Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Happy Publication Day to John Nicholl. A Cold Cold Heart, a stunning thriller you won't be able to put down, is out today! Grab your copy now for ONLY 99p/99¢!

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Are you looking for a dark and totally gripping psychological thriller? Then try John Nicholl's unmissable A Cold Cold Heart today.
DI Gravel and his daughter Emily are oblivious to the terrible danger she is in when she accepts a job working for the solicitor Charles Turner.
Meanwhile, Gravel is on the hunt for a serial killer. And when Emily becomes the killer’s latest obsession, the murderer will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.
But as further bodies are discovered, the killer seeks to befriend DI Gravel and misdirect his investigation.
How can you catch a killer who is hiding in plain sight? Can DI Gravel and Emily come away from this case with both their lives intact?
Sometimes evil wears a suit…


I’ve read all the books by this author and yet again he’s shocked me with his fantastic writing abilities.

DI Gravel is on the hunt for a serial killer. DS Laura Kesey is on the investigation with him. Young girls are being abducted, tortured and killed.

Gravel is delighted when his daughter Emily moves back in with him. The serial killer has set his sights on Emily as his next victim. Can Gravel and Kesey find the killer before it’s too late?

I sat down to read a few chapters of this book this afternoon and read it all. I could not put it down. I highly recommend you read this book. In fact go back and read his previous books as well because this is definitely one of my auto click authors.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Title: Deeper
Series: The Deep Duet #2
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2018


The plan was never to fall in love...The plan was to avenge my father's death.

Hell, I knew better. Never fall in love with the mark.

For ten years I have plotted and planned my revenge against Rafe DeMarco. He took the most important thing in my life away from me and I meant to return the favor.

Except, I was wrong...

Now, I need his protection. And I'm the fool who went and fell in love.

The best laid plans and all.

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M. Malone

NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.

Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.

She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.


Nana Malone

USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.


Friday, 26 January 2018


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Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife.

In 1950s Dublin it is not easy for a woman to make a living and Peggy sees a chance to start a business and soon a lucrative maternity home is up and running. But when Peggy realizes that the lack of birth control is an issue for women, she uses their plight as a way to make more money. Very soon Peggy is on the wrong side of the law.

What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?

Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950’s The Abandoned tells the story of one woman’s fight for survival and her journey into the underbelly of a dangerous criminal world.

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Wow. What a read. I started this last night and as soon as I got kids to school this morning I was back in bed reading the rest of this story. This is a debut novel and it is written brilliantly. 

This book is set in the 1950s. I haven’t read books from decades ago in so long, probably my teenage years when I inhaled Catherine Cookson. This book brought me back to those years with a smile on my face. The book is set in Ireland so my smile was even bigger. Familiar names had me in a happy bubble. 

The Abandoned is Peggy’s story. She’s had a real tough start to life. She’s a tough cookie and knows how to fight for survival. Any opportunity she sees she grasps with everything she has and tries her best. 

While Peggy fights her conscience she finds herself in the middle of the criminal world. Is she strong enough to hold her own??

Cannot praise this author highly enough. I will be recommending this to anyone who listens. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

Author Profile: 

Sharon Thompson lives in Donegal, Ireland. She is a member of Imagine, Write, Inspire. This is a writing group, under the mentorship of HarperCollins author Carmel Harrington. Sharon’s short stories have been published in various literary magazines and websites. #WritersWise is her collaboration with writer, Dr Liam Farrell. This is a trending, fortnightly, promotional tweet-chat with corresponding Facebook page and website ( Its mission is to encourage and support writers to reach as wide an audience as possible. Although she mostly writes crime fiction, Sharon does have a fun-side and she writes the quirky Woman's Words column for the Donegal Woman wesbite. Sharon Thompson. Writing Fun is her writing page on Facebook and she tweets @sharontwriter.


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Thursday, 25 January 2018


Title:  LIARS


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He loves you. He’d do anything for you. But you don’t even know his name.

Jenny hasn’t had an easy life – no job and no money, with a sick mother and an abusive ex-stepfather. Not that anybody cares, she’s from the wrong side of town.

David has taken care of Jenny ever since they were at school together. He knows how special she is, how much she needs his support. David has a lot of love to give.

Jenny and David aren’t in a relationship. They aren’t even friends.

Jenny thinks she’s free to do what she wants, see who she likes. What does David think? Well, you’ll have to find out.

A gripping psychological thriller about the lies we tell ourselves, perfect for fans of Friend RequestThe Couple Next Door and Teresa Driscoll.

Author Bio:
The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances Vick grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients. Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a medical experiment guinea pig. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with young offenders and refugees. Her first novel 'Chinaski' was published in 2014, her second, bestselling novel 'Bad Little Girl' came out in February 2017. Liars is out now.

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I read this a couple of weeks ago and I’m still trying to put my words together to write a review as I don’t wanna spoil it for anyone. 

The title is a clue that this story has lies in it, plenty of them. Jenny , Freddie and David are the main characters and we hear the story through their point of view. I found myself wondering who to believe which is probably what the author wanted. 

It took a while for me to get into this story so I’m glad I stayed with it. Very good storyline with some greats twists and turns that kept me reading. My first read by this author and certainly not my last.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018


A totally heart-stopping crime thriller and the first book in the Detective Josie Quinn crime fiction series.  


The little girl curled into a tiny ball as the chamber grew colder around her. 
“Please,” she whispered, rocking back and forth. “I want to go home.”

When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing.

Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.

The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?

Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?

Utterly gripping crime for readers who adored Angela Marsons, Helen Fields and Robert Dugoni. You will be sleeping with the lights on once you discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series.


This is book one in the Detective Josie Quinn series and my first read by this author. After reading this I know Vanishing Girls will not be my only read by this author. 

Josie is a detective on suspension from her job. When girls start vanishing she asks her boss to let her work on the case but he says no. So she does her own investigations.

Great praise to the author for a brilliant start to this series. I read this in one day as I couldn’t put it down. I found it to be a gritty well written story with plenty of twists and turns. I’m really looking forward to reading more from this author and of this series. 

About the author

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist. 

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. 

She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.

She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Title: Imperfect Monster
Author: Jennifer Bene
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: January 20, 2018


Cold, ruthless, vicious.

I’m Paulo García’s monster, and I’d swallowed that bitter pill whole, learned to deal with it… until she stormed into the house like some avenging Valkyrie.

Brave, stupid, beautiful.

Nicky just wants to save her brother. She showed up with an envelope full of cash and a smart mouth and found herself in a den of monsters. I wish I could say I was the best of them, I wish I could say I wanted to protect her — but I’m far from perfect and she’s so damn sweet.

And all I want is a taste before this world destroys her.


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Jennifer Bene is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance. She’s been in the Amazon Top 50, and had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Horror, and more. While she’s been writing for years, it's always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive streak, and intense, psychological story lines. Don’t worry though, she always insists on having a nice little happily-ever-after, because without the dark we'd never appreciate the light.

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Today was one of those days that I needed to read. My mind was on over drive and I needed to escape. Well I got that with Imperfect Monster. Apart from making dinner I pretty much inhaled this in one read.

Nicky shows up at Paulo Garcia’s to save her brother. Unfortunately she underestimates how much of a nasty man Paulo is. Andre is one of Paulos men. When he sees Nicky something happens and he wants to protect her. Can he do what he’s gotta do and save Nicky?

I would have liked Nicky to put more of a fight up but I love a well written insta love story. I read fiction to escape the real world and this book certainly did that so it gets a five star from me. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Title:              The Silent Girls

Author:          Dylan Young  

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‘Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl.’ A sob choked off the sentence… ‘It’s my daughter.’

When a young girl disappears from the edge of the local forest, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the same killer who stabbed to death beautiful, young Emily Risman eighteen years ago. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.

Only Detective Anna Gwynne thinks he isn’t the real killer.

Anna can’t find proof and as time is running out, she realises she needs to get inside the killer’s twisted mind. And she knows just who to ask. Hector Shaw, in prison for killing the six men who caused his own daughter’s death.

Can Anna get what she needs from Hector before another life is lost, or could he lead her down a path that puts her own life in grave danger?

An absolutely page-turning thriller that will have you hooked. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and M.J. Arlidge, you won’t be able to put down The Silent Girls.

Author Bio:
Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for university in London. A career in the NHS followed, but the urge to write never went away. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties, two of which were made into BBC films. Over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But his liking for crime (writing) never died. The Silent Girls releases 19th January with the second book to follow soon after.

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This is book one in the Detective Anna Gwynne Series. It’s my first read by this author and I really enjoyed it. 

When Chris Hopkins went to his stable to check on his daughter and her friend he finds his daughter Nia missing and her friend unconscious. The police believe she’s been taken by the same man who killed Emily Risman eighteen years ago. When Detective Anna Gwynne takes charge of the case she doesn’t believe he’s the killer and tries to find the real killer. 

I thought this was a well written fast paced read. I’d have loved to read more about Detective Anna’s personal life so hopefully we get that in book two. If you like police procedure reads then I definitely recommend you read this one.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018


Title: ​​Keep Her Safe

Author: ​Richard Parker

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How far would you go to protect your child?

Maggie’s daughter Penny is her whole world… and she’d do anything to protect her. So when Maggie wakes one night to find a strange woman in her home, she runs to lock herself in her bedroom with her child. But Maggie knows why she’s come… 

Someone has been targeting mothers and offering them a choice: do as he says or their child disappears. This stranger in her home has until dawn to follow his orders… but Maggie too has the ‘choice’ to make. Can she put the pieces together to stop the cycle before her time is up?

An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Adam Croft and Tess Gerritsen.

Author Bio:
Richard Parker was formerly a TV script writer, script editor and producer before turning his hand to penning twisted standalone thrillers.

KEEP HER SAFE is his latest book published by Bookouture on January 11th 2018.

HIDE AND SEEK was his fifth book published in August 2017.

FOLLOW YOU was his fourth psychological thriller. Reviewers are saying it's Bookouture's darkest crime novel to date.

STALK ME was his third and rode high in the UK and US charts.

SCARE ME was his second. Hollywood movie rights have been acquired by major US studio, Relativity Media. Star of PRISON BREAK and screenwriter of dark horror thriller STOKER, Wentworth Miller, has written the big screen adaptation.

STOP ME, Richard's darkly fiendish debut, was shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award.

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Friday, 5 January 2018


This book explores many of the old county of Huntingdonshire's Ghosts, Myths and Legends. The book provides a comprehensive collection of ghost stories, along with a wealth of historical quirky local facts relating to the haunted locations. 

In some instances the author was able to spend the night inside some of the haunted properties too. An honest and balanced account of what he experienced is featured within this book. With over 38 years of experience as a Paranormal Investigator the author provides help, advice, tips and guidelines to assist the paranormal investigator.. 

The book was first reviewed in September 2017 by Robert M Snow the former General Secretary of the world famous 'Ghost Club. The 'Ghost Club' was formed in 1862 and is the oldest psychical research establishment on the planet.. The author himself was trained by eminent former Ghost Club members Peter Underwood and Trevor Kenward (his Uncle), during the late 1970's. 

The book boasts 20 chapters, contains 108K words and explores 55 different Huntingdonshire locations. The book also contains over 300 unique images and illustrations. Without wishing to give too much away, the reader might also find the odd image of a REAL ghost or two, lurking within the books covers.

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Mark was born in Huntingdon on the 4th February 1961, he is 56 years old.  The son of a bricklayer, he was raised in the small rural village of Southoe, which is situated between Huntingdon and St Neots.  Mark was educated at Southoe, Brampton and at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.  He spent the last year of his education studying in Hinchingbrooke House, which features on the books front and rear cover.  After leaving school in 1978 he then spent the first 25 years of his working career with American chemical giants DuPont, working for DuPont in St Neots, Stevenage and Cambridge.  Since then he has run his own business (a Driving School), and has also worked as an FDAP accredited Drug and Alcohol Worker throughout Cambridgeshire.  Mark has two grown up children, a son called Matthew and a daughter called China, they both live locally in Huntingdonshire. 

Mark first became interested in Ghosts and the paranormal following a personal experience which happened to him in 1976.  This experience was to have a profound effect on his life, and this is all fully explained within the book.  Mark was only 15 years old at that time, and he has been fascinated by Ghosts and the paranormal ever since.  The paranormal is a very broad subject, and Mark's particular area of interest is predominately Ghosts, Hauntings and Poltergeist phenomena.  His early interest was encouraged by his late uncle Trevor Kenward, a long term and highly respected member of the world famous 'Ghost Club.'   The 'Ghost Club' is the oldest psychical research organisation on the planet.  Its roots date back to 1862 when it was formed at Trinity College in Cambridge.  Former eminent members of the 'Ghost Club' include the famous author Charles Dickens, the actor Peter Cushing and paranormal experts Harry Price and Peter Underwood.  

Mark was fortunate to receive expert tuition from his late uncle Trevor Kenward, and on two occasions was privileged to be given tuition and advice from Peter Underwood, the then President of the 'Ghost Club.'   For a long period of time Trevor Kenward's wife Marilyn (Mark's Aunt), was responsible for the 'Ghost Clubs' general finances and admin.   Mark is now semi-retired and lives back in Southoe, the village where he grew up.   He's a very keen Sportsman and his other passions include Reading, Classic Rock Music and traditional English Cider!   Thanks to his late father Harold (a born and bred Liverpudlian), he is also a lifelong and very passionate follower of Liverpool F.C.  

I can honestly say I have stepped out of my comfort zone with this read. I usually stay clear of paranormal stories and I’m not too keen on non fiction so now your asking why I’ve read it. Well I live in Bedfordshire which is the county next to Huntingdonshire where this book is written about. 

This is an A4 sized book with plenty of pages to dig into. I found myself reading a few chapters each time I picked it up. The photos and illustrations are fantastic. 

Great praise to the author on writing this story. He’s written it in such a way that a lay person like myself can read and enjoy. There’s a great wealth of information in this book that I found very interesting. 

I can honestly say I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to reading more from this author.