• Guest: Author Drema Drudge on “Reading in the Time of the Coronavirus”

    Today I have Author Drēma Drudge on my Blog as she talks about a very interesting subject as we suffer from the pandemic virus! Oh, don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY of her Historical Fiction happening on my Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Priya Shrinath (@syllablesofswathi) on Mar 14, 2020 at 1:42am PDT Reading in the Time of the Coronavirus During these uncertain times while the world tries to contain and heal from the worldwide sweep of Coronavirus, we are all likely to be asked to stay inside at some point. We’ve already been asked to limit our travel, our contact with others,…

  • Book Recommendation | Echoes of the Runes ~ Christina Courtenay #BlogTour

    When Mia inherits her beloved grandmother's summer cottage, Birch Thorpe, in Sweden, she faces a dilemma. Her fiance Charles urges her to sell and buy a swanky London home, but Mia cannot let it go easily. The request to carry out an archaeological dig for more Viking artefacts like the gold ring Mia's grandmother also left her, offers her a reprieve from a decision - and from Charles. Whilst Mia becomes absorbed in the dig's discoveries, she finds herself drawn to archaeologist Haakon Berger. Like her, he can sense the past inhabitants whose lives are becoming more vivid every day. Trying to resist the growing attraction between them, Mia and…

  • Book Recommendation | The Wife Who Knew Too Much – Michele Campbell

    Tabitha Girard had her heart broken years ago by Connor Ford. He was preppy and handsome. She was a pool girl at his country club. Their affair should have been a summer fling. But it meant everything to Tabitha. Years later, Connor comes back into Tabitha's life—older, richer, and desperately unhappy. He married for money, a wealthy, neurotic, controlling woman whom he never loved. He has always loved Tabitha. When Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, he’s free. He can finally be with Tabitha. Nina’s home, Windswept, can be theirs. It seems to be a perfect ending to a fairy tale romance that began so many years ago. But…

  • Book Recommendation | The Mothers ~ Sarah J Naughton

    Five Women. They meet at their NCT Group. The only thing they have in common is they're all pregnant. Five Secrets. Three years later, they are all good friends. Aren't they? One Missing Husband. Now the police have come knocking. Someone knows something. And the trouble with secrets is that someone always tells.

  • Book Recommendation | The New Guy ~ Kathryn Freeman

    Sam Huxton doesn’t do one-night stands, especially not with men she’s just met! But the hot guy at the bar was hard to resist and one night is all they share – no names, no numbers, just some much needed fun… Until the same guy walks into Sam’s life the next day as her new employee.  Sam never mixes business with pleasure and makes it clear an office fling with Ryan is off-limits.  But after-hours…one thing can lead to another. Can Sam trust her heart and her business with the new guy?

  • Book Review | Till We Meet Again ~ Shibaji Bose

    Aryan is a young man with an extra-ordinary zeal to discover himself. His tryst with destiny begins when his father becomes the victim of political violence. He is suddenly the man of the house. In trying to bring together his breaking family, and win back their family home, he experiences life through encounters with some incredible women. Rhea helps inculcate a sense of purpose in his life. Kavya is vivacious, Flirty and sensuous, who makes him bolder. Priya teaches him lessons none else could have, and Ahana is an innocent poet at heart, who makes him shed the garb of the hermit. Till we meet again is a story of…

  • Audio Book Review | The Patient Man ~ Joy Ellis #BlogTour

    Joy Ellis returns with the sixth highly-anticipated Jackman and Evans investigation, brilliantly performed by Richard Armitage. Join the detective duo as they enter a lethal game of cat-and-mouse with old nemesis, serial killer Alistair Ashcroft, and battle to locate a deadly sniper taunting the police. Is it too much to bear for Jackman and Evans?

  • Book Recommendation | Their Little Secret ~ Mark Billingham

    When DI Tom Thorne is called to conduct a routine assessment at the site of a suicide, he expects to be in and out in no time. But when he arrives at the metro station, where a woman named Philippa Goodwin threw herself in front of an underground train, Thorne inexplicably senses something awry and feels compelled to dig deeper. He soon discovers that she was the victim of a callous con-man whose deception plunged Philippa to her end. Enraged that one man's trickery caused an innocent death, Thorne enlists DI Nicola Tanner to help him track down the swindler and bring him to justice. But the detective duo gets…

  • Book Review | The Wreckage ~ Robin Morgan-Bentley

    One fatal crash Ben is driving on the motorway, on his usual commute to the school where he works. A day like any other, except for the crash. Two colliding worlds Adam has left his home for the last time. In his final despairing act, he jumps in front of Ben's car, turning the teacher's world upside down. Three wrecked lives Wracked with guilt, Ben seeks out Alice, Adam's widow, and her 7-year-old son Max. But as he tries to escape the trauma of the wreckage, could Ben go too far in trying to ease his conscience?

  • #BlogTour Book Review | The Woman Downstairs ~ Elisabeth Carpenter

    Can you ever really know your neighbours? When human remains are found in a ground floor flat, the residents of Nelson Heights are shocked to learn that there was a dead body in their building for over three years. Sarah lives at the flat above and after the remains are found, she feels threatened by a stranger hanging around the building. Laura has lived in the building for as long as she can remember, caring for her elderly father, though there is more to her story than she is letting on. As the investigation starts to heat up, and the two women become more involved, it's clear that someone isn't…