Tuesday, January 25, 2022

SAVAGE ROAD

 Welcome to my showcase for SAVAGE ROAD  which is been hosted by Berkley | Penguin Random House

Excerpt from SAVAGE ROAD by Christine Feehan


Seychelle turned her head toward Savage, her thick braid moving across the pillow as she looked over her shoulder at him. Light came through the open window. She refused to close the damn thing, no matter what he said about security. She liked it open, and he liked the way the moonlight managed to shine perfectly on her.


Laughter was in her eyes, that totally relaxed look she got on her face whenever they were here in her home—her little cottage by the sea she loved so much. He had tried to re-create a space on the bed in his master bedroom just like hers, but he’d failed. She still wasn’t as relaxed, all tension gone, ready to tease him and play like they had for months before they made their relationship official, not in his master bedroom.


In retaliation, he nipped her hip and then soothed the sting with his tongue. “I’ve been a fucking choirboy for an entire day.” That laughter was killing him. He loved the sound of it.


“You can’t say choirboy and fuck in the same sentence and be a choirboy.”


She sounded all prim and schoolmarmy, which made him smile. His first reaction was to roll over so she was sprawled over the top of him and he had access to her bottom. That was his usual response when she teased him like this, but he didn’t want any bruising, not when he’d made up his mind to ease up and give her a few days to adjust. He would always be a controlling bastard, wanting everything his way, and maybe taking one thing at a time was the best way to go.


“Babe, told you I was going to hell. Might as well do anything I want. And that’s mild in comparison to all the things I think about saying and doing.”


Her laughter was contagious. “You should have seen your face last night when the Red Hat ladies showed up at the bar to hear me sing. All those darling ladies, Zyah’s grandmother leading the way. She’s so cute, by the way. I adore her and she adores you. Obviously, the two of you have a past, and she made it clear last night that you, Destroyer, Maestro and Player are her little darlings.”


“You’re going to get yourself in trouble if you bring that up,” he growled against her pristine skin,


settling his teeth against her in warning.


She didn’t pay him heed in the least. “Who knew you were so popular, Savage? All those sparkly hats and all of them wanting to dance with you. I had more requests for songs. The other bikers in the bar last night were quite enthusiastic about making certain the right music was requested. Everyone had ideas. I even saw Jackson and Jonas slip in. They were grinning from ear to ear, and at first it looked as if they might have been there on official business.”


That did it. At the mention of the cops, there was no way he was going to be a saint. Savage rolled and took her with him, so that she sprawled over the top of him, her sore, bare ass in the air, legs on either side of his hips. Her amazing blue eyes laughed right down into his, causing his heart to perform some silly, weird melting sensation. He rubbed her bottom, hoping she would consider that a threat.


“You didn’t tell me I had so many rivals for your affection. I went into that blind. All those ladies giggling. They brought cookies, Savage. There were plates of cookies with your name on them.”


If a man like him had the ability to blush, he might actually have done it when the Red Hat ladies marched in with their crazy purple-and-red hats and their wild clothing, as if each had tried to outdo the others in outlandish skirts and layered dusters. Secretly, he applauded them for their carefree apparel and their insistence on living out their lives the way they chose. If they wanted to go to a biker bar dressed as a cross between fairy godmothers and something out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, more power to them.


Ten of the Red Hat women had shown up, all bearing plates of cookies. And then Zyah, Player’s wife. She had come along to keep an eye on her grandmother. Anat Gamal, her grandmother, had unofficially adopted all of Torpedo Ink as her grandchildren. Savage wasn’t going to admit to his woman that he might really be one of the favorites, because she would give him no end of grief over it. She was already far too amused over how the evening had played out.


“I shared the cookies with you, you little monster,” he pointed out. He kissed the hollow of her neck. She always smelled so good—a wild strawberry fragrance that was just so subtle.

From SAVAGE ROAD published by arrangement with Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2022 by Christine Feehan.


When Savin “Savage” Pajari and Seychelle Dubois first met, their connection was instant, their attraction undeniable. Their relationship has been full throttle since day one.  Even though months have passed, the passion and love between them has only increased.

Savage completely owns what he is: a sadist in the bedroom who can only get off on his partner’s pain. He believes he’s not a good man, but he loves Seychelle with a fierceness that shocks him. He wants all of her, but only if she gives herself freely with eyes wide open.

Seychelle never imagined the lure of mixing pain with pleasure, or how much she’d crave Savage’s darkness. She’s been shaken to her core, but Seychelle is committed to Savage and their life together—even though he’s keeping a piece of himself back. And to truly make their relationship work, he has to give her everything that he is, just as she is doing for him.

Savage knows that what he really needs could break his woman if she isn’t ready. She agreed to come into his world, and he’s not about to give her up. He has to find a way to let her see the monster inside without pushing her away. But the real Savage might be more than Seychelle can bear...and he knows he wouldn’t survive losing her.

Christine Feehan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Carpathian series, the GhostWalker series, the Leopard series, the Shadow Riders series, and the Sea Haven novels, including the Drake Sisters series and the Sisters of the Heart series. Learn more online at christinefeehan.com.

 


Saturday, January 22, 2022

The Widow's Last Secret

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Widow's Last Secret which is been hosted by Bookouture


Title: The Widow's Last Secret

Author: Lora Davies 

Rating: 4 

Would I recommend it? Yes

First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture  , the author Lora Davies  , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it.he author writes a story that flows together beautifully and the way she describes her characters as well as the places makes them come to life. And it'll bring you to tears the more you read about the life and struggles of Bella Farrow in and around England 1846. another thing that helped was the drama , and the tension you feel while reading about how dangerous it was to work on building the first  railway lines in the UK and the effect it had on the people  as well as the land itself where they're planning to build, how much the workers made doing that time , how hard it was to find jobs and the only work you could and might get was the railway. 

 

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Victorian England, 1846: A gripping and powerful story about one woman’s incredible courage in the face of heartbreak, and a secret that – if revealed – could destroy everything.


Six years ago, Bella Farrow lost everything. Desperate and starving, she made a terrible mistake that forced her to abandon her home, her livelihood and her family. And when the only person she trusted – her beloved, steadfast husband – was killed in a tragic accident, Bella was left alone. She had to make her own way, while keeping her past hidden upon risk of imprisonment, or worse…


Now Bella is living a quiet life under a secret identity and making a good, honest living. But then a young, handsome man named James Earlham comes to town, and everything changes. Their instant connection disturbs her heart, her peace and her safety. Because Bella knows that for their love to flourish, she will have to reveal the secret that has remained hidden all these years – and put her trust in James.


Bella’s heart tells her to confess everything. But can she be sure James is really who he says he is? Can Bella truly be herself with him? Or is she putting her life in the hands of the one person who could betray her?


A page-turning novel about secrets, mistaken trust and the impossibility of hiding from your past, The Widow’s Last Secret is a must-read for fans of Kerry Barrett, Kate Morton and Tracy Rees




About the author

For as long as I can remember, I have been happiest with a book in my hands. From hiding under the covers with a torch as a small child so that I could stay up reading, to studying English at university so that I could get my hands on even more books - I guess it was only a matter of time before I went from reading books to writing them. It wasn't a straightforward path; my passion for gripping plots and rounded characters led me first to work as an actor and theatre director, but after a Creative Writing course at my local bookshop, I was hooked. After completing a Masters at Royal Holloway, University of London, I finished my first novel, Daughter of the Shipwreck. I live in Brighton where I get inspiration from the incredibly rich history of the city and the inspiring and beautiful natural environment.

 

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Twitter: @DaviesLora

Website: https://www.loradavies.com/

Friday, January 21, 2022

Find the Girl

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for Find the Girl which is been hosted by Bookouture


Book: FIND THE GIRL 
Author: Helen Phifer 
Pub Day: Jan 19th 2022 

Title: Find the Girl

Series:(Detective Morgan Brookes #5)

Author" Helen Phifer

Rating: 5

Would I read more by this author: Yes

Would I read more of this series? Yes

Would I recommend it ? Yes


First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher   Bookouture , the author Helen Phifer , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it. This book was just what I need to to read especially after reading Eney Meeny by M.J.Arlidge, and I was feeling a little bit in a reading slump , but this book got me out of it as soon as I started to read it, it was prefect in the  way that it had that creepy setting of been alone in the woods but not totally alone, of having a serial killer that came as he wanted to , and you had no idea who is was and where he was , he wasn't afraid to be caught . And all you could do was just set back and enjoy the ride and hope that the missing girl was found before the next one went missing ,


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About the Book: 

The tent door flutters in the warm breeze, opening towards the silent woods beyond. A silk eye mask lies on top of the empty sleeping bag, blood-red spots ruining the cream fabric…When a woman disappears from Forest Pines campsite, Detective Morgan Brookes scrambles a search party. Sara Fletcher has never missed a lunch date with her best friend and when Morgan finds a large rip in Sara’s tent, she knows that something terrible must have happened. About to lose hope after hours combing through the acres of dense forest, the excited bark of a tracker dog leads Morgan to female remains, partially covered by leaves and dirt – but the bones don’t belong to Sara.Morgan trawls through missing persons files until she finds three cold cases with chilling similarities – three other victims dating back twenty years who were taken from campsites while they slept, by a killer the police called the Travelling Man. The post-mortems indicate he kept them alive for 72 hours, meaning every second is crucial to find Sara alive.Morgan’s team is terrified that this twisted murderer has returned. But Morgan also can’t ignore the fact that a merciless killer from her own past has recently escaped from prison… Could they be chasing the wrong man? If she’s correct, how deep will she have to dig to save Sara and other innocent women like her before time runs out for them all?A completely unputdownable, heart-in-your-mouth crime thriller. Fans of Angela Marsons, Lisa Regan and Rachel Abbott will be glued to the page!



Author Bio

Helen Phifer’s love of reading began with Enid Blyton, before progressing on to Laura Ingals Wilder and scaring herself with Steven King. If she can’t write for any particular reason she finds herself getting itchy fingers and really irritable. She loves reading as much as writing and is also very fond of chocolate, Prosecco, The Lake District, New York, white Zinfandel wine, her children and grandchildren, her friends, porn star martini cocktails, Stephen King, watching scary films, Marilyn Monroe, Melissa McCarthy, Idris Elba, Simon Baker, Spandau Ballet, The Munsters and coffee. In no particular order.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Fear No Ever

 


Welcome to my reading corner , where we talk about the books I've read and think you should know about , and that you might be interested in. From the bad to good, to even audiobooks  and before you ask you did read that right,buts its a new a year and I'm slowly getting in to them but I'm still going to be reading more books then audio books , each month the plan is to try and listing to 2 or 3 audio books and then talk about them  , so pull up a set and if you want to get a drink. And a big thank you to  Hachette Audio's for 

Title: Fear No Evil
Series : Alex Cross book 29
Author: James Patterson
Narrated by Cary Hite
Length : 8 hours and 21 minutes 
Publication Nov 21,2021
Unabridged
Rating: 4

Would I recommend it ? Yes
Would I read more of this series ? Yes , in fact this is the second book I've ever read from this series , which is nuts since I've read and own one other book from this series and have read that one more then once . 
Would I read more by this author? Yes , in fact I have  a few of his other books as audio books .
Would I listen to this narrator ? Yes 


Like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher  Hachette Audio,  the authors  James Patters  well as to Nita Basu and Jasmine Normall for their hard work and to anyone else I forgotten . An action packed story right from the start , and make me realized just how much I missed reading this series , as well as the characters, and that I needed to get back into this series , which I plan on doing, when I can start to get the books, this book had me listen to more then just a few chapters a day, and even when I did stop , I didn't really want to ,but sadly I had to stop for a few days because I ended up with a head cold and just couldn't read as much but I did read a few pages a day and even then I'm so  glad I did , because just when you thing that Alex Cross couldn't get any better then before this book knocks them all out of the water , you never get a change to see what coming next, because your throwing right back into the action before you know its coming.And narrator has a way that brings all of that action , as well as the characters to life that make you feel instead of reading a book your watching a movie. 


Alex Cross enters the final showdown with the relentless killer who has stalked him and his family for years.​

Dr. Alex Cross and Detective John Sampson venture into the rugged Montana wilderness—where they will be the prey.

They’re not on the job, but on a personal mission.

Until they’re attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years.

Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest.

No backup. No way out. Fear no evil.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Dying Game

Welcome to my blog tour stop for The Dying Game which is been hosted by Bookouture 




Book: The Dying Game 
Author: Ruhi Choudhary  
Pub Day: Jan 17th 2022 

Rating: 5
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I read more of this series ? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes
First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture  , the author Ruhi Choudhary , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it.Wow , this is an
other book that kind of gave me the vibes of Eney Meeny  and the movie Saw, the twist and turns , the the plot , the characters  especially the main character has grown so much and seems more believable. And let's not forget the tension you feel though out the book with each turn of the page . And the story itself is believable in ways that I can actually see this as a real life missing person case which is scary to think about but case like these do happen in real life . So if you want a story that will have you setting on edge of your set and will make you fill like  your been watched then this one might be for you.


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As the doors of the elevator were forced open, Mack’s worst fears were confirmed. A delicate hand dangled at the top, peeking out from above the elevator. From the shape and size and the green color on the nails, the hand belonged to a woman. Had they found Mia?


Lakemore, Washington. When Mia Gallagher is reported missing after an apparent abduction, Detective Mackenzie Price is immediately called in to investigate. But as she begins to scour CCTV footage of her last known movements, Mia’s body is discovered in an elevator shaft.


DNA evidence points to a troubled local man from the wrong side of town. But before he can be questioned, his body is found alongside a suicide note with the words: I killed her. I didn’t want to. But I had no choice.


The case appears closed until another woman goes missing and 48 hours later is found dead. The only link between the victims is a connection to Baron Wildman, one of the most powerful men in Lakemore but there is no hard evidence connecting him to their deaths.


When a local man confesses to the second killing, his M.O. is eerily similar to the first: kill or be killed. Then a third woman disappears and Mack knows she has just forty-eight hours to discover who lies at the heart of the blackmailing ring and find her victim alive.


Soon it becomes clear that this twisted killer will go to any lengths to protect a decades-old secret and wreak their revenge, even if that means hurting those closest to Mack. Can she unravel who lies at the heart of this deadly game before she loses another person she loves?


A pulse-pounding thriller packed with twists, The Dying Game will have you reading late into the night. Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.


Author Bio

Ruhi Choudhary discovered her passion for writing when she was seven years old and wrote her first Star Trek episode. Being a fan of the dark and twisted, she found her calling in crime thriller.

She likes to write stories that make you a little uncomfortable and characters that you struggle to make up your mind about but stay with you.

She lives in Toronto and spends her days training to be a scientist and wishing it rained more often!

Ruhi's social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/RuhiSChoudhary

Sunday, January 16, 2022

New year , new way of doing things

Welcome to Spooky's Maze Of Books ,
If you've been around for a while your noticed that some things have changed and some haven't and if your new to my blog welcome , pull up and set and stay a while , and talk books , wither their good or bad.
Here on Spooky's maze Of Books your find that this year I'm trying something new , something I haven't done in a while , fingers cross I can keep it up and that to post about all the books I've reading, but there's also some new things happening so lets talk about those . 
 I do a post called my reading corner and that's where we talk about books that I've read wither I like them or not, and its also where your read about audiobooks I've listened to , book hauls when I start doing them again, and monthly TBRs. 
the only books that won't be in that part of my blog are the books that I blog about for blog tours and showcase . 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Left For Dead

 Welcome to my blog tour stop for Left For Dead which is been hosted by Bookouture

Book: Left for Dead

Author: Joy Kluver

Pub Day: January 10th 2022



Title: Left for Dead 
Series Detective Bernadette Noel #3
Author: Joy Kluver
Rating: 5
Would I recommend it? Yes
Would I read more by this author? Yes
Would I read more of this series? Yes

First off  like always I  want to say a  huge  thank you to the publisher Bookouture , the author Joy Kluver  , and to NetGalley for the invite to join this blog tour as well as letting me read and review it.There just something about this series that I'm loving, it cold be because with each case you see how close the characters are, their strengths , and how each character plays an important part for the story. Another thing it could be is that with each turn of the page, I'm always on the edge of my set wanting to see what happens next and to see if i can figure out who is the bad guy but I never do. I do have to say that this one made me fill  more in love with Dougie Anderson , with how he handed himself though out his own challenging case and how even though things looked bad for him , he was always there for Bernadette


Book: Left for Dead
Author: Joy Kluver
Pub Day: January 10th 2022
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About the Book: 


The detective stared at the young woman lying on the bed. She almost looked peaceful, her face like porcelain. Despite everything she had been through, she was still beautiful.


When DI Bernie Noel hurries to Keira Howard’s hospital bedside, she knows that Keira has been lucky. Barely conscious and badly injured, at least she is alive. Convinced that Keira’s attack is the latest in a string of increasingly violent assaults on young women in the area, the next victim might not be so fortunate. So she vows to find the man who did this, and to stop him before anyone else gets hurt.


Spurring her team into action, she quickly hones in on a prime suspect. But then he suddenly dies while on police watch, and Bernie’s investigation goes into freefall. When Bernie’s superiors won’t let her take the case any further, her gut instinct tells her there’s much more to his death than meets the eye. If it was murder, who would want him dead, and why? So she determines to set out on her own to find out what happened.


But the closer Bernie comes to discovering the truth, the more she is putting her own life in danger. And with Keira finally strong enough to talk her about her attack, Bernie worries she may be at risk yet again. There’s someone out there who has killed to stay safe in the shadows; can Bernie stop another senseless death, and save Keira, before it’s too late?


An utterly compelling crime thriller full of twists and suspense, perfect for fans of Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and Cara Hunter.



Author Bio
Joy Kluver has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. More recently she's been escaping the madness of motherhood by turning her hand to crime novels. A book blogger, she's also part of the First Monday Crime team and if you've been to any of their events it's likely you've eaten one of her cookies. She also organises author talks for her local library. Joy lives in SW London with her husband and three children. 'Last Seen' is her debut novel and the first book in the DI Bernadette Noel series.Joy is represented by Anne Williams at the Kate Horden Literary Agency.
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SAVAGE ROAD

 Welcome to my showcase for SAVAGE ROAD  which is been hosted by Berkley | Penguin Random House Excerpt from SAVAGE ROAD by Christine Feehan...