#BookTour “Truth and Lies Trilogy” by Charlotte E Hart

The Truth And Lies Trilogy is LIVE !!!!

“It’s almost like a an adult version of Alice in Wonderland. Surreal, fascinating and unpredictable. Deliciously screwed up!”

 

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I never knew. One minute I was flying high and the next I came crashing down so harshly the world shattered.

It was all a lie.

But then he came.

He came with his dark eyes and his cutting words and his cruel, cruel stare.

Grayson Rothburg. Recluse. Genius. Truth speaker.

My friend Gray.

My real.

My hero in disguise.

He says I should move on. Change. And now he’s offered me a diversion, a way to help me re-evaluate what’s left of me.

The trouble is, I don’t know how real that is either.

And I’m not sure I care.

 

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Book 1 – A Distraction Of Lies

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Book 2 – A Torment Of Sin

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Book 3 – A Sorrow Of Truths

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Charlotte E Hart

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#GuestPost Katherine Kayne, author of “Bound in Flame”

Have You Never Read a Romance Novel? Maybe Now is the Time…

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It’s no secret that dealing with the pandemic has created challenges forKatherine Kayne everyone. Situations vary from merely inconvenienced to downright dangerous whether from illness or finances or both. The result? Anxiety and more anxiety.

I don’t know about you, but I find I need an escape. But not just any escape mind you, I’ve learned what’s best for me something comfortable, fun, and interesting but doesn’t keep me up at night. And frankly something with few surprises. Now is NOT the time to jump out from behind a wall and yell boo at me! Just don’t.

I’m not alone.

That’s why so many of us are re-visiting things. You know what I mean. Re-watching all the seasons of the Big Bang Theory. Or Gilmour Girls. Re-reading The Babysitter’s Club. Or even Harry Potter. And for music? The list is just as endless. Anything from the 80s works for me. On endless repeat. I re-do stuff to take myself back to times and places where life seemed more, dare I say, normal? But perhaps just as importantly, these things deliver experiences where the outcome is predictable. I know what to expect.

And right now that is a good thing. A very good thing. And I want more of it.

Enter the romance novel. I know. I KNOW. You’ve heard all the nonsense about frivolity and bodice ripping. Let me tell you something, today’s romance novels are very different from thirty years ago. These are not your mother’s romances. Of course there is always a romance and yes always a happy ending (which can range from happily ever after to happily for now) but there the resemblance ends. These books are high quality, the authors talented and the writing polished. And most importantly you always know how they will turn out. Like I just said, no surprises please.

Think about this for a minute. I can honestly say that the times we face contain the biggest wall of uncertainty I have ever needed to climb in my very long lifetime. It’s in your face every darn day. You need to do the best you can to take good care of yourself. That is why I think having escapes is so important.

Don’t get me wrong. I am actually optimistic that we will pull through this pandemic better and smarter than we were before. But until it is over I am afraid we have some long stretches ahead where It will be impossible to know what will come next. So why not choose to escape into the comfort of a happy ending? That is what I am doing.

Think of these books as comfort food. With zero calories. Why not?

Now romance novels, like life, come in huge variety. While a happy ending is guaranteed there can be some twists and turns along the way. Here are a few of authors to consider who write happy books.

The Friendship ListSusan Mallery – Susan, with multiple NYT bestsellers under her belt, just published her 150th book, The Friendship List I am preparing to hunker down with this one myself. I know I can count on Mallery for unexpected heroines, hunky heroes and a satisfying happy ending.

 

Alyssa Cole – The books in her Reluctant A Princess in TheoryRoyals series are delicious contemporary takes on the old long lost princess tales. Start with A Princess in Theory. A graduate student learns she is betrothed to an African prince by email? Of course it is a scam…or is it? You won’t be disappointed.

 

The Duke and IJulia Quinn – For something historical Julia Quinn cannot be beat. Start with The Duke and I which is the first in her Bridgerton series. Set in Regency England with all the necessary la-ti-da and tea drinking. And of course a scandal or two. The books are becoming a Netflix series right now! The buzz is amazing. It is a Shondaland project so of course it will be good.

 

And of course, if what you want is to be swept away to Hawaii please try my own effort Bound in Flame. Horses, magic, flower bedecked ladies with bullwhips. Not to mention those rarest of creatures – handsome men who like to dance. Pure Aloha. I’d love to have you join me.

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So there you go, a few ideas for positive escapism. And may we all be moving toward our own Happily Ever After.

Be well.

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Katherine Kayne is the author of Bound in Flame, the first in a series about hard-riding Hawaiian suffragettes at the turn of the twentieth century. Her next installment, a prequel novella, Pistols in Paradise will be out this fall! You can check her out and join her newsletter at katherinekayne.com. Yes, there are cocktail recipes!

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#CoverReveal “Jaded by Love (Written in the Stars: Virgo)” by AJ Alexander

 

 

 

Jaded by Love by AJ Alexander

Written in the Stars: Virgo

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A broken heart can only be healed by opening it up to love again…

Virgo and dedicated single dad, Conner Bennett is all work and no play. The handsome construction worker has his hands full with soccer games and sleepovers. And not the grown up kind…too bad because the sexy single mother of his daughter’s new best-friend checks ALL his boxes.

Capricorn and hippie chick, Audrey Wilde is also raising a child on her own. Casual flings are off limits for this fiercely protective single mom. Her life revolves around her daughter. She can’t afford to get burned again. Not even by the mouthwatering single dad who’s suddenly in her life… and her dreams.

According to the stars, a Virgo man and a Capricorn woman are an ideal match. Both sensual and connected to the earth…together they could be passion, adventure and perfection. But their hearts— they carry the scars and insecurities of the past.

The pull they feel is undeniable. Will it be love written in the stars for these two, or are they fated to remain jaded by love?

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MEET THE AUTHOR

USA Today Bestselling Author AJ Alexander is a wannabe psychologist and author of steamy (borderline erotic) insta love romances with a twist. She lives in the angst capital of the world, Seattle, Washington with her own personal knight in shining camouflage and her two beautiful girls.

You can always find AJ with a cherry coke and twizzlers at hand while writing, watching the latest Asian drama on Netflix, or enveloped in a pile of fur babies and children.

Come find her in the wild! There’s nothing she loves more than connecting with my readers.

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#BookReview “Hunter’s Secret (The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #5)” by Val Penny

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Two young boys stumble over a body while bike-riding home. When they return to the site with their parents and the police, the body is gone. The boys are thought pranksters at first, but blood evidence proves there was a body. It is never found.

Thirty years later, two coworkers out for morning exercise stumble upon a body at a muddy river’s edge. With a dead cellphone in an isolated area, the men leave the body to contact authorities. When they return, the body is gone.

At first glance, the only connection is WHO found the bodies. The first body was found by fifteen-year-old Hunter Wilson and his younger brother, Fraser.  The second body three decades later is found by DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu, and their boss is… DI Hunter Wilson.

With the holidays fast approaching, Hunter wanted to clear as many cases as possible, but this newest case may not be one of them. His team will have to search through thirty years of missing person cases as he deals with thirty years of nightmares.

This is my first read by Val Penny and I enjoyed it! What seemed like a simple plot in the beginning took enough twists and turns to keep me guessing almost to the end.

I loved the characters… well, except for Arthur and his jerk brother. And Jamie was annoying, but everyone had distinct personalities and played off each other well.

Gender reassignment, the LGBTQ community, and racial issues are dealt with realistically without being preachy or heavy-handed. Family issues are a big part of the story and they’re honestly portrayed and at times, humorous.

Don’t know when I’ll get time to read the first four books in this series, but I’m definitely on board for the next case!

Enjoy!

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SYNOPSIS

Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but when Hunter arrives it has disappeared, and all is not as it seems.

Hunter recalls the disappearance of a dead body thirty years earlier. The Major Incident Team is called in but sees no connection – it is too long ago. Hunter is determined to investigate the past and the present with the benefit of modern DNA testing.

Tim has other problems in his life. His father, Sir Peter Myerscough, is released from jail. He, too, remembers the earlier murder. There is no love lost between Hunter and Sir Peter. Will Hunter accept help from his nemesis to catch a killer?

Hunter’s own secret is exciting and crucial to his future. Will it change his life? And can he keep Edinburgh safe?

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“NewRelease “Diary of a Prison Officer” by Josie Channer

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Why the prison system is failing women

Josie Channer, author of Diary of a Prison Officer, explains

“I hope that my new novel Diary of a Prison Officer informed by my time working as a prison officer will shine a light on a failing prison system that is in desperate need of reform. We have seen violence in prisons skyrocket and prisons like Birmingham are reported to be unfit for human habitation. Successive governments have tried everything: privatisation, bringing in the third sector, a drive to reduce short-term sentences. Yet re-offending is still stubbornly high and prisons are still failing. All these new initiatives cannot off set the cuts that the prison service has had to endure. In these uncertain times, given Brexit and the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, are things about to get even worst?

I believe that the prison system has always failed women. My years in service exposed me to the many complex reasons why women end up in prison. There was an overwhelming theme that the women were victims themselves struggling to get the support they needed.

I wrote Diary of a Prison Officer, a novel set in a women’s prison, because I felt that the stories from the women of Holloway Prison needed to be told. From the prison governor, officers and prisoners, they all have a story to tell of love, heartbreak and triumph. The novel explores issues around discrimination, Black British identity and the failure of the prison system to rehabilitate women.

There are three areas that would make a significant difference to the outcome of women on the verge of getting sent to prison.

  1. Mental health

I remember my first day at Holloway prison like it was yesterday. That morning, a prisoner emerged from her cell with a full-to-the-brim bucket of excrement that she had hidden under her bed for two weeks.  The wing descended into chaos. The siren rang throughout the prison. She stood by the wing door waiting for the officers that would answer the call. The first officer through the door was met by a full bucket of excrement on her face. The prisoner had covered herself in her own mess and stood goading officers to dare take her down.

My first experience as a new prison officer is an example of how the prison service still responds to women with mental health problems. After weeks of displaying unusual behaviour the prisoner finally came to a crisis point and was then taken by force to the segregation unit. The prisoner was transferred to the healthcare unit however, I soon discovered that there was little support for staff and prisoners from the healthcare unit.

Mental health provision in our prisons needs to be completely overhauled. Ongoing training for prison officers on mental health is vital. Although prison staff workalongside mental health professionals, prison officers still do not receive any specialist training. Investment in community mental health to support women before they reach crisis point and commit an offence cannot be put off any longer.

  1. Drug rehabilitation

It was sad to see the many prisoners whose lives had been stolen by drugs. They tended to be in their mid-20s but looked like they were in their mid-70s with missing teeth and the skin hanging off their bones. The system had given up on them and they only cared for what drug substitution medication they would be given while they waited in line. It was a shock when I met an 18-year old girl in prison who had already been given up on because she was so addicted to drugs. She was constantly in and out of Holloway. six months here, three months there. That time it was for shoplifting. A year later I was holding her hand in the labour unit at the Whittington Hospital during the birth of her first child. Two years later I held her hand again. Both children were removed from her care by social services immediately.

No government seems to be willing to fix the broken link between prison, drug rehabilitation services and probation. This should be treated as a public health issue first and foremost. It is clear that something bold is needed to cut the link between repeat re-offending and drug abuse. For people with drug misuse problems prison needs to be cut out altogether and replaced with secure drug rehabilitation centres.

  1. Education, employment and skills

I have tried to think of an example that could illustrate how education, employment and skills training can transform the life of a person in prison. Unfortunately, I was not able to think of a single example – not because there are none but because such support is currently the exception not the rule. Employment and skills training are seen as the role of probation. It is as if women are expected to come out of prison and remain dependent, instead of being given the tools they need to find work.

Employment and skills training need to be just as important in women’s prisons as it is in male prisons. The focus on finding work is also not just for the probation service but the job hunt needs to start in prison. We need to consider the full cost of re-offending not just the cost of imprisonment but the cost to the community and to the victims. The state has a duty to do all it can to end the cycle of crime that many offenders feel trapped in by providing all the assistance they need to stand on their own two feet when they leave prison.”

 

Diary of a Prison Officer is available from all major book retailers and at Amazon paperback £5.65 and on Kindle £2,37from and on Audible  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0892J2XLZ

For more information go to www.josiechanner.co.uk

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