Category Archives: Jotham Fletcher Series

Deb’s World – List of Books Read in 2018

Debbie Harris from Deb’s World wrote an excellent article about the books she read in 2018. Her list would be a great place to start if you’re trying to find something to read, and I was thrilled to have three of my books included. Continue reading

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore- Buy a Book for Christmas #Mystery Series – Mary Anne Edwards, Diana J. Febry, Judy Penz Sheluk and Toni Pike

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.

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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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Five Questions with Author Toni Pike

Many thanks to Maria Hanako van Straaten, who has featured her interview with me on her blog.

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I have recently had the pleasure of interviewing the amazing Author, Toni Pike. She is a fellow traveller and novelist who enjoys travelling the corners of the world to gather inspiration for the scenes in her novels. I hope you enjoy reading this article, and her stories.

1. How did you initially find the inspiration for your Jotham Fletcher Mystery series?
I had dabbled in writing for years, but several years ago decided to try my hand at writing a fast-moving thriller. I thought it would be fun to take on the challenge of writing an exciting story that would entice my readers to keep turning the page.
First, I read as much as I could about the features of that genre and decided that I want to write a conspiracy thriller about a religious mystery. While doing some research, I read about Simon Magus, a magician and cult leader…

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Holy Spear of Magus – now available in eBook and Paperback formats

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

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Balroop Singh, Jack Eason, Toni Pike, Amy Hoff and Lynn Otty

I’m both thrilled and honoured to have HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS included in the latest update to Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore today. Many thanks are owed to Sally Cronin. If you’re looking for a book to read, check out the authors she has listed there, read about their books and where you can find them on Amazon.

Holy Spear of Magus – just released!

I’m proud to announce that HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS, the fourth book in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series, has just been released. Jotham Fletcher returns in another non-stop adventure, and this time he must fight to stop the Holy Spear falling into the wrong hands.

There are now four books in the series: THE MAGUS COVENANT, THE ROCK OF MAGUS, THE MAGUS EPIPHANY and HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS. While they can be read as stand-alone stories, I definitely recommend that you read them in sequence to understand all the background details and follow the continuing story of Jotham Fletcher and the other characters.

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Book 4 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series – coming soon!

I’m pleased to let you know that  Book 4 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series should be released by early February, if all goes according to plan. Jotham Fletcher will be catapulted into yet another another desperate struggle  – but this time his enemies will be more diabolical than ever.

Please send me an email if you’d like to be kept informed about the release. I’d be delighted to hear from you. You can find my contact details listed below. Continue reading

My New Year’s Resolutions

Have you been thinking about some New Year’s Resolutions? I think that’s a great way to prepare for the start of another year, and they help to remind us of the things that are most important to us. I really want to make the most of next year, so here’s my list of top priorities for 2018. Continue reading

The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series – now in paperback

I’m delighted to announce that the first three books in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series are now available in paperback. The ebooks were released first, and are also available in Kindle Unlimited. I’m pleased that readers who prefer print books will now be able to enjoy THE MAGUS COVENANT, THE ROCK OF MAGUS and THE MAGUS EPIPHANY.  The paperback version of Book 4, HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS, will be released soon. Continue reading

Celebrating One Month on Instagram

It has now been more than one month since the launch of my Instagram account  @authorlovestravel – my user name there is Toni Pike Author. It’s been an exciting and busy month, and every day I’ve posted about somewhere around the world that I’ve visited in the past. Here are just a few of the places that have been included: Continue reading

4 Tips about KDP Select for Beginners

I recently enrolled my books in KDP Select, which means they are now available exclusively on Amazon and available on Kindle Unlimited. Here are five quick tips I learned that you may find useful if you are new to KDP Select or are considering whether to enrol any of your titles.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Toni Pike, Charles E. Yallowitz and Sally Cronin

I was thrilled to appear in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Update today, along with great authors Charles E. Yallowitz and the amazing Sally Cronin.

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Welcome to the Friday edition of the Cafe and Bookstore author update and two authors today have new releases.

First is Toni Pike with a travel guide for those of us who are keen to head out on adventures to experience new cultures.  Happy Travels 101: Cruise, flight and sightseeing tips to enhance your journey.

About the book

BECOME A TRAVEL EXPERT BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME.
Discover my travel booking tips, my suggestions for exploring any destination, my tips for escorted tours, and my travel packing guide. Find out how to select and make the most of your next cruise, how to cope with a long-haul flight, and how to prepare a travel preparation checklist. And don’t miss my recommendations on travel safety, senior travel, and travel photography.

I love to travel because there is so much to see around the world: breathtaking landscapes, ancient ruins, towns steeped in history…

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Now available on Kindle Unlimited: The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series

I’m proud to announce that all 4 books in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series are now available on Kindle Unlimited – and are being listed exclusively at all Amazon outlets. That means you can now access them if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. If you are not a subscriber but would like to try it, then Amazon is currently offering a 30-day free trial.

Thank you so much, everyone, for all your support!

They are available at these Amazon stores:  USAUKAustralia CanadaFranceGermanyItalyNetherlandsSpainIndia  and all other Amazon outlets

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Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Toni Pike and Lorinda J. Taylor

I was thrilled to have a 5-star review for “The Rock of Magus” mentioned in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore update today – along with great writer Lorinda J. Taylor. Sally Cronin has a wonderful blog called Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life. Be sure to catch her latest posts.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the first of the review specific posts this week.I am putting together a separate post on how to encourage more readers to leave book reviews later today, but I do want to reiterate my intention in the coming months to focus on reviews of books as part of book promotions. Word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool that we have and we need to make it easier for our readers to leave their opinions good or bad about our work. More about that in the specific post later.In the meantime I am delighted to share new reviews for these featured authors the first being Toni Pike and The Rock of Magus: Code Red in the Vatican (The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series Book 2) with a review by Terri Webster Schrandt

Source: Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Toni Pike and Lorinda J. Taylor

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Book Review of Toni Pike’s The Rock of Magus

I was thrilled to receive another five-star review for “The Rock of Magus” recently. It was written by Terri Webster Schrandt, of the Second Wind Leisure Perspectives blog.

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Book Review The Rock of Magus by Toni Pike original image by Unsplash, edited for publication

I am pleased to share my review of Toni Pike’s book, The Rock of Magus: Code Red in the Vatican, the second in the Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller series.

Author Toni PikeAbout the Author:

Toni Pike is the author of The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: “The Magus Covenant,” “The Rock of Magus,” and “The Magus Epiphany.”

She is also the author of “100 Secrets to Love, Health and Wealth,” a guide to finding a job and creating a life that you love.

Toni believes that coffee and long walks are an essential part of any day. After starting her career as a veterinary surgeon, she taught high school and later had a successful career in the public service. Toni lives in Canberra, the capital city of Australia, with husband Jon. Her main passions are writing, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Cover Reveal: THE MAGUS EPIPHANY (now released)

Now just released and available here:

Amazon: USAUKAustraliaCanadaFranceGermanyItalyNetherlandsSpain – and other Amazon outlets

The Magus Epiphany will be the third book in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series, and I’m excited to reveal the cover for the first time!

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Why Authors Need a Business Card

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

THE ROCK OF MAGUS – now released (Book 2 in the series)

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

Reviews of THE MAGUS COVENANT

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

Reviews of THE ROCK OF MAGUS

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

3 Steps to Achieving Your Dream

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:

3 Steps to Achieving Your Dream

 

Guest Post on Sizzling Towards Sixty: How to Become an Author in Midlife

I was thrilled to be a guest on the inspirational Sizzling Towards Sixty website.

Here is the link to that article:

Midlife Matters – How to Become an Author in Midlife

I’d love to hear what you think.