July Update on Watercolours in the Rain

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THE BOOK: The manuscript is almost there.  I am doing a final read through and checks before my beta readers take over at the end of the month.

THE COVER: Sample photographs are now with my cover designer Jane Dixon Smith and cover concepts should be with me by next week.

BACK PAGE BLURB: I’m working on this at the moment.

Currently everything is on track for an early September publication.  And now I definitely deserve a large glass of wine…or two!

 

BROOK COTTAGE BOOK TOURS PRESENT: BABY’S GOT BLUE EYES by L M KRIER 1 JULY 2016

BABY’S GOT BLUE EYES

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by L M KRIER

Genre: Crime thriller > serial killer
Release Date: Feb 2015

Someone is dumping bodies on DI Ted Darling’s patch and he’s not happy. Ted’s a good solid copper, in an old-fashioned way, with an excellent clear-up rate. He’s not at all like your average cop and has his own unique way of dealing with any prejudice his differences bring him. No heavy drinking, no failed marriage, just a steady, long-term relationship. He and his partner have cats, not kids.

But this serial killer seems to be running effortless rings round Ted and his team. Every promising lead just takes them up another frustrating blind alley.

Then it starts to get personal …

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ABOUT L.M.KRIER

 

141117_MeRetired journalist, freelance copywriter and copy editor Lesley Tither writes under various pen names for different genres. Already well known for travel memoirs as Tottie Limejuice, Lesley also writes crime fiction under the name L M Krier.
Lesley’s first crime thriller, ‘Baby’s Got Blue Eyes’, was published in February 2015, followed by ‘Two Little Boys’ in June 2015. Books 3 and 4 in the DI Ted Darling series, ‘When I’m Old and Grey’ and ‘Shut Up and Drive’ are now available and Book 5 in the series will appear later in 2016.

“Sell the Pig” is the first in a series of travel memoirs describing how Lesley, writing as Tottie Limejuice, decided to make the move from the UK to France to start a new life, taking with her an 89-year-old mother suffering from vascular dementia. The story continues in three further books, ‘Is That Billinge Lump?’, ‘Mother, Was It Worth It?’ and ‘Biff the Useless Mention’. A fifth book in the ‘Sell the Pig’ series is scheduled for release later in 2016.

Her first children’s fiction book, writing as L M Kay, will be published later in 2016. ‘The Dog with the Golden Eyes’ is an exciting children’s crime thriller.

Lesley also writes under the collective pen name of Jilli Lime-Holt, together with authors Jill Pennington and Janet Holt. Their first joint book, Take Three Birds, was published in December 2014.

Lesley is a former journalist, working as both a criminal court and coroner’s court reporter. She also worked as a case tracker for the Crown Prosecution Service, and for a firm investigating irregularities in offshore finance. Her other jobs have included owning and running a holiday riding centre and acting as a ‘charity mugger’, lying in wait to sign up shoppers for a wildlife charity.

Lesley’s interests centre around nature and wildlife and encompass dogs, wild camping and organic gardening. She lives in the Auvergne region of Central France and holds dual French/British nationality. Her current dogs are two rescued border collies.

 

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BROOK COTTAGE BOOK TOURS PRESENT: THE VAULT by KAREN LONG 27 June – 1 July

THE VAULT

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BY KAREN LONG

Genre: Mystery / thriller / crime
Eleanor Raven Series: 2

VAULT: A large room or chamber used for storage of valuables, especially an underground one…

In the unrelenting heat of the Toronto summer, a fire at a land-fill site uncovers the remains of a local prostitute. But the post-mortem reveals disturbing details –the body has been preserved and is not who or what it seems.

DI Eleanor Raven is back on duty six months after barely surviving being kidnapped and tortured by a depraved serial killer. Work is her sanctuary but she’s carrying deep scars – mental as well as physical. Where do you go when the place you feel safest is also the place where you are most at risk?
As Eleanor battles her own demons, it looks as though a killer in the city is making a gruesome human collection. And Eleanor’s fight to save the last victim of the Collector becomes a battle to save herself.

Praise for the first novel in the Eleanor Raven series:
Most fictional detectives these days have to have a ‘thing’ to set them apart from the others, and Raven’s is one of the most original for a long time. The plot moves in some unexpected directions, and builds to a genuinely exciting climax. The Safe Word is an impressive, confident debut. Convincing characters and some nice twists make for a compelling, satisfying thriller, and I look forward to seeing what’s next for Eleanor Raven. Killing Time

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MY REVIEW

This is my first brush with Eleanor Raven and my only regret is that I had not read The Safe Word first.  Although The Vault can be read as a standalone there were times that I really felt I it would have liked to have begun Eleanor’s journey from the start.

A burnt body is discovered after a fire on a landfill site triggering a police investigation.  But this is no ordinary corpse, it is one that has been preserved.  Returning to duty after recovering from her last case Eleanor’s investigations lead her on an interesting trail to find not only the identity of the woman but her killer.

This is a detailed, sometimes horrific story and not for the squeamish. Having said that, it is a very compelling read.  Raven, as with most fictional crime solvers, doesn’t always follow the rules.  She’s  a clever maverick; a complex character constantly battling her own demons.  Back from recovery, monitored by her employers she always seems to be on the brink of being pulled off the case. It’s a story filled with twists and turns which will definitely keep you reading.  I loved both Eleanor’s character and Karen’s writing which is slick and professional in its detail.  A worthy five stars from me…and now off to download The Safe Word.

 

ABOUT KAREN LONG

 

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Karen Long was born and raised in the English midlands, educated at Bangor University and taught English and Drama for fifteen years. During her teaching years she studied biology and neurology with the Open University and this interest in medicine, forensics and forensic psychology is reflected in her writing. She is an enthusiastic traveller and has spent time in Toronto, which became the backdrop and inspiration for The Safe Word.

She is a keen amateur naturalist with a deep and abiding love for the crow family. She has dedicated time, love and several fingers in an effort to rehabilitate crows, magpies, rooks and ravens.

Karen is happy to correspond with readers and can be contacted through her website KarenLongWriter.com, where she posts regular blogs.

 

The Safe Word is Karen’s first novel and was an Amazon bestseller, later joined by the second in the Eleanor Raven series, The Vault. Karen is working on the third novel in the series.

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