Monday, March 11, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: A Fool's Circle by Suzanne Seddon

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for A Fool's Circle by Suzanne Seddon. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt and a guest post about true scary stories for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops that are on the tour for more guest posts, interviews, excerpts, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Title: A Fool's Circle
Author: Suzanne Seddon
Genre: Crime Fiction, Suspense
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Kate Sanders has suffered many years of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her abusive husband Alan, and convinces herself that she is only holding the family together for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter. If it wasn’t for her best friend Jill Reynolds, she would have taken the suicide option a long time ago.

As she desperately seeks a way to escape, she is contacted by a solicitor. Kate’s old aunt has died and she has been left a small fortune.

For the first time, she sees the light at the end of the tunnel. She dreams of a fresh start, a new home, a new life. What Kate doesn’t know is that Jill and Alan have their own secrets, and are both desperate to get their hands on her money.

Kate soon finds herself falling for the charms of Jonathon Jacobs in what she believes to be fate finally intervening and offering her a second chance, unaware that each move he makes has been directed, orchestrated and well-rehearsed as he begs her to leave her husband Alan.

But is it all too late, as she finds herself in the frame for murder?

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Excerpt:
Kate followed her into her room, reached out her arm and pulled the covers back as Sophie bounced into her cosy, warm bed. Kate covered her up tight and kissed her on both cheeks.

As she cuddled her, she heard Sophie’s voice. ‘Wow, Mummy, that was a big hug.’

She loved her daughter. Out of all the misery and pain there had never been something so pure and innocent in her life. How she wished Alan still worked away and had never come back home for good. She yearned for it to be just her and Sophie again.

‘I love you, Mummy. I wish you were happy and Daddy was nicer to you. It’s not fair.’

Kate’s heart ached as the words left Sophie’s lips. She tried to hide her emotions.

‘I love you too, my angel.’ She felt the Catholic guilt that had been pushed upon her as a child, not from her own mother, a legal secretary she never saw, who sent out subpoenas or summonses to poor unsuspecting bastards, but from her dear Aunt Beth.

‘Don’t you worry about me Sophie, or Daddy, okay?’

She could hear Aunt Beth’s voice as clear as day in her head. She had warned Kate to be careful and not to inflict any long term damage on to her child but she had chosen to ignore her advice. Her words had come back to haunt her.
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About the Author:
Suzanne Seddon was born in 1968 in Islington, London. After leaving school she had many interesting jobs, from swimming teacher to air hostess, and was able to travel the globe. Now a single mum to her teenage daughter Poppy-willow, Suzanne spends her days writing and has written several articles for magazines and newspapers.

Growing up, Suzanne witnessed mental and physical abuse within her own family which strongly influenced her when she wrote her first play, A Fool’s Circle, when she attended the famous Anna Scher Theatre. Suzanne, however, was not content to leave it there and decided to go ahead and transform her play into a novel.

Not one to shy away from exciting challenges, she also wrote, acted, directed, cast and produced a trailer for the book around her hometown in Islington with the support of local businesses, who recognised the drive and importance of Suzanne and her work.

Suzanne is a passionate writer and she is determined to be heard so that the issue of domestic abuse is raised amongst the public's consciousness, empowering others to speak out. She wants those who suffer at the hands of another to have their voices heard, loud and clear.

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Guest Post:
Have you ever had anything extremely scary happen to you? If so, would you mind sharing your story?

I have had several scary things happen to me. I remember going on holiday to Corfu about eight years ago, and staying in this amazing hotel. One morning I got up really early and decided to go for a swim. After my swim I headed back to my room, which was on the 5th floor. I stood in the foyer and waited for the lift, got in, pressed number 5 on the elevator keypad and the doors closed. I could feel the lift starting to move up. Then suddenly it stopped. My heart was beating so fast. In a panic I began pushing all the buttons. But nothing happened. I couldn’t even hear the alarm. So, frantic I started banging on the lift door like a wild woman possessed. Whilst screaming at the top of my voice ‘Help’ All of a sudden to my horror the doors opened and I was staring at a brick wall! Then I could hear all these voices, obviously talking in Greek. I was petrified! I felt like I had been stuck inside there ages, at this point. Then the lights went out, then suddenly came back on, the doors closed and it started to move again. But instead of going up, it went back down to the foyer. As the doors opened, there were all these people staring at me. I was mortified. Little did I know that my right breast had broke free from my bikini, and the world and his dog had got an eye full. Apparently I found out that there had been some kind of power serge. To this day I try and avoid elevators at all cost, and will never get in one again wearing swimwear!
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Giveaway:
Suzanne Seddon will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment on a different blog each day in order to increase your chance of winning. You can find a list of blog stops here. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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    1. you're welcome James. I really hope you enjoy reading it. :)

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  2. Great cover! Sounds like a thrilling Crime Suspense :-)

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    1. Thanks Tracy. Once you read the book. The cover will make a lot more sense. I'm glad you like it. :)

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  3. Very unique & intriguing cover.

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  4. Oh this sounds so good. Sounds like there will be lots of twists and turns to keep us on our toes!

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  5. This sounds like a great read for me! Great cover.

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    1. Thanks Angela. I hope you like twisty thrillers? Enjoy the ride.:)

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  6. Great blurb - makes me want more! Good scary story about the elevator.

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    1. Thanks Sue. It was terrifying! Even more so, once the lift door opened!!! :)

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  7. Many Thanks for having me over on your blog. If anyone has any questions for me. Please feel free to ask away.
    Suzanne Seddon :)

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  8. Fantastic cover. Congratulations on your book.

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  9. That cover is fantastic. This read definitely covers my favorite genres and I look forward to reading.

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    1. If you like a good crime thriller with lots of twists and turns. Then this is for you Katie :) I hope you enjoy the book :)

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  10. Oh my, YES!! This book sounds fantastic!!

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  11. this book looks amazing, cant wait to read it

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  12. i love covers with eyeballs on them
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. The cover is very significant to the book. All will be revealed once you've read it! Enjoy the ride, Sherry. :)

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  13. Sounds like a great book with an intriguing cover. Thanks for the chance!

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  14. This book sounds like an intriguing read.

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  15. Why is Kate's friend the only thing keeping her from committing suicide? What about her daughter?

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    1. Kate only has her best friend to confide in. Her life is pretty grim to say the least. Her husband Alan has ground her down so much. The mental abuse and domestic violence she experiences is horrific!

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  16. Nice book cover, and interesting.

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