Author Interview | Joanne Clancy

Check out my interview with the lovely Dimple 🙂

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Do you guys remember the time I kind of fangirled about a book named “Tear Drop”? Wasn’t long ago, right? 😉 If you don’t then check it out here. 😀

I was so impressed by this book that I decided to let my feelings known. I contacted the person who created this impressive piece and she turned out to be so sweet that I couldn’t help ask her for an interview. Without further delay, I present to you guys, *drumrolls please*, JOANNE CLANCY. (Did I tell you I love your name because I do. 😉 🙂 )


A lit bit about Joanne-

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Joanne Clancy is a Kindle All-Star and an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist. Joanne is an Irish mystery writer, from Cork, Ireland. She is an avid reader, a self-confessed Kindle addict, and a tea fiend!
Her books combine murder, mystery, and suspense with a twist of psychological…

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New Release, Ebook Sale, and The Gift

returnKindleTo celebrate the release of my latest book, Return to Me (The Missing, Book 2), I am running a half-price sale ($0.99/ 99p) on Open Your Eyes (The Missing, Book 1) until next Friday, June 5th.
I know it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas–208 more sleeps, to be exact–but my Christmas novella, The Gift, is free until next Tuesday.

Return to Me (The Missing, Book 2)
Losing someone can destroy you, but finding them can be worse…
I’m surprised at how naive he was and how little he knew. He should never have trusted me, but some lessons must be learned the hard way. 
Detective George Ellis thought he had it all: the perfect wife, the loving children, and the dream job. He thought he was safe and that nothing could touch him.
He thought wrong.
Detective Ellis has spent a lifetime chasing killers, but nothing can prepare him for what’s ahead. When a woman turns up dead, George is the number one suspect – particularly when it turns out that he knew the victim.
Now, he’s trapped in a world of his own terrible making, but with nothing left to lose, he’s about to find out what he’s really capable of…

Open Your Eyes #SampleSunday #amreading

Prologue

openyoureyesDo you know what it’s like to look into the eyes of the person you love and see them looking back at you as if you are the devil? Do you have any idea what it’s like to be called a liar and have no one believe you?

I couldn’t tolerate being hated for something I didn’t do. I was tired of the tears and the screaming. Imagining my own death provided a temporary relief. I pictured the peace of floating away into oblivion and leaving all my problems behind, so I decided that the only way of getting my life back was to disappear… Available now at Amazon. Click here.

Blurb:

Some secrets can destroy you.

Detective George Ellis is investigating the possible link between a suicide and the kidnapping of a woman in broad daylight. As his personal life falls apart, and his wife’s betrayal pushes him close to the edge, a killer plays with his mind and the life of the kidnapped woman.

The woman is alone, vulnerable, and knows something about George that he’d rather keep secret.

However, a sinister individual, lurking in the shadows, knows what he’s trying to hide, and they’re watching and waiting.

George must open his eyes to what’s really going on, before someone close to him is the next victim of a dark and deadly mind.

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Happy Anniverary to me! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I decided to take the plunge and start writing. It’s been a rollercoaster–in a good way. To celebrate my writing anniversary and the launch of my latest book, Open Your Eyes, I would like to let all my lovely readers know about some fabulous freebies and special offers that I’m running at the moment.

BOXSET66FINAL1Killing Times 6 (6 Complete Mystery Thrillers) is available to buy now at $0.99/ 99p, reduced from $5.99/ £4.99

1. A Daughter’s Secret: Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.

2. Killer Friends: Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

3. Killing Time: Everyone makes choices, but choices have consequences.

4. Shattered: Two screams ring out on the still morning air, shattering the middle class complacency.

5. The Offering: It was the beginning of everything, and also the end.

6. Watched: Darkness turned to light, as the full moon lost its potency.

Facts about the Books:
*Thousands of copies sold
*Bestseller rankings as high as #1
*Hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars

Killing_Time_Cover_for_KindleIf anyone fancies a freebie, Killing Time is free at Amazon until next Tuesday. Grab your copy here!

Everyone makes choices, but choices have consequences – consequences that may cost Jack Martin his life. Jack is forced to deal with the past, while desperately trying to balance the present, but he is running out of time…killing time.
Eric Martin is murdered in cold blood, while his wife lies sleeping beside him. She is savagely beaten and left for dead. Somehow, she survives the brutal attack. A two million euro inheritance seems to be the motive for the murder, and the finger of suspicion points squarely at Jack.

However, Detective Chief Inspector Charlie Scott gets the feeling that there’s more to the crime than money. Her investigation leads her to probe the dark heart of the Martin family, where she uncovers the horrifying story that is at once a bloody murder mystery and a heart-breaking story of the worst kind of betrayal.

traceless_cover_for_kindle-2.jpgTraceless is reduced to $0.99/ 99p until next Wednesday. Regular price is $3.99/ £2.99 Click here to buy now!

TRACELESS. Some people should never be found…
Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night.
His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive.
Left for dead, and with nowhere to turn, Darcey quickly learns the true meaning of love and loss.
She becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where she’s already several moves behind.
Someone is watching her, and she’s about to discover that there’s a fine line between love and hate…

openyoureyesMy latest release is Open Your Eyes, which was published yesterday at Amazon.

Some secrets can destroy you…

Detective George Ellis is investigating the possible link between a suicide and the kidnapping of a woman in broad daylight. As his personal life falls apart, and his wife’s betrayal pushes him close to the edge, a killer plays with his mind and the life of the kidnapped woman.

The woman is alone, vulnerable, and knows something about George that he’d rather keep secret.
However, a sinister individual, lurking in the shadows, knows what he’s trying to hide, and they’re watching and waiting.

George must open his eyes to what’s really going on, before someone close to him is the next victim of a dark and deadly mind. Click here to download now.

returnKindleI am currently working on the sequel, Return to Me, which is available to preorder now at the special price of $0.99/ 99p.

Losing someone can destroy you, but finding them can be worse…

I’m surprised at how naive he was and how little he knew. He should never have trusted me, but some lessons must be learned the hard way.

Detective George Ellis thought he had it all: the perfect wife, the loving children, and the dream job. He thought he was safe and that nothing could touch him.
He thought wrong.
Detective Ellis has spent a lifetime chasing killers, but nothing can prepare him for what’s ahead. When a woman turns up dead, George is the number one suspect – particularly when it turns out that he knew the victim.
Now, he’s trapped in a world of his own terrible making, but with nothing left to lose, he’s about to find out what he’s really capable of…

New Release by Joanne Clancy: OPEN YOUR EYES

I am delighted to announce that my latest crime thriller, OPEN YOUR EYES, is available to pre-order now at Amazon.com and Amazon UK!

Blurb:

Some secrets can destroy you…

Detective George Ellis is investigating the possible link between a suicide and the kidnapping of a woman in broad daylight. As his personal life falls apart, and his wife’s betrayal pushes him close to the edge, a killer plays with his mind and the life of the kidnapped woman.

The woman is alone, vulnerable, and knows something about George that he’d rather keep secret.
However, a sinister individual, lurking in the shadows, knows what he’s trying to hide, and they’re watching and waiting.

George must open his eyes to what’s really going on, before someone close to him is the next victim of a dark and deadly mind.

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Before I’m Gone

I’m delighted to announce that BEFORE I’M GONE, the pulse-pounding sequel to “I Should Have Told You”, is now available at Amazon. To celebrate the launch, both books are on sale at $0.99/ 99p for a limited time!Before

Sometimes the secrets of the past should be left buried in the past…

Crime and justice are Detective George Ellis’ business. Murder is his speciality. In his twenty years on the police force, he thinks he’s seen it all: until now.

A bloodthirsty murderer has been stalking the streets of Dublin for too long, leaving death and devastation in his wake. His victims are innocent women who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

As the body count rises, Detective Ellis follows every lead: no matter how dark or disturbing. However, there’s no apparent connection between the women; they’re all strangers with only one thing in common–the killer.

Someone from George’s past holds the key to solving the murders and bringing the serial killer to justice, but little does he know that his private and professional lives are about to collide with horrifying consequences…Click here to buy now!

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The truth changes everything…

HE WATCHES
It was a dangerous proposition: sex for money with a complete stranger. Cold, scared, and alone: just where the killer wanted her. She smiled her most beguiling smile at the driver who picked her up, and now she’s dead, shrouded by the fog that clings grimly to her frail corpse as she lies on the edge of the riverbank.
HE WAITS
When a serial killer goes on the rampage in Dublin, Detective George Ellis delves inside the mind of a murderer to discover what is driving him to kill and why. However, every lead comes with its own sinister undercurrents, and as the body count rises, the shocking truth unravels.
AND…
George’s hunt for answers leads him to the deadly secrets hidden within his own family. Can he confront the demons of the past before the killer strikes again? George finds himself on a desperate race against time, but with no trace evidence or suspects it seems an impossible task.
As he peels away the layers of a dark and treacherous life, he discovers the killings didn’t begin on that bitter night in November, and worst of all, they won’t end there…Click here to buy now!

What readers are saying

Readers beware! Behind the seemingly serene, lovely cover of this book, there’s evil lurking, darkness, violence, blood and murder … but there’s also heartache, tears and lost love. I Should Have Told You is a cracking thriller. Joseph at Relax and Read Reviews

A super suspenseful, fast-paced killer thriller read. Knowing it was about a serial killer, I could not wait to start reading this crime novel for it is a subject that truly fascinates and scares the hell out of me. It is not the bogeyman under the bed anymore that you should be frightened of no; it is the serial killer with his own key to your home.
It sent chills down my spine when the maniac followed his victims, and you wanted them to either get away from him or survive the vicious attack somehow. I recommend this writer if you enjoy getting to know criminal minds and those that aim to stop them. Maureen Reil, Author

Edge of your seat tension. A well-plotted, perfectly paced book. I was hooked from the start. Joanne Clancy has a knack of drawing the reader in so that you feel, hear, sense and see as clearly as if you were there. Her descriptive writing has made her quickly become one of my favourite authors, and has given me a renewed passion for murder mysteries. Cheryl Henderson, Author

One of my favourite authors. The sequel is due out next month. I don’t think I can wait! Gina, Amazon Reviewer

Joanne Clancy’s writing pulls you in, and gets you so wrapped up in the mystery and suspense as if you were right there at the crime scenes. Kelly, Goodreads

A must read for lovers of suspense and mystery. Murder and suspense: who could ask for more? Anne G. Kasaba, Amazon Reviewer

Chapter 1 I Should Have Told You, by Joanne Clancy #SampleSunday

Prologue

October 25th, 1969

The infant’s hungry cries pierced the night air. Infuriated, his father threw the duvet aside and leapt out of bed. He hurried to the chest of drawers that doubled as the baby’s cot. Angrily, he slammed the drawer closed. Inside, the wails soon turned to gasps as the baby struggled for air…

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Chapter 1

The killer cruised the empty, moonlit streets lined with naked trees, Georgian terraces, and high-rise flats that towered into the black sky. He pulled his tweed cap low over his eyes and scanned the streets. There was no sign of her. He’d passed a few women standing on the street corners, but they weren’t the one he wanted. He’d know her as soon as he laid eyes on her.

The killer was a lean man, average height. He wore a black wool coat and brown corduroy trousers. A hammer lay on the back seat.

A young blonde woman got out of her car and hurried up the steps to her house. She glanced uncertainly over her shoulder before opening the front door and switching on the hall lights. She lingered on the threshold for a minute, sensing someone out there, watching and waiting. Shivering, she locked the door carefully behind her.

The killer stared at the house. Lights came on upstairs. The woman came to the bedroom window and looked down the street, peering into the blackness. Then she drew the curtains tight and switched off the light.

The killer continued driving. Then he saw her, staggering slightly. She stuck out a hand to flag him down. The street was deserted. His hands started to tremble on the steering wheel. The uncontrollable force empowered and transformed him. He rolled down his window. “Need a lift, love?”

She’d do nicely…

Click here to buy I SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU at Amazon. 

The sequel is available now at the special pre-order price of $0.99 or 99p. Click here to pre-order BEFORE I’M GONE now!

BEFORE I’M GONE (The Night Killer Case, Book 2) is available to pre-order now!

I am delighted to announce that Before I’m Gone (The Night Killer, Book 2), the sequel to I Should Have Told You (The Night Killer, Book 1), is available to buy now at the special pre-order price of $0.99 or 99p!

Blurb:
Sometimes the secrets of the past should be left buried in the past…

Crime and justice are Detective George Ellis’ business. Murder is his speciality. In his twenty years on the police force, he thinks he’s seen it all: until now.
A bloodthirsty murderer has been stalking the streets of Dublin for too long, leaving death and devastation in his wake. His victims are innocent women who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
As the body count rises, Detective Ellis follows every lead: no matter how dark or disturbing. However, there’s no apparent connection between the women; they’re all strangers with only one thing in common–the killer.
Someone from George’s past holds the key to solving the murders and bringing the serial killer to justice, but little does he know that his private and professional lives are about to collide with horrifying consequences…

Fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The One That Got Away will be gripped by The Night Killer Case

BeforeWhat readers are saying about The Night Killer Case:

Readers beware! Behind the seemingly serene, lovely cover of this book, there’s evil lurking, darkness, violence, blood and murder … but there’s also heartache, tears and lost love. I Should Have Told You is a cracking thriller. Joseph at Relax and Read Reviews

A super suspenseful, fast-paced killer thriller read. Knowing it was about a serial killer, I could not wait to start reading this crime novel for it is a subject that truly fascinates and scares the hell out of me. It is not the bogeyman under the bed anymore that you should be frightened of no; it is the serial killer with his own key to your home.
It sent chills down my spine when the maniac followed his victims, and you wanted them to either get away from him or survive the vicious attack somehow. I recommend this writer if you enjoy getting to know criminal minds and those that aim to stop them. Maureen Reil, Author

Edge of your seat tension. A well-plotted, perfectly paced book. I was hooked from the start. Joanne Clancy has a knack of drawing the reader in so that you feel, hear, sense and see as clearly as if you were there. Her descriptive writing has made her quickly become one of my favourite authors, and has given me a renewed passion for murder mysteries. Cheryl Henderson, Author

One of my favourite authors. Gina, Amazon Reviewer

Joanne Clancy’s writing pulls you in, and gets you so wrapped up in the mystery and suspense as if you were right there at the crime scenes. Kelly, Goodreads

A must read for lovers of suspense and mystery. Murder and suspense: who could ask for more? Anne G. Kasaba, Amazon Reviewer

Before I’m Gone is available to buy now at the special pre-order price of $0.99 or 99p! Click here to order.

Cover and Title Reveal: BEFORE I’M GONE by Joanne Clancy

The sequel to “I Should Have Told You” is almost ready for release. Here’s a sneak preview of the cover.
Look out for more details of BEFORE I’M GONE over the coming days…I hope you like the cover!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with The Unfaithful Trilogy

To celebrate this Valentine’s weekend, my erotic thriller, Unfaithfully Yours (Book 1 in The Unfaithful Trilogy) is free until next Tuesday, February 17th. Revenge (Book 2) and Web of Deceit (Book 3) are 99c/ 99p.

Unfaithfully Yours (The Unfaithful Trilogy, Book 1)

Blurb:

Four scorned women, one adulterous man and the price he has to pay for their revenge.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned/ Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

Shona Morgan is in love with a married man. She finally realises that her lover is never going to leave his wife for her. Heartbroken, she resolves to break up with him and move on with her life.
Jackie Fitzpatrick seems to have it all–a loving husband and two beautiful children. However, she can’t escape the sneaking feeling that there’s more to life, and embarks on an illicit affair, but at what cost?
Penelope Garrett has had enough of being treated badly by the men in her life, and is determined to seek revenge when her latest boyfriend lets her down.
Rebecca McNamara thinks she has the perfect marriage, but when she discovers her husband’s dark secrets her idyllic life comes crashing down around her.

What happens when the lives of four strangers collide?
Find out in The Unfaithful Trilogy: a story about secrets, lies, and the ties that bind…

My contemporary romance, The Wedding Day, is also 99c/ 99p this weekend.

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Blurb:

Sometimes, getting lost is the best way to find yourself.
Nicole Baxter thinks she has the perfect life all mapped out. She is steadily climbing the corporate ladder as an intrepid journalist, and she’s about to marry the love of her life, Dr. Paul Schofield.
Everything is working out exactly as she planned. Life can’t get any better.
However, her carefully planned life is unceremoniously turned upside down when she is jilted at the altar by the so-called love of her life.
She must learn to live and love all over again, so she decides to open her heart and mind to new people and possibilities.
She begins to realise that life is about finding her passion, and with the help of her sister and some new friends she sees that getting lost was the best way to find herself.