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Author Mention – Oct 2019

Hi everyone 🙂

This month is flying by so fast!! I cant believe that its already half way through the month. I feel like if I blink it will suddenly be Christmas lol. Anyways, as usual, I hope you are all doing well. I know that everyone is busy and probably tired and now that the weather is getting pretty cold and gross, it can take a toll on you! So, please remember to take care of yourselves and do what makes you happy 🙂

I am doing another author mention this month! I decided I will do an author mention each month! That way I can look into some authors and books and make a decision of who I want to spotlight for the month! If you want to join in and spotlight some authors as well – make sure to tag me in your posts because I would LOVE to see who you pick 🙂

Octobers Author Mention is……… Ruth Ware!


Ruth Ware – I only recently discovered her… I know, I know, I’m very late to the game. I read her books “The Turn of the Key” and loved it! I started looking up her other books and realized that they look amazing as well. She has great reviews and overall everyone who I’ve talked to about her loves her!


About 🎃

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her début thriller.

Books 🎃

The Woman In Cabin 10

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong.

In A Dark, Dark Wood

In a dark, dark wood. Nora hasn’t seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house. Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room. But something goes wrong. Very wrong. And in the dark, dark room…. Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

The Death Of Mrs. Westaway

On a day that begins like any other, Hal receives a mysterious letter bequeathing her a substantial inheritance. She realizes very quickly that the letter was sent to the wrong person—but also that the cold-reading skills she’s honed as a tarot card reader might help her claim the money.

Soon, Hal finds herself at the funeral of the deceased…where it dawns on her that there is something very, very wrong about this strange situation and the inheritance at the centre of it.

The Lying Game

On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister…

The next morning, three women in and around London—Fatima, Thea, and Isabel—receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.”

The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other—ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).

The Turn Of The Key

When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.


I don’t know about you but I have added a couple Ruth Ware books to my TBR. I am especially interested in The Death of Mrs. Westaway!! I am going to be looking to get my hands on a copy of that one!

Enjoy your Monday everyone!!

Chat with me in the comments about your fav Ruth Ware books!

Thanks for stopping by!! 🙂

Author Mention

Hello all! 🙂

Today I am going to talk about an Author that I really like, Madeline Roux.

I have seen many other bloggers do Author Spotlights and Author Interviews and whatnot. I love that idea, however, I don’t have any authors to interview (haha) and I honestly don’t think I need to interview an author in order to showcase them! I want to do this “Author Mention” when I have an author I really love and want to talk about them, or just when I come across someone new that I want to share with the world (even if others know them already – sometimes I can be late to the game haha)!

My goal is to open your eyes to some great reads and great authors! Maybe even add some new favorites to your TBR list!


So, Madeline Roux – I have been a fan of her since I read the Asylum series. If you haven’t read them you absolutely should, they were awesome! I found all of them to be easy reads that were captivating. I hardly put the books down. I enjoyed the plot and the characters. I tend to enjoy books, movies, TV shows that are scary or spooky. While I didn’t find the series scary, it did have times that were creepy which I liked. Anyways, read these books, they were great!

She has a few other series and some books that will be published later this year. I love her stories and am really looking forward to reading more of her books. I have many of them on my TBR

About

MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped quickly spread throughout the blogosphere, bringing a unique serial fiction experience to readers.

** From Goodreads

Books

Asylum (Asylum Series #1)

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it’s a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.

As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it’s no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried

Escape from Asylum (Asylum Series #0) – published 2016

The Scarlets (Asylum Series #1.5) – published 2014

Sanctum (Asylum Series #2) – published 2014

The Bone Artists (Asylum Series #2.5) – published 2015

Catacomb (Asylum Series #3) – published 2015

The Warden (Asylum Series #3.5) – published 2016


Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (Zombie, #1)

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military’s emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

Sadie Walker is Stranded (Zombie, #2) – published 2012


House of Furies (House of Furies, #1)

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

Court of Shadows (House of Furies, #2) – published 2018

Tomb of Ancients (House of Furies, #3) – published 2019


Salvaged – publication expected Oct 15, 2019

A WOMAN ON THE RUN. A CAPTAIN ADRIFT IN SPACE. ONE OF THEM IS INFECTED WITH AN ALIEN PARASITE.

In this dark science fiction thriller, a young woman must confront her past so the human race will have a future.

Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she’s come to hate, and her messed-up life. She’s run all the way to outer space, where she’s taken a position as a “space janitor,” cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can’t escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she’s given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead.

But the Brigantine’s crew are very much alive–if not entirely human. Now Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won’t be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite’s onslaught…or it may take over the entire human race


So many of these books are on my TBR and honestly who knows how long it will be until I get to them hahaha!

I am looking forward to her book “Salvaged” so I will be keeping my eye on that!

Any books by Madeline Roux on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂