Blog Tour – The Anointed by Michael Arditti

Welcome to my stop on The Anointed blog tour! Thank you to MidasPR and Arcadia Books for the opportunity to take part.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publication Date:
Length: 337 pages
Historical Fiction | Biblical Retelling

CW: sexual assault

Michal is a princess, Abigail a wealthy widow, and Bathsheba a soldier’s bride, but as women in Ancient Israel their destiny is the same: to obey their fathers, serve their husbands and raise their children.

Marriage to King David seems to offer them an escape, but behind the trappings of power they discover a deeply conflicted man. The legendary hero who slew Goliath, founded Jerusalem and saved Israel is also a vicious despot who murders his rivals, massacres his captives and menaces his harem.

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Blog Tour – On Hampstead Heath by Marika Cobbold

Welcome to my stop on the On Hampstead Heath blog tour! Huge thanks to Arcadia Books and Midas PR for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publication Date:
Length: 160 pages
Contemporary Fiction

CW: n/a

Thorn Marsh was raised in a house of whispers, of meaningful glances and half- finished sentences. Now she’s a journalist with a passion for truth, more devoted to her work at the London Journal than she ever was to her ex-husband.

When the newspaper is bought by media giant The Goring Group, who value sales figures over fact-checking, Thorn openly questions their methods, and promptly finds herself moved from the news desk to the midweek supplement, reporting heart-warming stories for their new segment, The Bright Side, a job to which she is spectacularly unsuited.

On a final warning and with no heart-warming news in sight, a desperate Thorn fabricates a good-news story of her own. The story, centred on an angelic apparition on Hampstead Heath, goes viral. Caught between her principles and her ambitions, Thorn goes in search of the truth behind her creation, only to find the answers locked away in the unconscious mind of a stranger.

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