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    Blog Tour: The Invisible Tightrope by Robert Haywood (Guest Post)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Invisible Tightrope by Robert Haywood and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    The Invisible Tightrope by Robert Haywood
    Genre: Literary Fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 436
    Release date: 11/05/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: Leaving the comfortable tranquility of life in a Nottinghamshire village, academically gifted Christian Henderson, the only child of high-achieving parents goes to university to study philosophy.

    Intoxicated by the joys of learning and wrestling with complex ideas, he believes he will progress to a career in academic research.

    Persuaded by a female student on his course to undertake some charitable work in Ghana during the summer holiday to help build a school, the experience of living in a rural community and interacting with its people challenges his values and beliefs, disrupts his sense of self and turns the course of his life in a completely different direction.

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    Blog Tour: My Life at the End of the Tunnel by Christina Black (Interview)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for My Life at the End of the Tunnel by Christina Black and I am bringing you an interview with Christina. Enjoy!

    Life at the End of the Tunnel by Christina Black
    Genre: Non-Fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 244
    Release date: 29/06/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: On her wedding night, it wasn’t the diamonds in her new ring that Christina remembers counting, but the bruises on her body. Some girls get swept off their feet, she got knocked off hers. What happened next, she’s always tried to block out! John was just the first, and the only one she was foolish enough to marry, but what choice did she have? She’d only gone to the party to please her sister, whose twice-divorced neighbour had invited her. Naïve to a fault, she didn’t even know you could spike a drink. Two years, two kids, and a thousand nightmares later, a sympathetic judge brought an end to all the traumas. It wasn’t like this in the knights’ tales she’d escaped to as a child. Or was it? Guinevere’s ardour for Lancelot seemed less romantic when you consider their affair led to the downfall of a kingdom. The Lady of Shallot knew love only through a mirror’s reflection and died in pursuit of it. Was Christina to suffer the same fate? Or would the spirits of those who existed between this life and the next keep her from making any more calamitous decisions?

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    Blog Tour: Sandra Cassandra by Shawna Lewis (Guest Post)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Sandra Cassandra by Shawna Lewis and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Sandra Cassandra by Shawna Lewis
    Genre: Fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 284
    Release date: 17/06/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: Seventeen and never had a boyfriend, Sandra is resigned to a life without romance.

     Everything changes when Fergus Hardisty, her father’s fifty-something boss, proposes marriage. Mum and Dad seem keen on the idea, so she accepts. She might never get another chance. 

    Yet why do Malcolm Pogson’s eyes avoid his daughter’s? What does he know about Hardisty that others don’t, and why does he cringe with shame when no-one is looking? 

    The wedding is lovely, but those watching from a distance know it takes more than a fancy dress and a silver horse-shoe to compensate for marriage to a bloke like Hardisty. They will be watching. 

    Home alone, obliged to keep the house as it always has been, Sandra spends her days examining her own failings. When things go wrong and sad things happen, she blames herself, fearing the power of her own thoughts. Is she evil? She must learn to empty her mind so no-one else can be harmed. 

    Compassion and healing come from unexpected sources until, slowly, the kindness of strangers leads Sandra from darkness into light and prospects of future fulfilment. 

    This is a coming-of-age novel about power: the power of dominance over submission; of vanity over values; good over bad and kindness over cruelty. 

    It also shows the positive power of the human will in supporting the young, the weak and the helpless. The power of ordinary people doing ordinary things transforms Sandra’s life and points her way ahead.

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    Review: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon (Blog Tour)

    Instructions for DancingInstructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
    Genre: Young AdultContemporary
    Published by: Penguin
    Pages: 285
    Release date: 01/06/2021
    Rating: ★★★★☆
    Where to find: Goodreads | Waterstones
    Summary: Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.

    When she’s given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out – from the moment they first catch each other’s eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.

    For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.

    But at the dance studio she meets X – tall, dreadlocked, fascinating – and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie’s mind about love?

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    Blog Tour: News Hounds; the Puppy Problem by Laura James (extract)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for News Hounds; The Puppy Problem by Laura James, and I have an extract for you. Enjoy!

    News Hounds; The Puppy Problem by Laura James
    Genre: Middle Grade
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 128
    Release date: 06/05/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: Gizmo is a city dog, so when he moves to the village of Puddle with his journalist human he doesn’t know WHAT to expect. Certainly not FLOWERS. Or BEES. And he couldn’t have even imagined MUD. Luckily he’s got Jilly, the wolfhound next door, to show him around. But Jilly has a problem. Her puppies are going to be given to new owners far away. She’ll never see them again! Gizmo might not know the difference between a cow and a tractor but he’s got a nose for a story, and a great idea to help Jilly. What if the dogs of Puddle had a newspaper? STOP PRESS!

    A charming and hilarious new illustrated young fiction series about the things dogs get up to when their humans aren’t looking, from the author of The Adventures of Pug series. Perfect for fans of Toto the Ninja Cat and The Secret Life of Pets.

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    Blog Tour: Dying for LA by Ian Jones (Extract)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Dying for LA by Ian Jones and I am bringing you an extract. Enjoy!

    Dying For LA : Ian Jones (author) : 9781913962289 : Blackwell'sDying for LA by Ian Jones
    Genre: Thriller
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 356
    Release date: 18/03/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: The wrong place at the wrong time. That’s where John Smith finds himself in Downtown LA one Sunday evening; next he’s working with the LAPD, CIA and the FBI to track down an elusive group who are responsible for an ever-increasing number of murders in the city. 

    On top of not knowing who they are, or how many, one of the group is talking.

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    Blog Tour: Tommy Twigtree by Michael Firman (Extract)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Tommy Twigtree by Michael Firman and I am bringing you an extract. Enjoy!

    Tommy Twigtree by Michael Firman
    Genre: Picture Book
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 19
    Release date: 01/04/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: This is the story of Tommy Twigtree and his Easter adventure. This book is the second story in the Tommy Twigtree series by the author Michael Firman and follows Tommy Twigtree and the Carrot Crunchers.

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    Blog Tour: Darcy Lane by James Graham (Guest Post)

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Darcy Lane by James Graham, and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Darcy Lane by James Graham
    Genre: Fiction
    Published by: Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
    Pages: 130
    Release date: 30/10/2020
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: As she sat in her bed reading from a book, seven-year-old Elise Rose was unaware that her childhood would be over by morning. She was too young to know that violent hands played cruel tricks or that innocence held little fight against cheap beer and cigarette butts. After the trauma of childhood, Elise, now twenty years old, walks the streets in need of escape. The town around her has become stained and the ghost of a loved one will not let her rest. So, when she stumbles across an isolated house at the end of Darcy Lane, she believes that she has found the thing that she needs more than any other. The house is away from town, surrounded by green fields and absent of the memories that she would rather forget. The house is bright in the morning sun and soon becomes lodged in her imagination. So, the question is set. How far is she willing to go in search of absolution?

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    Blog Tour: Beyond the Funeral by Peter Marshall (Guest Post)

    Hi friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Beyond the Funeral by Peter Marshall and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Beyond the Funeral by Peter Marshall
    Genre: Thriller
    Published by: Self-published
    Pages: 225
    Release date: 18/10/2020
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: “Beyond the Funeral” is a fast-moving spy thriller in which even the Russian secret service is fallible as they are outsmarted by the British and US agencies. A senior Russian diplomat goes on trial in the UK for conspiracy to poison a woman working for the Royal Navy in Portsmouth who had embarked on an on-line romance with a man who turned out to be a spy. He was “The Russian Lieutenant” in the author’s previous book which ended with the funeral of the woman – and now there are the inevitable reprisals by Moscow, including another poisoning attack in Portsmouth.

    Along the way, readers will discover Samantha Lord, a new central character who gets her baptism of fire as a CIA operator with two risky assignments –in the first, she flees gunfire from a drug gang in Mexico and in the second she sets out to seek a group of Russian cyber-terrorists in Canada.

    Meanwhile, the Russian spy who posed as a naval officer for his on-line “affair” with the British woman is returned to Moscow in a dramatic spy-swap and is reprimanded by the GRU hierarchy … but he then makes an unexpected reappearance at the end of the story.

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    Blog Tour: Dad! I’ve Hurt Myself! by Andrew Rogerson

    Hey friends! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Dad! I’ve Hurt Myself! by Andrew Rogerson and I am bringing you an extract. enjoy!

    Dad! I’ve Hurt Myself! by Andrew Rogerson
    Genre: Picture book
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 36
    Release date: 01/04/2021
    Where to find: Amazon
    Summary: This is the story about how a dad tries to distract his daughter when she has hurt herself or feels ill. These are all real moments.

    Written by Andrew Rogerson, this book is for anyone who enjoys reading time with their children. It especially highlights the unique relationship between a father and his daughter and shows how acting silly can sometimes distract and defuse a tricky situation.

    The book is beautifully illustrated by Christopher Dodd who has a unique perspective because he has known the author for many years and has seen Poppy grow up from being a toddler. The illustrations offer an insight into the world of books and well-known children’s characters providing a wonderful point of discussion between parent and child.

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