Joy Mutter’s Blog 2019

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.
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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.