Weekly Wrap Up (x2)

Hi everyone,

I didn’t do a wrap up post last week, so this week I have a bumper two week wrap up where you can catch up on everything that’s been going on!

Although I’ve been reading, my mojo is still AWOL. I’ve been reading some great books, and I know they’re great, but I’m just not in the form so they haven’t been hitting the mark! I’ve read 157 books this year though, so I guess I can’t complain!

I took part in an event online for THE Book Club on Facebook and I was on the panel for mystery/thriller books, so I did up a post with my Top 20 all time fave M/T books which you can see here:

My Top 20 ATF Mystery/ Thriller books….

I read and reviewed an FBI K9 book:

Lone Wolf by Sara Driscoll

The usual First Monday Crime Spotlight was on Alex Marwood:

*First Monday Crime* Spotlight on Alex Marwood

My favourite post of the month went up:

November Book Haul

My awesome guest reviewer , Ellen, read and reviewed The Poisoned Rock:

The Poisoned Rock by Robert Daws *Ellen’s Review*

I read and reviewed Jackie Baldwin’s debut to coincide with paperback publication:

Dead Man’s Prayer by Jackie Baldwin

The lovely Susan at The Book Trail had me answering some Christmas themed questions:

The Book Trail Advent Calendar Day 3…

I took part in a Bloodhound Books blog tour:

*Blog Tour* Malcolm Hollingdrake Hell’s Gate

I read, LOVED, and reviewed a forthcoming Orenda Books title:

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

And on Friday, I finally posted my top reads of the year, which has turned out to be my most popular post EVER on the blog:

Top 13 Books of 2016…


As for what’s coming up next week, I’m posting another top reads post tomorrow from Dave Hardy, where he lists some stellar books he’s read this year.

I’m also going to post up some reviews, because I’m a bit behind so there should be reviews up for the following books at some stage:

  • The River at Night by Erica Ferencik
  • Duplicity by Sibel Hodge
  • The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney
  • Lies by T. M. Logan

So yeah, that’s been my recent weeks. How has yours been? Read anything I shuld add to my TBR? Do let me know! 🙂

Weekly Wrap Up November 27th

Hi everyone,

Super quick wrap up post this week! I’m still reading but not very much so there’s only one non blog tour review on here! Here’s a list of what’s been on the blog this week in chronological order:

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*Blog Tour* Zero by Matt Brolly

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*Blog Tour* The Reykjavik Assignment- Adam LeBor

*Cover Reveal* Domina by L. S. Hilton

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The Back Road by Rachel Abbott

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*Blog Tour* The Mine by Antti Tuomainen #Finnish Invasion

 

So, that’s been my week here! The coming weeks are going to be pretty quiet on here as I’ve not got much on! I’ll post reviews for anything I read though so do stop by 😊

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend!

Weekly Wrap Up November 13th

 Hi everyone, 

So it’s weekly wrap up time again! Oddly enough I’m still in the depths of this reading slump, yet I’ve managed to read two books and I’m on my 3rd this week. I’m reading out of necessity as opposed to reading for pleasure which means that I’m feeling a bit like I have homework and I don’t want to do it 😱

On the blog this week, I had a mix of blog tours and reviews. Huge thanks to Ellen who sent me her review for A Man With One Of Those Faces too! Here’s a chronological list of what you may have missed on the blog this week:

*Blog Tour* Beneath The Ashes by Jane Isaac

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Dark Fragments by Rob Sinclair

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*Blog Tour* My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

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*Blog Tour* The Exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto #FinnishInvasion

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A Man With One Of Those Faces by Caimh McDonnell

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Coming up next week for definite, I have two blog tours:

Love You To Death by Caroline Mitchell

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While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft

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As well as these, I have a couple of posts hanging around that I may try and finish and get them posted up. Book related but not book reviews! 

Also, I’m (hopefully) taking part in the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast! This is the brainchild of Steve Cavanagh and Luca Veste and having listened to the first one, it’s definitely one to watch out for if you’re into crime books and brilliantly funny book chat. I’ll be recommending a couple of books on there and I’m beyond nervous because I’m more at ease behind a keyboard than a microphone! 😂
So yeah, that’s been my week here! How has your week been? Read anything that I need to know about? 🤔 Do let me know in the comments…

Weekly Wrap Up Oct 30th

Hi everyone,

It’s a fairly short and sweet wrap up this week! By the time this is posted, I’ll be at a wedding so I figured I’d best have it done in time! 🙂

In contrast to last week where I read 7 books, this week I haven’t even managed to read one!!! But I am in the middle of 4 different books so here’s hoping I finish them soon as I’m on blog tours for 3 of them!

It was another busy week on the blog again this week with 5 blog tours and a couple of reviews as well, so pretty much a post a day for the week! I’ve listed them in chronological order below if you want to catch up:

*Blog Tour* Gone Astray by Michelle Davies

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*Blog Tour* Her Last Breath by J. A. Schneider

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Dead is Best by Jo Perry

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*Blog Tour* Chaos by Patricia Cornwell 

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Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

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*Blog Tour* The Secret by Katerina Diamond

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*Blog Tour* The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

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Next week is another busy week for blog stuff too! Coming up next week I have:

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Daniel Pembrey and Susi Holliday in conversation on Monday

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What Alice Knew by T. A. Cotterell review on Tuesday

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The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs blog tour on Wednesday

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October Book Haul post on Thursday

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Crash Land by Doug Johnstone blog tour on Friday

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Before It’s Too Late by Jane Isaac review on Saturday


So that’s been my week!How has your week been? Have you read anything I need to know about? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

Weekly Wrap Up October 23rd

Hey everyone,

So it’s Sunday again! Least favourite day of the week here as it’s back to normality again tomorrow! How and ever, it’s also time for my weekly wrap up post. This week, I’ve managed to get 5 books read so far. I say so far because I’m racing to the end of two more books and there’s still 5 hours left of the evening as I type this up at 7pm 😉

I’ve read 139 books so far this year, and all going well, it will be 141 by the time I get into bed tonight! 🙏🏻

What I’ve read this week:

Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb

Dead is Best by Jo Perry

Crash Land by Doug Johnstone

Before It’s Too Late by Jane Isaac

Love You to Death by Caroline Mitchell

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It’s been a relatively busy week on here too as I’ve been on 3 blog tours and Ellen also kicked it off this week with her review for PsychoAnalysis on Tuesday:

 

*Blog Tour* PsychoAnalysis by V. R. Stone

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Following on from that, I was on the blog tour for AJ Waines and her latest book, Inside The Whispers. Click the link below for a Q&A and review:

*Blog Tour* Inside The Whispers by A. J. Waines

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Next up I had the pleasure of having Rebecca Bradley join me with an excellent guest post on sexism in the police, well worth a read:

Rebecca Bradley Guest Post

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Today, I also got to share my review for Lisa Hall’s Tell Me No Lies, and she also took the time to answer some questions:

*Blog Tour* Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall

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Here’s what’s coming up on the blog (in order 😉) next week:

Blog tour: Gone Astray by Michelle Davies

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Blog Tour: Her Last Breath by Joyce Schneider

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Review: Dead is Best by Jo Perry

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Blog Tour: Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

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Blog Tour: The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

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So, that’s been my week on here! How has your week been? Any books I need to know about?? 😏 Do let me know in the comments! (My October TBR is low 😂😂😂)

 

 

Weekly Wrap Up September 18th

Hi hi!

Sunday again and time for my weekly wrap up! And it was another relatively busy blogging week as I managed 8 posts this week, including two reviews! Click the two links below to catch up:

Black List by Will Jordan
Soul Rights by Liberty Gilmore

I also had a cover reveal for Corpus, which looks fab! You can see that one here:

Cover Reveal- Corpus by Rory Clements

Also this week, after some minimal teasing, I finally got to tell you all about my wonderful new guest reviewer! These two posts tell you all you need to know about Ellen 😊

Some news…

All about Ellen – Guest Reviewer

One of my fave punk publishers turned one and there was a great giveaway on the blog, you can read about it below! The winner will be announced soon! 

Fahrenheit Press is 1! Giveaway Time!

I also had the usual Triple S post on Saturday, featuring Rachel Dove yesterday:

Saturday Series Spotlight- Rachel Dove

And I managed to squeeze in a cover share for Joyce Schneider yesterday too! 

Cover share for J.A Schneider

I am way behind on posts and reviewing, but I’m planning on rectifying that later on tonight with some serious drafting to be done! 😉

I also managed to read 3 books this week, but reviews will be a while yet! I read 

  • Dance With The Enemy by Rob Sinclair
  • Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  • Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall

I’ve also started Michael J. Malone’s A Suitable Lie in prep for a blog tour in early October! 

Next week I have an Adam Hamdy related post! But it’s not Pendulum, so you’ll have to keep an eye out to see! 😉 I’m also on the blog tour for Andy Blackman’s new book and I should have some reviews as well! 

I can’t see there being a wrap up next week, as I’m going to London next Sunday, but you never know, I may be super productive! 😂 

How has your week been? 📚

Weekly Wrap Up September 11th

Hi everyone,

It’s Weekly Wrap Up time! This week was another busy week for me on here, I had 7 posts this week! First up, I finally got around to reading and reviewing The Truth About Julia. I was slightly underwhelmed to be honest and you can read why here:

The Truth About Julia by Anna Schaffner

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Next up, I FINALLY got to post my review for All Fall Down by the lovely Tom Bale. All the stars for this actin-packed read:

All Fall Down by Tom Bale

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I reviewed Find Me by J. S. Monroe this week too. I was expecting great things, but this fell a little flat. Click the link below to see why:

Find Me by J. S. Monroe

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I was delighted to take part in a cover reveal for Orenda Books latest author, Thomas Enger. Cursed looks like a great book. Click the link to see why:

Thomas Enger Cursed Cover Reveal

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I also got around to reading and reviewing a book that’s been on my TBR for quite some time, The Damaged by Simon Law. Another one that just didn’t quite hit the mark for me this week:

The Damaged by Simon Law

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I was lucky enough to be joined by Steven Dunne yesterday for my series feature, and he has a great post so click the link to catch up!

Saturday Series Spotlight-Steven Dunne

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Lastly this week, I finally cobbled together some thoughts on The Constant Soldier by William Ryan. I still don’t think my review did it the justice it deserves though. It is a truly stunning novel. Catch up below:

The Constant Soldier by William Ryan

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So that’s been my blogging week! I’ve been couch-bound here all week as I managed to put my back out. I’ve had herniated discs in the past and this week was just torture as I physically couldn’t do anything for myself. My wonderful husband has had to take the week off to take care of me as well as the kids for which I’m very grateful.

Due to the fact that I was immobile, my kindle became my best friend. As of now, Sunday evening, I’m currently reading my 7th book of the week 😱📚 As you’d expect though, I’m behind on my reviews as I’ve not been able to sit with the laptop. So next week, I should have some more reviews for these going up!

The books I read this week were:

  • The Damaged (reviewed above)
  • Black List by Will Jordan
  • Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey
  • Inside The Whispers by AJ Waines (review in October)
  • Soul Rights by Liberty Gilmore
  • A forthcoming novella by a certain Adam Hamdy (more on that later)

Theoretically there will be reviews for 4 of these at some stage next week, I hope! I also have a cover reveal next Wednesday AND I also have some super exciting news coming up be to week which I’m dying to share, but I won’t… YET! 😉

That’s been my week! How was yours?! 😊