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#10BooksofSummer20. My Summer Reading List.

#10BooksofSummer20. My Summer Reading List.

It’s that time again! I participated in #BooksOfSummer last year and it was a nice way to keep track of what I’m reading and follow other readers in the books they chose.The original idea of this 10, 15 or 20 books of summer came from Cathy at 746books. You can read her post HERE!

The idea is that you choose 10, 15 or 20 books that you think you will read over the summer, between June and September. I have chosen 10 that I would like to read. I am a mood reader so these may or may not change. I have added a variety so I still have lots of choice. Of course this may also change if I get offered to read something that just sounds to amazing to wait until after summer for.

Here are my summer reads.


Hattie Goes To Hollywood by Caroline James. Goodreads. Amazon UK

Cold Heart by Sean-Paul Thomas. Amazon UK


Queen Bee by Jane Fallon. Amazon UK

The Whisper Man by Alex North. Amazon UK


And a couple from my bookshelf that have been there for a while.

A Small Weeping by Alex Gray. Goodreads


The Ex by Alafair Burke. Goodreads


Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.

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I’ve just finished watching Big Little Lies, so I’m hoping this book will be just as good if not better.


Susan Willis Ten Short Reads. Goodreads

I have read quite a few of Susan Willis’ short stories but I haven’t read this compilation yet and it’s been on my kindle for a while. I think these will be perfect summer reads with a cold drink.

Children of the Enemy by DJ Swykert. Goodreads

I have read a few of this Author’s books and all have been brilliant. I expect this will not disappoint.


The final book in this list will be one that I will look through a lot over the summer. This is a book that has been talked a lot about on Twitter and the author has drawn lots of heart warming pictures and words that are appropriate for this time.

I was given this book by my brother and sister in law last Christmas. I have read it, but it is a book that is worth reading, re reading and flicking through.

The Boy, The Fox, The Mole and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy. Goodreads

I hope you all have a happy and safe summer of reading.

If you have read any of these let me know your thoughts.


 
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Posted by on June 5, 2020 in Book Spotlights., Books, Tags

 

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Moral Panic by K M Ecke. Spotlight and #Giveaway.

Moral Panic by K M Ecke. Spotlight and #Giveaway.

Thank you to Author K M Ecke for inviting me onto this book tour for his new book Moral Panic. I am delighted today to be able to share with you details of the new book, a playlist and a giveaway!

MORAL PANIC VBT tour

Description:

If anything can be hacked, nothing can be trusted.

Tanner Moore is at the top of his game in the high stakes world of Big Technology. As Chief Technology Officer of Paragon, the largest corporation in the world, he is about to release the greatest convenience innovation in the history of commerce: Drone delivery service to every inch of the globe.

But when a series of off-the-record comments are published by the click-bait media, Tanner’s fall from grace is swift and brutal.

Kidnapped by a mysterious vigilante secret police with unknown intentions, Tanner must navigate an underground world of violent zealots and mental manipulation to find the truth within a cage of distortion.

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This Author has included a spotify playlist with his book, which is a great idea. Here is the link so you can see the songs. However, we are offering a free digital download for this album and an ebook of Moral Panic to one lucky winner. See details further down.

After years of artistic exploration and experimentation, Change of Mind is Ecke’s lyrical statement of defiance against cultural insanity.

 After producing four albums under various pseudonyms, and working with several Denver based groups to help them produce albums, this is the first he has released under his own name.

You could win a digital download of this to listen to along with his book.

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.


Giveaway:

For the one lucky winner, you will recieve an ebook of Moral Panic and a digital download of K M Ecke’s music. All you have to do to enter is retweet the pinned tweet on my Twitter account (@chocolate_pages). One random winner will be chosen on Saturday 24th March 2018. Open Internationally. 


Author Links:

Author Website: http://www.thedreamflow.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/km-ecke/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedreamflow

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/over18?dest=/user/thedreamflow

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thedreamflow

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/69416515-k-m-ecke

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2018 in Book Spotlights., Books, Giveaways

 

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Book Spotlight: Chasing What’s Already Gone by Michael Ross. (#GIVEAWAY)

Book Spotlight: Chasing What’s Already Gone by Michael Ross. (#GIVEAWAY)

 

Book Spot Light – Chasing What’s Already Gone – Michael Ross

Chasing What’s Already Gone is available on Amazon now!

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You may remember last week, I did a cover reveal for Michael Ross’s new book. Well as of now, the book is now available to buy on Amazon, plus you can still enter the giveaway below to chance your luck on getting a copy!

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Description:

Danny Pearson is cruising through life on the edge of contentment—even in his marriage…

His wife seems distant, yet perfectly happy. They work on different schedules and pass like ships in the night. But that’s how marriage is after so many years, right?

When Danny meets a mysterious girl, his idea of the meaning of love shatters at his feet…

She’s not extraordinary, but somehow she’s so much more than just another girl. When he catches her gaze, he knows deep in his gut that she’s the one—the love of his life. But being a decent guy, he holds his feelings in check, and there is no ulterior motive when he shares a coffee with her. As she leaves, she gives him a business card. That’s all there is to it.

Her name is Ella. And after that, she is nothing more than a fond memory.

Danny puts Ella out of his mind and moves on with his life—until his world falls apart…When his wife confesses to having an affair and demands a divorce, his life is thrown into chaos. It’s a challenge adjusting to the single life, but it’s not impossible. As time passes, he continues to reminisce of his brief encounter with the woman he’s sure was his chance at true happiness.

How far is Danny willing to go in the pursuit of love? How far would you when, in all probability, you are only…

Chasing what’s already gone?

Purchase Links:

AMAZON.CO.UK

AMAZON.COM

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About The Author.

It was a strange and twisting road that led to the publishing of my second novel.

Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.

This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the Welsh valleys, start a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff.

My interest in English literature flourished and I have won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, ‘Twenty Short Stories –Settling a score, reached No 6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is stillavailable. My second novel, a romantic thriller entitled Hand Over Fist was released earlier this year

Chasing What’s Already Gone evolved from a short story Carpe Diem in my second anthology Twenty One Short Stories. I could not get the two main characters out of my head and I had to find out what happened to them after the end of the short story.

I now live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our rescue dog, Wolfie.

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/michaelross.writer

Twitter https://twitter.com/mikerosswriter

Website http://www.michaelrosswriter.com

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FANCY A FREE EBOOK OF ‘CHASINGWHAT’S ALREADY GONE’ & A $5 AMAZON GIFT CARD?

All you have to do is like the below Facebook pages& a winner will be picked on July 29th.

http://www.facebook.com/Michaelrosswriter-1424178217825031/?fref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/LifestyleAndLiterature”>www.facebook.com/LifestyleAndLiterature

 

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Posted by on July 27, 2016 in Book Spotlights., Giveaways

 

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Cover Reveal: Chasing What’s Already Gone, by Michael Ross.

Cover Reveal: Chasing What’s Already Gone, by Michael Ross.

 

COVER REVEAL! 

Today, I am happy to be part of a fantastic blog tour to reveal the lovely cover of Chasing What’s Already Gone‘ by Michael Ross. This book written from a man’s point of view, will interesting I think. Plus, there is a lovely giveaway at the end of this post, so read on, and try your luck on the giveaway.

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‘Chasing What’s Already Gone’ by Michael Ross

Book Cover full wrap

Description:

Danny Pearson is cruising through life on the edge of contentment—even in his marriage…

His wife seems distant, yet perfectly happy. They work on different schedules and pass like ships in the night. But that’s how marriage is after so many years, right?

When Danny meets a mysterious girl, his idea of the meaning of love shatters at his feet…

She’s not extraordinary, but somehow she’s so much more than just another girl. When he catches her gaze, he knows deep in his gut that she’s the one—the love of his life. But being a decent guy, he holds his feelings in check, and there is no ulterior motive when he shares a coffee with her. As she leaves, she gives him a business card. That’s all there is to it.

Her name is Ella. And after that, she is nothing more than a fond memory.

Danny puts Ella out of his mind and moves on with his life—until his world falls apart…When his wife confesses to having an affair and demands a divorce, his life is thrown into chaos. It’s a challenge adjusting to the single life, but it’s not impossible. As time passes, he continues to reminisce of his brief encounter with the woman he’s sure was his chance at true happiness.

How far is Danny willing to go in the pursuit of love? How far would you when, in all probability, you are only…

Chasing what’s already gone?

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Chasing What’s Already Gone will be available on Amazon on July 26th!

About The Author.

It was a strange and twisting road that led to the publishing of my second novel.

Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business,the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world,before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.

This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the
Welsh valleys, start a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff.

My interest in English literature flourished and I have won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, ‘Twenty Short Stories – Settling a score,” reached No 6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available. My second novel, a romantic thriller entitled Hand Over Fist was released earlier this year

Chasing What’s Already Gone evolved from a short story Carpe Diem in my second anthology Twenty One Short Stories. I could not get the two main characters out of my head and I had to find out what happened to them after the end of the short story.

I now live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our rescue dog, Wolfie.

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/michaelross.writer

Twitter https://twitter.com/mikerosswriter

Website http://www.michaelrosswriter.com

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FANCY A FREE EBOOK OF ‘CHASING WHAT’SALREADY GONE’ & A $5 AMAZON GIFT CARD?

All you have to do is like the below Facebook pages & a winner will be picked on July 29th.

 

 

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Posted by on July 17, 2016 in Book Spotlights.

 

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Spotlight and Giveaway: The TimeWeaver’s Wager, by Axel Blackwell.

Spotlight and Giveaway: The TimeWeaver’s Wager, by Axel Blackwell.

Today I would like to share with you a new paranormal crime/suspense novel, and offer a giveaway! 

The Timeweaver’s Wager.

This paranormal crime/suspense novel is intended for readers who enjoy stories by Dean Koontz. The ebook is published today (March 25th)

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Description:

Would you give your life for a second chance?

Glen McClay sits on a fallen log by the railroad trestle, watching for his girlfriend’s ghost. Eight years ago, Connie Salvatore was savagely murdered here. Glen has spent his life seeking redemption, haunted by the knowledge that he might have been able save her.

 The time has come to let go of his past and move on with his life. But as he prepares to do so, an old friend offers Glen the redemption he has always sought – a chance to relive that horrible night and change the past. All he has to do… is die.

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Links:

axel

Twitter.com/AxelBlackwell

AxelBlackwell.wordpress.com

AMAZON.COM

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And now for the exciting part, where you can win a copy of this book. Click on the rafflecopter link, fill in the required parts and wish yourself good luck.

 

 

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Posted by on March 25, 2016 in Book Spotlights., Giveaways

 

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Pigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan. Spotlight and GIVEAWAY!

Pigeon Blood Red by Ed Duncan. Spotlight and GIVEAWAY!

Pigeon-Blood Red is a fast-paced and suspenseful crime thriller by Ed Duncan. The kindle version is available now, published by Zharmae, with the paperback set to be released this month (March 2016).

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Description:

For underworld enforcer Richard “Rico” Sanders, it seemed like an ordinary job. Retrieve his gangster boss’s priceless pigeon-blood red ruby necklace and teach the double-dealing cheat who stole it a lesson. A job like a hundred  before it. But the chase quickly goes sideways and takes Rico from the mean streets of Chicago to sunny Honolulu, where the hardened hit man finds himself in uncharted territory when a couple of innocent bystanders are  accidentally embroiled in the crime.

As Rico pursues his new targets, the hunter and his prey develop an unlikely respect for one another and Rico is faced with a momentous decision: follow his orders to kill the couple whose courage and character have won his admiration, or refuse and endanger the life of the woman he loves?

About Ed Duncan 

Ed Duncan is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH and is at work on the second installment in the Pigeon-Blood Red trilogy. To learn more, go to http://eduncan.net/

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Ed Duncan is a graduate of Oberlin College and Northwestern University Law School. He was a partner at a national law firm in Cleveland, Ohio for many years. He currently lives outside of Cleveland, OH and is at work on the second installment in the Pigeon-Blood Red trilogy. To learn more, go to http://eduncan.net/

Readers can connect with Ed on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

 

I have the honour of being able to give away 1 free ecopy of this book to a lucky winner. All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter instructions and feel lucky! Open internationally, the book will be gifted to your ereader / kindle.

Good Luck Readers! 

 

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Posted by on March 13, 2016 in Book Spotlights., Giveaways

 

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Book Spotlight: Symbiosis by Guy Portman. #GIVEAWAY!

Book Spotlight: Symbiosis by Guy Portman. #GIVEAWAY!
I am spotlighting a brilliant new book published TODAY! (January 21st 2016). Author Guy Portman has already written and published 2 books, Symbiosis will be his third. 

Psychological thriller, Symbiosis – released Thursday January 21st 2016Symbiosis

 

The blurb:

Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. But being identical doesn’t necessarily mean being equal…

Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a collision course with a society that views them as two parts of a whole. Will their symbiotic relationship survive?

Perceptive and poignant, Symbiosis explores our enduring fascination with twins and the complexities of twinship.

Author Information:

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As far back as anyone can remember Guy has been an introverted creature, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, and a sardonic sense of humour.

Throughout a childhood in London spent watching cold war propaganda gems such as He Man, an adolescence confined in various institutions, and a career that has encompassed stints in academic research and the sports industry, Guy has been a keen if somewhat cynical social observer.

Humour of the sardonic variety is a reoccurring theme in all Guy’s writing. His first novel, Charles Middleworth, is an insightful tale of the unexpected. The protagonist in his second novel, the satirical black comedy Necropolis, is, like the author, a darkly humorous individual – though, unlike the author, he is a psychopath.

His third novel, Symbiosis (Release Date: January 21st 2016), is a psychological thriller about twin girls called Talulah and Taliah.

Guy is a dedicated blogger and an avid reader. Reviews of the books he has read can be found in the review section of his blog.

Links:

guyportman.com

AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA

GOODREADS

Guy’s Google+

TWITTER @GuyPortman

 

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Now for a giveaway, Guy has generously offered to give one reader an e copy of his new book. To enter follow the rafflecopter link where I will randomly choose a winner. I wish you the best of luck.

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO FLORENCE WHO ENTERED BY EMAIL. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE BOOK, LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS. 

 

 

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Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Books

 

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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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Book Spotlight: Down the Wormhole by Ana Franco #freebook

Book Spotlight: Down the Wormhole by Ana Franco #freebook

I was recently contacted by Author Ana Franco. Ana has written a mythological book called ‘Down the Wormhole’. I wanted to share with you all that this book is available for FREE at the moment. I have downloaded the book myself and am looking forward to reading it.

My review will follow soon, but in the meantime, see the links and information below and grab this book while you can.

Description:

Medusa is a nice girl, Aphrodite is empowering, Loki vanished on thin air, Isis doesn’t have a memory and Anubis is the only sane one. Join them all in an adventure that mixes the styles of ABC’s Once Upon A Time and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson. What this can possibly mean? Why, chaos, of course!

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Links to get the book FREE!

AMAZON USA

AMAZON UK

ITUNES

BARNES AND NOBLE

KOBO BOOKS

CONTACT ANA:

ANAISTHEBOOKWORM BLOG

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

If you download the book and read it, please share your thoughts with me and Ana either here in my comments sections or contact me by TWITTER. As always, I’d love to hear from you.

Happy Reading!

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Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Books

 

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Book Spotlight: ‘SONG OF THE SEA’ by Jade Varden.

Book Spotlight: ‘SONG OF THE SEA’ by Jade Varden.

Today I am going to let you know about a brilliant book written by talented Author Jade Varden. The book sounds amazing, and what a perfect cover. It just makes me want to dive into the pages.

Have a look at the description, all about the Author and below you can find all the links where you can buy the book. Also, there is a fantastic trailer for ‘Song of the Sea’.

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Description:


I always knew who my mother was. I always knew where I belonged. And I always knew I wanted to be on the water, like my dad. 

…Until I was forced to go out into the water, anyway. Out there, you feel really lonely. But you’re never alone. There is more life and emotion under the waves than most humans will ever see, more than I could have ever imagined. Down there, it’s an entire world of rage and hate, love and hope. It’s a world of fear.

 It’s a world of war.

Once, my mother told me she would sing me a song of the sea. But under the waves, the only music I ever heard was the sound of screams.

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About Jade

Jade Varden writes young adult novels for teen readers. When she’s not working on her books, Jade blogs practical writing tips for authors who self-publish. Visit Jade’s blog at  Jadevarden.blogspot.com  for reviews, writing tips, self-publishing advice and everything else you ever wanted to know about reading and writing books.

Take a look at this great trailer to take you right into the book.

Links:

GOODREADS

AMAZON UK

AMAZON USA

JADE’S BLOG

TWITTER

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2015 in Books

 

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