Torment Blog Blitz Thanks

My 7th novel, Torment, was published on the 5th August, and its release was supported by some fantastic book bloggers.This post is to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped spread the word about the book via their reviews and the sharing of extracts from the book. Special thanks also go to Kerry-Ann Parsons (Chat About Books,) and Lorraine Rugman (The Book Review Cafe,) for helping with the cover reveal.

Heather at Bloodhound Books planned one blog blitz, including the following bloggers:

If you missed any of their reviews, click on the links below:

Bookish Jottings:
https://bookishjottings.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/torment-by-mark-tilbury-blog-tour-review/.

Amanda @ The Ginger Book Geek
https://gingerbookgeek.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/torment-by-mark-tilbury/.

Lou @ Avid Reader’s Retreat
http://avidreadersretreat.blogspot.com/2019/08/blog-tour-review-torment-by-mark-tilbury.html.

Philomena ‘Cheekypee’ Callen @ Cheekypee Reads and Reviews
http://cheekypeereadsandreviews.blogspot.com/2019/08/torment-blog-tour.html.

 

Heather Osborne @ Eclectic Ramblings of Heather Osborne
https://heatherosborneauthor.com/2019/08/06/blog-blitz-torment-by-mark-tilbury/.

Lesley Budge @ The Bookwomery
https://orlando-books.blog/2019/08/06/torment-by-mark-tilbury-book-review/.

Alyson Read @ The Word is Out
https://www.facebook.com/TheWordIsNowOut/.

Emma @ The Twist and Turn Book Blog
https://booksandemma.wixsite.com/blog/post/torment-mark-tilbury.

Mary @ A Bookworm With Wine
(An extract from Torment) https://abookwormwithwine.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/blog-tour-blitz-extract-torment-by-mark-tilbury-bloodhoundbook-lifebookish-mtilburyauthor/.

 

And I organised the second half of the blitz:

If you’ve missed any of these reviews for Torment and want to see what your favourite book blogger has to say about it, then follow the links below:

Lorraine @ The Book Review Cafe:
https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2019/08/08/torment-by-mark-tilbury-bookreview-torment-blogtour-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbook/.

Kerry-Ann @ Chat About Books:
https://chataboutbooks.blog/2019/08/08/torment-by-mark-tilbury-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbook-blogblitz-bookreview/.

Rachel @ Night Time Reads:
https://nighttimereads22.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/blog-tour-torment-mark-tilbury/.

Ali @ The Sunday Feeling:
https://thesundayfeeling.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/blog-tour-review-torment-%e2%80%a2-mark-tilbury/.

Sharon @ Chapter In My Life
https://chapterinmylife.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/blogtour-torment-mark-tilbury-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbooks/.

Ami-May @ Reading Through The Pain
https://www.readingthroughthepain.blog/2019/08/09/torment-by-mark-tilbury-blogtour-bookreview-torment-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbooks/.

Shell Baker @ Bakers Not So Secret Blog
https://bakersnotsosecret.blog/2019/08/09/torment-by-mark-tilbury-blogblitz/.

Eva Merkx @Novel Deelights
https://noveldeelights.com/2019/08/10/torment-by-mark-tilbury-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbook/.

Amy Sullivan @ Novel Gossip
https://novelgossip.com/2019/08/10/review-torment-by-mark-tilbury-mtilburyauthor/.

Neats Wilson @ The Haphazardous Hippo
https://thehaphazardoushippo.blogspot.com/2019/08/blog-tour-torment-mark-tilbury.html.

Sean Talbot @ Sean’s Book Reviews
Blog review: https://seansbookreviews.com/2019/08/10/torment-by-mark-tilbury-blogtour/.
Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4ezo3tpF2hlILZ6PBhTKex.

Jen Lucas @ Jen Meds Book Reviews
https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/2019/08/11/torment/.

Sarah Hardy @ By The Letter Book Reviews
https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/2019/08/11/torment-by-mark-tilbury-bloodhoundbook-mtilburyauthor/.

Susan Hampson @ Books From Dusk Till Dawn
https://booksfromdusktilldawn.blog/2019/08/11/torment-by-mark-tilbury-mtilburyauthor-bloodhoundbook-blogtour-newrelease-torment/.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Mark.

Tilbury Talks To… Jen Lucas

Today, Tilbury talks to… Jen Lucas. Thank you for agreeing to visit the blog today Jen. Please introduce yourself.

I am a late bloom blogger, having been at this for just about two and a half years but at ‘life’ for considerably longer. I am a former Transport Manager currently looking for something new to entertain me until I retire and so my focus is all on books and blogging. I have two cats, love travel and love reading (obviously). Crime is my go to genre but I do experiment with the odd bit of chic-lit and the like. In a former life I was a qualified Track Judge and Timekeeper for athletics and once share a bag of jelly babies with Linford Christie (which goes to show just how old I am …)

 

What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
I’d like to say a speeding bullet but nothing quite so dramatic as that. I was at Crimefest in Bristol and fairly oblivious to the whole blogging phenomena at this time. I’d seen a few bloggers about at the conference, seen a few on Twitter and during the course of the weekend gave some thought as to how it might work and if I could do it. I’ve always been technophobic to a degree so the idea of creating my own website gave me kittens, but I figured if I didn’t give it a go, I’d never know. And here I am.

 

What are the best and worst things about being a book blogger?
Best things – the camaraderie with other bloggers. It is wonderful being part of such a great community and the way we support each other can be really special. Yes’ it’s nice to get the opportunity to read some truly fabulous books and to expand my reading horizons which I have since blogging, but the people can make or break and experience and I’ve made some wonderful cyber & real life friends.

Worst things – putting too much pressure on myself. I want to help everyone as much as I can and even now I find myself overcommitting to reads just to not let people down. That and not having enough hours in the day as real life stuff can be a terrible burden. Continue reading

Tilbury Talks To… Jill Burkinshaw

Firstly, thank you for agreeing to take part today Jill. Would you let everyone know a little about yourself?

Hi, my name is Jill Burkinshaw (but just call me Jill)  I am mother to 5 wonderful children who are now adults and living all over (1 in San Francisco) so I book in advance to catch up with them.
Someone got my star sign wrong when I was born because I was born Libra and Libras supposedly have difficulty making decisions but that definitely doesn’t apply to me. I make decisions, BIG decisions suddenly and once a decision is made I will move heaven and earth to see it through.
I now live in Matlock in the heart of the Peak District with my partner and dog. Sheba and I spend a few hours a day exploring the countryside.
I have always loved reading and I have fond memories of swapping books with Mum.

 

What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
I am not sure I ever actually decided to do it, it was more a progression. I always read paperbacks but due to a health problem I dusted off my Kindle because I could enlarge the text. I found free books and started reading a lot more. I found Goodreads and started reviewing as a way to help indie authors and from there a blog was a natural progression. I have only had my blog for about 18 months but it has helped many authors and that makes the work worthwhile.

What are the best and worst things about being a book blogger?
I am not sure there is a ‘worst’ other then the blog tends to take over your life but for me that is a good way. Because of my decision to start blogging I have found myself going down a path I would never have considered a few years ago I do have some regrets that my life didn’t quite work out the way I envisaged but I do know that I made the right decision.

How soon after finishing reading a book do you write a review?
I like to write a review as soon as possible after reading the book while everything is fresh in my mind. Because I read so many it is easy for them to become mixed so I like to get it reviewed and the blog post created as soon as I can. Continue reading

Tilbury Talks To… Eva Merckx

Today, Tilbury Talks To… Eva Merckx. Thank you for taking part today Eva, please would you introduce yourself?

 

My name is Eva, 40-something and I live in Belgium with my husband and 14 year old Maltese, Yoshi. I like wine, boots and books, though not necessarily in that order and dream of living in Tuscany one day. I started blogging in early 2017 and haven’t looked back since.

 

What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
I’d been going back and forth about it for a few months but this little voice inside my head kept telling me the world didn’t really need yet another book blogger as there were so many around already. I’d say the overwhelming feeling when I finally took that step was sheer and utter panic. I didn’t really feel like I had a clue what I was doing (most days, I still don’t) and was astounded when people started asking me to read their books.

 

What are the best and worst things about being a book blogger?
The best things are of course the books but also the wonderful friends I’ve made. It is said a lot that this is the most wonderfully supportive and friendly community but it’s definitely true. It makes me wish I’d started my blog way sooner than I did. I’ve made some amazing friends along the way and although we’ve never met in person, I can’t imagine my life without them.

The worst? It is a lot more work than I bargained for. I wouldn’t necessarily call that bad but sometimes I’d just like to sit down and read and not worry about commitments and deadlines. Continue reading

Tilbury Talks To… Kerry Ann Parsons

Today, Tilbury Talks To… Kerry Ann Parsons. Firstly, thank you for agreeing to take part today Kerry. Would you let everyone know a little about yourself?

Hi Mark and thanks for having me.
I’m 40 years old. I’ve been married to Steve for 16 years, together for 19! We had our babies first and have a son who recently turned 18 and a 16 year old daughter. I also have a step-son who is 22. I have been a full-time Mum and housewife since 2000, but also our church treasurer since July 2014. I have been job hunting for a little while, now the children are less dependent on me. Needless to say my favourite hobby is reading but I also love spending quality time with family and friends, walking, cooking/baking, TV, cinema, theatre and eating out. I blog at chataboutbooks.wordpress.com

 

What went through your head when you first decided to start your book blog?
What on earth am I thinking….. Who is going to want to read my ramblings….. We’ll see how it goes, what’s the worst that can happen!?

What are the best and worst things about being a book blogger?
Apart from all of the wonderful books I might never have come across otherwise, the best thing for me about being a book blogger is all of the awesome people I have been lucky enough to meet, both online and in person.
The worst thing is not having the time to read all of the books all of the time. Continue reading