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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Lady killers and the Queens of the Irish Crime Scene

Article in the Sunday Independent today - Lady killers and the Queens of the Irish Crime Scene.....

What it says about LAST KISS...."Phillips is superb at suspense, at conjuring up a dark menacing atmosphere, but her underlying humanity stops it from becoming too bleak..." Yes, I'll take that!!


"These criminal minds are so good at story-telling that not reading them should be against the law"



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

By the Book Review of LAST KISS!!

By the Book Reviews regarding Last Kiss..."I can certainly validate that Phillips is an equal to James Patterson, Sara Paretsky, Patricia Cornwell or any of the other authors of cracking good police procedurals..." READ FULL REVIEW HERE 



Saturday, August 23, 2014

Writing Reviews!!

One of the best things you can do for an author is to read their books...another wonderful thing is posting reviews!!! I have been blown away by the amazing feedback on LAST KISS and to anyone who has posted a review on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk  or on Goodreads a sincere thank you. If you enjoyed LAST KISS, please do submit a review to these sites as it really does help....


LAST KISS @ Number 4!!

YAY....LAST KISS is at Number 4 in the Irish Bestseller Listing.....absolutely delighted!!!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

LAST KISS the short story!!

My first radio interview in 2009 talking about relationships with Niamh Bagnall (aka Various) of Liffey Sound and the shocking short story LAST KISS that partly inspired the novel...Visit HERE


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Final Verdict from Lynsey Dolan of Sunshine Radio!!


And the final verdict from Sunshine Radio on LAST KISS...


"My God what a book. I just couldn't put it down, this is a book
YOU MUST READ..Fantastic..."


LAST KISS was DIFFERENT!! Woman's Way!!

WOMAN'S WAY...

My 'Life in Books'

but absolutely bowled over by such a FAB review of LAST KISS.......“There are very few books that I couldn't put down upon commencing, but LAST KISS WAS DIFFERENT. Dr Kate Pearson is asked to help investigate Rick Shevlin’s murder. Kate is sure the murderer has killed before, leaving a sinisterly romantic calling card, and that she won’t be easy to catch. Sex, power, greed and evil combine to a satisfyingly chilling yet enthralling read that had me turning round checking I WAS HOME ALONE….” Woman’s Way


Look what I found in Dublin Airport!!!

Yay - LAST KISS is at Number 17 in the Airport and there's a hell of a lot of books in that place....ahead of Crime Fiction Heavyweights ...Jeffrey Deaver, David Baldacci, Stephen King, James Patterson, Robert Goddard, Jeff Abbott, Chris Carter and Gerald Seymour... and no, I didn't take a pic of those above me because I got all excited!!!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Reviews, reviews!!


Thank you so much for all your positive feedback on LAST KISS...generally the consensus is difficult to put down and the best yet!! Here are some early media and blogger reviews....



"Louise Phillips goes from strength to strength.... Last Kiss is superior and takes her writing to another, more intense level. The pace is excellent, the characters familiar and new, well drawn and believable.....flows well and airs skillfully some of the disturbing themes laid bare in Ireland in recent years...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." Irish Independent 

“A deliciously dark thriller that leaves a bitter aftertaste, like a great dark chocolate or superior claret. The writing is truly spectacular…I didn’t think the author could get much better…she is set for great, great things….Top notch crime thriller which deserves its place at the top of bestseller lists, not just in Ireland, but worldwide.” Writing.ie/Bleach House Library
“I loved both the previous books in this series…and this book easily matches…and maybe even surpasses them in terms of the depth and complexity of the plot. This is a dark book with the inclusion of the S&M and Tarot cards so that when the killer and their motives are unmasked, it left me with a feeling...as if this were all somehow more than just fiction.Cleopatra Loves Books
“I couldn't put Last Kiss down…It was dark, it was deep, it was scary, it chilled me to the bone. It was brilliant!” Kim the Bookworm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kim the Bookworm reviews LAST KISS!




"It was dark, it was deep, it was scary, it chilled me to the bone.  It was Brilliant!" 

READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Chatting with Paula Wiseman of Near FM

Tune into Cover to Cover on 'Near 90.3FM' at 3.30 tomorrow - I'll be chatting with the lovely Paula Wiseman about LAST KISS!!


LM/FM Interview about LAST KISS!!

Interview with LM/FM 95.8... starting about 36 minutes in... LISTEN HERE 


EASONS ST STEPHEN'S GREEN Shopping Centre!

Fantastic display at Easons St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre.....

There are signed copies of LAST KISS at branches all around Dublin, but only Stephen's Green has the postcards and killer lipsticks.....ONLY 40 lipsticks left, and in the words of that famous advertisement...when they're gone...they're gone...

Don't say I didn't warn you!!







POSTERS!!!

Okie Dokie...we're nearing the end of treats/prizes!!! 

I have a couple of LAST KISS Launch Posters to give away...(ONLY 5 in existence in the whole world, so very exclusive)...

All you have to do is send me a pic of you in a book store picking up a copy of LAST KISS before Saturday evening... And just to mention Easons in St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre have signed books, postcards and approx 40 lipsticks left....

HAPPY SHOPPING!!




The Winner!!

DRUM ROLL.....Out of all the many names given at the launch of LAST KISS on Tuesday, I can now reveal that the name to be immortalized in fiction in Novel 4 is.....Lisa Redmond!! WELL DONE Lisa!!




Signed copies of LAST KISS!!

I'll be heading into EASONS St Stephen's Green today to sign copies of LAST KISS, and they will have lipsticks and postcards too for anyone who wants to pick up a copy!!! There are also signed copies at Easons Dundrum, The Square Tallaght, Blanchardstown, Liffey Valley and Swords Shopping Centre, as well as O'Connell Street and WH Smith at the Airport...phew..that's a long list!!!



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Launch of LAST KISS!!! What a night!!

A picture paints a thousand words and all that....thanks Ciaran Behan for a great one!!


Monday, August 11, 2014

FYI !


Firstly, I'm looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow evening at the launch!!!

Secondly, all photos for the competition to be Immortalized in Fiction will be judged later in the week!

Thirdly, all comments, shares, tweet etc submitted for the competition to win first edition copies of RED RIBBONS, THE DOLL'S HOUSE and LAST KISS will be put in the hat tomorrow and the WINNER announced at the LAUNCH 

Lastly, all your feedback on LAST KISS will be much appreciated over the coming days and weeks.

Best and chat soon...off to get some sleep as up at dawn in the morning!!

xx

Louise


Saturday, August 9, 2014

NUMBER ONE!!!

Woohoo!!! LAST KISS reaches NUMBER 1 on AMAZON.CO.UK in IRISH CRIME FICTION!!! Visit HERE I'm absolutely delighted!!!



Hello United States!!!

GREAT NEWS!!!

You can now order the KINDLE version of LAST KISS in the U.S via Amazon!!!

RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL'S HOUSE  will be available shortly!



JUST A KISS BUT IT'S DEADLY!

JUST A KISS BUT IT'S DEADLY.....Irish Independent review of LAST KISS

...."Louise Phillips goes from strength to strength.... Last Kiss is superior and takes her writing to another, more intense level. The pace is excellent, the characters familiar and new, well drawn and believable.....flows well and airs skillfully some of the disturbing themes laid bare in Ireland in recent years...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."




Friday, August 8, 2014

Publication Week!!

It will be a fun week ahead and for any of you going to the launch, I'm really looking forward to meeting you there!!! The response to LAST KISS has been great so far with some very strong reviews and also I've had the most tremendous feedback from friends/readers who seem to have swallowed it whole within a day or so!!!

Thanks also to Easons for picking it as a Book of the Month, and Bob in the Gutter Bookshop who gave The Doll's House a terrific launch last year, also to W H Smiths at the Airport for choosing to place it in the 'Book Everyone is Talking About'...and that's seems like a very good thing to me!!




Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blending Fact & Fiction in Writing and LAST KISS!


Drop over to www.writing.ie to read my article on blending fact with fiction and LAST KISS HERE   Some interesting guidelines!!!


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Not long until LAUNCH NIGHT!!!

Gift lipsticks are very excited about Launch Night on the of 12th August! ALL READERS are very welcome next Tuesday at 6.30 in Easons, St Stephen's Green Shopping Centre!!





Publication Day Party!!!

I've never done an online party before, but sure everything is worth a try at least once!!!  If you fancy being part of the LAST KISS Facebook Online Party for Publication Day....you can join HERE


Monday, August 4, 2014

International Short Story Competition


'Gem Street- Beyond the Axis'
is now open!



Competition Closes: midnight on 31st December 2014 (by email or post)
Short List announced: Spring 2015

On-the-edge..
Left-of-centre..
Brave and imaginative.

These are the types of stories they look forward to reading during their exciting new competition Gem Street: Beyond the Axis.

Shorter, leaner and vibrant works containing 5,000 words or less are welcome from new and previously published writers. 


Open to all genres except Children's, YA or Poetry.

Stories must be previously unpublished, electronically or in print. 
Any entry that does not follow this is automatically disqualified.
No simultaneous submissions please.

Stories can be from anywhere in the world but must be written in English.

Submission Guidelines:

Submit your story as an attachment - Word 2003 (please do not use the body of the contact form)
Standard Times New Roman - 12 pt
Double-spaced


Also include the following:
Your name
Full address
E-mail address
Contact number
Story word count
Bio of no more than 70 words (if your story is chosen this will be included in the anthology)
Please don't send long lists of the awards you've won or your publishing credentials. We're interested in the story and anything unique about you as a person.
No links to any social media platform. No websites or blogs.


Submissions: €10.00 per entry

You may submit a maximum of 3 stories.

Postal option for submissions:
Labello Press c/o Unit 4C Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Ireland.
Include your entry fee in cash/postal order or enclose your PayPal reference number.
Labello Press will hold first publication rights for six months after publication of Gem Street : Beyond the Axis
Copyright remains with the author at all times.

All authors included in the anthology will receive one complimentary copy.
Three stories will receive one of the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prizes.


1st Place: €500
2nd Place: €200
3rd Place: €100

In addition, three stories will receive "Gem Awards" (€50 each) and there will be a number of Beyond the Axis distinctions given to stories of outstanding merit.

Guest judges to be announced.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

ALL THE BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ THIS YEAR!

ALL THE BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ THIS YEAR  - via the Journal.ie 

Delighted to be in here with such giants in literature and especially good to be in the company of the lovely Liz Nugent Nuala NĂ­ ChonchĂșir and Niamh Boyce - Click on Image to View



Friday, August 1, 2014

Early Arrival!!!

ARRIVAL TIME!!!! For anyone who can't make the Book Launch to pick up your copy of LAST KISS with lipsticks and postcards etc, LAST KISS has arrived in Easons Ireland today!!! It is also available at the Airport Shops for those travelling. All pics as always are much appreciated....so happy spotting....I feel a FREE book coming on.....


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