9 Incredible Books To Read in First Quarter of 2021

Hello friends! I am presenting below a compilation of my most anticipated books that are going to be released in the first quarter of 2021, that is, January, February, and March 2021.

The list below comprises of fiction books only. However, it contains books of variety of genres: romance, mystery/crime/thriller, young adult, and fantasy.

Feel free to browse through the list.

Attention fellow book bloggers! If you have reviewed any of the books below, please feel free to email me with your name and link to your review. I will like to link to your review in this post. You can find my email on my Review Policy page.

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A Leap of Faith by Mel Gough – Cover Reveal

Many thanks to Meggy from Red Dog Press for my spot on this cover reveal. Let’s first see what the book is about.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

South Africa, 1953 – Father Daniel Blakemore is happy on his missionary secondment in a small, rural Providence Hospital on the Eastern Cape. Being away from England makes it easier for him to conceal his homosexuality – a secret that would destroy everything he’s ever worked for.

But when Doctor Eddie Raleigh takes up his new position at Providence, the two men are instantly drawn to one another. Their liaison represents both Daniel’s deepest desire and his worst nightmare. If the archdeacon in London learns of his true nature, Daniel’s life in the church will be over.

Broken-hearted, Daniel breaks things off with Eddie. And to get away from his sorrows, he leaves his beloved missionary work behind, and returns to Stepney.

Will time and distance alleviate Daniel’s pain, or will happiness be forever elusive? Or will love, finally, find a way? An evocative tale of love, fear and duty, set against the backdrop of the nineteen fifties, with the emergence of apartheid in South Africa and the criminal nature of homosexuality in the UK.

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A Leap of Faith by Mel Gough – Cover Reveal

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The Red Admiral’s Secret by Matthew Ross – Cover Reveal

“The Red Admiral’s Secret” is the second in the series of darkly comic crime fiction novels featuring the beleaguered builder Mark Poynter

Many thanks to Meggy from Red Dog Press for my spot on this cover reveal. Let’s first see what the book is about.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

A Premier League bad-boy murdered at his newly refurbished home; a teenage runaway’s corpse uncovered on a construction site; a gunman shoots up the premises of the local gangland boss – all of them projects run by beleaguered builder Mark Poynter. Can he fix it?

Things seem to be on the up for builder, Mark Poynter. Mark’s got himself a nice little earner taking care of the sizeable property portfolio built up from the career earnings of former Premier League bad-boy and local celebrity, Danny Kidd. But when Danny Kidd puts an interested party’s nose out of joint by using his star status to gazump them on a development site – the derelict Admiral Guthrie pub – things turn ugly and incendiary, leaving Mark to deal with the consequences.

Meanwhile local villain, Hamlet, uses his subtle persuasion to dupe Mark into unwittingly help him launder vast sums of dirty cash but when it drags the area to the brink of gang warfare, Mark’s help is needed to try and broker a truce.

At the Admiral Guthrie secrets from the past meet conflicts of the present – will the rising flames reduce Mark’s future to ashes?

“The Red Admiral’s Secret” is the second in the series of darkly comic crime fiction novels featuring the beleaguered builder Mark Poynter, aided and hindered in equal measure by his trusted crew of slackers, idlers and gossips, and the lengths they go to just to earn a living.

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The Red Admiral’s Secret by Matthew Ross – Cover Reveal

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The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson – Cover Reveal

The first standalone novel from the author of the internationally bestselling, critically acclaimed HIDDEN ICELAND series.

Many thanks to Sriya Varadharajan from Michael Joseph for my spot on this cover reveal. Let’s first see what the book is about.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Una is devastated after the suicide of her father. So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in Skálar on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape.

But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom in the old house she’s living, she’s convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing.

Una worries that she’s losing her mind. And then, just before Christmas, there’s a death in the village…

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The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jonasson – Cover Reveal

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The Echoed Realm by A. J. Vrana – Cover Reveal

Book 2 in the The Chaos Cycle.

Many thanks to Storytellers on Tour for my spot on this cover reveal. Let’s first see what the book is about.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Miya’s world ended in Black Hollow.

It’s been three years since the Dreamwalker upended her life and left her with a heavy burden. A fledgling to the ethereal realm, Miya stumbles into the nightmares of those haunted by spectres. Little does she know, one of them is coming for her, clutching a dark secret abreast.

Kai has found a new purpose with his companion, but the price is his freedom. Bound and beholden to Miya, he struggles to adjust to his new role as her vanguard.

Meanwhile, Mason discovers he may be a pawn trapped in a web of schemes. Was his time in Black Hollow an accident, or was it only the beginning of some greater machination?

As Black Hollow’s bloody stain spreads beyond its wooded borders, Miya fights to evade a past she barely understands. The Dreamwalker’s legacy is a vise grip, and it isn’t letting go. Primordial horrors draw near, fables come alive, and long-buried histories rise from the grave, ready to hunt.

Sharpen your claws and bloody your teeth. There’s fear to be sown.

The Echoed Realm by A. J. Vrana - Cover Reveal
The Echoed Realm by A. J. Vrana – Cover Reveal

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16 Incredible Books To Read in Fall 2020

Hello friends! I am presenting below a compilation of books that are going to be released in the last quarter of 2020, that is, October, November, and December 2020.

The list below comprises of both fiction and non-fiction books and contains books of variety of genres: romance, mystery/crime/thriller, literary fiction, young adult, middle grade, and fantasy.

Feel free to browse through the list.

Attention fellow book bloggers! If you have reviewed any of the books below, please feel free to email me with your name and link to your review. I will like to link to your review in this post. You can find my email on my Review Policy page.

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