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New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston brings her trademark blend of magic and romance to her Found Things series, written in the tradition of Outlander. Xanthe Westlake has always been able to sense the stories that some antiques hold, but it isn’t until she’s finding stock for her and her mother’s new shop in the small English town of Marlborough that she finds one that allows her to travel back through the centuries to its time. Beginning with The Little Shop of Found Things, Xanthe learns more about herself and her abilities as she discovers more antiques she connects with and rights the wrongs in their pasts.
Wow, I absolutely loved reading these stories! From the very beginning I was flipping pages so quickly it was hard for my kindle to keep up. I loved how the main character, Xanthe, was able to see the history of an object by it ‘singing’ to her and the time traveling was a blast. Many people struggle going back and forth through different time periods but I had absolutely no difficulty going through the different time periods and know it would be easy for anyone to be enthralled without that difficulty. These stories both were just absolutely magical and a treasure that any book lover would love to get their hands on! I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a great page turner! I can’t wait to read the next book to come out in 2020!
PAULA BRACKSTON is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter and The Little Shop of Found Things, among others. Before becoming a writer, she was a horse groom, a travel agent, a secretary, a teacher, and a goat herd. Everyone (particularly the goats) is relieved that she’s found a job she does properly. When not in her writer’s shed, Paula can be found being walked by the dog, hacking through weeds in her vegetable patch, or sitting by the pond with a glass of wine. She lives in Wales with her family.
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A Fool’s Circle
Publication Date: March 17th, 2019
Genre: Thriller/ Domestic Thriller/ Suspense
Kate Sanders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago.
As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune.
For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money.
Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan.
But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder?
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About the Author
Suzanne Seddon was born in 1968 in Islington, London. After leaving school she had many interesting jobs, from swimming teacher to air hostess, and was able to travel the globe. Now a single mum to her teenage daughter Poppy-willow, Suzanne spends her days writing and has written several articles for magazines and newspapers.
Growing up, Suzanne witnessed mental and physical abuse within her own family which strongly influenced her when she wrote her first play, A Fool’s Circle, when she attended the famous Anna Scher Theatre. Suzanne, however, was not content to leave it there and decided to go ahead and transform her play into a novel.
Not one to shy away from exciting challenges, she also wrote, acted, directed, cast and produced a trailer for the book around her hometown in Islington with the support of local businesses, who recognised the drive and importance of Suzanne and her work.
Suzanne is a passionate writer and she is determined to be heard so that the issue of domestic abuse is raised amongst the public’s consciousness, empowering others to speak out. She wants those who suffer at the hands of another to have their voices heard, loud and clear.
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Hey everyone! I just wanted to apologize for my absences this last year. When I joined this community and still to this day, I still consider the people that I have met on here some of the best of friends and people that I have ever met and I know I have been lacking on my part on showing everyone love on their blogs and keeping updated. It was a helluva a year and was working hard to repair it and heal but back to this month. Sorry for being gone! We lost power and internet due to Hurricane Dorian and when we went to fix a tree downed on our porch it damaged the power lines so haven’t been able to be on the net. I have also been healing from a flare up of my fibro & autoimmune disorder and other illness but thankfully my family is safe and has been making it by sense all the repairs, outages, and such! Woot! My thoughts and prayers still go out to all those affected by the hurricanes this year. I know the Bahamas took a really bad hit.😢
Anywho, I am so thankful to be a part of this community and I apologize for any inconviences that I have caused. I plan on starting back up blog hopping, doing book reviews, and sharing my very own Dani cheer regularly again!❤❤❤ Much love to all of you guys and I can’t wait to catch up on everyone’s blogs.❤😚 Yay!
The Devil’s Apprentice (The Great Devil War #1)
Publication Date: October 5th, 2018
Genre: YA Fantasy
Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy. Philip is terrible at being bad, but Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training him in the ways of evil. Philip gets both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?
Even though the story (mostly) takes place in Hell and deals with themes like evil, death and free will, it is also a humoristic tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective. A tale that hopefully will make the reader – young or old, boy or girl – laugh and think. – Kenneth B. Andersen
Wow, this book was quite entertaining! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first read the synopsis but I can say it went over and beyond my expectations. I loved how so much different aspects were mixed with the concept of good and evil. The characters were amazing and once you started reading you don’t want to stop! I am looking forward to reading the next novel! Woot!
I was born in Denmark on a dark and stormy night in November 1976. I began writing when I was a teenager. My first book was a really awful horror novel titled Nidhug’s Slaves. It didn’t get published. Luckily.
During the next 7 years, I wrote nearly 20 novels–all of which were rejected–while working as a school teacher. The rest of the time I spent writing.
In 2000 I published my debut fantasy book, The Battle of Caïssa, and that’s when things really took off. Since then I’ve published more than thirty-five books for children and young adults in genres ranging from fantasy to horror and science fiction.
My books have been translated into more than 15 languages and my series about the superhero Antboy has been adapted for film, which is available on Netflix. An animated tv series is currently in development.
A musical of The Devil’s Apprentice opened in the fall 2018 and the movie rights for the series have also been optioned.
I live in Copenhagen with my wife, two boys, a dog named Milo and spiders in the basement.
You can read more on my English website www.kennethbandersen.com