#AuthorInterview with Patricia Asedegbega

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Patricia Asedegbega to Chat About Books 🙂

Patricia Asedegbega

For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?

I live in sunny Spain and have been writing for about six years now. I started with a collection of cat stories to raise funds for a shelter and then moved on to my first suspense novel. I write both in Spanish and English and have series in both languages. I am currently working on my 13th book.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

I get my ideas from everyday occurrences. Sometimes I get a light bulb moment and I develop the plot from that single thought.

Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?

I write fiction so I create my characters and try to make them as real as possible (but they are still fictitious). Most of the mothers in my books are strong, opinionated hard working women…just like my mother.

How do you pick your characters names?

I don´t really have a system for that. I just try not to repeat them (especially as I’ve used all the ones I like).

Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?

I start off with an idea; normally the main theme of the book and work towards developing a storyline that I hope will captivate my readers.

Who are your top 5 favourite authors?

Agatha Christie, Elizabeth George, Alexander McCall Smith, Marian Keys, Enid Blyton (the child in me still rereads Mallory Towers).

If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?

Agatha Christie…I´d ask for another book.

Were you a big reader as a child?

I loved reading as a child; it was and still is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

When did you start to write?

In earnest…about six years ago.

If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?

If I could re-write an ending it would be that of a non-fiction novel. I would love to give a few of them a happy ending.

Is there a book you wish you had written?

Not really, I actually enjoy writing mine with my particular style as I enjoy reading those of others.

If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?

Bertie Wooster…I would take him to Spanish Flamenco bar and dare him to get up and dance.

What are you working on right now?

I recently finished the sequel of “I stand corrected” and I´m working on part two of “…to the moon and back”.

Do you have a new release due?

I don´t have a date yet but I hope to have a few releases next year.

What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?

I do try to treat myself to something. Although just knowing a new book is out there, makes me walk around all day with a smile on my face.

How can readers keep in touch with you?

I can be reached through my social media:

https://www.facebook.com/PatriciasUniverse/

https://pasedegbega.wordpress.com/

https://www.instagram.com/patriciaspen/

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

I am a proud cat lover and am owned by a very grumpy British Shorthair.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Patricia 🙂

You will find all of Patricia’s books HERE

Enjoy!

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You, Me and Us by Liam Hurley @LjHurleyWriter #BlogTour #AuthorInterview @rararesources

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Many thanks to Rachel for the opportunity to join in and for arranging the following interview with Liam Hurley 🙂

For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?

Hi all, my name is Liam and I am a writer from Manchester, UK. I like annoying people, buying new white t-shirts and drinking coffee by the gallon. I have just released my first novel You, Me and Us. My book tells the story of Jimmy Rowland and Erin Poppet, a whirlwind romance which sends Jimmy’s life into a downward trajectory, leaving him with nothing but a broken heart, a demon inside him and a useless vacuum. When he reaches rock bottom he decides to rebuild his life from scratch.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

Life. Stories are all around us. If you look closely enough you’ll see mini stories playing out in front of your eyes every day. That woman running for the bus? Why is she running? Why does she need to catch that bus in particular? Just let your mind wander. You, Me and Us came from seeing a guy in Manchester City Centre marching down one of the main roads desperately searching for a cigarette. I just thought to myself, I wonder why he’s so stressed? Maybe he’s meeting his ex-girlfriend…

Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?

Jimmy’s two best-friends and bandmates Tom and Ryan are based on an amalgamation of four of my best mates. The pair of them take on traits which my real friends have. A slight lack of logic, getting themselves into ridiculous situations, constant mocking of each other and fervent unbreakable loyalty to one another.

How do you pick your characters names?

Jimmy Rowland and Erin Poppet just came to me as I was writing they didn’t require any thought at all, it just was their names. Like when a parent names a child and they say ‘he just was a Keith’. Some of the other names though either have hidden meanings (Jimmy’s father-figure is called Joe after the very first step-dad in western literature), whilst the rest I tend to have to think about. I’ll inevitably look to Facebook and find friends of friends with names that jump out to me.

Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?

The first thing I need is the right environment. The essentials are for it to be quiet, coffee at hand and comfortable. Once I’ve got all of that whether it be in my own home or out in public, I just get on with it. You can sit and wait for inspiration all day long but it might never come, so I just get to typing. Once I’ve been writing for a solid ten to twenty minutes I just end up in a flow and three or four hours can go by in a blink.

Who are your top 5 favourite authors?

This changes pretty frequently based on what I’m reading but if I had to pick right now I’d go for David Nicholls, Danny Wallace, Nick Hornby, Stephen King and George RR Martin.

If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?

Stephen King, and selfishly I’d ask him to look at my work and give me pointers.

Were you a big reader as a child?

From about the age of eight I was a big reader. Started with the usual stuff, Harry Potter etc. and then graduated onto more mature stuff. I once visited a book shop so much at the age of twelve that one of the members of staff gave me a massive bundle of pre-publications copies of books for free.

When did you start to write?

I’m not 100% sure but I’d say when I was about twelve or thirteen I started writing short scenes and stories for my own
amusement. Obviously, this was kept very secret.

If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?

If I could re-write the end to any book it would be Mario Puzo’s The Godfather. I know, I know. It’s sacrilege to even suggest that story is anything but perfect. But for me, it’s not. I would’ve liked to see Michael walk away from the family at the end. I know the ending shows that he is corrupted by it all and brought to the fold as the new head-honcho. But by the end a lot of the main players have died, he gets his revenge, then I’d like to see him leave. Walk with Kay into the sunset.

Is there a book you wish you had written?

Mike Gayle’s The Stag and Hen Weekend. It’s a fantastic book with a real unique way of telling a story. For anyone who has not read it, the book is in two section one a stag party and the other a hen do. You can read either part first and the other second, it is entirely up to the reader. It has an ambiguous ending which some did not like but for me I always enjoy when the reader has to decide for themselves how certain aspects of a story play out. We shouldn’t be spoon-fed but challenged.

If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?

Remember Who You Are.

If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?

It would be Hank Moody from Californication. I’d take him to Second Cup in Manchester which is one of my writing havens and pick his brain about his writing process and the books he wrote. I love the show but wish we could find out more about the actual books he writes, what’s the story, how does it read etc.

What are you working on right now?

At the minute I am in marketing over-drive for You, Me and Us. So, my actual writing time has been a bit thin on the ground at the minute, but I have written a short scene for my next book. I am still in two minds about the overall story but it is revolving around two themes; male infertility and a school reunion.

Do you have a new release due?

Not right now, I am still in the very embryotic stages of writing.

What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?

Well You Me and Us is my first release so I don’t have a tradition yet! More than likely go a for a meal with friends and have a few glasses of overpriced red wine.

How can readers keep in touch with you?

Through my website http://www.liamhurley.co.uk or on Twitter @LjHurleyWriter

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

If anyone else is reading this who is in two minds about writing a book or chasing any dream, then do it. Don’t pay attention to naysayers or negativity, get on with it. Work hard, and believe in yourself. Thank you for your time and letting me be a part of this blog!

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Liam 🙂 

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“F*** you for breaking my f***ing heart…”
This is the heart-breaking yet hilarious story of Jimmy Rowland and Erin Poppet.
Jimmy Rowland has the perfect life. He works in his favourite bar by day, and by night he lives his dream with his two best friends in his band.
Erin Poppet crashes into Jimmy’s life like a beautiful storm. He falls in love with her as quickly and as deeply as possible. The intensity of their relationship leaves Jimmy with a broken heart, a useless vacuum and a demon inside him.
Jimmy’s dream life quickly becomes a nightmare when he loses his dream job and destroys his musical career live on stage.
When he hits rock bottom, he decides he only has one choice, to rebuild his life from scratch. He has to get back the life he had before Erin.
This is her story.

This is his story.

This is their story.
Or as Jimmy would say… “… this is the story of You, Me and Us.”

Purchase from Amazon –

Author Bio –

My name is Liam; I am an author from Manchester, UK. I love three things in this world, writing, reading and the viral video of the Irish family trying to catch a bat. (My girlfriend, family, friends and cats may be unhappy with this). My hobbies include listening to podcasts, watching grown men fight and trying every possible type of ground coffee in the world.

Here are my Top Ten reasons to read my book or spend the night with me…

1. It won’t cost you much.

2. It will be over relatively quickly.

3. I will be very grateful.

4. You can tell other people about it if you enjoyed it.

5. If not, don’t bother.

6. It’s always fun to have something in your hands to flick through.

7. You can review it online.

8. It will leave a mark on you.

9. You won’t want to put it down.

10. It’ll make you laugh.

Social Media Links –

http://www.twitter.com/LjHurleyWriter
http://www.liamhurley.co.uk
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15316750.Liam_Hurley

Giveaway –

 

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Win a signed copy of You, Me and Us (Open to UK only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

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Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride by Sun Chara @sunchara3 Publication Day Promo @rararesources

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Happy Publication Day, Sun Chara! 🙂

Hi! Today I have the pleasure of bringing Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride, by Sun Chara, to your attention 🙂

Many thanks to Rachel at Rach RandomResources @rararesources  for the opportunity to take part.

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Is his reluctant bride a business risk or a personal necessity?
Stan Rogers, recluse millionaire, must negotiate a risky deal with Stella Ryan, the exotic beauty from his past, to gain custody of his son. But how can he close the deal with her, the one and only woman who flips his switches and pegs him as the enemy?
Martial artist Stella knows she should steer clear of Stan, the man who had shattered her heart and could still destroy her. Four years have passed since their hostile business deal, and now, the American financier is proposing holy matrimony…but she’s the reluctant bride wondering, what’s he up to?

Purchase Link

Author Bio –

Sun Chara

Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for Harper Impulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaire’s series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Master’s Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping designer Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration! Sun loves to hear from her readers at:

https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage

https://twitter.com/sunchara3

The Interview by @danklefstad #ShortStoryReview

Some of you may remember that I reviewed a short story called The Caretaker, by Dan Klefstad, back in January – https://chataboutbooks.wordpress.com/?s=the+caretaker

The Interview is a very cleverly written follow up to The Caretaker.

Daniel has dedicated most of his life to his employer. 35 years of his life, in fact, and he’s now looking for someone to take over.

He has an interviewee who is initially intrigued, unsurprisingly, by the pay. He soon realizes there is good reason for the six figure pay packet though and he isn’t sure he’s up to it, but too late…. he knows too much already. It’s safer for him to stay.

This interviewee is quite a character. We don’t know his name and I’m not sure discretion is his strongest trait which could be very dangerous in this particular job. He has a million questions, but he has to be patient, as do we. Will he suit his new role?

Daniel is still an intriguing character and I like that we see a little more of the boss in this story, but only vaguely. I’m still left wondering.

Why not have a read for yourself. You’ll find the story at the following link…..

http://www.aphelion-webzine.com/shorts/2017/12/TheInterview.html

Many thanks to Dan Klefstad for sharing his story with me.

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Dan Klefstad wrote the novel “Shepherd & the Professor” (http://amzn.to/2paodWm) and the short story “The Caretaker” (http://bit.ly/2rpQw68). He writes in DeKalb, Illinois, and Williams Bay, Wisconsin.

 

#FlashbackFriday with @ChristieJBarlow @Caroline_writes @Fab_fiction @LouiseRoseInnes @AlexMarwood1 @HollyKammier @Marcie_Steele & Bill Clegg

Welcome to my #FlashbackFriday feature 🙂

On the first Friday of each month I like to have a little look back at what I was reading during the same month in previous years.

Here’s what I was reading in December 2016 & 2015…..

2016…..

Lizzie's Christmas Escape

Lizzie’s Christmas Escape by Christie Barlow @ChristieJBarlow @bookouture #BookReview

witness

#Witness by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes #BlogTour #BookReview

The Gift

The Gift by Louise Jensen @Fab_fiction @bookouture #BlogTour #BookReview

A Passion So Wild

A Passion So Wild by Louise Rose-Innes @LouiseRoseInnes #BookReview

2015…..

The Darkest Secret

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood

Did You Ever Have a Family

Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg

Kingston Court

Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

That's What Friends Are For

That’s What Friends Are For by Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele

Have you read any of the above?

#TheBigEvent #PublicationDay @AnneJohnLigali @rararesources #giveaway

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Happy Publication Day, Anne John-Ligali 🙂

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You are cordially invited to the party of the season where you’ll meet Constance and friends in action.

Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a gettogether in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes.

The Big Event is first part in a short story series about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most.

A Gorgeous Venue, A Room Full of Friends, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCuVY2m538

Purchase from Amazon UK

About The Author

Ann John-Ligali

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city.
Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.

Social Media Links –

AUTHOR BLOG: http://annejohnligali.com/
AUTHOR TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AnneJohnLigali
AUTHOR FB: https://www.facebook.com/annejohnligali/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/booksnauthorsuk/
BLOGSITE: http://www.booksandauthors.co.uk
BLOG TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BooksNAuthorsUK
BLOG FB: https://www.facebook.com/Books-and-Authors-UK-674729805905507/
Giveaway

How fabulous is this giveaway!…..

Win Sparkly Afternoon Tea for Two at Vertigo 42 in central London and one e-copy of The Big Event.

The Big Event giveawayTo enter and for full terms and conditions, please follow the link for everything you need to know.
http://annejohnligali.com/651-2/

Good luck!

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Many thanks to Rachel at Rach RandomResources @rararesources

for the opportunity to join in 🙂

The Liar’s Promise #BlogTour Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor #BookReview @Bloodhoundbook

I am absolutely OVER THE MOON to be a part of Mark Tilbury’s The Liar’s Promise blog tour! 🙂 🙂 🙂 
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Many thanks to Mark Tilbury for the invite to join in 🙂

My review…..

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!

I am so honoured to have been able to read an advance copy of The Liar’s Promise. A big thank you to the author and publisher for my ARC. I will be recommending this book to anyone and everyone.

To describe this book as disturbing would be a massive understatement! I absolutely LOVED it! Not quite sure what that says about me 😉 but I know there will be many, many, many people who will agree.

There are two storylines on the go in this book and the way they collide with each other is just genius storytelling.

Mel and Tony have a four year old daughter called Chloe who, following a visit to the theatre, starts to behave really strangely. I was instantly reminded of The Exorcist, which is the only horror film to have ever truly freaked me out. Honestly, it played on my mind for weeks and I can’t even watch spoofs of it, let alone the real thing again. I’m not sure how I haven’t had nightmares reading this book! Naturally Mel is terrified, but Tony is sceptical, initially. However, as the situation escalates there’s no denying this is more than a behavioural issue and some devastating truths are revealed.

Peter King is one of the most sadistic characters I have ever come across! Preying on vulnerable young girls and subjecting them to the most horrific, sick games, with the help of his lover, is nothing short of pure evil. He is a fascinating character though, but one I was praying would get the comeuppance he deserved.

I don’t want to say too much else, but the way the characters and their stories are intertwined is just brilliant. I was totally gripped.

My heart was beating so fast towards the end and I don’t think I really breathed through the last chapter! Another one of Mark Tilbury’s books that I’m not likely to forget in a hurry.

Absolutely outstanding writing!

I’m a huge fan of Mark Tilbury’s and I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next.

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Book Description:

How does a mother protect her child from the unknown?

During a visit to a local theatre, four-year-old Chloe Hollis becomes hysterical. But her mother, Mel, doesn’t realise that this is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the coming weeks, Chloe talks of The Tall Man – Of death.

At her wits end, Mel confides in Charles Honeywell, the headmaster at the school where she works. But what Mel doesn’t know is that Charles is linked to what is happening to her daughter.

Will Mel learn the terrible truth? And can she overcome her own tragic past and save her daughter before it’s too late?

The Liar’s Promise is a story of past lives and future torment

Author Bio:

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Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.

After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.

He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his fourth novel, The Liar’s Promise, along with The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, by Bloodhound Books.

When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar,
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Tilbury/e/B00X7R10I4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1493895837&sr=8-2-ent 
https://twitter.com/MTilburyAuthor 
http://marktilbury.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/marktilburyauthor/ 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13926121.Mark_Tilbury

Previous posts on Chat About Books featuring Mark Tilbury and his books…..

The Abattoir of Dreams by Mark Tilbury @MTilburyAuthor @Bloodhoundbook #BlogTour #BookReview #AuthorInterview

The Revelation Room #BlogTour #BookReview @MTilburyAuthor @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

The Eyes of the Accused #BlogTour @MTilburyAuthor @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview @sarahhardy681

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land @byAliLand #BookReview @penguinrandom

Good Me Bad Me

Publisher: Penguin; 01 edition (12th January 2017)

My review…..

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!

I finished this late last night as there was no way I could go to sleep until I had finished it. It took me quite a while to go to sleep after I had finished it!

I’m not really quite sure where to start with this review, but the word horrifying springs to mind.

15 year old Milly (AKA Annie) is living with a foster family having given evidence against her mother. She is preparing herself for the trial where her mother is facing a jury for murdering 9 children. 9 children! I can’t even begin to imagine. Not only that, but it is obvious very early on that Milly suffered physical abuse at the hands of her own mother. Thankfully there are no details as such, but the insinuations are enough to make your skin scrawl. Needless to say Milly isn’t your average teenage girl and she struggles to get on with Phoebe, her foster family’s daughter of the same age. As a result she endures bullying from Phoebe and her friends, on top of everything else.

I did really feel for Milly although she obviously has issues due to her upbringing. She seemed to crave a normal family, but didn’t really know how to fit in to one properly. It was hard to imagine how she would even begin move on from the horrendous things she had witnessed and been subjected to and I have no idea how I would deal with giving evidence in court against any family member, let alone my own mother, so her reaction to what she was facing is very plausible.

I knew the story wasn’t going to be as straight forward as Milly getting through the trial and moving on with her life, but nothing prepared me for the actual truths which are uncovered along the way! Absolutely shocking and quite disturbing, but totally gripping. I was completely captivated by Milly and her story. It’s a very tense read. I almost felt like there was a weight on my chest as I was reading and I think I held my breath through parts in anticipation of what might happen next. Amazing writing. I loved it! It’s one that I will think about and recommend for a long time to come.

Many thanks to the author and publisher for my Kindle copy via Netgalley.

For more information and to buy a copy…..

 

Enjoy!

#JustOneTime #BlogTour #AuthorInterview with @Author_KSHunter @rararesources

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Having joined in with the cover reveal for Just One Time earlier this month (https://chataboutbooks.wordpress.com/?s=just+one+time), I am delighted to be bringing you an interview with the author herself 🙂

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Interview with K.S. Hunter…..

For those who don’t know already, could you tell us about yourself and your book(s) please?

I was born earlier this year. I’m actually the pen name of an international bestselling author. Just One Time is my ‘first’ novel. It’s a steamy psychological thriller about lust, seduction, obsession and revenge. I’d liken it to the classic movie Fatal Attraction.

Where did/do you get your ideas from?

My novels so far have typically been inspired by other authors’ books and their writing styles. But Just One Time is based on something that happened to me when I was in a theatre in London. I unwittingly shared my mobile phone number with a stranger who offered to help find my phone when I dropped it on the floor in the dark. Only after I’d shared it did my mind fill with a lot of what-ifs. What if this person contacts you and then won’t go away? I thought. So that ended up being the beginning of Just One Time. The rest of it, thankfully, is all made up.

Are any of your characters based (however loosely) on anyone you know?

None of the characters are based on me or anyone I know – and I’m glad because they’re all really unpleasant people. Gone Girl is filled with vile characters, so I didn’t shy away from making them all seem like shits.

How do you pick your characters’ names?

With great difficulty. And it’s usually several pages of writing before I realise I’ve already used a name, or one that sounds like it, in one of my previous books. It’s just a case of trial and error really. I’ve changed my mind many times during writing. In one book, I actually changed a character name right at the end.

Can you share your writing process with us, in a nutshell?

With Just One Time, it was sit down, drink Jack Daniel’s and watch the words flow!

Who are your top 5 favourite authors?

K.S. Hunter’s favourite authors are Gillian Flynn, Sidney Sheldon, Harold Robbins, E.L. James and Bret Easton Ellis. But mine are Sophie Hannah, Ian McEwan, Harlan Coben, Tennessee Williams and John Williams.

If you could meet any author, who would it be and what would you ask them?

John Williams. He wrote the most beautiful novel called Stoner. It was released in 1965 and quickly went out of print. A few years ago, it was republished and became a bestseller. I’d just love him to know the success that his novel found so many decades later and I’d ask him how that made him feel. A movie is about to begin production. I can’t wait to see it.

Were you a big reader as a child?

I started reading when I was about thirteen. I never read books for children or teenagers. I asked my dad, who was an avid reader, to give me a novel and it started from there. That magical book was The Doomsday Conspiracy by Sidney Sheldon.

When did you start to write?

I wrote my first novel when I was sixteen. It sat in a cupboard for several years and then I revised it. It was published almost a decade ago now.

If you could re-write the ending to any book what would it be and what would you change?

Gone Girl. It started off so well and had me hooked. Then it just became plain ridiculous.

Is there a book you wish you had written?

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. It is the cleverest piece of writing I’ve ever encountered. One by one, ten strangers who have been lured to an island start to die. And when you’re down to the last two survivors you’re still none the wiser about who the killer is. It’s got an epic twist.

If you wrote an autobiography, what would your title be?

Why is my name K.S. Hunter?

If you could invite any fictional character for coffee who would it be and where would you take them?

William Stoner from John Williams’ Stoner. I’d give him a kick in the backside to make him realise he needs to stand up for himself.

What are you working on right now?

I’ve got the beginning of a novel written and know the rest of the story, which is unusual for me. Right now, I’m waiting to see what happens with Just One Time. If it sells well, the next book will become a steamy psychological thriller. Otherwise, the story will be twisted into a sequel to my bestseller. So I will either be K.S. Hunter again, or I will be me.

Do you have a new release due?

Just One Time will be out on 7th December.

What do you generally do to celebrate on publication day?

I click onto Amazon every three minutes, obsessively checking if the sales rank has gone up.

How can readers keep in touch with you?

Facebook and Twitter. And I have a new website. Of course, it won’t really be ‘me’ they communicate with.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! 🙂 I’m so intrigued by who you really are!! 

K.S. Hunter is the pseudonym of an international bestselling author. The identity of the author, who lives in the United Kingdom, will remain a mystery.

Website: http://www.AuthorKSHunter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.kshunter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Author_KSHunter

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Just-One-Time-K-S-Hunterebook/dp/B077CXFVK3/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1510845487&sr=82&keywords=just+one+time

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Just-One-Time-K-S-Hunterebook/dp/B077CXFVK3/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1510845562&sr=87&keywords=just+one+time+hunter

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36590627-just-one-time?from_search=true

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/just-one-time-1

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Desire can have dire consequences
Two years ago, David Madden made a mistake that almost cost him his marriage. His wife, Alison, gave him another chance, but she has not forgotten, nor has she forgiven.
She is irresistible
Then David meets the alluring Nina at a theatre in London. When he loses his phone in the dark, she helps him find it, and by giving her his number he unwittingly invites her into his life.
What David initially views as an innocent flirt turns into a dangerous game of deception. His increasingly suspicious wife thinks something is up, and each lie he tells pushes them further apart.
She is insatiable
Nina pursues David relentlessly, following him to New York where she gives him an ultimatum: sleep with her, just one time, and then she’ll get out of his life forever; or she’ll ruin everything he holds dear.
She is unstoppable
Of course, once won’t be enough for Nina, and what David hoped would be the end is merely the beginning.
A modern-day Fatal Attraction, Just One Time is a steamy psychological thriller that will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath until its shocking conclusion.

Enjoy!

The Last Post #BlogBlitz @BKDuncanwriter @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview

I am thrilled to be joining in with BK Duncan’s The Last Post blog tour 🙂 

The Last Post

Many thanks to Sarah Hardy, at Bloodhound Books, for the opportunity to take part.

My review…..

The Last Post is an excellent introduction to BK Duncan’s soon-to-be-released book, Foul Trade. It’s the start of what promises to be a gripping series.

It might be short, but it certainly packs a punch. I found it to be quite a powerful story which introduces us to May Keaps who is a 20 year old ambulance driver. Keaps is stationed on the front line (set in 1918). The men she transports have horrific, all too often fatal, injuries. I can’t even begin to imagine having to do that.

When a young captain is found dead, it looks like suicide. Keaps finds herself in the possession of something which may explain why.

Keaps is an intriguing character. Feisty, but likeable. I’m looking forward to catching up with her again.

The Last Post is FREE to download and I highly recommend you give it a go.

I’m very much looking forward to reading Foul Trade.

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Book Description…..

It is April 1918. May Keaps is a twenty year old ambulance driver stationed at The Front. As if transporting hideously wounded soldiers, sleep deprivation and constant shell bombardment weren’t enough, she becomes unwittingly entangled in the untimely death of a young captain, Tobias Fairfax.

 

Newly-arrived in Northern France he was found with a discharged pistol by his side; rumours on the battlefield were that it wasn’t an accident and he had taken the coward’s way out, committing suicide.

 

Whatever the explanation, Tobias left a dangerous legacy that puts May in the line of fire. But she is not the only one with a reason to want to uncover the truth. And in a world where life can be extinguished in the blink of an eye, May might regret her search for answers…

 

The Last Post is the haunting introduction to the May Keaps series. 

Download for FREE now…..

About the author…..

BK Duncan

BK Duncan is the pen name Ruth Wade has adopted for the May Keaps series of historical crime novels.

Born on a steam railway and brought up on the South Coast of England, such beginnings were destined to leave BK Duncan with a love of vintage transport, crashing seas, and Art Deco architecture.

Following a career encompassing developmental learning and change-management consultancy she now combines producing her own work with lecturing part-time in creative writing in colleges and academies in Cambridge and Oxford. Her two great passions are longbow archery and the Argentine Tango. Sadly, she is not nearly as accomplished at either as she’d like.

BK Duncan also writes historical crime novels as Ruth Wade.

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