Spotlight: Sasha’s Redemption by Grayson Avery #SashasRedemption @rararesources

Synopsis

This is a story about redemption and finding love in the unlikeliest of places. Sasha Sokolov is the woman every woman loves to hate. And if you’ve read any of the first three Sweet Water Circle books, chances are, you probably do, too. But doesn’t everyone deserve a chance to right their wrongs and be happy?

After Sasha is fired from her high-powered advertising job for lying about her college education, it sets her life off on a downward spiral, leaving her single, broke, and with no place to live. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Sasha’s unraveling life attracts the interest of the most unlikeliest of groups, The Sweet Water Circle, Sasha’s former work nemeses. Can this tight-knit group help Sasha turn her life around? And if they can, does Sasha even want their help? She might move to Skid Row just to spite them.

But sometimes, you don’t get what you want. You get what you need. And if anybody needs the snarky wisdom of the Sweet Water Circle, it’s Sasha. That being said, one thing she really doesn’t need is to move in downstairs from a single dad with two young girls who excel at invading personal
space. Or does she need them to learn what it’s like to truly care for another person?
This is a story of one woman’s battle between good and evil. Can Sasha redeem herself, find love, and for the first time in her life, be happy? Or will the strength of the villain inside her prevail?

Purchase Links
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BJYBHJF
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09BJYBHJF
https://store.graysonavery.com/

Author Bio

Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations.

Social Media Links –
https://facebook.com/GraysonAveryAuthor
https://amazon.com/author/graysonavery
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20888386.Grayson_Avery

Spotlight: Finding Edith Pinsent by Hazel Ward #FindingEdithPinsent @HazelWard @rararesources

Synopsis

A moving story of love, loss and friendship that breaks and uplifts your heart.
Netta Wilde has a task to complete.
She’s agreed to go through the late Edith Pinsent’s diaries and possessions personally. The problem is, she’s been busy sorting out her own life. But she’s in a better place now. She’s free of her manipulative ex, has a new love in neighbour, Frank and has reunited with her kids.

What better time to begin Edie’s story?

But the path to discovery is not easy.

There are missing diaries to contend with, boxes of memories to uncover and revelations that turn everything on its head. Revelations that make Netta question if her own life really is sorted.

Delving deeper into Edith’s history, Netta is overtaken by a need to revisit her own past and put things right, but to do that she has to find the two people who once meant everything to her.

As her two challenges intertwine, Netta realises that Edith had a purpose for her. One that she must fulfil

Bit by bit, the house yields a lifetime of secrets and the real Edith Pinsent begins to emerge.

But will it be the Edith everyone thought they knew?

Purchase Links
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B095PS1J46
US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B095PS1J46

Author Bio

Hazel Ward was born in inner city Birmingham. By the time the city council packed her family off to the suburbs, she was already something of a feral child who loved adventures. Swapping derelict houses and bomb pecks for green fields and gardens was a bit of a culture shock but she rose to the occasion and grew up loving outdoor spaces and animals.

Strangely, for someone who couldn’t sit still, she also developed a ferocious reading habit and a love of words. She wrote her first novel at fifteen, along with a lot of angsty poems, and was absolutely sure she wanted to be a writer. Sadly, it all came crashing down when her seventeen-year-old self walked out of school in a huff one day and was either too stubborn or too embarrassed to go back. It’s too long ago to remember which.

Against all odds, she somehow managed to blag her way into a successful corporate career until finally giving it all up to do the thing she’d always wanted to do. Shortly after, she began to write her debut novel Being Netta Wilde.

Hazel still lives in Birmingham and that’s where she does most of her writing, although she spends a lot of time in Shropshire or gadding about the country in an old motorhome. Not quite feral anymore but still up for adventures.

Social Media Links – For updates on Hazel’s books, freebies and various other bits of stuff you can join Hazel’s Reader’s
Club at:
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Spotlight: Tsalix Silverthorn and the Desert of Desolation by Richard Siddoway @CayellePub @rmsiddoway @KellyALacey @lovebookstours @igbooktours

Synopsis

Having retrieved the first talisman from the top of Mount Jinee, Tsalix and his friends are faced with another daunting task.  They must cross Shayeksten, the Desert of Desolation to reach Mount Tsood and find the second talisman.

Shayeksten is formidable, dry, hot, and covered with drifting sand. Compounding their problem is their nemesis, Captain Nash Doitsoh and his band of soldiers, who are patrolling the desert and are determined to capture Tsalix and bring him to Prince Abadon. If they are successful in crossing Shayeksten and reaching Mount Tsood they must find where the talisman is hidden and then return to Mount Deschee to deliver it to the King.

Author Bio

Having retrieved the first talisman from the top of Mount Jinee, Tsalix and his friends are faced with another daunting task.They must cross Shayeksten, the Desert of Desolation to reach Mount Tsood and find the second talisman. Shayeksten is formidable, dry, hot, and covered with drifting sand. Compounding their problem is their nemesis, Captain Nash Doitsoh and his band of soldiers, who are patrolling the desert and are determined to capture Tsalix and bring him to Prince Abadon. If they are successful in crossing Shayeksten and reaching Mount Tsood they must find where the talisman is hidden and then return to Mount Deschee to deliver it to the King.

Spotlight: Sudden Dawn by Folasade Fasoranti @FFasoranti @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours @Igbooktours

Synopsis

Omotola longs for a different future from the other girls in her community. Beautiful and gifted, but impoverished, she knows education can prevent her from a disastrous arranged marriage. Her father is cruel and violent, and he eagerly awaits the day when he can sell her to a man for a decent bride price.

When Omotola meets the handsome and aristocratic Akin, the young heir to an empire, the two unlikely companions fall in love. But as her school days come to an end and an arranged marriage seems likely, Omotola must find the strength to disobey her father and challenge the societal expectations of 1940s Nigeria.

Despite their different worlds and the machinations of their fathers, Omotola and Akin strive to find a way to be together. Will defying the odds bring them true love? And can education provide a gateway for a new way of life—one where Omotola’s ambition is appreciated and not punished?

Buy Links https://amzn.to/2Zb48pl

Author Bio

Folasade Fasoranti grew up in Nigeria, where she witnessed the pitfalls of polygamous homes and the jealousy and strife created through one man marrying multiple wives. To escape such a fate, she earned a bachelor of arts in education from Adeyemi Federal University of Education. Eventually, she left Nigeria for a new life with her husband in Brussels, Belgium, where she still resides and is a member of the Brussels Writers’ Circle. When not parenting, she can be found hard at work writing novels and poetry.

Spotlight: I Am Winter by Denise Brown #IAmWinter @DeniseBrownUK @hashtag_press @literallypr

Synopsis

When Summer’s best friend Cee dies from cardiac arrest after both girls have taken pills, the accusations on social media begin, but as the bullying intensifies, Summer grows closer to revealing the secret both families are harbouring.

Longlisted in the Bath Novel Award 2019, I am Winter offers a fresh take on survivor guilt, a dysfunctional family, and an exploration of contemporary issues including social media bullying and teen suicide. It is a dark story with a glimmer of hope for a teenager who believes no one is rooting for her, in a world where many have already written her off.

Fifteen-year-old Summer craves attention, even more so when her best friend
Cee dies after swallowing pills and alcohol. But Cee’s family, believing
Summer was a bad influence, begin terrorising her and the more alienated she
becomes, the closer she gets to discovering the truth about what happened
that dreadful night.

Author Bio

Denise Brown is a writer, housekeeper, and single parent of five children. Her debut YA novella Devil on Your Back was published by
Salt in 2014. Denise has had short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies and was also longlisted for the 2019 Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition. In 2019 she was longlisted for the Bath
Novel Award. Born in East London, Denise has now settled in Scotland where she feels certain she must have lived in a previous life. She loves dogs and snow globes and has a teensy obsession with Jack
Skellington.

Spotlight: Blue Skinned Gods by SJ Sindu @SJSindu @Legend_Times #BlueSkinnedGods

Synopsis

Traveling from the ashrams of India to the underground rock scene of New York City, Blue-Skinned Gods explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and examines the need for belief in a fractured world.

In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off of the pilgrims who seek the child’s blessings and miracles, believing young Kalki to be tenth human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu.

Kalki is confronted with three trials in his tenth year—tests of his power that will prove his divine status and, his father tells him, spread his fame worldwide. Over the next decade, as the story of his family unravels, his relationship to everyone—his dominating father, his beloved cousin, his cancer-stricken aunt, and the young woman he imagines he will marry—threatens to fall apart. At once a personal tale of youthful searching, and a magisterial, continent spanning tour-de-force, Blue-Skinned Gods is unwaveringly honest and heartbreaking, a powerful novel told through the eyes of a wonderfully winning and idiosyncratic protagonist.

Author Bio

SJ Sindu is a genderqueer Tamil- American author and educator, who was born in Sri Lanka and raised in Massachusetts. Sindu’s first novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Debut Fiction, was selected by the American Library Association as a Stonewall Honor Book, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the VCU First Novelist Award and was Longlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize. She now lives in Toronto, Canada.

Spotlight: A Clockwork River by J.S. Emery #AClockworkRiver #JSEmery @HoZ_Books

Synopsis

A sister searches for her missing brother as a new power rises amid the splendour

and the squalor of a once great city in this thrilling hydropunk debut from J.S. Emery.

Lower Rhumbsford is a city far removed from its glory days. On the banks of the great river Rhumb, its founding fathers channelled the river’s mighty flow into a subterranean labyrinth of pipes, valves and sluices, a feat of hydraulic prowess that would come to power an empire. But a thousand years have passed since then, and something is wrong. The pipes are leaking, the valves stuck, the sluices silted. The erstwhile mighty Rhumb is sluggish and about to freeze over for the first time in memory.

In a once fashionable quarter of the once great city, in the once grand ancestral home of a family once wealthy and well-known, live the last descendants of the city’s most

distinguished engineer, siblings Samuel and Briony Locke.

Having abandoned his programme in hydraulic engineering, Samuel Locke tends to his vast lock collection, while his sister Briony distracts herself from the prospect of marriage to a rich old man with her alchemical experiments. One night Sam leaves the house carrying five of his most precious locks and doesn’t come back…

As she searches for her brother, Briony will be drawn into a web of ancestral secrets and imperial intrigues as a ruthless new power arises. If brother and sister are to be reunited, they will need the help of a tight-lipped house spirit, a convict gang, a club of antiques enthusiasts, a tribe of troglodytes, the Ladies Whist Club, the deep state, a traveling theatrical troupe and a lovesick mouse.

Epic, rollicking and in love with language, Jacob and Sara Emery’s sprawling debut novel of humble kitchen magics and awe-inspiring civil engineering is a rare and delicious commodity – the world’s first hydropunk novel.

Pre-order link
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XPDEJf

Author Bio

J. S. Emery is a brother-sister writing team, born in North Idaho into a homeschooling family of seven children, each of whom received an air rifle and a copy of The Odyssey by way of a fifth birthday present. This background prepared them wonderfully for writing fantasy novels
but very poorly for formal education. After dropping out of secondary school, they worked jobs including ballet dancer, emergency room janitor, and map librarian in various parts of Europe and North America. They now live in the United States, where they are godparents (and, increasingly, dungeon masters) to one another’s children.

Spotlight: AwakeningYour Soul’s Truth: A Powerful Guide for Transformation, Healing, and Consciousness Growth by Anya Goode #AnyaGoode @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours

Synopsis

In Awakening Your Soul’s Truth, Anya Goode guides the reader on a life-changing journey that brings the spiritual seeker to a deep and profound understanding of the self, and provides a unique avenue to achieve a more fulfilling, abundant, and meaningful life. This powerful book breaks down complex spiritual concepts in a practical and easeful way for readers who are seeking growth, healing, and spiritual development.

Anya introduces ground-breaking spiritual transformation practices through the lens of her experience as a long-time practitioner of intuitive energy healing. In this debut work, Anya teaches the reader how to work with beliefs, challenges, emotions, and actions to create their most positive reality. She then guides the reader through powerful healing exercises intended to fast-track the spiritual awakening process.

The reading of this work and consistent practice of the exercises within, provide the resources to understand and navigate one’s path through life in a deeply healing and uplifting way.

Buy Links

https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Your-Souls-Truth-Transformation/dp/1737291703/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awakening-your-souls-truth-anya-goode/1139643391

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58272244-awakening-your-soul-s-truth

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Awakening-Your-Souls-Truth-Transformation-ebook/dp/B096DQK81Y

https://www.bookbub.com/books/awakening-your-soul-s-truth-a-powerful-guide-for-transformation-healing-and-consciousness-growth-by-anya-goode

Author Bio

Anya Goode is a seasoned intuitive energy healer and teacher of esoteric philosophy and mysticism. She is a Reiki Master Teacher, has a master’s degree in Metaphysical Science, and has trained in a multitude of energy healing modalities and shamanic practices throughout her career. During her time as a private practice energy healer and spiritual mentor, Anya worked closely with clients worldwide. In more recent years, she has lectured extensively on spiritual and esoteric practices, and has focused on writing and creating spiritual development tools for a wider audience. Her grounded approach to spirituality and healing is highly acclaimed and is accessible to all.

Spotlight: The Art Of Loving You by Amelia Henley #TheArtOfLovingYou @MsAmeliaHenley @HQstories

Synopsis

They were so in love . . .
And then life changed forever . . .
Will they find happiness again?

Libby and Jack are the happiest they’ve ever been. Thanks to their dear friend, eighty-year-old Sid, they’ve just bought their first house together, and it’s the beginning of the life they’ve always dreamed of.

But the universe has other plans for Libby and Jack and a devastating twist of fate shatters their world.

All of a sudden life is looking very different, and unlikely though it seems, might Sid be the one person who can help Libby and Jack move forward when what they loved the most has been lost?

Author Bio

Amelia Henley is a hopeless romantic who has a penchant for exploring the intricacies of relationships through writing heart-breaking, high-concept love stories.

Amelia also writes psychological thrillers under her real name, Louise Jensen. As Louise Jensen she has sold over a million copies of her global number one bestsellers. Her stories have been translated into twenty-five languages and optioned for TV as well as featuring on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers list. Louise’s books have been nominated for multiple awards.

The Art of Loving You is her second book.

Spotlight: The Darlings by Angela Jackson @AngelaJ @EyeAndLightning @lovebooksgroup @lovebookstours

Synopsis

When Mark Darling is fifteen years old, he is the golden boy, captain of the school football team, admired by all who know him. Until he kills his best friend in a freak accident.

He spends the next decade drifting between the therapy couch and dead-end pursuits. Then along comes Sadie. A mender by nature, she tries her best to fix him, and has enough energy to carry them both through the next few years.

One evening, Mark bumps into an old school friend, Ruby. She saw the accident first hand. He is pulled towards her by a force stronger than logic: the universal need to reconcile one’s childhood wounds. This is his chance to, once again, feel the enveloping warmth of unconditional love. But can he leave behind the woman who rescued him from the pit of despair, the wife he loves? His unborn child?

This is a story about how childhood experience can profoundly impact how we behave as adults. It’s a story about betrayal, infidelity and how we often blinker ourselves to see a version of the truth that is more palatable to us.

Buy Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Darlings-Angela-Jackson-ebook/dp/B091DDXM5Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Angela+Jackson&qid=1620217037&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Author Bio

Angela Jackson is a former psychology lecturer. Her debut novel The Emergence of Judy Taylor won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award in 2013 and was Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Year. She lives in Edinburgh.