Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Spooktacular Giveaway

Discover a new mystery seriesLooking for an entertaining Halloween read? Three Sisters is the first outing for amateur sleuth Emily Castles in my new British mystery series. Emily receives an invitation to a bonfire party in a large house at the end of her street, hosted by a mysterious troupe of circus performers. She accepts, despite her misgivings, because her dog has died and she needs cheering up. But when she witnesses a murder in the midst of the surreal entertainment, no one will believe what she has seen. Is Emily befuddled with grief at the loss of her pet? Or has something wicked happened in plain sight of all the party-goers? Emily and her eccentric neighbours attempt to discover the truth in a charming story that will have you giggling at every funny line.

To celebrate the holiday season, I'm taking part in the Spooktacular giveaway hop organised by Kathy at I am a Reader. I will be giving away a $10 Amazon gift card.

Spooktacular GiveawayPlease leave a comment on the post below and I will pick a winner for the $10 Amazon gift card. If you win, you can use it to buy the book of your choice.

This giveaway is open internationally. If you don't shop at Amazon.com, I can send you a gift card worth $10 from your local Amazon store. Giveaway ends 31st October.

There are around 200 blogs taking part in this hop, all of them giving away book-related prized worth $10 or more. If you visit every one, you have a good chance of winning something.

Please look here for a list of all the blogs taking part. Good luck!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Goa Run: World Premiere at Raindance Film Festival in London #RDFF

The Goa Run, a Bollywood film written and directed by my friend John Owen, has its world premiere in London today at the Vue cinema, Leicester Square, as part of the Raindance Film Festival.

A Goan taxi driver accepts a job from a local crime boss to pay his debts.

Peter seems to have it good. A motorcycle taxi driver in India’s main tourist hotspot, he makes a living ferrying around pretty western girls for their two weeks of partying in the sun. But Peter has had enough of Goa and wants to make his fortune elsewhere. The only thing standing between him and leaving is his debt to Bosco, the local crime boss. Bosco offers him a chance to get out: all Peter has to do is what he does best, look after a girl for a week, Mira, the London drug mule. He does the job, but when Mira’s life is in danger, he can’t just walk away.

According to the Raindance Film Festival site: The Goa Run provides an easy entrance point to a beautiful cinematic culture that is not at odds with the way we are used to seeing things in the west. The song and dance is not absent, but is much more in context. The story has a harder edge than Bollywood’s usually more family friendly fare, the story is edge of the seat stuff and the filmmakers make full use of the Goan backdrop to provide a visual treat.

The Road to Goa is a pick of the day in the Evening Standard today. It's on at 1pm, 27th September, followed by a Q&A with the writer/director. Go and see it if you can. Tickets here.