Review: A macho action thriller from Dave Stanton, author of the Dan Reno series



Dave Stanton - Hard Prejudice_cover_high res (2)Thrills and spills – and dead bodies too – come fast and furious in Hard Prejudice, the sixth outing for Dave Stanton’s bounty hunter and private eye Dan Reno.

This is a satisfyingly macho action thriller that’s not for the faint-hearted.

Reno, and his sidekick, ex-cop Cody, don’t believe in a softly-softly approach when it comes to dealing with the bad guys.

And, though, Reno, at least, sometimes suffers night Continue reading

A day in the life of…Karen Cole of Hair Past A Freckle


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karengarden (5)My name: Hi, I’m Karen. I live in Shaftesbury, Dorset (home of Gold Hill from the famous Hovis advert) and blog at Hair Past A Freckle.

People often ask me about my blog’s name – it was actually something my father used to say when I was growing up.

If you’re unaware of the saying, it’s something said in response to somebody asking the time, usually because the person isn’t wearing a watch – or, in the case of my Dad, just to be annoying!

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Meet the author: an adventurous life inspires The Picture writer Roger Bray


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The Picture (2)Life, says Roger Bray, author of The Picture, is an endless adventure.

And he’s had plenty of adventures – serving in the navy, fighting in wars and, finally, as a police officer, where he was medically retired after sustaining a serious injury protecting a woman in a domestic violence incident.

A period of depression followed. But he firmly believes that when one door closes, another opens. So, he enrolled in college and studied for bachelor and master degrees where, alongside the qualifications, he discovered an unexpected bonus. Continue reading

Meet the author. AJ Waines asks, what if your daughter becomes your enemy?

AJ (Alison) Waines is a hugely successful author, she has sold over 450,000 books worldwide and topped the UK and Australian Kindle Charts in two consecutive years with her number one bestseller, Girl on a Train.

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Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, she is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in the UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary and USA (audiobooks).

Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries.

Her most recent book is Don’t You Dare, a thriller that explores the dark side of a mother-daughter relationship when pushed to the limit.
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Blog Tour: Rise of the Soul Catchers, edgy YA from Karen King




ROTSC cover (2)Introducing Rise of the Soul Catchers: an edgy YA romantic adventure, from Amazon best selling author Karen King.

Currently available for pre-order from Amazon, Rise of the Soul Catchers, previously published as Sapphire Blue, will be re-released by Littwitz Press on April 25.



What the blurb says:

Can love survive anything – even death?

Sapphire and Will vow to love each other forever.

But when a car crash ends that dream all too soon, they find themselves separated in an afterlife with zones named after the colours of the rainbow.

Determined to find each other, they start an adventurous journey alongside a cast of characters they don’t know whether to trust.

They finally meet again in the terror-fuelled Red Zone, where the dreaded Soul Catchers plan on taking over the entire afterworld, and are plunged into a dangerous battle.

Is their love strong enough to survive against the odds?

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Review: gritty Northern noir continues Liz Mistry’s DI Gus McGuire series


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Uncommon CrueltyIt wasn’t until I sat down to write this review that the full significance of the title of the fourth novel in Liz Mistry’s DI Gus McGuire series struck home.

Sadly, I can’t elaborate.

But DO read Uncommon Cruelty and find out.

And, if this multi-layered, multi-voiced crime procedural doesn’t keeping you guessing right to the end, I’ll eat my hat.

The dreadlocked McGuire isn’t a typical copper – he can’t stand the sight of blood for one thing, which is a bit of a handicap when he has Continue reading

A day in the life of…Laurie Bell of


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Laurie Bell 2 (2)My name and website link: My name is Laurie Bell and I’m an author, blogger and an Aussie, living down under at the bottom of Aus where the weather truly does change through all seasons in a day, sometimes in one afternoon.

It’s currently autumn so, of course, yesterday was like a summer day and later this week it will be winter.

Rule of thumb is to layer your clothes.

My blog can be found at You can also find me on Twitter @Laurienotlori.

I’m a lover of and writer of fantasy and science fiction. So that’s what you will find on my blog. A lot of short and long pieces of flash fiction, drabbles, rambles and Continue reading

What I’m reading: come and join me today on WWW Wednesday


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WWW Wednesday logoIt’s WWW Wednesday again: and, hip hip hooray, I finally finished The Book Thief, which has been on my currently reading pile for weeks.

And I also managed to knock a couple of other books off my TBR pile.

A good reading week.

So here’s my WWW Wednesday.

What’s WWW Wednesday? It’s a fun way to share what you’ve been reading and which books on your TBR pile you hope to tackle next.

It’s currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Books and it’s easy to join in.

Simply answer the three questions below, post on your blog and then click here on Continue reading