Have a destination wedding, they said. The mountains are so romantic, they said. They’ve obviously never been a runaway bride.
Olivia Love has it all. She’s rich, spoiled, and about to marry the man of her dreams—until she witnesses her fiancée with someone else, sending her on a little run. Down the side of a mountain. In her wedding dress.
When she finds a cabin in the woods, her relief is short-lived at discovering it to be empty. No phone, no heat, and no way back to her perfect little life. That is until a gun-toting mountain man fills the space and sends her heart rate skyrocketing.
Carter Fitzwilliam likes the simple things in life. His sheep farm, his privacy, and man’s best friend are all he needs until a smart-mouthed beauty in a white dress breaks into his cabin and threatens to complicate the hell out of everything.
She’s lost, looking for help. He’s hiding, only wanting to be left alone. Will she be the one person his heart needs to find?
If you like outrageously funny characters, sexy heroes, and a juicy opposites-attract story than you’ll love the first book in the Lost & Found series, Cabin Fever is the first standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy book in the Lost & Found series by Elizabeth Lynx.
As the synopsis states Olivia Love has chosen to do a runner. And what a day to do it on, her wedding day!! But considering what she has seen could you blame her? I know I can’t!
For Olivia, the biggest downside is that she has to run down a mountain! When Olivia finds a cabin that she thinks is empty she feels relief. That relief is short-lived when she realises there’s no phone, no heating, nothing! And then a gun-toting man turns up, making her feel even more uneasy!
Carter lives in his cabin on his own and enjoys his simple life as a sheep farmer. He doesn’t want anyone else in his life except his dog and his sheep. So when he returns home to find Olivia in his cabin, he’s not sure what to think, except to get rid of her one way or another.
Cabin Fever is a witty, funny, sarcastic romantic story of an accidental meeting of two individuals. It’s not an insta-love story, these two have their own demons to overcome and they need to learn to trust before they can accept any kind of love that is offered.
The pieces of Cabin Fever begin to come together a little like a jigsaw puzzle, as they begin to slot into place it makes the desire to know more becomes stronger, making you want to read just one more chapter… then another and another
The characters are deceptive in that they appear to be so alike, but yet they so different.
I think that Elizabeth has got the mix of romance, wit, sarcasm, and humour spot on. She also includes a few twists and turns to keep the readers on their toes and to keep them guessing at what might happen next.
I couldn’t stop reading this book. I can’t wait for the next installment in the Lost and Found Series.
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
I’m an indie author that writes steamy romantic comedies and erotic romance.
THE SEQUEL TO THE AMAZON INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER!
A Missing Girl. A Ticking Clock. A One Man War Against Crime.
Sam Pope is back, in the explosive sequel to The Night Shift. As his mission against organised crime rages on, Sam Pope finds himself the target of a dedicated task force led by a tenacious young inspector. In the midst of a gun fight with a violent street gang, he finds a desperate father venturing into a world he doesn’t understand, searching for a daughter he will never see again.
Realising that the net is tightening and the clock is ticking, Sam burns a hole right through the under belly of London to find the missing girl, finding himself in the cross hairs of some of the most dangerous people in the city.
The Takers is a brutal, action packed thriller that will delight fans of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, Vince Flynn and Rob Sinclair.
This is the second book in the Sam Pope series, and it continues in an epic way.
Sam continues with his one-man fight against the organised crime in London. The problem is whilst he is hunting the organised criminals the police are hunting him.
Whilst Sam is taking down another organised gang a desperate father walks in looking for his daughter. Sam agrees to help him find his daughter.
The hunt for the missing girl put Sam right in front of the task force who are hunting him and right in the middle of some of the most dangerous criminals in the country.
I have loved reading more of Sam Pope’s adventures The Takers is an action-packed thriller that had me glued to every page! I was hooked from the very beginning. I was glad to be back alongside Sam.
It’s clear from reading The Takers that Rob has spent a lot of time and energy researching, planning and writing this novel. Rob’s writing style fits this book so well. Rob feeds his readers everything that is needed to piece together the events and to feel a part of this story, it’s almost like following a breadcrumb trail.
✫.•° About Robert °•.✫
I am a thirty-year-old man child with aspirations of writing bizarre stories for a living!
Writing is my life and since I can remember it is something I have naturally done, be it silly stories at school or role-playing games during my teens. I was about 16/17 when I designed my first comic book series and since then have swung from idea to idea.
Then in March 2015, I released ONE BY ONE with the sole intention of getting one five star review. It far exceeded that and since then I have written DOORWAYS, which was signed up by Urbane Publications in September 2015 and released in October 2016. Again, the response has been overwhelming.
I saw my books hit the Waterstones charts but the end goal soon changed. I have since reclaimed the rights to Doorways and am now taking the Bermuda Jones series down the Self-Publishing route. It’s an exciting time.
I dream up rugged anti-heroes or crazy worlds on a fairly regular basis and I have promised myself they will all be committed to the written word. Believe me!
As always, you readers are more important than you know and I hope you will continue to read and enjoy. Also, make sure you sign up to the Reader Group!
He came to fix her pipes. She never expected him to steal her heart.
Heidi White was an aspiring baker, tried her best to make others happy, and secretly lusted at the hot guy in her neighborhood. The pipe burst in her basement, so she had to put the baking on hold to find a plumber, fast. When the sexy guy from around the corner showed up to fix her leak, all she could do was stare at the size of his wrench.
Max Brighton was a single dad, business owner, and hadn’t dated in years. His plumbing business began to struggle, and he became desperate to keep things afloat. He believed he found the perfect solution for his problems when the beautiful woman in his neighborhood asked him to fix her pipes. But the job was harder than he expected and he wasn’t talking about her pipes.
We meet Heidi, the daughter of two senators. Heidi is genuine, honest and sometimes naive. She’s not that naive when it comes to her parents though; she knows that they manipulate her to get what they want.
Heidi lives on her own and when her house springs a leak, she calls her parents, they tell her they’ll get someone out to sort it and they do. Max.
Max is a plumber, he goes to Heidi’s to fix her pipes, but soon discovers that her pipes are worse than he originally thought. Once Max realises who Heidi is, he tries to orchestrate a way to not be the one doing the work.
Dirty Secret is a funny, witty, sarcastic, sweet and steamy read.
The characters are well thought out and they all fit the story perfectly. Each one shows both their good and bad traits, which makes each of them realistic and more endearing.
I love how Elizabeth manages to write such emotional but light-hearted stories, that always grab your attention and pull you in from the very beginning. Each page I turned I fell further into Heidi and Max’s world. Elizabeth’s writing style made me feel every bit of part of their lives as the other characters are.
If you want a fun, flirty and entertaining read then I highly recommend Dirty Secret.
✫.•° About Elizabeth °•.✫
I’m an indie author that writes steamy romantic comedies and erotic romance.
This is the first book by AJ Love that I’ve read, and it won’t be the last.
This is a romantic comedy set in and around college.
Blakes decision to go for accommodation provided by the college starts off as a bit of a disaster, when the accommodation office assigns her accommodation with five guys. That’s right Blake is a female! The accommodation office didn’t realise this and placed her with Five Guys.
After realization she’s stuck there, she tries to make the best of a bad situation. Blake soon realises that one of her roommates is her usual type of guy, she also knows that she can’t go there. If she did and it went wrong life would become awkward, very awkward.
This Ain’t Love is an ingenious mix of fun, realism, attraction, temptation and a whole heap of denial! The book is packed with laugh out loud moments, that had me giggling to myself and had other people giving me odd stares in the canteen at work!
The characters are easy to relate to and very realistic, they interact well together and they each bring their own dynamic to the overall story. Blake and Cameron’s chemistry is palpable, they seem to rub each other the wrong way but at the same time they compliment each other’s personalities too.
The story sucked me in quickly and held me there right alongside Blake and Cameron until the very end. I was made to feel every bit a part of their story. I’m glad I’ve had the chance to meet Blake and Cameron.
This Ain’t Love is a great way to start this series. I’m looking forward to the next instalment.
If you’re looking for a funny, hot, sweet romantic comedy then I highly recommend This Ain’t Love.
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all of her free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.
I was fortunate enough to meet Tony at an author signing in Peterborough, where I purchased a signed paperback copy of Unsilent Grief.
Unsilent Grief is Tony’s first book and I feel that it shows potential. The storyline has clearly been thought through. The events flow well from one to the next. Tony includes enough details to allow the reader to be able to imagine clearly the events as they happen and to feel a part of them as they happen.
The characters are good, they work well together and interact well. Each one has their own traits and personalities which help to make them more multi-dimensional and realistic.
Tony’s overall writing style is good. It shows the potential to be really good as his work continues and he gains more confidence and experience. As I was reading the book, I did notice some mistakes with spelling and punctuation, nothing that would detract from the overall book but something that I feel could be polished out with a good proof-reader.
I enjoyed reading Unsilent Grief and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this author.
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
Tony was born in Warrington Cheshire in 1967, but moved to Rutland in 1981 with his family.
Attending Uppingham Community College, Rutland sixth form and later attending Stamford College.
He has done various jobs, including a lifeguard, white van man, and temp work but working at RAF Wyton as a civil servant for the MOD for many years was his most loved career sadly ending in redundancy due to all the cuts to the civil service.
He married his wife in 1996 and his son was born a year later. They live in Cambridgeshire UK with two mad cats. His son attending University at present.
Tony has always wanted to write a book and this is his first, deciding he really needed to do it as he had time on his hands. His second book is with his publisher now. And he is working on book 3.
Let me start by saying that as I write this review, I have 2 chapters left to read. I’ve just not had the time to allocate to reading due to feeling poorly and life has been kicking my butt.
My Forever is an amazing book. It has ALL the feels and my heart hurts so much.
Chase and Kaelyn meet at the wrong the time, there is an undeniable spark and connection between these two, but life has other ideas for these two.
After a chance meeting, long after the first time they met a friendship begins to flourish between them. They slowly begin to open up to each other and reveal the secrets of their pasts.
Chase is struggling, he knows he wants to let Kaelyn in, but he feels that it is unfair to bring his baggage into her life. He’s conflicted, but he realises that it isn’t his decision to make, so he opens up fully to Kaelyn and hopes that she doesn’t run.
Chase is a strong, loyal, loving and selfless guy, he knows what he needs to do to help and protect those less fortunate than himself, he’s not scared to step up and put them first.
Kaelyn is trying to ignore her cheating ex who keeps texting her. After bumping into Chase at a bar and spending some time with him, she begins to realise that Chase is the one, even though she knows he’s just as unavailable now as he was at the New Year party when he had a wedding ring on.
Kaelyn enjoys spending time with Chase but she is confused by the mixed signals that she receives from him, especially as there is no explanation just cryptic sentences. Until the day he decides to bare all to her. When he does the understanding and empathy that she demonstrates is phenomenal!!
These characters are totally amazing. Each of them plays their role extremely well.
Chase is dealing with so much, he’s going through something that no one should ever have to, more so he’s doing it on his own. No one else knows and he has no support network for himself. He’s handing and dealing with it the best he can.
This book has caused me so much heart ache and so many tears! My Forever is written amazingly well, the thought, emotion and love that have been invested by Elena are clear to see and feel.
My forever captured my attention from the very first word and the more I read the more engrossed I became, the further into Chase and Kaelyn’s world I was pulled.
My Forever is a really really good book. Whilst it could be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading the entire series in order for the best experience.
Author Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, MediaCity, and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures, such as Grey’s Anatomy. And, when she isn’t doing those things, you can often find her on Facebook, or obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book-boyfriend extraordinaire.
“The Last Myon” is a story of fantasy adventure, revenge and an individual’s total unwillingness to submit or to fail, battling against overwhelming natural elements and a group of hardened, sadistic creatures who will stop at nothing to succeed in his capture and slavery.
In an everlasting winter world, Ackrehm, the last of his Myon kind, must fight for his life, sustaining multiple injuries along the way and still demonstrating he truly is a force to be reckoned with. Struggling with exhaustion, both mentally and physically, will he manage to overcome, or will he fight or flee?
One thing is for certain, “The Last Myon” will keep you hooked until the very end, bonding with characters and excitedly reading on with an obsession to find out what happens next, promoting an ethos to take away of never give up, never surrender.
Rudi is a new author to me. I found out about him at a signing in October in Peterborough. This signing also gave me the opportunity to meet Rudi and chat with him. I also purchased a signed paperback of The Last Myon to read.
The Last Myon is a fantasy novel that includes Elves, Dwarfs, Humans and A Myon. It is told from multiple points of view but it’s clear who’s POV by the name of the characters. I liked the multiple POVs as it allowed me to see more than one side of the story it’s almost like reading more than one story at the same time.
The characters that are in this novel are well thought out and they play their roles well. Each one brings a different skill set to the overall dynamic of the story.
I’m really glad I had a chance to read The Last Myon and I’m looking forward to seeing what Rudi comes up with next.
Overall a really good read with promise for the author. There are however some spelling and punctuation errors that could have been worked out before printing.
If you like fantasy novels I’d highly recommend taking a chance with The Last Myon!
✫.•° About The Author °•.✫
Rudi Michael Jennings spent the majority of his childhood growing up in the Norfolk countryside of fields and trees, really living amongst nature and possibly giving the basis of description in his book. Through travel, various professions and a keen interest in psychology and fantasy writings, he developed a style of his very own and is keen to share it with the fantasy adventure world. This plans to be the first instalment and adventure of many to come.
My name is Melodie and I’m in love with a guy, but he doesn’t know. He walks by every day, I catch him staring, listening to me sing and play my guitar. I don’t even know his name. Crazy I know but I can’t stop thinking about Office Guy. That’s what I secretly call him, Office Guy. We’ve never even spoken to each other, but then one day he walks up to me and…
.•My Review •.
Finding Melodie is a short and a very sweet book.
Melodie is a pink haired Pixie, she loves music and helping “lost causes”, she’s a bartender and a busker, she lives in London with her two gay roommates. In the past she has always picked the wrong guys, she’s been hurt more than once, but she can’t help falling for the wrong ones. Even after that she still believes in love and romance.
Melodie busks in London, in a popular area and as she still by, she makes up her own stories about them and their lives. Some people even have their own names; like Office Guy. She has quite the crush on him and has often fantasised about Office Guy being her dream man. One day he approaches her and asks for help. He asks Melodie to play a certain song whilst he proposes to his girlfriend. Melodie is kinda heartbroken and a little bit jealous, but she puts a smile on her face and agrees to help him.
Office Guy is a real geeky nerd, he’s a bit of a workaholic and the off shoot of that results in heartache but also in an unsuspected friendship and adventure.
Then she watches as things take an unexpected turn and decided that she has to help Office Guy.
This book focuses on Melodie and Office Guy’s friendship and follows their journey.
I’m not going to discuss the plot further for fear of giving too much away.
The characters are incredibly endearing, I couldn’t help but feel like a part of their story. The character show depth and realism, they interact well together.
The book was a pleasure to read, it is packed full of laugh out loud moments, emotion and a little bit of hotness too. During the plan to win back the woman Office Guy loves, each of them discovers more about themselves, their friendship grows, and their feelings change.
Laura’s writing style makes it is very easy to get caught to win the characters’ lives and their feelings. The emotion contained within its pages consumed me as I was reading this. Finding Melodie is a tale of unexpected love, it shows that you can find love, even when you least expect it.
Now I have another problem… I’ve finished reading it and there’s no book 7 yet!
Blood Moon Rising… Eric… Jasmine…
Jasmine and the team; except Twitch; are all on a case in Budapest. The team are investigating the death of Mark’s friend, to do this they’re in a house/museum full of artefacts; some are magical some aren’t. And there’s ghosts, the house/museum is full of them!
Jasmine’s powers as a sensitive have grown and developed and she is only too aware of these ghosts and entities. When Eric makes a sudden appearance, she realises she’s got more to deal with the originally thought as Eric stirs thoughts and feelings that she’s been trying to bury and get over since Prague.
Eric has finally decided to try and make amends for how he behaved in Prague, he knows it won’t be easy, but he knows he has to try. So, he heads to Budapest to find Jasmine. What he finds is not what he once knew, Jasmine has changed, she stronger, more confident and not going to be easy to win over. Eric likes what he sees though!
Blood Moon Rising is a highly addictive read, it will capture your attention and heart from the very beginning and hold it until the very end. I love the addition of the ghosts and the control of the blood moon over the supernatural in this book, they fit the characters and story incredibly well.
C. Marta’s writing style is effortless once more, her words have a natural flow. The emotion and love that C. Marta gives her words comes through as some seriously strong feelings and emotions in both her characters and the overall story.
This book was all I was hoping for and more, my only problem is that I read it so quickly and now have nothing left…
I love reading horror books and it’s been a long time since I read something that actually gave me the creeps, this book did!
This is the first of this author’s work that I’ve read, and I’ll certainly be reading more of his work in the future.
The Twelve follows John Rydell through part of his life. John loses his wife whilst he was on a business trip, his wife’s death is the starting point for a series of gruesome deaths. John slowly begins to connect the dots himself and realises that these deaths are all linked to him and some old university friends.
The Twelve uses flashbacks to give the details needed for you understand what the twelve was. These flashbacks work well and give depth to the overall story, they also give important details that help with understanding the overall plot.
D E McCluskey has done a great job setting this story up and delivering it to his readers. The images that D E McCluskey’s words create are creepy and eerie, whilst being detailed and engrossing. At the beginning there is very little given away but it’s enough to make you curious. I was intrigued to know who or what was going to happen, I wanted to know what else was in store for John and for me as a reader.
D E McCluskey’s writing style is informative, graphic, and compelling, it pulls you in and makes you want to stay, makes you feel as though you need to keep reading.
Most of the time that I spent reading this was in my room on the third floor of my house in the dark or near dark stop. I found myself on more than one occasion pausing and looking over my shoulder! Or listening to see if I had heard a noise from elsewhere in the house!
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the 12 and I look forward to discovering more of this author’s works.
I think that anyone who loves horror would find this book a great read, but I also think that fans of thrillers might find this book thoroughly enjoyable too.
✫.•° Author Bio °•.✫
I began writing in 2011, mainly for my own enjoyment. I began by making up funny, rhyming stories, with a horror-based theme running through them. I wrote them mostly for my daughter who was only four years of age at the time.
These rhymes where popular with my friends and family and someone mentioned that I should get them down in a book. That’s when the idea for a comic sprung into mind.
I scoured the internet and met a fantastic illustrator. I then commissioned him to illustrate this comic and Interesting Tymes was created. This is an anthology of short horror stories, all written in rhyme, but suitable for children to read too.
This was so popular with friends and family and further afield, that I decided to make another. Interesting Tymes X 2 continued where the first one left off, with Edward D’Ammage introducing another six horror tales.
From then I got the bug. I began to expand my series of rhyming tales, taking the original themes, and making them into longer stories. Using a different illustrator, I wrote, commissioned, and produced my first, short, horror comic. Wooden Heart.
I then began to write a zombie serial called The Few, we are currently on # 3 of what will be seven. #4 is currently in production.
I then embarked on a more ambitious project. My first graphic novel. Doppelganger is over 100 pages long and is a dark psychological tale of a man descending into madness.
Next up came DeathDay presents. This is a 4-part comedy tale about three demons in Hell who forget about Satan’s DeathDay. It has a 15 rating as the imagery in the back is rather graphic and gory, while the interactions between the demons is comedic and light.
Then I wrote and produced another full graphic novel. This one is called Olf. This is a children’s tale about Fr Christmas and his reindeer. I wrote this as I wanted to balance my brain between the darkness of Doppelganger my desire to wrote something that my daughter could read.
With a love of sci-fi and the old-style Flash Gordon type cliff-hangers, I wrote a series of tales about an adventurer called Mace Masoch, and his sidekick Miss Ninetails. The style of this comic was adult orientated, with buxom women and muscular men. #2 is currently in production.
After Mace, I went back to the list of my old rhyming tails and selected a longer, rhyming tale to produce in the same style as Interesting Tymes. This was to be a vehicle for my leading character Edward D’Ammage to run with his own titles. Edward D’Ammage Presents: The Wedding is in the same vein as Interesting Tymes although it has a different illustrator.
After this I did a collaboration with leading ‘extreme horror’ author Matt Shaw to serialise his best-selling novel, Sick B*stards, into a graphic novel. This has been a successful venture up to now, even though only #1 is available yet. #2 is currently in production.
I produced a short zombie inspired short horror comic, working with the illustrator I used for Wooden Heart, and produced Three Days in the City. This is a zombie-esque tale set in Liverpool. It’s a one-shot story and sells really well in conventions, mainly due to the location.
Bringing back my love of Christmas and my love of old comics like The Beano, I partnered up with a fantastic artist called Joe Matthews, and we produced one of my proudest pieces of work. We undertook the mammoth job of re-writing Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, completely in rhyme. Joe did the artwork in his fantastic Beano-esque style. This has been my best seller to date.
In all the time writing, I had also written several short horror stories. I took the decision to bring these together into another anthology, and teaming up again with the illustrator for Doppelganger, I produced Short Sharp Shocks. Six short horror/thriller tales all introduced by a skeletal game show host.
My next project is still in production. It’s a graphic novel about a female super-villain with a good side to her. Its called DreamCatcher. Originally, I was going to produce this as three parts, but decided that I would wait until all three parts are complete before bringing it out as a full graphic novel. Parts 1 & 2 are complete, while 3 is just about to be commissioned.
Writing graphic novels, I found long and laborious to do. I have no talent for drawing, but I do see the panels in my head and am very good at articulating them to the illustrators. But, I found myself increasingly at the mercy to how fast the artist work. I am a fast writer, and I wanted the artists to work as fast as I did. It was also proving costly, as good artists do not come cheap. I was working with a good illustrator friend on a graphic novel I had written called Thirteen. She had produced ten pages of top-notch work for me, but she was worried about the length of time it was taking her to complete the pages. She loved the story she was working on, so she convinced me to turn it into a full-length novel. She told me that the scope of the graphic novel would probably bankrupt me anyway. So, I converted the comic script and produced my first full novel. I changed the name of it to The Twelve and it is currently selling well on Amazon, and from me via my Facebook page.
Stirred on by the success of The Twelve, I teamed up with a local musical historian who I used to work with back in the days of playing in bands around Liverpool. We came up with a concept about a historical tale about the old Liverpool music scene. He did a load of research into the swing music scene in Liverpool after the war, and my second novel came to life. In The mood… For Murder was released, to excellent reviews. Bit things are in the pipeline for this book, least of all, a sequel is in the works.
Next up came my third novel, CRACK. This is a brutal story about one mans descent into addiction after a road traffic accident that wasn’t his fault. This is a specialised tale and is not always everyone’s cup of tea. Although it is selling well, the reviews, although good, are slow in coming.
Next up I am hoping to release Z: A Love Story by Christmas (or shortly after). A zombie tale inspired by one of my rhyming stories in Interesting Tymes X 2. Then I have written and am currently editing a sci-fi Jack the Ripper inspired tale entitled Timeripper. I have also written and am also editing a trilogy of books; Glimmer Trilogy. This is three books set in a fictional land, with magic and swords. I have written this for the YA genre. Lastly, I have re-written my Olf graphic novel into a children’s novel, I am currently getting illustrations completed for this, with a look to release it for Christmas 2019. This will be the first in a series of 5 novels, all set in the same land.
In my spare time, I work as a computer engineer, I am a full-time father to my daughter Grace (who will be bringing out her own children’s book in 2019, entitled The Hangry Hamster), I also do stand-up comedy around the north-west of England.