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#BlogTour “Here Comes the Best Man” by Angela Britnell

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When troubled army veteran and musician Josh Robertson returns home to Nashville to be the best man at his younger brother Chad’s wedding he’s just sure that he’s going to mess it all up somehow.

But when it becomes clear that the wedding might not be going to plan, it’s up to Josh and fellow guest Louise Giles to make sure that Chad and his wife-to-be Maggie get their perfect day.

Can Josh be the best man his brother needs? And is there somebody else who is beginning to realize that Josh could be her ‘best man’ too?

 

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Angela BritnellAuthor Bio  

Angela grew up in Cornwall, England and returns frequently from her new home in Nashville, Tennessee. A lifelong love of reading turned into a passion for writing contemporary romance and her novels are usually set in the many places she’s visited or lived on her extensive travels. After more than three decades of marriage to her American husband, she’s a huge fan of transatlantic romance and always makes sure her characters get their own happy-ever-after. Over the last twelve years, she’s published over 20 novels and several short stories for women’s magazines. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Romance Writers of America and the Music City Romance Writers.

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#Review “Doctor Perry” by Kirsten McKenzie

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4/5 Stars!

Thoughts of a mad doctor or evil scientist easily bring images to mind of a tall, balding character, wringing his hands with maniacal glee at the impending devastation he plans to inflict on the unassuming masses.

Not the fastidious, meticulous man-of-few-words Doctor Perry.

Which is what makes this tale all the more chilling and disturbing.

He doesn’t make life-ending threats… although he plans them in his mind.

He doesn’t yell or even raise his voice.

His methods are his own and so precise it’s eerie. He doesn’t use violence or physical force. He doesn’t need to. People trust their doctor. (Or I did before reading this book.)

Doctor Perry’s practice has gone undetected for decades which has allowed him to make a name for himself in a very lucrative, but illegal sideline—selling babies.

It’s how Doctor Perry comes by these infants that put the spotlight on his small office practice, unheard of home visits, and being an on-call physician for a nursing home that should be shut down.

Tracey Chappell, the bottle-blonde manager of Rose Haven Retirement Resort—fancy name for a low-end nursing home, has no issues with shortchanging nursing home residents and pocketing the difference. She’s more than willing to be a partner-in-crime with the doctor, supplying candidates for his shady dealings.

The mercenary manager rides roughshod over a motley staff that has less redeeming social value than a biker gang. Those who truly care—Tala, head nurse, Benson, an orderly, and Pauline, the cook—aren’t in a position to give much pushback against the intimidating manager and the indignities residents are subjected to, but in the end, it’s their concern which helps their elderly and infirmed clients.

The rest of the staff? OMG! They verbally and physically abuse residents, steal from them, and do whatever it takes to NOT do their jobs.

Meth-head—and Tracey’s nephew—Tricky Ricky Donovan takes it one step farther and steals medication. Ricky’s a gross lowlife. There’s a scene in his apartment where he’s smoking meth and seeing bugs, and then… I’m getting queasy just thinking about it. Just remember I warned you!

But as much as Ricky sickens me, I have to give him props for the part he played in the end. Even an addict has his uses. Just someone keep this man away from meth… and bugs.

Even more chilling than Doctor Perry though is Jesse and James, identical twins the doctor scoops into his ‘care’ when their mother and infant brother are killed in a car accident.

Had Doctor Perry known what these two little sociopaths were capable of, he would have left them where they were and not alone with his wife, Myra. Poor Myra.

Resident Elijah Cone, a former winning football coach, is living out his days in exile and shame after causing a horrible accident while driving drunk. Elijah walked away from the accident… no one else did.

Elijah doesn’t want any involvement with anyone at Rose Haven. He just wants to be left alone while he waits for death to take him and relieve him of his burden of guilt and the debilitating pain of arthritis.

But that doesn’t happen once new resident Sulia Patel blows into the nursing home, a force to be reckoned with. She has secrets and she knows a few… like who Doctor Perry is and what he does.

Clients of Doctor Perry’s private practice don’t fare any better as we first see with patient Don Jury. The description of his screams…*shudders* The fates of jogger Mary Louise Jackson and health nut, Sarah Miller are a puzzle and up to the reader to ponder.

Doctor Perry is a haunting read that shows what happens when you combine the avarice of a few, the apathy of many and the anonymity of victims. In some ways, it’s scarier than alien invasions and monster-filled stories. But there are monsters… the human kind and they are all connected to Doctor Perry and his milky-white, chalk-tasting, homemade tonic. Check out this read… and keep an eye on your doctor.

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coverUnder the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

Doctor Perry assures his elderly patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home that he can offer warmth, sympathy, and understanding. Doctor Perry is a liar.

Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose Haven, content to sit at his window waiting to die. He’s about to learn that under Doctor Perry death is the easy option…

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#BlogTour “Doctor Perry” by Kirsten McKenzie

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coverUnder the Hippocratic Oath, a doctor swears to remember that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

Doctor Perry assures his elderly patients at the Rose Haven Retirement Home that he can offer warmth, sympathy, and understanding. Doctor Perry is a liar.

Hiding from a traumatic past, Elijah Cone wants nothing to do with the other residents at the Rose Haven, content to sit at his window waiting to die. He’s about to learn that under Doctor Perry death is the easy option…

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Author Bio

Kirsten McKenzie

For many years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family’s antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell the 50c postcards as a child, to selling $5,000 Worcester vases and seventeenth-century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.

Her historical fiction novels Fifteen Postcards and it’s sequel The Last Letter have been described as Time Travelers Wife meets Far Pavilions, and Antiques Roadshow gone viral. The third book in the series Telegram Home will be released in November 2018 by Accent Press.

Her bestselling Gothic horror novel Painted was released in 2017, with her medical thriller Doctor Perry following closely in April 2018.

She lives in New Zealand with her husband, her daughters, an SPCA rescue cat and a kitten found in the neighbor’s shed, and can usually be found procrastinating on Twitter under the handle @kiwimrsmac.

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“Unfinished Business (The David Trilogy Book 2)” by S C Cunningham

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He loved being him… he got away with murder.

She loved being her… until she met him.

The steamy roller coaster ride of psychotic David’s obsession with his childhood sweetheart, a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes.

With the help of her gutsy friends, fun-loving city girl Tara Warr is the only victim to survive David Howard’s death list. Whilst lounging in prison the hypnotic sexual tour de force enlists an eager recruit, seduces a prison warden and relocates to the sunnier climes of Mexico, a freedom short-lived when his charred remains are found in the fire of a plastic surgeon’s clinic. The police cease their search, finally Tara and her friends can relax, David is dead.

Laughter soon turns to fear when he communicates via Tara’s laptop that he is very much alive, knows their every move and is ready to finish what he started. He is among them, but who? He has a brand new face.

Tara has had enough, time to turn the tables and make him suffer.  A woman unafraid of death is a dangerous thing. Has David finally met his match?

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Tara’s eclectic gang of friends helped save her from the clutches of evil David Howard. He’d trapped, drugged and held her prisoner for three days. After the rescue, David ended up in prison and Tara in hospital. A year later, their lives slowly getting back to normal, they hear the shocking news that he’d escaped prison.

 

Franco’s Apartment, Chelsea Harbour, London

The gang; Seb, Franco, his chauffeur Michael and the girls sat around the coffee table in Franco’s stunning penthouse apartment; tasteful, comfortable and understated, not the norm for a footballer. The mother-hen of the group, Anton de Menton, hairdresser extraordinaire, coordinated drinks dispersal, as per normal.

‘The sugar shafting shit,’ grumbled Anton, pinky finger skyward as he poured milk into piping hot cups of tea. ‘I thought we’d heard the last of dissection Dave… good grief, dahling’s, it’s all too much!’

David was the reason they were last huddled around Franco’s coffee table, a year ago, the night they saved Tara’s life. The gang stared quietly into their cups, each reliving their own memories: his evil had affected them all.

‘How the hell did he get away with it, he was banged up for multiple murders, surely he would have been in a secure wing?’ Seb asked Michael, who, due to his time in the SAS and friends in the police force, tended to know more about these things than the others.

‘He did what he always does, he used his cock,’ spat Michael, an unsubtle dig at Seb for being a victim to David’s charms.

Tara flinched, Michael carried on.

‘He persuaded some cock-besotted prison warden to get him out, with promises of a life of luxury, YMCA heaven in Mexico. The police are after the warden as well, Warden Jones… Terence Jones… they’ve been trying to keep the lid on it, he’s an embarrassment to the authorities, he was traced to Mexico, but has gone missing.’

A picture of a uniformed prison guard on his knees pleasuring David jumped into Seb’s mind. He had to smile, he was a jammy bastard and the best ever fuck; shame he had psychotic killer tendencies.

‘With the money David had squirreled away, they could have lived a life of luxury on an island somewhere,’ continued Michael.

‘He would have been mad to come back here, right?’ whispered Tara, white as a sheet, curled on the sofa, nursing her tea cup… fuck, David is dead, no, no, no… he can’t, we haven’t finished.

She couldn’t stop shivering, after passing out in the restaurant, and waving away the ambulance, mortified with embarrassment at the fuss, she and the girls had taken a taxi to Franco’s apartment.

Franco sat beside her, a protective arm around her hunched shoulders; it felt good to be near him, a rush of memories flooded over her. She wanted to cry, but not for the reasons her friends thought, why couldn’t she talk about it?

Franco was also pensive; if only he could tell her how he felt. He adored her, wanted to marry her, the engagement ring still burnt a hole in his safe, but during her three days of captivity, he’d lost her to that bastard.  She became distant, reclusive, hated being touched, calling out for David in her sleep, making it clear she didn’t want Franco near her.

It broke his heart; he didn’t know how to handle it. The doctors assured him that she just needed space, her safe little world had been blown apart, and it would take time and patience to get the old Tara back.

He withdrew, giving her space, she took it as him not caring and they drifted apart. But nothing had changed for him; he still adored her. The other women in his life, and there had been a few, were distractions. BiJou, his latest WAG, was great in the sack, lousy on conversation and too self-obsessed to notice where his mind was at, which suited him just fine, no nagging, no questions.

One day he would win Tara back, the bastard David would not win.

He wished David had returned to London. If the police couldn’t handle him, he would.  In his book, murdering a killer was justifiable.

‘Yeah, mad, even for him,’ soothed Franco, rubbing Tara’s shoulders, trying to curb the shivering. ‘He was lucky to get out of the country, besides, there’s nothing for him here.’

Michael looked over at Helen.

‘Except maybe his big sister,’ he glared, holding back the venom, he had no time for the selfish bitch, she was David’s blood, he didn’t trust her.

All eyes turned to Helen, nausea waved over her… thanks little bro, getting me in trouble again.

‘Well sis, has he been in touch?’ Michael’s eyes bore into her. ‘You must’ve known he’d escaped, as next of kin the prison authorities would have contacted you.’

He saw Helen as a spoilt rich bitch, needing constant attention. The type that rushed around wanting what everyone else had, too frightened to stand still for fear of seeing how empty her own life was.

‘Leave Hel alone,’ defended Josie. ‘You know she hated him just as much as we did,’ she looked to Helen for confirmation. ‘There’s no way he would’ve come back for her, and there’s no other family, their parents are dead.  So stop yer bitchin, the bastards gone and that’s it, good bloody riddance I say.’

Helen smiled, enjoying Josie’s show of support. She turned to Michael looking him hard in the eye.

‘They did contact me, but what was the point in stirring up trouble, he was on the other side of the planet, and Tara didn’t need the grief. There is no way he would have risked coming anywhere near us, he wouldn’t want to go back inside again,’ she ignored Michael’s raised eyebrow and mock laugh.

‘I hated the bastard, I’m glad he’s dead… good riddance… and I may get to inherit his dosh,’ she beamed.

Silence as they took in her words, not the words of a grieving, loving, sister, maybe Michael was mistaken.

‘More tea Vicar?’ camped Anton cheerfully, trying to diffuse the negative energy. ‘Oh well, whatever… bothered?’ he diva posed, hand palmed at arm’s length. ‘He’s the Devil’s little problem now, not ours… or shall we have something stronger… whiskey anyone?’

 

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Author Bio SC Cunningham

British Crime Investigator & Crime Writer, Siobhan C Cunningham creates steamy psychological thrillers and kick-ass paranormal romance with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour, and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the very industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).

Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker who haunted the streets of London, the seed for The David Trilogy was sown, book one is The Penance List, and has been adapted to film screenplay.

She is the proud mother to contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven and is owned by three dogs.

 

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#BlogTour “If You Love me, I’m Yours” by Lizzie Chantree

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‘If you love me, I’m yours…’

Maud didn’t mind being boring, not really. She had a sensible job, clothes, and love life… if you counted an overbearing ex who had thanked her, rolled over and was snoring before she even realized he’d begun! She could tolerate not fulfilling her dreams if her parents would pay her one compliment about the only thing she was passionate about in life: her art.

Dot should have fit in with her flamboyant and slightly eccentric family of talented artists, but somehow, she was an anomaly who couldn’t paint. She tried hard to be part of their world by becoming an art agent extraordinaire, but she dreamed of finding her own voice.

Dot’s brother Nate, a smoulderingly sexy and famous artist, was adored by everyone. His creative talent left them in awe of his ability to capture such passion on canvas. Women worshipped him, and even Dot’s friend Maud flushed and bumped into things when he walked into a room, but a tragic event in his past had left him emotionally and physically scarred, and reluctant to face the world again.

Someone was leaving exquisite little paintings on park benches, with a tag saying, ‘If you love me, I’m yours’. The art was so fresh and cutting-edge, that it generated a media frenzy and a scramble to discover where the mystery artist could be hiding. The revelation of who the prodigious artist was interlinked Maud, Dot, and Nate’s lives forever, but their worlds came crashing down.

Were bonds of friendship, love, and loyalty strong enough to withstand fame, success, and scandal?

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Lizzie ChantreeAuthor Bio 

Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers, and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex.

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#BlogTour “Riding Shotgun: And Other American Cruelties” by Andy Rausch

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coverRIDING SHOTGUN AND OTHER AMERICAN CRUELTIES is a unique collection of quirky, Tarantinoesque crime novellas, representing three very different sub-genres. In the first story, “Easy-Peezy,” a band of elderly Old West bank robbers return to their wicked ways robbing banks in the 1930s John Dillinger era. The second story, “Riding Shotgun,” is a bitter tale about a man pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to take up arms to protect those he loves. The third tale, “$crilla,” is an urban crime fantasy in which a fledgling hip-hop group kidnaps a record mogul in the hopes of finally making the kind of loot they’ve always dreamed of.

 

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Andy Rausch is a freelance film journalist, author, and celebrity interviewer. He has Andy Rauschpublished more than twenty books on the subject of popular culture, including The Films of Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Making Movies with Orson Welles (with Gary Graver), and The Cinematic Misadventures of Ed Wood (with Charles E. Pratt, Jr.). His work has appeared in Shock Cinema, both Screem and Scream magazines, Senses of Cinema, Diabolique, Creative Screenwriting, Film Threat, Bright Lights Film Journal, and Images: A Journal of Film and Popular Culture. He has written several works of fiction including Mad World, Elvis Presley: CIA Assassin, Riding Shotgun and Other American Cruelties, and the short story collection Death Rattles. He has also worked as a screenwriter, producer, and actor on numerous straight-to-video horror films.

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“BlogTour “Greek Millionaire, Unruly Wife” by Sun Chara

A tempestuous fling…a marriage…a betrayal?

When Michalis Leonadis’ bride jumps ship at the first sign of rough waters, he’s annoyed. When she costs him a marriage and a billion-dollar deal, he’s furious; but when he discovers she ditched him whilst harboring a secret…he’s out for revenge.

Ex-model, Julia Armstrong gave up everything for Michalis but when she catches him with another woman, crushed, she jets out of his life. The proud Greek blasts back into her world seeking retribution—in exchange for a divorce, he demands she relinquish the one thing she cannot. Her daughter. Only one other bargaining chip remains…Julia herself.

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Author Bio – Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for HarperImpulse.Sun Chara JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaires’ series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Masters Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!

 

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