Monday, December 12, 2011

Making Your Dreams Happen

Guess what? I'm still here! I take off for Canada on Thursday, so you'll still have three glorious whole days of me until then. :)

Today, I'm proud and thrilled to announce that one of the nicest people I've met in the writing world -- Mel Sherratt, of High Heels and Book Deals -- has just published her début novel, Taunting the Dead. Mel is unfailingly supportive and always there to lend a hand. Apart from being lovely, she's a fantastic story-teller and an incredibly gifted writer. Mel's been so, so close to having her novel published (you can read her story over on her blog), and if ever there was a writer whose work deserves to be read, it's her.

‘Gritty and atmospheric, Mel Sherratt knows all about the dangers that lurk within those mean streets.’ Niamh O’ Connor, best selling author of If I Never See You Again and Taken.

Statistics say nine out of ten murders are committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder is found dead with her head caved in, Detective Sergeant Allie Shenton begins investigations close to home, starting with the victim’s family and friends. 

As each one lies to cover up their actions on that fateful night, Allie becomes convinced husband Terry Ryder has something to hide – and he’s not the only one. Powerful, ambitious and charming, Allie’s attraction to the successful businessman grows with each interrogation, risking both her job and marriage. Can Allie uncover the truth before her life not only falls apart, but before she ends up a victim, too?


 Only 99p/ 99 cents! If you like crime and mystery (heck, even if you don't!), I can guarantee you'll enjoy it. A big congrats to Mel, who really deserves success.

Have a great Monday, everyone!

57 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful trip home for the holidays!!! Safe travels. Mel's books sounds great!! Definitely going to click the buy!!

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  2. Oh fantastic! Good for Mel, and thanks for letting us know Talli!
    Have already bought it (don't you just love Kindle for instant gratification) just in time for my holidays.
    May it sell thousands!

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  3. Congrats, Mel! I shall check it out! :)

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  4. Fabulous news. Mel's the best. Off to buy my copy now!

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  5. Not my usual genre, but you've piqued my interest now.

    Have a great trip!

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  6. Right up my alley, I'll add it to my list. Thanks! :)

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  7. WOW! This is right up my alley! Love it! Can't wait to snag a copy, and what a wonderful cover!

    Enjoy your vacation! I, myself will be off in less than two weeks and can't wait for the relaxing trip!

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  8. sounds like a great read! Hope you have a fantastic trip!

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  9. Wow! Sounds like a great read. Another book to add to my TBR pile :-) Congrats to Mel on her debut.

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  10. Congrats to Mel on this exciting day! Wishing her all the best :)

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  11. I love mysteries so I'll check it out...safe travels across the pond!

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  12. Talli! Hooorah - you're still here! :-)

    Huge congratulations to Mel Sherratt and her fab book!! Yay! take care
    x

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  13. Thanks for the info about the book.

    Have a wonderful time in Canada. I hope it's not too chilly during your visit.

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  14. That does sound wonderful! I love a good thriller/romantic suspense. The cover is gorgeous, too!

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  15. This is just my genre! I'll go buy it immediately.

    Have a great trip, Talli! Stay warm!

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  16. Wishing you the best of the holiday season.

    Congrats Mel! Sounds like a good read. I'll take a look.

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  17. Congratulations to Mel. This sounds like an awesome book.

    And I hope you'll have a safe trip to Canada, Talli!

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  18. Hi there, thank you SO much, Talli. For anyone reading this, Talli has been my backbone throughout it all, she even created that fantastic cover for me.

    And thank you to anyone who downloads it too, I know some of you already have. I hope it's not to gruesome for you!

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  19. And I think I need to change my shoe avatar - or maybe not!

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  20. It sounds very intriguing!

    Congratulations, Mel!

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  21. Safe travels to you and have a great time in Canada with family and friends, eh. That's all the Canadenese I know.

    And good luck to Mel with Taunting The Dead!

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  22. Ooo this looks like something that's right up my alley. Perfect timing for the holidays. My Christmas list just keeps getting fatter and fatter with all of these wonderful books to read :) Safe travels, Talli!

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  23. Awesome cover. Glad she has made it!

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  24. Awesome cover. Glad she has made it!

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  25. Have a great holiday.

    I love the title of Mels' book. With that premise and price it's a perfect.

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  26. Enjoy Canada and your family. I hope the sun is out a lot for you and it's a joyous time.

    Like Mel's cover.

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  27. Have a safe flight and a wonderful time!

    Congratulations to Mel, it sounds a good read.

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  28. Happy Monday to you too! Thanks for the info on Mel's book. :)

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  29. I was so excited to see Mel's book today and have downloaded my copy. I can't wait to read it over Christmas.

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  30. Oooh yes, sounds like a good'un :-)

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  31. It sounds right up my alley!




    Have a safe trip!

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  32. Hope you have a safe and happy trip to Canada, Talli

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  33. This sounds great! Best of luck to Mel with it!

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  34. I'm not a mystery buff but Mel's book sounds very intoxicating - I mean - intriguing. Suffice it to say I may need to make a trip to Amazon very soon.

    Congrats on this novel debut, Mel!

    And Talli, so good to have you here to ply us with your wonderful bloggie goodness for a few more days :-)

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  35. Yeah! A great murder mystery on Kindle. I just happen to have one of those handy little readers!

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  36. I love meeting new authors. Hi, Mel. Sounds like a great read, and for .99 you can't go wrong. :)

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  37. I shall be buying acopy of this as I enjoy reading crime novels more than any other genre.

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  38. Thanks for all your lovely comments and support. I am thrilled and have had a lovely day 'celebrating' online. Thanks to Talli too! She is my guardian angel x

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  39. If I had a Kindle, I'd buy it. Maybe I should drop a few hints at dinner tonight. I do love a good mystery. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

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  40. Oh, very cool! Congrats to Mel, it sounds like an amazing book!

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  41. ooh this sounds great! And what a great title. I haven't picked up a mystery in a while, so i'll add this to my list

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  42. Congrats to Mel! The book sounds great, and what a good deal at 99 cents! Wishing you great success, Mel!

    Talli - Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful time visiting with your family and hanging out in your old stompin' grounds!

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  43. Wow, it sounds scary! And goo for Mel! Have a great trip!

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  44. There's a great crop of books coming out just in time for Christmas!! (Guess what a lot of people are getting from me.) and who can turn down a really good thriller?

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  45. A bit of a thrill(er) for Christmas sounds perfect! Congrats Mels and bon voyage Talli! xx

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  46. Sounds like a great thriller! Thanks for the recommendation and it's nice to hear about a new writer who's been published! Best of luck Mel! Julie

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  47. Sounds great. And she sounds like a fantastic person. I'll have to read this soon.

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  48. Ooh, sounds juicy! And have a great trip!

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  49. Hi Talli .. this sounds a fun book to read .. I love thrillers and mysteries .. Congratulations to Mel.

    Have a wonderful home Christmas and New Year - with many thoughts to you, MR TR and the family ...

    and a very Happy 2012 - cheers Hilary

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  50. Have a wonderful trip Talli, and well done Mel!

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  51. Have a wonderful Christmas, Talli! And thank you for highlighting Mel's book - one of the genre's I love to read so I shall definitely be getting it.

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  52. Oh, Canada. Keep in touch while you're away.

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  53. Have a safe and wonderful trip. I was in Canada in May, Toronto and Niagra Falls. A lovely country.

    Have a good day.

    Yvonne.

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  54. Safe journey Talli and have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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  55. Safe travels, my friend. Kiss the Great White North on my behalf, with enduring affection.

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