Blog Tour: Lawless and the House of Electricity (William Sutton) @TitanBooks ‏@WilliamGeorgeQ

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Good morning and welcome to my stop on the Lawless and the House of Electricity blog tour!

This new novel, which is actually the third in the Lawless series, by William Sutton follows the discovery of a corpse in London’s East End.

From there, the synopsis of the book explains “The shadows of European machinations loom over the capital. For Sergeant Campbell Lawless, fears become reality as a series of explosions tear across the country. Home Office anxieties lead Lawless to Roxbury House, where the Earl of Roxbury, the country’s foremost weapons manufacturer, resides with a cavalcade of innovative scientists and researchers. Lawless places his best agent, ex-street urchin Molly, in the Earl’s home as he races to find those behind the attacks before the tinderbox of Europe is ignited.”

I am excited to be bringing you a guest post from the author today discussing his inspiration for the book, his sources and the importance of originality as part of my stop!

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Book Review: From the Shadows (Neil White) @neilwhite1965 @BonnierZaffre

From the Shadows, by Neil White, is the first novel in a new series that follows defense attorney Dan Grant and his investigator/will they or won’t they love interest Jayne Brett.   Part crime thriller and courtroom drama, White weaves a seriously addicting and dynamic plot with stellar characters.

When Dan and Jayne inherit a case defending a man accused of murdering a 24-year-old school teacher weeks before trial, everyone around them expects them to ride the case to an obvious guilty verdict. However, Dan is not that type of lawyer.   Going back to the evidence and re-interviewing the witnesses, Dan and Jayne find themselves following a path that becomes dangerous.

I really liked the original perspective of this one; it sort of reminded me a little bit of the television show Suits; smart dialogue, sassy characters, and intense plot lines. I loved the variation away from the typical police procedural and the fact that we were able to see an inside look into how an attorney prepares for trial. White, when he isn’t writing books, is a prosecutor and this very obviously shows throughout his narrative. Everything feels so realistic.

Overall, I feel like this was a brilliant start to a new series and will anxiously be awaiting the next novel. 4/5 stars.

Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for a digital copy of this book; it was my pleasure to provide an honest review.

#ThrowbackThursday The Bone Garden (Tess Gerritsen)

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Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by book blogger extraordinaire, Renee at It’s Book Talk. She started this weekly feature as a way to highlight old favourites and read books that have already been published.  Sometimes, I feel like I need a serious kick in the pants to get some of my poor book babies that have been sitting lonely on my shelf.  Following the mantra of my friend Amy at Novel Gossip, I figure participating in Throwback Thursday will help me to read at least one older title a week!

I have been very clear with my love of Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series. I have also been a fan of her standalone novels, most of which are medical thrillers, so I was very excited when I made room in my reading schedule to read The Bone Garden, a standalone featuring the medical examiner, Dr. Maura Isles from her Rizzoli and Isles series.  It was the best of both worlds for me!

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Book Discussion Part II: Bring Her Home (David Bell) @DavidBellNovels @suspensethrill

Welcome to the second day of the Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews book club discussion! If you’re new to Clues and Reviews, I’d like to welcome you!  I am so glad you are here.

This month’s pick was Bring Her Home by David Bell, a suspenseful mystery surrounding the disappearance of two teenage girls and the havoc it wreaks on one widower in particular.  I mentioned yesterday that we’ve chosen to use the official book club questions provided via the publisher for this book, and I’m going to lay out what to expect below.

So, a little run down before we continue: First, if you haven’t read the book yet, go ahead and stop here. There will be spoilers below and you can always join in at a later date once you’ve completed the novel. We won’t be closing these threads and would love to have you join in anytime you feel ready. With this being our very first month, we aren’t set on a format or formula for these discussions yet, so please bare with us as we try a few different ways of doing this. For the first month, we’ve decided to spread this out over two days; we will each host a post with 6 different questions as to not take up too much time for each reader and allow you the chance to visit both our blogs. We’ll answer a handful of questions and also be posting some blank as well; you are welcome to answer any of the questions you see in the comments below (dictating which number in your answer if possible) or feel free to post your own inspired comments and questions!

Chelsea hosted the first part of the discussion yesterday over on The Suspense Is Thrilling Me, so, if you missed it, be sure to check that out HERE!

Finally, David has generously offered up a copy of his successful previous novel Cemetery Girl to one lucky winner! To be considered for the giveaway, you must participate in the discussion via both blog posts, whether it be a thought you had on the book, an answer to a discussion question, etc. We have to keep it to US entrants only, but the discussion is open to everyone worldwide! We’ll be closing the giveaway Friday, August 18 at midnight, so make sure and leave your comments by then.

Let’s continue discussing the book!

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Behind the Blog: Meet the Blogger- Jessica from Jessica’s Reading Room @JessReadingRoom

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 Jessica from Jessica’s Reading Room!

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One of my favourite things about this feature is that I discover new bloggers through my networking and recruiting for this series; I discovered Jessica’s blog and never looked back!  Her posts are thoughtful and we have the same taste in books!

Keep reading to see what Jessica had to say when it was her turn in the “hot seat”

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Discussion: Bring Her Home @DavidBellNovels @suspensethrill

Yay! It’s our very first Suspenseful Clues and Thrilling Reviews book club discussion! This month’s pick was Bring Her Home by David Bell, a suspenseful mystery surrounding the disappearance of two teenage girls and the havoc it wreaks on one widower in particular.  If you missed, check out my review HERE.

We’ve chosen to use the official book club questions provided via the publisher for this book, and I’m going to lay out what to expect below.

With this being our very first month, we aren’t set on a format or formula for these discussions yet, so please bare with us as we try a few different ways of doing this. For the first month, we’ve decided to spread this out over two days; we will each host a post with 6 different questions as to not take up too much time for each reader and allow you the chance to visit both our blogs. We’ll answer a handful of questions and also be posting some blank as well; you are welcome to answer any of the questions you see in the comments below (dictating which number in your answer if possible) or feel free to post your own inspired comments and questions!

Finally, David has generously offered up a copy of his successful previous novel Cemetery Girl to one lucky winner! To be considered for the giveaway, you must participate in the discussion via both blog posts, whether it be a thought you had on the book, an answer to a discussion question, etc. We have to keep it to US entrants only, but the discussion is open to everyone worldwide! We’ll be closing the giveaway Friday, August 18 at midnight, so make sure and leave your comments by then.

Enough blabbing from me; let’s talk about the book!

The first part of the discussion will be happening over on Chelsea’s blog, The Suspense Is Thrilling Me!  Head on over there to participate and be sure to check back in here tomorrow for the second half!!

Can’t wait to chat with all of you about Bring Her Home!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Recommendations to Help Get You Out of A Book Slump

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Top Ten Tuesday an original feature that was created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Essentially, for each week the list is a new topic and the feature is designed to share lists with other bookish folks!  I love reading these posts and it’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

This week, the theme was an open theme looking at book recommendations.  I decided to make a top ten list of books to head to if you are in a highly feared reading slump.   Those times where you cannot finish a book to save your life, all hope seems lost and doom is upon you.  This may be a little bit dramatic but that is legit how I feel when I find myself slumping.

The books I compiled are all books that I was able to binge read, kept me reading late into the night and help to drag me out of any reading slump.

Keep reading to see my top ten picks of books to help get you out of a reading slump!

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