Monday, 25 September 2017

Book Review - Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda.

 New Release.... A loving husband. The perfect killer?
‘I wonder if Mia thinks I have a dark side. Most likely as far as she knows, I am just her dear loving husband.’ 
Paul Strom has spent years building his perfect life: glittering career, beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in the suburbs.
But he also has his secrets. That’s why Paul has promised his wife a romantic weekend getaway. He proclaims this day, a warm Friday in May, will be the best day ever.
Paul loves his wife, really, he does. But he also wants to get rid of her. And with every hour that passes, Paul ticks off another stage in his elaborately laid plan…
Behind Closed Doors meets Liane Moriarty in this creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming!
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‘A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.’  Publishers Weekly
‘Fast-paced, dark, and slightly disturbing, you won’t be able to put this book down until its jaw-dropping ending… Absolutely brilliant!’ Kerry Lonsdale, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Everything We Keep
‘Through self-conscious charm and a chilling wit, Rouda’s narrator creates laugh-out-loud moments that will feel like guilty pleasures. This may well be the most entertaining read of your year.’  Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy, on Best Day Ever
'Deliciously diabolical and highly readable, BEST DAY EVER kept me flipping the pages with anticipation and fascination. Unputdownable!' A. J. Banner, USA Today bestselling author of The Twilight Wife

About the Author

Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, IN THE MIRROR and THE GOODBYE YEAR (April 2016). Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.
Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3, and LAGUNA SIGHTS, coming winter 2016. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE and in the Dare to Love Kindle World, THE CELEBRITY DARE.
Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers, continue to inspire.
She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel.
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***My Review***
I've had my eye on this book for a while, so when the chance came to review it I grabbed it with both hands! Kaira is a new to me author who, after this book, will be a go to author from now on.
The book starts with Paul who I took an instant dislike too. He's arrogant, moody and a little bit creepy..... ok, a lot bit creepy! Certain things he said and did would have had me running for the hills but that's what had me gripped to this book. Set over a thrilling 24 hours there was enough tension you could cut it with a knife. It's a dark, thrilling and gripping read, saying that the first few chapters did seem to go slow but once to story kicked it up a gear I was enthralled until I turned the very last page!
If you love a good page turner and thrillers are your kind of read then you must read Best Day Ever as soon as you can..... you won't be disappointed!

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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Seafret - "Tell me its real"

Every now and again i come across a band where i think to myself "how the hell have i not heard you guys before, how many times have i missed the opportunity to see you live?!"

This is the case with Seafret.

Seafret are the duo of the amazing Jack Sedman (vocals) and the extremely talented Harry Draper (Guitar/Piano) 

In addition to their amazing musical talents, they are also both from Bridlington and Yorkshire lads !

I first heard Seafret at a good friends house and hearing one of their songs in the background, i was instantly draw to their sound, this has now spilled through our own house hold and my eldest daughter can practically re sight the album word for word and is a huge fan.

Seafret's music has a soothing relaxing feel to it, with some quality acoustic melodies and fantastic vocals. Now don't get me wrong you are not going to be moshing around your living room when you listen to these guys, that's just not their sound, but if you appreciate good music and have an appreciation for different styles, sounds and great lyrics, you really do need to check these guys out.

Seafret have been building a steady fan base up in Europe and the UK and i was lucky enough to see them play in Leeds a few months ago. They were amazing live and delivered a great performance.

Their album Tell me its real (Duluxe edition) gives us 16 tracks of emotional, lyrical and musical class and once you're hooked on them, then prepare to have the album on repeat as you become immersed in their music.

As with all albums i have a few favorite tracks:

"Oceans" - captures the spirit of the album for me and delivers some amazing vocals from Jack. The video is also quality and Game of Throne fans will recognize Maisie Williams from the video.

 "Skimming Stones" - Is a favorite of my daughters and the catchy chorus and great guitar in this track makes it one of those songs you find yourself humming or singing to yourself, even when you don't have the album on.

For me personally though, my favorite on the album is "Atlantis", its such a good track, in fact, if i had to build a list of 20 songs i was only ever allowed to listen to again, this would be in there for sure......for me its that good! The guitar in it is amazing, the lyrics emotional and the vocals of the highest standard. I have to say when i saw Seafret live i got chills when they finished their set of with this, they delivered it with so much emotion and sound wise was flawless.

If you love your music and you love different sounds and like listening to raw talent (rather than some of this manufactured turd we all have to put up with now a days), please check Seafret out and this album, you won't be disappointed. 

Their album "Tell me its real" is available on Itunes or amazon, so have a listen. For me personally its guys like this and the music that they make through their raw talent that make me love music so much.

I am really looking forward to seeing what Seafret bring to us with their new releases, and i will 100% be going to see them again with my daughter too !
(She would kill me if i didnt take her!) 

I'm going to finish off this blog post with the amazing video and track Atlantis.........Enjoy !

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