It is with Great pleasure I welcome author Chris Ward. Mr Ward currently has his book OMG Joe Warren up for the Kindle Scout nominations with twenty+ days remaining, take a look and if you like what you see press that nominate button.
About the author
Tell us a little bit about yourself. (Author Bio)
Chris Ward was born in West Bromwich England. He lived his childhood & boarded at School in Surrey. He then went to college for two years learning how to cook, followed by working at the BBC for 3 years cooking for the stars, as well as on an Iranian missile base in the Persian Gulf. He then spent thirty odd years in sales and marketing as a commercial Director before starting his own marketing company. Chris is now a full time successful writer having published 7 crime thriller books.
What are your hobbies?
Watching Football and Rugby, TV programs include a good film and cookery programs especially Masterchef. Reading, obviously writing and anything to do with food and wine!
Which writers inspire you?
Simon Scarrow, Anthony Riches, Conn Iggulden, Alex Rutherford, Bill Ward, Bernard Cornwell, Robyn Young, Ben Kane, John Stack
For your own reading, do you prefer e-books or paper/hard back books?
Paperback and Hardback
What are you reading at present?
Empire of the MOGHUL by Alex Rutherford
What is your favourite book and why?
Atlantic Meeting by H V Morton
It’s the story of Winston Churchill crossing the Atlantic in 1941 during WW2 too visit President Roosevelt. It was a momentous occasion and cemented the special relationship between America and the UK.
What is your favourite film/ series and why?
There are so many good films…Dances with Wolves is a great movie starring Kevin Costnor.
What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment?
Difficult, family always comes first but taking up writing late in life and being successful at it is up there with the best of them.
How do you relax?
Glass of wine and a good book.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Stop talking about writing a book, get the first word down and let it flow.
If your friends could use one word to describe you what would it be?
Ha not sure hmm how about funny.
What made you realise your calling as an author?
A very roundabout way! My brother Bill Ward a very successful crime writer wrote his first book in 2013. I decided to have a go myself and now its ten books later.
Where do your ideas come from, what inspires you?
Everyday life inspires me, and then I turn something into a story, I have a good imagination.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
On average three months but that’s several hours every day.
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
I have a plot/outline and try to plan the book into four parts but often add, change all the time.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
Sometimes it all gets a bit intense and I just walk away for a day or two.
What is the easiest thing about writing?
When you know exactly what the story is and you literally can’t stop writing.
Do you ever get writer’s Block and if so, how do you deal with it?
Walk away for a period of time or a bottle of red can sometimes help!
How many books have you written, which is your favourite?
I’ve written ten wow so many! My favourite? Tricky urm maybe my latest which is nearly finished an MI5 Terrorist story.
What are you working on at the moment?
My MI5 Terrorist story….
About the books
What genre are your books?
Adult Crime and one Teen Young Adult
What book titles have you released so far?
Bermondsey The Final Act
Return to Bermondsey
Driven to Kill
Blue Cover Up
OMG JOE WARREN is in nomination for a Kindle Scout/Press deal.
Give us an insight into your main character(s). What does he/she do that is so special?
DI Karen Foster has issues with the bottle and with whether she prefers men or woman! Gangster/Businessman Paul Bolton and his partner Lexi are survivors and would do anything for their family.
Who is your favourite character and why?
DI Karen Foster she’s real and so full of character.
Tell us a little bit about the book(s)/ series.
The Bermondsey series started as a trilogy but people wanted more so I wrote “Return To Bermondsey” and now people are asking for a fifth book! They are gritty real stories with adult content throughout.
Where can we buy it/them?
All available from Amazon.co.uk
In what formats is your book available?
Ebook and Paperback
When is your next book due for release?
I currently have a book “OMG JOE WARREN” IN THE Kindle Scout nominations. It’s a cracking adventure for Teen and Young Adults far removed from my normal fare. You can nominate at http://tinyurl.com/hnoyarn
My nearly finished MI5 book should be published beginning July or sooner.
Book titles and synopsis:
“The first book in a trilogy that chronicles the lives of a group of Bermondsey gangsters”
Paul and Tony Bolton are two born and bred Bermondsey brothers, who are building an empire of sex clubs in London. Paul’s life changes when he meets and falls madly in love with posh totty Emma Miller from Kingswood in Surrey. He moves to Chelsea Harbour and starts to enjoy the trappings of his success. Mad Tony stays in Bermondsey and continues his own personal crusade of armed robberies, murder and torture. Richard Philips and Jack Coombs are Essex gangsters who have a Pub Security business, a chain of Brothels and the supply of AK47 Assault Rifles to fellow gangsters as a side line. The four villains are inextricably drawn together in a web of violence, deceit and passion. Mixed in with this is a gang of Albanian ex Special Forces killers who arrive in the UK intent on revenge for the murder of one of their countryman. The Met Police CID at Rotherhithe nick are determined to clean up their manor. DC’s Jeff Swann and Karen Foster are hot on the trail of a cop killer whilst trying to get enough evidence to send local villains down for a long stretch.
The action switches from HM Prison Belmarsh to Bermondsey to Torremolinos in Spain, grisly murders, excruciatingly hideous torture, love, passion and tears; an action packed thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat throughout this great read.
A must read Gangster Thriller that will leave you breathless and gasping for more. The sequel to Bermondsey Trifle. Mad Tony is tucked up in Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital, and Gangster Richard Philips is in the Scrubs. Paul Bolton is trying to get over the death of his beloved Emma and wants to take the business Legit. Police officers Foster and Swan are fighting a gang of ruthless woman traffickers who kill and torture people for fun. There is violence, sex and passion aplenty, a real rollercoaster of action that doesn’t stop from page one to the end. You will gasp, be horrified and maybe even shed a tear but one thing is for certain once you have picked the book up you will not put it down again.
BERMONDSEY THE FINAL ACT
We are back on the mean streets of South East London for the concluding part in the trilogy. The action is unrelenting and again once you have started reading you will not be able to put the book down! Tony Bolton and Richard Philips are back on the streets of London, they leave a trail of blood and death in their path as they seek payback from Tony’s brother Paul. If anyone is stupid enough to get in their way they are dealt with ruthlessly and without compromise. Paul has found blissful new love following the death of Emma. Will that be allowed to continue to flourish or could tragedy strike yet again? Jeff Swan and Karen Foster CID at Rotherhithe Nick are still committed to making their manor gangster free as they hunt down Philips and Bolton. The two police officers struggle desperately to cope with the devastating bloodbath meted out by the two maniacs right on their patch. Jaw dropping violence, spectacular chase scenes, sensational sex and uplifting valour: A book not to be missed.
RETURN TO BERMONDSEY
RETURN TO BERMONDSEY Following on from the best-selling original Bermondsey Trilogy. Paul Bolton and Lexi suffer a major family catastrophe, are they strong enough to cope with that and a serious threat to their business empire? Real characters in a taut gritty Bermondsey crime epic that shouts from the rooftops. DI Karen Foster is seconded back to Bermondsey from Surrey Police to help with a crime epidemic created by two drug barons from Essex. Karen is also fighting the bottle and falling in love again, or is it just the hard sex she craves. Grisly Murder, Intrigue, Passion, Sex, Twists and Turns and Tears aplenty. A compelling adult crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, definitely not one to be missed.
DRIVEN TO KILL
A compelling crime thriller that concludes the three books. The action switches from London to Kazakhstan as Michael Fletcher desperately tries to get his life back after a major catastrophe.
Detective Inspector Karen Foster still can’t sort out her private life as she continues a relationship with a French liaison officer from the Police Nationale. There is mayhem and murder committed by two young thugs in the local areas of Epsom and Leatherhead. Foster and her sidekick Mick Hill, are chasing shadows as the thugs are not only ruthless, but extremely clever. An adult story full of suspense, spectacular action, violence, passion, intrigue and tears.
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BLUE COVER UP
DI Karen Foster is still battling with her private life; booze and sex have always been the issue and that hasn’t changed. Karen is in a steady relationship with Simon but then a beautiful French Police Liaison Officer Esme turns-up and muddies the water, couple that with the black man mountain Friday, and Karen is back in private turmoil.
All is quiet in leafy Surrey and then a young man walks into Epsom Police Station, an incident that sets off an explosive chain of events that sees Karen pitting her wits against senior Metropolitan police officers involved in a monstrous cover up. Gruesome murder, spellbinding intrigue and emotion crunching escapades abound in this taut gritty thriller. A storming crime epic that will keep you hooked from first page to the last.
Karen Foster has left the Metropolitan Police and Joined Surrey Police as a Detective Inspector working out of Epsom Police Station. Her partner Chau persuaded her to leave Bermondsey for a quieter life in leafy Surrey. Karen hoped she had left behind the bloody deaths, the horrific torture and the bloodthirsty gangsters. Karen has a blissful introduction to Surrey policing and is enjoying the summer weather and the beautiful scenery. Then the unthinkable happens as a serial killer strikes and creates terror throughout Surrey. Not only does Karen have to deal with a spate of deadly killings but she is also hunting a serving Surrey Police Officer who is part of the Paedophile ring. Not a book for the faint hearted with gruesome Murder, bloodcurdling torture and sensational sex scenes. An action packed page turner you will not be able to put down.
Joe Warren, a sixteen year old college student is propelled into an extraordinarily dangerous situation and survives it as a hero to his friends and his country. Very soon he realises he has been blessed with amazing powers and that he has been chosen to lead a crusade to change the world. The ultimate evil Satan decides he cannot allow Joe Warren to succeed, and he assembles his devilish Kazdet armies to destroy the human race once and for all. An incredibly entertaining action-packed adventure.
Don’t forget this book is in the Kindle Scout nominations, if you’re interested click here to nominate it.
Connect with the author:
Amazon Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/jaomhq7
Kindle Scout nominations for OMG JOE WARREN http://tinyurl.com/hnoyarn