The Principle of Evil is out today!
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! 😀
And here it is! The cover for ‘The Principle of Evil’, book two in the DCI Claire Winters series.
I was amazed when I first saw the cover this week. It captures some key elements of the story in one bold look, and I hope it will draw readers in when browsing online.
It’s not long until publication day – 25th February – the book is up for pre-order, and I’m filled with both excitement and nerves.
‘The Principle of Evil’ really is my ‘book baby’. It has a special place in my heart, and has come a long way from its very early conception in February 2011.
Between 2011 and now, the book has gone through many changes, agent requests, re-workings, to being self-published in 2013, and then being picked up by Carina UK , who are an imprint of HarperCollins.
It’s been nearly five years, and to see how far it has come during this time is amazing.
Roll on publication day!
I have TWO cover reveals for you all today, the most important being the cover for book two in the DCI Claire Winters series, ‘The Principle of Evil’, which is coming in the next post, but first, let’s talk about book one.
I can now share the BRAND NEW (updated and improved) cover for ‘For All Our Sins’!
I only found out at the beginning of the week that book one was getting a ‘makeover’ cover, and at first I was confused. ‘For All Our Sins’ has only been out for (almost) four months. That’s a very short amount of time, but the team at Carina UK regularly look at the trends in publishing and find ways to improve to meet demand when marketing an author’s ‘brand’.
With eBooks it is fairly easy to update content and after careful thought, the team have come up with a fantastic new look and cover.
As much as I did like the previous version, I have to say, I absolutely LOVE the new one. Let me know what you think.
Coming up next is the cover reveal for ‘The Principle of Evil’ . . . 😀
‘For All Our Sins’ is now 99p on Amazon, Kobo etc. I’m not sure how long it’ll be at this price, so if you want to grab a bargain… 😉
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.
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.