The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers #BookReview #BlogTour

When you look at those you love, what do you see?

When Issy, young mother and beloved daughter, seemingly kills herself her family is devastated.

Believing she would never leave son Noah willingly, Jon and Mel determine to discover what really happened to Issy. As they and the rest of the family struggle to come to terms with tragedy, Jon and Mel start to realise Issy’s secrets come from a very dark place…

It's my pleasure to be hosting the blog tour for The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers today. Many thanks to the author, Manatee Books and Tracy Fenton for inviting me and for my digital copy of the novel.

The opening chapter of The Dark Place briefly introduces the reader to Issy as she returns home following her first year at university. We learn very little about her here, other than she is the mother of a young son, Noah who is cared for by her parents and she seems to struggle to know how to relate to him. The moment when her life comes to a sudden and violent end is a shocking …

The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith #Giveaway #BlogTour



It's my pleasure to be hosting the blog tour for The Fighter by Michael Farris Smith today and I'm delighted to be able to offer UK readers the opportunity to win a paperback copy of the novel. Many thanks to the author, publishers and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part in the blog tour, with a particular thank you to No Exit Press for providing the prize. Details on how to enter are below but first here's the description of The Fighter,

Jack Boucher, a former bare-knuckle fighter, has nothing more to give. In a single twisted night, he is derailed. Hijacked by a sleazy gambler out to settle a score, Jack loses the money that will clear his debt with the queen of Delta vice, Big Momma Sweet.
As Jack’s foster mother slowly dies, her mind eroded by dementia, so Jack finds his mind is failing too. Years of bare-knuckle fighting have taken their toll and recurrent concussion leaves him relying on painkillers and a notebook of names, separating friend from foe, to keep himself alive. Yet a saviour comes in the form of Annette, a tattooed carnival worker and free spirit, who guides him towards some sort of salvation. But the road to redemption is filled with danger and Jack is forced to step into the fighting pit one last time, with the stakes no less than life or death.
Farris Smith brings raw power and poetry to every sentence. Tense, evocative and full of violent beauty,
THE FIGHTER cements his place as one of the finest new writers in the American literary landscape. 

I can't wait to read it, particularly now I've seen some of the fabulous reviews from other bloggers on the tour. Details of the other stops are below so you can check them out too. Keep scrolling down for the ways to enter the giveaway!




The Fighter Giveaway

The Fighter will be published by No Exit Press on 29th March 2018 and can be pre-ordered here.

About the Author

MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH is a native Mississippian who has spent time living abroad in France and Switzerland. He is the recipient of the 2014 Mississippi Author Award and has been awarded the
Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction, and the Alabama Arts Council Fellowship Award for Literature. His short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and his essays have appeared with The New York Times, Catfish Alley, Deep South Magazine, and more. He lives in Columbus, Mississippi, with his wife and two daughters.
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  1. Thanks for hosting the giveaway Karen x

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  2. Think my dad would enjoy this book.

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  3. Wonderful. That's a new author for me to discover.

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  4. I'd really enjoy this book - good luck everyone :)

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