#RNA60 Romantic Fiction Book Club Facebook Group Launch Competition Win 60 Romantic Novels from One More Chapter! @RNATweets @0neMoreChapter_ #Competition #Giveaway #RomanticFictionBookClub #RomFicBookClub

Hello lovelies! Today I have something a bit different for you! I’m here to celebrate the official launch of The Romantic Fiction Book Club over on Facebook!

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The Romantic Fiction Book Club wants to create a warm and cosy place for members to engage with readers, bloggers and authors of romantic fiction.

This is a Facebook group supported by the Romantic Novelists’ Association but membership is open to all authors of novels with a romantic element, as well as readers who love romantic fiction and bloggers. 

What better way to start off than with a competition. This will be run in conjunction with the publisher 0ne More Chapter and will be open to all members of the group. 0MC have donated a first prize of 60 romantic novels. There will be 60 runners up prizes of one book from a selection of 60 RNA authors, to tie in with the RNA celebration of 60 years as an organisation.

Here are some of the fabulous books up for grabs:

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The competition runs until 29th February with a total of 61 prizes up for grabs, entrants have great odds of winning something. Extra entries can be claimed by subscribing to RNA and 0MC social media channels. Full details of how to enter will be posted on the group’s page. UK entries only

You can join the group by following this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RomanticFictionBookClub/

You can enter the competition here:

https://gleam.io/EIObQ/one-more-chapter-and-rna-diamond-anniversary-book-giveaway?fbclid=IwAR2N96czCRsYyECPl1-8gZ9rRFKzYtv0j_RiCLG8LEXppiNnSMwTwZHnTqc

Happy #ReleaseDay The Fakers by Ana Easterly @TheAnaEasterly #Excerpt #Newrelease #Newbook

Hi everybody! Today I want to celebrate the launch day of The Fakers by Ana Easterly. I met Ana through Wattpad and is an absolutely fantastic writer!

Title: The Fakers by Ana Easterly

Genre: Comedy/Satire

Publisher: Self Published

Synopsis:

It was love at first elbow to the nose. When skirt-chasing TV star, Liam Black, gets thrown out of an unknown actress’s apartment, he is impressed by the Z-lister’s surprising amount of self-respect. (She’s a Z-lister and he’s Liam Black, after all.)

After some subtle stalking, Liam learns that the woman is ambitious Hollywood attorney, Gemma Vaughn, and he becomes intent on making her the Amal to his George Clooney.

The cold-hearted lawyer, however, has zero interest in Liam, whom she believes to be a walking STD. When Gemma is forced to accept the trouble-making celebrity as a client, her worst nightmare is realized: he begins to grow on her – kind of like a fungus.

Will Gemma be able to keep their relationship strictly professional, or will Liam break down her walls and compromise her heart (and maybe her health)?

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Here’s an exclusive excerpt from the book:

Gemma

Using my teeth, I removed the olive from my toothpick. I fought the urge to use said toothpick to stab the bastard staring at my mouth beside me.

“This bar is full of creeps,” I said to Mia, but glancing pointedly at him. The man dropped the smug smile, picked up his drink, and walked away in a huff.

Mia laughed. “I know, isn’t it great?” she asked. “I can practically smell the desperation in the air. I am so getting laid tonight.”

“You’re right,” I said, pretending to sniff the air. “I can smell the desperation, too.” I raised an eyebrow in her direction.

“Ha, ha,” Mia said dryly. “You’re hilarious.”

“Why, thank you.”

We were out celebrating Mia’s divorce, but despite how much money I made the both of us, I was not in a celebratory mood. The dissolution of her relationship hit too close to home. Plus, if Mia – whose one goal in life was to be the perfect wife – couldn’t make marriage work, surely there was little hope for the rest of us.

Mia looked at me with her big brown eyes and batted her false eyelashes. She was an absolute doll with her honey blonde hair, apple-shaped cheeks, and button nose. The problem was, she knew it.

“Gemma,” she said in her sweetest voice. “I am officially a divorcee. Please be my wingwoman? You’re so good at it when you want to be.”

I’m good at everything when I want to be.

“Fine,” I reluctantly agreed. Celestial was not a bar where respectable women went to meet decent men, but I owed it to Mia to put on a happy face. After all, she had been my wingwoman when I wanted to make bad, drunken decisions after my own messy breakup.

“Yes!” she squealed. “Thank you! I’ll order another round of martinis.”

“One more martini and one more hour at this God-forsaken bar,” I said sternly. “That’s all you get. I should honestly be in bed by now. I have a depo-“

“Shh!” Mia interrupted. “Don’t talk about your job. You’ll scare the men away with your intelligence.”

“Okay, okay,” I laughed. “So who are we tonight and what’s our story?”

Before she could respond, the bartender set two martinis down in front of us. “This is from the gentlemen over there,” he said, nodding at a table behind us. “And they picked up your tab.”

Mia swiveled her head in the direction of our generous benefactors as I sighed. “That won’t be necessary,” I said to the bartender. “I’ll be paying for our drinks. Put these two on my tab as well.”

He froze, not knowing what to do. It wasn’t a difficult request, but it was one he definitely wasn’t used to hearing at this particular bar.

Gemma,” Mia scolded, turning her attention back to me. “They’re absolutely gorgeous. Let them pay for our martinis. I want to go over and thank them.”

Mia,” I said, mimicking her, “If they pay for our martinis, they’ll feel entitled to our time and you’ll feel obligated to give it to them because they paid for our martinis.”

“Hmm.” Mia chewed on her lower lip, mulling over my words.

I glanced over at their table. She was right – they really were gorgeous. “Trust me on this,” I said. “They’re probably awful human beings.”

I paid for our drinks and closed my tab, although I had to twist the arm of our poor bartender.

“We can still go over there and thank them if you want,” I said to Mia. “But do another thorough scan of the room first.” She did as she was told and our benefactors began to fidget in their chairs. They didn’t look like they were used to waiting for anything. “Anyone else catching your eye?” I asked hopefully.

She shook her head.

“All right,” I sighed. I looked over at the men who were now whispering to each other in bewilderment. “Which one do you want?”

Mia studied the prospects.

“The blonde,” she said finally. “The other one is way too pretty and I can’t do that to my self-esteem right now. But you like them pretty, right?”

My mind immediately went to James. If I remembered correctly, he was on-call for the evening but not working at the hospital. I made a mental note to text him and find out.

“Generally speaking, yes,” I admitted. “But my interest in this pretty boy will be purely for show.” I glanced over at their table again and accidentally locked eyes with him. Startled by how attractive he was, I felt the pulse in my neck quicken. His light brown hair was styled to look effortlessly messy, and he had bright blue eyes, which were a weakness of mine. His thick, expressive eyebrows gave his otherwise perfect face a somewhat devilish appearance. He flashed me a boyish smile – he had dimples because of course he had dimples – and I looked away, feigning indifference.

“Oh, wow. Okay.” Mia adjusted her cleavage and nervously smoothed the skirt of her little black dress. “They’re coming over here now. Are you ready?”

“I’m always ready,” I said.

The real question was, were they?

Author Bio:

Ana Easterly is the Watty-winning author of “The Fakers,” which is a satirical take on contemporary romance. Ana is an attorney by day, and she lives in the Midwest with her fiancé and their adorable furbaby.

Available Now From:

Amazon.com: ($2.99)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079DLXTWG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1517240900&sr=8-2&keywords=the+fakers+ana

Amazon UK: (£2.11)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fakers-Ana-Easterly-ebook/dp/B079DLXTWG/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517422238&sr=1-7&keywords=the+fakers

Social Media Links:

https://twitter.com/TheAnaEasterly

https://www.instagram.com/AnaEasterly/

https://www.wattpad.com/user/AnaEasterly

On The Shelf Reviews Blog Tour: Shadows by Conrad Jones

Shadows by Conrad Jones Blog Tour.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Crime.

Publisher: Bloodhound Books.

 

Book Description:

Suicide. Drugs. Murder.

DI Braddick is put on the case when a hijacked drug deal has resulted in murder and an eye witness goes missing. When victims are discovered strung up from the rafters of an abandoned fish factory, on the Anglesey coastline, the police are baffled as to what went on. A deserted trawler found at the scene helps Braddick put the pieces together.

Could this be the work of a notorious Russian crime family?

When an undercover officer goes missing everything points to an informer for the family and it is clear they will stop at nothing to the silence the leak and have their revenge.

As the body count rises Braddick will come to realise that no one is safe…

 

On The Shelf Review:

So I’m excited about this story as not only is it set in North Wales and Liverpool (my home town), it is also written by a fellow Scouser (for any international readers, that’s a nickname for anyone from or lives in the Liverpool area).

The story starts off strong with some nail biting scenes, including the opening chapter showing a policewoman hanging off the side of a bridge.  It contains many twists and turns along the way, reaching a satisfying conclusion.

But, and there is a but, I felt there were too many different viewpoints along the way and minor character were given far too much emphasis.   For instance there was almost an entire chapter dedicated to a Welsh man who only appears in that one chapter and quite frankly the information that he brought to the story could have been done in a different way.   Also at time the dialogue felt stiff and repetitive.

If I had to recommend it to anyone it would be those who enjoy gangster/mob crime stories.

Rating: 2.5/5

 

Author Bio:

I am Conrad Jones a 50-year-old Author, originally from a sleepy green-belt called Tarbock Green, which is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool. I spent a number of years living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manger with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in manacamperbookgement at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.

In March 1993 I was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.

I link this experience with the desire to write books on the subject, which came much later on due to an unusual set of circumstances. Because of that experience my early novels follow the adventures of an elite counter terrorist unit, The Terrorist Task Force, and their leader, John Tankersley, or `Tank`and they are the Soft Target Series, which have been described by a reviewer as ‘Reacher on steroids’

I had no intentions of writing until 2007, when I set off on an 11-week tour of the USA. The Day before I boarded the plane, Madeleine Mcann disappeared and all through the holiday I followed the American news reports which had little or no information about her. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the terrible kidnap would inspire my book, The Child Taker years later. During that trip, I received news that my house had been burgled and my work van and equipment were stolen. That summer was the year when York and Tewksbury were flooded by a deluge and insurance companies were swamped with claims. They informed me that they couldn’t do anything for weeks and that returning home would be a wasted journey. Rendered unemployed on a beach in Clearwater, Florida, I decided to begin my first book, Soft Target. I have never stopped writing since. I have recently completed my 17th novel, SHADOWS, something that never would have happened but for that burglary and my experiences in Warrington.

As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain is one of the best books I have ever read. In later years, Lee Child, especially the early books, has kept me hypnotised on my sunbed on holiday as has Michael Connelley and his Harry Bosch Series.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/conradjonesauthorpage/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conrad-Jones/e/B002BOBGRE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1493730391&sr=8-1

https://twitter.com/ConradJones

jonesconrad5@aol.com

Exciting News from Bombshell books!

Bombshell books are back!

After launching with the hilarious The Queen of Blogging, Bombshell Books are back with two new authors and three fabulous novels.

Therese Loreskar returns with her sequel to The Queen of Blogging – The Queen of New Beginnings

Therese Loreskar started her career in 2010 self-publishing her first novel, which quickly became a critically acclaimed best-seller.

In 2014 she was signed by a Swedish publishing house before being signed by Bombshell in the summer of 2016. Her novel, The Queen of Blogging, received overwhelming feedback and the book was referred to as a modern Bridget Jones.

Therese has since had four bestselling children’s books.

Her never-ending energy for writing and entertaining people is her biggest trait.

Therese lives in the countryside on the west coast of Sweden. She has a big and busy household with her husband, two children, deaf cat, five hamsters and a grandmother.

When she is not busy writing stories she enjoys nature, people, history, redecorating the house without permission and all other kinds of creativity.

The Queen of New Beginnings will be published on August 10th this year.

Guardian book prize shortlisted author, Suzie Tullett, signs with Bombshell Books

Suzie Tullett is an author of contemporary humorous fiction and romantic comedy. She has a Masters Degree in Television & Radio Scriptwriting and worked as a scriptwriter before becoming a full-time novelist. Her motto is to ‘live, laugh, love’ and when she’s not busy creating her own literary masterpieces, she usually has her head in someone else’s.

Suzie lives in a tiny hamlet in the middle of the French countryside, along with her husband and two Greek rescue dogs. You can find Suzie on Twitter: @SuzieTullett or you can visit her website: suzietullett.com

Her heart-warming romantic comedy, The Trouble with Words, will be published on July 29th this year.

Debut author, Callie Langridge, joins Bombshell Books

Caroline was born and brought up in Berkshire. After a brief teenage spell in the depths of Lancashire, she moved back to London.

Having left school at 16, she studied drama before embarking on a career in marketing. This saw her work in music marketing in the heady days of Britpop in the late ‘90s. She unleashed her creativity in the design of window displays and marketing campaigns for the leading music retailer. More recently she has followed her passion for social history and currently works in marketing for a national historical institution, promoting projects and running events.

On hitting her thirtieth birthday, she decided finally to take her A levels and gained A’s in English Literature and Language, and Film Studies – not bad when working full time – and this spurred her on to take the first of many creative writing course. A few years later and she has had a number of short stories published and plays performed at theatres and venues across London.

Caroline lives in London with her long-term partner and an ever-growing collection of antique curiosities.

Her beautifully written and heart-wrenching debut novel, A Time to Change, will be published on September 24th this year.

Bombshell Books is an imprint of Bloodhound Books. Bombshell publishes brilliant women’s fiction and is on the look out for new authors. We want stories that will make you laugh, cry and fall in love.

For more information visit our website –www.bombshellbooks.com