Category Fiction

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel

Friday, August 14, 2020 FictionNovel  No comments

Friends Forever by Danielle Steel,  “Theirs is a heart wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid casts of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky,  with a friend forever by our side.

This is a story about five friends forever they include Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Sean and Andy.  They met in kindergarten and stayed friends until there was only two left to carry on the friendship that started so many decades ago.  They were inseparable.  The girls would go to new teachers and tell them they were sisters.  The boys would go and say they were triplets.  Some believed them others didn’t.

Billy was a big athletic young boy and was wanting to play football...

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Never Forget by Michel Bussi

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 MysteryFiction

Never Forget by Michel Bussi front cover

Translated by Shaun Whiteside — With its release timed to coincide with the UK’s first French Book Week and Bastille Day, Never Forget is French crime author Michel Bussi‘s latest suspense thriller and the fifth to be translated into English.

Jamal Salaoui has a goal – to run the toughest race in France, the Mont Blanc Ultra-Trail, a 68k run which takes around 46 hours to complete. The difference is that Jamal will do it with a prosthetic leg.

One morning while on holiday in Yport, Normandy, Jamal runs his usual morning route, the coastal path along the cliffs and notices a red scarf tied to a fence. When he realises it’s a pure cashmere Burberry scarf worth a small fortune, he takes it and carries on running.

As he approaches the blockhouse he notices a young woman standing l...

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A Seagull Summer by Jane Lovering

Thursday, August 6, 2020 RomanceFiction

Summer by the sea – a time to spread your wings, right?

Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She’s trying to leave behind a disastrous family life, and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire, on whom she relied for advice.

Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vanished-from-the-family great grandfather. Brendon has discovered a fear of British seagulls, particularly Roger, a hand-reared bird which has taken a liking to Leah. As Leah and Brendon form a summer friendship, their pasts catch up with them. But together they help each other to see beyond the narrow confines and mistakes of the past.

The Seasons by the Sea series combines laugh-out-loud humour with damaged people redeemed by l...

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Demons Do It Better by Louisa Masters

Thursday, August 6, 2020 FictionNovel

Five years ago, Sam Tiller made the best decision of his life … and the worst. Leaving behind a boring 9-to-5 job full of people he hated, Sam took a position that promised adventure and excitement, two things sorely missing from his life. The Community of Species Government (CSG) is certainly exciting. Sam learned about the existence of shifters and vampires, incubi, sorcerers, demons, and so many other creatures he’d never known existed. Now he works with them, is friends with them, and even likes some of them, like his best friend Alistair, who just so happens to be a hellhound.

The worst decision, though? That was when Sam picked up Gideon, a giant, muscular, gorgeous man, from the bar to celebrate the new job and ended up falling for him only to find out that A) Gideon’s a demon...

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The Friendship List by Susan Mallery

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 RomanceFiction

About The Book

One Summer can change your life…
As a single mum, Ellen Fox missed out on a lot, but she wouldn’t change a thing. Then she overhears her son saying he can’t leave home to go to college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers.
To help, Ellen’s best friend Unity creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too. Only to support her friend, not because she needs to change. She’s a perfectly fine thirty four year old widow, who socialises at an old people’s home!
For both women, The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re doing just fine...

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Matilda Next Door by Kelly Hunter

Monday, August 3, 2020 RomanceFiction

When a long-anticipated holiday takes an unexpected turn…

Aussie farm girl Matilda Moore kicks off her dream trip to London by flat-sitting for her childhood friend. But London is daunting, crowded and noisy, and that’s before Tilly finds a baby on the doorstep. There’s a note attached: “Henry, if you’re reading this, please know the worst has happened.”

Probability expert Henry Church has finally returned home to Wirralong, Australia, to see his grandparents when he gets a phone call from Tilly that breaks every statistical analysis. The probability of him being the father is marginal. Plus, he knows nothing about caring for a baby. Emotions and socializing are even bigger mysteries. He begs Tilly for help—can she cut her holiday short and bring the baby to Wirralong?

Ti...

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From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 MysteryFiction  No comments

About From Beer to Eternity

A whip smart librarian’s fresh start comes with a tart twist in this perfect cocktail of murder and mystery—with a romance chaser.

MURDER ON TAP

With Chicago winters in the rearview mirror, Chloe Jackson is making good on a promise: help her late friend’s grandmother run the Sea Glass Saloon in the Florida Panhandle. To Chloe’s surprise, feisty Vivi Slidell isn’t the frail retiree Chloe expects. Nor is Emerald Cove. It’s less a sleepy fishing village than a panhandle hotspot overrun with land developers and tourists. But it’s a Sea Glass regular who’s mysteriously crossed the cranky Vivi. When their bitter argument comes to a head and he’s found dead behind the bar, guess who’s the number one suspect?

In trying to clear Vivi’s name, Chloe di...

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On the Radar: Drops of blood hit the Outback dust

Thursday, July 23, 2020 ThrillerMysteryFiction

From Arctic snowscapes to deep, dark forests and on to the heat of the Outback, wilderness noir is getting to be quite the thing. If it’s grabbed you then watch out for our lead book this week – The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser is set in a remote part of Australia and needless to say things get pretty desperate pretty fast once the bad guys turn up. Apart from this debut, we’ve got plenty to choose from including the latest by Karen Dionne and Julia Heaberlin.

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser front cover Australian crime fiction

This much in demand crime debut by Australian author Gabriel Bergmoser brings with it a touch of horror and a whole lot of tension. First there is Allie, who heads into the Outback to stay with her grandfather, Frank, owner of a service station on a remote highway...

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Spirits Duet by Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga

Friday, July 31, 2020 ThrillerFiction

Spirits is a duology featuring two stories by authors Julia Talbot and B.A. Tortuga. 

Moonshine

Moonshine and full moons, two things that don’t necessarily go together. It’s hard enough to get by making moonshine — not only is it dangerous, it’s also not strictly on the up and up — but the timing gets even more tricky for Jenson when he has to start keeping track of the moon, as well. He hadn’t expected to get anything more than a good night from the blond twink at the bar, but now he’s a werewolf. While Jensen is still getting used to that, David barges into his site, snarling and growling and snapping at him as if, somehow, the whole werewolf thing (which David also seems to have got caught up in) is his fault.

Between all the fighting and fucking, Jenson and David decid...

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The Smuggler’s Daughter by Claire Matturro

Friday, July 24, 2020 MysteryFiction

Claire Matturro, The Smuggler's Daughter

Avoiding the beach this summer? Missing sand and surf? Claire Matturro’s crime thriller set on Florida’s Gulf Coast will take you there. You can soak up the atmosphere while her protagonist, Kate Garcia, gets into some mighty deep waters.

Kate has a boyfriend who wants to marry her. Raymond Slaverson is a police detective in the town of Concordia and he and his partner are investigating the fatal shooting of state attorney Alton Weaver.

Kate is the head reference librarian at the county library and the fifth generation of her family to live on the Gulf Coast. She’s up in arms about a phosphate mining operation’s plans to open up a major facility likely to become an environmental disaster...

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