RELEASE DAY BLITZ                                        THE LETTERS by LESLEY JONES



Title: The Letters

Series: Carnage #3.5

Author: Lesley Jones

Release Date: 26nd February, 2016




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The Letters: A Carnage Novella Book Summary

It’s just a box of letters right?

Words that were written a long time ago.

From a boy to the girl that he was missing.

From a man to the woman that he loved.

But what if those words carry more impact than anyone realised?

Will they finally give Georgia the closure that she needs and lessen the guilt that she battles every day?

Or will everything she thought she knew about the boy and man that wrote them and the life they shared, be forever altered.

All will be revealed in The Letters.

A story about Life, Love and Acceptance.









By Donna Elsegood


When I found out that the ‘The Letters’ was to be released, I’m sure like all Carnage fans, you were as thrilled as me to read this highly anticipated novella. This is about what Sean McCarthy wrote to Georgia during the separation and them rekindling their lifelong romance. Written from a dual point of view was an added plus for me.

Carnage followers will be fully aware that Georgia had carried around a crate full of letters and effects of her first husband, Sean, for many years. However, she’s never been able to read them until now. It still causes her great pain, especially with all the guilt she has had to live with after all these years. Georgia loves her husband Cameron deeply and their four children but part of her still loves the family she lost.

“Thank you.”
“For what, baby?”
“For all of this. This life, our home, the chaos, our children. Bum-sniffing dogs. For all of it. Thank you for this second chance.”

Sean’s letters stirred the same sentiments I had felt when reading Carnage. It is such an emotionally charged story that made me feel the sadness all over again. Don’t be fooled though, there are some laugh out moments as you would expect from Georgia and of course, Jimmie and Ashley had me coming apart at the seams…scenes and teary-eyed. Pun intended! Although the story shows how Georgia eventually musters up her strength to read ‘The Letters’, her grief shattered me. How far she has come and what she has with Cameron… this man couldn’t be any hotter, kept me riveted to the pages. I loved the glimpses we got of their four children, two boys and two girls. They are amazingly well-developed characters, and most definitely have sparks of their mother and father thrown in.

“I love you, Kitten. Please, don’t ever be in any doubt about that. Not even for a second.”

The reading of The Letters also brought home to me how after all those years, Cameron was so shaken to the core after falling for Georgia and ultimately, watching her go back to Maca. I was never team Sean or team Cameron since I loved them both. I could never quite choose despite there being times when I would have gladly throttled Sean.

“Oh, Sean, life was so unfair to us, babe. Can you see me now? Are you watching me? I hope you’re happy for me. I hope I’ve made you proud.”

I struggled to put my Kindle down and read it at every opportunity I could get… even while trying to cook a family meal! Lesley’s writing never fails to capture my attention. Her amazing style has everything I look for in a good read. She simply manages to affect me in such a way that I’m either chuckling gleefully, balling my eyes out or fanning myself in the sizzling scenes. I thoroughly enjoyed the playlist attached to this book, too. The tracks are diverse but truly poignant for every part of the closing chapter for Georgia only making me gasp a bit at the end. As always, five well deserved stars Ms Jones for another incredible story. I look forward to what comes next. Since this novella is a marvellous compliment to the series, I highly recommend all you Carnage lovers putting it on your TBR. And to finish off, here is one last quote:

“Oh, Sean, life was so unfair to us, babe. Can you see me now? Are you watching me? I hope you’re happy for me. I hope I’ve made you proud.”








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Carnage: The story of us Book Summary

I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, we will find a way.
“Georgia Rae, when we made love you used to cry”… He waits for me to sing my bit. I try to swallow down a sob but I just end up singing through it…
“I said I love you like the stars above, I’ll love you till I die”
Carnage, an edgy coming of age love story that breaks all the rules and transcends the decades. Georgia and Sean’s story will stay with you long after you read the final word.
An emotional, smoking hot, gut wrenching read.





Carnage 2: The story of me Book Summary

When your world, your life and all of your hopes and dreams for the future are ripped out from under you, how do you go on?
Death without dying is not only the most painful kind of death, it’s also the most painful kind of life and I don’t know if I’m strong enough to live it.
I spend my lonely days and nights trying to make sense of what my life has become. Do I have the strength to move forward into the light, or should I just let the darkness take me?
I’m Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy and this is the story of me, just me.
I’m no longer a part of an us, it’s just me.
By myself.


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Marley: A Carnage Novel

Want to know what really happened in that hotel room in Paris?

Want to know if the rumours of Marley, Sean and their sexploits were true?

We got to watch Georgia fall apart but what was Sean going through in those four years they were separated?

Marley will give you the answers but he might just break your heart along the way.

“‘So, they want me to write a book? They want to know about my band, my life, my loves and my losses. But they have no idea what they’re asking for. If I give them what they want, they’ll get so much more than the sex and drugs and the rock and roll they’re expecting. They’ll get the secrets that I’ve kept for so long, they’ll get an insight into the person I really am, or at least was. They think they know my story, they know nothing.

If I do this, if I write honestly and give them the ugly truth, people will get hurt. People that I love, people that have already suffered in the worst possible ways.

Do I do this, or do I walk away? Taking my secrets to the grave.”

Marley is an adult contemporary romance. It contains content suitable only for grownups with an open mind. There are scenes of group sex which include m/f/m a little bit of f/m/m and even some f/f/f/m/m/f/f/f. There is drinking and drug taking involved. A lot of swearing, some Essex slang and some very high emotion. Please don’t complain after reading this book that you weren’t warned.

And yes, of course you’ll need tissues.

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Lesley was born and grew up in Essex, just outside of London, England but moved with her family to Australia in 2006 and now lives close to the city of Melbourne. As well as writing, Lesley is an avid reader and also enjoys watching a game of football- the round ball version- while sipping on a glass of wine, during her down time. Despite now living in Australia, she is still an Essex girl at heart and remains partial to her waxing, tinting, sculpting and shellac routines. Lesley is a huge fan of social media and can often be found chatting to her readers in her various groups. She is a sucker for a reality TV show, with TOWIE being her obvious favourite.




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