Wednesday, 8 March 2017

New book launch for Ailsa Abraham!

It's Wednesday again and I welcome a very good friend, Ailsa Abraham, to join me today.

Ailsa and I met at a few years ago at a Crooked Cat Books event and she's no stranger to this blog, though it's been a little while since she last visited. She's here today to give us a little bit of advance warning about her latest book that's being launched this coming Friday 10th March

Ailsa's books are in my kindle pile and now there's another one to join the rest! Though this new one, I believe, is different from her other books...and she's here to tell you why.  

Hi, Ailsa.  It's great to have you back again and even more so since you're in the pre-launch frenzy of spreading the word about your new novel. Your blog guesting schedule this week will be hectic but please take a deep breath, have a wee break from scurrying around, and tell us a bit about it. 

BTW - It's a very arresting cover design! 

And now over to you, Ailsa...

Hello Nancy!
Thank you for inviting me to talk about my latest release today.

This is a departure from my previous series in magical realism. 

Here I take off on murder mystery. Why? Erm... limited attention span? Love of variety?

Attention to Death is released on 10th March and here's some info about it.

Please Find Attention to Death on pre-order on Amazon:

"In Attention to Death, Ailsa Abraham pulls off something I wouldn't have thought possible - a steamy romance with a twist of murder and a splash of social conscience. A remarkable book that will have you turning pages as quickly as you can to find out what happens next."
~ India Drummond, author of the Caledonia Fae series

Finding a murderer among a group of killers is not going to be easy for two Royal Army Military Police investigators, Captain Angus Simpson and Staff-Sergeant Rafael ‘Raff’ Landen, whose Christmas leave is cancelled for an investigation into a suspicious death on a base in Germany.
The case is further complicated by unhelpful senior officers who make pre-judgements on colour, creed, race and sexuality. Yet the insight of the investigators helps them uncover a sinister plot, although they too have something to hide: their own fledgling relationship.
Will Angus and Raff be able to solve the murder without giving away their secret?
The best and worst of human nature is represented in this story, which is why it is suggested for over 18s only.

I delved into my past life as an officer in the Royal Air Force and my lifelong friendships with gay men to research this book.  Coming right after LGBT History Month in February, it highlights the problems that men who have to be “in the closet” and the sort of bigotry that causes people to refuse to read a book just because there are gay characters in it, although this doesn't stop them leaving reviews. Me? I've never been too sure. I'm gender-neutral which is why the first thing I wonder on meeting new people isn't “What do they do in  their bedrooms?”

Read it for yourself and decide. Is it an honest portrayal of two men doing their job who just happen to have started an affair?

Here's a bit more about Ailsa...
Ailsa Abraham  is the author of six novels. Alchemy is the prequel to Shaman's Drum, published by Crooked Cat in January 2014. Both are best-sellers in their genres on Amazon. She also writes mystery romance.

She has lived in France since 1990 and is now naturalized French. She enjoys knitting and crochet and until recently was the oldest Hell's Angel in town . Her interests include campaigning for animal rights, experimenting with different genres of writing and trips back to the UK to visit friends and family.  She is also addicted to dressing up, saying that she is old enough to know better but too wise to care (pirate gear is her favourite!)

Thank you for coming today, Ailsa. As always, my very best wishes for a fantastic launch day on Friday.


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