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Welsh Valentines Day – 25th January

Last weekend (25th Jan) was St Dwynen’s day, celebrated as the saint’s day of lovers in Wales. http://bit.ly/1emy7Go – the site of the chapel set up in St Dwynen’s name is the main location for my novel, Closure. Llanddwyn Island is a headland, rather than island, that juts out into the Menai Straits opposite Caernarfon. As well as the ruins of the chapel, there are celtic crosses, pilot boat cottages and lots of mysterious lumps and bumps. Well worth a visit. And as you can see from the cover, it was the inspiration for the location of my second published novel, Closure, available as Kindle, paperback or audiobook. http://amzn.to/1yrggrl
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Closure is now available on Audio!

Closure_Cover_ACXVery pleased to announce that my second spooky thriller, CLOSURE, is now also available as an audiobook. Thanks go again to Catherine O’Brien for her wonderful narration in helping to bring the story to life!

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Crime-Thrillers/Closure-Audiobook/B00PR2HHSE/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1417791900&sr=1-1

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Fancy A Christmas Treat …

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If you’re a fan of spooky crime tales, as a Christmas treat to you, the eBook box set of my first three novels, The Charter, Closure and Complicit is only £3.99 for the next few days on Amazon Countdown.

Go on … treat yourself!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Box-Set-One-Charter-Complicit-ebook/dp/B00GS8ADDM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1387817856&sr=8-1&keywords=box+set+one+the+charter+closure+complicit

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My blog piece is up …

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… this week in Suite T – blog site for Southern Writers Magazine – discussing the controversial issue of cross-genre in fiction.

Please leave a comment if you can.

http://southernwritersmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/why-i-love-cross-genre.html?m=1#comment-form

 

 

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Highs & Lows of Being A Writer …

Earlier this week, I was feeling a bit down. A review on Goodreads by a charitable person who suggested I should be doing something better with my time than write. ‘Boring, boring, boring. Could not finish.’ Was his/her exact words.

Everyone advises to step away, take it on the chin and laugh. Easy said. And everyone warns you once you run your first KDP or Free promo to wait for the bad reviews. And I’ve had a few ‘dodgy’ ones. But never one so blunt, arrogant and hurtful. For a while it does make you question your skill. Why you think you can do this incredibly hard discipline? If this person knew how long you spent researching, plotting, writing, re-writing, editing … would they really be so dismissive?

So, today, imagine my relief at a breath of fresh air. A 5 star review from a total stranger who read Closure because she spent time at Bangor Uni where it is partly based.

 

I bought this book having read that it is partly set at the University of Bangor, North Wales, where I was once a student.
I’m very glad I did.
This is a skilful combination of a detective story and the paranormal. The author creates suspense by alternating the chapters between the kidnaps and murders in North Wales with the tale of the little boy who is disturbed by flashbacks to a previous life. Each is engrossing in itself and at first you wonder how the two can possibly be connected. Little by little it becomes clear as they merge together in a suspenseful climax.
The characters are well drawn and engaging and the scenery and history of the North Wales coastal area accurately described and researched. Highly recommended.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Closure-ebook/dp/B00A6DL1RW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1366299480&sr=1-2&keywords=closure

So, thank you, whoever you are. This came when it was really needed.

And sorry to disappoint my critic. But I won’t be giving up writing any time yet …

 

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