Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Belgae Torc Promotion


Don't miss out on this opportunity


During the month of August the kindle version of The Belgae Torc will be reduced in price.  From it will be priced at 99p and from $1.49.

The Belgae Torc is the first book in The Torc Trilogy.  The second book, The Gordian Knot, is available now with the third part of the trilogy currently being written.  It should be available later this year.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

A great review

Landscape artist Josie MacDonald is coming to the end of her stay in Scotland. Whilst out on a painting trip early one morning she witnesses a horrific murder. Mr Mac, the deranged killer, is aware that she has seen him at work and sets out to kill her but Josie manages to escape by plunging desperately into the North Sea. Mr Mac, convinced that she has perished, discovers a few days later that she has survived and sets out to track her down. He follows her to London where he subjects her to terrible psychological torment as one by one her friends are drawn into the nightmare. Josie returns to Scotland in order to discover the truth where her worst fears are realised. With time running out and a killer on the loose she must survive long enough to bring their horrifying ordeal to an end.
Available from Amazon as a paperback or ebook

It's so nice when a fan enjoys your work and is kind enough to write a review.

Readers review

I love a book that starts into the action from page one and doesn't let up until the final page and this is one of those books. The lead character, Josie is a landscape painter and who'd have thought that there could be any trouble resulting from that? Sometimes trouble has a habit of finding people that weren't looking for it and unfortunately for Josie, she has attracted the attentions of a killer and like a dog with the proverbial bone, he will hound her from one end of the UK to the other and back again, as many times as it takes for as long as it takes until he snags her. We are with her all of the way, which is edge of the seat stuff and the author doesn't cheat by making a bad guy's actions appear to be anything other than bad, no matter what his childhood was like.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Russian fans

My parents play host to exchange students and often they have teachers from all around the world staying with them.  Yulia, a Russian teacher is with them at the moment.  She has read my books from The Torc Trilogy and asked for the final part, but that is not yet finished. 
She discovered my other book The Witness and has requested a signed copy.
It's so nice to think that I have Russian fans!
The Witness is available in Kindle format and paperback from Amazon

Thursday, 9 July 2015

The Gordian Knot review

Kimberly Eve, Kimberly Eve Musings of a Writer,  renowned historian and book reviewer read my book recently and this is what she said.
Twelve months has passed since the traumatic events that almost claimed her life and Dr Orlagh Gairne is looking forward to a well-earned holiday. With her partner, Jerry, they jet off for the Aegean coast where they plan to make the most of the Mediterranean sun and visit the ancient sites of Anatolia. The Phoenix Legion, still reeling from a humiliating defeat, have re-grouped and are now planning the next phase of their quest. They are in possession of the Belgae Torc, but this is not enough to ensure total power so they must rely on the druids and their connection with the spirit world. Whilst searching for treasure in the Sea of Azov, Jack Harrington and his team make an unexpected discovery and with the past merging with the present are unable to avoid being drawn in to another deadly battle. The Belgae Torc, Jack Harrington and The Phoenix Legion are far from her thoughts, but as Orlagh enjoys her holiday with the man she loves, these forces come together. Will she manage to avoid another conflict or will she become a victim of circumstances that are beyond her control? "People had died because of the Belgae Torc and somehow she felt responsible." From the author of The Belgae Torc.

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Paragon Publishing (July 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782222650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782222651

This is the third novel by Kevin Marsh that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed. Now, I love Celtic history mainly involving Ireland and Britain and have read numerous novels headed under the theme of ‘Time Travel’ (yikes) but when it comes to The Gordian Knot he has continued the plot by involving a World War II storyline with a Germanic Paganism subtext! Don’t worry, you don’t have to know very much about the history of the war so don’t let this throw you off in any way! Simply, there is so much adventure, espionage, spy tactics, juxtaposed against a present day storyline and Celtic mythology the reader will not be able to stop reading!

For instance, some of my favorite chapters involved Orlagh’s past issues with the Druids, being haunted by Goddesses and a certain love story that plays out with Jerry Knowles.The Gordian Knot is a true historic adventurous tale that I hope everyone will seek out and enjoy.

There is a lot going on from chapter to chapter, a lot of history during various eras supported by a brilliant cast of characters. The sense of place is presented so succinctly that you would swear you were standing right there in the room! Hopefully, readers will not get overwhelmed with all the action, blood and guts. There is romance, friendship and humor beautifully written within these pages. The author has done his research and his passion for history comes across clearly.

My hope is that everyone gives The Gordian Knot a chance and buys it for themselves. I promise it is a beautiful and engaging read. However, take note that there is a prequel of sorts called, The Belgae Torc. So, if you want an introduction to Orlagh, Jerry, and The Celts, why not check out The Belgae Torc as well!

Copies of my books can be purchased from Amazon in paperback or Kindle format.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Belgae Torc Review

I have just had my book reviewed by a goodreads author Vanessa Wester and she liked what she read.
Vanessa now wants to interview me for her blog, so I will post that when its ready.

This is what she said:-

This is a roller-coaster ride. So much going on...

Not my usual read, but a gripping thriller which explores the possibility of extremism in the current day, which is accentuated by an ancient Celtic curse on a rare artifact, the Belgae Torc.

Overall, I enjoyed the way the story flowed. The characters were varied and interesting, but I wished there had been a deeper romantic element to the plot.

It reminded me of the action in a Bond movie a lot of times.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015



Further to my previous blog, I now have downloaded a few photographs.  Views from the ramparts mostly.  For more pictures log onto Montreuil's website.

A beautiful view from the ramparts

Walls around the town

The lawn at the bootom of the mote is well kept.  You can picnic on it and enjoy the walls from the bottom

Another lovely view of the French countryside

A small section of the courtyard in our hotel

The hotel we stayed in was an old coaching Inn parts of which date back to the 1500's
The courtyard is where coaches swept into during the 1800th century through a magnificent pair of doors.  They still have the original doors.  For more info look up Hotel de France Montreuil