Saturday, 6 February 2016

My debut novel on pre-order

It's been a roller-coaster of a day. One of excitement and anxiety, achievement and nervousness, joy and worry. All those emotions occurring in a few short hours could be attributed to many things, but for me it was creating a pre-order for my debut novel.

In the Shadows now has a place on Amazon, waiting for you supportive readers to one-click and give an eBook a home. It's real to me now - you may well choose to pre-order my novel (and I would be eternally grateful) - and in a few short weeks will be privy to a story I have kept close to my chest for nearly a year.

My characters, words, thoughts and imagination are all being prepared to be shared with you. At least I hope they will be, and not cast into the virtual shadows, never chosen. And there, in a short paragraph you can see how my mind flickers from one train of thought to the other in an instant. What will become of In the Shadows? I'd like to think it will become a firm favourite for many of you - and in case you need a little tempting...

In the Shadows blurb:
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is tasked with apprehending a brutal murderer stalking the streets of London—and leaving not a shred of DNA evidence. As the suspect list mounts, his frustration and pressure from his superiors intensify.
Grace Murphy, who is dealing with the recent loss of her beloved grandfather, falls deeper into despair when her friends’ bodies are discovered. Fearing she may be the killer’s next target, she begins to question if her horrifying nightmares are the key to unravelling the murderer’s identity.
How far would you go to uncover the truth? Would you venture into the shadows to unmask a killer?

To pre-order In the Shadows for 99p/99c click the link to take you straight to Amazon

Monday, 1 February 2016

My January book reviews: Lost Girls and 24 Hours

The first month of 2016 was consumed with editing In The Shadows, so I'm chuffed that I still managed to squeeze in two books from my humongous to be read list.

Lost Girls by Angela Marsons

I'm a huge DI Kim Stone fan and devoured the first two in the series, so was really looking forward to the latest on offer. It wasn't my favourite of the three, mainly because I felt there was too many voice, but it was full of suspense and kept me guessing until the end.
You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy Lost Girls on Amazon.

24 Hours by Claire Seeber
Although it wasn't as fast-paced as I was expecting, 24 Hours is a very clever and interesting read. It flits between the past, where you really get an insight into the characters, and the present, the window of time Laurie is battling with to reach her goal. It's what I call a "thinking book" because you need to be on the ball and concentrating to enjoy it.
You can read my full review on Goodreads.

Click here to buy 24 Hours on Amazon.