Afternoon tea with author Jacqueline Ward

I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s ‘Afternoon Tea with author Jacqueline Ward’ event. It was held in the perfect setting of Alexandra Park’s Conservatory in Oldham. Jacqueline gave a reading from her psychological thriller, Perfect Ten, then enthralled the audience with an informative talk about her career and the publishing industry. I’m looking forward to reading my signed copy of Perfect Ten.

It was lovely to meet Jacqueline for the first time and to reacquaint myself with Phaedra Patrick and Dan Forrester. (Thanks for the lift home, Phaedra. Much appreciated.)

The event was part of Oldham Library’s annual Bookmark Festival. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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The audiobook of The Trouble With Liam is now available

I was excited to see the audiobook of my latest book, The Trouble With Liam, had popped up on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes last night.

This morning, I was even more excited to see my ninth audiobook, beautifully narrated by Tracey Norman, has already been Whispersynced. This means if you buy the Kindle edition for 99p, you can buy the audiobook for £3.47 instead of £22.89 or equivalent currencies. I love a bargain, don’t you?

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THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM, is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. The book begins with tales of Liam’s challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next books in the series, The Trouble With Russell, and The Trouble With Kate.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2yUBSY4 – £0.99. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab – $0.99. Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX $11.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb £5.75
Link to the audiobook on Audible.com https://adbl.co/2TceNYH
Link to the audiobook on Audible.co.uk https://adbl.co/2MA4BXP

Here are some snippets from ten 5-star reviews of The Trouble With Liam: “As a psychological thriller, this book ticks all the boxes.” “If you’re OK with violence and scenes that make you wince then this is a great read.” “This is a dark, shocking story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading it.” “The only trouble with Liam, I found, was the book came to an end.” “If you enjoy being shocked, you’ll like this. I know I did!” “Brilliant read. Captures you from the first chapter. Plays with your emotions.” “Read with the lights on, the doors locked, and a weapon at your side!”

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, A Slice of the Seventies, and The Trouble With Liam are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

Happy Birthday to Me

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I’ve had a fantastic birthday weekend with my daughter, Zoe. She’s an incredibly busy editor for a magazine, so I particularly appreciate the effort she always goes to each year to travel hundreds of miles to my house to make my birthday special. I gave her a paperback edition of The Trouble With Liam and await her opinion. I’ve warned her how shocking some of the chapters are, but it’s so far received nine 5-star reviews on Goodreads in its first month, so it appears readers enjoy my latest book despite the shocks, maybe because of them.

THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM was published on Amazon on 1.10.2018. It’s a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield and tells the life story of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through sometimes tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out, thrills of every kind all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on. I’m currently writing the next book in the series, The Trouble With Russell.
 
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2xOTHqU £0.99
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab $0.99
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX $11.50
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb £5.75
Free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers like all my other twelve books.
An audiobook of The Trouble With Liam is in production.
 
Here are some snippets from nine 5-star reviews of The Trouble With Liam.
“As a psychological thriller, this book ticks all the boxes.” “If you’re OK with violence and scenes that make you wince then this is a great read.” “This is a dark, shocking story that will keep you thinking long after you’ve finished reading it.” “The only trouble with Liam, I found, was the book came to an end.” “If you enjoy being shocked, you’ll like this. I know I did!” “Brilliant read. Captures you from the first chapter. Plays with your emotions.”
 
12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, and A Slice of the Seventies are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.
 
You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA.
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High praise indeed

Today is a great day. Why? My favourite author, Mark Tilbury, just posted the following about my psychological thriller THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM on Facebook: ‘If you like your fiction dark and gritty and don’t mind a story that tackles some difficult subjects, then I recommend you go get yourself a copy of The Trouble With Liam by Joy Mutter. I’m almost 20% into it and the damn thing won’t let me go plan my next book!’

I feel almost guilty for delaying his next book, which I can’t wait to read as they are always a winner. I only published my book on 1.10.2018 and I think there’s been more interest in it than any of my other twelve books. I’ve already written the first two chapters of the followup book, The Trouble With Wayne. I think I sense a series coming on.

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2xOTHqU  £0.99

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab  $0.99

Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX  $11.50

Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb  £5.75

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My 13th book was published on 1.10.2018

 

THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM was published on Amazon on 1.10.2018. It is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the story of the life of Liam O’Sullivan in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through sometimes tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Liam thought he could do as he pleased … until he was taught otherwise. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out of your head, thrills of every kind, all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on.
Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2xOTHqU  £0.99

Link to the Kindle edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2DJxIab  $0.99
Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.S.A. https://amzn.to/2OkvUIX  $11.50

Link to the paperback edition on Amazon in U.K. https://amzn.to/2QlsQtb  £5.75

 

12 of my 13 Kindle editions are only £0.99, or equivalent currencies, on Amazon, and are always free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. The Kindle version of The Hostile Series Box Set is only £2.30 for all 4 books in The Hostile series. Random Bullets, Potholes and Magic Carpets, Her demonic Angel, The Hostile, Holiday for The Hostile, The Hostile Game, Confronting The Hostile, and A Slice of the Seventies are also available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes as audiobooks.

 

You can find all editions of my books here: http://amzn.to/2r4yyTA

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Tomorrow is Publication day!

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I hope I survive the night because I’m publishing the Kindle and paperback of THE TROUBLE WITH LIAM on Amazon tomorrow, the1st October. I’d hate for you not to be able to read it.

The Trouble With Liam is a powerful psychological thriller set in Ireland and Sheffield. It tells the story of the life of Liam O’Sullivan, in all its twisted glory. It begins with tales of his challenging childhood in Dublin and follows him through the sometimes tragic events which change him into a misogynistic, controlling, ultimately lethal bully living in Sheffield. Prepare to be shocked in different ways throughout the book. If you’re not a fan of thrillers, or reading books containing violence, sex, and swearing, please avoid The Trouble With Liam. If you enjoy lashings of dark humour, situations to make your eyes pop out of your head, thrills of every kind, all wrapped up in a gripping, dramatic storyline, please read on.

Now to crack on and finish writing The Trouble With Liam

Kath s cover 1 jpgFor the past few weeks, I’ve been working hard editing, designing, and laying out the debut book by my BFF, Kathleen Kelly. It’s called 11. On Tuesday, Kath came to stay at my house so I could show her how to publish 11 on Amazon using Kindle Direct Publishing. After much swearing and laughter, we solved a few technical issues with her laptop and managed to publish 11, her memoir, on 21.8.2018, which, when the numbers in the date are added up, ironically equals 11 11. It’s available on Amazon in Kindle (99p) and paperback (£5.75) https://amzn.to/2LlGNV2

“11 is a true account of Kathleen Kelly’s life and the mysterious phenomena her ordinary life has touched on. Both the ordinary and out of the ordinary experiences were triggered by one event which led her on an extraordinary journey. This story incorporates Kathleen’s memories, including when a mysterious force spoke to her of change. Inside a warehouse in a town in northern England, a trigger activated a chain of phenomenal truths which compelled the author to share her journey with you. 11’s publication date is timed to perfection … 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11.”

I was happy to do all the work on her book for free as I wanted her to feel the elation I feel every time I publish one of my books, especially the first one. But, she surprised and delighted me by giving me some cash and presents as a token of her gratitude. My real reward for my efforts was to see her face light up when she saw her book appear on Amazon for the first time.

Kath and I should each receive the paperback version of 11 tomorrow, and I’ll just have to imagine how thrilled she’ll be to hold her first paperback. My heart is beating faster as I so clearly remember how it felt when the postman popped my first paperback through the letterbox. As I published four books within the space of a day or so, I nearly fainted with delight and over-excitement each time I heard a thud on my doormat. The four books were A Slice of The Seventies, The Lying Scotsman, Straws, and Potholes and Magic Carpets.

Now I’ve finished working on Kath’s book, I can concentrate on writing the final chapters of my psychological thriller. By the end of this year, I should hopefully be experiencing that now familiar bubbling excitement as I hold the paperback edition of The Trouble With Liam, my thirteenth book.