Monthly Archives: June 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway – The Salvation Project by Stewart Ross

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Title: The Salvation Project (The Soterion Mission #3)

Author: Stewart Ross

Release Date: 20th June 2017

Genre: Dystopian YA

Publisher: Blean Books

Format: Paperback

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35095911-the-salvation-project

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Salvation-Project-Stewart-Ross/dp/0957101929

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Humanity’s hope of salvation lies within a single laptop…

A mutation in human DNA means no one lives beyond nineteen. Scientists working to reverse this pandemic died before their Salvation Project was complete, leaving behind the results of their research in a sealed vault – the Soterion.

122 years have passed. The civilisation of the ‘Long Dead’ is almost forgotten, the Soterion has been burned to ashes, and communities of Constants are tormented by brutal tribes of Zeds. Cyrus, Miouda and Sammy flee their burning city with a laptop rescued from the inferno. They believe it contains the key to the Salvation Project. But its batteries are dead, there is no electricity to power it, and murderous Zeds will stop at nothing to get it back…

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Stewart Ross

Stewart was born in Buckinghamshire and educated in Oxford, Berkhamsted, Exeter, Bristol, and Orlando, Florida. He taught at a variety of institutions in Sri Lanka, the Middle East, the USA, and Britain before becoming a full-time writer in 1989.

With over 300 published titles to his credit, he is now one of Britain’s most popular and versatile authors. His output includes prize-winning books for younger readers, novels, plays, three librettos, a musical, and many widely acclaimed works on history and sport. Several of his books are illustrated with his own photographs.

Stewart also lectures in France and the UK, gives talks, runs workshops, and visits schools. He is an occasional journalist and broadcaster. His brother, Charlie Ross, is the celebrated auctioneer.

In his spare time Stewart enjoys travel, restaurants, sport, theatre, photography, art and music. He lives near Canterbury with his wife Lucy, and – occasionally – his four children and two grandchildren. Each morning he commutes 10 metres to work in a large hut in the garden.

Website: http://www.stewartross.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Booksmyth

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Soterion-Mission-194311443946577/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jstewartross

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Wednesday 21st June

YA Under My Skin

Bookish Outsider

Thursday 22nd June

The Writing Greyhound

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Friday 23rd June

Rachel Bustin

Chelle’s Book Reviews

Saturday 24th June

Alejandra’s Life

Fiction Fascination

Sunday 25th June

Tales of Yesterday

Fabulous Book Fiend

Monday 26th June

Big Book Little Book

Tea Party Princess

Tuesday 27th June

A Little But A Lot

Chouett

Wednesday 28th June

A Books Eternal Glory

Portable Magic

Thursday 29th June

OBC Mini Reviewers

Charlotte Somwhere

Friday 30th June

Kirstyes

Crowded Bookshelf

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The Devil’s Poetry – Blog Tour and Review

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The Devil’s Poetry by Louise Cole

Title: The Devil’s Poetry

Author: Louise Cole

Release Date: 13th June 2017

Genre: YA Thriller

Publisher: Kindle Press

Format: Ebook

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35148705-the-devil-s-poetry

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XWL4XPJ

 

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Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.

Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book, it seems an easy solution – too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as the paranormal Cadaveri.

Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?

Dare she read this book? What’s the price – and who pays it?

Commended in the Yeovil Prize 2016, this is an action-packed blend of adventure, fantasy and love story.

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Louise

Louise Cole has spent her life reading and writing. And very occasionally gardening. Sometimes she reads as she gardens. She can be seen walking her dogs around North Yorkshire – she’s the one with a couple of cocker spaniels and a Kindle. She read English at Oxford – read being the operative word – and hasn’t stopped reading since.

In her day-job she is an award-winning journalist, a former business magazine editor and director of a media agency. She writes about business but mainly the business of moving things around: transport, logistics, trucks, ships, and people.

Her fiction includes short stories, young adult thrillers, and other stuff which is still cooking.

Her YA and kids’ fiction is represented by Greenhouse Literary Agency and she is also published on Amazon as one of the Marisa Hayworth triumvirate.

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Where to start with this book?!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!

Now i could leave my review like that but i wont!!

Now don’t let the title put you off, it isn’t a poetry book or a book about the devil but a beautiful story about Callie. Her life has never been easy, loosing her Mother at a young age, felling like she never fits it and a Father that’s very distant with her on an emotional level.

Callie has always found comfort in her books, much to her Father’s dislike, so when a book thats been thrown into her hands calls to her…… yes, really calls to her, she grips it with both hands, and it doesn’t matter that an army of the Cadaveri will stop at nothing to have the book or that Jace has warned her NOT to read it, Callie just cant help herself and suddenly finder herself having to save the world!!

I loved the sweet relationship that blossomed between Callie and Jace throughout the book, Jace’s passion and dedication on wanting to do whats right for the Order and doing whats right for Callie is tested all the way through (think that’s what makes me love him as a character) and the test of friendship between Callie and Amber. Have to say I’ve never disliked a character as much as i disliked Ella, shes rude, pigheaded and thinks she knows everything……i did have a pang of guilt for disliking her so much towards the end of the book.

This book is so action packed it could give Jason Bourne a run for his money! Its fast paced, with twists and turns galore. You think its going one way then the author swiftly spins you around and into a whole new direction, which i loved! Its gripping, entertaining, and with just the right amount of romance to keep you hooked! Louise is a new author to me and if her books that follow are just as good or even better than this she’ll have a massive following in no time, with me in the front spot!! Now whens the next book out?!?

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Tour Schedule

Wednesday 14th June

Alejandra’s Life

Summer Reads and Moonlight Dreams

Thursday 15th June

YA Under My Skin

Life with KtKinnes

Friday 16th June

Tales of Yesterday

Louise Bodle

Saturday 17th June

Big Book Little Book

Sunshine Sarah

Sunday 18th June

Fiction Fascination

No Safer Place

Monday 19th June

Tween Book Blog

An Ocean Glimmer

Tuesday 20th June

A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

Charlotte Somewhere

Wednesday 21st June

A Books Eternal Glory

The Write Blog

Thursday 22nd June

Bookish Outsider

My Self and My Shelf

Friday 23rd June

Portable Magic

Just Kathryn

Saturday 24th June

Book Murmuration

Tea Party Princess

Sunday 25th June

Wee Bit Wordy

Monday 26th June

Kirstyes

Miss Chapters Reviews

Tuesday 27th June

OBC Mini Reviewers

United Book Blog