A cover at last


I finally have a cover for the second book.

This was the hardest cover to get right. I spent a week stressing over it, trying different moods, images and taking many photographs to use, leaving me all bleary-eyed from staring at the computer screen for far too long.

The book is nearly ready for release. I just need to finish preparing the first book, ‘For All Our Sins’, so both can be released at the same time.

I’m actually really looking forward to getting back to book three. I’ve left a few characters in some sticky situations, and we can’t have that now, can we? 😉

Book 2 blurb:

‘He got inside my head. He twisted it, danced around in it, leaving nothing behind but bad memories and bloody footprints.’

For DCI Claire Winters, the disappearance of a prostitute means very little on the harsh streets of Haverbridge.

No one will miss Nola Grant, but one thing will become clear. She’s just the tip of the iceberg.

When another woman is taken off the street, and the news goes national, only Claire and her team can track down a new sinister breed of serial killer. A seemingly average man with a twisted view between right and wrong, with a hellish past that isn’t quite finished with him.

With the pressure on for fast results, and haunted by traumatic events of a past investigation, Claire still thinks it’s nothing she can’t handle.

But this killer has a greater purpose in mind. Murder was always the last resort. With Claire now under the spotlight, her arrogance could cost more lives, including her own.

The 1st DCI Claire Winters novel, ‘For All Our Sins’, released on Kindle today ONLY 77p ($1.20)


FOR ALL OUR SINS was originally published in February 2011 but since the rights reverted back to me, the novel has undergone a re-write, and this is the new version, released on Kindle today, a snip at only 77p! ($1.20) You can buy it here (amazon UK)  or here (Amazon US)

This novel has been a long journey, from its very first conception in 2007, to the first publication in 2011, through to the new improved version we have today, which is the one I want readers to focus on.

The second DCI Claire Winters novel, THE PRINCIPLE OF EVIL, was originally completed in 2012 and after two requests for the complete MS, the novel is currently undergoing a trim of the initial word count and an extract can be found at the end of the Kindle version of FOR ALL OUR SINS.

Those who bought the old version would still benefit from reading the new version and you don’t need a Kindle to read it on either. You can download the Kindle app for the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android devices via Amazon.


‘The room smelled of blood, so thick she could almost taste it.’

A butchered priest.

A thirst for revenge.

A dark secret that won’t stay buried . . .

The murdered, mutilated body of a priest is lying in his own church. It’s something that hard-headed DCI Claire Winters of Haverbridge CID hasn’t seen before.

This is a new evil.

Sent on the trail of a killer motivated by a deep-seated and long-standing rage, Claire and her team must race against time to join together the pieces of a deadly puzzle, before others become victims of the killer’s hatred.

Sometimes there’s a fine line between good and evil.

Who would be willing to cross it?

So, I really hope people enjoy it.

Good luck to everyone else who has their work coming out soon and I hope all us writers can continue to support each other.

‘Us writers’ need to stick together.’ 😀

Front cover – Opinions wanted please

COVER ATTEMPT 10OK fellow bloggers and followers, I need opinions please – What do you think of this front cover? The revised/improved 1st DCI Winters book might be going on Kindle while I await a ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ on the 2nd book (The Principle of Evil).

Personally, I like it a lot better than the original paperback version that was released in 2011. Since the rights have reverted back to me, I have given the book a good edit and improved the story etc BUT I also knew the cover would also need a complete re-vamp . . .

So, here it is!

(Be gentle with me if you have any criticisms – this is the first cover I’ve done and it took all day! I have been staring at the PC for so long, I’ve gone cross-eyed!)