REVIEW: BODY & SOUL by John Harvey
Latest News , Review / July 6, 2018

I really enjoyed BODY & SOUL by John Harvey. The plot was brilliant and kept me on my toes right up to the end. An end with an emotional twist. It’s sad to say this is the final novel by John Harvey as he has finally decided to retire from a writing career blessed with bestseller after bestseller. Thank you for the tremendous skill you have woven into each and every one of your stories. Thank you also to Cornerstone, Penguin Random House, and #NetGalley for the chance to review #BodyAndSoul. ★★★★★ 5 STARS! The heavy manacles around the girl’s wrists, perhaps not surprisingly, looked very much like the ones that had been found on the studio floor. For a moment, she had a vision of the chain to which they were attached being swung through the air, taking on force and speed before striking home.Then swung again. When his estranged daughter Katherine appears on his doorstep, ex-Detective Frank Elder knows that something is wrong. Katherine has long been troubled, and Elder has always felt powerless to help her. But now Katherine has begun to self-destruct. The breakdown of her affair with a controversial artist has sent her into a tailspin…

REVIEW: THE QUAKER by Liam McIlvanney
Latest News , Review / June 20, 2018

THE QUAKER by Liam McIlvanney is an atmospheric Thriller that grips the imagination in the harshness of a 1969 Glasgow. The attention to detail is breathtaking. I could smell the cigarette smoke, the damp, and the sweat. I felt totally immersed in the story. The lead character, DI McCormack searches for the truth in a case that sees women dying in terrible circumstances. The writing is refreshing and gritty. Thank you to #Netgalley and #HarperCollins for the opportunity to review this book. #THEQUAKER ★★★★★ 5 STARS His name fills the streets with fear… In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Liam McIlvanney, a serial killer stalks the streets of Glasgow and DI McCormack follows a trail of devastating secrets to uncover the truth… A city torn apart. Glasgow, 1969. In the grip of the worst winter for years, the city is brought to its knees by a killer whose name fills the streets with fear: the Quaker. He takes his next victim – the third woman from the same nightclub – and dumps her in the street like rubbish. A detective with everything to prove. The police are left chasing a ghost, with no new leads and no hope…

Latest News , Review / May 3, 2018

SKIN DEEP, an Adult Mystery Thriller by Liz Nugent left me in a quandary. Perhaps that was the reason: to shock and make the reader think. I, on the other hand, could not get to grips with the main character, Cordelia Russell. Within the first few pages, we learn Cordelia has the body of a dead man decomposing in her flat. But who? Over the rest of the book, we are introduced to many would-be suspects as the story begins again when Cordelia is just nine years old. Liz Nugent is a fantastic writer who takes us on one hell of a ride. My only concern, I did not feel anything for Cordelia, not one shred of sympathy. Her character traits proved too difficult to like. Thank you to #NetGalley for the opportunity to review #SkinDeep I’m sorry, but I could only give this story 3.5 STARS. ‘I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn’t that what I’ve been doing for most of my life?’ Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run…

New Box Set: Carnal Sins Trilogy
Latest News / April 10, 2018

Look what’s available now; a new Box Set, featuring all my sexy bad boy stories from the Carnal Sins series: Blackmailed into the Billionaire’s Bed The Wicked Rancher’s Indecent Proposal The Secret Agent’s Captive Siren has made a lovely cover too. Thank you. Available from Siren Bookstrand:  

REVIEW: CROSS HER HEART by Sarah Pinborough
Latest News , Review / April 7, 2018

CROSS HER HEART a psychological thriller, by Sarah Pinborough, moved along at a great pace. Secrets, lies, and scandal were at every page turn. I could not put this book down. Without giving any ‘secrets’ away, the novel led me down one path only to turn everything on its head. BOOM! This book grips and doesn’t let go. It twists the reader left and right as the characters come to terms with their past. At times, this was not an easy book to read. It left one questioning right and wrong, past and present. Superb. Thank you to #NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book #CrossHerHeart. ★★★★★ 5 STARS ‘Cross my heart and hope to die…’ Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something? A secret no one could ever guess. Someone is living a lie. Is it Lisa? Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava. Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn? Cross Her Heart publishes Spring 2018. You’ll just have to wait to find out… The explosive new thriller from Sarah Pinborough, author of the Sunday Times Bestselling novel BEHIND HER EYES.

The Secret Agent’s Captive ~ Now on pre-order
Latest News / April 11, 2014

The Secret Agent’s Captive (Carnal Sins #3)The Secret Agent’s Captive is now on pre-order at Bookstrand. I really love this book. It’s one of those stories that was a joy to write. It was also a little diversion into mystery suspense. Mmm, I do like a hero with a few secrets. Don’t you?

Now on Pre-Order ~ The Wicked Rancher’s Indecent Proposal
Latest News / December 31, 2013

Hi, everyone The 2nd story in my brand new series Carnal Sins has just gone on pre-order HERE [Siren LoveEdge: Erotic Cowboy Romance, sex toys, HEA] When thirty-three-year-old Carly Wilson returns to Montana to bury her father, she takes over the running of her parents’ ranch, little knowing that her father borrowed a significant sum of cash from the rancher next door. She is even more surprised to discover that the man who loaned her father the money is none other than Brett Sinclair, the very guy she had a crush on in high school. At thirty-five, Brett has changed beyond all recognition, and is no longer the fun-loving individual he used to be. Cold, ruthless, and unemotional, he shows absolutely no sympathy when Carly explains that she can’t possibly pay him back. With the loan secured on the farmstead, Brett demands sexual favors as payment in kind, or he will start legal proceedings to take the ranch from her.  Carly soon realizes there must be a reason for Brett’s heartless behavior, but before she can help him, will she be forced to accept his indecent proposal? A Siren Erotic Romance

Slide Show for Blackmailed into the Billionaire’s Bed
Latest News / December 18, 2013

I thought I would place all the promotional images from Blackmailed into the Billionaire’s Bed into this post. If you click on the first image, the others should then follow as a slide show, giving you a condensed version of what the book is all about.Blackmailed into the Billionaire’s Bed is available from Bookstrand HERE Meet Mac Buchanan Meet Kendall Van Heusen

Series Showcase on Carnal Sins
Latest News / December 5, 2013

For those that may have missed the series showcase of Carnal Sins, hosted on Siren Bookstrand’s Facebook page, I’ve copied the interview below…#SeriesShowcase: Carnal Sins by Jan Bowles 1. The first book in the Carnal Sins series masterfully weaves together elements of intrigue, deception, and romance to suck the reader into the narrative. Where did you find inspiration for the characters and their story? BLACKMAILED INTO THE BILLIONAIRE’S BED is the brainstorm of my imagination. I love writing stories about deliciously wicked heroes who need the love of a good woman to see the error of their ways.  2. In BLACKMAILED INTO THE BILLIONAIRE’S BED, what was challenging about exploring the characters’ flaws and bringing them to a point where they could see a happily ever after for themselves? Mac Buchanan is a driven individual who is ruthless and uncompromising. Creating the turnaround in his personality was the most challenging. It had to appear real and considered, and not forced. My heroine, Kendall Van Heusen, had her work cut out, but thankfully, she was up for the challenge, too. 3. As the series continues to explore the edgier side of erotic romance, can you give us some hints for what readers…