Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A comic tale of love, mystery and unintended consequences . . . Rosie McLeod, pub proprietor and a gifted herbalist of local renown, is thirty-nine and holding, but only … Continue reading Love Potions and Other Calamities – Charlie Laidlaw

Blog Tour: Marrow Jam – Susan A. King

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   MURDER, MYSTERY…AND MARROWS Some people would describe Beattie Bramshaw as a pillar of the community. Many would applaud her numerous successes in the bakery … Continue reading Blog Tour: Marrow Jam – Susan A. King

Heroically Challenged: Book 1: Last-Chosen Ones – P.T. McCordic

  *I received a free copy of this book via Voracious Readers Only and with thanks to the author.  I then promptly went and bought my own copy, with my own money.  My review is, as ever, impartial!*   Blurb:  To be an adventurer. One of the elite class of brave souls who travel Eldaria and fight … Continue reading Heroically Challenged: Book 1: Last-Chosen Ones – P.T. McCordic

Country Doctor – Michael Sparrow

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Duckworth Books and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Have you ever had to decide what to do with an unidentified corpse by a Devonian cowshed when the herd is due in for milking? And … Continue reading Country Doctor – Michael Sparrow

Q&A with Oli Jacobs – Kirk Sandblaster vs. Protocol 9

  I have a review coming up for this book, but was lucky enough to get the opportunity to put a few questions to author Oli Jacobs about writing, reading and his stories. But first, here's the book:   Blurb:  BZZZZ! Technology has gone rogue in Universia. Everything from robots, computers, even vending machines are … Continue reading Q&A with Oli Jacobs – Kirk Sandblaster vs. Protocol 9

Saving Missy – Beth Morrey

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   Prickly. Stubborn. Terribly lonely. But everyone deserves a second chance… Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, … Continue reading Saving Missy – Beth Morrey

Madam Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree – David Ahern

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Actress Derry O’Donnell, moonlighting as fortune-teller Madam Tulip, finds herself in a famous pop singer’s entourage. But at the star’s glittering birthday party in the Dublin mountains, Derry finds … Continue reading Madam Tulip and the Serpent’s Tree – David Ahern

Blog Tour: We Are Animals – Tim Ewins

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:   A cow looks out to sea, dreaming of a life that involves grass. Jan is also looking out to sea. He’s in Goa, dreaming … Continue reading Blog Tour: We Are Animals – Tim Ewins

The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  It’s been a blissful ten years since George put down his bass, left the Artful Badgers and vowed never to play in public again. But when tragedy strikes his … Continue reading The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

Changing the Subject – Kate Abley

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Welcome to the first comic contemporary novel from Kate Abley. Sue, a nice lady from Chingford, was 18 in 1979. Now, thanks to an Alzheimer’s Drugs trial gone … Continue reading Changing the Subject – Kate Abley