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#TuesdayBookBlog SNOW ANGELS by Jenny Loudon (@jenloudonauthor) Grief, family, the healing power of nature, and gorgeous writing #RBRT #grief

Hi, all:

I bring you another fabulous find from Rosie’s Book Review Team. Thanks to her for her hard work and to the rest of the team for their ongoing support and inspiration.

Snow Angels by Jenny Loudon

Amelie Tierney is working hard, furthering her nursing career in Oxford. She has a loving husband and a small son, who is not yet two. She jogs through the streets of her beloved city most days, does not see enough of her lonely mother, and misses her grandmother who lives in a remote wooden house, beside a lake in Sweden. And then, one sunny October morning, it happens—the accident that changes everything and leaves Amelie fighting to survive. Set amid the gleaming spires of Oxford and the wild beauty of a Swedish forest, this is a story about one woman’s hope and her courage in the face of the unthinkable. Praise for Jenny Loudon: ‘The writing is superb—literary in many ways—with vivid settings, filled with quite exceptional descriptions of the natural world… There are moments of lightness and humour—those slices of life that make the whole feel so real—and others when you feel at your core the frustration, the despair, the sheer impossibility… quite stunning.’ Anne Williams, Romantic Novelists Association Media Star of the Year, 2019

Author Jenny Loudon

About the author:

Jenny Loudon is a British novelist whose work includes SNOW ANGELS, a moving and uplifting tale of recovery after loss, and the bestselling love story FINDING VERITY. She read English and American Literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury and holds a Masters in The Modern Movement. She lives with her family in the English countryside.

Learn more about Jenny Loudon at

 My review:

I write this review as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team (author, check here if you are interested in getting your book reviewed) and thank her and the author for this opportunity.

I had never come across Jenny Loudon before, but I don’t think this will be the last of her books I read. This is a beautiful, poignant, and moving novel, and I do not hesitate to recommend it, despite it being also terribly sad at times, and people who have experienced a recent loss might find it a bit hard to read (although, it is also inspiring and full of light).

Amelie, who lives in Oxford and was born there but whose mother is Swedish, has visited Sweden often and speaks perfect Swedish, suffers a terrible loss. She loses her family, almost in full, and although she tries, going back to work seems impossible to her, and she decides to give up her profession as well. She finds refuge with her Swedish grandmother, Cleome, who lives in a lovely cottage by a lake, close to a forest, and this is the story of her (and their) grief, their healing process, her acceptance of the situation, and the eventual rebuilding of her life, a new beginning, and a recovery of sorts.

This is not only the tale of these people. The story is told in the third-person, mostly from the point of view of Amelie and Cleome, but also of some of the other characters, and the author does a great job at describing their emotions, their thoughts, their psychological makeup, and making us feel as if we were inhabiting their skins. There are quite a few secondary characters, all interesting in their own right, and some we get to know better than others, but nature and the seasons play a fundamental part in the story. Cleome is very attuned to the rhythms of nature, the land, the lake, the trees, the creatures, and she picks up herbs, goes foraging, and engages in little ceremonies to give thanks for the many gifts the land bestows on her. The descriptions of the landscape are as good, if not better than those of the characters, and the healing powers of time and nature play an important part in the novel. I’ve never visited Sweden, but after reading this book, I am eager to do so.

I have mentioned grief before, and it is accompanied by survivor’s guilt, a desperate search for a guilty party, for meaning, and for an explanation, creating a totally realistic picture of two women confronting a tragedy beyond their imaginations. Apart from this, the novel also explores other themes, like motherhood, conventional and chosen families, secrets, political changes in Europe, immigration policies, in Sweden in particular, how to adapt to a new culture, prejudice (both, from a different culture and within one’s own culture), intolerance, romance, and love… Helen, a close friend and neighbour of Cleome, is a doctor and volunteers working with immigrants, and although this is only a small part of the story, there is one of the main characters, Tarek, who gets to explain his experience as an asylum seeker (from war-torn Syria) in a compelling way, and he shows an understanding of loss and love which inspires Amelie in many ways. I did learn about something called ‘resignation syndrome’, which seems to be a unique phenomenon suffered by some young immigrants in Sweden, and a very challenging one. (Helen compares it to Snow White, and it makes sense if you remember when Snow White is given the poisoned apple and falls into a kind of deep sleep, still alive but with no external signs of it).

I have already mentioned the effectiveness of the descriptions, and the style of writing is gorgeous, lyrical, poetic, and packs a big emotional punch. It conveys images of breathtaking beauty together with truly heartbreaking moments, although, thankfully, there are also bright and hopeful moments, and those increase as the novel progresses. Readers experience the landscapes, the sensations, and the emotions vividly, and there were moments when I was transfixed by my immersion into that magical world. The author’s deep knowledge of Sweden and her connection to it are explained in the author’s acknowledgements, which, as usual, I recommend reading.

The ending is perfect for the novel, and it will please particularly those who like to have everything tied-up, as we get to catch up on all the characters more than a year after the end of the story, and that answers many questions most readers might have.

So, as I have said at the beginning, I recommend this novel to anybody who enjoys beautiful writing, contemplative stories, and those where emotions and psychological insights take precedence over adventures and action. I have mentioned recent grief, and I know that each individual going through it has a very different way of coping with their emotions, but those for whom reading about the subject is useful, will find much to inspire them and bring them hope in this novel.

 For those of you who enjoy a little sample of the writing, here are a few paragraphs:

Tiny, fairy-like, nameless insects danced in a pale sunbeam that pierced the tree canopy. The air was full of music—cheerful tunes from a multitude of hidden birds. The sounds were beautiful and heartfel, and her grandmother was right to question it: why did they sing like this? Why bother?

 ‘You know, all these people in power? They think one more bomb will bring peace. All we ever hear is that they are killing people to get peace, using chemical weapons to secure peace. One more war will bring peace. Are they crazy? Do they not listen to themselves? How did a bomb ever bring peace, I ask you?’

 ‘Grief is like a rucksack. You might have to carry it for a long time. Sometimes, when you have had enough though, you can take it off and put it down. And sometimes, you can take things out of the rucksack and leave them by the roadside. You won’t have to carry everything forever but you will probably always be carrying something.’

 If you want to know a bit more about Resignation Syndrome, I found these two articles, and some of the things described in the first article appear in the novel.

Thanks to the author for this wonderful book, thanks to Rosie and her team for keeping us going, and thanks to all of you, most of all, for reading, sharing, commenting, liking, blogging, and being there. Keep smiling!


#NewRelease #Romantic #Crime #Thriller Parallel Lies by @GeorgiaRoseBook #TuesdayBookBlog | Rosie Amber

Check out this new book by Georgia Rose. It comes very highly recommended!

Today is release day for Parallel Lies I’m hugely grateful to all the bloggers and reviewers who have been so generous offering their time and space on their blogs.   Readers get the chance to…

Source: #NewRelease #Romantic #Crime #Thriller Parallel Lies by @GeorgiaRoseBook #TuesdayBookBlog | Rosie Amber

Novedades literarias

#NovedadLiteraria ‘Jodidamente especial’ de Teresa Guirado (@Teresa_Guirado). Porque todos lo somos, ¿o no?

Hola a todos:

Hoy es viernes, y como sabéis toca autora invitada y nuevo libro. Acabo de conocer a la autora, Teresa Guirado, en Twitter, pero cuando descubrí su libro, tuve que traéroslo, porque tiene un título iressistible y muy buenos comentarios. Así que, aquí está:

Jodidamente especial de Teresa Guirado
Jodidamente especial de Teresa Guirado

Jodidamente especial  Teresa Guirado 

¿Qué haces cuando encuentras a alguien ‘jodidamente especial’?

Amat es el máximo responsable de su empresa en España. Da siempre la impresión de tenerlo todo controlado. Tiene un trabajo envidiable, una novia guapísima y una casa magnífica aunque, quizás, no sea eso exactamente lo que anhela.
Vera es como una gata, nunca sabes si va o viene. Pequeña y de aspecto dulce esconde una gran fortaleza y muchos secretos. Cree tener las cosas muy claras. Está convencida de que tiene que pagar las fatales consecuencias de sus actos.

Ambos parecen tener el camino trazado: una existencia tranquila, repetitiva, sin sobresaltos… pero algo cambia en ellos cuando se cruzan en la bonita ciudad de Valencia
Tendrán que colaborar para cumplir su objetivo, sólo tienen 15 días.

Dos semanas y un puñado de canciones que pondrán sus vidas del revés.
*     *     *
El amor en la vida real es más complicado de lo que nos gustaría.
Los romances están llenos de dudas e indecisiones, de alegrías y anhelos, de desilusiones y nuevas esperanzas.
Vera y Amat están dentro de todos y cada uno de nosotros y, ahora, puedes escuchar sus voces, más claramente que nunca, en este libro.

Los blogs cuentan…
“Algo debe tener esta novela que siendo la opera prima de Teresa Guirado se ha estado moviendo entre los Top 10 de los bestsellers del Concurso Indie de Amazon. ” ERIGINAL BOOKS

“Saber reconocer a tiempo nuestro sincero deseo nos aventura un futuro de felicidad. ”    LIBREANDO CON CRISTINA PARDO

” Es una bonita, divertida y desastrada historia sobre amor.”  EDUCACION 2.0

Los lectores opinan…

“Leído de una sentada! muy bello, muy humano, muy real.”
“Necesario para todas esas personas que dudan de la posibilidad de amar.”
“Adictiva. Enamora con unos protagonistas deliciosos, un lenguaje cuidado y una historia magnífica.”
“Te engancha, te atrapa y te lleva con los personajes hasta el último capítulo.”
“Un libro 100% recomendable, en el que viajas con los personajes, te mezclas con su entorno, oyes su música, en una mezcla perfecta de descripción y narración”
“Sencillamente nuevo. Creo que inédito. Me ha sorprendido la composición de la narrativa”
“Me ha cautivado con la magnífica descripción de los personajes.”
“Gracias por haberme devuelto la pasión por la lectura.”
“Preciosa historia ambientada en Valencia que engancha desde el primer momento por su excelente narrativa.”
“Invita también a la reflexión personal. No me ha dejado indiferente”
“Recomiendo 100% la novela.”
“Los personajes están muy bien definidos y quedan perfectamente reflejados”.
“Bonita historia de amor a “fuego lento” que atrapa con unos personajes cercanos y muy reales”


Y aquí un poco de información sobre la escritora:

Autora Teresa Guirado
Autora Teresa Guirado

Teresa Guirado nace en Madrid y se traslada a Valencia a la edad de ocho años, ambas ciudades en España. A pesar de sus estudios de ingeniería siempre ha amado la literatura. Lectora voraz y gran viajera, su fantasía finalmente toma cuerpo en su primera novela , ‘Jodidamente especial’, que ha logrado posiciones lideres en las ventas de durante semanas.

Muchas gracias a Teresa Guirado por traernos su libro, gracias a vosotros por leer, y si os ha interesado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

Novedades literarias

#Novedadesliterarias. ‘El contrato’ de Pilar Lepe (@deseos_12) y Pacto de Silencio de Concepción Marín Albesa. Dos romances de época.

Hola a todos:

Hoy como todos los viernes tocan novelas nuevas. Estaba en y se me ocurrió mirar qué aparecía si seleccionaba libros en español, y los dos primeros me llamaron la atención por las portadas, y los argumentos, que tienen algo de parecido (aunque uno es en Inglaterra y el otro en Barcelona), y me pareció una buena oportunidad para conocer a un par de autoras a las que no he leído todavía.

El contrato de Pilar Lepe
El contrato de Pilar Lepe

El Contrato: Romance Histórico de Pilar Lepe

Randall es hijo de uno de los hombres más ricos, si no el más, de Manchester: Connor Bennet, amo y señor de Bennet & Son, la fábrica textil más grande de la ciudad. Al no tener hermanos, Randall será quien herede la cuantiosa fortuna familiar, pero su padre está preocupado porque a los treinta años aún no sienta cabeza. Él teme que al morir, terminará por dilapidar todos los ingresos en los prostíbulos y mesas de juego de la ciudad. Por esta razón casi todos los días tienen la misma discusión a la hora del desayuno: debe casarse y darle nietos para asegurar que la empresa no desaparezca en cuanto él se haya marchado de este mundo. Randall, cansado de los sermones, decide salir del paso lo más rápido posible, y sin tener que sacrificar su vida licenciosa.

Y la página de la autora:

Autora Pilar Lepe
Autora Pilar Lepe

Pilar Lepe comenzó, hace algunos años, escribiendo relatos eróticos en su blog, y poco a poco fue adentrándose en el mundo de la literatura. Siempre estaba participando y enviando sus escritos a blogs donde sabía que podía ser evaluada, y luego al tener la oportunidad de participar con un relato en una antología publicada en Amazon, sintió que era una primera piedra para comenzar a forjarse como escritora.
Esto le dio valor para escribir su primera novela, y enviarla a un concurso editorial. El no resultar seleccionada, no le quitó las ganas de perseguir su sueño, decidiendo publicar en forma independiente. Hasta ahora ha publicado cinco novelas: Amar otra vez, Heridas del pasado, No confíes en extraños, La joven del jardín, y Nunca te olvidé.
Pilar es una escritora bastante versátil, que no solo escribe romance, sino también ficción histórica y suspenso.
Heridas del pasado, también ha sido traducida al portugués, alemán e italiano; y La joven del jardín ya tiene su versión impresa en Inglés.

Pacto de silencio de Concepción Marín Albera
Pacto de silencio de Concepción Marín Albesa

Pacto de Silencio de Concepción Marín Albesa

Gisela es una mujer influyende de la alta sociedad de Barcelona.Su reputación es intachable.La noche de Sant Joan descubre que su hermana Isabel, que está a punto de casarse es la amante de uno de los obreros de su fábrica. Decide despedirlo. Pol se enfurece con esa mujer fría como el hielo y poco atractiva. Ella le ofrece dinero y él lo rechaza y asegura que no dejará a Isabel. Pero dispuesto a darle una lección a esa gran dama, idea un plan loco. Le propone derretir ese hielo que la envuelve a cambio de callar. Ella se horroriza, pero como está en juego la reputación de la familia, acepta el pacto de silencio.

Autora Concepción Marín Albesa
Autora Concepción Marín Albesa

Y la página de la autora:

De Concepción Marín Albesa en la página de Amazon no dice gran cosa aunque hay varios vídeos. Y encontré ésta entrevista radiofónica con ella:

Creo que tendré que traerlas a las dos más veces, que me han intrigado.

Gracias a las dos autoras por sus novelas, gracias a vosotros por leer, y si os ha gustado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid y haced CLIC!

Blog Tour Book launch

‘Spanish Bay’ #Book Tour Launch + $50 #Amazon GC Giveaway + #LBGT #Romance @hans_hirschi. Plus review. The Queen of Unconventional Happy Endings Does it Again.


Hi all:

Today I’m taking part in a blog tour for the new novel of an author whose work I’ve shared a few times before (and have always enjoyed), Hans Hirschi. His new novel, Spanish Bay is now available, and I could not resist but share it with all. Ah, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Spanish Bay by Hans Hirschi
Spanish Bay by Hans Hirschi


Spanish Bay is a feel-good novel about two young men who, despite having the odds stacked against them, never give up, always see the silver lining, work hard, and are committed to their families, come what may.

Chris, a Texan native who recently moved to Carmel, rescues wheelchair-bound Neil from bullies. Neither question the love that develops between them, although their life together is not without challenges. When Chris’s parents die in a car accident, their young love faces the ultimate test. Will they be able to cope with the additional responsibility of raising Chris’s baby brother Frank, who is also confined to a wheelchair?

Spanish Bay is about love, overcoming obstacles, and finding happiness, wherever you are.





Oct 12th Happy Geek Media Tour launch & Excerpt

Oct 13th Bike Book Reviews Review & Unique Excerpt

Oct 13th Alina Oswald Unique Excerpt

Oct 13th Spectra Unique Excerpt

Oct 14th Unconventional – Expressions of Reality Review & Music Playlist 

Oct 15th Michaela Writes Unique Excerpt

Oct 16th Muffy Wilson Literotica Guest Post, Playlist, Author Q&A

Oct 19th Art, AIDS, & Others Author Q&A

Oct 20th DP’s Cafe Unique Excerpt

Oct 21st Photography, Poetry and Indie Authors Music Playlist

Oct 22nd De-Blog Review

Oct 23rd Blak Rayne’s Blog Unique Excerpt, guest post, Q&A

Oct 26th For the Love of Men Unique Excerpt

Oct 27th E-Book Builders Excerpt & Playlist

Oct 28th The Story of Being Dark Spotlight Special

Oct 29th Kelly S. Gamble Guest Post & Playlist

Nov 2nd Caddy Rowland: Slice of Life Guest Post

Nov 3rd Wake Up Your Wild Side Guest Post

Nov 4th The Gar Spot Unique Excerpt

Nov 5th Sarah Bell Reviews Review, Playlist

Nov 6th KP’s Cafe Review & Recipe

Nov 9th Kryssie Fortune Spotlight Feature

Nov 10th Nic Starr Guest Post & Music Playlist

Nov 11th Rainbow Gold Reviews Review

Nov 11th Just Olga Review, Unique Excerpt, Guest Post

Nov 11th GayListBookReviews Review

Nov 13th Happy Geek Media Review & Closing Special


Video Trailer

Just in case you can’t access the embedded version, here is the You Tube link: 

And an excerpt.  I had plenty to choose from and I found it hard, but here it goes… This is a conversation between Neil’s mother (Sarah) and her own mother, his grandmother (the fabulous Sue).

Excerpt From: Hans M Hirschi. “Spanish Bay.” iBooks.
“Sarah scowled at her mother. “That’s not the point, Mother, and you know it.”
“Then what is, dear? You keep fighting this, even though I know you think they are perfect for each other.”
Sarah broke out in tears. “I know, Mom. I’m just scared to lose my baby. Ever since he ended up in that chair, I’ve been so afraid of something bad happening to him, and look at him now. All grown up, responsible, and a father. It’s all happened so quickly.”
Sue got up and walked over to her daughter to hug her. “I know, baby. I know. But look at the two of us. You’re my only child, and you still come over here for dinner once a week. The harder you hold on to them, the more they’ll pull away. After all, I tried to let go, but you stayed. Maybe that’s the ticket?”



Hans M Hirschi (b. 1967) has been writing stories ever since he was a child. Adulthood and the demands of corporate life efficiently put an end to his fictional writing for over twenty years. A global executive in training and channel development, Hans has traveled the world and had previously published non-fictional titles.   The birth of his son and the subsequent parental leave provided him with the opportunity to unleash his creative writing once again. With little influence over his brain’s creative workings, he indulges it, going with the flow.   A deeply rooted passion for, faith in a better world, in love, tolerance and diversity are a red thread throughout both his creative and non-fictional work. His novels might best be described as “literary romance, engaging characters and relevant stories that won’t leave you untouched, but hopeful.”   Hans is a proud member of the Swedish Writers’ Union and the Writers’ Center in Sweden.



The giveaway for Spanish Bay has 11 randomly chosen winners; 1 will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and 10 will receive a $10 gift code to the author’s shop,

Here, my review:

Spanish Bay by Hans Hirshi. The Queen of Unconventional Happy Endings Does it Again.

I obtained an ARC copy of his book in exchange for an honest review as part of the launch blog tour of the novel.

This is the fourth book I have read by Hans Hirschi. I also read his blog regularly and I’m aware that another author bestowed upon him the title of ‘Queen of Unconventional Endings’ and he has taken proud ownership of the same. And in this book the author lives up to the title.

Spanish Bay is a young adult love story between two young men, Neil and Chris, who meet in very special circumstances. Neil is disabled due to a rare muscular disease and he has to mobilise using a wheelchair. He is being bullied in front of Sally’s, the café where Chris works, and he comes to his rescue. It is love at first sight. Neil is still in school, due to the time he had to spend in hospital (he is already nineteen) and both he and Chris are outsiders. Chris was thrown out of the ranch where he lived with his family when they discovered he was gay. Neil feels invisible, as people see his chair instead of him, and although he knows he is attracted to men, he’s never had the confidence to explore it any further. He worries that nobody will see past his chair.

Chris and Neil, despite their different origins (Chris’s parents are a bit of a disaster, whilst Neil’s are enlightened and supportive most of the time, if a bit overprotective, understandably), are made for each other, and they are both aware of it from the very beginning. Their love story encounters many complications and hurdles to overcome, but there are no misunderstandings, jealousy, or difficulties within the couple. All the problems come from outside, mostly through life and their families, or rather, Chris’s family. Every time things seem settled, something new comes up. The beauty of the novel (and it is a pretty short one), that made me think of a fairy tale, is that together, they are strong, they complement each other beautifully, and they conquer everything that life throws in their way. Chris has a huge heart, and Neil is mature and determined beyond his years, and they are better for being together.

There are characters that act like fairy godmothers (or godfathers), like Sue (Neil’s fabulous pot-smoking grandma), Sally (the owner of the coffee shop), Junior (Chris’s oldest brother), and Old Mr Murphy (Steve). There are some characters that do bad things, like Alexandra, but they aren’t true villains, more victims of circumstances and misguided. Everybody roots for the young couple, and not only are they happy, but they irradiate happiness around, and help create strengthen both their families.

Spanish Bay is a book that will make you feel at peace with the universe, and you’ll wish you could move and live in Carmel with the characters. If you’re looking for gritty realism and deep psychological studies full of angst-ridden characters, this is not it. But if you want a heart-warming read that will put a smile on your face while touching on matters like family relationships, disability, diversity and choice, you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks so much to Hans Hirschi for sharing his new book with me, thanks to Amberr Meadows for organising the blog tour, and thanks to you all for reading. And  you know… please, like, share, comment and CLICK!

Autores Invitados

#Autorainvitada Sandra Estévez Calvar (@SandraEstevezC). Porque el amor puede ser muy complicado

Hola a todos. Como sabéis, hoy es viernes, y toca autora invitada. Me he encontrado a Sandra Estévez muy atareada por Twitter, y me entró la curiosidad. Y una vez puesta a investigar, me pareció que a vosotros también os gustaría saber más sobre esta escritora y su obra. Así que, ahí va.

Sandra Estévez Calvar
Sandra Estévez Calvar

Sandra Estévez Calvar, nacida un trece de septiembre en Porriño – Pontevedra. Diplomada en Contabilidad, ejerciendo dicha actividad durante 16 años en empresas del sector privado.
Su andanza por la escritura comenzó en la época de estudiante, cuando escribía novelas de amor y sus compañeras se las rifaban para leerlas, quedando apartada durante unos años por motivos de trabajo y maternidad. Debido a una traumática experiencia laboral, se zambulló de lleno en la escritura, como una alternativa a sentirse viva y útil, realizando varios cursos de escritura creativa a distancia, y escribiendo su primer libro.
Autora de las novelas “Entre el miedo y el amor”, “No me dejes ahora” y “Entre ángel y demonio” publicadas en Amazon. También ha participado en el I Concurso de microrrelatos – libro digital “Mis vacaciones Ideales”. En su blog se puede encontrar variedad de reseñas de libros que va leyendo, y relatos propios de índole romántica erótica, otros reivindicativos. También cuenta con varios poemas de naturaleza romántica erótica.

Su página en Amazon:

Y sus novelas.

Entre el miedo y el amor de Sandra Estévez Calvar
Entre el miedo y el amor de Sandra Estévez Calvar


Marta era una universitaria con muchos planes para el futuro, alegre, feliz, responsable; hasta que Carlos, un depravado sexual, con un pasado ciertamente oscuro, se cruza en su camino de la peor forma posible. Ella intenta huir y ocultarse, pero en sus entrañas lleva el fruto de aquella desgraciada noche.
Pese al apoyo incondicional de su familia, su vida se convierte en un infierno, y el miedo consigue dominar sus sentimientos, sus actos.
Afortunadamente reaparece Jesús, el primer amor de su vida, transmitiéndole paz y seguridad, demostrándole que sí se puede amar sin condiciones, sin intimidaciones, sin coacciones, de corazón; enseñándole que sí existe el amor verdadero y que es posible alcanzar la felicidad, dejando atrás el pasado y los miedos.
Es una novela de superación personal inédita, con la cual podremos aprender, visualizar y disfrutar de las distintas fases de un embarazo, con todo tipo de detalles, una historia con una profunda esencia romántica y sobre todo humana.

Entre ángel y demonio de Sandra Estévez Calvar
Entre ángel y demonio de Sandra Estévez Calvar

Entre ángel y demonio: La segunda parte de “Entre el miedo y el amor” by Sandra Estévez Calvar 

Carlos, además de ser un joven muy atractivo que atrae a todo tipo de mujeres, es un chico que oculta un pasado estremecedor que le acarreará inmensos problemas. En su vida se cruzan muchas jóvenes y a todas ellas les costará separarse de él. Se levanta y acuesta pensando en la misma cosa: sexo. Da igual con qué mujer, en qué lugar y de qué forma. Un adicto que únicamente piensa en disfrutar y conseguir su propio placer.
Todo le va bien hasta que una chica osa meter las narices en su vida y destapar su escalofriante pasado.

No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar
No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar

No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar 

Carla es una joven policía santiaguesa enamorada de su trabajo. Una noche oscura, fría y lluviosa, reciben un soplo importante y debe acudir, junto a su compañero Sergio, a la detención de un delincuente que llevaban persiguiendo y vigilando desde hacía tiempo. En la operación no contaban con más refuerzos, por lo que tuvieron que separarse para poder bloquear su paso y, así evitar que llegara al centro de la ciudad y poner a civiles en peligro. Si a las adversas condiciones climáticas le añadimos la emboscada que sufren, la actuación se volvió suicida. El Tuerto jugó sus cartas con maldad, obligándola a disparar a su compañero por equivocación.
Después de más de un año de baja, ni la distancia ni el tiempo consiguen que Carla recupere su vida. Los recuerdos siguen persiguiéndola, atormentándola, hasta que decide anotarse en las clases de aerobic y conoce a su monitor, Alex.

Gracias a la autora por traernos sus tres novelas, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

New books

#Newbooks ‘Midnight Owl’ by Viv Drewa (@vivdrewa) and ‘Second Chance Heart’ by Marie Lavender (@marielavender1)

Hi all:

As  you know, on Fridays I bring you new books, and today I have the pleasure of bringing you two new books by two writers who have visited me before and proved very popular. So, I thought I’d bring you their new books all in one go, so you can choose, or pick both. They are quite different, but there’s the beauty…

As you know, I love owls and Viv Drewa loves them too. That’s why they call her The Owl Lady

Midnight Owl by Viv Drewa
Midnight Owl by Viv Drewa

Midnight Owl (A Joe Leverette Mystery Book 1)  by Viv Drewa

When the dismembered body of a young woman is found Detectives Joe Leverette and Philip Marsden are assigned the case. After investigating the Port Huron, Michigan area where the six body parts were found there’s a twist in the case: The murderer goes after each individual who found the parts, one by one.
Leverette becomes interested in one of the women, Carole Sage, a sensitive, but because of the case he’s not able to take it any further. Everyone on the police force sees his infatuation, but Carole does not.
Each of the six witnesses has a dream about the murderer removing the particular body part they found the night. They are startled awake and hear an owl hoot three times. None of them want to reveal their dream to the detectives.
Carole sees the actual murder and each murder as it happens to the witnesses. The police chief, Billingsley, understands her ‘gift’ and sets up a sting to catch him. It fails and they have to regroup to think of something else. Two witnesses are dead and they don’t want a third to die.
This book is for 18+ due to the violence.

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Second Chance Heart, by Marie Lavender
Second Chance Heart, by Marie Lavender


Second Chance Heart by Marie Lavender

After a wild storm forces her to take shelter in a small town inn, Dana Nelson thinks that all she has to worry about is a brief stay before she heads back to the city. She gets far more than she bargained for…

The last thing she expects is to run into an old flame, and even worse, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. She’s sure that the only thing remaining between them is a strong attraction for one another.

She can’t be more wrong…

The more time she spends with Vince Reynolds, the more she begins to believe she can trust him again. But, can she put her faith in the one man who captivates her, body and soul, or are some wounds too deep to heal?

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Thanks so much to Viv Drewa and Marie Lavender, not only for their books but for their kindness to other writers and readers, thanks to you all for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed it, like, share, comment and CLICK!

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#Newbooks. ‘Secrets from a Dangerous Time’ by Hunter S Jones (@HunterSJones101). A love story in post civil-War American South and the beginning of a historical series you won’t forget.

Hi all:

It’s Friday, and time for a new book. You know how happy I am when we’re visited again by writers who’ve brought us their books before. Well, today is one of those day. The fabulous Hunter S. Jones is back with us again, and she brings us the first novel in a new historical series. And it sounds fabulous!

Secrets from a Dangerous Time by Hunter S. Jones
Secrets from a Dangerous Time by Hunter S. Jones

Secrets from a Dangerous Time by Hunter S. Jones

Chaos reigns in a lawless time filled with revenge and betrayals. Casey King must change her name, fake a marriage and forget modern comforts to survive within the world she now finds herself. An unprecedented storm hurls her back in time to Reconstruction Era in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She finds herself in a world full of violence and mystery.

The charismatic Dr. Garrett Cleighton, a mixed heritage Cherokee, decides to give her a part in his traveling medicine show. Casey takes a chance in order to hide her secrets. Following the American Civil War, the Southern States are reeling under the revenge taken on them by the victors. Does Dr. Cleighton keep his promises or betray her? Can his band of musicians, entertainers and misfits keep Casey safe through the turmoil? Will she survive?

Author Hunter S. Jones mixes romance with Civil War drama and brings contemporary suspense to life in the setting of the Reconstruction South. The journey begins in Secrets from a Dangerous Time, Story 1.

Here, a five star review that made me want to read it, now!

5.0 out of 5 starsA great historical adventure

ByCasey Livingon September 29, 2015

Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

I love historical fiction so much but have read little to nothing that deals with late 19th century American history so was thrilled to pick up author Hunter S. Jones’ “Secrets from a Dangerous Time”. The story of Casey, who is struggling to survive in the South post-Civil War and ends up joining a traveling medicine show run by Dr. Garret Cleighton. The chemistry between the two is pretty immediate and intense but Casey has her share of secrets. I loved the historical elements to the story as well as the original tale woven throughout. Looking forward to part 2 in this great adventure.

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Author Hunter S. Jones
Author Hunter S. Jones

Thanks to Hunter S. Jones for bringing us her new novel, thanks to all of you for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed it, remember to like, share, comment and CLICK!

Autores Invitados

#Autorainvitada. María Acosta (@Lunasirnape). Romance y cuestiones morales.

Hola a todos:

Es viernes y como sabéis toca autor (hoy autora) invitada. Como ya os he comentado formo parte de un grupo de autores y lectores en Goodreads, Café Literario  pero no siempre puedo participar tanto como quiero. Hace unos días recibí un mensaje de una de las administradoras, Concha, informando a los otros miembros que una de las escritoras estaba promocionando sus obras. Intrigada, me fui a investigar, y descubrí a María Acosta y sus dos novelas. De hecho de María sé poco, aunque aquí os dejo el enlace a su página en Goodreads.

Biografía del autor

María Acosta nació en Cádiz hace casi treinta años. Diplomada en Trabajo Social, comenzó a escribir a la edad de once años y hasta el día de hoy ha escrito numerosos relatos que publicaba en Internet.

He encontrado su página en inglés en

Y el blog:

Y aquí las novelas, que me llamaron mucho la atención.

La dama de Montrell de María Acosta
La dama de Montrell de María Acosta

La dama de Montrell

Diego creía estar a punto de conseguir lo que quería. Como señor de Montrell, su boda con Doña Elvira estaba destinada a convertirle en un noble completo: con esposa, fortuna y herederos… ¿pero cúan caprichoso puede ser a veces el Destino?

Tras casi una década sin verse, Esperanza regresa a Montrell con motivo de la boda de su señora. Y lo hace dispuesta a enterrar en lo más profundo el amor que siente por el que fuese su amigo de la infancia. Un amor que nunca ha sido correspondido… ¿o tal vez si?

¿Será más fuerte la voluntad que el corazón, cuando ambos descubran que lo que sienten es mutuo? ¿Qué camino escogerías, si lo que siempre has deseado estuviera al alcance de tu mano, al precio de destruir la vida que has construido?


PD: Para conocer un poco más sobre esta historia o sobre su autora, acudir a:

La maldición de Adonis de María Acosta
La maldición de Adonis de María Acosta


La Maldición de Adonis: La belleza es un don… ¿o una maldición? 

Pasar el verano junto a su amiga en el idílico pueblecito de Munysporth le pareció a Phoebe una buena idea. Sin embargo, nadie había previsto el choque que se produciría entre Suzanne y su madre, cuando ésta última trajera consigo desde Nueva York a un joven y guapo acompañante.

Para Patrick, el lujo y la compañía de mujeres ricas forma parte de su día a día. Su llegada a Tindale House provoca una situación de tensión que es difícil de sobrellevar y acaba encontrado refugio es esa joven que ha sido invitada por la hija de su anfitriona y que, como él, se ha convertido a la fuerza en testigo y parte de tan desagradable problema.

Phoebe y Patrick comparten problemas, complicidad y experiencias, mientras sus pasos en el camino los van acercando poco a poco y terminarán descubriendo en el otro algo que no se esperaban.

Dicen que el verano es tiempo de romance… ¿qué pasa si el romance decides vivirlo con un chico de compañía?

Gracias a María por sus obras, a vosotros por leer, y si os ha intrigado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

Ah, antes de que os vayáis, estoy compilando una lista de correos para poder organizar mis campañas de promoción, mías y de otros autores, y estoy experimentando con diversos métodos para recoger firmas (seguramente of preguntaré vuestra opinión). De momento, por si os interesa, os dejo el enlace: ¡Gracias!

Rosie's Book Team Review Writing

#RomancingSeptember Day 29 I Love Your Cupcakes by Olga Miret @OlgaNM7 #books

I’m honoured to be featured in #RomancingSeptember with my novel ‘I Love Your Cupcakes’. Thanks, Rosie and all romance lovers! And don’t miss her reviews and the reviews of her team!