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The Fascination by Essie Fox #Review #Giveaway

   Today be prepared for a dark, Victorian gothic novel! The Fascination by Essie Fox is published on June 22nd by Orenda . For the chance to win a print copy of The Fascination see the foot of this post for details. Victorian England. A world of rural fairgrounds and glamorous London theatres. A world of dark secrets and deadly obsessions… Twin sisters Keziah and Tilly Lovell are identical in every way, except that Tilly hasn't grown a single inch since she was five. Coerced into promoting their father's quack elixir as they tour the country fairgrounds, at the age of fifteen the girls are sold to a mysterious Italian known as ‘Captain’. Theo is an orphan, raised by his grandfather, Lord Seabrook, a man who has a dark interest in anatomical freaks and other curiosities … particularly the human kind. Resenting his grandson for his mother’s death in childbirth, when Seabrook remarries and a new heir is produced, Theo is forced to leave home without a penny to his

The Ticklemore Tavern by Liz Davies #Review #Publication Day


Having enjoyed the previous books in Liz Davies' Ticklemore series, I am delighted to be taking part in the celebrations for the latest in the series, The Ticklemore Tavern. 

Violet makes her own gin.

Logan Cassidy sells it in his pub, The Ticklemore Tavern.

It should have been a match made in heaven, especially since the pair of them fancy the socks off each other, and they are both young, free and single.


Logan’s mum, Marie, doesn’t think Violet is good enough for her son. No woman is, or ever will be. And when she becomes ill, Logan is torn between looking after his mum or following his heart.

However, neither Logan, nor Marie, has taken the sheer force of nature that is Violet into account. What Violet wants, Violet gets.


But maybe not this time, eh?

My Thoughts

It is the Ticklemore community who seem to steal the show in this series and no one more so than Hattie who always raises a smile and seems to know a great deal about whatever is going on. This is Violet and Logan's story however and both characters are drawn clearly and with affection. Hattie is creative and impulsive and, in many ways, she seems to wear her heart on her sleeve. You are never in any doubt about what she feels about Logan. In this story, the tension comes from third parties and the interference of others.

    Logan is also extremely likeable. Both Logan and Violet are ambitious for their own careers and keen to further their businesses but also have a rock- solid sense of the importance of family. This is a gentle romance, told with humour and warmth which is a perfect uplifting read and a great addition to the Ticklemore series.

In short: Can love find a way? 

About the Author

Liz Davies writes feel-good, light-hearted stories with a hefty dose of romance, a smattering of humour, and a great deal of love.

She’s married to her best friend, has one grown-up daughter, and when she isn’t scribbling away in the notepad she carries with her everywhere (just in case inspiration strikes), you’ll find her searching for that perfect pair of shoes. She loves to cook but isn’t very good at it, and loves to eat - she’s much better at that! Liz also enjoys walking (preferably on the flat), cycling (also on the flat), and lots of sitting around in the garden on warm, sunny days.

She currently lives with her family in Wales, but would ideally love to buy a camper van and travel the world in it.


You can follow Liz here: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Website
Book links:    Amazon UK  |  Amazon US
Thanks to Liz Davies and Rachel of  Rachel's Random Resources
for a copy of the book and a place on the event.


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