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Monday, 20 February 2017

Blog Tour: Kat's review of The Promise by Casey Kelleher

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1417 KB
Print Length: 363 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (17 Feb. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: Growing up in squalor with their drug-addicted prostitute mother, sisters Georgie and Marnie Parker have had to endure the very darkest side of life. When their mother is sentenced for brutally murdering a client, Georgie and Marnie’s already precarious lives are blown apart and they now share a terrible secret. Sent to a children’s home, the sisters hope this might finally be their safe haven after years of neglect. But they soon discover they’re in real danger.

Desperate to find a place of safety, Georgie and Marnie run for their lives, but end up in the hands of Delray Anderton. A violent London gangster and notorious pimp, Delray has big plans for beautiful teenager Georgie, seeing her as a chance to make some serious money. Fiercely protective of each other, Georgie and Marnie must escape the clutches of a man who will do anything to keep the sisters for himself. And, they must keep the promise they made to each other – no one can ever know the truth. 

Kat's Rating: 4/5

Monday, 13 February 2017

Kat's Review of A Room Full of Killers by Michael Wood (Matilda Darke #3)

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1494 KB
Print Length: 373 pages
Publisher: Killer Reads (17 Feb. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: Eight killers. One house. And the almost perfect murder…

Feared by the people of Sheffield, Starling House is home to some of Britain’s deadliest teenagers, still too young for prison. Now the building’s latest arrival, Ryan Asher, has been found brutally murdered – stabbed twelve times, left in a pool of blood.

When DCI Matilda Darke and her team investigate, they uncover the secrets of a house tainted by evil. Kate Moloney, the prison’s manager, is falling apart, the security system has been sabotaged, and neither the staff nor the inmates can be trusted.

There’s only one person Matilda believes is innocent, and he’s facing prison for the rest of his life. With time running out, she must solve the unsolvable to save a young man from his fate. And find a murderer in a house full of killers…

Kat's Rating: 5/5

Friday, 10 February 2017

Guest Reviewer Ash on Fracture by Heleyne Hammersley

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 551 KB
Print Length: 188 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Bloodhound Books (28 Oct. 2016)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: After leaving university and a violent relationship behind, Rosie flies to Australia to spend some time with her uncle, Charlie, and his wife, Rita.

Trying to regain some of her lost confidence she hikes along the coast for a day.  She’s horrified to see a body on the beach. However the ‘body’ is the very much alive and enigmatic Alfie. The two women become friends and spend time together in Sydney where Alfie’s wild nature becomes apparent. When Alfie is attacked the situation takes a turn for the worse and they decide to leave the city.

It’s a road trip that ends in murder. Who is Alfie? What is Rosie hiding? Detective Sergeant Pete Norton wants answers to these questions. What he will discover is that this case is a killer.

Ash Rating: 5/5
Thursday, 9 February 2017

Guest Reviewer Ash on PsychoAnalysis by V R Stone

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Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 997 KB
Print Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Silverwhite Press (14 Oct. 2016)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: A serial killer who wants to quit. A detective struggling to keep his personal life out of a murder hunt. And a celebrity psychiatrist facing an incredible challenge. Three damaged individuals, linked by their traumatic histories. They’ve chosen very different paths. Now those paths are about to cross.

Sarah Silver is a hedge fund manager – from Monday to Friday she makes a killing in the markets. At weekends, though, she hunts men, not profits. Martin White used to be a brilliant detective. But his family, judgement and self-control are deserting him. And Karl Gross has sold millions of books on serial killers. However he’s a controversial figure in the medical community.

Can Martin keep it together and catch a killer who commits almost perfect crimes? Is Karl capable of unravelling Sarah’s psyche and putting an end to the killing? Or will she disappear when she realises that the hunter has become the hunted?

Ash Rating: 3.5/5
Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Kat's Review of Revenge by Nigel May

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 3045 KB
Print Length: 335 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (10 Feb. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: In the South of France, playground of the rich and famous, world renowned chef Dexter Franklin is organising a night to remember. As he opens the doors to his exclusive restaurant for the first time, he’s handpicked a list of guests, as hot and dazzling as the St Tropez sun itself:

Mew Stanton: Fashionable, beautiful and a notorious TV chef, Dexter’s ex-girlfriend has all the ingredients for success. As her books fly off the shelves, a secret from her past is about to surface with explosive consequences. 

Holly Lydon: Ex girlband star who has fallen on hard times. Forced to make ends meet she’s having to sleep her way to the top. Now she’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Rosita Velázquez: Brazilian actress extraordinaire and girlfriend of Dexter’s brother, Leland. When she’s in town everybody needs to know about it, but this is one show-stopping entrance she’ll live to regret.

Three women have a past with Dexter and a grudge to bear against him. As fireworks ignite in the jet set capital of Europe, there’s murder on the menu. Who will be served their just desserts?

Kat's Rating: 5/5 
Tuesday, 7 February 2017

So, Book Bloggers are getting a hard time lately...

Afternoon all, I'm feeling in a slightly boisterous mood so thought I'd get on my soapbox and be all potty mouthed on this depressing Tuesday afternoon. So I have seen a fair amount of posts about negative posts regarding bloggers BLAH BLAH BLAH. Apparently we all profit massively, and aren't 'real readers', at least this is the gist of it I think. Those of you that truly know me will know one vital thing about me, and for those that don't please see the above image.

Life without books is for me like telling my husband he can never watch football again. It doesn't work in my world and frankly the amount of time I have been 'Blogging/talking shit/waffling my opinion' (however you wanna slice it) I have been there, seen it and normally have got the T-Shirt. In the 7 or 8 years of doing this I have no doubt pissed off loads of people:-)

Why do I read and review...err see above, because I HAVE to read, my world doesn't work without it. Do I care if I piss people off with my opinion? Err no. Do I care if I piss off authors/reader/anyone else with my honesty? Err no....you get the picture. Do I get paid? Do I fuck! I wish I did, but reading for me is a hobby, a passion and something that I can truly get on my soap box about.

I have been doing this near on 8 years and to be frank I couldn't care less about statistics, followers or anything else. I do not profit from this, this 'hobby' costs me money the same as every other poor bastard who dreads the sight of the 'Amazon -One-Click' button. To be honest I think if people want to be nasty and spiteful, let them. Don't waste energy, effort or time on all that. Read, review, don't review, argue, disagree...I don't care. But what we all agree on (or most of the people who will bother reading this) is that we like to read. That's it...it's REALLY simple. If you like to read, then carry on. If not that' fine too.

For me blogging has found me friends far and wide, and that is the most rewarding thing!In the sort of world we live in today, there is enough to be worrying about other than whether Book Bloggers are not real readers. Christ, imagine if they would have said that to me, my response would have been to tell them to Fuck Off, promptly Block them and then forget about them just as quickly.

Anyways, enough of my soapbox, I'll get off it for now. Just do what you want to do and don't waste time or energy on people that are arseholes. As long as YOU are happy that's it...job done.

Kat x

Blog Tour: Kat's Review of Don't Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt (Erin Berrisford #2)

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1802 KB
Print Length: 252 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (31 Jan. 2017)
Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
Language: English

Synopsis: She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.

The small city of Stockleigh is in shock as three women are brutally attacked within days of each other. Are they random acts of violence or is there a link between the victims? For Detective Eden Berrisford, it’s her most chilling case yet. 

The investigation leads Eden to cross paths with Carla, a woman trying to rebuild her life after her marriage to a cruel and abusive man ended in unimaginable tragedy. Her husband Ryan was imprisoned for his crimes but, now he’s out and coming for her. 

As Eden starts to close in on the attacker, she also puts herself in grave danger. Can she stop him before he strikes again? And can Carla, terrified for her life, save herself - before the past wreaks a terrible revenge? 

Kat's Rating: 4/5

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