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A sensitive, thought-provoking and pacy family-driven mystery

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Debt and Defiance is Book 2 of the Luke Adams Series. It is an independent, family-driven mystery thriller with realistic characters and numerous subplots.

It is a great read from an exciting new author, written for the perspective of Leanne Stark.

There is romance, tension and drama. There is sorrow and rejection. There is humour and joviality. It is a great mix, written in a strong, sensitive and thought-provoking style.

Give it try. I dare you. You won’t be disappointed.

 

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Decades have past since Leanne’s grandmother inherited a vast house. This fact has remained a tight secret, never broached nor discussed. Leanne grows up believing her mother is dead, that is, until her grandmother dies. She is confounded by the protracted deception, and a gnawing sense of betrayal.  

The consequences of her grandmother’s actions span generations; the locals struggle with the emerging truth; greed, death, and revenge linger.

Desperate for consolation Leanne sets herself a quest to uncover this mysterious past. For professional backup, she engages the successful team of Luke Adams and Imogen Morrison.

 

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Luke Adams Investigates . . .

Shift of Influence Duty and Denial

I have a new eNovel, the publishing date 29-11-2013 “CONCEALED LEVERAGE” book 3 of my Luke Adams investigates series.

Naturally I would encourage you to browse my stories on Amazon or Smashwords, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Indigo and many others.

I suggest doing a preliminary read online or download the samples, it will aid decisions as to whether the NON GENRE nature of my material is suitable for you.

AN OVERVIEW of THE LUKE ADAMS INVESTIGATES SERIES

As a reader do you prefer to immerse yourself into a story dynamic? Do you enjoy some introspection, character roles and participation, live the emotional conflict in all the combinations that create our individuality THEN YOU WILL LOVE MY STORYLINES!

Take a good look, my main characters are strong, highly reactive, expressive, they are living characters! They exist to expand the story,and create an atmosphere that you the reader can feel! The plots are fast, even hectic at times but as you become familiar with my writing style they will not present any obstacle to your enjoyment. Woven with humour, danger,drama and romance, all blended for your delicatation!

Remember this is a private detective series,I do not oversimplify, the clues are there but small with the obligatory “red herrings”. My stories are not beach reads, if you put them down you’ll disengage and lose the storyline that acts as the pathfinder.

LADIES you will relate to both Luke Adams and Imogen Morrison they tease the heck out of each other! Luke is a modern man with the nature and good manners of an English gentleman. Imogen is a capable and observant young women, with a bubbly even effervescent personality, the tandem effect of this pairing, combined with their personal dilemmas enriches the plot as it winds through the story. You will be there on their plain of existence, thats the fun of reading, it becomes a personal world.

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Combining a plot with emotions

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I  am a serious writer and whilst I insist on having a strong plot, usually a mystery, I also write about people, animals, situations, reactions, emotions, tragedy, love and romance. I also like to add a bit of humour and enjoy intrigue. Above all, I love to generate some pace to accentuate the excitement, so yes, I am guilty of creating page-turners.  I want to engage the reader, immerse them or even merge them into the story. This is all distilled as eloquently as I am capable.

My “Luke Adams Series” is as much about the detective’s life, experiences, emotional conflict and interaction as those of his client. What does this infer? First and foremost my stories are written from the viewpoint of both protagonists (Luke Adams and the client) along with the antagonists. The viewpoints are depicted in such a manner that you can understand and empathise with everyone involved. Realistically the reasons for the culprit becoming malicious or evil is as important as the hero’s reasons to act has a guardian of good.

So, as long as you’re not afraid of what drives us you will enjoy my books.

Give them a try. An absolute bargain at 0.99

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Shackled – A gripping mystery unravelling a tragic and historic tale

Shackled

‘Amelia had said the woman showed too much flesh; Catherine interpreted the comment as curvaceous and busty. She said the dress was garish; Catherine felt dowdy and plain. She said the woman desperately clung to his arm; she thought of Jack’s warm breath and sensual kisses.’

‘By an exciting new author!’ ONLY 77p on UK site, or $0.99 on. COM.  Won’t be such a bargain forever, so buy now!

A heart wrenching mystery recounting the married life of Catherine, an isolated woman from the early 20th century, burdened by an indifferent husband, child deaths, accusations, disbelieving family, only supported by her modern thinking sister. With no one to provide enough moral support she makes a fatal exit.

100 years later Michaela inherits the house Catherine lived in, but not everything runs smoothly and the trail leads back to Catherine. She is driven to prove Catherine’s innocence, but it is an undesirable choice. Striven, she treads a distressing path.

REVIEW BY A. Davey
Format:Kindle Edition|
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A big pile of work is next to me, which I should have finished ages ago, but didn’t. The reason? I got engrossed in ‘Shackled’. I got hooked right from the start and just HAD to finish reading it. And, although I somehow imagined how it would end, I was still surprised about how it really ended. What a brilliant book, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Now back to work …

Shackled – A gripping mystery unravelling a tragic and historic tale

Shackled

‘Amelia had said the woman showed too much flesh; Catherine interpreted the comment as curvaceous and busty. She said the dress was garish; Catherine felt dowdy and plain. She said the woman desperately clung to his arm; she thought of Jack’s warm breath and sensual kisses.’

A heart wrenching mystery recounting the married life of Catherine, an isolated woman from the early 20th century, burdened by an indifferent husband, child deaths, accusations, disbelieving family, only supported by her modern thinking sister. With no one to provide enough moral support she makes a fatal exit.

100 years later Michaela inherits the house Catherine lived in, but not everything runs smoothly and the trail leads back to Catherine. She is driven to prove Catherine’s innocence, but it is an undesirable choice. Striven, she treads a distressing path.

REVIEW BY A. Davey
Format:Kindle Edition|
Amazon Verified Purchase
A big pile of work is next to me, which I should have finished ages ago, but didn’t. The reason? I got engrossed in ‘Shackled’. I got hooked right from the start and just HAD to finish reading it. And, although I somehow imagined how it would end, I was still surprised about how it really ended. What a brilliant book, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Now back to work …

Why we should read a debut author’s novel

Why don’t we try books from new authors? I ask. I’m as guilty as the rest and do it far too infrequently.

What puts you off?

Firstly, they are poorly written.

Of course some are. I have seen incorrect grammar, mixed tenses within sentences, spelling mistakes, and poor sentence structure in many debut novels, but this also applies to many well-established authors too.  I am not going to give examples, but there are times when I have been horrified by the poor quality, and wonder why they have been published. Maybe we just notice it more with debut’s.

Secondly, the plot is feeble, or the characters are not well drawn.

Again this can be true, and again it applies to all books. There is so much out there that reading is a matter of taste.  What is brilliant to one person, is dreary to another.  I don’t believe debut novelists are necessarily any worse. If fact I think the opposite can often be the case. Many new writers write in a very appealing modern style, often in one point of view making it more readable, whereas some established writers chose to write in several points of view. Take a look at the classics. Many of them are a chore to read.

I also think there is another important factor that stops us from buying debut novels, and it is a psychological one. The word of an established publisher has clout. If they shout out this book is good, we believe it and buy it. Who is going to believe any old Joe in a remote village?

As human beings we don’t like to be seen to be different.  If we read a book that has a average rating of 4.5 stars, based on a few hundred reads, we are looking for the positive. Likewise, if a book has no rating, or a low rating, we look at it with the assumption it is poor.

But really, what is there to lose when the books are often priced cheaper than a coffee or a half-pint of beer?

So lets all do things a bit differently. Wouldn’t it feel great if we were one of the first to read a book that turns into a massive hit?