Thread of Hope. Cover Reveal.

Thread Front CoverThread of Hope - Cover Reveal

 

Thread Of Hope

Honesty is the best policy. Isn’t it?
What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?

Prospero is prepared to tell Leonie most of his past – if he can find her – but one of his secrets could send her running again. Another could destroy any future they might have. And one could kill her. Dare he risk it?

Leonie is terrified of the consequences of sharing any of her past with anyone. But not even Leonie knows the secrets that her very existence contains.

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie and they could tear the world apart. Who does he turn to, and who should he share them with? If he tells the wrong person he could seal not just Leonie’s death warrant but those of millions more.

And no one has told Leonie the mystery of her necklace. When she discovers that, will she sacrifice everything and risk all that Gabriel has been working for?

Purchase Links:

Amazon Kindle – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07NBH7J2T
Other ebook retailers – https://books2read.com/threadofhope

In addition, book 1 Strand of Faith is on special offer for a limited time at 99p for the ebook,

A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice. When the choice is between life and love, who can possibly decide? And who can be trusted for advice?

Strand of Faith Purchase Links

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GKZT8LF
Other ebook retailers – https://books2read.com/strandoffaith
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_J_Bonner_Strand_of_Faith?id=bQyBDwAAQBAJ&hl=en_GB

Author Bio
Rachel J Bonner is the author of the four book Choices and Consequences series, the first of which, Strand of Faith, is due out in November 2018.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in paranormal romance. Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun. When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club. Target shooting only, honest. Nothing to worry about.
She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary. It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.
Twitter name – @racheljbonner1
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/racheljbonnerauthor/
Website – http://www.racheljbonner.co.uk

Cover artist Twitter name – @oliverpengilley
Cover artist Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pengilleyart/
Cover artist website – https://www.oliverpengilley.co.uk/

If this cover reveal doesn’t get your book juices flowing then I don’t know what will. Please go and check it out.

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Cannot think of a title for this.

Lately I’ve been seeing my depression as a part of me. I’ve been selfless enough in thinking that it wasn’t actually apart of. I always thought of it as some ‘thing’ as I always thought I could never control it. Which in actual fact you can’t. I’m learning now to do deal with a lot better than I ever have. Yes I am on medication for it. Which I honestly think I need. I tried dealing with it without medication before and I seemed to be feeling worse. I couldn’t get a hold of myself and felt I was in a constant pit just falling deeper and deeper. I’m lucky enough that I’ve got an amazing family and friends around me. Even though most of them don’t know that I’m actually depressed. They are helping with out realising. I can honestly say I’m quite embarrassed to tell people who I’m depressed. I don’t know why I just find it hard for me open up and talk to people about it. Except on here I find it quite easy.

I think this is my way of dealing with it. Writing it on my blog. This wasn’t my intention for my blog. My blog my rules as another blogger keeps mentioning 😂😂  I’m usually quite open and seem to have one of those faces where people come for advice for any of their problems. If any of you have any problems just send me a message and we can talk through things. I find hiding behind a screen helps a lot. You haven’t got people looking and judging you.

I’ve missed doing this. It’s been a long time since I’ve expressed some sort of feelings into words.

 

Distortion by Gautam Malkani *Blog Tour*

Distortion Jacket Cover

 

 

“Gautam Malkani, the man behind one of the seminal books on the British Asian experience, does something original and important once again, this time on the crucial issue of young carers. Distortion is essential reading.”
– Sathnam Sanghera, author of The Boy with the Topknot

DISTORTION
Gautam Malkani

6th September 2018 | Hardback £18.99

The new novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Londonstani
“Beguiling, addictive and emotive… Distortion shines a light onto our increasingly fractured lives and in doing so, makes clear the ongoing tensions and contradictions between the care we must give to ourselves and others over our desire for freedom in the digital world.”
– Niven Govinden, author of All the Days and Nights

“A taut and timely return for Gautam Malkani, Distortion is a brilliant exploration of social media,
code-switching and toxic masculinity.” – Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant

Meet Dillon, a high-functioning fuck-up who has been keeping some very big secrets from his girlfriend Ramona.

Also, meet Dhilan, a young carer caught in an endless loop of pre-bereavement bereavement for his dying mother.

And then there’s Dylan. The less said about him the better…

These three identities of the same young man have been growing dangerously more hardcore and hardwired, both online and off, thanks to the self-reinforcing effects of social media and search engines, and the uncanny predictive capabilities of his smartphones.

When two creepy old dudes threaten to expose Dillon/Dhilan/Dylan, he is forced to unravel a gut-wrenching mystery that he would rather leave well alone.

Set in a strange greyscape between the digital world and the messy realm of the body, Distortion asks timely questions about what happens when our online data and search histories are crunched up and fed back to us – when they don’t just filter our view of the world, but also our view of ourselves. How can we navigate the tension between emotional truth and factual accuracy? What can we do to neutralise our own toxicity? And what happens in the world of flesh and blood when the roles of parent and child become tragically reversed?

Praise for Londonstani:

“Gripping” – Guardian
“A bold debut, brimming with energy and authenticity” – Observer
“Sharp, clever and convincing” – Independent
“Artful, thought-provoking and strikingly inventive. An impressive, in some respects brilliant, first novel.”
– Los Angeles Times
About Gautam Malkani:
Gautam Malkani’s first novel Londonstani was published in 2006. He lives in London and is available for interview, features and events.

 

Guatam Malkani Author PicDistortion Blog Tour Poster

My review will be up as soon as I can. I’ve just been swamped with work and expecting my partner to give birth anytime soon.

Wow!!!!

This is unbelievable I’d like to thank bronzedbrunettex for being my 400th follwer on my blog. I’ve just had a quick glance at her blog and it seems to be really interesting. I will be having a proper look at her blog soon. I now need todo a competition post and see what books I can part with  😂 I honestly can’t thank you all enough and feel very appreciative to everyone of you. I’d never thought my little blog would make it this far. I’m going to leave it there and thank you all again for being amazing.

 

Chasing black gold by Robert Stone book review. #Blogtour #giveaway

CBG -Getting ready to bury Kruggerands and money

Chasing Black Gold
ROBERT STONE was a serial entrepreneur – an enterprising individual, mostly on the wrong side of the law, who spent twenty-five years operating all over the world, before being arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Over the course of his career, Stone earned and lost several lifetimes’ worth of fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, saw men die, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, trading fuel with generals, rebels and businessman, was both his career high and, ultimately, what brought him down.
Purchase Links:
https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/chasing-black-gold/9780750960335/

https://www.waterstones.com/book/chasing-black-gold/robert-stone/9780750960335
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chasing-black-gold-robert-stone/1121230480

https://www.ebooks.com/1974661/chasing-black-gold/stone-robert/
Author Bio:
Author Robert Stone first came to Aberdeen Scotland in 1973 as a pioneer saturation diver in the early dangerous days of the North Sea. Retiring from diving in the mid 80’s he became a serial entrepreneur –mostly on the wrong side of the law. He spent the next decade operating businesses all over the world from his Aberdeenshire home.
Stone earned and lost several fortunes, went to prison on three continents, used dozens of aliases, and masterminded one of the biggest marijuana smuggling operations in criminal history. Fuel smuggling in Africa, was only one of his many exploits.
His Scottish wife and young children knew nothing of the dark side of his life until the day they were all arrested in Switzerland as a result of an international manhunt led by an Organised Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/rstonecbg
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheHistoryPress
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thehistorypressuk
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thehistorypressuk/?hl=en
Giveaway – Win 10 x signed copies of Chasing Black Gold (Open Internationally)
*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

I did post this before the actual blog tour. Theres also a give away at some point in this post. I’m not going to put it at the bottom, so you cheeky bloggers will have to check my post 🤣

For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil field diver, involved in fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters of the Niger delta were his place of business as he operated in the most corrupt regime in the world, a place ruled by money and guns. Protected by the military, he bought diesel directly from refineries and sold his black cargo to legitimate and illegitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process until his smuggling empire came crashing down thanks to a friend’s betrayal and the US law enforcement. Chasing Black Gold is the incredible true story of Stone’s African fuel smuggling adventure. It is a tale straight out of Hollywood, one which throws the reader into a world where suitcases full of millions in cash are flown around the globe on private jets, where the corrupt practices of Third World governments and military regimes must be mastered, a world of numbered bank accounts and countries of convenience where living under false IDs and money laundering are all in this book.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33c69494113/?

 

This book should be put on a Hollywood film makers desk and make this into a movie.

I was lucky enough to receive this book of the author himself, which I’m really grateful for. This is an impartial and honest review.

This book isn’t usually a genre I’d read, but from the start of this book I couldn’t put it down. The book is very fast paced and may have you a bit confused at the start, but once you get to know the characters it all falls into place.

I don’t condone crime but the story sounded amazing, and what a life he must have had. But with everything in life the higher you climb the harder you come crashing down to earth.

The characters were really well written and makes you think your actually there in the action.

The places this man has been and where he’s travelled will have you in awe. He’s had houses, boats and everything else you can think of. He’s been around the world many time’s and always goes back to his favourite place back in Scotland.

We look through the world through a different set of eyes. We all think it’s cookies and rainbows (I couldn’t think of the saying 😂)

This book opens your eyes to the world where nobody wants to think is actually going on. I think anyone can pick up this book and get lost in it. I couldn’t add anymore without giving way parts of the book.

I’d give this book 4/5 and highly recommend it.

If your ever on twitter come over and say hello 👋 @yesmoreblogs

CBG -Rob, Linda and Crew- Off Africa 1988

Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars review.

I’d like to thank Rachel for this opportunity and emailing me the book. Please go check her website and sign up. Rachel will email you and ask if you’d be interested in reviewing a book she’s managed to get from the author/publisher for a review. Please check out her webiste I’ve left a link below.

Onto the book review.

 

The author is Zoe Baxter and the book only has 128 pages so it’s not a long read, but don’t let that fool you. What Zoe had done with this book is unbelievable. You’re into the action straight away. What seemed to be a normal activity for these unknowing 4 teenagers going zip lining into the unknown.

That unknown is somewhere called Hadrixia (I know right cool name) which has been taken over by an evil tyrant and took all the magic powers of people a certain age and casted out all those without any magic abilities. This tyrant has taken nearly every child who possess magic powers to build his armies and take over our world (we will get to that shortly) So now the teenagers are in a land they don’t know and haven’t got a clue what is going on. All they have is a bag and a map. Where they have to find a special stone to take back to their home world.

The tyrant is also looking for these stones for himself so he can smash the portals defenses and bring his armies through and destroy everything that’s on the otherside.

What happens to our four plucky teenager’s. Will they make it through the treacherous foreign land that is Hadraxia?

Please give this book a read you won’t be disappointed.

Purchase from Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Star-Jumpers-Roars-Zoe-Baxter-ebook/dp/B079WY6T8Z/

 
Author Bio –
Zoe Baxter is the author of the Star Jumpers series, a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure set in the Dark Sky Park of Northumbria. An avid scribbler, she lives in a world filled with vicious and venomous creatures breathing down her neck, and has even been known to take the odd zip wire flight in the name of research.
Social Media Links –
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/zoe.baxter.79069
Twitter – https://twitter.com/zoebaxterbooks
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/zoebaxterbooks/

There’s also a competition how awesome is this. It’s UK only.

Giveaway – Win Star Jumpers paperback, bookmark and postcard (UK Only)
*Terms and Conditions –UK entries only welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33c69494102/?

Star Jumpers - Zoe Baxter - prize

Finally signed up to a library.

I didn’t intenionally go to the library to sign. I took my daughter to library as we usually do once a month.

My daughter likes todo some colouring in while I usually sit down and wait. Today though was different, I seen a book that I’ve wanted to read for nearly a year. So I looked at it and couldn’t believe there it was Robin Hobbs Assassins fate (I’m really excited.to read this book)

I went over and touched the book to see if it was real and ran back to the seat hoping nobody seen me. So I kept looking over my shoulder to make sure it was still there, and praying to the book gods that it was.

To my delight it was still there. So I thought to myself I better pick it up before someone else gets it. So I ran faster than Usain Bolt I grabbed the book and sat down to read it.

So now I’m thinking I’m going to have to sign up to borrow this book. I’m not going to have time to read 800+ pages in an hour. I needed to read this book and can’t wait to get stuck into it. So I thought I would sign up. It will probably save me a fortune (since borrowing books is free 😂)  the only problem now is that I don’t want to hand it back in as I have nearly all the other Robin Hobb books and this would look nice with it 🤣

Anyway if you’ve made it this far I thank you for reading my rambling 😂

Sunshine Blogger Award.

The Sunshine Blogger

I’d like to thank kate for nominating me for this award. It’s always fun to get to know other bloggers.

So, for those of you who don’t know, the rules of the award are;

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog site

 

The questions that were asked of me;

How did you decide on what topic(s) you wanted your blog to be about?

I honestly just let it happen. I’m still kind of winging it unless it’s a book review.

Is there anything about blogging you don’t enjoy?

I actually love everything about blogging. Except when you can’t think of an idea for a blog, which is quite frustrating.

Do you have to juggle blogging with other things e.g. a job and, if so, how difficult is this for you?

I kind of got a little system going. I usually write a post but schedule it for a later date. If I haven’t got a post due I do try and intersct with other bloggers when I can.

Aside from twitter, what other forms of social media do you use to promote your blog?

I have got Instagram/Pinterest but.I hardly use them, as I don’t know how to utilise them properly for my blog.

Has there ever been a time when you considered walking away from blogging?

I’ve been blogging for only a few months now and still enjoying it.

What sort of reaction do you get from people when you tell them you’re a blogger?

I don’t tell people I’m a blogger because honestly I think they would think I’m weird 😂 I don’t really talk to anyone about it unless it’s you awesome people.

Is there a blogger who has inspired you in anyway?

Every single follower or anyone who I’ve interaction with have been inspiring.

Do you have favourite blogger?

Your all my favourite.

What would make you hit that “follow” button on someone’s blog?

If I like your posts and interactive then I will click that follow button.

When did you decide you would start blogging?

Three months ago, I had been thinking about it for a while. Then one day I went for it and never looked back.

What do you love most about blogging?

I love the community and the fact that everyone is really friendly. I wish I started blogging years ago.

 

Here are the people I’d like to nominate:

Nia

https://anxietyanddepression460183510.wordpress.com

My one thousand like blog

Love is my blog

The art of blogging

The happy minimalist

Erica

Answer the same questions I did as they’re pretty awesome.

Chasing black gold by Robert Stone book review.

For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was a pioneer saturation oil field diver, involved in fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters of the Niger delta were his place of business as he operated in the most corrupt regime in the world, a place ruled by money and guns. Protected by the military, he bought diesel directly from refineries and sold his black cargo to legitimate and illegitimate businesses all over the world, making millions of dollars in the process until his smuggling empire came crashing down thanks to a friend’s betrayal and the US law enforcement. Chasing Black Gold is the incredible true story of Stone’s African fuel smuggling adventure. It is a tale straight out of Hollywood, one which throws the reader into a world where suitcases full of millions in cash are flown around the globe on private jets, where the corrupt practices of Third World governments and military regimes must be mastered, a world of numbered bank accounts and countries of convenience where living under false IDs and money laundering are all in a day’s work.

 

This book should be put on a Hollywood film makers desk and make this into a movie.

I was lucky enough to receive this book of the author himself, which I’m really grateful for. This is an impartial and honest review.

This book isn’t usually a genre I’d read, but from the start of this book I couldn’t put it down. The book is very fast paced and may have you a bit confused at the start, but once you get to know the characters it all falls into place.

I don’t condone crime but the story sounded amazing, and what a life he must have had. But with everything in life the higher you climb the harder you come crashing down to earth.

The characters were really well written and makes you think your actually there in the action.

The places this man has been and where he’s travelled will have you in awe. He’s had houses, boats and everything else you can think of. He’s been around the world many time’s and always goes back to his favourite place back in Scotland.

We look through the world through a different set of eyes. We all think it’s cookies and rainbows (I couldn’t think of the saying 😂)

This book opens your eyes to the world where nobody wants to think is actually going on. I think anyone can pick up this book and get lost in it. I couldn’t add anymore without giving way parts of the book.

I’d give this book 4/5 and highly recommend it.

If your ever on twitter come over and say hello 👋 @yesmoreblogs