Joy Mutter’s Blog 2019 and 2020

My Nine Audiobooks

My 15 books are on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. 9 also have audiobook versions on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. http://amzn.to/2jjmleB

THE HOSTILE is book 1 of The Hostile 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers. In a Manchester bathroom, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with terrifying results. Narrated by yours truly.

HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is book 2 of The Hostile series. Serena and Tile X find themselves suffering a family holiday in Ireland. Who will escape intact from the dramatic holiday from Hell? Narrated by Alexander Doddy.

THE HOSTILE GAME is book 3 of The Hostile series. In The Hostile Game, Serena, 18 and pregnant, discovers why Tile X befriended her. Mayhem ensues. Narrated by Alexander Doddy.


CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE is book 4 in The Hostile series. A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters and end the bizarre killing games. Narrated by Alexander Doddy.


HER DEMONIC ANGEL is 14 of my short stories in a variety of genres but all are different shades of dark. Narrated by yours truly.

RANDOM BULLETS is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist. After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs amok in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such atrocities? Who’ll survive another of his moments of madness? Narrated by Alexander Doddy.

POTHOLES AND MAGIC CARPETS is a contemporary character-driven novel set in rural Kent and London. 4 couples linked by blood, friendship or lust. A tale of not so simple folk. Narrated by Tracey Norman.


A SLICE OF THE SEVENTIES is a 3rd-person autobiography, book 1 of The Mug Trilogy. Whether you were around in the seventies or not, you’ll enjoy this nostalgic tale. Narrated by Tracey Norman.

THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased until he was taught otherwise. Narrated by Tracey Norman.

My 15 Kindles on Amazon are all FREE with KU. You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

It’s Publication Day for Trouble In Cornwall

I’m thrilled, and you should be, too. The Kindle and paperback editions of my latest book, TROUBLE IN CORNWALL, went live on Amazon today. It’s a powerful erotic crime thriller that’ll get your blood pumping.

The dramatic events in Trouble In Cornwall take place six months after The Trouble With Trouble ends. DCI Cosgrove and Kate Pendleton, his sex-addicted liaison officer, find themselves in all kinds of bizarre and extreme situations when they are seconded to a Cornish police force to help find Jessie O’Sullivan’s kidnapped son. Jessie is Liam O’Sullivan’s wife from book 1, The Trouble With Liam. Kate catches the eye of Russell Bell, Jessie’s charismatic but deeply flawed Jamaican boyfriend. All hell breaks loose in this third book in the Trouble series.

Be warned. As with the first two books, Trouble In Cornwall, book 3 of the series, is not for the faint-hearted or easily shocked. I’ve written book 4, called Troubled, and hope to publish it in late 2020. It can be read as a standalone like all the other thrillers in the Trouble series. “Outrageous” adult content.

Kindle on Amazon in the U.K. – FREE with KU. Only 99p for a limited time. https://amzn.to/3fBBWyh

Kindle on Amazon in the U.S.A. – FREE with KU. Only $1.29 for a limited time. https://amzn.to/3kdMpn0

Paperback on Amazon in the U.S.A. – https://amzn.to/3kqnwVw

Paperback edition on Amazon in the U.K – https://amzn.to/31szzJd

My 15 Kindles are all FREE with KU.

My 9 audiobooks on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes are Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of The Trouble With Trouble is only 99p until 11th July

The Kindle of my new book, THE TROUBLE WITH TROUBLE, is only 99p on Amazon in the UK until 11th July.

It’s a powerful erotic thriller set mainly in a Sheffield police station. The story follows on from The Trouble With Liam but it can be read as a standalone. When a forensic scientist invents a potent sexual arousal cream called Trouble, it causes huge problems for DCI Jeremy Cosgrove, his beautiful, sex-addicted liaison officer, Kate Pendleton, and two other women who work at the station. It’s a torrid tale of blackmail, lust, secrets, hidden identities, and murder. It’s a bit like Line of Duty but with plenty of explicit sex.

Be warned. As with book 1 of the series, The Trouble with Trouble is not a book for the faint-hearted or easily shocked. I’ve written two more books in the Trouble series which can also be read as standalones. I hope to publish book 3, Trouble In Cornwall, and book 4, Troubled, later in 2020.
Kindle edition on Amazon in the U.K. – Reduced to 99p until 11th July. Free with KU. https://amzn.to/3eM9Kte
Kindle edition on Amazon in the U.S.A. – $1.99. Free with KU. https://amzn.to/2VuNpZC Paperback edition on Amazon in the U.S.A. – $12.84. https://amzn.to/3by5kEu
Paperback edition on Amazon in the U.K. – £8.50. https://amzn.to/2Vu8d3A

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobook editions.

My 14 Kindle editions on Amazon are all FREE to KU subscribers. You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

Joyous isolation during the bloody pandemic

I feel guilty about how little the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting my everyday life compared to so many other people. As a sixty-five-year-old full-time indie author living alone nursing a chronic back problem, I rarely leave my house or socialise. Before you feel sorry for me, I’m fine with solitude because it allows me to write. I have a pars defect which means nerves are trapped between slipped vertebrae. Specialists tell me they would only operate on me if I can’t walk at all as it’d be too dangerous and could make the problem worse. Many people have far worse ailments and I’m resigned to the fact the condition will remain the same or worsen as my GP cheerfully told me it will. It restricts my mobility, but my overactive imagination helps me live a full and interesting life where I can imagine myself wherever I want to be. After spending decades unhampered by pain, I now live most of my life vicariously, existing within the different worlds inhabited by my book’s characters.

There’s been more online interaction than usual between me, my friends, and family since the outbreak began. I’ve particularly enjoyed my fun and instructive Zoom meetings with my fellow authors in the Oldham Writing Group. Using Zoom saved me a taxi ride to and from Oldham Library and gave us all a chance to snoop on each other’s natural habitats. Even my mother in Jersey clicked the video button on Facebook Messenger for the first time so we could see each other as we chatted. It was also the last time we used the video function because we looked awful. Our voices sounded croaky due to our rarely used vocal cords. Since moving to Oldham eight years ago, I regularly go for days, sometimes weeks, without talking to anyone except online. When people do phone me, I’ve noticed they usually all call at the same time, often when I’m on the toilet, thanks to the Law of Sod.

 Shortly before lockdown, Mum and I enjoyed a wonderful week together at a luxury beachside Jersey hotel with a large group of relatives and friends to celebrate her ninetieth birthday. She set the dancefloor alight while I sat and watched in admiration.

I flew back to Manchester airport on 12th March and have rarely set foot outside my front door, even for Government-prescribed exercise, except on the 27th April when I was forced out of my sanctuary to walk to a letterbox to post an urgent form. As soon as I left the house, I had closer contact than was safe or pleasant with a man a few doors down from me. He was trying to retrieve his runaway dog who hurtled towards me barking like a maniac. ‘Don’t want to get too close to you,’ I said to the man, wishing I hadn’t put extra emphasis on the word, ‘you’. I thought it might have sounded rude, so shouted over my shoulder as I continued to puff and wheeze towards the post box, ‘Nothing personal.’ He didn’t look impressed.

I have been stepping outside for the 8 pm clap each Thursday with neighbours. Although I’ve lived in this leafy avenue for years, we don’t know each other, so wave and smile from afar. My next-door neighbours, who I know well, have never emerged to clap on Thursdays. I sometimes wonder why. I know they’re alive because I sometimes hear the mother bellowing at her screaming brood. Her husband, Lee, knocked on my door during the third week of lockdown. He looked shifty and I wondered what the problem was. He furtively produced a bag of groceries for me as though it was a consignment of cocaine and placed it on my front path.

‘I thought you might need some provisions,’ said Lee, backing away.

I thanked Lee profusely before he scuttled back into his house. Bless him. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Tesco was delivering me a ton of groceries the next day.

I only shop online as physical shopping is impossible due to my back problem and lack of transport or help. Window shopping is a distant memory. My doctor didn’t designate me as one of the vulnerable people who require privileged deliveries, so I’ve scanned the Tesco online site daily for delivery slots. Although they’re as rare as hen’s teeth, I’ve occasionally struck lucky and nabbed a precious slot. I started lockdown with 16 toilet rolls. Like my mother, I’ve always been a hoarder of provisions. Now that toilet rolls have reappeared on supermarket shelves after people stockpiled them at the beginning of the crisis, I’ve added a pack of toilet rolls whenever Tesco deliver. I now have 51 rolls. My mother informs me that they should last me my lifetime, but I plan to live longer than that.

I haven’t lost an ounce of weight over the past two months. Quite the reverse. I used to be almost six feet tall and skinny but have shrunk four inches in height over the years. Physical exercise is painful and can cause flare-ups, so I avoid it, which is why I’ve gained a scary number of inches in circumference. Writing, editing, designing, and publishing my books means most of my exercise takes place in my brain these days. Nothing gives me more pleasure than living with all my WIP’s diverse characters each day. Nothing. I’m never alone with a demented serial killer or troubled teen running around in my head demanding my attention.

Watering my garden has been my main source of physical exercise as I can’t stand for more than a few minutes without severe back pain kicking in. Because of this, cooking and washing dishes is a daily challenge and vacuuming rarely happens. Mowing the lawn is impossible. A month into lockdown, I was surprised and delighted when my gardener unexpectedly appeared and mowed my lawn for the first time this year. As an indie author, I’m far from rich, but I’m happy to pay for others to mow it. I thought gardeners wouldn’t be working during the lockdown and had resigned myself to my lawn becoming a weed-strewn meadow, but my monosyllabic gardener soon restored my back garden to its former glory. My side of the hedge in the front now looks perfect, but my neighbour hasn’t trimmed his side yet, so it looks a bit daft. My magnolia tree looked cruelly glorious for a couple of weeks before spoiling things by shedding its white blossoms everywhere. Lawn Mower Man soon removed the debris in his leaf sucker. I noticed he’d strimmed off far too much from one of my ornamental bushes. He’s probably putting his life at risk cutting clients’ lawns, so I didn’t complain.

As if to taunt those isolating with no outdoor space, the sun has shone throughout much of this strange, tragic yet often inspirational time. Thirty-two million cheers for Colonel Tom! Hip, hip, hooray! I’ve enjoyed sunbathing ever since childhood when I lived opposite a beach on the east coast of Jersey. Books have always been my addiction. Devouring countless authors’ books while sunbathing on ‘my’ beach as a pre-teen is to blame for me becoming a published author. As I lay on my towel reading Agatha Christie, Ray Bradbury, and countless other books, I wished I could be an author, too. I thought it was a pipedream, but fifty or so years later and, hey presto, I discover I am one. My fourteen books are on Amazon and two more books will follow shortly. Another two thrillers are partway written. Nine books have audiobook editions on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

I’ve spent happy hours during lockdown sunbathing in my back garden listening to audiobooks of The Journey by Conrad Jones and The Cruel, Cruel Sea by Linda Huber. I’m now listening to a gruesome John Nicholls audiobook. With nine audiobooks of my own, it’s interesting to discover how well a narrator does. I’m full of admiration for narrators’ hard work after having narrated and sound-edited two of my audiobooks. Sound-editing is a killer and I won’t be repeating the experience. From now on, I’m leaving it to the professionals. Paying narrators has been my only publishing expense, so whatever I earn from my books is profit. Audiobooks have been more profitable than my Kindles and paperbacks.

I’d pay to advertise my books if I was wealthier. Word of mouth, Twitter, Goodreads, or Facebook book group pages are how I promote my work. Spending a modest amount of money on promotional postcards has been worth it. When someone asks what sort of books I write, I hand them a postcard to save me having to waffle. It would’ve been simpler, and I might have been more successful if I’d only written one genre of book. As I get bored easily, I’ve written three third-person autobiographies, a non-fiction illustrated book about old postcards, one psychological, three erotic, one crime, and four paranormal thrillers, a short story collection and a novel since 2015. I’ll probably continue to publish thrillers of all kinds as that’s the genre I most enjoy writing. Readers seem to like my thrillers more than my other books, especially The Hostile series.

After publishing my first four books on Amazon in 2015, I admit I became a book bore for two or three years. These days, I try to be less intense when talking about my books and writing. It’s sometimes hard to hide my passion from taxi drivers, Tesco deliverymen or anyone who’ll listen. I try my best to hold back these days because I’d hate to be identified as The Scary Book Lady.

During the lockdown, I published an explicit erotic thriller called The Trouble With Trouble. It can easiest be described as Line of Duty but with sex. I’m currently working each day on the final edits of the next two books in The Trouble series, Trouble In Cornwall, and Troubled. The weeks under the quarantine cosh have passed swiftly as I’ve also been catching up on television programmes of all kinds and turning deepening shades of brown in my garden. Subscribing to Netflix and putting a second Sky box in my bedroom last year stopped me from reading in bed. I’m trying to wean myself off watching television before sleep because there are so many books I want to read and I’m not getting any younger.

After selling my house in Kent in 2012 when my back problem changed my life, I bought a cheaper house I love in Oldham, then cashed in my private pension rather than receive disability benefits. The state pension is coming my way in November 2020. It’ll hopefully make life easier as I’ve been self-supporting all my life despite my physical challenges. Nothing will change for me once we’re no longer in danger from the Plague, whenever that may be. In my joyous self-imposed isolation, I hope to continue producing books readers love to read until the day I die. Finally, I wish us all a huge dollop of luck in these crazy, worrying, challenging, and tragic times.

Tea Time

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Why not settle down in … I mean WITH a nice cup of tea and THE HOSTILE, book 1 of The Hostile quartet?

In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at DIY in the same way again.

The Hostile is a “refreshingly original” contemporary paranormal crime thriller. “Compelling, strange, and wonderful.” Each book in the 4-book series can be read as a stand-alone. The other books in this “bizarrely captivating” quartet are Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available.

Kindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2xEYKv2 £0.99. FREE to KU subscribers.

Kindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2nTPfCg $0.99. FREE to KU subscribers.

Paperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/29dkOkS  £5.50

Paperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/299CVUw  $8.25

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Audiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.co.uk http://adbl.co/2x3XgLt

Audiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.com http://adbl.co/2x45frZ

Here’s an excerpt from The Hostile http://amzn.to/2blBo12

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Most of my 13 Kindle editions on Amazon are only £0.99 or equivalent currencies. They’re all FREE to KU subscribers. The Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.99 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of all my books on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of Confronting The Hostile is FREE on Amazon from 14th-15th October

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In Confronting The Hostile, a retired Irish superintendent and a handsome DCI from Liverpool attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue?

Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series, described as “compelling, strange, and wonderful” by one reader. It’s available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. An audiobook version is on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, brilliantly narrated by Alexander Doddy. Confronting The Hostile can be enjoyed as a standalone like the 3 other books in this unusual series.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vm1Vpn FREE from 14th-15th October. Always free with KU.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2wLmhX2 FREE from 14th-15th October. Always free with KU.
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2vpmT6X $8.45
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vszKDH £5.75

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2xqMw5g
Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S.A. http://adbl.co/2xrpwml

Most of my 13 Kindle editions on Amazon are only £0.99 or equivalent currencies. They’re all FREE to KU subscribers. The Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.99 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

Here’s an excerpt from Confronting The Hostile http://amzn.to/2usapMU

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The Kindle of The Hostile Game is FREE on Amazon from 10th-11th September

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In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, finally discovers the reason why Tile X befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have.

The Hostile Game, book 3 of The Hostile series, is an exciting contemporary paranormal crime thriller. It was published on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions in April 2017. As with all the other books in the series, an audiobook version, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. It can be enjoyed as a standalone. Book 4 is Confronting The Hostile and The Hostile Series Box Set is also available.

Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2oYlsqC Free from 10th-11th SeptemberKindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2p2ktbQ Free from 10th-11th September

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Paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2ryEQv7 $8.50Paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2rkHdW0 £5.75Audiobook on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2xp5N6UAudiobook edition on Audible in U.S.A http://adbl.co/2hV6faUMost of my 13 Kindle editions on Amazon are only £0.99 or equivalent currencies. They’re all FREE to KU subscribers. The Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.99 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTAAn excerpt from THE HOSTILE GAME http://amzn.to/2pKDBfe

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My sister took her paperback copy of The Hostile Game on holiday with her to Costa Rica
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The Kindle of Potholes and Magic Carpets is FREE from 29th-30th August

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The page-turning action in Potholes and Magic Carpets takes place in rural Kent and London. It is a contemporary novel exploring the dramatic incidents, challenges, and temptations in the lives of four couples of varying ages, professions and sexual persuasions. They are all linked by blood or friendship. The negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some characters in the book wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk.

Potholes and Magic Carpets is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions (277 pages). The audiobook version, beautifully narrated by Tracey Norman, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

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Here’s my sister, Alison, enjoying Potholes and Magic Carpets at St Brelades beach in Jersey, the island where we were born and raised.

Kindle on Amazon in UK http://amzn.to/29gA3bE FREE from 29th-30th August. Free with KU.
Kindle on Amazon.in USA http://amzn.to/29Bawbi FREE from 29th-30th August. Free with KU.
Paperback on Amazon in UK http://amzn.to/299FSV3£6.45
Paperback on Amazon in USA http://amzn.to/29dnSxj$10.95

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Audiobook on Audible in UK http://adbl.co/2iDAFvh
Audiobook on Audible in USA http://adbl.co/2m3Wb0Y

Here’s an excerpt from Potholes and Magic Carpets http://amzn.to/2bHkrQI

Most of my 13 Kindle editions on Amazon are only £0.99 or equivalent currencies. They’re all FREE to KU subscribers. The Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.99 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is FREE on Amazon from 21st-22nd August.

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Serena and Tile X, her unusual partner in crime, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell?

Holiday for The Hostile is book 2 in The Hostile series. It’s a gripping contemporary paranormal crime thriller with a splash of horror. It’s my favourite book of the series and can be read as a stand-alone like the other three books in the collection. Book 1 in the series is called The Hostile, book 3 is The Hostile Game, and book 4 is Confronting The Hostile. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available. The audiobook edition of Holiday for The Hostile, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes along with the audiobook versions of the other three books in the series.

Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2EjlAsT. FREE from 21st-22nd August
Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S. http://amzn.to/2gDui9f. FREE from 21st-22nd August

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Paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2fUQIoc. £5.95
Paperback edition on Amazon in U.S. http://amzn.to/2fPS28B. $8.95

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All four books in The Hostile series have audioboooks on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. I narrated the first one and Alexander Doddy narrated the other three.

Audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2y4cQ8T.
Audiobook edition on Audible in U.S. http://adbl.co/2xmGv9v.

An excerpt from Holiday for The Hostile http://amzn.to/2fNXVrU.

Most of my 13 Kindle editions on Amazon are only £0.99 or equivalent currencies. They’re all FREE with KU. The Kindle of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.99 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Hostile is FREE from 30th-31st July

The Kindle of THE HOSTILE is FREE on Amazon from 30th-31st July. Book 1 in The Hostile quartet of “refreshingly original” paranormal crime thrillers. “Compelling, strange, and wonderful.” 

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In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at DIY in the same way again. Each book in the 4-book series can be read as a stand-alone. The other books in this “bizarrely captivating” quartet are Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available.

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 Kindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2xEYKv2. FREE from 30th-31st July. FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.Kindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2nTPfCg. FREE from 30th-31st July. FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.Paperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/29dkOkS £5.50Paperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/299CVUw $8.25

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Audiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.co.uk http://adbl.co/2x3XgLtAudiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.com http://adbl.co/2x45frZHere is an excerpt from The Hostile http://amzn.to/2blBo12 12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies on Amazon and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble with Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks. You can find all editions of my books on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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My Nine Audiobooks

My thirteen books can all be found on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. Nine of them also have an audiobook version on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes for everyone to enjoy. Remember, if you buy the Kindle of the books below, you can buy the audiobook for a fraction of the normal price. http://amzn.to/2jjmleB

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THE HOSTILE is book 1 of The Hostile 4-book series of paranormal crime thrillers. An audiobook, narrated by me, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After enjoying The Hostile, you’ll never look at D.I.Y. in the same way again.

The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pBoWBv

The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2HZhUgI

HOLIDAY FOR THE HOSTILE is book 2 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Serena and her unusual partner in crime, Tile X, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell?

Holiday for The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2G5RE3O

Holiday for The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G0SL94

THE HOSTILE GAME is book 3 of The Hostile series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, finally discovers the reason why Tile X befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues when a retired Irish police superintendent becomes more involved than perhaps he should have.

The Hostile Game audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2I3g2DL

The Hostile Game audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2pB1vZg

CONFRONTING THE HOSTILE is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series. Narrated by Alexander Doddy. the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. A retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue?

Confronting The Hostile audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pyAsOg

Confronting The Hostile audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G4mud3

HER DEMONIC ANGEL consists of fourteen of my short stories. I wrote them in a variety of genres, so there should be something for everyone. Some tales are stranger than others, but all are different shades of dark. Narrated by me, the audiobook can be found on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Her demonic Angel audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2ufbuIx

Her demonic Angel audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2IO9oCz

RANDOM BULLETS is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist, set in Jersey, Manchester, London, and places not of this world. After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs amok in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such atrocities? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? Narrated by Alexander Doddy, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Random Bullets audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2pBG7Tt

Random Bullets audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2HZFTwe

POTHOLES AND MAGIC CARPETS is a contemporary character-driven novel. It looks at the dramatic incidents, challenges, and temptations in the lives of four couples of varying ages, professions and sexual persuasions, all linked by blood or friendship. The negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some characters in the book wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk. The page-turning action in Potholes and Magic Carpets takes place in rural Kent and London. Narrated by Tracey Norman, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Potholes and Magic Carpets audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2Gl9LGo

Potholes and Magic Carpets audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G21vvB

A SLICE OF THE SEVENTIES tells the loosely autobiographical story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a teenager at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970, the same year she follows a guru. The book tracks her tumultuous four years as an art student in Coventry, where vegetarian Mug finds herself living next door to an abattoir and a railway shunting yard with David, a fellow art student. Dramatic events follow on from the evening they first meet at a party, where David is attempting to commit an extremely public suicide. Whether you were around during that decade or not, you’re bound to enjoy this nostalgic Slice of the Seventies. Narrated by Tracey Norman, the audiobook is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

A Slice of the Seventies audiobook on Audible in USA https://adbl.co/2HXJHOH

A Slice of the Seventies audiobook on Audible in UK https://adbl.co/2G0YKuf

My latest book, THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM, is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. The book begins with tales of Liam’s challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next two books in The Trouble series.

Link to the audiobook on Audible.com https://adbl.co/2TceNYH

Link to the audiobook on Audible.co.uk https://adbl.co/2MA4BXP

Below is an arty photo of me when I was in the thick of narrating and sound editing Book 1 of The Hostile. I also narrated Her demonic Angel before deciding to leave narration to the professionals so I’d be free to write more books. Narrating two of my own books has given me huge respect for all professional audiobook narrators.

Happy listening!

An evening out with All The Bens

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the play ‘All The Bens’ written by Ian Townsend which was performed at Oldham Libraries on the 27th June. The three actors were superb and it was so interesting to meet the cast, playwright, and director after the performance for an enlightening Q and A. If you get the chance to see it, I highly recommend you buy a ticket. ‘All The Bens’ is certainly a brilliantly acted, thought-provoking play. Go to All the Bens Summer tour 2019 Facebook page to see where it’ll be performed this summer.


It was also fun catching up with Ian Townsend before the show. Well, it was for me, anyway, ha! I attended a useful one-on-one workshop with him a few months ago at Oldham Library. You can all blame Ian if my next book is even more outrageous than my others. He advised me to write without self-censorship, so I did. The result is The Trouble With Trouble, book 2 in The Trouble series. I completed the third draft a few weeks ago, plus a chunk of book 3.


Book 1, The Trouble With Liam, is already available on Amazon in Kindle, paperback, and audiobook editions. Tracey Norman – Actress/Voice Artiste narrated the audiobook version beautifully. https://amzn.to/2yUBSY4.

HER DEMONIC ANGEL and other short stories is FREE on Amazon from the 27th-28th May

HER DEMONIC ANGEL is a collection of fourteen of my short stories. Some are stranger than others, but most are different shades of dark. As they’re written in a variety of genres, there should be something for everyone to enjoy. To whet your appetite, here are the titles of some of the stories in the collection: Mirror, Mirror; The Boy They Called Dragon; The Day Nobody Gave A Damn; An Email From Jane; Stuff; Getting Rid Of The Enemy; Skin; Too Beautiful; Philately Will Get You Nowhere; In Memoriam.

“If you haven’t read any of this author’s other books, this is a great one to give readers a peek into a wonderful writer’s vivid mind.”

http://amzn.to/295kGjn for the U.K. Kindle edition. FREE from the 27th-28th May
http://amzn.to/29dSEpd for the U.S.A. Kindle edition. FREE from the 27th-28th May

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http://amzn.to/295uZbl for the U.K. paperback edition. £4.75
http://amzn.to/29ii97E for the U.S.A. paperback edition. $7.75
http://adbl.co/2yeLJpm for the Audible.com audiobook edition.
http://adbl.co/2fq5VNx for the Audible.co.uk audiobook edition.

Here’s an excerpt from Her demonic Angel http://amzn.to/2bMiO4c

11 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all four books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of Random Bullets is FREE on Amazon from 16th-17th May


Random Bullets is a contemporary crime thriller with a paranormal twist. After shooting and killing his nephew, a gunman runs amok in a London park. What drives Edward to commit such atrocities? Who will survive yet another of his moments of madness? Set in Jersey, Cornwall, London, Manchester, and places not of this world.

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http://amzn.to/2ahXcc4 for the UK Kindle edition. FREE 16th-17th May
http://amzn.to/29eOAnl for the USA Kindle edition. FREE 16th-17th May
http://amzn.to/1Y2NmyC for the UK paperback edition. £5.95
http://amzn.to/2906R56 for the USA paperback edition. $9.95
http://adbl.co/2yaLOdj for the Audible.com audiobook edition
http://adbl.co/2yDwlXI for the Audible.co.uk audiobook edition

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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Afternoon tea with author Jacqueline Ward

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s ‘Afternoon Tea with author Jacqueline Ward’ event. It was held in the perfect setting of Alexandra Park’s Conservatory in Oldham. Jacqueline gave a reading from her psychological thriller, Perfect Ten, then enthralled the audience with an informative talk about her career and the publishing industry. I’m looking forward to reading my signed copy of Perfect Ten.

It was lovely to meet Jacqueline for the first time and to reacquaint myself with Phaedra Patrick and Dan Forrester. (Thanks for the lift home, Phaedra. Much appreciated.)

The event was part of Oldham Library’s annual Bookmark Festival. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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The Kindle of The Trouble With Liam is FREE on Amazon from 25th-27th April

My latest book, The Trouble With Liam, is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. The book begins with tales of Liam’s challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next books in the series, The Trouble With Russell, and The Trouble With Trouble.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2yUBSY4 – FREE from 25th-26th April. Free to KU subscribers.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab – FREE from 25th-26th April. Free to KU subscribers.
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX – $11.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb – £5.75

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Link to the audiobook, narrated by Tracey Norman, on Audible.com https://adbl.co/2TceNYH

Link to the audiobook, narrated by Tracey Norman, on Audible.co.uk https://adbl.co/2MA4BXP

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of A Slice of the Seventies is FREE on Amazon from 16th-17th April

A Slice of the Seventies tells the true story of Jersey-born Mug, a troubled girl from a recently broken home. It covers her experiences as a teenager at the Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970, the same year she follows a guru. The book tracks her tumultuous four years as an art student in Coventry, where vegetarian Mug finds herself living next door to an abattoir and a railway shunting yard with David, a fellow art student. Dramatic events follow on from the evening they first meet at a party, where David is attempting to commit an extremely public suicide.

Whether you were around during that decade or not, you’re bound to enjoy this nostalgic Slice of the Seventies. This loosely autobiographical book can be read as a stand-alone without having to read The Lying Scotsman, and Straws, books 2 and 3 in the Mug trilogy. An audiobook edition of A Slice of the Seventies, beautifully narrated by Tracey Norman, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

http://amzn.to/2tIIV1s for the UK Kindle edition. FREE from 16th-17th April. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
http://amzn.to/297MAdY for the USA Kindle edition. FREE from 16th-17th April. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
http://amzn.to/29osS0l for the UK paperback edition. £5.80
http://amzn.to/297Mdjm for the USA paperback edition. $9.80

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http://adbl.co/2lxMCUq for the Audible.com audiobook edition
http://adbl.co/2zQFx6M for the Audible.co.uk audiobook edition

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of POTHOLES AND MAGIC CARPETS is FREE on Amazon on 2nd-3rd April

POTHOLES AND MAGIC CARPETS is a contemporary novel which explores the dramatic incidents, challenges, and temptations in the lives of four couples of varying ages, professions and sexual persuasions, all linked by blood or friendship. The negative, selfish, sometimes violent natures of some characters in the book wreak havoc on the innocent. A tale of not so simple folk. The page-turning action in Potholes and Magic Carpets takes place in rural Kent and London.

Potholes and Magic Carpets is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions (277 pages). The audiobook version, beautifully narrated by Tracey Norman, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

The Kindle edition on Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/29gA3bE FREE ON 2ND-3RD APRIL Free to KU Subscribers
The Kindle edition on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/29Bawbi FREE ON 2ND-3RD APRIL Free to KU Subscribers
The paperback edition on Amazon.co.uk: http://amzn.to/299FSV3 £6.45
The paperback edition on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/29dnSxj $10.95

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The audiobook edition on Audible.co.uk: http://adbl.co/2iDAFvh

The audiobook edition on Audible.com: http://adbl.co/2m3Wb0Y

Here is an excerpt from Potholes and Magic Carpets http://amzn.to/2bHkrQI

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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Here’s my sister, Alison Houiellebecq, reading Potholes and Magic Carpets last Summer on St Brelades beach in Jersey, the island where we were born. I’m looking forward to spending a weekend at St Brelades Bay Hotel with Alison and other relatives to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday next year.

The Kindle of Confronting The Hostile is FREE on 21st-22nd March

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In Confronting The Hostile, a retired Irish superintendent and his former colleague, a handsome DCI from Liverpool, attempt to rid themselves and the world of their lethal tile masters. Will they succeed in reclaiming their freedom, or will the bizarre killing games continue?

Confronting The Hostile is book 4 in The Hostile paranormal crime thriller series, described as “compelling, strange, and wonderful”. It’s available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. An audiobook version is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes, narrated by Alexander Doddy. It can be enjoyed as a standalone like the 3 other books in this unusual series.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vm1Vpn FREE 21-22 March

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2wLmhX2 FREE 21-22 March
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2vpmT6X $8.45

Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2vszKDH £5.75

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2xqMw5g

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S.A. http://adbl.co/2xrpwml

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

An excerpt from Confronting The Hostile http://amzn.to/2usapMU

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The Kindle of The Hostile Game is free on Amazon from 14th-15th March

In The Hostile Game, Manchester-based Serena, now eighteen and pregnant, finally discovers the reason why Tile X had befriended her seven years before. She doesn’t like what she hears. Mayhem ensues, with a retired Irish police superintendent becoming more involved than perhaps he should have.

The Hostile Game, book 3 of The Hostile series, is an exciting contemporary paranormal crime thriller. It was published on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions in April 2017. As with all the other books in the series, an audiobook version, narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. It can be enjoyed as a standalone. Book 4 is Confronting The Hostile and The Hostile Series Box Set is also available.

“Joy Mutter delivers another wonderfully offbeat paranormal thriller, mellowed with deliciously dark humour.” “An original premise, using original characters who you will quickly love and hate, and a clever twist at the conclusion.” “Delightfully different.” “A crazy, fascinating journey.” “Compelling, strange, and wonderful.”

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2oYlsqC FREE from 14th-15th March
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2p2ktbQ FREE from 14th-15th March
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. http://amzn.to/2ryEQv7 $8.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2rkHdW0 £5.75

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Link to the audiobook on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2xp5N6U

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S.A http://adbl.co/2hV6faU

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

An excerpt from THE HOSTILE GAME http://amzn.to/2pKDBfe

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The Kindle of Holiday for The Hostile is free on Amazon from 5th-6th March

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Serena, plus her unusual friend and partner in crime, Tile X, find themselves suffering a family holiday at her eccentric grandfather’s hovel in Ireland. Who will manage to escape intact from their dramatic holiday from Hell? Holiday for The Hostile, book 2 in The Hostile quartet, is a gripping contemporary paranormal crime thriller with a splash of horror. It can be read as a stand-alone like the other three books in the collection. Book 1 in the series is called The Hostile, book 3 is The Hostile Game. Book 4, Confronting The Hostile, was published in August 2017 along with The Hostile Series Box Set. The audiobook edition of Holiday for The Hostile, brilliantly narrated by Alexander Doddy, is available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes along with the audiobook versions of the other three books in the series. 

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2EjlAsT. FREE on 5th-6th March.Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S. http://amzn.to/2gDui9f. FREE on 5th-6th March.

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Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. http://amzn.to/2fUQIoc. £5.95Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S. http://amzn.to/2fPS28B. $8.95

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2y4cQ8T.Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S. http://adbl.co/2xmGv9v.An excerpt from Holiday for The Hostile http://amzn.to/2fNXVrU. 12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks. You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.K. http://adbl.co/2y4cQ8T.Link to the audiobook edition on Audible in U.S. http://adbl.co/2xmGv9v.An excerpt from Holiday for The Hostile http://amzn.to/2fNXVrU. 12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks. You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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The Kindle of THE HOSTILE is FREE on Amazon today, 20th February.

 In a rundown area of Manchester, inside the bathroom of a terraced house overflowing with children and dysfunctional parents, a small but powerful entity befriends young Serena with disastrous results. This unlikely enigmatic force not only dramatically affects introverted Serena’s life but also threatens the well-being of everyone she knows, especially those who’ve earned the strange girl’s displeasure. It soon becomes clear that nobody should ever upset Serena if they know what’s good for them. After reading The Hostile, you’ll never look at DIY in the same way again.  

The Hostile, book 1 of The Hostile quartet, is a “refreshingly original” contemporary paranormal crime thriller. “Compelling, strange, and wonderful.” Each book in the 4-book series can be read as a stand-alone. The other books in this “bizarrely captivating” quartet are Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, and Confronting The Hostile. The Hostile Series Box Set is also available. 

Kindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/2xEYKv2 FREE on 20th FebruaryKindle edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/2nTPfCg FREE on 20th FebruaryPaperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.to/29dkOkS £5.50Paperback edition of The Hostile on Amazon.com http://amzn.to/299CVUw $8.25Audiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.co.uk http://adbl.co/2x3XgLt Audiobook edition of The Hostile on Audible.com http://adbl.co/2x45frZ Here is an excerpt from The Hostile http://amzn.to/2blBo12 

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series.  

Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble with Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks. 

You can find all editions of my books on Amazon. http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA 

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Colin Garrow interviewed me this week

This week, I was delighted to answer all author Colin Garrow’s interesting questions when he interviewed me for his author website. For the full interview, visit  https://colingarrow.org/2019/02/02/indie-author-interview-joy-mutter/

The Kindle of THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM is FREE on Amazon from the 31st January-1st February

My latest book is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. The book begins with tales of Liam’s challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next books in the series, The Trouble With Russell, and The Trouble With Trouble.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2yUBSY4 – FREE from 31st Jan-1st Feb.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab – FREE from 31st Jan-1st Feb.
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX$11.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb£5.75

Link to the audiobook on Audible.com https://adbl.co/2TceNYH 
Link to the audiobook on Audible.co.uk https://adbl.co/2MA4BXP

Remember, if you download the Kindle, you can buy the audiobook edition for £3.47 instead of over £22 or equivalent currencies. I love a bargain, don’t you?

Here are some snippets from some 5-star reviews of The Trouble With Liam: “As a psychological thriller, this book ticks all the boxes.” “If you’re okay with violence and scenes that make you wince then this is a great read.” “This is a dark, shocking story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading it.” “The only trouble with Liam, I found, was the book came to an end.” “If you enjoy being shocked, you’ll like this. I know I did!” “Brilliant read. Captures you from the first chapter. Plays with your emotions.” “Read with the lights on, the doors locked, and a weapon at your side!”

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

The audiobook of The Trouble With Liam is now available

I was excited to see the audiobook of my latest book, The Trouble With Liam, had popped up on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes last night.

This morning, I was even more excited to see my ninth audiobook, beautifully narrated by Tracey Norman, has already been Whispersynced. This means if you buy the Kindle edition for 99p, you can buy the audiobook for £3.47 instead of £22.89 or equivalent currencies. I love a bargain, don’t you?

THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM, is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. The book begins with tales of Liam’s challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next books in the series, The Trouble With Russell, and The Trouble With Kate.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2yUBSY4 – £0.99. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab – $0.99. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX$11.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb£5.75
Link to the audiobook on Audible.com https://adbl.co/2TceNYH 
Link to the audiobook on Audible.co.uk https://adbl.co/2MA4BXP

Here are some snippets from ten 5-star reviews of The Trouble With Liam: “As a psychological thriller, this book ticks all the boxes.” “If you’re OK with violence and scenes that make you wince then this is a great read.” “This is a dark, shocking story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading it.” “The only trouble with Liam, I found, was the book came to an end.” “If you enjoy being shocked, you’ll like this. I know I did!” “Brilliant read. Captures you from the first chapter. Plays with your emotions.” “Read with the lights on, the doors locked, and a weapon at your side!”

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

My sister takes my books on holiday

My younger sister, Ali Houiellebecq​, always likes to take one of my books to read while on holiday. She admits she’s not an enthusiastic reader but Ali has enjoyed Potholes and Magic Carpets in Jersey last summer. 

   

She read Holiday for The Hostile in Tenerife. She enjoyed Holiday for The Hostile so much she raced through it and even dreamt about it.

   

She has just finished reading The Hostile Game in Costa Rica.

   

I’m deeply envious she’s been holidaying in Costa Rica since December and won’t be returning until early March. I’ll probably have finished writing the next two books in the Trouble Trilogy by then. I’ve been writing at least a chapter a day since Christmas. Ali says she will leave the paperback of The Hostile Game in Costa Rica so someone else can enjoy reading it.

I prefer to take audiobooks on holiday rather than paperbacks. They’re easier to enjoy when I’m sunbathing. There are nine audiobook editions of my thirteen books. Two were narrated by me, four narrated by Alexander Doddy and three by Tracey Norman. All are available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

The audiobook of The Trouble With Liam will be available soon

This evening, I was thrilled to press the ‘Approved’ button for the completed audiobook of The Trouble With Liam, my psychological thriller. It’ll be my ninth audiobook. Once ACX has checked it, the new audiobook should be available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes in 10-14 days. It’ll join my 8 other audiobooks on those sites. Tracey Norman has narrated three of them, Alexander Doddy has narrated four and I voiced the other two. Working with narrators to produce an audiobook is one of my favourite occupations.

Tracey Norman – Actress/Voice Artiste has given a stellar performance as narrator of my latest book. I think it’s my best audiobook to date, although I know some of my books aren’t everyone’s cup of tea because I pull no punches. I write them for those who appreciate them.

Tracey admitted she occasionally struggled not to laugh as she was giving life to my words; those of you who’ve read my books are well acquainted with my dark sense of humour. She’s a top quality narrator and I’m hoping she will be free to narrate The Trouble With Russell in late-summer. It should be ready for her to narrate by then as I’ve already written 28 chapters. I can guarantee she will be struggling to suppress some giggles as she works on The Trouble With Russell. Sorry, Tracey, I couldn’t resist.