The Cactus – Sarah Hayward

The Cactus Book Cover The Cactus
Sarah Hayward
4th October 2018


People aren’t sure what to make of Susan Green—a prickly independent woman, who has everything just the way she wants it and who certainly has no need for messy emotional relationships.

Family and colleagues find her standoffish and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that’s all she needs.

At forty-five, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward—a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits.

Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control.

When she discovers that her mother’s will inexplicably favours her brother, Susan sets out to prove that Edward and his equally feckless friend Rob somehow coerced this dubious outcome. But when problems closer to home become increasingly hard to ignore, she finds help in the most unlikely of places.

REVIEW – I have to say what drew me to the book was not the cover as i have seen many people saying, but in fact the blurb. The book is not what i would usually pick up but i was intrigued, so i jumped in. Overall it was a quirky and fun read about a woman who is living her own life, free of constraints – to a degree who then gets caught up in many a scenario. Therefore having to re-evaluate who she is and what she is doing, which makes for quite some interesting monologues. A 3 star book from me i know a lot of people have enjoyed it more but it made a nice read from my usual genres

Player – Staci Hart

Red Lipstick Coalition #2
Staci Hart
11th October 2018

Today is the day! PLAYER is LIVE!
Prepare to swoon for Sam and Val’s love story.

He’s a player.

He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.
Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?

I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.
But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.

There’s so much I don’t know.

Like the fact that I’m only a bet.

But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.

And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.

*Standalone romantic comedy and part of the Red Lipstick Coalition Series*

Grab your copy of PLAYER today on Amazon!

Review – I am a great big fan of this author and i have to say this book is by far her best yet so that is something big to shout from the rooftops about. From the first awkward chapter for our heroine and the man she crushes on hard, to his POV (hello hug dual POV fan) i was hooked. Seriously this book gave me all the feels and had me smiling and laughing, throw in a swoon and some nail biting for these characters. It was the best few days i spent reading in a long time, certainly beat the day to day life when a man as hot as this musician comes alive through the pages. Stories like this need to be read by everyone 🙂

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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A House Of Ghosts – W.C. Ryan

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A House Of Ghosts - W.C. Ryan
4th October 2018

A gripping mystery with a classic feel: And Then There Were None meets The Silent Companions.

Winter 1917. As the First World War enters its most brutal phase, back home in England, everyone is seeking answers to the darkness that has seeped into their lives. 

At Blackwater Abbey, on an island off the Devon coast, Lord Highmount has arranged a spiritualist gathering to contact his two sons who were lost in the conflict. But as his guests begin to arrive, it gradually becomes clear that each has something they would rather keep hidden. Then, when a storm descends on the island, the guests will find themselves trapped. Soon one of their number will die. 

For Blackwater Abbey is haunted in more ways than one . . .

An unrelentingly gripping mystery packed with twists and turns, A House of Ghosts is the perfect chilling read this winter.

REVIEW – I was looking for a thrilling and haunting read to keep me company as the nights have been drawing in, and this book proved perfect for that. A historical novel, fulls of secrets, and tension and hauntingly creepy passages both in the book and in Blackwater Abbey. I felt the historical context of the book added to the creepy-ness factor and the description was brilliant. The only thing that did ot give this book 5 stars for me was it took me a couple of attempts to get into the story, i did start it and had to put it down, i just could not connect with the book on the first try, but after leaving it a bit and taking another dive into the text i really enjoyed it.

The Sadist And The Stolen Princess – Jenn LeBlanc

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Lords Of Time #6
Jenn LeBlanc
25th September 2018

A title bestowed

A woman stolen

One chance for atonement

Madoc returns to London to take up the title of The Warrick by command of His Queen. Her Imperial Majesty gives him a single directive therein: to make amends with his family.
He has no idea how he’s to do it, but scaring the wits out of a woman and taking her home probably won’t help in his quest. But He’s drawn, inexplicably, to this tiny creature who refuses to leave his house, says ridiculous things, and has insane ideas. Every bit of her speaks to the darkest reaches of his soul.

Keeping her, though, is dangerous. If his family finds out he’s up to his old tricks once again, he’ll never find the one thing he needs to survive…atonement.

REVIEW – I am still a relative newby with historical romance,so finding the books that suit me is a challenge. And unfortunately this book proved a challenge for me. The history was patchy in its correctness and the story just left me not being able to connect with it. Maybe a time travelling historical romance is not for me i think. I am sure there are many fans of such books but for me i will have to pass

Our Final Tale – Bella Jewel

Our Final Tale
Iron Fury MC #6
Bella Jewel
24th September 2018



For over a
decade I searched for her. 
disappeared a long time ago. 
But I never
gave up.
Seeing her
again, it was the only thing that kept me holding on for so long. 
onto the small chance that she might know who I am when I found her
If I found her again. 
It was
always a big if. 
But I
wasn’t going to rest until I got answers, alive or dead, I would find her.
I needed to
know what happened to the girl who took my heart when we were younger, and kept
it for well over a decade. 
She owns
every single piece of who I am. 
Nobody else
has ever come close. 
And now
I’ve found her.
And she’s
lookin’ at me like she doesn’t know who I am. 
Like I
wasn’t her first kiss. 
Her first
Her first
Her first
The man who
took her innocence. 
The man who
destroyed her, and caused her to run. 
The man who
spent ten years trying to find her, because of one pathetic, pitiful
I ruined
And now she
has no idea who I am. 
Not a
single damned clue. 
I don’t
know who he is. 
And yet
something about him seems strangely familiar. 
I know
nothing of who I am. 
All my
memories are like hazy nightmares. I don’t know which ones are real and which
ones are fake. 
I don’t
even know my own name. I don’t know anything about my past. 
I only know
that for the last ten years, I’ve been Raven. 
Only that
isn’t my real name.
But that’s
what he called me.
The monster
who owned me. 
The monster
disguised as a saint. 
A monster I
finally escaped.
And now
there’s him. 
A man who
claims to have spent the last decade searching for me. 
He claims
I’m the love of his life. 
desperate for me to remember him. 
But I
Even though
when I look into his eyes, I feel strangely at home. 
Like he’s
the missing piece of who I am. 
But can I
trust him?
Can I trust
the man who claims to love me, and yet is telling me he’s the reason for my
Who is
telling me, it is him, who destroyed me. 
Is he a
bigger monster than the one I just escaped from?
REVIEW – This book may be in the middle of a series, but i certainly feel hat it can be read as a standalone story. This book was great pure tension and romance mixed with some danger. This story was intense, i mean Ellie has been through a great deal of trauma in the last ten years, but that does not mean that Slater has gone unaffected through that time. The journey these two characters take is a roller-coaster and has sexy romance along with danger and trepidation. Well worth a read


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Author Bio


Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
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