Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Abbott’

GUEST POST: Indie e-books: A Fantastic Opportunity or a Disaster Waiting to Happen? by Rachel Abbott

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

It's Wednesday, friends! Today is the day that I open my blog to the author I featured last week. Rachel wanted to share her thoughts on the self-published movement and I think you're going to find a lot of what she has to say interesting. Just please remember that everyone is entitled to their opinions and if you find yourself disagreeing with Rachel, myself or anyone in the comments that you express your differing opinion with respect. So without further ado, here is Rachel Abbott's post.

Indie e-books: A Fantastic Opportunity or a Disaster Waiting to Happen

I must start by saying that I am a huge fan of indie e-books – but I needed to get your attention!

I love the fact that writers everywhere are now able not only to publish books, but to take the vast majority of the revenue too. Unlike in a traditional bookstore, each book is given the same prominence – the same amount of “shelf space” – so even though most indie publishers, myself included, are working to a tight budget for publicity and have to rely on their own hard marketing efforts, I think it’s a great step in the right direction.

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Review of Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012


Rachel Abbott’s Only the Innocent is not your average “who dunnit” murder mystery. The question that drives this thriller is not “who” did it, but “why”. Abbott carefully constructed a world of mystery, depravity, sex, violence, manipulation and intrigue on so many different levels that I can honestly say you truly have to read until the last page to understand and appreciate the complexity of the story.


Philanthropist Hugo Fletcher is known world wide for his charitable works rescuing Eastern-European prostitutes from their dark world and giving them a second chance with a new job and foster family. However, there is a darkness to him that the flashing bulbs of the cameras hide. When he is found dead in the middle of sexual act, it is up to Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas to uncover the truth behind Hugo’s all too perfect public persona and unmask the vileness that was known to only those closest to him. It seems everyone who comes in contact with Hugo has a secret and it’s Douglas’ job to weave through the tangled web of deception and perversion to find the killer. (more…)