Review

***Blog Tour Where is Emma Butler’s life Plan?***

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Where is Emma Butler’s Life Plan? Media Kit 

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Blurb: Emma Butler doesn’t know it but she is about to get bit more angelic help than she was banking on. Someone has messed up, or have they?

It appears that Emma is about to be ‘recalled’ to heaven but has completed none of the tasks she had set herself for this life time. They must be completed before she is recalled and time is running out. Arch Angel Gregory decides to take over. He will be her Guardian Angel to ensure it all gets done.

There’s a lot to do and a very short time to do it in. Gregory is determined that it will all be completed by hook or by crook. But where does that leave free will and what about Jack who has been chosen to be Emma’s love interest? How will this impact him? Jack and Emma have no idea what is going on, but it’s not going to be plain sailing.

Links:

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28240011-where-is-emma-butler-s-life-plan?ac=1&from_search=true

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Emma-Butlers-Life-Plan-ebook/dp/B019HC4C7S?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=x_gr_w_bb&tag=x_gr_w_bb_uk-21

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About Julia Wilmot:

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Julia Wilmot began her exploration of the spiritual life as a teenager at school. She was fortunate to meet a wonderful family who all practised Transcendental Meditation (TM) and her future was set. At the age of 15 Julia learnt TM and felt she had found her path in life. She was so sure that this path was the only one for her that she decided not to go to University and study law as she had previously planned but to devote herself to teaching TM and working within the charity that teaches the technique.

At 20, Julia was one of the founding members of a 300 people strong TM community in Skelmersdale, Lancashire and at 28 Julia became the Centre Chairman of the largest teaching centre for TM in Europe, which was based in Central London. Teaching Transcendental Meditation to people from all walks of life.

Julia began this novel in 1995 but it remained in a drawer for many years. She came across it again in the early 2000s and fitting in with becoming a mother in 2002 it took until 2015 to finish it.

Julia currently focusses her attention on her writing, blogging and looking after her family. Forty years on and she still practises TM, as do her husband and son and they live in the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Links:

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/julia_wilmot

Website: http://www.justjulias.com/

 

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Guest Post

The importance of expressing your own voice

So you’ve written your book and now it’s time to show it to someone else. Or maybe you’ve been sharing it along the way with trusted friends and family. Either way at some point you have to let someone else loose on your baby. It’s an excruciating time. Well it was for me. What if I had been deluding myself all this time that I could write and that my book was even worth writing.

 

The first person to read my book was my fairy god-daughter. She was living in Australia at the time and she isn’t a great reader. Maybe not the best scenario or audience. In fact I was brave enough to start sending her chapters before I had even finished my book. As I knew she didn’t always find it easy to sit down and read a book for any length of time I started by sending her a chapter at a time. I gave her the instruction that she should only ask for more if she really wanted it. I didn’t want any pretence from her side. Of course I realise she would have found it difficult to say she didn’t want to read anymore, but every morning I would wake up to an email saying ‘ please send me another chapter.’ There actually came a point where her reading caught up with my writing and she had to wait for the last few chapters. She was very kind and expressed, seemingly, a very genuine love of the book.

 

Then my aunt asked in passing if she could read it too. My aunt is a great reader, but I knew the subject matter wasn’t something she would normally have chosen. Angels and reincarnation don’t figure large in her take on the world. Well if she enjoys it I thought, anyone will. She told me quite sternly that she wouldn’t pull her punches. If she didn’t like it she would let me know. I knew she meant it. I sent her the first three chapters and held my breath for a few days. Then miraculously an email arrived saying, ‘I’m really enjoying it please send me more!’

 

One thing that the growing band of friends and family who read my book over the coming months said was that they could hear my voice in every page. Isn’t that important? After all it is your book and it should be your voice that comes through. I think it is so important to hold onto that idea. I read in a book by Wayne Dyer that the only book that he ever let an editor, he didn’t know, loose on was the only book of his that didn’t hit the bestsellers list. He said when the book came back to him it no longer felt like his book, it was no longer his voice. So take comments and advice from people you trust but ultimately it has to be your voice that you are putting on the page. Everything else is really just a matter of opinion, in my opinion.

 

 

Review

***Blog Tour***When He Fell by Kate Hewitt

Tour banner When he fell for JENNY

 

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Excerpt

Mrs. James rises from behind her desk and holds out a hand which Lewis and I shake in turn. I would have expected the headmistress of an alternative school like Burgdorf to be relaxed, easygoing, even a bit hippyish, but Ruth James is none of those things. In her mid-fifties with a steel-gray bob and pale blue eyes, she is elegant and dignified and more than a bit remote. Sometimes I wonder how much of Burgdorf’s philosophy she actually believes in. Maybe this was the only headship she could get.

She waits for us to sit before sitting down herself and then folding her hands on the desk in front of her.

“Obviously you know about Ben Reese’s accident yesterday,” she begins, and Lewis and I both gape.

“I’m sorry, we weren’t aware that Ben had an accident,” I say after a few seconds’ silence. “Is he all right?”

Mrs. James’s eyes narrow and her lips purse. “No, he is not. He is in the hospital with a serious brain injury.”

“Oh, no.” Shock ices through me. How will Josh cope without Ben, his best and only friend? And then I feel ashamed because I am thinking of Josh, rather than Ben, who sounds like he is seriously injured. “I’m so sorry,” I say.

“Josh didn’t tell you?” Mrs. James says after another expectant pause, and I feel my face heat even as my hands go clammy. Josh’s sorrowful silence last night makes sense now, but why wouldn’t he tell us his friend was hurt? Why wouldn’t he share something like that?

“No, he didn’t,” I say, because how can I say anything else? I glance at Lewis; he is silent and stony-faced, but I see how his face is pale with shock. We endure another few seconds’ silence.

“Don’t you think,” Mrs. James finally says, her gaze swiveling from me to Lewis, “that’s rather odd?”

I glance again at Lewis; he has folded his arms and is staring straight ahead.

“Yes,” I finally say. I meet Mrs. James’s gaze, squaring my shoulders. “Yes, I do think it is rather odd. But there must be an explanation.”

“There is,” Mrs. James answers, and now her voice sounds decidedly cool. She draws herself up, her steely gaze moving between the two of us. “The truth is, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor-Davies,” she says, “I have reason to believe that Josh pushed Ben.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review

***Blog Tour*** One hot summer by Kat French

 

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Blurb

Being married to a celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when that celebrity has a very public affair with his co-star…

Alice McBride is determined that the one thing she won’t lose in her marriage breakup is Borne Manor, her beloved home, but she gets more than she bargained for when she rents it out for the summer and a sexy cowboy comes to stay.

Country music star Robinson Duff has had his own share of heartbreak and needs somewhere quiet to hide out for the summer. Neither Alice nor Robinson are in any position for romance; the timing is terrible and they’re both rebounding like out of control frisbees.

Can a holiday romance help mend their broken hearts. Or will it just make things even worse when the long hot summer comes to its inevitable end?

my review

Firstly lets take a moment to look at this amazing cover. It reminds me of summer days.

This book is what I would describe as a romantic comedy. I read this in just a couple of days for some light relief from heavy books I have been reading recently.

It is what it suggests on the cover a romance with an amazing band of characters, this a  perfect holiday read for those sunny days by the pool or at the beach.

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Review

**Blog Tour** Time After Time by Hannah Mckinnon

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Hayley Cooper, a powerful but now struggling lawyer, fantasizes about what her life would

be like if only if she’d made different choices. It’s understandable; the past two years have

been hell. She barely sees her kids, her boss is trying to sabotage her, and her marriage is

falling apart.

Burnt out, Hayley goes to sleep wishing for a different life. When she wakes up married to

her first boyfriend, one she has not seen in over twenty years, she realizes there might be

some truth in the saying “be careful what you wish for”.

Over a single weekend, like Ebenezer Scrooge, Hayley gets to see her life on other side of the white picket fence – not

just with her first ex, but with each of her past loves.

But is the grass always greener, and

will she ever want to go home?

Review to follow in separate Blog Post