Island of Secrets E-Book Launches

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The front cover of Island of Secrets.

Island of Secrets is launched in E-book format.

Patricia Wilson, an English ex-pat living in Crete, dug up a rusted machine gun in her garden. And Island of Secrets was born.

  • Why would there be a machine gun buried in the ground in the quiet Cretan town of Amiras?
  • What secrets does the island hold?
  • And what happened in World War II that rocked the lives of the townsfolk for generations to come?

Patricia Wilson is one of our favourite authors at Jefferson Franklin. Her debut novel is based in a truth of the war which rocked the lives of the people of Amiras.

Telling the story of Maria Kondulakis of Amiras, her daughter Poppy, and her granddaughter Angie, it’s a page-turning wonder with plenty of atmosphere. It’s a story about the horrors of war, the wonder of women, and the strength it takes to face dark secrets and build something positive out of the ashes of the past.

That’s why major publisher Bonnier Zaffre snapped it up as part of a two-book deal.

And that’s why you should read it now it’s released in e-book format. It’s a summer beach read, absolutely, with romance, thrill, atmosphere and character. It spins you along a plot that’s full of ups and downs and sidesteps that keeps you guessing all the way to the end.

Knowing that the book is based in truth makes it more special than any other beach read you’ll buy this year.

Get Island of Secrets from Amazon now, and join the Patricia Wilson fan club.

Aliens In My Garden Now Available

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Cover design of Aliens In My garden

When a witch takes on a steampunk wizard – and then aliens invade, it’s got to be Aliens In My Garden.

One of the many perks of being an innovative editing house is that you get to read some of the best books available, before anyone else. UK musician and composer Jude Gwynaire came to us for an edit on his debut novel – a Young Adult semi-comic fantasy adventure called Aliens In My Garden, combining some Pratchetty and Gaimanesque elements – wizards, witches, mythic and folkloric characters – with a touch of Disney, and crucially, some straight science fiction to tackle themes of environmentalism, immigration, how societies respond to ‘the outsider’ and more, all while being character-based and witty.

Needless to say, it’s worth a read.

We were delighted to get an email from Jude, after working with him in 2016, to say that Aliens In My Garden was now available as an e-book from BookBaby or Amazon.

Download your copy today and chuckle along with Jude as you enter the magical, mystical world of ‘The Garden.’

Robbing The Dead: The Ten Days of Tana

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Cover of Robbing The Dead by Tana Collins

Robbing The Dead, by Tana Collins.

Ten days ago, we posted that Tana Collins’ debut crime thriller, Robbing The Dead, was being released by Bloodhound Books.

Since then, we’re delighted to report that Tana’s novel has sold almost a thousand copies.

That’s roughly 100 per day.

Now we know that everything’s relative – in the same ten days, the US President has had to fire a National Security Advisor for inappropriate conversations with Russian officials, invented an unnamed incident in Sweden which led to much of the world, including Sweden, scratching its head as to what he could conceivably be talking about, promised to create peace through armed force in a speech that chilled the world, declared Chicago was ‘totally out of control’ because seven people out of nearly three million city residents died in a night, invented a whole fictitious industry of paid protestors at his events, pretty much declared war on the FBI, and been shown up by the Canadian Prime Minister.

But still, nearly a thousand books. In ten days. If we’re looking for a positive impact on the world, we know where the smart money’s going. Not for nothing, in the same ten days, it’s received 21 4-and-5-star reviews on Amazon, meaning people are not only reading it, they’re also feeling strongly enough to deliver the gold dust of debut authors, positive reviews and feedback, once they’ve finished.

If you haven’t discovered Tana Collins and the Inspector Carruthers mysteries in the last ten days, don’t panic – Robbing The Dead is still available at Amazon, for all of you searching for an involving escape from the real world. We’d love to see Tana’s debut novel hit 2000 sales within its first 20 days on the market. Order your copy now, and become a Tana Collins fan this weekend.

Last Cut Casebook by GB Williams

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Last Cut Casebook Cover

Last Cut Casebook, by GB Williams

What’s that?

That noise that’s not quite like anything familiar.

That scent that has no business being there.

That pause in the conversation that’s just slightly too long and changes everything. Changes today to the last day you’ll see.

That’s fear.

That’s the bodily knowledge that things are not, not, not what they should be. That things are wrong, and you might not get out of this alive.

If you’re a conneisseur of fear, you’re going to want to slip over to Amazon and order yourself Last Cut Casebook, the latest short story collection from Jefferson Franklin’s own G B Williams.

Thirteen short stories from the Crime Writers’ Association-shortlisted Williams (who’s one of our sought-after Senior Editors) take you into worlds of crime as amateur sleuths and professional detectives pit their wits against mad bombers, twisted predators and the serial killer next door. Get your copy of Last Cut Casebook today, and get reading – just make sure you do it by daylight.


No, seriously, what’s that?