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Faith Mortimer

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Faith Mortimer was born in Manchester and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A Registered nurse,then changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. She lives in the south of England and so far, has written three series of books which are also, all standalone novels.

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NEW! PARADISE PRISON published 7th Jan 2017 #4th book in The Dark Minds Psychological Thriller Series http://amzn.to/2gD2u8G

A VERY DISTANT AFFAIR #5 book in the Very Affair series (all standalone). Set in England and Australia. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Distant...

THE GREEN ROOM #3rd book in The Dark Mind Psychological Thriller
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Now have I captured your attention with my strange blog post title? Yes-no? Well let me explain. Today’s blog post is all about writing and readers but did you know that, writers don’t WANT everyone to read their books?

Why? The simple fact is because writers have specific readers whom we want our work to reach, and some people we genuinely don’t want to have as readers.

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Description: After discovering the truth surrounding the bloody murders in, “The Assassins’ Village”, our sexy, feisty sleuth and heroine, Diana Rivers and her partner Steve, decide they deserve a holiday. Trying to relax at their luxurious palm fringed plantation hotel in lush, tropical Malaysia; things don’t quite work out as they imagined. Diana is approached by the hotel owner, the enigmatic Miss Chalcot, well-bred, imperious and secretive, to take a look through some old family documents. Miss Chalcot possesses a burning ambition to put right a dreadful wrong that occurred over forty years ago – and Diana is given free rein to pursue the mysterious past of the family and discover what lies behind the dark stories. Diana enters into a world of the 1950’s and 1960’s, where lies, deceit, illicit love, jealousies and perhaps murder all feature. What really happened all those years ago? Who were Paul, Hermione and the beautiful but selfish Eleanor? Who was responsible for events that shocked the whole family and plunged it into despair? And what is the real story behind the façade? Will Diana triumph against all odds yet again? I challenge you to guess before the final curtain.
The Assassins' Village (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Bound and gagged, the shocked and terrified victim recognises his assailant. Days later, another body is discovered. How many assassins stalk the village? In a picturesque Cypriot village an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play; but when the curtain rises it’ll be murder. A blackmailer stalks the cast – a group riven with jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs. Unbeknownst to each other they all attempt to find solutions to their problems. Some believe it lies in murder. Can they find the blackmailer? And can they find that all important ‘little black book’ – the chronicle of their misdeeds. When a body is discovered, Diana, a cast member, turns detective to draw up a suspects list. After the police get involved one of the suspects is found hanged - another murder or the suicide of a guilty person? A visit to a villager’s home uncovers an ancient assassin’s weapon. Could this be the murder weapon? Is it possible that an assassin lives at the heart of this formerly peaceful and idyllic village? Love, hate, murder and high drama all feature in this classic historical detective story. With a long list of suspects, some dramatic twists and the odd red herring, the reader is left guessing until the final curtain falls.
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message 26: by C.J.

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Hello Faith,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 25: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me Ms. Mortimer! :)


message 24: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Faith. Thank you so much for Friending me. Hope the writing's going well with you, and that you're enjoying the current festivities!


message 23: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Thanks for the friendship! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood! You can check our free chapters on my website at: www.MelanieNowak.com
Nice to meet you :-)

~ Melanie Nowak


message 22: by Peg

Peg Brantley Hey, Faith! Great to see you here. Thanks for reaching out.


message 21: by John

John Biccard Thank you for the friendship. John


message 20: by Robert

Robert Thanks for accepting my friend request, Faith.


message 19: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Faith, thank you for your Goodreads friendship! I will definitely be checking out your work!
Douglas


message 18: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Savannah wrote: "Faith, thank you for the friendship..."

Pleasure Savannah!


Savannah Faith, thank you for the friendship...


Harlequin Books Hello Faith, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you ever have any questions about Harlequin or our books, please feel free to ask.

Kim S, Harlequin Books ambassador


message 15: by Dax

Dax Tucker Hi Faith I see you have added some Shakespeare works to your reading list. I think you would appreciate and enjoy my epic poem, The Leaf Catcher, as the entire story is composed of iambic pentameter and the terza rima verse style of Dante's inferno, while imparting a timeless tale of a father teaching his son true values in life and the power of perception.


message 14: by Simon

Simon Thanks for seeking me out, Faith.


message 13: by Stacy

Stacy Juba Hi Faith, thanks for adding me as a friend!


Kensington Roth Hi Faith,

I respectfully would like you to consider my spy-thriller for your next review. "Able Danger" sets the international espionage spectrum of sequels for avid readers and has been adapted to film by the author for moviegoers to view agent Harrison Court-006 on the silver screen. The book-to-film project is in development for production. I can provide the PDF file for your review. I value your consideration and await your response.

Regards,
Kensington RothAble Danger Able Danger by Kensington Roth


message 11: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Shalonda wrote: "The new year is here and I believe that you will see great things. How are you? I hope that all is well."

Hi Shalonda,

And a Happy New Year to you too! We are all well here, busy as ever. Not least trying to finalise the edits on my latest book. Then I start the even harder task of finding a new agent.


Shalonda Williams-McClendon The new year is here and I believe that you will see great things. How are you? I hope that all is well.


message 9: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Shalonda wrote: "Hey Faith. Thanks for the friendship. Just wanting to stop and say hi. I added your book to my goodreads authors listmania. Much Success.


Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of [book:PurposeFull ..."

Hi Shalonda,

Thank you so much for adding my book to your Goodreads Listmania and for your good wishes.Its nice to make friends-keep in touch.
Regards
Faith



Shalonda Williams-McClendon Hey Faith. Thanks for the friendship. Just wanting to stop and say hi. I added your book to my goodreads authors listmania. Much Success.


Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You


message 7: by Kate

Kate Pinn Thank you for the friend add =D


message 6: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Claudia wrote: "Hi Faith!
Thanks for the friend request. Your book looks and sounds very interesting! Maybe I'll win a copy! :) If not I can always do what everyone else does and BUY one, right?
Cheers!"

Hi Claudia,

I've been following your comments with Johanna, so thought I'd ask to be your friend too. Hope you win a copy of my novel if not then...!
regards
Faith



message 5: by Claudia (last edited Sep 04, 2009 06:37AM)

Claudia Osmond Hi Faith!
Thanks for the friend request. Your book looks and sounds very interesting! Maybe I'll win a copy! :) If not I can always do what everyone else does and BUY one, right?
Cheers!


message 4: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Ilyn wrote: "Hello Faith,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on The Crossing. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the ..."

Thank you I'll certainly do that. All best wishes
regards
Faith



message 3: by Faith

Faith Mortimer Ilyn wrote: "Hello Faith,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on The Crossing. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the ..."


Hi there,

Thank you for all your good wishes. I hope you enjoy The Crossing when you read it. Please keep me posted.
regards
Faith


message 2: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Faith,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on The Crossing. I wish you all the best.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns & Royal Serf , and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a wonderful week. Warmest regards.


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