BLOG TOUR OF THE PENANCE LIST, BY S.C. CUNNINGHAM WITH EXCERPT AND A GIVE AWAY @rararesources @SCCunningham

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AUTHOR: S.C. CUNNINGHAM
GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

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This one comes with a warning – a steamy suspense-ridden psychological thriller – think Silence of the Lambs meets 50 Shades and hold on tight! S C Cunningham writes with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes. Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!

What happens when opposites attract – when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a gorgeous sexual tour de force – when a fun loving career girl, her racy girlfriends and insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge – when sex becomes a weapon, hearts become bait and straight tastes gay – when hi-flying careers, clandestine affairs and wannabe starlets are hunted by celebrity hungry press? Obsession, kidnap, murder… and he’s just getting started!

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The Penance List by S C Cunningham

Three fun loving friends sitting in a bustling Chelsea restaurant unaware of the psycho killer sitting in a café across the street, his camera watching their every move.

 

Cellini’s Restaurant, Chelsea, London.

“Spit, don’t swallow, I say, can’t stand the stuff either, no matter ‘ow much sugar you put wiv it,” announced Josie, cheekily spicing up the debate. “It’s the texture that gets me, egg white gloopyish.”

She squeezed her red glossed lips tight into a rigid line and shook her head, not about to let a drop of anything in, gloopy or not.

“Spitting is SO not a good look though, Jose. Just pretend you love it, spread it all over your chin with the tip of his dick,” Tara tilted her head back, pouted her lips, and waved a clenched hand seesaw fashion across her euphoric face, demonstrating her enjoying-it look.

Click, click… he recognized her action, licking his lips; what a bad girl.

Josie giggled; she of all people did not need a lesson in blow jobs, but Tara had a sweet way of talking naughty whilst making it sound as if she were discussing pruning petunias. Tara took her sex tips seriously; she wanted everyone to have the fun she had.

“That way, he’s in heaven with the view and the thought that you love every damn inch of him, while not having had to swallow a drop. Perfect; everyone goes home happy,” Tara beamed, her blue eyes sparkling with the simplicity of it all.

Enzo, the handsome young Italian waiter in smart white apron, had been forgotten.  As he deftly dispensed the crisp Chardonnay into their glasses, he listened open-mouthed, barely breathing, following Tara’s performance.

Josie couldn’t resist mimicking Tara. Exaggerating her demonstration, she ridiculously wielded her cock-clenched hand all over the place; across her face, in her eye, over her shoulder, in her ear, over her head, under her chair, in her handbag, up her nose, across her chest, over the table, under her armpits.

“Like this, dahling?” she asked in her poshest voice, arms flailing, mocking wide-eyed innocence, teasing her wonderful friend.

Helen burst into giggles. Tara gave them both a withering look and soldiered on.

“You may jest girlies,’ shaking her head. ‘But I think some form of BJ expertise is important for a girl to master, a necessary tool of the trade, so to speak,” she giggled at the pun. “Blatant spitting is trashy, SO not a good look.”

“How do you get them to kiss and cuddle afterwards?” asked Helen, as she twisted the stem of her glass a little too roughly. “Most roll over, fart, fall asleep, or light up a fag and turn on the footy!…or, maybe, they just don’t like the taste of their own stuff and don’t wanna kiss you afterwards… bloody cheek, and they expect us to swallow it; where is the justice?”

“Jeez, girls, do you mind, I’m trying to eat ’ere,” Josie cut in. “Bloody hell, can we stop talking men’s juices just until we get past the main course, for once, puhlease…”

Enzo, still in a daze with the blow job demonstration, subconsciously wiped his mouth with the back of his hand. His other hand, dispensing wine into Josie’s glass, had been forgotten. Wine decanted out of her brimming glass onto the tablecloth.

“’ere! wotch it sunshine, I don’t wanna swim in the stuff!” barked Josie.

Tara, realizing he was listening, deftly changed the subject. Butter wouldn’t melt.

“I love this time of year when the flowers come out; they look so pretty, they have such wonderful window boxes here; I wonder which florist they use,” she mused, pointing to the magnificent display of flower boxes outside the restaurant window.

The girls nodded, momentarily confused at the sudden change of tack in convo.

Click, click… they’re looking out the window, had they spotted him? fuck, fuck, fuck!!

Red-faced, Enzo muttered an apology, mopped the mess with a napkin, dropped the bottle back into the ice bucket, and made a fast exit to the kitchen. English girls were frightening, the pastry chef agreed with him.

“How’s Ed the Head?” asked Helen, seizing the opportunity to change the subject.

Click, click… good, they hadn’t seen him; he pulled in tight on her mouth, licking his lips, soon he would taste the fear in her sweat.

Tara took a deep slug of her wine. The Ed saga had ended in tears, when she realized she was not the only one he whispered sweet nothings to and shared his beautiful cock with.

“Ed was many tears ago,” she counted up the months since they’d split. “Shit, it’s been nearly a year… so long without sex, this is a serious dry patch.” Tara’s eyes scanned the table, searching out the butter dish.

“He was so bloody good he’s ruined me for anyone else, fuck him!” she yanked the innocent dish towards her. “Where the hell have all the good ones gone?”

Brutally tearing off a chunk of crusty bread roll, she stabbed it into the perfectly formed butter coils, and scooped up an unhealthy amount of the hip-enhancing stuff. She then waved it baton-like in the air between the two girls, and popped it into her mouth with a feisty chomp.

“Yuk…!” cringed the girls in unison. What was it about being hurt by a guy that made a girl stuff her face with food?

“They’re either gay, married, or into skinny young fings. Young fings are safe, cause they’re not wise enough to know ‘ow lousy they are in the sack,” informed Josie, as she won a quick tug of war with Tara, and snatched the butter dish out of her reach.

“All the beautiful, fun, fit ones are gay! It’s so bloody annoying,” sighed Helen. “They should teach us these things in school: blow jobs, reverse parking, understanding the wine menu, and spotting dodgy men.”

“I can’t imagine Sister Stanislaus turning the next page of our text books: ‘Now girls, page 12, Chapter 4, Blow Jobs, who did their homework last night?” mimicked Tara in her best Dublin accent.

“Helen Howard, D minus, that’s outrageous! Have you learnt nothing? Your Blow Jobs are a disgrace, detention after school for you young lady!”

Click, click… he caught a close-up of the stretch of her neck as she threw her head back with laughter, and wondered whether he should place an incision across her neck.

He checked his watch, it was time to leave. He packed the camera into its case, popped on his shades, and slipped out of the café. The staff turned to the sound of the door closing; cold air whipped around their legs.

Tara shuddered.

“Ooohh, someone just walked over my grave,” she giggled, more light-heartedly than she felt.

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Author Bio –
British Crime Investigator & Crime Writer, Siobhan C Cunningham creates steamy psychological thrillers and kick-ass paranormal romance with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour, and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the very industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).

Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in The Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a violent serial attacker who haunted the streets of London, the seed for The David Trilogy was sown, book one is The Penance List, and has been adapted to film screenplay.

She is the proud mother to contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven and is owned by three dogs.

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Review of “Medium Wave” by Rose Zolock @rararesources @RoseZolock

Becky Moran, a woman who leads her life as someone who can talk with the deceased. She has a great life. She works with Hugh Jolly, a man she met while still in college who was looking for his next star. Becky met Hugh at a party, and she was able to convince him that she was the right person for him to work with to get his life back on track and his producing career back in gear. Becky is very good at reading people and knowing what to say to get their attention. She has Sarah Jones who works for her now to do the research on the guest for her radio show, but before the radio gig, she was able to research people to know what to say to get their attention. Becky also has Olly Harvey, her producer who keeps her focused during her shows. Little does Becky know that her life is about to change forever, and she could be in danger because of it. Becky is doing her weekly talk show and she is describing a four hundred year old piece of supernatural history. It’s a crystal that was belonged to “Dr. John Dee, he was the Queens magician, a powerful alchemist and was the Royal Astronomer to Elizabeth the First.” This stone will change everything for Becky as well as those she works with.

Bert Brookings, a young man who sees Becky as a spiritual nemesis. He runs a YouTube channel for his Astral Enchantment fans. He runs workshops for his fans and he claimed he could heal the sick, he was guided by the unicorn, and that “Love Cured” him. He was making money off of his fans and he too was a fake. Bert came from the wrong side of the tracks and had a dark past. His new found life came to him while he was in prison. Bert’s life will change too, but not in the same way as Becky’s.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a big change from what I usually read. I read paranormal occasionally, but this was really different from what I am used to. I am very glad that I was chosen to be part of the tour for this book and was able to read it to review it as well. Most of the characters were likable in this story, of course there should always be one or two that are not to make a good story. Bert was that character for me. Even though Becky was not honest in the beginning, she was a woman trying to make a life and chose to go about it in a deceitful way, but eventually, she turned her life around. If you are looking for a book that will draw you in and keep you interested with some twists and surprises, then you should pick up Medium Wave. I give this book a 4 star review, and hope there will be more to read in the future about Becky and her new found life.

BLOG TOUR – MEDIUM WAVE, BY ROSE ZOLOCK @rararesources @RoseZolock

 

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Becky Moran has built a career claiming to talk to the dead. A successful clairvoyant medium, a Cambridge graduate with her own radio show ‘Medium Wave’ and a team dedicated to crafting the celebrity myth – because Becky Moran is a fake. Until, one night, something supernatural, inexplicable, breaks through live on air as she is broadcasting. Becky Moran discovers the paranormal is real, the dead can indeed speak and she is being pursued relentlessly towards a battle for her very survival.

‘This thing has no defined shape. Whatever energy exists within it, it cannot settle on a shape. The strands of darkness curl out and then wrap back inwards. The bulk of the shadow becomes concave, then bulbous, the height building in on itself but lacking any skeletal structure to wrap itself around. There are no eyes, no clearly defined head shape. It is creating itself from darkness, like a swirl of ebony ink dropped into a vat of putrid water, spreading silently….’

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About Rose Zolock


Her Irish grandmother first told Rose about the Banshee when she was just a small child. How the wailing sound of the spirit of the dead and dying could be heard when someone was about to pass.

It was family folklore that the women in the family had ‘the touch’, the ability to see spirits and other dimensions. Rose listened and grew up fascinated by those who claimed to have supernatural or psychic abilities.

Rose does not claim to have those powers. Take her to Venice in February when the mist swirls over the canals, walk by her side along the darkened streets of Greenwich Village in New York City in high summer, listening to a ghost walk tour guide tell the stories of death, murder and the unexplained – Rose would say those stories and our belief in them gives her a power to see into the shadows within our imagination.

As a journalist, Rose takes every opportunity to explore and investigate strange stories, myth and folklore. Living in rural Yorkshire, with a rich library of ghost stories and literary tradition, Rose also has a sceptical and forensic insight into those who peddle the stories which feed our imagination but of which we have yet found no proof. She has listened to the debunkers who argue against those believers who are convinced that sand the dark side exist.

Rose’s mind is open. Is yours?

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Blog Tour of “Visions”, by Helen J. Christmas @rararesources @SFDPBeginnings

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I am thrilled to be part of Rachel’s Random Resources Blog Tour for Visions.

Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.

Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.

The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.

Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming…

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Author Bio –

Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011 and published her debut novel, ‘Beginnings’ in 2012. Visions was the second book of the series and published in 2013; a suspense novel which explores British culture and social history in the 80s as well as the most evil traits people are capable of. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provided endless inspiration for Visions, along with some very special places in Sussex that she loves. Writing is something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter. They enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a beautiful white cat, though Helen confesses to have dreamed up many of her storylines, whilst walking Barney around the nearby beach and park.

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My Review:

I have not read the first book in this series, but I found this book to cover most of what the reader needs to know to read this book. Such a great story and great writing. This book will take you on a journey back in time, as well as an emotional roller coaster. It is called a Psychological Thriller, and it most definitely is that, but it’s much more. For me it was a time travel, love story, emotional thriller, as well as psychological thriller.

Peregrine Hampton, a ruthless business man, who always gets what he wants and he let’s no one stand in his way to get it. He will stoop to many lows to get the Westbourne House that he wants in the countryside of England. The time is the 1980’s and the reader is put in the time with this story. He has big ideas of how he can make money with this property, but he has to acquire it first.

James Barton-Wells, the original owner of the Westbourne House is determined to make the necessary repairs to keep the hotel up and running while still making money. It’s his families heritage after all. He wants the house and property to go to his children when he passes on. Avalon and William, James’ children are both in their teens. William is still in school and helps out when he is home on vacations from school, but Avalon works with her father daily and is very proud of what they have in the hotel and surrounding grounds to offer their guests.

Eleanor Chapman, a young woman who came to Aldwyck to hide from a tragic past and survive. She lives in a caravan on the surrounding property of Westbourne House and is a very good friend to James and is children. Eleanor has a son who she is protecting by living in an unconventional way. She works as a nurse and is very caring. She will do anything she can to help those that she cares about. Unbeknownst to Eleanor, she has met Peregrine Hampton before, and she worries about his motives in trying to acquire Westbourne House. Her past will come back to haunt her in more ways than she is prepared for.

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to the continuation of it in the near future. If you like a book that will take you on an emotional and psychological thrill ride, then you should pick up this book. Great job with this story, Ms. Christmas. I look forward to reading more of your work. I give this book a 5 star review.

 

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Eleanor Villiers, now Lady Hyde and originally a reluctant wife to Lord Edwin, has has fallen in love with her husband without the reassurance that he loves her back. It’s literally the very situation she’d been desperate to avoid. Eleanor begins to try out various tactics to discover her husband’s true feelings towards her, only to find she knows very little about love, and unfortunately, her antics somehow seem to constantly lead her into situations where disciplinary measures become necessary.

Meanwhile, Irene has married Eleanor’s brother, Hugh Stanley, Viscount Petersham, even though she’s in love with another man and has been since childhood. On their honeymoon to Hugh’s estates, Irene finds her emotions becoming increasingly confused as she becomes more and more fond of her husband. Under his gentle care and approval, her true self begins to emerge, unfortunately leading to some unsafe behavior on her part which requires Hugh’s immediate attention. He never wanted a rebellious wife who would need constant discipline, but he doesn’t hesitate to mete it out when necessary.

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