Saturday, 19 January 2019

Fat Chance- AB Morgan

A very different crime read. Ella is in need of a job. Her friend is a private investigator and
suggests she join her however Ella is not really cut out for it. She does have a sixth sense
about people but her technology skills leave something to be desired. Speaking of desired….
one of her first jobs is to infiltrate Buxhams, a private members club where the ladies are
not slim shall we say. She finds a post there and has also done some life modelling recently
which comes in handy when one of the patrons wants to paint her in order to tease his
friend. One of these men is Harry Drysdale- a man we now know has gone missing.
The other is a renowned bariatric surgeon. Konrad Neale is a TV presenter of the type
that does reveals of the criminal kind- finding out what people have been up to that
is the wrong side of the line and possibly the law. This is a lighthearted crime read
with a twist. One to make you smile along the way and not the ordinary crime read
in any manner of speaking as there is no detective as such.
An unusual read and an entertaining one.

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Fat Chance book description

A missing barrister, a severed thumb and fat chance of finding out the truth.

Ella Fitzwilliam’s world is about to spiral out of control. She’s not cut out to be a private investigator. With little or no aptitude for the job, she’s been sent undercover to expose the hidden lives of two men who meet nearly every week at Buxham’s - a private members’ club where portions are large and secrets are held in strictest confidence. 

One of those men is Harry Drysdale, a defence barrister, and the other is Marcus Carver, an eminent surgeon with a tarnished past and much to lose. Ella knows he has unhealthy appetites, she’s sure he’s feeding his perverted habits and putting his female patients at risk but she has to prove it. 

When Harry Drysdale goes missing, Konrad Neale TV journalist tries to reveal the truth behind the lies, but some of the secrets start to reveal themselves… and they are big.

Alison Morgan author bio

Alison Morgan lives in rural Bedfordshire, UK, with her engineer husband and bonkers dog. Life is never boring and they are usually planning the next adventure. Alison spent several decades working on the front line of mental health services as a specialist nurse and latterly as manager of an early intervention service for first episode psychosis. However, when a heart problem brought her career to a juddering halt, she had to find a way of managing her own sanity, so she sat down to write some useful clinical guidelines for student nurses. Instead, a story that had been lurking in her mind came spewing forth onto the pages of what became her first novel. Since then she has been unable to stem the flow of ideas and writes full-time from a luxurious shack at the top of the garden. Alison writes under the name A B Morgan and. within her storylines, she continues to make good use of her years of experience in mental health services, where the truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

The Pluckley Psychic Historical Society by Grahame Peace
We are in 1919. The members of the Pluckley Psychic society have various issues to
discuss. Pluckley is known for it ghostly sightings and paranormal happenings and
even rare sightings of ectoplasm. One of the members of the society is Jasper who
himself died 400 years ago and thinks he is there until his passing is sorted out.
None of the others realise that he is a ghost and in this form he has several
advantages.”Our work at the Psychic History society is to increased our
knowledge of the paranormal world, spread the word of our services, provide
answers, and ease the minds of the living”.
  A letter arrives addressed to a group of the members. Nothing too unusual
in that except this letter has been written but someone who dies many years
before and is asking for the societies assistance to find out more about what
happened around her death. As you can guess this is a lighthearted read.
This is the third in the series but happily stands alone (I hadn’t read the others).
There are two stories in this book, each around half of the book.
An entertaining very different read.
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The Pluckley Psychic Historical Society by Grahame Peace
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Independently published (25 Nov. 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1790331234
ISBN-13: 978-1790331239

BLURB The Pluckley Psychic Historical Society is based in Pluckley, Kent, the most haunted village in England. Its founding members are the noted academic, historian, and Cambridge scholar Winston Hatherton, the white witch Florence Dearden, and the celebrated medium Jocasta Bradman. They are assisted by an 18th-century super-ghost called Jasper Claxton, although none of the society members are aware that Jasper is a ghost.
This is the third book in ‘The Ghost from the Molly-House’ series, and this book describes how the Psychic Historical Society was set up and goes back to the group's first two official cases in 1919, just after the end of the first world war. The first story, ‘The Jewellery Box’ involves a 16th-century jewellery box made from precious metals, which is found buried in a garden and reveals a 400-year-old mystery.
The second story, ‘The Book of Souls’ is set in Huddersfield, England, at a place called Jubilee Tower or Castle Hill, which was built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria and is on the site of ancient bronze and iron age settlements dating back 4000 years. An old book of spells is found, and once opened, it appears to have released something ominous.
The Ghost from the Molly-House series is a collection of amusing paranormal mysteries, which will appeal to fans of history, period detective novels, tales of haunted houses, and all things that go bump in the night. Although this is the third book in the series, the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story in its own right.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I was born in Huddersfield in England where I have lived for most of my life. 

I've always enjoyed writing, but I actually worked for many years in Mental Health. Since I retired writing has become my full-time occupation. My fictional book genres are humour, paranormal-historical-fantasy, mysteries, and fashion.

I'm currently working on my next book 'The Psychic Agency'. Which is the fourth in 'The Ghost from the Molly House' series, and will be out next year. 

I don't write horror as such, my books tend to revolve more around the paranormal, hauntings, history, and the mysterious with some humour, so you won't find a lot of gore.

Twitter : @GrahamePeace

Monday, 14 January 2019


The Perfect Match- Zoe May--Rom com
This is so much more than your average rom-com. It truly has a heartwarming tale of
life in amongst the pages. Sophia is on around 10 dating sites. To date , to coin a phrase
she has had geeks, misfits and anything but what she is looking for and she really isn’t
that fussy.just normal would be good. Her last date was a “noodle nerd” who bored
her to tears over  a meal, of , you guessed it noodles. Her friend Kate suggests that
she join another site- Dream dates, so for a laugh she put on a ridiculous profile for
what she is asking. When the dream man actually appears Sophia is a little suspicious
but has the time of her life. Not only does he look like Robert Pattinson but is a multi
millionaire as well. Both of these qualities  were on her profile of must haves albeit
tongue in cheek. She keeps seeing things about scammers and catfish being around
on dating sites and does wonder if Daniel has a hidden agenda. He lives in the Shard.
She is soooo impressed and he treats her well and other than buying some rather
sexy lingerie and short skirts which unsettle her a little, he appears to be a normal
red blooded male. I loved this and winced and smiled at some of the things Sophia
went through. Her kind and generous heart and eventually seeing the light
(I won’t spoil anything ) along with her friendship of Lyn and Tom. A book that made
me reflect a little. A book that perhaps makes you realise life is for living and not
saving your best for a rainy day. A fun read, a memorable read.
One to make you smile.
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Perfect Match Can you ever find true love online? Sophia Jones is an expert in all things online dating: the best sites, how to write a decent
bio, which questions to ask and the right type of photos to use. The only thing she’s not
so great at? Picking the guys… After sitting through yet another dreadful date with a man who isn’t quite what she
expected, Sophia is just about ready to give up on the whole dating scene. But her flatmate,
Kate, persuades her to give it one more chance, only this time she must create a profile
describing her ‘perfect’ man. Yes, he must look like Robert Pattinson and needs to own a multi-million pound business,
but there are a couple of other deal breakers, too! So, when a guy comes along who ticks
every box, surely there’s got to be a catch? A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Catherine Bennetto and Rosie Blake! Purchase Link Amazon UK -
omedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/ Amazon US -

Author Bio – Zoe May lives in south-east London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of
being a novelist since she was a teenager. She moved to London in her early twenties
and worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match.
Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a
novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material! As well as writing, Zoe enjoys going to the theatre, walking her dog, painting and, of
course, reading. Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes Social Media Links – Twitter:

Sunday, 13 January 2019


Mason Palmer is a doctor and works for an international mission. He is working in Africa
after he and his wife Nicole, went through fertilisation treatment unsuccessfully and they
thought they needed new focuses. On one of his regular trips home, his plane crashes
and it is thought that all occupants died, victims of  a bird strike.Nicole feels guilty for
pushing him away and encouraging him to go and work in Africa. The authorities are
unable to investigate the crash as it came down in an area of insurgent activity and
it would be too dangerous to travel there. Ten months later having not been able
to bury her husband Nicole is still struggling and feels guilty for pushing Mason
away and encouraging him to go and work in Africa. When she receives a strange
message and a picture of Mason she can’t help but think someone is playing rather
bad taste tricks on her. When things begin to get rather nasty and serious she
wonders what on earth did Mason get involved in? This had me gripped from
the outset. I took to Nicole and her predicament. The tension built in each part
and short chapters keep the flow at a nice pace. I liked Charlie- a real character
and someone you would want on your side. A well researched interesting
read that kept me turning to the very end.
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The widow. The secret. The liar
The Disappeared…

On a routine flight from Africa to England, Dr Mason Palmer is tragically killed when the light aircraft he’s travelling on crashes and disappears in 
dense bush land.

The Widow…

Ten months later, Nicole Palmer is still trying to block out the grief of her husband’s sudden death. Until one morning she receives a photo of Mason through the post, along with a cryptic message. A message only he could’ve written.

The Secret…

But when Nicole tries to find out if Mason is really alive and what actually happened to him in Africa, everyone she turns to for answers ends up dead.

Determined to find the truth, Nicole uncovers a conspiracy that spans the 
globe, and discovers there are powerful people who are prepared to kill to keep her silent.

Who’s lying? Who’s watching Nicole? And can she expose their murky secrets before they catch up with her?

Book Blurb:
The widow. The secret. The liar.

About Sibel Hodge:
Sibel Hodge is the author of the No 1 Bestsellers Look Behind YouUntouchable, and Duplicity. Her books have sold over one million copies and are international bestsellers in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany. She writes in an eclectic mix of genres, and is a passionate human and animal rights advocate.

Her work has been nominated and shortlisted for numerous prizes, including the Harry Bowling Prize, the Yeovil Literary Prize, the Chapter One Promotions Novel Competition, The Romance Reviews’ prize for Best Novel with Romantic Elements and Indie Book Bargains’ Best Indie Book of 2012 in two categories. She was the winner of Best Children’s Book in the 2013 eFestival of Words; nominated for the 2015 BigAl’s Books and Pals Young Adult Readers’ Choice Award; winner of the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Book from a Series Award in the SpaSpa Book Awards 2013; winner of the Readers’ Favorite Young Adult (Coming of Age) Honorable award in 2015; a New Adult finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s International Digital Awards 2015, and 2017 International Thriller Writers Award finalist for Best E-book Original Novel. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top forty books about human rights by Accredited Online Colleges.

Sibel’s Social Media Links:

Twitter: @sibelhodge

Friday, 11 January 2019

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker

The Hopes and Dreams of Lucy Baker-Jenni Keer  
One of the most uplifting, wonderful reads I have had the pleasure of reading. I can see
this being a huge success in 2019. Lucy works at a toy company and loves it. Her mother
however has greater aspirations for her younger daughter and Lucy constantly lives in
the shadow of her elder sister. A new manager has been appointed following the
retirement of the last one and things are set to change. Lucy’s elderly neighbour
is rather a character and gives Lucy a necklace with an unusual charm on it- one
that Lucy is convinced that the words inside have changed since being given it.
Apparently it will help her find the love of her life. Lucy isn’t convinced but goes
along with it to keep a harmonious relationship intact. She is close to Brenda
and saddened when she is diagnosed with the early stages of dementia.
George lives nearby and appears to be rather  socially inept. He says hello
and that’s about it, until Lucy finds a stray cat. George insists he is allergic and couldn’t
possibly keep it. When she sees that he has bought rather an extravagant act activity
tower, Lucy detects there may be more to this man than he is letting on. I liked Lucy.
She comes across well- from her hand knitted Poldark to her kind deeds and fun
loving nature. I truly loved this book- I smiled and I cried. We could all do with a
Brenda in our lives. “Sometimes a little something can mean everything”
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The Note

The Note- Andrew Barrett- 5* A short story written in the first person by CSI Eddie Collins. Eddie is the sort of bloke who calls a s...