Spring Reads: Guest post by Lee Cockburn (@lee_leecockburn; @authorightUKPR)

Hi everyone. Again I’m delighted to be handing over my blog as part of the Spring Reading Week. Today I welcome author Lee Cockburn who is going to share with us some of the inspiration for the characters in her book, PorcelainL Flesh of Innocents. First of all, here is what the book is about.

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Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing paedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller by a real-life police sergeant. 

High-powered businessmen are turning up tortured around the city of Edinburgh with one specific thing in common — a sinister double life involving pedophilia. Leaving his ‘victims’ in a disturbing state, the individual responsible calls the police and lays bare the evidence of their targets’ twisted misdemeanours to discover, along with a special memento of their own troubled past — a chilling calling card. Once again heading the investigation team is Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks, along with her partner Detective Constable Marcus Black, who are tasked not only with tracking the perpetrator down but also dealing with the unusual scenario of having to arrest the victims for their own barbarous crimes. But with the wounded piling up the predator’s thirst for revenge intensifies and soon Nicks discovers that she is no longer chasing down a sinister attacker but a deadly serial killer.

Vivid, dark and deeply unsettling Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is the perfect next read for serious crime and police thriller fans.

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#BlogTour Review: In Plain Sight by M.A. Comley @Melcom1; @Bloodhoundbook

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No one is safe… not even the police.

DI Hero Nelson is used to violent crime but this one is personal. When he’s called to a crime scene he discovers the victims are two police officers one of whom is a good friend.

Determined to track down the killer, he’s dealt another blow as the body count continues to rise. To catch the killer before he strikes again, Hero calls upon the public for help. But when the criminal ups the ante by taking hostages, he soon regrets his actions.

Can Hero and the police catch the murderer before more innocent victims are hurt?

Hero must apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight before the time runs out. Continue reading “#BlogTour Review: In Plain Sight by M.A. Comley @Melcom1; @Bloodhoundbook”

Blog Tour: Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero (@Authoright)

Today I am delighted to share with you a brief extract from Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero as part of the blog tour.

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What would happen if a character, even if only roughly sketched in the mind of a writer, decided to take on a life independent of his creator in order to take revenge against all the other characters that this author had created in his other books?

This is what happens to the legendary writer Gustave Flaubert, when his character Harel-Bey comes to life with a grudge to bear. Even the imaginary characters of books that Monsieur Flaubert has never actually written, but had long pondered and discussed with his most intimate friends, begin to stir with their own motivations.

Quite unexpectedly, Harel-Bey begins a long and difficult journey through the writings of Monsieur Flaubert to try to understand the reasons that induced the writer to write so many books and stories, but never the one that would have had him as leading protagonist. As a vengeful killer, Harel-Bey is determined to murder all of the protagonists of the books and stories Flaubert has written. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination by Giuseppe Cafiero (@Authoright)”

Blog Tour: Drive By Shouting by Mark Chase (@emmamitchellfpr; @markchaseuk;@3ppublishing1)

Today, I’m part of the blog tour for Drive By Shouting by Mark Chase. Keep on reading for an author interview about Mark’s road to publication. But first, just what is the book all about?

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When Matt Mann grabbed success by the throat, he also trampled on the dreams of Gram Kane, his closest friend. Matt has ridden the gravy train for seven heady years, whilst successfully keeping a lid on his old friend’s resentment. That is, until now.


Matt’s moral vacuum has now seen him betray yet another friend, but this time it’s one who has the power to ruthlessly punish him and take away everything that he’s achieved.
Drive-By Shouting is an exhilarating showbiz ride, with a bitter comic edge and a palpable undercurrent of malevolence.
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Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)

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A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? Continue reading “Review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole (@Daniel_P_Cole; @TrapezeBooks)”