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**Blog Tour** The Watcher by Netta Newbound #GuestPost @nettanewbound @bloodhoundbook

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Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Watcher by Netta Newbound which was published by Bloodhound Books on the 30th January 2017, so you don’t even have to wait to get yourself a copy of this chilling serial killer thriller. 

Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to read The Watcher yet but it’s certainly one that I will be reading once my TBR pile has diminished,  it’s getting some fab reviews from fellow bloggers whose opinions I trust and it’s already got a fair few 5 ⭐ reviews. Netta Newbound has very kindly written a guest post for my blog, I hope you enjoy it and I’ve also included a book description and buying links further down the post.

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Self-publishing – V – Traditional Publishing

As a lover of self-publishing and also a total control freak, I didn’t think I would ever choose to go the traditional route. To hand over the reins to somebody else seemed abhorrent. But in the later part of last year, a good friend and fellow author suggested I send my then current WIP to Betsy at Bloodhound Books. And here we are, three months later, on the blog tour following the release of my latest book, The Watcher.
People often think the writing of a book is the hard part—well, let me tell you, they couldn’t be more wrong. Once you have the beginning, middle and ending thrashed out, you need to take your writer’s hat off and don your publisher’s hat. An enormous amount of energy goes into the next part:-

  • Send the manuscript off to your critique partners and beta readers.
  • Make any suggested and agreeable changes.
    Send it off to an editor who will then return your beloved manuscript covered with red ink.
  • Make their changes.
  • Send the finished book out to proof readers.
  • Work on the cover. For several of my books I used a designer, but I was never totally happy with their concept of my ideas, so I took a Photoshop course and began to design them myself.
  • Organise the formatting for both the eBook and the paperback.
  • Write the blurb and synopsis.
  • Upload the book file to KDP and Createspace.
  • Arrange a blog tour and write Q&As and guest posts.
  • Set up plenty of tweets and Facebook posts.
  • Work on your website and Facebook Author Page.

And about a million other things not listed here…Exhausting!

  • However, by handing over the control to a publishing company, you’re also handing over the bulk of the workload.
  • Send the completed manuscript to the publisher.
  • Make editorial changes. (Still plenty of red ink!)
  • Write a few blog posts and Q&As.
  • Sit back and pour yourself a large G&T. *Cheers!*

Now even a habitual control freak like me can’t deny which is the better experience. My only question is, why did I take so long to realise it?

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Book description

Life couldn’t get much better for Hannah. She accepts her dream job in Manchester, and easily makes friends with her new neighbours.

When she becomes romantically involved with her boss, she can’t believe her luck. But things are about to take a grisly turn.

As her colleagues and neighbours are killed off one by one, Hannah’s idyllic life starts to fall apart. But when her mother becomes the next victim, the connection to Hannah is all too real.

Who is watching her every move?

Will the police discover the real killer in time?

Hannah is about to learn that appearances can be deceptive.

Print Length: 232 pages
Publisher: Bloodhound Books (30 Jan. 2017)

Amazon UK 🇬🇧           Amazon US 🇺🇸

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Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, now lives in New Zealand with her husband Paul and their boxer dog Alfie. She has three grown-up children and three delicious grandchildren.

As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful stories. Yet she didn’t turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home.

Although she mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories, she has also written several non-fiction books with a close friend and fellow author under the names of Sandra Rose & Jeanette Simone.

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Links:

http://nettanewbound.com/

http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/netta-newbound/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9758079.Netta_Newbound

https://www.facebook.com/newboundnetta/

Twitter:@nettanewbound

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**Weekly Wrap Up**

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Whooopeee I’ve actually managed to read three books this week, in between the hours spent job hunting, the less said about that the better!

A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood

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I’m a huge fan of the Matilda Drake Series, even more so after reading this book, it’s brilliant and definitely the darkest one yet.

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

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I enjoyed this book but not the best in the series.

Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry

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Book description

Emily and Elizabeth spend their childhood locked in a bedroom and terrorized by a mother who drinks too much and disappears for days. The identical twins are rescued by a family determined to be their saviors.

But there’s some horrors love can’t erase…

Elizabeth wakes in a hospital, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. The last thing she remembers is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Days before, she was falling in love and starting college. Now, she’s surrounded by men who talk to themselves and women who pull out their eyebrows.

As she delves deeper into the mystery surrounding Emily’s death, she discovers shocking secrets and holes in her memory that force her to remember what she’s worked so hard to forget—the beatings, the blood, the special friends. Her life spins out of control at a terrifying speed as she desperately tries to unravel the psychological puzzle of her past before it’s too late.

ARC’s I received this week

I only received three books this week, one I requested on the dreaded NetGalley and forgot about. I’ve managed not to request anything on NetGalley for a whole week, I posted a couple of reviews on there but I didn’t even look to see what new books were on there. So you see I do have some willpower😂

The second book I received is top secret at the moment, so my lips are well and truly sealed 🤐🤐🤐

and the third book Child Taken by Darren Young is for the blog tour later on in the year

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I’m really looking forward to reading this book over the weekend.

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Book description

A brilliantly breath-taking thriller with twists you’ll never see coming. The start of a new series from international bestseller Arne Dahl.

Someone is watching.

At each abandoned crime scene there’s a hidden clue: a tiny metal cog, almost invisible to the naked eye. Someone is sending Detective Sam Berger a message, and that someone knows that only he will understand the cryptic trail.

Someone knows.

When another teenaged girl disappears without trace, Sam must convince his superiors that they’re dealing with a serial kidnapper and possible killer. As the police continue the hunt to find the latest kidnap victim, Sam is forced to unearth long buried personal demons – he has no choice if he is to understand the brute’s darkly personal message before time runs out.

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Child Taken by Darren Young

Book description

One hot summer’s day, two-year-old Jessica Preston disappears from the beach. The police are convinced she drowned, but Sandra Preston won’t give up hope that her daughter is still alive.

Twenty years later, another child goes missing, and Sandra is approached by a young journalist who raises questions about what really happened to Jessica Preston all those years ago. But when the journalist discovers someone with an explosive secret, it threatens not only to reveal what’s been covered up for so long, but puts both their lives in danger.

I also bought one book this week,

Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry 

Last week on the book review café

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/03/blog-tour-the-day-that-never-comes-by-caimhmcdonnell-camih-mcfori_ink/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/02/topfivethusday-with-bookblogger-linda-hill-aka-lindasbookbag/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/02/blog-tour-dont-look-behind-you-by-mel-sherratt-bookouture-writermels/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/02/01/my-book-of-the-month-january-2017/

https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/01/31/the-break-down-by-b-a-paris-bookreview/

Next week on the book review café

Phantom Limb by Lucinda Berry review

A Room Full Of Killers by Michael Wood review

Backstabber by Kimberly Chambers Blog tour

The Watcher by Netta Newbound Blog tour

#TopFiveThursday

Not actually book related but it’s my blog, my rules! Right? I have to mention today’s a special day in our household our “old boy”  Milo reaches the grand old age of 14 today, which is an incredible feat when you consider the vet came to the house eighteen months ago to put it him down as he was in so much pain! He really is an incredible character and we love him dearly and yes he has got presents and a cake!

 

 

 

 

**Blog Tour** Prima Facie by Netta NewBound Guest Post

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Today I am hosting the blog tour for Prima Facie by Netta NewBound, a Psychological Serial Killer Thriller and book 4 in the Adam Stanley Series. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to review this book as my TBR pile is getting out of control and I wouldn’t be able to get to it before the blog tour, but this is certainly a book that I will be adding to my TBR pile (after all what’s one more book?). It certainly sounds like my type of read. Netta has very kindly wrote a guest post for The Book Review Café which you can read below

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Listening to your readers

It’s strange how things turn out. I began writing single title thriller novels with killers who are relatable and for whom the reader hopefully roots for. The last thing I expected was for my books to go off on a tangent of their own.

For example, my first book BEHIND SHADOWS is about a woman, Amanda, who had been a childhood victim of her father’s paedophile ring. When her father is released from prison, he and several of his cronies turn up dead. With no alibi, and a diagnosis of multiple personality disorder, Amanda begins to seriously question if she could be the killer.

Then, enter stage left–, the cop, Adam Stanley. Little did I know the interest this supposedly secondary character would receive. Lots of people contacted me asking if there would be a second Adam Stanley book. There was no mention of Amanda, the main character, which I thought was bizarre. But I wasn’t about to knock it. People were buying my books and asking for more, and so The Adam Stanley series came about.

PRIMA FACIE is the fourth and potentially the last in the series—I’ll leave it to the readers to decide. It follows Adam and Amanda’s life so far. But my killers no longer get away with murder. Adam wouldn’t be a very good homicide detective if I allowed that to happen now, would he?

About The Author 

Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, now lives in New Zealand with her husband Paul and their boxer dog Alfie. She has three grown-up children and two delicious grandchildren.

As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful stories. Yet she didn’t turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home.

Although she mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories, she has also written several non-fiction books with a close friend and fellow author under the names of Sandra Rose & Jeanette Simone.

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Links to the author
Facebook    Website     https://twitter.com/nettanewbound
Book Description

In this fast-moving suspense novel, Detective Adam Stanley searches for Miles Muldoon, a hardworking, career-minded businessman, and Pinevale’s latest serial killer.

Evidence puts Muldoon at each scene giving the police a prima facie case against him.

But as the body count rises, and their suspect begins taunting them, this seemingly simple case develops into something far more personal when Muldoon turns his attention to Adam and his family.

Amazon UK     Amazon.com

I’ve included the tour banner so you can follow the rest of the blog tour, and see what other awesome bloggers have to say



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