Thursday, 13 October 2016



With Halloween around the corner, all things scary are popping up on social media, TV and in every shop. It's a time of year where dress up is popular and this year it seems the scary clown is making an impact.
But horror stories can cover any day any time of year and so on July 4th, Fairground Fred feeds his nasty appetite on an unsuspecting American community in Roll Up, Roll Up!

Want to know more?

If you were not afraid of clowns before, this might just change your mind.

For the Halloween holidays, treat yourself to this harrowing short story, available through the below links. Both eBook and paperback formats available.

Amazon US & UK



We all have fun filled memories of times enjoyed on the Ferris wheel, the carousels, and eating candyfloss and winning teddies at the shooting range. But in Roll Up, Roll Up! there is no fun to be had. Old Annie and Whistling Bob do their best to warn the others to avoid the ghost train tunnels. Are they listened to or are the two friends only to be teased and laughed at? Read on and find out what happens when you don't listen to those who know best.  Visiting a fairground will no longer appeal to you, if you dare to read this tale.

Monday, 26 September 2016


I am thrilled to share with you the names of the winners for my recent novel competition. I want to thank you all who entered, I was touched by how many took the time to take part.
Please don't be disappointed if you were not one of the two lucky winners this time round, I shall be running another competition in November. 

The answer to the question asked was    B : EMERALD

To get on with the proceedings, the winners are :

     Lynne Facella, MA, USA 

     Kathy Downey, OH, USA

Now I am off to the post office to get these prizes on their way to their new homes. I hope you enjoy the book, Lynne and Kathy and also that you shall use your writing set.  

Once more, thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our wonderful winners. 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016


Inspired by my last post, All the way from Florida, I've decided to host a competition. I am giving away to two lucky people a signed copy, in paperback, of My Husband's Sin PLUS a writing set each. So you can write and share a letter with a loved one.
Nothing beats receiving a letter in the post, knowing someone took time out of their day to share their news with you.
In my novel, Lacey Taylor's life is changed by a letter she receives and her world crashes down. Later, she has to put pen to paper and realises the power of the pen is indeed mightier than the sword. In fact there are four letters in all that change the shape of Lacey's future path.
If the novel is not your preferred reading genre, why not enter anyway and gift it to some who will love receiving it and you gain favour too with them. Everyone wins with this competition!!


Answer the simple question that follows about my beautiful Ireland and its forty shades of green.

Ireland is also known as

The "                      " Isle 

    A : Ruby        B: Emerald      C: Diamond  

Send your answer by email to:  marytbrad@gmail.com 
Subject line titled Novel Competition. 

Closing date : SEPTEMBER 23RD 2016 MIDNIGHT.


Friday, 26 August 2016

All the way from Florida

Holiday over, I returned home a tad pensive but relaxed. A week spent Internet free with my son and daughter-in-law. Chats, meals out, walks (with crutches), ahh bliss.
Once home, I dived into the post that awaited me. What a lovely surprise when I opened a package all the way from Florida, USA. It was the book I won on Facebook group, The Review Blog Page. 

The novel is Twilight of Memory by author, Julia Faye Smith, I was so excited and happy to receive it. Julia also included a lovely note with her book. Thank you so much, Julia, for posting it to me, I know it cost a pretty penny to do so.
I am looking forward to reading this, so early to bed for me and snuggle down with my prize.

If you would like to purchase your own copy of Twilight of Memory, follow the below link.


Inspired by this, I shall host a competition in my next blog post, so watch out for that!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Back to the men with this one!

One of the positive aspects of social media is all the wonderful people you meet. Now I would like to introduce you to Morton Morelli. He is a man of many talents, but today he is sharing his writing with us.

Mary Bradford: So tell us a little about yourself?

Morton Morelli: I am married, I live in the English countryside with my wife and children. I have 1 book published so far and I am working on the second. I also have book 3 and 4 also lined up and I know how they go, it’s just about having time to write them and get them out. 
MB: What genre do you write in?
MM: Thriller so far, but feel I could write in other genres, as it all feels comfortable to me. Have imagination, will write. 
MB: And your latest book, what have you to tell us about it?
MM: Sardine Packing, is my latest book. It is an awful term used in WW2 and I couldn't get away from it as the title. The story starts in WW2 and very soon comes to present day. The question posed is how the past is connected to the present. Rich banker, controlling water. A little science fiction in there with a product used to extend life. Hopefully a page turner. 
MB: Are you currently working on a new project?  
MM: I also am a musician and I have an album coming out soon. I have written the songs already and recorded demos, so the band can learn the songs for the recording mid-august. Hopefully available in September 2016.
MB: Where do you like to write?
MM: I write long hand and can do it anywhere. If I find myself alone and having dinner, I will write a chapter while eating, no matter how noisy the restaurant is. I can zone out and get on with it. 
MB: Tell us about that defining moment when you smiled and said, I’m a writer.
MM: Having a completed book in hard back did make me think, I am actually a writer. But also when everyone else seems to have a life and I am writing by myself, I realise that I have no choice, so that must be evidence in itself. It is also good when you get a good review, it makes you feel like a writer.
MB: What is next for you? 
MM: Presently, I have a day job, to bring in some money. It will be great when I can make a living at writing, being a full-time writer would mean I can create more.
Below is a taste of Morton's book, Sardine Packing. 
Book Blurb:
It is the summer of the year 1940, in the picturesque village of Rittershoffen, where the previously quiet lives of the villagers are about to be thrown into turmoil, and changed forever. It is here that we meet Hans Grubber, a young German officer who is determined to make a difference, particularly in the lives of the beautiful Sophie, and her young daughter. 
Present- The eminent psychologist Dr. David Prost is reacquainted with a childhood, family friend at a lecture he is giving in Washington D.C.  For Emily Meyers, their reunion opens up old wounds, and an even older mystery. Meanwhile, her sister, the vivacious Eleanor Meyers, embarks upon her dream job as a translator for the entrepreneur, and billionaire banker Richard Weiss. All is not as it seems though, and Eleanor begins to suspect that working for Wiess might be the dream job she imagined, as strange events begin to collide with her, and her sisters’ past. 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Yet another writer to meet, Abbey and her New Release!

I really am excited to have Abbey MacMunn joining me today on my blog. She is a wonderful new author for me and I guarantee you, her novel, Touched, is full of promise and all you wish for in a new release. So I asked her my usual questions and you can read what she has to tell us here in this post. I  absolutely love her cover, don't you? As always the links to buy her book or to get in touch with Abbey and let her know how much you enjoyed her writing are all listed below. 
Mary Bradford: Can you tell us a little about yourself? 
Abbey MacMunn: Hello, my name is Abbey MacMunn and I live in Hampshire, UK. I’m a wife, mum of four, author, hairdresser, tea drinker, chocolate lover, and sci-fi geek - not necessarily in that order.
MB:What genres do you like to write in? 
AM: Mainly paranormal/fantasy romance, but I’ve recently started a contemporary erotic romance. 
MB: What is the title of your latest book, (tell us a bit about it)? 
AM: It’s called Touched and it’s about a seemingly fated romance between a self-conscious hybrid with a cursed touch and a jaded immortal guardian. 
MBWhat are you currently working on? 
AM: I’m working on the follow on to Touched, book two in the Immortal Ties series, a sci fi romance that I really must finish, and the erotic romance I mentioned earlier.  
MB: When and where do you like to write? Have you a favourite place? 
AM: I have to squeeze my writing time in between looking after my family and my part-time job. I try to keep Wednesday and Thursday free-ish for writing (although that doesn’t always happen!) and I get up ridiculously early at the weekend to fit in a few hours before everyone else gets up. My favourite place to write is in my lounge with a large mug of tea beside me.  
MB: Has there been a defining moment in your career that made you think, ‘Yes, I am a writer’? 
AM: I still have to pinch myself that I am actually a writer, but I guess the defining moment was when I received the email that every aspiring writer dreams of – the one that says, ‘We’d like to offer you a contract,’  
MB: What is next for you? 
AM:I would like to carry on writing and hopefully have more books published. 

Now that you know a little about Abbey, why not read the blurb to her novel and whet your appetite, you will not be disappointed. 

Book Blurb for Touched

When inquisitive antique dealer Cami Wilson learns she’s the revered offspring of an immortal mother and a mortal father, it’s not just her hybrid status that has her all flustered. The title comes with her very own super-sexy guardian.
Jaded immortal Joseph Carlisle has only one thing on his mind; his sworn duty to protect the hybrid from those who wish her harm. Anything else would be complicated. That is until they meet. 
Chemistry sizzles between them but there’s a problem—the hybrid’s curse. Cami’s touch, skin to skin, proves near fatal to her and all immortals, Joseph included.
But the fated lovers discover her curse is the least of their concerns when a friend’s deadly betrayal threatens to tear them apart forever.



I really want to thank Abbey for dropping by and answering my questions. I wish her the very best with her writing for the future and have no doubts, great success lies ahead for her. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Meet Daithi Kavanagh, a fellow writer of great talent. He is joining me today on my blog to answer some questions and to tell us all about his fantastic, Tadhg Sullivan series. Read on and follow the links below to get your copy or two. Happy Reading!

    Mary Bradford: Can you tell us a little about yourself? 
    Daithi Kavanagh: I was born in May 1958 and live with my wife and two children in Ireland. Up to 2012 when the recession hit Ireland, I was making a living as a musician. I then went back to adult education and completed my Leaving Certificate in 2014. I'm now studying for a degree in Irish Culture and Heritage Studies at Wexford Campus.  I play guitar and sing in many of the pubs in my hometown of Wexford where I'm often joined by my two children, Ella and Rory, who play fiddle and flute. In my spare time I like to walk my two dogs and I also enjoy gardening. I’m getting old!
   MB: What genres do you like to write in?
   DK: I like to write crime thrillers with a political 'twist' and with a possible historical background to the story.
   MB: What is the title of your latest book? (Tell us a little about it)
   DK: I'm writing a series called The Tadhg Sulivan Series. My latest book is called The Brotherhood. It is set in Ireland and centred around Detective Tadhg Sullivan. In this story he is in pursuit of an evil cult known as The Brotherhood which is involved in the kidnap and murder of young women. It is full of suspense and intrigue!
   MB: What are you currently working on?  
   DK: I am currently working on my third book in the series called The Crucifixion which is nearly complete. My wife Caroline is helping with the editing – so we’re nearly there!
   MB: When & where do you like to write? Have you a favourite place?
   DK: I do most of my writing in the 'spare room' and am now doing my own typing! Caroline did the typing on my other two books so this is all new to me. If the weather is fine (laughter here) I would write in the garden in a little 'nook' I have made but at the moment it’s the spare room as the weather is so bad.
   MB: Has there been a defining moment in your career that made you think, ‘Yes, I’m a writer’?
   DK: When my first book The Gun was accepted by Tirgearr and published I felt like a writer. It was an absolutely defining moment in my life and I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Tirgearr team.
   MB: What is next for you?
   DK: As I’ve already said I am nearly finished my third book in the series, The Crucifixion so that’s what’s on my immediate agenda. I will hopefully keep writing more stories in The Tadhg Sullivan Series and I have a few ideas for some new books (apart from The Tadhg Sullivan Series) so will think more about them after book 3 comes out.


Detective Tadhg Sullivan’s life seems to be falling apart, since being shifted to Clare from Dublin after falling out with the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner. His partner, Journalist Helen Carty, has moved out, unable to live with his bouts of depression and periodic alcoholism. He finds himself once again alone in a world that doesn’t understand him.
Suddenly Sullivan is knocked out of his lethargy when a teenage girl goes missing not far from Ennis where he has been stationed. Sullivan is asked to lead the hunt by the local Superintendent and is catapulted into a world of unimaginable horror. He is
confronted by Lord Charles Cromwell the leader of a sadistic cult—The Brotherhood—that derives its pleasures from the torture and murder of young women.
Sullivan’s investigation is once again hampered by political interference. As he fights his way through one bureaucratic obstacle after another he discovers that The Brotherhoods tentacles have not only reached into corridors of power in Ireland but, they are being protected by powerful politicians worldwide.
To cut through this protective ring of steel Sullivan finds himself having to engage with some strange bed fellows. Which included an ex CIA agent, Simon Horowitz, who had saved his partners life during his last investigation and an IRA leader, Rory O’Connor, who has recently been released from prison.
Will this strange combination be able to destroy The Brotherhood before their murderous reign takes another young life or will Lord Cromwell destroy Sullivan and everything he loves? 

The Brotherhood


Garda Detective Tadhg Sullivan leads a special unit that investigates politically
motivated crime. A man known only as The Deerstalker is a cancer who has infected the Irish political system.
Sullivan teams up with journalist Helen Carty, and together they try tracking down the mysterious killer. Carty adds to Sullivan’s problems, when he finds himself falling
in love with her. And further complicating things, he starts losing trust in his partner, Detective Pat Carter, who appears to be on the side of the Garda Commissioner, who Sullivan is rapidly falling out with.
Sullivan’s case is further thrown into confusion when a copycat killer, Tommy Walsh, is shot dead by the CIA. When the CIA discovers that they've killed the wrong person, the two agents involved--Simon, who has become disillusioned by his time
stationed in the Middle East, and Joey, a psychopath who confuses zealotry with patriotism--are also in pursuit of The Deerstalker. Sullivan finds himself in a race against time, if he is to arrest The Deerstalker before the CIA take him out, and use his death as a pawn in a political game of chess.
Who will win out in the end? 

The Gun buy links

Links to connect with Daithi