Monday, 17 September 2018

LAST DAY OF FREE KINDLE PROMOTION - DEVIL MAY CARE

You have only until midnight (17th Sept) to download your FREE Kindle of Devil May Care, the first book of The Devil Books Saga Of Triumph Over Adversity.

THE DEVIL BOOKS SAGA CAN BE READ IN ANY ORDER AND AS STAND-ALONE CAUTIONARY TALES.

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FREE Kindle until midnight 17th Sept 2018 - Devil May Care
When ten-year-old Cory Farris causes a stir at a funeral, his behavior is misinterpreted and sparks a cascade of events that change the lives of everyone he meets.
In spite of his naivety and awkward manner, he finds that as he matures, people are drawn to his quiet ways and he shares their ordeals, all except one, an old enemy who has shown only hostility.
A menacing young man of the cloth loses his faith in humanity - until that is, he is drawn to the place where Cory and his new allies will witness his ultimate and satirical battle with the devil.
Cory will soon discover that an old enemy's cry for help can also be misinterpreted. People are not what they seem but redemption and change can be found in the strangest of places.
Devil May Care is the first in an increasingly dark saga. It is followed by Devil's Pursuits, a crime mystery. The third book, Crushing Curiosity, is a gripping psychological thriller.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

#FREE #KINDLE #BOOKS 13th to 17th Sept

The Devil Books Saga of Triumph Over Adversity 
Devil May Care and Devil's Pursuits are 
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from 13th to 17th September 2018

Devil May Care
When ten-year-old Cory Farris causes a stir at a funeral, his behavior is misinterpreted and sparks a cascade of events that change the lives of everyone he meets.
In spite of his naivety and awkward manner, he finds that as he matures, people are drawn to his quiet ways and he shares their ordeals, all except one, an old enemy who has shown only hostility.
A menacing young man of the cloth loses his faith in humanity - until that is, he is drawn to the place where Cory and his new allies will witness his ultimate and satirical battle with the devil.
Cory will soon discover that an old enemy's cry for help can also be misinterpreted. People are not what they seem but redemption and change can be found in the strangest of places.

Devil May Care is the first in an increasingly dark saga. It is followed by Devil's Pursuits, a crime mystery.

Devil's Pursuits
As a small bistro is plagued by a string of mysterious deaths and a redeemed man of the cloth continues his quest to find his place in the world, Cory once again finds himself surrounded by peculiar people with hidden agendas.
In the midst of it all, a beautiful but troubled young woman ignites the passions of everyone she meets then disappears.
A mystery unravels as Cory navigates his way through intrigue, scandal and death.
Following the first episode of this compelling series, Devil May Care, Devil’s Pursuits is the much-anticipated second book in Denise Greenwood’s captivating saga of triumph over adversity. It is followed by the much darker Crushing Curiosity.




The Devil Books can be read as stand-alone cautionary tales and in any order.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Devil Books

Two of my books will be published during 2018 and I like to refer to them as my "Devil Books." More news to come.....

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

THANK YOU

A huge thank you to all the people in the UK and USA who visited Amazon over the Easter holidays to buy 'Crushing Curiosity.' I now look forward to reading your reviews.

An apt gift for a writer.
Spring has at last arrived and despite swings of extreme weather I've thoroughly enjoyed the month of March. I was particularly pleased to receive a present, a card, from a market stall owner at Todmorden. He makes them. I'd been puzzling over a chapter I was writing and wasn't sure which way it should go but this gift pushed me in the right direction. Small acts of kindness usually come just at the right time.

The month of April is a particularly busy one for me. I will, I hope, have news of two of my books being published soon.

Once again, thank you for adding my thriller 'Crushing Curiosity' to your book collection. While its still windy and raining outside you can curl up in a chair to enjoy it.

Friday, 30 March 2018

FREE EBOOK KINDLE FROM 31st MARCH TO 4th APRIL - CRUSHING CURIOSITY


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“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 an unnatural obsession drives a man to pursue his perfect victim not realizing it is about to change his whole world. A chance encounter with a young woman challenges his patience, perspective and strict lifestyle. Misunderstandings transform the relationship between two unique characters while they both face dangers neither suspect.
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Monday, 5 March 2018

February Lessons 2018

So.....What did I learn during February 2018?

The word 'No' is one of the most powerful words in our vocabulary. As children we are taught not to say it but once we embrace it as adults we can change our lives, our self-confidence, relationships, social media, politics.
I learned about 'folly' by reading 'Buddenbrooks' by Thomas Mann. It was thoroughly depressing, portraying lives not fully lived by following social status perceptions. I then went on to read 'Letters from Henry Miller to Hoki Tokuda Miller' and saw the folly of an old man's infatuation with a much younger woman and then his bitter disillusionment. I'm working my way through all the unread books gathering dust on my bookshelf.
In an attempt to be a little more upbeat I watched the film 'The Dressmaker' - quirky, entertaining but captures the worst in people. The protagonist's revenge was amusing but disturbing. My attempt to be upbeat left a sour taste so I then watched 'Room' - very disturbing but made me look at everyday life through fresh eyes and so ironically, I ended up feeling content and grateful.

I discovered that the Helleborus flowers in my garden were said to be good for breaking bad spells and curses, so were often planted next to the front door. 
Helleborus in my garden
Then, the Beast from the East hit the UK (follow this link for a brief look at what happened at the back of my home). LINK TO BEAST FROM THE EAST VIDEO  I had four days of snow blizzards, 90 miles-per-hour winds, -11 temperatures and then ice. It began to thaw yesterday and to my utter surprise my helleborus look as fresh as when they first bloomed despite being buried under a foot of snowdrift. There's nothing like a bit of extreme weather to focus the mind. I got a lot of work done and had the bonus of some quality time with my family.
  

Would you prefer to be in the mind of a killer or his ideal victim? Why not try both? My psychological thriller 'Crushing Curiosity' is more than a chase. It's a journey into boundaries.

A thriller to keep you guessing
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Journey from Real Life to Psychological Thriller

Thriller 'Crushing Curiosity' is based in Mistlethrop, a fictitious town in South Yorkshire, England but I spent many an hour in a real town, Halifax in Yorkshire, hunting down the perfect locations for my characters and their story.
This is my local train station and it is also where one of my main protagonists, Caprice, embarks on a perilous journey into a nightmare situation. I took this on the day I was about to take the train to Halifax so that I could then take Caprice's first steps.
Littleborough train station, inspiration for thriller, Crushing Curiosity
This is the road where Caprice struggles to escape two men who followed her after her train was forced to stop at Mistlethrop.
Halifax, South Yorkshire - Inspiration for thriller 'Crushing Curiosity'
By following the road above then turning, you come to the entrance to the Piece Hall. I used something similar for the gated entrance barring Caprice's way of escape and I also used its fine examples of white Yorkshire roses later for the place she was taken to, Radburn House.
The entrance gate to the old Piece Hall, Halifax - Thriller, Crushing Curiosity
The shop where Caprice catches Barri buying chokers for his next victims was located here.
Piece Hall, Halifax - inspiration for thriller, Crushing Curiosity
A slight change of location here. I found this playground on one of my travels and I thought of it as I wrote the scenes for the children playing opposite Radburn House.
Aberystwyth, Wales - inspiration for thriller, Crushing Curiosity
Whitby, I didn't have to change the name of this town. This is where my villain, Barrington, embarked on his own journey to finally decide what he was going to do with Caprice, his ideal victim.
Whitby swing-bridge - inspiration for thriller, Crushing Curiosity
The wall of clocks. Barrington collected his own, stopped exactly at the time when each of his victims died. The shop owner was most polite when I explained I needed a photo and why.
These are just a few of my memories, my moments of inspiration and they were kept at my side as I wrote my book. They added the sense of reality I was then able to instil in my characters, their locations and what happens there.


 

Monday, 19 February 2018

NEW FOR 2018

Coming in 2018.....

Devil's Pursuits - crime suspense with a twist

Death and scandal plague the proud owner of a bistro, his restless staff and strange customers. Are their problems due to murder, accidents or the result of a peculiar game?

Devil May Care -  running from the devil may lead you right to him

As a story of intrigue and misunderstandings revolves around him, one man reaches for the divine, but at what price?