BLOG TOUR ~ THE RULES OF BURKEN by Traci Finlay

“This book captured me from the start! The Rules of Burken reveals the chilling secrets behind a childhood game, and I’ve never been more disturbed by what the human mind can do.”

–Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author

The Rules of Burken, an all-new thriller packed with secrets, lies and a dangerous game from Traci Finlay is available now!

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Twenty-four-year-old Charlotte Stahl would do anything for her older brother, Ian. After all, he’d done everything for her growing up.

He played Burken with her—a hide-and-seek game they made up as kids.

He comforted her when their mom deserted them.

He raised her when their dad went to prison for murder.

To Charlotte, Ian is the only reason she’s still alive—he’s her rock. So when Ian asks her to play Burken in the isolated woods of Cadillac, Michigan, Charlotte feels she could use the nostalgia and agrees. Besides, they haven’t played this game since childhood. Burken—it’s the one thing that never changes …

…until Ian threatens to kill her in the middle of the game.

More than the rules have changed as Brother turns to Predator, Sister turns to Prey, and she’s navigating the forests of Northern Michigan on foot with nothing but the clothes—and a target—on her back.

If Charlotte wants to stay alive, she knows she has to untangle the web of her haunting past to find out where things went wrong, and at what point she lost sight of reality. With no other choice but to reopen old wounds—and with Ian hot on her trail—Charlotte learns that sometimes evil has to manifest in order for good to succeed. Which makes her wonder…

Is Ian really a monster? Or her savior?

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This debut novel had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning of the story and by the time I finished reading it I felt like I just got off from a rollercoaster ride. This is an impressive first attempt by the author and I am hooked.

Charlotte and Ian are siblings and Ian has always looked after her. At the age of twenty-four, Charlotte is still very close to her older brother who has been her rock ever since their mother walked out on the family when she was only eleven-years-old. A few years later, their father was convicted of a horrific crime and Ian gave up his college scholarship to take care of his sister. He’s an over-protective but creepy older brother to Charlotte, and she is totally clueless of his scheming.

Nikka, Charlotte’s new friend, has also an older brother Jack. These siblings grew up in the foster care system, passed from one family to another and they learned how to trust only each other. Their relationship can’t be any far more opposite than Charlotte and Ian’s seemingly ordinary but messed up family tree.

“The truth will set you free, but sometimes… you have to set yourself free from the truth.” 

This psychological thriller is written in first person narrative and one that will screw with your head. Two pairs of siblings: one brother is a master manipulator and the other is caring but doesn’t know how to express it. Ian’s character is especially a very interesting study of human behaviour; the psychology of the twisted mind, he is amazingly sharp, fascinating and a master manipulator.

Fast-paced with a tightly woven plotline, I just couldn’t put this book down. I felt sorry for Charlotte for being the only normal one in the family, but it gets tiresome when she can’t see the forest for the trees. Her budding relationship with Jack gives her the push to grow a backbone and maybe just maybe clear the scales from her eyes.

From a young age, Ian and Charlotte had always played the Burken, a darker version of hide n’ seek, and it’s only when you read further along that you find out why Ian always pushed for it. This author successfully creates complicated characters, some are sympathetic, some are screwed-up and some are just pure evil. Ian and Charlotte’s childhood game becomes a deadly sport that will give your heart a complete workout. An adrenaline-pumping adventure with no need to go to the gym. Highly recommended!

EXCERPT

© 2019 Traci Finlay
All rights reserved.

 
“Nope, the game’s not over,” he says and suddenly releases my hands before standing.
“What?” I say to his knees.
“It’s not over,” he repeats harshly, like I’m not the co-creator of this game.
I sit up on my elbows and pull a twig from the pesky strand of hair that’s cupping my face again. “What do you mean? Of course it’s over, that was the third round. Have you forgotten how to—”
He reaches down and grasps my upper arm, heaving me up. “Listen very carefully,” he whispers, as if the trees might be listening. “I’m giving you one more chance. I’m even going to give you a head start. But I’m warning you.” His grip on my arm tightens, and he pulls me closer until his breath hits my ear. “Don’t let me catch you. Because if I catch you, I will kill you.”
Okay, that was never in the script.
“And, for the record, if I get back to the house and you’re there, I will murder you. Do you understand?”
I finally look at him, scanning his eyes for a twinkle, any sign that this is just a huge prank and at any moment he’ll burst out laughing, pointing and saying stupid things like, “You should’ve seen your face!” or, “You thought I was serious?” But his eyes dart back and forth between mine with threats I haven’t seen since we were at the barn with Trevor during The Night That Never Happened.
I mean, I’ve never seen his eyes like that.
He digs his nails into my arm. “Do you?”
“You’re going to kill me… Is this a joke?”
“It’s not a joke,” he whispers. “Do you understand?”
I absolutely have to break eye contact. “I—I’m really confused.”
His hand goes to my throat, and his fingers slide in the blood he’d dripped on it. But it doesn’t hinder him from pressing against my jugular, my windpipe, and now I’m officially and rightfully scared, and eye contact, it is.
“I said, do you understand?” he says a lot more calmly than his hand at my throat says.
I nod.
“Good. Now listen carefully. I’m going to let you go. And you have ten seconds before I hunt you down. This is round four, got it? This is a bonus round, wherein the loser dies. And don’t—”his voice lowers to a diabolic decibel. “Don’t let me find you at the house.” At that, he releases me.
I should’ve just eaten my orange. Shouldn’t have done this.
“Ten.”
I should feel indifferent. Every milestone in my life has been haunted by some form of loss and betrayal—if it wasn’t our mom leaving, then it was the death of my best friend and the incarceration of our father.
“Nine.”
But this is Ian, the only person I have left. This is shock in its purest form, and I’m no longer tempted to laugh at him. I stare instead. I blink twice. Take a step backward. Another.
“Eight.”
Then I’m gone. I don’t know where I’m going, but as those ten seconds dwindle down, a sinking awareness that Ian is dead serious swarms like a nest of bees in my gut.
Ian is chasing me now, I know it.
I knew I shouldn’t have played
 

 

About Traci Finlay

Traci Finlay grew up in the Midwest and transplanted to Florida for college. She received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with a minor in English, met and married the love of her life and moved to Miami, where she currently lives with her husband, two sons, and two smart-mouthed dogs.

Growing up, she loved reading books, but had a particular passion for mysteries. Throughout her adulthood, she’s taken many writing courses and written three psychological thrillers she plans to publish soon.

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THE RULES OF BURKEN by Traci Finlay is LIVE!

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“This book captured me from the start! The Rules of Burken reveals the chilling secrets behind a childhood game, and I’ve never been more disturbed by what the human mind can do.”

–Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author

The Rules of Burken, an all-new thriller packed with secrets, lies and a dangerous game from Traci Finlay is available now!

The Rules of Burken_ebook.jpg

Twenty-four-year-old Charlotte Stahl would do anything for her older brother, Ian. After all, he’d done everything for her growing up.

He played Burken with her—a hide-and-seek game they made up as kids.

He comforted her when their mom deserted them.

He raised her when their dad went to prison for murder.

To Charlotte, Ian is the only reason she’s still alive—he’s her rock. So when Ian asks her to play Burken in the isolated woods of Cadillac, Michigan, Charlotte feels she could use the nostalgia and agrees. Besides, they haven’t played this game since childhood. Burken—it’s the one thing that never changes …

…until Ian threatens to kill her in the middle of the game.

More than the rules have changed as Brother turns to Predator, Sister turns to Prey, and she’s navigating the forests of Northern Michigan on foot with nothing but the clothes—and a target—on her back.

If Charlotte wants to stay alive, she knows she has to untangle the web of her haunting past to find out where things went wrong, and at what point she lost sight of reality. With no other choice but to reopen old wounds—and with Ian hot on her trail—Charlotte learns that sometimes evil has to manifest in order for good to succeed. Which makes her wonder…

Is Ian really a monster? Or her savior?

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This debut novel had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning of the story and by the time I finished reading it I felt like I just got off from a rollercoaster ride. This is an impressive first attempt by the author and I am hooked.

Charlotte and Ian are siblings and Ian has always looked after her. At the age of twenty-four, Charlotte is still very close to her older brother who has been her rock ever since their mother walked out on the family when she was only eleven-years-old. A few years later, their father was convicted of a horrific crime and Ian gave up his college scholarship to take care of his sister. He’s an over-protective but creepy older brother to Charlotte, and she is totally clueless of his scheming.

Nikka, Charlotte’s new friend, has also an older brother Jack. These siblings grew up in the foster care system, passed from one family to another and they learned how to trust only each other. Their relationship can’t be any far more opposite than Charlotte and Ian’s seemingly ordinary but messed up family tree.

“The truth will set you free, but sometimes… you have to set yourself free from the truth.” 

This psychological thriller is written in first person narrative and one that will screw with your head. Two pairs of siblings: one brother is a master manipulator and the other is caring but doesn’t know how to express it. Ian’s character is especially a very interesting study of human behaviour; the psychology of the twisted mind, he is amazingly sharp, fascinating and a master manipulator.

Fast-paced with a tightly woven plotline, I just couldn’t put this book down. I felt sorry for Charlotte for being the only normal one in the family, but it gets tiresome when she can’t see the forest for the trees. Her budding relationship with Jack gives her the push to grow a backbone and maybe just maybe clear the scales from her eyes.

From a young age, Ian and Charlotte had always played the Burken, a darker version of hide n’ seek, and it’s only when you read further along that you find out why Ian always pushed for it. This author successfully creates complicated characters, some are sympathetic, some are screwed-up and some are just pure evil. Ian and Charlotte’s childhood game becomes a deadly sport that will give your heart a complete workout. An adrenaline-pumping adventure with no need to go to the gym. Highly recommended!

About Traci Finlay

Traci Finlay grew up in the Midwest and transplanted to Florida for college. She received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with a minor in English, met and married the love of her life and moved to Miami, where she currently lives with her husband, two sons, and two smart-mouthed dogs.

Growing up, she loved reading books, but had a particular passion for mysteries. Throughout her adulthood, she’s taken many writing courses and written three psychological thrillers she plans to publish soon.

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BLOG TOUR ~ MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with
Kennedy L. Mitchell’s brand new standalone romantic suspense,
MINE TO PROTECT

 

 

Recruited to the FBI Cas Mathews has one focus – catch the killer. That’s until officer Alta Johnson shoves her way on to the team, making him fantasize about the delicious curves she hides beneath her park ranger uniform. Alta’s natural beauty catches his immediate attention, but the strength behind her fierce gaze is what holds him captive – demanding he learns more about her.

As the team grows close, the serial killer shifts focus putting them all in danger. Cas should walk away before their sizzling attraction distracts him and gets them both killed. But as the threat pushes Cas and Alta closer, the temptation turns too hot for either to resist.

With their focus diverted the threat zeroes in, catching everyone off guard. Figuring out the players in the killer’s cat and mouse game is key to Alta’s survival. Cas swore he would protect her but with the clues carefully hidden, can he figure it out before Alta disappears for good?

Mine to Protect is a standalone, romantic thriller novel based in the beautiful mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

My first book by this author, this romantic thriller standalone is just up my alley, and a definite page-turner from the first chapter to the last.

Alta Johnson aka Birdie is a forest park ranger in Colorado, an introvert who ran away from a traumatic past. She is not much into people and would prefer the company of her best friend, Benny, a German Shepherd who is always by her side. When a woman goes missing in the park, she meets Cas and Chandler who take over the case. Her quiet existence soon turns into a whirlwind of surprises; emotions that are dormant for ten years start to resurface. Her life might be in danger or is it her heart that she needs to protect this time?

Cas Matthews is an ex-Marine and was recruited by his friend Chandler to work a special case with the FBI. His self-imposed solitude has served him well ever since his last deployment. Memories still haunt him every night and he doesn’t trust anyone but when he meets Birdie, unfamiliar feelings bubble up and start to crack the thick armour guarding his heart.

I love the fast-paced and seamless plot of this romantic thriller. Cas who is dark, brooding and volatile is the perfect match for the broken but tenacious Birdie.

“Like a siren’s call, her deeply buried darkness sang to my own. But was it a call to protect her from experiencing pain and fear again, or a luring of her dark passion that’s been waiting for the right spark to ignite the building want inside?” 

Written in dual points of view, the story of Cas and Birdie is a perfect combination of suspense, mystery and steamy romance. The author’s narrative style will keep you guessing who the bad guy is right until the last chapter and I thought I had it all figured out but I was proved wrong. The main characters are so engaging and I love that Benny, Alta’s protector plays quite a significant part in her life. This was a quick read for me and not because it is lightweight, but because I couldn’t put it down. I would also love to hear Chandler’s story; in fact, John deserves his own book too. Dang, the men in this tale are all so delish. Can I have all three, please? I highly recommend this book!

EXCERPT

© 2019 Kennedy L. Mitchell
All rights reserved. 

 

“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

 

 

 

MEET KENNEDY

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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Read an excerpt from MINE TO PROTECT

“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

Pre-order MINE TO PROTECT today!
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About KENNEDY L. MITCHELL

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell is LIVE!

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of MINE TO PROTECT by Kennedy L. Mitchell. A brand new standalone romantic suspense you don’t want to miss – be sure to grab your copy today!

 

 

Recruited to the FBI Cas Mathews has one focus – catch the killer. That’s until officer Alta Johnson shoves her way on to the team, making him fantasize about the delicious curves she hides beneath her park ranger uniform. Alta’s natural beauty catches his immediate attention, but the strength behind her fierce gaze is what holds him captive – demanding he learns more about her.

As the team grows close, the serial killer shifts focus putting them all in danger. Cas should walk away before their sizzling attraction distracts him and gets them both killed. But as the threat pushes Cas and Alta closer, the temptation turns too hot for either to resist.

With their focus diverted the threat zeroes in, catching everyone off guard. Figuring out the players in the killer’s cat and mouse game is key to Alta’s survival. Cas swore he would protect her but with the clues carefully hidden, can he figure it out before Alta disappears for good?

Mine to Protect is a standalone, romantic thriller novel based in the beautiful mountains of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Add to your TBR!

One-click your copy of
MINE TO PROTECT today!

Amazon Universal

 

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

My first book by this author, this romantic thriller standalone is just up my alley, and a definite page-turner from the first chapter to the last.

Alta Johnson aka Birdie is a forest park ranger in Colorado, an introvert who ran away from a traumatic past. She is not much into people and would prefer the company of her best friend, Benny, a German Shepherd who is always by her side. When a woman goes missing in the park, she meets Cas and Chandler who take over the case. Her quiet existence soon turns into a whirlwind of surprises; emotions that are dormant for ten years start to resurface. Her life might be in danger or is it her heart that she needs to protect this time?

Cas Matthews is an ex-Marine and was recruited by his friend Chandler to work a special case with the FBI. His self-imposed solitude has served him well ever since his last deployment. Memories still haunt him every night and he doesn’t trust anyone but when he meets Birdie, unfamiliar feelings bubble up and start to crack the thick armour guarding his heart.

I love the fast-paced and seamless plot of this romantic thriller. Cas who is dark, brooding and volatile is the perfect match for the broken but tenacious Birdie.

“Like a siren’s call, her deeply buried darkness sang to my own. But was it a call to protect her from experiencing pain and fear again, or a luring of her dark passion that’s been waiting for the right spark to ignite the building want inside?” 

Written in dual points of view, the story of Cas and Birdie is a perfect combination of suspense, mystery and steamy romance. The author’s narrative style will keep you guessing who the bad guy is right until the last chapter and I thought I had it all figured out but I was proved wrong. The main characters are so engaging and I love that Benny, Alta’s protector plays quite a significant part in her life. This was a quick read for me and not because it is lightweight, but because I couldn’t put it down. I would also love to hear Chandler’s story; in fact, John deserves his own book too. Dang, the men in this tale are all so delish. Can I have all three, please? I highly recommend this book!

EXCERPT

© 2019 Kennedy L. Mitchell
All rights reserved. 

 

“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

 

 

 

MEET KENNEDY

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | BookBub | Amazon | Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

Read an excerpt from MINE TO PROTECT

“Stay away from me, Lady.”

Her eyes met mine, daring her to push back. “What? I didn’t mean—”

“I’m not the man you think I am. I’m an asshole with more control issues than they can diagnose. I’m not a nice guy.”

“But I’m safe,” she whispered in a voice so fragile, it chipped at my resolve to stay away for her sake.

Fuck, that weak voice cracked every restraint I had. All she wanted to be was safe, and that was the one thing I could offer. “No one—I repeat, no one will touch you while I’m here. That is a fact you shouldn’t question.”

Her tight shoulders dropped, her lips parted in a relieved sigh. There was trust there, trust I hadn’t earned yet, but still she gave it—to me, a nobody.

Fuck it.

Narrowing my eyes, I crouched directly in front of her, inching closer until her back pressed against the brick hearth. Inches from her nose, I inhaled each of her shaky breaths, savoring the heated fear that pulsed off her as her eyes darkened with lust. She needed to be scared of me, to run in the opposite direction.

Still I dared another inch closer, hoping she’d push me off, praying she wouldn’t.

I slid a hand around the hot skin of her delicate neck.

“I don’t know how to be gentle, Lady,” I growled.

Her breath hitched at the minuscule squeeze of my fingers around her throat.

“What if I don’t want gentle?” she breathed.

“What do you want?”

Light brown brows pulled together in thought, but her hazel eyes stayed locked with mine. “You.”

Pre-order MINE TO PROTECT today!
Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo

 

 

About KENNEDY L. MITCHELL

Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.

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Add MINE TO PROTECT to your Goodreads TBR!

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ENVY, a twisty psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Amanda Robson is LIVE!

KFF have the pleasure of sharing Sunday Times bestselling author Amanda Robson’s all-new gripping psychological thriller that will shock you,
ENVY

 

ENVY, A twisty psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Amanda Robson is now available!

 

She wants your life – and she’ll do anything to get it…

Erica has always wanted to be exactly like her neighbour, Faye: beautiful, thin, and a mother. But Faye’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems – she has a terrible secret, and slowly but surely, it is threatening to destroy her and everything she holds dear.

When Faye’s daughter Tamsin goes missing after school, the police turn to Erica. But is Erica the only one who has been enviously watching Faye? Or is there another threat hiding in the shadows…?

An unsettling, claustrophobic thriller about jealousy, greed and desire from Sunday Times bestseller Amanda Robson.

 

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

This is a psychological thriller from author A. Robson, her third book. I have read the first two and enjoyed them. However, I have mixed feelings about this one.

There are four main characters in this interesting saga of stalker and obsessive behaviour. Faye is happily married to Phillip and they have two young daughters. In her mid-thirties, she is one of those yummy mummies you see outside the school gates and the envy of most women her age. She also attracted the attention of a woman who is the opposite of her in looks, Erica.

Erica is single, no family and not much of a career to speak of. She sees Faye outside her window when Faye goes past her house during school runs. She wanted to be Faye and envy pulls her into a downward spiral.

Jonah has been best friends with Phillip since university and is now a successful architect, he was always attracted to Faye but she chose Phillip over him many years ago.

Written in different points of view, each chapter is supposedly narrated by one of the main characters but this was not the case at all and I found it very confusing. Luckily I have a paperback copy and it was fine so the ebook version I received must have had formatting issues in which I hope the publisher of this book has addressed.

I must say that the four main players in this story are totally unlikeable. It reminds me of the author’s debut novel, Obsession which I loved. However, in this book I find Faye to be the least sympathetic character of all. Phillip is a pathetic husband who later develops trust issues, Jonah the best friend of the couple is as wretched as well and Erica who was the antagonist actually redeems herself in the last quarter of this intriguing tale of fixation and mental illness. To sum it up, the plot is okay with an ironic twist towards the finale, when the antagonist becomes the protagonist.

 

Meet Amanda

After graduating, Amanda Robson worked in medical research at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and at the Poisons Unit at Guy’s Hospital where she became a co-author of a book on cyanide poisoning. After having her two sons, Amanda stayed at home to bring up her family.

In 2011, Amanda attended the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course and now writes full-time. She lives in London and Wales, with her lawyer husband, one–eyed dog and unfriendly cat. Her two sons, also lawyers, have more or less, fled the nest. Her debut novel, Obsession, hit the Kindle top 100 in May 2017, staying there for weeks, and reached number 1 on iBooks. It has sold over 75,000 copies to date.

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE ROOMMATE AGREEMENT by Emma Hart is now available!

Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with The Roommate Agreement, an all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart

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You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

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Download your copy today!

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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Another romantic comedy offering by author Emma Hart never disappoints. This light-hearted story between best friends is what it says on the tin: no angst, lots of laughs and quirky family members.

Shelby is a ghost-writer who aspires to publish her own book someday. She is that independent mid-twenties woman who marches to the beat of her own drums and is surrounded by great best friends and family. She is an introvert who has a lot of voices inside her head and thinks having a pizza with veggies on it is a balanced meal! She has been best friends with Jay since they were young kids but when she helped saved him from being “homeless” and moved in with her, the dynamics of their friendship shifted.

Jay manages a gym owned by his father. He has been best friends with Shelby since they were eight years old. A health-conscious freak, he is not bad looking either and is quite a good catch. His moving in with Shelby made him aware of how “crazy” she is but she’s his best friend and even though they drive each other mad sometimes they have that deep bond between them.

This friends-to-lovers romance is cute and sweet it will give you goosebumps and a sugar high. Shelby and Jay’s long-lasting friendship shifted when he moved in with her. What I like about Shelby is her snarky comments, her sass and her devil-may-care attitude. She might be an introvert but she is also confident. Jay is almost the perfect package, responsible, loyal and has abs for days, just ignore his bad habit of leaving his socks all over the place. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

Their slow-burn romance sets the right pace for this story. Their attraction to each other gradually develops when Jay moved in and I loved that they actually talked about the consequences if they cross that line. Actually, Shelby’s habit of over thinking can be annoying but that is expected of her persona. I love the secondary characters and their hilarious antics, but I also love how strong the family and friends dynamics are. It makes this book a more entertaining read altogether. A great choice for a lazy afternoon I can highly recommend.

EXCERPT

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All rights reserved. 

 
Shelby shut the door with a click and peered over at me. “What are you writing? If it’s permission to use the feather duster as a sex toy, the answer is no. Unless you buy your own, but if you haven’t figured out where the laundry room is yet, I doubt you’ll find where to buy one.”She was as funny as a car crash, this one.

“Hilarious,” I drawled. “No, I’m making amendments as I go. I added a new rule.”

“You added a new rule?” She raised one dark eyebrow and walked over, hovering over me. “All right, what is it?”

“Decent clothes must be worn. Do you know how many times I wake up early on a morning to open the gym and find you basically in your underwear in the kitchen?”

“Basically in my underwear? Who are you seeing in the kitchen? I wear shorts and a tank top at the very least.”

“Yes, but the shorts barely cover your ass, and you’re sure as hell not wearing a bra.”

She paused, eyes glittering as she said, “And why are you looking at my ass and my boobs?”

That was an excellent question.

“Because there’s nowhere else to look!” I rushed out before my stupid cock could get any ideas. “Look, waking up in the morning can be challenging for a guy.”

She stared at me.

“I don’t need to get up for a coffee with… you know.” I motioned to my groin. “And see you half-clothed.”

She flicked her hair over her shoulder and walked to the kitchen, turning her back to me. “Why does it matter? I’m your best friend. I hardly think your little friend is remotely interested in whether or not I’m wearing a bra.”

Yeah, well, he is.

“Fine. If I have to wake up and see your perky nipples prancing around the kitchen, I’m going to stroll around in my underwear so you can get a good view of my morning glory.”

She spun, lifting up a finger. Her cheeks were flushed, and she had to swallow before she could speak. “My nipples do not prance. They are not horses.”

I grinned.

“Also, I have no desire to have anything to do with your morning erection, much less get a good view of it, thank you very much.”

“Have I told you that you’re cute when you blush?”

“Have I told you that you’d be a cute dead guy?”

I laughed, leaning back on the sofa. “C’mon, Shelbs. We need to respect each other’s privacy. You don’t want to see my cock hard over your breakfast, and I don’t want to see your nipples standing to attention when I make a coffee.”

She sighed. “Why did I ever let you move in again?”

“Because I was going to be homeless and you’re the best friend ever?”

“Mm.”
 

 

MEET EMMA

EmmaHart.jpgEmma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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THE ROOMMATE AGREEMENT by Emma Hart is LIVE!

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Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

The Roommate Agreement, an all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!

ROOMMATEAGREEMENT-coverdraft1.jpg

You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

TRA-LIVE-3.jpg

Download your copy today!

Amazon | Amazon Universal | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Amazon PB

Add to Goodreads

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

Another romantic comedy offering by author Emma Hart never disappoints. This light-hearted story between best friends is what it says on the tin: no angst, lots of laughs and quirky family members.

Shelby is a ghost-writer who aspires to publish her own book someday. She is that independent mid-twenties woman who marches to the beat of her own drums and is surrounded by great best friends and family. She is an introvert who has a lot of voices inside her head and thinks having a pizza with veggies on it is a balanced meal! She has been best friends with Jay since they were young kids but when she helped saved him from being “homeless” and moved in with her, the dynamics of their friendship shifted.

Jay manages a gym owned by his father. He has been best friends with Shelby since they were eight years old. A health-conscious freak, he is not bad looking either and is quite a good catch. His moving in with Shelby made him aware of how “crazy” she is but she’s his best friend and even though they drive each other mad sometimes they have that deep bond between them.

This friends-to-lovers romance is cute and sweet it will give you goosebumps and a sugar high. Shelby and Jay’s long-lasting friendship shifted when he moved in with her. What I like about Shelby is her snarky comments, her sass and her devil-may-care attitude. She might be an introvert but she is also confident. Jay is almost the perfect package, responsible, loyal and has abs for days, just ignore his bad habit of leaving his socks all over the place. Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

Their slow-burn romance sets the right pace for this story. Their attraction to each other gradually develops when Jay moved in and I loved that they actually talked about the consequences if they cross that line. Actually, Shelby’s habit of over thinking can be annoying but that is expected of her persona. I love the secondary characters and their hilarious antics, but I also love how strong the family and friends dynamics are. It makes this book a more entertaining read altogether. A great choice for a lazy afternoon I can highly recommend.

MEET EMMA

EmmaHart.jpgEmma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

Connect with Emma

Stay up to date with Emma by joining her mailing list TODAY!

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram  Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

Website