The very latest Loveahappyending book news, author buzz and blogger reviews!
Our MAY Bookshelf SPECIAL GUEST is…
The fabulous Miss Book Eater – avid reader and devourer of Books
My name is Charlie and I run my blog Miss Book Eater and enjoy it immensely. I am Dutch and moved to the UK in 2008, born and raised in Amsterdam. I can hear you almost gasp in why I moved from Amsterdam to the UK? Well that is a long story – but know that I am now happily married and I like to visit Amsterdam a couple of times a year. My heart is in both countries and I feel home in both countries, but mostly in Amsterdam and London. So therefore I am known amongst friends and colleagues as the Crazy Dutch lady or Crazy Cloggie as when needed I can be very patriotic and will dress in Orange whenever I would do this in Netherlands!
Why did I start with blogging?
I have always wanted to run a blog, but never really knew what I wanted to do until a friend of mine pointed out the obvious, why not start a book blog? Well, considering I am always reading and that apparently people around me were getting tired of listening to me when I found another awesome book that is a ’Must-Read’ it seemed a very good idea. So the idea for a book blog came from there and my oh my what a journey it has been already. I have met so many good friends and authors since blogging. I feel lucky, very lucky!
I started my blog in February 2014 and it is still going strong and it is a way for me to express my feelings about a book, tell the world what I thought of this book and if it is worth picking up and read. My goal is to keep my reviews spoiler free and run my enthusiasm through this review. My reviews are honest and open and if I haven’t really enjoyed the book I will say so, but it will then only feature on my blog if I think that some of my followers would appreciate this book.
Find out more about Charlie and her blog Miss Book Eater
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LOVEAHAPPYENDING AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
on MIRIAM WAKERLY
Miriam Wakerly lives in Surrey, England. She says that the fictional village, Appley Green, where her novels are set, is very like villages nearby to her home. “I launched my first novel, ‘Gypsies Stop tHere’ the day after I retired, followed by No Gypsies Served two years later. Shades of Appley Green looks at a different aspect of village life. I have had many articles and stories published over the years – now I look forward to writing more English village novels. My degree was in English, French, Sociology and Politics; the interest I have always had in social issues influences my writing, as you will see. However, I do believe books should be enjoyable and reviews show that mine are!”
Find out more about Miriam on her Website and on her LLm Cafe Author Page
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What’s happening in May 2015?
Sheryl Browne goes on tour with her book Someone to Love. The online blog tour tour has been arranged with Candlelit Author Services and begins on 11th May 2015. Sheryl, who has recently been accepted as Member of the Crime Writers’ Association, also has a new thriller due for publication, the title of which was suggested by a chief constable, who also offered the author advice around forensics and police procedural. Death Sentence is due for publication by Safkhet Publishing on June 1st 2015.
Janice Horton goes on tour with her summer beach read Castaway in the Caribbean. This online blog tour is hosted by Brook Cottage Books. Sail-away day for the 10 day tour is 15th May 2005 and posts include interviews, reviews and a tropical prize giveaway.
Mandy Baggot offers an escape to Corfu this summer with her hotly anticipated NEW book with her new publishers Bookouture. Truly, Madly, Greekly is out on 22nd May 2015.
Linn B Halton has just been offered a contract for her novel Sweet Occasions by Lyn Vernham, the director of Choc Lit! You can read how thrilled Linn was to get this news on her website here. In March 2015 Linn also signed with Endeavour Press, who will be re-branding and re-publishing The Quintessential Gemini as Under The Stars in May 2015. That’s in preparation for the new SEQUEL Quintessentially Yours, which will also be published by them later in 2015. Look out for news of the new covers – coming soon!
Patricia Sands has just heard that her book The Promise of Provence has won yet another award. This time it’s a Silver Award for Popular Fiction and a Gold Award in the Travel-Essay category of the 2015 eLit Awards. The Promise of Provence was an Amazon Hot New Release in April 2013. As well as a compelling story about a woman named Katherine Price ‘coming of age’ in her fifties, it’s also a love letter to France. Winner of a Finalist Award for the 2013 USA Best Books in Women’s Fiction and a Finalist Award for Literary Fiction, 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. Be prepared to fall in love with Provence!
Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands – Gold Award Winner
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Truly, Madly, Greekly: Sizzling Summer Reading
Author: Mandy Baggot. Genre Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Reviewed by: Manda for Goodreads
Truly Madly Greekly comes out on 22nd May but Manda Jane Ward has read an advance review copy and has reviewed on Goodreads. She says: “Truly Madly Greekly is the ideal read. Especially during that time just after lunch and before picking the kids up from school, the mouth-watering descriptions freed my imagination, transporting me to Corfu. This romance is fabulous. The twists and turns that are wound seamlessly through the storyline kept me turning page after page. The hero Yan is such a nice guy, with morals and dignity, despite the secret he is hiding. I didn’t even guess what it was. As for Ellen, her maturity and spunkiness spoke volumes to me, and I particularly loved how vulnerable they were. The supporting characters helped the storyline move at a steady pace, they were likeable obviously apart from the moronic ex-boyfriend, and I felt I could identify with them. An excellent story, wonderful characters and a happy ever after to sigh about.”
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Find out more about Mandy Baggot from her Website and at LLm’s Authors’ Cafe
The Edge of Sanity: a harrowing story of hope amid loss and betrayal.
Author: Sheryl Browne: Publisher: Safkhet Publishing: Genre: Romantic Fiction
The Edge of Sanity, tells the story of a psychological battle between everyman Daniel Conner, who is forced into becoming a hero, after being tortured and forcibly drugged, and drug addict Charlie Roberts, who has taken Daniel’s wife and daughter hostage. How far would you go to protect your family?
Reviewed by: Crime Thriller Hound (Book of the Week)
Excerpt from the review: “Better known for her romance novels, Sheryl Browne really delivers with her first thriller, a powerful and emotional read. The ‘ordinary character in extraordinary situation’ is a well-worn path but here we have the ordinary family, damaged by tragedy and struggling to cope with a new threat. The major strength of this novel is with its characters, each well defined, credible, interesting and in the case of at least one – scary!”
READ the entire review at Crime Thriller Hound
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Find out more about Sheryl Browne from her Website and LLm Authors’ Cafe
Castaway in the Caribbean
Author: Janice Horton. Publisher: Thornhill Print Genre: Adventure Romance Fiction.
Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour. Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp-tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola. After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island. In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure.
Reviewed by Charlotte at ChickLit.com
“A little bit of adventure, danger, romance and a backdrop to die for are all thrown in the mix to create a read that’s just perfect for whiling away a lazy summer afternoon.”
READ the entire review at ChickLit.com
Winner of the Best Romance Blogger 2015
Purchase: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Find out more about Janice Horton from her Website and LLm’s Authors’ Cafe
In MAY Look Out For…
A fabulously dramatic new cover for Anneli Purchase’s Canadian novel of love, betrayal and triumph The Wind Weeps.
Barbara Beacham, an Amazon reader, recently wrote: “I got myself so caught up in the story of Andrea, Robert and Jim, and in reaching the end I found that I wanted more! I am anxiously awaiting the sequel to The Wind Weeps!”
Grab a Coffee and check out Anneli and her books at LLm Author’s Cafe news page!