Thursday, August 18, 2016

New release out now - DEVIOUS INTENTION

I'm so excited to announce that Devious Intention, the third book in the Intention series is now available on all sites for only 99p/99c.

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Here are some early reviews from the ARCs I've sent out this month.

By Ashrae TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Aug. 2016
Format: Paperback
It's no secret that I am a big fan of this author. I read her first book, Cruel Justice, back in 2011 and have followed her ever since through that and other crime series. This book is the third instalment in the Intention Series and although the main story is self contained in this book, two of the great things about this author are her characterisation and character development and so to get the very best out of all her books, it is best to always start from book one in each series and read in order.
So, Louise Gillespie wakes up after being in a nasty car accident. Problem is, her version of what happened before the crash differs greatly from what the police are telling her. She believes she was with her husband Matthew and daughter Sophie, en route to a holiday in Cornwall. The police are adamant she was alone in the car. She starts frantically trying to find her family but the police are doing nothing to help her and write off her memories as false, coming from the head injury she suffered in the crash. But Louise knows she's right and, checking out of the hospital, she goes off to try and find out what is happening. Failing at every turn, she is completely distraught but, as her handbag is missing from the crash, she has nothing or no one to help her. Luckily, she bumps into Ellie and Brian, two retired cops turned PIs who are on holiday. Can Ellie and Brian get to the truth of what happened to Louise. Is she right about her version of events, or is she just delusional? And if she is right, what on earth is going on, and more importantly why?
Oooh this book was deliciously fast paced and action packed. It was also very well plotted. There were some times when I was reading that I thought, no, that's contradictory, that doesn't make sense, but I went with it cos I know this author and what she does, She tests her readers - not sure if it's by design or accident, but I know of old that this is the way it is and, to my delight, I was right, all was explained a few pages later.
The book hits the ground running pretty much from page one and the action doesn't stop right until the end. There is no padding, there are no wasted words. Pacing is excellent, there are some slightly calmer moments every so often through the book, which I am thankful for as I do need a bit of respite every so often.
As already mentioned, this author writes brilliant characters. They are always well fleshed out and real, very real. But, not only are they great characters, they have some great interactions. This author writes the best banter I have read, and I read a lot!
The storyline is original. I am amazed after so many books that this author still has the power to deliver something completely new. But she does, and I have never managed to work it all out early in any of her books. There's always something I didn't see coming. Maybe she could branch into magic, she's definitely good at the art of distraction.
All in all, a cracking read that kept my attention from start to finish and left me completely satisfied. Just need to wait to see what she has in store for next time.

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I started this book in the morning and didn't put it down until I finished it. I was totally absorbed in the very believable characters. I'm not one to go into detail. I'll leave that to the pro's. But just to say, one of the most gripping books in this genre, I've read for quite a while.

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 7 Aug. 2016
This review is from: Devious Intention: (A gripping psychological thriller): Volume 3 (Intention series) (Paperback)
Although this is my first book in the Intention series, it worked perfectly well as a standalone book but I do now have to buy books one and two.
I loved the characters Ellie, Brian and Louise, they were so likeable and easy to believe.
Devious Intention is a fast paced story about Louise, who is involved in a car accident with her husband and 4 year old daughter. When Louise regains consciousness, her husband and daughter are missing and no-one seems to believe that she was not alone in the car and was in fact driving at the time. And so the investigation begins when Louise is fortunate enough to meet PI’s Ellie and Brian.
Although I have read and loved many of the brilliant Mel Comley’s previous books, I think this one is one of my favourites so far.
Never a dull moment and I am sure it is going to be a massive hit as usual.

Format: Paperback
I was asked to read Devious Intention by the author in return for an honest review. Although this is in fact the third in the 'Intention' series, it reads fine as a standalone, although I'm definitely going to seek out the first two in the series. This is the story of Louise Gillespie, who suffers a traumatic accident. Lost and alone in Cornwall, she meets Private Investigator's, Ellen and Brian Lynx, who help her to piece together the shocking truth of that day's events. I particularly loved this book because the characters were likeable and believable, as was the plot. It was short enough to read in one sitting, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this book to all crime and police procedural lovers. Thanks to the author for allowing me to read this ARC. 4.5 stars.

Format: Paperback
This is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone.

The story starts with a car accident in which Louise receives a head trauma. When she gains consciousness there is no sign of her husband and daughter. The local police tell her that she was driving and was alone. She doesn't know who to turn to until a chance encounter with Ellie and Brian, two Private Investigators who are on holiday. They believe Louise and want to help her discover what happened.

This is a fast-paced book and kept me enthralled enough to read it in one sitting. I liked the characters of Ellie and Brian and their rapport. It is a definite 5* read.

I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review.

When I was offered an ARC by the author of this book, I was over the moon as I just love her books and its like settling down to have a chat with an old friend when I read a new one. Devious Intentions is the third in the Intention series but can totally be read as a standalone novel. I hadn't read the first two before starting this, in fact I hadn't been aware of the series, but I will certainly keep an eye out for them now!

This one starts off with one of my worst nightmares as Matthew and Louise Gillespie set off for their holiday in the car with their daughter Sophie. Louise has just been though a terrible ordeal having suffered a miscarriage and is looking forward to a break away. But when their car is rammed off the road, Louise is knocked unconscious and when she wakes Matthew and Sophie aren't there. And this was where I got totally sucked into the plot! Where were Matthew and Sophie? What had happened to them and why was Louise in the driver's seat? Nobody seems to be interested in helping Louise to find her family, they all think she is delirious after her head injury. But that's where Ellen, Paul and Cally step in after bumping into Louise while they are on their honeymoon.

I took to the former police officers immediately, especially Ellen, as they came to the rescue with a pledge to help Louise find out what had happened to her family. The story twists and turns, never quite going in the direction I had expected. It was a perfect length to chill out with for a couple of hours relaxation, and an enjoyable couple of hours they were!

 on 9 August 2016
WOW....I've been left crying and to me that's one of the biggest compliments I can give to a book. When it grips you deep inside you that your that engrossed that your placed right in the middle of a amazing book and don't want it to end......I love the way Mel Comely writes its such a pleasure to read,yet again I'm left wanting more. I love that we have got a nice team forming and I dread to think what they are going to get up too next......I guess I'm going to have to wait....This is a great little series of Mel's but you can read then as a stand alone ( but I believe your missing out on some AMAZING BOOKS ) Thanks again Mel for giving us yet another awesome book !!!! 5*****

 on 8 August 2016
I was in a reading slump when I started to read this. Wow this cured me What an exciting tale that starts with a car crash and a missing husband and daughter. The subsequent investigation is an uncomfortable realisation that all is not as it seems. I could not put it down. My thanks to the author for a copy and for restoring my faith in thrillers.

Five Stars
 on 7 August 2016
Received ARC from author, fast paced with some interesting characters and well thought out storyline

5 out of 5 stars A well thought out thriller.
 on 7 August 2016
I read this book as an ARC copy through THE Bookclub on Facebook, in exchange for an honest review.
Whilst on holiday in an English sea side town, ex police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx meet a confused young mother. She has just survived a car accident but is trying to find her husband and daughter. The local police are not much help, Ellen and Brian are now working as PI's and try to help Louise with her hunt. It is wonderful to welcome back Ellen and Brian both well rounded and likeable characters. A five star book for me.

on 14 August 2016
This is one of my favorite of Comley's books and I was excited to see another was released. Comley has done it again. The way she keeps the reader looking in every direction, not knowing what to expect at the turn of a page, is her signature. This book is perfect for the Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx PI series. These two are on the job to unwind a particularly devious plan. It was a fast read because the story flowed well and I got caught up in the mystery so quickly. If you're a thriller/mystery lover, you'll love this author and in particular this book. This can absolutely be read as a stand alone but you'll want to read all of them anyway, so begin at the start of the series.

on 14 August 2016
Devious Intention is a fast paced thriller which grips you from the first page.
It begins when Louise has a car accident with her Husband and Daughter. She loses consciousness and when she wakes, finds out that her Husband and Daughter are missing and that she was in the driving seat even though she wasn't driving. The Police do not believe her and therefore do not offer much help but a chance meeting with PI's Ellie and Brian who are both on holiday leads them into believing her and helping her solve this mystery.

This is the third book in the Intention series but it can also be read as a stand alone. I really do not know how M A Comley does it, as each one surpasses the one before and this one certainly did not disappoint. I love the relationship between Ellie and Brian and in some parts I found myself holding my breath, which M A Comley's books do to me on many occasions. This is definitely another 5* from me.

I would like to thank the Author for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. Looking forward to the next one Ms Comley.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Exciting news to share. Box set only 99c/99p.

Exciting news to share.

For the next few days you can pick up my box set for only 99c/99p from all retailers. Be quick though, it'll be going up in price to $6.99/£5.49 on Tues 9th August. 

Amazon all sites:
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While I'm here, I also want to share some really exciting news with you regarding a future series I'm co-authoring with NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather. We've been great admirer's of each other's work for over five years now and have finally bitten the bullet to write a joint project. 

The Deception series initially takes place in the UK before moving across the water to New York, the lead character is Alexandra Fox and she's on the hunt for a notorious serial killer who has personally affected her life. 

We've got the covers already sorted and the novella and first novel are with our editor now, we hope to put them both up as pre-orders soon. More on that when we get it. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

New release - Mortal Justice

Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that Mortal Justice - a Justice novella is now available on all sites. Grab your copy for only 99c/99p today.

Here's what to expect from this fast-paced, suspenseful novella.

What would you do if you saw a stranger's life in danger?

DI Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs investigate a violent attack. Lorne becomes increasingly concerned when her star witness, Donna Moran, goes missing. She knew Donna was petrified, but has Donna just gone into hiding, or has she been taken by the offenders?

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Free short story, news about a pre-order available in the bestselling Intention series.

Hi everyone,

happy Sunday to you all. I hope the dull weather hasn't impacted too much on your summer so far.

I have some exciting news to share with you. For the next few days you can download MERRY WIDOW a short, short story in the Justice series, it's a fun read, nothing gory in it, I promise. :-)

Also, I'd like to inform you that I've uploaded a pre-order for the third book in the Intention series, Devious Intention - a psychological thriller - which is available on most sites for only 99c/99p. Devious Intention will be released on 18/08/2016.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kindle Unlimited series now available

If you're a subscriber of Kindle Unlimited you can now follow the adventures of PI Ellie Brazil and her partner Brian Lynx in Sole Intention and Grave Intention for FREE. Book three Devious Intentions is due out in the summer of 2016.

Here's what to expect from Sole Intention: Former police officers Ellen Brazil and Brian Lynx have joined forces to start a successful missing persons investigation firm which has just been contracted to find the wife of bodybuilder Will Endersbe. Ellen discovers that a number of women with similar features and hair colour have also vanished in the Worcester area. Ellen and Brian suspect a serial kidnapper is to blame, and without a body, the police are happy to leave the case in their hands to solve. Hoping the women are still alive, Ellen digs for clues and races to find the women, despite her troubled private life and a meddlesome stepfather with a violent secret.

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And from Grave Intention: Private investigator Ellen Brazil is hired to find ex-banker Charles Dugan, who disappeared after his mansion burned to the ground. Ellen quickly discovers that Dugan's new profession--playing poker full time--has earned him a circle of very dangerous "friends." Ellen's investigation is disrupted when her mother is injured, leaving Ellen to wonder why her mother's abusive husband has gone missing when he should be at the hospital. Ellen finds herself trying to solve two cases at once while smoothing over her own personal issues. When she learns Dugan has plans to flee the country, she knows it's imperative she finds him before the gang he owes money to discover his whereabouts and carry out their grave intentions.

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Happy reading.

Friday, December 25, 2015

New Year sale now on.

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a fabulous time over the holidays.

The wonderful Linda Prather and I have decided to put a few of our bestselling thrillers on sale over the holiday period. All the books mentioned below are on offer for only 99c/99p.

Fill up your Kindle now. :-)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Author interview - Mark Tilbury.

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming the wonderful thriller writer, Mark Tilbury to my blog.

1.      So, tell me about your best-selling thriller, The Revelation Room?
The Revelation Room is the first in a series of books involving Ben Whittle and his friend Maddie. Ben’s father, a private investigator, is taken captive by a cult whilst looking for a missing girl. When Ben receives a terrifying phone call from his father asking for help and imploring Ben not to call the police or else “everyone will die”,  Ben and Maddie are forced to join the cult to rescue Ben’s father from the inside. After being initiated into the cult, they soon find out that it is run by an egocentric psychopath who will stop at nothing to ensure his orders are obeyed. With time running out, Ben and Maddie have to find Ben’s father and somehow escape the clutches of the group and the dreadful truth that lies waiting in the Revelation Room.

Amazon book page  It's a fabulous read, folks.

2.      When and why did you decide to become an Indie writer?
I’ve always loved writing, but a combination of trying to find an agent and a publisher, coupled with a personal tragedy which left me on my own to raise two young daughters, I lost interest for quite some time. It was only the emergence of Amazon Kindle that rekindled (pardon the pun) my interest in writing and made me think, why not?  
3.      What genre do you write in and what genre do you prefer to read?
My stories are psychological crime thrillers with a hint of dark humour. I like to lighten the mood a bit, especially when the antagonists are so dark and twisted. As for reading, I love psychological thrillers, virtually everything Stephen King has written, and comedy, particularly Tom Sharpe. Some of his books have made me laugh so much that I literally stopped breathing!

4.      Where do you sell most books, USA or UK, Amazon or Barnes and Noble?
Amazon. I seem to be most popular with the American audience at the moment which is really pleasing, but I am only just starting, so hopefully I can widen that audience in time to come.

5.      During your childhood who was your biggest influence?
Without a doubt it was Agatha Christie. She lived about a mile up the road from me, and I used to be completely in awe of this great writer. I loved her books. I would read them and reread them at school. We used to go carol singing there as a kid, hoping that she would answer the door. She never did, but expectation is everything when you’re that age!

6.      Are you fortunate enough to write full-time?
No. That’s not to say I wouldn’t mind the chance to write full time! I can’t think of a better job to have. If I have a good day writing, I feel so happy and fulfilled. It’s like all this stuff in my head is out. Purged. I’m on top of the world. For a while at least.

7.      If Hollywood came knocking who would you want to play your main character?
That’s a really tough one to answer, because I have a vision of Ben Whittle in my mind and I can’t think of anyone who looks like him, so it would have to come down to screen persona. Ben’s also pretty young, 22, and if I’m honest, I’m a bit out of touch with young Hollywood actors. Ben’s quite tall, skinny and awkward with a mop on unruly dark hair. I really like the guy who plays Jay in EastEnders, even though he looks nothing like Ben.

8.      Name 6 people, dead or alive, you'd love to have as guests seated around your dinner-table.
Agatha Christie – to ask her why she never answered the door at Christmas! Seriously, I’d just like to thank her for introducing me to the wonders of writing. Stephen King, because he is the best and I would be interested in anything he had to say about writing. Catherine Cookson, because she brought such vivid reality to her books. Tom Sharpe, the funniest writer who has ever lived. His brand of humour has had such a huge impact on me as a writer. I can’t compliment the man enough. Oskar Schindler. A fascinating and intriguing man who was a member of the Nazi party and helped to save over a thousand Jews by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories. He was initially motivated by the profitability of enforced labour, but later showed extraordinary dedication and tenacity to save the lives of those workers. Lastly, I think I’d like David Attenborough. His amazing Life programs have captivated me. I love his enthusiasm and his dedication to the wonderful nature of this planet. Inspirational stuff.

9. What one piece of advice have you found the most important in your writing career?
Keep persevering and keep learning. Always keep learning. Of course, this is more important now than ever if you want to self-publish, because there’s all the social media stuff to do as well as the writing. You have to be a writer, a publisher, an editor and a promoter all rolled into one. That’s all lot of hats for one head!

9.      What are your plans for the coming year?
I’m in the middle of a house move at the moment, so it’s quite difficult to fully focus on the book I’m rewriting. It’s called The Eyes of the Accused. The story is about a missing girl who left work early because she was sick and never returned home. Hannah Heath was four months pregnant, about to marry the love of her life and settle down to family life when she went missing. Ben and Maddie are asked to try to shed some light on the case by Hannah’s desperate mother after the police failed to turn up a anything significant other than a dodgy maintenance man at the nursing home where Hannah worked. I’m hoping to publish it early next year and then start work on my third novel.

10.   And finally, if you were stranded on a desert island what 3 books would you choose to have with you?
Under the Dome by Stephen King. This book is 900 pages or so of sheer brilliance. I love the way he gets right under the skin of the characters, and how, by putting them all ‘under the dome’, a mysterious unbreakable dome that shuts all the inhabitants off from the rest of the world, he studies them and sees how they react under intense pressure. This book has got the lot for me. A great ending, too, which I won’t reveal, but if anyone out there hasn’t read it, I highly recommend that you do. It’s as if King has literally put life under the microscope.

Indecent Exposure by Tom Sharpe. This is the funniest book I’ve ever read. Set in South Africa, it is a great satirical look at the South African police, with Kommandant Van Heerden, Konstabel Els and Luitenant Verkramp in a relentless quest for a perfect South Africa. Luitenant Verkramp, who has a hatred of all things English, surpassed only by his fear of sex, sets in motion an experiment in mass chastity. With the help of a female psychiatrist, the result of the experiment is remarkable and with completely hilarious unforeseen results. 

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. What can I say about this book. It looks at the meaning of life and life after death through the protagonist, an elderly amusement park maintenance man called Eddie who dies whilst rescuing a young girl from a ride called Free Fall. Eddie goes to Heaven where he meets five people who were surprisingly instrumental in his life. As Eddie travels through Heaven he learns more and more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned and what his true purpose was. There are dramatic flashbacks throughout the story with scenes from his troubled childhood, his time in the army and his first and only love, Marguerite. This book is just chocked full of meaning and compelling narrative. I know I’ll never write a book like this, but I wish I could. 

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