Purple People Kate Bulpitt

There s a curiously coloured scheme afoot in Blighty. In an effort to tackle dispiriting, spiralling levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, the government has a new solution: to dye offenders purple. For once, even aspiring newsreader Eve Baxter is shocked – she s spent ten years gathering the world s weird, wild and wacky news at Big Apple-based agency, Say Fantastique!, but has never seen anything as loopy as this.

The good people of Great Britain have nothing to fear, announced Theo Fletcher, the young and zealous Prime Minister, before unveiling the improbable truth. Upon learning of this shamed tribe of bruises on society , the nation is agog, and surprisingly divided: there s anger and agreement, protest and debate. Oh, green and pleasant and now purple land…

The newspapers are having a field day, chock full of colourful commentary and vox pops. Politicians of all shades are clamouring to declare themselves for or against. And the renationalised Police Force is hastily adapting to this unusual new approach to law and order. But most baffling is quite how the transformations in this extreme scheme occur – those who ve experienced a change of shade are entirely flummoxed as to how it happened.

As the Purpleness starts, a brawl leaves Eve s Dad in hospital. She returns to the UK to see him – albeit somewhat begrudgingly. In New York she has found an intoxicating sense of freedom from a hatful of laments. Most particularly her family, including her brother, Simon – a potential purple candidate if ever there was one. Eve also frets that she should have further chased her ambitions for a life in real news, her obsession since she was young. She becomes entirely transfixed by the purple developments and wonders – what if this could be her route back into that world?

Once in Blighty – despite technical advances, still a land of smoke-filled pubs and Roxy Music – Eve begins to investigate how the Turning has been occurring. Enlisting help from a beloved newsreader, a human rights campaigner (who happens to be an old flame), and a keen conspiracy theorist, Eve tries to unravel the riddle of the Purpleness. Which transpires to be more dangerous than she anticipated; potentially enlightening communication is intercepted before she receives it; she s threatened in an alley by a man wearing double-bluffingly bland beige trousers, and she finds she s on the brink of being Turned purple herself…

The Purpleness will have far-reaching consequences for Eve and those around her. Can she avoid the skin of sin and crack this rum, plum story of a lifetime?

This book has an absolutely gorgeous cover, this itself makes you want to read the book. The synopsis just arouses intrigue and makes you curious as a reader what exactly is going on throughout the book.

This book has a completely unique and original concept. Whilst the plot is hilarious and wacky, I have found that I have considered questions of ethics and morals whilst reading this book. This is definitely the most original book I have read this year.

I would even go as far as saying that this is one of my favourites of this year so far. I have absolutely loved how different this is from anything I have read prior to this one. I have frequently laughed out loud during this book. I have found it easy to identify with the characters and loved the thoughts this has provoked.

The author has a writing style which captivates you from very early on and makes this a book which you will not be able to put down. The truth is you will not want to. This is highly addictive and highly deserving of five stars.

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The Course of Conviction

Having responded to Abbie’s absence in his own inimitable style, an unexpected reconciliation sees Joe conflicted by a need to seek revenge and a need to seek gratification, but as he wavers between hope and hatred, an unlikely reunion throws all those involved into further turmoil, deepening wounds and threatening fragile minds. Battling for normalcy, accusations and revelations abound until a devastating discovery proves almost fatal. There are lessons to be learned and theories to challenge, but who is really responsible for the endless stream of fear and betrayal? Dark minds and dirty deeds will only cause destruction when obsession knows no bounds. Explicit – strictly 18+

This is a dark and complex story that throws the reader in very quickly. With that said, I do love a book that events move quickly.

You have to read the first book prior to this, but I have completely devoured them one after the other. I have been kept on the edge of my seat throughout this one, the author has built up the tension and events.

The authors writing is elegant, the psychological twists are dark and the sexual tension between the characters is evident. This book will leave you breathless, excited and on edge.

The author has really created a masterpiece with this book. Now I must admit, I’m not a huge lover of steamy or erotic novels but I have enjoyed the underlying plot of this one and found this a good story. I think if this one was minus the psychological twists, I probably wouldn’t persevere with this book.

A strong three star read for me.

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Tipping Point Michelle Cook

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A tale of loss, manipulation, and the search for the truth

What would you risk to turn back the tide?

Essie Glass might have been a typical eighteen-year-old – had life not dealt her an early blow. 
Struggling to come to terms with the loss of her family in a terrorist attack, and left with nothing, Essie’s not kidding herself about her world. She wants change, and she’ll be honest about it, whatever the cost. From behind her keyboard, that is…

After all, this is England, 2035. Earth’s climate continues its accelerating collapse. A powerful elite controls the disaster-weary population with propaganda, intimidation, and constant surveillance.

By all appearances, Alex Langford is a respected local businessman – until Essie discovers that he’s a murderous conspirator who’d see the planet die for his fortune. 

When their paths collide, Essie must decide: how much is she really willing to pay for her honesty? 

Her choices, and the events she sets in motion, pit her against both enemies and supposed friends as she risks more than just her life to thwart them.

Will she succeed in revealing the truth? And will she survive?

This has been an addictive and interesting read which has kept me hooked from the very beginning.

This is completely unique to anything I’ve read previously and I have found myself desperate to know what was happening next. I haven’t been able to pull myself away from this one.

The author has completely pulled me in and made this a book which has been addictive and completely gripping.

I have really enjoyed how different this has been from anything I’ve read previously. It’s been hard to put down and I definitely have been converted as a fan of this author.

This is definitely a five star read which I have loved.

Coming Home to Hope Street Marcie Steele

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this one.

Step across the cobblestones, pull back the curtains and peek behind the doors in the second instalment of The Hope Street Series. Catch up with old friends and fall in love with new ones in a story of friendship, second chances and new beginnings.  
Livvy has no choice but to return to Hope Street, the childhood home she left over twenty years ago. Along with her sixteen-year-old daughter, Pip, she turns up on the doorstep, hoping for forgiveness from her sister. 
Hannah thought she’d never see Livvy again. She’s overwhelmed with emotion but locks away her real feelings. How could Livvy stay away without any contact? And why has she come back now?
It isn’t long before the charm of the market town of Somerley begins to work its magic. Hannah is opening a book shop in the square, adjoining The Coffee Stop, and Livvy’s offer to help out brings the sisters closer together. 
But when someone from Livvy’s past arrives unannounced too, he threatens everything she’s built up since her return. Can Livvy convince her sister, and her new friends, that her intentions to return were good ones? Or will her dreams of settling down and being happy again become nothing but a closed book?  
If you love an uplifting story, then Coming Home to Hope Street is the perfect feel-good read to curl up with. Ideal for fans of Hannah Ellis, Holly Martin and Emily Harvale.

My Review

This is my first read by this author. It’s one that I haven’t been able to put down, I’ve devoured the entire book in just one sitting.
I have loved everything about this book, the characters are all likeable and seem relatable. I definitely haven’t been disappointed by this book.
This has been a delightful read which I haven’t wanted to put down. The author has pulled me in and made it completely impossible to put the book down.
This is definitely an uplifting read which I have loved. The setting in this book is absolutely perfect, I really wish I could escape there.
I cannot wait to read more by this author, I have definitely been converted as a fan from this book. This is without a doubt a five star book.

A Stargazy Night Laura Briggs

Thrilled to join the blog tour for this fantastic author.

A Stargazy Night Sky (A Little Hotel in Cornwall Book 7) eBook ...

Starry autumn nights are bringing a rare celestial event and exciting new guests to the shores of the sleepy hotel Penmarrow.

Maisie is happy to be back among its staff, even with the question of its future ownership still in the air and the fate of her unpublished manuscript soon to be in the hands of London acquisitions editors. More than anything else, she’s happy to finally be in a relationship with Sidney Daniels, the sparks between them no longer denied. She’s excited for the future and things couldn’t be better with regards to romance … except for those lingering little questions about Sidney’s uncertain past, that is.

Meanwhile, the staff at the Penmarrow is tasked with hosting a special celestial conference where stargazers are gathering for a glimpse of the much-anticipated comet. The ever-timid maid Molly is flustered by the return of charming astronomer George and seems to need a little advice on how to rekindle the spark they shared last autumn. Hotel porters Gomez and Riley vie for the attentions of a mysterious female guest, the eccentric ‘Megs’ Buntly pays another visit, and a dramatic revelation about someone on staff will leave Maisie and everyone else reeling from the unexpected news. Is this the moment for the revelation Maisie has been waiting for since her Cornish journey began?

Brimming with humor, romance, and the kind of surprises its fans have come to expect, the seventh book in the series brings a twist at the end that’s sure to leave readers excited — and anxious — for the conclusion of Maisie’s original gorgeous Cornish adventure. 

My thoughts;

This book is just as beautiful as all of the author’s other books. This is an author, I am definitely a fan of. Laura is a fantastic author and I always know I’m in for a good read when it’s Laura.

This book has another gorgeous cover that instantly attracts the eye and screams to be read. This is a gorgeous read and fully engaging, I have devoured the series (including this book) in just one weekend. I absolutely haven’t been able to put these down.

This book is filled with romance and great characters. Each character wins your heart quickly and I definitely have been completely invested in them. This is an addictive book which I highly recommend.

I’m excited to read more of Laura’s books. This is a definite five star read.

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The Life we Almost Had Amelia Henley

Thrilled to join Random Things tours for this one.

This is not a typical love story.

Anna wasn’t looking for love when Adam swept her off her feet but there was no denying their connection, and she believed they would be together forever.

Years later, cracks have appeared in their relationship. Anna is questioning whether their love can really be eternal when a cruel twist of fate delivers a crushing blow, and Anna and Adam are completely lost to one another. Now, Anna needs Adam more than ever, but the way back to him has life-changing consequences.
Is a second chance at first love really worth the sacrifice? Anna needs to decide and time is running out…

A beautiful and emotional love story that asks, how far would you go for a second chance at first love? Perfect for fans of The Man Who Didn’t Call and Miss You.

My Review;

Wow oh wow! I’ve cried so much reading this book. What an absolutely stunning and breathtaking read.

I haven’t been able to put this one down. I absolutely adore Adam and Anna. They are definitely characters who belong together and deserve the happy ever after. However, things don’t always work out as you plan. Fate has other ideas….

I was extremely suspicious when the character of Oliver was introduced. I found myself resisting the urge to tweet the author to see what she was doing to me. However, his part in the story became integral and allows the reader to gain more of an insight into Adam and Anna.

This has made me cry but it’s absolutely beautiful and really has taken my breath away. I don’t want to give away any spoilers in this review, one theme that emerged towards the end is something which is extremely close to my heart. Henley has covered this in a highly sensitive and compassionate way, which has filled my heart with hope. It’s definitely touched me and will stay with me for a long time.

I am a huge fan of this author anyway and I have to be honest, she has completely smashed her first love story. This is an author who is extremely talented and can keep me on the edge of my seat with her thrillers and reduce me to tears with her beautiful love stories.

I absolutely cannot say anything negative about this one. It is a beautiful read and everything about it is just perfection. This is definitely a read which deserves to win awards.

This is such an easy rating to give, this is without a doubt a five star read. However, I wish I could give this all the stars because it is a magical read which should be added to everyone’s TBR’s.

The Calling of Trinity Brittany Elise

The fate of the supernatural world lies in the hands of the Trinity. Now that their powers have awakened, they’re one step closer to putting and end to the Darkness surrounding them. Or so they thought.

The death of Wren’s father brings and unsolicited visit from the Alpha Master of the Thornwood werewolf pack, and with it some troublesome news. Wren is faced with a decision that could end his life if he doesn’t choose wisely.

A mysterious book hidden in a secret room just might have the answers the Trinity is searching for. Perhaps with a little help from the past, a winged guardian, and some new friends – the Trinity can persevere and rise against the Darkness.

The Calling of the Trinity (Trinity Cycle Book 2) by [Brittany Elise]

This is a new author for me and although this is the second in the series it has read well as a stand alone novel. I would however, like to read book one to get a fuller picture of the characters that we have met in this book.

This has been a unique and interesting read which I have enjoyed. I have found there to be elements of Young Adult within this book and this has been a read which is not entirely as I had expected but enjoyable.

The author’s writing style is engaging and easy to follow and I would definitely read more by this author.

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First Girl Gone

Down the beach, she can just make out the rusting hulk of the Ferris wheel through the dawn mist. The hairs prickle on her neck as she drags her focus back to the chestnut hair fanned out in the shallow water at her feet. To the grains of sand decorating the beautiful girl’s white cheeks like freckles.

Private Detective Charlie Winters never thought she’d find herself back on Salem Island, but she’s forced home re-open the wound that never healed: her sister was abducted from the small town when they were teenagers.

For Charlie, her sister’s voice in her head—pushing her to risk everything to seek justice for the innocent—is a painful and constant reminder of what she lost. And never has that voice been louder than when a family friend comes to Charlie begging for help to find her missing daughter, Kara.

Searching Kara’s messy, poster-covered bedroom, Charlie finds more questions than answers. Did Kara run away, or was she snatched? She’s clearly been keeping secrets from her family—but don’t all teenagers?

A little black matchbook hidden in a jewellery box is Charlie’s only lead, but the seedy nightclub it comes from proves to be nothing but a dangerous dead end. Until Charlie is approached by a second distraught mother whose daughter has also vanished.

Forced at every turn to relive the trauma she ran away from, Charlie’s blood runs cold when a girl’s body is discovered in the exact spot on the water’s edge where the last trace of her sister was found. It’s clear someone is taunting Charlie, but with other innocent girls’ lives at risk, she has no choice but to take the bait…

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will leave you gasping for breath. Fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Lisa Regan will need to sleep with the lights on!

Ooh this book really has given me all the feels. I sat down with the intention of reading a chapter or two but have stayed up far too late devouring this absolutely gripping and unputdownable crime thriller.

I have to say a huge thank you to Bookouture, these are new authors for me. I absolutely cannot wait to read more. I’m also ensure how my review will do this book justice.

This is definitely a superb crime thriller, I’ve been kept on the edge of my seat. I’ve been guessing throughout the book where this one was going and there’s absolutely no way I could’ve predicted where this was going.

This is extremely well written and fast paced. I have definitely been gripped by this book. I have loved how it has been written, I have found the words have flown and I have been completely addicted to this book.

This is a great read and a wonderful start to the new series. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book. This has definitely set a standard for the rest of the series to come.

A definite five star read.

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Starry Skies Over the Chocolate Pot Cafe

Cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate for some festive sparkle from bestseller Jessica Redland.

Everyone is getting into the festive spirit on Castle Street – snow is falling, fairy lights are glistening and Christmas shopping is underway.

But for Tara Porter, owner of thriving cafe, The Chocolate Pot, this is the most difficult time of the year. From the outside, Tara is a successful businesswoman and pillar of the community. Behind closed doors, she is lonely. 

With a lifetime of secrets weighing on her shoulders, she has retreated from all friends, family and romance, and shut her real self away from the world. Afterall, if you don’t let them in, they can’t hurt you. She’s learnt that the hard way.

But as the weight of her past becomes heavier and an unexpected new neighbour moves onto the street – threatening the future of her cafe – Tara begins to realise that maybe it’s time to finally let people back in and confront her history. It could just change her life forever…

Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café was originally released as Christmas at The Chocolate Pot Café. Now re-released with a new title and new cover, this version has been freshly edited and features several new chapters.

Another absolutely beautiful and breathtaking read. This is absolutely perfect and I can honestly say that this is my new favourite read by this author.

I am a huge fan anyway but this book is just absolutely spectacular. I have been completely pulled in from the very first page.

I have devoured this book in just one sitting, I love everything about this book. The characters are utterly stunning and the author has created a perfect setting for this book.

I’m definitely in the Christmas mood after this book. I am completely ready for woolly jumpers, Christmas treats and twinkly lights.

This is a definite five star read and I literally have nothing negative to say about this one. It really is top of the list of books by this amazing author.

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Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

It’s December on Castle Street; the fairy lights are twinkling, snow has settled and the festive season is in full swing.

For Carly, the owner of Carly’s Cupcakes, it’s the busiest time of year getting everyone’s Christmas treats ready on time. However with her clumsy sister, Bethany, as a co-worker, it’s proving a difficult task. They say you shouldn’t mix work with family. Maybe they have a point…

As Christmas approaches, Carly is also eagerly awaiting the return of her best friend to Whitborough Bay. Liam has no idea he’s been the object of her affection since their schooldays. After years of pining after him, can Carly pluck up the courage to finally tell him how she really feels by 25th December?

Could a little festive magic make all of Carly’s wishes come true this Christmas…?

A heartwarming, short festive story of friendship and family from bestseller Jessica Redland. You can find out what happens to Carly next through exploring her best friend Tara’s story in Starry Skies Over The Chocolate Pot Café.

This is a new and updated version of Christmas at Carly’s Cupcakes which has been previously published.

Another absolutely fantastic read by a truly fantastic author. This is an author who never fails to lift my spirits and provide the perfect escape that is often needed. I have adored this absolutely gorgeous book.

I have been completely pulled in by this gorgeous cover, it instantly stole my attention. The story inside is just as beautiful and I have devoured this book in just one sitting.

I love Carly, she is such a likeable character and throughout the book she is given a real personality and I honestly feel like I know her well.

I have absolutely adored this book, it’s July and I’m completely ready to get the Christmas tree out and music on. This book is just absolute perfection. I cannot say anything negative about this book.

I am a huge fan of this author, this is definitely my new favourite book. I absolutely recommend this book, it is without a doubt a five star read.

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