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    Blog Tour: The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch By Juliet Warrington (Guest Post)

    Hey friends. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch by Juliet Warrington and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    The Wit and Wisdom of Hilda Ffinch by Juliet Warrington
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 342
    Release date: 22/09/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: England, 1940. With Adolf Hitler and his henchmen goose-stepping about the place and ranting for the Fatherland on the far side of the English Channel, the villagers of Little Hope in deepest, darkest Yorkshire, are doing their very best to Keep Calm and Carry On. It isn’t always easy though, even with the best of intentions.  There are evacuees to deal with as well as nightly air raid warnings and suspected fifth columnists. Worse still, there’s a dire shortage of spotted dick and knicker elastic.

    But help is at hand! Enter Mrs Hilda Ffinch, horrendously rich and terribly bored lady of the manor who takes it upon herself to step into the role of Agony Aunt at the local newspaper.  

    Unshockable, unshakable and completely devoid of any hint of tact whatsoever, Hilda soon has the villagers flocking to her banner as she dishes out her own unique brand of gin-fuelled advice.

    What could possibly go wrong?

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    Blog Tour: Mummy Wears Blue Shoes by Scott Furlong (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Mummy Wears Blue Shoes by Scott Furlong and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!

    Mummy Wears Blue Shoes by Scott Furlong

    Mummy Wears Blue Shoes by Scott Furlong
    Genre: Picture Book
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 54
    Release date: 15/09/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Emily is five-years-old. She wears pink ballerina shoes and wants to be a ballerina when she grows up.

    Emily’s mummy and daddy are both special police officers called detectives. Lately, Emily has noticed that her mummy hasn’t been spending time with her. She has stopped taking her to dancing lessons and her older brother, Jackson, to his rugby lessons. One night, Emily sees her mummy crying on the sofa being comforted by her daddy. At a family meeting Emily learns that her mummy is poorly with something that the doctor calls Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

    Mummy Wears Blue Shoes is a heart-warming story about a family who are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a story written about a family, for families by a family, by author Scott Furlong with illustrated by his cousin Emma Cahill.

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    Blog Tour: Texts From Dad by Peter Barber (Extract)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Texts From Dad by Peter Barber and I am bringing you an extract from the book. Enjoy!

    Texts From Dad by Peter Barber
    Genre: Non Fiction
    Published by: Clink Street Publishing
    Pages: 138
    Release date: 27/08/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Hilarious account detailing 57 days of corona virus lockdown by way of daily texts to his daughter that ended up going viral.

    Bringing a smile by taking a different view. Introducing humour and leading the reader through a slow realisation that we have all been affected in the funniest ways if only we would stop to think about it.

    After the first page a smile will creep across your face, by page two you will be hooked.

    Written by A technophobic old fart that has trouble programming a dishwasher who was pushed into writing a blog using modern technology during forced isolation. Funny, or insane? You decide.

    Peter is a Carnivore with vegetarian tendencies. (Sometimes meat needs a garnish). BBQ enthusiast, Father to a wayward daughter, Husband to a fiery Greek philosopher and muse. Owner of two unfit overweight dogs, part time writer and full-time couch potato.

    Laugh at him, or with him. Either way, you will probably end up laughing at yourself too.

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    Blog Tour: The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall and I am bringing you a guest post from Catherine about why she wrote the book and why it is important to her. Enjoy!

    The White Phoenix by Catherine Randall
    Genre: Historical MG
    Published by: Book Guild Publishing
    Pages: 200
    Release date: 28/08/2020
    Where to find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: London, 1666. After the sudden death of her father, thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hopper and her mother must take over THE WHITE PHOENIX – the family bookshop in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral. But England is at war with France and dire prophecies abound. As rumours of invasion and plague spread, Lizzie battles prejudice, blackmail and mob violence to protect the bookshop she loves. When the Great Fire of London breaks out, Lizzie must rescue more than just the bookshop. Can she now save the friend she wasn’t supposed to have? CAN THE WHITE PHOENIX RISE FROM THE ASHES?

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    Blog Tour: Unwritten Letters to Spring Street by Jacquelyn Frith (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Unwritten Letters to Spring Street by Jacquelyn Frith and I am bringing you a guest post by Jacquelyn herself. Enjoy!


    Title: Unwritten Letters to Spring Street
    Author: Jacquelyn Frith
    Release Date: 30th July 2020
    Genre: Historical
    Page Count: 474
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54845048-unwritten-letters-to-spring-street
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unwritten-Letters-Spring-Street-Jacquelyn/dp/191356827X
    Summary: December 1941. Jack Frith left his family and his life to go to war like so many others, uncertain whether he would come home. Whilst in a convoy bound for the Middle East the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, triggering Allied entry into the Pacific War. Hastily regrouped and ordered to the Far East, the now ill-equipped convoy peeled off for Java and elsewhere. Slipping the moorings, Jack could not have known that years of captivity and brutality, starvation and forced labour, and yet worse, awaited him.

    This is no cry for revenge but justice, laying bare actions and exposing inaction, demanding long overdue apologies and uncovering past atrocities. It is also a moment of reflection on the forgotten armies of the Far East, in remembering each subsequent generation owes a great unpaid debt of gratitude to those who gave so much for our present freedom. The price of that freedom was by no means free.


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    Blog Tour: F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett (Extract)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for F.O.X.E.S by M.A. Bennett, and I am bringing you an extract from the novel. Enjoy!


    Title: F.O.X.E.S (STAGS #3)
    Author: M. A. Bennett
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 304
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Where to Find: Goodreads | Amazon
    Summary: Greer has just recovered from her terrifying experience during the STAGS play. Was she really put on trial by the sinister Dark Order of the Grand Stag? Or was it purely her overheated imagination? The imprint of an ‘M’ for murderer that has appeared on her thumb, though, is puzzling but incomplete evidence . . .

    Meanwhile Ty is staying on at Longcross Manor and Greer, Nel and Shafeen are increasingly worried for her safety. When Ty sends a cryptic message directing them to Cumberland Place, the de Warlencourts’ palatial home in London, they decide to risk a visit. There they meet Henry’s grieving parents, Rollo and Caro. Rollo is arrogant, entitled and not overly grieving. Caro, however, while superficially charming, is clearly pushed to the brink of madness by Henry’s death, insisting that Henry is still alive. Which is clearly impossible . . . but Greer has her own troubling doubts about Henry’s death which make it hard to dismiss Caro completely . . .

    Can Greer, Shafeen and Nel work out what Rollo de Warlencourt is planning for his deadly Boxing Day Hunt at Longcross in time to save Ty – who has now gone silent? Or will history horribly repeat itself?

    A thrilling, richly complex instalment in the STAGS series


  • Blog Tour,  Reviews

    Blog Tour: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (Review)

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron and I am sharing my review with you. Enjoy!


    Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
    Genre: Fantasy
    Published by: Bloomsbury
    Pages: 400
    Release date: 06/08/2020
    Rating: ★★★★★
    Summary: It’s 200 years since Cinderella found her prince, but the fairytale is over.

    Sophia knows the story though, off by heart. Because every girl has to recite it daily, from when she’s tiny until the night she’s sent to the royal ball for choosing. And every girl knows that she has only one chance. For the lives of those not chosen by a man at the ball … are forfeit.

    But Sophia doesn’t want to be chosen – she’s in love with her best friend, Erin, and hates the idea of being traded like cattle. And when Sophia’s night at the ball goes horribly wrong, she must run for her life. Alone and terrified, she finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s tomb. And there she meets someone who will show her that she has the power to remake her world …

    An electrifying twist on the classic fairytale that will inspire girls to break out of limiting stereotypes and follow their dreams!


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    Blog Tour: The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell (Guest Post)

    Hey guys. Today’s post is my stop on the blog tour for The Great Revolt by Paul Dowswell, and I am bringing you a guest post from Paul himself, where he shares what inspired him to write The Great Revolt. Enjoy!


    Title: The Great Revolt
    Author: Paul Dowswell
    Release Date: 6th August 2020
    Genre: MG Historical
    Page Count: 288
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Education
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54363901-the-great-revolt 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Revolt-Paul-Dowswell/dp/1472968425 
    Summary: Thrilling historical adventure set during the English peasants’ revolt of 1381, by Paul Dowswell, the author of Ausländer, and Wolf Children. It’s 1381 and the king, Richard II, has imposed a new tax on the people. In the village of Aylesford, Tilda and her ploughman father were already struggling to make ends meet. As serfs they have no rights to move freely or earn wages for their work. Tilda is desperate for a better life than the village can offer, so when the villagers begin to rebel she is swept up in the excitement. Tilda and her father travel to London with the others to petition the king, but the peaceful rebellion they hoped for soon ignites into violence, mayhem and treachery. Tilda’s fight for a better life is only just beginning… This page-turning adventure sheds new light on a period of history which is covered in the KS3 curriculum, and will have readers gripped from start to finish.


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    Blog Tour: The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson

    Hey guys. Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson and I am bringing you a guest post. Enjoy!


    the crow rider

    Title: The Crow Rider
    Author: Kalyn Josephson
    Genre: Fantasy
    Publication Date: 1st August 2020
    Page Count: 352
    Publisher: Sourcefire Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42374300-the-crow-rider 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crow-Rider-Storm/dp/1492672963
    Summary: The thrilling conclusion to the epic Storm Crow duology that follows a fallen princess as she tries to bring back the magical elemental crows taken from her people, perfect for readers who want fantasy books for teens.

    Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.

    But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.

    As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.


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    Blog Tour: The Curse of Knowing by Aldo Cernuto

    Hey guys. Today I am kicking off the blog tour for The Curse of Knowing by Aldo Cernuto, and I am bringing you a guest post by Aldo about the top five things about his protagonist.


    The Curse of Knowing

    Title: The Curse of Knowing
    Author: Aldo Cernuto
    Release Date: 14th July 2020
    Genre: Psychological Thriller
    Page Count: 282
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54454936-the-curse-of-knowing 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curse-Knowing-Aldo-Cernuto/dp/1913340015
    Summary: Vittoria Armieri—a humble worker at a ministry in Rome—has the ability to access people’s lives: their pasts, their thoughts and feelings, and especially their tragic memories. Others would call it a superpower, but to her it’s a curse: it’s the source of such misery for her, that she’s now desperate to die, possibly at the hands of a murderer. But while she recalls her youth and the events that brought her to this point, something unexpected occurs. Something that not even Vittoria, with all her eerie savviness, could possibly have foreseen.