Category Archives: Giveaways

Hello January! (Fictionophile updates)

It is 2017 and I wish a very Happy New Year to you all! Fictionophile’s readership continues to grow! Over the past month an additional 91 people have begun following this blog!  That makes a total of 1,070 followers altogether!   It was … Continue reading

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Hello November! (Fictionophile updates)

It is true that time flies faster the older you get.  I defy anyone to disagree! LOL November already. First things first… I took part in the blog tour for “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett. Through my blog, Anne Berger of Albuquerque, New … Continue reading

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“The couple next door” by Shari Lapena

This seems to be the year for debut novels that are very well crafted.  “The couple next door” is a riveting suspense novel that keeps readers turning the pages frantically to follow the plight of its characters.  With a fast-paced plot … Continue reading

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Fictionophile updates

The lucky winner of the print copy of “June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is Marjorie from Woodstock, Ontario. Congratulations Marjorie! This giveaway was provided by TLC Book Tours. Thanks to all who participated in the draw. I am SO pleased to report … Continue reading

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“June” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore (TLC Book Tour + Giveaway!)

Two years ago I read and reviewed a novel called “Bittersweet“ by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore so when I was offered a spot on the TLC Book Tour for her new novel I jumped at the chance! Like “Bittersweet” this new novel is peopled with realistic … Continue reading

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“Homecoming” by Tanya Bullock

      A touching and intelligent novella, “Homecoming” examines the relationships that take place within the confines of an English nursing home.  It addresses the confusion, bewilderment, and pathos of those suffering from dementia.  The story speaks to the basic … Continue reading

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“Orchids and Stone” by Lisa Preston (blog tour)

Are we as a society too apathetic?  Do we not want to become involved – just carry on with our own self-centered lives?  This novel asks the question “How far would you go to help a stranger?” Strong on characterization, “Orchids … Continue reading

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“You” by Caroline Kepnes

Many people I’ve talked to have had mixed feelings about this title.  One of my best reading buddies, whom I almost always agree with, didn’t like this book at all…  After initial reservations, I found that eventually – I did! … Continue reading

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Latest giveaway winner

When I participated in the TLC Book Tour for “The Girl in the Red Coat“ by Kate Hamer, they sponsored a giveaway which I hosted on this blog. In order to enter the draw blog visitors had to either comment on or … Continue reading

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“The girl in the red coat” by Kate Hamer

Everyone is acquainted with the feeling of blind panic that comes about when you lose something valuable such as a wallet.  It is almost as though your senses converge and ALL you can think about is finding your lost item. … Continue reading

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Giveaway winners!

My most recent GIVEAWAYS have been drawn! The requirement for entering the draws was that a comment be made on my blog post of the review.   A TLC Book Tours hosted giveaway for a print copy of “Beside Myself” … Continue reading

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“Beside myself” by Ann Morgan

What makes you ‘You’? What if your identity was in question? Is identity irrevocably linked to what others ‘expect’ of you?  These are the questions posed in “Beside Myself“. Told in two time periods, twenty-five years apart, it is the … Continue reading

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“Coercion” by Tim Tigner

This aptly titled spy thriller is about power and control.  Those who have it,  those who want it, and finally… those who will do ANYTHING to get it.  The ‘anything’ in this case is coercion in it’s true and most … Continue reading

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BritCrime Festival GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate the launch of BritCrime’s first free online crime fiction festival, 11-13 July, I have teamed up with BritCrime authors to give away one fabulous prize. You could win a gift bundle of ten print books, including new releases … Continue reading

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