Review of Written in Blood, by Stephen Puleston @books_n_all #Policeprocedural

DC Ian Drake is man who when working on a case will look at all angles to figure out who the murderer is. He has some odd habits, but they help him work things out in his head and keep things straight for him.

Drake’s team is called in when a well known barrister, Nicholas Wixley, is killed and the crime scene resembles a crime scene of a case that the he tried years prior. There are a lot of details to this case and Drake and his team will work hard to make sure that they have the correct person behind bars for the crime. The people involved in this case are all well known public figures and Drake and his team must tread carefully when questioning the suspects.

I liked this book and Drake’s team, they may seem like a misfit bunch, but they work well together and they work hard to find the killer. There is more than one murder and all of the victims are connected. If you are a fan of police procedural and suspense, I would highly recommend this book. The characters are likable and well written. I give this book a 4 star review. This was the first book in the DC Drake series, but it worked well as a stand alone story.

 

Cover Reveal: Taken, by Natasha Knight @givemebooksblog @NatashaKnight13

Title: Taken
Series: Dark Legacy Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
Photo: Eric David Battershell
Model: Zeke Samples
Release Date: October 29, 2018
Blurb
I’m one of four Willow daughters.
He’s the first-born son of the Scafoni family. And we have history.
For generations, the Scafoni family have demanded a sacrifice of us. A
virgin daughter to atone for sins so old, we don’t even remember what they are
anymore.
But when you have as much money as they do, you don’t play by the rules.
You make them.
And Sebastian Scafoni makes all the rules.
The moment I saw him, I knew he would choose me. Even though the mark on
my sheath declared me unclean. Even though my beautiful sisters stood beside
me, offered to him, he still chose me.
He made me his.
And then he set out to break me.

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bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark,
tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she
likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like
that.
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Written in Blood

Inspector Drake Mystery #6

A savage murder…

Inspector Drake is called the holiday home of an eminent Manchester barrister and recently appointed judge to face the grizzly sight of his badly mutilated body. The scene resembles a copycat killing from years previously when the barrister had prosecuted the perpetrator now serving life in prison.

A serial killer behind bars…

Drake realises the killer might be targeting the judge or legal teams or journalist that covered the original trial and he embarks on a frantic search to identify and warn them all. But when a friend of the barrister is found murdered in his yacht in a marina Drake’s suspicion must focus on the connection the barrister.

A determined murderer.

Clear evidence arises to arrest and charge a suspect is thrown into confusion when another death takes place. Drake knows he has a determined killer to catch. And with his own reputation and the integrity of the Wales Police Service on the line he cannot afford mistakes.

 

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I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.
I love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.

I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia.

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RELEASE BLITZ, GIVEAWAY, AND REVIEW:The Hanged Man by Clarissa Wild @wildclarissa #TuesdayBookBlog

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Title: The Hanged Man
Series: Cards of Love
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance (Novella)
Release Date: October 15, 2018

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Blurb:
Criminal. Outlaw. Murderer.
That’s only a few of the names people call me, and all of them are true.
I did the unforgivable. I killed a man in broad daylight.
I did it for her.
I paid my dues, did my time.
Now I’m out and I want her back, no matter the cost.
She hates me, but that won’t stop me from hunting after her.
I need her to be mine again.
And there’s a secret I have to tell …
But everything has its price.
I’m willing to pay.
Is she?

The Hanged Man is a Standalone Dark Romance from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild.
Note: This story contains disturbing content that may be offensive to some readers.

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Troubled teenager girl behind bars
Excerpt #1:
Prologue

Lillian

After

It’s finally time.
I grab one of the dull pencils from the tray and a piece of paper from the stack and place it down in front of me. Biting my lip, I stare wistfully at the sheet, wondering what I should write. If I should even write anything.
There are so many things I want to say, so much I have to explain, but none of the words in my head will suffice. She’ll never understand. She’s too innocent to know the truth.
So I opt for something else instead. Something familiar and loving, so she’ll know how much I care.
“Are you gonna start or what?” the woman across the shoddy table says while glaring at me.
I look up from my paper and gaze blankly ahead. “As soon as I know what to write.”
“You don’t get much time, y’know,” she adds, shrugging. “Suit yourself.”
I nod a few times. Advice is best not taken for granted, so I pick up the pencil and rub my lips together.

Dear Daisy,

You’ll probably never read this letter, but I want you to know that at least I tried. I’ve told your auntie Dana to hold onto the letters I send her until I get the chance to hand them to you myself. As much as I want to, I can’t be with you right now. But I promise it won’t be long. I’ll be with you again soon. Before you even know it.
I know you’ll be good. I know you’ll do great out there in the world.
And you know … I will find you again.

Love,
Mommy

Smiling, I read over the words again before my letter and those of all the other women next to me are taken by the guard as she passes us.
They’ll read the contents and decide whether it’s suitable to send.
This is how it always goes … here in prison.
There’s no choice to make, no autonomy whatsoever. Nothing but sleep, eat, work, and wait.
Wait until your time is up.
Until you can see your baby again.
But I knew the consequence when I did what I did. That I’d end up sacrificing precious time I could’ve spent with her. But it was the only choice I could make, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat if I had to.
It’s no one’s fault. Not mine or his.
Circumstances brought me here, and I accept that wholeheartedly.
Love … is what brought me here.
I made the ultimate sacrifice for my little girl.
For a man I couldn’t stop loving even when that same love ripped her away from me.
For both … I’d willingly hang.

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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he’s a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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A story that makes a parent stop and think, and a story of love for a child above all else. This story made me stop and think as well and agree that I would probably make the same choices that Hanson and Lillian made in order to have more time with my child. The way that this story is written, it goes back and forth between present and previous events. It keeps you wondering what the reason is for Lillian’s feelings towards Hanson. There is love, confusion, and commitment in this story that are so real and raw. The love a parent has for their child should be this way, and the lengths that a parent goes through to protect and keep their child safe should be just the way that Lillian and Hanson are with Daisy.

This was a short read, but a heartfelt read. I liked the story and give it a 3.5 star review. I look forward to reading more of the the stories in the Cards of Love Anthology.

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Paris changed me.
Not the city.
The girl. The woman. The center of my world.
From the first time we held hands on the school bus, to our first kiss, we carefully moved toward one thing. The day that I’d ask her to be mine.
How was I to know that she thought friends couldn’t be lovers?

I’ll prove her wrong.
When her world turns upside down, I’ll be there.
When she’s feeling lost, I’ll be there.
After all, a spark can smolder for years before it begins to burn.

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Della Lane’s path in life has always been a dark and treacherous one. After escaping an abusive marriage, she’s found her family in the Dirty Bitches MC, and the freedom she’s been looking for. Her life is finally back on track, until a robbery brings a handsome stranger barreling into her life. One that is now hell bent on protecting her, when her stalker ex-husband decides their divorce isn’t so final after all.

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Being Stiletto’s baby sister has never been easy for Kit Bane. She wants nothing more than to be out of her shadow and to prove to both her sister and herself that she is worthy of being one of the Dirty Bitches. But when one man comes crashing into her life, she can’t help but wonder if being a prospect for the DBMC is really what she wants or if life outside of Magnolia Springs is what she actually needs.

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The Dirty Bitches MC is a family so different, yet so much more than the one Billie Jo grew up with. Working at Stained Skin and seeing the way the club have each other’s backs, she wants nothing more than to be a part of the sisterhood, even if it does mean Titz is her sponsor. Dubbed Triple D, Billie Jo’s new role as prospect comes just as the man she thought would be her forever slaps her with a truth that shatters her heart and nearly crushes her spirit. But when she is confronted by a second man – one she thought she’d never see again – 3D has to decide … will she be able to get her tattoo and give ‘em too?

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