Posted in 2019, Miscellaneous, News

Hello Strangers – 2019 Christmas Bookathon.

Hello strangers,

How are you all doing? First of all thank you so so much for all your messages and well wishes while I’ve been poorly. I’m still not where I need to be, but I am back reading and getting ready to start my 2019 Christmas Bookathon.

I have some amazing authors and titles already included and can’t wait to get it together properly. Authors/Publishers if you would like your Christmas/winter titles to be involved please do get in touch. The more the merrier I say.

I’m so excited to be pushing myself forward sooner than anticipated and actually happy to do so. I can’t say I’m back 100% because yeah that’s not what’s happening at all, but with a Bookathon, I can lock myself away and get it done instead of worrying about time limits and release dates. Plus, it keeps me occupied instead of going out of my head with boredom or concentrating on pain.

I’ll of course update the list every time another book is added. So far, though it’s a great list, take a look. A lot are of course are up for pre-sale and are going to be available very soon, but some are available for purchase right now. I’ve also opened the genre up a bit and have welcomed in children’s books and crime/thrillers. Also, books without Christmas in the title but reflect the Christmas/December/Winter period. Still not putting the historical genre in though. I know, I’m terrible, but I can’t, I just cannot get into the genre no matter how hard I try. They have loads of Christmas books upcoming too. Sorry!!!!

Oh and I’ll also link them up for you too. Please be aware that these are not in order of release date. I will put in publication dates underneath for you though. Also, even though these are linked up to Amazon, I am in no way affiliated or making money from these links. I just find most people use kindle for reading if not purchasing the actual book.

Anyway, list so far…

❄️A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

A Wedding in December - Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQ

Publication Date: 31st October 2019

❄️The Christmas Invitation by Trisha Ashley

The Christmas Invitation - Trisha Ashley

Publisher: Transworld.

Publication Date: 1st October 2019.

❄️Let it Snow by Sue Moorcroft

Let It Snow - Sue Moorcroft

Publisher: Avon.

Publication Date: 26th September 2019.

❄️Single All The Way by Karen King

Single All The Way - Karen King

Publisher: Bookouture.

Publication Date: 28th October 2019.

❄️A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley

A Perfect Cornish Christmas - Phillipa Ashley

Publisher: Avon.

Publication Date: 31st October 2019.

❄️One Christmas Star by Mandy Baggot

One Christmas Star - Mandy Baggot

Publisher: Aria.

Released – 12th September 2019.

❄️Magic Under the Mistletoe by Lucy Coleman

Magic Under the Mistletoe- Lucy Coleman

Publisher: Aria.

Released – 5th September 2019.

❄️The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge

The Christmas Calendar Girls - Samantha Tonge

Publisher: Aria.

Publication Date: 3rd October 2019.

❄️The Last Day of Winter by Shari Low

Last Day of Winter - Shari Low

Publisher: Aria.

Publication Date: 3rd October 2019.

❄️One Winter Morning by Isabelle Broom

One Winter Morning - Isabelle Broom

Publisher: Penguin.

Released – 29th August 2019.

❄️Christmas Evie by Nicola May

Christmas Evie - Nicola May

Publisher: Nowell Publishing.

Publication Date: 4th November 2019.

❄️The Worst Christmas Ever by Kathleen Long Bostrom

The Worst Christmas Ever - Kathleen Long Bostrom

Publisher: Flyaway Books.

Released – 17th September 2019.

❄️Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm by Jaimie Admans

Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm - Jaimie Admans

Publisher: HQ Digital.

Publication Date: 9th October 2019.

❄️Christmas in Chamonix by Sasha Wagstaff

Christmas in Chamonix - Sasha Wagstaff

Publisher: Canelo Escape.

Released – 19th September 2019.

❄️One Day in Winter by Shari Low

One Day in Winter - Shari Low

Publisher: Aria.

Released – 1st September 2019.

❄️The Garden on Sparrow Street by Tilly Tennant

The Garden on Sparrow Street - Tilly Tennant

Publisher: Bookouture.

Publication Date: 9th October 2019.

❄️I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Karen Clarke

I’ll Be Home for Christmas - Karen Clarke

Publisher: Bookouture.

Publication Date: 14th October 2019.

❄️Christmas by the Lighthouse by Rebecca Boxall

Christmas by the Lighthouse - Rebecca Boxall

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing.

Released – 12th September 2019.

❄️The Secret Santa by Trish Harnetiaux

The Secret Santa - Trish Harnetiaux

Publisher: Cornerstone Digital.

Publication Date: 1st October 2019.

❄️Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood

Mistletoe - Alison Littlewood

Publisher: Quercus.

Publication Date: 10th October 2019.

❄️Wrapped up for Christmas by Katlyn Duncan

Wrapped up for Christmas by Katlyn Duncan

Publisher: HQ Digital.

Publication Date: 1st October 2019.

❄️Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage by Katie Ginger

Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage - Katie Ginger

Publisher: HQ Digital.

Publication Date: 11th October 2019.

❄️The Christmas Countdown by Donna Ashcroft

The Christmas Countdown - Donna Ashcroft

Publisher: Bookouture.

Publication Date: 7th October 2019.

❄️The Little Shop on Silver Lining Street by Emma Davies

The Little Shop on Silver Lining Street by Emma Davies

Publisher: Bookouture.

Publication Date: 16th October 2019.

❄️We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis

Publisher: Avon.

Released – 5th September 2019.

❄️Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

Coming Home to Glendale Hall - Victoria Walters

Publisher: Hera.

Publication Date: 25th September 2019.

How good is that? The few I’ve read so far have been excellent! I can see it’s going to be a tough competition. Those covers are divine too aren’t they?

Like I said previously if you want in or you know of a book you think would be perfect to put in, please do let me know. 2019 releases only of course.

Lots of love as always

N 😘

Posted in 2019, Miscellaneous, News, reviews

Rebecca Chance

Not even a book blogger ranting, just a normal reader ranting.

Ok, so yesterday I heard some absolutely devastating news from the book world. The news being that our beloved Queen of the Bonk-Buster, Rebecca Chance, will no longer be writing under that pseudonym or giving us any more of her amazing, original and damn right fucking brilliant reads. Why? Well, I can assure you that’s not on her, it’s on her publishers, Pan Macmillan.

Oh come on. She’s a bestselling novelist and has been for-fucking-ever. She no doubt brings a lot more than some other authors do and to be fair here she should not be penalised for over seas not understanding her humour or should I say our English humour. And it doesn’t matter if she’s the only one, she’s the only one we need and want. It just shows how superior she is.

Bless her so much. I know she’s probably not nearly as arsed as I am like 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

As for the genre in itself though, I do personally class it the same as romance/comedy/chick-lit/rom-com/new adult/contemporary/modern/etc… I know a lot of people do.

I’m livid. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way about our BB Queen not being able to give us our yearly gift of debauchery, scandal and laughs.

Come on PanMac what are you playing at? Yes, we know we still get the brilliance of her pen and mind with Lauren Henderson and the crime genre. Which is also fantastic work, but some people don’t want crime! Some people don’t like crime! In fact, some people fucking hate crime. Especially with that and the psychological thriller genres being packed to the brim right now and being thrown at us every hour on the hour. It’s overwhelming, it’s getting very boring and we need a break away from it. Do you know what would be the perfect break in between that? Rebecca Chance and her uplifting ingenious books that’s what. Don’t get me wrong, I love the crime genre and RC even has crime in her novels, but you get the gist though.

RC, I’m gutted for you my love. I really am. Thank you so much for all the books, all the tears (both sad and happy), all the laughs, all the weird looks from people when you actually laugh out loud in public. All the gasps and smirks and snorting. All the joy and uplifting spirit. All the hard work and passion you’ve given us for the last ten years. You are a queen and a talent like no other that we will all miss desperately.

To anyone who does not know who Rebecca Chance is where the hell have you been? You so better go get your head stuck right into one of her books. Believe me, you will NOT be disappointed at all. I am re-reading from the start again now to make myself feel better. Her books will be available underneath all linked up so you can purchase and piss yourself with pleasure. It’s all glamour and honesty and just absolute reading bliss. She’s something completely off the charts and mesmerising. I sound like a lick-arse here, but I honestly do not give a riding shite. It’s the truth and you know the truth is all I do.

Love as always,

N 💔

P.S… Mile High is currently on offer for 99p on amazon. BARGAIN! So there’s no excuse really not to grab a copy. Goes amazing with a wine you know. Or a gin for that matter. Or a cuppa tea. Or anything really.

P.P.S… You could go check out her other work that’s available under Lauren Henderson too if you want like, but right now I’d stick to RC and read them after 👍🏻

📚RC’s boss book list.

Divas

Amazon

Apple/ibooks

Kobo

Waterstones

Book Depository

Bad Girls

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

Book Depository

Bad Sisters

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

Book Depository

Audiobook

Killer Heels

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Bad Angels

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Killer Queens

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

Book Depository

Bad Brides

Amazon

Book Depository

Mile High

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Killer Diamonds

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Killer Affair

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Audiobook

Bad Twins

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

Audiobook

Naughty Bits

Amazon

Apple/iBooks

Kobo

Rebecca Chance was born in Hampstead to international art dealer parents, and grew up in the exclusive millionaire’s row surroundings of London’s St John’s Wood. Tiring of her cushioned, privileged existence, she ran away to Tuscany to live a wild bohemian life on a wine-making estate, where she lived in a 14th century villa in a Chianti vineyard, partying with artists, learning Italian, and picking grapes. But big city life was calling her, and after staying in Rome and Porto Ercole, she moved to Manhattan, lured by the glamorous single-girl existence and nonstop nightlife. She spent a decade living the Sex and The City dream in SoHo, equally at home in an uptown penthouse on Fifth Avenue overlooking the Metropolitan Museum, or downtown dancing on the bar of the Coyote Ugly for kicks. Eventually, a handsome American husband in tow, she moved back to London to settle down (as much as she can) and finally fictionalize some of her most exciting and glamorous experiences into her bestselling blockbuster novels.

Rebecca’s interests include trapeze, pole-dancing, watching “America’s Next Top Model”, and cocktail-drinking.

Links to RC: (Her Facebook is legendary)

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Goodreads

Go buy all the books

Proper gutted 💔

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – A Year of Second Chances by Kendra Smith.

Hello my gorgeous book geeks.

How are we all today?

As you can see I am hosting day number seven on the blog tour for Kendra Smith’s fantastic new release, A Year of Second Chances.

Let’s go…..

💕Blurb: Three women. Three very different lives. One life-changing adventure.

Charlie is a single mum unlucky in life. Her multiple jobs make barely enough to feed the family cat, never mind being able to give her son the life he deserves. So when an opportunity to make a lot of cash comes along, she simply has to take it.

Suzie has always wanted to be a mother. But fate has been cruel and now time is running out. Soon her final frozen egg will be destroyed and her last chance of having a baby will go with it. With her husband resolved to their childless life Suzie takes matters into her own hands.

Dawn is about to turn fifty and seems to have misplaced her mojo along with the car keys. But with an interfering mother-in-law and a gaggle of judgemental mums at her children’s school, it’s proving harder to find than a decent fitting bra. Especially after a series of highly embarrassing incidents…

Over the course of a year three lives are about to collide and as they do be prepared to laugh, cry and fall in love with these women as they discover how life can give you a second chance.

💕My Thoughts: What started out as a book I was ready to lash on the CBA pile or the DNR pile as it’s known too most. I decided to stay with it and to be honest I’m glad I did.

A Year of second Chances is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a fast-paced, easy read.

It really is a lovely book, written well with an honest and genuine plot. A cast of characters that to me somehow should not fit together, but do which makes it just that bit more special of a friendship.

It’s catty and funny and dramatic and warm and most of all real. And when something is real, then we feel it more. So to read a book like that is always worthwhile. This one for sure is.

Real life.

Real love.

Real problems.

Real friendships.

Real women.

Real reading!

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

3.5/5

💕Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Google Play

Kobo

💕Book Details:

Title: A Year of Second Chances.

Author: Kendra Smith.

Genre: Fiction & Literature/Women’s Fiction.

Length: 288 Pages

ISBN: 1789541875

ISBN-10: 1789541875

ISBN-13: 978-1789541878

ASIN: B07R3C27NP

Publisher: Aria.

Publication Date: June 20th 2019.

💕About the Author:

Kendra Smith has been a journalist, wife, mother, aerobics teacher, qualified diver and very bad cake baker. She started her career in Sydney selling advertising space but quickly made the leap to editorial – and went on to work on several women’s magazines in both Sydney and London. With dual Australian-British nationality, she currently lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.

You can learn more about Kendra and her work by using the following links:

kendrasmith.co.uk

Twitter

Facebook

Goodreads

So that’s me, I’m afraid. Short and sweet today this one. I know you’ll all go grab a copy of this read especially because it’s currently only £2.45 for the ebook!! I know, right? Bargain! And because it’s Wednesday you’re allowed wine. Perfect combo! Perfect price! Winner!

As always thank you so much for joining me here today on TBGWP! You are all absolutely amazing.

Also huge thanks to Kendra herself and my fairy book mother of Aria, our Vicky for inviting me into the tour.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay by Ali McNamara.

Hiya you lot, you all ok?

Thank you as always for joining me here at TBGWP and giving me your support.

Today I am honoured to be co-hosting day number two on the wonderful Ali McNamara’s blog tour for her upcoming release, Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay.

🌈Blurb: The sun is shining on the golden castle on Rainbow Bay – and change is in the air!

Amelia is a single mother, doing her very best to look after her young son, Charlie – but money is tight and times are tough. When she first hears that she is the last descendent of the Chesterford family and that she has inherited a Real-Life Castle by the sea, Amelia can’t quite believe her ears. But it’s true!

She soon finds that owning a castle isn’t quite the ticket to sorting out her money problems that she’d first hoped: she can’t sell, because the terms of the ancient bequest state that any Chesterford who inherits the castle, must live there and work towards the upkeep and maintenance of the family home. So ever-practical Amelia decides to uproot her little family and move to this magnificent castle by the sea.

Living in a castle on the beautiful Northumberland coast is fun at first, but organising the day-to-day running is a lot more complicated than Amelia first imagined. Luckily she has help from the small band of eccentric and unconventional staff that are already employed there – and a mysterious unseen hand that often gives her a push in the right direction just when she needs it most. It’s only when she meets Tom, a furniture restorer who comes to the castle to help repair some antique furniture, that Amelia realises she might get the fairy-tale ending that she and Charlie truly deserve…

🌈My Thoughts: Ali always gives us more than a normal romance read and book ten does not differ.

Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay is a beautiful read. It’s exciting and funny and dramatic and over the top. Everything you want in escapism.

For me though the best thing about the read is the honesty and love that comes from it. The love between the characters and the constant reminder of equality and how much for granted we should not be taking anything in life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4/5

Full review will be posted after publication day.

🌈Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Google Play

Kobo

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

🌈Book Details:

Title: Secrets and Seashells at Rainbow Bay.

Author: Ali McNamara.

Genre: Romance.

Length: 384 Pages.

ISBN-10: 0751574325

ISBN-13: 978-0751574326

ASIN: B07M6LB85C

Publisher: Sphere

Publication Date: 27th June 2019.

🌈About the Author:

Ali McNamara attributes her over-active and very vivid imagination to one thing – being an only child. Time spent dreaming up adventures when she was young has left her with a head bursting with stories waiting to be told.

When stories she wrote for fun on Ronan Keating’s website became so popular they were sold as a fundraising project for his cancer awareness charity, Ali realised that not only was writing something she enjoyed doing, but something others enjoyed reading too.

Ali lives in Cambridgeshire with her family and two Labradors. When she isn’t writing, she likes to travel, read, and people-watch, more often than not accompanied by a good cup of coffee. Her dogs and a love of exercise keep her sane!

You can find out more about Ali and her work by visiting her by using the links below.

www.alimcnamara.co.uk

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Goodreads

So that’s me.

Thank you once again for joining me today and for your constant support.

Big thank you to Ali herself for being a boss in the Romance Genre and giving us ten wonderful books!

And as always huge thank you to the fabulous Clara over at LB for inviting me onto the tour and sending me out ARC’s.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – You, Me and the Movies by Fiona Collins.

Hiya, you lot!

Did you all have an amazing bank holiday weekend? Are you all sunburned and still a bit hungover? Don’t worry we’re all in the same boat.👀💊👍🏻

Today is day one on Fiona Collins’s blog tour for her upcoming release, You, Me and the Movies.

I love a bit of Fiona Collins me so I was made up to get asked to come onto to the tour and read the book. She has had me crossing my legs in laughter far too many times. You mothers and older ladies will know what I mean by that 😉

Shall we get started?

🎬Blurb: Two people. Ten classic films. A love story you’ll never forget.

Arden has just started university when she meets Mac – and quickly falls head over heels for the handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love affair is dramatic, exciting and all-consuming; the sort of thing you only see in the movies.

It couldn’t last. But thirty years later, leading a very different life, Arden is visiting a friend in hospital when she suddenly comes across the man she never forgot. Badly injured in an accident, Mac can only make brief references to the classic films they once watched together: Casablanca, A Star is Born, Pretty Woman among others… and they make Arden remember everything.

The bittersweet memories of their relationship help Arden re-connect with the world in a way she no longer thought was possible. But will a movie-worthy love ever be hers again?

🎬My Thoughts: You know me by now and I will always tell you the truth with my reviews. Blog tour or not. The truth is the truth.

You, me and the movies is unfortunately not my favourite. I see it being an absolute smash and a book most readers will have on their TBR. It’s beautiful, it’s fun, it’s sensitive and poignant. It’s a clear winner for people who want a clever and original love story with well thought out characters. I do in all honestly want you to read this book! Seriously pre-order it or grab the ebook now and see for yourself.

Obviously you’re going to want to know my issues with it after that aren’t you?

So, for me it is not a book you can just casually pick up and read. It’s one you really have to give time and effort too. I wouldn’t say it’s long winded, but you do have to give it time. When it comes to this genre that is just not for me. I don’t want to have to try if you get me. I just want easy, none thinking reading.

I am also seriously no movie buff! Especially with the classics and basically any movie, so I did get lost a bit with some of the movie details and references.

I also couldn’t fully connect with Arden and for me I need that connection.

See, it’s not even bad. It’s just me being me. But I can’t not tell you that because it’s a blog tour post and review.

Anyway, read the other reviews they are hot shit! And one of the best things about it for me is that it has given me reason to have one super massive movie marathon. I do intent to watch the ten films from the book! Oh, and for sure in Arden and Mac’s order. I also will re-read You, Me and the Movies again after that movie marathon and when the paperback is released. Who knows I might eat my words. I’ve done it before haven’t I?

Right now it’s a 3/5 star book for me and that in itself is brilliant!

So if you’re wanting a nostalgic, intense, original, tearfully funny read with a dramatic love story and a huge slice of movie pie then this is definitely your book. Make sure you have your popcorn, tissues and wine ready, you’re going to need them all.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

3/5

🎬 Links to buy:

💾Book Details:

Title: You, Me and the Movies.

Author: Fiona Collins.

Genre: Romance/Contemporary Romance/General Fiction.

Length: 388 Pages

ISBN-10: 0552176389

ISBN-13: 978-0552176385

ASIN: B07GX99RHH

Publisher: Transworld

Imprint: Corgi

Publication Date:

• ebook: 4th April 2019

• Paperback: Aug 22nd 2019

💾About the Author:

Fiona Collins grew up in an Essex village and after stints in Hong Kong and London returned to the Essex countryside where she lives with her husband and three children. She has a degree in Film and Literature and has had many former careers including TV presenting in Hong Kong, traffic and weather presenter for BBC local radio and film/TV extra.

You can learn more about her and her books using the following links:

So, that’s it my book reading friends. I hope you’ll use the links provided and show your support for this read. Remember ebook is available now and paperback is on pre-order until its release date on August 22nd. And definitely continue on with the tour to get the other fab reviews from the some of the best reviewers.

Thank you very much for giving me your time and I really do hope you all have a fabulous day.

Big thank you also to Antonia over at Transworld for inviting me onto the tour and sending me out an unbound ARC 😍 and finally our Fiona for always giving us laughter and happiness with her books.

Love as always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – A View to a Kilt by Wendy Holden.

Happy Sunday fellow book geeks of the world. Today we are donning our kilts and reading our way through a little sneaky peak of the fabulous, A View to a Kilt by the one and only Wendy Holden!!

Wendy Holden though please? Queen of RomCom. Queen of Chick-Lit. Queen of the bestsellers! Get that crown Wendy babe 👑

Shall we get started?

♥️💙Blurb: London’s most glamorous glossy magazine is in trouble. Advertising revenues are non existent, and if editor Laura Lake can’t pick them up, she’s out of a job.

According to those in the know, Scotland is having a fashion moment. Haggis tempura is on Michelin-starred menus, smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels is offering celebrity bagpipe lessons. So Laura’s off to a baronial estate in the Scottish Highlands to get a slice of this ultra-high-end market.

It’s supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day. And at Glenravish Castle – a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire – Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won’t just save her job, it could save her life…

💙♥️Extract:

💙♥️My Mini Thoughts: If you haven’t already been introduced to Laura Lake then you have seriously been missing out! She is honestly one of the best chick lit characters around. Don’t worry if you haven’t though because you can jump straight in here with A View to a Kilt and read it as a stand-alone.

As always with a Wendy Holden read you end up completely engrossed in her words. With a decent character set up and a plot that seems pretty straight forward, it in fact is not and actually laughs in your face. It then calls you stupid and drags you back into the read with a bit of mystery and a lot of smirking! Can’t beat a book that not only smirks at you but has you smirking right back at it. Very clever writing. Well Done to our Wend on that one 👍🏻 thoroughly enjoyable!

A View to a Kilt is the escapism we all need and deserve. It’s funny, it’s bold, it’s crazy, it’s fast-paced and it’s bloody golden. Shit, I mean tartan!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4/5

💙♥️Links to buy:

Amazon

ibooks

Kobo

GooglePlay

Waterstones

WHSmith

Book Depository

💙♥️Book Details:

Title: A View to a Kilt.

Author: Wendy Holden.

Genre: Romantic Comedy/ChickLit

Length: 400 Pages.

ISBN-10: 1784977640

ISBN-13: 9781784977641

ASIN: B07CZJHK3C

Publisher: Head of Zeus.

Publication Date:

• EB/HB: April 4th 2019.

• PB: August 8th 2019.

💙♥️About the Author:

Number-one bestselling author Wendy Holden was a journalist on Tatler, The Sunday Times, and the Mail on Sunday before becoming an author. She has since written ten consecutive Sunday TimesTop Ten bestsellers. She is married with two children. And lives in a tiny castle in Derbyshire.

You can find out more about Wendy and her books or get to know her on social media using the following links:

wendyholden.net

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads

Instagram

So it’s a quick and easy one for us today. Well, it is Sunday after all. Thank you so much as always for joining me here at TBGWP today, I appreciate it so much. I really do hope you’ll go make friends with Laura Lake and disappear to Scotland for a bit with her. It’s honestly a great read.

Thank you to Queen Wendy herself of course and to the lovely VJ over at HOZ for inviting me onto the A View to Kilt tour.

See you all soon!

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – With or Without You by Shari Low.

Hello my loves, how are you all?

So, the weekend is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing? Lazy weekend book reading bliss is coming.

Of course we always need a new read don’t we? So, for all you Romance/Women’s Fiction/ChickLit/Contemporary fans out there, and to be fair all you who aren’t, but are willing to give anything a try, I have the absolute perfect book for you.

🧡Blurb: Have you ever made a life-changing decision and then wondered if you made the right one…?

When Liv and Nate walked up the aisle, Liv knew she was marrying the one, her soul mate and her best friend. Six years later, it feels like routine and friendship is all they have left in common. What happened to the fun, the excitement, the lust, the love?

In the closing moments of 1999, Liv and Nate decide to go their separate ways, but at the last minute, Liv wavers. Should she stay or should she go?

Over the next twenty years we follow the parallel stories to discover if Liv’s life, heart and future have been better with Nate… Or without him?

🧡Extract:

🧡Links to buy:

▫️Amazon

▫️iBooks

▫️Google Play

▫️Kobo

▫️Waterstones

▫️WHSmith

🧡Book Details:

Title: With or Without You.

Author: Shari Low.

Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction.

Length: 441 Pages.

ISBN: 1788541413

ISBN-10: 1788549902

ISBN-13: 978-1788549905

ASIN: B0784XYLJS

Publisher: Aria

Publication Date: 07/02/2019

🧡About the Author:

Shari Low is the No1 best-selling author of over 20 novels, including One Day In December, A Life Without You, The Story Of Our Life, With Or Without You and her latest release, Another Day In Winter.

And because she likes to over-share toe-curling moments and hapless disasters, she is also the shameless mother behind a collection of parenthood memories called Because Mummy Said So.

Once upon a time she met a guy, got engaged after a week, and twenty-something years later she lives near Glasgow with her husband, a labradoodle, and two teenagers who think she’s fairly embarrassing except when they need a lift.

You can learn more about Shari and her books using the following links:

▫️ShariLow.com

▫️Twitter

▫️Facebook

▫️GoodReads

So that’s me, I’m done. Thank you for coming to join me today and I really hope you do grab yourself a copy of this book. I can’t wait to hear what you all think about this one you know.

Oh and just between you and me like With or Without You is currently only 99p on Amazon! Bargain, you’ll defo have enough for a bottle of wine to go with it too. 👌🏼🍷😉

Shout out to Shari herself and the wonderful Vicky over at Aria/HOZ for inviting me into the tour and being wonderful. You both deserve wine and books too.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2019, Book Tours, reviews

BT – Summer on the Italian Lake by Lucy Coleman.

Happy Tuesday book geeks. How are you all?

Today I’m hosting on the second part of Lucy Coleman’s blog tour for her lovely new novel Summer on the Italian Lake.

🌤Blurb: Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after

🌤My Thoughts: Unfortunately I don’t have my review for you today. Don’t worry I’m 76% through, but as you know sometimes life and the kids get in the way. As soon as I’m finished it will be up for you to read. I’m enjoying the read a lot. It is one of those books that you melt into. Escapism at its finest.

If you think you might fancy it you can actually read a sample from the book on iBooks, GooglePlay, Kobo and Lucy’s website to make sure it’s definitely one for you. Links are below.

🌤Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Google Play

Kobo

🌤Book Details:

Title: Summer on the Italian Lake.

Author: Lucy Coleman.

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/General Fiction (Adult).

Length: ebook: 288 Pages. PB: 402 Pages.

ISBN: 1788541561

ISBN-10: 1788541561

ISBN-13: 978-1788541565

ASIN: B07HPD2KNV

Publisher: Aria.

Publication Date: 05/02/2019

🌤About the Author:

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

You can learn more about Lynn and Lucy and their books using the following links:

Author Website

Facebook

Twitter

GoodReads

So that’s me done. Quick and easy for you all today. Thank you so much for joining me here today on TBGWP and for your continuous support. I seriously appreciate it.

Big shout out to Lynn herself and Vicky over at Head of Zeus for inviting me onto the tour.

Right I have to go, I have a date with a Toblerone and the rest of this beautiful book.

Love always, N 😘

Posted in 2018, Book Tours, News, reviews

BT – Relight My Fire by Joanna Bolouri.

Hiya Book Geeks.

Thank you for taking five minutes out to join me today as I give you my truths on day number six on the book blog for Joanna Bolouri’s brand new release, Relight My Fire.

🔥Blurb: When Phoebe and Oliver had their happy ending, they thought the hard part was over. And now, with a five year old daughter, they are far from the blissful hedonistic lifestyle of when they first started dating.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it. But with distractions aplenty, will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

🔥My Thoughts: I’ll start by saying if you’re prudish, don’t read this book. To everybody else, get your money out.

The end!

Links to buy underneath…

Only messing, I was genuinely just going to write in big bold letters: YOU NEED THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIFE!

It’s true like, you do. But, I thought I best give you just a tad more.

RMF is a follow on read from our JB’s sensational debut, The List. I would wholeheartedly recommend reading that first. I’m not saying you can’t read this one first mind, but you will thank me later if you do, I promise.

So, we’re back five years after leaving a wonderful happy ending with the fabulous, Phoebe and Oliver, and now demanding jobs and a daughter. Stuck in a rut, in their life and their sex life they’re introduced to a sexy wish jar. What’s a sexy wish jar? Well, it’s a jar in which you can put in anything you’ve ever wanted to ask your other half to do in bed.

(Not going to lie I was a bit disappointed because my sexy wish jar would be a jar of Nutella and a spoon.)

We all know happy endings don’t always mean they end up as happy endings. Most of us in relationships with or without children understand that they all do go stale and could do with some spice put back into them sometimes. Having a modern, up-to-date book that delves into this subject is wonderful. It’s totally relatable and this is what makes it so good. It’s real life, real relationships, real love, real ruts, real time that we end up not spending together because life somehow gets in the way. It’s not easy to keep that connection from the beginning days, so I’m glad it’s been done honestly, respectfully, straight to the point and of course in the hilarious fashion in which our JB (Joanna Bolouri not Justin Bieber) has us accustomed too.

RMF is descriptive but not full on porn, I did expect it to be worse. Worse in a good way that is. However, I’m very hard to make blush so this had me dead from the start with the endless innuendos and hilarious one liners. It is also not just based on sex, although I know a lot of us wouldn’t have minded that. It has a fantastic premise and some nice run along storylines which keeps us drawn in and interesting throughout and also more depth and insight into the characters themselves.

JB is crazy! She amazes me with her talent, execution and humour. As always her flow is on point and reads perfectly. She’s down to earth, clever and I’m pretty smitten with her to tell you the truth. Her books are like stress relief to me.

She is without a doubt RomCom Queen by far and give her a chance and she will be after the Bonk-Buster crown from Rebecca Chance. Yes, I said it…. Now that is some serious praise indeed!

I honestly loved Relight My Fire – the book that is, not the shit song by Take That! It’s funny, energetic, quick, easy, spicy and shocking! You’ll definitely get through it faster than one of those pink gins you have at the end of one of them proper shit days.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5

🔥Links to buy:

Amazon

iBooks

Kobo

Google Play

WHSmith

Book Depository

🔥Book Details:

Title: Relight My Fire

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Length: 336 pages

ISBN-10: 1786488582

ISBN-13: 978-1786488589

ASIN: B0722P666Z

Publisher: Quercus

Publication Date: 31st May 2018

🔥About Author:

Joanna Bolouri worked in sales before she began writing professionally at the age of thirty. Winning a BBC comedy script competition allowed her to work and write with stand-up comedians, comedy scriptwriters and actors from across the UK. She’s had articles and reviews published in The Scotsman, The Skinny, the Scottish Sun, the Huffington Post and HecklerSpray. She lives in Glasgow with her daughter.

You can do that, get in touch with her or find out more about her work by using the links provided below.

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Goodreads

So that’s me. Again thank you for stopping by and I really do hope you’ll go grab yourself a copy of this book. It is totally worth it.

Huge thanks as always to Joanna herself and the fabulous Ana McLaughlin and team from Quercus for inviting me to take part today.

N 😘

Posted in 2017, News, Random Quotes, Pictures, Inspiration and things I Find Amusing., reviews

Book Review: Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood.

💙Big Sexy Love by Kirsty Greenwood.

Source: author request.


💙BLURB: Olive Brewster is living a small, safe life. She’s happy enough with her job at the local market, it’s cool that she has no boyfriend to fret over, she even likes that she still lives in her childhood home. No drama, no fuss, no problems! Everything is fine. Super duper fine.

Except … Olive’s best friend in the world , Birdie, is dying.

Birdie has one final wish. She wants to track down her first love, her epic once in a lifetime love, her Big Sexy Love, Chuck. And because she’s stuck in the hospital she needs Olive’s help to do it. But there’s a teeny problem: Chuck is somewhere in New York and Olive has never even left her home town, let alone roamed the crazy streets of Manhattan!

As if the big city isn’t scary enough, Olive has to contend with Seth, a cocky comedy TV writer who thinks she’s a joke; Anders, a bored socialite who’s taken a shine to her; and the fact that no matter how hard she tries to track down Chuck, he doesn’t seem to want to be found.

Can Olive learn to overcome her fears, abandon her old safe routine and fulfil her best friend’s last wish?  It’s going to take extra bravery, one badass attitude and a whole lot of Big Sexy Love to make this happen …

💙REVIEW: OM-Fucking-G! You know that excitement you get when you squeal silently to yourself whilst clenching your gnashers together and shaking your fists a bit? That is what you get when you read this book. THAT.IS.WHAT.YOU. GET! You don’t even need me to say anything else now do you? You know that’s the one. The link to buy is right here 👉🏼 BUY IT…  But If you do want to hear me waffle on about it then be my guest and go right ahead…. 

Big Sexy Love is without a doubt Greenwood at her absolute best. I don’t know how she’s going to top this one I really don’t. It’s just sooo good. Like proper good though and am not even messing. Please go and buy it. It’s a treat and a half it really is. It is the perfect book to make you smile at any time and any place.

Ok, so protagonist Olive Brewster is a knob. Not even a little one, a full-blown massive one. And girls we all know we love one of those 🤦🏻‍♀️😉moving on…. 

Olive is right now standing at being my favourite character of ALL time. ALL TIME THOUGH! I died laughing so many times with her shenanigans, northern charm, sarcasm and utter could not give a fuck attitude mixed with a shyness and confusing demeanour. She is outstanding! It is such a pleasure to watch her blossom throughout the book and it is a blessing to be able to read about her friendship with the fantastic Birdie too.

I honestly idolised every single part of it. It’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, romantic, piss yourself funny, northern to a tee and utterly fucking joyous. It broke my heart in the most amazing way possible. I know right? How the fuck can that happen? Clever minds and fantastic writing and fabulous plots, characters, and love can actually make that happen. Such a wonderful and inspiring book. Go buy it! You know you want to.

Also, if there is a prize for making someone’s heartbreaking tear-snot erupt over electronic reading devices with full on snorting laughter? Kirsty, my friend you deserve that prize. Shit memes have never been more funny in a heartbreaking moment. 

Big Sexy Love is my Big Sexy Love this year for sure. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5/5 

P.S… Kirsty Greenwood, I love you. Ahh no I really do. You are an amazing author and I totally fucking love your work. 

Queen of the mother fucking northern authors – baby! (You have to sing that sentence like Snoop Dogg sings ‘the King of the mother fucking westcoast’ in Eminem’s Bitch Please ll.) Get your microphone out girl you’ve got singing to do🎤👸🏼 

💙LINKS TO BUY: 

Amazon 

💙BOOK DETAILS: 

Title: Big Sexy Love 

Author: Kirsty Greenwood 

Genre: RomCom/ChickLit

Length: 352 Pages

ASIN: B071YLZ6JX

Publisher: Novelicious 

Publication Date: 29/06/2017

💙ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kirsty Greenwood is the author of three fast-paced, funny and fearless romantic comedies. She is also the founder and editor in chief of Novelicious.com.

Kirsty sends out a really cool letter each month with wonderful giveaways, bookish updates and general good stuff. You can sign up to get the letters by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/2pe1XuP

She Tweets at @KirstyBooks, Instagrams at @kirsty_greenwood and can be found on Facebook at KirstyGreenwoodBooks. Her favourite thing is when readers get in touch to say hello! So go say hello.