Book Spotlight! Who Killed the Bride by Lily Malone (Butterfly House: Book 1)

Book spotlight! Who Killed the Bride by Lily Malone, the first book in the Butterfly House series.

About The Book

Cally Minter is a woman on the verge of wonderful things. With her best friend Sienna, Cally is about to launch a new tourism venture—Murder Mystery At Butterfly House—in the country town of Cowaramup. All that remains is a final weekend trial with their friends and one very special guest, Brooke Sherman, who represents a prestigious tourism association. A five-star review from Brooke will set the business on its way.

But when Brooke turns out to be different from what Cally expects, the future of Butterfly House teeters on a knife edge. Then Cally’s not-quite boyfriend casts doubt on Brooke’s true motives. One of the famous fibreglass Cowaramup Cows goes missing, and Cally suspects a thief covets more of Butterfly House’s secret treasures.

While their guests solve the mystery of Who Killed The Bride, can Cally and Sienna find the missing cow, catch a light-fingered thief, and make sure their new business doesn’t crash before it can get off the ground?

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New Release! Hot Mess by Amy Andrews

Happy new release to author Amy Andrews! Hot Mess, the first book in the Hot Aussie Knights series is available now!

I liked the second chance storyline that author Amy Andrews creates in Hot Mess for Bella and Logan’s characters. Hot Mess is the latest novel, in a series that is sure to be scorching! Logan from the start had his heart on his sleeve, along with the obvious smexiness that the author effortlessly rouses, sure to grab readers attentions. Arrabella’s character strength was a stand out as her character’s amnesia challenges brought further emotions to the forefront of the story. So much baggage to overcome by both characters in a much liked read.
Review copy received from Tule Publishing via Netgalley


About Hot Mess by Amy Andrews

Firefighter Logan Knight thinks it’s fate when he meets Arabella Tucker again, nine years after their brief, intense relationship ended. Until he realizes that Bella doesn’t recognize him and all of their memories together are completely erased from her memory.

Bella may be oblivious to their history but she can’t deny their scorching chemistry and the possibility of a future with the mystery man from her past. Logan wants a future too, but he can’t go there until Bella knows everything they shared. Her parents, though, want to protect her from the emotional cost of old memories and so Logan is reluctantly persuaded to let the past lie.

But when Bella starts to uncover the truth, she is shocked by the revelations. Can she move beyond the hurt of her shared history with Logan and begin their new story?

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New Release! The Rogue Of Islay Isle by Heather McCollum

Happy new book release to author Heather McCollum! The Rogue Of Islay Isle, book two in Ms McCollum’s Highland Isle’s series is available now!

Cullen and Rose were a delight to read. The twists in the story held this reader captive to the antics and challenges faced by the characters. The Rogue Of Islay Isle by Heather McCollum was just as enjoyable reading as the first book (The Beast Of Aros Castle) in the Highland Isles series was.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley


About The Rogue Of Islay Isle by Heather McCollum

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes.

Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

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Q&A With Author Christine Wells!

Today’s Q&A post features author Christine Wells. Ms Wells new release book, The Traitor’s Girl, published by Penguin Random House, is available now, RRP $32.99.


If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

This is what you were meant to do so stop trying to prove yourself by getting published—people won’t take you seriously as a writer, published or not, unless you make writing a priority and treat it like a job. Slow down, take risks and believe in yourself. And for the love of God, develop a better process or you’ll regret it later!

What research do you do when you are trying to brainstorm for writing a book?

Brainstorming a book isn’t something I do consciously. I usually become obsessed with a fascinating part of history and want to know all I can about it. I read everything I can get my hands on, and somewhere in this process, the idea for a book comes to me. I tend to read biographies and general texts in this phase, then delve deeper into original sources as I write the first draft.

Can you tell us a scene that didn’t make the cut while writing The Traitor’s Girl?

I wrote a gorgeous scene where the three friends, Vi, Steph and Annabel, go through the amazing couture gowns stored in Annabel’s grandmother’s attic. I had so much fun researching iconic dresses of the 1920s and 1930s for this scene, but in the end, it had to go because it didn’t do much to advance the story. I can never let anything go completely, though, and I find it easier to cut if I keep cut scenes in a separate file. My ‘snippets’ file for this book was 20,000 words long!

How many hours a day do you write?

This varies greatly. When not on deadline it might be two hours a day of actual writing. Three months out from deadline it is often much more than that. However, it is not at all good for the body to be sitting typing for so long at a time so I don’t recommend long stints at the computer if it can be avoided. RSI is a huge problem for writers.

What can readers expect next from your writing?

I hope readers can expect strong, memorable characters facing great challenges during a fascinating time in history. A bit of humour, a bit of mystery, a love story. All those good things!


About The Traitor’s Girl by Christine Wells

‘I think I’m in danger. It’s a matter of some urgency. You must please come at once.’

After receiving a mysterious summons from her long-lost grandmother, Australian teacher Annabel Logan agrees to visit her home in the Cotswolds. But when she arrives at the magnificent Beechwood Hall, it appears abandoned and the local villagers have no idea where the reclusive Caroline Banks might be.

The one person who might know something is enigmatic journalist Simon Culpepper. He reveals that Caroline Banks was once known as Carrie Granger. A socialite’s daughter, Carrie became a spy and agent provocateur for MI5 during the Second World War. But when British intelligence failed to investigate a dangerous traitor, she decided to take matters into her own hands …

Concerned that her grandmother’s secret past has caught up with her, Annabel stays on to investigate. But the more she uncovers, the more difficult it becomes to know who to trust. There are strange incidents occurring at Beechwood and Annabel must use all her ingenuity and daring to find Carrie before it’s too late.

From the streets of Seville, Paris and London in the thirties and forties, to the modern English countryside The Traitor’s Girl is a captivating story of passion, intrigue and betrayal.

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New Release! Find Her by Elisabeth Rose

Find Her by Elisabeth Rose was a read full of twists and sneaky turns that snuck up on this reader. A surprise thriller/romance/drama genre. A read that was an eye-opener!
Review copy received from Escape Publishing via Netgalley


About Find her by Elisabeth Rose

A chance sighting leads to second chances – for hope, for family, and for love.

Five years ago, teenager Antonia disappeared. With no compelling evidence, the police eventually called her a run-away, and dropped the case. Her teacher, Jax, has always regretted not speaking up about the rumours she heard circling the school that day, but a random sighting at a train station raises the possibility that Antonia is still alive – and not too far away.

Antonia’s father, Connor has never given up hope that his daughter will be found and returned to her family. When her old teacher, Jax, calls him with a small spark of a lead, he seizes it with both hands, determined to chase it down.

But there’s more at play than simple teenage rebellion and the path Jax and Connor travel rapidly becomes more dangerous than either could have imagined, and opens up new possibilities that neither could have expected.

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