BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Daisy Song (Life after Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson #dystopian @junctionpublish

A big thank you to the Bloggers who helped with the Blog Tour for DAISY SONG (Life After Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson. We very much appreciate you taking the time to help in promoting this book and series. Jill, Rebekah & Junction Publishing

What the Bloggers Thought

Black Books Blog

This is a brilliant series and I loved getting to know the characters on their journey after the terrorist attack back in book one, all through book two until we get to this stunning book.  Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

Author Interview with Rebekah Dodson

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

This is the third book in the Life After Us series. I have read the previous two and was waiting with bated breath for this conclusion. It certainly doesn’t disappoint!

Turn the Page (Guest Review)

Review by Penny Buxton

This is a brilliant read that has you gripped from page one!

After the cliff hanger of the last book where Ambrose has left to find his way to rescue Vicki and Vicki is having pains from the pregnancy, I eagerly awaited the next book and wasn’t disappointed.  Read more here

Books n All Book Promotions

It is an intriguing journey as we follow 2 people determined to be together as they fight the many obstacles put in their way. There are several unlikely relationships that bring different dimensions to the story and make for gripping reading.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

‘Daisy Song’ is the third book in the ‘Life After Us’ series.  I have read, reviewed and loved the two previous books (‘Poppy Bloom’ and ‘Lavender Dreams’) in the series and so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the third book.  ‘Daisy Song’ was released on 12th February 2019.  It was well worth the wait as I really enjoyed it but more about that in a bit.  Read more here


Daisy Song (Life after Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson

Available from AMAZON

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Seven months ago, Vicki Morel was supposed to be happy, not in the midst of the apocalypse. She and her fiancé, Will, should have been married and about to celebrate the birth of their child. Instead, she is on the run in fear for her life and the life of her baby. Her only hope is Ambrose—the man she truly loves.

Vicki entered Ambrose’s life like a bomb and blew everything apart. Just when he thought they could get out of this hell hole alive, she walked away. Or did she? After a cryptic message on a satellite phone, Ambrose is willing to risk it all to find her. Through a plane crash, escaping crazy doomsday preppers, and invading a military base, Ambrose and his band of survivors is determined to rescue Vicki. He wasn’t born a leader, yet the people follow him, determined to carve their own path in this world.

When everything ends, the daisy’s song promises a new beginning, a different life, and a fresh path in this altered world.


Rebekah Dodson 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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BLOG TOUR – Daisy Song (Life after Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson #dystopian @junctionpublish

Today it is my stop on the Blog Tour for Daisy Song (Life after Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson and I am thrilled to share with you my review of this unputdownably gripping book.

Daisy Song (Life after Us #3) by Rebekah Dodson

Available from AMAZON

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Seven months ago, Vicki Morel was supposed to be happy, not in the midst of the apocalypse. She and her fiancé, Will, should have been married and about to celebrate the birth of their child. Instead, she is on the run in fear for her life and the life of her baby. Her only hope is Ambrose—the man she truly loves.

Vicki entered Ambrose’s life like a bomb and blew everything apart. Just when he thought they could get out of this hell hole alive, she walked away. Or did she? After a cryptic message on a satellite phone, Ambrose is willing to risk it all to find her. Through a plane crash, escaping crazy doomsday preppers, and invading a military base, Ambrose and his band of survivors is determined to rescue Vicki. He wasn’t born a leader, yet the people follow him, determined to carve their own path in this world.

When everything ends, the daisy’s song promises a new beginning, a different life, and a fresh path in this altered world.


My Review

This is book 3 in the ‘Life after Us’ series’ set far into a future where people rely on technology for all their wants and needs in the form of Alex, a whole new vision of a personal assistant.

An attempt has been made to take control of America. Vicki and Ambrose are caught up in the initial bombing at the airport. Ambrose was arriving for work and Vicki was seeing her fiancé, Will, off as he goes to work abroad. Initially it looks as though Will is killed in the mayhem but the reality is much, much worse.

As Ambrose and Vicki struggle to survive they are separated and the pregnant Vicki is captured by Will who has evolved into an evil man focussed on taking control of America. She pleads with Ambrose to save her and that is where we pick up the story with Daisy Song.

It is an intriguing journey as we follow 2 people determined to be together as they fight the many obstacles put in their way. There are several unlikely relationships that bring different dimensions to the story and make for gripping reading.

Although this is not a genre I usually read I absolutely love this series. I have devoured each book like a starving woman and I really hope there will be more.


Rebekah Dodson 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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Blog Tour: Fat Chance by A.B. Morgan #crimefiction #fatchance @AliMorgan2304 @junctionpublish

Today it is my stop on the Blog Tour for this fantastic new release by the Brilliant A. B. Morgan. This is a must read for all lovers of Crime Fiction.

Fat Chance book description

Available from AMAZON

A missing barrister, a severed thumb and fat chance of finding out the truth.

Ella Fitzwilliam’s world is about to spiral out of control. She’s not cut out to be a private investigator. With little or no aptitude for the job, she’s been sent undercover to expose the hidden lives of two men who meet nearly every week at Buxham’s – a private members’ club where portions are large and secrets are held in strictest confidence.

One of those men is Harry Drysdale, a defence barrister, and the other is Marcus Carver, an eminent surgeon with a tarnished past and much to lose. Ella knows he has unhealthy appetites, she’s sure he’s feeding his perverted habits and putting his female patients at risk but she has to prove it.

When Harry Drysdale goes missing, Konrad Neale TV journalist tries to reveal the truth behind the lies, but some of the secrets start to reveal themselves… and they are big.


My Review

This is a stand-alone book in the Crime Fiction genre. If you have never read anything by AB Morgan you don’t know what you are missing. Her books always have a humorous element somewhere that has you laughing while still not detracting from the main theme of crime.

Ella is always up for a laugh even a mundane task like bingo calling has everyone laughing but the manager is not impressed and so endeth another job. However, among the audience is someone from her past and with her another opportunity presents itself.

Tasked with going under cover as an investigator is bound to be unusual given what we already know about the hillarious Ella and I was not disappointed.

This is a brilliant read. You need to think outside the box but the characters are unusual but realistic as we join Ella and Val on her journey to reveal a perverted man who has a reputation as a Bariatric Surgeon but is using his position to satisfy his urges.

Fun and seriousness take their turns on this roller coaster ride of a read with many twists and turns all the way to the end.

Brilliant!


Author Bio

Alison Morgan lives in rural Bedfordshire, UK, with her engineer husband and bonkers dog. Life is never boring and they are usually planning the next adventure. Alison spent several decades working on the front line of mental health services as a specialist nurse and latterly as manager of an early intervention service for first episode psychosis. However, when a heart problem brought her career to a juddering halt, she had to find a way of managing her own sanity, so she sat down to write some useful clinical guidelines for student nurses. Instead, a story that had been lurking in her mind came spewing forth onto the pages of what became her first novel. Since then she has been unable to stem the flow of ideas and writes full-time from a luxurious shack at the top of the garden. Alison writes under the name A B Morgan and. within her storylines, she continues to make good use of her years of experience in mental health services, where the truth is often much stranger than fiction.

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DCI GRECO SERIES 2 OF 4 – DARK HOUSES BY HELEN H DURRANT @HHDURRANT @JOFFEBOOKS #CRIMEFICTION #BOOKREVIEW #DETECTIVE

DARK HOUSES a gripping detective thriller full of suspense by [DURRANT, HELEN H.]DARK HOUSES (DI Greco #2) by Helen H Durrant

Available from Amazon UK   US   AU   CA

A young woman is found brutally murdered in an empty house
Detective Stephen Greco and his team must piece together her life as quickly as possible. Within twenty-four hours there is another horrific murder using the same method. The detectives realise that the victims are random but the locations are not. The killer is more concerned with finding the right house – somewhere he won’t be disturbed as he pursues his evil plan.

When a man walks into the station and confesses, it looks like the case is closed. But Greco’s not convinced and soon he’ll be fighting to save the woman who’s most important to him in a stunningly tense and emotional conclusion.

Can Greco keep himself and his team under control as the criminal gets personal?

DARK HOUSES is the second book in a new series of detective thrillers featuring D.I. Greco. Stephen Greco has moved to Oldston after his wife divorced him. He doesn’t like the place much but he wants to stay close to their daughter, Matilda. He is a meticulous policeman with a touch of O.C.D. Easy to admire, but difficult to like.

The series is set in the fictional industrial northern English town of Oldston.


My Review

I have a list of authors whose books I can pick up to read knowing that I have a few hours of gripping, adrenaline pumping entertainment in store and Helen Durrant is pretty high up that list.  So when I was in danger of losing my reading mojo I went in search of her back list and downloaded Dark Houses.  Yes, okay I hold my hands up I meant to download the first in the series which is Dark Murder but no matter they work perfectly as stand alone.

In an empty house the body of a pretty girl is discovered.  Rape, torture the victim had horrific injuries and Greco has his work cut out.  The killer is forensically aware so there is no evidence it is on a low income estate so everyone ‘seen nothing, heard nothing’  Add into the mix a schizophrenic young man and things are starting to get really complicated.

Greco is trying to rebuild his relationship with his ex wife while working his way through his OCD issues and is feeling a little insecure.  Speedy is disillusioned with life and work and Grace has a crush on Greco.  Can the team clear their heads enough to pick up and run with the tiny bits of clues that are available before more young women die?

There are many twists and turns as the reader is taken on a roller coaster ride full of edge-of-your-seat suspense all the way to an ending that is mind blowing.

Another absolutely fantastic read from a very talented author.

5 stars from me


THE GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER – DCI GRECO SERIES 1 OF 4 – DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL

THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – lavender dreams (life after us #2) by rebekah dodson #dystopian @junctionpublish

Many thanks to the wonderful bloggers for helping with the Blog Tour for Lavender Dreams. Your help is very much appreciated you are awesome!

What the bloggers thought:

Ginger Book Geek 

The author writes so convincingly about her characters that they seemed very realistic and they seemed to jump off the page and spring to life as it were.  I found that I cared about what happened to them.  I found that the deeper I was getting into the book, the quicker the pages seemed to be turning.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews 

Vicki is still looking for her fiance, Will, but she realises that she is falling in love with Ambrose and the ways he differs from Will are the reasons for her growing admiration and love for him. There is danger all round them and every stage in their journey is fraught with difficulties, culminating in Vicki’s capture by the terrorists.  Read more here

Turn The Page Blog:  Guest review by Penny Buxton

The story begins as Vicki and Ambrose had jumped into the river to safety it is here where they hate each other but as the story progresses they fall for each other, without giving too much away as the story progresses Vicki is captured by the terrorists in the end of the world scenario and Ambrose sets out in a fight to rescue her, with a lot of twists and turns in the story it ends at a cliff hanger leaving the reader gripped and looking forward to the next book!

Akamatra

Even though this isn’t really my type of book, I liked reading the next installment. I kept wanting to see what happens next, even though it wasn’t as thrilling as the first one. I was feeling a little under their spell and didn’t want to stop reading it.   Read more here

Black Books Blog

This book is another great read and kept me hooked as it follows Vicki and Ambrose in their possible love triangle, also involving Vicki’s  husband (who got taken by terrorists at the beginning of book 1).   Read more here

Big Family Organised Chaos 


Lavender Dreams (Life after us #2) 

Available from AMAZON

On the run from invading forces, Vicki escapes into the woods with Ambrose. After his truck is stolen, she has to make a choice: accept her fiance, Will, is dead, or keep searching — possibly in vain. Can she learn to love Ambrose as she loved Will?

Khaki. That’s what everyone thinks of him, but Vicki knows the truth, and after that kiss, Ambrose yearns for more. He wants Vicki to forget about her fiance and accept the fact he is dead. They saw him being dragged off in handcuffs before the explosion!

But, what if he’s not dead?

What if he made it out alive?

When Vicki is kidnapped by terrorists, Ambrose fights to find the woman he loves. Yet their lavender dream promises of serenity may never come.


My thoughts

This is book 2 in the Life After Us series and it does work as stand alone but I would advise that Poppy Bloom is read first if possible.  Poppy Bloom ended on a cliff-hanger and that is where this book picks up.

The USA has been attacked and is now under the control of a group of ‘Military’ who are armed with high tech weapons capable of reducing people to dust.  Add to the mix a young girl with an agenda and danger is all around.

Ambrose and Vicky are on the run and Ambrose is injured just when they think they are safe they encounter more problems.

I do not normally read dystopian but I do like to read something different on occasion and read Poppy Bloom so I needed to know what happens next.

The characters build in depth and complexity as the book progresses to become well rounded, realistic characters with a strong will to survive.  The story is a very engaging one that kept the pages turning.

Again the book ends on a cliff-hanger so I am now waiting for the next in the series.

5 stars from me.

Many thanks to Junction Publishing for the advance copy.  This is my unbiased review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


About Rebekah Dodson

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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ADVENT BOOK BLOG 14 – Jul-2018 (2) – To Snare a Witch @JUNCTIONPUBLISH @JAYRAVENAUTHOR #HORROR

Advent Book Blog day 14 and today we have a change of genre as I spotlight TO SNARE A WITCH by Jay Raven. This is a short, fast paced read that will keep the pages turning. Perfect for readers of Horror.

To Snare a Witch ebook FINALTO SNARE A WITCH by Jay Raven

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Canada   Amazon Australia

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty,  intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.

What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition  sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…


My Review

This is a novella and a very gripping read.  I struggle to review novellas as they are short and concise so it is very easy to include spoilers.  I hope I have managed to tell you enough to want to read it but not spoil it.

It is some time since I read a Witch story but I have read Jay Raven’s work before and was very impressed so was looking forward to reading this one.  I like the way the author is taking the older horror subjects and reinventing them so was intrigued as to how he would develop Witches.

The story begins with Thomas and Matthew enacting a scene.  It is sheer brilliance that he has taken 2 actors and remixed them and it works perfectly.  Thomas and Matthew have found a way to make significant amounts of money finding and identifying Witches. We begin with a Witch being tried via a reworking of the old dunking method but all is not what it seems.

Add a lusting old man and a beautiful young woman into the mix and the reader is taken on a bumpy ride through witchery, lies and impersonations the like of which I have never read before.

Many twists and turns are involved in this story.  It is fast paced gripping with many curve balls in the mix and the ending is brilliant.  I am really hoping for more to add to this story.


What the bloggers thought

The Bookworm Drinketh

….All I can say is, that endingWow. I just feel like I wouldn’t have seen that coming. I would highly recommend it, for sure!  Read more here


Mind Garbage

My favourite thing about the book though is actually the chapter titles, which might sound a little bit silly, but they are all lines from various rhymes that you learn as a child. I don’t know why, but I found these little childlike titles juxtaposed with the dark content to be quite enchanting.  Read more here


Ginger Book Geek

I was hooked on this novella from the moment I picked the book up and began to read.  I wasn’t sure that I would enjoy reading a shorter story as I am used to reading longer books but I needn’t have worried.  This novella has so much action crammed into a small number of pages that at times I thought I was reading a longer book.  I soon became addicted to the writing style, the characters and the story.   Read more here


Mother Geek

I won’t spoil the story, but if you’re anything like me, you will read this in one sitting!   Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

To be 100% honest I didn’t find it scary but that didn’t bother me as what I did sound was a brilliant story that I really, really enjoyed!  Read more here


Loopy Lou Laura

This book has been well researched and the description of the process of locating witches was both accurate and horrific. Witches in England were not burned at the stake: this was the fate of witches in Europe.  Read more here


Jade’s Long Journey

That wasn’t an issue with To Snare a Witch, since it is only 77 pages long and has quite short chapters it was a great book to pick up just to have a bit of me time once the kids are in bed without the pressure of trying to get through to the end of a huge chapter.  Read more here


Cookiez Meltdown

Jay really made the Novella come to life, the characters were amazingly well written and i connected to this story like i was a part of it, the plot, the setting and the jam packed action of it all had left me wanting more.  Read more here


Black Books Blog

What follows is a brilliant story, full of little twists, which I never saw coming, and a brilliant conclusion to the story.  Read more here


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BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – The Aro Street Girls by Lyndsay Campbell

Lyndsay, Junction Publishing and I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to the brilliant bloggers who helped with this Blog Tour. At such a busy time of year we really appreciate you taking the time to read, blog and share the book love. xx

Black Books Blog

Overall this was a very well written book, which kept me hooked and made me realise how hard it was for the women left behind all the way on the other side of the world as they waited for news from their loved ones. Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

Lyndsay Campbell writes a really good story and I will look out for more of her books in the future.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

In short, I loved reading this atmospheric tale set mostly during the First World War and I certainly feel as though I have learned something from it. I would definitely recommend it to other readers. Read more here

Beth in a Box

This book really tugged at my heart strings and the fact that we’ve just observed the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One was really poignant for me. Read more here

Jen Meds Book Reviews

If you love historical fiction then you really should pick up this book and find out for yourself what life was like for families in times of war. Read more here

The Haphazardous Hippo

Lyndsay Campbell took me on an emotional roller coaster with this book and I’ll be keeping a watchful eye out for more books from her. Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

MotherGeek

Life in Rose Tinted Glasses


The Aro Street Girls by Lyndsay Campbell

Available from AMAZON

Kathy’s world is torn apart when her fiancé, Freddie enlists with NZ Forces to fight in World War One. When their father dies. she and her siblings, Belle and Walter, are forced to grow up fast and Kathy’s dream to become a teacher is thrown into question by family needs.

Kathy and Freddie’s romance continues via touching letters to and from the Front, but her devotion is challenged when Pacifist Lay Pastor, Arthur Tremaine appears on the scene.

This charming tale is set against the harsh realities of life in a small British colony a century ago. Feminist ideals are woven throughout as the cast of strong women and engaging men meet the challenges and tragedies they are faced with.

The reader is taken across the globe to Europe and post-war Britain where the Spanish flu has taken hold. The disease follows returning New Zealand soldiers’ with devastating consequences.

Will Freddie survive the war to claim his love?

Will Kathy fulfil her dream to become a teacher, or has the war changed everything they once knew to be true?

The Aro Street Girls is awash with romance, mystery and excitement; a vivid portrayal of wartime life in New Zealand.


My Review

I have recently rediscovered my love of Historical Fiction and recently read a few books set in WWI Britain. So I was very interested in reading The Aro Street Girls as it is set in the same era but in New Zealand.

This is a steadily moving story that I love.  It follows a family from the start to the end of the War, and covers all the issues encountered during that difficult time.

Love, laughter and tears all combine together to make a brilliant read with well rounded, realistic characters.  The family members are all completely different but the family dynamics work perfectly.

I won’t spoil the enjoyment by going into any details, but I will say I really enjoyed reading this and look forward to more from this author.


Author Bio

Writing has always been an integral part of my life. From factual articles for newspapers and news stories for a local radio station, interviewing offenders as a probation officer and writing their pre-sentence court reports for New Zealand’s District Courts, as well as amassing a small collection of poetry.

My historical fiction is inspired by the stories of my Scottish and Irish ancestors who crossed the seas in sailing ships in the mid 1800s to find a new life in Aotearoa New Zealand. This, combined with years spent working in the field of counselling and social work after my family had grown, has given me an interest in the lives of our ancestors more than a century ago and in writing about what makes people act the way they do. I love to create believable characters who find themselves in challenging situations.

I am a natural gypsy and while I love to travel internationally, more recently my husband and I have enjoyed motor homing around New Zealand. Walking the beaches and bush tracks and meeting people who also enjoy the mobile life is lots of fun. The wonderful thing about writing is its portability. I am happy with my laptop on my knee in our mobile home, or at a proper desk. Living on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua where steaming mud and thermally heated pools are the norm is quite a blessing and I am sometimes to be found writing in one of Rotorua’s lovely cafes.

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BLOG TOUR – Angel Fire by Meg Buchanan & Deryn Pittar

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for ANGEL FIRE by Meg Buchanan & Deryn Pittar. This is a short fast-paced paranormal romantic suspense that will appeal to many readers

ANGELFIRE  by Deryn Pittar and Meg Buchanan

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When Major Lewis Carpenter arrives home in Haven Falls he’s literally knocked off his feet by his neighbour, Emma. She’s even more gorgeous than he remembers.

That evening, he arrives at her door with a bottle of wine, only to find her armed and ready to repel invaders. After much persuasion, she tells him she’s an angel and the devil has chosen her to be his bride – but she’s not going without a fight.

Lewis, who suffers from PTSD, finds her story about as believable as some of his flashbacks, but is prepared to go along with her until proven otherwise because he’s fantasized about her for years.

What follows is an exciting couple of days involving fights with fallen angels, a kidnapping and a rescue involving a fire truck. All’s fair in love and war, especially if you’re falling in love with an angel.


My thoughts

Angel Fire is a short, fast paced read that had me gripped from the first page.  Despite being short the characters develop quickly and gain depth throughout the story.

Emma is an angel living a quiet life but the dark side have her in their sights.

Lewis is in the army and comes home on leave suffering from PTSD when Emma literally knocks him for six.

A love story waiting to happen but first the demons need to be dealt with and this reveals the inner characters of Lewis’ parents as unknown skills become useful.

With it being a short story it is difficult to write a review without spoilers so I hope I have intrigued you enough to buy the book as you wont be disappointed this is a lovely story that will appeal to readers who like paranormal, romance, suspense and many other genres.

I am hoping for more books featuring Emma and Lewis

5 stars from me


Author Bios

Deryn Pittar

I write futuristic and fantasy fiction, spiced with romance and adventure. This allows my imagination to run free, to create interesting characters caught in unusual circumstances and events. Sometimes I have the pleasure of watching science and technology catch up with my imagination.

I also write Young Adult, short stories and flash fiction; articles on writing and I am published in these genre. I self-published a children’s rhyming book and once won a prize for a short screen script.

I’m a published poet and I endeavour to put my poetry skills into my fiction writing to enhance the word pictures I create.

I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which lives up to its name. I belong to the Romance Writers of N.Z., Tauranga Writers, and Spec.Fic.NZ (speculative fictionNZ).

 

Meg Buchanan

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.

I have been writing for seven years. Before that I was a teacher, then a kitchen designer, and for a year, the creator of resources for drug education. But now writing is what I do.

I love creating books about ordinary people doing interesting things. The characters in my story are just a little better looking and more charismatic than in real life, but they think and feel like normal people.

My books cover many genre, action adventure, scifi, historical fiction, and romance. Up until now you won’t find a vampire or werewolf in any them, but in the future, that can’t be completely ruled out.

BLOG TOUR WRAP UP – Love me Goodbye (Prelude #5) by Meg Buchanan @junctionpublish

Thank you very much to all the awesome bloggers on the Blog Tour for LOVE ME GOODBYE.  Your help is very much appreciated, Jill, Meg and Junction Publishing xx

What the bloggers thought:

Black Books Blog 

The book follows Adam and Genevieve as two lost souls who have both got issues in their pasts. They find each other in a bar and feel instant electricity between them.  Read more here

Ginger Book Geek 

Oh my, I was hooked on ‘Love Me Goodbye’ from the moment I picked it up and started to read.  The author’s writing style is such that she grabs your attention right from the beginning and she doesn’t let you go until you have read the last word on the last page.   Read more here

Big Family Organised Chaos 

This book follows the characters Adam and Genevieve, we were introduced to Adam in the previous book as part of the band, and I love the way the books cross over each other entwining the characters from previous books.  Read more here

Sassy Redhead Book Reviews 

A story of a woman who needs a knight in shinning armor, and man who wants to feel needed and loved. Can these two find a path together and have both of their wants and needs work?  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews 

This is a delightful book to read with convincing characters and loads of excitement. I loved every page and would recommend it to all.  Read more here

Beth in a Box 

Meg’s writing is brilliant, she really tells a beautiful story and her characters are flawed to perfection.  They appear real due to their flaws.  Read more here


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?


My thoughts

This is book 5 in the Prelude series but they do work very well as stand-alone.

Stadium has been offered a contract to play in Australia for 3 months.  It is a dream come true for Luke and the others are happy to support him.  Luke is happy to escape after his philandering resulted in him being dumped by his fiancée, Tessa, and his girlfriend.  Adam holds a torch for Tessa and is disappointed that she appears to have forgiven Luke and is drowning his sorrows in a bar when in walks Genevieve.

Genevieve is on the run from her controlling husband and that brings a stong element of suspense to the love story.  Will Mason find them?

Time and circumstances are all wrong for this love at first sight relationship to work.  Adam is packing to go to Australia and Genevieve wants to go home to her parents in Uruguay.  Trying to make the most of the little time they have while keeping their eyes open for Mason the couple are up against it.

This is a gripping read that will appeal to readers of Romantic Suspense.  I am looking forward to the next book.


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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.

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