Jun 212015
 

An attraction that can’t be ignored.

A spoilt little rich girl.
A rough ex-soldier.

When Callie Frobisher and Paul Mason are stranded after their plane crashes, the mismatched couple are forced into battling each other and their feelings…

Callie has it all – rich parents, a private education, and a great job, whilst Paul is harbouring a dark and destructive secret.The trauma of the crash and the harsh media spotlight proves to be challenging for them both.

Can their attraction survive when they return to reality?

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 June 21, 2015  No Responses »
Jun 202015
 

The third novel in the Long Road to Baghdad series, a vivid, moving, historically accurate account of a conflict between Eastern and Western Empires.

1916, Mesopotamia. The Turks order prisoners from the siege of Kut to march the hundreds of miles to Baghdad. The men are weak from starvation after the five-month siege, with many suffering from dysentery and diseases. They have no medical supplies – and then the hot weather begins… Hundreds of men die on the march, the stragglers killed by Arab tribesmen; those too ill to move are left behind to die.

Soon, though, the tide of war turns, and eventually the British march victorious into Baghdad. Having taken control of Mesopotamia, the British find they do not have the resources to govern it. What will be the country’s fate? Meanwhile, the POWs who survived imprisonment re-enter an uncertain world – among them John Mason, his health ruined and future unsure.

His old friend Charles Reid is more optimistic as love blossoms. But nothing is clear-cut anymore …Harry Downe remains with his Bedouin wife’s tribe: how much of his past does he truly remember? His journalist brother Michael seeks answers amidst the ruins of war as, for their friends and comrades, the struggle to survive goes on despite the conflict’s end.

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Jun 192015
 

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets Last Tango in Halifax in this hilarious debut novel by Janet Kelly.

Life begins in her fifties for Cynthia when, released from a dull and dutiful marriage by her husband’s demise, she embarks on a passionate affair with a thirty-eight-year-old Nigerian man called Darius. The passionate romance is suddenly truncated when he has to return to his homeland to help his sick parents. Cynthia’s grandson helps her get on the internet in a bid to speak to her former lover via email, but when she receives a spam message requesting bank details for a friend who needs medical help, she assumes Darius has been in contact to ask for her support. Hilarity ensues when Cynthia finds herself travelling to Nigeria to try and trace the scammers and her life savings.

Join Cynthia on her laugh-out-loud adventure as she proves that women of a certain age can live and love like never before!

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Jun 192015
 

Waterstones is expecting a “busy day” marking the release of the latest edition of E L James’ blockbuster hit series Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told By Christian (Arrow).

The chain’s flagship Piccadilly store in London has a front of store window display dedicated to the release (pictured), only announced two weeks ago, and excitement for the book’s publication is building on Twitter under the hashtag #GreyUk.

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Jun 182015
 

Libby Sarjeant and friends are taking a well-earned holiday at a village on the Turkish coast – but despite their best intentions it seems that murder has even followed them there.

When out on a boat trip they discover a body, but at first it has nothing to do with them, for once … until they find out that the deceased was English – and so are the suspects.

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Jun 082015
 

Cass Lynch has been persuaded to spend Christmas in the Highlands with her friend DI Gavin Macrae, but their romantic walk by the loch is cut short when they find a skeleton among the bracken. Back home in Shetland, Cass hears about Ivor Hughson, who left his wife and failed business months ago, and hasn’t been heard of since. A near-disaster aboard Cass’s yacht suggests someone wants to stop her asking questions about his disappearance. Meanwhile, there are eerie reports of sightings of a njuggle, a Shetland water-horse which drowns curious passers-by. Soon it’s taking Cass all her wits to stay alive …

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Jun 042015
 

During her trip to Mexico, jewellery designer Cass Elliot was to visit the Ibarra opal mines to see the origin of the lovely stones she used and gain inspiration for future designs. She’s unable to prevent Derek Prentice accompanying her, and as her boss’s son he’s not easy to deflect.  It doesn’t help to discover that Miguel Ibarra is not expecting them. Just when Cass feels she’s begun to make a better impression on Miguel, Derek becomes difficult and Cass is introduced to Miguel’s fiancée. She no longer knows what to think – will Mexico be the summit of her dreams, or the loss of all hope?

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May 302015
 

Following hot on the heels of Playing For Keeps comes Playing Around, the second book in the racy Scarlet series.

Rugby fanatic Clare has spent her life focusing on herself and her career. When the undeniably charismatic Alex Prince sets his sights on her, she’s sure it’s only to add to the number of ever-growing notches on his bedpost and vows to keep herself away, despite her attraction. Alex has other plans, and when he admits he needs her help in securing a family inheritance, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Suddenly, Clare finds herself caught up in more than she can handle – and that includes meeting the extended Prince family.  

Clare reassures herself it’s just a business transaction, but sparks fly between them – and wonders, is there more to lose than what’s just on the surface? 

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May 242015
 

Jack-Knifed – Book One

Mark Wilson, a decent, well-liked gay man, lives alone in a beautiful house in Cardiff. One Saturday evening, his closest friends go to his house for an evening of drinks and catching-up. 

Finding no answer, the concerned friends break in – to a horrific murder scene. For Mark Wilson has been brutally, sadistically murdered in his own home. 

As DCI Phelps investigates, Mark’s traumatic early life is revealed. Was his killer someone from his past? Was his sexuality a motive? What about his violent, homophobic father – a man who has already killed more than once … 

Meanwhile, Mark’s estranged sister Amy broods on the hatred she has for her brother, blaming him for turning their father into a killer. As she sinks further in to the depths of drug addiction, who’s to say what her next move will be? 

As the body count rises, Phelps and his sergeant, Matt Pryor, soon realise they are on the trail of a serial killer … 

The Coopers Field Murders – Book Two

The first novel in this series, Jack-Knifed, saw the introduction of Detective Chief Inspector Martin Phelps, together with his sidekick, Detective Sergeant Matt Pryor, and their team, investigating the horrendous murder of a gay man in Cardiff. 

Now they are faced with a body found in Coopers Field, a Cardiff beauty spot – a naked body that has lain there so long it is almost unidentifiable. Pathology reports establish that the body is that of a woman – but who is she, and how did she die? 

Local nurse Sarah Thomas, a helpful passer-by when the body is found, soon finds that she has another unexpected death to deal with – at Parkland Nursing Home where she works. Colin James, one of her favourite residents at the home, dies suddenly – but the reactions of those closest to him are surprising. Was Colin’s death due to natural causes – or is there something more sinister afoot at Parkland? 

Killing by Colours – Book Three

When the body of the killer’s first victim is discovered at a popular Cardiff leisure attraction, key elements of the murder link her death to a macabre colour-themed poem recently sent to DCI Phelps. As the body count rises, the killer teases the team by giving possible clues to the whereabouts of victims and the venues of potential murders, in the form of more poems. Are the killings random acts by a deranged individual, or is there something that links the victims to one another – and even to the DCI himself? 

Meanwhile, Martin’s sidekick, DS Matt Pryor, is worried about the safety of his boss. Are his fears warranted? Is Martin Phelps on the colour-coded list of potential victims – or is he just the sounding board for the killer’s bizarre poetry? 

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May 232015
 

When Luke Avery needed a medically trained oceanographer to help him search for sunken treasure off the Madagascar coast, Melanie took the job – reluctantly. She wasn’t worried about the work, despite its undeniable risks. It was Luke she feared. Luke with his perceptive probing questions, and his devastating kisses. Luke knew there was something Melanie hadn’t told him, some painful memory that made her cautious and fearful of love. ‘Trust me,’ he told her.

But could she?

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