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Book Review: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May. #BlogTour #MMICB #Giveaway

Book Review: Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay by Nicola May. #BlogTour #MMICB #Giveaway

I am very happy to be hosting my stop on the blog tour for Nicola May’s latest book, Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay. Thank you to Author Nicola May for my advanced copy. I was honoured and excited to read this before it was published. And thank you to the brilliant Rachel from RachelsRandomResources.com for organising this blog tour. I don’t take part in many blog tours now, but for Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay, I most definitely was very keen to get my place.

Description:

The cast of the runaway bestseller, The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, are back – including Rosa, Josh, Mary, Jacob, Sheila, new mum Titch and, last but by no means least, Hot, the adorable dachshund.

Newly wed, and with her inherited corner shop successfully up and running, Rosa Smith seems to have all that anyone could wish for. But the course of true love never did run smooth and Rosa’s suspicions that her husband is having an affair have dire consequences.
Reaching rock bottom before she can climb back up to the top, fragile Rosa is forced to face her fears, addiction and jealousy head on.
With a selection of meddling locals still at large, a mystery fire and Titch’s frantic search for the real father of her sick baby, the second book in this enchanting series will take you on a further unpredictable journey of self-discovery.

My Thoughts:

Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay is the sequel to The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. I loved the first book as much as I enjoyed this one. You can read book 2 as a standalone, but reading the first book would give you a better introduction to Cockleberry Bay and the characters you will meet. I found myself getting a good reminder of the residents of the Bay and a short recap of some of what happened in book 1. So as I said you can read as a standalone if you wish.

Coming back to Cockleberry Bay was like coming back to a place I know and love. Catching up with Rosa, Titch, Mary and the boys from The Lobster Pot was great. I felt comfortable that I knew their characters and was looking forward to seeing what everyone had been up to. Of course it was great to hear from Hot the little sausage dog too. Hot also got up to his own escapades.

Rosa is now married and running the corner shop in Cockleberry Bay. But is she happy? Is she content with her life? Come along on Rosa’s journey of self discovery. Along the way I shared Rosa’s pain, joy, laughter, friendships and much more.

The character development of Rosa in this book is fantastic. You can tell from the writing that Author Nicola May knows ‘life’. Life is not easy, you find love, get married find a job…. and et voila …happy ever after. No! life has bumps and some of them are mountains. Yet the author writes with emotion, care and humour.

“No, Ed Sheeran hasn’t moved to Cockleberry Bay.”

The writing is current with even a mention of Meghan and baby Archie (British Royals).

When I finished book 1 and read some reviews, many readers were asking the author to write book 2. I am embarrassed to admit that I was hesitant because book 1 was so good. But I was a fool, I know and love Nicola May’s writing and her books so I should have known and have had faith that book 2 would smash it. …….and it did. Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay is as good as The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. I loved Rosa’s story. The author has the ability in her writing to make us care for her characters. When Nicola May describes her books as “chick lit with a kick”, she describes this book better than any reviewer could. Nicola May has smashed it again with another amazing brilliant book. Great characters, perfectly descriptive location and a plot that has humour, romance, friendship and unexpected escapades. Highly recommended and I predict like book 1, this too will become an Amazon bestseller.


About the Author:

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.


Giveaway

Yes, you lucky folk! There is a giveaway here too. You could win a signed copy of the first book in the series . The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. You can read my review of it HERE! But based on the reviews of this book, you know you want it. Plus its signed! So enter the rafflecopter below. Just press the link and fill it in. Easy. Good luck.

RAFFLECOPTER – CLICK HERE

Win a signed copy of The Corner Shop on Cockleberry Bay (Open INT)

*Terms and ConditionsWorldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will be passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


Check out the rest of this blog tour. There are some amazing bloggers sharing their thoughts on Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay.


Links:

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

www.nicolamay.com

facebook/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter/nicolamay1

Instagram/author_nicola

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Posted by on July 15, 2019 in Books, Giveaways

 

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Book Review and #Giveaway. The Big Event by Anne John-Ligali.

Thank you to Rachel at RachelsRandomResources.com for organising this blog tour, and thank you to Anne John-Ligali for my copy of this book. I did a cover reveal for this book at the beginning of the month, and mentioned at that time how excited I was to read it. I was right to be excited, it is a brilliant book. 


Description:

You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action. 

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes. 

The Big Event is first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

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My Thoughts:

This is a lovely easy reading short story. I think the cover does a great job of representing the inside story, the characters and the sparkles. Constance will be an interesting and friendly character to follow and I am already looking forward to seeing what she does next. 

The story feels like it is setting a base for more stories to follow, yet still being a very enjoyable read on its own. I think if you use social media yourself, you will be able to identify with the characters that Anne John-Ligali has created. I wonder how many readers will have particular social media users in mind when they read this story?

I have a feeling this Author will be very popular, and her books will be quite addictive reading. I can’t wait for the next instalment. 



I am already looking forward to the next part of this online friendship story, which is due out next year. 

GIVEAWAY TIME. 😊🍰🍵

And now for an amazing giveaway that suits this book so well. Sorry international’s but its UK only due to the prize location. You can win a Sparkly afternoon tea for 2 at London’s Vertigo42 in Central London, and an e book copy of the wonderful book The Big Event.


All you have to do is follow the link below where you see all the terms and conditions. Fill in the form and say why you would like to win the prize.

Follow the link HERE!

The competition closes on December 15th, and the winner will be announced on Anne’s social media pages and blog. So why wait, press the link and fill it in now, you could use the prize for yourself or give it as a special Christmas gift. 

Here is the link again, press it now and tell Anne why you want to win. 

AnneJohnLigali.com/why you want to win.

Good Luck!


And are some links where you can stay in touch with the Author and hear about new releases. 

Author Blog   /   Author Twitter / Author Facebook.  /  Instagram /   Booksandauthor.co.uk

Blog Twitter  /   Blog Facebook

And now to really tempt you into the lovely world of The Big Event is Anne’s trailer for the book. 

Author Bio.

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s ficton books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.

 

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2017 in Books, Giveaways

 

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BookReview #BlogTour: The Sinking Chef, by Sylvia Ashby & #Giveaway.

BookReview #BlogTour: The Sinking Chef, by Sylvia Ashby & #Giveaway.

Welcome to my stop on the book blog tour for the new book by Sylvia Ashby, The Sinking Chef Pot Love 2. Thank you for much to Jenny NeverlandBookTours and Author Sylvia Ashby for my copy of the book and for my space on this tour. 

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Description:

Ashley has a YouTube channel, The Sinking Chef. It’s filmed right in her kitchen, so she doesn’t go out much. When James calls with an offer to take her to lunch – the same James that got her fired from her dream job three years ago – she accepts. Against her better judgement, of course.
Now Ashley has all kinds of secrets and things are only going to get worse.

The Sinking Chef (Pot Love 2) is a light, enjoyable and easy to read romantic comedy. With Sylvia Ashby’s gift of humour there is plenty to laugh and smile about, but the book does have its serious moments.

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Published April 17th 2017 by Vangtorp Volumes

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Pot Love series, but I didn’t actually realise this until I had already read the book, so I think it is safe to say that it is fine as a standalone. I didn’t feel anything was missed out or that I was confused at all. Although, as always reading the first book first is better! There is also a free Pot Love book on Sylvia’s website which has recipes. (I assumed that was where the ‘2’ in Pot Love 2 came from. Duh me!).

As regular readers of ChocolatePages would know, I do enjoy a good foodie book, and more recently I have taken a liking to books involving social media. When I read the description of this book a cookery channel on youtube and humorous, I was pretty sure I would enjoy the book. I did enjoy reading The Sinking Chef, very much. Ashley is a very likable character who I could relate to and often I would cringe for as she makes silly decisions which seem to make her life easier for the moment, but both she and I will know will make things much harder for the future! I wanted to shout at her that I could see what will happen if she does this that and the other. Ashley is like the girl next door, or the insecure girl that we are or were at one point. I think every woman will be able to understand part of Ashley. 

As a chef, we have a few lovely recipes added in and also a few laughable ones too…… (Pot Noodle… shh!). No, really, as a Chef, Ashley is talented and I found the food talk quite delectable.

Ashley is a funny character as she tends to ‘read on the internet’ about everything and more often than not finds a reason or explanation for whatever it is ‘on the internet’.

“I’ve read on the internet how to recognise it. This particular one is called the silent treatment

The Sinking Chef involves love, life, laughs and a good dose of scrumptious foodie talk. The Sinking Chef was an easy, funny read that gave me butterflies in my stomach on more than one occasion! I definitely recommend this book and look forward to reading more of Sylvia Ashby’s work.


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Don’t forget to visit the rest of the brilliant bloggers on this tour. If the book sounds good to you, then enter the blog tour giveaway to win 1 of 3 prizes which include an Amazon gift voucher and ebooks of The Sinking Chef. You can enter the rafflecopter giveaway on any of the blog tour sites and on here on ChocolatePages. Good Luck.


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The Sinking Chef giveaway 

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RAFFLECOPTER – CLICK HERE!

1st prize: £25 Amazon voucher and an eCopy of the book

2nd and 3rd prize: ecopy of the book


 

Links:

Twitter/@bysylvia_a

www.sylvia-ashby.com

Goodreads.

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.com

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2017 in Books, Giveaways

 

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Treachery of Trains Blog Tour. Book Spotlight and GIVEAWAY!

Treachery of Trains Blog Tour. Book Spotlight and GIVEAWAY!

 

Welcome to my stop on The Treachery of Trains Blog Tour. I am currently very excited about this book, and it is next on my to be read list. Today, I am spotlighting the book for you. You can see the rest of the blog tour hosts many of whom have written great reviews for the book. My review will be up in a few weeks. Also, one lucky reader will win an ecopy of this fab book. Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post.

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The Treachery of Trains

By author – Sylvia Ashby

Description:

Sky has made an abominable mistake at work. Something so awful she doesn’t dare stay in the HR office of XIM Technics for fear of being lynched by her colleagues.

So she gets on a train…

What happens when it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year?

Sky Candy is about to find out……

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Author Information and Links:

Sylvia Ashby’s first book ‘Pot Love’ is about food and love.

Her second ‘The Treachery of Trains’ is about finding love in unlikely place. Sylvia lives in Belgium with her family.

Twitter/bysylvia_a

AMAZON.COM

AMAZON.CO.UK

GOODREADS

seawriting.wordpress.com

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Check out the rest of the tour hosts and read some great reviews here.

EverGrowingBookObsession
RedsMidnightReaders.Blogspot.co.uk
TheBelgiumReviewer.wordpress.com
SteamyBookMomma0.Blogspot.co.uk
JudgingMoreThanJustTheCover.Blogspot.co.uk
AroundTheWorldinBooks.ca
CancerSuckscouk.com
Tasz1976.wordpress.com
HelloChickLit.com
BookGroupies2.Blogspot.co.uk
Itapixie.blogspot.co.uk
TheBookWormLodge.com
BooksandWineareLovely.Blogspot.co.uk

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And now for the giveaway, just click the link and enter to win an ecopy of this book. The competition is open internationally. Good Luck!

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Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Book Spotlights., Giveaways

 

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Book Spotlight: ‘From Shattered Pieces’ by Traci Jo Stotts

Book Spotlight: ‘From Shattered Pieces’ by Traci Jo Stotts

Today, I am very happy to spotlight a new book out by a brilliant new Author. There is also a brilliant giveaway at the end of this post, so please get comfy read on and enter the lovely competition to win an Amazon voucher!

FROM SHATTERED PIECES, byTraci Jo Stotts 

Contemporary/Romance

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  Description:

Ian had no intention of running away. She lived with her abusive parents for sixteen years, so surely she could endure two more. But something changed the night she fought back.

Leaving home was one thing but being on the streets of Reno brings scary to a whole new level. A chance run-in with Jubal proves to be both a blessing and a curse.

Now, Ian must come to terms with who she is and what she must do to survive.

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Links: 

Evernight Teen   

Amazon

Follow the tour HERE

About the Author:

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  Always one to daydream, I’m often teased for the many bits and pieces of paper with notes and ideas for different books littering my desk. After spending most of my life in rural Nevada, I’ve recently moved to Washington. 

To my husband and sons…I finished!

Links for Traci Jo:

Tracijostotts.com

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

 

There is a very generous giveaway with this tour for $25 Amazon gift  card, a lovely treat to buy some more books!

Just use the rafflecopter below to enter. Good luck and happy reading.

 

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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Books

 

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Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage. Blog Tour, Review & Competition.

Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage. Blog Tour, Review & Competition.

Christmas Confessions & Cocktails by Vicki Lesage

I’m very happy to be part of this lovely festive blog tour, woo hoo its nearly Christmas. Time to relax, give and receive gifts, eat, drink and read! Vicki Lesage brought me very swiftly into my Festive spirit with this collection of short stories.

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Description:

Party girl Vicki tells it like it us, from her crazy Christmases growing up in the Midwest (book auction, anyone?) to her even crazier holidays in her new home of Paris (like a marathon 8-hour meal sitting on a stool). Bizarre gifts, weird food, and holiday travel disasters are just some of tales you’ll chuckle at in this collection.

This Christmas-themed memoir features 25 funny and heartwarming essays, all with a tenuous tie to Christmas, and pairs each with a delicious drink recipe. So grab your martini shaker and get ready for some great cocktails and some hearty laughs this holiday season!

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My Thoughts:

This is the first Christmas book I have read this year, and I have to say it did get me into the Christmas spirit. The Author tells short stories of her Christmas themed experiences. There are funny, heart warming and festive. To round each story off there is a cocktail recipe that is in some way related to the story. I liked these recipes a lot! I got some nice ideas for cocktails I might make over the festive season. My favourite cocktail was mentioned actually!

Grasshopper. -creme de cacao.

                          – creme de menthe.

                          –  vanilla vodka.

                          – half-and-half. (I usually used cream here!).

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A lot of the stories were based in Paris, so we hear some French traditions, some nice and some seem very strange to me being British, but it was a good insight into French festivities. 

I think this is a good book to get into the Christmas spirit and perfect if you just want quick reads. You can read one of her tales or you can just keep reading all the 25 tales in the book. It was kind of like a girly chat with a friend you haven’t seen for a while, a great catch up of funny and light hearted tales. Beware though, it will make you feel like cocktails, there are even mini cartoon cocktail pictures after each chapter (kindle version).

Below are the links to find the book. 

LINKS:

GOODREADS

AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA

The Author is kindly giving away a copy of one of her other books. ‘Confessions of a Paris Party Girl’

Enter this rafflecopter giveaway to win a copy of her book  Just click on the link and follow the instructions. Good luck.

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Description:

When newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she’d imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you’re right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will the French administration ever cut her a break?

A funny memoir about coming of age and embarking on a new life in Paris. Part travel memoir, part love story, this collection of funny essays.


 

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Vicki Lesage is already a best selling Amazon Author, enter this competition and check out her books on the links above. 

The Festive season is with us readers, lets enjoy all the best festive books about. I’d love to hear what festive books you are reading, and if you have read any of Vicki’s books already. Leave me a comment and let me know.

Good luck in the competition and happy reading!

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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in Books

 

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Blog Tour: FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba & Giveaway.

Blog Tour: FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba & Giveaway.

I am very happy to have my stop today at the blog tour for brilliant new book out by Stacy Juba, ‘Fooling Around With Cinderella’. Hosted by Tasty Book Tours, they are also having a lovely giveaway. See about this fabulous book and enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

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Read all the other fabulous bloggers posts and follow this tour – HERE   

FOOLING AROUND WITH CINDERELLA by Stacy Juba

Description:

What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

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Author Information:

Stacy Juba got engaged at Epcot Theme Park and spent part of her honeymoon at Disneyland Paris, where she ate a burger, went on fast rides, and threw up on the train ride to the hotel. In addition to working on her new Storybook Valley chick lit/sweet romance series, Stacy has written books about ice hockey, teen psychics, U.S. flag etiquette for kids, and determined women sleuths. She has had a novel ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. When she’s not visiting theme parks with her family, (avoiding rides that spin and exotic hamburgers), or writing about them, Stacy helps authors to strengthen their manuscripts through her Crossroads Editing Service. She is currently writing the next book in the Storybook Valley Series, Prancing Around with Sleeping Beauty.

 

Links to find the book:

GOODREADS

AMAZON

BARNES AND NOBLE

ITUNES

KOBO

SMASHWORDS

 

Author Links:

  WEBSITE     FACEBOOK       TWITTER    GOODREADS

 

Come and enter our rafflecopter giveaway for a two Custom Pink-beaded Cinderella Charm Bracelets made by Beadiful Dreamers)

Just click the link and follow the instructions. Good luck!

 

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Posted by on December 7, 2015 in Books

 

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A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun. Blog Tour & Competition

A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun. Blog Tour & Competition

Today, I am very pleased to be taking part in A Country Practice Blog Tour, which also hosts a fantastic giveaway!!! 

For the first time, I am featuring SoundCloud on my blog, so you can listen to an excerpt of the book. My review will follow soon for this book. In the mean time, have a read below where you will find the links to the book, an excerpt and a brilliant competition where you could win an Amazon TV Stick!!!! Wow, wishing I could enter my own competition!!

A Country Practice by Judith Colquhoun

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heart-warming, poignant and engaging tale about the doctors, nurses and patients of the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital, and their friends and neighbours.

A Country Practice follows the dramas, loves, secrets and dilemmas of the people in an Australian small country town. There is romance, humour and tragedy for the medical staff of the local hospital, and the rural community it serves.

A desperate woman arrives at the Wandin Valley Bush Nursing Hospital in the final stages of labour. Can Dr Terence Elliott overcome his demons to save both mother and baby?

Simon Bowen, the newest doctor in town, is frustrated at being seen as an outsider by the tight knit country people. Will he succeed in winning them around ‒ especially young vet Vicky Dean?

Vicky’s mum, Sister Shirley Dean, is courted by widowed police sergeant Frank Gilroy. But is he the man for her?

Young married couple, Brendan and Molly Jones arrive in Wandin Valley. Are they prepared for the realities of country life?

Meanwhile, a teenager in love clashes with her father and a serious car accident reveals a surprising secret about two of the town’s residents.

Based on the award-winning, international hit television serial A Country Practice, this new series of novels follows the lives and loves of the rural community of Wandin Valley, South-Eastern Australia. Set in the early 1980s it is a nostalgic look at country life, yet with all the same joys and problems we face today.

Competition

The A Country Practice series of novels set in sunny Australia are perfect for curling up with on a cold winter’s day or evening! And to celebrate the release of the first two books in the series, Corazon Books is offering you the chance to win something else to keep you entertained on a cosy night in! One lucky UK-based winner will receive an Amazon Fire TV stick* – which lets you stream loads of TV programmes, films, games and music through your TV. To be in with a chance to win simply answer the following question, and send your answer to acp@greatstorieswithheart.com by midday UK time on December 11th 2015. The winner will be announced on December 14th at www.acountrypractice.info.

Q. What is the name of the young married couple who have just moved to Wandin Valley?

PLUS Please state the name of the blog where you read about the competition – all visitors’ names from each blog on the tour will be put into a hat and the first name pulled out for each blog will win paperback copies of the first two A Country Practice novels!

Don’t forget to mention Chocolatepages.wordpress.com.

Good Luck!!

*This competition is organised and run by Wyndham Media Ltd. Judges decision is final. Amazon Fire TV Stick only available for UK residents. If the overall winner resides outside of the UK they will receive instead a bundle of Corazon Books paperbacks to the same value as the UK prize. Entrants details won’t be kept or shared with third parties. Good luck!

LINKS:

AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA


To give you more of a taster of this book, I have included an excerpt for you to read. Then you can swiftly go to the links above and download your book from Amazon! 😉

A COUNTRY PRACTICE EXCERPT

In the car park at the hospital, a black Mercedes eased in beside the yellow one. ‘Well I never,’ said Miss Bird, peering through her window, ‘are we being honoured by a visit from royalty?’ Brendan, who was now in uniform and had been giving her a backrub, confirmed that it was not Prince Charles who alighted.

It was in fact a weary and rather rumpled-looking Bernard Myers. He was met at the hospital entrance by a less than friendly Judy Loveday and taken to Marta’s office.

‘Mr Myers, Matron. Here at last.’ Marta gave her a look that would freeze hell over.

‘Thank you, Sister, I think that’s Miss Bird wanting attention, is it not?’ Judy vanished at speed. Marta held out her hand to Bernard.

‘Mr Myers, I’m Marta Kurtesz, we spoke on the phone. What a trip you’ve had. Please do sit down.’

‘Thank you. I’m sorry I look so dishevelled, I haven’t slept since I found she’d gone. Phone calls to everyone I could think of, hospitals, police, I even rang the morgue. And then I went to see her friend in Newcastle, I was out of my mind, I –’

‘Please – there’s no need to apologise.’

‘How is she? And the baby, a little girl, you said. Can I see them?’

‘My Myers, you can see your little girl in just a moment. But your wife – that’s a different matter. Sandra won’t see you or the baby. She says she wants nothing to do with either of you.’

He sat there in stunned silence. He had not expected this and it took some time to digest. He loo

looked completely shattered, Marta thought. She couldn’t help feeling some sympathy for him.

‘Me, I can understand,’ he said finally. ‘I’ve treated her so badly. But the baby?’

‘I think, in her mind, the two of you are inextricably linked. You wanted a girl, isn’t that right?’ He nodded. ‘You got what you wanted, she sees it – and I don’t think she’s being quite rational, we’re not always, when we are hurt – as just another example of you getting your own way.’

‘If I could just have a minute with her. A chance to explain.’

‘Not until she says so. She’s feeling very unloved.’

Unloved?

‘She says you have found someone else.’

‘But it’s not like that at all!’

Marta wondered what it was like but he just sighed and shook his head and asked if he could please see his daughter and she took him to the nursery. Like all new fathers, he looked at the little red bundle in wonder and awe. He asked about the humidicrib, was she okay, and Marta explained about the prematurity and her tiny lungs, she’d be out of there and on her own tomorrow most likely, she was doing really well.

‘She’s beautiful, just like her mother.’ He turned to Marta. ‘I’ll get a room at the motel. I’ll stay until Sandra agrees to see me. I have to see her. I want to apologise. I want her to know that I love her. That there’s no one else, no one at all. I did one stupid thing, Matron, and I’ll do anything I can to make up for it. Can you tell her that?’

‘I’ll do my best,’ Marta said.

She hoped for the baby’s sake that she had the necessary skills for her new role of marriage guidance counsellor.


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Blog Tour, Book Review: Gone For You. By Jayne Frost. And GIVEAWAY!

Blog Tour, Book Review: Gone For You. By Jayne Frost. And GIVEAWAY!

I was very kindly asked to join the Book Launch Tour for Jayne Frost’s new book, ‘Gone For You‘. This is a sexy woman’s contemporary romance book. 

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Description:

As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em willing when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and me are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.

Until her…

Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.

So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.

Simple, right?

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My Thoughts:

This is not my usual kind of read, I found the sexy talk in it to a little bit embarrassing at first. But it surprised me that I really got into it. It made the story come alive and it made me root for the main female character Lily. Lily comes across as vulnerable at first, she has a cute stutter to her voice and seems taken by Cameron straight away. But as her character develops and we hear more about her, you can see a strength to her character which is endearing.

Cam is the sexy rocker and at first there seems to be plenty of reasons to dislike him. As a typical sexy woman obsessed rocker man. He achieved his fame and loves that the women flock to him. But as the story develops I grew to really like him.

The story is like sugar and spice, it is sweet but also very spicy. The story was written from Cam’s point of view, which was strange at first that it was written from a male point of view, (being women’s contemporary romance), but this was one of the points that made the book different and so readable.

I enjoyed this book, the ending was great. Obviously I don’t want to give you spoilers, so read it yourself and see what you think. But I loved it. 

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You can read Gone for You at:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/goneforyou

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/goneforyouGR

If you are interested in reading this book, and liked my review please let me know. I love to hear comments from my readers.

Thank you and happy reading. 

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Length – 160 pages

Genre – Sexy Romance, erotic romance.

Heat Rating – Get your summer wardrobe ready, things are about to get hot!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2015 in Books

 

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