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?