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Tales Quiz – Which Character From Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans Are You?


Who Let The Gods Out is currently sitting very high on my February TBR and from what I have heard already I’m in for a huge treat!  Maz Evans is super funny and I’m sure that her debut is going to make me smile from ear to ear.

Who Let The Gods Out? was released on the 2nd February 2017 published by the awesome Chicken House and is set to be a runaway success!

And it’s our #BritishBooksChallenge17 Debut Of The Month!

You can find out why people are loving Who Let The Gods Out here

So I teamed up with the wonderful Maz Evans and today we are asking….

Which Character From Who Let The Gods Out Are You?

And remember if you read, review and link up Who Let The Gods Out? for our #BritishBooksChallenge17  February link up here you will gain an extra entry into the February Prize Pack Draw!

Also do check out an awesome giveaway on twitter!


Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

You can buy a copy of Who Let The Gods Out here or from you local bookshop


Which character from Who Let The Gods Out are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Maz Evans

Maz’s writing career began in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She has written for many national titles and is a regular pundit on The Jeremy Vine Show. After working as a creative writing lecturer, she founded Story Stew, an anarchic creative writing programme that has visited primary schools and literary festivals around the UK, including Hay and Imagine. Maz lives in London with her husband and four children.

You can find out more about Maz on her website – www.maz.world

Or why not follow her on twitter – @MaryAliceEvans


Giveaway

With thanks to Chicken House I am also hosting a special giveaway on twitter to win 1 of 5 copies of Who Let The Gods Out here!


A huge thank you to Maz for playing along and helping to create this quiz!  And to Nina Douglas and Jazz at Chicken House for organising and the fab giveaway!

Have you read Who Let The Gods Out?  What did you think?  What was your favourite part?  If you have not read it yet have we tempted you to go and grab a copy?   I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this review or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

Tales Quiz – Which Character From Lying About Last Summer by Sue Wallman Are You?


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Earlier this year I read and loved Lying About Last Summer by the lovely Sue Wallman.

You can find my spoiler free review here

So when the book was announced as one of the #ZoellaBookClub Books I was so super excited!

I was lucky enough to have been sent all of the #ZoellaBookClub Autumn Edition books by the lovely people at WH Smith ( you can find my unboxing and more about the books here ) and as I had already read and reviewed Lying About Last Summer I thought it would be nice to do something a little different.

So I teamed up with the wonderful Sue Wallman and today we are asking….

Which Character From Lying About Last Summer Are You?


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Skye is looking for an escape from the reality of last summer when her sister died in a tragic accident. Her parents think that a camp for troubled teenagers might help her process her grief. All of the kids at the summer camp have lost someone close, but is bringing them together such a good idea? And can everyone at camp be trusted? When Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister, she knows it’s time to confront the past. But what if the danger is right in front of her?

You can buy a copy of the #ZoellaBookClub version of the book here

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You can buy a copy of the original cover of the book here


Which character from Lying About Last Summer are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Sue Wallman

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Sue Wallman is a journalist who lives in London with her husband and three teenage daughters. In 2013 she won the Bailey’s Women’s Prize first chapter award judged by Rachel Joyce and Kate Mosse. LYING ABOUT LAST SUMMER is her first novel.

To find out more about Sue Wallman you can visit her website – http://suewallman.co.uk

Or why not follow her on twitter using @swallman


A huge thank you to Sue for playing along and helping to create this quiz!  And to Olivia at Scholastic for being so supportive of the idea.

Have you read Lying About Last Summer?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Quiz – Which Character From Our House by T. S. Easton Are You?


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This year, 2016, the super funny T. S. Easton released the awesome Our House and Our House Time To Shine published by Piccadilly Press I am so excited to welcome the man himself to Tales Of Yesterday!

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So when I was thinking about what type of post for Tom to feature I got to thinking about all the different characters in the book and the lovable family Tom has created so today we are asking….

Which Character From Our House Are You?


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Chloe Deal is observant. Every day she notices small details – like how Front Door always refuses to open when it’s raining; how whatever task he sets out to do, Daddy usually ends up snoozing to the radio in his shed; how her younger sister Daisy muddles her similes but never her fashion sense, and how Mummy’s nostrils flare when Dad forgets to mow the lawn, again.

So when Chloe starts a school project about her house, she ends up cataloguing the chaotic balancing act of her family along with it. In the run up to the school holidays (and Chloe’s birthday), disaster follows disaster at home and school. Mummy’s patience is beginning to unravel. Can Chloe get the house, her siblings and her father in shape before it’s too late.

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Can Chloe Deal dazzle on stage, with some help from the builders at home?

Dad’s weird and wonderful extended family are coming to stay at Christmas, and in preparation the Deal house is finally going to be redecorated! Dad’s taken a job in Germany to pay for it, but as the builders start work they uncover more serious problems with the house.. Will Dad ever be able to move back home? Chloe has landed a starring role in her school play, but Imogen is the lead, and being as insufferable as ever. She even has a stage-kiss with Thomas! Can Mum and the kids pull off two school plays, a house refurbishment and a supersize Deal family Christmas?

Another warm, funny family story from OUR HOUSE.

You can buy a copy of these fab books here


Which character from Our House are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About T. S. Easton

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T. S. Easton has written fiction for all ages and has published more than thirty books. He has written under a number of different pseudonyms in a variety of genres. Subjects include vampires, pirates, pandemics and teenage agony aunts (not all in the same book). He lives in Surrey with his wife and three children and in his spare time works as a Production Manager for Hachette Children’s Books. HIs latest book is Our House, published by Piccadilly Press.

You can find out more about him at www.tomeaston.co.uk

Or why not follow him on Twitter: @TomEaston   


A huge thank you to Tom for playing along and helping to create this quiz!  And to Carmen at Piccadilly Press for helping to organise.

Have you read any of Our House or Our House Time To Shine?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Quiz – Which Character From The Thornthwaite Betrayal by Gareth P Jones Are You?


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To celebrate the release of the awesome The Thornthwaite Betrayal by the super Gareth P Jones, which was released yesterday on the 20th October 2016 published by Piccadilly Press I am so excited to welcome the man himself to Tales Of Yesterday again!

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The Thornthwaite Betrayal is an brilliant companion novel to the hugely popular THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE

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Today myself and Gareth P Jones have put together a fab quiz where we are asking…

Which Character From The Thornthwaite Inheritance Are You?


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Everyone’s favourite murderous twins return in The Thornthwaite Betrayal (Piccadilly Books). After a lifetime of mutual mistrust and devilish plots to take each other’s lives, orphaned twins Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have finally called an end to their on going civil war. They are trying to live normal lives, going to school, making friends, not plotting each other’s demise – that kind of thing.

But when long lost Uncle Harry comes to stay, danger returns to Thornthwaite Manor. A chandelier falls while they are under it … a fire starts in Lorelli’s room… It seems that nowhere is safe. Who could be behind the attacks? Uncle Harry? His French Chef, Beaufort Nouveau? Tom the gardener? Nurse Griddle? Hazel the maid? Or perhaps Ovid is finding it hard to kick his old habits?

As fresh mysteries emerge from within the grounds of the Thornthwaite estate, no one is above suspicion because everyone has a secret in this much-anticipated sequel to cult classic The Thornthwaite Inheritance.

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You can buy a copy of The Thornthwaite Betrayal here


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Gareth P Jones

Gareth lives in South East London and divides his time between writing books, producing TV programmes, spending time with his wife and son, Herbie, and playing the slightly ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room.

His books include two series, The Dragon Detective Agency and Ninja Meerkats. His Standalone books include, The Considine Curse which won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Prize 2012. Space Crime Conspiracy and The Thornthwaite Inheritance, which won the Hounslow Junior Book Award, the Calderdale Book Award, Leicester Children’s Book Award, Sefton Super Reads, Doncaster Book Award, Rotherham Children’s Book Award, and Fantastic Book Award, Lancaster. His most recent book is called Constable & Toop and is a humorous Victorian ghost story.

As well as writing books he also writes songs about each of his books, which he plays on his regular school visits.

You can buy Gareth P. Jones books here

For more information about the wonderful author Gareth P Jones and his other books please visit his website www.garethwrites.co.uk or why not follow him on twitter using @jonesgarethp !

Check out a previous Q&A with Gareth P Jones here

Or catch my previous pirate review and extract of the first in the Steampunk Pirates series, The Leaky Battery Sets Sail – here

Or a cover reveal of Pet Defenders:  Attack of the Alien Dung!  here


A huge thank you to Gareth for playing along and helping to create this quiz!

Have you read any of The Thornthwaite Betrayal?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Quiz – Which Character From the Nine Lives Trilogy by E R Murray Are You?


51gvrmqhtal-_sx324_bo1204203200_To celebrate the release of the second book in the Nine Lives Trilogy by the lovely E R Murray,  The Book Of Shadows, which was released on the 9th September 2016 published by Mercier Press I am so excited to welcome the brilliant E R Murray to Tales Of Yesterday again!

The Nine Lives Trilogy are a fab children’s book series aimed and 8 – 12 years old and beyond.

Today myself and the author of the brilliant series E R Murray have put together a fab quiz where we are asking…

Which Character From the Nine Lives Trilogy Are You?


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After the death of her beloved grandfather on her twelfth birthday, Ebony Smart’s world is turned upside down. Orphaned for a second time, she is sent to Dublin to live with her weird Aunt Ruby, with only her pet rat, Winston, for company. With every window nailed shut and a mysterious locked room, 23 Mercury Lane is brimming with secrets. Warned against entering by a voice in the shadows, Ebony is fearful for her future, but has no idea how much her life is about to change. Aunt Ruby informs Ebony that she is part of the Order of Nine Lives – a special tribe of people who reincarnate. She claims Ebony has one week to break a terrible curse or else die – and if she fails, the future of the Order of Nine Lives, and her family, is at risk. With so much at stake, Ebony discovers it’s difficult to trust – especially when there’s somebody else trying to race her to the finish. Does she have what it takes to succeed when nothing is what it seems?

You can buy a copy of this book here

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In this exciting follow-up to the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read 2016, ‘The Book of Learning’, heroine Ebony Smart is settling into her role as guardian for the Order of Nine Lives. All seems quiet until she receives a peculiar silver box from an anonymous sender and is tasked with returning it to a mystery owner. Ebony discovers that Zach and Judge Ambrose have allied with a powerful ancient demon, and are more determined than ever to steal her soul and control the fate of the world. To defend the Order and defeat the demon, Ebony and her pet rat, Winston, must unravel the mystery of the silver box, free the trapped souls in the Reflectory and mount a daring rescue. Can she find the strength and courage needed to defeat the enemy, prove herself the rightful guardian and save all of their lives?

You can buy a copy of this book here


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About E R Murray

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E.R. Murray writes novels for children and young adults as well as short fiction. Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) is her first book for young adults. Her middle grade debut The Book of Learning – Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children, and The Book of Shadows – Nine Lives Trilogy 2 will be published in September 2016. Elizabeth lives in West Cork, where she fishes, grows her own vegetables and enjoys plenty of adventures with her dog, Franklyn.

You can find out more about Elizabeth on her website, or chat to her on twitter @ERMurray, facebook or Instagram.

You can find a previous guest post from E R Murray about her YA novel Caramel Hearts here


A huge thank you to E R Murray for playing along and helping to create this quiz!

Have you read any of the Nine Lives Troligy?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Quiz – Which Phoenix Burning By Bryony Pearce Character Are You?


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Today the 10th March 2016 marks the release day of the explosive sequel to last years Phoenix Rising, Phoenix Burning by Bryony Pearce published by Stripes Publishing!

Happy Book Birthday Bryony!

I really enjoyed Phoenix Rising when I read it last year so the sequel has been high up on my want list ever since!

So……

Today myself and the author of this brilliant series Bryony Pearce have put together a fab quiz where we are asking…

Which character from Phoenix Burning are you?


About The Books

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61nzuvLWBTL._SX325_BO1,204,203,200_Toby and Ayla have to infiltrate a sect of sun worshippers to steal the equipment their ships need. They enter a trial to be chosen as the Sun and the Moon, a position of great honour for the sect. As the trial commences, Toby and Ayla discover the true cost of failure. But there are other young couples who are equally desperate to win…Can Toby and Ayla survive days without sleep, hours sitting in the blistering sun and a deadly maze? They’ll need to work together to win – their mission depends on it…


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Bryony Pearce

Capture40-200x300Bryony lives with her husband and two children in a village on the edge of the Peak District. She was a winner of the 2008 Undiscovered Voices competition and is the author of Angel’s Fury and The Weight of Souls.

You can find out more about Bryony on her website here

Or check out her other books or order Phoenix Burning here or why not order it in at your local bookshop

You can also follow Bryony on twitter – @BryonyPearce


Check out a Q&A with Bryony Pearce here

Or read about Bryony’s favourite literary pirates here

Or see a quick fire video with Bryony here or more about the cover of Phoenix Rising here


A huge thank you to Bryony Pearce for playing along and helping to create this quiz!

Also a huge thank you to Jessie at Stripes Publishing for asking me to feature Bryony on Tales.

Have you read any of the Phoenix Rising or Phoenix Burning?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

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Tales Quiz – Which Name Of The Blade by Zoe Marriott Character Are You?


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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting the lovely Zoe Marriott last year at a blogger event at Walker Books and I found her talk about this series completely fascinating and inspiring.

I do not read a lot of fantasy myself but this year I am determined to change that and will especially be picking up this series asap…

“Ancient Japanese gods and monsters are unleashed on modern-day London in this epic trilogy”

I knew I wanted to invite Zoe over to Tales and also that I wanted to know more about these characters asap!

So……

Today myself and the author of this brilliant series Zoe Marriott have put together a fab quiz where we are asking…

Which character from The Name Of The Blade Series are you?

You can also catch Zoe chatting about Fairy Tale Retellings on my blog here


About The Books

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When Mio steals the family’s katana – a priceless ancestral sword – from her parents’ attic, she just wants to spice up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is much more than some dusty antique and her actions unleash a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. Soon Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, appears to protect Mio – and threatens to steal her heart. With the gods and monsters of Japanese myth stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe, and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life … but the love of a lifetime.

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Against all odds, Mio, Jack and Shinobu have defeated the terrifying Nekomata and got home alive. But Mio is still compelled to protect the katana, and now the Underworld has spawned a worse monster – one carrying a devastating plague that sweeps through London like wildfire. As Mio struggles to protect the city and control the sword’s deadly powers, she realizes that this time there is no way she can keep everyone she loves out of the line of fire.

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In the thrilling final instalment of her epic, Japanese-inspired urban fantasy trilogy, Mio has succeeded in banishing the Goddess of Death’s plague-spreading monsters – by making the most terrible sacrifice. With Mio’s love Shinobu lost, and hell literally breaking loose in London, the only things standing between the human world and an apocalypse are Mio and her sword.


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Zoe Marriott

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I was born and raised in Lincolnshire, where the wild North Sea meets the gentle green-gold curves of the Wold, and I’ve known that I wanted to be a writer since I finished reading my first book; ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton. I think I was about eight, but I’ve never changed my mind in all the years since then.

I got my first publishing contract when I was twenty-two, but had to wait until I was twenty-four to see my debut novel – The Swan Kingdom – published. It went on to be shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award, and become a USBBY Outstanding International Book, among other honours.

Since then I’ve written many other books and have been lucky enough to win or be nominated for many other awards, including the Great Britain Sasakawa Prize and a second place in the Lancashire Book of the Year Awards. I have also received grants from the Royal Literary Fund and the Arts Council England.

I currently live in a little house in a town by the sea, with my two rescued cats, one called Hero after a Shakespearian character and one Echo after a nymph from a Greek myth. I also have a springer/cocker spaniel called Finbar (otherwise known as The Devil Hound). 

My favourite colour is green. My favourite food is Chinese dim sum. My favourite songs are ‘I Will Follow You Into the Dark’ by Death Cab for Cutie and ‘Spem in Alium’ by Thomas Tallis.

You can find out more about Zoe on her website – www.zoemarriott.com

Or why not follow her on twitter using @ZMarriott

You can also catch Zoe chatting about Fairy Tale Retellings on my blog here


A huge thank you to Zoe Marriott for playing along and helping to create this quiz!

Have you read any of the Name Of The Blade series?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading!

*grabs sword*

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Tales Quiz – Which Hobson & Choi Character Are you?

 


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To celebrate the release of the third Hobson & Choi case which was released on the 5th October 2015 I am so excited to welcome the brilliant Nick Bryan to Tales Of Yesterday!

If you don’t already know I LOVE these books!  I’m even quoted on the back of the new instalment, Trapped In The Bargain Basement!

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The Hobson and Choi series have a great mix of adult crime, but with a crossover appeal to YA…which is just perfect with unforgettable characters and twisting plots.

Check out my review of The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf and Rush Jobs here

Today myself and the author of the brilliant series Nick Bryan have put together a fab quiz where we are asking…

Which Hobson and Choi Character Are you?


About The Books

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“If we get 400 followers, John Hobson will solve that nasty wolf-murder case for free! Fight the thing himself if he has to! #HobsonVsWolf!”Angelina Choi was only trying to drum up some Twitter followers and make a good impression on her first day interning at John Hobson’s one-man detective agency.

But the campaign went viral and now they have a murder to solve, no money coming in, and an unwilling Hobson faced with battling some enormous beast.

With both follower and body counts rising, can they crack the case without offending everyone or being eaten by a huge dog?

The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf is the first case starring Hobson & Choi, a bickering, mismatched detective duo for 21st century London. This book collects the debut storyline of the hit darkly comic crime web serial, extensively rewritten and improved for this definitive edition.

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“Sometimes #crime feels like the Matrix. Or the #patriarchy or #porn. It’s everywhere, even in people you trusted, and there’s so MUCH of it.”

Angelina Choi returns for her second and final week of work experience at John Hobson’s detective agency, ready for anything after their first successful murder solve.

After all that online buzz, they’re in phenomenal demand. Can Hobson & Choi solve a kidnapping, play chicken with corporate crime, beat back gentrification, save a dog from drug dealers and head off violent backlash from their last case?

Or will grim revelations about Hobson’s past leave them floundering in the chaos?

Rush Jobs collects the second major storyline in the Hobson & Choi saga, #1 on Jukepop Serials and #2 in Dark Comedy on Amazon, adding brand new chapters and scenes to the case.

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“You’ve heard of conspiracies within conspiracies? I wish conspiracies WOULD hide inside each other, instead of turning up everywhere I go.”

Angelina Choi returns for her final day of work experience at the Hobson Agency – is there a job waiting afterwards? Should she walk away for her own good?

While she mulls it over, they’re hired by the massive EastVillage shopping centre to investigate a spate of muggings. But do the management know more than they’re letting on?

As Hobson and Choi wrestle with commercialised corruption, will Angelina finally squeeze in her first date with Will the Hot Receptionist? Can anything emerge from the smoking crater of Hobson’s love life?

Trapped In The Bargain Basement plunges grimly comic London crime series Hobson & Choi to new depths, after climbing to #1 in Dark Comedy on Amazon and breaking records on Jukepop Serials.

Also included: Wuff! – The Markus Tail, a book-only bonus short story. Discover the bone-gnawingly tense origin of H&C’s furriest, friendliest character.


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Nick Bryan

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Nick Bryan is a London-based writer of genre fiction, usually with some blackly comic twist. As well as the ongoing self-published detective saga Hobson & Choi, he is also working on a novel about the real implications of deals with the devil and has stories in several anthologies.

He can primarily be found on his own website at NickBryan.com and on Twitter as @NickMB, both of which are updated with perfect and reasonable regularity.

When not reading or writing books, Nick Bryan enjoys racquet sports, comics and a nice white beer.

You can buy any of the books in this series here

Check out my review of The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf or Rush Jobs here

Also a fab guest post from Nick about Location here


A huge thank you to Nick Bryan for playing along and helping to create this quiz!

Also a huge thank you to Faye Rogers for asking me if I would like to invite Nick to Tales!

Have you read any of the Hobson and Choi series?  What did you think?  Have you taken the quiz?  Which character are you?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button above or tweet my on twitter using @chelleytoy!

Happy Reading, solving crimes!

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Tales Quiz – Which Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face Character are you?


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I am super excited to be a part of the UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour and if you haven’t guessed already I have been paired up with the brilliant and hilarious John Dougherty!

The UKMG Extravaganza is taking place in Nottingham on the 17th October 2015 and is featuring all of these amazing authors!

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You can keep up to date on the blog tour here

When I was paired with John I knew I was going to have a lot of fun!

His books are funny, brilliant and illustrated by the awesome David Tazzyman who’s illustrations also include Mr Gum!

What more could I possibly ask for?!

Well okay…how about finding out which character from Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face you are most like!

Oh go on then!


About The Series

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Hey you! No, not you – the person behind you. No, not him either. Left a bit, left a bit more . . . You! Oh for goodness sake . . . never mind . . .

Dear Everyone (including you!)!

Welcome to the world of Great Kerfuffle!

It’s really great. And there’s usually a kerfuffle (the clue’s in the name really).

Come and join our intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a highly dangerous and nail-biting adventure (or it may just be very silly and mildly perilous!). Oh, and there might be a few dodgy badgers hanging about too . . .

Meet the funniest collection of characters ever known to mankind in this stupendously hilarious book that will make you laugh your socks off, and quite possibly your ears too.

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Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a move on. Some of us are waiting to get
going on this quest you know! These magic porcupines are pretty hard to find, so pay attention and
stick with our fearless heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face.
It could take many years for us to finish our gigantic quest, or it could take just under 200 pages, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be back in time for tea, ’cause we’ll be starving by then . . .

With a host of unforgettable characters such as . . . ummm . . . old what’s her face and . . . errrr . . . young fellow-me-lad, this is nail-biting and thumb-sucking adventure that will leave you laughing and cheering and quite possibly really fancying a banana!

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Psst! Psst! Psssssst!!! OI, YOU!!
Do you want to know a secret? Well? Do you? It’s a good one . . . honest. You’ll never believe it. It’s so unbelievably unbelievable and soooooo secret. You have to promise not to tell ANYONE. Well? Do you? Cross your heart and hope to die (or at least pass out for a few minutes). OK . . . here goes. You know those badgers? You’ll never guess what they’ve been up to this time . . .

With more twists and turns than a pizza delivery guy on an oil slick, this amazing adventure will leave you hungry for more (pizza) . . .

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Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks . . .
There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully . . . can you hear that humming noise? It’s getting louder . . . and louder . . . it’s coming this way! I think we’d better LEG IT!!
Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They’re sure to know what’s beehind all this strange beehaviour. Let’s hope they don’t buzz off beefore the end of the story!


About The Illustrator

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David Tazzyman lives in South London with his partner Melanie and their 3 sons, Stanley, Atticus and Albert …. He grew up in Leicester, studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitian University and then travelled around Asia for three years before moving to London in 1997.
He likes football, cricket, biscuits, music and drawing. He dislikes celery and changing nappies.

Would you like to see what David gets up to when he’s not drawing baddies with big ginger beards, goblins and the like?

Then visit his website at www.davidtazzyman.com

(Credit to http://www.mrgum.co.uk/illustrator/)


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About John Dougherty

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John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland. He studied psychology at university and then tried his hand at a number of jobs including YMCA hostel worker, factory machine operator, and unsuccessful singer-songwriter, before becoming a primary school teacher (elementary school teacher if you’re in the United States, which he wasn’t).

Whilst John was teaching, his interest in children’s literature was reawakened and he soon began writing stories and pestering publishers with them. After the publication of Zeus on the Loose (2004) he left teaching and took up writing full-time, only with more tea breaks.

His books have been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards – and one was chosen by The Times as one of the Best Children’s Books of the Year 2011 – but, more importantly, they make children giggle.

You can find more about John and his books on his website here

(he’s also a poet and a songwriter!)

Or why not follow John on twitter using @JohnDougherty8

You can also find out more about John’s books here which include…

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Blog Tour

You can follow the rest of the blog tour below or why not check out my UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour post here detailing all posts on the tour and authors attending the event!

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You can find out more about the UKMG Extravaganza in Nottingham on the website here

Or follow them on twitter using @UKYAX

Or find out what we got up to at the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza here

You can find out more about the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza authors and the blog tour that took place here

Or why not catch up on the Nottingham UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour posts and authors here

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A huge thank you to John for being fab and making me laugh a lot!

Also a huge thank you to Kerry Drewery and Emma Pass for organising the UKMG Extravaganza and having me on the blog tour!

See you there!

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Tales Quiz – Which Lydia Syson Character are you?

 


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I am super excited to be a part of the UKYA Extravaganza Blog Tour again and if you haven’t guessed already I have been paired up with the lovely Lydia Syson!

This time around the UKYA Extravaganza is taking place in Nottingham on the 10th October 2015 and is featuring all of these amazing authors!

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When I was paired with Lydia we quickly got our heads together and have hopefully come up with a post for the tour that is fun and different.

Today we get to find our which Lydia Syson character you are most like!


About The Books

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Paris, 1871. Four young people will rewrite their destinies. Paris is in revolt. After months of siege at the hands of the Prussians, a wind of change is blowing through the city, bringing with it murmurs of a new revolution. Alone and poverty-stricken, sixteen-year-old Zéphyrine is quickly lured in by the ideals of the city’s radical new government, and she finds herself swept away by its promises of freedom, hope, equality and rights for women. But she is about to be seduced for a second time, following a fateful encounter with a young violinist. Anatole’s passion for his music is soon swiftly matched only by his passion for this fierce and magnificent girl. He comes to believe in Zéphyrine’s new politics – but his friends are not so sure. Opera singer Marie and photographer Jules have desires of their own, and the harsh reality of life under the Commune is not quite as enticing for them as it seems to be for Anatole and Zéphyrine. And when the violent reality of revolution comes crashing down at their feet, can they face the danger together – or will they be forced to choose where their hearts really lie?

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Romney Marsh, July 1940. When invasion threatens, you have to grow up quickly. Sixteen-year-old Peggy has been putting on a brave face since the fall of France, but now the enemy is overhead, and the rules are changing all the time. Staying on the right side of the law proves harder than she expects when a plane crash-lands in the Marsh: it’s Peggy who finds its pathetic, broken pilot; a young Polish man, Henryk, who stays hidden in a remote church, secretly cared for by Peggy. As something more blossoms between the two, Peggy’s brother Ernest’s curiosity peaks and other secrets come to light, forcing Peggy and Henryk to question all the loyalties and beliefs they thought they held dear. In one extraordinary summer the lives of two young people will change forever, in a tense and gripping historical drama.

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Spain, 1936. Felix, a spirited young nurse, has travelled to Spain to help the cause of the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. But she is also following Nat, a passionate young man who has joined the International Brigades fighting Franco. And George – familiar George from home – is not far behind, in pursuit of Felix … As Spain fights for its freedom against tyranny, Felix battles a conflict of the heart. With the civil war raging around her, Felix must make choices that will change her life forever. An epic and moving historical adventure.


Which character are you most like? 

Take the quiz to find out and share your results with us on twitter or leave a comment.

If you cannot see the quiz below click here and scroll down


About Lydia Syson

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Lydia Syson has worked with words and stories all her life, in her early career as a radio producer for the BBC World Service, and now as an author of critically acclaimed YA fiction which ‘brings history to life’. A World Between Us (Hot Key Books, 2012), a story of politics and passion set during the Spanish Civil War, was Highly Commended by the judges of the Branford Boase Award, and longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the UKLA Book Award (2014).  Her second novel,That Burning Summer (Hot Key Books, 2013), chosen by The Independent as a Children’s Book of the Year, is set on Romney Marsh in Kent during the Battle of Britain.  If you want to know what happened in Paris after the events of Les Mis, look no further than Liberty’s Fire, a Telegraph ‘Best YA Novel of 2015’, which tells the unbelievable story of the 1871 Paris Commune. Lydia is also the author of a PhD (2003) about explorers, poets and Timbuktu and Doctor of Love (2008), the biography of James Graham, an 18th century medical entrepreneur who designed an electrical, magnetic Celestial Bed for conceiving perfect babies. She is currently a Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

You can follow Lydia on twitter using @lydiasyson

Or check out her website www.lydiasyson.com

You can buy Lydia’s books here

Lydia also did a write up about the this post and me here


Blog Tour

You can follow the rest of the blog tour below or why not check out my UKYA Extravaganza Blog Tour post here detailing all posts on the tour and authors attending the event!

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You can find out more about the UKYA Extravaganza in Nottingham on the website here

Or follow them on twitter using @UKYAX

Or find out what we got up to at the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza here

You can find out more about the Birmingham UKYA Extravaganza authors and the blog tour that took place here

Or why not catch up on the Nottingham UKYA Extravaganza Blog Tour posts and authors here


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A huge thank you to Lydia for being fab and together creating something fun and different!

Also a huge thank you to Kerry Drewery and Emma Pass for organising the UKYA Extravaganza and having me on the blog tour!

See you there!

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