Phew! I’ve finally caught up with myself… Wait. I have 4k words still to write on my work in progress! Eek! Actually, I’ve never been so happy to be so busy. Attending the Bookouture party in London yesterday, I was hit by a buzz of excitement as soon as I walked in the room. The atmosphere was electric (and this was before the Prosecco!). I don’t think I have ever been in the company of such a positive group of people. Authors and editors, along with the fabulous marketing managers who work so hard for us, just oozed positivity and excitement. I can’t thank my editors enough for their hard work on my behalf helping to get my books as good as they can possibly be. After a devastating setback on the personal front slap bang in the middle of my contract… Well, I couldn’t have done it without Bookouture and the fabulous bloggers and readers who support us all! Here’s to us!

I promise I didn’t drink to many of these!

A quick update on my book news! I can’t give secrets away yet, but The Babysitter is doing amazingly well. And, yes, I know it’s my writing, but the book wouldn’t have grown wings without Bookouture, bloggers and readers firmly behind it. I call that awesome teamwork!

So, just in case you haven’t heard, THE AFFAIR is now available for pre-order! We’ve worked hard on it. I’m a little bit excited by it. I LOVE my cover (I may have to get this one framed!). What do you think?

THE AFFAIR

A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist! Will you guess what it is?

YOU TRUSTED HER. YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE.

Alicia’s been telling lies. And now they’ve come back to haunt her.

When an old colleague turns up at a party, Alicia comes face to face with the man who has the potential to ruin her perfect family life. He wouldn’t, would he?

In order to keep her secrets, Alicia has to tell yet more lies and when a devastating car accident makes the situation even more dangerous, it’s only a matter of time before everything falls apart. Can secrets really stay hidden forever?

If you loved The Girl on the TrainThe Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first page!

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SHERYL BROWNE:

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a rollercoaster of a ride that story was, bloody brilliant! This story is jaw droppingly addictive, you won’t be able to put it down. Amazing.’ Gemma’s Book Reviews

‘Had my blood boiling! … had me hooked, gripped and my heart pounding throughout.’ Between the Pages Book Club

WOW … Stunning … Gripping, tense and suspenseful… There aren’t many thriller authors who can grip the reader so powerfully, a heart in mouth and pulse racing realistic thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Absolutely sucked me in, I was totally captivated and couldn’t put this one down … an incredible read … blew my mind.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

WOW!!! What a story! From the first word I was dragged into the story.’ Goodreads Reviewer

Sheryl Browne absolutely NAILED it with this book! I started reading telling myself I was just going to read one chapter. I ended up staying awake until 3am finishing this book in a single sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Phew … Goosebumps, shivers down my spine and the hairs on the back of my neck were standing on end, that’s how good this book is.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Sheryl Browne has written a tense psychological thriller with a chilling antagonist taking central stage … a highly addictive read.’ The Book Review Café

That’s it! I’ll go away now. Before I do though, I would again like to thank all those people who have supported me. I can’t tell you how much that support has meant, particularly this year when I really needed it. You’re all just brilliant!

Keep safe all!

Lots of love,

 

 

GET THE AFFAIR FROM:

AMAZON

IBOOKS

KOBO

 

After a devastating loss of a close one over Christmas, I’m getting back on track – with a little help and support from my friends ~ thank you!

So, Just in case you haven’t heard, THE BABYSITTER, coming to you from Bookouture on 8th March, is now available for pre-order! For any bloggers or reviewers out there that fancy grabbing it, it’s also available on NetGalley.

I’m also uber-excited to share that the audio book is currently being recorded at the Audio Factory and will be available soon. I’ve heard some of the audio clips and they are amazing. Super-talented Tasmin Kennard is narrating and she has nailed it. There’s nothing quite like hearing your characters speaking to truly bring them to life. I’ll be first in the queue for my copy. I’m just a little bit excited. Can you tell?

Fancy a peek at the Blurb? Oh, go on then…

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

If you loved reading The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister, you’ll love the suspense of The Babysitter. This unputdownable read will have you turning the pages until way after dark. 

What readers are saying about The Babysitter:

‘I have spent the past few hours consumed by The Babysitter. I was at 60% and was about to turn off my Kindle and go to bed, but I couldn’t and just had to get it finished. It was such an addictive read that I couldn’t wait to see how it was going to end.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A terrific read – a real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I’m such a sucker for psychological thrillers, and this one did not disappoint. Makes you want to think twice about bringing people by your children! Definitely thought provoking. I would recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A good page turning novel.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A very dark and satisfying thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘If you enjoy films like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle you’ll love this.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

‘This was a great book!… I would definitely make this a read at my book club because it was very good.’ Bookish Babes

‘Even though I had never read from this author before. I am now an instant fan after reading this book! I totally feel that it would make a huge box office hit at the movie theatre! One that I would definitely go to see.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

In other news, DEADLY INTENT, Book Three in the DI Matthew Adams Thriller series published with Choc Lit, continues to gather some fabulous reviews. Here’s a snippet from one of the latest: If you fancy checking that one out, please do click on the image below.

That’s it! I’ll go away now. Before I do though, I would just like to say a massive thank you again to all those people who have supported me through a difficult family time. I can’t tell you how much that support has meant to me. Thank you, too, to everyone who has read and reviewed any of my books. It means the world. Honestly, it does. Simply, those reviews are a writer’s inspiration.

Keep safe all!

Lots of love,

Further to my recent top-secret post, I’m super-excited to share with the world the cover for my new psychological thriller, THE BABYSITTER, coming in March as part of a three-book deal from Bookouture!

Isn’t it just awesome?

Bookouture publishes an amazingly talented list of crime and thriller authors, as well as women’s fiction and romance, and I am thrilled to bits to be part of this fabulous, forward thinking company working with Helen Jenner as my editor. If I’d wished for something wonderful for Christmas, this would be it. A massive thank you to all the hard-working people at Bookouture for making it happen.

You can read more about my publishing deal here

I can’t resist sharing the blurb below. I hope you love it as much as I do.

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

If you loved reading The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister, you’ll love the suspense of The Babysitter. This unputdownable read will have you turning the pages until way after dark.

Tempted? You can grab your pre-order now from Amazon at just 99p!  

Amazon: viewBook.at/TheBabysitter

Stay warm and safe everyone!

Lots of love,

 

Welcome Anneli Purchase.

I’m showing off Anneli’s beautiful cover for her latest novel, Marlie, which I must say looks hugely intriguing. Anneli’s joined me today to share a little bit about the book.

MARLIE

Hooked up with the wrong guy, Marlie stumbles through the first few years away from home. When the leg breakers come looking for payment of her partner’s debts, she has had enough. Marlie takes a teaching job in the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) on the west coast of British Columbia.

Starting over, and determined to make it on her own, she tries to fit in with the small northern community. But the rules are more lax here, and there seem to be fewer of them. Her easy-going nature and her good looks work against her again, as she attracts the attention of a local artist named Clancy, “a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

Marlie is a great teacher, kind and fun-loving, but perhaps too trusting. The wolf is often at her door and soon shows his teeth. In spite of trying her best, Marlie finds hersrelf on a slippery slope again.

“Marlie” will take you to the remote islands of Haida Gwaii to experience life away from urban centers. You’ll find yourself on boating adventures to both heaven and hell.

Is this rough life too much for a young woman take on alone?

Read “Marlie” and find out her fate as she searches for happiness in these harsh, yet beautiful islands.

Author Bio:

Anneli Purchase lived in the Queen Charlotte Islands for several years and has a special fondness for them. She now lives on Vancouver Island and spends her time writing and copy-editing when she is not pursuing her other hobbies of mushroom picking, photography, gardening, and sewing.

“Marlie” is her fifth novel.

Sounds fab, Anneli! I couldn’t resist purchasing after having a peek inside.

You can purchase Marlie for Kindle and in Paperback from:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Amazon.ca

For e-books other than Kindle go to:

Smashwords.com

To find out more about Anneli Purchase and her books visit:

https://wordsfromanneli.com/

Follow Anneli on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/anneli33

@anneli33

The Crime Writer’s Casebook ~ THE Crime Writer’s Must-have Reference Book! 


If you’re thinking of writing crime or crime thriller and wondering where to start, then The Crime Writer’s Casebook is an absolute must-have reference book. With case studies from real crimes, explanations of forensics and police procedure and an understandable A to Z index of legal terms, it’s every bit the straightforward guide it claims to be. Pick a subject you need information on, flick to the index, and you will find it. It’s all there. Anything you need, you have it at your fingertips. Browsing the index itself got my writing juices flowing. I’m actually not sure how I managed without it.

I have used one of the author’s services as a writing consultant in the past (Stuart Gibbon. You can find him at GIB Consultancy http://gibconsultancy.co.uk/). A former Met Police detective with 30 years’ experience in crime investigation, a DCI on murder cases and also an SIO on the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, he’s definitely a leading expert in his field.

I honestly cannot recommend this gem of a reference book enough. You can grab your copy now. Go!

Amazon Buy Link: The Crime Writer’s Casebook