Blog Tour of “Visions”, by Helen J. Christmas @rararesources @SFDPBeginnings

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I am thrilled to be part of Rachel’s Random Resources Blog Tour for Visions.

Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.

Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.

The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.

Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming…


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Author Bio –

Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011 and published her debut novel, ‘Beginnings’ in 2012. Visions was the second book of the series and published in 2013; a suspense novel which explores British culture and social history in the 80s as well as the most evil traits people are capable of. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provided endless inspiration for Visions, along with some very special places in Sussex that she loves. Writing is something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter. They enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a beautiful white cat, though Helen confesses to have dreamed up many of her storylines, whilst walking Barney around the nearby beach and park.



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I have not read the first book in this series, but I found this book to cover most of what the reader needs to know to read this book. Such a great story and great writing. This book will take you on a journey back in time, as well as an emotional roller coaster. It is called a Psychological Thriller, and it most definitely is that, but it’s much more. For me it was a time travel, love story, emotional thriller, as well as psychological thriller.

Peregrine Hampton, a ruthless business man, who always gets what he wants and he let’s no one stand in his way to get it. He will stoop to many lows to get the Westbourne House that he wants in the countryside of England. The time is the 1980’s and the reader is put in the time with this story. He has big ideas of how he can make money with this property, but he has to acquire it first.

James Barton-Wells, the original owner of the Westbourne House is determined to make the necessary repairs to keep the hotel up and running while still making money. It’s his families heritage after all. He wants the house and property to go to his children when he passes on. Avalon and William, James’ children are both in their teens. William is still in school and helps out when he is home on vacations from school, but Avalon works with her father daily and is very proud of what they have in the hotel and surrounding grounds to offer their guests.

Eleanor Chapman, a young woman who came to Aldwyck to hide from a tragic past and survive. She lives in a caravan on the surrounding property of Westbourne House and is a very good friend to James and is children. Eleanor has a son who she is protecting by living in an unconventional way. She works as a nurse and is very caring. She will do anything she can to help those that she cares about. Unbeknownst to Eleanor, she has met Peregrine Hampton before, and she worries about his motives in trying to acquire Westbourne House. Her past will come back to haunt her in more ways than she is prepared for.

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the continuation of it in the near future. If you like a book that will take you on an emotional and psychological thrill ride, then you should pick up this book. Great job with this story, Ms. Christmas. I look forward to reading more of your work. I give this book a 5 star review.




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Eleanor Villiers, now Lady Hyde and originally a reluctant wife to Lord Edwin, has has fallen in love with her husband without the reassurance that he loves her back. It’s literally the very situation she’d been desperate to avoid. Eleanor begins to try out various tactics to discover her husband’s true feelings towards her, only to find she knows very little about love, and unfortunately, her antics somehow seem to constantly lead her into situations where disciplinary measures become necessary.

Meanwhile, Irene has married Eleanor’s brother, Hugh Stanley, Viscount Petersham, even though she’s in love with another man and has been since childhood. On their honeymoon to Hugh’s estates, Irene finds her emotions becoming increasingly confused as she becomes more and more fond of her husband. Under his gentle care and approval, her true self begins to emerge, unfortunately leading to some unsafe behavior on her part which requires Hugh’s immediate attention. He never wanted a rebellious wife who would need constant discipline, but he doesn’t hesitate to mete it out when necessary.

The ladies struggle with their notions of love, the men struggle with the hot and cold temperaments of their wives, and all of them wonder what kind of conclusion their relationships are leading to. Can they make their marriages work?

Be warned: This audiobook contains hot scenes and seriously sexy alpha males who firmly believe in being the head of the household (as was the case during the Victorian time period).

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Together, they are explosive. The primal male awakens something deep within Lana and proves himself quite skilled at bringing her to the most mind-blowing orgasms. But love isn’t enough for the beauty to abandon her mission.

Fate draws them together, but danger and deceit will wrench them apart. Can they find their way back to each other while doing what they must to save their people? Or, will treachery keep them from claiming their happily forever after?

ARC Review of “Housekeeping”, by Summer Cooper @summer_author

Such a touching and beautiful story. At first I thought Mason was going to be a royal pain in the a**, and he was in the beginning, but Laura helped him to realize that life was to be lived in the moment and to respect.

Mason is a young man with daddy issues, and his way of dealing with them is to be a partier, and cause trouble when he can with his father. Laura is a housekeeper in Mason’s family hotel. He meets Laura when she is one of the maids who has to clean up after him and his friends have partied all night. They are slobs… Mason notices her but doesn’t really pay much attention at first when he first saw her, until one day when she makes a comment about his naked body. Mason is in his early 20’s and when he is focused on work, he is a great worker and deal maker for the family business. He just needs to change his ways so that he can get more out of life.

Laura is a woman in her mid 30’s and has had to deal with more than her fair share of life while she was in college. That experience taught her that life is precious and should be valued. She is a positive woman who tries not to let things get her down. She is good friends with Jessi a baker in the hotel restaurant, and she lives by herself in a small apartment. She tells herself that getting involved with Mason is a mistake, he’s too young, and he is a partier. What good could come of a relationship between them. However, he catches her when she is weak and she throws all of those things out the window. Will it be a one time thing, or will they be able to make things work between them.

If you like a touching story where an alpha male is taught that the way he is living his life could be changed and that he could have a good woman by his side, then you should pick up this book. I give this book a 4.5 star rating and look forward to more stories with the characters in this book.


Review “Emerald Gryphon”, by Ruby Ryan

This was my first book to ready by Ruby Ryan, and I loved it. It is also the first book in the Gryphons vs Dragons Series. I quickly purchased the rest of the books in the series to find out what happens next.

Ethan Masterson, a 30 year old who spends his vacation with his college friends that he has not seen in years. They go to Belize and relive their college days with drinking and partying. They are heading back to their respective homes in a couple of days and have a tour scheduled of a cave in the area. With most of the guys hung over, they manage to make their tour, but things get a little weird in the cave and they cut the tour short. A bit on the geeky side, Ethan is not someone you would expect to show alpha tendencies, or attract women, but after this vacation, he has changed.

Jessica, hired from a temp agency to fill in at a company as a Systems Administrator. She finds the job to be fulfilling, but the boss to be a pain in the butt. She also finds that the person she is covering for has a weird filing system for the files on the system. Little does she know that there is a reason for the weird filing system. Jessica has done nothing to make her boss, Mrs. Arnold happy since she has been in the position. Jessica would love to have a permanent position with the company, but fears that it won’t work out because making Mrs. Arnold happy is not easy to do.

Jessica and Ethan meet up by chance, because Mrs. Arnold sends Jessica to pick up Ethan from the airport when he comes back from vacation. Little do they know that it may have been fate bringing them together.

This is a paranormal shifter story with heat, suspense, and a very good story background. I loved reading it and look forward to reading the remaining books in the series. I will seek out Ruby Ryan books when I am in the mood for a great shifter story. I suggest you do the same.


ARC Review of “Craving Loyalty”, by 13 different authors

These were great starter stories in Craving Loyalty. I call them starter stories because they end so that you wonder what’s going to happen now. You want more of the story to continue. I do wish that some were longer, or that I could find the continuation of the stories. A few of them were okay, but in general this is a good boxset to read. I had only read one of the authors in this group, Ginger Ring, and I found her story “Taken to the Cleaner” to be a good one. I would have liked to read more of this story.

If you like mafia stories and to read about men and women who are looking for that one person to really care for them, love them, and be loyal to them, then you should read this boxset. I will have to look for more stories by these authors to see if they have continuations to these stories.

I give the boxset a 3.5 star review. As I said, some of the stories were okay. They weren’t bad, just okay.



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