what the birth parent can do if they change their mind afterwards.  Read more here


The Quiet Geordie

#GuestPost



Bye Baby Bunting ebook cover-5Bye Baby Bunting by Tannis Laidlaw

Available from AMAZON

An unwanted pregnancy. A kidnapping. Escape…

University student Jemma Howell’s life has turned upside down: she’s pregnant and her boyfriend has just died.

A lawyer manipulates Jemma to sign away the child to her dead boyfriend’s parents, the wealthy Winchesters.

Six months after giving birth, Jemma is still obsessed with her baby’s welfare. A chance opportunity occurs. She makes a split-second decision.

She is now a kidnapper and on the run. Detective Constable Tim Findlay is assigned to the Winchester kidnapping, his first big case.

In the course of the investigation, he and his partner uncover deeply hidden secrets about the Winchester family.

For Tim, the difference between right and wrong becomes blurred.

BYE BABY BUNTING is a page-turning psychological suspense that explores society’s attitudes to single parenting and adoption and the laws that apply to birth-mother, child and adoptive parents. The story takes place in Auckland, New Zealand, Hawaii and Winnipeg, Canada between 1963 and the present.


Author photo 2Author Bio

Dr Tannis Laidlaw has worn many hats in her career as a psychologist: clinician in private practice, in psychiatric bins and in the prison service; researcher in schizophrenia, anxiety, psychopathy and other personality disorders, mind-body interactions, and the therapeutic use of hypnosis; research manager; writer and lecturer.

She has always been fascinated by the human condition, not only in those with crossed wiring but also when ordinary people are driven to behave in extraordinary ways. Her fiction reflects her psychological background; her non-fiction, her interests as a wife, mother and friend.

Tannis lives with her husband in Auckland, but spends half her time at a deserted beach in Northland, the semi-tropical northern part of New Zealand, and in a remote cabin in the woods on a Canadian lake – all places where she writes and writes and writes.

Website: www.tannislaidlaw.com

Follow @TannisLaidlaw

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