Monday, 2 April 2018

Happy Easter

 ðŸŒ·Happy Easter to You All 🌷

I do hope you have all enjoyed the Easter Weekend, despite the weather! We had snow flurries up here in the Scottish Borders on Good Frieday and I understand there is more to come today

We didn't do anything special, though we did enjoy lunch at a local hotel. It was very nice and very filling.  I am going to have to cut down on some of the things I enjoy the most. Very difficult to decide!  However, after some thought, well a moment's thought actually, I have chosen not to give up my wine. I will have to cut back on something else.

I bet you knew I was going to say that! I could almost hear you holding your breath waiting to hear the inevitable 🍷

Death on Tyneside, my latest novel, has done very well since it was launched on 7th March. It was picked up, read and reviewed by Readers Favourite. They awarded the novel five stars and a badge. I have copied and pasted part of the review below.

Death on Tyneside
Death on Tyneside (Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Book 2) by Eileen Thornton is an irresistible sleuth murder mystery set on the banks of the River Tyne in Newcastle, England. With memorable characters and an intriguing plot, the story is composed in a competent and entertaining style, which captures and maintains the reader's interest from start to finish. The protagonist, Agnes Lockwood, is a fan of Agatha Christie, and as such, does a superb job following in the footsteps of the great writer's famous character, Miss Marple. Like her heroine, Agnes uses her keen sense of awareness and observations to answer the age-old question of "whodunit?" This a delightful murder mystery and if you are a fan of Ms. Christie, you will not be able to resist this riveting novel!

I have since started another novel with Agnes Lockwood as the female sleuth. Though, as I tend to make up my stories as I go along, I am not sure when it will be finished. Nevertheless, I will plod on and I am sure that Agnes Lockwood will keep me at it until she has caught her man/woman again.

Well I think that is all for the moment,

I do hope you enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

Chink! Chink!

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Hello Again!

Sorry I had to rush off yesterday, but there were a couple off appointments I had to keep.

My husband had an appointment at the surgery for an injection and then, drum roll, I had the most wonderful neck, shoulders and back massage. I have to say that was absolutely wonderful.

I tend to get terrible headaches due the stiffness of the area arould my neck and shoulders. It's all probably down to the amount of time I spend at the keyboard. Anyway, my doctor suggested a massage, so I go to the Roxburghe Hotel Beauty Parlour two or three miles up the road from our home. The large grounds of the hotel are so well kept, I begin to feel relaxed the moment I drive through the gates. However, it is the massage from the lovely lady in the beauty parlour that really loosens the tension in my neck.
Death on Tyneside

Yesterday I told you about the release of my latest novel Death on Tyneside Agnes Lockwood Mysteries - Book 2.

The story begins when Agnes returns to Tyneside after spending a few months with her sons in Australia. But it isn't long before she starts snooping around when a case of fraud and murder comes to light.

Murder on Tyneside

However, I forgot to mention that Murder on Tyneside, the 1st book in the series now has a new cover.

My publisher thought it would be a good idea to change the cover to mark the continuity of the character Agnes Lockwood.

Have a great weekend!


Chink! Chink!

Friday, 9 March 2018

New Release!

Such exciting news this morning!

My latest novel, Death on Tyneside, published by Creativia Publishing was released on Amazon this morning.
This is the second Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Books and I hope you all enjoy the read.

Agnes Lockwood returns to Tyneside after spending a few months abroad. On her first visit, she gained quite the reputation as an amateur sleuth, as she helped the police solve a murder. Now, she is simply looking forward to meeting again with Alan Johnson, a DCI with the Newcastle police force. Having missed him while she was away, she is hoping their relationship will continue to blossom. But on her first day back in the city, she gets caught up in another murder. This time, her intrusion into the police investigation pushes Alan Johnson’s patience to the very limit.
I do hope you have all recovered from the snow we had recently. Here, in the village, we had no post, bus or newspapers for several days. But all is well again now. The sun is shining and the daffodils are rearing their heads.

That's all for the moment

Back soon


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hello Again!

Hello Again!

I'm so sorry I haven't been posting since the New Year, but I have been so carried away finishing a novel I started last year, I haven't had time to stop by.

Anyway, I finished it last night and now it is in the hands of an editor. I'm hoping she doesn't find too many errors. However, I tend to write as I think and as my thinking is always muddled these days, that's how my writing turns out.

Body in the Park is the title, unless I have second thoughts. The story is set on Tyneside once again and revolves around Agnes Lockwood and DCI Alan Johnson.. If it does as well as my last book, then I will be very happy.

Certificate and medal for Murder on Tyneside
Talking of my last book, Murder on Tyneside, I am delighted to be able to tell you that it was voted 6th in the top 50 books for 2017, which were written by indie authors and/or published by indie publishers.

I was so pleased to receive a certificate and a medal from the competition organizers.

We had snow here a few weeks ago and, though it has now disappeared, it seems to be trying to come back again. There have been snow flurries on and off all day today. It is also very cold. I had hoped that, as the days were getting longer, spring was on its way. Perhaps I am expecting too much; after all it is still only February.

I really need to make an appointment for another back and neck massage. I had to cancel the last one because of the snow and I haven't got around to making another. But I have to say I have missed lying there while the lovely lady relieves all the stress and tension from the muscles around my shoulders. Highly recommended. Anyone living near the Roxburgh Hotel in the Scottish Borders should give their beauty parlour a whirl. It is situated alongside the hotel, which is surrounded by wonderfully well kept grounds.

I would also like to take this opportunity to mention a novel by Lorna Read. The title is: The Earl's Captive and I have to say I really enjoyed it.
If you would like to take a look for yourselves, it can be found on an amazon near you.

I think that is all for today, but hopefully I'll be back soon.


Chink! Chink!

Friday, 29 December 2017

Wishing you a Happy New Year!!!

I am afraid that our Christmas didn't go to plan this year.

On Christmas Eve, my husband was whisked into hospital. It seems he had flu, a chest infection and a high potassium level. He was kept in until late afternoon on Boxing Day.

He does seem to be progressing well since he arrived home, so fingers crossed he will continue to get better.

I do hope you all had a wonderful time over Christmas and are now looking forward to the New Year. I wonder what 2018 will have in store for us. Maybe it's best not to ask...

I do hope you all have Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Meanwhile, advance notice for those of you who are looking for a free book to read in January.

Divorcees.Biz will be free to download from 30th Dec until 3rd Jan. Happy reading!

Happy New Year to you all.

Chink! Chink!

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas

At bit later than I expected, but here I am.

Last Sunday, we went to see my sister and her husband and my niece and her lovely family. We exchanged Christmas presents and of course all our good wishes for the season. It was great seeing them.

Since we came home on Monday, the week seems to have flown by. I don't feel I have had time to write a long and meaningful blog to you all.

Nevertheless, now that I am here, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and, just in case I don't get back before the New Year, Best Wishes for 2018.

Merry Christmas Everyone and thank you for staying with me.


Chink! Chink!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Wonderful News!

I am so delighted to be able to tell you Murder on Tyneside was voted 6th overall in the recent competition to find the 50 best independent authors/publishers of 2017.

A big thank you to everyone who supported my novel during the voting period.

I have to add it was a nail biting time while I waited to hear the results. However it was well worth it to learn that Murder on Tyneside did so well in the count.


The Trojan Project

I would also like to take this opportunity to tell you that The Trojan Project is free to down load at the moment. However, the offer ends on December 11th. Therefore if you would like to grab a copy for the weekend, then now is the time to do it.


Only Twelve Days
I have just realized that Only Twelve Days  is also free at the moment. I seem to be so tied up with the results of the competition that I don't know whether I am on my head or my heels!! 😆

Anyway, this delightful romance is free as from today, 14th December until 18th December. Therefore now is a good time to follow the link and download a copy

I think that is all for the moment, but I hope to be back very soon

Meanwhile have a great day wherever you are


Chink! Chink!

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Deadline Approaching

Hi Again,

A big thank you to all who have voted for Murder on Tyneside in the Read Freely competition to find the 50 Best Indie Books of 2017.

The deadline is approaching fast - I believe the comp closes on 5th December. If you haven't yet voted and you would like to, then please follow this link: Murder on Tyneside

I understand that it takes you to a pre-filled form. All you have to do is add your name and email, as they want to make sure no one votes more that once for the same book. Then submit. If the link takes you to the home page of the site, then try again. It tends to do its own thing at times!! 😅

I will let you know how the competition went once I have the results.

Thank you all once again. You are all stars!! ☆☆☆


Murder on Tyneside