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The HUNTER Series – re-launch and new look

Hello and welcome. I know this is sudden, and I also know you liked the old covers for this series, but…

… Trust me, the new ones are so much better! Universes above the old ones. Patti Roberts has surpassed herself! Besides, there is far more darkness in my books now, and the new covers reflect that better.

I’m setting up an event and giveaways, so I’ll be back with links in a day or so. Also during this event, the title for the third book will be revealed, so we’ll all know whom I shall dedicate this third book to. Watch this space.


You can have a look at the old covers one last time…


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Posted by on December 1, 2014 in News


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2013 – Week 29 and a NEW RELEASE!

Hello, my friends, and welcome to newsletter number 29.

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Blood is Power is out, and not a moment too soon! I love writing, don’t get me wrong, but boy, are releases exhausting! Still, I’m enjoying getting back to my normal working routine – editing, reading and reviewing and writing articles for various sites.

You’ll be pleased to know that book one in the series, Blood is Heavier, has received a makeover at the same time, and is available at all outlets.

I won’t write about this every day, because I know how tiresome it can get, but I will post links to my articles, in case you want to know what I’m talking about. Hint: it’ll be to do with publishing or writing. What else?

ARCs are available for review – please let me know if you’re interested in reading and reviewing either one or both books. You’ll get a darned good read and, on top of that, the chance to tell other people what you thought about the book. Go on! You know you want to. Sherry and Laura, thank you both for reviewing. I will post links to your reviews as soon as they’re done.


Oh, yeah, I almost forgot your goodie for today: an excerpt. Let’s see… Can I tempt you?


“Where is Goldberg?”

Bulev shook his head and kept quiet.

Nick checked the gun for bullets and emptied all but three of them. He swung his arm back and lobbed the spares as far as he could. They flew through the air and landed in the scrub.

“I need to know Goldberg’s address,” he said to Bulev.

Bulev smiled and shook his head again, a defiant expression on his face.

Nick pointed the gun at one of Bulev’s kneecaps and fired.

His screams were so loud, Mortimer Hughes shoved his head between his knees. Nick surveyed the gathered crowd, but they didn’t look threatening. Just people doing what people do best: enjoying someone else’s misery.

“Changed your mind yet?” Nick asked Bulev when his screams quietened down.

Bulev’s jaw was clenched tight and his face was red from the effort he was making to deal with the pain.

“I’ll count to three. One…” No reaction. “Two…” Bulev’s face contorted in fear, but he kept his mouth shut. “Three,” Nick said and he lined the gun very, very slowly with Bulev’s other knee.

Bulev turned his head away and closed his eyes. What was so terrible about this Goldberg that a man would rather never walk again than betray his whereabouts? Nick squeezed the trigger and Bulev screamed anew.

Nick pulled out Bulev’s phone and dialled Newton’s number. It went straight to messages. “There’s a link between Goldberg and my father,” he said to the machine. “To do with some organisation he was trying to expose in his youth. Details with a Mortimer Hughes, literary agent. I need Goldberg’s address. He claims to have my son and Maxi. He’d better be wrong! Don’t call me – I’ll call you.”

He weighed the phone in his hand for a moment and then dropped it and stomped on it until the tangle of glass and plastic was unrecognisable. He kicked the pieces to scatter them, then directed his attention to Goldberg’s henchman.

“There’s one bullet left.” He weighed the gun in his hand. “And I imagine, now that the U.K. Police know how involved your boss is in all this…” he made a circle in the air with his hand, “issue… He won’t be all that happy with you, will he?”

He turned the gun in his hand and offered it to Bulev, holding it by the barrel. Bulev stared at him, stunned, unsure of Nick’s offer. Then he grabbed the gun and pointed it at Nick. His left hand was shaking, but he was close enough to score, if he squeezed the trigger.

Nick lifted his brows and stared straight at him. “You know damn well I’m the only one who can take on Dollar.”

Bulev held his aim for another second, then he twisted to point at Mortimer Hughes.

“Kill him. I don’t care,” Nick said, disinterested. “Spineless piece of shit, that one. He could never do the right thing.”

Mortimer Hughes whimpered and tugged on his ropes, trying to get away from the gun. Nick turned around and began to walk away. He was two paces away from the entrance to the cave in which he’d been held when the shot rang out. He looked over his shoulder. Mortimer Hughes was howling, rocking back and forth, and pulling on his cotton-wool hair, his eyes locked onto Bulev’s immobile form.


Tell me what you think – anything! I can take it. Did you enjoy the excerpt? Would you read the book?


Posted by on July 21, 2013 in News, Sunday Feature


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BLOOD IS POWER Release Day Party: I’ve got the winners and prizes right here!

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Game Prize Winner
Game 1 Warrior Unleashed by Lyndsay Avalon
ebook & swag pack
Linda Terrutty
Game 2 In Too Deep by Brandy L. Rivers Tina Connor Myers
Game 3 The Sexy & The Undead by Charity Parkerson Bev Bowden
Game 4 Eternal Service by Reginia Foiled Morris Terri Berg
Game 5 This Could Have Been Our Song by Danielle-Claude Ngontang

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Game 6 Love by Design and a signed bookmark by Jean Findlay Bowden Caroline Breary Shahid
Game 7 Crescent Bound by Karli Rush Jessica Martin
Game 8 Save My Soul and Hell’s Gift by K.S. Haigwood Christy Therrien
Game 9 Rip Tide by Brian Bigelow Andrew Kuligowski
Game 10 Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves by Kym Grosso Jessica Maetin Martin
Game 11 Reconnected & 1 ARC of Disconnected by Mandy McDaniel Hessong Kelly Erickson
Game 12 The Dragon Who Loved Water Lilies by Oleg Medvedkov Karen Roma
Game 13 Witch Wood Estates, books 1 & 2 by Patti Roberts Judy Knowles
Game 14 Luca’s Magic Embrace by Kym Grosso Catrina Constantine
Game 15 Paradox – The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts Tanya Conway
Flash Giveaway Ill Wind by Brian Bigelow Judy Knowles
Flash Giveaway Welcome To The Family by Caroline F. Levy Kristie Drennin Haigwood
Grand Prize An eBook of Eternal Island and Eternal Immortality to 1 person by K.S. Haigwood & Ella Medler
Signed print copy of Save My Soul and handmade soulmate bookmark to 1 person by Kristie Haigwood
An eBook of each of the 3 Erin-Fire Goddess series novels to 1 person by Lavinia Urban
Terri Berg
Sharing Prize Ebook Blood is heavier and Blood is Power Tina Connor Myers

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*Winners must contact us with mailing information within 2 days or all prizes will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen.




Have you read BLOOD IS HEAVIER – book one in the Hunter Series?


Nick Hunter used to be a contract killer. Now he’s cut all links to his former lifestyle and can at last relax and live a normal life. He settles down to married life. He has a son. He adores his little family. Unbeknown to him, shadows from his past step forward to shatter his short-lived peace. His wife is dead, his four-year old son kidnapped and it looks like someone is trying to frame him for murder. Under pressure, broken, is there anything Nick wouldn’t do to rescue his son? A fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat read that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.

Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, and soon in paperback, too.



BLOOD IS POWER – book two in the Hunter Series

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Comfortable in the knowledge that his good mate, Tequila, is perfectly able to look after his loved ones, Nick Hunter does exactly what he shouldn’t do and proceeds to track down and eliminate every person involved in his son’s kidnap. But where will the chase end? And has he bitten off more than he can chew? Nick discovers a tangled net of drugs, human slavery and corruption. Will he enter the lion’s den? Will his family stay safe? Will he be framed for murder? Find out July 19th.

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(non-spoiler excerpt)


“Action!” Dollar shouted. Then, quieter, to her. “Oh, I will enjoy watching your end, Precious. Every single second of it. Every cut, every lick of blood, every morsel of flesh that drops off your body.”

Tequila felt her eyes bulge out of their sockets. She was too terrified to breathe, too stunned to think. And still, the beast walked nearer. He sneered, and then lifted up the scalpel until it was level with his chin.

“Don’t forget to scream,” he whispered.


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Posted by on July 20, 2013 in Just A Thought


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New Review for Blood is Heavier

Look at this! Sherry started with book one, and she is moving onto book 2 in the Hunter Series!

Here’s what she had to say about Blood is Heavier:

Oh, and did I mention release day tomorrow? Hell, yeah! Come and join in the fun!

Brandy has already posted!

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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Just A Thought


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Quick Update

I’ve been working on (read ‘bashing head on any available hard surface’) the bits and pieces that live on the fringes of any new release and I think I’m nearly there. I am considering adding in some exclusive/bonus material, but that one’s still in the air.

I also want to re-release book 1, do the paperback for it, too. Then there’s the uploading on various sites… I so don’t want to do this! Help! Someone save me! Writing the hardest book in my writing career was easy-peasy by comparison. Oh, well. I’ll live.

In the meantime, because I love you and don’t want you to be disappointed, I’m pasting a link to a fun – and oh, so true! – article. You should read it. I know I saw myself in there somewhere.

10 Ways for an ADD Writer to be OOH! SHINY!…Productive

And if you ever work out an easy way to do the release thing… let me know. I’ll be forever grateful.


Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Just A Thought


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2013 – Week 27 and An Interview with Hunter

Hello, my friends. Welcome to newsletter number 27.

I’ve began a new edit this week, whilst waiting for the betas comments on Blood is Power. The edit is good and the comments awesome! I have a feeling Nick Hunter has amassed quite a few fans.

For that reason, I risked my neck and pinned him down for a quick interview. Would you like to peek into the mind of Nick Hunter? Here we go!

Interview with Nick Hunter, by Ella Medler

New BIP cover singleHello and welcome. Thank you for giving me the chance to introduce Nick Hunter, the main character of the Hunter Trilogy.

Let me give you a bit of background first. Nick Hunter had a tough start in life, but he overcame his difficulties and joined the Army. One day, a mission he was supervising went wrong and he lost all his comrades in an ambush. Their bodies shielded his own. Since that day, post-traumatic stress and survivor’s guilt have haunted him relentlessly. In time, and mostly to escape psychologists’ clutches, he sorted out his shell of a life. Still uncertain and not entirely in control, he accepted a quick job — which turned out to be one of many — and slipped into the murky world of contract killing.

E: What happened, Nick, what was the catalyst to you changing your way of life?

NH: It was wrong. I was playing God and leading the life of a somewhat disturbed loner. Don’t get me wrong — I had friends. I just… I don’t know… I guess I just grew tired of killing, eventually.

E: Did your decision become final when you met Maxine Hamilton?

NH: Maxi is everything to me. I certainly wasn’t prepared to put her life in danger, but I knew things had to change before that evening… the evening I saw her walking down the beach, sweet and lost, strong on the outside yet crumbling on the inside. I love Maxi.

E: I’m grateful for allowing me to write your story, and Blood is Heavier is just the beginning, isn’t it? It’s about meeting Maxine and turning your life around. You settled down in a little town in England, had a little boy, Cameron…

NH: My son is the best thing that ever happened to me.

E: And then shadows from the past clouded up your sky.

NH: Oh, very poetic. I was too trusting, I believed we’d be safe in England. I mean, crime is really low, outside London, and I never thought for one second that there could be someone dumb enough to try and blackmail a contract killer… sorry, ex-contract killer… someone stupid enough to try and use my son as a lever to get me to go back to my old way of life. I should have changed our identities, lost our tracks somewhere really remote. I was careless and exposed my family…

E: You blame yourself? It’s not your fault, you know.

NH: It is. But I can fix that. The people threatening my family will not have the chance to do it for long.

E: Somehow, I didn’t expect you to say anything different. So, can you tell people about the real threats? What exactly happened in Blood is Heavier?

NH: Read the book and find out. (He chuckles) All I’ll say is that in the second book, Blood is Power, everyone will get what they deserve.

E: Oooh, I like that. Wait a minute, so if the events that began in Blood is Heavier get resolved in Blood is Power, what’s left for book three? You did say it’s a Trilogy, the Hunter Series, right?

NH: Yes. The third book jumps forward in time by a few years, and I’ll just let you into the secret now, if you like, without giving away any of the plot: you’ll have to ask Cameron a lot more questions. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

E; Your son? Hmm, intriguing. I can’t wait to write that story, too. Ok, so I can see you’re a little reluctant to reveal the action. Tell me something about you, then.

NH: What do you want to know?

E: What’s your favourite pastime?

NH: Easy. Sailing.

E: Favourite place on Earth?

NH: The ocean.

E: I guess I should have seen that one coming. What do you treasure most on Earth?

NH: My family. Do you even need to ask these things?

E: Oh, oh. I know. What is your greatest asset?

NH: (He sighs as he considers his answer) My resilience, I think. I just don’t give up. Not in my nature.

E: Do you think about death? I mean, does it bother you, as a concept? And if yes, how often?

NH: It doesn’t bother me. Why should it? We’re born, we live, we die. It’s what we do with our lives that bothers me, as you put it. It seems not all of us have managed to find the best use of our time on Earth. Well, I’m not wasting my time teaching others. And yes, I do think about it, but not in a macabre way. I’m quite relaxed about it. Philosophical, you’d probably say.

E: Is there a recipe for perfect murder? Could you do it?

NH: Honey, you couldn’t afford me!

E: Ha ha ha. What makes you laugh?

NH: Good jokes, a puppy chasing its tail, a seagull misjudging its landing, a kitten tripping up a mountain of a man, a kid who’s just discovered that crabs have claws… many things.

E: Do you laugh at your own jokes?

NH: Of course. And so should you, if you know what’s good for you.

E: Thanks for the warning. Promise to behave. What makes you cry?

NH: Oh, heavens! Lengthy interviews!

E: Oops. I thought you were ok with being interviewed.

NH: I was. Before they stripped off my weapons in the doorway.

E: Should I continue?

NH: I’ll answer three more questions. Now, for goodness’ sake, ask me something intelligent.

E: Ok. (My turn to think for a minute) Is there anything you’re ashamed of?

NH: Yes. I wish I was a stronger man. Sometimes, just being able to survive is not a good enough sign of being a strong, decent person.

E: So, does that mean you’d change anything in your life, if you had the chance?

NH: I already have. By the way, don’t bother trying to follow me. You’ll never find me. Unless I want you to find me.

E: Wasn’t planning to. I value my life far too much. One question left… What’s the most important life lesson you want to pass on to your kids?

NH: To make their own rules. Respect life, be human and humane, but never ever let someone else dictate what you should do or like or say. Being free is so much more than an entry in a dictionary.

E: Wow. I wish I knew that one when I was young. It would have saved me a lot of headaches. Well, thank you for being here, thank you for being patient and most of all, thank you for being so open and truthful.

NH: My pleasure. I hope to speak to you again, someday. Goodbye. (to the heavy by the door) Hey, big fellah, can I have my gun back now?


(If you’re interested in picking up Blood is Heavier, find it FREE on Smashwords here It will stay free until Blood is Power’s  release day, 19 July.)

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Posted by on July 7, 2013 in News, Sunday Feature


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Betas’ Comments

Happy, happy, happy.

Not one bad comment about Blood is Power so far. Just look at this one!

Can’t wait for release day! Don’t forget: 19th July!

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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Just A Thought



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