#CoverReveal: Robert Bryndza @RobertBryndza @bookouture

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Well when Kim said who’s up for a cover reveal of Robert Bryndza new book, how could I refuse, I jumped on that bandwagon. Now its time to race all over Twitter and Facebook and let all you fans of Bryndza see the amazing new cover for Deadly Secrets (Book 6 of the Detective Erika Foster series).

Before I raise the curtain how about a wee sneaky taster of what to expect from Deadly Secrets, have a look at the book synopsis, then maybe a pre-order will be in order.


Deadly Secrets: An absolutely gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Erika Foster Book 6)

To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.

On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?

Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.

Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger…

From the global million-copy bestselling author comes a totally heart-racing, hold-your-breath read that will keep you hooked until the very last page.

Wow what do you think, intrigued, want to see more, come a little closer, the curtains about to rise…..

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Ta-dah, look at that cover! The imagery always takes my breath away with Roberts books, a sense of foreboding, now Deadly Secrets is coming your way..

Available to pre-order now, due for release on the 13th of April: Amazon UK

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Lets get to know Robert Bryndza a little shall we, here’s a piece of Author Bio to whet your appetite.

Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice, which is the first in his Detective Erika Foster series.

The Night Stalker, Dark Water and Last Breath are the second, third, and fourth books in the series, and the fifth book, Cold Blood has just been published.

Robert’s books have sold over 2 million copies and have been translated into 27 languages.

In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.

You can find out more about the author at www.robertbryndza.com and on Twitter and Instagram @RobertBryndza


#BlogTour: CARGO by J.C. MACEK III


Well its with the utmost pleasure to be part of the Blog tour for Cargo by J.C. Macek III, Sarah Hardy always manages to lull me in with that false sense of security, you know when you get that email, I try very hard not too look but I fail miserably every time. So thanks to Sarah I now have another author I have to keep an eye on ha ha ha. Thanks to J.C. Macek III, Bloodhound and our lovely Sarah for another Blog Tour… its epic!

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Book Synopsis

Over the years Anthony Peterson has amassed a fortune, numerous properties, a trophy wife and a reputation for ruthless business dealings. He is a man who is used to getting his own way.

But when Peterson wakes to find himself locked in a metal shipping container, with only a cell phone and twenty-four hours of air left, he begins to unravel.

Desperate to escape Peterson soon learns that there is more to the container than he first realised. And when the kidnappers call and demand ten million dollars, while threatening to murder and rape his beautiful wife if he doesn’t comply, Peterson must fight to meet their impossible terms or face being left to die alone in the darkness.

Why has Peterson been targeted?
Who are those responsible for his kidnap?
And will Peterson make out of the container alive?

Cargo is an edge of your seat thriller about the choices we make.

Want a copy, now available to buy

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My Review

Cargo is the first book by author J.C. Macek III I’ve had the opportunity to read and it certainly won’t be the last.

Cargo took me on an exhilarating journey over a period of 24 hrs, following the plight of Anthony Peterson, who finds himself trapped in a cargo container with demands from his kidnappers for a ransom sum of 10 million dollars, with the stipulation no police involvement or his wife will be murdered. A mobile phone, 24hrs of oxygen, can Peterson raise the money before the time runs out.

Cargo is very much an underestimated book in my opinion, the slight inclination of the what the plot is about was enough for me to falter, draw breath and plow through the book. I felt the power of the kidnappers, the helplessness of Peterson and the very air sucking out of my own body as I turned the pages. I love a book synopsis that hints but doesn’t fill my boots as such before I open the book, J.C Macek III nailed it for me.

There are loads of questions to be answered, Who is involved? Why have they chosen Peterson? Will Peterson make it out alive? Has the past a bearing on the present? Only you can discover the answers.

As you can see I didn’t really go into any detail of the book only because I want you to read it for yourself, find out what I loved about it, if you’ve not read any from Macek III what you waiting for I can’t see you being disappointed.

Are you ready for a book that I found hard to lay down, well get a wriggle on and grab your copy today.

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Thank you to Bloodhound Books, Sarah Hardy and J.C. Macek III for the advanced readers copy of Cargo to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


Author Bio

He began writing at a very young age and launched his professional writing career after graduating from Louisiana State University with a BA in English Literature.
His first noteworthy professional writing was in the world of entertainment journalism. He became a movie, TV, book and music reviewer which soon expanded to film history columns and celebrity interviews. Over the years, J.C. has become known in his professional life for interviewing bands such as The Cult, Judas Priest, Faith No More, The Zombies, Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Queens of the Stone Age’s Nick Oliveri and KMFDM.

After writing literally thousands of articles, columns, reviews and interviews for multiple print and online magazines, J.C. published his first novel Seven Days to Die: A Jake Slater Mystery in 2016. He followed this success in 2017 with a collection of short stories and novellas entitled The Pretty Good and Pretty Representative Stories of J.C. Maçek III. This collection continues the hardboiled detective saga of Jake Slater with the new novella The Pestilence of Spring: A Jake Slater Mystery.

J.C. is also an actor, musician, director and film producer. His most recent film is [Cargo], produced by J.C. and written and directed by James Dylan. As producer, J.C. also took the commission to write the novelization to [Cargo] which will be published by Bloodhound Books in early 2018.

J.C. lives in Southern California with his wife, daughters and a veritable zoo full of pets. He is currently working on more Jake Slater crime novels starting with the thriller Hard Core and is looking to expand the mythos of [Cargo].

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Cover Reveal: Shalini Boland @ShaliniBoland @bookouture


Its an honour and a delight to be part of the cover reveal for the new release from author Shalini Boland – The Child Next Door, publication date 29th March, before we take a look at the cover lets take a peek at what we can expect from Shalini’s newest book.

Official Synopsis

‘Thrilling, intense. Readers of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love Shalini Boland.’ Red Adept

‘Don’t take my baby.’

Kirstie Rawlings is jolted awake by a child crying. Racing up the stairs to check on her new-born, she is plunged into every parents’ worst nightmare.

She hears an unknown male voice in the baby monitor. Is someone trying to steal her little girl?

In the bedroom, her daughter is safe asleep in her cot. But the voice must be coming from a nearby house. And there aren’t any other children living on her quiet country road…

The police don’t believe her. And neither does her husband.

Kirstie knows something isn’t right. She thought she could trust her neighbours, now she isn’t sure. As she unravels the secrets of the people living on her street, Kirstie’s perfect life begins to fall apart.

Because someone is hiding a terrible lie. And they will do anything to stop Kirstie uncovering the truth. But is the danger closer to home than she thinks?

From the top ten bestselling author of The Secret Mother, this completely gripping psychological thriller will make you wonder what really goes on behind closed doors. And will keep you guessing from the first page until the final shocking twist.

Well what do you think?

By god am I going to be first in line to grab myself a copy Of The Child Next Door, Shalini Boland has captivated my imagination and I want to read more about this psychological thriller.

Okay the moment you’ve been waiting for its time to reveal the cover, drum roll please….

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What an intriguing image, what’s on the opposite side of that door, is it safe, only one way to find, who wants to join me in getting a copy, well here’s the pre-order link: Amazon UK

Author Bio

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Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

Want to know more about Shalini Boland, well here’s where you’ll find out:







The Silent Girls - Blog TourIt’s with great pleasure to be part of the gang on publication day celebrating with a #BlogBlast for The Silent Girls by Dylan Young, a debut thriller with Detective Anna Gwynne.


Title: The Silent Girls

Author: Dylan Young

Amazon Links:    🇬🇧 UK http://amzn.to/2gD4wXE
🇺🇸 US http://amzn.to/2zys4Rc

Book Description

‘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.

My Review

The Silent Girls is the first in the series surrounding Detective Anna Gwynne by the fantastic author Dylan Young. Dylan opens with a crime which will have you gasping at the reality of how probable this violation of another human being could occur. The intense darkness drags you deeper into the depths of perpetual hell giving you a sense of bewilderment and a tangible feeling of suspense.

Two crimes, is there a historical connection, Detective Anna Gwynne is investigating both with the aid of an unlikely source, a serial killer Hector Shaw, who has a predilection for Gwynne. Can Gwynne save another girl before its too late, fingers point to the convicted killer of Emily Risman, but Anna believes there is more to the investigation and that the serial killer is still at large.

Hector Shaw a convicted serial killer draws Anna in but what are his intensions, does he really know who is responsible, Anna has to traverse the mind of a serial killer and hope that she is not leading herself into danger. There are so many suspects, I couldn’t believe how Dylan managed to lead me a merry dance. I mentally pointed my finger, eradiating suspects but with twists I didn’t see coming I always seemed to come full circle, doubting my powers of deduction. For all my speculations Dylan bamboozled me and he won out, bravo, a definite sign of spanking good thriller.

A fantastic 5*police thriller in which I thoroughly loved, delving deep into the dark mind of a serial killer, chilling my very soul. The Silent Girls drips with intense and insatiable criminal desire, pulling you deeper into the darkest of minds.

Thank you to Dylan Young, Bookouture and Noelle for allowing me to read and review an advanced readers copy of The Silent Girls and to be part of the #BlogBlast on publication day.

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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.

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ dyoungwrites/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ dyoungwrites
WEBSITE: http://www.dylanyoungauthor. com/




Keep Her Safe - Blog Tour

Well its the start of a new Blog Tour year, 2017 has come an gone, 2018 has certainly started with a bang, Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker without a doubt started the party…… so lets raise a glass, turn on the kindle and get this shindig under way.

With thanks to @Bookwalter @bookouture and @nholten40 for a fantastic start to 2018 with #BlogBlitz #KeepHerSafe #Buttclencher


Title: Keep Her Safe

Author: Richard Parker

Amazon Links: 🇬🇧 UK http://amzn.to/2hY0xBv
🇺🇸 US http://amzn.to/2yHEXJo

Book Description

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.

Wave your kindle in the air,
Like you just don’t care.

Richard Parker has took me way down there,
Showing me the darkside, with his writing flair.

Wave your kindle in the air,
Like you just don’t care.

Come on everybody…..

Okay, okay I’ll behave… hahaha not!

My Review

Richard has written a masterpiece of deliciously, devious darkness in his newest book, Keep Her Safe. Lock your door and turn on the lights, the opening chapter delivers an irrefutable sucker punch which will open all the flood gates of your worst fears, dare you read alone.

Maggie a single mother is awoken in the middle of the night by an intruder, a woman, Maggie knows the reason, a game of cat and mouse, follow the directions and your child will stay safe.

How far would you go to protect your child.

The pages flew as I delved deeper and deeper into the plot, but don’t think for one minute I’m going to give anything away. The synopsis is the ember which will ignite the fires within your imagination, filling your very mind with fear, intense anticipation, compelling you to ride the rollercoaster and hold on tight.

Richard has written Keep Her Safe with few characters, the use of two main characters, strengthens the plot, making it easier to connect with them, preventing the spaghetti junction which can occur in books with too many personas. I found that I sidled back and forth between the women feeling each and every emotion as there dilemma unfolded. The dark, ruthless and conniving personality of the psychopath pulling the strings filled my very soul with dread, an outpouring of ice water running through my veins but it didn’t stop me from wanting to know who and why they were trying to control these two women, to what end.

The short, sharp chapters satisfied my need and desire to devour every word written without losing momentum, pushing further and further into the book, looking behind me, checking every dark corner and holding my breath waiting for the next surge of twists.

Richard put the skids on me with the conclusion, after all the racing, turning and twisting, OMG that end smacked me in the face, wowzers I couldn’t predict the outcome, I’m still trying to scoop my jaw up from the floor.

Grasp your kindle with both hands you’ll be in for the ride of your life, go on lets get the party started, download today…………remember my advice #Dontreadalone 

Thanks to Richard Parker, Bookouture, and Noelle Holten for a stonking great read which executed perfectly my every dream of a rip roaring, butt clenching, OMG psychological thriller.


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.

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/richard.jayparker.9
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bookwalter
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bemykiller/?hl=en
WEBSITE: http://www.richardjayparker.com/








Eye for an Eye (Jessica Daniel series Book 12) by [Wilkinson, Kerry]

Book Description

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson’s Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past.

Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester’s streets with a new identity.

But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it’s not him – but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him?

DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: Keep an eye on Walker – but that’s not all Jessica has to do.

Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiancé.

All the while, faces from Jessica’s past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word…

Available to Buy

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My Review

Kerry Wilkinson has gone and done it again, releasing the 12th book in the Jessica Daniels series, An Eye For An Eye, is there any more that Kerry can publish, a relentless series which just gets better and better the more Kerry writes. If you haven’t read any of the books regarding Jessica Daniels, I would regard it as a must to obtain the full effect of the continuation of the series. 

An Eye For An Eye opens with the release of a known serial murderer who killed women seventeen years previously, Walker spent his years incarcerated in a hospital where medication controlled his psychosis. Within a short after his release a murder is committed bearing all the hallmarks of his past crimes, is he stable and no longer a threat or has he committed another heinous crime. Jessica becomes embroiled in the case surrounding Walker supporting witness protection, but also investigating the possibilities that Walker may have pulled the wool over the experts eyes and is not reformed.

While Jessica tackles one investigation, she is compelled to examine another, a rocker Blaine Banner believes he is being targeted and someone is trying to kill him, if this wasn’t enough Jessica’s case load just intensifies, cumulating in three investigations including a missing fiancé. 

Jessica’s personal life is still in a perpetual state of turmoil, but her gutsy and strength of character, is what pertains to get her through a day. Jessica in this series has decisions to make which will affect everyone surrounding her. Kerry has built strong characters into the plotline some I didn’t care for but hey ho we can’t all be perfect. If I’m truthful Blaine Banner was a character that don’t sit well with me, maybe because of his childish antics in procuring the services of the police to pander to his insane revelations pertaining to the attempt on his life.

Kerry managed to build a plot which held my attention and had me gravitating to the main investigation but also as light relief the side plots facilitated a smooth transition of different investigative styles that Jessica portrayed according to the scenario.

An Eye For An Eye is a thoroughly captivating book which I couldn’t leave alone, the intense and suspenseful narration had me literally begging for more, roll on the next in the series,

Thank you to Kerry Wilkinson for the advanced readers copy of An Eye For An Eye to read and review in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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Author Bio

Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.

As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.

Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.

When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.

Upcoming and recent UK releases:

Two Sisters (standalone): Out now
The Girl Who Came Back (standalone): Out now
Eye For An Eye (Jessica Daniel): January 2018
One Cloudy Night (standalone): Spring 2018
The Death And Life Of Eleanor Parker (standalone): June 2018

Find out more at:

http://kerrywilkinson.com or http://facebook.com/KerryWilkinsonBooks





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#BlogTour #TheSilentChildren @carolewyer @bookouture

Its now December, all The Silent Children are sleeping, all seen but not heard, waiting on Santa, all tucked up in bed. Mums and Dads invite Carol Wyer in, a tempting bottle of wine and a serial killer thriller, WoW how divine.

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Author : Carol Wyer
Title : The Silent Children
Series : DI Robyn Carter #4
Pages : 360
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : December 7, 2017

Book Description

The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this…

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint.

Then a nurse is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her friend’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies connected, and has the killer only just begun?

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing.

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost?

An absolutely heart-stopping and compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.

My Review


When it was announced that Carol Wyer was releasing the fourth book in the series of DI Robyn Carter I hotfooted it to Bookouture and slapped my name down for the BlogTour hosted by Kim Nash. The desperation to get my hands on a copy of The Silent Children was almost tangible, nothing prepared me for what was to come.

The cover of The Silent Children, fills me with anticipation, a little dread but a huge heap of intrigue, then there’s that opening chapter……

Did someone just open a cavernous space in my mind, I was sucked into the vortex of The Silent Children from the turn of the first page, weaving my way through the words, Carol provoked a response of shock and awe, messing with my head.

The DI Robyn Carter series could easily be read as a stand a lone, but I have read them in order. Each book builds another piece of the puzzle a possibility that we will uncover the truth or is this another illusion that will be kept tightly under wraps.

DI Carter is involved in investigating the death of a local man in an open and popular country area, not much in the way of DNA, but small snips of clues appear, do they bear signification to the latest death, a young woman she appears has fallen down the stairs. A thoroughly tangled web of deceit, screaming out of the pages for me to delve deep into the unknown.

I had a giggle or two when Carol wrote about DI Carter having to share a room with Shearer, I think its quite evident that Shearer has a slight soft spot for Carter, and I think he is hoping Carter will reciprocate. Plenty of niggles, squabbles and banter. But someone else has an eye for Robyn, or is her imagination.

Carol sent me on a wild goose chase, following blindly I tentatively tested each turn, each twist only to be spun around on the red herring roundabout. I was bamboozled, I scratched my proverbial itch, but try as I might Carol blew every suspect I had out the pages, leaving me in utter shock when I everything unfolded before my eyes.

The Silent Children tantalises the taste buds, leaving a surge of pleasure racing through your veins, the words flowing through every area of my brain, weaving in and out, smooth and explosive. If you haven’t tried any of Carol Wyer’s now’s the time, grab a copy, start at the beginning and follow DI Robyn Carter and see if you don’t fall for Carols intense story telling.

Thank you to Bookouture, Carol Wyer and Kim Nash for an amazing Blog Tour, utterly amazing. Id like to that everyone involved for the advanced readers copy of The Silent Children in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Carol E. Wyer is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. More recently she has chosen to write for the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers, starting with the gripping best-seller, Little Girl Lost.
Her book Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and writes regularly for The Huffington Post.
Carol is a signed author with Bookouture and Delancey Press.

To learn more about Carol, go to:

www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol blogs at www.facing50withhumour.com and www.grumpyoldmenopause.com








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#BlogBlitz #theothermother @thewriterjude @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

Its futile to try, I’m not even going too, can I justify it, no I can’t, its a transgression I can’t vilify and I won’t let it pass my lips or my fingertips……..

Don’t try, just buy, its a psychological thriller which will leave you on a high

The Other Mother by J.A. Baker

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Book Description

Three troubled women. One deadly secret.

Lissy and her daughter, Rosie, live a quiet life in Yorkshire, however when events at Rosie’s school come to light, their peaceful existence is shattered.

Meanwhile, middle-aged women Erica and Beverley appear to have perfect lives but behind closed doors things are not as they seem.

All three women are tied together by a dark past that goes back to their school days. A child was murdered and one of the women is to blame.

But is the person responsible for the child’s death the same person who was blamed for it all those years ago?

As secrets from their past begin to surface it becomes clear that someone has revenge in their sights…

Available to Buy

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My Review

The start is the hardest part to begin but its a necessity so I can come to the end.

There is never a truer saying, once I started The Other Mother the trepidation grew as I plundered the pages of my kindle, the more I accelerated the harder it was to stop, chapter after chapter until the story was told.

The Other Mother is the third of J.A Baker’s psychological thrillers, and beejeezus has it surpassed all expectations. I though nothing could beat her other two books but bloody hell I’m gobsmacked.

The flow of the plot seeped slowly through the chapters, gathering momentum before Wham it hits you in the face, your eyes dancing across the pages, the stealth of the very conundrum your trying to solve bouncing across your brain just out of reach no matter how much you try to grab for it.

Okay three characters, all women, one deadly secret, each and every thread building the characters are fraught with deceptive prowess, hidden agendas, a past, each one wishing to hide from, run from, but the past is catching up……… revenge, a dish best served cold.

There were several incidences where I held my breath uttering words like ‘OMG what’s that all about’, it was hilarious when even my hubby asked what I was reading that was making me so vocal, hahahaha.

Its so hard to abstain from revealing too much of The Other Mother, the plot is unquestionably about how much you would throw caution to the wind whilst being on the edge, clinging to the pages observing the past unfurrowing before my eyes. Can you find a way through, unravelling the detail that Judith has planted before you.

I’m not giving anything away, its too good to spoil, my advice to you is to go grab a copy, make yourself a drink, get settled and be prepared to lose a day or two, and file under the heading Read and Recover in a space in your head,

Well J.A Baker The Other Mother is phenomenal, I’m glad my pastime is reading, I hate to miss a great read, this blew me away.

Thanks to Bloodhound Books and J.A. Baker for the advanced readers copy to read and review. Thanks also go to Sarah Hardy for a spanking great BlogBlitz, I can hardly contain myself for any future releases.

Available to Buy

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Author Bio

Born in Middlesbrough too many years ago to mention, J. A. Baker developed a deep appreciation of literature and reading from a young age after being introduced to it by her parents. Weekly visits to the library were the norm and after being handed a collection of Edgar Allen Poe stories by her father, her love for the darker side of fiction slowly grew. She is an avid reader of all books but is drawn in particular, to psychological thrillers.

After many rejections (too many to mention!) her debut novel, Undercurrent, was published by Bloodhound Books in March 2017 and made it into the top 100 Amazon chart in both the UK and Canada. She is currently putting the finishing touches to her third novel and working on her fourth one.

J. A. Baker has four grown up children and lives in a village on the outskirts of Darlington with her husband Richard, and Theo, their barking mad dog.


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Oh my I was panicking, thinking You’re Next……….You’re Next for what you may ask, now that would be telling…..

You’re Next by Michael Fowler, thanks for the invite @CarolineBookBit been a pleasure to be involved in the Tour.


Author : Michael Fowler
Title : You’re Next
Series : DS Scarlett Macey #2
Pages : 256
Publisher : Caffeine Nights Publishing
Publication date : 9th November 2017

Book Description

It is the opening day of Detective Sergeant Scarlett Macey’s biggest case of her life – ‘The Lycra Rapist’ is standing trial for a series of brutal rapes. But things don’t go according to plan – the trial collapses – and James Green is freed. Scarlett is determined his freedom will not last long and immediately begins planning his downfall.

Meanwhile James Green has his own plans for revenge, and driven by feelings of hatred begins to pick out those who brought about his downfall – priming them for the kill.

Scarlett has faced many villains in the past, but never one quite as terrifying as James Green.

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My Review

Michael Fowler is a new author to me, I’ll admit I’ve read nothing previous to You’re Next, and as you may be aware its the second in the DS Scarlett Macey series, now don’t let this put you off I certainly didn’t. You’re Next would do just as well as a standalone due to there being sufficient backstory to carry the plot and the characters without the readers feeling bamboozled. I will say though if you get the opportunity start at the beginning with Scream, You Die.

Opening with a criminal case, James Green ‘The Lycra Rapist’ is on trial for multiple rapes, the case crumbles and falls apart on the first day, the victims are too scared to testify. The biggest case of DS Scarlett’s career has just dissolved, James Green walks free, Scarlett isn’t done with Green, determined he won’t walk the streets for long, Scarlett hatches a plan to rid society of Green, but he has ideas of his own.

You’re Next isn’t centred around just one investigation but coincides with other smaller but just as important crimes, which blended the plotline together, bringing in other characters from the team, plumping out the book making the whole plot that bit more juicy…..an exceptional way to get your teeth sunk into a gritty book.

Scarlett is a spunky Detective Sergeant, with a great deal of guile, solid characteristics which make for a highly likeable character, forefront to all of Scarlett’s personal attributes is her ability to guide and direct an investigation with ease. Scarlett is not one for being trampled on she asserts herself and leads with a strong sense of presence at work and in her personal life.

James Green, rotten too the core, a vehemently aggressive character who will chill the blood in your veins at the vision of his cruelty. James is a man I can honestly say I loath with a passion, he excretes a dark vile aura, which seems to engulf his whole demeanour, blackening his very soul.

You’re Next has short chapters which I found to produce a sharp, crisp and concise storyline which fulfilled my every need when turning the pages, devouring each and every word, gobbling them up until it was time to vacate the page and move on. Michael certainly managed to placate my appetite with the hardened grit, a true darkness and the depths of depravity another human can sink while on the hunt. It literally feels like the hunted has now become the hunter, a bit of role reversal but with a continued flip of the switch. Who’s going to win out.

Thanks to Michael Fowler and Caroline Vincent for an advanced readers copy of You’re Next in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion. Its been a pleasure, thanks again for having me on the Blog Tour.


Author Bio

Following retirement, after thirty-two years as a police officer, working mainly as a detective, Michael returned to the deadly business of murder, as a writer. His past work brought him very close to some nasty characters, including psychopaths, and gruesome cases, and he draws on that experience to craft his novels: There is nothing gentle about Michael’s stories.

His landmark novel Heart of the Demon, published in 2012, introduced Detective Sergeant Hunter Kerr. Michael has since written five novels and a novella featuring Kerr.  He also released the first DS Scarlett Macey book in 2016. Michael is also the author of a stand-alone crime novella and a true crime thriller.

Michael Fowler has another side to his life – a passion for art, and has found considerable success as an artist, receiving numerous artistic accolades. Currently, his oil paintings can be found in the galleries of Spencer Coleman Fine Arts.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

Social Media Links:

Website: www.mjfowler.co.uk
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelFowler1




#BlogTour The Liars Promise by @MTilburyAuthor @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury

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Book Description

How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?
During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.
At her wits end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.
Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?
The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment.

My Review

Do you remember the game Buzz Off where you need a steady hand to beat the buzzer, your adrenaline flows as you concentrate really hard, well The Liar’s Promise by Mark Tilbury requires a firm hand to control the rush of additive behaviour as I delved deep into the dark psychological mind of Mark Tilbury, trying to beat that book buzz.

Holy Hell an amazing stand alone psychological crime thriller with a touch of supernatural elements, can anyone want for more.

The Liar’s Promise hauls you in with a prologue that intensifies the read before its properly began, you know there’s no chance I’m going to back out now. Chloe is visiting the theatre with her mother Mel, but an unexpected turn has Chloe overwrought with emotion, talking about “The Tall Man”. Chloe starts displaying behaviours too old for her years, her narrative and drawings each constituting a presence that Chloe has no knowledge, everything becomes darker, more engorged with sinister trepidation. As the family become more embroiled in the events occurring to Chloe it becomes apparent that they are all in danger and have no choice but to fight for there lives.

That’s as far as I’m going to reveal about The Liar’s Promise, there’s no chance I’m giving anything away, I literally could scream from the highest pile of To Be Read Books, buy me, read me first, go on you know you want too. A magnificent, spine-chilling book that feels as if its crushing the very air out of your lungs, constantly firing every synapse in your brain with the darkness that seeps from the pages.

Thank you to Mark Tilbury, Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of The Liar’s Promise, in exchange for an honest review, very proud to be part of the Blog Tour to publicise The Liar’s Promise.

Available to Buy
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Author Bio:

Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.

After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.

He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his fourth novel, The Liar’s Promise, along with The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, by Bloodhound Books.

When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar,
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.

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