BOOK DESCRIPTION

If you liked Blood Orange you will love this!

From the moment they are born, twins Susan and Sarah are inseparable.  Through good and bad, the girls will always be together…forever.   Until they meet Jonny.   Older, charming and handsome, Jonny offers the girls the much-needed love and attention they crave.  But he can only choose one and for the first time in their lives the girls find themselves split apart – the invisible thread that binds them severed.

Set-free from her twin, Sarah builds a new life for herself, marries, has a daughter.  But Susan’s life spirals further and further out of control.

And now Susan is back.  And she’s determined to reclaim everything she feels Sarah has taken from her. 

Her home, her husband…her life?

                                                                         Author Bio – 

Jane is a coffee, chocolate and red wine lover, and a late-night writer of compelling, passionate, and emotionally charged fiction.  Jane's books may contain love, hate, violence, death, passion, a little swearing, and an ending you are never going to forget.

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PUBLICATION DATE: 20th November 2020

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BLOG TOUR, BOOK SPOTLIGHT - Silenced Girls by Roger Stelljes


                                                                 BOOK DESCRIPTION


Agent Tori Hunter takes in the body of the beautiful young woman curled up in the trunk of the car. Knowing what she will find, Tori gently lifts the bottom of the victim’s blouse. Decorating her back are two small dots an inch apart. Just like the others.


Guilt has kept FBI Agent Tori Hunter away from her home in Manchester Bay, Minnesota for twenty years, ever since her twin sister disappeared on the Fourth of July, when the girls should have been together. But when she receives an anonymous newspaper clipping about another missing girl, Genevieve, Tori is dragged back to the past. Just like Tori’s sister, Genevieve vanished without a trace, her empty car abandoned on a lonely lakeside road as Independence Day fireworks lit up the sky overhead.


Returning to Minnesota lake country, Tori finds Genevieve’s distraught parents desperate for answers. How could their beautiful, popular daughter be snatched so near her own home? Under pressure to make an arrest, the police have no time for Tori’s theories. Besides, they already have a suspect for Genevieve’s abductor: a local man seen flirting with her the night she disappeared.


When the suspect is found dead in his isolated cabin, his apparent suicide confirms his guilt to police. But Tori’s instincts tell her otherwise. Digging into cold cases, she discovers four women over the past twenty years who were found murdered in their cars late at night. Each had two puncture marks on her back. And when another missing young woman is found bound and strangled in the trunk of her own car, the tell-tale dots prove Tori’s suspicions tragically right. A dangerous killer is still out there…


Can Tori stop him before Genevieve meets the same fate? And if her twin’s kidnapper is pulling the strings, will Tori be the next to disappear?


An absolutely addictive mystery thriller that will have you turning the pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Kendra Elliot, Robert Dugoni and Tess Gerritsen.

                                                             AUTHOR BIO    



Roger Stelljes is the acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of pulse-pounding murder mystery and suspense novels, including the Tori Hunter and McRyan Mystery Series. Roger’s crime thrillers are noted for their fast-paced, yet intricate plots filled with layered and complex characters.

Roger started his first novel in July 2002 while on vacation in Minnesota’s Brainerd Lakes area and has been writing ever since. His debut book, The St. Paul Conspiracy, was nominated in genre fiction for the Minnesota Book Awards along with finalists Brian Freeman and William Kent Krueger. With his follow-up, Deadly Stillwater, where Vince Flynn hailed Roger as a “powerful new thriller voice”, he won the Midwest Independent Book Publishers award for commercial fiction.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Roger still lives there with his family. In addition to his work as an author, Roger is a partner in his law firm. Roger is an avid sports enthusiast and enjoys spending time outdoors boating, attending hockey games, and honing his golf game.

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Publication Day:  Nov 11 2020


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BLOG TOUR, BOOK REVIEWS The Introvert Confounds Innocence and The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness by Michael Paul Michaud


                                                                 BOOK DESCRIPTION

THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT.

With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.

Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.

INTROVERT - An Introvert is often thought of as a quiet, reserved, and thoughtful individual. They don't seek out special attention or social engagements, as these events can leave introvertsfeeling exhausted and drained.

The unnamed anti - hero The Introvert returns to share more of his unique and often humorous takes on the trials and tribulations of the life of a vacuum salesman who is constantly fighting his urge to make people who annoy him red and open and his need for his long suffering girlfriend to help him achieve it.In this,the second book in the series our hero finds himself dealing with his young son being bullied at school, a new work colleague who is blind and only sufficiently black and the inconvenience of a really annoying detective who suspects (quite rightly) that our hero knows something about the disappearance of the Introvert and Donna's neighbour's violent boyfriend. A Detective that dresses like the brilliant,classic detective Columbo but is no where near as loveable as Peter Falk's fantastic character and I say that because it is true. He was so annoying that I kept hoping that the Introvert would make him red and open just to shut him up and stop him going on about the Introvert being a good mate and a good person. I loved the Introvert's interactions with his four year old son Toby (i laughed out loud when The Introvert told his son that he had to go to school because the government said so)and watching the surprising friendship that developed between the Introvert and his work colleague Gordon as the story unfolded. If I'm honest, I can't say that I liked Donna very much for various reasons but I loved The Introvert, I thought he was a fantastic character who had a witty sense of humour even if at times he wasn't meaning to be funny and it was fascinating reading his long winded dissection of his thoughts and wether to tell the full truth or a half version of the truth depending on what the repercussions would be for him.

I really really enjoyed this enthralling, humorous and fascinating study into the thoughts and actions of a complex, flawed but ultimately loveable character. It's a strangely, captivating story that had me hooked in from the first page and unable to put the book down until I had finished it. Although this is the second book in the series and events from the first book are mentioned, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. A brilliant read and very very highly recommended.

                                                                  BOOK DESCRIPTION

Newly estranged from Donna, The Introvert is selected as one of twelve jurors on a notorious murder trial, forcing him to navigate a litany of uncomfortable social interactions, this time with no avenue of escape. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness is the third entry in the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.  

This book continues straight on from where the previous book ended and we follow our anti - hero after he has been selected for jury service which means that he has to interact with other people, something that our introvert doesn't enjoy. He is also going to have to keep his urges to make people red and open under control something that is going to be difficult because juror number four is a obnoxious, loud mouthed bully and The Introvert doesn't like bullies. Then there is the issue that he hasn't had the opportunity to achieve it with Donna recently since she threw him out of their home after a small misunderstanding on her part. And then,to make matters even worse,he is still being hounded (and as far as he is concerned harassed) by the English detective from the previous book. The one with that constantly calls him mate or good mate or good chap, the one who seems to be the Loki to his Thor, the Moriarty to his Sherlock, the Jocker to his Batman. The detective still believes (and rightly so) that The Introvert knows what happened to the mysteriously,missing,violent boyfriend and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. On top of all these issues,the correct verdict has to be reached in a notorious murder trial in which, to The Introvert's horror, a dog is involved and The Introvert loves dogs (a lot more than he loves cats) So will our hero and Donna be reunited? Will he be able to get through being sequestered with ten strangers without causing anyone (especially juror number four) to be red and open? Will they be able to get through being sequestered with him without causing him to be red and open?

This is a well written,captivating story that features a fantastic cast of recurring and new characters. The Introvert is a unique individual, a flawed character that you can't help taking to your heart and routing for despite the fact that he is essentially the bad guy. He's witty, humorous and likeable and his interactions a inner ruminations are in equal parts totally confusing and absolutely fascinating. Each of the books in this brilliant series can be read and enjoyed as a standalone and I can't wait to read what the Author has in store for our hero in book 4.

                                                                        AUTHOR BIO

I am an American-Canadian citizen, a criminal prosecutor, and author of BILLY TABBS (& THE GLORIOUS DARROW) (bitingduckpress) and THE INTROVERT series (Black Opal Books). I have a B.A. in English from McMaster University, an Honors B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, a J.D. from The University of Western Ontario (with an international exchange completed at Washington & Lee). I have won awards for both my community service and my work as a criminal prosecutor. I am a member of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers. I also strive to maintain a strong social media author presence, including at facebook.com/michaelpaulmichaud, and have made regular appearances on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks. I am an unabashed and unapologetic zealot of Twin Peaks. Literary influences are primarily Orwell, Dickens, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky.
I was inspired to write The Introvert after reading Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) and The Stranger (Camus). It has been likened to Dexter and American Psycho meeting Office Space and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I also consider it the most unorthodox of animals rights books. Every dog lover should read them.

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Goodreads page for The Introvert:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32808811-the-introvert
Goodreads page for The Introvert Confounds Innocencehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44490433-the-introvert-confounds-innocence

Goodreads page for The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55516994-the-introvert-bears-filthy-witness

The Introvert Bears Filthy Witness will be published in January 2021



BLOG TOUR, BOOK REVIEW - Double Deceit by Julienne Brouwers


                                                                 BOOK DESCRIPTION

Jennifer Smits is a young mother, married to a hotshot lawyer and living in Amsterdam. Her world explodes when her husband is found dead at a holiday park during a weekend getaway. Convinced that the police have failed in their investigation, she embarks on a desperate quest for the truth - but the deeper she digs, the more she gets enmeshed in a tangled web of lies, spun by a ruthless law firm. 


As Jennifer's search for answers intensifies, her grip on reality weakens. Barely able to manage her patients at the health clinic, or take care of her young son, Jennifer is at risk of losing it all – even her closest friends begin to desert her. And then a chance encounter with a charming stranger sparks a new chain of events that plunges her deeper into a world of threats and corruption. Soon, she begins to fear for her life - but who can she trust, and how far will she go in pursuit of the truth? 


This is a gripping, addictive thriller that will make you question everything, including the flaws of forensics. Could we all be framed for a murder we didn’t commit? 

It's a terrifying fact that there are people throughout the world who have the power and influence to ensure that a person is framed for a crime that they didn't comment. Framed by unscrupulous people who work for the various law agencies who are supposed to serve and protect and live by the moto innocent until proven guilty. Unfortunately there have been many examples of miscarriages of justice throughout the decades,cases where innocent people have been framed for a crime by the very people who are supposed to serve and protect them. And when they are eventually cleared of the charges, sometimes after spending many years behind bars,they are lucky if they receive a apology. It's just a case of, here's a load of money,that will make up for the years that you have lost and your damaged reputation.This is the story of Jennifer's quest to learn the truth behind the murder of her husband, a search that will find her teaming up with a unlikely ally and uncovering unsavoury truths about the prestigious law firm that her husband worked for at the time of his death. As the story unfolds, Jennifer finds herself receiving threatening notes, being doubted by her friends especially her best friend Lindsey, doubting her own sanity and ultimately facing a murder charge. I had mixed feelings about Jennifer's character, I couldn't help admiring her determination to uncover the truth behind her husband's death and what was really going on behind the scenes of the law firm but there was elements of her character that I didn't like. I can't say that I liked or trusted Lindsey very much, she just got on my nerves and what about the mysterious Ben, was Lindsey right in placing her heart and trust in his hands?

This is a well written,slow burner that keeps the reader guessing, the identity of the killer was definitely a surprise, I certainly didn't see that reveal coming. I really enjoyed the twists and turns of the thriller elements of this story but to be honest, the plot contained a bit too much romance for my personal taste. I did think that it was a enjoyable read and would happily read more of this author's books in the future

                                                          About Julienne Brouwers

Julienne Brouwers worked as a pharmaceutical scientist and medical physicist before becoming a writer. She lives in the Netherlands, with her husband and three children, where she has published two successful thrillers, and lived in the UK and US for a total of four years. 









BLOG TOUR, BOOK EXCERPT - Trust Me by Sheryl Browne

                                                                BOOK DESCRIPTION

Emily and Jake are the perfect couple. Or so everyone says. But Emily just read a letter that has shattered her perfect world. Now she only has one thing on her mind… which one of her friends is sleeping with her husband?

Emily watches Jake as he makes small talk with their children, still the perfect man she married years ago. But when the phone rings and he answers before quickly putting it down again, she sees the look on her husband’s face – guilt. She knows the signs – after all, she’s been lying to him for years.

Working with Jake at the local doctor’s surgery, Emily starts to listen at closed doors and read things she shouldn’t, hoping to find the truth about her husband. Soon she learns that hers isn’t the only family telling lies to each other. Is there anyone Emily can trust? And who is behind the letter to Jake?

When a second letter, revealing a wife’s hidden pregnancy, is sent to the woman’s husband, it has disastrous consequences. And as more angry letters revealing people’s biggest secrets begin to appear, fingers point at Emily. After all, she’s the one with access to everyone’s private history, and she’s the one with a score to settle. Emily says she didn’t do it. But this isn’t the first time Emily has lied. What happens next will have you questioning everything…

You might have already decided that Emily is guilty, but as each twist is revealed, you’ll begin to doubt everyone in this quiet little town. This is a psychological thriller that will keep you up all night.

The night of the party 

‘For God’s sake!’ He lunged for her as she grappled with the passenger door, causing the car to swerve violently across the narrow road. ‘What the hell are you doing 
    ‘Let go of me!’ She fought him, squirming away from him. ‘Let me go!’ 
    Fear constricting his throat, he tightened his grip on her arm and squinted past the windscreen wipers sloshing ineffectually against the lashing rain. Frantic, he searched for somewhere to pull over. The night was dark and moon-free, affording him little visibility. Relief flooded through him as he spotted a passing place on the single-track road. He slowed the car. And then hesitated. The entrance to Apple Tree Farm was only thirty or so yards ahead. The field beyond it would give them some privacy. There was no way he was having a full-on argument out in the open, no matter how remote an area it was. 
   ‘Stop the car! Let me out, now!’ she cried, trying to prise his fingers from her arm. ‘Christ almighty!’ Cursing as the front wheels hit a pothole, he hurriedly loosened his grip on her to wrestle with the steering wheel. 
   Her scream was loud and piercing, jarring his already shattered nerves, as the car veered towards the woodland at the side of the road. He pushed his foot hard on the brake, realising his mistake too late as the vehicle careered into a tailspin before grinding to a nauseating stop. His heart pumping with shock, he wiped a trembling hand over his face and twisted to face her. ‘What in God’s name are you trying to do?’ 
   ‘Get away from you!’ she shrieked, lashing out at him, her balled fist pounding heavily into his shoulder. 
   ‘While the car was moving?’ Disbelief and anger unfurled inside him. ‘You could have bloody well killed yourself!’ 
   ‘What do you care?’ she retorted tearfully. ‘You lying bastard, pretending you give a stuff about me when all you ever really wanted was to use me.’ 
   ‘I do care. You know I do. I would do anything for you.’ Softening his tone, he tried again to reach for her, but she recoiled. 
   ‘Of course you would. That’s why you wanted to keep me as your dirty little secret. You’re despicable, do you know that?’ she spat. ‘It’s about bloody time everyone found out what you’re really like. I’m going.’ 
   ‘Don’t,’ he said, growing desperate. ‘It’s not safe walking around here on your own.’ 
   ‘Ha!’ She laughed derisively and reached again for the door. ‘Save it for the next gullible fool you win over with your twinklyeyed smile and bleeding-heart crap. It was nice knowing you. Not.’ 
   ‘Come back!’ he begged as she scrambled out of the car. ‘It’s pouring with rain. You’ll get soaked.’ 
   ‘No chance!’ she yelled. 
   Panic knotting his stomach, he tried to start the engine as she fled, only for it to splutter and die. Shit. He slammed his hand against the steering wheel. What should he do now? He couldn’t let her broadcast his business all over the village, ruin everything he’d worked for. 
   Go after her, whispered the woman whose death had changed the course of his life. You have to stop her.  


                                                                           Author Bio:

Sheryl Browne writes psychological thriller and edgy contemporary fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and awarded a Red Ribbon by The Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. 


PUBLICATION DATE: 20th November 2020

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BLOG TOUR, BOOK REVIEW - The Heat by Sean O'Leary


                                                                 BOOK DESCRIPTION

Jake is a loner who works nights in a Darwin motel and lives at the YMCA. He’s in love with Angel, a Thai prostitute who works out of the low-rent Shark Motel.

A vicious murder turns Jake’s life into a nightmare. He must fight for his life on the heat-soaked streets of Darwin and Bangkok in the wet season to get revenge, and to get his life back

Jake, the hero and narrator of this gripping thriller was one hell of a hot mess who had a wide range of issues, he liked a drink or five, enjoyed a joint or two and blowing his money on the horses. But his main issue was that he suffered from schizophrenia,a issue that didn't cause him any problems as long as he made sure that he took his medications. The one shining light in Jake's lonely existence was his complicated relationship with Angel, the beautiful, funny prostitute that he is in love with. But, then Jake's world is blown apart when Angel is brutally murdered and the police aren't interested in catching her killer. They take the sadly realistic line that she was only a prostitute and no one cares about the death of a lowly sex worker. So Jake decides that he is going to find her killer himself and starts a journey that will take him from Darwin to the sex clubs and seedy hotels of Bangkok, a journey during which he will find himself confronting his own past,being betrayed and placing himself in the sights of a dangerous enemy. Jake was a complex individual who definitely had some character flaws but despite that, I thought he was a likeable character. His loyalty to Angel and determination to get his revenge was admirable and he had a wicked sense of humour. The story didn't have a large cast of characters but the ones who did appear were a realistic bunch of individuals, some of whom were untrustworthy and unlikable but who had killed Angel and why?

This is a gritty slow burner that is written in the form of a classic,crime noir and  builds in intensity as the story unfolds. It's a well written story that holds the reader's attention throughout as you follow Jake's quest for revenge and to find Angel's mother and daughter. I really enjoyed this story and would happily read more of this author's books in the future.

                                                                         AUTHOR BIO

Sean O’Leary has published two short story collections, ‘My Town’ and ‘Walking’.  His novella ‘Drifting’ was the winner of the ‘Great Novella Search 2016’ and published in September 2017. He has published over thirty individual short stories and is a regular contributor of short fiction to Quadrant, FourW, Sudo, Close to the Bone (UK) and other literary and crime magazines. His crime novella ‘The Heat’, set in Darwin and Bangkok, was published in August 2019. Drifting and The Heat are both available on Amazon. His interviews with crime writers appear online in Crime Time magazine.

He has worked in a variety of jobs including motel receptionist, rubbish removalist/tree lopper, farm hand, short-order cook and night manager in various hotels in Sydney’s notorious, Kings Cross. He has lived in: Melbourne; Naracoorte; Sydney; Adelaide; Perth; Fremantle; Norseman; Geraldton; Carnarvon; Broome; Yulara; Alice Springs; Kakadu; Darwin and on Elcho Island-Galiwinku. He now lives in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, thinks that test cricket is the greatest game of all and supports Melbourne Football Club (a life sentence). He writes every day, likes travelling and tries to walk everywhere.

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PUBLICATION DATE: 1st August 2019

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BOOK COVER REVEAL - The Happy Family by Jackie Kabler


                                                               BOOK DESCRIPTION

A mother who disappeared… 
When Beth was 10 years old, her beautiful, wild mother Alice walked out and never came back. Beth’s life since hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but now she is happy and settled, with a successful career, a loving family and a beautiful home. 
An unexpected visitor…
Then one day there’s a knock at the door. Alice has returned. Overjoyed to have the chance to rebuild their relationship, Beth invites her mother to move in.
A life that comes crashing down…
At first, everything seems wonderful. But then Beth’s friends begin to drift away, strange things start to happen at home, and rumours begin to circle about her past. As the mysterious events around Beth become darker and more dangerous, she is forced to question everything. Is somebody in her life trying to destroy her happiness? And how far will they go?

                                                                     AUTHOR BIO

Jackie Kabler worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She is now a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband