17 September 2014
16 September 2014
1. Jessica Brockmole
I was lucky enough to be part of the blog tour for Jessica Brockmole's wonderful novel 'Letters from Skye' in July this year (click here to read my review). I really loved the book and I can't wait to read more of her work in the future.
2. Kerry Fisher
I got the chance to read and review 'The School Gate Survival Guide' earlier this year (click here to read my review) and I absolutely loved it. I think Kerry Fisher has a lot in store for us and I look forward to picking up her other books!
3. Diane Chamberlain
Last year I was introduced to author Diane Chamberlain and I fell in love with her amazing novel 'Necessary Lies' (click here to read my review). Luckily for me, Diane has released numerous books over the years and I can't wait to get lost in another one of her stories.
4. Joanne Phillips
Author Joanne Phillips contacted me herself about possibly reviewing her novel 'Cupid's Way' and I ended up really enjoying it (click here to read my review). Joanne Phillips is a wonderful author with a writing style I thoroughly enjoyed, and I hope to enjoy more of her work soon!
5. Sophie Ranald
Another fabulous novel I got to review this year is Sophie Ranald's 'A Groom With a View' (click here to read my review). It's a brilliant chick lit read and I'm 100% positive Sophie's future novels will not disappoint either!
6. Lucy Diamond
One of my very first review books was Lucy Diamond's lovely novel 'Me and Mr. Jones' (click here to read my review). I have Lucy's latest book 'One Night in Italy' lying on my to-read pile and I really look forward to picking it up!
7. Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice
Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice's debut novel 'The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me' is one of my favourite novels of 2014 so far (click here to read my review) and I have my fingers crossed Laura and Jimmy will release another book very soon!
8. Fiona Valpy
Fiona Valpy's novel 'The French for Always' is a fantastic read that will immediately make you long for those lovely summer days in the sun (click here to read my review). I've heard Fiona is releasing a Christmas novel at the end of this year and I look forward to picking it up!
9. Rosie Blake
Rosie Blake's debut novel 'How to Get a (Love) Life' is a must-read for any chick lit fan (click here to read my review). I hope a second novel will be coming our way soon, because I can't wait to read some more of her work.
14 September 2014
Jenny Harper and Accent Press are thrilled to announce the publication of Maximum Exposure, the newest addition to the Heartlands Series. They are celebrating its launch with a blog tour!
For the duration of the event, Jenny and her contemporary romance novel will be welcomed onto a selection of top book blogs for reviews and the odd guest post + enter the giveaway to bag yourself either an e-copy of Maximum Exposure, a chic daisy photo frame or a cute Daisy teddy.
'She’s a professional photographer – but is she ready to expose her heart?
Adorable but scatterbrained newspaper photographer Daisy Irvine becomes the key to the survival of The Hailesbank Herald when her boss drops dead right in front of her. And while big egos and petty jealousies hinder the struggle to save the paper, Daisy starts another campaign – to win back her ex, Jack Hedderwick.
Ben Gillies, returning after a long absence, sees childhood friend Daisy in a whole new light. He’d like to win her love, but discovers that she’s a whole lot better at taking photographs than making decisions, particularly when she’s blinded by the past. When tragedy strikes Daisy’s family, loyalty drives her home. But it’s time to grow up and Daisy must choose between independence and love.'
I’m really excited to be part of the Candlelit Author Services blog tour for Jenny Harper’s latest release ‘Maximum Exposure’ today! I wasn’t familiar with Jenny Harper’s work and looked forward to checking out a new author. ‘Maximum Exposure’ tells the story of Daisy Irvine who works as a photographer for a newspaper, the Hailesbank Herald. The paper is in danger of being shut down and Daisy wants to do whatever she can to save it, while at the same time she is trying to get her ex-boyfriend Jack back. Daisy’s childhood friend Ben is back in town and realises he might be having feelings for Daisy, but is not sure what to do about them. Daisy has quite a lot going on in her life and we get to join her on her journey to deciding what she wants and what she needs to walk away from.
It took me a bit of time before I really got into the story, even though I instantly warmed to the main protagonist of the novel, Daisy. She’s a warm and lovely person and many female readers will be able to relate to her in one way or another. Whether it’s the ex-boyfriend she’s trying to win back or trying to save her job, I felt myself rooting for Daisy from the start and was curious to find out what would eventually happen to her. Next to Daisy, the story includes some wonderful secondary characters as well, specifically Ben Gillies, Daisy’s childhood friend who returns back to town. He’s quite a dreamy guy and I loved reading about him trying to deal with his feelings for Daisy.
The plotline of the novel is quite interesting; I really enjoyed reading about the newspaper business, and there were even a couple of twists and turns I personally did not see coming. Jenny Harper’s writing is fast-paced and entertaining, and after reading this book I’m looking forward to her future work. Overall, ‘Maximum Exposure’ is a thoroughly enjoyable and warm read, perfect for a lazy afternoon on the couch!
Author Bio:Jenny Harper lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of four books about Scotland and Scottish culture, a history of childbirth, and The Sleeping Train for young readers. When she isn't writing, she enjoys walking in the Scottish countryside or anywhere warm, and travelling to Europe, America and India.
Enter the tour giveaway to win:
1st Prize: An e-copy of Maximum Exposure by Jenny Harper
2nd Prize: A daisy photo frame
3rd Prize: A Daisy Teddy
Giveaway is UK only. Jenny Harper and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to cancel or amend giveaway details at anytime and without prior notification.