Monday, 18 June 2012

Here's a teaser for you.

 Ruthless Games


Edward Grace walks through his front door to an horrific smell that burns the back of his throat, immediately rushing around the house leaving his suitcases at the door he stumbles upon Toni, lying face down on the floor in a pool of blood in the kitchen. Ed, taking deep breaths, rushes over to her and turns her naked body. Trying to hold back the vomit reflex and the emotional stress that rapidly fills his soul, Ed struggles at the sight, forcing him to scream out loud. He turns to rush out of the kitchen causing him to slip on the pool of blood, cracking his forehead on the cold hard tiled kitchen floor.

Ed awakes to the alarm bells from his mobile phone ring tone. He lies there gathering his thoughts with no attempt to take the call. Slowing turning with blood dripping from his head and sitting up, Ed stares at his dead girlfriend; Toni was the type of girl who would do anything for anyone and would never hurt a fly. She was a passionate devoted girlfriend who planned to spend the rest of her life with him. She was a beautiful 25-year-old woman, long blonde hair, nice slim physique and a smile that could stop traffic. Ed’s mind is baffled as to why someone would not only murder her but also mutilate her face beyond recognition.

Finding this obscene sight too much, he covers her body with a blanket and pulls out his mobile phone. Just as he is about to call the police his phone rings again, causing him to jump with fear. After about three rings Ed answers the call, slowly moving it towards his ear.
‘Edward Grace, by my estimations you would have discovered the body in your kitchen.’ The voice is firm, dry and monotone.
‘Who are you?’ trying to disguise his fear.
‘There’s a phone box on the corner of Stacey Road, Newport Road end. Be there in exactly one hour.’
‘Ed if you’re not there, or phone the police, your mother will be next, understand?’ Before Ed has a chance to respond the caller cuts off. Dramatically falling to the floor in a heap Ed feels completely helpless, scared, with no idea as to why he, or his family, is caught up in this catastrophe.

Checking his watch the time is 09.20, meaning he needs to make it to the other end of Cardiff on foot within an hour, which may prove difficult. He runs up to the bathroom and stares at himself in the mirror. His beige suit is covered in blood, a mixture of his own and Toni’s. Also, his face has dark flakes of blood from the gash on his forehead and needs to clean himself up quickly, not wanting to bring too much attention to himself. Stripping off and washing his face, in his mind Ed can only see the sight of Toni, mutilated, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. He tries hard to block the images and focuses on what he needs to do, but this proves somewhat difficult.

Once again standing in front of the mirror he looks himself up and down, brushes back his slick black hair and washes the blood from his toned olive skin. He brushes his pearl whites, dashes into the bedroom and pulls on a pair of blue jeans and dark t-shirt. Checking his watch again, he realises he only now has 45 minutes.

Slamming the front door and double locking it behind him, Ed charges to the fateful phone box. En route, his phone rings, he answers whilst briskly walking.
‘Hello?’ trying to catch his breath.
‘Hi Edward, it’s me.’
‘Hi mum,’ enjoying the soft comforting tone of her voice.
‘Are you ok, sound out of breath?’
‘Just in a hurry mum, that’s all.’
‘Ok I’ll take the hint, call me later, tell me about your trip away ok?’
‘Ok mum, love you.’
‘Love you too.’
Ed places the phone back in his pocket and ups his pace.

About a mile and a half to go in only 15 minutes, Ed breaks into a brisk jog, not the fittest bloke in the world, he runs out of breath pretty quickly but pushes through, fighting to get to the phone box. Many things fly through his mind whilst en route, the biggest question is why? Why would someone do this? There’s no explanation or any reason that he can think of. He also wonders how his life will be now Toni is dead. Sudden horror strikes him like a blow to the back of the head; the worrying thought that he might be framed for Toni’s murder.

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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Ruthless Games - OUT NOW!!! on Amazon

Edward Grace returns home from a business trip to find his beautiful beloved girlfriend brutally murdered lying on the kitchen floor. Confused, disorientated and in complete shock Ed's vulnerability gets abused and Toni's killers set Ed unimaginable, gory tasks in order to keep loved ones alive.

The big questions for Edward are, WHY? & WHO? - Will he ever get to the bottom of this real life nightmare?

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Changing Genre

Hello, once I've published my next eBook, I'm going try something a little different. I'm going to try and write a RomCom... I came up with a really good story line in a dream I had not so long ago and can’t seem to shake off the idea. So, I'm going to put pen to paper (well fingers to keyboard) and get cracking... :-)

Thanks All.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame is coming to Cardiff, join in and get involved with the celebrations!
The Flame will arrive on the outskirts of the city at 5.25pm on Friday, May 25, with the first Cardiff torchbearer starting off on Newport Road in St Mellons. It will then travel down Newport Road to Roath, along Dumfries Place and Boulevard de Nantes, onto Kingsway, Duke Street and Castle Street with a brief stop at Cardiff Castle.

Then the torchbearer will travel along Castle Street, High Street to St David’s Hall. From here it will proceed to St Mary Street, into Wood Street – past the Millennium Stadium – along Tudor Street, Clare Street and Lower Cathedral Road before
heading into Bute Park for the free 15,000-ticket concert in Coopers Field.
The relay will begin again on Saturday May 26, with a 6.29am start outside the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay.

From Harbour Drive it will travel past the National Assembly for Wales and across Roald Dahl Plas before heading through Grangetown along James Street, Clarence Road, Corporation Road and Penarth Road.
To download a copy of the Cardiff route map, click on the website link on this listing. For a more detailed map of the route, street-by-street details and exact timings please visit:

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Olympic Torch as it passes through the streets of Cardiff before it arrives in Cooper’s Field for a spectacular Evening Celebration where the winners of Cardiff Council’s ‘Big Gig’ Battle of The Bands competition will get to perform alongside some big name acts.
Rock band You Me At Six, Brit award winner Emeli Sandé and Cardiff-born Kids In Glass Houses will perform at the free event in Cooper's Field which will be held as part of the Olympic torch relay celebrations. The ticketed show, for 16,000 people, will be held on 25 May as Cardiff hosts the London 2012 Olympic torch relay.

The torch will be in Wales between May 25, when it arrives in Monmouth, and May 30, when it leaves after visiting Welshpool. The Olympic Flame is expected to travel for 70 days an estimated 8,000 miles around the UK giving thousands of communities and individuals their moment to shine a light on the best their area has to offer -- including celebrations of local culture, breathtaking landscapes and dynamic urban areas as the Olympic Flame comes to a place near them.

The Olympic Flame will arrive at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Another Beautiful Morning.

Good morning to you all. I was driving to work this morning, with the sun in my eyes, window down with the fresh air streaming into the car, I felt nothing but exhilaration. There's something about the sun on your face that's lifting, the release of endorphins is a great way to start the day.

I turned up to work stupidly early, so went into Cardiff City Centre (a stones throw from my office) and sat in a coffee Bar. Ordered a honey roasted black coffee, pulled out my Blackberry Tablet and continued on my current publication. Managed to complete a full chapter, my concentration was on top beans this morning and think it has something to do with the endorphin releasing Sun and Honey Roasted Coffee :-)

Whilst walking back towards my office, there was a tramp sat up against the wall with his face pointing towards the warm sun with his eyes closed. I could tell he was enjoying the moment - someone with limited means enjoying something thats free brings it all into perspective. From now on, when I'm moaning its raining or freezing cold outside, I'm going to try to remember this man. Where will he be when its cold outside and I'm sat in my warm cosy house moaning that its too wet and cold to go out anywhere, should be grateful of what we do have and remember those who are worse off.

I decided to do a good deed and placed a two pound coin into his hat, he looked at me, smiled and said: "Thank you, hope you have a nice day." I nodded and continued to walk, hoping that he also has a good day.

Anyway, got to go into a meeting now, thanks for reading this. I know I waffle about things but hope someone somewhere out there enjoys the reads.

Thanks all and hope you all have a good day as well. X


Monday, 14 May 2012

Do not read....

I was up until 0100 last night writing, no wonder I struggled to get out of bed this morning. I find when I'm on a roll, I've got to keep going, keep up the momentum. When your really into the book your writing and look forward to put pen to paper (fingers to keyboard really) you know it's going to be a good one.

As I've gone through writing from my first "Did I Die?" through to "Joyride" I really feel I'm progressing and that has a lot to do with the feed back I'm getting. Being a new author it's so important to receive this information - I really want to be the best I can.

Also, I'm yet to think of the new title for the book I'm writing, ideas welcome.... for a gory, violent story, combined with romance and a ******** ending. At the moment I'm thinking "Do not read!" a reverse psychology approach???

Gosh, I waffle at times, sorry....

Anyway, please have a look at my other work, and if you are interested in providing a review for me please email me: and let me know which book you would like to review and I'll send you a copy (free obviously).

Thanks for reading everyone:


Saturday, 12 May 2012

I'm currently writing my 7th book... Ive decided to make this one - gory, a bit over the line on extreme violence and its not going to be for the faint hearted. I'm only on 18,023 words at the moment, with a lot of great twists, good characters and should be ready in the next month or two.

In the mean time check out some of my other work, visit: if you do read my work, please remember to tell me what you think.

Thanks all you readers out there.... I'm off to bed.