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    Blog Tour: The Rules by Tracy Darnton (Guest Post)

    The Rules The Rules by Tracy Darnton
    Genre: Contemporary
    Published by: Little Tiger
    Pages: 304
    Release date: 09/07/2020
    Summary: A gripping thriller from WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE-SHORTLISTED Tracy Darnton, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES.

    Amber’s an expert when it comes to staying hidden – she’s been trained her whole life for it. But what happens when the person you’re hiding from taught you everything you know?

    When a letter from her dad arrives, Amber knows she’s got to move – and fast. He’s managed to find her and she knows he’ll stop at nothing to draw her back into the extreme survivalist way of life he believes in.

    All of a sudden the Rules she’s spent so long trying to escape are the ones keeping her safe. But for how long?


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    Blog Tour: Imprisoned by Love by C.S. Brahams (Guest Post)

    Imprisoned by Love

    Title: Imprisoned by Love 
    Author: C. S. Brahams
    Release Date: 7th July 2020
    Genre: Psychological Thriller
    Page Count: 282
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54362073-imprisoned-by-love 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Imprisoned-Love-C-S-Brahams/dp/1913340821
    Summary: Deputy head teacher, Sophie Boswell, is back from Croatia and set to tackle the new academic year at her independent school in London. As the term unfolds, Sophie’s husband Michael’s increasingly erratic behaviour begins to take its toll on her. Everything is in a state of flux. Sophie’s world is no longer safe. How will she cope with Michael’s confusion and violence at home while maintaining authority and dignity at work?

    Imprisoned by Love is a compelling story about living with dementia. The author’s debut novel provides an arresting insight into the uncomfortable realities of balancing love and duty. With her many years in the teaching profession, C.S. Brahams is all too aware of the problems teachers face keeping up appearances in the classroom whilst compartmentalising their personal struggles. In the past, the author was deeply affected by a significant trauma which left her emotionally labile; it was this strain of maintaining authority on the surface whilst drowning beneath it that made her want to explore someone’s mental health whilst dealing with a personal crisis at home.


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    Blog Tour: Fix by Lily Temperley

    Title: Fix: Sex, Lies and Banking 
    Author: Lily Temperley
    Release Date: 7th June 2014 (But released with a new cover)
    Genre: Romance
    Page Count: 218
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23785609-fix 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fix-Lies-Banking-Lily-Temperley/dp/190947701X
    Summary: What’s love got to do with it? Patrick Harrington is handsome, wealthy and successful. He is also a high-functioning addict that craves his next fix. His vices of choice are money and women: taking risks at work and pursuing multiple sexual conquests. Determined to get what he wants, as he always does, Harrington fixates on Alexandra Fisher – the latest pretty young thing in his office.

     


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    Blog Tour: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond by Mike Nolan (Guest Post)

    Title: Charlestown to Charlestown and Beyond

    Author: Mike Nolan

    Release Date: 16th June 2020

    Genre: Non-Fiction

    Page Count: 214

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53106155-charlestown-to-charlestown-and-beyond 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charlestown-Charleston-Beyond-Mike-Nolan-ebook/dp/B07RWPLPZ4

    Summary: Mike Nolan grew up in the deprivation of post- war Britain. As a young man he had a dream that somehow became a reality; to live his life on the high seas to indulge his passion for all things nautical. Eclectic employment as a musician, a hod carier, butler and boatbuilder meant that Nolan’s life never confirmed to a nine to five existence. All the while the call of the sea, like a siren, was impossible to resist. His life as a sailor, fulfilled his wildest dreams but saw him hit by a series of catastrophes, including hurricanes and a violent shipwreck. On a more positive note, he did at least manage to save both his wife and her cat! This is a rags to riches story with a sharp sting in its tale.


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    Blog Tour: Hello Dark by John Coxhead (Guest Post)

    Title: Hello Dark

    Author: John Coxhead

    Release Date: 26th May 2020

    Genre: Picture Book

    Page Count: 104

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53550570-hello-dark 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hello-Dark-John-Coxhead-ebook/dp/B088WL38DC

    Summary: Welcoming and becoming comfortable with the dark is such an important thing for children to learn. Simply by saying ‘Hello Dark’ has proven – in the author’s experience – to be a fun, engaging way of overcoming the worries and fears of the dark. This delightful story for children aged 5 to 8 can help support them at bedtime and during the day.


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    Blog Tour: Midnight’s Twins by Holly Race (Extract)

    Title: Midnight’s Twins
    Author: Holly Race
    Release Date: 11th June 2020
    Genre: YA
    Page Count: 432
    Publisher: Hot Key32 Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52244702-hypnos 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Midnights-Twins-Holly-Race/dp/1471409163/
    Summary: Fern King is about to uncover a place that she could not have imagined in all her wildest dreams. Annwn is the dream mirror of our world, a place where Dreamers walk in their slumber, their dreams playing out all around them. An enchanted, mysterious place that feeds our own world – as without dreams, without a place where our imaginations and minds can be nourished, what kind of humans would we be?

    But Annwn is a place as full of dangers as it is wonders: it is a place where dreams can kill you. Annwn and its Dreamers are protected by an ancient order known as the Knights – and when Fern’s hated twin Ollie is chosen to join their ranks, Fern will have to do whatever she can to prove she is one of them too.

    But the world Fern discovers in Annwn, in this dream mirror of her London, is a fragile one, threatened by vicious nightmares. Nightmares that are harder and harder for the Knights to defeat. Something dark is jeopardising the peace and stability of Annwn, something that must be rooted out at all costs. And gradually, Fern realises that the danger lurking inside our sleep is more insidious and terrifying than any nightmare. Because if you can influence someone’s dreams, you can control their thoughts …


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    Blog Tour: Beer and Sauerkraut by John Morgan (Guest Post)

    Title: Beer & Sauerkraut

    Author: John Morgan

    Release Date: 9th June 2020

    Genre: Non-Fiction

    Page Count: 104

    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53845484-beer-sauerkraut 

    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beer-Sauerkraut-Insiders-Guide-Germany/dp/1913568040

    Summary:

    John Morgan was born in the UK in 1938 and qualified there as a chartered surveyor.

    He moved to Zurich for three years in 1969 to work for a US conglomerate.

    He then moved to Germany, where he eventually established a successful property consultancy firm together with a Dutch partner, selling this in due course to a German bank.

    John has a German wife and four sons and now lives in retirement on Lake Constance. Having dual nationality and conversing today mostly in German, he is now uncertain whether he is British or German!


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    Blog Tour: Pirate and R by Daniele Forni

    Title: The Pirate and R
    Author: Daniele Forni
    Genre: Picture Book
    Publication Date: 2nd June 2020
    Page Count: 30
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53666365-the-pirate-and-r 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pirate-R-Daniele-Forni/dp/1913340686/
    Summary:The Pirate and R is a simple introduction to the statistical software R, specifically aimed at future data scientists.

    Got to www.thelittledatascientist.co.uk for more codes to use and to stay up to date regarding future publications.


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    Blog Tour: A Cellist Soldier by Robert J Fanshawe (Guest Post)

    Title: A Cellist Soldier
    Author: Robert J Fanshawe
    Genre: Historical Fiction
    Publication Date: 9th June 2020
    Page Count: 276
    Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53668062-a-cellist-soldier 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cellist-Soldier-Robert-J-Fanshawe/dp/1913340414/
    Summary: A British Battalion moves up ready for the World War One 1917 battle of Arras. A much loved Regimental Sergeant Major is blown up, the man taking his place intensely disliked. A patrol is sent into No Man’s Land to rescue a casualty crying for help.

    One soldier, a cello player, throws his rifle away when the wrong casualty is shot in frustration. Threatened with Court Martial, he walks alone to find the real one, imagining playing his cello. He finds him, legs impossibly injured, pulls him from the mud and carries him towards a German medical station.

    The casualty, Sergeant John Wall, a real soldier shot for desertion in 1917, dies and the cello player is taken prisoner. He runs from the medical station wearing a red cross apron. On returning to his own line he is arrested.

    Witness a flawed Court Martial and a bizarre final ‘victory’ which is to have a profound effect on Ben the cellist’s friend and the fundamental question of justice in war.


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    Blog Tour: Again Again by E. Lockhart (Extract)

    Title: Again Again
    Author: E Lockhart
    Genre: YA
    Publication Date: 2nd June 2020
    Page Count: 304
    Publisher: Hot Key Books
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52305282-again-again 
    Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Again-Lockhart-ebook/dp/B07ZZCZ7G6
    Summary: In this novel full of surprises from the New York Times bestselling author of WE WERE LIARS and GENUINE FRAUD, E. Lockhart ups the ante with an inventive and romantic story about human connection, forgiveness, self discovery and possibility.

    When Adelaide Buchman’s younger brother succumbs to a drug overdose, she saves his life. In the aftermath, looking for distraction, she becomes a stylish, bright charmer who blows off school and falls madly in love – even though her heart is shattered.

    Adelaide is catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times while finally confronting her brother, their history, and her own strength.

    A raw and funny story that will surprise you over and over, Adelaide is an indelible heroine grappling with the terrible and wonderful problem of loving other people.