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The Warden – D.P. Tighe ★★★★★

Now I need to start by apologizing for how quiet myself, my blog and my social media sites have been recently and that is because I have been struggling to concentrate on reading lately and have given myself a well deserved break!

Blurb:
Alice has lead a pretty normal life up until now. She wakes up finding herself trapped in a sick game of survival within the walls of an old asylum. She has to fight her way out while facing many psychotic enemies, no one said they were all living psychopaths though…
When she discovers how she actually got there she is forced to make some difficult decisions.
Will Alice survive the horror games?

My Review:
I must admit getting yourself out of a book slump for as long as I have been in mine lately is hard… BUT this book got me out of my slump!!! HURRAH! YAY. I’m back.

I awarded a well deserved five stars for this story, but it does come with a few warnings. The Warden SHOULD NOT be read at night especially if you’re alone, you will need to keep the light on for this story. Secondly, you will need a strong stomach as parts of this story made my stomach turn, you’ve been warned! Lastly, I would highly recommend you’re over 16 years of age to read this story personally.

The Warden is book one in the Twisted Minds series with a second book to follow in the future. You will need to be a patient reader as you will be hanging from a tall cliff after this book till you can dive back into book two. If you haven’t guessed already The Warden is a horror unlike any other I have read, it has EVERYTHING you would hate… The darkest most twisted scenarios you can think of. The only other thing I could compare it too is Saw, very similar but different!

The Warden is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. This is only a short story which can easily be devoured within a few hours and contains 114 pages of your worst nightmare..

If this sounds like your kind of horror I do have a SIGNED COPY to giveaway over on my Facebook page so keep your eyes peeled! I am now off to read something far more romantic and soft than this before my mind is haunted for life…

Amazon Link (UK) << Currently £2.44
Amazon Link (US) << Currently $3.22

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*BLOG TOUR* Little Bird – Sharon Dempsey ★★★★★

Blurb:
Forensic psychologist, Declan Wells, is dealing with the aftermath of a car bomb during the Troubles in Belfast, which has left him in a wheelchair. But that is only the start of his problems.

Welsh Detective, Anna Cole is running away from a dead-end relationship and the guilt of her mother’s death. She hopes secondment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland will provide a distraction.

There is a killer on the streets targeting young women and leaving behind macabre mementoes to taunt the police.

Can Declan and Anna work together to catch the deranged killer before he strikes again?

And is it ever possible to leave the past behind you?

My Review:
WOW. What a gripping start this book has, it will literally pull you in within the first few chapters and have you hooked. Great first impressions and impressed with how quickly it can grab a reader. I loved all the characters especially Anna and Declan, but despised the killer like always. Little Bird is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters. I must say you cannot tell this is a debut by Sharon as it is brilliantly told and put together. I would highly recommend this story to you all if you haven’t read it already. I awarded a well deserved five stars and I look forward to reading more by Sharon in the future.

Amazon Link (UK) << Currently 99p
Amazon Link (US) << Currently $1.31

*BLOG TOUR*Dark Minds – Selection of stories from all your favourite authors. ✶✶✶✶✶

dark-minds

Blurb:
Bloodhound Books is proud to present, Dark Minds, a collection of short stories from leading authors across the UK and internationally.  Featuring many of your favourite authors form Bloodhound’s stable along with many of the other biggest names in the industry, Dark Minds is a must read for all fans of crime fiction.

All proceeds from the sales of this title will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s appeal. Dark Minds will be released on December 13th 2016 in; e-book, paperback and audio formats.

Review:
Firstly, a big thank you to Bloodhound books for allowing me to be part of this blog tour..
THIS IS A MUST BUY AND MUST READ!

These amazing authors have combined some outstanding, spooky short stories for you all to enjoy. One not to be missed. As stated above all proceeds from this book will be going to two amazing charities and the authors have really worked hard on this one. I loved and enjoyed every single story in this book. Dark minds is perfect for all you short story fans and each story is very individual and different from all the others giving you a variety of haunting, spooky, horror and suspense filled hours/days ahead!

I couldn’t put it down, I was hooked. I even found myself reading it at 3 AM in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. I would recommend you keep the lights on for some of these twisted stories though. Highly recommend from me. So it is a WIN/WIN you buy this book and you get 41 YES! 41! Short stories and donate to charity at the same time, what’s not to love?  Another one of my best reads of 2016! Below are the authors who have participated in writing stories in this book and some will be familiar to you! A well deserved five stars from me. Enjoy, I loved it and devoured it.

Authors:
B.A.Morton, Emma Puller, Louise Jensen, Tara Lyons, Richard. T. Burke, Betsy Reavley, Tony R. Cox, S.E.Lynes, Ross Greenwood, JT Lawrence, Ron Nicholson, Lisa Hall…

KA Richardson, A.J. Sendall, Pete Adams, A.S. King, LJ Ross, Paul D. Brazill, April Taylor, Joel Hames, Anita Waller, Simon Maltman, Jim Ody, Steven Dunne, Peter Best, Tess Makovesky, Alex Walters, Paul Gitsham, M.A. Comley, Stephen Edger…

Nick Jackson, Roz White, David Evans, Lucy V. Hay, Alex Shaw, Jane E. James, Mark L. Fowler, Charlie Flowers, Hannah Haq, B.A. Steadman AND Jenna-Leigh Golding.