And Hitman Sam’s debut tour comes to a close

They say all good things come to an end and this has been way beyond good. The feedback I’ve received on my first born has been amazing…

The seventh and final day of the tour ended with…

I wrote the crime lad lit novella (48,000 words) Hitman Sam in 2008 and over the years, edited it, left it to marinate, re-edited it, put it back and finally this year (2016), I edited it again and sent it to my beta readers who were kind enough to give me their feedback which led to more alterations and finally, on November 2nd, it was published! It is available for 99c / 99p (or the equivalent in your country) via http://mybook.to/HitmanSam (links to Amazon in your country) or directly via Amazon.co.ukAmazon.com etc.

Tagline: Newly-redundant Sam is looking for a new adventure – a cryptic advert gives him that and more.

Blurb: Newly-redundant software designer Sam Simpson is looking for a new adventure – a cryptic advert in his local paper gives him that, and more. With two women vying for his affection, going behind their backs isn’t the smartest things he’s ever done.

In case you missed any this tour kicked off at the following locations (arranged by the fabulous Sarah Hardy @BOTBSPublicity).

Monday 13th:

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

In case you missed them… Hitman Sam’s blog tour so far

With just one day to go in the first ever blog tour of my first-written novel, a comic crime / lad lit novella Hitman Sam, here’s what’s happened so far (the @ are the hosts’ Twitter IDs) with some really kind and blush-worthy reviews. My thanks, as always, go to Sarah @BOTBSPublicity.

Monday 13th:

Tuesday 14th

Wednesday 15th

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Saturday 18th

 

Hitman Sam Maiden Blog Tour Day 3

And we’re off (again)! With four fantastic reviews under his belt (see below), Sam’s received the following praise from this morning’s host, Berit, over at Audio Killed the Bookmark @BeritnBooks (click on the picture to read the full review)…

  • …this little gem.
  • This book was in a word FUN!
  • Sam was a great character definitely made me laugh more than once.
  • …really kept the story moving.
  • …multiple threads that are skillfully woven together.
  • This is the perfect little book to brighten your afternoon.
  • It will make you smile, it will make you laugh…

 

Wow. Thrilled with that… and In case you missed them:

Monday 13th:

Tuesday 14th

Please contact Sarah at @BOTBSPublicity if you would like to host / review any of my books.

Ending the year with a wow!

I’m delighted (and astounded*) that my Bombshell Books novel ‘The Serial Dater’s Shopping List’ is Karen World’s book of the year. https://karensworld-writer.co.uk/2018/12/31/best-book-of-2018. Thank you, Karen!
*It’s proven to be a marmite novel (some loving, others not: one review saying “I don’t normally leave reviews for books but this one was so bad…” which made me laugh). Great encouragement as I’m currently 5/8th of the way through writing the follow up.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for visiting my blog throughout the year and I look forward to interacting with you in 2019.

Why readers are so important

What is a writer… or more appropriately, a published author without readers? Not nothing, because we can still write for pleasure, but most of us put work out there to be read, not to make lots of money… although that would be nice.

I’m prompted to write this following a wonderful email I received today:

“Is there a follow up to The Serial Dater’s Shopping List? It just ended too fast. I spent all this time getting thru izzys adventures and it was just like you, said okay i reached my word quota gotta STOP now.”

I loved it. My book is just over 100,000 words so no mean feat getting to the end too fast. Some, especially those on Amazon.com didn’t get that far, which makes me really sad as an author.

So if you’ve read a book you’ve enjoyed, especially if it’s mine (you can click on the picture to find out more about this one!), please do leave a review wherever you bought it, and on Goodreads (I have over six times more reviews there than on Amazon – the latest is below), and if you could spare the time to drop the author an email, it really would mean the world to them.

My latest review on Goodreads (as of 8th October)…

“31 days – 31 dates truly sounds exhausting, confusing and exhilarating at the same time. “The Serial Dater’s Shopping List” was a great, lighthearted summer time read. Having done my fair share on online dating I thought I would truly enjoy this book and I was right. Some of Izzy’s dates reminded me of my own which had me laughing and all of her dates had me reconsidering doing online dating again.

I do have to admit that the ending was a little frustrating for me. I felt like while some things were resolved there needed to be a little more context there before ending the story. Too much is left up to the reader’s imagination, which while some like that I do not. In addition, I knew before starting this book that it was a UK title and therefore would reference many British things. However, I was not expecting to be so confused at times but the slang terms Izzy used. All in all though I truly enjoyed this book. Not something that kept me up at night wanting me to read, but it was enjoyable. I received my copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.” Thank you, Tiffany!