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Meet hte Author: TK Orbelyan

  I am happy to be welcoming author, TK Orbelyan to Books, Life and Everything today. His latest psychological thriller, Fangs of Deception was published by i2i Publishing on February 1st 2023.   Welcome to Books, Life and Everything !    Would you like to start by telling us a little about yourself and how you started as a writer? I have been an avid researcher for years, ever since I began realising that the world we live in is based on an intricate web of lies. In recent years I have worked as an editor and investigative journalist, but the transition to becoming a writer – especially of novels – arose when I realised that the truth about what is really going on in the world could be more easily conveyed through interesting easy-to-read novels rather than fact-heavy journalistic articles. In addition, the platforms that tend to publish factual articles of this kind typically have readerships who are already fairly aware of the true nature of reality, whe

Coming Home to Merriment Bay Part 2 Sparks Fly by Emily Harvale #Review

I am delighted to be on the opening day of the celebrations for Part Two in Emily Harvale's latest serial, Coming Home to Merriment Bay- Sparks Fly. You can read my review of Part One: The Reunion here.
Part Two of this heartwarming four-part serial about finding the strength to put the past behind you and to reach out for a future filled with happiness and love.

Cat Devon knew she couldn’t avoid Amias Wells for long. She also knew sparks would fly the moment they came face to face. They never did get on and nothing has changed in eighteen years – except that Amias is even more annoying. So why does Cat still catch her breath whenever he looks her way?

The fact he flies a vintage Spitfire for the Merriment Bay WWII Museum doesn’t interest Cat, but his knowledge of the former RAF pilots stationed there certainly does. She wants to find out all she can about the man in the photo in Viola’s trunk. And what with hospital visits, dealing with her mum, and sorting out problems with Viola’s house, Cat could use more than just Kyra’s help.

But Kyra makes it clear she thinks Cat and Amias should spend more time together. Which is ridiculous. Apart from the fact they don’t get on, Amias wasn’t interested in Cat before the accident that left the ugly scars on her face and body, so he definitely won’t be attracted to her now. Besides, Cat’s not looking for romance. She’s happy with her life just the way it is.

This is Part Two of a new, four-part serial. The other three parts are:
Coming Home to Merriment Bay - Part One:The Reunion
Coming Home to Merriment Bay - Part Three: Christmas
Coming Home to Merriment Bay - Part Four: Starry Skies

  The Merriment Bay series is interconnected to Emily's Wyntersleap series. Each series can be read alone, but several characters appear in both series.

 My Thoughts

As soon as I finished Part One in the Merriment Bay Series, I had to read on and put Part Two straight to the top of my 'To Be Read' list. I wasn't disappointed. The story carried on seamlessly and you get to find out more about the characters and their hopes for the future. There are some teasing cliffhangers written into this instalment and although I have my theories, my lips are sealed! 

    This is such an enjoyable read which hooks you in and keeps you engaged. The author has plenty to say about family and friends, with secrets from the past which must surely to come to light. I am looking forward to Part Three and seeing where the story takes us. In particular, I am hoping that we get to find out more about Cat's grandmother's past and finding out how it might affect the present. 

In short: a story with a great heart.  

About the Author

Emily writes novels, novellas and short stories about friendship, family and falling in love. She loves a happy ending but knows that life doesn't always go to plan. Her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.
Emily loves to connect with her readers and has a readers' group in which many have become good friends. To catch up with Emily, find out about the group, or connect with her on social media, go to her website at

Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now writes full-time. She’s a member of the SoA and the RWA, an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. When not writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies - and will do anything to avoid both. Emily has two mischievous rescue cats that like to sprawl across her keyboard, regardless of whether Emily is typing on it, or not.
You can follow Emily here:   Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

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Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US 
Or sign up to the Emily Harvale Reader’s Club to hear more Coming Home to Merriment Bay series including when it’s available to purchase
Thanks to Emily Harvale and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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