Monday, February 26, 2018

The Devil's Poetry Blog Tour

The Devil’s Poetry by Louise Cole

Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.

Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book, it seems an easy solution - too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as the paranormal Cadaveri.

Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?
Dare she read this book? What’s the price - and who pays it?

Commended in the Yeovil Prize 2016, this is an action-packed blend of adventure, fantasy and love story.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Unconvicted Blog Tour

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the tour!! Thanks for stopping in today! You will find info on the book, the author, Olly Jarvis, a giveaway, and of course, My Thoughts (cause I love to share!!). Oh, and make sure you check out other stops on the tour for author interviews, guest posts, and lots more fun!

Title: Unconvicted

Author Name: Olly Jarvis

Previous Books (if applicable): Cut Throat Defence

Genre: Legal Thriller, Thriller

Release Date: 29th January 2018

Publisher: Canelo

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Book Blurb: In a razor-sharp legal thriller, Jack Kowalski must win two challenging trials to save his reputation and his career
Junior barrister Jack Kowalski is crushed. His client Timothy Smart appears to have committed a monstrous crime while on bail – a bail application Jack fought hard to win.
When a high-profile Polish footballer is charged with rape and demands a fellow countryman represent him, Jack must overcome his guilt and get back to work. Before long he takes on a second case, a GBH for instructing solicitor Lara Panassai, who Jack remains desperate to impress. But neither case is what it seems, and Jack will face an extraordinary uphill battle to see that justice is done…
The second Jack Kowalski novel, Unconvicted is a gripping courtroom drama written with the expert insight of a practicing criminal barrister, perfect for fans of William L. Myers, Deborah Hawkins, and Scott Turow.

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Author Bio:
Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but now working in Manchester. Drawing on his experiences, he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the courtroom. He wrote the highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement, and wrote and presented the BBC documentary Mum Knows Best. He is also the author of Death by Dangerous. Olly has two children and lives in Cheshire.

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Author Social Media Links
Twitter: @OllyJarviso

My Thoughts:

The Cover: Unconvicted has a very dark cover.  A man runs from a well lit building into the dark night. Definitely not a cover that would have screamed, "You have to read me!!" But I don't always choose my reads based on cover alone.

The Plot: Unconvicted had an amazing story. Although I was alittle afraid at first that I would not get into it, I was hooked before I even realized. The story moves alone at a good speed, with enough details to draw you in. Just when you thought the story was done, something even more interesting or intense would happen. I read enjoyed the court room drama and piecing together the clues.

The Characters: All of the characters were very well written. I loved our main characters, Jack and Lara. I found that very quickly into the story, you could feel empathy for Jack. I really liked that he didn't just accept everything for what it appeared to be.Jack's father was very cute and I thought the love and care he showed for his dad was do endearing.

Was it Worth Reading: Yes, very much so! I couldn't read it fast enough! I really enjoyed Unconvicted, with all of it's unexpected twists and turns, and hope to read more of Jack Kowalski. I highly recommend Unconvicted to readers of suspense and drama, and give it 4 out of 5 crossbows.