Murder on Tyneside

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Saturday, 19 December 2015

Happy Christmas!

 Happy Christmas!

Well Christmas is almost here again. It's hard to believe that another year had flown by.

I hope you have all got everything sorted and are waiting for Christmas Day to arrive. I can't believe that I have everything ready six days before Christmas. I am usually dashing around at the last minute trying to find what I should give to whom. Is that right, or should it have been who? No I think I was right the first time!

But for some reason this year I have everything wrapped and ready to be dished out to friends and family at the appropriate time.

Recently, I thought it had been a while since we'd had sherry in the house, so I decided to buy a bottle ready for Christmas. However, in a weak moment I thought I had better taste it. You must understand that it was just to make sure that it was as good as I remembered it and was fit to give to anyone who called in over the festive season.

Yes, you've guessed it. We drank it all. I couldn't believe how quickly it disappeared. But after checking the bottom of the bottle to make sure there wasn't a hole, I had to admit that all those odd slurps meant that we had used it all up and needed to get another bottle! To be on the safe side, I bought two and then hid one! I only hope I remember where I put it when the time comes!

So how are you all doing with your present wrapping? I expect you are all done and dusted by now. I also think that your presents will all be wrapped much better than mine. While yours will all have been neatly wrapped with neat little ribbons tied into neat little bows, mine are stuck together with cellotape... and not at all neatly.

The ones that came in boxes are okay, it's the gifts with odd shapes that are the problem. The paper doesn't wrap around at all well and bits bulge out here there and everywhere.

I know you can buy boxes to put gifts into, which makes them easier to wrap. But, I never seem to go down that road. I usually take the road with all the twists and turns. My whole life has been one of twists and turns so why should I change now?

We are seeing my niece and her husband on Sunday. And of course our Great Nephew Christopher. He is two and a half now and growing fast. We are looking forward to seeing them all again. I hear that Christopher is really looking forward to Santa making his annual visit. I would love see him opening his presents!

Well I think that's all for the moment except to say I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year/

Chink Chink!

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Pit Stop!

Just stopping by to let you know that Cassidy Salem was chosen as the winner Holiday Trailer Block Party.

A copy of The Trojan Project is already on its way to her! I do hope you enjoy it, Cassidy!


I went out this morning to deliver cards to the people living in the village. It was absolutely freeezzzing. I was so happy to get back indoors.

Stay warm everyone and I will be back shortly!

Have a great day!


Chink! Chink!

Monday, 7 December 2015



"GIVEAWAY" ... ends very soon!

One Autographed copy of "The Trojan Project" Thriller (UK Residents Only)

If you live outside the UK, I will organise an unsigned copy through

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Exciting News!!

I am a participant in the Rave Reviews Book Club's HOLIDAY TRAIN "BOOK TRAILER" BLOCK PARTY, Which is running through the entire month of December, 2015

For my stop along this tour, which is 8th December
I am giving away one signed copy of The Trojan Project as a prize. 

If you would like a chance of winning it, 
please view my book trailer on YouTube at: 
on Tuesday 8th December and then leave a comment.

That's all you have to do to get a chance at winning!!!
The winner will be announced here! So keep checking. 
Winner has been announced. Follow the link above to see result.

The winner's name will appear in blue lettering
 alongside my prize.

Please don't forget to also "LIKE" my trailer while you are there (if you do) and also tweet and share on Facebook or any other media forums you can think of before you leave.

A Big Thank You to you in advance!!
Good Luck!

For more chances to win daily prizes for the rest of the month of December, check out the other stops along this tour here!

Chink Chink!

Friday, 4 December 2015

So One Door Closes...

That's exactly what is happening at the moment.

The promotion for Only Twelve Days at 99c/99p
comes to an end on 5th December 

But not to worry because Divorcees.Biz
has already started on a special offer.

Yes you read that right! 

Divorcees.Biz is now on offer for only 99c/99p

It's almost like waiting an hour for a bus 
and then two come along at once. 

Anyway, I do hope you will all follow the link
 and download a copy of this fun romance.

Happy Reading everyone!


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Just a quick update to remind you that Only Twelve Days is only 99c/99p to download at the moment.  

However the offer ends on Saturday 5th December.

Therefore if you haven't read this heart warming novel already, then this is the time to reach for your kindle and enjoy this story of how Sally and Bill, two shy lonely people meet and fall in love.

Don't miss this delightful love story set during the 12 days before Christmas. I would be grateful if you would pass on the info. Thank you 

Chink Chink