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Her Secret Family Means a Christmas Dilemma


Julie Simpson is finding out that Christmas invitations are even more complicated when you’re leading a secret double-life. She has two sets of parents; the ones who lovingly raised her and her recently discovered birth parents who informed her she … Continue reading

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Creating a ‘Specific Friends’ List for Facebook Posts


To keep profile posts private from your other ‘friends’ eyes, you can create a ‘Specific Friend’s’ list. Here is how you do it:  

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MEET THE CHARACTERS FROM YOUR LAST BREATH A unique opportunity to meet the characters from the shocking, gripping, and suspenseful thriller ‘Your Last Breath’ Your Last Breath’ is far more than just another who-done-it murder story. From the start you … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Fifth Victim, Annabelle Thompson


YOUR LAST BREATH A SHOCKING, CHILLING THRILLER EXCERPT Annabelle is dressed in a pair of blue denim jeans and a pink cardigan over a snug fitting white top. She’s in her early forties but looks like she’s taken care of … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Fourth Victim, Amy Chadwick


YOUR LAST BREATH A SHOCKING GRIPPING THRILLER   Amy and her boyfriend, Robbie Owusu, plan to blackmail the Home Secretary, Cecil Abernathy, using sexual entrapment. Robbie is an illegal immigrant and hopes to persuade the minister to give him legal … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Intended Third Victim, Claudia Atkinson


YOUR LAST BREATH Three months into my new life in London, the older couple in the adjoining house next door moved out, and my undoing moved in. Her name was Claudia Atkinson, and she was one of the most stunning … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Third Victim, Laura Atkinson


YOUR LAST BREATH A SHOCKING, GRIPPING THRILLER   After fleeing to London, I found myself living next door to Claudia Atkinson. She was stunning and we became firm friends. I wanted more than just friendship, but Claudia started dating Geoffrey. … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: Tammy Logan, the Second Murder Victim


YOUR LAST BREATH A SHOCKING, GRIPPING THRILLER  Please be aware, explicit sexual language is contained in the following excerpt. The more I refused Tammy’s advances, the more of a challenge I became to her. The last time she came on … Continue reading

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Meet the Characters: First murder Victim, Valerie Holbrook,


‘YOUR LAST BREATH‘ A shocking, gripping thriller. Meet first victim VALERIE, well, not really a victim since she asked Raymond Lang to help her commit suicide. She wanted to be with her beloved husband in heaven, but feared she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Basic Plots: Quest


Originally posted on Story Empire:
Ciao, SEers. Today we’re going to discuss our fifth of the Seven Basic Plots as defined by Christopher Booker. If you’ve missed the others, you can find them here: Rebirth, Tragedy, Comedy, and Voyage and…

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Do Competitions Necessarily Show the Cream of the Book Crop?


Success as an author seems to depend on how much money you can spend on promoting yourself. EVEN ENTRY TO BOOK COMPETITIONS REQUIRES A FEE. In the first book competition I’ve ever entered, I was given a date for my … Continue reading

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A Case For Adjectives?


In writing circles experts frown upon using too many adjectives. This is from an English lesson I did many years ago. Oddly enough, I gained a tick for each adjective used. My question is how would this story be without … Continue reading

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Excerpt from ‘Your last Breath’


Excerpt When she finally settles back at her computer, I decide it’s time to take action. I still need to pull this off quickly and smoothly. Next to a freshly dug flower bed, a shovel catches my eye and inspires … Continue reading

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Three Brilliant Ways for Authors to Co-Promote


  After a discussion in a Facebook author group in late November, I decided to start a co-promotion group called the Tweeting Co-Promotion Group. Not very original, but it says what we do. We’ve been operating just 2 months and … Continue reading

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Ray’s Journal: 6th Entry


        This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 5th Entry


This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read and … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 4th Entry


  This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to follow. Please read … Continue reading

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Journal of a Serial Killer: 3rd Entry


Available here at $2.99 This is not an excerpt from our gripping thriller ‘Your Last Breath’, but rather a snippet from our main character’s life before he became a serial killer. More journal entries from my co-writer, Doug Lafuze, to … Continue reading

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Diary of a Serial Killer: 1st Entry


This is not an excerpt from ‘Your Last Breath’. It’s more a snapshot of the thoughts and feelings our serial killer, Ray Lang, had in his earlier life. What influenced his later decision to kill? Was it the negative reactions … Continue reading

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Do Murder Thrillers Encourage Some People to Kill


The horrifying news about Jemma Lilley, originally from Lincolnshire, UK, killing autistic boy, Aaron Pajich, at her home in Perth because she wanted to feel euphoric, appalls me. http://ind.pn/2lWh91Z I’m beginning to worry what effect books like my dark thriller … Continue reading

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