free thriller book : Cold Comfort by Larry Darter

free thriller book : Cold Comfort by Larry Darter

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Free Book : Cold Comfort

(The Malone Mystery Novels, Volume 3)

by Larry Darter

 

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– Ends 9th Feb 2018

Genre:

Thriller / Mystery

Blurb:

A knock on the office door of Los Angeles PI Ben Malone can only mean one thing, a new case. This time the visitor is a local defense attorney at Los Angeles law firm Ross & Logan, Liz Harper, with an interesting story to tell. Harper’s client, bad-boy actor Zack Sinclair, has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Holly Sutherland, one of Hollywood’s most famous and popular actresses. Harper believes her client is innocent, at least of the murder, and hires Malone to prove it before the case goes to trial. Malone starts investigating. The case quickly gets darker when he uncovers some ugly secrets. Malone enters into a daring game of cat-and-mouse with some LA mobsters who want him to drop the case, a game he might not come out of alive.

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Hello Mystery Fans. I’d love to get your feedback on the recently released third novel in the Malone Mystery Novels series. Like the first two books, this is a stand alone novel. You needn’t have read the earlier books.

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Children’s Book Review – For Cats’ Eyes Only  by Olli Tooley

Children’s Book Review – For Cats’ Eyes Only by Olli Tooley

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Book Review – For Cats’ Eyes Only

by Olli Tooley

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 Joni Dee
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Book Review by Joni Dee

Two paws up! Great witty book for bedtime

I must confess, this is my first ever attempt to review a children’s book. While the basis for comparison (for me) is very much available across many children’s books of various genres: classics such as “The Cat in the Hat”, Disney princesses, educational, books aimed to induce sleep and more, the question remains what are you looking for in a children’s novel, to start with.
While Disney princesses may be good to calm the toddler, and old Dr Seuss appeals more to the parent, I tend to look for the balance between the two approaches. You can only read Cinderella a handful of times before you start imagining the pumpkin-carriage get squashed on the way to the palace, and at the same time Thing Two and Thing One are long dusted and done. When referring to children’s media across the board, one can only be grateful to Peppa Pig‘s creator for introducing subtle jokes, which will go over the child’s head but will get the adult to chuckle. But when your choice of literature is ‘Daddy Pig’s day off’, then Houston you have a problem.
If you dismiss my wife’s claims that I am an infantile – then like me you might be looking for a bedtime story which will keep you interested as well as maintaining a level of sophistication, that can  teach the toddler a thing or two about life. And this is exactly what Olli Tooley does (albeit he exclaims straight off the bat, that he is not looking to educate us). This is a fantastic read, which I enjoyed very much with my little girl.

Felix the cat is an undercover agent, who is in hot pursuit of his arch-nemesis Swifty the tortoise, who naturally gets away without a trace. I don’t want to give up any more spoilers, as I can see through my telescreen that you’re biting your toenails. The book introduces the world of grown-up thrillers to kids, using the same jargon you would find in an everyday spy thriller, but keeping it simple and identifiable. For a thriller author like myself, this was a welcome approach. 
While I have to admit that my four year old didn’t completely understand the sarcastic tone, she was still very much fascinated to the story, and yes – dads are allowed to have fun too!”For Cats’ Eyes Only” is a much recommended read, especially if the old Disney books simply make you yawn. So if you want to zest-up bedtime story and help your kid develops a sense of humors – just say yes to Felix.* I also liked the initiative of this book given to kids 4-11 in Devon, I wish we had initiative like these here in London! Two paws up!
 
Book Review – The Rosegiver  by Sandy Hiss

Book Review – The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss

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Book Review – The Rosegiver

by Sandy Hiss

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Charlotte Foster
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Reviewed by Charlotte Foster

Overall, An Enjoyable Quick Read

I received this e-book from BookGobbler
I thought this book was a pretty quick read. I think that this book has both negative and positive things as most books do.
The basis of this novel is about Rachel Harper, a seventeen year old girl, who is a RoseGiver, you’ll have to read the book to find out what that is. I thought it was a unique concept though. I also thought the pacing of the story was awesome. I just flew through the chapters. I also found the worldbuilding to be visually stimulating and loved that it was set in the 1800s. The descriptions of Thistle Grove and Rosethorne Inn were straight out of a dream.
I liked the minor characters too. They were likeable and the incidents that occurred throughout the story with regards to the supporting characters was quite unusual but, I think added to the story. The story does have a little romance, a love triangle, but it’s the slow burning type. The relationship grows from a friendship instead of a love at first site type of thing. Most of the plot was based on the mystery of the disappearing girls.
These were some of the things I liked, so in my opinion, the positive. Now for some of the things I didn’t like, the negative. The story has way too many things that the plot could revolve around, or elements. When I first started the book, I thought it was going to be about Rachel’s gift which would have been extremely interesting and unique. Instead, the book is a mixture of Rachel’s gift, demons and vampyres all encased in a beautiful Victorian world. This meant that sometimes, the plot was all over the place. I think the author would have a better story if she stuck one element and carried it till the end.
The main character, Rachel was an idiot. The girl has no sense of propriety for a woman in that era and if it was the intention of the author to make her different, it was an unsuccessful attempt. She is more of a damsel in distress that gets herself into stupid situations and looks for a man to rescue her at all times. She makes rash decisions too. Victorian girls were always chaperoned and not allowed to roam the woods alone like she did.. If she was meant to have a rebellious streak, maybe find a way more true to the period.
Overall, I truly did enjoy the story. I would recommend reading this book if you like YA historical fiction.


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Free eBook : The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss

Free eBook : The Rosegiver by Sandy Hiss

Free eBook : The Rosegiver

by Sandy Hiss

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– Ends 4th Feb 2018

Genre:

Fantasy

Blurb:

It is the late 1800s, in rural England, seventeen-year-old Rachel Harper has been summoned by her aunt to assist with housekeeping duties at the family inn. She is also required to perform duties as a rosegiver, a messenger for the weak, the broken-hearted, and the dying. On her journey to Rosethorne Inn, she befriends a writer named John, who informs her about a rash of missing girls in Thistle Grove and nearby towns. He also discusses the topic of vampyres which intrigues Rachel.

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Hello Dear Readers, I’d love to get your feedback on my debut novel, a gothic fantasy/fairytale.

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Free book : The Master by Dora Ilieva

Free book : The Master by Dora Ilieva

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Free Book : The Master

by Dora Ilieva

 

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– Ends 22nd Feb 2018

Genre:

Thriller / Mystery

Blurb:

Three years after her father’s tragic death, Kossara receives a mysterious phone call and a lucrative job offer. Eager to relaunch her academic career, she silences the voice of caution and accepts the proposal which requires that she return to her native Bulgaria. There she discovers that what seemed like an innocent research opportunity is a race against death. Aided by her friends, she struggles to locate a valuable document only to realize that it must remain hidden forever.

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The Master is a fast-paced international thriller. If you like mystery and history, this is the book for you!

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Free Book : The Janus Enigma  by William R. Dudley

Free Book : The Janus Enigma by William R. Dudley

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Free Book : The Janus Enigma

by William R. Dudley

 

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– Ends 31st Jan 2018

Genre:

Science Fiction

Blurb:

Janus — the man-made gateway to the stars, an immense, multilayered sphere orbiting the sun far out in the solar system — the last hope for humankind as they seek to escape a dying Earth, but only if they can afford to pay the price demanded by the Ultra-conglomerates, who own most things and control everything.

Calder — college dropout, ex-military, freelance bounty hunter, part-time minder in Mamma Lou’s licensed bar & whorehouse and full-time cynic. Calder knows all about trouble. He was born to it. For most of his life in the crowded, often lawless and always dangerous Outer Levels of Janus, he’s had to rely on his wits and his talent for violence simply to survive.
When he’s offered an insane amount of money to find the missing son of one of the richest and most powerful women alive, he can’t resist.

Aided by Sunny O’Malley, a mildly psychotic colleague from his time in the military, and the Krasskovs, one of Janus’ many criminal organisations, Calder’s search leads him through the shadowy underworld of the Outer Levels, down into the wealthy and privileged Inner Levels and far into the depths of space. There, a horrific discovery drives him on to untangle a web of conspiracy, murder and deceit.

With his life constantly at risk, Calder goes on to discover a deeply hidden secret — one which has shaped the very destiny of humanity.

Message from the Author:

Having long been addicted to the Science Fiction and Noir genres, this book is my attempt to combine the two. I had a huge blast creating Janus and the characters within the story and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please note, “The Janus Enigma” contains scenes of violence and some strong language, so is only suitable for an 18+ readership. Thanks for considering spending some of your time reading and reviewing “The Janus Enigma”.

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Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo by Jill Dobbe

Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo by Jill Dobbe

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Free Book : Kids, Camels, & Cairo

by Jill Dobbe

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  • 20 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (0 given, 20 left)
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– Ends 30th Jan 2018

Genre:

Memoir, Travel

Blurb:

My eyes popped open the second I heard the call to prayer resound through the air. At 7:00 A.M., I walked out onto a rare quiet Cairo street and waited for the school van to pick me up. Climbing onto the van, I found a seat alongside the foreign and Muslim teachers, where I was only one of a few women not wearing hijab. It was Sunday morning, the start of another Islamic week of trying to discipline rich and apathetic students.

Traveling across the globe to work in an international school in Cairo, Egypt, was not exactly the glamorous lifestyle I thought it would be. I cherished my travels to the Red Sea, delighted in visiting the Pyramids, and appreciated the natural wonders of the Nile River. However, I also spent days without electricity or internet, was leered at by rude Egyptian men, breathed in Cairo’s cancerous black smog, and coaxed school work from students.

Message from the Author:

KIDS, CAMELS, & CAIRO is a lighthearted read about my personal experiences as an educator abroad. Whether you’re an educator, a traveler, or just a curious reader, you will be astounded at this honest and riveting account of learning to live in an Islamic society, while confronting the frustrating challenges of being an educator in a Muslim school.

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Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1)  by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1)  by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

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Free eBook :  Halfway (Aspiration for Deliverance #1) 

by Lokesh Sharma and Anubhav Sharma

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  • 20 free kindle book s for Reviewers only (3 given, 17 left)

– Ends 1st May 2018

Genre:

Sceience Fiction

Blurb:

A few hundred people wake up in an auditorium with no memory of their past, scared and confused, struggling to remember who they are and how they got here. A voice draws their attention to the person standing on the podium, impeccably dressed, an air of calm confidence about him that suggests he has the answers to all their questions. As he starts explaining the situation, they slowly begin to realise they are in a futuristic realm called Enigma, where dead humans are reborn and brought to trials for the crimes they committed in their human-lives…

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The book contains some violence and strong language and is only appropriate for the readers above 18.

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free children’s book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only  by Olli Tooley

free children’s book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only by Olli Tooley

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free book Giveaway : For Cats’ Eyes Only

by Olli Tooley

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  • 3 free book – paperbacks giveaway – Free to enter
  • 20 eBooks for Reviews (3 given, 17 left)

– Ends 31st Jan 2018

Genre:

children’s

Blurb:

Special Agent Felix Whiter always gets his man… or tortoise.

Or does he? Sometimes the tortoise gives him the slip, and sometimes the real villain is… oh but that would be telling.

A fun, if sometimes silly, spy thriller for kids, with plenty of giggles for adults too. “For Cats’ Eyes Only” is packed with excitement, danger, terrible puns, and fart humour.

Educational allergy advice.

This is intended to be a purely FUN story and every effort has been made to remove all traces of education and morality from it, however it has been produced in an environment where educational elements are included in other books, and as such the publisher cannot be held liable should you inadvertently learn anything by reading this book.

 

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If you can’t wait to see if you win a copy, the Kindle edition is 99c until Nov 30th (99p UK) and the paperback is half price on the Blue Poppy Publishing website until Sunday Nov 26th

 

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