Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Review: Gregor's Reason; The Night Movers #3 by Helen Bright

Title: Gregor's Reason;
Series: The Night Movers #3
Author: Helen Bright


~Synopsis~

Chloe has spent years recovering from the traumas in her life. Finally feeling stronger, she meets a man who makes her question everything.

Gregor is a vampire, billionaire businessman, and a Dom. His fascination with Chloe has him questioning everything he thought he knew, and his once famous control seems almost none existent in her presence.

When fear and betrayal intervene, Gregor takes what he feels belongs to him.
Will Gregor be able to convince Chloe that bonding with him is exactly what she needs?
Can Chloe forgive Gregor and take a chance on the vampire who has stolen her heart?

Set in the sleepy Yorkshire town of Rothley and both Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia, will the miles she travels help Chloe rebuild her trust?

Or will they both end up broken in the end?

~Book Links~
 
Goodreads | viewBook.at/Gregor


~My Review~


Disclaimer: I have purchased and ebook copy of this, using my own money, since purchasing my copy I have received an updated ecopy direct from the author too and have received nothing in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

That's book 3 done already. I can't believe how fast I'm reading these. I think I need to slow down else I'm going to run out of these vampires & their stories.  

This one is a little more self explanatory, as in who our main character is. Yep you guessed it, it's Gregor; the mighty Russian vampire. We already know quite a bit about Gregor from the previous book but now the focus is firmly on him. I have to admit I kinda expected Gregor to end up with Freya, but no I was wrong.

As we expect the usual characters are present as & when needed, again we are also introduced to new ones too; for instance Chloe. Chloe has endured an unpleasant past & now she has drawn a line under it & is moving on with her life. And then she meets the mysterious Gregor.

These two are an unlikely pair. Want to know if they work? Guess you'll need to grab yourself a copy to find out.

In true Helen fashion we are launched back into this world of vampires & humans. Boundaries & friendships will be pushed & tested maybe to their limits.

Gregor is a strong character, quite dominating. He's not afraid to seek what he wants or to say what he wants. Chloe on the other hand seems fairly reserved & shy. But she's also curious about Gregor & her feelings. Through their actions the characters show that they have real feelings, thoughts & emotions. That makes them even more endearing to the reader, you can't help but allow them into your heart.

The events that take place & the issues the characters face are so realistic, it is easy to see that everyday people would deal with these same issues (not vampirism so much), it is because of this that these characters feel so realistic.

Helen has yet again demonstrated that she is capable of giving enough details to keep your interest but that create a trail of crumbs that you have to follow, that make you turn the page to find out more. I know after I started Gregor's Reason I didn't want to stop. The pace & flow fit the overall story well. The reader's interest is caught at the start & held until the end.

Gregor's Reason is full of love, lust, passion, romance & also has a good amount of humour in it too. There are some real laugh out loud moments, which were very fitting.

For me this was another fantastic addition to this series & I'm thoroughly looking forward to book 4.





~About Helen~

Helen Bright is forty-something, married, mum of two grown-up daughters, and has two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

She lives in a South Yorkshire village and enjoys walking her two dogs, writing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen bases her paranormal romance series in and around Yorkshire. The Night Movers Vampires live and work with the humans they employ in modern day Yorkshire, and Helen creates scenes that show the "normal" in paranormal.

~Places To Stalk Helen~

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Review: Blood & Secrets: The Night Movers #2 by Helen Bright

Title: Blood & Secrets
Series: The Night Movers #2
Author: Helen Bright

~Synopsis~

Keeley Saunders has finally got her life together, and the future looks rosy for the lonely single parent for a change. She has a new job as P.A to the Russian billionaire vampire Gregor Antonov, her daughter Daisy is about to start full time school, her dad is finally getting help with his alcohol addiction, and she’s found love with the man/vampire of her dreams.

But people are keeping secrets which is rarely a good thing.

Just when things couldn’t get any better for Keeley she is the victim of a brutal attack that changes her life forever.

Will Keeley ever get a chance at real happiness again? And are all secrets bad?


~Book Links~

Goodreads | getBook.at/Blood

~My Review~


Disclaimer: I have purchased and ebook copy of this, using my own money, since purchasing my copy I have received an updated ecopy direct from the author too and have received nothing in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

This is the second book in the Night Movers Series by Helen Bright & as much as I've seen reviews saying this can be read as a standalone personally l disagree. I think you need to have read book 1 first because certain events in this book continue from book 1 as do the characters.

The focus this time is predominately on Keeley & Josh, although Freya & Daniel sneak in later in the book. Keeley has worked for Night Movers for a while but for the past 5 months she has been Gregor's PA. Keeley knows about the owner's of Night Movers being vampires as is Gregor, it doesn't bother her, she enjoys her work & see's them as her friends too.

Josh had taken Keeley & her daughter back home to her fathers house, only to find her father drunk. With a little help from Josh, Keeley's dad agrees to get help from the doctor. Josh, Keeley & Daisy head back to Josh's place.

Over the course of time things between Josh & Keeley change. Can they both accept the changes & the secrets that are uncovered?

Again I found Blood & Secrets to be captivating. I was pulled head first back into the world of The Night Movers Vampires, I was there alongside each & everyone of them vampire or human. It was good to see that Keeley, Daisy & Josh were eventually getting some happiness & good luck.

Helen has written another compelling story that will wrap it's fingers around your heart & mind. The character's that we already know (from book 1) are even more loveable; they show more progression as they demonstrate different aspects of their individual personalities & more emotion. The new character's that we are introduced to soon earn their place in your heart along with everyone else & they integrate into the group without too many issues but in a way that is believable.

The writing has continued to be descriptive & informative but in such away that you can't help but keep reading to find out more. The pace is good & flows naturally, it captures your attention & holds it throughout. I found it easy to follow & was surprised by the twists that Helen has included.

To me this was great addition to a series that has started with such promise. I for one am really looking forward to reading book 3.



 

~About Helen~

Helen Bright is forty-something, married, mum of two grown-up daughters, and has two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

She lives in a South Yorkshire village and enjoys walking her two dogs, writing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen bases her paranormal romance series in and around Yorkshire. The Night Movers Vampires live and work with the humans they employ in modern day Yorkshire, and Helen creates scenes that show the "normal" in paranormal.

~Places To Stalk Helen~


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: My Love Forever; The Night Movers #1 by Helen Bright

Title: My Love Forever
Series: The Night Movers #1
Author: Helen Bright

~Synopsis~

Alex knew Julia was meant to be his when he saw her fourteen years ago with her father at a party thrown by his company Night Movers.
She was a young innocent eighteen year old and off to university shortly, so he decided to let her live a little before he made her his. After all he was a nine hundred and fifty year old vampire living and working in his company, alongside the humans he employed in modern day Yorkshire. He had waited this long to find love so he could wait a little longer.

Not quite a year later Julia is engaged and later married.
Alex thought his chance at love with Julia was gone.

Fourteen years on and a terrible accident leaves Julia with a devastating tragedy that no parent should have to go through, and her marriage breaks down.
Julia then finds herself back home in Yorkshire and applying for a Job with Night Movers.
Will Alex convince Julia to be his after all she has been through? And can she accept the fact that he is a born immortal vampire?

Gina has sacrificed her happiness to stay in a loveless marriage for the sake of her family for many years. But now they are grown and she’s still unhappy but won’t leave because she feels like a failure.
Nik, a vampire and co-owner of night movers is in love with Gina, but she lacks confidence in herself and can never accept that someone like Nik could love her.
Will Nik convince her that she’s all he needs?
This new paranormal romance takes you to the village of Barrowfield where the Night Movers transport company, owned by three vampires is based.
Sadness, humour, friendship, love and sex, makes this series a must read for fans who like their paranormal romance with extra bite.

***Due to adult content this book should only be read by persons aged 18 or over. ***

~Book Links~

Goodreads | getBook.at/Forever


~My Review~

Disclaimer: I have purchased and ebook copy of this, using my own money, since purchasing my copy I have received an updated ecopy direct from the author too and have received nothing in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

My Love Forever is Alex & Julia's story. Alex is a centuries old vampire, Julia is the human daughter of one of Alex's employees. Alex first saw Julia when she was 14 years old. He hadn't realised how much she had grown & changed until seeing her at the Christmas party with her father, where she was 18 years old & about to head off to university. Alex has one dance with Julia then leaves the party due to the feelings that dancing with her caused & knowing that she is too young to bring into his world.

Julia leaves for university & announces a year later that she is engaged. 14 years pass & Alex has been sneakily watching from time to time. Then something happens & Julia's world is turned upside down. Her father turns to the one person he knows can help her... Alex.

Now that their paths have crossed again will Julia finally learn the truth about Alex & his family? Will she accept it?

This is Helen's debut novel & I think that it's a really good start. I loved that it is set in the UK in places that I know of. My Love Forever has set the scene for this series well. It has enough background information that you don't become lost or confused & you could feel as though you know the area it's set in even if you don't.

The characters are easy to relate to, their emotions are so real & convincing. Alex & Julia are the main two but there's also Nik, Josh, Gina & Freya to name just a few. They all play key parts & add more to the story. Each chapter clearly states whose POV we are reading as it does change throughout, but it's never confusing.

The book has some delicate issues as a result of certain events & I believe that Helen handles these with the appropriate level of care & sensitivity, only mentioning them in as much detail as is necessary. Helen writing style works well too. She describes things clearly & in such a way that it is easy to picture where the characters are as well as what they are doing. The story has a smooth even pace that pulls you in & takes you along for the ride.

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading book 1 of this series & I can not wait to continue with book 2 to see where Helen goes next. I'm just lucky that I already have books 2 & 3 to continue with. Overall I think this is a promising start to both the series & this author's writing career. If you like paranormal romance & you haven't yet read My Love Forever I'd suggest grabbing a copy & meeting Alex & Julia for yourself. You never know you to might find yourself hooked on these vamps too! :)
 
 



~About Helen~

Helen Bright is forty-something, married, mum of two grown-up daughters, and has two grandchildren that are the light of her life.

She lives in a South Yorkshire village and enjoys walking her two dogs, writing, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helen bases her paranormal romance series in and around Yorkshire. The Night Movers Vampires live and work with the humans they employ in modern day Yorkshire, and Helen creates scenes that show the "normal" in paranormal.

~Places To Stalk Helen~

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tour & Review: Cirque Act 2 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

CIRQUE: ACT 2 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

Without my box I can’t be me
Kidnapped by a clown close to the sea
He’s torn inside where one equals two
One I hate, the other I love true

Secrets and lies become alibis
Sivan is damaged, it’s in his eyes
Riddles unravel when you know who masters
Now Imogene’s only home is Masters

An eye playing spy held me together
When I broke, he broke, two ends of frayed tether
We’re joined by the past like twin souls in hell
Innocent angels molested, and fell

I escaped it, but need to go back.
To love the man with his face painted black.
The circus is known for its eternal magic
Our tent of freedom is simply tragic.

Once a little girl fell, then she fell for me
I’m a fool, and she’s a fool for me
There’s a clown inside us all; a purpose
But this life, it’s all just a circus.


— PURCHASE YOUR COPY! — 

— CIRQUE: ACT 1 

— EXCERPT 
Sivan
I squash the costumes, and bits I bought, into my car as best I can. The back window is completely blocked and I cannot see out of it at all. The clothing smells old and has that musty, almost stale smell, as if the sweat of the original owners is still in the fabric.
The pictures from his office have my mind spinning. He was part of my circus; he was there. That was his family’s circus. When I asked he just got upset and dismissed me, hurrying me to leave. I struck a nerve with him. I desperately want to know more, to ask him more, but risk losing him as a supplier.
My last task is shopping. We need food, toilet paper, and the other shit required to live on the fringes. I stop at the small coastal town nearest my new home and make my way around the few stores there. All I require are the basics, and a somewhat decent coffee. The folks in the stores eye me like the stranger I am, looking me up and down.
In a small grocer I gather fresh produce to cook with. A friendly girl behind the counter smiles and greets me; she doesn’t look at me like the older people have.
“Do you know where I can get a haircut in town?” I ask, while she bags my purchases into green plastic bags. She snickers and looks at me with a sweet smile.
“Two blocks up turn left, there’s a barber, but I think he’d shave it bald if you let him at that.” She eyes my messy long hair. “I wouldn’t cut it if I were you. Here.” She rolls a hair tie off her skinny wrist and hands it to me. “Just pull it back. The man-bun is all the rage nowadays.”
Giving a nod of thanks I pull my hair up into her pink elastic band and pay for the groceries. The final item on my list is done and I am relieved, ready to return to my own world and leave this charade of normal behind me.
“Thank you.” I smile as I grab the bags from the end of her counter.
“Pleasure, new guy in town.” She giggles and turns to help the purple haired old lady who has now ambled up to her cash register.
I leave the store feeling better. This day wasn’t what I hoped it to be, and the answers I wanted are now more questions. My heart is heavy with my mother’s confessions and Gavin’s betrayal. I am human and I feel just like they do.
Fuck me, this is all hurting me more than it should.
The short drive back home isn’t long and the hot afternoon sun is relentless on the car. Even with the AC on the sun burns me through the window.
Bouncing on the rutted dirt track I make my way to the tent, uneasiness making me check my mirrors and scan the surrounds. I feel as if I have been outed; that someone knows I am here now.
When I get out into the searing heat I look at the trailer where she is, and she is standing at my window staring out at me. She looks tired and dirty, broken and defeated. I hardly recognise my beautiful aerial dancer, but I recognise something else. Her eyes are as dead as the ones I watched through the window that summer, glassed over and devoid of emotion, as if the soul in them has perished and floated away with the wind.

 
 
~My Review~
 
Disclaimer: I recieved a free ecopy in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

When I saw Cirque Act 2 on my kindle I was so excited. I couldn't wait to sit down & read it, but I had too. When I did sit down with Cirque Act 2 it book me one day to read it!

Back to the review. I'll try & keep it spoiler free. BUT if you haven't read Act 1 then read NO further until you have, I beg you.

We rejoin Sivan & Imogene at Sivan's circus. Imogene is there by a choice not of hers. Sivan on the other hand wants to be there but so does his clown. When the past & present collide will they face their demons & fears or run scared? The biggest question of all still remains...

Will anyone love the clown?

I found Act 2 much darker than Act 1. I actually feared the clown at time in this book. I felt that the clown was a little more unhinged at times almost as if he was right on the edge. That said this was perfectly fitting for the story & the character himself, it was a natural yet twisted progression.

The characters show development in this book, they show their flaws, strengths & weaknesses in such a believable & realistic way. I found myself feeling sorry for Imogene & wanting to reach out to her several times. But this was also true for Sivan & the clown too.

The story is told with such passion & raw emotion that it could be felt through each & every page. Miss Giannoccaro has delivered another amazing story which contained the answers to the questions Act 1 created, as well as giving us more new information which helps with understanding this dark & twisted tale. From page I my mind was no longer my own. My thoughts were consumed by Imogene & the Clown.

At times Cirque Act 2 made me feel like I should have put the book down & walked away, but I couldn't, I wouldn't! I guess I felt like Sivan all those years ago looking through the window. Hopefully it won't leave me quite as twisted! ;) Maybe I'm already as twisted because I enjoyed this series so much.

I found Cirque Act 2 to be a dark, twisted, thought provoking tale that ensnared me from the beginning. It also made me wonder do I love the Clown? My answer is yes. Yes I do love the clown!

I love this book. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who loves a dark, twisted romance. My only advice is make sure you read Act 1 first. I have no choice but to rate Cirque Act 2 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro a huge...

 
 
 
 
 


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
Bestselling Author Ashleigh Giannoccaro writes edgy dark romance and erotic horror, self published by choice she writes the stories others don’t dare. Currently residing in Johannesburg South Africa with her husband and two daughters Ashleigh enjoys writing stories that make you fall in love with the unlovable and leave you asking questions. When not writing she can be found with her kindle in a sunny spot reading or traveling with her family.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Review: Flightless by Luciana Duarte

~Synopsis~

Everyone has a story.

Mine went like this: Once upon a time, I met a boy. He was the most handsome fella in the land. I fell in love. Together, we had cosmic chemistry. I believed I would live a life of unending bliss. Until he broke my heart. Shattered it to pieces. And I lived unhappily ever after instead. The end.

Or so I thought.

Life found a way to reunite us. But to change that unhappy ending, I had to learn how to forgive. And my heart seemed unable to do so.

This is a love story. But it is also, much more. It’s the story of how I coped with my shortcomings, my fears and rewrote my destiny. Everyone has a story. This is mine.


~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I was given a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
This is the first both by Luciana Duarte that I have read, until I received the email from her I had no idea who she was. After reading the information in the email I agreed to read Flightless. I'm glad I did. Flightless is Grey's story. And what a story it is.

The plot was carefully laid out & everything fit. This story is full of powerful emotions. Once you start reading you'll want to keep going until the bitter end. As me story progresses we're given more information, which in turn answered the questions that I found myself asking earlier in the book.

I think that Luciana has put a lot of energy, emotion & care into writing such an emotional book. She deals with some of the darker topics in life & I think she handles them well. Luciana's writing flows well, it passes from each event smoothly & without confusion. I felt it was easy to slide into their world & to feel a part of the things that were happening.

The characters were good; they had depth, they showed individual personalities & they worked well together. It would have been easy to think that these were real people in a real world. They're emotions were strong & realistic, more than once I found myself wanting to reach out & hug them or to help them.

Overall it was a joy to read & a joy to discover a new to me author. From this book alone I will certainly be looking into reading more of her work.

A really good read & thank you Luciana for allowing me the opportunity to discover your work.



~About the Author~

I have found that there is only one thing better than reading, and that is writing. I am always torn between the two. I am also frequently torn between chocolate and coffee. However, I emphatically don’t like the month of February, lies, and flies. For me, bravery is defined by the courage to do what we fear the most.

I live in Connecticut with my husband and two children. Drop a few lines. I would love to hear from you.

~Places To Find Luciana~

Email | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon | Goodreads


~Luciana's Other Books~

Flightless
 
Fall Out Girl
 
To Catch A Falling Star
 
Chasing Stars
 
A Taste Of Utopia
 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: Cirque Act 2 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

~Synopsis~

Without my box I can’t be me
Kidnapped by a clown close to the sea
He’s torn inside where one equals two
One I hate, the other I love true

Secrets and lies become alibis
Sivan is damaged, it’s in his eyes
Riddles unravel when you know who masters
Now Imogene’s only home is Masters

An eye playing spy held me together
When I broke, he broke, two ends of frayed tether
We’re joined by the past like twin souls in hell
Innocent angels molested, and fell

I escaped it, but need to go back.
To love the man with his face painted black.
The circus is known for its eternal magic
Our tent of freedom is simply tragic.

Once a little girl fell, then she fell for me
I’m a fool, and she’s a fool for me
There’s a clown inside us all; a purpose
But this life, it’s all just a circus.
 

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon AUSAmazon CAiBooksKobo
 

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I recieved a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

When I saw Cirque Act 2 on my kindle I was so excited. I couldn't wait to sit down & read it, but I had too. When I did sit down with Cirque Act 2 it book me one day to read it!

Back to the review. I'll try & keep it spoiler free. BUT if you haven't read Act 1 then read NO further until you have, I beg you.

We rejoin Sivan & Imogene at Sivan's circus. Imogene is there by a choice not of hers. Sivan on the other hand wants to be there but so does his clown. When the past & present collide will they face their demons & fears or run scared? The biggest question of all still remains...

Will anyone love the clown?

I found Act 2 much darker than Act 1. I actually feared the clown at time in this book. I felt that the clown was a little more unhinged at times almost as if he was right on the edge. That said this was perfectly fitting for the story & the character himself, it was a natural yet twisted progression.

The characters show development in this book, they show their flaws, strengths & weaknesses in such a believable & realistic way. I found myself feeling sorry for Imogene & wanting to reach out to her several times. But this was also true for Sivan & the clown too.

The story is told with such passion & raw emotion that it could be felt through each & every page. Miss Giannoccaro has delivered another amazing story which contained the answers to the questions Act 1 created, as well as giving us more new information which helps with understanding this dark & twisted tale. From page I my mind was no longer my own. My thoughts were consumed by Imogene & the Clown.

At times Cirque Act 2 made me feel like I should have put the book down & walked away, but I couldn't, I wouldn't! I guess I felt like Sivan all those years ago looking through the window. Hopefully it won't leave me quite as twisted! ;) Maybe I'm already as twisted because I enjoyed this series so much.

I found Cirque Act 2 to be a dark, twisted, thought provoking tale that ensnared me from the beginning. It also made me wonder do I love the Clown? My answer is yes. Yes I do love the clown!

I love this book. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who loves a dark, twisted romance. My only advice is make sure you read Act 1 first. I have no choice but to rate Cirque Act 2 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro a huge...


~About The Author~

Bestselling Author Ashleigh Giannoccaro writes edgy dark romance and erotic horror, self published by choice she writes the stories others don’t dare. Currently residing in Johannesburg South Africa with her husband and two daughters Ashleigh enjoys writing stories that make you fall in love with the unlovable and leave you asking questions. When not writing she can be found with her kindle in a sunny spot reading or traveling with her family.

~Places To Find The Author~

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

Review: Cirque Act 1 by Ashleigh Giannoccaro

~Synopsis~

A boy looked in a window, to see a naughty show
Through the pane of pain, the master clown did blow
The circus is a holy tent, the keeper of my rhyme
Where I forged my chains, creating this pantomime
Pretending to be normal, I wait until after dark
Then I paint the frown on, get a whore from the park
At the bottom of that bed was a darling in a chest
She watched with big eyes, horror hooking her from rest
She dances for the maniac, twirling on her strings
I will make her mine, sharing damaged things
I will be her riddle, she will help me grin
So why does she run away, she has to let me in
No one loves the clown, not even the midget
We’ve gone too far, she will know my secret
Love can break the hardest mask, I know this to be true
Nightmares have hearts too, I only needed you






~Book Links~

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~My Review~

This is the first book by Ashleigh that I've read so l had no idea what to expect. And what a book to begin with!

He used to creep about behind the scenes at the circus, one night he peered through a window & saw something he shouldn't have, instead of walking away he stayed and watched. Now forever a part of him, the secret within is becoming harder to hide.

She used to be in the box at the end of the bed, hiding but still witnessing things that would haunt her for the rest of her days, but the circus is in her blood it calls to her. She longs to return.

What should happen if these two should ever meet? You need to read Cirque to find out.

This review has proven quite difficult to write as I don't want to write anything that may spoil it for anyone else. So I will stay away from the storyline as much as I can.

The characters were extremely complex & realistic. Each of them played their role well & added another layer to this awesome web that the author has woven.

Sivan is a businessman by day, who is constantly having an inner battle with his down who wants to be centre stage. Sivan tries to keep this part of him hidden away from his family & friends. But when his sister; Sam; introduces him to Imogene, the Clown becomes harder to control.

Imogene performs at a burlesque club. And is biding her time until she can leave town & return to where her true passion lies; the circus. But she has her own demons that plague her dreams, she has her routine which helps her thoughts settle & helps her to feel safe.

The storyline is like nothing I've read before. The imagery the author creates is second to none. I know there are many people who are scared of clowns, I however am not it find some creepy but not all of them.

As Cirque Act 1 is the first of Ashleigh's books I've read I cannot comment on the consistency of her writing between books. But as a new to me author I can say that I will be catching up on everything I've missed to date!

Asheigh's style is fantastic, she portrays the scenes & emotions in such a way that as a reader you become immersed in the events as they unfold. I felt as though I could have reached out and touched everything from the characters to their surroundings. Sivan & Imogene's emotions were realistic to a point of feeling as though they were my own.

Cirque Act I has been an incredibly enjoyable adventure & I'm definitely locking forward to reading Act 2 when its ready. I'm intrigued to see the next level in this twisted story.

Will you find that you can love a clown? Dare you delve into Cirque Act 1?
Honestly I believe that you will love the clown & that you won't regret reading Cirque Act 1. There's no question in my mind that this book deserves a rating of...
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reviews: Autumn's Rise and Monday's Promise by R.G. Corr

Autumn's Rise
Haywater Novel #1
R.G. Corr

~Synopsis~

On the discovery of a family secret and the heart-wrenching events that follow, Autumn Chamberlain has lost what little faith she had in those closest to her. Knowing she can never truly live her life if she remains with her family, and with an abundance of guilt laying heavily in her heart, she escapes the lonely world she felt forced to live in and heads to the seaside town of Haywater. The aim, to look for a new beginning, a fresh start. But she has one clear notion –
to never love again.

Talented surfer, Zed Maddison, has always worked hard at protecting those closest to him, until the day he fails. Fighting his own demons, Zed flees his close family; unable to
face them and the remorse he feels before finally arriving in Haywater.

When their worlds collide, Zed has an unfathomable need to protect Autumn and becomes relentless in his fight, forcing Autumn’s defences to the limit.

Can her secrets remain dead and buried?

Or will a revelation destroy everything?

~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon CA | iBooks | Universal link for iBooks, B&N and Kobo

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I recieved a free copy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Meet Autumn.

Autumn is a young woman trying to find her way in the world. When she came to Haywater she just wanted to leave her past behind & to start again, so for so good. She has a couple of good friends but when they try to get her to open up about her past, she shuts them down. Unsure of how to deal with the emotions her past makes her feel, she chooses to bury them & not deal with them.

Enter Zed.

Zed is intrigued by Autumn, he is drawn to her & wants to know everything about her. Autumn upon melting Zed thinks he is rude & she tries to keep him at arms length. It would appear that Zed underneath that rude exterior is a kind soul who also has a hidden past.

Will their pasts catch up with them?

This is R.G. Corr's debut novel and I feel that it is a great way to start. The characters are well thought out, realistic, they integrate together, compliment each other & the story immensely. The storyline shows a believable level of everyday life, it depicts a romance that people can relate to. It shows friendships that are tested and strengthened.

I think that R.G. Corr has written a great story that captures the reader's attention & holds it until the bitter end. It makes you feel included & part of everything that happens. The characters & their emotions takeover your heart & mind, they draw you further into their world until you can no longer distinguish between fiction & reality.

This was a wonderfully emotional story, that captured my mind & my heart. I was sad to see the story end but happy knowing that I had Monday's Promise (Book 2) to continue with straight after.

I feel that R.G. Corr 's debut novel has shown that she has potential to be an amazingly talented author. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress in the next book. I give Autumn's Rise a rating of...






Monday's Promise
Haywater Novel #2
R.G. Corr


~Synopsis~

Promises lead to devastation.

They always have.

From the day he was born, Reid Banner had to fight for his place in life.
At the age of eight, he was already on his ninth foster placement: lonely, hurting, and with a heart full of broken promises. When he meets the Maddisons, life slowly but finally, moves forward, and Reid sees a way he may be able to make it in this world.

Then a promise is made…

Tragedy follows, forcing him to ride into the night and make a decision that changes the rest of his life.

Together, the Maddisons join Reid in battling their way through grief.
But when another promise is made…

The past that Reid hoped would never again darken his doors comes back to break him - jeopardising all that he cares for.


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~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts & opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

Monday's Promise returns us to Haywater, but this time Autumm & Zed are the side characters. This time its Reid & Bea who are the stars. What a tale this promises to be. Now we see the real Reid Banner, we learn about his past, his childhood & his family. Finally we can understand Reid!

Bea has a soft spot for Reid, but refuses to admit it. Instead she turned to dating, I mean serial dating. The people in Haywater think that she has slept with all of her dates, the truth; no-one but Bea knows.

Bea & Reid are friends but neither knows the true extent of the others feelings. And we get to join them on this emotional & heartfelt journey of discovery, friendships & romance. There is no denying that Reid & Bea have a level of banter that makes you laugh but there is an underlying feeling that is ever present.

The plot is well laid out & easy to follow, it draws you in & holds you there until the end. I could feel so much emotion coming from the pages of this book, I'm given no choice but to believe that it was written with the same amount of emotion.

Overall I thought that Monday's Promise was better than Autumn's Rise. Although I can't quite place why, maybe I just found Reid & Bea easier to relate too. This book is packed full of love, lust, romance, humour & hurt.

I have no doubt it'll cause many moments of laughing, smiling & crying for most people who read it. It did for me. You may even experience a book hangover; I know I did! After reading Monday's Promise & taking weeks to write this review I have no choice but to say that I cannot wait to see what comes next from RG Corr and to give Monday's Promise a huge rating of...




~About The Author~

R. G. Corr is a mum of 3 who loves to read almost as much as she does to write. When she's not working or writing, you'll find her nose deep in her kindle swooning over her latest book boyfriend.

Having had an overactive imagination for many years, a discussion with a friend at a soft play area, amidst the noise and mayhem of toddlers, finally convinced her to put pen to paper and write her first novel.


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