Today I’m pleased to welcome author Eve Seymour to the blog to help me spread a little more book love. Before we take a look at her secret book crush, let’s find out a little more about Eve.
E.V. Seymour is the author of ten novels and has had a number of short stories broadcast on BBC Radio Devon. After a short and successful career in PR in London and Birmingham, she married and disappeared to Devon.
Five children later, she returned and began to write seriously and has bent the ears of numerous police officers, firearms officers, scenes of crime, the odd lawyer and United Nations personnel.
She also works by day as a freelance editorial consultant, specialising in crime fiction and thrillers.
Somewhere in Vixenhead, I’m certain the truth lies…
A sudden disappearance…
When Roz Outlaw’s partner Tom mysteriously vanishes, she knows his life is in danger. Tom has been distracted lately, afraid, as though he is being hunted…
A desperate search…
With the police showing little interest Roz knows it falls to her to find Tom. But as Tom’s secrets are uncovered nothing can prepare Roz for the dark lies and twisted truths she finds. She thought she loved Tom, but quickly realises she has been living with a stranger – a man with murder in his past.
A house of evil.
The key to unlocking Tom’s past lies in his childhood home – Vixenhead. A house of wickedness that keeps its secrets well hidden. Can Roz find Tom before it’s too late or will the evil within Vixenhead claim her too…
Favourite book from childhood
‘Thumbelina and Other Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen’ – and I still have it, although it’s pretty battered.
The first book you fell in love with
‘Sons and Lovers’ by D H Lawrence
Biggest book crush
The book character you’re totally in love with
Corny but true: Jack Reacher – and I don’t mean as portrayed by Tom Cruise! Reacher is cool, intelligent, defends others and has integrity. Oh, and he’s massively tall. What’s not to like?!
Weirdest book crush
‘You’ by Caroline Kepnes. It’s a weird ‘Marmite’ novel but so extraordinarily memorable.
Hardest break up
The book you didn’t want to end
‘Marking Time’ the last in the Cazalet series of novels by Elizabeth Jane Howard
The one that got away
The book in your TBR or wish list that you regret not having started yet.
‘Pendulum’ by Adam Hamdy – and I will read it.
Guilty Reading pleasure
I’m going to come at this from an odd angle: there is an author who hit the news for all the wrong reasons some years ago. When once I stated that I loved his books, there was a lot of ‘tut tutting’ so I immediately felt rather guilty for confessing my admiration. Anyway, I highly rate ‘A Simple Act of Violence’ by R J Ellory.
Love one, love them all
Favourite series or genre
I’m a late starter to crime fiction, but once hooked, no turning back
Your latest squeeze
Favourite read of the last 12 months
‘Jericho’s War’ by Gerald Seymour (no relation).
Blind date for a friend
If you were to set a friend up with a blind date (book) which one would it be?
‘The Twelve’ by Stuart Neville. Brilliantly original and gripping, it thwacked me between the eyes.
Greatest love of all
Favourite book of all time.
Fiendishly difficult and I suspect I might change my mind tomorrow but: ‘The Given Day’ by Dennis Lehane
Thanks Eve. Some great choices there from one of my favourite genres of fiction. I’ve had You on my to be read list for over a year now. I really must try and push it up the pile a little as it sounds so good. Not quite sure why choosing your favourite book of all time is hard though 😉 (Mine changes regularly)
So folks. Do you have any suggestions for Eve? You can see she’s a total crime fiction buff so I’m pretty sure that there are some people out there who might be able to recommend a book or two (or twenty or thirty…)
Join me next week when author Patricia Furstenberg stops by to spread a little more #booklove
Have a fab day all