Thursday, October 19, 2017

Maggie - New Release from Netta Newbound

I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Netta Newbound's latest release, MAGGIE. 

Here is my 5 star review of MAGGIE which has been published by Bloodhound Books and is out today!

This is another amazing read from Netta Newbound, one of many I might add.

Maggie Simms is only 16 years Old but already her life has been filled with nothing but trauma and heart ache. After burying her mother she is left sharing the family home with her abusive stepfather. Unfortunately he expects her to fill her mother's place in his bed. Maggie is driven to get rid of him once and for all.

But this is only the beginning of her problems when those around her begin losing their lives. Why? Is she jinxed or is there something far more sinister afoot?


As with all Netta's novels this was an exceptional page-turner and extremely difficult to put down until I read those immortal words THE END.

A fabulous read not to be missed.



Amazon USA

Amazon UK



Book Description:

When sixteen-year-old Maggie Simms’ mum loses her battle with cancer, the only family she has left is her abusive stepfather, Kenny.
Horrified to discover he intends to continue his nightly abuse, Maggie is driven to put a stop to him once and for all.
However, she finds her troubles are only just beginning when several of her closest allies are killed.
Although nothing seems to be linking the deaths, Maggie believes she is jinxed.
Why are the people she cares about being targeted?
And who is really behind the murders?

Sometimes the truth is closer than you think.


Author Bio:

My name's Netta Newbound. I write thrillers in many different styles — some grittier than others. The Cold Case Files have a lighter tone and are full of fun. I also write a series set in London, which features one of my favourite characters, Detective Adam Stanley. These books are a little grittier. My standalone books, The Watcher and An Impossible Dilemma, are not for the faint hearted, and it seems you either love them or hate them—I’d love to know what you think.

Originally from Manchester, England, I have travelled extensively and have lived and worked in a variety of exciting places. I now live in New Zealand with my husband. We have three grown up children and four grandchildren.

Author links
Website - http://www.nettanewbound.com/ 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Innocent Blood - New release by NY Times bestselling author Linda S Prather









My review for this wonderful book. 

WOW! This is the second book in the Loki Redmond/Jake Savior series and is, IMHO, Linda's best book to date.

I've been gripped by Linda's books for the past 7 years, but this one truly is a quality page-turner not to be missed. You can tell Linda has carried out a lot of research to make this book zing, I particularly loved reading about the Choctaw myths and history. 

Loki returns to the reservation where she and her brothers grew up, to try and solve the crimes of hunters who have gone missing. While Jake Savior heads off in a different direction where a Choctaw police officer is involved in a mass shooting in his community. Could the two cases possibly be connected?

The story is gripping from the very first page to its dramatic climax. Non-stop action in a superb character-driven novel.











Book Description:



Loki Redmond swore she’d never return to the reservation, but two missing hunters and the ancient Choctaw myth of Nalusa Falaya take her and her brother, Dadron, on a dangerous trek through the wilderness.
Meanwhile, her partner Jake Savior, heads to Tunica, Mississippi, to investigate the second mass killing by a Choctaw police officer. 
Are the cases connected?
The only thing they know for sure is innocent blood has been shed, and unless they can find the source more are going to die.





















Author Bio:


Linda S. Prather is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling author of 8 novels including two legal thrillers, a paranormal FBI series, one romance, and her current series involving Loki Redmond, a Choctaw private investigator and Jake Savior, a former police officer. Linda lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband and grandchild, along with the "king" of the house, a Shitzu name Popcorn. Her latest release, Innocent Blood is her second in the Loki Redmond/Jake Savior series. In Linda's own words: "This book is my favorite so far. My grandfather was a full-blooded Native American, and my mother half Native American. Prior to my marriage and children I studied Shamanism and developed a true love for nature. Studying the Choctaw history, customs, myths and religions was fascinating. Taking the facts I learned and weaving them into Loki's story and her investigation into the disappearance of two hunters on the reservation was an emotional roller coaster for me. I found myself crying quite often."

Links: Amazon UK
           Amazon US

Website: linda@lindasprather.com - where you can join Linda's email list and never miss a new release

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.prather2
Twitter: @jacodypress

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Exciting news - New release in the DI Sally Parker series and news of two pre-orders coming soon.

I have news of a surprise release in the DI Sally Parker thriller series.

DEADLY ENCOUNTER is available to read now but only on Amazon at present, I'm afraid and for only 99c/99p.

I also have exciting news regarding HEROIC JUSTICE. The editing slot has been brought forward so that means the release date will also be sooner than originally expected. It's now on course to be released early November instead of December. Grab your copy on pre-order now for only 99c/99p.

Plus, my co-author in the Deception series, Linda S Prather, has a new release coming out next week in her Loki Redmond mystery series, and I have to say, I believe INNOCENT BLOOD is Linda's best book to date.






Only available on Amazon at the moment.

Pick up your copy for only 99c/99p from all Amazon stores  http://smarturl.it/t3l3dm



Pick up your pre-order today of this fabulous thriller for only 99c/99p from Amazon

http://getbook.at/InnocentBlood











Heroic Justice - a joint investigation between two of my leading characters, Lorne Warner and Hero Nelson is now available to pre-order at the special price of only 99c/99p.

Only available on these sites at present and due for release early November.

Amazon UK https://goo.gl/wbEmd2
Amazon US https://goo.gl/29QeWz
KOBO  https://goo.gl/nsMTAK  
iBooks  https://goo.gl/jpM15k


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Heroic Justice - pre-order now available

I can't believe it's been 9 months since I released Prime Justice, time really has flown by this year, it's frightening!

I'm excited to tell you that the fifteenth, yes, fifteenth full novel in the Justice series, HEROIC JUSTICE, will be with you at the beginning of December, sooner if I can obtain an earlier editing slot with my fabulous editors. The great news is that you can grab a copy on pre-order now for only 99c/99p.

In case you missed my newsletter last week, notifying you about the release of IRRATIONAL JUSTICE, I've included the links again for this fast-paced short story, which I'm delighted to say has achieved all five star reviews so far. 

Heroic Justice - a joint investigation between two of my leading characters, Lorne Warner and Hero Nelson is now available to pre-order at the special price of only 99c/99p. 

Only available on these sites at present and due for release on 1st December. 

Amazon UK https://goo.gl/wbEmd2 
Amazon US https://goo.gl/29QeWz
KOBO  https://goo.gl/nsMTAK   
iBooks  https://goo.gl/jpM15k

Irrational Justice - also 99c/99p

If you haven't read my co-author on the Deception series, Linda Prather's Catherine Mans FBI mystery series, you can now pick up a copy of Bet You Can't... Find Me for only 99c/99p.

Amazon UK http://ow.ly/uEwYA
Amazon US http://ow.ly/uEx35
Kobo https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/e...
B&N http://ow.ly/uEwDc
IBooks hyperurl.co/xx43sx
Don't forget to follow me on my Facebook author page, where I have frequent giveaways. There's one running now where you can win a signed copy of the one of your favourite books in the Justice series. Good luck!

Happy reading, folks, and please stay safe to all my friends in the US.

Mel x

Friday, July 14, 2017

Award winning cover

Thrilled to announce that my wonderful cover artist, Karri Klawiter has won a prestigious award for the cover she created for NO HIDING PLACE. So excited. She's fabulous to work with too. :-)

Congratulations, Karri.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New release in the Justice series.

Hi everyone, hope you're all well?


It's time to announce yet a new release in the Justice series. This short story involves all the old, well-loved characters that you're always contacting me about. I hope you enjoy your trip down memory lane in Unfair Justice. As usual, I'm releasing at 99c/99p. 
I'd also like to mention that my fellow Bloodhound Books author and dear friend, Netta Newbound, has a new novella out too, it's called Ghost Writer, I've read it and it's a fabulous story. I'll post the links below.


Enjoy the warmer weather as it approaches, I'll be back next month with news regarding Double Jeopardy - the latest Hero novel.

Thank you as always for your lovely emails, Facebook messages and your support, they always mean a lot to me.

Mel xx
Pick up your copy of Unfair Justice from the following sites for only 99c/99p.
You can buy a copy of Netta's novella on Amazon for only 99c/99p. 
A reminder in case you missed the last newsletter, that Cold Case is now available and is on offer for only 99c/99p for a limited time from all sites.
 
Amazon   
KOBO   

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy publication day to Tracie Delaney




Happy book publication day to Tracie Delaney

I've just read this wonderful book. Here's my review. 

What can I say about this book? Except WOW! Whilst I was reading it I was thinking this surely can't be the author's debut novel, but it blooming well is. 

Tracie has crafted a a stunning contemporary romance (not a sweet, heart and flowers romance, so be warned.) Right from the very first page I was plunged into the novel that centres around Tally and Cash's relationship. It's definitely a feisty, almost confrontational one at times. Raw emotions are expressed through Tracie's incredible narration. I don't think I've ever read a book as quickly as I read this one. 

Every character was beautifully, and skilfully portrayed. And the dialogue, which is often the hardest part for authors just starting out to get right, was flawless. 

Yes, the book ends on a cliffhanger and I might have sworn a little when I realised I'd reached the end, but the second book in this trilogy will be out in a few months and I just can't wait. 

Don't take my word for it. Be sure to grab your copy today, you'll be thanking me for the recommendation I guarantee it.



Book Blurb for Winning Ace only 99c/99p

When the opportunity arises for journalist Tally McKenzie to meet tennis ace Cash Gallagher, she grabs it without hesitation. Desperate for a killer story to advance her career, she’ll have to betray her idol and her own morals into the bargain if she is to succeed.

Renowned bad boy Cash wants one thing; to remain at the top of his game. He’s fought hard to get there, and he’s not about to lose his crown, especially over a woman.

When Cash divulges personal information, Tally seizes her chance and writes an explosive article. Incensed, Cash sets out to get his revenge. Except the darling of centre court gets more than he bargained for—a passionate affair with a woman he should detest.

But Cash is a man with secrets—secrets that could destroy his career. Dare he take the risk? Or is the cost too great, even for his perfect match.


Winning Ace is the first novel in an overarching three book series.

Winning Ace (Book 1) is now available for preorder and will be released 29 May 2017  
Losing Game (Book 2) will be released in mid July 2017
Grand Slam (Book 3) will be released early October 2017

Buy Links

Amazon - smarturl.it/qtubpm
iTunes - smarturl.it/rxhdvo
Kobo - smarturl.it/rfevr3
Barnes and Noble (Nook) smarturl.it/p3pxcg



Author Bio

Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA.

When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.

Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school. 

Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.

Tracie loves to hear from readers. She can be contacted through the following platforms

Website – traciedelaneyauthor.com
Facebook –facebook.com/TracieDelaneyAuthor/
Twitter – twitter.com/Tracie_Delaney
Instagram –instagram.com/tracie_delaney_author/
Email – tmdelaney67@gmail.com



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Monday, May 1, 2017

Release day for Cold Case. Only 99c/99p.

Yippee! It's release day at last for the third book in the DI Sally Parker thriller series.

DI Sally Parker has been handed a ten-year-old cold case. However, the victim, Aisha Thomas, isn't just a member of the public--she's a serving police officer's wife.

During the original investigation, the suspects disappeared before they could be questioned. Now fresh evidence has been uncovered, proving the two suspects to be innocent. Sally has to start over at the beginning. She uncovers a few surprises that were either overlooked. . . or purposefully ignored by the original investigator.

When the case threatens Sally's fledgling romantic relationship with pathologist Simon Bracknall, she begins to suspect someone is determined to hinder her chance at happiness--as well as solving Aisha's murder.

Is Sally getting close to revealing the killer or has she stumbled across something even more sinister?

Review

I feel this is MA Comley's best book to date. Just to give you an idea: I lost my reading mojo for well over a month and when I picked this book up, my mojo returned! I read it in one sitting.
I loved seeing Sally's character develop throughout the course of the book. The plot was brilliantly thought out and kept me guessing. - Aisha
  All in all another really great book to add to this author's already stonking back catalogue. Bring on the next one, I even don't mind which series it may be. They're all brilliant! - Kath Brink 
Cold Case is a page turner of a read that had a totally unexpected outcome. I love how the author always manages to keep something up her sleeve to shock and surprise her readers. Only problem is that the author always leaves me desperate for more as I just can't get enough of her books. - Sarah Hardy
From start to finish I was HOOKED the only down side was it finished.... Michelle Baldwin
To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I personally feel it is the best the author has written to date.  - Julie Simon
 Another brilliant book in the Sally Parker series which leaves you guessing right to the very end. I love the way the author brings the characters to life with an insight into their personal lives including Sally's beloved dog. - Annette
Book reading does not get any better than this!!! This is such an in depth read as this author weaves her magic once again. I was truly hooked with the intensity & speed that DI Sally Parker, her partner Jack Blackman & the rest of her hardworking team worked at solving a cold case. - Felicity
A fast paced and gripping storyline that kept me guessing right until the shocking end. - Sue McQuaide Kitt
I devoured this book! M.A. Comley knows her craft and I throughly enjoyed the cold case element to this story.  - Bestselling author Tara Lyons
I absolutely loved this book - a fabulous book. - Leona
I even read this book a second time to see where I missed the vital clue, the link to the mystery. However, there are many suspects, turns and twist.....just when you think you have solved the Cold Case....Great job Mel Comley! - Diane Waters   
Mel Comley's books are always so easy to read and once you pick one up its hard to put it down till you've read it. I started and finished this book within a matter of hours and love how the characters are all evolving in this series. - Teresa
Seems as though the action never stops, and as a mystery reader, that is a very, very good thing. Cold Case just keeps you guessing from page to page, until the ultimate revelations are uncovered at the end. - Mary
Another belter of a book from this talented author. Fantastic characters and storyline. - Craig Gillan 
This is one of my favourite books by Mel Comley so far. Sally is a fantastic character, as are the others. - Audrey

You can buy your copy today for only 99c/99p at the following sites. I hope you enjoy Cold Case as much as I loved writing it.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

New release and a Q&A with the wonderul author Carmen Amato.


I've been a long time admirer of Carmen Amato's intelligently written novels. I'm delighted to have a Q&A with the successful novelist today as she celebrates the release of yet another Detective Emilia Cruz novel, Pacific Reaper. Pick up your copy today for the introductory price of only 99p/99c.

Take it away Carmen...





What genre do you write and what genre do you prefer to read?

Melanie, thank you so much for hosting me. I love talking to fellow mystery authors; I always learn something new.

I write romantic thrillers and the Detective Emilia Cruz police procedural series. When I’m not writing, I love reading mysteries. I think it started way back when, with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series, but lately I’m drawn to series in more exotic places including Michael Stanley’s Inspector Kubu series in Botswana and Colin Cotterill’s Dr. Siri Paiboun series set in Laos. But I’ll drop everything for a new Jo Nesbo; in addition to great writing, Oslo is one of my favorite cities.



During your childhood who was your biggest influence?

I’m lucky enough to have grown up in New York living next to my maternal grandparents. My grandmother was the family matriarch and I loved spending time at her house. I have great memories of watching The A Team and Riptide with her. No doubt, this is what launched my love of the mystery and action//adventure genres.



Are you fortunate enough to write full-time?

Yes, I’m a full time writer. I thought that when that happened, I’d glide through life in a sparkling home, wearing dresses and pearls, having oodles of time to get my nails done and taking a yoga class every day.

Instead, the house is as cluttered as it ever was, the dog complains that he doesn’t get enough attention (an endless task), and I’m wearing jeans while yelling at my computer screen. I’ve become addicted to sticky notes, plotting how to kill hapless characters, and Starbucks’ Italiano blend.


I usually take an afternoon break at 3:00 pm when my local television station airs an episode of the BBC classic  As Time Goes By. The series is on an endless loop; as soon as Judy and Alistair get married we go back to episode 1. I can quote swaths of dialogue.



If Hollywood came knocking who would you want to play your main character?

Hollywood did come knocking, much to my mingled trepidation and excitement. Last year a major US network bought the option to produce a television series based on the Detective Emilia Cruz mystery series.

Emilia is the first female police detective in Acapulco, taking on Mexico’s drug cartels and culture of machismo, which also trying to have a personal life that includes Kurt Rucker, an American hotel manager.

I don’t know who might play the main character, but a strong Latina like Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Rodriguez, or America Ferrera could carry it off. Kurt is a tall, blonde, former US Marine, and triathlete. Any actors to suggest?



What one piece of advice have you found the most important in your writing career?

Ahhh, the infamous piece of advice every newbie author dreams will pave the writing road to success. Here’s how mine went:

FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHOR: “But the novel is set in Mexico. All the characters are Mexican.”

ME: “That’s right. Lives of the people fighting the drug cartels. And Mexico’s class structure.”

FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHOR: “New York will never touch it And a New York agent is the only kind worth having. New York agents are looking for the next Sex and the City. Glossy. High heels. New York.”

ME: “This is a romantic political thriller. Makes the real Mexico accessible to the American audience the way Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko series did for Russia.”

FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHOR: *sniff* “New York won’t buy a book with all Mexican characters. And your main character is a maid. At least couldn’t you make her American? You know, a college girl from Pittsburgh named Susan or Tess who goes to Mexico on a cultural exchange program to work as a maid for a semester.”

This was about 5 years ago and the conversation was about potential agents for my first novel, the romantic thriller THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF MEXICO CITY.

I could have tossed off a barbed remark about how it would cost an American in Pittsburgh more to get to Mexico than they would earn as a maid in three months, but I was too busy being appalled.

This was a book about Mexico’s drug war, the people fighting it, and their chances of survival. It was also a Cinderella story taking on Mexico’s unspoken caste system. Sue and Tess were not part of that narrative.

I decided to ignore the FAMOUS AMERICAN AUTHOR. I published without an agent, and in the long run have found it much more important to know a good intellectual property rights attorney!



What are your plans for the coming year?

For starters, I’m leaving the house clutter where it is. My family doesn’t care and the dog hasn’t done anything constructive since we got him.

With PACIFIC REAPER, the fifth book in the Detective Emilia Cruz series just out, I’m already outlining 43 MISSING, which will be next in the series. Three Emilia Cruz short stories are also in the works, all of which take place before the events in CLIFF DIVER, the first novel.

The audiobooks of the first 4 novels in the series will be released by Tantor Media in 2017. Johanna Parker, who was the voice talent for the Sookie Stackhouse series, will narrate.

I’m also editing the forthcoming nonfiction INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE BEST OF MEXICO and working on a fun memoir of my college days in Paris entitled GIRL MEETS PARIS.

Plus, I have the Mystery Ahead newsletter to keep me busy every month. Readership has been growing like crazy and I’m really committed to putting out a quality product. Every edition has something for both mystery readers and writers: writing protips, books reviews, author interviews, etc.



Thanks so much for hosting me. Readers are invited to join me at any of the links below:








Friday, March 17, 2017

New release in the Hero series only 99c/99p.

I'm delighted to announce that my publishers, Bloodhound Books have today released IN PLAIN SIGHT, the third book in the DI Hero Nelson series. It's on offer for a limited time for only 99c/99p on Amazon.
Amazon all sites: http://hyperurl.co/ilqjgs

Here's what to expect from this fast-paced thriller:

No one is safe... not even the police.

DI Hero Nelson is used to violent crime but this one is personal. When he's called to a crime scene he discovers the victims are two police officers one of whom is a good friend.
Determined to track down the killer, he’s dealt another blow as the body count continues to rise. To catch the killer before he strikes again, Hero calls upon the public for help. But when the criminal ups the ante by taking hostages, he soon regrets his actions.
Can Hero and the police catch the murderer before more innocent victims are hurt?  

Hero must apprehend a killer who is hiding in plain sight before the time runs out.