Title: Bitter Sweets
Author: Roopa Farooki
Publication Date: 13th November 2007
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Shona Karim is in love. When she first sets eyes on Parvez at the age of ten, she knows he is the man of her dreams. Just like her father – tricked into marriage by her shamelessly deceitful mother – she is a hopeless romantic. Years later, lying to themselves and their families, the young lovers elope to start a new life above a sweet shop in south London.
But Shona’s inheritance is one of double lives and complicit deception. As time passes, and her children are born, it appears that she too has dark secrets that are about to be exposed. Can a family built on lies ever shake off its legacy? And can love ever be strong enough to right the wrongs of the past?
Title: The Midnight Chimes (Robyn Silver #1)
Author: Paula Harrison
Publication Date: 1st September 2016
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Robyn Silver is just like you.
If you… suddenly started seeing creepy creatures everywhere.
If you… discovered that you were born on the stroke of midnight and were a Chime Child – with special monster-hunting powers.
Would YOU want to be catapulted head first into an extraordinary, action-packed adventure? Be careful what you wish for…
Life was very ordinary for ten-year-old Robyn Silver. The often-ignored middle child in a big family, the most excitement she had was the dash to the dinner table to reach the last slice of pizza. Until… she begins to see creepy creatures around her town – creatures that are invisible to everyone else. Then her school is forced to decamp to mysterious Grimdean House and she meets its equally mysterious owner, Mr Cryptorum. Robyn finds herself catapulted headfirst into an extraordinary adventure – with more excitement than she could possibly have imagined.
Is it really this time of the week again already?! This past week has flown by because I’ve been so busy, and it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! Today’s is all about authors I’m waiting on another book from. I’m a fan of a lot of authors so hopefully, this one should be pretty easy – there are a few authors I’m ALWAYS waiting for new books from! Let’s go!
Andrew Towers is the author of Top of the House, a “brilliant, bold, hilarious and uplifting novel involving a golden monkey, a toy troll, a transvestite, his lover and a lot of bingo by the sea in the North East town of Deerpool. It’s a comedy, a love story, a thumping good heist and a life-affirming read”:
Maurice is down on his luck in Deerpool.
He’s lost his teaching job, the electricity in his flat has been cut off and the local hoodlums mock his transvestism and upload their exploits onto YouTube. To make things worse, he and his best friend and sometime lover ‘Divvy’ Karen have managed to pique the ire of Karen’s psychopathic and vengeful ex-boyfriend, Chunky.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. When he finds out that the Pentagon Bingo Hall, mecca of the north-west, is giving away a golden monkey worth half a million pounds he plans a heist that will make their dreams of escape a gorgeous reality. But there are numerous unforeseen complications…
Will Maurice and Karen win large, fulfill their dreams and ride into the sunset bound for Tijuana? Or will the murderous Chunky ensure that their number is finally up?
Today I’m lucky to have an amazingly funny guest post from the author himself. I loved reading this post and I hope you do too!
Emily Reed is having a bad day. Devastated at losing her hard-earned promotion to the ditz who’s sleeping with the boss, her mother drops a devastating bombshell—the dad she’s known and loved for twenty-five years isn’t her biological father.
Now Emily needs answers and a month in Luna Bay should give her the time she needs to find her father, and land the difficult client at the Sunflower Cottage B&B which should put her back in the running for her coveted promotion.
Setting up the Sunflower Cottage breakfast club should be a great way to meet the locals and maybe even find out who her father is! The only problem is that brooding and insanely gorgeous, Noah, is determined to make Emily’s stay perfectly uncomfortable.
Finding out the truth was never going to be simple, but she never thought her heart would get in the way…