**Cover reveal** Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth | @BarkworthHazel @headlinepg @JoLidds | #HeatstrokeBook

Welcome to this exciting cover reveal for Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth. Heatstroke is an intoxicating story of obsession over one hot summer, which will be published on May 28th, 2020. Before I show you the cover, here is some more information about the book.

Author : Hazel Barkworth
Title : Heatstroke
Pages : 320
Publisher : Headline
Publication date : May 28, 2020


The summer burns with secrets…

It is too hot to sleep. To work. To be questioned time and again by the police. 

At the beginning of a stifling, sultry summer, everything shifts irrevocably when Lily doesn’t come home one afternoon.

Rachel is Lily’s teacher. Her daughter Mia is Lily’s best friend. The girls are fifteen – almost women, still children. 

As Rachel becomes increasingly fixated on Lily’s absence, she finds herself breaking fragile trusts and confronting impossible choices she never thought she’d face. 

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this.

Intrigued? I know I am!

Here’s what other people are saying about Heatstroke.

‘Pulls you into its sweaty interior and keeps you gripped’ 

‘I couldn’t tear myself away’

‘A scorching tale of obsession, betrayal and the wounds that mothers and daughters inflict on each other in the name of love’ 

Yep! That definitely sold it to me. Now, let’s take a look at that cover!

I don’t know about you but that definitely screams hot summers and sleepless nights to me.

Heatstroke will be published on May 28th, 2020 but you can already preorder it right now!

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Other retailers : Amazon US | Amazon UK | Kobo | Waterstones | Wordery


Hazel grew up in Stirlingshire and North Yorkshire before studying English at Oxford. She then moved to London where she spent her days working as a cultural consultant, and her nights dancing in a pop band at glam rock clubs. Hazel is a graduate of both the Oxford University MSt in Creative Writing and the Curtis Brown Creative Novel-Writing course. She now works in Oxford, where she lives with her partner. Heatstroke is her first novel.

Cover Reveal : All hail the return of Kay Hunter | @RachelAmphlett | #KayHunter7 #BridgeToBurn

Few things excite me more than the knowledge that a new Kay Hunter book is on the horizon! So I’m ridiculously excited to be part of the cover reveal for book 7 in this absolutely brilliant series! Bridge To Burn will be published on January 13th and I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

Let’s see what awaits Kay this time around!

When a mummified body is discovered in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation.

The subsequent police inquiry exposes corruption, lies and organised crime within the tight-knit community – and Kay’s determination to seek justice for the young murder victim could ruin the reputations of men who will do anything to protect their business interests.

But as Kay closes in on the killer, tragedy strikes closer to home in an event that will send a shockwave through her personal life and make her question everything she values.

Can Kay keep her private and professional life under control while she tries to unravel one of the strangest murder cases of her career?

OMG WHAT?! I can barely breathe! The anticipation might just kill me! 

I write crime fiction and spy novels, including the Kay Hunter British detective series, the Dan Taylor espionage novels, the English Spy Mysteries featuring Eva Delacourt, and a number of standalone crime thrillers.

I’m a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for my debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag in 2017.

My books are available through retailers worldwide and direct via my online bookstore at: https://payhip.com/RachelAmphlett

Automatically go into a prize draw to win one of three signed paperback copies of each new release and receive exclusive discounts in my eBook store: join my Readers Group at http://www.rachelamphlett.com.

Author links : Facebook | Twitter | Website

Right, I’ve kept you waiting long enough.

Time to reveal the cover! 

Are you ready?





Brilliant as always! Did I mention I can’t wait? I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

Pre-order links are not available yet but will be added to this post as and when they are. For more information, please visit rachelamphlett.com where you can find out all about this book, all of Rachel’s other work and even buy some. In the meantime, go ahead and add the book to your Goodreads TBR shelf. You won’t regret it!

And mark those calendars! January 13th!

Cover Reveal : Kim Stone is back! | @WriteAngie @bookouture | #KimStone #DeadMemories

I couldn’t possibly be any more excited if I tried and am absolutely delighted to be involved in the cover reveal for the tenth (10th !!!) instalment in the absolutely brilliant Kim Stone series by the equally brilliant Angela Marsons! I am a HUGE fan of this series and I absolutely can’t wait to get this next book in my grabby little hands!

Dead Memories will be published on February 22nd, but you can already pre-order now! Let’s see what it’s about, shall we?

She ruined their lives.  Now they’re going to destroy hers.  

‘Someone is recreating every traumatic point in your life.  They are doing this to make you suffer, to make you hurt and the only possible end game can be death.  Your death.’

On the fourth floor of Chaucer House, two teenagers are found chained to a radiator.  The boy is dead but the girl is alive. For Detective Kim Stone every detail of the scene mirrors her own terrifying experience with her brother Mikey, when they lived in the same tower block thirty years ago.  

When the bodies of a middle-aged couple are discovered in a burnt-out car, Kim can’t ignore the chilling similarity to the death of Erica and Keith – the only loving parents Kim had ever known. 

Faced with a killer who is recreating traumatic events from her past, Kim must face the brutal truth that someone wants to hurt her in the worst way possible.  Desperate to stay on the case, she is forced to work with profiler Alison Lowe who has been called in to observe and monitor Kim’s behaviour.

Kim has spent years catching dangerous criminals and protecting the innocent.  But with a killer firmly fixed on destroying Kim, can she solve this complex case and save her own life or will she become the final victim?

EEK! I don’t know about you but February can’t come soon enough!!!!!!

Here are your handy-dandy pre-order links!

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Read what everyone is saying about the Detective Kim Stone series: 

Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.’ Postcard Reviews

I absolutely loved it!… one of the best crime thrillers I’ve read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! Fiona’s Book Reviews

‘WOW! Did I just read what I thought I read?… I felt totally gut-punched when I finished. Came back to it a day later and re-read the entire book again just to make sure I had read it correctly the first time. Had the stuffing knocked out of me all over again… Totally in awe.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

It’s Angela Marsons, so five stars, ’nuff said… Gripping, intriguing, thrilling, addictive, fantastic… emotional and heart-breaking… I finished this late, sobbing my heart out… Read this book. Just do it… One of the very best detective series around.’ Deja Read, 5 stars

‘I truly don’t know what to say… Somehow Angela Marsons manages smash the brilliantness of the last book and better it tenfold… A first-class read that I feel will be difficult to top… This has certainly gone onto my 2018 MUST READ list’ ILoveReadinguk, 5 stars

Right, enough chat! Time to reveal the glorious cover!

Are you ready?

Here it comes!






Remember, you can already pre-order Dead Memories : 

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Let the countdown to February begin!

Cover Reveal : The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes | @GaryHaynesNovel @Endeavour_Media

It’s a real pleasure to be involved in the cover reveal tour for The Blameless Dead by Gary Haynes today. 

The Blameless Dead is an epic, compelling, edge-of-the-seat drama that sweeps the reader from twentieth century Europe to modern-day New York, taking in some of the most important events of modern history and exposing them in honest and unflinching terms. Part murder-mystery, part historical novel and shot through with adrenaline-pumping action, this novel superbly demonstrates that, while the hostilities may cease and the peace be signed, the horror that is war is never really over.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? The novel will be published by Endeavour Media in March 2019 so still a bit of a wait but why not go ahead and add it to your Goodreads TBR shelf right now. In the meantime, here comes the brilliant cover and a bit more as to what The Blameless Dead is all about.

In the dying days of World War Two, Pavel Romasko and his Red Army colleagues pick their way through the carnage and detritus of a dying Berlin. Stumbling upon the smoking remains of a Nazi bunker, they find something inside that eclipses the horror of even the worst excesses in the city above them…

As the war ends, retribution begins. But some revenge cannot be taken at once. Some revenge takes years.

And so it is, as post-war Europe tries desperately to drag itself back onto its feet, and soldiers attempt a return to normality, that retribution continues to ferment in the Gulags of the Soviet Union and beneath the surface of apparently ordinary lives.

Which is how, seventy years later, FBI agent Carla Romero and New York lawyer Gabriel Hall are enlisted to investigate a series of blood-chilling crimes that seem to have their roots in the distant past — even though the suffering they cause is all too present. And for one of them, the disappearance of young women is a particularly personal matter.

Gary Haynes is a bestselling thriller writer, and member of the International Thriller Writers organisation. He studied law at university and passed his post-graduate legal qualifications before becoming a commercial litigator. He is a Freedom of Speech advocate and is interested in history, philosophy and foreign policy. Gary’s previous novels include the popular Tom Dupree series: State of Honour and State of Attack.

You can connect with Gary online via his website: https://garyhaynes.weebly.com/

Or follow him on Twitter

Make sure to check back in March when The Blameless Dead is published and I’ll be joining the blog tour. Many thanks to Hannah at Endeavour Media for the invitation!

Cover Reveal : Brothers in Blood by Amer Anwar @ameranwar #coverreveal


I am incredibly delighted to be amongst a host of other bloggers who have the pleasure of revealing the cover of Brothers in Blood by Amer Anwar for you today.

I was lucky enough to read this brilliant book last year when the author very kindly sent me a review copy. You can read my review here. (with its original title Western Fringes). Now though, Amer Anwar has been signed by Dialogue Books (woohoo!!!) and his book has received a make-over. And what a make-over it is!

But before I show you the cover, here is what Brothers in Blood is all about.


Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger

A Sikh girl on the run.
A Muslim ex-con who has to find her.
A whole heap of trouble.

Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders’ yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.

But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss’s runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can Zaq find the missing girl before it’s too late? And if he does, can he keep her – and himself – alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?


Praise for Amer Anwar

“An engaging hero, a cunning plot, and a fascinating journey into Southall’s underworld. We’ll be hearing a lot more from Amer Anwar.”
Mick Herron

“A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre.”
Ann Cleeves


Amer Anwar grew up in West London. After leaving college he had a variety of jobs, including; warehouse assistant, comic book lettering artist, a driver for emergency doctors and chalet rep in the French Alps.

He eventually landed a job as a creative artworker/graphic designer and spent the next decade and a half producing artwork, mainly for the home entertainmentindustry.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London and is a winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award. Western Fringes is his first novel.

For everything else, he has an alibi. It wasn’t him. He was never there.

Author link : Twitter


Right, that’s enough babble.

Are you ready to see the cover for Brothers in Blood?

I’m really quite excited!

Here it comes!






I don’t know about you but I think that looks absolutely awesome! 😍

Brothers in Blood will be published on September 6th and is available for pre-order!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | BookdepositoryKobo | Goodreads

My thanks to Amer Anwar for inviting me to join this cover reveal!

Cover Reveal : Kay Hunter returns in Call To Arms @RachelAmphlett


Yes, you read that right! Kay Hunter is back! Eek! I’m so excited I may just do a somersault! (Just once, mind you. Probably won’t be able to get back up.)

And today, it is an absolute delight to be able to share the hot-of-the-press cover with you! But first, let’s see what book 5 (can you believe it?!) in the Kay Hunter series is all about.


Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…


On a scale of 1 to a bajillion, how excited are you?! I’m way up there!

Call To Arms will be published in ebook, paperback and audiobook on March 11th!

You can already pre-order your copy from Kobo and Ibooks. Other retailers will follow on publication day with launch day discounts. Keep an eye out on Rachel Amphlett’s website for more information.

Right, now that all of that is out of the way, I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough so here it is!


Huh? Huh? What do you think? Is it March 11th yet? I can’t wait!


Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Robert Crais, Stuart MacBride, and many more.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website

Make sure you’re all caught up on the other books in the series!

Are you looking forward to this as much as I am? Are you a fan of the Kay Hunter series? Let me know! And don’t forget to mark March 11th on your calendars!

Cover Reveal : Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy @VivWrites @HQDigitalUK


I have another truly wonderful cover reveal for you guys today! I’m sure you’ll agree the details for the Fatal Masquerade cover, the fourth instalment in the Lady Alkmene Cosy Mystery series, are just exquisite! I’ll show it to you in a minute but first, here’s what the book is about.


Lady Alkmene Callender has always loved grand parties, but when she receives an invitation to a masked ball thrown by Franklin Hargrove – oil magnate, aviation enthusiast and father of her best friend, Denise – she’s never seen such luxury. The estate is lit up with Chinese lanterns in the gardens, boats operated by footmen float across the pond and the guest list features the distinguished, rich and powerful!

But below the glamour, evil is lurking. When a dead body is discovered, it forces Lady Alkmene to throw off her mask and attempt to find the true killer before Denise’s family are accused. If only her partner, Jake Dubois, weren’t hiding something from her…

This case might just be more dangerous than either of them could have imagined.




Here it comes!


Look at the details on that mansion! And the peacock feathers! And the lamppost! I have a thing for pretty lampposts, okay? Don’t judge me!

Fatal Masquerade will be published in ebook format on October 4th but is available for pre-order now!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Goodreads

Maybe add the other ones to your collection as well. They will look really pretty on your bookshelf, don’t you think?


VIVIAN CONROY discovered Agatha Christie at thirteen and devoured all the Poirot and Miss Marple stories. Even more fun than reading was thinking up her own fog-filled alleys, missing heirs and priceless artefacts. So Vivian created feisty Lady Alkmene and reporter Jake Dubois sleuthing in 1920s’ London and the countryside, first appearing in A Proposal to Die For.

For the latest on #LadyAlkmene, with a dash of dogs and chocolate, follow Vivian on Twitter via @VivWrites


Cover Reveal : Murder Game @Caroline_writes @bookouture


I am absolutely thrilled to bits to join in this fabulous cover reveal for the third book in the Ruby Preston series! I’m going to keep you in suspense just a little bit longer but I promise you, it’s worth it!


To catch a killer, you must first think like one …

A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.

In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.

But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.

But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?

Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James will be hooked by this dark and utterly disturbing thriller, packed with twists until the final page. 


Cor! Does this sound good or what?! I can’t wait!

Murder Game will be published on October 31st but you can pre-order RIGHT NOW!

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2v1l8v5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2umrDqp

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for!



Phwoar! This will look absolutely fantastic in any collection! And while you’re at it, go ahead and add the previous books in the series if you haven’t done so already!

Did I mention you can pre-order Murder Game RIGHT NOW?!

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2v1l8v5
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2umrDqp


Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.

Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline’s personal experiences in the police and paranormal.

Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as “terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers”.

Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as “thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way”.

Sign up to join her Reader’s club for access to news, updates and exclusive competitions and giveaways. http://eepurl.com/IxsTj

Connect with Caroline:




Twitter: @Caroline_writes


Massive thanks to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for letting me join in the fun of this awesome cover reveal!


Cover Reveal @TracyBBloom @bookouture


I’m absolutely dee-lighted (sorry) to have the opportunity to join in my very first ever cover reveal. I will leave you in suspense just a little bit longer. Because I can. 😉


Don’t you always plan the perfect Christmas?
Don’t you always think it will be the best one ever?
And doesn’t something – usually one of your loved ones – always come along and screw it up?

Katy’s been spending too much time in the office and not enough time with her family so she wants it all: snow (fake or real), the Michael Bublé Christmas album, whatever it takes.

There’s only one thing missing as far as her husband Ben is concerned: another baby to complete their family. Katy isn’t so sure…

Ben may be playing the role of Master Elf in the pre-school nativity but he is struggling to master his own family life. With romantically-challenged friends, an ex who refuses to go away and Katy’s mum’s 65-year-old toy boy thrown into the mix, Christmas looks like it could be going off the rails…

Never mind family planning, can Katy and Ben even plan to make it to the end of Christmas Day?

From the no. 1 bestselling author of No-one Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday, this book will make you cry with laughter, and then book your flights abroad for the festive season.

No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day by Tracy Bloom
Out on 24th October but available to pre-order now:



Heeeeere it comes!


I may be a bit of a Scrooge and feel like shouting “TOO SOON” where all things Christmas are concerned but seriously? How cute is this cover?! I kind of really love it!

Reminder :

No-one Ever Has Sex on Christmas Day by Tracy Bloom
Out on 24th October but available to pre-order now:

Tracy started writing when her cruel, heartless husband ripped her away from her dream job shopping for rollercoasters for the UK’s leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who struggled to understand her strange Derbyshire accent she wrote the romantic comedy, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY.

Her new Connecticut friends however took a shine to her British sense of humour and encouraged her to share her words with a wider audience. NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY went on to be successfully published internationally and became a number 1 best selling e-book in the UK. So now Tracy has a new dream job, making people laugh and sometimes cry through her writing.

Back in England now and cracking on with writing about other people who screw up their lives in a hilarious fashion.