The Moonday Letters by Emmi Itäranta

Firstly, a huge thank you to Titan Books for sending me a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date:
Length: 368 pages
Sci-Fi | Eco Thriller | Romance | LGBTQIA+

CW: n/a

Lumi is an Earth-born healer whose Mars-born spouse Sol disappears unexpectedly on a work trip. As Lumi begins her quest to find Sol, she delves gradually deeper into Sol’s secrets – and her own.

While recalling her own path to becoming a healer under the guidance of her mysterious teacher Vivian, she discovers an underground environmental group called Stoneturners, which may have something to do with Sol’s disappearance. Lumi’s search takes her from the wealthy colonies of Mars to Earth that has been left a shadow of its former self due to vast environmental destruction. Gradually, she begins to understand that Sol’s fate may have been connected to her own for much longer than she thought.

Part space-age epistolary, part eco-thriller, The Moonday Letters is also a love story between two individuals from very different worlds. 

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Blog Tour – Mango Bay by Serena Fairfax

Welcome to my stop on the Mango Bay blog tour! Thank you so much Random Things Tours for letting me participate in this tour! I was provided with a copy of the novel as part of this tour in exchange for an honest review. 

Publisher: Ironberry Books
Publication Date:
Length: 299 pages
Historical Fiction | Romance

CW: n/a

Jazz clubs, yacht clubs, aunty bars and a Bollywood beauty shadowed by her pet panther.

This is glamorous Bombay in the late 1950s.Love has blossomed in London between vivacious Scottish Presbyterian, Audrey, and clever Indian lawyer, Nat Zachariah.

When the happy newlyweds move to Nat’s exotic homeland and the striking family villa, Audrey must deftly navigate the rituals, secrets, intrigues and desires of his Bene Israel Jewish community, and adjust to perplexing new relatives.

In time, the past unlocks, old family ties unravel, lies are exposed and passions run high as different generations fall out. Then something shocking happens that undoes everything. Will this marriage that has crossed boundaries survive?

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A Tempestuous Affair by Harriet Bennett

Firstly, huge thank you to Harriet for sending me a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date:
Length: 170 pages
Women’s Fiction | Romance

CW: n/a

Jessie Smith is living the high life in London, with a career that she loves, her own pad and the best friends a girl could ask for. But could one unbelievable night with an incredibly handsome stranger change everything?

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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Firstly, huge thank you to Hodder & Stoughton and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date:
Length: 449 pages
Historical Fiction | Shakespeare Retelling | Fantasy

CW: n/a

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery.

A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal.

But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

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Hagen’s Curse by James Emmi

Firstly, huge thank you to James for getting in touch and sending me a copy of his novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date:
Length: 204 pages

CW: torture, threats of sexual assault

In the medieval town of Hagen, there stands the most famous bakery in all of Germany: Heckler Delights. When the reclusive beekeeper Anika Everhart becomes the first person ever to challenge the bakery, shocking the town with an extraordinary new recipe, she is arrested for suspicions of witchcraft. Hans Heckler, the wicked heir to Heckler Delights, has claimed that Anika is a servant of the devil. If she cannot overcome his scheme and prove her innocence, she will lose more than a mere recipe. She will lose her life.

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