Murder on Tyneside

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Special Offer + UPDATE!

A quick update to let you know that my latest interview can be found on Cold Coffee Cafe take a look when you have a moment.

For the next 7 days you will be able to download The Trojan Project for only 99c/99p from Amazon.

The Trojan Project
As you can imagine this is very exciting for me, as it means people are given the opportunity to read this spine-chilling novel for one third of the normal price. As an author, I want as many people as possible to read my books. I suppose in a way, by reading my books, people are actually getting into my head, so to speak. They are being given the chance to find out what makes me tick.

Some friends have told me that they were amazed after they had read The Trojan Project. Saying they never would have thought that me, the person they thought they knew, could think up such a plot as portrayed in The Trojan Project.  It just goes to show, it's always the quiet ones...  :-) 

Having said that, my following novel, Divorcees.Biz, was completely different. It is a novel of fun and romance. Which means I completely changed my way of thinking when I wrote that one.  

But back to The Trojan Project. I do hope you will take the chance and download a copy at this low price while you can. If you enjoy it, then, please, tell the world - if you don't, then best just tell me - quietly!

Thanks everyone

Have a great day!


Friday, 16 January 2015

So, How is it for you?

Have you been hit by strong winds, rain or snow?

Here in the Scottish Borders, we have been very lucky. Though we have had the gales and the rain, we haven't had snow or power failures - not where I live, anyway. That is something to be thankful for. There was a time, a few years ago, when the first blast of wind brought down the powerlines and we were without power for days before it was restored. It was only when our MSP intervened that something was done about it.

I haven't wanted to say anything about the Scottish referendum vote. For me it is over and done with. Personally, I would have accepted whatever the decision.  But I am so fed up with reading about all the moans and groans because the Yes campaign lost, I felt I had to say something.

It was a fair vote. Everyone in Scotland was given the opportunity to go to the polling station and vote whichever way they wanted. As it turned out the No vote won by 10% Why can't the losers at the very least accept that and get on with their lives rather than try to overturn the result?  We are supposed to live in a democracy.

Okay, that is all I am going to say about that. This is meant to be a fun blog. I try to keep politics out of it and talk about the lighter side of life - Like for instance a friend of mine called yesterday and we enjoyed a bottle of champagne. Did I hear someone ask what we were celebrating?  Err - nothing. No we weren't celebrating anything at all.  We don't need to be celebrating something to enjoy a glass or two of champagne. Not at all. If we had to wait for something to celebrate before getting together for a drink, then we would both be teetotal by now.

My friend and I are still waiting to go to Newcastle again. It has been some while since we were there. But as the bus we use has to go over Carter Bar, we don't want to be stuck up there in snow! However, rest assured once we feel it is safe, we will be back on course again.

That's all for the moment

Cheers all!!

Visit my website when you have a moment.  Eileen Thornton

Friday, 9 January 2015

January 2015!

So here we are, January 2015! Can you believe it?

Where did 2014 go? Actually come to think of it, where did the last 14 years go?

It only seems like yesterday that when we entered the year 2000, we were told that planes might fall from the sky, because computers wouldn't be able to cope with the change from 1999 to 2000. All manner of things were predicted, yet none have come to pass.

And now here we are in the year 2015. Dare we even contemplate what is in store for us? Though there are a few who would like to know, perhaps it's best we don't. Perhaps we all mull along as we usually do and cope with things as they turn up.

Personally that is how I prefer to look on life. I would rather not know what is going to happen to me tomorrow, next week or even next month. I am happy in my ignorance. That way I get up each morning and look at the little sign I have hanging on my kitchen wall and say "Yes!"  The sign reads "Today is Going to be the Best Day Ever." Then whatever happens during the day, I cope with it.

Okay, I know this is getting too depressing, so I will move on. My publisher is sorting out a new cover for my anthology - Twelve of The Best. The short stories are all uplifting and were previously published in women's magazines here in the UK There is nothing sinister about any of them. Just simple stories where right overcomes wrong.

The anthology will most likely have a new title, too, as the publisher is adding more of my short stories. Can't call it Twelve of the Best if there are more than twelve stories can they? Anyway, I will let you know more about it when it is up and running. But in the meantime if you want to take a look at the current ebook follow the link. Twelve of the Best

Meanwhile I would be really chuffed if you would head over to my website. I have added a counter to let me know how many people are stopping by to take a look. So what I need now are a few folks to log on and send the counter rolling.  Actually you might even like to have a look around the site while you are there. Follow the link - Eileen Thornton

I think that is it for today,

Have a good day wherever you are!