Sunday, April 21, 2019

Review of The Practice Baby (Gene Hacker Trilogy Book 1) by L.M. Ardor

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

GP Dee Flanary risks her reputation, her livelihood and ultimately her life when she investigates the death of a patient. As Ian Rankin evokes Edinburgh and Jane Harper the Australian bush, this terrifying yet tender thriller immerses us in Sydney and the wild mountains of southern NSW.

Tom's corpse lies cold and decaying on his bed. Can Dee fight the coroner, the police and the medical establishment to prove his death was murder? As she delves into the circumstances around his tragic fate she uncovers a trail of apparently 'accidental' deaths and a sinster connection to her own past.

Suspicion and paranoia fight with reason as she tries to uncover the truth. Her discoveries threaten powerful men. The medical board label her psychotic, her deregistration is imminent. If she persists her career and her livelihood will be at risk.

When the killer attacks Tom's naïve young girlfriend, Dee is forced into an edge-of-your-seat confrontation with a cold and ruthless murderer.

My Review:
3 Stars

 This book had a good premise. The author's writing was easy to understand and follow, but I think there could have been a bit more nail biting moments instead of a lot of dead ends. 

Dee has been a GP for years. While she cares for all her patients, the ones that she has had since birth hold a special place in her heart. Tom is one of those place holders. Even now that he is an adult and planning the next phase in his life. 

What comes as a shock is Tom's death. A death that Dee believes couldn't have happened without someone's help. She knew Tom right? Of course he wouldn't have had a hand in his own demise. 

What follows is Dee trying to unlock Tom's final days in a series of wrong turns and misinformation. While it held my attention, there were times that I was wondering how much longer we would go without some kind of confirmation or real information. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Cover Reveal: The Fallen: Genesis by Tillie Cole

Release date: May 29th 2019

The Fallen: Genesis is a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).


(A Deadly Virtues Prequel)


They told them they were evil.
They told them they were possessed by demons.
They told them that darkness ran in their veins.

Holy Innocents Home for Children is a haven for orphaned boys who have nothing and no one. The priests watch over them, educate them, raise them in the family of the church.

Except for some.

Seven of the orphans are no ordinary boys. They attract the attention of the priests for their acts of violence, of bloodlust. The priests realize these boys are drawn to the darkness.

And the priests are no ordinary priests. They are the Brethren, a secret sect who believe themselves on a divine mission to seek out evil in the boys in their care. Seek it out, and then drive it out.

The seven have fallen from God’s grace. And the Brethren will cleanse their blackened souls…

Dark Contemporary Romance novella. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review of The Proposal by S.E. Lynes

I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

You invited him into your life. And now you can never go back… 

Pippa wants a second chance. Recently divorced and unhappy at work, she uproots her life to move to a beautiful farmhouse in the countryside, determined to make a fresh start. But Pippa soon realises: your troubles are never far behind.

One night, when Pippa is at home alone, a stranger arrives at her front door. Pippa invites him in, and, in a moment of madness, makes him an offer she believes could change everything… 

Ryan is funny, charming, and haunted by his past. There in the kitchen, over a glass of wine, Pippa thinks Ryan might be the answer to all of her problems. But how well does she really know him?

Pippa can tell truth from lies. And she’d know if she were in danger. Wouldn’t she?

My Review:
4 Stars

This story was very different from a lot of the novels that I have read lately. It was intriguing and fresh.

Pippa is an aspiring author. Her first book was a total flop. Critics sighting that it lacked authenticity and a real voice. Pippa struggles to come up with a new idea for her fast approaching deadline. All of that changes with a simple knock at the door.

The story alternates between diary entries and blog posts. Switching between the past and present, leading you towards the light at the end of this spiraling tunnel.