The Blog Tour: A Few Words from Liam

Nowhere to Hide coverHi. My name’s Liam. You don’t know me.  Well, not unless you’ve read Trust No-One or Nowhere to Hide. Then you’ll know me a bit, though mainly from Marie’s point of view and I’m not sure how reliable that always is.  I don’t mean that she lies about me.  I’m just not sure that she knows me as well as she thinks she does, if you get my drift.

Anyway, my name’s Liam and I’m Marie Donovan’s boyfriend.  Or partner.  Or whatever the correct term is.  We live together, or at least we do when Marie’s not working at the other end of the country doing whatever it is that she does.  I mean, I know roughly what she does, working undercover.  But she’s not allowed to tell me all the details, obviously.  Which means that I don’t really know her, either. Or at least not as well as I once thought I did.

They’ve asked me to do an introduction to this series of interviews.  There’s been a blog tour, you see, and several very kind people have been hosting interviews with characters from Nowhere to Hide. Marie, and her boss, Hugh Salter.  And a couple of people she’s working with.  And her former both, Keith Welsby.  I quite liked Keith.  I mean, old-school, and you wouldn’t want to discuss politics with him, but he seemed quite straight.  Which is ironic, as things turned out.

The tour’s now finished so we thought we’d now post all the links here.  I’m not sure why they’ve asked me to write this introduction.  After all, I’m just Liam.  I know nothing that’s worth knowing.  I’m an artist, or at least that’s what I always wanted to me.  But, to be honest, I’m not sure that I ever really quite had the talent.  Not to make it big.  And now it’s too late.  I’m not well, and I’m not sure I’ll ever paint seriously again, even if Marie doesn’t quite realise it yet.

How did I get on to that?  I just meant to say a few bland words of introduction.  I’d better get on.  If I talk too much, I’ll probably end up saying things I regret.  About me.  Or about Marie.  Things I know that I probably shouldn’t.

So let’s just give you the links to the interviews.  First, with Marie.  (You’ll have to scroll down for that one).

She seems quite keen on that Brennan chap, doesn’t she? Not sure I fancy sharing a desert island with him.  What does he have to say for himself?

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Hm.  Not exactly lacking in ego, if you want my opinion.  Who else is Marie working with?  Lizzie Carter, whoever she might be.

Not sure I’m any the wiser about Ms Carter, though it sounds as if there might be more too her than meets the eye.  Now we have Marie’s boss, the delightful Hugh Salter.  I’ve only met him once, but that was enough.  Wouldn’t trust him any further than I could throw him, which is my condition is no distance at all.

Hah. Yes, that sounds like Salter, all right.  A calculating cold fish with no discernible sense of humour.  The polar opposite of his predecessor, poor old Keith Welsby. Well, I say poor.  He’s had enough back-handers at least to keep himself well-stocked with beer, from what Marie tells me.  But he’ll take us out on a high note.

So that’s them.  Five characters in search of an author to tell their stories.  Six, if you count me.  But you shouldn’t.  Because I’m not part of the story.  Nobody’s watching me.

Thanks again to Leigh Russell, Sally Quilford, womagwriter, Cally Taylor and Deborah Carr for hosting the interviews.  You can still buy both the Kindle editions of Trust No One and Nowhere to Hide for about the price of one of Keith Welsby’s pints.

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Still touring the blogs…

The blog tour for Nowhere to Hide continues, conceived and organised by the marvellous Helen Hunt who manages to be both creative and efficient (I struggle with either).  The third instalment, an interview with the intriguing Lizzie Carter, is at the womagwriter blog.  The fourth, an interview with Hugh Salter – as modest as he is cuddly – is now at Cally Taylor’s blog.

And of course the first two interviews, with Marie Donovan and Jack Brennan, are still available at Leigh Russell’s blog and Sally Quilford’s blog.  The fifth and final interview, the Thoughts of Chairman Keith Welsby, will appear very shortly…

And don’t forget you can still get the Kindle editions of both the Marie Donovan books – Trust No One and Nowhere to Hide – for a ridiculously small price.  Why would you hesitate?

 

Touring the Blogs

Many thanks to the wonderful Helen Hunt for organising a blog tour for me in support of Nowhere to Hide.  I’ll update you as they appear (though the full list is up on Helen’s blog) but the first post has been hosted courtesy of the generosity of Leigh Russell, author of the excellent Geraldine Steel books.  Sincere thanks, Leigh. Strikes me we should engineer a fictional meeting between Geraldine and Marie sometime…

Next post on Friday 11 January.  Keep watching the skies…

(While I’m here, I’ll also just point out that not only can you currently buy the Kindle edition of Nowhere to Hide for the absurdly bargain price of 99p, you can also currently buy the first Marie Donovan book, Trust No-One, for the almost equally ridiculous price of £1.49.  Which means you can buy both books for the price of a cheap sandwich. And think how quickly you’d eat that).