First of all, I want to apologise for being so quiet over the last few weeks. I went away on what I thought would be a wonderful 4-week trip to France, England and Germany and, in my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I’d have a medical emergency. Right at the end of our time in England, I woke up to find myself in hospital for a few days. A week later, we flew back home and I’ve been trying to get back to my normal self ever since. Continue reading
Many thanks to the amazing Sally Cronin for including a review of “Desolation Bluff” in her Author Update. Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a wonderful book to read.
Welcome to the second Cafe and Bookstore Update this week with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.
Delighted to share a recent review for the 6th book in the Sir Chocolate series of stories and cookbooks by Robbie and Michael Cheadle.
About the story
Number 6 in the Sir Chocolate series: Five zoo animals go missing and Sir Chocolate needs to find them. Includes five lovely new recipes. Not only a storybook but a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to create wonderful recipes together.
One of the recent reviews for the book
Robbie Cheadle and her son Michael, in the delightful book Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five Story and Cookbook, combine children’s story, poetry and recipes together. The story is about a zoo in Chocolate Land with Fondant Five…
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I have good news to share. Desolation Bluff, my latest release, has received a five-star review on Reader’s Favorite.
Desolation Bluff is a short suspense novel. When blind romance author Oliver Cameron suddenly regains his sight, he uncovers a shocking betrayal – and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. Continue reading
I was thrilled and honoured to have my new book, Desolation Bluff, featured in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore today. With thanks to Sally Cronin, who is an amazing and prolific writer and blogger.
Delighted to showcase the new release, a thriller from Toni Pike…..Desolation Bluff
About the book
Blind romance author Oliver Cameron uses the pen name of Fidel Amore and thinks he has the perfect life at his country estate near Desolation Bluff. After a honeymoon in Paris, his wife Vanessa continues her work as his assistant. His friend Ray is the business manager who lives in the gatehouse and also acts as the public face of Fidel Amore, doing all those book-signing trips that Oliver never wanted to attend. Helen Dunkley is the housekeeper devoted to him since childhood – but she detests the two newcomers.
Complications set in when Ray, working on his old car, accidentally backs into Oliver. His injuries appear minor but the next day he suddenly regains his sight. Oliver wants Ray and Rachel to be the first to hear his good news, but when…
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I’m proud to announce the release of Desolation Bluff, a suspense novella about a blind man who suddenly regains his sight. It is set in Australia, in the beautiful Southern Highlands region of New South Wales.
When blind romance author Oliver Cameron suddenly regains his sight, he uncovers a shocking betrayal – and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. Continue reading
As the year comes to an end, I’ve started to think about my plans for 2019. Do you like to make New Year resolutions? Many people don’t like that term because those noble intentions are so often forgotten or abandoned after a few weeks. But I like to set some definite goals to work towards over the next twelve months. Continue reading
The wonderful Sally Cronin from Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore has included me with some excellent mystery writers in her Buy A Book for Christmas series. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking for some gift ideas.
Time for some more book gift ideas from the Cafe and Bookstore and here is a selection of novels that any book lover would enjoy. As always when there is a series I will share book one and that is the case for the first author Mary Anne Edwards and The Charlie McLung Mysteries... Here is the first book in the series – Brilliant Disguise.
About the book
Are you sure you could tell the difference between murder and suicide?
Having had more than enough of the big city, Detective Charlie McClung moves to a small town looking for a simpler life. Turns out his first case is the most complicated of his career.
A young woman is found shot and while everyone is telling him suicide, his gut, and the dead woman’s beautiful neighbor, are telling him something quite different.
How far can he dig before he…
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I’m pleased to announce that I now have a new look for my website. I’ve been unhappy with the previous one for a long time because it offered very little flexibility and was too slow to open. Continue reading
I ‘m excited to announce that my latest release, a psychological thriller called Dead Dry Heart, is now available in Paperback from Amazon. The digital version has already been published and is in Kindle Unlimited. Continue reading
I ‘m excited to announce that my latest release, a psychological thriller called Dead Dry Heart, is now live and can be downloaded at all Amazon outlets. Continue reading
Many thanks to Sally Cronin for her kindness in listing my new book in her wonderful Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore. Sally has one of the best blog magazines on the Internet, so be sure to check it out if you’re not already a follower.
DEAD DRY HEART – A psychological thriller is now available on pre-order and due for release on 24th July.
Toni Pike has a new release a psychological thriller – Dead Dry Heart – available for pre-order for July 24th. Half Price while on Pre- Order
About Dead Dry Heart
Tyler Thompson is Australia’s young, brilliant and charismatic Prime Minister, riding high on a wave of popularity. But the past has come back to haunt him and there is a shocking secret from his childhood that he will do almost anything to conceal.
The one man who knows what happened twenty-five years ago is back – and he is hellbent on revenge. Tyler’s precious wife and baby have disappeared and their safe return will cost him everything: family, career and freedom.
But even that may not be enough to satisfy his nemesis – and the truth may be more terrible than he could possibly imagine.
A chilling novel about deceit, betrayal and murder, with twists and turns that you will not…
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I’m excited to announce that my latest release, a psychological thriller called Dead Dry Heart, is now available for pre-order in digital format at all Amazon outlets. It will be going live in three weeks, but during the pre-order period it will be selling for half price. So hurry to avoid disappointment! Continue reading
HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS, the fourth book in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series, is now available in Paperback. The Kindle version was released early in February and is available for purchase or in Kindle Unlimited. Continue reading
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Next week, I hope to share my New Year Resolutions, but first I’ll be spending a few days with my closest family and some dear friends.
Thank you so much for your friendship and support throughout the last year.
I’m pleased to announce that THE ONE WAY DIET has just been released. Are you already thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions? If one of those is to lose some weight, then this is the ideal starting point. Although based on my own experience, this book is more about you, the reader, and how to cope with every aspect of your weight loss journey.
I was thrilled to have “The Magus Epiphany” featured on The Story Reading Ape Blog. Many thanks to Chris Graham for his wonderful support and inspirational website.
Here is a link to that article: New Release: “The Magus Epiphany”
Business cards can be an important weapon in the arsenal of any writer wanting to promote their work. Many thanks to Chris from the Story Reading Ape Blog for publishing my article about business cards for authors. Continue reading
A Religious Conspiracy Thriller – Code Red in the Vatican
I’m excited to announce that The Rock of Magus has now been released. It is Book 2 in the Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series, and this time Jotham heads to the Vatican. There are plenty of twists and turns as he tries to foil the Simonian Sect and the Brotherhood with the help of his new partner, Madena Sutcliffe. Continue reading
We all know what it means when someone says that they are in a good or bad mood. Every one of us has a range of moods, that cover the spectrum from deliriously happy to gloomy or sad, and that is a sure sign of our humanity. Continue reading
Here are some excerpts from reviews of The Magus Covenant – Book 1 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series.
“Exciting new series that leaves you wanting more immediately!” – Review on Amazon Continue reading
Here are some excerpts from reviews of The Rock of Magus – Book 2 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series.
“If you have read Toni Pike’s first Jotham Fletcher adventure The Magus Covenant and really enjoyed the read like I did, you are going to like book two The Rock of Magus even more.” Continue reading
On 31 December 2105, I was delighted to be a guest on the Sizzling Towards Sixty website, talking about three steps to achieving your dream. Mine was to become an author, and it was just after I published my first novel. I would love to hear what you think. Here is the link to that article:
I was fortunate enough to be featured in an interview on Writer’s Treasure Chest. Continue reading
I felt very honoured to have The Rock of Magus included in the Smorgasbord Summer Reading series, presented by the wonderful Sally Cronin.
Here is the link to that article:
I was thrilled to be a guest on the inspirational Sizzling Towards Sixty website.
Here is the link to that article:
I’d love to hear what you think.
On 3 May 2016, I was thrilled and honoured to be interviewed by Sally Cronin as part of her new Sunday Show called Smorgasbord Open House. It will feature a series of authors, blog writers, poets, artists and musicians.
Here is the link to that article:
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Stacie from the BeachBoundBooks Blog. I think you’ll agree that The Magus Covenant would be ideal reading for a beach holiday. Continue reading
Chris from The Story Reading Ape Blog was kind enough to post my article about the moment we decide to achieve our dreams. You can read more here:
The Moment of Clarity
The moment when we decide to achieve a dream
The moment of clarity is the most mysterious part of achieving a dream. It is that one lucid moment before you start to follow a plan and achieve a goal. No one can explain why, after years of longing and setting targets that were never met, everything changes. It is a magic moment when the fog in your mind lifts and your purpose becomes clear.
Just pretend for a moment that you want to go on a holiday. Not just a few days by the beach, but an overseas trip that you have been thinking about for a long time. There is a vague idea in your mind that you would love to see a certain part of the world.
When and why did you decide that you would love to see Scandinavia or Asia or…
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I was delighted when Sue Loncaric from Sizzling Towards Sixty invited me to write about achieving my dream of becoming an author.
Sue’s website is an inspiration for anyone who wants to reach their full potential and live their life to the full. Continue reading
On 18 December 2015, I was fortunate enough to be the Guest Author on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog. Here is the link to that article: