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Mega Giveaway from Author Adam C Mitchell

I’ve posted about Adam’s books before, having enjoyed his noir fiction with “Welcome to Central City“.

But from May 7th to 11th, he is offering more Central City Tales … and, wait for it, these ebooks are FREE!

Let’s take a proper look.

The Lost Angel

Eddy Kovakx robs the Lost Angel, central city’s newest night club, owned by Victor Renetti. Pulling off the job was the easy part. Now on the run with his partner’s broad, the sultry Kimmie Saint Clair, he also has an unstoppable PI on his case. Jack Malone is in hot pursuit thanks to the sadistic mobster Victor, putting a price on his head. Can Eddy and Kimmie get away with the money and their life. Or will Jack Malone get his mark.

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Central City Tales

When PI Jack Malone walks into his office one morning and finds a man dead on his floor, he has no choice but to take the case. Clues lead him to the door of Sally Kovax and her female lover, Mrs Josephine. Jack soon realizes he’s in over his head.

Rudy, another character from The Lost Angel, needs a lot of money and fast if he’s too help out his gal, Kimi who got herself in serious trouble. So when offered a job of robbing a toff’s house, he takes it. But things don’t go to plan.

A bunch of letters follow a flirtatious relationship between a young rich girl and a brewery owner. However, the love letters soon hint that all may not be what it seems.

Pick this one up here

and, last but not least

Chloe’s Justice

Central City has fallen on bad times, The Police force is now run by the corrupt.
But there are still a few, who respect the badge.
A drive by shooting of young Chloe brings Detective Harry Morgan into the sorry affair.
The law of the city under new Crime Boss the dark Allegra Renetti, stops Morgan from getting justice for Chloe. So he and a band of like minded Detectives take to the Streets, to stop Allegra once and for all and get justice for yet another innocent victim of their dark city.

Grab a copy now

Central City is depending on you. What have you got to lose? These books are pulling in five-star reviews. You wouldn’t want to miss out, would you?

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Ooh, this looks good …

Isn’t it always the way … you just close Amazon after buying a couple of books (seriously, only two this time) and then you see another one that you really must have!

Dead to Me: A Serial Killer Thriller (Detective Kate Matthews Book 1) by Stephen Edger Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Vigilante Justice/Police Procedural 2.99 at time of posting! How do you catch a killer who knows your every move? The woman lay flat on the table, her face to one side, her wrists bound with […]

via “Dead to Me” by Stephen Edger — Nesie’s Place

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My Best Books Calendar 2017

It’s been a wonderful year for book-lovers like me, so I thought a post about my favourite reads for 2017 would be appropriate. I had a real struggle getting this down to just twelve – still, that’s because I wanted a calendar style, so I have only myself to blame for the self-imposed limits. Doh! I’ll get on with, shall I?

It’s an eclectic mix from cosy mystery to serial killers, romantic comedy to historical fiction, legal and medical thrillers to contemporary women’s fiction. But, variety is the spice of life 🙂

Links to the books are below, and I’ll vouch for every single one of them. Not that I’m alone though, many of these have dozens – if not hundreds – of five star reviews, so if you choose any, you’ll be sure of a great story.

January – Winters Day – DM Wolfenden

February – Finding Miranda – Iris Chacon

March – The Seven Year Dress – Paulette Mahurin

April – The Devil’s Prayer – Luke Gracias

May – The Girl from Berlin – Ellie Midwood

June – Forbidden Colours – Nicole Fitton

July – The Wind in the Embers – Malcolm Logan

August – A Patriot’s Act – Kenneth Meade

September – Mirror, Mirror – Jessica Jesinghaus

October – Murder by the Book – Brigitta Moon

November – Plus Size Goddess – Cathy McGough

December – In the Best Interest of the Child – Felicia Denise.

So, feel free to go and fill your Kindle, your Nook or even your bookshelves.

As for me, I’m currently reading The Green Pearl Caper by Phyllis Entis, before settling down with a boxset of the 12 Slays of Christmas featuring Amy M. Reade – as you can see, my reading year is not yet over 🙂

The great news is that there are so many more fabulous reads to come.

Happy Reading everyone!

By the way, if you choose to read any of these wonderful books, please consider leaving a review.

Reviews keep writers writing.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Happy New Book Year x

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T is for … Thrillers, Series and Cliffhangers

First up, let me admit that thrillers are by far my favourite books to read. However, that said, I love, love, love a series and will choose those over stand-alone stories in many cases.

So, based on my reading preferences alone, here are the top 5 elements that will draw me in to a story.

  1. Setting – I’m a sucker for a great setting. But not just the visual aspects. As a reader i want to feel as though I’ve been parachuted into the scene – wearing an invisibility cloak, of course. I want to feel the scorching sun or biting wind, smell the smoke , hear the footsteps behind me and touch spiky thistles or slimy walls.
  2. Clues – Let me be part of the investigating team, piecing the puzzle together, screaming at the protagonist when he/she misses something obvious or cheering when some minute detail garners importance.
  3. Twists – Not just an obstruction that frustrates the MC (although those are necessary too) but a twist that takes my breath away, making me turning that page filled with anticipation and dread.
  4. A simple solution – Along the way, there should be triumphs and pitfalls, teasing and confusing the plot, but a simple solution at the end is sublime. An outcome that is so elegant and effortless you can’t believe you missed it.
  5. A killer hook (not a cliffhanger) – I want a story that engages me with the characters, makes me interested in what else they have to offer and convinces me to want to read more about them. Of course, the story itself must be resolved – because to not do that just makes me switch off and never pick up another book by that author. If I have invested time and grown to care for these characters, then I want more. Give me a killer hook that will placate me until the next adventure is available. Don’t leave me in limbo.

Don’t leave me dangling … give me hope 🙂