Author Archive: Val Penny

Chasing Petalouthes by Effie Kammenou

It is lovely to be involved in the tour for the third part of this delightful trilogy. Chasing Petalouthes by Effie Kammenou works well as a stand alone novel, but why would you want to deny yourself the full intensity of this wonderful story. The tour is run by Love Book Group. The Blurb The …

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Girl Trap by Cynthia Hamilton

I received a copy of Girl Trap by Cynthia Hamilton from my daughter at Christmas. I had never read any of the books by this author before, but they had been highly recommended to me. The Blurb A seemingly simple missing persons case leads two PI’s into the criminal secrets of California’s rich and powerful …

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Belial’s Teachings by Vlad Tudosie

I am delighted to be part of the tour for Belial’s Teachings by Vlad Tudosie run by Love Book Tours. You have the chance to follow the tour this week. The Blurb Living alone and forgotten by almost all those he loved, life does not seem to have much in store for a depressed writer. …

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An Unkindness of Ravens by S.E.Smith

it is a privilege to be involved again in the tour for another in the series of Young Adult novels by S.E.Smith run by Love Books Group. You can read a fascinating extract below. The Blurb When Symington, Earl Byrd is called in to investigate the murder of Robert Langley, he’s confused. Why shoot a …

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Marketing Matters by Wendy H. Jones

I enjoy the fiction books Wendy H. Jones has written. Her crime novels are amongst my favourite books and my granddaughter loves her children’s character Bertie the Buffalo, so I was amazed when this busy, talented author had time to produce a non-fiction book, Marketing Matters, designed to help other authors sell more books. The …

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Waiting for Aegina by Effie Kammenou

I am thrilled to be involved in the blog tour for Waiting for Aegina by Effie Kammenou run by Love Book Tours. You can follow the tour this week. The Blurb In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after …

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In a House of Lies by Ian Rankin

It had been a long time since I had read a novel by Ian Rankin. Several of his books in the recent past had not grabbed me as much as his earlier books, but during lockdown I bought several novels by my favourite authors and In a House of Lies was one of those books. …

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Tipping Point by Michelle Cook

I had had Tipping Point, the debut novel, by Michelle Cook in my To Be Read pile for a long time and had heard lots of good things about this novel. Eventually, I could bear it no longer and I shuffled my pile so that I could make up my own opinion. The Blurb Essie …

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Another Life by Owen W Knight

I am pleased to be taking part in the tour for Another Life by Owen W Knight and run by Love Books Group. You can follow the tour here. The Blurb Oliver believes his life to be one of disappointment and failure. Haunted by the memory of a mysterious woman he encountered thirty years ago, and obsessed …

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The Vagabond Mother by Tracey Scott-Townsend

What a pleasure it is to be included on the tour for The Vagabond Mother, the new novel by Tracey Scott-Townsend. The Tour is run by Love Books group and you can follow it here. The Blurb All Maya Galen wanted was a happy family, stifling her inner urges to explore the wider world for …

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