BLOG TOUR: To Snare a Witch #horror #newrelease @jayravenauthor @junctionpublish

Today I am extremely excited to be sharing my review of TO SNARE A WITCH by my favourite HORROR author: JAY RAVEN. I read Crimson Siege where he reinvented vampires so was really looking forward to see how he would recreate Witches. I wasn’t disappointed this is a short fast read that I absolutely loved. More please Jay!

To Snare a Witch ebook FINALTO SNARE A WITCH by Jay Raven

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Canada   Amazon Australia

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty,  intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.

What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition  sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…


My Review

This is a novella and a very gripping read.  I struggle to review novellas as they are short and concise so it is very easy to include spoilers.  I hope I have managed to tell you enough to want to read it but not spoil it.

It is some time since I read a Witch story but I have read Jay Raven’s work before and was very impressed so was looking forward to reading this one.  I like the way the author is taking the older horror subjects and reinventing them so was intrigued as to how he would develop Witches.

The story begins with Thomas and Matthew enacting a scene.  It is sheer brilliance that he has taken 2 actors and remixed them and it works perfectly.  Thomas and Matthew have found a way to make significant amounts of money finding and identifying Witches. We begin with a Witch being tried via a reworking of the old dunking method but all is not what it seems.

Add a lusting old man and a beautiful young woman into the mix and the reader is taken on a bumpy ride through witchery, lies and impersonations the like of which I have never read before.

Many twists and turns are involved in this story.  It is fast paced gripping with many curve balls in the mix and the ending is brilliant.  I am really hoping for more to add to this story.


Jay Raven author photo (2)AUTHOR BIO

Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men.

He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

Links

Website: http://www.jayraven.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iain.pattison.1

Twitter: @jayravenauthor

 

WEDNESDAY WINNER #3 The Perfect Murder (Harriet Taylor #2) by Stewart Giles @joffebooks #joffewednesdaywinner #TeamJoffeBooks #theperfectmurder #harriettaylor #detectivebook #crimefiction @stewartgiles

This week my WEDNESDAY WINNER is THE PERFECT MURDER (Harriet Taylor #2) by the #1 bestseller: Stewart Giles. This is a great read and very thought provoking with a unique storyline and a jaw-droppingly unexpected ending.

THE PERFECT MURDER (Detective Harriet Taylor #2) by Stewart Giles

Available from Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

From #1 best-selling author Stewart Giles comes the new mystery set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets.

COULD YOU COMMIT THE PERFECT MURDER?

Two cats are found mutilated in the same town. Detective Harriet Taylor is reluctant to investigate, but then one of their owners is killed a bizarre way that same day.

Harriet and the team step in. The dead woman has four words written on her neck — four very ambiguous words.

Then another body turns up with the same words written on it. Harriet fears the worst — a serial killer is on the loose in the small Cornish town of Trotterdown.

Can Harriet stop the murders and work out the connection to the local writing group who, conveniently enough, have been set the task of writing stories on the theme of “the perfect murder”?

A crime mystery with a touch of black humour. You’ll enjoy this fast-paced and dark unearthing of the secrets of a sleepy Cornish community.

THE DETECTIVE HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1 – The Beekeeper

Book 2 – The Perfect Murder


What the Readers are saying:

Black Books Blog

The start of the book is one of the best introductions I have read this year, with a man committing the perfect murder by drowning a lady in a bath tub, but all is not as it seems.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a cleverly written crime thriller … with just a hint of humor. Taylor is a great character… she really gets involved in this case and picks up clues that no one else seems to get. Her ‘gut feeling’ is her guiding light. Read more here


The Quiet Geordie

When another murder is committed, they start to look for connections, but there seem to be none. Has Trotterdown town got a serial killer? And is he committing perfect murders?  Read more here


On the Shelf Reviews

What I liked about this book was it didn’t take itself too seriously. It was fast paced and easy to read.  Read more here


Nicki’s Life of Crime

The story is fast paced,has a number of unexpected twists,a gorgeous setting and some heart pounding danger.There is also a touch of romance but not enough to put off readers like me who read thrillers because they like twists,mystery and hopefully plenty of action.Although this is the second book in the Harriet Taylor series it can be read and enjoyed as stand alone.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

Well now I have read  the book I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed at all and I LOVED this book!!  For me it is a gritty, fast paced story that held my attention until the very end.  Read more here


Turn the Page Blog

Another fantastic offering from Stewart Giles! If you she read The Beekeeper, read this, if you haven’t, make sure you do. These are (fairly short) easy reading books, with a unsuspecting twist. Read more here


Author Bio

After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam.

I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later.

LINKS

Website:  www.stewartgiles.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles

Twitter @stewartgiles

Stewart Giles Readers Club


 

WEDNESDAY WINNER #3 The Perfect Murder (Harriet Taylor #2) by Stewart Giles @joffebooks #joffewednesdaywinner #TeamJoffeBooks #theperfectmurder #harriettaylor #detectivebook #crimefiction @stewartgiles

This week my WEDNESDAY WINNER is THE PERFECT MURDER (Harriet Taylor #2) by the #1 bestseller: Stewart Giles. This is a great read and very thought provoking with a unique storyline and a jaw-droppingly unexpected ending.

 

THE PERFECT MURDER (Detective Harriet Taylor #2) by Stewart Giles

Available from Amazon UK   Amazon US   Amazon Australia   Amazon Canada

From #1 best-selling author Stewart Giles comes the new mystery set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets.

COULD YOU COMMIT THE PERFECT MURDER?

Two cats are found mutilated in the same town. Detective Harriet Taylor is reluctant to investigate, but then one of their owners is killed a bizarre way that same day.

Harriet and the team step in. The dead woman has four words written on her neck — four very ambiguous words.

Then another body turns up with the same words written on it. Harriet fears the worst — a serial killer is on the loose in the small Cornish town of Trotterdown.

Can Harriet stop the murders and work out the connection to the local writing group who, conveniently enough, have been set the task of writing stories on the theme of “the perfect murder”?

A crime mystery with a touch of black humour. You’ll enjoy this fast-paced and dark unearthing of the secrets of a sleepy Cornish community.

THE DETECTIVE HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES

Book 1 – The Beekeeper

Book 2 – The Perfect Murder


What the Readers are saying:

Black Books Blog

The start of the book is one of the best introductions I have read this year, with a man committing the perfect murder by drowning a lady in a bath tub, but all is not as it seems.  Read more here


Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a cleverly written crime thriller … with just a hint of humor. Taylor is a great character… she really gets involved in this case and picks up clues that no one else seems to get. Her ‘gut feeling’ is her guiding light. Read more here


The Quiet Geordie

When another murder is committed, they start to look for connections, but there seem to be none. Has Trotterdown town got a serial killer? And is he committing perfect murders?  Read more here


On the Shelf Reviews

What I liked about this book was it didn’t take itself too seriously. It was fast paced and easy to read.  Read more here


Nicki’s Life of Crime

The story is fast paced,has a number of unexpected twists,a gorgeous setting and some heart pounding danger.There is also a touch of romance but not enough to put off readers like me who read thrillers because they like twists,mystery and hopefully plenty of action.Although this is the second book in the Harriet Taylor series it can be read and enjoyed as stand alone.  Read more here


Donna’s Book Blog

Well now I have read  the book I have to say that I wasn’t disappointed at all and I LOVED this book!!  For me it is a gritty, fast paced story that held my attention until the very end.  Read more here


Turn the Page Blog

Another fantastic offering from Stewart Giles! If you she read The Beekeeper, read this, if you haven’t, make sure you do. These are (fairly short) easy reading books, with a unsuspecting twist. Read more here


Author Bio

After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam.

I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later.

LINKS

Website:  www.stewartgiles.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stewart.giles

Twitter @stewartgiles

Stewart Giles Readers Club


BLOG TOUR: To Snare a Witch #horror #newrelease @jayravenauthor @junctionpublish

Today I am extremely excited to be sharing my review of TO SNARE A WITCH by my favourite HORROR author: JAY RAVEN. I read Crimson Siege where he reinvented vampires so was really looking forward to see how he would recreate Witches. I wasn’t disappointed this is a short fast read that I absolutely loved. More please Jay!

To Snare a Witch ebook FINALTO SNARE A WITCH by Jay Raven

Available from: Amazon UK  Amazon US   Amazon Canada   Amazon Australia

No female dares spurn the lecherous advances of Sir Henry Cruttendon, 17th Century England’s most reviled nobleman. To do so risks a retribution that would terrify the Devil himself.

But Elizabeth Fiennes is no ordinary woman, blessed with stunning beauty,  intelligence and guile. Coming from an influential family, she believes she is safe.

What she doesn’t understand is that the Earl is determined to satisfy his lust and plans to use the wave of witch trials, fear and superstition  sweeping the countryside to force her into his clutches.

And as he springs his malicious trap it triggers a chain of unholy events plunging hunter and prey into a maelstrom of deceit, terror and depravity – leaving them both staring into the face of true evil…


My Review

This is a novella and a very gripping read.  I struggle to review novellas as they are short and concise so it is very easy to include spoilers.  I hope I have managed to tell you enough to want to read it but not spoil it.

It is some time since I read a Witch story but I have read Jay Raven’s work before and was very impressed so was looking forward to reading this one.  I like the way the author is taking the older horror subjects and reinventing them so was intrigued as to how he would develop Witches.

The story begins with Thomas and Matthew enacting a scene.  It is sheer brilliance that he has taken 2 actors and remixed them and it works perfectly.  Thomas and Matthew have found a way to make significant amounts of money finding and identifying Witches. We begin with a Witch being tried via a reworking of the old dunking method but all is not what it seems.

Add a lusting old man and a beautiful young woman into the mix and the reader is taken on a bumpy ride through witchery, lies and impersonations the like of which I have never read before.

Many twists and turns are involved in this story.  It is fast paced gripping with many curve balls in the mix and the ending is brilliant.  I am really hoping for more to add to this story.


Jay Raven author photo (2)AUTHOR BIO

Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men.

He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.

 

Links

Website: http://www.jayraven.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iain.pattison.1

Twitter: @jayravenauthor

 

 

 

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