JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

Today is Day 2 of my rolling blog and I have had a slight change of plan.  Instead of Derek Thompson today I am spotlighting Ken Ogilvie who is a fairly recent Joffe author and has only published the one book so far.

Ken Ogilvie

Joffe’s and Jill’s promotional efforts certainly helped to get a lot of book reviews, which have been very positive and encouraging for a new writer. Joffe Books has been a great publisher to work with, both on the editorial side and in terms of Jasper Joffe’s quick and valuable personal responses to questions that I’ve had. I look forward to a productive relationship with the company while my first book penetrates the market, and as I work on the second book.


wooden boardwalk in dark forest

Her Dark Path

16 years ago Rebecca Bradley’s mother was murdered. Rebecca was only eight years old. The killer has never been caught. Growing up, Rebecca vowed that one day she would track him down and make him pay.

Now Rebecca is a young police woman in Ontario. She wants to become a homicide detective. Her first investigation is the cold case of a woman who vanished for 16 days and then was found dead in her own home. The brutal crime shocks the small Canadian town of Conroy.

The puzzling case has uncanny similarities to the murder of Rebecca’s mother. Both victims were found strangled in their own kitchens.

Can Rebecca keep her emotions together as she closes in on a killer with connections to her family and tragic past? And will she finally get justice for her mother?

Available from: www.amazon.com  www.amazon.co.uk   www.amazon.ca

 


Ken Ogilvie

Author Bio

‘I began my fiction writing as a novice, but I had extensive writing experience in technical and policy areas, and I was a ferocious editor of staff reports at Pollution Probe. Novel writing would come naturally to me, or so I thought (incorrectly). I wrote half of a really crappy science-fiction book, and then struggled over whether to continue. But I’m not a quitter, so I shelved that book for the time being, took a deep breath, and hit the reset button.

 I’m currently an independent environmental policy consultant, working from home in Toronto, Canada, although I’m on the road a lot. Recent consulting contracts of mine include preparing a case study designed to be used by the Said Business School, University of Oxford, on the province of Alberta’s recent transition towards being a climate policy leader in Canada, and I’ve done research and ran workshops on the creation of a new Canadian Energy Information Organization. I serve on the Boards of Directors for two leading environmental and energy organizations – the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). And when spare time and suitable opponents permit, I play the odd game of chess, which was a passion of mine in younger days.’



Day 1 – T.J. Brearton – Read more here

BLOG BLITZ: Desperate Ground by L.J. Morris

Today it is my stop on the Blog Blitz for Desperate Ground by L.J.Morris. Thank you to Bloodhound Books and Sarah Hardy for inviting me. I am pleased to share with you my review of this gripping thriller.

Desperate Ground_Design_01.jpgDesperate Ground by L.J. Morris

Available from

When the secrecy of a nuclear weapon agreement is thrown into doubt, a disgraced intelligence operative is recruited to find out if the deal is still safe…

Ali Sinclair, wrongly convicted and on the run from a Mexican prison, is enlisted to infiltrate her old friend’s inner circle and find the evidence.

The only people on her side are an ex-Cold War spook and the former Royal Marine that was sent to find her. Together they discover that the stakes are much higher than anyone knew, and the fate of the world is at risk…

But when you live in the shadows who can you trust?


My Review

Ali Sinclair is a fiesty lady who sacrificed her freedom to help a friend. She escaped from a Mexican prison with the help of her friend Frank McGill. The pair then become involved in preventing a group carry out terrorism on a massive scale.

The book moves along steadily. I felt with all the action it should have been faster paced but it was missing something for me.

The main characters are Ali and Frank and although they were at the forefront all the way through the book I don’t feel I learned much about their characters.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books and Netgalley for the advance copy


Profile 1_LJM.jpgL J Morris Author Profile

L J Morris is an author with a love of books and storytelling that he developed as a child.

After a career in the Royal Navy, which spanned most of the 80s and 90s, he settled back in Cumbria and soon realised that an unsuccessful attempt to write a serial killer novel at the age of 12 hadn’t blunted his ambitions.

He started to write again and has enjoyed success with his short stories appearing in several anthologies. Although he still enjoys writing short stories, his passion has always been for thriller novels and he has spent the last few years following his dream of being a published novelist.

Links

Website: www.ljmorrisauthor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LesJMorris

Twitter: @LesJMorris

JOFFE BOOKS: What Their Authors Think. Day 2 – Ken Ogilvie

Today is Day 2 of my rolling blog and I have had a slight change of plan.  Instead of Derek Thompson today I am spotlighting Ken Ogilvie who is a fairly recent Joffe author and has only published the one book so far.

Ken Ogilvie

Joffe’s and Jill’s promotional efforts certainly helped to get a lot of book reviews, which have been very positive and encouraging for a new writer. Joffe Books has been a great publisher to work with, both on the editorial side and in terms of Jasper Joffe’s quick and valuable personal responses to questions that I’ve had. I look forward to a productive relationship with the company while my first book penetrates the market, and as I work on the second book.


wooden boardwalk in dark forest

Her Dark Path

16 years ago Rebecca Bradley’s mother was murdered. Rebecca was only eight years old. The killer has never been caught. Growing up, Rebecca vowed that one day she would track him down and make him pay.

Now Rebecca is a young police woman in Ontario. She wants to become a homicide detective. Her first investigation is the cold case of a woman who vanished for 16 days and then was found dead in her own home. The brutal crime shocks the small Canadian town of Conroy.

The puzzling case has uncanny similarities to the murder of Rebecca’s mother. Both victims were found strangled in their own kitchens.

Can Rebecca keep her emotions together as she closes in on a killer with connections to her family and tragic past? And will she finally get justice for her mother?

Available from: www.amazon.com  www.amazon.co.uk   www.amazon.ca

 


Ken Ogilvie

Author Bio

‘I began my fiction writing as a novice, but I had extensive writing experience in technical and policy areas, and I was a ferocious editor of staff reports at Pollution Probe. Novel writing would come naturally to me, or so I thought (incorrectly). I wrote half of a really crappy science-fiction book, and then struggled over whether to continue. But I’m not a quitter, so I shelved that book for the time being, took a deep breath, and hit the reset button.

 I’m currently an independent environmental policy consultant, working from home in Toronto, Canada, although I’m on the road a lot. Recent consulting contracts of mine include preparing a case study designed to be used by the Said Business School, University of Oxford, on the province of Alberta’s recent transition towards being a climate policy leader in Canada, and I’ve done research and ran workshops on the creation of a new Canadian Energy Information Organization. I serve on the Boards of Directors for two leading environmental and energy organizations – the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST). And when spare time and suitable opponents permit, I play the odd game of chess, which was a passion of mine in younger days.’



Day 1 – T.J. Brearton – Read more here

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