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Undercover: Crime Shorts published at last and #18 on Amazon out of the box

I’m absolutely delighted to share my excitement at the publication of my very first collection of short stories UNDERCOVER: CRIME SHORTS (Plaisted Publishing House) Paperback and eBook – most digital platforms globally. It will be out in paperback with Amazon soon and is already with Lulu.com as well as Barnes and Noble and many other platforms. Undercover: Crime Shorts went […]

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Undercover: Crime Shorts. So excited to announce my first collection is published

Undercover: Crime Shorts eBook edition available most digital platforms – Amazon to follow soon. books2read.com/u/4jD0wo   is published  (with the paperback to follow soon) I hope you will enjoy my first collection of short stories in one place at last. If you enjoy a gripping yarn with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction, Undercover: Crime Shorts will take you to […]

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Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon coming soon

 Roger A Price: Former Detective and Author of Nemesis and Vengeance: Undercover: crime shorts; is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of six short stories which transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s crime fiction preference. Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all fans of the genre. UNDERCOVER: Crime […]

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Ghostly Writes writers write together again…2018 Anthology published

Ghostly Writes Anthology Writers are back with their 2018 Anthology to be published by Plaisted Publishing House in time for Halloween. Paperback and E-book https://www.books2read.com/b/bppgo6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JMHWMZN The ebook will be FREE on Amazon from 31st October and is also available on Kobo, Nook, Tolino and Apple etc., FREE GHOSTLY WRITES ANTHOLOGY 2018 23 fabulously spooky and discombobulating stories from around […]

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1960s Movie Star Adrienne Posta draws winning names for signed paperback of Only One Woman

1960s Movie Star Adrienne Posta picks three winning names for our Only One Woman draw This paperback features a foreword written by rock icon Graham Bonnet and includes photos of both Christina Jones and Jane Risdon with a different back cover too – the epub copies do not have these. The event at which our draw took place was a fund-raising weekend of 1960s music in aid of Jessie’s Fund – Music Helping Children  Congratulations to: Carole Jackson (Australia) Jan Wyatt (Australia) Gloria Clulow (England) signed copies are on their way this week Adrienne gave an interview to Pam Howes (author of 1960s music novels and blogger) who was one of the organisers before Adrienne made the draw announcing our winners – shown on video here: The winners correctly answered a question about Only One Woman which was: Which movie, released in 1968, starring Adrienne Posta, did Stella go to see in Only One Woman? The answer is: Up The Junction. Congratulations to all our winners, better luck next time to those unlucky this time round. Only One Woman is in Paperback from Waterstones and other good Book Stores including The Bookstore, Bury St. Abingdon, Oxon. http://www.abingdonbookstore.co.uk/ Also all digital stores including Amazon. https://amzn.to/2J04J3c Visit our Facebook Page for updates and information. https://www.facebook.com/RenzandStella/      

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Only One Woman Paperback for mass markets Published 24th May 2018

Paperback for Mass Markets: Only One Woman is published 24th May 2018 ONLY ONE WOMAN mass market paperback is Published 24th May 2018 and is available from Waterstones’ and Amazon order from Waterstones’ if it is not in stock yet. ISBN: 9781783757312 It is available for Pre-order from Amazon now. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Only-One-Woman-Christina-Jones/dp/1783757310 UK/USA/Australia etc. This paperback differs from the E-pub and Kindle Paperbacks already available from Amazon Here is how: We have a fabulous new back cover We have a fabulous foreword written by Graham Bonnet of The Marbles, Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Ritchie Blackmoor, Alcatraz and The Graham Bonnet Band to name a few. Here is a snippet of what he said about reading Only One Woman: ‘For me Jane and Christina’s book – “Only One Woman” – reflects very honestly those times and the feel of those times. I can picture myself back in London when reading some of the pages. The 1960s, for me, was probably the most wonderful time in the music business with such bands as The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, and The Bee Gees and more: the list is endless’. This book will take you back to that time; read on readers. Graham Bonnet, Studio City, Los Angeles, California 2018. Christina and I hope you will enjoy reading Only One Woman as much as our reviewers to date have – 37 5* reviews from guy and gals alike…. Please let us know: leave a […]

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Rebecca Bradley is my Guest Author: Former Detective turned Author and Blogger has a new book: DEAD BLIND

I’ve wanted to host my Guest Author Rebecca Bradley for ages – and now here she is chatting about her career in the Police and her writing. If you’ve read any of my other interviews with former Detectives and  Intelligence Officers, you will know I like to get to the nitty-gritty of these detectives turned authors…I hope you enjoy finding […]

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Frank Westworth – Six Strings: a new quick-thriller from my guest author today

I have Frank Westworth as my Guest Author today. Let’s find out more about him and his latest short story: Six Strings: a new quick thriller Gritty Britcrime author Frank Westworth stops by to chat about his new quick-thriller, Six Strings, which features his complicated contract killer, JJ Stoner. When Stoner isn’t wreaking havoc with a very large hammer, he […]

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Love from the Other Side: Ghostly Writes Valentine’s Anthology 2018 with my story ALEXA – Paperback and E-pub

Excited Another short story in an anthology with Plaisted Publishing Ltd. Ghostly Writes Valentine’s Anthology 2018: LOVE FROM THE OTHER SIDE features stories from authors from all over the world and including my story ALEXA A recent widower misses his wife and goes online in search of some company and that is where he meets Alexa, and soon after he […]

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6 years of blogging with you lovely folk: thank you so very much

Six years ago I made the decision to write a blog at the time I had a vague idea of what I wanted to achieve but I thought I’d give it a go and see what happened.   I wanted to share my love of writing and reading, my enjoyment of walking and taking photographs, and I thought I ‘d write about my ‘jollies,’  when I go out and about this gorgeous country with its historical buildings, villages, gardens and breath-taking countryside. And I have tried to do all this and more. Yesterday it was my blog’s 6th birthday. I’ve been reflecting upon the past 6 years when I took that step into the unknown. I had no idea what to expect, whether anyone ‘out there’ would read anything, or come back again once they had. I needn’t have worried. I have amassed the best friends you could ever imagine here, who share my world and whose worlds I share and love dipping into. 6 years ago I didn’t know or expect this could happen. What I did not expect was the friendships I’d form with people I most probably will never meet, and all the things we have in common. I had no idea I’d have so much fun watching them achieve their dreams whilst I tried to achieve mine… Our journey wasn’t/isn’t  always easy but throughout we have all kept our sense of humour. I love that we […]

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Louise Mullins: Best-Selling Psychological Thriller Author – with Movie Rights Signed – is My Guest Author Today

Today I’d like to welcome best-selling author Louise Mullins. Let’s find out all about her and her writing in her own words: ‘I didn’t intend to become a crime writer…’ My first title, The House of Secrets is based on the story of Isabella, a Victorian woman who is sent to an asylum by her cruel husband after the tragic […]

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Christina Jones talking to Marian Lanouette about Only One Woman and her award-winning career

← Jane Risdon’s Only One Woman Written by Two Today I welcome the other half of Only One Woman-Christina Jones Posted on November 7, 2017 by Marian Lanouette Hello Christina, and thank you for appearing here today. I’m excited about your book Only One Woman Only ONe Woman cover Feb 27th 2017 1. What inspired your latest book? ONLY ONE WOMAN is a collaboration with my friend and fellow-author, Jane Risdon. We have long wanted to co-write a book but as Jane writes gritty crime and I write froth and bubble rom-com, the subject matter was always a problem – until we realised that we shared a love – and experience – of all-things-60s… And from that light-bulb-moment Only One Woman was born. We’ve had so much fun with it. We wrote it as a two-hander, from the point of view of two girls – Renza and Stella – who are miles apart geographically, socially and emotionally, and who have both met and fallen in love with, Scott, the sex-on-legs guitarist with Narnia’s Children… 2. How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book? Oh, always – especially if they’ve annoyed me! But hopefully they’d never recognize themselves. I use snippets of character; of appearance; a way of walking or talking; add a large dash of make-believe – and roll it all into one – and then, if they’ve upset me in real life, make sure they get their fictional come-uppance. It’s very […]

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Sue Coletta: Best-selling Author of Psychological Thrillers, Broadcaster, Award Winner and more – My Guest Author

I’m excited to have Sue Coletta as my guest author. I love her blogs and writing and wanted to know more about her and her interest in all things murder: serial killers especially. Welcome Sue, please tell us about yourself for those who haven’t already discovered you and your books Hey, there! My name is Sue Coletta. I’m a Member […]

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E. Denise Billups: My Guest Author. Professional Dancer and Wall Street Financier Turned Suspense Thriller Author

My Guest Author today is E. Denise Billups An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published two suspense novels, Chasing Victory, By Chance, and a supernatural short story, […]

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Buxton: England’s Leading Spa Town and Gateway to the Peak District – another ‘jolly’ last year

If you pop in here now and again you’ll know that I don’t just ‘do’  pieces about my crime writing or guest author interviews on my blog. I also post about what I call my ‘jollies,’ which are trips out and about to wonderful gardens, villages, churches and cathedrals, country houses, special events and other places of interest I’ve been […]

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Nominated for Summer Indie Book Awards 2017: Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 – my second nomination

I’m really excited for all the authors included in this fab anthology, Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016   Published by Plaisted Publishing, nominated for the Metamorph Summer Indie Book Awards 2017 in which I have a short story,   The Beneficiaries of Secret Cottage. This is the second anthology in which I have been included receiving a nomination for the  Metamorph Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2017. The other being: Cons, Dames and G-Men You can read about it here: http://wp.me/p2dg55-3bw And you can read about Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 http://wp.me/p2dg55-2Dz You can download Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016, e-book FREE and purchase the Paperback via these sites:  The eBook  is FREE and will be available world-wide  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1125012369?ean=2940153508849 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016/id1169859655?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/ghostly-writes-anthology-2016 http://www.inktera.com/store/title/53129dd2-5565-4fd7-b431-472696191264 https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=1730315 https://plaistedpublishinghouse.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/haunting-you-this-hallows-eve/ And many other book sites. A fantastic opportunity to discover new writers and their work; a great keepsake.

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Nominated for Summer Indie Book Award 2017: Cons, Dames and G-Men

  So Excited Cons, Dames and G-Men has been nominated for a Summer Indie Book Award (2017). If you haven’t got a copy yet, do consider it. It is FREE to download. Thanks so much for all who have downloaded copies to date. Really Appreciated. My short story set in Hollywood in 1939, is called Cue Murder. Click here to read all about the inspiration behind my story and for details about the other authors and their stories:   http://wp.me/p2dg55-2C2       You can download the anthology free from here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/725443 also available elsewhere including Amazon http://amzn.to/2s7UqRZ http://a.co/afLi4Sx http://amzn.eu/0vwtRri https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/con-s-dames-and-g-men-anthology-2017 If you download a copy do let us all know what you think, leave a review or a comment where you obtain your copy. We love to hear from you.        

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Bobby Underwood: Multi-genre Author is my Guest – tipping his hat to Pulp Fiction and The Golden Age

Multi-genre author Bobby Underwood is my Guest today. I’m so pleased to feature him. I love his writing. This is what he has to say about himself – my interview with him begins further down. Like Robert Ludlum and Raymond Chandler, things didn’t line up for me until my forties, when I began seriously pursuing writing. I have been prolific […]

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -#PotLuck -The Auditions: Part Three – Blow Into The Paper Bag by Jane Risdon

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the  Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience. If you would like to know how it works here is the original post: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2019/04/28/smorgasbord-posts-from-your-archives-newseries-pot-luck-and-do-you-trust-me/ This is the third post from…

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up.. John Wick 3 -Spirits in the Sky, Polar Bears and Apple Daiquiris

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Welcome to the round up of posts that you might have missed during the week on Smorgasbord. We have had another busy week on the back garden work… a little unpredictable but we are fitted in between other jobs, weather dependent such as gathering silage for next winter’s feed. We live in the country…

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What Facebook’s Latest Changes Mean for you

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image by Hubspot Facebook has been under intense pressure lately. On one hand, both public and private bodies scrutinize its every move, worried about privacy issues and undemocratic material posted online. On the other, shareholders are troubled by dwindling membership. So, Facebook has been quietly making a number of changes, placing a renewed emphasis on building relationships and interactions. The company’s most immediate concern is losing members. In response, it wants people to stay longer on its pages by only showing them posts which are of genuine interest to them. It measures that by measuring how engaged you are to each type of post which shows up on your timeline. What does all this mean for you? Ari Meghlen has some tips for you. 1. The changes There are two main areas of change: changes regarding Groups and changes regarding Pages and your organic reach. Specifically: Group Changes The main changes concern changes in the way people are invited and accepted into your groups and in the way our posts are shared with our Friends. If you’re hosting a Facebook Group to contact your readers, you may have noticed the following changes: Updated Group Invitation — Now, when people are invited to a group, they can accept or decline the invite. Before, people could be added to groups by friends who thought they might be interested in them, and they’d immediately become a member.…

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Get undercover with Jane

Originally posted on A Little more Fiction:
It gives me great pleasure in highlighting this book, Undercover, written by my friend, Jane Risdon. Hopefully, this brief article will entice you to grab a copy. Under one cover for the first time, a collection of crime shorts from Jane Risdon with more twists and turns than Spaghetti Junction – a must for those who enjoy gripping yarns. Undercover: Crime Shorts features new short stories written with strong female protagonists at its heart, and includes Sweet Sable – a redheaded nightclub singer with sex appeal and a sting in her tail, and The Look – a hit woman with an agenda for revenge and a talent for hire. There is an extract from the first novel in the series, Ms Birdsong Investigates Murder in Ampney Parva: Operation Matryoshka – where former MI5 intelligence officer, Lavinia Birdsong, is asked to look for a missing woman and finds herself embroiled in murder, the Russian Mafia, and Ukrainian gun-runners. My readers say: Roger A Price: a former detective and crime author says: Crime Shorts is a wonderfully satisfying anthology of seven short stories which transcend above the crime fiction genre providing a ripping yarn irrespective of the reader’s crime fiction preference. Jane Risdon has cleverly stitched together a mix of tales to suit all fans of the genre. Gloria Clulow: reader says: As with all Jane’s stories I find them intriguing and unpredictable, leaving me wanting more;…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – Undercover: Crime Shorts by Jane Risdon.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to share the short story collection from Jane Risdon.. Undercover: Crime Shorts that hit the Amazon shelves on May 6th. About the book Under one cover for the first time a collection of Crime Shorts from Jane Risdon featuring previously unpublished stories which will have you on the edge of your seat. There…

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