I managed to have a decent amount of time to read this evening and within that time managed to finish and draft a review for my Blog Tour book Someone to Kiss by Jamie Anderson. I really enjoyed it. My review is due on 21 November (a long way away, but I offered to help out with this Tour even though I was pretty booked in October/November – can you believe that I will now be booking Tours for December?!?!).
I also read a couple of chapters of my library book The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson and my Kindle book The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman.
Overall a fairly successful evening. I hope that you had a good Wednesday. Tomorrow on the Blog it’s Time Travel Thursday and Thursday Quoteables.
Welcome to my Stacking The Shelves post hosted by Reading Reality. Whilst I haven’t been to the library this week, I have signed up to 2 Blog Tours and downloaded a Kindle freebie (free at the time of purchase).
“A Murderous Macaron is book #2 in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.
Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.
A rude tourist dies after eating his way up and down the boardwalk, and all eyes fall on Allison, as the police blame her new macarons. The macarons have a secret ingredient that is so delicious it has customers lining up and down the boardwalk—but they are not, she knows, the cause of death.
Allison, forced to clear her name and salvage her customers, has no choice but to retrace the victim’s foodie trek up and down the boardwalk, and to figure out what he ate—or who he insulted—that could have gotten him killed.
With her beloved dog at her side, it is a race against time to crack the mystery and solve the crime before she loses her bakery—and her budding romance—for good.
A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the Beachfront Bakery series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.”
“Mario Conde has retired from the police force and makes a living trading in antique books. Havana is now flooded with dollars, populated by pimps, prostitutes, drug dealers, and other hunters of the night. In the book collection of a rich Cuban who fled after the fall of Batista, Conde discovers an article about Violeta del Rio, a beautiful bolero singer of the 1950s who disappeared mysteriously. A murder soon follows. This is a crime story set in today’s darker Cuba, but it is also an evocation of the Havana of Batista, the city of a hundred night clubs where the paths of Marlon Brando and Meyer Lansky crossed.”
I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 9 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
For one, their family home is Roxborough Hall – a magnificent, centuries-old mansion in the Norfolk countryside. For another, the house isn’t passed down from parent to child – but rather to the family member deemed most worthy.
Cecily Mordaunt is dead. On the evening of her funeral, her family will gather for dinner and each will be given a letter, revealing who is the next custodian of Roxborough Hall.
The house is a burden, a millstone, a full-time job . . . but they all want it. And some are willing do anything to get it.
One family. Eight letters. Who will get what they deserve?“
I am on the Blog Tour for this book on 15 November so keep your eyes peeled for my review on here, Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!
What have you been stacking your shelves with this week?
Do you use the Kindle app on your phone or iPad for reading e-books? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I do use my Kindle App on my phone for reading e-books. When I was travelling by train into work I found it easier to read on my phone than on anything else. I didn’t want to take a whole load of things into work and as I already had my phone on me it just made sense. Now that I am a full time mum at home, I still find it easier to read from my phone as I always know where my phone is. Since the start of the pandemic I also put the Library App Libby on my phone, so I am literally a walking library!
A year and a half ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been like something out of a dream. But one Friday evening, Gemma returns home to find Danny is nowhere to be seen.
After two days with no word from her husband, Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified with what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees the photos of the victims she is even more stunned…the victims all look just like Danny.
But, the detectives aren’t convinced by Gemma’s story. Why has no one apart from Gemma seen or heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or are there more secrets and lies in this marriage than meets the eye?”
I saw this book for 99p on Kindle and thought that I would give it a go. It was a gripping tale and you were never sure who to trust or what was going to crop up next. I kept going back and forth between who I thought was to blame, and it wasn’t until the end of the book when it all came together that I finally understood!
The characters were really well written, and as a reader I kept changing my mind as to who should be believed as they were both convincing. This style of writing kept my attention throughout the book.
Overall it was a well thought out story and and I am glad that I read it!