BLOG TOUR WRAP UP Murder of a Lover by Faith Martin. #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction #hillarygreene @joffebooks @faithmartin_nov

MANY MANY thanks to the wonderful Bloggers on the Blog Tour for MURDER OF A LOVER. Your help in promoting this book is greatly appreciated.
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Ginger Book Geek

This is another of those books that became an instant hit with me.  As soon as I started reading ‘Murder Of A Lover’, I just knew that I would become seriously addicted to this book.  The story hit the ground running and maintained the pace throughout.  Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

The stalker remains at large despite the efforts of Hilary and her boss to catch him in the act…leading to a cliff hangar. Hopefully this will be finalized in the next book of this series. I always look forward to seeing what happens next in Hilary’s exciting life.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

I believe that this is the best of the whole series of books and, with an ending which isn’t a proper ending, leaves me gasping for more and quickly please! Faith Martin’s novels about Hillary Greene have always been page-turners but this one goes a step further and left me with a desire to throw my kindle at the wall because it hasn’t got the next one in the series on it! Read more here

Turn the Page Blog

Here we are at book 13, and yet another fantastic offering fron Faith and one of my favourite characters Hillary Greene.  Read more here

 

Robin Loves Reading

Also, Hillary’s stalker is still looming, and he is becoming far more aggressive with his messages and flowers. Her new boss, the ultra yummy Steven Crayle, has devised a plan to pretend that they are a couple to see if a bit of jealousy will draw the stalker out.   Read more here

Nicki’s Book Blog

I love Hillary. She comes across as a likeable
person whilst at the same time taking no nonsense from those around her- either
villains or work colleagues. A girl who calls a spade a shovel. These are always
wonderful easy reads that you can curl up with and enjoy the ride without anything too
gory along the way. An excellent plot, an interesting sub story and a highly enjoyable read.  Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

I’ve come to love DI Hillary Greene in all her stories. But I’ve also come to realize that it isn’t just her story. It’s also the story of the victims that need justice. Now she is working cold cases doing what she does best–getting to the bottom of things.   Read more here

The Bookworm Drinketh

DI (or retired DI by this point) Hillary Greene is a likeable and realistic character. She is beautiful and intelligent, even if she is one of the “wrinklies” as Vivienne says. (Apparently if you are 40 or above, this is the club you belong to. That had me laughing!)  Read more here

Black Books Blog

The suspect list is quite long despite this as we only have his landladies word that no-one else was in the house and that he was a bit of a lover so could possibly have slept with the wrong person’s daughter, or wife, and they could have snuck in and murdered him without anyone noticing.  Read more here

Donna’s Book Blog

I really enjoyed this book and I am really pleased that the series is actually improving as it progressing when after so many books already published they standard could very easily slip or the plots could all intermingle in to one, but I am delighted to say that it certainly wasn’t a case of that with this book!  Read more here


MURDER OF A LOVER.jpgMURDER OF A LOVER by Faith Martin

Available from:  Amazon

Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS SOLVING THE COLD CASES NO ONE ELSE COULD CRACK.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

Ten years ago, Rowan Thompson was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in his student house. It turns out that Rowan was quite a lover, with many disgruntled partners left in his wake.
But did any of them have a strong enough motive to murder him?

Meanwhile. Hillary’s stalker is getting more aggressive with his messages and flowers. And it looks like he may be much, much worse than she thought.

Has Hillary finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Hillary Greene has returned to Thames Valley Police HQ, acting as a consultant for the Crime Review Team, looking into murders which the police have never been able to solve.

She wasn’t sure she wanted to go back. But solving crimes is irresistible for Hillary Greene. And it doesn’t hurt that her new boss is devastatingly handsome.

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.

MURDER OF A LOVER is the thirteenth a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

THE LOCATION
Number 8 Kebler Road is a three-story house in a typical leafy road in Oxford, near South Park. Victorian terraces face each other across the narrow street, whose pavements are interspersed with strategically placed lime trees. Keble College, an unmistakable building of red and white brick is the dominant feature. Quiet, pleasant, it’s in one of the city’s many attractive areas, and dedicated mainly to student digs and private residential properties.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive, single woman nearing the landmark age of fifty, Hillary Greene was a police officer of many years’ experience (earning the rank of DI) and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knew how the system worked, and was always fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Forced to retire early through no fault of her own, she has now returned to the force as a civilian consultant on cold cases. She still enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the wily Commander Marcus Donleavy, but it is her new boss, the very attractive Steven Crayle, who is likely to cause her the most problems now!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER

Books 14-17 coming soon!


Author photoAUTHOR BIO

Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 13 books in the series are available now.

Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.

Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.

As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So, if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.

JOFFE BOOKS – 1st in series Blog Event #14 #TeamJoffeBooks #BookReview #PoliceProcedural #bookstagram @JOFFEBOOKS @mrparkerspen

Today on the JOFFE BOOKS 1st in series we are featuring the Ray Paterson series by Steve Parker. This is a brand new author to Joffe Books and this is his first release in a new series so we have a lot of ‘new’ here but if you read this book you will realise that this is a name we will be hearing more of in the future. I absolutely loved this book but don’t take my word for it read what others have to say:

THEIR LAST WORDS.jpgTHEIR LAST WORDS (Ray Paterson #1) by Steve Parker

Available from Amazon

Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting new authors you’ll read this year.

A VICTIM. A MUTILATED BODY. A SINGLE WORD.

A young woman is found dead on the streets of London. Her throat slashed, her body mutilated, and one word carved into her flesh: “DON’T.”

Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is assigned to the case. Young, handsome, and from a well-off background, he’s tipped for the top. He joins a team based out of Bermondsey, South London. It’s meant to be a stepping stone to his next promotion, but this case will threaten to bring down his career and everything he thought he knew about policing.

Paterson is put in charge of the dead girl’s investigation and quickly discovers he must rely on his friend and mentor, Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan to guide him through.

THEN ANOTHER BODY IS DISCOVERED. ANOTHER WORD CUT INTO THE VICTIM’S CHEST.

The police realise they may have a depraved serial killer on their hands. The murderer is trying to send them a message carved in his victims’ bodies. But who’s the message for?

How many more must die? Detective Paterson may be the only man who can stop this vile killer . . . if he can survive long enough.

This is the first in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HEAVILY REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “THE SKY IS CRYING.”

THE DETECTIVES
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson, is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a ‘climber’.

Detective Sergeant Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.

Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan is an old-school copper who trusts his instincts but relies on evidence. He is typical in that his marriage has broken down and he’s been unable to form a relationship since.

THE SETTING
Bermondsey is an area of London nestled on the banks of the River Thames. It once had a reputation for housing more armed robbers, murderers and career criminals than anywhere else in the country. Now one of the most upmarket places to live and work in London, it has all but severed itself from its working-class roots. Home to the iconic Tower Bridge and crammed with expensive apartments, art galleries, fancy restaurants and famous residents. But for the police, those who truly know, Bermondsey never lost its roots . . . or its reputation.


What the readers are saying:

You need your wits about you with this book. It is fast paced and the author has developed a strong cast of characters and a good plot, all dealing with a particularly gruesome crime that develops into a series of crimes. They are all committed by the same pertpetrator who leaves no forensic clues behind to help the Police out.  M. Russell

After finishing reading ‘Their Last Words’ I find myself asking myself why haven’t I discovered Steve Parker before now? I absolutely, totally and utterly LOVED reading ‘Their Last Words’ but more about that in a bit.  Amanda’s Reviews

The murder of the girls made my stomach churn. There are plenty of twists in this fast paced novel. We get some back story to the characters who are mostly quite likeable. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.  Louise Wilson’s Reviews

This is the first in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.  Linda Strong’s Reviews


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BLOG TOUR WRAP UP Murder of a Lover by Faith Martin. #TeamJoffeBooks #crimefiction #hillarygreene @joffebooks @faithmartin_nov

MANY MANY thanks to the wonderful Bloggers on the Blog Tour for MURDER OF A LOVER. Your help in promoting this book is greatly appreciated.
thankyou_banner

Ginger Book Geek

This is another of those books that became an instant hit with me.  As soon as I started reading ‘Murder Of A Lover’, I just knew that I would become seriously addicted to this book.  The story hit the ground running and maintained the pace throughout.  Read more here

Linda Strong Book Reviews

The stalker remains at large despite the efforts of Hilary and her boss to catch him in the act…leading to a cliff hangar. Hopefully this will be finalized in the next book of this series. I always look forward to seeing what happens next in Hilary’s exciting life.  Read more here

Joanna Larum’s Reviews

I believe that this is the best of the whole series of books and, with an ending which isn’t a proper ending, leaves me gasping for more and quickly please! Faith Martin’s novels about Hillary Greene have always been page-turners but this one goes a step further and left me with a desire to throw my kindle at the wall because it hasn’t got the next one in the series on it! Read more here

Turn the Page Blog

Here we are at book 13, and yet another fantastic offering fron Faith and one of my favourite characters Hillary Greene.  Read more here

Robin Loves Reading

Also, Hillary’s stalker is still looming, and he is becoming far more aggressive with his messages and flowers. Her new boss, the ultra yummy Steven Crayle, has devised a plan to pretend that they are a couple to see if a bit of jealousy will draw the stalker out.   Read more here

Nicki’s Book Blog

I love Hillary. She comes across as a likeable
person whilst at the same time taking no nonsense from those around her- either
villains or work colleagues. A girl who calls a spade a shovel. These are always
wonderful easy reads that you can curl up with and enjoy the ride without anything too
gory along the way. An excellent plot, an interesting sub story and a highly enjoyable read.  Read more here

Mystery Thriller Week

I’ve come to love DI Hillary Greene in all her stories. But I’ve also come to realize that it isn’t just her story. It’s also the story of the victims that need justice. Now she is working cold cases doing what she does best–getting to the bottom of things.   Read more here

The Bookworm Drinketh

DI (or retired DI by this point) Hillary Greene is a likeable and realistic character. She is beautiful and intelligent, even if she is one of the “wrinklies” as Vivienne says. (Apparently if you are 40 or above, this is the club you belong to. That had me laughing!)  Read more here

Black Books Blog

The suspect list is quite long despite this as we only have his landladies word that no-one else was in the house and that he was a bit of a lover so could possibly have slept with the wrong person’s daughter, or wife, and they could have snuck in and murdered him without anyone noticing.  Read more here

Donna’s Book Blog

I really enjoyed this book and I am really pleased that the series is actually improving as it progressing when after so many books already published they standard could very easily slip or the plots could all intermingle in to one, but I am delighted to say that it certainly wasn’t a case of that with this book!  Read more here


MURDER OF A LOVER.jpgMURDER OF A LOVER by Faith Martin

Available from:  Amazon

Looking for a brilliant best-selling murder mystery with a feisty female detective?

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS SOLVING THE COLD CASES NO ONE ELSE COULD CRACK.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

Ten years ago, Rowan Thompson was found stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in his student house. It turns out that Rowan was quite a lover, with many disgruntled partners left in his wake.
But did any of them have a strong enough motive to murder him?

Meanwhile. Hillary’s stalker is getting more aggressive with his messages and flowers. And it looks like he may be much, much worse than she thought.

Has Hillary finally bitten off more than she can chew?

Hillary Greene has returned to Thames Valley Police HQ, acting as a consultant for the Crime Review Team, looking into murders which the police have never been able to solve.

She wasn’t sure she wanted to go back. But solving crimes is irresistible for Hillary Greene. And it doesn’t hurt that her new boss is devastatingly handsome.

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.

MURDER OF A LOVER is the thirteenth a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

THE LOCATION
Number 8 Kebler Road is a three-story house in a typical leafy road in Oxford, near South Park. Victorian terraces face each other across the narrow street, whose pavements are interspersed with strategically placed lime trees. Keble College, an unmistakable building of red and white brick is the dominant feature. Quiet, pleasant, it’s in one of the city’s many attractive areas, and dedicated mainly to student digs and private residential properties.

THE DETECTIVE
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive, single woman nearing the landmark age of fifty, Hillary Greene was a police officer of many years’ experience (earning the rank of DI) and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knew how the system worked, and was always fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Forced to retire early through no fault of her own, she has now returned to the force as a civilian consultant on cold cases. She still enjoys a rather enigmatic relationship with the wily Commander Marcus Donleavy, but it is her new boss, the very attractive Steven Crayle, who is likely to cause her the most problems now!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “A NARROW MARGIN OF ERROR.”

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER

Books 14-17 coming soon!


Author photoAUTHOR BIO

Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts. Right now, JOFFE BOOKS are re-issuing the DI Hillary Greene novels in new updated editions! The first 13 books in the series are available now.

Her romance novels, written under the name of Maxine Barry, are now available from Corazon Books. IMPOSTERS In PARADISE, and HEART OF FIRE are both out, and others will very quickly become available in the future.

Her first foray into writing ‘spooky’ crime, (and written under the pen name of Jessie Daniels) comes out in November 2017. THE LAVENDER LADY CASEFILE is published by Robert Hale, an imprint of Crowood Press.

As Joyce Cato, she writes more classically-inspired ‘proper’ whodunits. So, if you like an amateur sleuth, plenty of clues and red herrings, plus a baffling murder mystery to solve, these are the books for you.

JOFFE BOOKS – 1st in series Blog Event #14 #TeamJoffeBooks #BookReview #PoliceProcedural #bookstagram @JOFFEBOOKS @mrparkerspen

Today on the JOFFE BOOKS 1st in series we are featuring the Ray Paterson series by Steve Parker. This is a brand new author to Joffe Books and this is his first release in a new series so we have a lot of ‘new’ here but if you read this book you will realise that this is a name we will be hearing more of in the future. I absolutely loved this book but don’t take my word for it read what others have to say:

 

THEIR LAST WORDS.jpgTHEIR LAST WORDS (Ray Paterson #1) by Steve Parker

Available from Amazon

Discover a crime thriller full of shocking twists by one of the most exciting new authors you’ll read this year.

A VICTIM. A MUTILATED BODY. A SINGLE WORD.

A young woman is found dead on the streets of London. Her throat slashed, her body mutilated, and one word carved into her flesh: “DON’T.”

Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is assigned to the case. Young, handsome, and from a well-off background, he’s tipped for the top. He joins a team based out of Bermondsey, South London. It’s meant to be a stepping stone to his next promotion, but this case will threaten to bring down his career and everything he thought he knew about policing.

Paterson is put in charge of the dead girl’s investigation and quickly discovers he must rely on his friend and mentor, Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan to guide him through.

THEN ANOTHER BODY IS DISCOVERED. ANOTHER WORD CUT INTO THE VICTIM’S CHEST.

The police realise they may have a depraved serial killer on their hands. The murderer is trying to send them a message carved in his victims’ bodies. But who’s the message for?

How many more must die? Detective Paterson may be the only man who can stop this vile killer . . . if he can survive long enough.

This is the first in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A HEAVILY REVISED EDITION OF A BOOK FIRST PUBLISHED AS “THE SKY IS CRYING.”

THE DETECTIVES
Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson, is a young and (thanks to family money) wealthy womaniser, separated from his model wife and tipped to be the youngest ever commissioner of police. He knows he’s weak when it comes to practical policing and struggles to find a place among his peers, desperate to be a good policeman and not just a ‘climber’.

Detective Sergeant Johnny Clocks is a foul-mouthed, working-class officer. He grew up surrounded by rogues and villains to become a first-class thief taker with the Met police. However, his childish attitude has short-circuited his career and he spends his days antagonising as many people as he can.

Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan is an old-school copper who trusts his instincts but relies on evidence. He is typical in that his marriage has broken down and he’s been unable to form a relationship since.

THE SETTING
Bermondsey is an area of London nestled on the banks of the River Thames. It once had a reputation for housing more armed robbers, murderers and career criminals than anywhere else in the country. Now one of the most upmarket places to live and work in London, it has all but severed itself from its working-class roots. Home to the iconic Tower Bridge and crammed with expensive apartments, art galleries, fancy restaurants and famous residents. But for the police, those who truly know, Bermondsey never lost its roots . . . or its reputation.


What the readers are saying:

You need your wits about you with this book. It is fast paced and the author has developed a strong cast of characters and a good plot, all dealing with a particularly gruesome crime that develops into a series of crimes. They are all committed by the same pertpetrator who leaves no forensic clues behind to help the Police out.  M. Russell

After finishing reading ‘Their Last Words’ I find myself asking myself why haven’t I discovered Steve Parker before now? I absolutely, totally and utterly LOVED reading ‘Their Last Words’ but more about that in a bit.  Amanda’s Reviews

The murder of the girls made my stomach churn. There are plenty of twists in this fast paced novel. We get some back story to the characters who are mostly quite likeable. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.  Louise Wilson’s Reviews

This is the first in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth.  Linda Strong’s Reviews


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BLOG TOUR: Tiger Temple by Steven Moore

Today I am pleased to share with you a Q&A #Guestpost as my stop on the Blog Tour for TIGER TEMPLE by Steven Moore.

Thumbnail Tiger Temple CoverTiger Temple by Steven Moore

Available from Amazon

A betrayed criminal. A kidnapped child. A deadly race against time.

On the Island of the Gods, expedition leader Hiram Kane is on holiday after a long season guiding in the Peruvian Andes.

When a good friend’s greed leads him to betray Bali’s most notorious gangster, their peaceful community is left shell-shocked after the six-year-old daughter of its leader gets kidnapped in a vicious and violent raid.

What follows is a whirlwind race across the paradise island to rescue the girl before ‘The Rooster’ takes his sadistic revenge, and with the waking giant of volcanic Mt. Agung threatening to destroy them all, Kane risks everything to prevent a devastating tragedy.

The Tiger Temple is the exciting new starter to the Hiram Kane adventure series. For fans of Russell Blake and Clive Cussler, Steven Moore’s action thriller will leave you breathless.


GUEST POST

  1. Hi Steven. It’s lovely to ‘meet’ you. Would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself?

Hi there, everyone.

Thanks for having me on the blog tour… I really appreciate it.

I’m Steven Moore, a 40-something Englishman who spends 6 months a year at my home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and the rest exploring the world with my travel writer wife, Leslie. We have 2 cats, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and I have a weakness for wine, food and books. I’m also an amateur painter and a photographer, and my wife is much better looking than me.

 

  1. What made you want to write adventure books?

My Hiram Kane action adventure thrillers are largely inspired by my own life and travels. I’ve been gallivanting around the planet since 1994, and I’ve hardly stopped, and while I don’t get into quite the same dangerous scrapes as my main character Hiram, I’ve had my fair share of adventures. I also love the Indiana Jones movies, and like Indiana Jones (and Hiram), I too have a degree in archaeology, anthropology and art history, all of which feature heavily in my stories. Also, there’s so much freedom in this genre that no one can tell me what to do. I write what I am passionate about!

 

  1. Do you have a research process prior to writing? If so, which is your favourite part and why?

I don’t exactly have a formal process, no. I have visited almost every location that features in my Kane books, so that in itself is research, and I am always inspired by the amazing places I visit and people I meet. I ALWAYS carry a notebook and pen and am constantly taking notes on locations, names, and local customs etc., so I have settings in my mind and on paper to fall back on when I’m ready to write scenes. And Google is a writer’s second best friend. An imagination is obviously first!

 

  1. Do you have a certain time or place you like to write?

Actually, I don’t. I am not a full-time fiction author so I have to write in and around my other work. I’m lucky that I make my living writing, so the transition to fiction from editing other people’s books or content writing isn’t such a stretch. I can switch between the different forms of writing quite easily.

 

  1. Do you have a set plan for writing your novels? I have seen some authors use a matrix; do you have anything like that?

No, not really. I have my own formula, which involves planning each scene and chapter, but quite often it veers quickly away from that in surprising, often better directions. I try and keep it quite relaxed.

 

  1. How long, on average, does it take to write your novels?

I write the first drafts of most of my books in about a month. But I don’t generally edit as I go, so it’s a pretty rough draft. The editing process always takes a lot longer but I am trying hard to streamline the entire process so I can publish quicker without losing any quality.

 

  1. What is the best thing about being a writer?

Both for my fiction and other writing work, the beauty for me is being able to work from anywhere, which is important as I spend many months a year in hotels around the world. The freedom writing-for-a-living gives me is amazing, and I feel lucky I’ve found something I both love and am apparently pretty good at.

 

  1. Are there any other genres you would like to write but daren’t?

‘Daren’t’ is the wrong word… I am reluctant to write romance, because if you ask my wife she’ll tell you I don’t know anything about it. One day I hope to write a literary epic, and my near-future plan is to write a serial killer crime series after my Kane series is complete. A good wordsmith should almost be able to write in any genre. I hope to prove I’m a good wordsmith!

 

  1. Do you have any advice for wannabe authors, young and old?

There is so much advice out there and so much to learn, but I’m still a relative novice so I’m not the best author to ask. As I mentioned before, just begin by writing what you are passionate about and see where it takes you. Remember, finished is better than good. There is no perfect, so don’t strive for it. And after the writing is finished, learn from others how to market your books. That is the hardest part, and someone always knows more than you do.

 

  1. Thank you for giving me your time. One final question, is there anything else that you want to mention (that hasn’t already been covered above)?

It should go without saying, but sadly it doesn’t. If you take one thing away from this interview, dear readers, let it be this:

ALWAYS REVIEW EVERY BOOK YOU READ.

Reviews are so important to independently published authors like me. Without reviews, it is much more difficult to find new readers. Even if you don’t like the book that much, please still review it. Even if it’s just a few words, a couple of sentences, it only takes a minute to post a review on Amazon or Goodreads, and every single review is priceless. So, on behalf of myself and everyone who has ever published a book, thank you in advance for leaving your invaluable reviews. They make our day, and might even help us succeed in this super-difficult business of selling books.


Thumbnail SteveAbout the Author

Steven Moore grew up (apparently) by a beach in England. An avid (average) sportsman, painter, photographer and reader, those loves were only trumped by his love of travel and writing. To date he has visited 53 countries, and has lived and worked on five continents. Highlights include trekking in the Andes and Himalayas, scuba diving all over the world, teaching English in Korea, and eating anything and everything, wherever he happens to be. Oh yes, and sampling local beers, obviously.

Steven now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with his wife, freelance journalist Leslie Patrick Moore, and though they’ve at last found a beautiful home base, the next adventure is always just around the corner.

Steven has recently published the first three installments of his action thriller series, ‘The Tiger Temple’, ‘The Samurai Code’, and ‘The Condor Prophecy’, to great acclaim, and the 4th, ‘The Shadow of Kailash’, is coming in spring of 2018.

Early tributes for ‘The Samurai Code’:
“Starts fast and doesn’t let up.”
“An unremitting whirl throughout.”
“Thrilling from start to finish.”
“Great action, history & a dash of mystery.”
“Fast-paced and brilliantly written adventure thriller.”

“Moore has a crisp, economical style, and sets the scene well. The story, while bleak, is shot through with moments of pathos…compelling from start to finish” – Mark Dawson, bestselling author of the John Milton, Beatrix Rose, Isabella Rose and Soho Noir series.

Steven has also published a well-received literary coming of age novel, ‘I Have Lived Today’, as well as a popular short story, ‘The Death of Helena.’

To follow Steven’s writing career and learn about new releases, go to his imaginatively named author website, ‘Steven Moore, Author.’

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