Friday, October 25, 2019

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Weave of Love by Rachel J. Bonner - Book Tour + Giveaway


Weave of Love
Choices and Consequences Book 3


Price : £2.99

What if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?
How can anyone know the right thing to do?
Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.
Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?
The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.

Thread of Hope
Choices and Consequences Book 2
Price : £2.99

What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love? 

Is honesty always the best policy?

Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may... 

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only… 

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?


Strand of Faith
Choices and Consequences Book 1
Price : Normally £2.99
From 12th October until 5th November, ebook copy of Strand of Faith is available free from Bookcave but requires a subscription to my newsletter.
A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice. 

When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?

In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world. 

After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him? 

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged? 

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?


And coming soon (February 2020)
Cloth of Grace
Choices and Consequences Book 4
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Price : £2.99

When the fate of the world rests on your shoulders, how do you choose between what you ought to do and the only thing you really want?

Leonie finally knows who she is. But now she needs to decide who she is going to be. Her choice will affect not just her family, not just those she knows but tens, hundreds of thousands, millions of people that she doesn’t. And every path that’s open to her will put Perry under the pressures that caused his breakdown before. How can she do what she must and still protect Perry?
Perry desperately wants to make things easier for Leonie. Somehow he has to find the strength to face the things that all but destroyed him in the past. But every way he turns some aspect of his past lies waiting to pounce – even during his happiest moments. And he can never forget that Leonie’s life is in danger from someone, somewhere. That danger may be much closer to home than anyone suspects.
Gabriel has managed to negotiate peace, at least in theory. Now he must put that into practice and reunite Leonie with the family she never knew she had. Then disaster strikes right in the middle of his own sanctuary. Can he still protect those he loves, or has he been harbouring a villain the whole time?

Author Q&A
1. What is the first book that made you cry?
I have no idea! I read so many books I couldn’t tell you the last one that made me cry either. I don’t really tend to cry at books although I might have a sneaky tear at a sad movie.
2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
That’s very difficult to say. The Choices and Consequences series is four books, but I wrote them as one long story. Although it still needs rewrites and editing, even the fourth book was written before the first was published.  And I started writing them years before I even thought about publishing.
3. How do you select the names of your characters?
The main characters in Choices and Consequences appeared in my head complete with names. Some of the secondary characters were named after family and friends as ‘place holder‘ names only then the names stuck. Mostly I just think about the character and various names until I find one that seems to fit.
4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Something from the cat family, probably a leopard
5. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
*             Passport to Pimlico, one of the Ealing comedies
*             Star Trek The Motion Picture – the original Star Trek movie. I grew up with the original Star Trek and loved it.
*             Star Trek (the 2009 reboot). I was very dubious about this originally, but it’s excellent.
*             John Carter (2012). I read the whole Edgar Rice Burroughs series as a child. This is a film that really lives up to the books.
*             I’m not sure on my fifth choice but I suspect by the time you read this it’ll be the Downton Abbey movie!
6. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
I think I’d be very lonely! And probably also very busy, surviving. I wouldn’t want to be the last person, I’d want my family around.
7. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Winnie the Pooh. And Tigger too. The Winnie the Pooh books have been my absolute favourite since I was a small child. There’s a children’s book that is referred to several times through the series, and in the prologue to Weave of Love. It’s never named, but in my head it’s Winnie the Pooh.
8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Finish it. Always just get it written down on the page and finish it. You can edit it and improve it later, but you can’t improve what you haven’t written.
9. What book do you wish you had written?
I don’t think there is one. I’m happy to have written what I have written – that one is my story to tell. Other authors have their own stories to tell. I can admire the quality of their work, but without wanting to have written it.
10. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)
*             I’m an archer, a member of Sabden Fold Field Archers
*             My favourite food is chocolate, either Hershey’s Kisses or Cadbury Freddos
*             My absolute comfort food is fried egg on toast
*             Just like my character, Leonie, I like pancakes, bacon and maple syrup. They make an excellent breakfast
*             I’m fascinated by family history and I have a non-fiction project underway writing about my great grandfather (who was also fascinated by family history)
*             I run the sound desk at our church. This means I can switch off the preacher’s mic – and sometimes the preacher is my husband…
*             Although I’m British, as a small child I lived in Detroit for a while. And then, while studying at Leeds University, I spent a year studying at Pennsylvania State University
*             My Dad spent some of his childhood in Canada. This may explain my love of maple syrup
*             I have a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering. For some reason this surprises almost everyone I tell, perhaps because I’ve never worked in engineering
*             I have great difficulty telling left and right apart without thinking hard. This can make giving directions tricky…






Author Bio
Rachel J Bonner is the author of the compelling and enthralling four book Choices and Consequences series.  The first book in the series, Strand of Faith, was published in November 2018. Book 2, Thread of Hope, released on 2nd May 2019, followed by Weave of Love on 24th October, and Cloth of Grace at the end of February 2020.
Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in fantasy or romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Shooting targets only, honest.  Nothing to worry about. (Okay, sometimes we shoot Polo mints. Or cabbages. Still nothing to worry about.)
She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.
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Giveaway to Win signed copies of Strand of Faith, Thread of Hope and Weave of Love, plus a selection of bookmarks, plus three MixPix acrylic photo tiles (Open INT)
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