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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.

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

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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.

Harrowing – S.E. Amadis ✶✶✶✶

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When Annasuya Rose is raped by her boss, she thinks it’s the most terrible thing that could possibly happen to her… She has no idea that her nightmare is only just beginning.
When nobody but her boyfriend, Calvin, believes her version of events against the suave and sophisticated businessman, she turns to social media to prevent the same thing happening to somebody else. But now someone is stalking her in the dark, menacing her with threatening messages and creepy phone calls, breaking into her house late at night. A sadistic killer who exults in killing and mutilating… or worse.

A sadistic killer who will stop at nothing to get her. When Annasuya’s ten-year-old son disappears, she realizes she must follow the killer down a terrifying and evil path to save her beloved son. A path which leads to danger. Torture. Agony. Even death.
And the most terrible, heart-wrenching choice a mother could face.

“Your grandparents survived the horror of hell because they never forgot their humanity,” he declaimed in a monotone. “They followed their hearts, always. They defended their friends and loved ones, even when they knew it could mean a bullet to the brain – or worse. They realized that to do otherwise – to go against their conscience and do what they knew was wrong just to save their own hides – was something worse than death. Something they could never live with.”
Sergei fixed me with his unearthly stare once again.
“What is it that you could never live with, Annasuya Rose? What would be worse than death for you?”

Thanks to the author for letting me review her story and TBC. I must be honest and say that at first I wasn’t enjoying it due to personal reasons, but as I continued it got better and I was hooked after the first part which I found hard to read. This is a VERY dark story something close to SAW (the film). It is easy to read and I found after the start I raced through it. The main character is a very unlucky woman and faces the worst fate I could ever imagine. Brilliantly written with a great horror plot throughout. This story will hold your attention throughout. I must also mention with the young boy involved it made the whole situation worse throughout the book, I kept thinking poor little boy but he’s a strong, determined boy. I would recommend this book to you all but with the warning it is a dark story and contains rape, which some readers may find hard to read or cannot read.

This is the ideal story for readers who enjoy a brilliant horror, suspense, thriller and mystery rolled into one spooky plot. Be thankful its not you in this story and that its fiction. Now breathe. I need a lighter read after this one. Enjoy.