For All Our Sins news!

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For All Our Sins is up for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award at CrimeFest 2017!
The Audible Sounds of Crime Award is for the best unabridged crime audiobook first published in the UK in 2016 in both printed and audio formats, and available for download from audible.co.uk, Britain’s largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. The shortlist and overall winner is decided by Audible UK listeners.
To see my first book up there  alongside some amazing authors, is a fantastic feeling, and credit where credit is due to Julie Maisey for the wonderful job she has done narrating and bringing my characters to life.
This will likely be my last post for 2016, so I’ll wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
DCI Claire Winters and I will see you in 2017.

FOR ALL OUR SINS Paperbacks!

My editor, Clio Cornish, with the first few copies!

OK,  so the paperback isn’t out until October, but LOOK!

They arrived in the publisher’s office yesterday and I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on my copies 😀

My book is in fantastic company here...

My book is in fantastic company here…

These pictures came at the perfect time yesterday.  I’m now editing the first draft of book 3 (which will be having a new title – more on that soon!), before it goes off to my editor and the nagging doubts have crept in as my deadline looms.

If anyone ever thinks that the worries go away and that everything gets easier with the more books you write, you’re wrong! At least where I’m concerned anyway.

I’ll post more of an update when I can, but for now, I just had to share these pictures.

It makes all the early starts, late nights and days spent at the desk worth it all, just to see and hold a physical copy of your book – something you have poured your heart and soul into.

It’s publication day!

The Principle of Evil is out today!

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Blurb –

A body has been found in a frozen lake, bringing a gruesome act of evil into the light.

One look at the victim is enough for DCI Claire Winters to recognise the work of a warped mind. And when another woman is reported missing, Claire’s worst fears are confirmed: this is a killer who plans to strike again.

As the body count rises, the pressure is on for Claire to find the perpetrator and bring them to justice. But first, she must learn to understand the twisted mind behind the crimes. And that will take her to a darker place than she ever thought possible.

 

The book has come a long way since I self-published it in 2013, and the changes made are for the better, I think. There are some new scenes, further character development and an unresolved issue with one character (that I had originally intended to reveal in book 3), has made it into the last edit of ‘Principle’.

I’ve also added a mini cliff-hanger at the end, that will be taken into the next book, so anyone who has read the older version of the novel might want to have a read of the newer version.

I’ll have another update on the series soon, but until then, ‘The Principle of Evil’, can be bought from all good e-retailers (Amazon UK, Amazon USA, for example).

No Kindle, or Kobo etc? Don’t forget, you can download the free apps to any tablet, iPhone, or Android device.

I’m celebrating pub-day with…more writing! 😀

A trip to HarperCollins HQ

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see my publisher in their new office, The News building, at London Bridge (opposite the Shard).

I got to meet the Carina UK team, and see some of the wider Harlequin/HarperColins departments (MIRA, for example) as they work on various new releases. I also got to take away an advance copy of B A Paris’s début ‘Behind Closed Doors’.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, where have you been? It’s currently #1 in the Amazon UK top 100 Kindle chart. It’s next on my (huge) TBR pile.

Wall made from books!

Wall made from books!

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The main reason for my visit, however, was to meet my editor properly and have a chat about the DCI Winters series, and my writing career.

We chatted over tea, looking out over the fantastic views of London. It was also exciting and lovely to hear that there were a few DCI Winters fans across the company.

I came away from the meeting feeling like my books were in very capable hands, with the team right behind me and the series.

I do have some news, that I will be sharing soon, but until then I’m preparing for the release of book 2, ‘The Principle of Evil’, which is available for pre-order (out 25th Feb).

Exciting (and nervous!) times ahead! 🙂

 

Carina Crime Week

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To coincide with the release of ‘For All Our Sins’, I’ve contributed to my publisher’s series of crime related blogs this week.

You can read about what inspired me to create DCI Claire Winters and the murky world in which she inhabits here.

 

It’s here -publication day!

2015 Edition - published by Carina UK/HarperCollins

2015 Edition – published by Carina UK/HarperCollins

‘For All Our Sins’ is published with Carina UK/HarperCollins today, available from all good e-retailers, across all devices, (Kindle, nook, Kobo, iBooks, Sainsburys etc).

No e-reader? No problem – You can download free apps to any tablet or smart phone to read books on your device.

This novel has been a long journey since its 2007/2008 origins.

The book has different aspects to it from the 2013 version. I hope the characters feel ‘richer’, and the story has a greater depth to it from the 2013 self-published version.

All that remains to say is a BIG thank you to those who bought the 2013 version, and took a chance on an indie author.

I promise this new version is worth perusing.