One Fatal Night by Helene Fermont @helenefermont @Lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours 63% saving ebook only £2.99!

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One woman’s quest for revenge unearths a fatal secret from her past.

Astrid Jensen holds one man responsible for her mother’s suicide, and she’ll do whatever’s necessary to get close to Daniel Holst and destroy his life – even if it means sleeping with him to gain his trust. Astrid knows he’s not who he pretends to be. But before she can reveal his dark secret, people from her mother’s past start turning up dead, and it looks like she and Daniel are next. In order to survive, she might have to put her trust in the man she has hated for so long.

Daniel Holst has worked hard to climb into Norway’s most elite and glamorous circles, and he’s not about to let any woman bring him down. But when a psychopathic killer starts murdering people from his shadowy past, he discovers that the only person who might be able to save him is the woman who wants to destroy him.

As Astrid digs deeper into her past, she uncovers secrets long buried and realizes everything she once believed is based on lies. What began as a quest to avenge her mother’s death becomes a desperate struggle for survival and leads to the truth about what happened one fatal night ten years ago—and the surprising mastermind behind the most recent murders.

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Author Bio

Hélene is an Anglo-Swedish fiction author currently residing in her home town of Malmo, Sweden, after relocating back from London after 20 years.

Her thrilling character-driven psychological fiction novels are known for their explosive, pacy narrative and storylines.

Hélene is the proud author of four novels – One Fatal Night, Because of You, We Never Said Goodbye and His Guilty Secret.

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Belters by Greg Alldredge @MrAlldredge @Shalini_G26 #excerpt #Belters

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While humanity races toward the stars…

…They never expected to find company.

The Earth is dying, fractured by conflict, pollution, and disease. Old divisions make the jump to space. Can they survive?

Life spreads, as the Moon, Mars, and Ceres all become hubs for human expansion. Earth provides an ever-ready source of bodies willing to risk all for space.

For the wheelchair-bound Jacob, a chance to leave proves a no brainer…

… Freedom waits for him. Zero gravity becomes his great equalizer.

All is not bliss. Secretive corporations call the shots. Humankind struggles to find a place in the dark, free of Earth’s influence.

An unexplained gamma-ray burst threatens the delicate balance. Weapon, alien, or terrestrial, the cause must be discovered.

Three unlikely ships join together in an extraordinary interplanetary adventure. All to seek the truth and discover what lies beyond.

Follow humanity as they make a leap to the stars, long before discovering Far Reach Station.

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Two-liter paint cans were lobbed at the front of the car, covering the front windshield and blocking Lea’s view of the gate into the CBD.

Without help, she would be lucky to reach the safety behind the wall. If the sensors on the car were disabled, she would be screwed. No matter how thick the armor, a determined attack would eventually find a way inside.

A series of pops and white plumes of smoke was the only indication help was on the way. Despite the heavy filtration system of the vehicle, she tasted the sting of pepper spray. Guards on the wall covered her approach.

Never to let passengers stress out over the environment, the car increased the oxygen level in the cabin while turning up the volume of the insipid relaxation music. “Remain calm, the situation is under control.” The inane mechanical voice spoke softly to her.

Today wasn’t the day she’d be pulled from the safety of her ride to be murdered in the streets by club-wielding thugs. Though she expected that might be the way she one day would meet her end.

Lea relaxed slightly. The way to the CBD cleared under the rain of teargas canisters. The defenders of the gate moved to suppress the crowd. A line of plexiglass shields and truncheons marched toward the transport.

On the wall, mounted water cannons poised to strike the mob with high-pressure jets of saltwater.

Lea’s celebration proved to be short-lived. An explosion rocked the car. The storefront next to the gate erupted in a flash, shredding protesters and defenders alike before her eyes. Lea could no longer hear the hum of the drive wheels. The ringing in her ears covered all other sounds. The steady ring of automatic fire pummeled the walls of her chariot.

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Greg Alldredge grew up reading all the excellent Science Fiction and Fantasy of the past decades. He hopes to add his voice, in a small way, to the giants of the genres. He wants to write stories he himself would want to read and hopes to be successful as a storyteller first.

He is currently living out of a suitcase, with his wife Connie and no pets. They travel too much. Please enjoy the journey.

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Gina’s Therapy by Silvia Sbaraini @SilviaSbaraini @MercierBooks #excerpt #GinasTherapy

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Gina has enough to deal with for one week: a disapproving daughter, her ex-psychotherapist living next door and a hopeless ex-husband she’s still in love with. Without a diagnosis of cancer.  Catapulted into the unknown territory of surgery, chemo and support groups, Gina faces her predicament with strength, wit and a faithful pair of elasticated-waist trousers. As treatment progresses, Gina finds herself asking surprising questions. Will she ever be able to concentrate on what her oncologist is saying, without being distracted by his enormous moustache? Should her best friend’s thirty-year love of David Essex prevent her advice from being taken seriously? And how will she explain her bald bonce to her seven-year-old granddaughter?

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‘This one’s going well,’ says Moya.

‘Do I have eyes this time?’

‘No. And only one leg.’

Great. When Moya introduced herself at a party, saying she was an artist and would like to paint me, I’d envisaged portraits of vibrant beauty. She told me I looked like ‘a post-iconic Debbie Harry’. Despite realising that ‘post-iconic’ meant ‘gone to seed’, I was flattered. In your forties, compliments are not as forthcoming as they used to be. I reasoned that, if I agreed to pose, I’d be entitled to refer to myself as ‘a model’. And even if Moya had a Lucian Freud style – brutal in its fleshy honesty – at least I’d be immortalised. But it turns out Moya’s work is unflatteringly abstract, which explains why I never appear with a full set of limbs or facial features. And why she rarely sells anything. You have to give the well-to-do, buying public what they want, and what they want are pleasant-looking young women, not middle-aged catastrophes.

I used to be married to an artist. It was wonderful, if you happened to like having an installation of gas masks and Victorian nighties swinging from wire coat hangers in a corner of your living room. But if you needed a bill paid or food on the table, it was rubbish. As if thinking of the devil has summoned him, I hear Olly’s distinctive tap-tap-tapping on my front door. Olly has devoted himself to remaining permanently stoned for the twenty-six years I have known him. His arrival is, as always, accompanied by a creeping, soporific brain mist, which causes all rationality to desert me. This effect must have something to do with his dazzling good looks, which, infuriatingly, have not diminished with time.

He taps again. I sigh, then get up from the table in the dining room, where I have been typing on the laptop while Moya paints me. Quite often during these combined working sessions I’ll forget she’s here. Although I don’t have to sit still for Moya, I am mindful of what objects are about me, for she will include them in the composition. The memory of seeing myself with a two-litre bottle of cola incorporated into my torso still disturbs me.

I open the door to Olly, and am consumed by his smiley emerald eyes, black dancing lashes, and lips, lips, lips that make me quake. Every time I see Olly I fall in love. Every time I fight this off. I have trained myself to remember what a useless git he is. So I now recall: the bailiffs arriving, even though he’d promised he’d paid the bills; leaving him to babysit Skylark and coming home from work to find her playing in the gutter and him stoned, asleep in the back garden; Olly claiming he slept with one of my friends because he ‘mistook’ her for me. If I allow myself to remember any more, I fear tipping myself over the edge, so I usually restrict it to three, but there is a range of hundreds, probably thousands, from which to choose.

I sigh again. Sighing replaces pouting when you get to my age.

‘It’s me,’ says Olly dumbly, but with a magnificent, sunbeam smile.

He makes for the front room. He has come to watch my Freeview TV as he only has an analogue, and because his girlfriend presents a bargain programme on the Happy Holidays Channel and he likes to roll spliffs and talk to her from the sofa.

‘Tea?’ he enquires hopefully.

I wonder when the ‘Olly effect’ will wear off. He is forty-four now, but it still shows little sign of waning. Perhaps it’s our shared history. We met when I was twenty-two and he was eighteen. We have spent our adult lives loving and hating each other, often simultaneously. Well, I have. Olly just smiles glibly, whether you’re telling him you’d die for him or want to bash his skull in. He’s always taken the path of least resistance, but it seems to have paid off. And he does have artistic talent, sort of. He was ahead of his time in the late seventies, as was pointed out in a review only last weekend.

There was an unsurprising lack of appreciation for his early artistic endeavours: installations consisting of disorientating, joining rooms constructed from plasterboard, onto which random cartoon images were projected along with strobe lighting. Fortunately, Olly went on to discover the more peaceful, and successful, craft of sculpting. Now he spends his days carving smooth egg shapes out of stone. His sculptures are beautiful: fine grained, but with the tiniest flaws which ‘make’ them, their sheer surfaces offering themselves up to be touched. Critics have called them sublime and transcendental, the perfection of their form sacred and moving. And those qualities are discernible, to the spiritually inclined. But I have come to see them as a reflection of Olly: a lovely surface with nothing underneath.

I’m being unfair, probably. Trying to reduce my painkiller consumption, having got rather attached to them after a recent operation, is no doubt making me extra crotchety. It was only day surgery, keyhole, but the healing has been slow. Moya took a message for me earlier, from the hospital. They asked me to ring back as soon as possible. I did, but it went straight to their answering machine. Now I’m waiting for them to call me back. The surgery was to remove a large cyst, but the doctor had to take the ovary as well, because it had become so twisted. That was weeks ago, but the follow-up appointment still hasn’t come through, which must be why they’re phoning.

Olly, yes, he earns a good living, or has done in the last ten years or so, the decade in which we finally divorced, so I haven’t felt the benefit of it. He has an undeserved lucky streak, too. Like the time his sculpture sank the ship that was transporting it to Italy. It had been commissioned for a small fortune by a luxury car manufacturer, but insured for five times as much, so Olly’s now waiting for the huge payout.

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The Honest Liar by Leslie Georgeson @lesliegeorgeson @Shalini_G26 #excerpt #TheHonestLiar

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THE PACT DUET: Two friends. One pact. A dangerous plan with an elaborate deception. In a world where they must rely on each other to survive, how far will each of them go to honor the pact?  

Nobody likes a liar.

Yet sometimes lies are essential.

In my world, the truth can kill.

For years I tried to escape the cartel.

But will I ever be free of its pull?

I have a Big Plan, and no one is getting in my way.

Not even a stubborn, sexy cop who won’t keep her nose out of my business.

Jamie Sanderson is determined to end me.

But she doesn’t know how powerful I am.

Even so, some things are beyond my control.

Now she’s in danger.

I will do whatever is necessary to keep her safe.

I don’t want to hurt Jamie, but I’m already buried so deep in the lies that neither one of us will emerge unscathed.

Is losing her really worth seeing my plan to fruition?

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The front door of the business opened and people spilled out of the building. All men. All toting the “thug” look. Shifty eyes. Mean expressions. Most under thirty and dressed in low-slung jeans and Tees. They strode to their cars, and the parking lot emptied out.

There was no sign of Rafael Ortiz.

Keith cleared his throat. “Are you sure he’s here?”

“Well, this is his car…” I trailed off as the door opened again, and Rafael emerged from the building.

“Shit,” Keith whispered, his mouth gaping open.

Yeah, shit was right.

Rafael moved slowly, limping as he headed toward us. His face sported numerous cuts and rapidly forming bruises, his left eye was puffy and swollen shut, and bloody tissues plugged his nostrils. He looked hideous. Like he’d taken one hell of a serious beating. I flinched in sympathy. Oh, what a shame to see that beautiful face marred like that.

His open right eye focused on me as he halted before us.

“What the hell happened to you?” I blurted.

His cut lip twitched in a smirk. “Thank you for asking, Detective. Here I thought you didn’t care about me, except to find reasons to arrest me.”

Keith snickered.

“That’s not true.” My face heated. Was I really that rude to him?

He glanced at Keith. “How did you get dragged into her persecution of me? I thought you were my friend.”

Keith reddened. “I simply offered to be her backup since her partner is out sick today. That’s all.”

“I’m not persecuting you,” I denied. “I was just following a lead. I know you’re up to something. All those men who just left here are associated with a cartel.”

Rafael grunted, his right eye centering on me again. “So, once again, I’m guilty by association? This is a gym, Detective. People come here to work out all the time. To fight. To smooth out their issues.”

I huffed. “Well, you obviously just got your ass kicked. Did you get your issues worked out? You look like shit.”

He chuckled softly, wincing in pain. “Oh, you got it all wrong, Detective. I didn’t get my ass kicked. I won.”

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Author bio

Leslie Georgeson writes romance and suspense, sometimes with a dash of sci-fi or paranormal tossed in to make things more interesting. She is the author of the popular military romantic suspense series, THE DREGS, which was nominated for the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards. Her other titles include the UNLIKELY HEROES series, the UNDERNEATH series, the standalone romantic mystery, NO SON OF MINE, and the newly released romantic suspense duet, THE PACT. Book one, The Mocking Man, is now available on Amazon and book two, The Honest Liar, is scheduled for an early June 2020 release. Leslie lives with her husband and daughter on a quiet country acreage in Idaho.

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The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson @AuthorKellyn #review #sci-fi #adventure #lovestory #TheUnexpectedInlander

They were never supposed to happen to each other.

A love such as theirs was never supposed to endure, not in the highly controlled society of The Sectors.

Yet, a chance encounter at dinner led to breakfast at a diner down the road. They each thought they had found their perfect soulmate, but neither could have imagined the awful truth they would face.

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Agent Christopher Rockford has been the best assassin in the agency for eight years, and he loves his job. He loves his solitary lifestyle. He loves keeping the world safe by getting rid of anarchists who threaten their orderly society. He loves his comfortable life as a member of the wealthy Coastal upper class.

But in pursuit of a target, he meets Jenna, a mysterious civilian who belongs to society’s lowest and most shunned group. Meeting her is a life-changing experience. She makes him feel for the first time, and he is instantly captivated.

She boldly stands in the face of everything he has ever known and was taught to believe. He begins to see the world through her eyes, causing him to question his job, his lifestyle, and The Order he so obediently serves. It’s not long before he can’t imagine his life without her.

There’s just one problem: He knows she would leave him if she ever found out about his job. He knows this because he asked her how she felt about assassins in their government, and she was utterly disgusted with the idea, even though she believes their existence is just a myth.

As their relationship grows and intensifies, he knows he cannot keep the truth from her for long.

But Jenna has her own secrets to keep.

Set in an orderly world of near-perfect surveillance, genetically modified humans, and extreme socioeconomic divide, The Unexpected Inlander will take you through Chris’s journey of self-discovery and learning that change begins within.

My review

With thanks to Kellyn for sending me an arc copy to review, I regret not making time for this amazing book, to the point the Kellyn sent me her final revised copy recently! I promised to review by the end of May and I am very glad I do so – it is an amazing adventure, with a mix of everything you would expect from a fabulous writer!

The scene is set with Chris Rockford – the assassin, on one of his missions to eliminate a family that caused mayhem and destruction in this modern day world, of modifeds and purebreds.

When Chris completes his mission the intricate ways of thought patterns on how to complete the mission, along with any alternatives should things not go to plan, I thought were very well written. Being a fan of the classic 007, I thought Chris’ methods were clear and thrilling to read, bringing depth and character to the scenes portrayed, they were clean and not gory.

The whole process of The Order and the government that hold secure the information and the missions that require completing was only slightly mentioned, which I felt was perfect to understand what they were about, you read about the different areas in the New World where people lived, what they were like and how different they were. Depending on if your parents chose for you to be a modified at birth. The restrictions were clear to see, the way people were treated and the way you lived depended on the area where you were, which also dictated your life style. This was awful to see how if you didn’t choose the new way the government had told you to live, then you didn’t receive any benefits, unless you had enough money to pay your way through it. However, it was fascinating seeing how things could be should this be our future!

The storyline was cleverly written to include this new way of living, the science behind it, how people lived and how it was governed, along with an unexpected love story.

The love story part of this book I really enjoyed reading about, how Chris and Jenna meet, what their relationship was about, how they got to know each other, giving time to their relationship I thought was perfect. Their surroundings described sympathetically, providing atmosphere to the characters and what they were feeling.

As the story turns and twists into a new area of concern, I did suspect where it was going and I was right to feel something wasn’t going to go well. As suspicions and feelings of the unknown become clear, there is something that Chris must explain to Jenna. They both know what is about to be said. This is also well described, a disagreement with passion and what I like most about this and other conversations within the book, is that they are not long drawn out, it comes straight to the point, so you can move onto the next part of their adventure!

I really enjoyed reading this book, it has depth to the characters and the surroundings feel real. It was easy to read and the flow of the story was easy to follow and understand. It also has a good mix of different parts of the story, that come together really well especially in the end. With viewpoints from Chris and Jenna throughout and what they are thinking and feeling, you are not left wondering what the other may be thinking or going through.

I would definitely recommend this book, I enjoyed it from start to finish, a very speedy read!

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The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie @tom_gillespie @lovebooksgroup #bookblitz #secrets

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A spiralling obsession. A missing wife. A terrifying secret. Will he find her before it’s too late?

When Dr Jacob Boyce’s wife goes missing, the police put it down to a simple marital dispute. Jacob, however, fears something darker. Following her trail to Spain, he becomes convinced that Ella’s disappearance is tied to a mysterious painting whose hidden geometric and numerical riddles he’s been obsessively trying to solve for months. Obscure, hallucinogenic clues, and bizarre, larger-than-life characters, guide an increasingly unhinged Jacob through a nightmarish Spanish landscape to an art forger’s studio in Madrid, where he comes face-to-face with a centuries-old horror, and the terrifying, mind-bending, truth about his wife.

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About the author

Tom Gillespie grew up in a small town just outside Glasgow. After completing a Masters in English at Glasgow University, he spent the next ten years pursuing a musical career as a singer/songwriter, playing, recording and touring the UK and Europe with his band. He now lives in Bath with his wife, daughter and hyper-neurotic cat, where he works at the university as an English lecturer. Tom writes long and short stories. His stories have appeared in many magazines, journals and e-zines. He is co-author of Glass Work Humans-an anthology of stories and poems, published by Valley Press. Visit Tom at tom-gillespie.com

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik @naominovik @panmacmillan @JamiedoesPR #SpinningSilver #enchanting #heroine #winter

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Will dark magic claim their home?

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s too kind-hearted to collect his debts. They face poverty, until Miryem hardens her own heart and takes up his work in their village. Her success creates rumours she can turn silver into gold, which attract the fairy king of winter himself. He sets her an impossible challenge – and if she fails, she’ll die. Yet if she triumphs, it may mean a fate worse than death. And in her desperate efforts to succeed, Miryem unwittingly spins a web which draws in the unhappy daughter of a lord.

Irina’s father schemes to wed her to the tsar – he will pay any price to achieve this goal. However, the dashing tsar is not what he seems. And the secret he hides threatens to consume the lands of mortals and winter alike. Torn between deadly choices, Miryem and Irina embark on a quest that will take them to the limits of sacrifice, power and love.

As with her standalone novel Uprooted, Naomi Novik has once again been influenced by classic folktales. Taking Rumpelstiltskin as her starting point, Spinning Silver is a rich, multilayered new story which is a joy to read.

My review

With thanks to Jamie-Lee for providing me with a wonderful hard copy to review, only my apologies it has taken so long – it was a glorious read!

I knew from the synopsis that it had a basis around the classic tale of Rumpelstiltskin, so I was little dubious of the content. However, I was far from wrong feeling that this would not bring a new and interesting twist to this classic – it certainly did!

With the classic heroine of the story Miryem, a money-lenders daughter that learnt very quickly to grow up and become one of the best money collectors around, until she became too good!

With Miryem doing so well in collection of silver, her parents find some footprints that have been found in the snow behind their home. The worry continues until one day the Winter fairy King himself arrives on her doorstep to give her a challenge, of turning his silver in gold, something that the winter fairy people treasure most. She must take on this challenge or die, however if she succeeds then another challenge arises – what will she do!?

Miryem is strong willed, she pushes people and knows what she wants, this does her good and her family, however they worry how far she may go and how it could affect them as a family!

The story is very well written with the weather and living conditions, being quite harsh, at points you can feel the chill that the story provides. Giving the reader a very in-depth insight into the surroundings of the villages and the characters within the story – good and bad!

As the challenge continues for the change of fairy silver into gold, there is something very special about the fairy silver that is not seen at the beginning, only when it is transformed into something special and worn by a certain person, do the magical powers show. I really enjoyed reading about how the magical powers developed and engrossed people around.

I must admit I had a soft spot for the Winter Fairy King, he had a naturally expected harsh and bitter character, however the more you read and get to know his mannerisms, there was something to warm to.

Irina is due to wed the tsar, however he has his own very deadly secrets, they knew each other as children, although something seems very odd as he has grown into a man. Only once they are wed, does Irina see where she must avoid her own future becoming full of risks.

The story has lots going on, from different families and how they become in contact with Miryem, all with their own challenges. You will also learn more about the winter magic and how it can play with the people it engulfs, in some cases risks that must not be taken, due to the consequences.

As the story unravels there is a point where things come together and there is a time element to resolve the problems, before it is too late! Will winter take over or is there something else that is even more consuming!?

This is a fascinating read, with magic, love, and suspense on what could happen next to the livelihoods of those living in the villages, will the winter never end!

After such a huge book to read and be engrossed in, I really appreciated the ending, it gave a wonderful ending to a classic story, with so many new avenues and levels, it was a story of its very own.

I would definitely recommend reading this, you can purchase it here from Amazon.

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas @DougieClaire @MichaelJBooks #review #suspicion #gripping #mystery

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The nail-biting new novel from the Sunday Times bestseller author of Do Not Disturb, Claire Douglas

‘Deliciously spooky’ Jane Corry

‘An ingenious concept. Grips and thrills’ Gillian McAllister

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Una Richardson is devastated after the death of her mother. Hoping for a fresh start, she responds to an advertisement and steps into the rich, comforting world of elderly Mrs Elspeth McKenzie.

But Elspeth’s home is not as safe as it seems.

Kathryn, her cold and bitter daughter, resents Una’s presence. More disturbing is the evidence suggesting two girls lived here before.

What happened to them?

Why will the McKenzies not talk about them?

As the walls close in around her, Una fears she’ll end up just like the other girls.

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My review

With thanks to Sophie Shaw from Penguin Random House, for sending me a link to download the new novel from Claire Douglas. I have enjoyed Claire’s books from the beginning, after reading all her books, I was looking forward to reading this one too, she has never let me down with gripping, twisted storylines to keep you guessing right up to the end!

The story bounces from various characters and times in their lives, so you can get a different viewpoint from what is going on, what they are thinking and why they do certain things. These are very well written and at some points, a red herring is placed, to make you think otherwise of who is causing so much harm!

This book starts straight away with the ‘suicide’ on the unnerving and creepy Suspension Bridge not far from the home of Elspeth McKenzie. Elspeth is an old and fragile lady. After a fall down the stairs, she prefers to have living in help, even though she has a daughter that dotes on her- she has specific requirements on who she hires!

The story has various characters, from Elspeth and her daughter – Kathryn, to the beloved and bustling cook – Aggie, who at times can say more than intended.

The story dips into how Kathryn and her husband Ed have their own problems, with their two boys and how she feels resentful of how she was treated as a child.

When Una joins the family after having her own family upset, she feels like this is a new beginning where her and her best friend Courtney, can plan ahead to travel the world.

Things start to unravel as Una finds out she is not the only girl that has been a lived in career, to Elspeth. The other girls have a similar resemblance to her, they have come to an end that is starting to cause suspicion. But who is involved, could it really be Elspeth and/or her daughter Kathryn!? Some of the things they both do, definitely give you the creeps – it reminded a little bit like psycho!

The story has many other characters that join in to investigate and ask questions, a family member turns up to find out more, which turns into a race against time, but is Una in danger, who keeps following her!?

This is when the story takes a huge change that I was not expecting, (a classic from Claire!) it made me think twice about who I suspected and where the story was going to go.

As the past comes hurtling into the future, the twists of family hatred, confusion and the family history brings the story to a close, answering so many questions in such a powerful way!

This is another brilliant book from Claire, that I had started one day and finished the next – keeping me gripped right up to the very end!

I would absolutely recommend this book, pre-order it now here from Amazon. While you’re waiting for this to be released in August 2020, have a look at her other titles.

Then She Vanishes here at Amazon.

My favourite – Do Not Disturb – here at Amazon

Here’s the link to all her books on Amazon.

Fatal Longevity by A.D. Pascal @lovebooksgroup #lovebookstours #blogtour #content

Five people at the height of their success die suddenly in different parts of the world. A villa in Portofino and a terrace in Capri, both in Italy. A flight to Singapore. A beach in Santorini, Greece. A luxury resort on the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. All five are filed as “death by natural causes”. No doubts, no links. But an intelligence analyst and his television journalist girlfriend suspect there is a connection. And follow a trail of unusual coincidences. Meanwhile, a brilliant businessman chases a dream: prolonging human life to over 150 years. And in perfect health. An ambitious goal. That entices the billionaires club: the privileged few who own over half of the world’s wealth. The human mind possesses hidden talents. You just need to know how to make the most of them. But longevity can prove fatal.

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Vil a Genius was built at the beginning of the twentieth century. A liberty style building, it was a jewel of Italian architecture. The design, floors, ceilings, decorations, furniture and furnishings all reflecting the period’s “zeitgeist”. The original owner had hired Gino Coppedè, one of the most famous Italian architects of the time, to create his home. Everything had been studied in meticulous detail, the aim being to create both a welcoming environment and something that would surprise visiting guests. Beauty and originality. Style and exclusivity.

The nearby town of Santa Margherita was already popular with wealthy British aristocrats and then became the catalyst for development in the surrounding area. Spreading out into Portofino was the obvious choice for the more discerning tourist.

Several more vil as were eventually built in the Portofino area.

Tunnels were excavated from the centre of the village at great cost, allowing easy access to the villas on the headland. Just one tunnel was made at first. But due to the competitive nature, or pure jealousy, of the owners, many more followed. Each tunnel was then fitted with a lift.

The lift up to Villa Genius was not just functional, it was close to luxurious. Passengers could even sit on a comfortable sofa.

The first owner of Villa Genius was a wealthy Italian businessman whose fortune came from silk production. A member of the “nouveau riche”, he was intent on joining the old money. The rich aristocrats. But he was somewhat presumptuous when naming his residence. The name “Villa Genius” was often frowned upon by the other residents of Portofino. And, unfortunately, business acumen is not hereditary. His children and grandchildren all lived well beyond their means, frittering away the family fortune.

By the time Günther Fischer bought the house, about five years before that Sunday in June, it had laid in disarray for quite some time. Günther needed to invest an enormous amount to return Villa Genius to its former glory. Fortunately, being at the height of his entrepreneurial success, money was not a problem.

The result of many years of hard work.

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About the Author 

A.D. Pascal is an Italian writer. He lives in Milan. After graduating, he started his career as an economic journalist. Then worked as a marketing manager for multinationals.

He wrote several books on management as a ghostwriter.

 In his own words

 “Writing has always been my passion and the base of my activities. My purpose was to present facts and figures in a stimulating way.

Later, I realized that I would also be able to create exciting works of fiction.

‘Fatal Longevity’ is the first of a series of books I am working on. They will all combine real events with just a pinch of imagination”.

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Fatal Longevity

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A sheet of black filled his vision as hundreds of birds dived at the cottage, pointed beaks thrust forward. From this angle, he couldn’t see many of them striking it, but the few he did see held nothing back as they hammered into the shutter. The scale of the attack was beyond anything he’d seen or heard of. And bloodied casualties littered the ground: skulls shattered, wings broken, innards spilling from them. The fact that so many of them continued with the onslaught in spite of this filled him with even more dread.

Salin has always wanted an adventure and, when the opportunity presents itself, he grabs it with both hands, taking his friends along for the ride – whether they want to or not.

With strange lands come strange creatures that stand between them and their goal. And that goal is the same for someone else, a man who believes the prize is worth every sacrifice – especially when the sacrifices are made by others.

The future is about to change. But who for?

Publication Date 9th May 

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About the Author

Graeme Cumming lives in Robin Hood country, and has spent most of his life immersed in fiction – books, TV, movies – turning to writing his own during his early teens.

With his interests in story-telling sparked by an excessive amount of time sitting in front of a black and white television, his tastes are varied.  Influences ranged from the Irwin Allen shows (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space, etc.) to ITC series (The Saint, The Champions, Randall and Hopkirk (deceased) and so many more), so the common theme was action and adventure, but crossed into territories including horror, fantasy and science fiction as well as crime and espionage.

 This diverse interest in fiction continued with his reading and his discovery of the magical world of cinema.  As a result, his stories don’t always fall into a specific genre, but will always maintain the style of a thriller.

When not writing, Graeme is an enthusiastic sailor (and, by default, swimmer), and enjoys off-road cycling and walking.  He is currently Education Director at Sheffield Speakers Club.  Oh yes, and he reads (a lot) and loves the cinema.

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