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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Book Spotlight - Forgive Me - Kateri Stanley

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FORGIVE ME by Kateri Stanley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: FORGIVE ME

Author: Kateri Stanley

Pub. Date: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Darkstroke Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 269

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

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A secret video tape. A painful truth. A quest for revenge.

Investigative journalist, Susan ‘Stripe’ McLachlan, is constantly hounded by eager documentarians for interview requests about the Night Scrawler murders. One of the victims of the mysterious serial killer was a member of her own family, her father.

At the peak of her career, her services are sought by Isaac Payne who commissions her to write an article for his website. Usually, her projects delve into more uncomfortable, questionable topics, but there’s a deep, almost hauntingly familiar pull about her new client that intrigues her.

As she learns more about Isaac, Stripe digs up fresh secrets about the murders, arousing her suspicions. After an awkward confrontation, she wakes up in Isaac’s bed — with a chain around her ankle.

Isaac shows her harrowing footage on an old VHS tape. The contents hits close to home…closer than Stripe ever imagined. Now, she has to wrestle with her own moral compass and unpick the truth from the web of lies that turn into a crescendo where memories created from misery and suffering cannot be silenced.

Will Isaac ever lay the past to rest? And how will Stripe cope with the revelations that challenge everything she has ever known?

Reviews:

  • "This book was probably one the best, most memorable books I'll read this year."️-Kim Napolitano (book blogger) 
  • "Forgive Me utilizes two devices for which I'm a total sucker for: POV-switching and time-hopping. This can make or break for a book, and successful execution relies on fluidity, flow and pacing. Kateri is a master of all three." ️ -Gavin Gardiner (author) 
  • "Forgive Me is the debut novel by Kateri Stanley, which blends various genres into a new mold of horror and suspense. With elements of science fiction, thrillers, slashers, and romance, Forgive Me unravels the sordid history and secrets of Stanley's characters. The sections and chapters move the reader through time, space, and points of view, creating a jigsaw puzzle that reveals the whole picture at the end. Readers move backwards and forwards in time, and from one character to another, receiving flashes of insight, allowing readers to piece the story together." ️ -A.E. Santana (author & editor)
  • "So dark and twisty. Everything a thriller should be."  -Michaela Syson (book blogger) 
  • "It's difficult to pin down the genre of Forgive Me without giving the game away - there are elements of science fiction, slasher, ghost story and even a liberal dose of John Hughes-esque teen drama I planned to read a little every night over a few weeks but the fast-paced, almost cinematic nature of Forgive Me kept me reading so that I finished in just three or four sittings. If this is only the first novel from Kateri Stanley, I very much look forward to what she produces next." -Paul Childs (World Geekly News)

    Playlist power: streaming success in 2017

Forgive Me Book Tour Book Playlist

I always write with music playing in my ears. It helps me concentrate and get in the zone, especial y if I’m writing a fight or emotional y charged scene. I’ve also gotten ideas for characters and/or stories from listening to a song.

Part One

K’s Choice – Virgin State of Mind

The Runaways – Saturday Night Special

Prince – Purple Rain

Mazzy Star – Fade into You

Young Heretics – I Know I’m A Wolf

Part Two

Anilah – Medicine Chant

Tool – The Pot

Metallica – Enter Sandman

Stone Sour – Made of Scars

Olfaur Arnalds –Not Alone

Limp Bizkit - Behind Blue Eyes

Part Three

Fleetwood Mac – Alabtross

Rukkuro – The In Between

Sleep Dealer – The Way Home

Slipknot – The Devil in I

Balmorhea – Remembrance

Olfaur Arnalds – So Far

Part Four

Ralph Stanley - Fire in the Blood

NF – How Could You Leave Us

Low – Lullaby

Thirty Seconds to Mars – Stronger

Iulia Mitiashova – 1944

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6qnhzmGhw1TcnzhnsIdioT?si=dcd9afd13a504477 – I have created the playlist on Spotify. I call it the “soundtrack” to the novel. It is also available on my website: www.kateristanley.com

 

About Kateri Stanley:

Kateri Stanley is a published writer, from the West Midlands in the UK. She has a Brummie accent. She's a dark fiction lover of any genre. She has a degree in Arts and Humanities. She loves eating chocolate and cheese, watching films, telly and game cut-scenes. She has FINALLY become a cat-mom to 2 feline beauties!

More information can be found at www.kateristanley.com.

Kateri is also active on several social media platforms.

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/25/2021

BookHounds YA

Guest Post

10/26/2021

Rajiv's Reviews

Review

10/27/2021

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

10/28/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

10/29/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Guest Post

Week Two:

11/1/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

11/2/2021

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review

11/3/2021

The Book Review Crew

Review

11/4/2021

Zainey Laney

Review

11/5/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

 


RELEASE BLITZ - Hate You by Logan Fox




Title: Hate You
Author: Logan Fox
Genre: Dark Taboo High School Bully Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2021


BLURB

I hate him. He'll love me.

I knew Jude Dearth was dangerous the moment his intoxicating black eyes met mine.

Possessive, jealous, and brooding, he's one of the richest, most gorgeous, and influential guys in Cinderhart High... and he's locked his sights on me.

If I had a choice, I'd keep my distance from him.

But my new stepbrother can control me, punish me, and break me any way he sees fit. It's that, or go back to living in a trailer with my mom.

So I'll be his new toy. I'll obey his commands.

But if Jude thinks he's the one in control, he's got another thing coming.

The game is about to change.

My stepbrother might be calling the shots now, but when I'm done with him, he'll be begging for mercy.

And for me.

Hate You is a dark stepbrother bully romance. This novel is a standalone with no cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEA.

Mature content - reader discretion is advised.








PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






AUTHOR BIO

Hailing from the notoriously sunny South Africa, Logan Fox writes deliciously dark and twisted romance. Her books feature gruff, grumpy alphas that, although broken, can almost always redeem themselves to their feisty heroines. Her couples have enough chemistry to fog up an ice rink, and her stories the kind of the grit and grime she loves reading herself.



Book Blitz - Shopping for a Turkey by Julia Kent

Shopping for a Turkey
Julia Kent
Publication date: November 2nd 2021
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

I don’t understand Americans.

Or, as we say in Scotland, I dinna understand ye eedjits.

And I definitely dinna understand the crazy mother-in-law of my cousin Declan. Who in their right mind names a wee dog Chuffy?

I’m stuck in New York after ma agent makes a bloody mess of an otherwise good endorsement contract for a sports towel company, and this crazy American holiday–Thanksgiving–is in two days.

The invitation to spend it in Mendon, Massachusetts, with the Jacoby family is about as appealing as rotten haggis. As far as I can tell, Thanksgiving is about stuffing yerself silly, watching pathetic American “football,” while fighting with relatives ye only see once a year.

If I wanted that last one, I’d head back to Scotland, where we dinna need a holiday to be salty to each other.

Ma firm answer is nae.

Until I remember Amy is part of the family.

Suddenly, I’m available.

Eager, even. Perhaps she’ll pull ma wishbone. I hear that’s part of the Turkey Day festivities, aye?

What I canna admit, though, is how she pulls ma heartstrings, too.

Which shouldna feel better than the wishbone, but it does.

And here comes Amy’s mother with another holiday tradition, this one a bit early.

A sprig o’ mistletoe, dangling right above Amy’s bonnie head.

–-

Shopping for a Turkey features Scottish football player Hamish McCormick and Amy Jacoby as they navigate unusual cultural norms, new traditions, and the undeniable attraction between these two characters, who have appeared as supporting players in Julia Kent’s New York Times-bestselling Shopping series.

It’s their turn to have their own all-new spinoff series. And to pull the wishbone.

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EXCERPT:

Hamish

I’ve been to the Jacoby’s a number of times before, but I’ve never walked in to find a giant dead chicken on the kitchen counter, with Amy’s hand so far up its arse, it’s like she’s giving it a prostate exam.

“Careful. Ye touch the right spot and he’ll give ye a pearl necklace,” I joke as I set a half-case of wine on a different counter, along with a bag holding a small container of saffron, a mesh bag of shallots, and a hostess gift. The house smells like sautéed onions and yeasty bread, with a strong sage and thyme component to it. Unlike James’s house, the Jacoby residence is a home. Lived in and filled with people bonded to each other, with worn edges to objects.

And few edges on people.

Amy’s mouth forms an O of surprise. “This is its head, not its ass!”

“What’re you doing to the poor carcass?”

“Massaging olive oil into the inside before we put the stuffing in.”

“How big is that chicken?”

“It’s a turkey. And it’s twenty-four pounds. Why are you here so early?


Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 1.5 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 16 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing soon. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

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