Welcome to the first of the updates this week. Our first featured author is Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha with Unbridled, her second collection of poetry released on August 3rd.
Unbridled is written for souls hurting, for healing and becoming.
It is served to be well-thumbed and mulled over. Written in free verse each poignant poetry vibrates with a life of its own.
Bold and uncensored verses that talk about societal issues of rape, domestic violence, sadness, infidelity, racial discrimination, sex, depression, loss, pain, femininity, grief, suicide, womanhood, relationships, love, resilience, courage, anger, mental health, paedophilia, child abuse, break up, conflict, loneliness, ageing, life, lust, optimism, Poverty, Race, Death, Justice, Beauty, Endurance, Faith, Dreams and Empowerment.
The author’s words epitomise the poetic impulse to capture concentrated images from experience and observing life’s moments; impassioned, ecstatic, sad, fiery, sensual; they are naked intimate expressions saying as much as they can say in few words.
Buy Unbridled poetry collection: https://www.amazon.com/Unbridled-Jacqueline-C-Oby-Ikocha/dp/1905597770
Also by Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Two of the reviews for Out of the Silent Breath
The collection opens with a joyous dance; encouraging the African child to dance to the beat born within. Then Jacqueline goes deep as the book progresses, reliving loss and pain. In one of the piercing poems, ” A Thousand Deaths”, she paints a vivid image that quietly rips the heart open. And yet, she manages to put a smile back on the reader’s face with a graceful and lovely depiction of the aging process in, “Forever Young”.
In all, this is a beautifully crafted collection that touches on universal themes readers can relate to.
The writings are so intriguing you could read the entire book in one seating. I’m a long time Maya Angelou fan and Jacqueline’s poems are reminiscent of Angelou’s unique flare. I highly recommend this delightful book of poems if you desire to escape from reality, reflect on precious memories, and come in touch with raw human emotions.
Read the reviews and buy both collections: https://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Oby-Ikocha/e/B01F21MS38
Connect to Jacqueline on her blog: https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/
The next update is for John Nicholl and his latest release, the psychological thriller A Mind to Kill which was published this week.
About A Mind to Kill
The hunters become the hunted…
She watched as he slowly approached the room and stopped for a moment, seemingly weighing up his options. And then she called out in a hushed, well-practised childlike whisper she’d perfected over time and come to love infinitely more than any living person. ‘I’m in here. Come on. I’m in here. Come and play with me. I’ve been waiting for you…’
When Rebecca’s childhood abuser avoids prosecution, it sets her on a path to revenge, revenge on any man who preys on the innocent.
Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca poses as a child online and sets her trap, luring one predatory paedophile after another to their deaths.
When a man’s severed head is found washed up on a windswept estuary beach, the police begin their investigation.
The internationally bestselling author of White is the Coldest Colour is back with an electrifying psychological thriller packed with suspense.
Brilliantly gripping, A Mind To Kill will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-racing and shocking ending.
One of the early reviews
Wow! What a story. Once again John Nicholl takes the deep pain of a victim and turns it on its ear. This was Rebecca’s story. The story of a lost innocence and the damage that follows year after year until it creates a monster. Rebecca is juggling, and not quite as successfully as is needed. Her story becomes disturbing. Unable to even interact with her parents after a terrible and unresolved event, Rebecca is broken.
I love the inspector detective. His mind is quick and he is out of shape but I personally find him charming. Even when he is grinding a cigar beneath his heel. Nicholl brings out the most human traits good and vas and creates a vivid and sorted tale. A take where you question your own morality. His books remind me of the old saying. “There but by the grace of God, go I.”
Chilling and written in a frank and intense manner, A Mind to Kill, stands out as a psychological thriller that needs sharing.
Read all the early reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Kill-psychological-thriller-suspense-ebook/dp/B073WHXYTV
Also by John Nicholl
Read the many excellent reviews and buy the books: http://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Nicholl/e/B00VRS3MHW
Read more reviews and follow John on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13795294.John_Nicholl
Connect to John via his blog: http://www.johnnicholl.com
Thank you for dropping by today and please pass on the word about these two authors and their new releases.. thanks Sally