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Blog Tour & Blitz: NOTHING BAD HAPPENS HERE

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I'm so excited to be participating in the blitz for this fantastic crime thriller! Read on to find out more about this book...



She looked away from his face and took in the clear spring night, full of stars. Her last thoughts were of her mother. Would she finally care, when one day they found her body, and a policeman came knocking at her door? The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel. Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder. Following an anonymous tip, Miller begins to unravel the mystery of the small town. And when another woman goes missing, Miller finds herself getting closer to the truth. But at what cost?
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After seven y…

Romanticised Abuse: Roar by Cora Carmack

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Drawing attention to romanticised abuse in films, books, etc, in order to fight it
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- Share examples of romanticised abuse you've seen in books or films - doesn't even have to be a whole book or film; simply one scene is enough, if there's an instance of romanticised abuse in it. - Please link to my blog as the original creator. - This is not only about romanticised abusive relationships. It is about romanticised sexual assault, rape, and harassment, as well. - Please consider the following statement a trigger warning: this blog series explores and draws attention to themes of abuse in fiction. I will discuss sexual assault, abusive relationships, and rape. I will infrequently explore those topics in depth as the fictional example requires it. Please read on with care. These subjects could be triggering.


I recently read Roar by Cora Carmack, a fantasy that is Carmack's YA debut. I didn't like the book, but my main issues revolve…

3 Mini Book Reviews!

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ROAR - Cora Carmack
Published: 2017 by Tor Teen
Pages: 380.
Genres: Young adult / fantasy / romance
Triggers/Content Advisory: Sexual innuendo / mild fantasy violence
Format: eBook.
Source: Borrowed.


In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them. Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guara…

Weekly Round-Up: I went to my first book event!!!

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I read so freaking much this week that I literally have books coming out of my ears. It's a good thing, I guess, but it's also making me feel seriously overwhelmed. I just can't help myself, though. 
I've been really stressed about a lot of things this week and haven't been sleeping well. I've also been taking my WIP writing really slow, which I feel guilty about. 
Hopefully this week is more....relaxing. 

Posts of the week: Book Review: THE WIFE BETWEEN US Romanticised Abuse: Tamlin & Feyre 2 Mini Book Reviews Blog Tour: 'Marrying Mr. Valentine' 2 Mini Book Reviews Movie Review: THE SNOWMAN



Currently Reading
I'm buddy-reading Fireblood with Di, and I'm enjoying Song of Blood and Stone and Ignite the Stars so far :)

AND BIG LITTLE LIES IS AMAZING. I can totally see Reese, Nicole, and Shailene killing those roles <3



For Review
So I went a bit mad with Netgalley requesting and got this bunch of eBooks. (Bride of the Sea isn't from Netgalley t…

THE SNOWMAN (film) is a freezing mess

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THE SNOWMAN - 2017
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Cast: Micheal Fassbender / Rebecca Ferguson / Charlotte Gainsbourg / Jonas Karlsson / Val Kilmer
Score: Marco Beltrami
Cinematography: Dion Beebe
Content Advisory: R for very grisly images, some language, sexuality, and brief nudity.
Source: Rented.

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.



I thought the book was excellent and I love Michael Fassbender, so I was so excited to watch this film. I thought it'd be awesome. (Warning: I use lots of really bad ice/snow/cold puns in the last paragraph of this review ;).



The music is suitably eerie, but it's weak as well. The only time I really felt its purpose was during that scene near the end when Harry stalks over the hill of snow to find the killer. It makes the shot strong.
But the cinematography is...well to be honest I don't know what the heck the cinematography was doing for the duration of this film. T…

2 Mini Book Reviews!

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THE CANDLE FACTORY GIRL - Tania Crosse
Published: March 2018 - by Aria
Pages: N/A
Genres: Historical fiction /
Triggers/Content Advisory: Strong themes of domestic abuse / sexual innuendo / violence
Format: eBook.
Source: Netgalley.

1930's London - A backstreet saga full of hopes, dreams and the fight for survival. Perfect for the fans of Rosie Clarke and Lindsey Hutchinson. Work at Price's Candle Factory in Battersea is tedious for intelligent, seventeen-year-old Hillie Hardwick, but she knows she is lucky to have a job at all. Her home life is no better, as she constantly battles with her exacted and bullying father in order to protect her mother and five younger siblings from his tyranny of abuse. Her only solace is her loving relationship with the chaotic Parker family and her best friend, Gert Parker. When matters violently escalate for Hillie, smitten Jack-the-Lad Jimmy Baxter seems her only salvation. But could this be the biggest mistake of her life, and should she be l…

Book Blitz: MARRYING MR. VALENTINE - by Laura Bernard

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I'm so happy to be participating in the book blitz for this delightful book! It looks so cute and fluffy and romantic.
Check it out...




Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck & Goose, a property recently purchased by newlyweds Florence and Hugh, has helped distract her from her loneliness. When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two year waiting list. Clara Blumenkrantz and Hartley Valentine. It’ll have to be a quick turnaround, but what’s the worst that can happen, right? This should be like every other wedding she plans, but the magnetism she feels towards Mr Valentine disrupts the orderly life she’s worked hard to carve out. Can she ignore her intense desires and be a professional? Or will she open up her heart to the one person that has the power to break it? And in doing so endanger not just her j…

2 Mini Book Reviews!

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THE DRAGON ORB - Mike Shelton
Published: 2017 - Mike Shelton
Pages: 326.
Genres: Young adult / fantasy
Triggers/Content Advisory: Nothing.
Format: eBook.
Source: Netgalley.

The fate of a kingdom rests on the shoulders of three young wizards who couldn't be more different. Bakari is a brilliant scholar wizard who's more at home in a library than a battlefield. Alli is a beautiful young battle wizard whose grace in battle is both enchanting and deadly. Roland is a counselor wizard with a seemingly limitless depth of untapped power -- and the ego to match it. As the magical barrier protecting the kingdom of Alaris from dangerous outsiders begins to fail, and a fomenting rebellion threatens to divide the country in a civil war, the three wizards are thrust into the middle of a power struggle. When the barrier comes down, the truth comes out. Was everything they were taught about their kingdom based on a lie? Will they all choose to fight on the same side, or end up enemies in the …