#cjsreads2017: Bad Little Girl (Frances Vick) @franvicksays @bookouture

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-6-18-39-pm

I don’t know about you, but whenever Bookouture announces a new thriller I find myself mentally throwing all of my books off my shelf to make room for whatever they are publishing.  Bad Little Girl, a title releasing TODAY, by Frances Vick was a pick for #cjsreads.

Keep reading for a synopsis and to find out what we all thought of this book!

Continue reading “#cjsreads2017: Bad Little Girl (Frances Vick) @franvicksays @bookouture”

BEHIND THE BLOG: MEET THE BLOGGER SERIES- Julie from Novel Thrills and Chills @noveltandc

Ever wonder about the person behind the blog?  I mentioned back in January (here) that I would be starting a Meet the Blogger series.  This series will feature some of my favourite bloggers as we go behind the scenes and have them answer the questions!

Next up is Julie from Novel Thrills and Chills

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.11.55 PM.png

 Why did you decide to join the world of book blogging? 

When I got into reading I found myself talking to my boyfriend about everything that was going on in the book along with what I was processing through my head. I love talking to him about my books and he does a great job at acting like he’s as interested as me but I know his secrets! After talking with him, I still would just have this feeling that I didn’t get everything off of my chest about the books I was reading so I started blogging! 
 What have been your favourite and least favourite parts of being a book blogger?
I love writing, so my most favorite thing about book blogging itself would be to be able to express my words and thoughts freely and as my own. But as a blogging community, I love all of the beautiful souls I have met and not just from blogging but through twitter and instagram (bookstagram) too!! I don’t think I have a least favorite part about blogging. My reading speed on the other hand… that’s an issue! Ha. I’d love to read a lot faster with a lot more time to do so!

What have been your 3 favourite books to review since you started book blogging?

1. YOU by Caroline Kepnes 

This book was so fun and psychotic that it made it more enjoyable to write about since I fell in the love with the stalker!

2. The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

Paula Hawkins did great with this read. I have never been so back and forth between characters before in a story that it made it so easy for me to devour the book!

3. While You Were Sleeping by Kathryn Croft

Croft left me speechless. And there is nothing better than being left speechless after a novel!

Have you always been a reader? If not, what got you into reading?

I have not always been a reader. I loved books growing up as a child and through grade school but when I hit college, I went to school full time and worked 40 hour weeks. I never really had the time and looking back it makes me really sad because I feel like I’ve missed out for quite awhile! About 3 years ago a friend of mine told me about a Colleen Hoover book and said that I should really try and make time to read it. So over that summer I did and I haven’t stopped reading since! 

Now the impossible question…what are some of your favourite books?

Ooh, this is tough. My favorite genre would definitely be the thriller/crime fiction but if I had to choose favorite books….

I really love The Helen Grace Series by M.J. Arlidge.

YOU by Caroline Kepnes is a top favorite.

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Anything Colleen Hoover – She really hits me with all the feels and I like it!

 

Find Julie on her social media:

Blog: novelthrillsandchillsreview.wordpress.com

Instagram: novelthrillsandchills

Twitter: @noveltandc

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/user/show/30743797-Julie

#cjsreads2017: The Book of Mirrors (E.O Chirovici) @AtriaMysteryBus @EugenOChirovici

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-6-18-39-pm

A busy release day for #cjsreadsreads and another buddy read in the books!  We read The Book of Mirrors by E.O Chirovici.  Keep reading for a synopsis and to see what we thought about this one; we were pretty mixed!

Continue reading “#cjsreads2017: The Book of Mirrors (E.O Chirovici) @AtriaMysteryBus @EugenOChirovici”

#cjsreads2017: I See You (Clare Mackintosh) @claremackint0sh @BerkleyPub

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 6.18.39 PM.png#cjsreads has been busy with all our February titles; coming at you today with a 5 star read (and a new logo!).

Keep reading below for a synopsis of the book, I See You by Claire Mackintosh and our thoughts.

Continue reading “#cjsreads2017: I See You (Clare Mackintosh) @claremackint0sh @BerkleyPub”

Book Review: Humans Bow Down (James Patterson) @JP_Books @HBGCanada

 

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 8.12.13 AM.png

In a world run by machines, humans are the endangered species. After a devastating war, the robots (known as Hu-bots) have won. Surviving humans have two options; submit or be banished. Six, a young woman, chooses the ladder and soon is a fiery rebel on the run.  With nothing to lose, and a secret weapon that could save humankind, can she unlock the secret that can save her life? Or will she be forced to bow down…forever?

Continue reading “Book Review: Humans Bow Down (James Patterson) @JP_Books @HBGCanada”

Author Spotlight: Lee Cockburn @lee_leecockburn

Opening up the tour for Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents, I have a spotlight of the author, Lee Cockburn for you!

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.35.28 AM.png

Lee Cockburn has worked for Police Scotland for sixteen years including as a police sergeant in Edinburgh for seven years and also as a public order officer. Before joining the force, she played for Scotland Women’s rugby team for fifteen years, earning over eighty caps for the Scottish ladies and British Lionesses teams. She also swam competitively for twelve years, successfully representing Edinburgh at the age of fifteen in the youth Olympics in Denmark in 1984. Lee lives in Edinburgh with her civil partner Emily and their two young sons Jamie and Harry. Her first book Devil’s Demise was published by Clink Street Publishing November 2014.

Her erotic thriller novel, Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is out tomorrow!

Screen Shot 2017-02-20 at 7.35.43 AM.png

Synopsis:  Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing pedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller by a real-life police sergeant. High-powered businessmen are turning up tortured around the city of Edinburgh with one specific thing in common — a sinister double life involving pedophilia. Leaving his ‘victims’ in a disturbing state, the individual responsible calls the police and lays bare the evidence of their targets’ twisted misdemeanors to discover, along with a special memento of their own troubled past — a chilling calling card. Once again heading the investigation team is Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks, along with her partner Detective Constable Marcus Black, who are tasked not only with tracking the perpetrator down but also dealing with the unusual scenario of having to arrest the victims for their own barbarous crimes. But with the wounded piling up the predator’s thirst for revenge intensifies and soon Nicks discovers that she is no longer chasing down a sinister attacker but a deadly serial killer.   Vivid, dark and deeply unsettling.   

Purchase from Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Porcelain-Flesh-Innocents-Lee-Cockburn-ebook/dp/B01MR8004F/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486590103&sr=1-1&keywords=porcelain+flesh+of+innocents
Purchase from Barnes & Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/porcelain-lee-cockburn/1125500067?ean=9781911525318

 

 

Note from Clues and Reviews:

This book was extremely sexually explicit; I was unable to finish it myself.  However, if you enjoy erotica/erotic thrillers, this may be something you will enjoy!  It was not for me, but it will be for someone! 

Blog Tour: Isolation Junction (Jennifer Gilmour) @JenLGilmour @emmamitchellfpr

Screen Shot 2017-02-18 at 8.43.14 PM.png

I am thrilled to be a stop on the final day of the blog tour for Isolation Junction!

Rose, a mother of two, finds herself stuck in a mechanical life as she suffers, day in and day out, the abuse of her controlling husband, Darren. With 100 reasons to leave and 1000 reasons she can’t, will Rose break free from the isolation junction she has been trapped in?

Isolation Junction: Breaking Free from the Emotional Isolation of Abuse by Jennifer Gilmour was a book that I would normally not feature on Clues and Reviews. This is not a thriller. This is not a mystery. This book is an honest look at abusive relationships. An important topic to be discussed but, be warned, this book could be triggering for some readers as it does discuss one woman’s journey through abuse.

Continue reading “Blog Tour: Isolation Junction (Jennifer Gilmour) @JenLGilmour @emmamitchellfpr”

Mystery Thriller Week: Book Review- Medea’s Curse (Anne Buist) @SimoneSinna #MTW

Screen Shot 2017-02-09 at 6.26.44 PM.png

Medea’s Curse, a mystery by Anne Buist, follows forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King, works with violent criminals. Specifically, in this novel, her clients are all women who have committed infanticide.   As she works through these women’s issues, she becomes entrenched in issues of her own as she begins receiving anonymous notes from someone. Someone who knows too much. Someone who may be putting her in danger….

Continue reading “Mystery Thriller Week: Book Review- Medea’s Curse (Anne Buist) @SimoneSinna #MTW”

Friday Finds #12: February 17, 2017

screen-shot-2016-11-25-at-9-09-29-amFriday Finds (a feature originated by Jenn at Books and A Beat) showcases the most interesting books that I have encountered during the last week and have added to my TBR wish list on Goodreads.

I am constantly adding titles to my never-ending TBR list and I can’t wait to share them with people.

Check out my newest and most wanted additions (or editions?…see what I did there!)

Continue reading “Friday Finds #12: February 17, 2017”