Chapter 1 I Should Have Told You, by Joanne Clancy #SampleSunday

Prologue October 25th, 1969 The infant’s hungry cries pierced the night air. Infuriated, his father threw the duvet aside and leapt out of bed. He hurried to the chest of drawers that doubled as the baby’s cot. Angrily, he slammed the drawer closed. Inside, the wails soon turned to gasps as the baby struggled for air… Chapter 1 The killer cruised the empty, moonlit streets lined with naked trees, Georgian terraces, and high-rise flats that towered into the black sky. He pulled his tweed cap low over his eyes and scanned the streets. There was no sign of her. He’d passed a few women standing on the street corners, but they weren’t the one he wanted. He’d know her as soon as he laid eyes on her. The killer was a lean man, average height. He wore a black wool coat and brown corduroy trousers. A hammer lay on the back seat. A young blonde woman got out of her car and hurried up the steps to her house. She glanced uncertainly over her shoulder before opening the front door and switching on the hall lights. She lingered on the threshold for a minute, sensing someone out there, watching and waiting. Shivering, she locked the door carefully behind her. The killer stared at the house. Lights came on upstairs. The woman came to the bedroom window and looked down the street, peering into the blackness. Then she drew the curtains tight and switched off the light. The killer continued driving. Then he saw her, staggering slightly. She stuck out a hand to flag him down. The street was deserted....

BEFORE I’M GONE (The Night Killer Case, Book 2) is available to pre-order now!

I am delighted to announce that Before I’m Gone (The Night Killer, Book 2), the sequel to I Should Have Told You (The Night Killer, Book 1), is available to buy now at the special pre-order price of $0.99 or 99p! Blurb: Sometimes the secrets of the past should be left buried in the past… Crime and justice are Detective George Ellis’ business. Murder is his speciality. In his twenty years on the police force, he thinks he’s seen it all: until now. A bloodthirsty murderer has been stalking the streets of Dublin for too long, leaving death and devastation in his wake. His victims are innocent women who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. As the body count rises, Detective Ellis follows every lead: no matter how dark or disturbing. However, there’s no apparent connection between the women; they’re all strangers with only one thing in common–the killer. Someone from George’s past holds the key to solving the murders and bringing the serial killer to justice, but little does he know that his private and professional lives are about to collide with horrifying consequences… Fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The One That Got Away will be gripped by The Night Killer Case What readers are saying about The Night Killer Case: Readers beware! Behind the seemingly serene, lovely cover of this book, there’s evil lurking, darkness, violence, blood and murder … but there’s also heartache, tears and lost love. I Should Have Told You is a cracking thriller. Joseph at Relax and Read Reviews A super suspenseful, fast-paced killer...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Unfaithful Trilogy

To celebrate this Valentine’s weekend, my erotic thriller, Unfaithfully Yours (Book 1 in The Unfaithful Trilogy) is free until next Tuesday, February 17th. Revenge (Book 2) and Web of Deceit (Book 3) are 99c/ 99p. Blurb: Four scorned women, one adulterous man and the price he has to pay for their revenge. Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned. Shona Morgan is in love with a married man. She finally realises that her lover is never going to leave his wife for her. Heartbroken, she resolves to break up with him and move on with her life. Jackie Fitzpatrick seems to have it all–a loving husband and two beautiful children. However, she can’t escape the sneaking feeling that there’s more to life, and embarks on an illicit affair, but at what cost? Penelope Garrett has had enough of being treated badly by the men in her life, and is determined to seek revenge when her latest boyfriend lets her down. Rebecca McNamara thinks she has the perfect marriage, but when she discovers her husband’s dark secrets her idyllic life comes crashing down around her. What happens when the lives of four strangers collide? Find out in The Unfaithful Trilogy: a story about secrets, lies, and the ties that bind… My contemporary romance, The Wedding Day, is also 99c/ 99p this weekend. Blurb: Sometimes, getting lost is the best way to find yourself. Nicole Baxter thinks she has the perfect life all mapped out. She is steadily climbing the corporate ladder as an intrepid journalist, and she’s about to marry...

A #Free Book and A Little Bit More About Me…

New Year 2010, I was sitting in my campervan overlooking the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the West of Ireland, wondering what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I came across Amanda Hocking’s blog. Amanda Hocking was a twenty-six year old care worker, who’d written seventeen books in her spare time. In early 2010, she began self-publishing her books, and by March 2011, she was a Kindle millionaire! Amanda’s story was the catalyst that changed my life. Little did I know then, that losing my job was the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to reevaluate my life, and discover what I truly wanted. I went back to my roots and started reading and writing again, and that is how the journey to changing my life began. The more I wrote, the more involved I became with the story and the characters, and the more I began to enjoy writing. My sister told me about a competition that Penguin Ireland was running, where they were offering a publishing contract to the winning novel, so that gave me the push I needed to finish my first book by December 2010. I didn’t win the competition, but I was thrilled just to finish the book. I sent many query letters to agents in the UK and Ireland. I started work on my second book in early 2011, while the rejection letters rolled in. I discovered Kindle Direct Publishing via Amanda Hocking’s blog, and decided to upload my books . I edited and formatted the books myself because I didn’t have...