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Promo Post: “Song of the Nightingale” by Marilyn Pemberton

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well this lovely Saturday. It is a very special day for so many reasons. Besides de announcement I will be making, and the review, I bring you now a promo post.

Song of the Nightingale“, written by Marilyn Pemberton, is a Historical Fiction novel published on December 14th 2019 by The Conrad Press.


Synopsis

Song of the Nightingale - Front coverPhilippe, the narrator of this tale, is secretary to Count De Lorenzo, and lover to the Count’s young wife. He is tasked with buying young boys from poor villagers, having them castrated and taking them to Florence to be taught to sing as castrati. The parents are told that their sons are especially blessed with their wonderful voices and they do not object to the boys making a physical sacrifice in order to thank and praise the Lord; nor to the bag of gold they are given in exchange.

The boys are innocents, victims of circumstances beyond their control. Surely they can have nothing to do with a barber’s mysterious death, or the suicide of an abusive Jesuit priest?

This is a tale of passion, revenge, guilt, regret, loss and redemption.

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR if you find it interesting: Song of the Nightingale.

Purchase Link: Amazon


About the Author

Marilyn Pemberton has always worked in IT and until October 2019 she was a full-time project manager. Now that she’s retired she can focus on the thing she loves most – writing.

At the age of 40 she did a part-time BA degree in Literature at Warwick, which progressed to an MA and then a PhD, her thesis being “Glimpses of Utopia & Dystopia in Victorian Fairylands”. As a result of giving a paper on fairy tales she was approached by a publisher who suggested she gather together some lesser known fairy tales and as a result “Enchanted Ideologies: A Collection of Rediscovered Nineteenth-Century English Moral Fairy Tales” was published by The True Bill Press in 2010.

She has just finished her second novel, “Song of the Nightingale”, published by The Conrad Press. And she’s now working on her third novel, whose working title is “Grandmothers’ Footsteps”.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Love,

Jess

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Promo Post: “Texas Style Justice” by Susan P. Baker

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you a promo post that talks about a legal thriller, a mystery novel.

Texas Style Justice“, written by Susan P. Baker, a Domestic Thriller was published on June 4th 2018.


Synopsis

perf5.500x8.500.inddDevastated by a divorce and death of a child, Torie Van Fleet rebuilds her life around succeeding in the justice system. Her goal is to work her way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Vowing to do whatever it takes, she risks her relationship with her new husband by refusing to bear him a child. Further, she jeopardizes her friendship with her best friend by competing with her for the first major hurdle toward her goal, appointment to the Texas Supreme Court after the sudden death of one of the justices.

Not until she realizes what her backers demand of her does she understand what an exorbitant price she must pay to reach her dream. Will she risk everything, come to terms with her priorities, or does she even have a choice?

Don’t forget to add the book to your Goodreads TBR: Texas Style Justice

Purchase Links: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

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About the Author

Susan P. Baker, a retired Texas judge, is the award-winning author of eight novels and two nonfiction books, all related to the law. As a judge, she dealt with a wide range of cases from murder to divorce regarding adults and children. Prior thereto, she practiced law for nine years and, while in law school, worked as a probation officer. Her experience in the justice system is apparent in her writings. Currently, she has three novels in progress.

Susan is a member of Texas Authors, Inc., Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, Writers League of Texas, and Galveston Novel and Short Story Writers.

She has two children, eight grandchildren, and a rescue cat named Tudi. She loves dark chocolate, raspberries, and traveling on every mode of transportation. An Anglophile, she likes to visit cousins in England and Australia. On her bucket list are a trip to New Zealand, a long trip back to Australia, living in England for several months, visiting all the presidential libraries and authors’ homes in the U.S., and driving Route 66.

Social Media Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads


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I always welcome new books to add to my list and I’m always excited to do reviews and read books. And I’m open to debate and exchange opinions, so let’s talk.

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Blog Tour, Reviews

“52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner” Review

Hello Friends!

I hope you are all doing well, and if you are working during this chaotic time I hope you guys are stay safe and I’m sending lots of positive energy your way.

I’m using my time to write as much as I possibly can, although I have other things to do, including reviews to finish up and beta reading my best friend’s project, but in the middle of everything I’m also reading every morning for at least an hour and every night as well.

Back to writing, I’m working on a paranormal romance series and I’m loving it, and the book I will be reviewing today is all about writing. So if you are a writer looking for books that can help you out, this is one of them.

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner“, written by Mariëlle S. Smith, is a nonfiction book, like the title says it’s a Author Journal and Planner, published on December 1st 2019 by M.S. Wordsmith.

And because of the time we are living, if you want to write your own novel and don’t know how to start, check out this book, the ebook version is currently free on Amazon, until the 20th March. And if you do end up using it, let me know your feedback.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Mariëlle S. Smith for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

52 Weeks of Writing Author Journal and Planner


Synopsis

52 Weeks - cover-imageAre you ready to become the writer you were always meant to be?

52 Weeks of Writing will get you cracking by making you plan, track, reflect on, and check in with your progress and goals an entire year long.

52 Weeks of Writing will help you dig deep by offering questions and writing prompts designed to unravel whatever truths about your writing you’re ready for.

52 Weeks of Writing will keep you inspired by delivering a thought-provoking writing quote every week.

  • Do you struggle with setting goals that reflect your daily reality?
  • Do you want to practise breaking goals down into manageable chunks?
  • Would you like more insight into your writing habit(s) and figure out why you keep getting in your own way?
  • And do you want to create a sustainable writing practice that honours your needs and desires as a writer?

Then the 52 Weeks of Writing: Author Journal and Planner is for you.

52 Weeks of Writing brings together every lesson Mariëlle S. Smith has learned as a writing coach and writer. Wary as she is of comparisonitis and unhealthy competition, this author journal and planner was designed to help writers develop and fine-tune a practice that works for them.

If you’re ready to get out of your own way and become the writer you’re meant to be, pick up your copy of 52 Weeks of Writing today.

Purchase Link: M.S. Wordsmith | Amazon


Author Bio

Mariëlle S. Smith is a coach for writers and other creatives, an editor, (ghost) writer, and custom retreat organiser. In 2019, she moved to Cyprus, and island in the Mediterranean Sea, where she organises private writer’s retreats, is inspired 24/7, and feeds more stray cats than she can count.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Twitter


My Review

This was not only my first book by the author, and she has a lot of other helpful books, but also the first writing help book I have read.

I didn’t do the entire 52 weeks, but I did go through the entire books and ended up using a couple of the prompts. Nevertheless, I’m going to be using this journal in the future project I start, because it was a really exciting experience.

P1070711I won’t enter in particular aspects of the book, because you should discover the tips and prompts on your own, but I have to say that it was very pretty and easy to use. To be honest I don’t know what I was expecting when I saw the title since I have seen different planners in book stores and they were basic and not fun to use at all.

Mariëlle S. Smith did a brilliant job with keeping this author journal and writing planner interesting to use. Of course, it had that feeling that I had someone on my corner encouraging me. Kind of like what I would imagine a writing coach could be in a book.

It had moment’s of hard work that are all about the writing, and then there were these moments of pause. Both sections are extremely important when we are writing, at least when I’m doing it, so I loved seeing them in this journal. Combined with the quotes, prompts and moments that allow us to reflect about our accomplishments and goals, I had not only fun but was also pumped to write.

I loved that it got me to write down my goals, because I always have them on my mind but by putting them down it makes thing as real as writing the book itself. I was really impress and I’m going to check out the other books this author has, because I’m always looking forward to learn and get better.

Overall, if you are a fellow writer and want a planner and journal that is not only pretty but also very useful, I do recommend this one. And if you don’t know how to start, this journal can definitely be the beginning.


Giveaway

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Love,

Jess

Blog Tour, Historical Romance, New Releases, Reviews, Uncategorized

“The Disgraceful Lord Gray” Review

Hello Friends!

Still sick, and tired… And it’s past midnight here and I was suppose to post the review on the 1st. This is what happens when I’m sleep deprived for days, and I apologize for not posting earlier, but reading is helping me deal with the bad week I’m having. And because I want you all to find some amazing books to help you out dealing with your bad days, I bring you a review.

As many of you may know I love Virginia Heath books. And today’s book is one of hers!

The Disgraceful Lord Gray” is the third book in the King’s Elite series, the first one being “The Mysterious Lord Millcroft” and the second being “The Uncompromising Lord Flint”. That been said this is a regency romance, published in 1st April 2019.

Happy Publication Day!

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Virginia Heath for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.


SynopsisThe Disgraceful Lord Gray UK

A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!

Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

Purchase Links – Amazon UK | Amazon US


Author Bio

The Mysterious Lord Millcroft - Virginia HeathVirginia Heath lives on the outskirts of London with her understanding husband and two, less understanding, teenagers. After spending years teaching history, she decided to follow her dream of writing for Harlequin. Now she spends her days happily writing regency romances, creating heroes that she falls in love with and heroines who inspire her. When she isn’t doing that, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things that she doesn’t need or read romances written by other people.

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Website


My Review

Oh boy! Oh boy… So many things to say and I don’t like reviews with spoilers, so I will just let my enthusiasm talk for how good this is. Let’s start with the fact that if you love historical romances and don’t know Virginia Heath then I don’t know what you have been doing until now. This series can be read as a standalone, although I recommend you read all the books in order so you can experience the full experience of this series and learn more about the characters and the King’s Elite.

In this book we follow Lord Gray and Miss Theadora Cranford, and oh boy… What a fun adventure their story was. Lord Gray is part of a group of spies, a disgraced aristocrat on a mission that will take him on an excited and unexpected journey. He’s handsome, intelligent, charming, sweetheart and determined. Then there is Thea, a young woman that is trying to not get many attention, so she stays guarded, although once they met sparks fly. I won’t say how they met, but it was funny and awesome.

Like I said before, I won’t give any spoilers, so no specifics of the plot, but… The book is full of romance, mystery, crime, humor and excitement, and that’s very characteristic of Virginia Heath’s books, which I love.

The fun thing about this storyline is the unexpected moments, that’s what makes me curious, because I want to know more about the characters and what they are going to do when the plans don’t go as they thought and prepared. And those unexpected moments sometimes bring or are provoked by funny scenes.

With twists and turns, sense of humor, characters that make us fall in love for them, a cute dog, spies and mystery… What more could we ask for? Overall, I loved this story, I was at the edge of my seat and couldn’t stop reading until I figured out everything. So, of course I recommend this book, this series.


Giveaway

For a chance to win one of the three e-copies of The Disgraceful Lord Gray that are being giving away, CLICK HERE.

(Open International)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Reviews

“The Secret to Falling in Love” Review

Hello Friends!

Today is the Book Birthday Blitz of Victoria Cooke‘s book “The Secret to Falling in Love“. Published 9th February 2017, Romantic Comedy, chicklit novel is a standalone novel and the third I read written by Victoria Cooke, and the second to review.

I want to thank Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Victoria for the eCopy of this book and for allowing me to join in the fun and by being a part of the blog tour with my honest review of the book.

The Secret to Falling In Love


Synopsis

TheSecretToFallingInLove_V2 copyLifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.

That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!

Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.

If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…

Purchase Link – Amazon


Author Bio

Victoria Cooke ImageVictoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016

Social Media Links – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


My Review

This standalone novel is about Melissa, a thirty-something year old lifestyle journalist. With a current topic and a strong and relatable main character, this book was a lovely romance comedy that had me glued to the almost 200 pages book, as I tried to find out what Melissa would decide and how her life would run.

P1070165As we follow Melissa’s life and how connected she is to the online world and see her disconnect so she can go find love the old fashion way, I found myself relating to her. She as a strong character with a lot of relatable traits in her personality that made me see a older version of myself in some bits of her. So it was a book that definitely grabbed my attention from page one.

It is a modern view of life, with all of the technology and the apps, some people tend to lose themselves in that cyber world. And I found that it was quite amazing and refreshing to read when the plot takes the “one month of being free from social media” road. It brought some added tension and funny moments that we would all deal with if we did that too.

Of course that it would be a romance novel if Melissa didn’t meet some love interest. And there comes all figuring out love, attraction, relationships, humor, excitement and emotion. And I loved that aspect of the plot too. All the characters that we are introduced in this book played their role and were well written and made the storyline made sense and added some complexity and reality to it.

Overall, I enjoyed this book a lot. The author’s writing style is what made the book so attractive. The plot was fun and intriguing, but it was Victoria Cooke’s writing that made it all come together beautifully.


Giveaway

For a chance to win an ARC of The Secret to Falling in Love and a box of Belgian Truffles Click Here

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The Secret to Falling In Love Giveaway Prize

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

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Blog Tour

Extract “Stealth”

Hello Friends!

Today I bring you guys a extract of the fourth book in the Rina Walker series, “Stealth“, written by Hugh Fraser, that got published this Autumn, so you can no go get it. Actually, go get all the books in the series.

This is a Thriller, Crime and Mystery kind of novel, so expect to be taken on a rollercoaster and have peaks of adrenaline and to end up on the edge of your seat most of the time.


Blurb

9781911583660When a step out of line means a fight to the death…

London 1967. A working girl is brutally murdered in a Soho club. Rina Walker takes out the killer and attracts the attention of a sinister line-up of gangland enforcers with a great deal to prove.

When a member of British Military Intelligence becomes aware of her failure to fulfil a contract issued by an inmate of Broadmoor, he forces her into the deadly arena of the Cold War, with orders to kill an enemy agent.

Rina needs to call upon all her dark skills, not simply to survive but to protect the ones she loves.

Buy Link – Amazon


About Author

Hugh_Frazer-745x1024Hugh Fraser is best known for playing Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ and the Duke of Wellington in ‘Sharpe’. His films include Patriot Games, 101 Dalmatians, The Draughtsman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. In the theatre he has appeared in Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndhams and in several roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He has also narrated many of Agatha Christie’s novels as audio books. Hugh has now written three books in the Rina Walker series – Harm, Threat and Malice. Stealth is due in autumn 2018.

Social Media Links – Twitter


Extract

I stand in the shadows at the back of the club and clock the action. All the tables are occupied, mostly by our girls with punters, their faces lit by the glow from the pink shaded table lamps and the odd stroke of light from the glitter ball. Waitresses are slipping between the tables with bottles of fake champagne for the girls and straight drinks for the punters. I look at the crowd standing round the bar and recognise a couple of faces from a Clerkenwell firm, who I’ve not seen in here before, talking to a big fat bloke with a small blond woman hanging off his arm.

While I’m wondering what it might be about, Lizzie comes out of the door behind the bar and walks towards one of the tables. She catches the eye of the girl and gives her a nod. The girl says something to the punter and then leads him past the bandstand and through a door at the back of the club. As Lizzie turns to the bar I step forward and she sees me and comes over.

‘Hello loveliness,’ she says, slipping her arm round me and brushing her lips against my cheek. I want to kiss her full on but two Japanese gents are staring at us, so I give her a quick peck and follow her through the tables as the band go into ‘Bring it on Home’. She leads me into the office, we have a quick cuddle, then she pours two whiskies, gives one to me and we sit on the sofa.


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Stealth


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Blog Tour, Reviews

“The Little Gate-Crasher” Review

Hello friends!

I hope you are having a good morning so far. Today the weather in my hometown is grayish than usual, so I’m staying home and in the afternoon I’m going to the gym. Meanwhile, I will keep working on some new posts.

Today I bring you a review of a unique book, “The Little Gate-Crasher“, a memoir written by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer about her great-grand uncle Mace Bugen.

Thank you Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer for the eCopy of the book and for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and give my honest review.

TLG The Little Gate Crasher


Blurb

unnamed (5) (2) (1)Mace Bugen might have been an achondroplastic dwarf, 43 inches tall with an average size head and torso set on small, twisted legs—but that didn’t mean he was an idiot or a pushover. In truth, he was smarter than most; over the years, he learned to effectively turn what society in those days called a handicap into a powerful tool he could use to his advantage.

“When I was a kid,” he once said, “I’d ask myself, Why is that guy on the football team? Why can’t I be on the team? Why didn’t God give me the height so I could be the hero?”

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“Then at some point I figured it out: I gotta do something special to let ’em know I’m me.”

In The Little Gate Crasher: The Life And Photos Of Mace BugenI remember my amazing great-Uncle Mace Bugen through his journey as a first-generation Jewish-American kid in working class Philipsburg, NJ to becoming the first celebrity selfie-artist—way ahead of his time.

Featuring vintage photos of Mace with his exploits, The Little Gate Crasher captures three decades of American pop culture, seen through the unique lens of Mace and his gate-crashing exploits.

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Underneath his antics, we meet a complex man who continually defies others expectations and meets life on his own terms. Mace becomes a successful businessman and devoted son to his aging parents. But in his gate-crashing antics, we best get to see Mace’s unique combination of guile, cunning and sense of entitlement, which he used to engineer photos of himself with some of the biggest celebrities of his day. If people were going to stare at him all of his life, he would give them something to see.

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The Little Gate Crasher features over 50 vintage photos of Mace with celebrities, athletes and politicians, including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Muhammed Ali, Richard Nixon, Jane Russel, Joe DiMaggio and more.

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Author Bio

TheBlogConnectHeadshots-150Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is an experienced educator, author and speaker. At Jewish Learning Venture, she works as Director of Whole Community Inclusion and leads disability awareness programs for the Philadelphia Jewish community. Her most recent book The Little Gate Crasher, a memoir of her Great-Uncle, who overcame society’s prejudices about dwarfism to lead a remarkable life, was one of the national book selections for 2017 Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. Gabby writes for and edits The New York Jewish Week’s The New Normal: Blogging Disability and is also a featured Philly parenting blogger for WHYY’s newsworks. Gabby holds a B.F.A. in theatre and creative writing from Emerson College and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. 

Social Media Links – Website | Twitter | Facebook


My Review

P1060531There’s always this feeling of connection when I read a memoir. This one was about one of a kind human being. And I’m so happy I got to read his story, written by a family member. I hadn’t heard of Mace Bugen before, but his life story was absolutely powerful and hopeful.

Moishe Morris “Mace” Bugen was an achondroplastic dwarf, and if people think that could be the end of the world for a family, think twice. Not only is this book about an amazing human being with a big personality and a kind heart, but also about a family that chose to love him and treat him the same way any other family member, and that supported him no matter what. And to me that’s the real meaning of family and being a good person.

P1060534In this book, not only talks about his life, but give us a collection of photos proving his success in getting in photograph take with important people, by using unusual and creative ways. And that just makes the story even more excited and happy in the end. Despite his needs and every obstacle, he was able to overcome it and made lived his life to the fullest.

If seeing the pics made me happy because I could see the look in his eyes in each photo and wonder if he was having fun, reading about those photo moments made me laugh (in a very good way). It’s something I cherish dearly: my family photos. So I understand the reason why Gabrielle end up writing this book. I would love to get all the stories my grandparents told me, unto paper.

“I never got mad at God. I figured he made me so that’s it”

P1060535This quote touched me. And this quote showed me how strong he really was. It’s a life lesson. There were times in my life when I was mad about how I was, but Mace never did. He just tried doing the best he could with what he had, with what God gave him, and that’s a powerful message to me.

Overall, I can see how this book could be a great why to get people enjoying their lives, and having strength to overcome each obstacle in their path. And I highly recommend it.


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Giveaway

I you want to win a paperback copy of The Little Gate-Crasher CLICK HERE

(Open to US & Canada only)

*Terms and Conditions –USA / Canada entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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Love,

Jess