Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Blog Tour: Death in Shanghai by M J Lee + Giveaway!



Today I'm pleased to be hosting author M J Lee with an excerpt of his new book as well as a giveaway! Welcome, Martin...

Shanghai, 1928. The body of a blonde is washed up on the Beach of Dead Babies, in the heart of the smog-filled city. Seemingly a suicide, a closer inspection reveals a darker motive: the corpse has been weighed down, it’s lower half mutilated…and the Chinese character for ‘justice’ carved into the chest.

The moment Inspector Danilov lays eyes on the dismembered body, he realises that he has an exceptional case on his hands. And when the first body is followed by another, and another, each displaying a new, bloody message, he has no option but face the truth. He is dealing with the worst kind of criminal; someone determined, twisted…and vengeful.

Someone who must be caught….whatever the cost.

Death in Shanghai is the first novel in M J Lee’s Inspector Danilov series, perfect for fans of Philip Kerr.



Now it's over to Martin...

Hi Gina, thanks for hosting me today. My debut novel, Death in Shanghai, is out now, published by Carina/Harper Collins.  It’s the first in a series of novels, featuring Inspector Danilov set in the Shanghai of the 1920s, the city of Joy, Gin and Jazz.

Shanghai 1928. When a murdered blonde is found on the 'Beach of Dead Babies' with a Chinese character carved into the body, Inspector Danilov is called in to investigate.

Danilov is under pressure to solve the case quickly but he has his own problems. He is a White Russian, still searching for his wife and children, separated from him when they fled Russia. While inside the police force, jealousy of his success has created conflict with his colleagues. The opium pipe offers him his only escape.

More bodies are discovered, each with a different Chinese character carved into their corpses. Danilov is now in a race against time, struggling with his own personal demons and with the devil that is haunting the streets of Shanghai.

The second book in the series, ‘City of Shadows’ will be published in March 2016 and is available for pre-order on Amazon now. Martin can be contacted at his website writermjlee.com, on Facebook at writermjlee or on twitter at, you guessed it, writermjlee.
  
Excerpt
  
In the middle of Soochow Creek is a sandbank known by the locals as “The Beach of Dead Babies”. On a bright, cold Shanghai morning, there were no dead babies lying on it, just a dead blonde.

Inspector Danilov stamped his feet on the cobblestones of the bank, trying to force some life into his cold toes. He pulled his old coat around his thin body and searched its pockets for his tobacco tin. Blowing some warm air on his fingers, he opened the tin and rolled a cigarette with one hand.

The first breaths of smoke choked his lungs, producing a series of deep, barking coughs like the alarm cries of a deer. A spit of black tar filled his mouth, the remains of the opium he had smoked the night before. He spat it out and watched it land in the mud at the edge of the creek before it was swallowed by the lapping, grey waters.

His colleague, Charles Meaker, the District Inspector from Hongkew, walked to the middle of Zhapu Bridge, scanning the area as if getting his bearings. At the centre of the bridge, Meaker located the position of the blonde stretched out on the sandbank. From a pocket, he produced a linen measuring tape and laid this along the stone parapet of the bridge.

After an age of measuring, a smug smile spread across his pale face. ‘I believe it’s one of yours. It's on your side,’ he shouted. Then rolled up the measuring tape and put it back inside his jacket pocket, taking the opportunity to hitch his trousers over his large stomach.

He strolled over to Danilov on the city side of the bridge. ‘Floaters are always a nightmare. Hate ‘em meself. Looks like this one topped hersel’ upstream, and the body floated down. Enjoy it.’ He tugged at his moustache. ‘Another chance to enhance your reputation.’

Danilov took a long drag of his cigarette, savouring the bitter tang of the tobacco. ‘Thank you, Inspector Meaker, have you finished?’ He turned back looking for his new constable in the large crowd that now lined the banks. ‘Stra-chan, come here will you?’

‘It’s Straw-aaan,’ said Meaker, the “ch” is silent. But you Russians wouldn’t know anything about that, would you?’

The young detective ran up. ‘Yes, sir?’ He had a shock of black hair, an eager smile and eyes that gave away he was half-Chinese.

‘Stra-chan,’ Inspector Danilov emphasised, ‘go down to the sampans and check if anybody saw anything.’

‘Good luck with that. Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. Just do evil. That’s what this lot believe.’ Meaker mimed the actions of the three monkeys ending with an expansive gesture that took in all the watching Chinese.

Inspector Danilov ignored him. ‘Go and check them anyway. Somebody may have seen something.’ Strachan began to turn away.  ‘Don’t forget to send a man to the pathologist. The morgue is just across Garden Bridge on the other side of the river. Let Dr. Fang know there's a body coming in.'

‘Yes, sir, anything else, sir?’ Strachan stood to attention awaiting his orders. He was new to the detective squad, and this was his first case.

‘Hurry up, we haven’t got all day,’ said Danilov. ‘The feet feed the wolf, as we say in Minsk.’
‘Er…yes, sir, right away.’

‘I’m off back to Hongkew for a nice cuppa. Good luck with the floater, Danilov, rather you than me, heh?’ With a long, pipe-stained chuckle, Meaker twisted his moustache and walked back across the bridge to his own district.

About the author:

Martin has spent most of his adult life writing in one form or another. As a University researcher in history, he wrote pages of notes on reams of obscure topics. As a social worker with Vietnamese refugees, he wrote memoranda. And, as the creative director of an advertising agency, he has written print and press ads, tv commercials, short films and innumerable backs of cornflake packets and hotel websites.
He has spent 25 years of his life working outside the North of England. In London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok and Shanghai, winning awards from Cannes, One Show, D&AD, New York and London Festivals, and the United Nations.
Whilst working in Shanghai, he loved walking through the old quarter of that amazing city, developing the idea behind a series of crime novels featuring Inspector Pyotr Danilov, set in 1920s and 30s.
When he's not writing, he splits his time between the UK and Asia, taking pleasure in playing with his daughter, practicing downhill ironing, single-handedly solving the problem of the French wine lake and wishing he were George Clooney.

               Links: Website  Twitter

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Saturday, 12 December 2015

Straight To Hell - Guest Post


Today I am welcoming author Michelle Scott and her book, with a guest post...

About the book:

I, Lilith Straight, was the woman you always wanted to be. I was married to someone better looking than your husband, we lived in that house you always wanted. Within a year, however, all of that changed. My marriage dissolved, my house burned down, and my job hardly paid the bills. So when I was hit by a car and died, I thought my life couldn’t get any worse. Boy, was I wrong.
Hell was not the place I imagined. It was worse. During my brief stay, I learned some disturbing truths about my family. Most worryingly my ancestor’s deal with the devil promising him every female descendent as a succubus.
So these were my options: Life on earth as a soul-sucking seductress. Or death and pass the succubus baton to my sweet little daughter. There was no choice. Welcome to hell on earth, Lilith. Mother, teacher, wanton she-demon.

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What I Want for Christmas – A Writer’s Wish List


It’s true – the best things in life are free.  On the other hand, some of these free things are very hard to come by.  This year, I’ve compiled a list of things that aren’t expensive, but at the same time are very elusive.  If I get just one of these gifts, I’d be a happy writer.

A Character Who Rocks My World

Don’t get me wrong – I love all of my characters.  However, there are only a select few who really make my blood run hot.  Sexy William from Straight to Hell is one of these.  I love fiery hot characters who make me weak in the knees.  I also like complex characters who aren’t always sure of their own motivations.  I like characters to grow and to breathe.  If I could have one of these next year, I’d do my happy dance.

A Perfect First Draft

Not that it will ever happen!  But just once, I’d love to type THE END on the last page of a manuscript knowing that nothing needed to be changed.  That I’d gotten it all right the first time around.  Unfortunately, in the real world, there are rough drafts and second drafts and third drafts.  And edits.  And then more edits.  It all comes together in the end, but I’d love to see it happen from the get go.

Two Solid Hours with No Interruptions

It never fails.  Every time I finally hit my rhythm and the words are coming freely, someone feels the need to walk into my office.  Maybe it’s my daughter wanting to know what’s for dinner.  Or perhaps it’s Bandit, our border collie, who has the sudden need to run outside and chase a squirrel.  It could even be my husband who wants to find out how my writing is going.  But there’s always someone (or something – like my cellphone) clamoring for my attention.  While it’s nice to be needed and loved, it’s also good to have some time alone!

Yes, these are gifts that I would treasure.  On the other hand, a lot of these things wouldn’t be nearly so satisfying if they came too easy.  After all, hard work is a part of the process of writing, and work is what makes the job fulfilling.  And as far as the (sometimes) overcrowded house goes, I do appreciate my family – even when they come knocking on my door!

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About Michelle: 

Michelle Scott has been a fiction junkie all of her life.  Although she’ll read everything from literature to mystery to modern classics, she has a special penchant for urban fantasy. She is also a huge nerd and an unapologetic Doctor Who fan, preferring Tom Baker above all others.
In college, Michelle earned her BA in psychology and met the guy of her dreams. Thirty years later, she has never once used her psychology degree, but is still married to Mr. Right which proves that a good college education is worth every penny.
Currently, she is a straight-laced community college English teacher by day, while at night, she stalks supernatural beings in her hometown of Detroit. Michelle lives with her husband and three children, all of whom are addicted to Doctor. Who (and urban fantasy) as much as she.

Straight to Hell, book one of the Lilith Straight series, is available on Amazon.uk.
Michelle's website: www.mscottfiction.com
Find Michelle on Twitter: @mscottwriter

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Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Always Golden Launch Giveaway Winners!


Yesterday was the online launch for my new book, Always Golden, there were excerpts, teasers, and giveaways...here are the winners of the giveaways:

Giveaway One - Earrings - Melanie Robertson-King

Giveaway Two - Ribbon notepad - Jo Hughes

Giveaway Three - Crown decoration - Jennifer Marston

Giveaway Four - Owl pen and address book - Natalie Carney

Giveaway Five - Key decoration - Sara King

Congrats to the winners, please email your postal address to:   ginadickerson@live.co.uk



About the book:

Being a princess is both a blessing and a curse…
  
Growing up in a castle, Oriana was accustomed to the security of living within its walls…until the day an evil tore through the fortifications and shattered her perfect world. 

Wanted by a ruler known as “The Collector” Oriana now has a battle on her hands to escape his clutches. With The Collector’s best tracker hot on her heels, Oriana is forced to fight for her freedom while trying to work out why she is so desirable to The Collector.

One problem is that Oriana didn’t expect her heart and head to also be at war. Will she do what’s right for the kingdom, or is she at risk of losing not only the realm but also her heart?

Oriana is about to discover life as a princess is most definitely not always golden…




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble



Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Always Golden Launch - Fifth Giveaway!

Join the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512461722263832/

Giveaways are also posted on Facebook -  to enter just leave a comment under the post on this blog for the giveaway you wish to enter (or go to the  Facebook event and find the photo).

All names will be put into www.dsrw.org and one winner for each prize picked by random! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning on this blog (9th December) so the giveaways run from now until 9th December 8.00 AM (UK time)...here is the fifth giveaway!

A golden key decoration fit for a castle!




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Always Golden Launch - Fourth Giveaway!

 Join the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512461722263832/

Giveaways are also posted on Facebook -  to enter just leave a comment under the post on this blog for the giveaway you wish to enter (or go to the  Facebook event and find the photo).

All names will be put into www.dsrw.org and one winner for each prize picked by random! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning (9th December) so the giveaways run from now until 9th December 8.00 AM (UK time)...here is the fourth giveaway!

An address book and owl pen!




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Always Golden Launch - Third Giveaway!

Welcome to the launch party for my new book, Always Golden, the event on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512461722263832/

Giveaways will also be posted on Facebook to enter just leave a comment under the post on this blog for the giveaway you wish to enter. All names will be put into www.dsrw.org and one winner for each prize picked by random! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning (9th December) so the giveaways run from now until 9th December 8.00 AM (UK time)...here is the third giveaway!

A Crown decoration...



Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Always Golden Launch - Second Giveaway!



Welcome to the launch party for my new book, Always Golden, the event on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512461722263832/

Giveaways will also be posted on Facebook to enter just leave a comment under the post on this blog for the giveaway you wish to enter. All names will be put into www.dsrw.org and one winner for each prize picked by random! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning (9th December) so the giveaways run from now until 9th December 8.00 AM (UK time)...here is the second giveaway!

A beautiful notepad...




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Always Golden Party - Giveaway One!


Welcome to the launch party for my new book, Always Golden, the event on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/512461722263832/

Giveaways will also be posted on Facebook to enter just leave a comment under the post on this blog for the giveaway you wish to enter. All names will be put into www.dsrw.org and one winner for each prize picked by random! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning (9th December) so the giveaways run from now until 9th December 8.00 AM (UK time)...here is the first giveaway!

A pair of amber glass heart earrings in a gift bag...


To enter, leave a comment below!


Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Monday, 7 December 2015

Launch party for Always Golden

Help celebrate the launch of Always Golden by joining the Facebook event here:

There will be excerpts, teasers, and giveaways throughout the day!


About the book:

Being a princess is both a blessing and a curse…
  
Growing up in a castle, Oriana was accustomed to the security of living within its walls…until the day an evil tore through the fortifications and shattered her perfect world. 

Wanted by a ruler known as “The Collector” Oriana now has a battle on her hands to escape his clutches. With The Collector’s best tracker hot on her heels, Oriana is forced to fight for her freedom while trying to work out why she is so desirable to The Collector.

One problem is that Oriana didn’t expect her heart and head to also be at war. Will she do what’s right for the kingdom, or is she at risk of losing not only the realm but also her heart?

Oriana is about to discover life as a princess is most definitely not always golden…




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble

Monday, 30 November 2015

Always Golden - new release!

Today is the release of my newest book, 'Always Golden'. It is a dark fairy tale influenced by the French fairy tale 'The Story of Pretty Goldilocks' by Madame d'Aulnoy. I designed the cover myself - under my design hat of RoseWolf Design - I'd love to know what you think!



About the book:

Being a princess is both a blessing and a curse…
  
Growing up in a castle, Oriana was accustomed to the security of living within its walls…until the day an evil tore through the fortifications and shattered her perfect world. 

Wanted by a ruler known as “The Collector” Oriana now has a battle on her hands to escape his clutches. With The Collector’s best tracker hot on her heels, Oriana is forced to fight for her freedom while trying to work out why she is so desirable to The Collector.

One problem is that Oriana didn’t expect her heart and head to also be at war. Will she do what’s right for the kingdom, or is she at risk of losing not only the realm but also her heart?

Oriana is about to discover life as a princess is most definitely not always golden…




Book links:  Goodreads    Amazon UK    Amazon.com    Smashwords    Barnes&Noble


Excerpt 

Outside wind whistled, rumbling around the wooden house and making it creak. Heavy, pregnant balls of rain splattered against the bathroom window until the splatters gave way to a torrent as a storm took hold, sheeting rainwater against the house so hard it made looking through the windows to the outside impossible. A crack of lightning lit up the sky, illuminating the bathroom and casting Oriana’s shadow long and thin.

It was now or never.

A clap of thunder made Oriana jump and she left the bathroom, slowly descending the stairs, her footsteps muffled by the clatter of the storm. The house shook and Oriana paused on the stairs, clutching the handrail in fear. Was the storm a bad omen? Would she be caught?

No, she told herself, after all, how many of King Hashir’s soldiers would recognise her without her blonde hair?

It was not as if they had been her father’s soldiers and would recognise her face. She had to hope these soldiers, these soldiers who defended a monster, didn’t know what she looked like. Besides, dressed in the riding trousers and tunic, she looked far from a princess.

The light from the kitchen lantern was still the sole illumination in the house bar the odd flash of lightning. Mairsile was crying at the end of the kitchen, her parents’ bodies still on the floor, as Oriana drew up in the doorway.

A tall man, dressed in dark trousers matching his armour, and with lightly curled, equally dark hair, had his back to the door. Oriana could not help but cringe once he turned around to face her.

‘So, the burns are terrible,’ he said wryly. ‘I knew it.’

Oriana lowered her gaze. Something in the man’s searing green eyes unsettled her yet unable to stop them, her eyes slid back up of their own volition. ‘I’m sorry,’ she mumbled, breaking into an uncharacteristic blush. ‘I did not mean to be rude.’

The man reached her in two strides. ‘It is I who have been rude. I’ve not even introduced myself. I am Commander Vilas De-Leal.’

Oriana’s heart jumped into her throat. Sickness washed over her and, unable to stop herself, she swayed forwards.

‘Steady.’ Vilas grabbed Oriana’s elbow. ‘I’m not here to harm you, do not worry yourself.’

At his contact, Oriana shivered. ‘De-Leal?’ she managed to ask.

Vilas nodded as he guided Oriana onto a chair. ‘You have heard of me?’

Oriana kept her gaze lowered. ‘Of your father. Anearr.’

Vilas’ voice was strained. ‘Of course, you are King Germaine’s subject. You would have heard the tales about my father from Germaine’s court.’

Not knowing how to respond without incriminating herself, Oriana kept quiet. She felt a light touch on her shoulder as Mairsile pressed against her and she laid her own hand over the girl’s trembling one.

Vilas cleared his throat. ‘I will have my soldiers bury your parents immediately.’

Mairsile started to cry again.

Oriana squeezed the young girl’s hand before releasing it and rising to face Vilas. ‘Why go to the bother? It was your men who killed them in the first place.’

It did not matter they weren’t really her parents, Oriana thought. They had been parents; they had had a life, a child, a future which had been torn from them leaving behind a frightened, orphaned girl.

‘How many more families have you and your soldiers decimated today? Would you have all of them buried by their murderers? Seems like a kick in the teeth to the survivors if you ask me.’

Vilas rested his hand on the top of his sword. Oriana swallowed nervously, looking from his large hand to the defined set of his jaw.

Why hadn’t she kept her mouth shut?



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my new book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Launch of Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story by Shani Struthers

Today I have the pleasure of hosting Shani Struthers with her new book, Eve, which sounds deliciously paranormally intriguing...so, over to Shani!





 Thank you for hosting me on your blog today! My new book, Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story launches on the 24th November on Amazon and is the prequel to the popular Psychic Surveys series. Featuring two of the Psychic Surveys team – Theo Lawson and Vanessa Patterson – it’s set between 1899 and 1999 and is loosely inspired by a true event.

In my fictional re-telling, Theo and Ness are asked to investigate a town weighed down by the sorrow of what happened 100 years before…



What do you do when a whole town is haunted?

In 1899, in the North Yorkshire market town of Thorpe Morton, a tragedy occurred; 59 people died at the market hall whilst celebrating Christmas Eve, many of them children. One hundred years on and the spirits of the deceased are restless still, ‘haunting’ the community, refusing to let them forget.

In 1999, psychic investigators Theo Lawson and Ness Patterson are called in to help, sensing immediately on arrival how weighed down the town is. Quickly they discover there’s no safe haven. The past taints everything.

Hurtling towards the anniversary as well as a new millennium, their aim is to move the spirits on, to cleanse the atmosphere so everyone – the living and the dead – can start again. But the spirits prove resistant and soon Theo and Ness are caught up in battle, fighting against something that knows their deepest fears and can twist them in the most dangerous of ways.

They’ll need all their courage to succeed and the help of a little girl too – a spirit who didn’t die at the hall, who 
shouldn’t even be there…


Purchase Links: Amazon UK    Amazon.com


Excerpt 

As Theo turned round to face the double doors, she had a feeling that someone - something - was rushing at her, as fleetingly as whatever had been in Adelaide's house. Refusing to let fear get a stranglehold, she turned back, her aim to confront it. A black wisp of a shape, like wood smoke, sideswiped her, before fading into nothing. Staring after it, wondering what it was, something else caught her attention. At the far end of the second room was something more substantial: a little girl, staring at her. 

Theo's eyes widened. "Oh darling, darling," she whispered. She took a step forwards, tried to remember the names of the children on the list from earlier: Alice, Helen, Bessie, Adelaide's ancestor, Ellen Corsby perhaps. Which one was she? 

She inched closer still. "Darling, your name, tell me what it is."

The little girl's arms moved upwards, she stretched them out, her manner beseeching although she remained mute. Theo tried again, told the child her own name. 

"It's short for Theodora. I bet you're called something pretty." The girl had a dress on; long, brownish, a course material - linen perhaps? Nothing special but if it was her party dress then maybe it was special to her. Her boots were brown too - lace ups, sturdy looking. She was around eight or nine but it was hard to tell. She could have been older just small for her age. Her hair was brown and tangled; she had a mane of it. Everything about her seemed to be brown or sepia, maybe sepia was the right word, as though she'd stepped out of an old photograph. 

"I'm here now, sweetheart, I've come to help. You've been here for such a long time. Too long. You need to go to the light, go home, rest awhile." 

Up closer, Theo could read her eyes. The longing in them stirred her pity. 

"Let me help you," Theo persisted, her voice catching in her throat. As glorious as the other side might be, she still felt it unfair to be felled at such a young age. Often this was a good existence too and it deserved to be experienced fully. 

She was close now, so close and still her arms were outstretched.

Harriet - the name presented itself whole in her mind. 

"Your name's Harriet. Is that correct? It's lovely, it suits you." Was that a smile on the child's lips, the beginnings of trust? Soon she'd be able to reach out and touch her. What would she feel like? Cold? Ethereal? 

"Darling, I'm here," she repeated, no more than a foot between them. "I'm here." 

Joy surged - one spirit had come forward - it was an encouraging start. 

Just before their hands touched everything changed. Hope and joy were replaced with confusion as something sour - fetid almost - rose up, making her feel nauseous. 

"Don't be afraid," Theo implored. Yet there was nothing but fear in her eyes now. No, not fear, that was too tame a word - terror.

"I'm not here to harm you," she continued. "I'm here to help." 

As the words left her mouth, other hands appeared behind the child, a whole sea of them - disembodied hands that clawed at her, forcing her backwards. 

"No!" Theo shouted. "Stop it. Leave her alone!" But it was no use. Her words faded as the girl did. She'd been torn away, recaptured; the one who'd dared to step forward. Theo could feel sweat break out on her forehead, her hands were clammy. She clutched at her chest, her breathing difficult suddenly, laboured. Her heart had been problematic of late, a result of the pounds she'd piled on. She must go to the doctor to get some medication. Struggling to gain control, it took a few moments, perhaps a full minute, before her heart stopped hammering. And when it did, she remembered something else. The girl's eyes - her sweet, brown, trusting eyes - when the expression changed in them they hadn't been looking at her, they'd been looking beyond her. Was it at the thing that sideswiped her? Theo couldn't be certain. She wasn't certain either if that 'thing' was a spirit or much less than that - something with no soul, but with an appetite, an extreme appetite: a craving. Something, she feared, was insatiable.



About Shani 

Brighton-based author of paranormal fiction, including UK Amazon Bestseller, Psychic Surveys Book One: The Haunting of Highdown Hall. Psychic Surveys Book Two: Rise to Me, is also available and due out in November 2015 is Eve: A Christmas Ghost Story - the prequel to the Psychic Surveys series. She is also the author of Jessamine, an atmospheric psychological romance set in the Highlands of Scotland and described as a 'Wuthering Heights for the 21st century.'

Psychic Surveys Book Three: 44 Gilmore Street is in progress.

All events in her books are inspired by true life and events.


Catch up with Shani via her website www.shanistruthers.com, on her blog http://shanisite.wordpress.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.





Thanks for stopping by, Shani - I'm looking forward to reading your festive ghost tale!

Shani is also one of five authors who, alongside myself form Authors Reach, find out more about us here: www.authorsreach.co.uk

Monday, 16 November 2015

Authors Reach: Authors Reach - a new frontier!

Authors Reach: Authors Reach - a new frontier!: Authors Reach is a collective made up of 5 authors - Gina Dickerson, Shani Struthers, Richard Hardie, Catriona King and myself - Sarah Engla...

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a mini novelty book of The Haunting of Highdown Hall by Shani Struthers!



Today is the fifteenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a novelty, mini book of 'The Haunting of Highdown Hall' by Shani Struthers (middle mini book)...
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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.


We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip


Saturday, 31 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a signed paperback of Trouble With Swords by Richard Hardie!



Today is the fourteenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a signed paperback of 'Trouble With Swords' by Richard Hardie...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Friday, 30 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of Mortiswood: Kaelia Falling by Gina Dickerson



Today is the thirteenth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback copy of  Mortiswood: Kaelia Falling - Mortiswood Tales book two by, well, me!...

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Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of 3am and Wide Awake by Sarah England!



Today is the twelfth day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback of '3am and Wide Awake' by Sarah England...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER



Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

A Scary Dip - Win a paperback of The Sect by Catriona King!



Today is the eleventh day of the Halloween themed 'A Scary Dip' - there are spooky going-ons involving giveaways of books and other gifts!

Today's giveaway is a paperback of 'The Sect' by Catriona King...

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER




Giveaways run from 12:00 AM of the date of the giveaway to the following 12:00 AM - meaning it runs for a whole day (24 hours). (UK time zone). All our giveaways are international.

We'd love to see you at the Facebook main event page, which can be found on bit.ly/ascarydip

Remember, there are giveaways every day right up to the very end of the event so keep checking in for a chance to win a fabulously scary prize!