Now it’s not often that you can say you remember what you were doing when you first read a book by, or became aware of, a particular author. It isn’t in my case anyway. I read a lot of books to be fair – it is a not a reflection on the author or the book. Unless, of course, said book makes a particular impression on you, one which is hard to forget. That is exactly what happened to me when I picked up and read my first book by Rachel Abbott, The Back Road. Continue reading “Author Spotlight: #RachelAbbott #ComeALittleCloser @RachelAbbott @1stMondayCrime”
Today it is my absolute pleasure to bring you a guest post from author Rachel Amphlett. Rachel writes two of my favourite series, the Dan Taylor action thrillers and the Kay Hunter crime thrillers so any time I hear there is a new book on the horizon I am filled with joy. I’ll be sharing Rachel’s post with you, and my thoughts on her new release, Call To Arms which is out today, just as soon as we’ve seen what the book is all about.
About the Book
Loyalty has a price.
Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.
Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.
Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.
But as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.
Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…
Call to Arms is a gripping police procedural, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:
1. SCARED TO DEATH
2. WILL TO LIVE
3. ONE TO WATCH
4. HELL TO PAY
5. CALL TO ARMS
Today I am delighted to bring to you all an extract from Spring On The Little Cornish Isles by Phillipa Ashley, and thanks to Sabah Khan at Avon for inviting me to join the tour. Let’s see what the book is all about.
About the Book
Fans of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews will love this gorgeous new book from the author of the bestselling Cornish Café series.
Jess has lived at the idyllic flower farm on the Isles of Scilly her whole life, but when her boyfriend Adam leaves without explanation, Jess discovers that even her little slice of Cornish heaven can be lonely.
For the first time in Will’s life, he’s met someone he can’t stop thinking about. But nothing is simple when the woman of your dreams is working for you.
Gaby is running away from painful memories, and where could be more perfect than a remote island off the Cornish coast? But to put the past behind her, she must keep moving … however much she might want to stay.
Nothing is simple, even on paradise. Will love bloom for the residents of the little Cornish Isles?
Today I am delighted (and a little scared) to be taking part in the blog tour for Rachel’s Abbott’s latest novel, Come A Little Closer. I am not scared about being part of the tour. Reading and reviewing is the easy bit, but because I am a little mad, I’ve agreed to take part in the writing challenge.
The premise – given a prompt of a paragraph and several key items, I need to continue the story. You have no idea how hard that actually is until you try. Ask me to write 800 words as a review and I fly – try stopping me. 800 words of interesting, engaging and potentially thrilling story … well. We’ll see just how bad it is in a moment or two. First – let’s see what the book is all about …
About the Book
They will be coming soon. They come every night.
Snow is falling softly as a young woman takes her last breath.
Fifteen miles away, two women sit silently in a dark kitchen. They don’t speak, because there is nothing left to be said.
Another woman boards a plane to escape the man who is trying to steal her life. But she will have to return, sooner or later.
These strangers have one thing in common. They each made one bad choice – and now they have no choices left. Soon they won’t be strangers, they’ll be family…
When DCI Tom Douglas is called to the cold, lonely scene of a suspicious death, he is baffled. Who is she? Where did she come from? How did she get there? How many more must die?
Who is controlling them, and how can they be stopped?
This morning I am delighted to be taking part in the cover reveal for the latest Kay Hunter book from Rachel Amphlett. Book 5. Five!!! Can you believe it? Doesn’t seem like five minutes since I was doing my daily walk down to Asda and reading about the Richards’ frantic search for their missing daughter. What a journey we have been on since then. Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Rachel Amphlett – Kay Hunter is back … soon @RachelAmphlett”