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Book Review ‘n’ Blog Tour – Go Home, Afton

Go Home, Afton

by Brent Jones

 

Go Home, Afton

Genre: Serial Thriller/ Novella

Series: Afton Morrison, Book 1

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Format(s): eBook

eBook Price: $0.99

Tagline: We all wear masks.

We all wear masks, and Afton Morrison is no exception.

A small-town librarian with a dark side, Afton, twenty-six, has suppressed violent impulses her entire adult life. Impulses that demand she commit murder.

Blending her urges with reason, Afton stalks a known sexual predator, intending to kill him. But her plan, inspired by true crime and hatched with meticulous care, is interrupted by a mysterious figure from her past. A dangerous man that lurks in the shadows, watching, threatening to turn the huntress into the hunted.

Go Home, Afton is the first of four parts in a new serial thriller by author Brent Jones. Packed with grit and action, The Afton Morrison Series delves into a world of moral ambiguity, delivering audiences an unlikely heroine in the form of a disturbed vigilante murderess.

My review: 4/5 stars

Afton Morrison is a librarian in a small town with an itch to scratch – or rather, a serial rapist to kill.

We first see Afton, by no means your stereotypical librarian, as a young, intelligent woman with a smart mouth and heaps of attitude. She has a goal: to kill Kenneth Pritchard.

She is spurred on by Animus (an evil twin type of character) whose mocking voice often riles Afton into venting her anger – and, boy, does she have some pent-up anger to offload.

Unwilling to be seen as a victim herself – always a survivor – she cannot let Kenneth harm another soul. Something she seems to agree about with Animus.

Afton is a complex character. Full of spirit, angst and fear. Her most pressing fear is that the Man in the Shadows – the very man she believes made her a ‘survivor’ – is back for her. She is spooked by every shadow at every opportunity, imaging him to be there, watching, waiting for her.

When the times comes for her to make her move on Pritchard, it seems the Man in the Shadows is one step ahead of her. And now, he has Kim, the sweet young girl who volunteers at the library, in his clutches. Of course, the reality is that Afton is his real prey …and the story continues in Book 2.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that Afton is just out to kill Pritchard. There’s a lot more to her character, and the author seamlessly weaves in elements that show her softer side – much to the displeasure of Animus.

A fun read, with some unexpected twists along the way, all leading to a mahoosive cliffhanger and an absolute need to add book two to my reading list.  Thankfully, the wait is not a long one.

On a side note, I – naively – read this book with no prior knowledge of the author, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the story was set in Wakefield. As a Brit, I love a homegrown story. Except … it wasn’t Wakefield in West Yorkshire.  Hey ho – an honest mistake to make. I should have read the bio below first 😉

About the Author:

From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.

Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex.

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While I’ve got your attention, why not check what other readers have to say?

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June 25th

Reads & Reels (Review) http://www.readsandreels.com

Book Wonderland (Review) https://bookwonderlandweb.wordpress.com/

Down the Rabbit Hole (Review) http://meggydowntherabbithole.wordpress.com/

Touch My Spine Book Reviews (Review) https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com

June 26th

Book Dragon Girl (Review) http://www.bookdragongirl.com

Jessica Rachow (Review) http://jessicarachow.wordpress.com

Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews (Review) https://sinfullywickedbookreviews.com

The Scribblings (Review) https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com

On the Shelf Reviews (Review) https://ontheshelfreviews.wordpress.com

June 27th

Tranquil Dreams (Review) http://klling.wordpress.com

June 28th

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Review) https://dashfan81.blogspot.com

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review) http://jbronderbookreviews.wordpress.com/

Just 4 My Books (Review) https://just4mybooks.wordpress.com

Life at 17 (Review) https://lifeat17.wordpress.com

June 29th

Kim Knight (Review) http://kimknightauthor.wordpress.com

Misty’s Book Space (Review) http://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com

Port Jerricho (Review)  http://www.aislynndmerricksson.com

Errin Krystal (Review) https://errinkrystal.wordpress.com

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#BlogTour #Extract: Hidden Bones by Nicola Ford @AllisonandBusby @DrNickNT @AlisaCF — Over The Rainbow Book Blog

Oops, another one for the reading pile!

I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for Hidden Bones by Nicola Ford today and I have a great extract to share with you. Huge thanks to Ailsa for letting me change to sharing an extract when two ill children meant I didn’t have much time to read. Hidden Bones is available in ebook […]

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Book Blitz – The Things We Learn When We’re Dead

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Great news!!! This very special novel is now availaible FREE on Kindle Amazon until June 27th, so be sure to dowload your copy today!

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is about how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, but how we can sometimes get a second chance.

On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.
It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident… or does God have a higher purpose after all?
Despite that, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is neither sci-fi nor fantasy. It is a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed?

In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.

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Cover Reveal – The Scented Bones

The Scented Bones

by Angelina Kerner

 

The Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal/ Crime Thriller

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

Synopsis:

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

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About the Author

ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live

 

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“The Comfort Cakes Cozy Mystery Box Set: Books 1-4” by Nancy McGovern

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The Comfort Cakes Cozy Mystery Box Set: Books 1-4, Culinary Cozy Mysteries

by Nancy McGovern

Genre: Cozy/Mystery/Culinary

FREE at time of posting! (Thru 6/14/18) Kindle Unlimited!

SPECIAL FREE LAUNCH: JUNE 10th-14th!

Prepare for the release of Book 5, Weddings & Wine Cake, on June 27th with this brand new Box Set! It contains the first 4 books from Nancy McGovern’s popular “Comfort Cakes Cozy Mysteries” series and will introduce you to Rachel Rowan & the rest of the gang in Swaddle, California so you’re up to speed when their new whodunit hits Amazon!

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Coming soon: The Hidden Past of Pippa McGovern

The Hidden Past of Pippa McGovern

– A Chick Lit Adventure Series

(Charlotte Dodd Book 3)

By Holly Kerr

Wow! The book description blew me away (check it out below) This sounds like such a fab read. I’m new to the series, just getting stuck into another of Holly’s books – The Secret Life of Charlotte Dodd – but if that’s anything to go by, then this is going to be a definite must-read series for me.


Pippa is a good thief, a better spy and currently the It Girl of the European intelligence circles. She’s risen to the top by following three rules: Keep it simple. Nothing matters but the mission. Spies don’t fall in love.
She’s in the spy game for the sky-high paychecks and the cool toys. Her latest mission in Toronto won’t put the world in too much danger and she’ll get the hard-fought respect of Lysander Mochrie, the man who helped her become the best agent in Ireland. But Pippa knows this is the mission that will turn her into one of the bad guys, that is if she can keep Charlotte Dodd, the Canadian super spy, from getting the better of her.”
Lysander won’t stand for mistakes and Pippa’s got to finish what she started, whatever it takes. She’s got a plan and it’s a good one, at least until a pair of blue eyes and a fast car get in her way and make her think twice about everything she’s ever believed in.
Declan’s cute, funny and sweet but Pippa can’t forget Declan’s sister is the only one standing in Pippa’s way of completing her mission.
There’s a reason spies don’t fall in love, especially with the good guys.

Book Three in the Charlotte Dodd action packed chick lit series!

This book releases on June 19th, so not long to wait now. Here’s the link  for pre-orders.

(This is a universal link, which takes you directly to your Amazon site. Yeah, I know – it might be a trivial point to you, but we ‘international’ readers appreciate the effort. Thank you, Holly)

If you’ve time to spare, why not catch up on the other Charlotte Dodd books? You can find them here on Holly’s Amazon Author page.

Thanks for reading 😉