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Claudia Carroll Love Me Or Leave Me

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Claudia Carroll
Love Me Or Leave Me
THE BLURB

‘Welcome to the Hope Street Hotel – where you check in married, and check out single.’

Two years ago Chloe Townsend was dumped at the altar and had to leave behind everything that mattered to her. Even now she’s finding it hard to move forward. That is until she lands an incredible job, running a brand new boutique hotel. Suddenly she’s starting to put her life back together, and, apart from the fact that her hard-to-please new boss is breathing down her neck, things are looking good.

But what goes on in the Hope Street Hotel is a far cry from anything she’s ever dealt with before. This is a pioneering ‘divorce hotel’ designed to make every aspect of breaking up efficient and pain-free. In one single weekend, Chloe’s team promises to take care of everything – legal, technical, emotional – and guests check out carefree and single.

No one is better qualified than Chloe to understand what couples need when their relationship is at breaking point, but she soon finds herself having to tackle the heartbreak she’s tried to bury. In particular three couples need her help – Jo and Dave, Lucy and Andrew, and Kirk and Dawn – and the opening weekend is full of revelation, trouble, memories happy and sad, facts that need facing, and some very big surprises.

It’s time to move on. And it soon becomes clear that some endings are, in fact, very exciting new beginnings …

WHAT I SAY
I did enjoy this book .
Chloe has applied for her dream job. She has the chance to become the manager of a brand new boutique hotel called hope street hotel she so happy about it but It isn’t just a regular hotel, it’s a special place where couples can check in married then get a speedy divorce. It a very special hotel you will love it i enjoy the whole book it just a lovely read .

The book just keep you guessing about each of the characters Chloe has to get everything ready for their grand opening she worked so hard on this can she pull it off she can’t wait to meet her first guests for the second time. She’s screened them all before they come to the hotel she enjoy meeting them she like to find out about them first . While she’s doing her very best to make things go as smoothly as possible her very rich and well known boss rob what a character he was very nice he like to keep a eye on things which she seem to hate and why does he do it so much?

The opening has a few things that go wrong fire alarms going off people drinking to much it all adds to the fun of the story .

Claire is going through her own heartache after being left and the alter this job seem to be helping her we see her at her lowest then a the very top . The hotel seems to be a success i like the sounded of the hotel

The story is told by 3 of the characters point of view .They all have their ups and downs all the characters are so different to each other .

we get to hear both side of the couple relationships which was nice we got to gain a perspective of the relationships they had and why they wanted this
I like that we saw the intentions of both husband and wife as they worked through their pain and anguish.sometime together and sometime not .

Lucy is a well known model who’s married an older businessman she very nice i like her so much The children from his former marriage have made their life a living hell we get to hear all about this .

Jo is a businesswoman who’s working all over the world, she’s at the hotel to divorce Dave, an actor who has been out of work for most of their marriage. He still loves her very much and isn’t ready to let her go. I did think he just like the money she made both are very inserting to read about .

Dawn is way too young to be a guest of the hotel, but Kirk has broken her heart and she is certain their marriage is over . Will she be able to get over their horrible breakup?

Each guest battle for what they want can there be happy ?
Chloe seem so nice and caring she very understanding the advice and guidance is so nice she just a lovely character

I enjoyed how Claudia built the tension, built the whole story and how many twists and turns was she able to put in the book as well to surprise us. Some real did do that This created a very unique storyline, all the characters likeable and all very different . The book is written in a very understanding, non – judgemental way. Which i like it very easy to read It show you that no relationship is like any other, that people can be – and are – different, and that every relationship has its ups and downs. The downs are sometimes worth fighting for . We all do have ups and down in are life’s i hope must of us over come them .
The book does deal with very important issues in a very good way it was a light, engaging read i really did enjoying it i liked all the humour and fun with the story to .

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About the Author
Claudia Carroll is top ten bestselling author in the UK and a number one bestselling author in Ireland, selling over 670,000 copies of her paperbacks alone. She was born in Dublin where she still lives. Her 2013 novel ME AND YOU was shortlisted for the Bord Gais Popular Choice Irish Book Award.

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Small Fortune of Dorothea Q by Sharon Maas wow what a read

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Small Fortune of Dorothea Q

by Sharon Maas

THE BLURB
Thirty years of family secrets. Three generations of women. One family heirloom that could change everything.

When she ran away from her childhood home in Guyana, Rika swore that she would never return. Cut off from her family, she has fought hard to make a life for herself and daughter, Inky, in London.

Now, over thirty years later, Rika’s cantankerous, wheelchair-bound mother, Dorothea, arrives in London. But as old wounds re-open, Dorothea and Rika are further apart than ever.

Inky soon learns that her grandmother is sitting on a small fortune. As she uncovers the secrets of the past one by one, she unravels the tragedy that tore her mother and grandmother apart. But nothing can prepare her, or Rika, for Dorothea’s final, unexpected revelation.

An epic, mesmerizing tale of tragic loss, the strength of words left unspoken, and the redeeming power of love.

WHAT I SAY

Wow what a very touching story that was filled with super characters and important real-life issues.

This is the first book I’ve read by Sharon Maas, I was not sure what it was going to like but i loved it i got another new author now

The story so easy to follow but was a bit slow at the start but this help you to understand the characters it was a wonderful story filled with lots of important topics.

The book told by going back and forth between past and present, but it did lend to a few element of shock i did like the way the story flowed the chapters are very short and left you wanting more which was good it did need to go back and forward you understand the heart arches the three main character felt more

The book has some hard topics to deal with love, racism, and respect i like the way they were all put a cross and the way they were dealth with .

This story is filled with tragic love and family ties that are bound in secrets and misunderstandings. Love brings them together

The book just such a wonderful story with powerful messages about love, life and learning to let things go in order to be happy. It was a great story about tragic love and ultimately about forgiveness. It wrote with such passion it packed with twists and turns it got lots of unexpected events and it was a very emotional read as you read you get absorbed into the story

All the characters are so powerful and strong dorothea was very feisty at times she made me smile i loved hearing all about her life

Inky her daughter was she never met any of her mum family why ?we do find out why

Her mum Rika i loved her she likes to read and writhing that her escape i felt we find out so much and her family

The book just so thought provoking it lovely read as i said keep reading it as the beginning a bit slow but then the plot just hooks you it so clever a very wonderful story of family love

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my review for S.C.A.R.S BY JULIA IBBOSTON CHECK OUT THE GAVEAWAY TOO

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S.C.A.R.S by Julia Ibbotson

THE BLURB
Dragons, knights and a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe into a fantasy medieval world …
Gavin is an ordinary boy with problems like everyone else, when he finds himself in an extraordinary situation and facing the fight of his life. People are calling him Gawain and sending him on a medieval quest. How has he found himself on a horse when he has never ridden one before? How come he has a sword in his hand and terrifying creatures bearing down upon him? He seems to have slipped through into another universe. But can he win the battle of Good against Evil, and can he save the land of Unor ̶ and more importantly, can he save himself?

PLEASE NOTE: This is a children’s novel.

WHAT I SAY
Julia wrote this book as a young girl and it so good you would never know that . i like Julia writhing style it so easy to read and just flows so well you just get caught up in this wonderful fantasy story
I would say the book aim at children in their teens but i am a adult and i really did enjoy it so i say anyone could read

Gavin a lovely boy but he seem to be having a hard time at school as he getting bullied
He seem to love king Arthur and he alway reading about all things medieval this is his escape i felt he did enjoy it so much

Sometimes at night he hears voices calling him one night he followed the voice into this wonderful fantasy world of Unor
Here they call him Gawain he so powerful and so happy here trying to save the land can the good overpower the evil
This world is full of knights , dragons and kings, The king set him on a quest .Did he do the quest ?

The book will just captures your imagination you will want to read more to see what going to happen next

Julia Descriptions just instantly transport you into this world you can see it all in your mind you are there with them all

As i said before Julia Writhing style just flowed seamlessly and just draw me into this fascinating story .
I want to tell you more about the plot but i want you all to read

The book shows you want friendship all about and what evil all around us in one way or another .i loved that Gavin escape into this world i enjoy reading about his two life’s
Can he save the people of Unor ?
Can he defect the evil enemy ?
Just a wonderful book that will hook you into this wonderful world
You will love all the characters you feel part of this book it so good

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK JULIA FOR LETTING ME READ AND REVIEW HER FAB BOOK

ALL ABOUT JULIA IBBOTSON
Julia Ibbotson is an author and academic, and lives in the middle of the English countryside in a renovated Victorian rectory with her husband, an orchard, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. Her four children are now grown up and she has four grandchildren. She was a school teacher for many years, teaching English and Drama, and trying to get kids to read lots and to write stories. She especially enjoyed reading out to her classes books that she loved herself. Then she became a senior university lecturer, researcher and writer. She loves travelling, choral singing, walking, sailing and swimming.

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BUY LINKS

Available from Amazon (paperback and ebook editions) at http://www.amazon.co.uk/S-C-R-S-Julia-Ibbotson-ebook/dp/B00PFUCGKW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416342823&sr=1-1&keywords=julia+ibbotson

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HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES by MONICA McINERENY

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HELLO FROM THE GILLESPIES
BY
Monica McInereny:
THE BLURB
International number one bestseller Monica McInerney brings us a sparkling and hilarious new novel about the ups and downs of family life.

For the last thirty years, Angela Gillespie’s annual Christmas letter has been full of her family’s triumphs. But this year Angela surprises everyone, including herself – she tells the truth.

Angela’s husband is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Her grown-up daughters are more out of control than ever. And her youngest child spends all of his time talking to an imaginary friend.

With fantasy thoughts of a life before marriage and motherhood becoming more than just an innocent daydream, Angela’s real life is slowly slipping out of focus.

But, as the repercussions of her ruthlessly honest letter begin to pile up, a shocking event takes Angela from her family, and she realises she should have been more careful of what she wished for. . .

WHAT I SAY

I have not read any of Monica books before i did enjoy this book so much very different.

Angela tired of her life she decided to write about it so she writes everything down that she unhappy about but this is only to help her she hopes it will make her feel better it only for her read no on else .

She did not notice she wrote in the christmas new letter template page .

One day her husband Nick tried to help by sending out her news letters he now sent it to all her friends and family

Now people are so mad at her can she sort it out i just want to help her she was so upset by it all the story line very good

The story so good it just hooks you into the plot the story got love , anger , jealousy and friendships it about people being took for granted we should talk to each other more .we do not seem to do that now the kids text what for tea sometimes it so bad

This family did talk much to each other

Their 10 year old son was not very stetted in school he got a imaginary friend

The twins seem to have a few debts and both need a job she loved her children not matter what they did you have to read to see what they got up to . Angela stated to write about all the things she loved or hated at them and her friends she put all the good and bad points what happened when Nick sent that email

Some parts are funny some are not .some were very dramatic some of them hated her now each of the characters had so many different issue it was a interesting way to hear about the family

Nick loves all the family

The book deals with a lot of family issues depression is one of them i like the way this was dealt with we should all talk to are family members we should try to share how we feel are family love and support is so important the other topics this story deals we are celebrities . Gossip , internet scams , novelty web sites , fantasy life’s,amnesia they are all put across in a very good way

The book full of family dramas some are very shocking some of the characters will shock you to just how they are the plot very clever i want you to read it very good i loved that we get to hear all the families secrets .

The story told as a year goes by and so much happened in that year it got lots of twist and turns . You get to hear a lot of whole truths at each turn something was going on . You just get pulled into the plot

A lots of research has gone into this book

It a very nice read

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Crime/ thriller Lynsey on the case HER REVIEW FOR Touch by Mark Sennen

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Crime/ thriller Lynsey on the case her
Touch by Mark Sennen

Book blurb

Part thriller, part police procedural, Touch by Mark Sennen will take you deep into the madness of a serial killer’s mind.

Harry likes pretty things. He likes to look at them. Sometimes that isn’t enough. He wants to get closer. Naughty Harry.

DI Savage and her team in Plymouth are struggling with their investigation into a string of horrific attacks on young women. The victims are being drugged, abducted, assaulted and then abandoned with only a dull memory of what has happened. But when the mutilated body of one of these women is found on a beach, the case becomes a chilling murder inquiry. Stopping at just one victim will never be enough … not for this killer.

My views

The story opens with a murder victim who has ties with an open investigation of women being drugged raped and dumped. This victim in particular we learn was escorted back to the boat where she was due to travel home and later another body appears and a girl is abducted

I enjoyed the storyline it is a very graphic and some events in the book are very disturbing at times i felt the descriptions of DI Charlotte driving scenes could be shorter and not giving away but the victim all has different names to the killer so i was confused and had to keep flicking back.

As i said in last weeks review of the boathouse i like that DI Charlotte Savage as a home life as sometimes in these books the main characters job is their life but with Charlotte it comes across that she can balance the work life balance down to a tea i do think she is very lucky in finding someone to have her children anytime.

I look forward to reading the next installment of DI Charlotte Savage

Thank you lynsey another fab review Aj

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TANYA REVIEW POST FOR Roof Toppers by Katherine Rundell

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TANYA REVIEW POST

Roof Toppers by Katherine Rundell

THE BLURB

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Already being proclaimed a classic in children’s literature and compared to the likes of Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson, Katherine Rundell’s Rooftoppers merges fantasy and historical fiction with sophisticated lyrical prose and vivid imagery that will delight middle grade readers, tweens, teens, and parents and teachers alike.

Join plucky heroine Sophie, her eccentric guardian Charles, and her intrepid orphan allies on the rooftops of Victorian Paris, as they encounter suspense and adventure that will keep kids of all ages on the edge of their seats right to the heartwarming end.

My mother is still alive, and she is going to come for me one day.

Everyone thinks that Sophie is an orphan. Found floating in a cello case and swaddled in a Beethoven score, she is the only recorded female survivor of a shipwreck on the English Channel. But Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help…

Charles, a fellow survivor and an eccentric scholar, finds Sophie and brings her home to his London bachelor flat. Raised in a quirky home filled with music, words and love (though questionable diet), Sophie grows into a free-spirited tomboy with a taste for Shakespeare and the unshakeable belief that anything is possible. And you should never ignore a possible.

So when the child welfare agency in its bureaucratic wisdom threatens to send Sophie to an orphanage, the optimistic girl and her odd guardian flee to Paris on a quest to find her mother, starting with the only clue she has – the address of the cello maker.

Secured in an attic to evade the French authorities, Sophie escapes through the skylight and meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers – homeless urchins who tightrope walk above the busy streets below, dining on pigeons and snails alongside the gargoyles and bell tower of Notre Dame. Together they set out on an unimaginable adventure, scouring the city for Sophie’s mother before she is caught and sent back to London – and most importantly, before she loses hope

WHAT TANYA SAYS

Firstly thank you Suzanne for this fantastic book aimed at older children. The book won and was shortlisted in various competitions last year including winner of the Blue Peter book award and Waterstones children’s book prize.

Roof Toppers is about a baby about a year old found by a gentleman called Charles Maxim. She was found safe inside a cello case floating on the water in the English Channel, after the sinking of the ship she was travelling on. There was no sign of her mother so Charles took her into his care and tried his very best to bring her up. He had quirky sayings and eccentric ways including writing messages to each other on the hallway wall. The lack of ladylike ways caused concern with the welfare agency and they aimed to take her into care. Matters that arise take Sophie and Charles to Paris in search of her mum.

The adventure that takes place in Paris is intriguing and mostly is carried out on the roof tops overlooking the city. Sophie meets some fantastic young people on her travels and learns how they survive on the roof tops/trees of Paris. Matteo lives on the roof tops and helps Sophie along with his other friends in the search of her mum. They face many challenges along the way and the bond between them all grows with understanding.

Sophie has grown up to be a caring and friendly young lady and this shows through her approach in coming face to face with Matteo and how she faces his situation. Although she loves Charles and he has done a great job in raising her she is obviously desperate to find her routes. Charles is eccentric but tries his hardest to do the best for Sophie even if it does mean facing imprisonment.

This book is great for adults and teenagers and I will certainly be reading it again and again. I struggled to put the book down to get on with other things and I even learnt things that about Paris. It is really a must read.

About the Author
Katherine Rundell-tightrope walker, cartwheeler, academic, and author-was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book, The Girl Savage, was born of her lo
ve of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there. Her second, Rooftoppers (Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal), was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongside an adult novel. She lives in Oxford, UK.

ANOTHER FAB REVIEW BY TANYA THANK YOU FOR DOING AJ X

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Crime / thriller Lynsey on the case her review for The lie of you – Jane Lythell

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The lie of you – Jane Lythell

One woman’s fear is a another woman’s weapon…

”When I look back on my relationship with Kathy I marvel at how naive she was, how little she knew.

But then, she always thought she had everything: the job; the baby; the friends; and him. She thought she was safe. She thought that nothing could touch her perfect world.

She should never have trusted me.”

A woman sets out to destroy a female colleague in this chilling psychological thriller.

My view

I enjoyed this book i found it to be an easy read as the chapters were short and you could leave the book and come back to which i liked especially with reading over the christmas period.

The book had two female narratives Kathy and Heja. I enjoyed reading both parts and i was very happy that you could tell which female was leading the story.

I felt that at parts of the story i was shouting at how naive Kathy was being and could not see what Heja was up to.

I took a dislike to Heja straight away but by the end of the book i did have abit of sympathy for her. Even though i had dislike for her i think she was the strongest character in the book she had a lot of layers and was well written.

I took a dislike to Markus early on and it grew more as the story progressed i felt he was a very cold character this was probably because we only see him through the female’s eyes

Would recommend this book to others and will read more from this author

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WEEKLY WRAP UP ,BOOK OF WEEK &THIS WEEKS NEW #Ajscoolcoverchallenge

WEEKLY WRAP UP ,BOOK OF WEEK & THIS WEEKS NEW
#Ajscoolcoverchallenge
Hope you all had a good week
i had a good week but diet wise not so good i put on1lb so not happy with that hope to lose this week
How your week been?
There are so many good books out at the minute i want what about you ?
AJ COOL COVER CHALLENGE FOR THE YEAR
WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE IN?
i got so many Christmas books to read still so I decided to see how i could read in a year
I will post my reviews on blog once a week
i hope you see a book to add to you list for next year
WOULD ANY LIKE TO JOIN ME ?
do you have a few to read?
I have done 4 up to now

BOOKS I READ THIS WEEK

I read 3 books and 1134pages this week

The silent sister / Diane chamberlain

Three amazing things about you / Jill Mansell

The hourglass factory / lacy Ribchester

BOOK OF THE WEEK

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The hourglass factory / Lucy Ribchester

The blurb
The suffragette movement is reaching fever pitch but for broke Fleet Street tomboy Frankie George, just getting by in the cut-throat world of newspapers is hard enough. Sent to interview trapeze artist Ebony Diamond, Frankie finds herself fascinated by the tightly laced acrobat and follows her across London to a Mayfair corset shop that hides more than one dark secret.

Then Ebony Diamond mysteriously disappears in the middle of a performance, and Frankie is drawn into a world of tricks, society columnists, corset fetishists, suffragettes and circus freaks. How did Ebony vanish, who was she afraid of, and what goes on behind the doors of the mysterious Hourglass Factory?

From the newsrooms of Fleet Street to the drawing rooms of high society, the missing Ebony Diamond leads Frankie to the trail of a murderous villain with a plot more deadly than anyone could have imagined…

MY REVIEW WILL BE ON BLOG NEXT WEEK I LOVED THIS BOOK

THIS WEEKS POST OR BOOKS I GOT
THE BOOK OF YOU I got from Tesco
OBSESSIONS IN DEATH in post

I did win a few book to this week

50p each from charity shop I GOT 6 FAB BOOK FOR £3

THIS WEEK
Ajs cool cover challenge

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#Ajscoolcoverchallenge

Join me and read books ANY BOOK WITH BLUE OR WHITE ON THE COVER from 26 th January till 1st of February 2015

If tweeting, please use the hashtag and on any post we do #Ajscoolcoverchallenge so we can keep track and we all can see what we are reading
Enjoy reading this week Aj’s cool cover challenge thanks for taking part .
THIS WEEK WE ARE READING BOOKS THAT ARE BLUE OR WHITE ON COVERS

Who would like to join just a bit of fun you can read just one book THAT ARE BLUE OR WHITE COVERS or read all week up to you
THANKS FOR TAKING PART

AS YOU KNOW I DO MY CHALLENGE 3 MONTHS AHEAD IN MY DIARY IS YOU LIKE A COVER OR A WEEK PLEASE TELL ME I BE HAPPY TO ADD IF I CAN

WHO IN THIS WEEK ?

THANK FOR READING MY BLOG POST Aj

HAVE A GOOD WEEK

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COVER REVEAL AND FREE KINDLE DAYS THE SOPHIE MORGAN VAMPIER SERIES Death In The Family by Helen Treharne

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COVER REVEAL AND FREE KINDLE DAYS
THE SOPHIE MORGAN VAMPIER SERIES
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Sophie Morgan Vampire Series Book 2
Helen Treharne
COVER REVEAL TODAY SATURDAY 24 JANUARY
AVAILABLE 14TH FEBRUARY 2015
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The blurb
Things are on the up for Sophie Morgan.
She fended off vampires on a holiday to Antwerp, escaped them on her return in Coventry, stabbed her neighbor and is slowly rebuilding her life in her hometown of Bethel. Running the family property business may not be lucrative but she’s happy. Since returning to Wales, she has only had to kill one vampire and thanks to the linoleum on her kitchen floor, even that was an easy clean up.
Then a mixed blessing arrives in the form of Mickey Kelly, the barman she had a brief flirtation with in Antwerp. After being missing for months, he arrives on her doorstep one rainy night. His brother has been murdered and vampires are coming for her. Little do the pair know that Sophie’s estranged father is among their numbers. He’s coming for his daughter… and he’s not the only one.
Death in the Family is the long awaited sequel to Relative Strangers, with some familiar faces as well as some new ones. Will Charles Ferrers, Sophie’s former adversary, pursue her to South Wales and if so, to what end? Who is the mysterious man following her? Will Sophie and Mickey finally consummate their relationship and where will it lead them? Or will there be more than one new man in her life?
Find out how our practical, resilient, if not slightly insecure, Sophie deals with a whole new range of challenges in the second in the ‘Sophie Morgan vampire series’. This time she has bigger problems than vampires to deal with. This time she has family visiting.
Death in the Family is the second Sophie Morgan vampire book and will be available from Amazon from 14th February – the perfect valentine gift for the vampire slayer in your life!To celebrate the forthcoming release of the book, the author is making the first book in the series, Relative Strangers free on Amazon on the following dates:
January 24th
January 26thFebruary 14th
February 28th

It is available for free NOW for Kindle Unlimited
customers.

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Buy Relative Strangers here Amazon

Relative Strangers:
A Modern Vampire Story
Sophie Morgan Vampire Series Book 1
Helen Treharne
PUBLISHED 23 AUGUST 2014

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THE BLURB
Meet Sophie Morgan… practical, Welsh, prone to occasional profanity, and seemingly a vampire magnet.

Sophie Morgan is 23 and has always done the right thing. She’s caused no stress for her family, worked hard through university, has taken a successful leap onto the career ladder and nurtured a reasonably healthy bank balance. It’s no small surprise then when, on a post relationship break-up, mini-break to Antwerp, she pursues a pair of thieves who steal her friend’s handbag. But this is only the start of her world being turned upside down. Ripped from the streets into a dark alley she is violently attacked, barely alive when quirky Irish bar worker, Michael Kelly, stumbles across the scene.

The pair, shocked by their experience and uncertain whether they have killed her attacker in the brawl which follows, go into the night for answers. They get more than they bargained for. Sophie quickly learns that vampires exist, her neighbours back home aren’t what they seem and new boyfriends can be found in the strangest of situations.

Relative Strangers is the first in a new vampire series with a distinctly British flavour, but which will appeal to everyone. Reviews call it “a vampire tale with bite”, with “brilliant characters that draw you in” and a very fresh take on the genre. Read it now to find out reviewers are raving about.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

In addition to being the creator of the developing “Sophie Morgan” series, Helen is an urban poet and social commentator who can frequently be found ranting in the Twitterverse. She knew the degree in Sociology would come in handy some day!

Helen lives with her husband, three cats, an entrenched tea addiction and an increasing collection of stringed instruments. When she’s not writing she spends her time daytime hours working in communications and volunteers for a feline welfare charity. She also spends too much time watching Supernatural and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

She also can’t be trusted near stationery and has probably had more come backs than Cher.

Blog www.helentreharne.wordpress.com

Twitter @Tea_Talks https://twitter.com/Tea_Talks

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Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Helen-Treharne/e/B00LFVTXME/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Helen-Treharne/e/B00LFVTXME/

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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! By Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg 5 stars so funny

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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! By Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

THE BLURB

The little old lady is back! Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas.

This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks and with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the biggest casinos. However, they aren’t the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals.

Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? Or will this job be a step too far for The League of Pensioners?

WHAT I SAY

WELL WHAT CAN I SAY I JUST LOVED THIS BOOK IT JUST A FUN READ IT MADE ME LAUGH SO MUCH I COULD SEE ALL THE DELIGHTFUL OLD PENSIONER DOING THE ROBBERIES

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I just loved this book the written style so easy to read the plot just silly but so clever and what a lovely group of pensioners it just a very entertaining book

All the old pensioners have gone on a trip to Las Vegas they are so determined to make the most of their other wise dull life’s. They do not want to be in care homes

One day they seem to get by chance a very nice surprise it so funny how the get the first bit of luck if you can call it that it made me laugh so much
They now decided to rob a casino you could to read to see just how the plan and do it
So very cleaver who would think a group of old people could rob a big casino

All the characters seem to be very feisty and very likeable
Martha the ring leader she was a great character i like her best she was so funny and where did she come up with her ideas. The pensioners call themselves The league of pensioners this did suit them

They did not want to be old they wanted the good life they did a few robberies to give back to the care homes they wanted the old people to have nice things and money to have all the things they need or wanted

The crimes they did took a lot of planning it was good to hear all about it
They use zimmer frames and walking sticks to help them get away with little things

The comedy in the book so good but i did think the plots of a few of the little jobs were a bit unbelievable but I could see them getting away with all
Just because they were old people

The biker gang side of the story was good it brought a fun part to the story i could see them being friends as they were just so different
The book was a bit far fetch but it just made me smile i really did love this book it just make you see old people can still have fun just a nice warm family of friends they stick together what fun they had

It a book i think you will love or hate i loved it so much
I just like all the security situation how they out wit them or did they ? just a fun story
This is the second book but you can read as a standalone book like i did
5 dolls

About the Author
Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg is a Swedish author who has written seventeen books in several genres, including popular science, cartoon, children’s and historical fiction. Her bestselling novel The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules was her first book to be publish in English.

Her individual writing style, featuring depth of insight, and sense of surprise and humour, gives her books a special appeal. So much so that in 1999 she won the prestigious Widding Prize as the best writer of popular history and historical novels.

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg is a former journalist and marine archaeologist. She now works full-time as an author.

To find out more about Catherina, please visit: www.catharinaingelman-sundberg.com

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A BIT ABOUT BOOK /AUTHOR

1) Do you have any favourite novels?

I enjoy feel good novels. I also read Dickens, Oscar Wilde and many other English authors. I love English films too and the wonderful sense of humour that English people have!

2) What do you enjoy most about being an author?

Honestly, it gives me the freedom to plan my own time and do what I want, where I want.

3) The Little Old Lady Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules has sold to 17 countries so far and has been published under several different titles. Can you tell us what the other titles are and what they mean?

The original Swedish title is Kaffe med Rån which translated means ‘coffee and robbery’. Some countries have followed the Swedish title, i.e the Icelandic version Kaffi og Rán. The German title is Wir fangen gerade erst an (we’ve only started now), the Italian title is La banda degli insoliti ottantenni (You cannot trust the 80 year olds), the Norwegian titles is Svindel og multelikør (crookery and Cloudberry liquor), the Spanish title is La Bolsa o la vida (the money or your life) and the Dutch title is very much the same – Je geld of je leven.
I love the English title, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules because it says exactly what the book is all about. A group of elderly people who break all the rules – with Martha as their leader. And then I identify with the title personally as well!

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