Bestsellers · contemporary · Emotional

A Boy Made of Blocks – Keith Stuart. ✶✶✶✶✶

Blurb:
Alex loves his family, and yet he struggles to connect with his eight-year-old autistic son, Sam. The strain has pushed his marriage to the breaking point. So Alex moves in with his merrily irresponsible best friend on the world’s most uncomfortable blow-up bed.

As Alex navigates single life, long-buried family secrets, and part-time fatherhood, his son begins playing Minecraft. Sam’s imagination blossoms and the game opens up a whole new world for father and son to share. Together, they discover that sometimes life must fall apart before you can build a better one.

My Review:
WOW! I have been waiting forever to read this book and I was not disappointed. I can already say this will be in my top 20 books of 2017 and we are only still in January. A well deserved five stars and a book I would urge EVERYBODY to read. I use to work in a special needs school so I connected and understood Sam with all my personal knowledge about autism. I was hooked and read it in less than 48 hours. What a beautiful, powerful and wonderful story. This story focuses on little 8 year old Sam and his father, a certain part towards the end even made me sob my heart out because I was so proud of Sam.

I was so involved and in the story I didn’t want it to end and August needs to hurry up as I need my next fix by Keith Stuart who is a new favourite author of mine. This story is based on the authors own experiences with his autistic son which makes it even more of a heart breaking and heart warming story. I don’t have one bad thing to say about this story. A Boy Made of Blocks is one of those rare stories that generally impacts on your own personal day to day life. I would love to see A Boy Made of Blocks turned into a film. The world needs to learn and accept all these beautiful talented children who yes may be different but they are unique and we can help them within society by our own actions and awareness. Beautiful. I also learnt A LOT about Minecraft through this book and it sounds like a game I may love haha. Enjoy, I did. I really loved it.

This book will stay in my heart for a long, long time. If not forever. Thank You Keith, many parents out there are going through this daily struggle with their own children and this book lets them know they are not alone.

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crime · Detective · horror · Killers · mystery · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR*Dark Minds – Selection of stories from all your favourite authors. ✶✶✶✶✶

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Blurb:
Bloodhound Books is proud to present, Dark Minds, a collection of short stories from leading authors across the UK and internationally.  Featuring many of your favourite authors form Bloodhound’s stable along with many of the other biggest names in the industry, Dark Minds is a must read for all fans of crime fiction.

All proceeds from the sales of this title will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s appeal. Dark Minds will be released on December 13th 2016 in; e-book, paperback and audio formats.

Review:
Firstly, a big thank you to Bloodhound books for allowing me to be part of this blog tour..
THIS IS A MUST BUY AND MUST READ!

These amazing authors have combined some outstanding, spooky short stories for you all to enjoy. One not to be missed. As stated above all proceeds from this book will be going to two amazing charities and the authors have really worked hard on this one. I loved and enjoyed every single story in this book. Dark minds is perfect for all you short story fans and each story is very individual and different from all the others giving you a variety of haunting, spooky, horror and suspense filled hours/days ahead!

I couldn’t put it down, I was hooked. I even found myself reading it at 3 AM in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. I would recommend you keep the lights on for some of these twisted stories though. Highly recommend from me. So it is a WIN/WIN you buy this book and you get 41 YES! 41! Short stories and donate to charity at the same time, what’s not to love?  Another one of my best reads of 2016! Below are the authors who have participated in writing stories in this book and some will be familiar to you! A well deserved five stars from me. Enjoy, I loved it and devoured it.

Authors:
B.A.Morton, Emma Puller, Louise Jensen, Tara Lyons, Richard. T. Burke, Betsy Reavley, Tony R. Cox, S.E.Lynes, Ross Greenwood, JT Lawrence, Ron Nicholson, Lisa Hall…

KA Richardson, A.J. Sendall, Pete Adams, A.S. King, LJ Ross, Paul D. Brazill, April Taylor, Joel Hames, Anita Waller, Simon Maltman, Jim Ody, Steven Dunne, Peter Best, Tess Makovesky, Alex Walters, Paul Gitsham, M.A. Comley, Stephen Edger…

Nick Jackson, Roz White, David Evans, Lucy V. Hay, Alex Shaw, Jane E. James, Mark L. Fowler, Charlie Flowers, Hannah Haq, B.A. Steadman AND Jenna-Leigh Golding.

crime · Detective · mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Flesh Evidence – Malcolm Hollingdrake ✶✶✶✶✶

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Blurb:
In Harrogate things are about to get weird.Jars of honey containing pieces of tattooed flesh are the first clue in the search for the whereabouts of a missing fourteen-year-old boy. Then another boy goes missing and further jars of honey are discovered.

Serial kidnappings taking place in Harrogate and the culprit is unlike any other Bennett has dealt with before. A number of leads seem to be going nowhere and the police are running out of time.

Can Bennett and his team catch a psychopath before any more damage is done?
This will be his toughest case yet.

My Review:
I have voluntarily reviewed this story and taken part in this blog tour. WOW! I must say a well deserved five stars. I was seriously impressed! If the cover doesn’t grab your attention then this one of a kind story will! I have read nothing similar to this story and I was thoroughly hooked and enjoyed it. I have found a new author to devour and cannot wait to dive into his other stories. I actually finished Flesh Evidence in two days which is fast for me! I loved it. Highly recommend from me. A MUST BUY! Usually its the girls that get kidnapped right? WRONG! This time its the boys… Be careful.

Flesh Evidence is written extremely cleverly and even makes the police look dumb! I know. SHOCKING. I must also admit it has put me off honey! It is written well and I must say very fast paced! You will not be able to put this book down! I did not figure out the plot either a very clever, twisted criminal, one of the cleverest I must have ever read! Very impressed! A very dark story! Flesh Evidence will be released on the 19th of December and I highly recommend you go buy or pre-order it YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Enjoy. Link can be found below.. I’m off to find his other stories… Hooked.

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