James and Clare Blackwell have been happily married five years and now desire to start a family. Clare’s pregnancy results in the birth of their son George, who brings not only great joy, but profound heartache. Because of a deathly illness after the birth, Clare loses her eyesight and must come to terms with this new reality. She slides into the trap of self-pity and victimhood, shuns James, and isolates herself from him and her family.
Confused by the changes in his strong and independent Clare, James seeks solace in their friends and neighbors Phoebe and Patrick Tripp. He misses a woman’s companionship, and with Patrick gone on business trips to London on a regular basis, James begins to spend an inordinate amount of time with Phoebe.
Simeon Quire, enemy of the Blackwells, discovers the blossoming relationship between Phoebe and James. With this information, he disguises himself as a manservant and manages to get a job at Bethel Manor with the sole intention of tarnishing the Blackwell name and ruining the estate in the process.
The beautiful Bethel Manor is affected by the neglect of James and Clare and the grounds and home begins to decay. Will the Blackwells be able to redeem their marriage, and is it ever too late for God’s power of forgiveness to overcome family tragedies?
Emily is fifteen. She feels like a ghost in her own home as her parents seem increasingly lost in their own worlds, and only has her best friend, Billy, for company.
Then Emily meets Dylan, the mysterious and gorgeous new stranger in town. With his unusual eyes and irresistible charm, she is soon smitten. But with Billy’s growing jealousy and a series of devastating family tragedies, can they last? Should they?
Dylan is hiding a powerful secret; a secret that could change Emily’s life forever.
Thirty years of Kenya’s recent history unfold through the lives of Caroline, a privileged woman from the fertile highlands, and Charles Ondiek, a farm labourer with dreams of an Oxford education. Charles’s love for Teresa, daughter of a hated settler farmer, leads to a drama of psychological terror fuelled by Mau Mau oath administrator, Mwangi, who is held in detention for six years.
On his release, Mwangi forces Charles and Teresa apart, then turns his attention to Caroline. But she has inner resources, and joins with Charles to seek out a mysterious ancestral cave. Against the backdrop of Kenya’s beautiful but hostile desert, the curse is finally broken.
But when Caroline discovers the hidden reason for Mwangi’s hatred, she wonders if she’ll ever, really, belong in the country she loves.
A useful, succinct guide through the maze of marketing and social media. Methodical, easy to follow, and advises me to start a new notebook – what’s not to like? As someone who’s started along the path, but become a little lost and muddled, it was really helpful to see where I was getting things wrong, and what I could do to get things back on the right track.”
Jennifer C Wilson. Author of the Kindred Spirits series.
As writers, we know how hard it is to try and get our books in front of the right readers, which is why I’ve written Building An Author Platform. Over the years i’ve made lots of mistakes. (Like Loads.) I’ve had lots of good advice, from within the industry and from working within marketing for charities and retail, and this is what i’ve figured out; there is no one-size-fits all for marketing, there is no right answer, and it can cost a fortune.
But, there are certain ‘have to do’s’ ~ and if you can get those out of the way as quickly and as cleanly as possible, then you can get moving on finding your stride and building your tribe.
(Yes, I rhymed, go ahead and roll your eyes.)
The other thing I wanted to do is keep it cheap; we’re writers, we don’t all have the movie contracts and butter-beer rolling in, so this is the brass bolts of getting set-up, not letting it rule our lives and doing it on a shoestring.
They’ll never know.
A series of murders with nothing to connect the victims except the manner of death and a note left at each crime scene.
Detective Inspector Paolo Storey has just six weeks to find the killer. Without clues or even a hint of motive, he feels as if he’s tracking a ghost.
But the murderer isn’t a ghost. He’s a man determined to avenge a wrong from many years earlier. To get close to his prey, he assumes various identities and calls it pretending.
Can Paolo win in his race against the pretender?
Call it Pretending is the third in the gripping crime series featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey.
The Avenging Cat series 3
Cataclysm, a political or social upheaval
Some months after their adventure in Morocco, Catherine Vibrissae receives devastating news from Rick – news that will change her life.
Still determined to go to Shanghai to face down her arch enemy Malefice and end her vendetta once and for all, she thwarts an ambush by Cerberus’ head of security, Mr Soong.
To complicate matters, oligarch and people smuggler Belofsky is in Shanghai with his own agenda.
While Cat plays cat-and-mouse with Soong, she uncovers a conspiracy that could lead to war between China and Japan.
#2 in the ‘Avenging Cat’ series
Catacomb, a subterranean cemetery: a place where ancient corpses are found – or new ones are dumped.
After their recent success in Barcelona, Cat and Rick continue their vendetta against Loup Malefice and his global company, Cerberus, penetrating the lair of Petra Grimalkin in Nice.
But death stalks the pair, as do the dogs of law from the NCA, Basset and Pointer.
Cat’s trail of vengeance next leads to the Cerberus health food processing plant in the Maghreb. She puts her skills to good use in Morocco where she again confronts the psychotic killer, Zabala.
From the exotic streets of Tangier to the inhospitable High Atlas Mountains, danger lurks and a deadly ambush awaits…
#1 in the ‘Avenging Cat’ series
Catalyst, a person that precipitates events.
That’s Catherine Vibrissae. Orphan. Chemist. Model. Avenging Cat. She seeks revenge against Loup Malefice, the man responsible for the takeover of her father’s company. An accomplished climber, Cat is not averse to breaking and entering to confound her enemies.
Ranging from south of England to the north-east, Wales and Barcelona, Cat’s quest for vengeance is implacable. But with the NCA hot on her tail, can she escape the clutches of sinister Zabala and whip-wielding Profesora Quesada?
It’s Yuletide again and faced with a demanding writer, Joe, Sheila and Brenda must deliver tales of murder and mayhem.
Who slaughtered Santa? Who committed a felony on a ferry, topped a teller and killed a copper? Did Lee really go gunning for a gumshoe? In the background there is the Novel of the Year award and Joe is faced with finding another brutal killer.
It’s Christmas, but not everyone harbours peace and goodwill, and for the three sleuths, it means…
MURDER most festive.
A heart attack or not heart attack? No one is sure, but everyone agrees on one thing. Joe needs a relaxing break in the sun. Where better than Spain’s Costa del Sol?
And so to Apartmentos Ingles, where Joe, Sheila and Brenda meet the permanent residents of Little England. But all is far from content in this community of expats. Is Rita Shepperton really trying to blackmail Joe, or is she just tapping him for a hundred euros? Does Colonel Holgate really imagine the British Empire still exists, or is he putting on a class act? Is it Joe’s naturally suspicious nature, or do the residents of Little England all have something to hide?
When a body turns up in the pool, even the police believe it was natural causes, but when Joe digs into the secrets and lies of this small community, he becomes convinced that there was nothing natural about this death.
It’s MURDER in the Mediterranean.