“Secrets and Lies The Complete Trilogy” only #99cents

Roll up! Roll up! For all those looking for a bargain this weekend, my book “Secrets and Lies The Complete Trilogy” is 99 cents for a limited time at Amazon.  Click here to buy now. Secrets and Lies The Complete Trilogy comprises all three books in the trilogy: Secrets and Lies, Aftermath, and Redemption. Quarter-finalist at the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, 2013 Description Kerry Darcy has loved Conor, her childhood sweetheart, for more than twenty years. They’ve built their dream home together, raised a happy family and are still madly in love. Hope Kennedy seems to have it all; a fabulous job, a luxurious apartment and best of all she’s married to her soulmate, Niall. Two very different women, two perfect husbands; but what happens when their lives horribly collide? The terrible force of chaos ensues; a force that takes its fateful hold on time and place. It ruptures the present, warps the future, replacing order with confusion, confidence with trepidation and control with powerlessness. Lives are ended for some, changed forever for others and a most significant chain of events is about to unfold with catastrophic results. Praise for “Secrets and Lies” The characters are interesting and well drawn. The plot is good. As far as the actual writing goes, clearly this author has talent. She can make you believe you are right there, overhearing a conversation between two of her characters. ~ Ionia Martin, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer This is one of the first series that I had the privilege of reviewing and it still holds a dear spot in my heart. It is a great series...

Traceless #GoneGirl

REVIEWS: If I had an award to hand out for “best hook in a novel,” Clancy would win the gold medal. The minute I started reading my eyeballs nearly popped out of my head. Traceless keeps the action moving along at a nice pace and crosses the finish line with the momentum of an Olympic sprinter. – Belinda, Every Free Chance Book Reviews If you like authors such as Gillian Flynn or Rachel Abbott then this is definitely a novel for you. This is a super fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end. Although it is nominally a missing persons book it actually turns more into a psychological thriller as the investigators try to unravel what really happened. The ending was definitely a surprise, you will never guess it. It marks the book out from others in the genre. ~ John Forrester, The Crime Scene DESCRIPTION: Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night. His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive. An international manhunt and police investigation ensue, but Adam remains traceless. Darcy is obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but she soon realises that nothing is as it seems. Someone is watching her, and she is about to discover that there is a fine line between love – and hate… Traceless – some people should never be found.    Chapter 1 Darkness descended as the young couple drove towards the mountains. A small ring of fire illuminated the turn-off. “That’s strange. Maybe we should stop and put out the fire,” Darcey said, peering out the...

Saturday Selection #7

  Welcome to the seventh Saturday Selection, where I share all the interesting posts I’ve discovered around the internet in the past week. Enjoy!   17 Clever minimalist poster quotes How to develop a social business strategy and plan Life lessons from a blind blogger Mental health: how to take care of your mind and memory Kindle Unlimited Hustlers put themselves first How businesses are leveraging the power of crowdsourcing The real world implications of workplace and cyberbullying How to build, nurture, grow, sustain & ignite social media communities 9 Keys to becoming a successful writer: an agent shares his story    ...

Friday Finds #5

Welcome to the fifth Friday Finds, my weekly roundup of the best articles I’ve found on the ‘net. Wishing everyone a great weekend, and happy reading. Get a better online reputation in 8 (free) steps! 8 Must-read blogs to get inspiration from How to share other people’s content and help yourself 43 Experts share their top tips to grow your online presence 5 Reasons your awesome Facebook posts aren’t going viral How to start a WordPress blog with free hosting 8 Top tips for joining group Pinterest boards Writer’s Resume/ Curriculum Vitae The only social media tip you will ever need Top 3 Ways to make $100 a day using the...

Kill Your Darlings: The Importance of Editing (How to Write a Book)

To date in this series we have explored the constituent elements of fiction-writing, from plot, tone and language to voice, setting and characters. If you have negotiated those elements and have started or even completed a first draft, the most important task now is editing. Writing, it is often stated, is rewriting. This aspect of your book cannot be understated, says Jonathan Cape editorial director Alex Bowler, who edits the work of Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and Kevin Barry. “For many writers, editing is the period where the crucial improvements are made, and often where the book finds the form that readers will eventually think was intrinsic and there at the point of conception,” he says. “There may be occasions when a book is unimprovable – that is, in its first draft it achieves precisely what it set out to do. But even in those instances, perhaps the knowledge that one can rewrite down the line supplies an essential freedom, removing the stress of weighing and questioning every line before one puts it down.” Faber & Faber creative director Lee Brackstone edits writers such as Edna O’Brien, Teju Cole and DBC Pierre. He offers the example of Akhil Sharma’s novel Family Life, published recently, which had a final word count of just 50,000 words. “This book has been chiselled to perfection from perhaps 20 times that number of words – one million words – and over the course of those many years I read totally different versions of this same novel. “John McGahern’s working methods were the same: write and write, and recast and rewrite, like reducing a fine...