#BlogBlitz ~ Trust Me by K. J. McGillick #CrimeFiction @rararesources #Q&A

I’m delighted to be joining the Blog Blitz for Trust Me by K. J. McGillick, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, with a short Q&A. First though, let’s see what the book is about.

Sex. Power. Murder.

Dr. Gabriel Blackwell and his wife Sandra Blake have it all. He’s a brilliant thoracic surgeon. She’s a high-powered attorney with family money. Their lives are as loving as they are glamorous.

Or are they?

When a nurse Dr. Blackwell works with is brutally murdered, the questions fly. Who would want to kill this woman and why? When an autopsy reveals the woman was pregnant, all signs point to Dr. Blackwell. Just what was her relationship with him?

Whispers about a scandalous sex club surface. How many other lovers are there? Are any of them safe? How far would he go to protect his reputation?

Tragedy strikes again as Sandra Blake is found dead floating in their pool. Dr. Blackwell now finds himself on trial for two murders. Facing life in prison, Dr. Blackwell will grasp at any straw to preserve his freedom.

Any straw.

Is anyone innocent? Is anyone safe?

Purchase Links ~ Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?

I got my inspiration from two sources. First I am a lover of art but a student of art history. So I knew that I wanted to include art in my books whenever I could. Several of my books revolve around the theme of art and art forgery. Second, money laundering has always intrigued me. It is such a complex operation, and so few people get caught that I felt it would blend well in crime fiction.

What is your writing process?

I no longer use an extensive plotting mechanism for my manuscripts. What I now do is start with a premise and then let the book take me where it wants to go. I have a character or two in mind when I start the novel but inevitably pick up more along the way. Every morning I’m up at 4 and start to write until I have completed the chapter. Then, in the evening I review the morning work. 

Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?

Always on a computer. I am trying the new feature in Word which allows you to dictate, but I haven’t mastered that yet, and it may be awhile.

Who is your favorite character out of your stories and why?

Aunt Mary, the 90-year-old woman who looks like the mother from the Golden Girls TV series. She’s unfiltered, bold, crabby and funny.

How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?

I have only given thought to a few character names and only when it is because I want the reader to feel their ethnicity or look for a quirkiness about them.

Great description of Aunt Mary—she’d be a favourite of mine too, I think. Thanks so much, K.J.

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K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author. As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing. 

Social Media Links ~ Website | Facebook | Twitter 

Him With The Beard by Pernille Meldgaard Pedersen #BookReview & #Giveaway @Pernille56 @rararesources #BlogBlitz

Welcome to this one day blog blitz for Him With The Beard, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources

My Review

Stella and her family love Christmas, the colourful lights, Christmas scents around the house and, particularly for Stella, working as one of Santa’s elves in the local shopping mall. 

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Birthday Blog Blitz for Visions of Zarua by Suzanne Rogerson #GuestPost @rararesources #FridayReads

I’m delighted to be part of the birthday blog blitz for Visions of Zarua, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Suzanne Rogerson tells us about Visions of Zarua’s unexpected route into traditional publishing….

First let me share a little of the history behind Visions of Zarua. It’s my debut novel, though I do have a couple of unsuccessful fantasy attempts hidden away. Back in 2013, I submitted it to a few agents and a publisher. Without finding any success with them, I decided to use a critique service to see where it was going wrong. The critique was spot on with the various issues in the book and I rewrote it into its current form.

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Blog Blitz #Extract from Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby #Giveaway @rararesources

Im delighted to one of the bloggers kicking off the blog blitz for Thalidomide Kid by Kate Rigby, with an extract and giveaway, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources. 

Before I share the extract, here’s the book info…..

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#BookSpotlight ~ Violet Souls: Book 1 The Evoxian Legacies by @abbeymacmunn #Fantasy @rararesources #PubDay

Today I have a book spotlight to share, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources. Violet Souls, book one of the Evoxian Legacies, is released today on kindle. 

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#Giveaway & #Extract from My Sweet Friend by @HALeuchel @rararesources #BlogBlitz

I’m delighted to welcome Helene to the blog today, with a guest post and extract from her novella, My Sweet Friend.

Hello and thank you very much for inviting me to BetweenTheLines!

There are small lies and big lies but 18th Century moral philosopher Immanuel Kant famously declared that one should ALWAYS be honest, never tell lies, no matter what! 

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Book Spotlight #Extract & #Giveaway ~ Paradise Girl by Phil Featherstone #YA #Fiction @BrookCottage Bks @PhillFeathers

Genre: Nominally YA/NA, general fiction

Release Date: 27 January 2017

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Beginnings by Helen J Christmas #Romantic #Thriller @rararesources #Extract @SFDPBeginnings

Beginnings is a romantic thriller set in the criminal underworld of 1970s London. Eleanor Chapman is 16. She has no idea her father is employed in a world of organised crime until the day he is forced to go on the run, leaving her at the mercy of dangerous people.

Her life is spiralling out of control yet on the night she plans to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner. His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life. Their daring escape across London eventually draws them into a place of hiding before Jake’s chilling story begins to unfold. He was the one vital witness to a sinister scene leading up to the death of a British MP and now those responsible want him silenced. As two young people, thrown together by fate they develop intense feelings for each other. It does not take long for Eleanor to realise that she will do anything possible to keep Jake alive.

Their tender love bond keeps you turning the pages as they live on a knife edge, desperate to escape London. Will they outrun the deadly enemies who stalk them? Or are the people at the top more powerful than they think?

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A Rock’n’Roll Lovestyle by @KiltieJackson #BlogBlitz #GuestPost & #Giveaway @rararesources

About the Book

So who exactly is Sukie McClaren?

A Christmas-loving Cat lover? A Sound of Music Fanatic? A Fiercely Independent Woman? Continue reading

Blog Blitz ~ London Noir by Ann Girdharry @rararesources #Extract

London Noir

Memory loss, nightmares, the urge to kill – Sophie has it all.
Is it really Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Or something more sinister? Kal is about to find out…

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