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An apology and another 5-star Review for Desolation Bluff

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

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A 5-Star Review for Desolation Bluff on Readers’ Favorite

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

DESOLATION BLUFF – Just Released!

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

Dead Dry Heart in D.G. Kaye’s Sunday Book Review

Many thanks to D.G. Kaye for featuring my new thriller, Dead Dry Heart, in her wonderful Sunday Book Review series this week. I was both delighted and honoured to see that she has given it 5 stars. D. G. Kaye has one of the most inspiring blogs around, so be sure to check out the rest of her site while you’re there. You can read more here:  Sunday Book Review

Book Promo – New Release: DEAD DRY HEART – a psychological thriller…

I was thrilled and grateful to have a chance to talk about DEAD DRY HEART today on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog. Chris is a tireless supporter of authors, so be sure to check out his wonderful for all the best articles on writers, writing and all aspects of publishing.

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I‘m excited to announce that my latest release, a psychological thriller called Dead Dry Heart, is now live and available at all Amazon outlets. I hope to publish the paperback version in the very near future.

This was something I wrote several years and recently took out of a drawer to rewrite. The story is close to my heart – an Australian thriller set in Canberra, the nation’s capital city, and in a remote area of Western Australian.

Here is the book description.

DEAD DRY HEART – A psychological thriller

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…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Dead Dry Heart #Psychological Thriller by Toni Pike

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.

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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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DEAD DRY HEART – A psychological thriller – now available for pre-order

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

Now Finished. THE MAGUS EPIPHANY – free for 48 hours

THE MAGUS EPIPHANY, Book 3 in The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series, will be free for 48 hours only on 15-16 JUNE 2018 (USA Pacific Time). Just click on the links below to download a copy. I’d be very grateful if you would leave an honest review on Amazon when you finish reading it. Happy reading! I can’t wait to hear what you think.

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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

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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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

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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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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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

Launch of my Facebook Page: Toni Pike – Author

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my Facebook Page. The Author App on the left hand side is a great way to get in touch and access my books. Here is the link, and I’d be delighted to hear if you like it.

Toni Pike – Author

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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.

 

A Visit to Haddon Hall

In my first thriller The Magus Covenant, billionaire Iago Visser lives in a remote part of Derbyshire’s Peak District in a walled medieval manor house. In the second book of the series, recently released, hero Jotham Fletcher is now the owner. What better way, then, to feed my muse on a recent trip to England than to visit enchanting Haddon Hall? Continue reading

Who was Simon Magus?

Simon Magus is a character mentioned in the New Testament, who was reviled by early members of the Christian church. This strange figure from two thousand years ago plays an important part in my thrillers, The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series. Continue reading