BLOG TOUR – Love me Goodbye by Meg Buchanan #PreludeSeries @JunctionPublish

Love me Goodbye by Meg Buchanan

Available from AMAZON

Adam Turner is having a really bad night.
The girl he loves has gone back to her cheating fiancé.
So Adam is in a bar, aiming for oblivion

Then the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen walks in.

But Genevieve has problems.
She needs somewhere to spend the night until she can work out a way to disappear.
Then she sees Adam watching her.
He’s answer to those problems in the short- term,

From the moment they meet they both sense something special happening.
It could be amazing.
But Adam is leaving in four days.
And Geneviève has a husband.

Can they overcome the bad timing?
Will they find a way to be together?

#GUESTPOST – extract from Chapter One

ADAM LEANED on the bar and raised two fingers like a peace sign. He got a nod. The bartender took the whiskey glass, poured the double whiskey, then carefully placed it in front of him. From the look on his face he wouldn’t serve him again. Adam pulled the glass closer. “Thanks.” He didn’t feel drunk. Well not drunk enough. He still remembered what made him leave the pub before everyone else. He still knew why he ended up here instead of at the flat where the usual Saturday night party would be pumping. In the hour or so he’d been here the bar had gone from packed to almost empty. His phone rang. He swivelled enough on the barstool to haul it out of his pocket and looked at the caller ID. Tessa again. He hit the red button and put the phone on the bar. He didn’t want to talk to her. He didn’t want to talk to anyone. Especially his flatmate. She’d called him three times already and three times he’d hit decline. She’d even sent him a couple of videos of the party. He’d hit decline on those too. He’d had to watch her playing happy families with Luke less
than twenty-four hours after she’d caught him with someone else. Twenty-four hours! She should have more fucking self-respect. He took a slug of the whiskey as his phone rang again. This time he hit the green button. “What?” He’d tell her to leave him alone. “Where are you?” Tessa asked. “Having a drink.” He could hear the party going on in the background. Everybody would be there. Everybody would be celebrating. They knew Stadium had a contract to play in Queensland for three months and were leaving in four days. And instead of celebrating the chance of a lifetime with the rest of the band, he was sitting in a bar, deliberately getting drunk. “You should be here, with us,” said Tessa. And he should have had more self-preservation than to tell her how much he cared and that he would be there for her. The last time Luke had strayed she’d turned to him for a few days and then she’d gone back to the arsehole. That had nearly killed him. In the background he heard Luke say, “Tell him to get his arse here.” “Did you hear that?” asked Tessa. “Yeah,” he said. “I heard. And what the fuck are you doing with Luke still?” Straight away the sounds coming through the phone changed. Footsteps, some talking, a door shutting, then quiet, just the hum of the party far in the background. Tessa must have gone to her room. “Don’t be cross at me, Adam,” she said quietly. “You’re all leaving in a few days. I didn’t want to spoil it by fighting with Luke.” A bloody stupid reason. But typical of Tessa. Too nice and no self-respect. “So, you let him get away with cheating on you?” He could just about hear her shrug over the phone. “Don’t be cross,” she said. “Come home.”

“I’ll think about it.” He ended the call. Finished the whiskey still in the glass, turned the phone off and put it down again. Then he looked over at the bartender. Maybe he’d get lucky. But the guy ignored him, he was watching the doorway intently. Adam turned to see what could hold anyone’s attention like that at this time of night. A female. Of course. It had to be. Tall, with legs forever, a silver cocktail dress, and the highest, strappiest silver sandals it would be possible to wear and still walk. In her hand she had a small silver purse, her long black hair held up by a clip hung in curls around her face. Stunning. Beautiful. Sexy. Even beside Tessa she’d look good. She had the same long legs, long slender neck and slim frame. Similar age too, around twenty. But everything about her was darker than Tessa, her eyes, her skin, her hair. And Tessa bubbled and bounced and talked all the time. This girl had poise and sophistication. He watched as she stood still in the doorway for a moment, then breathed slowly in and walked towards the bar, threading her way through the mess of chairs and tables. And the way she moved, like water, smooth and elegant. How she did it in those shoes was a puzzle. She hesitated for a moment then looked behind her checking the doorway as if she thought she was being followed. None of his business. He went back to the empty glass and tried to catch the bartender’s eye.

Author Profile

I live in Paeroa, a small town in New Zealand, with my husband and a black labrador. Most of my books are set in my home town, simply because it has a rich history, and the streets already have names, so do the rivers and the mountain nearby, and the neighbouring towns also have names, so I save time on world building.

BLOG TOUR – Poppy Bloom by Rebekah Dobson @junctionpublish

Today I would like to share with you my thoughts on POPPY BLOOM by Rebekah Dobson as part of the #BlogTour. This is a brilliant read with a realistic view of life in the future.

Poppy Bloom by Rebekah Dobson

Available from  AMAZON

Vicki Morel believes she and Will, her gorgeous fiancé, have it all. They’re living the American dream. That is, until Portland, Oregon is leveled by a terrorist grade light weapon, and she loses Will at the airport.

Ambrose Palamo is an aviation student who wants one thing: to go home to Samoa. But when Portland is leveled, and he meets Vicki, he promises to help her find her fiancé instead. What he doesn’t expect is the feelings that start to form for her as they search the dangerous Oregon woodlands.

Sometimes love isn’t what you think it is.

The poppies bloom reminds them of what they’ve lost, while giving them the courage to face a brand new future.

My thoughts

Well I don’t usually read dystopian but I read Abby’s Promise and loved it so had to read this one and I am SOOO glad I did.  WOW what a book I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and devoured it in a day.

The book is set way into the future where the electronic assistants we are currently welcoming into our lives take on a life of their own with Alex who does everything including make the coffee and all through some very high tech spectacles.

Vicky is saying goodbye to her Fiancé, Will when all hell breaks loose in the airport.  She escapes with the help of Ambrose and they join several others as they try to work out what has happened and what they are going to do next.

It appears there has been a coordinated attack on America leaving devastation in its wake and a small group of people running for their lives.  As the group diminishes further Vicki and Ambrose escape on foot but where are they going to escape to?

This is a fairly short book and a fast read but Rebekah has made a brilliant job of building characters that we get to know well and quickly while at the same time making them realistic.

An excellent read and  I now really need the next book

5 stars from me

Author Bio

Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.



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