Today we have a sneak peek from author Tamsin Reeves’ psychological thriller, A Place of Safety.
Martha is struggling to restore some stability in her life, which has been in turmoil since her husband walked out on the family to join his pregnant girlfriend. She takes in a lodger, an asylum seeker, who fled Afghanistan but cannot escape the violence which pervades his dreams. An undemanding friendship grows between Martha and Ismail but how well does she really know the stranger in her attic? When a local girl disappears; a girl who visited Ismail’s room, Martha realises her house is not a place of safety.
What would happen if you threw a party and no one came?
Do you ever feel like that in our world of indie writing and publishing? We continuously talk and promote our books through Twitter, Facebook and other sites. We talk about these things all the time on this site. Hell, I am one of the biggest proponents of social media. In fact, I earn the majority of my non-writing income now from helping companies set up and maintain social media sites and campaigns.
Rocky patiently watched the picnic proceeding at a leisurely pace below. Lots of interesting treats down there for a clever raccoon.
The people would be no problem, of course. People were always easy to handle. They have terrible reaction time and most of them can’t even outrun a bear.
That little white dog down there was the only real problem. If these people would only quit eating for a bit and maybe go play fetch with Fido over there, Rocky might just get away with a nice snack. Then something unexpected happened… Continue reading “Flash Fiction Challenge: Rocky Raccoon”
Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery by Mike Markel
Genre: mystery/police procedural
Word count: 81,000
Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down. It seems there were problems with her departure.
A high-profile murder gives Seagate a chance to work as a detective again … but the new chief is one for the rules, and Seagate has too many deviations from official protocol. These deviations might get her fired. They might also get her killed. But she’s determined they’ll help her find the killer.