Wednesday, 13 December 2017

December 2017

December has been a strange month.
First, I was told about internet neutrality laws and how they could change in the US on the 18th. Here in the UK, few people know or are concerned by this but, they could be if we are no longer under European neutrality law. A lot of people have made a lot of money from the internet since it began and it seems to me that allowing internet providers to decide if they can charge customers extra for using the sites on the internet they've come to rely on is a game-changer. It got me thinking.
I remember the days before mobile phones and the internet. Would people be able to live without them now? For some people a mobile would be just for phone calls only....imagine that? How would the changes also affect authors selling their books via Amazon Kindle? Would people be willing to pay monthly to have access to Amazon? Of course, this could all be a storm in a teacup, we will have to see; interesting to think about though, isn't it?
Then, the question of Christmas preparations reared its head way too early. I made lists, one thing I try to avoid but it was necessary. It's a fine art to then spread the preparations evenly over three weeks so that I don't become so sick of them that the big day itself seems like another chore and loses its meaning.
Last week I was dangerously close to perceiving my Xmas as another long slog of hard work then, something changed my mind. Last Friday I was putting our bins out when I heard a child's voice. Our house is quite high up with spectacular views. Somewhere in the valley below, outside one of the houses, a small child was singing "Away In A Manger" and it was drifting up to my garden. I stopped to listen and laughed because some of it was out of tune but nevertheless, it was quite a magical moment. It was the pure innocence of the child's voice, without a care who heard or whether it was out of tune or not. I felt Christmassy.
Over recent weeks, whenever I've turned on the TV news or looked at it on my phone, I've been amazed how nonsensical everything seems to be. I wonder what kind of society we will become if people are so incensed by everything as they seem to be now? Politics has become a farce, cultures are being eroded, there's finger-pointing everywhere. The whole world seems to be in a Mexican standoff (am I even allowed to describe it this way anymore?). 
This week, I remember that small child's voice. It put everything into perspective. So far, December has been a month of contrasts and the two photos I took of the view from my garden illustrate one aspect of this month's change. I know, though, that my current wintry view will change back to warm hues. Can the same be said about how the world, society is changing around us?
1st Dec, 2017 - the view from my Littleborough garden


10th Dec, 2017 - the view from my bedroom balcony

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Bookshelf Cafe News

This month I was interviewed by The Bookshelf Cafe News and was pleased to see that my suspense thriller 'Crushing Curiosity' was also featured.


"Some people have a disposition for the macabre. Some prefer fantasy to an unfulfilling existence.  Some find that a single moment injects itself into their lives repeatedly until all they live for is that moment. Is that me?”
In this extraordinary thriller a man with an unnatural obsession is in pursuit of his perfect victim. A chance encounter with a young woman then challenges his patience, perspective and strict lifestyle. Misunderstandings transform the relationship between two unique characters while they both face danger neither suspect. This disconcerting story will provoke your emotions as the killer’s personality is revealed and his victim’s plight is uncovered.

Denise Greenwood interview in The Bookshelf Cafe News
LINK TO DENISE GREENWOOD INTERVIEW - BOOKSHELF CAFE NEWS

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#ChallengeYourPerspective

Friday, 3 November 2017

Christmas 2017 Must Read



“Some people have a disposition for the macabre. Some prefer fantasy to an unfulfilling existence. Some find that a single moment injects itself into their lives repeatedly until all they live for is that moment. Is that me?”

In this extraordinary thriller a man with an unnatural obsession is in pursuit of his perfect victim. A chance encounter with a young woman then challenges his patience, perspective and strict lifestyle. Misunderstandings transform the relationship between two unique characters while they both face danger neither suspect. This disconcerting story will provoke your emotions as the killer’s personality is revealed and his victim’s plight is uncovered. 

#ChristmasPresent #BestSeller 

#Kindle #KindleUnlimited #AmazonPaperback #Suspense #Thriller #Waterstones #Kobo #FoylesBookstores #IndigoBooks #WHSmith

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#Suspense #Thriller #CrushingCuriosity #DareYouRead?

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

5-Star Reviews - Crushing Curiosity now at British Bookstores

5-star reviews continue at Amazon, meanwhile....Crushing Curiosity is now available at Waterstones, WH Smith, Foyles Bookstores and, can be ordered from any British Library.


"This gripping psychological novel is captivating from start to finish."


"The author knows how to target your emotions and curiosity and keep you locked into the story. I was saddened when I reached the end of the book."

"I was captivated by the characters."

"This is a gripping story with lots of twists and turns. A book you will not want to put down." (Amazon)

Links: -
Waterstones 

W H Smith 
Foyles Bookstores 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Another busy week....

I've never known time pass so quickly as during the past few weeks.
'Crushing Curiosity' is now available from Booktopia Australia and Foyles Bookstores at London, Bristol and Birmingham.
You can also now find me at Goodreads and I have my own URL at Amazon US.
Thank you to the readers who have already reviewed my crime thriller!

Link to Booktopia Australia 
Link to Foyles Bookstores 
Link to Goodreads 
Link to Amazon US 

Latest Amazon Top Customer Reviews


This gripping psychological novel is captivating from start to finish; it is creative and descriptive and you are constantly wondering what will happen next! The book is a crime thriller, but it’s also a book of relationships taking the reader further, in a darker and unexpected direction.
The two main characters are Barri – an emotionless, sinister psychological serial killer, and Caprice; a young woman with deep personal problems. The story winds a complex web of intrigue between the two; desire, love, deceit, and neither of them even suspect the other's dangerous secret that they harbour. Barri is the bad guy – but I was drawn to him and actually started empathizing and liking this cool sadistic killer; could I be identifying with him on a subconscious level?
With a whole host of secondary characters interacting, they bring unexpected twists and turns, which adds to the mystique of the plot, further captivating the reader. The suspense, tensions and mystery makes this a magnificent read.

The main characters are intriguing and become interwoven in a dark and mysterious web. You think you know where the book is heading and then there's a twist, or an event that sweeps you along a different path.
The author knows how to target your emotions and curiosity and keep you locked into the story. I was saddened when I reached the end of the book...there's obviously more intrigue to come from these characters...isn't there?