Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want to Read A Book

Screen Shot 2017-01-04 at 5.43.21 PMWelcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday post!

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, so I’m taking it on!!

Keep reading to see what the top ten things make me instantly want to read a book!

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Friday Finds #17: March 24, 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!)

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Book Outside My Genre: Mischling (Affinity Konar) @affinity_konar @leeboudreauxbks @RandomHouseCA

Screen Shot 2017-03-14 at 11.20.59 AM.pngI have always been fascinated by historical fiction set in the Holocaust; I think it has something to do with the stories of human survival. I find myself completely enveloped in these types of novels. The characters are what make them. I relish in their tenacity and cheer for them as they defy odds.   I cry for their loss. I will them to live. Needless to say, this novel gave me all the feels.

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#cjsreads 2017: Getting Off On Frank Sinatra (Megan Edwards) @MeganEdwards @SmithPublicity

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For our next March pick for #cjsreads, we choose to read Getting Off On Frank Sinatra by Megan Edwards.

If you missed it, I was on the blog tour yesterday and had Megan Edwards for an Author Q&A!

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

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Friday Finds #15: March 10, 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!)

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

 

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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?

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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!

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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!

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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! 

Behind the Blog: Meet the Blogger Series- Lorraine from The Book Review Cafe @ReviewCafe

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 Lorraine from The Book Review Cafe

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Thrilled to have this blogger on Clues and Reviews today! Lorraine is essentially the queen of the British crime bloggers; she always reads the best novels and gives some seriously stellar reviews! Not only that, but Lorraine would be the first person to go for blogging advice and to welcome newcomers to the blogging world!

Let’s see what Lorraine had to say when I put her in the “hot seat”.

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Sitting Down with Louise Mullins: Author Q & A/Guest Post @MullinsAuthor #guestpost #authorq&a

One of the coolest thing, hands down, about being involved in the book blogging community is the chance to connect with authors.   Thrilled to have Louise Mullins, author of What I Never Told You take over Clues and Reviews today!

Here is Louise to provide a bit of her bio and answer some questions!  If you haven’t check out my review for What I Never Told You, you can do that HERE!  Trust me, you’ll want to add this one to your TBR piles!

Without further ado, here’s Louise!

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