The Kayli Bright series by M. A. Comley

Huge congratulations to Mel Comley today on the publication of Murderous Betrayal, the fourth book in her popular DI Kayli Bright series. After having enjoyed the first three books, I’d like to let you know more about the series. Mel has kindly agreed to answer a few questions about the books.

You can find out more about each book on Amazon by clicking on each book cover.

 The Missing Children (Kayli Bright Book One.)

“Please help me!”

The abandoned house is full of whispers.

DI Kayli Bright and her partner are used to dealing with difficult cases.

But nothing prepares them for what lies ahead.

Nothing rocks a community more than the discovery of a child’s body.

Everyone from Kayli’s superiors to the press are demanding answers.

Will Kayli be able to overcome the revelations she’s about to uncover?

Can Kayli prevent evil from dominating her patch? Or will her frustrations intensify as the clues dry up.

Will it be a case of someone’s thirst for evil being stronger than a detective’s desire to obtain justice?

Find out by grabbing your copy of this gripping thriller today.

You can read my 5* review of The Missing Children here on Goodreads.

 

 Killer on the Run (Kayli Bright Book Two.)

There is danger lurking on the roads…

It comes in many forms.

With Di Kayli Bright on the case will she be able to allay people’s fears?

Someone is watching her every move… Doing what they can to derail the investigation and steer it in a different direction.

But Kayli – bright by name and bright by nature – refuses to be duped.

Until the culprit strikes close to home…

This thriller is full of twists and turns and guaranteed to keep you turning the pages.

Get it now… if you dare!

You can read my 5* review of Killer on the Run here on Goodreads. Continue reading

Author Spotlight with Jan McCulloch

Today I’d like to welcome Jan McCulloch to the blog. Jan is the author of A Little Dog’s Prayer, which I’ve recently read and enjoyed. Before we find out about the book, lets find out about Jan.

‘I live in the Angus Glen’s in Scotland. I have seven crazy dogs, Tania, a three legged rescue dog from Romania. Doris and Teenie are two Fox terriers. Skipper is a cross between a brillo pad and a toilet brush. Rabbi is a very old retriever who came to live with me when his elderly owner went into a care home. Suki is an adorable little princess who came to me when her owner died. And Skye (in the photo above with me,) of course is a wonderfully clever and hardworking sheepdog. I had her father Dougie who was simply amazing. He passed away a few years ago but I see him in Skye every day. I train collies to work sheep and have been a hill shepherd for many years.
I also support any charities that help dogs. CARIAD are dedicated to helping the dogs I wrote about so I wanted them to receive some recognition that may help their cause.’

Thank you for taking part today Jan. Now lets find out more about the book:

 

Bonnie finds herself at the mercy of cruel and abusive puppy farmers who use her and many other small dogs as breeding machines for profit. She tells the story of her plight from a filthy kennel where she is held prisoner. She misses her loving family and particularly nine year old Jade, who embarks on a perilous adventure to rescue her little dog.
Suitable for ages thirteen years and upwards, a graphic and very moving story.

*If you click on the book cover it’ll take you to the book’s Amazon page.  Continue reading

Canine Characters in Fiction

Many fictional books include canine characters. They can end up being as popular with readers as their human counterparts. They can evoke a range of emotions, and for those of us who have enjoyed the company of dogs, remind us of those relationships.

In The Abattoir of Dreams, 14-year-old Michael rescues a dog he sees tied up in a yard, adopts him and names him Oxo. This boy and dog partnership created quite an emotional response in readers, with many commenting on it in their reviews.
For example:

‘I have to mention briefly Michael’s relationship with his childhood pet Oxo as well as Liam who he befriends in the boys home. These relationships moved me to tears and are ones that will stay with me for a long time to come.’
(From a review by Sarah Hardy.)

Oxo – although I’m a dog lover – I don’t usually mention animals in my reviews – but seriously – Oxo the dog – the scenes with him and Michael melted my heart – I was literally mush reading them!
(From a review by Sharon Bairdon.)

Every single character will evoke an emotion for one reason or another and that includes Oxo, Michael’s dog.
(From A review by Neats Wilson.)

When I was 8 years old, I overheard that a puppy was due to be put down after its elderly owner couldn’t look after it any more. All day I begged and pleaded with my parents to let me have the puppy. I couldn’t bare the thought of it being put down. The begging worked and Cindy was brought home. Continue reading

The Key to Death’s Door Blog Tour Thanks!

Last week The Key to Death’s Door was published and a 6 day blog tour took place. I want to say a BIG thank you to all the fantastic bloggers who gave their time to write and share reviews about the book. Also, thanks go to everyone else who helped spread the word about the tour across social media. It was much appreciated.

Below is a list of the bloggers who took part in the tour with links to their reviews. Please take some time to have a look around their great blogs. Their reviews may lead you to discovering new books and authors.

Amy Sullivan @ Novel Gossip.
Read Amy’s review here. And you can read Amy’s Saturday Shoutout interview with me here too.

Eva Merckx @ Novel Deelights.
Find Eva’s review here.

Sean Talbot @ Sean’s Book Reviews.
Read Sean’s review here.

Gemma Myers @ Between the Pages Book Club.
Find Gemma’s review here.

Sarah Hardy @ By the Letter Book Reviews.
Read Sarah’s review here.

Sassy Brit @ Alternative Reads
Find Sassy’s review here.

Karen Cole @ Hair Past a Freckle
Read Karen’s review here.

Lorna (LJ) @ On the Shelf Reviews
Find Lorna’s review here.

Simon Leonard @ Black Books
Read Simon’s review here.

Sharon Bairden @ Chapter in my Life
Find Sharon’s review here.

Caroline Vincent @ Bits about Books
Read Caroline’s review here.

Jessica Bronder @ JBronder Book Reviews
Find Jessica’s review here.

Diane Hogg @ Sweet Little Book Blog
Read Diane’s review here.

Steve Robb @ Bookie Wookie
Find Steve’s review here.

Jill Burkinshaw @ Books ‘n’ All
Read Jill’s review here.

Mark Wilson @ Mark Wilson Books
Find Mark’s review here.

Bev Eaves @ Reading for Pleasure
Read the first chapter of The Key to Death’s Door here.

Philomena Callen @ Cheekypea Reads
Find Philomena’s review here.

Abby Slater-Fairbrother @ Anne Bonny Book Reviews
Read Abby’s review here.

Chelle Baker @ Chelle’s Book Reviews
Find Chelle’s review here.

Heather Anne Osborne @ Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne
Read Heather’s review here.

Neats Wilson @ The Haphazardous Hippo
Find Neat’s review here.

Donna Maguire @ Donna’s Book Blog
Read Donna’s review here.

Kerry Ann Parsons @ Chat About Books
Find Kerry’s review here.

 

If any of the above reviews have made you think you’d like to read The Key to Death’s Door, you can find the book here on Amazon.

As always, thank you for you continued support.

Best wishes.

Mark.

 

 

The Key to Death’s Door is Published!

I’m very proud my fifth novel, The Key to Death’s Door, is being published by Bloodhound Books today. As you can see in the image below, the blog tour also begins today. Please be supportive of the bloggers taking part by helping them share their reviews on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you.

 

Book Description:

If you could discover the murderous truth of a past life and seek justice in this one, would you?

Teenager Lee Hunter doesn’t have a choice when he nearly drowns after spending the night at a derelict boathouse with his best friend, Charlie Finch. After leaving his body and meeting a mysterious light, Lee is sent back to relive the final days of another life. A life that ended tragically.

After recovering from his near death experience, Lee begins to realise that he is part of two lives linked by the despicable actions of one man.

Struggling against impossible odds, Lee and Charlie set out to bring this man to justice.

Will Lee be able to unlock the past and bring justice to the future?

The Key to Death’s Door is a story of sacrifice, friendship, loyalty and murder.

 

What ARC/NetGalley reviewers have been saying about the book:

A truly magnificent author, who has an art in descriptive cruelty, humanity, degradation, but with such reader appeal. 5* NetGalley review.

A story that will send your pulse racing and your heart soaring. Another utterly brilliant novel by one of my favourite authors. 5* NetGalley review.

Captivating, suspenseful, entertaining novel! This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat while I was reading it! Would highly recommend to those who enjoy this genre.
4* NetGalley review.

It’s gory,violent and tragic.I found myself holding my breath and read swiftly from chapter to chapter. It’s not for the faint hearted but if you want a cracking read I can highly recommend. 5* NetGalley review.

This author writes some of the darkest and most disturbed books that I have read – but I will admit that I love them. 5* NetGalley review.

You can buy the book for just 99p or $1.99 here on Amazon.

As always, thank you for your support, and I hope you enjoy the new book!

All the best.

Mark.