Monday, 21 September 2020

Blog Tour: Coming Back To You By Lily Hayden*


'Some loves last for just a short time, but ours lasted a lifetime.

From the moment that Emma met Ryan, she knew he was the one for her, but he leaves her heartbroken when he betrays her and disappears from her life, only to return and shatter her heart for a second time.

We were never meant to be, we just happened against the odds.

It feels like fate when life throws them back together as adults, but Emma has moved on now and she can’t throw everything away for the man who left her heartbroken twice.

Emma is living a charmed life with a beautiful family and her art career beginning to take off, but she can’t help feeling like her heart is pulling her back to her first love.

I keep on coming back to you.

One chance encounter with Ryan, so unexpected that it feels like it was written in the stars, throws them back together and she can’t deny the connection between them is stronger than ever. Emma learns that Ryan has been keeping a secret from her, and she has to decide whether to turn away from him forever or keep fighting for their love against all odds.'

This is the story of Emma and Ryan, which is told over 36 Chapters and what a story it is. This is the kind of story that all romance readers will love! One thing you will sure to love is that you get to see this love story unfold from the very beginning and I mean the day they met beginning. You see the love story unfold as well as the different ups and downs the couple goes through. 

Not only do you see this love story unfold and change throughout the years, but you also get to see the other relationships Emma and Ryan have change like their friendships. You get to see which friendships are there at the beginning and still there at the end. How there relationship with their family members change as well. What's brilliant about this is that you can really see how the author has developed the characters especially as it is made clear when the story jumps through the years. 

Let me tell you about the Author Lily Hayden who writes chick lit with a kick! Modern day women may want modern day heroines but Lily's characters want sizzling romance, rewarding careers and equal partnerships. However like all of us they face many challenges and it isn't always easy. Lily is a mother to four children and has a degree in Business which she got in her home town in South Wales. She has enjoyed a successful career in Financial Services before fulfilling her lifelong ambition to write books. Her debut novel Butterflies, was released in 2018 and is a heartwarming alternative to the traditional boy-meets-girl story. She reaches readers all over the world and is the author of five books including a Young Adult Dystiopian novel Project Terra under the alias SJ Wood (because who doesn't love a bit of action and defeating bad guys every now and again). Make sure you follow Lily on her Socials for the latest releases, promotions and the occasional photos of her dogs. 

Overall I simply adored this book from start to finish. I went from Chapter 1 to Chapter 36 in one day as I simply could not put it down. Even when I did manage to pry the kindle from my hands, my mind was completely dominated by thoughts about this book. It is beyond addictive to the point that you will not notice the chapter numbers. The reader will sit there thinking they have finished 1 chapter when in fact they have devoured a lot more. I will certainly be looking out for more books by this Author. You can get your copy HERE.

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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Blog Tour: The Rue Stone By Janet Stock*


'The rue is a mysterious and rare being who is rarely seen, and Janna is amazed when one arrives at the inn where she works, looking for a room. The next morning, her life has changed, and she is left wondering whether she will ever see him again, but only time and the rue stone know the answer to that question.'

The Rue Stone is a fantasy Novella and is made up of 26 Chapters. Now I will admit I have not read a fantasy book in a very long time, seem to be picking more Romances. However this story reminded me why I loved the fantasy genre. It was chock full of brilliant descriptions and amazing characters. 

A brilliant thing about this book is there is a strong female character whose first priority isn't to be married, which is refreshing. This story was short or at least it felt like it but it was sweet. In the sense that I adored every last word that Janet wrote. 

Now let me tall you about the Author Janet Stock, she has written all of her life and decided to self-publish when she turned 50. She has published four books since then. Two of those books are short story collections called Dark & Fluffy, Dark & Fluffy 2 and 500 Words, which is flash fiction. Her latest book is The Rue Stone which is a fantasy novella. Janet's passion is medieval fiction, and she is currently working on her first novel The Little Servant - The Wait's Son. Which is set in 12th century, in Lincoln, where she lives. All of her books are available on Amazon. 

Overall I adored this book, it is so addicting and intriguing that I ended up finishing the book in one sitting. This is a truly great read which will leave you wanting more from the Author. With descriptions that are easy to visualise and perfect for anyone who loves fantasy or wants to take a break from their normal genre. You can get your copy HERE.

There is also a giveaway attached to this Tour, where you can be in with the chance to win 5 paperback copies of The Rue Stone. You can enter the giveaway HERE. Don't forget to read the Terms and Conditions: UK 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 Rachel’s Random Resources reserves 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 Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Blog Tour: Stuck On You By Portia MacIntosh*


'Could a post-it note really lead to love...?

Sadie doesn't have time for finding love. She's too busy as PA for famous artist Damian Banks. When she's not arranging exhibitions, she's organising his dry cleaning or dumping his never ending stream of girlfriends.

But when she strikes up an unusual friendship with her desk share buddy, she finds a confidante and a new potential love interest. Problem is, they've never actually met...

With Christmas just around the corner, can Sadie put herself first for a change and find what she's been looking for all along?

The brand new romantic comedy from top 10 bestseller Portia MacIntosh. Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranald, Mhairi McFarlane and Zara Stoneley.'

So this story is told over 38 Chapters and is all about Sadie who is a PA for a famous artist. This book is 100% brilliant, there is probably not enough words to describe how much I enjoyed this book. It is the first book that I have read that actually talks to the reader. I mean Sadie literally asks the reader questions. Obviously you don't have to respond, though if you do respond I would recommend doing it when you are at home.  This particular piece of the book is unique and helps this story stand out from others you have read. 

This story has a very strong start and instantly grips the readers attention. You stay in Sadie's point of view for the entire story and find along the way that this book has a surprising twist, that's all I will say because this is a no spoiler zone.

This book is full of on point descriptions and great character interactions. The story itself is intriguing as it keeps the reader wondering about Sadie's life as well as her desk sharing buddy. 

Now let me tell you a little bit more about the Author Portia MacIntosh, who is a bestselling romantic comedy author of 12 novels. This list includes titles such as It's Not You, It's Them and Honeymoon For One. Portia was previously a music journalist, she writes hilarious stories, drawing on her own real life experiences. 

Overall I adored this book right from the first word all the way to the last word. It is a great read and the more the reader get's into the book the more they will want to read this. It will keep the reader intrigued until the very last word. You can get your copy HERE.

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Saturday, 12 September 2020

Blog Tour: Accidentally in Love By Belinda Missen*


''Don’t miss the new laugh-out-loud rom com from the author of One Week ’Til Christmas!

Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Rosie Walsh and Josie Silver.

In the space of a week, Katharine Patterson has quit her job, decided to move back home, and broken up with the guy she thought was the one.

No big deal.

Because Katharine has a plan. She’s going to open her own art gallery, just like she’s always wanted. What she’s not going to do is worry about boyfriends.

Then she meets Kit, a handsome and talented local artist. He might be the most stubborn person Katharine has ever met. He might also make her feel like no one ever has before.

And Katharine might be about to fall accidentally in love…''

This is the story of Katharine and Kit, two characters who are similar and different in their own respective ways. It is told over 33 Chapters and from Katharine's point of view, that will go by too quickly for the reader. Wrapped up in the story the chapters will fly by as the reader finds themselves addicted to the story.  

From the outset this book is intriguing and engaging both of which ensure that the reader is kept interested. One of the many things to love about this book is the many different character interactions. Although the main characters are Katherine and Kit, there interactions with their friends and family are simply brilliant.

Thoroughout the book you can not only see the character developments but also how the different relationships change and grow. The reader will find themselves not only invested in what happens to Kit and Katherine but also the other relationships that show up through out the book.

Let me tell you a bit about the Author Belinda Missen, who is a sometimes foodie. Belinda is a ridiculous romantic, who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away. She currently resides in country Victoria, where she is surrounded by books, cat fur and half eaten cake. Her days are divided between baking, writing rom-coms and indulging her love of comic books. 

Overall this is a fun and quirky story that is engaging and interesting. The reader will find themselves going from tears to laughter in a blink of an eye, infested in every detail. Whether those tears are happy or sad, well you will have to give it a read and find out. This book will be certain to leave the reader wanting more from Belinda Missen. You can get your copy HERE

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Thursday, 10 September 2020

Blog Tour: My Christmas Number One By Leonie Mack*


'There’s nothing quite like a Christmas love story, to get you in the mood for celebrating…

Cara doesn’t do sexy and she only does ‘Happy Christmas’ under duress. She is, after all, a serious musician, and her stubborn streak is born from her struggle to recover from a serious injury.

Javi lives for escapist fun - in his music, and in his life - especially since he’s always failed at life’s more serious challenges, including marriage and fatherhood.

Javi and Cara are forced to record a Christmas single together, but neither of them have plans to spend any more time with each other than they absolutely have to. With Christmas traditions that couldn’t be more different, and outlooks on life that are worlds apart, the chemistry just shouldn’t work. But the magic of Christmas can bring even opposites together…

From the snowy beauty of London at Christmas, to the candle-lit magic of Javi’s traditional family celebrations, let Leonie Mack whisk you away on a memorable festive adventure. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Mandy Baggot and Holly Martin.'

This story is told over 25 Chapters (+Epilogue) and is all about what it takes to make a song. But more than that it is about Cara and Javi who on the outside look like complete opposites. One very serious and one who loves to party. When they come together however something magical happens. 

This story has a very strong and engaging start with is brilliant as it really gives the reader something they can sink their teeth into. It is also very intriguing hinting at character pasts which the reader will just eat up. Something else the reader will love is watching the relationship between the characters grow and develop as the story builds. 

It is also very interesting to see this different side to the music industry, as well as the places this story takes you. It is clear from reading about the different places/ music industry that the Author has done their research well. 

Let me tell you about the Author Leonie Mack, who is a debut romantic novelist. She has lived in London for many years, though nowadays her home is in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves medieval towns, train travel, hiking and happy endings. 

Overall this is the perfect Christmas story, with the added bonus that you can enjoy this all year round. It is the perfect story to read while sipping your choice hot drink, under a blanket in a comfy spot. The characters are designed to make the reader fall in love with them, and the song written within the story makes this reader want to go listen to it. You can get your copy HERE

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Monday, 7 September 2020

Blog Tour: Strictly Come Dating By Kathryn Freeman*

'Saturday nights are strictly for dancing… 

As the glitter ball shimmers and sequins flash, forty-year-old Maggie remembers the pull of the dancefloor.  But now, as a newly divorced mum of two, Maggie’s certain her dancing days are over.  Or are they…?

Encouraged by her friends, Maggie dusts off her silver stilettoes and enrols for dancing classes, all she needs now is the perfect partner.

Enter Seb.  Young, carefree and hot as hell, Seb is definitely a perfect 10!  Even though everything about him is outrageously inappropriate! But as Seb sweeps her across the dancefloor every week, Maggie begins to see a new side to him; kind, caring, funny, strong. 

And Maggie realises that he’s the only one she’d like to foxtrot with…perhaps even forever'

This book is purely a must read for every strictly fan, scratch that even if you don't watch strictly you should still read this book. It is the third installment within the Rom Com collection, though you do not need to read the others to read this, but I highly recommend reading all three. 

The story is told over 36 Chapters (+Epilogue) and focuses on mum of two Maggie and 'surfer guy' Seb. The story switches point of view between Seb and Maggie so the reader really experiences the full circle of emotions and events. The books is also full of strictly references which the Strictly Fans will love reading. 

This story is engaging and the reader will easily find themselves getting addicted to this story. There are so many things in the story that will make the reader continue reading. Whether it's find out how Maggie and Seb's story ends or because you love the dancing aspect of this book. The ending of this particular story is simply perfect and everything the reader wishes for as they read this story. 

Now let's talk about the Author, Kathryn Freeman is a former Pharmacist, now medical writer who also writes Romance. She can go from a racing heart due to a medical condition to the cause being a hunky hero. She lives with her husband and two teenage boys. Her husband may not be the most  romantic man around valentines day but his unstinting support about her career change proves love isn't just about Hearts and Flowers and heroes come in many disguises. 

Overall this story is choc full of dancing, funny moments and great characters. All the things that will have the reader completely absorbing this entire story. This book is perfect whether you are a first time Kathryn Freeman reader or a long time fan. By the end of this book Kathryn will have the reader yearning to get up and find their local dance class. You can get your copy HERE.

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