Blog Tour: Aimée Duffy Blog Tour & Giveaway


Here to put a little sizzling sunshine in your life is the Sinfully Summer Tour!

The smash-hit contemporary romance novel by Aimée Duffy has just been released in paperback so take a look at the details to find out why fans are loving it! There will be reviews and guest posts along the way, plus the chance to win a personalised signed copy of the book.

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What they say:

A Summer Bonkbuster perfect for fans of Jackie Collins, Tilly Bagshawe, Jilly Cooper and Victoria Fox!



Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach…


But rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for?
He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!

I loved this book. The sexual tension between Alexa and Ric was tangible. They loved to hate each other but secretly it was more love. I really wanted them to stop playing games and get together, because they were perfect for each other.

The paparazzi love Alexa for her exploits during her younger days but she is trying to shake off that party girl image and become independent. She jumps from the frying pan and right into the fire; that is when all the fun starts.

Aimee Duffy creates wonderful likeable flawed characters and gives them depth, as well as a sense of fun. I loved Alexa, at first she seems like the ditzy party girl but as you start to get to know her, you see how canny she really is. Alexa sure can hold her own and I loved the fact she could give as well as she could take.

Summer blockbuster reads don’t get any better than this.”Sinfully Summer” is the perfect escape from dull grey skies and adds a lot of glamour to your day.

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images-257Author Bio:

Aimée writes steamy, contemporary romance for the 21st century woman who enjoys the 21st century alpha male. She’s addicted to reading, shopping and can’t go a day without music. When she’s not writing you can find her traipsing up the Ochils (weather permitting of course) or procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter.

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Review: Barbara Ross


wpid-wp-1400490369207.jpegClammed up by Barbara Ross

Julia Snowden returned to her hometown of Busman’s Harbor, Maine to rescue her family’s struggling clambake business—not to solve crimes. But that was before a catered wedding on picturesque Morrow Island turned into a reception for murder. When the best man’s corpse is found hanging from the grand staircase in the Snowden family mansion, Julia must put the chowder pot on the back burner and join the search for the killer. And with suspicion falling on her old crush, Chris Durand, the recipe for saving her business and salvaging her love life might be one and the same


Maine never looked so beautiful. Clamed up setting of Busman’s Harbour has all the quirky charm of New England.

The food is described in mouth watering details and there are even recipes in the back of the book for you to try at home. Clammed up has more to offer than just mayhem. It is a glimpse into Julia life and her character becomes a friend through the story.

This deliciously engaging read is full of red herrings and summer breezes. This summery read is perfect for the poolside or a chilly winters day, when you need a bit of sunshine.

Clammed up has a climatic ending and who-done-it is the biggest surprise. There is also a hint of romance on the horizon in the next book to come.



Boiled Over by Barbara Ross

For Julia Snowden, the Founder’s Day summer celebration in Busman’s Harbor, Maine, means helping her family’s clambake company to prepare an authentic taste of New England seafood. Any Mainer will tell you that a real clambake needs wood for the fire . . . so why is there a foot sticking out of the oven?

The townspeople want to pin the murder of the RV park owner on Cabe Stone, a new employee of the Snowden Family Clambake Company–who bolted from the crime scene and disappeared.

Julia knows having another murder associated with her family’s business is a recipe for disaster . . . but who is the killer? Cooking up a proper investigation doesn’t leave much time for the rest of Julia’s life, and this is one killer who’ll do anything to stop her from digging up clues . .


What’s cooking? Another ingenious death. Boiled over is another Maine Clam Bake Mystery triumph that will keep you guessing until the end. When you get to the end, you will be delighted with another set of scrumptious recipes.

Barbara Ross serves up another helping of quirky New England wit and mayhem. As always, Julia is ahead of the game. Along with some familiar faces from Clammed up, there are more mouth watering delights and this time so romance.

Boiled over is out just in time to put on your list for summer reads. If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly recommend this excellent cozy.

Review: Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

wpid-wp-1400490670408.jpegCassidy Kincaide owns Trifles & Folly, an antique/curio store and high-end pawn shop in Charleston, South Carolina that is more than what it seems. Dangerous magical and supernatural items sometimes find their way into mortal hands or onto the market, and Cassidy is part of a shadowy Alliance of mortals and mages whose job it is to take those deadly curiosities out of circulation.

Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670—acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It’s the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history. Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500 year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it’s time for Cassidy and Sorren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.


Deadly Curiosities, is a curiosity in its self. There are many Urban fantasy facets to the novel and plenty of new twists.
Cassidy is a psychometric, which means she can touch things and know where it is has been and its history. She runs an antique shop in Charleston, South Carolina called Trifles & Folly as cover to trace and neutralize magically artefacts. With her group of friends/employees and help of an ancient vampire they hunt down possessed antiques.
There are a few Scooby -Doo moments but over all, it had a cozy feel to it. It is labelled Young adult, which may explain why it never went truly to the dark side.
Charleston is portrayed as a village in a city and every magically being seems to know each other and there was a great sense of community.
I did enjoy Deadly Curiosities, I thought the characters were rich and fleshed out and plenty of new takes on supernatural powers to keep this novel innovative.
What disappointed me, was there was no romance- not even a hint of sexual tension between the characters. I think that is why this book lacks a certain pizzazz.
With that being said, Deadly Curiosities isn’t a run of the mill UF or YA book for that matter, and definitely a worthwhile read.
I am a big fan of Gail Z. Martin and I will be looking forward to the next book in the series.

Review: The Country Escape by Fiona Walker

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Hidden amid lush Herefordshire parkland, Eardisford is the ultimate English country retreat and it’s just been sold for the first time in its history. Romantic daredevil Kat Mason has been bequeathed the estate’s lakeside sanctuary, Lake Farm, until she dies or marries. But the new owners want her out now . . .

In rides charming playboy Dougie Everett, the man hired to sweep Kat off her feet and off the property. Although pursuing the Hollywood dream has not been all he’d hoped, Dougie loves nothing more than the thrill of the chase, but does he risk losing his heart along the way?


The Country Escape is the perfect summer read. Fiona Walker picks up the reins from Jilly Cooper and provides this seasons block-buster novel.

Snobbery and stately homes aren’t Kat’s only problems when Dougie Everett comes on the scene. She is far more clever than she is given credit for and turns the tables to suit herself.

The Country Escape is a romp from cover to cover. It has all the perfect ingredients: A gorgeous hunk, a sassy heroine, a country setting, and some sexy romance. This very British novel combines the stiff upper lip of the gentry with a huge dollop of fun.

This is the one book not to be missed this summer- you will not be disappointed


Review: The Vineyard by Karen Aldous

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It’s been five years, and Lizzie Lambert has decided it’s time to try to make things right with her estranged mother. She’s made a success of things in Cannes, she’s bringing up a lovely little boy on her own, and she’s ready to put the past behind her.

But it seems Lizzie’s mother has moved on as well. She’s moved her toyboy – a muscle-bound vintner named Cal – into the family home, and given him the run of the land that was meant to be Lizzie’s inheritance!

Cal’s wine business frequently takes him to France, and suddenly wherever Lizzie goes, he’s already there – meddling, giving unsolicited advice, saving her little boy’s life and stealing her heart. But none of this changes the fact that he’s her mother’s lover…


Lizzie returns home after disappearing many years before. She is a bit put out to see how life has moved on without her. She returns home to France and we slowly find out the reasons for her estrangement with her mother.

Mistakenly, she believes that Cal is her mother’s lover, but yet she cannot help being attracted to him. When he turns up in France there are definitely some sparks.

Serious health problems bring her back to her mother’s side and it is a chance to heal the family rift. With Cal’s support, there is a real chance to be a family again.

At first I thought Lizzie was a bit spoilt and selfish- but as her story continues; Lizzie really evolves into a strong character. There are plenty of raw emotions and many heart warming moments as well as gorgeous settings.

Not since Peter Mayle has anyone captured the essence of Provence and Karen Aldous does it vividly. Settle back with a glass of wine and experience the Vineyard for yourself.

Review: A Western Heart by Liz Harris

 A Western Heart by Liz Harris

Wyoming, 1880
Rose McKinley and Will Hyde are childhood sweethearts and Rose has always assumed that one day they will wed. As a marriage will mean the merging of two successful ranches, their families certainly have no objections.
All except for Rose’s sister, Cora. At seventeen, she is fair sick of being treated like a child who doesn’t understand ‘womanly feelings’. She has plenty of womanly feelings – and she has them for Will.
When the mysterious and handsome Mr Galloway comes to town and turns Rose’s head, Cora sees an opportunity to get what she wants. Will Rose play into her sister’s plot or has her heart already been won?

A Western Heart is comfort food in a book; it is like watching a John Wayne film on a lazy afternoon.

Rose and Cora are sisters, but Cora has eyes on Rosie’s soon to be betrothed. Adding in a fourth party in the form of Mr. Galloway, and you have a square dance.

A Western Heart is an adorable novella that will make you long for calico dresses and a time when life was simpler. This gentle story is about sibling rivalry and finding ones hearts desires.

The gentility of the romance unfolds with the laid back charm of country life and is the perfect length for a quick enjoyable read.


Also by Liz Harris

A Bargin Struck by Liz Harris

Does a good deal make a marriage?Widower Connor Maguire advertises for a wife to raise his young daughter, Bridget, work the homestead and bear him a son.Ellen O’Sullivan longs for a home, a husband and a family. On paper, she is everything Connor needs in a wife. However, it soon becomes clear that Ellen has not been entirely truthful.

Will Connor be able to overlook Ellen’s dishonesty and keep to his side of the bargain? Or will Bridget’s resentment, the attentions of the beautiful Miss Quinn, and the arrival of an unwelcome visitor, combine to prevent the couple from starting anew?

As their personal feelings blur the boundaries of their deal, they begin to wonder if a bargain struck makes a marriage worth keeping.

Set in Wyoming in 1887, a story of a man and a woman brought together through need, not love …




Down Under: Georgina Penney


unforgetUnforgettable You by Georgina Penney

“After months working on an oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean, engineer Jo Blaine can’t wait to get home. Her job is tough, and she is desperate for some long overdue girl time. The last thing Jo needs when she walks through her front door is to find a strange man staying in her house. When she learns that her uninvited guest is none other than Stephen Hardy, she’s tempted to head straight back out to sea.

Stephen has always felt guilty for the part he played in ruining Jo’s life years earlier and immediately jumps at the chance to make things up to her by looking after her apartment and her giant cranky cat. It takes some fast talking, but Jo is finally convinced to let him stay. And by the time she leaves for her next shift at work, they’re both eagerly anticipating her return.

But as they grow closer, it soon becomes clear Jo is hiding something about her past that is coming back to haunt her. After a lifetime of taking care of herself and her sister Amy, Jo isn’t used to sharing her problems, especially when they involve her messy family history. But when threats start to escalate, Jo must decide whether to trust Stephen before her stubborn independence places them all at risk. “


“Unforgettable you” is the prequel to “Irrepressible you”, where we were first introduced to the sisters, Amy and Jo. Amy is the wild child with her 1950’s pin-up flare and Jo is the sensible, oil rig worker with stoic charm and sensible shoes.

In “Unforgettable you”, it explores Jo’s vulnerable side. She is much more sensitive than her tomboy appearance lets on. Jo meets Stephen when she returns home on leave from her oil rig and runs into to Stephen after many years and a lot of water under the bridge.

Their romance heats up and blossoms into true love. Stephen brings out all those hidden emotions that Jo has spent most of her adult life suppressing. There are some unsettling family issues but Georgina Penney tackles them with realism and tact.

Jo and Stephen were a corner-stone couple in “Irrepressible you”. It is wonderful to hear their story, and see how they got from an awkward start to the rock solid couple they became. You don’t have to read “Irrepressible you” to enjoy “Unforgettable you”-  it is a stand alone novel in many way. It is recommended that you do read Irrepressible you because it is very enjoyable.

As always, Georgina Penney infuses her outrageous humour and style to create the most unforgettable characters. The only problem I found with these books is, which one I loved more!



ireIrrepressible You by Georgina Penney

“You don’t become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong way, which is why writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the latest media frenzy dies down.

When he meets Amy Blaine, a perky blonde who dresses like a 1950s pin-up girl, he knows he’s hit the satirical jackpot. He begins to fill his weekly London column with snarky observations about her life, clothes, and even their most intimate moments. It doesn’t occur to him that Amy, who is letting her guard down for the first time in her adult life, might be upset – after all, it’s hilarious, and his readers love her!

It isn’t until Amy discovers the extent of his betrayal that Ben begins to realise just how badly he’s cocked up the best thing that ever happened to him. But is it too late?”


pinupSet in the sunny port city of Perth, Australia, this stunning debut has style. I loved Amy. I thought she was funny cute, sassy and clever. I am a big fan of the 1950’s style of dress and wished I had her wardrobe.

Everything has such personality in this book, from the outdoor plumbing to Gerald, the dog and his testicle implants.

There are plenty of false starts for Ben and Amy and at times it feels as if someone poured a bucket of water over you. When they do get together it is very saucy. In all honesty, it is racy but it is done tastefully. I blushed myself a few times, and needed a cold shower by the time it was over.

This book is a breath of fresh air and I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an out of the ordinary story with loads of style.






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Elder Park Books is happy to announce a new feature, Hot Down Under.  It is a great new showcase for the more Spicer adult books and today is the first post featuring Kate Belle.





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The Yearning by Kate Belle:

It’s 1978 in a country town and a dreamy fifteen year old girl’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of the substitute English teacher. Solomon Andrews is beautiful, inspiring and she wants him like nothing else she’s wanted in her short life.

Charismatic and unconventional, Solomon easily wins the hearts and minds of his third form English class. He notices the attention of one girl, his new neighbour, who has taken to watching him from her upstairs window. He assumes it a harmless teenage crush, until the erotic love notes begin to arrive.

Solomon knows he must resist, but her sensual words stir him. He has longings of his own, although they have nothing to do with love, or so he believes. One afternoon, as he stands reading her latest offering in his driveway, she turns up unannounced. What they choose to do next will haunt them until they meet again twenty five years later. Read an extract.

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kate-o'donnell-8Now an exclusive interview with the author of the Yearning, Kate Belle:

EPBR: What inspired you to write The Yearning?

KB: The Yearning began life as a series of half written (badly written) and fairly pointless short stories. I used to write in short bursts, capturing a single disembodied scene at a time. When I decided to take my writing more seriously I gathered all these random bits together and a theme began to emerge: a woman who craved to be reunited with a lover, who was tortured by unrequited passion. This was something I felt was important to write about as so many people have a story about the ‘love that got away’ or the ‘love that could have been’.

Over four years I drew the threads of the stories together and filled in the gaps. I developed the character of the woman, who remains nameless throughout the entire book, and the philandering, free-spirited man she falls for (who happens to be her teacher).

So many women fall into the trap of falling for the charms of an older, experienced man when they are young. At the time it’s exhilarating, but it often ends in tears – usually the young woman’s. While the fantasy of the perfect lover is enticing, the mark these relationships leave on women can affect the rest of their lives. I wanted to explore the boundaries between sex, desire and love, and the power young women hold over older men (she is the one who actively seduces him). The Yearning also raises the question of ‘age of consent’. The protagonist in The Yearning is of consenting age when she loses her virginity to Solomon Andrews, but she is in no way ready to embark on a mature, fully sexual relationship. It was an interesting book to write and has inspired many questions for those who read it.

EPBR: What made you chose Erotica as a writing genre?

KB: I didn’t so much choose Erotica as my genre as that’s where my work fits. The truth is my work crosses genres and is hard to slot into just one. The Yearning has shades of New Adult, Erotica and general Women’s Fiction.

I like to write about the secrets people have, the inner struggles we keep to ourselves because we are too ashamed to talk about them. Sex, desire, love are aspects of our lives and selves often kept private, so my interest is naturally drawn to those topics.

I also think there is too much emotionless sex in books. I want write the kind of love scenes I like to read, to see the love put back into ‘making love’. I draw a lot from Trantric and Taoist practices so my writing focuses more on making love than sex. I enjoy exploring what goes on emotionally when we feel that incredible pull toward another human being, the dominating attraction to a beloved, the longing to possess a lover as our own. I love emotional intensity so that’s what I write about.

EPBR: You were nominated for a ARRA award, what did that honour mean to you?

KB: The Australian Romance Readers Association is a volunteer run, not-for-profit group of romance lovers based in Australia (of course!). Members are a combination of readers and writers and the organisation is hugely supportive of Australian romance authors and the romance genre in general. The group is very active. They have a great blog with release day posts, reviews, interviews and author guest posts. They host a convention every two years and member nominated annual awards for the best romance books in 12 categories.

I’m so pleased that The Yearning was nominated (along with about 10 other books) for Best Erotic Romance in 2013. This is a great honour because the nomination came from readers, ARRA members themselves. It means that the romance community loved the book enough to nominate it out of the dozens, sometimes hundreds, of books they read in 2013. I’m very grateful they selected my book as one worthy of a nomination. For a debut novel, I couldn’t have asked for more.

being_jade_COVER_HI_res smallEPBR:What are you working on next?

KB: My second novel, Being Jade, will be released in Australia/New Zealand on 1 June 2014. It’s a very different book to The Yearning, more contemporary women’s fiction with erotic themes than erotica. Again, it is about love, sex and desire, but this time from the inside of an unusual marriage between very ordinary Banjo and his extraordinary artist wife, Jade. Here’s the blurb:

A tragic death. A family divided. One truth can set them free.

Banjo Murphy is killed on the night he finally walks away from his wife Jade after twenty five years of adultery. In the aftermath, Banjo is bewildered to discover he still exists, and in despair he watches Jade collapse into deep depression and his daughters, Lissy and Cassandra, struggle with their unexpected loss.

Lissy is tortured by the mystery surrounding her father’s death. What compelled Banjo to leave the night he died? Why won’t Jade talk about what happened? Despite their volatile relationship, Lissy believes her parents’ love to be enduring, but sensible Cassandra sees things differently. When Cassy discovers a sketch book chronicling Jade’s affairs, the truth of their parents’ relationship begins to unfold and Lissy’s loyalties are divided.

Searching for answers, Lissy contacts Jade’s ex-lovers. Watching from afar, Banjo aches as he discovers what these men meant to Jade – until Lissy’s quest with Jade’s long line of lovers uncovers an explosive truth …

One that will finally set her family free.”

The good news is that Being Jade is doing the rounds in the US at the moment looking for a potential publisher. With a bit of luck she might make it to your shores in the near future.

I’m also working on an erotic romance series titled Master of Love. It features a Don Juan type of character, the hot-blooded and charismatic Ramon Mendez, a masterful lover of women. I’m hoping to have that series finished and with a publisher by the end of this year.

Kate Belle Author Bio

Kate is a multi-published author of dark, sensual love stories that will mess with your head. Her interests include talking to strangers, collecting unread books, objectifying men much younger than her and ranting about the world’s many injustices. She blogs regularly about women, relationships, sexuality and books on The Ecstasy Files (and anywhere else who’ll have her). She is also the creator of the Eros in Action writing sex workshop.

Kate lives, writes and loves in Melbourne with her small family and very annoying pets. The Yearning was released in 2013 to rave reviews. Being Jade is her second novel.

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I hope you enjoyed our first Hot Down Under post, I know I did- There will be another one in two weeks. Next week is a special paranormal Down Under, so join us then.


garsideBreakaway Creek by Heather Garside

Two city women – a century apart – find love and adventure with rugged men in the Queensland outback.
Two love stories; two parallel lives; two destinies.
Set in the 19th and 21st centuries, Heather Garside’s debut novel is a passionate rural romance of love and its consequences.
Shelley and Emma are separated by time but bound by a dark secret to a place called Breakaway Creek.
Betrayed by her long-term boyfriend, Shelley Blake has fled the city to return to her home town. Her interest in a photograph of her great-great-grandparents is piqued by her family’s reticence about the mystery couple, and a search for answers takes her to the cattle station Breakaway Creek.
Here she meets Luke Sherman, a man embroiled in the bitter ending of his marriage and a heart-breaking separation from his two small boys.
Shelley resists an instant attraction to Luke, as neither is ready for a new relationship.
And, while Luke struggles to reclaim his children, Shelley uncovers the truth about her ancestors, Alex and Emma.
A story of racial bigotry and a love that transcends all obstacles takes the reader back to the pioneering days of the 1890s.”

divider-NEWBreakaway Creek is a stunning debut by Heather Garside. It is a finely crafted dual time-line story that is breath-taking. More often than not, dual time-line stories are hard to do right but Heather Garside does it with precision.

Queensland is described so vividly that you feel immersed in the story, and the beauty of Breakway Creek is a character of its own.

There is so much heart and soul to this history steeped story, from racial tensions of the past and present, heart-break, new love and finding out secrets from the past. Breakaway Creek leaves you wanting more- I know I didn’t want the book to end.

I highly recommend Breakway Creek because it was an engaging, compelling, beautfuly written novel that will wrench your heart as well as warm it.


Heather Garside’s current work-in-progress is a rural romance and, like Breakaway Creek, is a dual-timeline story.

Holly Colter has left her career in nursing to work with her grandparents on their Queensland cattle property. But she hadn’t bargained on Jesse Kavanagh, the boy who broke her heart and ended up in trouble with the law, being back next door. To make it worse, her grandfather accepts his offer to help with the cattle muster.

While doing her best to avoid Jesse, Holly indulges her interest in family history by trying to uncover the truth about a murdered ancestor.


Mercy Forbes is shocked but hardly grief-stricken when she finds her abusive husband murdered. Sergeant Jake Morrison is determined to find the killer, despite his suspicions of Mercy and a growing attraction to her that threatens to undermine the case and his policing career.

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Lamingtons are a quintessential part of every Australian’s childhood. The little sponge cake is dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in desiccated coconut.

These little treats are sold at school fairs and bake sales around the country.

These days Lamingtons are also commercially produced however they don’t taste as good as the homemade versions.

Review: Falling Apart by Jane Lovering

fallingapartFalling Apart by Jane Lovering

In the mean streets of York, the stakes just got higher – and even pointier.
Jessica Grant liaises with Otherworlders for York Council so she knows that falling in love with a vampire takes a leap of faith. But her lover Sil, the City Vampire in charge of Otherworld York, he wouldn’t run out on her, would he? He wouldn’t let his demon get the better of him. Or would he?
Sil knows there’s a reason for his bad haircut, worse clothes and the trail of bleeding humans in his wake. If only he could remember exactly what he did before someone finds him and shoots him on sight.
With her loyalties already questioned for defending zombies, the Otherworlders no one cares about, Jess must choose which side she’s on, either help her lover or turn him in. Human or Other? Whatever she decides, there’s a high price to pay – and someone to lose.

The second novel in the series, follows Vampire State of Mind.”


Jess and Sil are back. This time bigger and better. “Falling apart” picks up where Vampire state of mind leaves off. I thought Vampire state of mind would be a hard act to follow, but Jane Lovering expands her original world with new characters and new problems.

This latest instalment of an alternative history, York introduces zombies, like you have never seen before and new foes like the the “Britain for Humans” movement. As always, Jane Lovering brings new meaning to the phrase demon seed.

What made this book stand out for me, is that Jess and Sil’s relationship is of a realistic nature. Love does not always conqueror all when there are impossible issue to overcome. “Falling apart” never sugar coats or pretends that things will magically work out without putting in the hard graft.

Sil struggles with his demon symbiote and it is a constant fight for him not to let it take over and this creates the tension with his relationship with Jess. While Sil is “off doing vampire things”, Jess is torn between the man she loves and her job.

This is not your ordinary Vampire story. “Falling Apart”will make you laugh out loud and engage with the characters to the point where you yell at the book; willingly them to stop being so stubborn and do what their hearts tell them is the right thing to do.

Jane Lovering infuses her story with her trademark witty and sarcasm with Lovecraftian influences and creates a world that is so unique, that it makes Falling apart un-put-down-able. It is my suggestion that you read “Vampire State of mind” first before “Falling apart- I guarantee you will not be disappointed.


VampirestateofmindVampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering

“Jessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker programme making sure that Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee.

To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who’s now in charge of Otherworld York. When a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together.

But then Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world, which puts a very different slant on their relationship. The stakes are high. They are also very, very pointy and Jess isn’t afraid to use them – even on the vampire she’s rather afraid she’s falling in love with … “


Vampire State of mind is a new and inventive twist on the vampire genre. I really was impressed with this book! A time-slip opens in Wales and it is a door way to other dimensions filled with supernatural beings. They start filtering through to our world and cause havoc. The themes are very Lovecraftian as well as being alternative history at its best.

I can’t remember when I highlighted so many paragraphs in a book before. There were so many funny lines, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. There was one line about using the television show “Buffy the vampire slayer” as an instructional video, that kept me giggling al day.

Jessica and Sil have a bizarre romance. At times it is more hate than love- but it adds another dimension to Sil’s demonic symbiot. There is a lot of the man left behind in their to make an impact. There are some very tender scenes about redemption and salvation towards the end.

Vampire State of mind is a roller coaster ride of excitement with added pithy retorts. It is a must read for Anita Blake and Kelly Armstrong fans. Jessica Grant is fierce heroine that can not be missed. She is the Yorkshire version of Buffy.

This is Urban Fantasy at it finest and a new chapter in British Vampire Mythology. Jane Lovering injects her trademark humour and plenty of kickass.



Vampire State of mind is currently free for a very limited time. Get your copy now and start of the summer with Jane Lovering.

Review: Talk To Me by Jules Wake

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Olivia and Daniel certainly aren’t talking the language of love …
Olivia has been in love with Daniel forever but, despite her best efforts, they’ve never been able to get it together. Their relationship has always been a series of mixed messages and misunderstandings and the final straw comes when Daniel mysteriously starts dating her flatmate, Emily. Hurt and confused, Olivia resolves to forget her heartache with a spot of speed dating. After all, what could possibly go wrong?
One crazy stalker later and Olivia’s life is becoming increasingly strange and scary. Can she rely on Daniel to step in when events take a terrifying turn or will their communication breakdown ultimately result in tragedy? “



“Talk to me” is a stunning début. Jules Wake taps into the Zeitgeist of the moment and delivers a novel that is contemporary and heart warming. It has the camaraderie and fashion sense of Sex in the City, but has the unique pulse of London.

“Talk to me” feels like it is fresh out from the pages of Hello magazine with it’s references to latest fashion trends. I have to admit, I am a bit of a fashion philistine and I didn’t know what a Manolo Blanik was before; but now I feel educated.

Jules Wake creates memorable characters that often say the most laugh out loud things- things I wish I would be able to say. Emily is the flatmate and not such a nice girl. Daniel is lovely, if not a bit misguided and Kate provides some antipodean charms.

Olivia and Daniel have problems getting past the starting gate. Daniel starts to date Olivia Flatmate and that starts a whole series of events that make you wonder if they will ever come to their senses.

Although there are many soap opera reference and mentions of various cosmetics, there is more depth to it. There are some real consequence to Olivia’s speed dating disaster and how easily it is for something that seems innocent at the time to turn life threatening.

Jules Wake’s “Talk to me” is the next wave in chick lit – it is a brilliant novel that is funny, clever and romantic. Not since Sophie Kinsella and Helen Fielding, has there been such a coup d’etat for the genre. If you can only take one book with you on holiday this year- then this is that book.

Cover Reveal: Witness to my Heart by Loni Flowers

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Loni Flowers is excited to reveal the cover for her new book “Witness to my heart” set to be released in August 2014.

Witness to my Heart by Loni Flowers

“Keep a low profile.

That’s what Abigale Peterson was supposed to do, especially when the person she was being protected from was one of the world’s worst crime lords. After seven years in the Witness Protection Program, she felt no safer now than she did when she was seventeen. Revenge was rarely forgotten when it came to a professional criminal like Zerilli.

Low profiles meant no social life and definitely no love life.

Paranoia and lies became daily habits, going against everything Abigale believed in, but they kept her safe. They kept everyone safe.

Until a house fire puts her out of that safety and into the arms of a stranger. Max Smith is sexy, smart, and has major attitude. He’s the only one who seems to get her. He calms her fears and comforts her from her nightmares. But he also sees right through her lies.

Before Abigale can stop, she’s in too deep; confiding too much and breaking the one rule she promise herself to uphold.

Visit Loni Flowers’ blog for more updates and to read a special excerpt of her new book.