As mums we know there’s nothing better than being able to take time out with a beautiful book …

Whether it’s to help you make a delicious meal for your family or read for your own enjoyment, a beautiful quality book is a joy. Which is why we’re so excited to bring you the latest page-turning reads from Simon & Schuster – a unique opportunity to read and review one of four brand new titles!

In this month’s Simon & Schuster Book Review, we will feature the following titles:

Sinister Intent is a new fast-paced thriller from Sydney based author Karen M Davis.

From former police detective Karen M Davis comes a fast-paced thriller, with characters you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley and a plotline that will keep you guessing until the last page. For eight years Lexie Rogers has been a uniform cop in Sydney’s red light district, King’s Cross. Having survived a violent knife attack she’s now back at work as the newest member of the Bondi Junction detectives’ office, and one of her first jobs is to execute a search warrant at a bikie clubhouse. What she uncovers there begins a chilling investigation into a vicious world where loyalty is deadly and unwavering and can’t be bought…or can it?

Sinister Intent, written by Karen M Davis, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available in paperback where all good books are sold for $24.99.  Also available as an ebook for $13.99.

Find out more about Sinister Intent here.

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When you’re all that stands between the murderous past and the fate of those you love, how far would you go to save them?

When Audrey Kepler inherits an abandoned homestead in rural Queensland she jumps at the chance to escape her loveless existence in the city and make a fresh start. In a dim back room of the old house she discovers the crumbling photo of a handsome World War II soldier – Samuel Riordan, the homestead’s former occupant – and soon finds herself becoming obsessed with him. But as Samuel’s story unravels, Audrey discovers that he was accused of killing a young Aboriginal woman upon his return from the war in 1944. When she learns that other unexplained deaths have occurred in recent years – one of them a young woman with injuries echoing those of the 1944 victim – she begins to suspect that the killer is still very much alive. And now Audrey – thanks to her obsessive need to uncover the past – has provided him with good reason to want to kill again.

Thornwood House, written by Anna Romer, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available in paperback where all good books are sold for $24.99.  Also available as an ebook for $13.99.

Find out more about Thornwood House here.

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The White Princess is the fifth novel in The Cousins’ War series from international best-selling author Philippa Gregory.

The White Princess opens with news from the battle of Bosworth that the war is over, and a new Tudor king is to be crowned. Princess Elizabeth of York waits for word of whether the man she loves, Richard III, is alive or whether she will be forced to marry his enemy, Henry Tudor. She soon learns that her betrothal to the victorious Henry VII will go ahead. Under the guidance of her mother, Elizabeth Woodville, the young princess marries Henry VII and is charged to create a new royal family, one that will finally bring the houses of York and Tudor together. But, while the new monarchy has won the war, it cannot win over the hearts of the English people who still remember the House of York with love and desperately hope for the resurgence of a York prince. King Henry’s greatest fear is realised when a prince from the House of York invades England and attempts to reclaim the throne, leaving Elizabeth with the decision to either affirm his claim or stand by her husband, whom she is growing to love.

The White Princess, written by Philippa Gregory, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available in hardback where all good books are sold for $37.00.  Also available as an ebook for $21.99.

Find out more about The White Princess here.

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The King of Spice, John Gregory-Smith, returns with a new cookbook which pays tribute to the influences of international street food.

In Mighty Spice Express Cookbook  John writes, “Street food shows the best a place has to offer and a snapshot of what’s hot right now. It is always served fast and furious, and can be hot or cold, savoury or sweet. But, guaranteed, it will be tasty, fresh and cooked to perfection. Quite simply, if the food doesn’t cut the mustard it won’t be there the following morning.” From Fez in Morocco, to Essaouira, Goa, Mumbai, Hanoi, Beirut, Seoul, Laos, Thailand and China, Mighty Spice Express Cookbook will take you on an international culinary journey and show you how to make speedy and delicious dishes which are bursting with flavour. Full of time-saving techniques and clever shortcuts, many of the recipes can be prepared from start to finish in under 15 minutes. Mighty Spice Express Cookbook is the easy way to transform familiar ingredients into fantastic dishes, and your fast-track ticket to spice heaven!

Mighty Spice Express Cookbook, written by John Gregory-Smith, is a brand new release from Simon & Schuster.

Available in hardback where all good books are sold for $35.00.  Also available as an ebook for $12.99.

Find out more about The Mighty Spice Express Cookbook here.

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In the Simon & Schuster book review, mums selected will receive one of the four books profiled above. We’ll be asking mums to read the book they receive and then post their review and ratings on the relevant book’s page.

Invitations to review will be emailed to all Mouths of Mums members on Tuesday 3 September 2013 so keep your eye on your inbox so you can apply to review!


Published 2nd September 2013

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