The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner – Excerpt | Blog Tour

A modern fairytale retelling.

Today, I have an excerpt for you all from the book The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Janet has always dreamed about leaving her small town behind and starting over somewhere fresh. The only thing keeping her going is a photography obsession and her film camera. For her, life is a series of late nights spent working at a local gas station and days earning a final college credit before graduation. But she’s been putting it off for so long she’s starting to feel like it might not happen.

One night Tom appears, charming and handsome, and going out of his way to get to know her. Suddenly he’s everywhere in her small town, appearing and disappearing at odd moments, creeping in on her days and nights. As they spend time together, Janet falling more under his spell each day, she begins to realize that reality is different around Tom. Small things begin to happen, odd occurrences turning into strange events, as Janet is pulled deeper into the mystery surrounding him.

In this modern retelling of the classic Ballad of Tam Lin the world is brought into sharp focus through the lens of a camera. The line between what is and is not real blurs, nature stealing in around the edges, and Janet comes to understand that there is more at stake than just a broken heart.

The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner - Excerpt
The Scent of Leaves by Kathryn Trattner – Excerpt
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Children by Bjørn Larssen – Extract | Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Children by Bjørn Larssen. I have an excerpt to share with you all.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Magni never wanted to be like his father, a murderous, absent, cheating alcoholic: Thor – the feared and beloved God of thunder. When Thor destroys everything and everyone his son knows and loves, Magni vows to stop the violence. His dream is to bring peace and prosperity to the Nine Worlds, then settle down with the man he loves. But is it possible to remain good in a place this bad? How do you escape cruelty in a universe built on it, or the shadow of your father when everyone calls you by his name?

Maya knows she’s a failure and a disappointment to her foster-parents. How could a child raised by Freya and Freyr – Goddess of love and God of sex – have no interest in the greatest of pleasures? Obviously, it couldn’t be the torture they subjected her to, or treating her as a tool that might someday be useful. Maya, her rage at their games more powerful than she knows, wants freedom to pursue her own destiny. But how do you forge your own life away from your God-parents when you’re nothing more than human?

A retelling of the Norse myths unlike any other, Children will answer all the questions you never knew you had about the heathen Nine Worlds… before leading you into the Tenth.

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Children by Bjørn Larssen – Blog Tour
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Food For Thought by Sara Madderson – Excerpt | Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Food For Thought by Sara Madderson. I have an excerpt for you from this book.

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WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

“The Daily Post has got hold of some pap shots of me. They’re fairly… damning.”

What do you do when the person you love threatens everything you’ve worked for?

Evelyn Macleod has spent a decade helping her husband, charismatic TV chef Seb Macleod, to become a household name. Now they’re riding high and enjoying the spoils of their success. When a tabloid forces Seb to come out as gay, Evelyn and her young son flee to a friend’s luxury resort in rural Kent. Sorrel Farm is the perfect place to hide out, decompress from her disciplined London lifestyle, and comfort-eat. The enforced break also throws into question everything that Evelyn has worked so hard for. Should she continue to chase the glittering heights of wealth and power in London? Or should she choose balance—and the chance to find love—in the beautiful English countryside?

Food For Thought by Sara Madderson - Excerpt | Blog Tour
Food For Thought by Sara Madderson – Excerpt | Blog Tour
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The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham – Excerpt | Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham. I have an excerpt from this book for you.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

See, Charlie, it might be near twenty year since Culloden, but there’s plenty hard feelings still amongst the Jacobites, and no so far under the skin, ken?

Charlie Rob has never thought of politics, nor strayed far from his Aberdeenshire birthplace. But when John Leith of Leith Hall takes him under his wing, his life changes completely. Soon he is far from home, dealing with conspiracy and murder, and lost in a desperate hunt for justice.

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The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham – Excerpt | Blog Tour
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