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Spotlight on crime fiction author Khaled Talib

Spotlight on crime fiction author Khaled Talib

It is a pleasure to welcome crime fiction author Khaled Talib to my blog today! His novel Smokescreen is quite an adrenaline-filled thriller that transports readers to Singapore. Khaled began his career as a journalist but now spends his days writing novels set around the globe. Find out why he does not play chess, what his invisible friend wears, and more about his standalone novels.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career. I…

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Spotlight on Janice Croom

Spotlight on Janice Croom

I am pleased to welcome mystery author Janice Croom to my blog today! I had the pleasure of working with Janice during Mystery Thriller Week a few months ago. Her book’s title – Dead of an Idiot Boss – really cracked me up and made me take notice of her Kadence MacBride mystery series. Here is your chance to learn more about Janice, her books, her fascination with Wakanda, her favorite music to write to, and insider tips for your…

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Spotlight on author and television writer John Meyer

Spotlight on author and television writer John Meyer

Today I have author and television writer John Meyer as my guest. Read on to learn how getting robbed in Rome spawned his writing career, what it is like working for Entertainment Tonight, and the importance of getting the setting right.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books, and writing career. I’m fortunate enough that my day job is also a writing job. I’m the studio writer of Entertainment Tonight Canada (the TV cousin of America’s…

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Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

Spotlight on comedy thriller author Rob Johnson

It is a pleasure to welcome Rob Johnson to my blog today! He is the author of two entertaining thrillers and a time travel adventure. He has also released a travelogue about his life as an English expat living in Greece on an olive farm. Read on to discover why Rob does his best writing in the bath, how his high school English teacher planted the writing seed, life in Greece, and his books.   Please tell me a little…

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Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

Spotlight on historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman

It is a pleasure to welcome historical fiction author Vanessa Couchman to my blog today! Her novels transport readers to eighteenth- and twentieth-century France and Corsica. The Corsican Widow, her second novel, will be released on May 10. Take a moment to learn more about the importance of setting and historical research, singing in a Baroque choir, and life as an English expat in rural France.   Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your books and writing career….

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Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

Spotlight On author and book blogger Jessie Cahalin

It is a pleasure to welcome Jessie Cahalin to my blog today! Many in the book community know her as the creator of the fabulous Books in my Handbag blog. She is also the proud author of You Can’t Go It Alone, a heart-warming tale about the challenges women still face in society. Based on the early reviews, it sounds like a funny and inspirational read! I hope you enjoy learning more about Jessie’s passion for cooking and walking, her…

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Spotlight on mystery author Kait Carson

Spotlight on mystery author Kait Carson

It is my pleasure to welcome author Kait Carson to my blog today! Her adventurous series of mysteries transports readers to Belize, the Cayman Islands, and Florida. I really enjoyed diving and solving murders with Hayden Kent in Death by Blue Water (read my Goodreads review here), and cannot wait to read more of her work. I think fearless is a great way to describe Kait, an avid diver who survived a lightning strike and learned to ski while undergoing…

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Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

Spotlight on author Stephen Bentley and Audiobook giveaway

It is a pleasure to welcome Mystery Thriller Week author Stephen Bentley to my blog today! His work as detective and barrister in the UK greatly influenced his writing. His novel Undercover: Operation Julie – The Inside Story is based on his role in one of the UK’s largest drug busts (and sounds like a fascinating read). Stephen has also provided two Audible promo codes for an audiobook giveaway! Learn how to enter (it’s easy!) at the bottom of this…

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Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! Giveaways time

Welcome to Mystery Thriller Week! You can check out of the fun events, reviews, and giveaways going on from now until April 22 on the MTW Calendar of Events. The first set of Facebook giveaways is going on now. Here is your chance to win captivating thrillers and exciting mysteries written by fabulous authors! One lucky reader will win one bundle. Can’t decide which one you want? Enter to win them all! Click on the link below and comment on the…

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Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

Mystery Thriller Week: Mystery Thriller Passport

On April 12, Mystery Thriller Week begins! I am thrilled to share with you books which fall into the Mystery Thriller Passport category – novels set in fascinating locations around the globe. Authors Ritter Ames, Daniella Bernett, Tomasz Chrusciel, Lucia N. Davis, Dora Ilieva, L. Lee Kane, Patricia Loofbourrow, and Gavin Mills have kindly provided a description of their setting and story. I’ve also included information about my travel fiction thrillers. Click on the book cover to link to Amazon,…

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