Synopsis Welcome to No.12 Rue des Amants: a beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine.Where nothing goes … Continue reading The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
Christmas Eve is one of my favourite days of the year. Not only is there magic in the air but (thanks to Jolabokaflod), we also exchange books. Oh, the joy … Continue reading The Tuesday Club Murders: Miss Marple’s Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the latest novel from the brilliant Cecelia Ahern, Freckles. About the book ‘Freckles is a beautiful, hopeful … Continue reading Freckles by Cecelia Ahern
Today I am delighted to bring you another recommended read this summer and this time it’s part of the blog tour for Deepwater King by Claire McKenna
Now, Deepwater King is the 2nd in a brilliant new trilogy from Claire McKenna. If, like me, you are new to the series then lets begin at the beginning. The story begins with book 1…
Monstrous Heart by Claire McKenna
A sensational debut novel: gothic, romantic gaslamp fantasy at it’s very best. A magical tale of intrigue on dangerous waters and a love story for the ages. Perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab and China Mieville
Arden Beacon arrives in the salt-swept port of Vigil with a job to do. Tasked with using the magic in her blood to keep the lighthouse burning, she needs to prove herself worthy of her family name and her ancestors’ profession.
But the coastline Arden must keep alight – battered by a sea teeming with colossal, ancient beasts – is far from the cultured, urban world she knows. It is a place of secrets, rumours and tight-lipped expectations of a woman’s place. More than anyone, the town folk whisper about Arden’s neighbour, Jonah Riven, the hunter of leviathans. They say he murdered his wife. They say he is as much a monster as his prey.
Amidst all her determination and homesickness Arden cannot get this shadowy stranger out of her head. A plot swirls around the lighthouse keeper, the hunter and the authorities. Arden must make sense of these dark waters – before they wash her away.
This is where I started and I would recommend beginning here if you haven’t already done so. I adore a good bit of fantasy and love to be transported away and that’s exactly what Claire has done. Immerse yourself in the story and let it whisk you away. The good news is that book 2, Deepwater King is now available in hardback, ebook and on Audiobook. So if you’re looking for a great fantasy series to fall into this summer, this could be just what you’re looking for. Here’s the info for book 2 – this one is high up there on my summer treading pile.
Deepwater King by Claire Mckenna
The sensational follow up to Monstrous Heart; a magical tale of intrigue on dark waters and a love story for the ages. The perfect gothic, gaslamp fantasy – ideal for fans of V.E. Schwab and China Mieville
Since losing her great love to the Queen of the Sainted Isles, Arden must fulfil an impossible promise before she can return home – she must complete the dangerous Rite that will return Jonah’s spirit to the abyssal Court of the Deepwater King.
This sets her off on a journey far out at sea to find believers of the old religion on the oil-slick and mysterious islands beyond the horizon. But such a responsibility will not come without sacrifice, for the Deepwater folk who worship the king require the most desperate payments the soul, and with one man Arden may have to pay the greatest price of all….
Astonishingly original, with world-building to rival the depths of the ocean, McKenna has drawn a rich tale of longing and courage – penning the perfect oceanic steampunk fantasy.
Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver. Synopsis The gripping new thriller from the #1 Sunday Times bestseller Jeffery … Continue reading The Final Twist by Jeffery Deaver
Today I am delighted to be hosting the blog tour for The Three Locks by Bonnie MacBird, her latest Sherlock Holmes adventure. Synopsis The Three Locks – a gripping new … Continue reading The Three Locks by Bonnie MacBird
Now, this is just what the doctor ordered… a healthy dose of humour all wrapped up in a good old fashioned murder mystery. Today I am talking about The Marlow … Continue reading The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood
Today I’m getting festive on the blog tour for The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin. Synopsis The perfect Christmas read from the number one bestselling author of The … Continue reading The Cornish Cream Tea Christmas by Cressida McLaughlin
I do love a creepy read and from now through Christmas is THE perfect time to indulge. What can be better than snuggling up in the warm, with a glass … Continue reading Spooky Special – Tales Before Bedtime recommended reads!
Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the second astounding novel from Alyson Judd, Eleven Lines To Somewhere. Synopsis In a world of what-ifs, … Continue reading Eleven Lines to somewhere by Alyson Rudd