Grilling Time – An Interview with Wendy Dranfield — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

I do love it when an opportunity comes up and you can grill ask questions to one of your favourite authors! I sat back and thought well what do I want to know about Wendy and this is what I came up with! Okay, let us kick off with your writing processes! Do you listen…

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Where the Snow Bleeds by Wendy Dranfield — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

I know going backwards with the books from 3 to 1 but I love reading where Dean is now and seeing where he came from…I think that is just me. I did, however, read the books in the right order. I love this book because it was our first introduction to the feisty Detective Eva…

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Excerpt Time! Where the Snow Bleeds #AuthorTakeOver — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

Today we are taking a look at Book 2 of the Dean Matheson series – Where the Snow Bleeds. What can go wrong in a snow-covered setting? Prologue Rocky Mountains, Colorado Trixie, the pure white Pomeranian who would almost certainly vanish into the thick blanket of snow but for her small black nose and fake…

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Book Review – Won’t You Save Me by Wendy Dranfield – Shalini’s Books & Reviews

Happy Publication Day!! This was one wicked tale with so many subplots that I was quite unsure how the author would link them up. Man, she did it quite seamlessly. I have to talk about the first scene in the book. WHAM!! It hit me so hard that I had to dance with glee at […]

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It’s Publication Day!

It’s Publication day for book 3 in my Dean Matheson crime series: Won’t You Save Me.

This is my fourth publication day and does it get any less exciting as the books go on? Well, a little, if I’m honest. It’s hard enough to get family/friends to care about your first publication day, never mind your fourth, so there’s no fuss or celebrations this time.

This is where social media comes in. My Twitter and FB friends will make a fuss, RT my posts and make me feel special. It’s so lovely and encouraging to hear from readers of the first two books in the Dean Matheson series, who are eagerly awaiting this release. I still can’t believe anyone out there even reads my books, let alone enjoys them!

So, Won’t You Save Me sees Dean back home in Maple Valley, which was really fun to write as we get to see all the old characters from Who Cares if They Die. I missed Frankie (from Frankie’s Diner) so much and he provides some much-needed comic relief in what is otherwise quite a dark book. It tackles child sexual exploitation as well as how people wear masks to hide their true motivations. I know from experience that we sometimes have to place our trust in those we are meant to turn to for help but they can be the ones who let us down the most. There’s also a shocking revelation in this book that will change things forever and now I have to write book 4 to see how that turns out! Oh, plus, as well as Rocky the wannabe police dog, this book contains cats. What can I say, I’m an animal lover and I have 3 cats so they sometimes end up in my books!

I have to give a special thanks to Zoé from Zooloo’s Book Diary who is helping me celebrate publication week on her blog, and to all the bloggers who have shared her posts. Thanks also to Jo Lambert (fellow author) for sharing my publication day links. Jo’s current book can be found here and it’s the first in a new series, with books 2 and 3 on the way soon. At the time of writing this it’s on offer for just 99p but not for much longer so grab yourself a bargain!

And of course I have to thank my publishing team at Ruby Fiction for the opportunity of sharing my characters with the world. My books are a little (okay, a LOT!) darker than what they usually publish so taking me on was a bit of a risk! Hopefully I don’t have them shaking their heads in despair at my creepy plots and messed-up criminals!

Thank you to everyone who’s ever bought/borrowed/read one of my books. Whether you loved them or hated them, at least you gave me a try. It sounds like I’m retiring but I’m not! There is still plenty more to come from me and if you’re interested in my latest release, see below for the blurb and buy links. I really hope you enjoy it. Now I’m going to have a sneaky glass of wine to celebrate publication day with the cats…

Won’t You Save Me is now available on all digital platforms and the audiobook will follow shortly.

Blurb:

Detective Dean Matheson has returned to his hometown to begin his new job and put the traumatic events of his past behind him – but his fresh start won’t last long when the local area is hit by a series of strange disappearances and twisted killings …
A nameless girl badly beaten and dumped in front of the mysterious new church. A shocking murder scene discovered in the apartment over the diner. A child missing without a trace.
These are the crimes Dean Matheson is confronted with in his first week as detective. Are they isolated events, or is something altogether more disturbing happening in Maple Valley now that Dean’s back in town?

Buy links:

Amazon

Kobo

Apple books

GooglePlay

Nook

Book 1 – Who Cares if They Die

Book 2 – Where the Snow Bleeds

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It’s Publication Day for Won’t You Save Me by Wendy Dranfield

Won’t You Save Me Detective Dean Matheson has returned to his hometown to begin his new job and put the traumatic events of his past behind him – but his fresh start won’t last long when the local area is hit by a series of strange disappearances and twisted killings …A nameless […]

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Won’t You Save Me by Wendy Dranfield #BookReview #PublicationDay #DeanMatheson #AuthorTakeOver — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

IT IS PUBLICATION DAY!!!! YYYEEESSSSSSS!! Have a wonderful day Wendy!!!! Hope you get to celebrate in style! Wow wow wow! I mean wow! I am still reeling from the end, think I am in shock! 47 more words

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Excerpt Time! Won’t You Save Me @WendyDranfield #AuthorTakeOver — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

This really is exclusive because Won’t You Save Me is not released until tomorrow! I have had the absolute privilege to read this and you will not be disappointed at all! Now go on, go and read it! Chapter One Dr Sheila Didcott is working alone in the morgue. It’s dark outside, with heavy rain…

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#AuthorTakeOver is here! Kicking it off with a Guest Post by Wendy Dranfield @WendyDranfield — ✮ Zooloo’s Book Diary ✮

I really can not believe that the day is finally here. My little brainchild that came into my mind in December has finally started. I could not be more excited! For the next 12 days, my blog will be taking over by Wendy and my love for her books. We have so much going but…

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Cover Reveal!

Today is cover reveal day for the third book in my Dean Matheson crime series and I can now reveal the title of this book is: Won’t You Save Me.

Check out the cover below! As of today, it is also available for pre-order worldwide on Amazon (it will also be available via all digital platforms upon release). Here’s the universal Amazon link: http://viewbook.at/WontYouSaveMe

Won’t You Save Me will be released as an ebook on Wednesday 29th January 2020 by Ruby Fiction and as an audiobook in February 2020. I can’t wait for you to see how Dean handles becoming a homicide detective at last. Will he be any good? Will Eva Valdez regret working with him? Will his nemesis ruin it all for him? You’ll have to read the book to find out!

And for the many readers who have got in touch to see whether Rocky’s in this one… I can confirm he is. He’s a little older and slower but the gentle rottweiler may have a new friend to play with. I can’t say any more than that!

Here’s the blurb:

Detective Dean Matheson has returned to his hometown to begin his new job and put the traumatic events of his past behind him – but his fresh start won’t last long when the local area is hit by a series of strange disappearances and twisted killings …
A nameless girl badly beaten and dumped in front of the mysterious new church. A shocking murder scene discovered in the apartment over the diner. A child missing without a trace.
These are the crimes Dean Matheson is confronted with in his first week as detective. Are they isolated events, or is something altogether more disturbing happening in Maple Valley now that Dean’s back in town?

Here’s the cover. Let me know what you think!

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For information, the other books in the series are:

Book 1 – Who Cares if They Die

Book 2 – Where the Snow Bleeds

Book 3 – Won’t You Save Me