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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Will Patching Remorseless

Hi

Yes, I'm guilty. I've been reading again. 

Remorseless

Here's my
review:

Warning: A gritty and violent thriller

You dare not read more yet, you can't look away in case you miss something. Forget the washing, cleaning, gardening, gym or work, you'll not be able to put this book down.

Will Patching draws his characters so well, you feel you are inside their heads, privy to all.

This story is plausible with the bad guy Peter Leech killing at will in prison and not getting caught.

When Leech is released because he manages to convince Judge Potter (the current Chairman of the Parole Board) he is rehabilitated, to the dismay of Doc (Doctor Colin Powers). The story races along and the bodies start piling up.

Doc is still grieving over losing a loved one and Judy Finch (who is with the Parole Board), is going through a nasty time with her ex-husband but somehow a romance blossoms under difficult circumstances. The two of them get caught up with trying to second guess what Leech will do next.

This story has plenty of twists and turns to keep you entertained to the very end.





Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Girl Before

Hi
I've just finished reading The Girl Before.

It's an engrossing read. Here's my review.

If you had to choose one personal item to take with you and leave the rest behind, what would it be? This is the vein of this physiological thriller.

Jane, to secure One Folgate Street with an unbelievably low rental, has to agree to a long list of rules and complete a long questionnaire, which will be submitted to Edward Monkford for his decision. Then on a regular basis, there are more questions that must be completed before this ultra modern house will allow her to have a hot shower or cook.

A concrete staircase without a handrail is dangerous isn't it... but Monkford insists that a handrail would spoil perfection.

At first, she's happy to leave behind all the extraneous stuff of her life.

Jane does her utmost to keep Edward happy in their developing relationship that from the onset is unusual and controlling.

Who is Edward Monkford? Oh yes, we are told he's an eminent architect and a perfectionist, but what dark secrets does he hide? Does every woman who crosses his path want to bed him? Why did he pick Jane to be the one to move into One Folgate Street, the most austere house she'd ever seen. There's no where to hide clutter and dirty plates. She will have to change her ways.

When she discovers that her features are very similar to Edward's dead wife and his last girlfriend Emma, her curiosity is aroused and she sets out to find out more about Emma, and why his dead wife and son are buried at One Folgate Street. What other secrets does this house keep?

Who is leaving flowers on the front doorstep all the time?

This book echoes Daphne du Maurier's, Rebecca.

At each turn, Jane is confronted with more of Emma's secrets. 

This story is told by an unreliable narrator with an ending that is so unexpected that you'll be thinking about the story for days.

Be warned... graphic sex.

Once I started reading this story, I couldn't stop.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book for an honest review through NetGalley.




Saturday, January 14, 2017

Featured Author

Hi

I'm excited. 

I've just been notified that Sleep then my Princess is a featured book on Book Hippo. Thanks Book Hippo for this. It's $0.99 for a short time only.

http://bookhippo.uk/?asin=B016G5T7AG




Monday, January 2, 2017

The Deadly Caress is free this month.

Hi

I've made the Deadly Caress free for this month as a thank you to all of my fans who have purchased Sleep then my Princess or want to have a taste of one of my thrillers before they purchase Sleep then.

Happy reading. Please let me know what you think?

I always take note of my readers comments.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/SfOdw


O.
😀

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Guns and Roses or The Father

Hi

I've been working slower than normal on my latest thriller. But it's going to worth it. I think it will be the best thriller I've written so far. 

In the mornings I go for a long walk and think about what I'm going to write that day. But I don't get to it till I've dealt with emails, any phone calls and anything else that crops up.

My latest thriller, which I had been plotting for a while, was inspired by a recent article in a newspaper about Michael Franzese's life. An interesting man. What do you think?



Monday, December 5, 2016

Guns.

I've been researching guns for the latest thriller I'm writing -'Guns and Roses'

It's quite challenging to find the right gun for a character.

Here are some Glocks I though would be a good fit for some of my characters.

Oh...by the way, Amanda, who knows very little about guns, has to use one in this book.

Will tell you more when I get closer to publication. 


Could this man play the role of Amanda's Father in the movie? He has the dark brooding looks that spell danger and intrigue. This is an early picture of him as he's much older now.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Update to Guns and Roses

Hi All

Still working on my sequel to The Deadly Caress. I've had a few stumbling blocks. However, I'm getting to the end finally. 

I hope to have it edited in the next few months. Then, published in the new year.

Keep well. 

My fav. title is still Guns and Roses, then Guns, Roses and Coffins. We'll see when it's ready for publication which title wins.



Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Sequel to the Amanda Blake books - The Deadly Caress

Hi

I'm well into the second book in the series. It was slow going at first as I normally have solid ideas how the story will develop before I start writing. However, this time, I knew what I needed to incorporate but no solid ideas how this book would develop. This is a road to discovery. I don't usually write this way but I'm enjoying the wild ride. I hope to have it completed later this year. 








Anyone for a camel ride? Soo much fun? Not. I went for a ride and had quite a time trying to stay on. This one's from the NT Australia.

My working titles are either Guns and Roses or Wild Card. Not sure which I'll decide on yet.









Saturday, January 9, 2016

New review for Sleep then my Princess

Hi All
Just wanted to share my newest review for Sleep then.

http://bookviral.com/sleep-then-my-princess/4591414960


Sleep then My Princess is an emotional thriller set in Arizona. While mourning the death of her husband, Senior Tissue Engineer, Stephani Robbins, is plagued by recurring visions of a child being locked up in a chicken coop. Meanwhile, someone is sending her creepy love poems, roses, and photos that have been taken without Stephani's knowledge.

As more photos appear, the police suspect that Stephani has hired someone to take these photos. Before she can convince the police to take her seriously, she is kidnapped. While imprisoned she discovers why she has been having these visions and it is more chilling than she ever imagined. Can she make it out alive?

Our Review......
A dark edgy thriller, author O N Stefan takes us on an electrifying journey in new release Sleep Then My Princess. A gratifying and often graphic page turner Stefan demonstrates a fine eye for nuance and there’s no doubt the thinking part of her narrative works well to deliver a real sense of authenticity. In the main this comes from Stefan’s acerbic rendering of Stephani Robbins. There's a well-worn familiarity to her character’s vulnerabilities and yet she remains unburdened by the usual genre tropes. The plot is intelligent, thoughtful and piercing with an emotional clarity that makes it hard to dismiss and yet it’s a long way off the trite excesses of far too many thrillers where shock value is favoured over the mechanics of good writing. Stephan knows how to strike a nerve and handles gradations of momentum well as readers are swept towards a cracking denouement.

A thriller deserving of your undivided attention, Sleep Then My Princess certainly bodes well for future release from O N Stefan and is strongly recommended.

LINK TO THIS BOOK ON: Amazon.com. Sleep then my Princess
Amazon UK Sleep then my Princess