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My debut crime novel 'The Abadoned' launched at #1 in Kindle Crime Fiction with Bloodhound Books UK.  Bloodhound Books have signed me for another two crime fiction novels.  Check out my Best-seller on Amazon. In this booklet I aim to; -Share my writing life.  -Introduce you to different writers and people in the writing industry. -Provide information to writers and readers.  -Promote my work and the work of others. -Have fun and say hello to my readers. 

David Lyons. @MrDBLyons. 
David B. Lyons is a former award-winning journalist-turned-author. He is a writer of psychological thrillers, the first of which - Midday - was compared to the writing of Quentin Tarantino by Bookstormer: "For me he is the Tarantino of the book world." Not a bad start to life as an author! He signed a three-book publishing deal with Bloodhound Books at the tail end of 2017. David grew up in Dublin - the city his novels are set - but currently spends his time between Birmingham in the UK and the Irish capital. He is married to a Brummie, Kerry, and they have one daughter, Lola. He has also lectured in Creative Writing in colleges and universities in both Ireland and in the UK. Follow David here: Twitter: @MrDBLyons Facebook:

And mine too in case anyone forgets. ;) 
Bloodhound Books UK is our publisher. @Bloodhoundbook

#WomansWords @dglwoman.

Every Sunday there is a free, fun read of mine on #WomansWords I write mostly quirky pieces for this column. It is where I have fun and engage with readers on a successful woman's website.  I'd love for people to pop by, read, like and share the column.  It is free and available on the Donegal Woman website.

Past ImperfectBy Pam Lecky.  Self-published. 
Short story collection. Pre-order now. 
Skin Deep by Liz Nugent.Everyone has been waiting for this book following the success of Liz's earlier books.  Check out Skin Deep, Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait.  Skin Deep out in April 2018. 
Donegal Table Cook book
Brian's new cookbook launched with a bang in March and featured in #Indulgeinbooks and cannot be missed. A must buy. 

April Releases.
Include children's books, women's fiction and crime fiction.  Follow #Indulgeinbooks for more.
Inseparable  Siobhan Davis
The Liar's Girl Catherine Ryan Howard's crime novel. Second one. Debut novel was Distress Signals.  The Liar's Girl is a March release. Reviews are good. 
The Girl Who Ate the Stars.  Caroline Busher.
A gritty, angsty, friends-to-lovers standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything. Published in Jan. Siobhan is a prolific writer and has many books on sale now. every month for all the hot releases. 

Recent Recommended reads. 
Caroline BusherThe Girl Who Ate The Stars.
Children's Books. 
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David Lyons debut Midday is described as a clever, engrossing Thriller you won't be able to put down.  I feel that Midday is written by an accomplished writer of plot, character development and dialogue. I could not put it down and I found myself flittering through the pages and short chapters (loved them!) so that I could keep up with the pace of a morning's bank heist. Loved that it was set in Ireland and I liked that the characters shocked and repulsed me... in places. You can tell that the author took time and patience with this book. Definite must read for all those who love crime fiction.
I love Caroline's other books and await this one with anticipation.
****Massive shout out to watch out for Lorna Sixsmith's book coming soon. 

Kelly Crighton's short story anthology. Bank Holiday Hurricane.  
Andrea Mara's The Other Side of the Wall (below).  And Adele O'Neil's Behind a Closed Door. 

Current Reads

Current ReadsMarina By Aoibheann McCann. Behind A Closed Door. Adele O'Neil.Let me start by saying, I hate writing reviews... but I wanted to say how much I throughly enjoyed this book. I imagine some people will see lots that they recognise and fear in this book. Adele O'Neil makes her characters come alive through her dialogue. The story flows along superbly and you just want to have proper time to spend with her work and figure out what might happen next to the characters. There's greatness in the scenes which delve deep into why and how awful things happen - behind closed doors. The emotion and the depth of fear is very real as you read. This is an author who knows how to drip feed a reader and one who writes very accomplished dialogue. There are softer moments too and I especially liked the pieces of Heather and her father. Curious to know how the author would tie it all up at the end, I tried to read faster and faster. So... I know I will have to visit this book again. I feel too that this is a book young women(and men) should read before they embark on relationships. Realistic coverage of difficult and emotive topics is woven through interesting relationships. It's totally different to her previous book, Brothers and Sisters - so well done to this author on another great read! Recommend highly.
Marina by Aoibheann McCann. Available on pre-order on Amazon. I am reading an advance copy of this at the present time. It is intriguing. 

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  ‘The Abandoned’ is crime fiction?  Yes, my novel is a grittier read than my Woman’s Words column - that’s for  sure! It is a dark tale of an unmarried Irish woman’s clash with the emerging criminal underworld of 1950s Dublin. 
A female lead character then? Definitely. I like to write about strong women and to me Peggy Bowden has always had a strong voice. She sat on my keyboard and in my head and insisted I write her story. Peggy is a backstreet abortionist and brothel owner in 1950s Dublin, so it is a historical, crime novel with a powerful woman at the helm and I’m excited about it. I’m also told it’s got dark humour in it and I’m glad of that.
In researching 1950s women with criminal records, Peggy evolved from many of the life-stories I read. Peggy just appeared in the words and she lead me through how I thought these many women might have lived. She evolved from an initial idea of - what if an unmarried woman wanted to make a living and life for herself. In those days, women had to give up their jobs if they married in Ireland, so I wondered what profession they might have and how the more fiesta of them might have tried to hold onto their independence. Peggy of course, took on the church and society’s norms and she paid for that, so I wanted to explore her life. I hope the reader enjoys her story.

Will men like this book? I’m hopeful that men will find my book good. Advance copies of my book have been sent out and many have said they’ve told their male friends and partners that they should buy it. This is encouraging. I’d love to hear from any reader of The Abandoned and I’d appreciate if they left me a review on Amazon or Goodreads etc.
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Where can we get our hands on The Abandoned? Bloodhound Books UK are a leading digital publisher of best-selling crime and thrillers, so The Abandoned is available as a kindle/ebook or paperback print on demand. Google The Abandoned Sharon Thompson.  www,sharontwriter,com