Blog Tour: Book Review - I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland

Rage Fashion Book is the world's most dynamic, ambitious magazine. Its editors - like Cat Ono - have the power to change minds and the market.

They're savvy, sisterly and polished to perfection. Even the one found dead in her office.

Everyone thinks Hillary starved to death - but Cat knows her friend's dieting wasn't a capital P problem. If beauty kills, it'd take more than that. Hot-headed and fiercely feminist, Cat's sure she can match the investigating skills of Detective Mark Hutton, solve the case, and achieve sartorial fulfilment.

But going undercover, Cat's in over her head, and soon becomes snared in a very stylish web of drugs, sex, lies and moisturiser that will change her look - and outlook - forever.

Cat's about to find out what it really means to be a fashion victim.

Blog Tour: Author Interview with D.B. Thorne, author of TROLL


Years ago, Fortune gave up on his daughter, Sophie, after a troubled adolescence. Now she's gone missing, vanished without trace. And after weeks of investigation, the police have given up on her, too.

Driven by guilt, and a determination to atone for his failures as a father, he takes on the search himself. He soon finds that his daughter has been living in fear of  a viscous online troll who seemed to know far too much about her.

Could Sophie's disappearance be linked to this unknown predator? Fortune is about to discover that monsters which live online don't always stay there...

Blog Tour: Book Review - Child Taken by Darren Young


One hot summer's day, two-year-old Jessica Preston disappears from the beach. The police are convinced she drowned, but Sandra Preston won't give up hope that her daughter is still alive. After all, a mother's instinct is never wrong.

Is it?

Twenty years later, another child goes missing, and Sandra is approached by a young journalist who raises questions about what really happened to Jessica Preston all those years ago. But when the journalist discovers someone with an explosive secret, it threatens not only to reveal what's been covered up for so long, but puts both their lives in danger.

Blog Tour: Book Review & Author Interview - The Many Colours of Us by Rachel Burton


What if your life was built on lies?

Julia Simmonds had never been bothered about not knowing who her father was. Having temperamental supermodel, Philadelphia Simmonds, as a mother was more than enough. Until she discovers she's the secret love-child of the late, great artist Bruce Baldwin, and her life changes forever.

Uncovering the secrets of a man she's never met, Julia discovers that Bruce had written her one letter, every year, until her eighteenth birthday, urging his daughter to learn from his mistakes.

Julia begins to dig deeper into the mysterious past of her parents, opening up a history that she'd never have imagined, but as she discovers the truth she needs to decide if she is willing to forgive and forget...

Blog Tour: Book Review - Ella's Ice Cream Summer by Sue Watson


Ella's life just hit rock-bottom, but can a summer by the sea mend her broken heart? When life gives you lemons... make ice-cream!

Life hasn't always been easy for single mum Ella, but she has just hit an all-time low; she's jobless, loveless, very nearly homeless and, to make matters worse, now the owner of a pocket-sized pooch with a better wardrobe than her.

Packing her bags (and a bigger one for the dog), Ella sets off for the seaside town of Appledore in Devon to re-live the magical summers of her youth and claim her portion of the family ice-cream business: a clapped-out ice-cream van and a complicated mess of secrets.

There she meets gorgeous and free-spirited solicitor, Ben, who sees things differently: with a little bit of TLC he has a plan to get the van - and Ella - back up and running in no time.

Book Review: Obsession by Amanda Robson


One evening, a wife asks her husband a question: who else would you go for, if you could?

It is a simple question - a little game - that will destroy her life.

Carly and Rob are a perfect couple. They share happy lives with their children and their close friends Craig and Jenni. They're lucky. But beneath the surface, no relationship is simple: can another woman's husband and another man's wife ever just be good friends?

Little by little, Carly's question sends her life spiralling out of control, as she begins to doubt everything she thought was true. Who can she trust? The man she has promised to stick by forever, or the best friend she has known for years? And is Carly being entirely honest with either of them?

Obsession is a dark, twisting thriller about how quickly our lives can fall apart when we act on our desires.

Blog Tour: Book Review - Dead Souls by Angela Marsons


The truth was dead and buried... until now.

When a collection of human bones is unearthed during a routine archaeological dig, a Black Country field suddenly becomes a complex crime scene for Detective Kim Stone.

As the bones are sorted, it becomes clear that the grave contains more than one victim. The bodies hint at unimaginable horror, bearing the markings of bullet holes and animal traps.

Forced to work alongside Detective Travis, with whom she shares a troubled past, Kim begins to uncover a dark secretive relationship between the families who own the land in which the bodies were found.

But while Kim is immersed in one of the most complicated investigations she's ever led, her team are caught up in a spate of sickening hate crimes. Kim is close to revealing the truth behind the murders, yet soon finds one of her own is in jeopardy - and the clock is ticking. Can she solve the case and save them from grave danger - before it's too late?

Blog Tour: Extract from Fiona Gibson's The Woman Who Met Her Match


What if your first love came back on the scene... 30 years later?

After yet another disaster, Lorrie is calling time on online dating. She might be single in her forties, but she's got a good job, wonderful children and she's happy. This, Lorrie decides, is going to have to be enough.

That is, until she receives a very unexpected request from France. Antoine Rousseau, who had once turned a lonely French exchange trip into a summer of romance, wants to see her - after thirty years.

But Lorrie is a responsible woman. She can't exactly run off to Nice with the man who broke her teenage heart... can she?

A wonderfully funny novel, perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Joanna Bolouri and Milly Johnson.

Blog Tour: Book Review - Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell


Close your eyes... Just pray you don't wake up.

A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses.

Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise his dark fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her former lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart.

Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence.

As Ruby starts to close in on the twisted individual, can she stop him before he strikes again? And how well does she really know the man she loves?

Book Review: Sweetpea by C.J. Skuse


Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog... but she's got a killer secret.
Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon's life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demanding and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend's plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.

A kill list.
From the man on the Lidl checkout who always manhandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming. Rhiannon's ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder...

Cover Reveal: The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters by Jaimie Admans


Where dreams come true...?

Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a 'nice' life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Chateau of Happily Ever Afters!

But there's a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie's long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him...

Because surely happily ever afters don't happen in real life?

Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts and Holly Martin.

Available to pre-order here.

Book Review: My Sister by Michelle Adams


My name is Irini. I was given away.

My name is Elle. I was kept.

All her life Irini thought she was given away because her family didn't want her. What if the truth is something worse?

Two sisters.
Two separate lives.

One family bound together by a harrowing secret.

Blog Tour: Book Review - Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin


Welcome to beautiful Hope Island where the sea sparkles, the daffodils are blooming and a blossoming romance is just around the corner...

Bella has always had a sunny outlook and caring nature, despite recently falling on hard times. When she finds a handsome homeless man on her doorstep, her kind heart tells her she must help him. So, she invites Isaac into her cottage and into her life in ways she could never have imagined...

But Isaac is not what he seems. He's keeping a huge secret from Bella, yet he never expected to fall for this open, generous and charming woman.

Bella can't ignore the chemistry between her and Isaac, but she's had her trust badly broken in her past. Will she run when she learns the truth about Isaac, or will he be the one man who can help Bella believe in love again?

Blog Tour: Book Review - The Escape by C.L. Taylor


"Look after your daughter's things. And your daughter..."

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a life she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn't.

The stranger knows Jo's name, she knows her husband Max and she's got a glove belonging to Jo's two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo's own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there's only one way to keep her child safe - RUN.

Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

It was impossible for me not to be completely transported into the hot, steamy and croc-infested setting of Crimson Lake by Candice Fox. The author set the scene superbly for this fantastically gripping crime thriller to unravel within, and introduced me to two of the most cleverly-crafted, imperfect characters, encouraging me to like them all the more for it. I raced through the pages of this novel, finding something new to hook me with every couple of chapters. It was intense at times. There were moments where I felt that I couldn't quite make up my mind over what was real and what wasn't, what I believed and what I didn't. Candice Fox weaved a thrilling and hotly-captivating tale that had me second-guessing myself continuously. Each time I thought that my suspicions were correct about someone, I was swiftly proved wrong, which only made the discovery of the truth behind these characters and the case that they are dealing with, as well as their own histories, more beguiling than ever. It's fair to say that by the time I reached the end, my perspective on those involved had changed completely.

Q&A with Jack Jordan, author of Anything for Her & My Girl.


Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man.

She has nothing left to live for.

Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter's death?

Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband's secrets.

But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn't hers to gamble - she belongs to me.

Q&A with Annie Lyons, author of The Choir on Hope Street.


The best things in life happen when you least expect them.

Nat's husband has just said the six words no one wants to hear - 'I don't love you any more'.

Caroline's estranged mother has to move into her house turning her perfectly ordered world upside down.

Living on the same street there two women couldn't be more different. Until the beloved local community centre is threatened by closure. And when the only way to save it is to form a community choir - none of the Hope Street residents, least of all Nat and Caroline, expect the results...

This spring, Hope is coming!

Heidi Swain, on the difference between writing novel one & novel five.


Good morning, dear readers! Today is a super exciting day here on Hummingbird Reviews, as I've managed to wrangle a gorgeous guest piece from the author who brought to you The Cherry Tree Café, Summer at Skylark Farm, Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Market, and her forthcoming novel which is set to be released July 13th, Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage. That's right, folks. It's only the fabulous Heidi Swain here with me today, chatting about her wonderful stories, and how she's found the writing process, from novel number one all the way to novel number five. Grab yourselves a cuppa tea, get snuggly and enjoy!

Q&A with Sam Carrington, author of Saving Sophie.


A teenage girl is missing. Is your daughter involved, or is she next? Your daughter is in danger. But can you trust her?

When Karen Finch's seventeen-year-old daughter Sophie arrives home after a night out, drunk and accompanied by police officers, no one is smiling the morning after. But Sophie remembers nothing about how she got into such a state.

Twelve hours later, Sophie's friend Amy has still not returned home. Then the body of a young woman is found.

Karen is sure that Sophie knows no more than she is letting on. But Karen has her own demons to fight. She struggles to go beyond her own door without a panic attack.

As she becomes convinced that Sophie is not only involved but also in danger, Karen must confront her own anxieties to stop whoever killed one young girl moving onto another - Sophie.

Blog Tour: Book Review - The Housekeeper by Suellen Dainty


'I am the housekeeper, the hired help with a messy past who cleans up other people's messy lives, the one who protects their messy little secrets.'

When Anne Morgan's successful boyfriend - who also happens to be her boss - leaves her for another woman, Anne finds herself in desperate need of a new job and a quiet place to recover. Meanwhile, her celebrity idol, Emma Helmsley (England's answer to Martha Stewart), is in need of a housekeeper, an opportunity which seems too good to be true.

Through her books, website, and blog, Emma Helmsley advises her devoted followers on how to live a balanced life in a hectic world. Her husband, Rob, is a high profile academic, and her children, Jake and Lily, are well-adjusted teenagers. On the surface, they are the perfect family. But Anne soon finds herself intimiately ensconced in the Helmsley's dirty laundry, both literally and figuratively. Underneath the dust, grime and whimsical clutter, everyone has a secret to hide, and Anne's own disturbing past threatens to unhinge everything.

Cover Reveal: Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell


Close your eyes... Just pray you don't wake up.
A killer stalks the streets of East London. All over the area, murdered young women are discovered, their bodies posed into a sickening recreation of fairytale princesses.

Detective Ruby Preston is determined to hunt down a disturbed individual who is using the women to realise their twisted fantasies. But when body parts are found at the home of her lover, Nathan Crosby, Ruby is torn between her job and her heart.

Convinced that he is being framed, Ruby must catch the killer before Nathan becomes the number one suspect. But as more victims are found, it becomes harder to prove his innocence.

Ruby is in too deep, knowing that the cruel individual is getting ever closer, looking for his next beautiful victim. But can she stop a killer hell-bent on fulfilling their horrific desires - before it's too late? And how well does she really know the man she loves?

Q&A with Portia MacIntosh, author of It's Not You, It's Them.



First comes love. Then comes family...

After a lifetime of kissing frogs, Roxie Pratt has given up on finding her own fairytale romance. That is, until she meets her very own Prince Charming, Mark Wright, and he sweeps Roxie off her feet.

So when Mark finally gets down on one knee and pops the question, there's only one thing left to do: meet the family! And when everything has been picture-perfect so far, what could possibly go wrong...?

Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway - The Bluebell Bunting Society by Poppy Dolan


Welcome to Bluebell Hall. Pull up a wonky chair, grab a cream bun and settle into a story about a little village, a determined woman - and bunting.

At twenty-nine, Connie isn't quite where she thought she'd be. When her beloved gran died Connie returned to Hazelhurst, the village she grew up in, and took over her gran's old job as caretaker at the village hall. It might not be the stuff of dreams, but Connie loves working at Bluebell Hall - the heart of the community fuelled by copious cups of tea.

So when Bluebell Hall is threatened with closure, Connie is determined not to let greedy property developers get their hands on it. She hatches a plan bonkers enough that it might just work. All it takes is a needle and thread, scraps of old material and willing hands.

Can Connie convince the people of Hazelhurst that their village hall is worth saving? And will she save herself in the process...?

Blog Tour: Diane Jeffrey on The Dual Timeline in HQ Digital UK debut Those Who Lie.


Emily Klein doesn't know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.

At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death - events which led to her own memory loss - she begins to suspect that her husband's death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate...

But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily's physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can't possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.

And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.

Can she really trust herself?

Blog Tour: Book Review and Q&A - Where The Wild Cherries Grow by Laura Madeleine.


How far must you run to leave the past behind you?

It is 1919 and the end of the war has not brought peace for Emeline Vane. Lost in grief, she is suddenly alone at the heart of a depleted family. She can no longer cope. And as everything seems to be slipping beyond her control, in a moment of desperation, she boards a train and runs away.

Fifty years later, a young solicitor on his first case finds Emeline's diary. What Bill Perch finds in the tattered pages of neat script goes against everything he has been told. He begins to trace an anguished story of love and betrayal that will send him on a journey to discover the truth.

What really happened to Emeline all those years ago?

Book Review: The Lost Children (Detective Lucy Harwin #1) by Helen Phifer


For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now - when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to a gurney...

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

Book Review: The Idea of You by Amanda Prowse


With her fortieth birthday approaching, Lucy Carpenter thinks she finally has it all: a wonderful new husband, Jonah, a successful career and the chance of a precious baby of her own. Life couldn't be more perfect.

But becoming parents proves much harder to achieve that Lucy and Jonah imagined, and when Jonah's teenage daughter Camille comes to stay with them, she becomes a constant reminder of what Lucy doesn't have. Jonah's love and support are unquestioning, but Lucy's struggles with work and her own failing dreams begin to take their toll. With Camille's presence straining the bonds of Lucy's marriage even further, Lucy suddenly feels herself close to losing everything...

This heart-wrenchingly poignant family drama from bestselling author Amanda Prowse asks the question: in today's hectic world, what does it mean to be a mother?

Cover Reveal: The Many Colours of Us by Rachel Burton



It is no secret that here on Hummingbird Reviews, there is nothing I love more than celebrating the cover reveal of a brand new author, who is just starting out on her journey as a published author and today the author in question is Rachel Burton, whose debut novel The Many Colours of Us is being published April 26th 2017 by HQ Digital UK. As you can see above, the cover of The Many Colours of Us has been revealed today over on Twitter and Facebook. Isn't it stunning? I don't know about you, dear reader, but this looks and sounds like a novel that I can truly get my teeth stuck into! Excited? Eager to know more? Then read on because I've popped the blurb below for you to take a peek at...
Trust me, it sounds EPIC.

Book Review: Evie's Year of Taking Chances by Christie Barlow.


It's Evie's birthday and the start of a year she'll never forget. An emotional story of love, friendship and grabbing life by the horns.

Evie's job has always been her safe haven. As a librarian in the little town of Becton she loses herself in books - after all it's far easier to read about other people's problems than set about solving her own.Then, one birthday, everything is turned upside down. A mysterious parcel with a poignant inscription arrives for Evie. It's the beginning of a new chapter for Evie and she's inspired to try and find her real mother.

Evie's search leads her to meet handsome author Noah Jones. Charming and intelligent, Noah seems the perfect catch but what Evie doesn't realise is that he is hiding something - a key to Evie's past.As Evie gets closer to Noah and discovering her mother, she must take a giant leap of faith. Can she embrace the new and make this her year of taking chances? And if she does, will she get her heart broken?

Q&A with Gemma Metcalfe, author of Trust Me.


One phone call. Two lives. Their darkest secrets.

Lana needs to sell a holiday, fast. Stuck in Tenerife, in a dead end job, she never expected a response quite like Liam's.

Thousands of miles away a phone rings. Liam never intended to pick up, he's too busy choosing the quickest way to die. But at least someone should know the truth before he goes, even if that someone is a stranger.

As time runs out, both are drawn to the other, expressing thoughts they never thought they would share.

When you're about to die will your secrets even matter?

Book Review & Q&A: Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister



Do you ever check your partner's phone?
Should you?
Are you prepared for the consequences?

It all started with an email.
Rachel didn't even mean to look. She loves Jack. She's pregnant with their child. She trusts him.

But now she's seen it, she can't undo that moment. Or the chain of events it has set in motion.

Why has Jack been lying about his past? Just what exactly is he hiding? And doesn't Rachel have a right to know the truth at any cost?

Book Review: Sunrise at Butterfly Cove by Sarah Bennett



A year of taking chances…

After a nightmare year, Mia Sutherland is hoping for a fresh start! She’s putting the past behind her and pouring all her savings into renovating a crumbling guesthouse in peaceful Butterfly Cove. Nothing will distract her from achieving her dreams!
That is, until her very first guest, Daniel Fitzwilliam arrives – quite possibly, the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s only here for a week, but already Daniel has turned her world upside-down. And as the tide turns, it’s clear that Butterfly Cove has more than one surprise in store for Mia…

Look out for Wedding Bells at Butterfly Cove, the second book in the enchanting Butterfly Cove trilogy.

Book Review: Dead Simple (Quick Reads 2017)


A woman reports a crime to the police, with unexpected results
The grieving widow who finds that she's about to lose more than just her husband
When a man attempts the perfect murder, it's not quite as easy as he thinks
Two men in prison play a deadly game of Scrabble
A young woman tries to trick an old man and gets more than she bargained for
Sometimes crimes are solved in ways you can't explain
A murderer about to be hanged finds that's not the worst thing that can happen.
You never know who's going to turn up at your door.

 
Original stories from Mark Billingham, Clare Mackintosh, James Oswald, Jane Casey, Angela Marsons, Harry Bingham, Antonia Hodgson and CL Taylor - specially written for Quick Reads.

Book Review: One Last Wish by Ella Harper



How would you cope if your child became terminally ill?

Rosie and Nate had the perfect relationship. But they struggled to cope with the devastating news that their daughter Emmie has incurable cancer. It feel likes their world - and their relationship - has come crashing down.

They must do everything to support their little girl, but can they stop their marriage falling apart?

Unbeknownst to her parents, Emmie is on a mission. She is determined to make them see what brought them together in the first place - and make them fall in love all over again.

Blog Tour: Book Review - The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts by Jennifer Joyce



From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington's are crumbling around her. If she doesn't come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late...

So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she'll set up a dating night involving all of her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic - and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie's heartbreak and save her beloved teashop too?

Blog Tour: Book Review - Because I Was Lonely by Hayley Mitchell



Meet Rachel.
She is caught in a spiral of endless crying, dirty nappies, and sleepless nights. She fears for her sanity and the safety of her children.
She's lonely.
Meet Adam.
Suffering from the pain and trauma of a terrible accident that be blames himself for, he stays at home, unable to bring himself to leave the house.
He's lonely.

So when Rachel and Adam rekindle their long lost friendship online, what starts as a little harmless flirtation, soon becomes an unhealthy obsession, and slowly the threads of their lives unravel before them.
Four lonely people. Two unhappy marriages. One dangerous, but inevitable climax.

Blog Tour: Q&A with Alexandra Burt, author of The Good Daughter.



What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?

Dahlia Waller's childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence travelling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.

In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighbouring farm, she'll learn that in her mother's world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered...

Q&A with T.M.E Walsh, author of the DCI Claire Winters series.


An unforgivable crime. A murderous act of revenge. A killer with justice on their side.

Once, the infamous Dahlia Rapist terrorised young women - and their parents alike - with his brutal acts of violence and sinister calling card. Today, Raymond Knox has shunned his former alias and is being released into society.

But someone suspects that a monster still lurks beneath the surface. And when Raymond Knox is found dead, mutilated to match his victims, DCI Claire Winters is called in to catch a killer the public are calling a hero.

It seems like an open-and-shut case of vigilante justice. But when another body is found, with the same shocking scars, Claire knows she must connect the dots - fast. Because she's suddenly facing something much more complicated than she ever imagined: a serial killer, inspired by past crimes - and determined to leave their own bloody trail of destruction.

Q&A with Nicola May, author of Love Me Tinder.


Cali Summers decides that the only way to get over her broken marriage is to hit the world of fast love on a dating app.

Using room 102 in the hotel where she works as her dating 'lair', she quickly discovers that passion and excitement are mixed with danger, lies and deception.

What a charming F1 engineer, a handsome army officer and her adulterous ex all on the scene, a predictable love match is far from on the cards.

Will she choose dull security or risky freedom? Join Cali on her dating adventures and see if a modern Cyber Cupid's arrow is still on aim.

Blog Tour: Q&A with Sam Hepburn, author of Her Perfect Life.



How far would you go to create the perfect life?

Gracie Dwyer has it all: the handsome husband, the adorable child, the beautiful home and the glittering career. The perfect life.

Her new friend Juliet doesn't exactly fit in. She's a down-on-her luck single parent with no money and not much hope.

So just what is it that draws Gracie and Juliet together? And when the cracks start to appear in Gracie's perfect life, can both of them survive?

Q&A with Della Parker, author of The Reading Group series.


Kate has tried to be a good wife to her husband Anton. Ever since he got demoted at work - answering to a woman no less - Anton simply hasn't been the same. Kate wants to help, but as the months pass and Anton pulls away from her both emotionally and physically, Kate can't help but feel a bit abandoned.

Then Kate meets Bob: the handsome, blue-eyed carpenter that Anton has hired to refurbish their kitchen. Kate instantly feels a powerful physical connection between them... but dare she risk her marriage for a man she barely knows?

Meet the Reading Group: six women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss... and don't forget the glass of red! This month the reading group is enjoying Lady Chatterley's Lover... and trying not to giggle too much at the naughty parts!

Book Review: The Damselfly by SJI Holliday


An unsolved murder. A community turned against each other. A killer close to home...
Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She's bright and funny, has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of school before she can swap Banktoun for the bright lights of London. Life gets even better when she has an unexpected win on a scratch card. But then Katie's luck runs out...

Her tragic death instead becomes the latest in a series of dark mysteries blighting the small town. The new school counsellor Polly McAllister, who has recently returned to Banktoun to make amends in her own personal life, is thrown in at the deep end as the pupils and staff come to terms with Katie's death. And it's not long before she uncovers a multitude of murky secrets. Did Katie have enemies? Is her boyfriend really so squeaky clean? And who is her brother's mysterious friend?

With Banktoun's insular community inflamed by gossip and a baying mob stirring itself into a frenzy on social media, DS Davie Gray and Louise Jennings must work out who really murdered Katie before someone takes matters into their own hands...

Q&A with Rachel Dove, author of The Chic Boutique on Baker Street.


Winner of the Prima Flirty Fiction Competition.

The perfect escape to the country...
Recently single and tired of the London rat race Amanda is determined to make her dreams of setting up an idyllic countryside boutique come true, and the picturesque village of West-Field is the perfect place to make a fresh start.

Local vet Ben is the golden boy of West-Field, especially to resident gossip Agatha Mayweather, who is determined to help Ben get his life back together after his wife left.

When a chance encounter outside the 'chic boutique' sets sparks flying between Amanda and Ben, Agatha is itching to set them up. But are Amanda and Ben really ready for romance?

Cover Reveal: The Secrets of Ivy Garden by Catherine Ferguson


Today on Hummingbird Reviews, I am thrilled to be teaming up with those fabulous folk over at Avon, to reveal to you the absolutely marvellous cover of Catherine Ferguson's gorgeous new novel The Secrets of Ivy Garden which will be arriving with readers on April 3rd 2017. Just one glance at this cover puts a spring into your step, don't you agree?

Last year, readers were delighted to get their hands on Catherine's summer novel Four Weddings and a Fiasco, and I'm sure that The Secrets of Ivy Garden is going to be just as wonderful to devour beneath the sunshine (when it finally arrives!).

Do you like what you see? Desperate to find out more about the story behind such a beautiful cover? Then keep on reading...

Q&A with A.L. Michael, author of The House on Camden Square series.


Two’s company…

If you asked Mollie whether she struggled as a single mum, she’d have to cover her daughter’s ears before answering. Surrounded by friends, watching Esme grow into the sassiest eleven-year-old in North London, and building her name as TV chef Mollie Makes, Mollie’s never been happier. Well, that’s what she’d tell you. But as her best friends pair off, and Esme starts getting into trouble at school, Mollie wonders whether life would be different – not better…but easier – with a team mate.

Three’s a crowd?
But Esme’s dad, Jamie, would be the last man Mollie would team up with. After all, he made it clear eleven years ago that he wasn’t interested in playing the family game. So when he suddenly reappears, Mollie can’t believe her eyes. And soon, she’s got to ask herself the hardest question yet: she knows she can succeed as a single mum. But what if her daughter doesn’t want her to?

Q&A with Lacey London, author of the Clara Andrews series & Anxiety Girl.



One in four people will be affected by mental health issues at some point in their lives, but it couldn't happen to YOU, could it?

Sadie Valentine is just like you and I, or so she was...
After a series of unfortunate events in her life, Sadie finds herself in a dark hole that seems impossible to crawl out of. Once a normal-ish woman, mental illness wasn't something that she really thought about, but when the three evils, anxiety, panic and depression creep into her life, Sadie wonders if she will ever see the light again.

Set in the glitzy and glamorous Cheshire village of Alderley Edge, Anxiety Girl is a story surrounding the struggles of a beautiful young woman who thought she had it all. Lacey London has spoken publicly about her own struggles with anxiety and hopes that Sadie will help other sufferers realise that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Q&A with Susanna Beard, author of Dare to Remember.


Reeling from a brutal attack that leaves her best friend dead and her badly injured, Lisa Fulbrook flees to the countryside to recuperate. With only vague memories of the event, she isolates herself from her friends and family, content to spend her days wandering the hills with her dog, Riley.

However, Lisa is soon plagued, not only by vivid flashbacks, but questions, too: how did their assailant know them? Why were they attacked? And what really happened that night?
As she desperately tries to piece together the memories, Lisa realises that there's another truth still hidden to her, a truth she can't escape from. A truth that may have been right in front of her all along.

A clever, sophisticated, psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah.

Cover Reveal: Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain



Today on Hummingbird Reviews, I am absolutely delighted to be revealing the cover of Heidi Swain's forthcoming release with Simon & Schuster UK, Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage, which will be arriving with readers on July 13th 2017 in both paperback and eBook.

I don't know about you but I could quite easily step right into this stunning cover, never to return. It's completely dreamy and I know that what's waiting between the pages will be just as delightful as Heidi's previous stories have been.

Eager to know more about Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain? Then keep on reading...

Book Review: The Breakdown by B.A. Paris



If you can't trust yourself, who can you trust?

It all started that night in the woods.

Cass Anderson didn't stop to help the woman in the car, and now she's dead. Ever since, silent calls have been plaguing Cass and she's sure someone is watching her. Consumed by guilt, she's also starting to forget things. Whether she took her pills, what her house alarm code is - and if the knife in the kitchen really had blood on it.

Bestselling author B.A. Paris is back with a brand new psychological thriller full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Q&A with Liz Fenwick, author of The Returning Tide.


In wartime Cornwall, 1943, a story between two sisters begins - the story of Adele and Amelia, and the heart-breaking betrayal that will divide them forever.

Decades later, the effects of one reckless act still echo - but how long will it be until their past returns?

The Returning Tide will sweep you away to the beautiful Cornish coast, full of secrets and mystery, and will be loved by fans of Kate Morton and Rachel Hore.