Saturday, 18 November 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway; Not Dead Yet av Samie Sands


Not Dead Yet
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 4
by Samie Sands
Genre: Horror, Post- Apocalyptic

The AM13 Outbreak has affected everywhere, the entire world has experienced infection.


Victims of the virus are no longer human, they've changed, become something scientifically impossible. With their loss of human function and their new lust for flesh, there’s only one word to describe them...


Zombies.


The world is divided as everyone tries to work out how to survive. Many have already lost their lives 
in the fight, but there are still a few who are not dead...



Yet!




Don't miss the other books in the AM13 Outbreak Series!
Lockdown
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 1


Forgotten
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 2


Extinct
AM13 Outbreak Series Book 3


Samie Sands is a 28 year old freelance graphic designer who has recently decided to follow her lifelong dream and use her creativity in a new way by writing.


She has a degree in Media Studies and PR and has already had articles published in a number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie Guide Magazine. She has also had short stories included in a number of successful projects.

She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain inspiration from new places and different cultures.




Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!




Friday, 17 November 2017

Book Blogger Hop; Author-Only Thanksgiving Party

It's Friday and time for a new Book Blogger Hop post, thanks to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "If you had an author-only Thanksgiving party, who would you invite?".

There's so many out there I could pick, but some of them are Neil Gaiman, Anne Rice, G. D. Falksen, Toni Morrison, Francesca Lia Block and James Holland. Something tells me that there would be a chance of interesting discussions around that table.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Spotlight; The Painter's Apprentice by Laura Morelli



Book Details:

Book Title: The Painter's Apprentice: A Novel of 16th-Century Venice
Author: Laura Morelli
Category: Adult Fiction, 482 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: The Scriptorium
Release date: November 15, 2017
Tour dates: Oct 16 to Nov 17, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some adult situations but no sex or explicit violence)

Book Description:

Would you rather sacrifice your livelihood, your lover, or your life? When the Black Death comes knocking on your door, you’d better decide quickly.

Venice, 1510. Maria Bartolini wants nothing more than to carry on her father’s legacy as a master gilder. Instead, her father has sent her away from the only home she’s ever known to train as an apprentice to Master Trevisan, a renowned painter.

When the painter’s servants uncover the real reason why Maria has been sent away, they threaten to reveal a secret that could tear down her family and the future of their trade. She is forced to buy the servants’ silence, but as their greed steadily grows, Maria resorts to more desperate measures. She questions whether her heart’s desire is worth risking her family, her trade, and her future, but Maria’s sacrifices may amount to nothing if the plague arrives on her father’s doorstep before she is able to get back home.

From the author of the award-winning The Gondola Maker comes a rich tale of Renaissance Venice, a heroine with a lust for life, and love against all odds.
Pre-Order Campaign:
Laura Morelli's new book, The Painter’s Apprentice, is out on November 15, and she is offering a set of great bonuses exclusively to her readers. If you like to delve deeper into the “story behind the story,” you’ll want to take advantage of Laura’s pre-order package (ends Oct 31st), which takes readers behind the scenes of The Painter’s Apprentice with videos, pictures, commentary about Renaissance Venice, and other exclusive content. Learn more here and order your copy today!


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Meet the Author:




LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, has taught college students in the U.S. and in Italy, and currently produces art history lessons for TED-Ed. She authored a column for National Geographic Traveler called “The Genuine Article” and has contributed pieces about art and authentic travel to CNN Radio, The Frommers Travel Show, and in USA TODAY, Departures, and other media. Laura is the author of the Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes the popular book Made in Italy. Her fiction brings the stories of art history to life. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, won an IPPY for Best Historical Fiction and a Benjamin Franklin Award.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest ~ Instagram

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Book Blitz; Jess, Rising by D. M. Guay

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

My Favourite... Fairy Tale

It's Wednesday and time for a new My Favourite... post thanks to the blogger behind Maureen's Books and the theme of the week is fairy tales.


I struggled to pin it down to just ONE fairy tale, but I grew up with a lot of Grimm's fairy tales and some of my childhood favourites from them includes Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and Town Musicians from Bremen.

Release Blitz; Framed by Wayne Kerr

About the Book

Title: Framed – A Black Swann Investigation
Author: Wayne Kerr
Genre: Mystery / Thriller
Toronto’s newest homicide detective, Reggie Swann, seemed to have it all: great career, handsome husband and plans to start a family, until she was framed for murder…
A cop has very few friends in prison. After surviving ten brutal years behind bars, Reggie’s conviction is finally overturned thanks to her tenacious mother, a new forensic test and a very clever lawyer. She quickly discovers that getting her old life back won’t be as easy as she hoped. To many, she was still as the media had dubbed her: ‘Black Swann – murderer and cop-gone-bad’. The Toronto Police Department still considers her to be a suspect, Reggie’s husband has remarried and the real killer is still on the loose.
Before Reggie can return to Toronto and solve the crime that ruined her life, she reluctantly agrees to investigate a murder in her home town of Penticton, only to discover the two cases which are separated by ten years and five provinces might somehow be connected. Will anyone believe the wild theories of the disgraced detective?
The real murderer does. He framed her once, this time Reggie Swann must die!

Author Bio

Canadian author, Wayne Kerr, was born and raised in the small town of Biggar, Saskatchewan (New York is big, but this is Biggar). He married his high school sweetheart, Marlene, thirty-nine years ago and has lived happily ever since. They resided in the United States for the past twenty years, but recently returned to Canada and now call the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia home. The writer honed his story-telling skills while keeping his five younger siblings and later his daughter entertained during long cold winters. When not reading or writing thrillers, Wayne is probably hiking, biking or playing tennis.
For more information on the author and his books please visit: waynekerrnovels.com or follow him on twitter: @waynekerrnovels

Links

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Top Ten Tuesday; 10 Books I Want My Future Children to Read

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It's Tuesday, which means it's time for a new top ten tuesday post, thanks to The Broke and the Bookish and the theme of the week was 10 books I want my future children to read.

My list includes;
Where The Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey

Grandmother's Dreamcatcher by Becky Ray McCain and Stacey Schuett

Flo of the Somme by Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey

Ronia, The Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Matilda by Roald Dahl

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Flash of Hiroshima by Toshi Maruki

When the Robbers Came to Cardamom Town by Thorbjørn Egner