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Exlusive Cover Reveal: Stoker & Bash: The Death Under the Dark Arches by Selina Kray

Today we have an exclusive Cover Reveal for Selina Kray’s third book in the historical mystery investigations series Stoker & Bash, and I’m absolutely thrilled to bring this to you all.

Selina is also having a Celebration Party in her Facebook Group 23 Berkeley Square on Saturday, October 24th with featured guests including RJ Scott, Joanna Chambers, Sara Dobie Bauer, Vicki Locey, Garrett Leigh, Kasia Bacon, and more!

Stoker & Bash: The Death Under the Dark Arches | Selina Kray

Stoker & Bash #3

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Release Date: October 26th, 2020

Word Count: 114,000 words or approx. 320 pages

Cover Design: Tiferet Design

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Blurb

Sing a song of sixpence

A stage full of fright

One two-faced blackbird

Won’t last the night

When a phantom presence lures Hieronymus Bash into a deadly game, threatening to kill one of the players at his beloved Gaiety Theater each day until famed actor Horace Beastly returns to the stage, London’s premier consulting detective is on the case.

The trouble? Horace Beastly is Hiero’s alter ego and the true object of this murderous obsession. When the current star of the show is struck down, Hiero has to risk everything by stealing back the spotlight.

After a golden summer together, DI Tim Stoker would do everything in his power to protect the man he loves. But a specter from his own past proves an unexpected, and perhaps fatal, distraction.

Scheming prima donnas, grudge-fuelled critics, and an axe-wielding theater ghost are all out for blood. Will Hiero and Tim unmask this menace before the final curtain call, or are they past the point of no return?

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Stoker & Bash #1

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About The Author

Selina Kray is the nom de plume of an author and English editor. Professionally she has covered all the artsy-fartsy bases, having worked in a bookstore, at a cinema, in children’s television, and in television distribution, up to her latest incarnation as a subtitle editor and grammar nerd (though she may have always been a grammar nerd).

A self-proclaimed geek and pop culture junkie who sometimes manages to pry herself away from the review sites and gossip blogs to write fiction of her own, she is a voracious consumer of art with both a capital and lowercase A.

Selina’s aim is to write genre-spanning romances with intricate plots, complex characters, and lots of heart. Whether she has achieved this goal is for you, gentle readers, to decide. At present she is hard at work on future novels at home in Montreal, Quebec, with her wee corgi serving as both foot warmer and in-house critic.

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Aimee hits all the right notes to make this a “perfect” second chance romance

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Aimee Nicole has outdone herself in this one, it’s sheer perfection for a second chance former lovers romance and it’s coupled with a really good suspense plot as a bonus.

Also, the ending/introduction to book three’s love interest for Rocky Jacobs is utterly brilliant and had me howling with laughter once I’d got over the heart-racing fear that our intrepid threesome had landed themselves in a situation they couldn’t escape from.

Felix and Jude are a glorious pair once they reconnect, but it takes some doing to reach that point and I felt so badly for both of them. This isn’t a romance where there’s a clear fault, both men were badly hurt at their split when they were young men at college.

I was rooting for Jude to get Felix to listen to him and to forgive him though from the off. The book is completely from Felix’s POV but you get a real sense of the character of the man who comes back into his life after more than a decade.

At first Felix is prickly and resistant, but as the investigation he’s working on for the Sinister in Savannah podcast with Jonah and Rocky gets ever more dangerous, his feelings towards Jude change when they’re constantly thrown into each other’s path.

Both men have a ways to go, not because Jude was all to blame, but because Felix needs to accept a few painful truths about himself when they were still at college. There’re loads and loads of feels in this book and they come from all over the place!

The suspense part of the plot is very clever, I have to say, I never saw the final twist coming at all! Brilliantly done Aimee!

Now I am absolutely dying to get my hands on book three because I’ve a feeling Aimee is going to blow that one out of the water. The sparks between Rocky and his love interest were off the charts with such a backstory I cannot wait to dive into.

This series has been an absolute triumph, I also really appreciated the guest appearance from Locke and Keye too 😁

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Blog Tour: Poisoned Primrose by Dahlia Donovan

Poisoned Primrose | Dahlia Donovan

Motts Cold Case Mystery #1

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Publisher: Tangled Tree Publishing

Release Date: July 25th, 2020

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Blurb

Meet Motts and the quirky cast of characters in her world. Poisoned Primrose is a quintessential cosy British mystery and an all-round fun story to throw yourself into.

Autistic, asexual, and almost forty, Pineapple “Motts” Mottley flees London with her cat and turtle to a quaint cottage in Cornwall. She craves the peace of life in a small village. The dead body buried in her garden isn’t quite what she had in mind, though.

Unable to resist her curiosity, she falls directly into a mess of trouble and runs head-first into the attractive detective inspector, Teo Herceg. She tries to balance her business with the investigation, but as the killer focuses on her, staying alive becomes trickier than advanced origami.

Will Motts survive the onslaught of murderously bad luck?

Can she solve the mystery before it all spins out of control and off a cliff?

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Excerpt

Chapter One

A cat, a turtle, and a Pineapple walk into a cottage…. That’s it. That’s the punch line of my life choices.

“Well, here we are.” Motts closed the solid wooden front door to her new cottage, leaning back against it and releasing a pent-up sigh. She opened her bluish-grey eyes to stare at all the boxes, plastic bins, and bags. “Bugger. You’ve no one to blame but yourself for this, Pineapple Mottley.”

Pineapple Meg Mottley had been so named because her mother had craved nothing but the tropical fruit during her one and only pregnancy. There’d only been one issue. No one ever called her Pineapple; her uncle had nicknamed her Motts as an infant, and it stuck.

Meow.

The plaintive cry came from behind one of the boxes. Motts moved quickly to lift up her precious cat. Cactus was a tortoiseshell Sphynx cat; she’d found the poor dear at a shelter and fallen head-over-sneakers in love. He buried his head in her shoulder-length brown hair, purring his little heart out.

She stroked the suede-like downy fuzz covering his wrinkly body. “What are we going to do about this mess? Want to help me unpack? No?”

Figures.

What have I gotten myself into?

When her auntie Daisy had passed away, Motts had taken the inherited cottage as a sign. London had always been overwhelming to her senses. Polperro was a much quieter place with a slower pace suited for her autistic needs.

She loved Polperro. Her parents were both originally from Cornwall. A lot of her family lived in the area, as did her ex-girlfriend.

Despite having spent many a holiday with family at the cottage, Motts found herself overwhelmed by the sudden change. This was a terrible idea. I should’ve sold the house. I am such a silly fool.

Okay.

Take a few deep breaths.

Match Cactus’s purring.

You’re going to be okay.

“Ahh!” She jumped when a rapid knocking on the door jolted her. “For goodness sake.”

“Motts? You okay?”

She spun around and yanked the door open to find the welcome sight of her ex-girlfriend, Pravina Griffin, and Vina’s twin brother, Nish. “I’m….”

How do I finish the sentence?

Panicked?

In the middle of the biggest mistake I’ve ever made?

Just slightly overcome by irrational fear?

Nish moved forward to take Cactus from her arms while Vina led her inside. “Amma is bringing over supper. She wanted to let the sambar simmer a little longer. She even made your favourite kind of rice.”

The Griffin twins took after their Tamil mother, Leena, who’d been a Bollywood star before falling in love with Cadan Griffin, a Cornish-Indian cricket player. They’d settled in Polperro to run a coffee shop and bakery. Griffin Brews had been around for thirty-plus years, and now their children managed it, allowing their parents to retire early.

Leena and Cadan had welcomed Motts with open arms even before she’d briefly dated their daughter. Motts and Vina had realised over the years that their close bond felt more like that of siblings. They’d dumped each other but remained the best of friends, where they’d started in the first place.

“Let’s talk about something less daunting than unpacking. How goes the dating life? Did you fill out a dating profile on the site I emailed you?” Vina plucked Moss, Motts’s turtle, out of his travel terrarium. “Well?”

“No, I didn’t. There’s no box to check for asexual, biromantic autistic.” Motts gently took Moss to return her to a safer place. “No touching the turtle.”

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About The Author

Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters.

An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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