October 12, 2011


The end is here at Alphabe-Thursday: ''Z'. And my question to you, dear readers: DO YOU PREFER NOVELS THAT SEND YOU TO *ZZZZ* AT NIGHT OR WAKE YOU UP WITH A *Z*TART? If the latter, then listen up because, finally, my latest novel, SOUL STEALER, a psychological suspense novel has just been published!

But first a question for you, dear readers. Is the Recession – or maybe life in general - getting on top of you? Ever fancied doing a Reggie Perrin? (Translation for non-Brits: “doing a pseudocide” - faking one’s own death.)

Well, this thriller tells the story of one person’s change of identity to escape “things”. And the relentlessly chilling, life-changing consequences for those left behind, especially those searching for the truth behind subterfuge and ... murder.

SOUL STEALER not only delves deep into the secretive, shadowy world of identity theft, betrayal and revenge but also mirrors real-life events. Years ago, I knew an internationally successful businessman and, like many others, attended lavish parties on his private yacht – even ending up in Tatler! Then I lost touch and later learned he’d died in the Far East. I felt sad but, that was that – or, so I thought.

Next I read the UK Serious Fraud Office was investigating after reports of his ‘death’ may have been premature following ‘inconsistencies’ in the death certificate issued. It’s also claimed by creditors (he allegedly owes millions) he’s undergone radical cosmetic surgery to re-invent himself - a new identity in a new life wherever that may be. (And no, CrimeStoppers, I don’t know where he is either!)

Does the character in SOUL STEALER escape justice too? Well, … but you really don’t want me to give away the ending, do you?!

Like its predecessor, THE DE CLERAMBAULT CODE, SOUL STEALER is available on Amazon both in paperback and as an eBook (at just 86p for UK readers – a steal!) with all profits to charity (see sidebar or click
HERE for amazing reviews & further shameless self-promotion!)

So, dear readers, download now onto your Kindle, iPad or palm of your hand. I don’t mind!

And finally, if “things” are getting on top of you, there’s this quote in the novel you may find helpful.


Do tell me! And do check out other Alphabe-Thursday posts @ Jenny Matlock!
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. And to new followers too. Have a great weekend!

PS The Amazon.com Kindle version of THE DE CLERAMBAULT CODE was faulty earlier! Loud complaints and representations (doubtless heard on both sides of the Pond!) were made to Amazon. Glad to report it's now perfect too!


H said...

How exciting!

I try to avoid reading at night because, once I get hooked, I am hopeless at putting the book down and turning off the light! Before I know it, the clock is ticking towards 2am and I know I am going to be like death warmed up at work!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your novel! How exciting!!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I haven't read an actual novel in ages~paper and blogs are about it. Of course, if I start, I'd be up all night reading, or I'd be too frightened to sleep. Congrats on this great accomplishment!


Dazee Dreamer said...

i love to read, and sometimes I admit I will read if I don't have that tired feeling but I know I need to go to bed.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

congrats! I like novels that put me to sleep since I have problems sleeping...


taylorsoutback said...

Best wishes and congratulations on your new publication!
I normally choose an innocuous novel for late night drifting off.

A few years ago I got very involved with Into the Wild - Chris McCandless tragic end in Alaska & more recently Unbroken - a true accounting of a WWII POW. Both shook me greatly & made sleep impossible as I processed the incredible journey both this people made.

Andy said...

Congratulations on publication!

I tend to be in bed early as I usually have to get up early.

Nice post & thanks for visiting. Much appreciated.

Hope to see you too for the next round of fun!

The Evening Zephyr

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

Congratulations on your second novel!
I normally like reading something that will put me to sleep.
My husband often reads to me in bed and normally it is not long before I am out like a light.
I am still getting around to buying a copy of the De Clerambault Code for my ipad, will get around to it.

Hope all is well with you both and you are enjoying the week.

Annesphamily said...

I love to read int he winter! But sometime it is too hard to put a good book down! I always enjoy stopping by. Have a good week!

Karen S. said...

I'm a big fan of reading and even a bigger fan of where all things book related are....! Congrats to you too!

Judie said...

I loved The DeClerambault Code, so you know I am all over this one! Thanks for letting me know!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really like the ones that help me sleep.

My son wakes up in the middle of the night. I need to get some sleep before I get up with him.

Barbara F. said...

I love historical novels with lots of romance. I don't like anything too scary because then I won't be able to sleep at all! xo

Nezzy said...

I'm a winter snowed in by the fireplace kinda reader but I steer away from a 'night' thriller 'cause they give me nightmarzzzzzz!


God bless your day sweetie!!! :o)

Sue said...

Not my usual type of story, but I have to admit that it does sound interesting!


Gattina said...

I have to read first otherwise I can't sleep but I don't like zzzz litterature, lol ! A few murders are just fine !

storybeader said...

I shouldn't read in bed, because I'll fall asleep there. And I don't mean to! Sounds like a real thriller! {:-D

Mary said...

Not reading as much as I use to..I love a good book, scary or otherwise. Yours sounds thrilling...Does it come it large print?...

beckyp said...

I havent read a book in a long time Your novel sounds interesting though

Splendid Little Stars said...

Your book sounds fascinating! I will check it out!
At night, I read myself to sleep. I don't want a boring book, but not something to keep me awake either.
Once when I was reading in bed, there was a part in the book that was very intense. Not only did it keep me awake, I had to get up , do something else for half an hour, and then read something different. Finally I was able to get to sleep.
Congratulations on your new book!

Jann Olson said...

Wow, this book sounds suspensefully wonderful! My hubby would love it. I love suspense books, but don't read nearly like I use to. Seems like I'm either quilting, decorating, or blogging. Guess I need to take time and do it. Good for one's soul! Thanks for visiting me.

bichonpawz said...

Hi Nora and Lola!!! We will have to check out the Kindle Version! I just love true crime books...and novels too :)

Congratulations on your publications!!

Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Z said...

Bought it - it's downloading on to my iPad right now. Congratulations, it must be a thrill to see your book in print, however many times it happens.

jeannette said...

With a vivid imagination and my automatic translation from words into images, there would be NO ZZZ's form me reading this right before going to sleep!
But for a book it is an interesting plot:)

Pondside said...

I don't know those books, but am always glad of a recommendation.

Ralph said...

I prefer a tome that requires less thinking, the less the better to keep my find ready for sleep. But that's just me :)


Eliza Wynn said...

I don't read at night, but even if I did, I wouldn't want to read something that would make me sleepy.

bj said...


forgetmenot said...

Congratulations--I will definitely check out Soul Stealer. I started reading The Exorcist one night back in the 70's when I lived alone in an apartment. I stayed up and read the whole night because I was too frightened to turn the lights off and go to sleep. Mickie :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I read to put myself to sleep at night!


Don’t let that scarlet go to your head!
Be very glad you haven’t been bled!
Give thanks for the color dear to your heart:
Carmine and cherry and wine— a good start!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red foliage here and here

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LV said...

I enjoy reading, but it does not put me to sleep. I do not read mysteries or murders, as I have read so many, I had the end figured out.

Jenny said...

I really need to get an e-reader. This book would probably be too scary for me...I loved the writing in your last one, but I get askeared easily.

Sad but true.

After I get Mr. IRS off my back, I'll order this for my husband for Christmas, though!

Congratulations on another success!

And thanks for sharing it with us.

Hope to Z you again soon!


ellen b. said...

Congratulations on the success of your book! Very cool.
You are making me yearn to visit Great Britain again with all these great images!!

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