Rebel Lexis – *****

It’s not easy to get a cross-genre book just right, particularly when one genre contradicts the very existence of the other. Can you imagine the next Fifty Shades book going all Mad Max on us? Yet, Paul Alan manages to convince that one works with the other with this meticulously written ero/sci-fi kick off to the series.

The story itself is vivid and imaginative and makes use of its surroundings to enhance, rather than hinder, the story. It presents a worrisome look at a future that should be too far away for us to care about, yet I found myself really pondering over it. Definitely one to give a try if you like your futuristic sci-fi laced with a little nudge and wink.

 

 

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Invisible – one year on

I remember the trepidation when I hit that ‘publish’ button on my first book. It was the 24 March 2016. I hadn’t told a single person. Not even my partner. I don’t know why I was so nervous. Fear that it was terrible perhaps? Failure? A year on and the response has been wonderful. It’s been exciting to have had so many people get involved and support the books. I personally feel that I’ve grown and that my writing gets stronger with each book but this one will remain close to my heart forever. 

Invisible tells the story of an unpopular PR worker who hides the truth about her home life. It’s up to her new work friend Dan to try and get to the truth. The story, although short, takes a few turns along the way. 

You can download this free for the next five days. In celebration all my other books are discounted to 99p/c.

As the blog tour ends…

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I want to start by thanking Emma Mitchell who was instrumental in organising the blog tour for “The Dead of Winter”. It has been an exciting week for me. There have been some nice comments, a little buzz around the book that I’ve never experienced before, and some amazing reviews.

It is terrifying to put your work out there. Anybody who puts a book out will tell you that. You’re terrified that people won’t like it, that the characters won’t be appealing and that you’ll have created a plot that doesn’t make sense. I was thrilled to learn that this wasn’t the case.

Here are some of my favourite comments;

“For entertainment value, spine chills and potential nightmares, I without a shadow of a double give it 5 stars!” – cancersuckscouk.ipage.com

“It’s a hard-hitting story which deals with more than one controversial issue within its pages.” – shortbookandscribes.uk

“The Dead of Winter is like watching a season of Broadchurch.” – pageturnersnook.wordpress.com

“It was perfectly paced and gripping. I’d definitely recommend it.” – mistimoobookreview.co.uk

“Intense, dark and fast paced.” – The Great British Book Off

“Another well deserved five stars.” – BTPBookClub

So a big thank you to everybody who took part in the blog tour. Some reviewed, some interviewed, and some posted snippets of the book. It was a thrill to work with all of you and to have you promote something that I am so immensely proud of.

The Dead of Winter is out tomorrow at the following links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Winter-Billy-McLaughlin-ebook/dp/B01MZ41OP4

US – https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Winter-Billy-McLaughlin-ebook/dp/B01MZ41OP4

You can also join us at the launch tomorrow from 7 – 8.30pm UK time and could have the chance to win a copy of the e-book.

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