#ReleaseBlitz “Another Life” by K.L. Shandwick

Another Life by K.L. Shandwick
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This is a second chance romance, single dad, tear-jerker, HEA. Standalone read.
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Synopsis
What happens to you when you love someone with all of your heart, but that love now has nowhere to go?
Heartthrob, Cole Harkin counted his blessings with a gorgeous wife and the couple’s excitement of a first baby on the way.
Just when he thought his world was complete, Cole becomes devastated and overwhelmed when his future is ripped out from under his feet. With little choice in the matter, Cole has to face living another life…
A very different life to the one he thought he and Grace had planned.

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Writing came relatively later in life for K.L. Shandwick after a challenge by a friend led to The Everything Trilogy. She loves creating new characters and story lines. Her characters have flaws and she hopes this helps the connection between them and her readers. K.L. enjoys the journeys they take her on during the creation of her stories, and each character has his or her own voice. She doesn’t use prepared outlines for her stories preferring the characters to take their own direction as the story progresses. These days K.L. lives in the Yorkshire countryside in the UK, and writes full-time.
 
 
 

 

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#Review “Pink Ice Creams” by Jo Woolaston

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4/5 Stars!

Kay Harris’ life is in shambles.

Brought on the endless bad decisions she makes.

Fueled by her overindulgence in alcohol.

Which she uses to quiet her demons, stop the nightmares and bury the guilt she feels over her six-year-old brother’s disappearance twenty years ago.

But people have had enough of Kay’s drunken outbursts and empty promises, and a temporary holiday becomes permanent. She finds herself alone in the seaside village of her childhood… and the place where her brother disappeared.

Kay decides to piece her life together and move on but before she can leave the village, she’s kidnapped because of another callous act she was part of and that was fueled by alcohol.

However, it’s while she’s a hostage that clarity arrives to Kay Harris.

Blurred mental photos from the past come into focus as Kay realizes the recent disappearance of a young boy could be connected to her brother’s, even though this boy was returned safely to his parents.

Is she right? Can she prove it? If she can stay sober and stop making brash decisions, Kay has a chance to help bring a killer to justice. But those are two huge IFS for her.

I understood Kay. It couldn’t have been easy carrying that much guilt around for so long and I applaud the author’s characterization because she made me feel empathy for Kay… without liking her not even a little bit. The first part of the book is spent on Kay’s remembrances and bad behavior and did nothing to endear her to me even though it made me understand the why of Kay’s life.

To be fair, with the exception of Nan and Fag Ash Lil, there are few people to like and support in this hodge-podge of perfectly flawed characters.

Several themes make up Pink Ice Creams, but I believe its family dysfunction will draw readers of contemporary fiction as well as Kay’s reckless determination to find the truth because only then can she forgive herself.

Enjoy!

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Intent on fixing her broken marriage and the alcohol-fueled catastrophe that is her life, Kay Harris arrives at her grim and grey holiday let, ready to lay to rest the tragedy that has governed her entire adulthood – the disappearance of her little brother, Adam.

But the road to recovery is pitted with the pot-holes of her own poor choices, and it isn’t long before Kay is forced to accept that maybe she doesn’t deserve the retribution she seeks. Will the intervention of strangers help her find the answers she needs to move on from her past, or will she always be stuck on the hard shoulder with no clear view ahead and a glove box full of empties?

Pink Ice Creams is a tale of loss, self-destruction, and clinging on to the scraps of the long-lost when everyone else has given up hope.

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#BlogTour “Pink Ice Creams” by Jo Woolaston

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coverIntent on fixing her broken marriage and the alcohol-fueled catastrophe that is her life, Kay Harris arrives at her grim and grey holiday let, ready to lay to rest the tragedy that has governed her entire adulthood – the disappearance of her little brother, Adam.

But the road to recovery is pitted with the pot-holes of her own poor choices, and it isn’t long before Kay is forced to accept that maybe she doesn’t deserve the retribution she seeks. Will the intervention of strangers help her find the answers she needs to move on from her past, or will she always be stuck on the hard shoulder with no clear view ahead and a glove box full of empties?

Pink Ice Creams is a tale of loss, self-destruction, and clinging on to the scraps of the long-lost when everyone else has given up hope.

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Jo WoolastonAuthor Bio

Jo Woolaston lives in Leicestershire, England with her extreme noise-making husband and two lovely sons. She tries to avoid housework and getting a ‘proper job’ by just writing stuff instead – silly verse, screenplays, shopping lists…

This sometimes works in her favour (she did well in her MA in TV Scriptwriting, gaining a Best Student award in Media and Journalism – and has had a few plays produced – that kind of thing) but mostly it just results in chronic insomnia and desperate tears of frustration. Pink Ice Creams is her first novel, she hopes you liked it.

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#CoverReveal “Singles, Set and Match” by Elaine Spires

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The fifth and final book in the Singles’ Series takes us to the Mediterranean island of Ibiza then back to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where it all began.

 

After making a hard decision two years earlier Eve Mitchell has moved on with the hand that life has dealt her and she finds herself on the White Island working a tennis holiday.  While it isn’t a job she would have chosen, in her typical pragmatic way Eve gets on with it, working hard to ensure that her diverse group of singles, with their hopes, expectations character flaws and baggage, have the best time possible.  And as she binds together tennis sessions, social gatherings, meals and trips Eve hears some tragic personal news that brings her to another crossroads in her life.  Will she and the love of her life, Melv, finally make a life together and live happily ever after?

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Publication Date – 1st July 2019

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Elaine SpiresAuthor Bio  

Elaine Spires is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter and actress. Extensive traveling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels. Elaine has written two books of short stories, two novellas and seven novels, four of which form the Singles SeriesSingles’ Holiday, Singles and Spice, Single All the Way and Singles At Sea.  Her latest book, Singles, Set and Match is the fifth and final book in the series.  Her play Stanley Grimshaw Has Left the Building is being staged at the Bridewell Theatre, London in May 2019.  Her short film Only the Lonely, co-written with Veronique Christie and featuring Anna Calder Marshall is currently being in shown in film festivals worldwide and she is currently working on a full length feature film script. Only the Lonely won the Groucho Club Short Film Festival 2019!  Elaine recently returned to UK after living in Antigua W.I. She lives in East London.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Unlikely Friends” by Sahar Abdulaziz

Title: Unlikely Friends
Author: Sahar Abdulaziz
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/
Humor/ Satire
Release Date: February 19, 2019
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Irwin is not only the local Librarian; he’s also a book snob and an all-around grouch. There’s nothing he values more than his privacy. As a loner, he’s happy to be surrounded by books instead of subjected to the incessant blatherings of dysfunctional people.

The one thing Irwin despises more than people is change. He’s content in his predictable, routine existence…until a young girl barrels her way into his dreary life and turns it upside down.

Harper is witty, smart, free-spirited—but most of all, stubborn. Baffled by her need to gain his friendship, Irwin does his best to brush her off, but Harper refuses to budge. In fact, it only makes her latch onto him even more. Friendship, after all, can be found in the most unusual places.



Cornelia plucked another cookie from the tin. “And what part, if any, do you play in this family tragedy?”

“Good question. And to be honest, I’m not sure, except the kid has latched onto me. For whatever reason, Harper’s got it into her head that I can do something to help her.” Irwin threw his palms in the air. “I’ve barely spoken to this kid if you don’t count our daily exchange of obnoxious notes and verbal potshots.”

Irwin walked the dirty dishes to the sink. “Well, time for me to pack it in for the night.” Cornelia feigned a yawn. “I’m exhausted, and I have a big day tomorrow.” She stood and stretched. “Remember, Irwin. Harper needs a friend right now and like it or not, you’re it.”

Irwin groaned and began washing out the mugs.

“Abdulaziz is a master at crafting a thriller that is paced by truth.”

Sahar Abdulaziz has authored seven books: But You LOOK Just Fine [Health/non-fiction], As One Door Closes [Contemporary Fiction], The Broken Half [Contemporary Fiction], Secrets That Find Us [Fiction/Thriller/Suspense], Tight Rope [Thriller/Political Fiction], Expendable [Psychological suspense] and her children’s book, The Dino Flu. Her next literary fiction novel, Unlikely Friends, is due for release Feb 19, 2019. Abdulaziz’s work covers a wide range of hard-hitting topics: mood disorders [depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, PPD], domestic violence and sexual assault, marital and family dysfunction, racism, sexism, and prejudice, but most of all–survivorship. Her multidimensional characters have been described as having “substance and soul.”

Originally from New York, Sahar moved to Pennsylvania in 1993 with her growing family. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in Health and Wellness Promotion and Administration, as well as a certification in Community Health Administration. In 1995, she received a Certificate in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Counseling, and shortly after, as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate. She volunteered for many years as a hotline worker and counselor/advocate. In 2016, Abdulaziz received an award for Community Written Expression at the Second Annual Monroe County Image Awards and in 2018, nominated for the Rabata, ‘We Are Aisha’ Award in the category Writer/Author. Most recently, she has guest co-hosted for Sistah Chat Radio, WESS 90.3 FM, Gynesis Radio, and is a member of the Pocono Liar’s Writer’s Club. Rep’d by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing and Limitless Publishing.

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#CoverReveal “Tears of Gold (Tears of Ink #3)” by Anna Bloom

Tears of Gold (Tears of Ink #3) by Anna Bloom

Releases  4th April

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis
All of Faith Hitchin’s rules are broken, shattered forever with a promise made in front of glass.
It should be easy; plan a wedding, prepare for a TV show and spend her life with the man she loves.
But, the demons of the past don’t care about rules and promises. As Elijah and Faith try to carve a life for themselves, deep secrets long buried will come to challenge them one final time.  Old friendships will break her heart as her past and present clash with tragic results.
While Faith faces the memories of her shattered childhood and the Fairclough’s play games with her future. Will she be strong enough to stand firm and not run? 
When her ultimate challenge arrives, Faith will need to decide what sort of woman she wants to be. Will she remember the promises made with gold before her tears run free forever?


Books 1 & 2 Available Now!

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Tears of Glass (#2): viewbook.at/TearsofGlass

Meet the Author
A book hoarder and coffee addict by heart Anna Bloom loves to write extraordinary stories about real love. Based south of London with her husband, three children and a dog with a beard, Anna likes to connect with readers, fan girl over her favourite authors and binge watch Supernatural while drinking lots of wine.


#BlogTour “The Elkridge Series” by Lyz Kelley

 
The Elkridge Series by Lyz Kelley 
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Blinded Quotes:
“I don’t just want you. I need you. You are my oxygen.” 

“You never treated me like I was broken or handicapped or helpless. And for that reason, I fell in love with you.”

“What about your brother’s case? The community is spooked that there’s a murderer on the loose.”

Review for Blinded:

“I enjoyed this book and read it in two sittings. The author writes well, but each chapter left me wanting more so it was almost impossible to put down, I love that in a book.” A book lover’s Emporium book Blog

“Blinded is a second chance book – not just the romance but also life, family and friendship.” 2 Girls who love books blog

“Once I picked up this book, I couldn’t put it down.” Word Land Reviews

 
 
Author Bio

Award-winning author Lyz Kelley mixes a little bit of heart, healing, humanity, happiness, honor, hope and honor in all her books that are written especially for you. She’s is a total disaster in the kitchen, a compulsive neat freak, a tea snob, and adores writing about and falling in love with everyday heroes.  
 
 
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