Book Brief: The Sense of Darkness

The Sense of Darkness Book CoverThe Sense of Darkness
by Cinzia De Santis
Genres: suspense, romance, thriller
Word Count: 64,915

A world of intimacy, of smell and touch, is all Clara knows. Blind from birth, she is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell which guides her through life. Raised by her aunt Trinidad in a small village in Latin America, Clara becomes a renowned healer. She can smell people’s diseases and can heal them with her special recipes. Their lives fall apart when members of a guerrilla gang bring to their home a wounded prisoner whom Clara has to heal. While she struggles to understand the feelings he produces in her, Trinidad’s past returns, carrying the power of an obsessive love. But will it be enough to save her and Clara’s lives?

The Sense of Darkness is available from and Amazon UK

Cinzia, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
The title has a dual meaning. Clara, the main character, is blind, but her extraordinary sense of smell allows her to flourish despite the darkness. Just as important, the violence that closes in on her small village threatens her life – but even that darkness can have a sense, a meaning. Continue reading “Book Brief: The Sense of Darkness”

Book Brief: Traceless

Traceless by Joanne ClancyTraceless
by Joanne Clancy
Categories: mystery, thriller
Word count: 50,000

Some people should never be found…

Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night. His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive. Left for dead, and with nowhere to turn, Darcey quickly learns the true meaning of love and loss.

She becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where she’s already several moves behind.

Someone is watching her, and she’s about to discover that there’s a fine line between love and hate…

Traceless is available on and Amazon UK.

Joanne, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
I’ve always been fascinated by news stories about people who vanished without a trace, and I wanted to explore that theme in my writing, hence the title Traceless. Continue reading “Book Brief: Traceless”

Video Trailer: The Spark

The SparkSearching for the truth is the most dangerous thing firefighter Donny Robertson will ever do. Everyone believes the blaze that killed Donny’s Captain, was just a tragic accident. Everyone but Donny that is. And the people who will do anything to keep the truth hidden.

The Spark, the action adventure thriller by John Kenny, is available at, Amazon UK, and other online retailers.

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Saturday Book Showcase: Unhinged

Unhinged by Al BoyleUnhinged
by Al Boyle
5.0 star average from 6 reviews
302 pages

Amy Dylan is the lone eyewitness to the brutal kidnapping of local teen Jared Chambers. The details she provides are too vague for the police to take action, but she’s not surprised.

She was twenty miles away when it happened.

Amy Dylan is a psychic with a loyal fan base on WXYZ-FM. She knows the first twenty-four hours in a missing person’s case are critical. The police have no leads, no suspects, and no persons of interest.

Amy approaches the Chambers family and is greeted with skepticism and hostility. Undeterred, she investigates on her own and produces the first lead, drawing the interest of the police department and dividing the Chambers family. She also draws the ire of Jared’s captor, who challenges her on the air, providing chilling proof that Jared is at his mercy.

For Jared to stand a chance of survival, Amy must put herself in harm’s way.

This book is available from and Amazon UK.

Excerpt from Unhinged by Al Boyle

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