Blog Tour: Colette McBeth’s Three Favourite Non-Crime Books a Guest Post

The Life I Left Behind CoverWelcome to the BrizzleLass stop on the Headline Publishing tour of The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth. I am honoured to have a guest post from Colette McBeth herself about her three favourite books which don’t fall into the crime genre!

Title: The Life I Left Behind
Series: N/A
Author: Colette McBeth
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 1 January 2015 (Paperback 13 August 2015)
Format: eBook / Hardcover / Paperback / Audio
Pages: 400
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US Waterstones

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Book Review: Day Shift (Midnight Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris

Title: Day Shift
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date: 7 May 2015
Format: eBook / Paperback / Hardcover / Audio
Pages: 320
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Book Blurb:
Welcome to Midnight, Texas.

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Book Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Title: Midnight Crossroad
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Paranormal / Mystery
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date: 8 May 2014
Format: eBook / Paperback / Hardback / Audio
Pages: 315
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Book Blurb:
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it?

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

My Review:
Welcome to Midnight in Texas, home to only a few people but to my pleasure some returning characters from previous Charlaine Harris series. Look out for characters from the Harper Connelly mysteries as well as an old favourite from Shakespeare!

For me this book, the first in a new series, Midnight Texas, returns Charlaine Harris to the writing of her pre-Sookie Stackhouse days. For those readers not familiar with her writing before the series which inspired the TV Series True Blood you really must go check out the back catalogue as this is full of her best work!

As much as I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series I missed the mystery and suspense that Charlaine Harris does so well, but also in quite a light hearted way. In Midnight she has kept an air of the paranormal she introduced in Bon Temps with the mysterious characters who have all ended up in this middle of nowhere town.

With the inevitable death of a local Charlaine Harris weaves a beautiful web of whodunnit that leaves you guessing to the end. As with most of her books, I was completely thrown sideways by the eventual reveal…nothing obvious here folks!

I’m so pleased to see Charlaine Harris back to what she does best and am already halfway through the next book in the series!

Thanks to Orion Publishing Group for the ARC in return for this this review.

About Charlaine Harris:
Author of a number of international bestselling series, Charlaine Harris’ many novels include the Sookie Stackhouse series, now also known as the books behind the HBO original series, True Blood. She has also penned the Harper Connelly mysteries, the Lily Bard Investigations and the Aurora Teagarden cases. Her latest novel, first in a brand new series, is Midnight Crossroad. Charlaine Harris was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Now married with children, she currently resides in Texas.

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Review: Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

Title: Blood Shadows
Author: Lindsay J. Pryor
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 20 November 2012
Format: eBook / Paperback / Audio
Pages: 382
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Book Blurb:
Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived.

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Review: Seven Deadly Sins

Title: Seven Deadly Sins
Author: Corey Taylor
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication Date: 19 July 2012
Format: All
Pages: 272
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Book Blurb:
‘I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched, vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so’.

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Book Review: Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Today I’m reviewing the first book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I am very late to this series only being introduced to it via the TV series which has recently started here in the UK on Amazon.

Title: Outlander (Previously published as Cross Stitch)
Series: Outlander #1
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Romance / Historical Fiction / Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 1 January 1991
Format: e-Book / Paperback / Hardback / Audio
Pages: 864
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Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Elantris by Brandon SandersonTitle: Elantris
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 11 August 2011
Format: eBook / Paperback / Hardcover / Audio
Pages: 657
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My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Review:

This was the first Brandon Sanderson book I read and all I can say is what a wonderful book it was. I was mesmerised from the word go. Taken on a journey through the world of Elantris via the colourful,strong, and faithful characters he portrayed. Where my loyalties lay with one during one chapter they would quickly switch to another in the next. He wove a deep web of love, hardship, politics, deceit, war, greed, religion, and of course good vs evil.

I read this book in a few days, unable to tear myself from the world of Elantris.