New Releases

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson published by Red Rattle Books

‘IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO IS IN POWER. WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. NONE OF IT WORKS’

About the Book: 

It is May 2018 and below the equator the summer is over. Argentina is in the middle of another economic crisis and the Government is being given budgetary warnings by the International Monetary Fund. Inflation is high and the value of the Argentinean peso is falling. One Englishman returns to South America after an absence of ten years.

NO TALL HEELS TO TANGO remembers a 3000 mile journey made by a seventy year old lone traveller around a troubled Argentina. He visits Buenos Aires, wanders south to Patagonia and then travels north to the towns below the Andes. The Englishman meets people who want to talk about politics and football. Sometimes, though, they remember high heels and the tango and wonder whatever happened.

About the Author:

Howard Jackson was born on Merseyside and has spent most of his life in Liverpool.  He has had numerous other books published by Red Rattle Books including Treat Me Nice, Innocent Mosquitoes, No Money Honey, Nightmares Ahead, Choke Bay, Horror Pickers, Nightmares and Lying Rogues and Mean And Dark.

Praise for Treat Me Nice          

‘Immensely enjoyable and a stimulating read.’

Paul Simpson, Author, Penguin Rough Guides

Praise for Innocent Mosquitoes

‘Well written, evocative, atmospheric and with a very strong sense of place and Brazil, Howard Jackson can write.  The reader is in safe hands.’

Clive Bradley, TV and film scriptwriter

Praise for No Money Honey

‘Jackson is the King of left wing Elvis fandom.  He uses his status to create a satisfying demolition of the Tories.’

Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary, British Labour Party

Praise for Choke Bay

‘Stunning, a marvellous mixture of supernatural horror and unrequited love.’

Crime Chronicles

Praise for Horror Pickers

‘A wondrous collection of horror film criticism, delivers exquisite insight into our favourite fright flicks.’

David Saunderson, The Spooky Isles

Praise for Mean And Dark

‘An addictive read, insightful, dark and fascinating.’

SB Horror Hothouse

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson is available in paperback from various booksellers worldwide and Amazon at:

The book can also be downloaded in e-book format from Amazon at:

Press/Media Contact Details:

Howard Jackson
Managing Director
Red Rattle Books
http://www.redrattlebooks.co.uk
E-mail: jacksonhoward09@googlemail.com

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“Shadow of Guilt” by Barbara Anne Machin is published

A collection of stories reflecting human strengths & frailties

About the Book: 

This is a new collection of stories from Barbara Anne Machin, here depicting our human frailties and the cord of life that at times holds people together and at times drives them apart.  Perhaps we can overcome, perhaps we can’t, but we all take this journey of love, anger and sometimes separation, often finding ourselves back where we began…. this is the circle of life.  

About the Author:

Barbara Anne Machin was born in 1940 and is the youngest of eight children. She is married and has one son, and recently celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary. She has always been interested in writing but has never attempted to publish before. A friend and her husband encouraged Barbara to send her trilogy of stories to a publisher. She writes more for a hobby and has worked all her life and still works part-time.  She has held many managerial positions in large companies and does not like to be idle.

Excerpt from the Book: 

“I don’t believe in love, Mr Loring, it only brings heartache,” she replied cynically.  Clare felt a deep pain in her chest.  Julie had died in vain and all hope of ever liking this man had vanished with his callous words.

“Well, now, we have agreed on a course of action I will call tomorrow and bring someone to babysit while we shop for a ring and some necessary items.”  Looking down at her slacks, he added, “I can’t have my bridge looking like a boy on our wedding day.”

Clare cut short her retort as he wagged his finger and walked slowly towards her.  She felt like a rabbit caught in a trap and could neither move nor drag her gaze from his face as he reached and pulled her onto her feet.  She didn’t struggle as he pulled her to him.

Looking into her eyes, he murmured, “If we are going to be married, we might as well act as if we are happy about it.”  He gripped her under her chin and kissed her with such passion it sent her senses reeling.  For one short moment she tried to fight her feelings then found herself responding to his caresses.  Clare felt him tremble, then abruptly he let her go.

“Would you like me to stay for a while so you could have a rest?” he said, lifting an eyebrow.  “I can listen out for Julian.”

“I have managed for the last two months,” Clare said sarcastically.  “I’m sure I can manage a little longer.”

Adrian took her by surprise and brushed his lips once more across hers.

“As you wish.  Until tomorrow, 10 o’clock sharp.”

He smiled mockingly as Clare dragged her hand across her mouth as if to wipe away any track of his kiss.”

“Shadow of Guilt” is currently available to purchase in hardback from Amazon UK at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Guilt-Barbara-Anne-Machin/dp/1786236745

This collection of stories will also be available to download in e-book format soon.

Press/Media Contact Details:

Grosvenor House Publishing
Tel. 020 8339 6060
E-mail: info@grosvenorhousepublishing.co.uk

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“Burred Screws” by C. T. Lee published by New Generation Publishing

Extraordinary & riveting stories about real-life relationships

About the Book:

This book tells no tales; it speaks someone’s mind.

None of it can be helped.

None of it can be undone.

Some of it may be true.

This is a short book about relationships real or imagined and the cost of their distractions. Rest assured that every word is caked with autobiographical detail or other fantasies.

A cacophony of joy and misery awaits.

Excerpt from the book:

“And we’re back in the room. The walls change their material and geography gradually, but the confinement is unyielding. It’s a petrified voyage from concreted greenfield to polluted Parisian goldfish bowl, to life above a rural slurry tank and then a cramped, messy London flat I do not own or share.

All attention on the scar, once more: I woke up with an urge to cut my face this morning, just a line here or there. The itchy pains and weeping wound that come with it put me off. I hate myself and the situation I’m in. Still, I never looked tough enough to be left in peace, never looked like I’d fight for it with all of my energy. Perhaps I should acquaint some people with some harsh facts, get my scars the easy way and have the satisfaction of earning them publicly. I’m fit enough to do it, to hold my own, but then what? The scar-face look is hardly going to boost my job prospects, get me into some halfway decent office post. No, this is wrong: I won’t live long enough for such things to matter. I have enough to involve myself with until I can earn my title and carry the scars remotely through some obscure, critical analysis of another fool’s pain and suffering.

I know why I feel this way: I should’ve dropped her when I realised I didn’t have a certain future. I’m not angry at her; I’m selfish and stupid.”

“Burred Screws” by C. T. Leeis currently available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK at:

This fascinating book can also be downloaded in e-book format at:

The ”Burred Screws” e-book will be available exclusively on Amazon/KDP until 27 February 2020, moving to all other major platforms thereafter.

Press/Media Contact Details:

New Generation Publishing
Tel. 01234 712 064
E-mail: info@newgeneration-publishing.com

New Releases

On the journey to living your best life, fitness and wellbeing are so important and now we’re making it easier than ever.

At The Six Pack Revolution we’ve helped thousands of people around the world achieve life-changing results through nutrition, fitness and mindfulness.

This book has over 100 recipes packed with layers of flavour and texture that start with delicious whole foods and are really easy to prepare in your own kitchen.

We’ll help you achieve a better understanding of how to fuel your body, train smarter and get into the best shape of your life!

About the Author

Scott is a fully qualified Personal Trainer and a nutrition and fitness professional who has transformed thousands of people’s lives from all over the world through his incredible programme.  He is a proud dad to two young children and is a loving husband.  Scott is also a Black Belt Karate Instructor and has competed at a National Level, whilst training adults and children, both beginners and experienced to a high standard of technical ability.  His experience includes training celebrities, to inspiring young children in schools through his SPR Juniors programme. 

Scott is sending shockwaves through the world of fitness, nutrition and health as his programme continues to impact so many people’s lives.  You will hear many participants say, “It’s so much more than a six pack.”  The programme has transformed so many, not only are they looking fabulous, they also have the added benefit of healthy body and mind.  The programme has also shown to alleviate so many debilitating illnesses and conditions.

Scott is a major advocate for unmeasurable benefits of health and fitness. He inspires, motivates and encourages thousands all over the planet to strive to be the best person they can be, both physically and mentally.  There is nothing he enjoys more than impacting people’s lives positively and helping them push to achieve more than they themselves could ever imagine.

Scott is the Founder of The Six Pack Revolution fitness programme.  See:

www.thesixpackrevolution.com

Review on Amazon:

Wordly Traveller

5.0 out of 5 stars 

“A book about how to eat well, keep fit & feel energised

I loved this book!  I feel more upbeat, stronger, in control of my life and that I’m moving in the right direction having tried out some of Scott’s healthy & delicious recipes.

This cookbook also has really useful nutritional advice to help raise your energy levels & improve your fitness.  It talks about the foods we should eat and when we should eat them.  It breaks food down into the right balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, and offers useful guidance and practical tips, along with healthy recipes for readers to cook themselves into fitness which involves having the correct balance of nutrition, the proper mindset and approach to healthy eating, and the right workout programme.

Staying healthy is all about how much you eat, when you eat, the quality of what you eat, and understanding and putting into practice the nutritional and culinary expertise provided in this useful book.

I’d recommend this book to anyone, not just couch potatoes, as it improves both your self-confidence as well as your physique.  It’s certainly livened up my life in more ways than one!”

Eat Your Way To A Six Pack:  Recipes from The Six Pack Revolution by Scott Harrison is available in paperback at:

www.thesixpackrevolution.com/product/spr-recipe-book

This book can also be downloaded from Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Eat-Your-Way-Six-Pack/dp/1786236702

Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Scott Harrison’s Literary Agent)
Managing Director
The Inspira Group literary agency
E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

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The year is 1935. Art connoisseur-cum-private investigator Felix Underwood is asked to find out what happened to Reggie Soper, a young solicitor who disappeared without trace 15 years previously.

Determined to help Charlotte Soper find her missing father, his investigations take him from the comfort of his Bond Street art emporium to the wilds of Yorkshire where he finds his presence among the village locals not entirely welcome.

Undaunted by the wall of silence surrounding him, he continues his search, finding a friend and helpmeet in Mavis, the landlady of the inn where he lodges. Together, they uncover a nightmare; the full horror of which nothing has prepared them for.

About the Author

Pat Herbert lives in London, England and works as an administrator and receptionist at a private health clinic. She worked previously as PA to the Managing Director of Thomson Books before they were taken over by Penguin. This is her 17th novel. In her novels, Pat likes to include all the hallmarks of British suspense thrillers including unpredictable characters, dark deeds, misdirection and misunderstandings, and at times, a touch of the mysterious.

Review on Amazon:

5.0 out of 5 stars  Unputdownable

30 November 2019

Verified Purchase

“I thoroughly enjoyed this if enjoy is the right word. It is very sad and quite horrifying really but brilliantly written. Full of twists and turns, I found I could not stop reading it until I knew the outcome. The author always makes her novels so readable. You start to feel you really know the characters. The story for me really highlights how a simple lie can cause ripples in peoples’ lives and no man is an island. I did think about karma with certain characters. I disliked Elsa intensely what an awful woman. I really liked Reggie’s character he came over as a lovely man. If looking for a good gripping read I would highly recommend this book.”

“HIDDEN” by Pat Herbert is available in paperback from Amazon at:

This suspenseful mystery novel can also be downloaded in e-book format from:

Press/Media Contact Details:

Darin Jewell (Pat Herbert’s Literary Agent)
Managing Director
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
E-mail: darin@theinspiragroup.com

Goodnight Moon (Remember Reading podcast)

Goodnight Moon‘s hypnotic rhythm stays with its readers from infancy long into adulthood. HarperCollins recently published The Important Thing about Margaret Wise Brown. It’s written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Sarah Jacoby, both of whom or on this podcast. It is a picture book that celebrates the late author’s legacy. Lindsay, the host, talks with them about why they love Goodnight Moon and how their research connected them to Margaret’s special world. They also talk about one of Margaret Wise Brown’s previously unpublished manuscripts, Good Day, Good Night, that was illustrated by renowned author/illustrator, Loren Long, and published in 2017. He talks about writing for kids, adapting Margaret’s work with admiration, and his unique experience as an artist with colorblindness.

via by HarperCollins