Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FREE new release in the Justice series. Blind Justice.

Hi lovely people, to celebrate my four year anniversary of being a published author, I've just released a new novella in the Justice series and I'm giving it away FREE as a thank you for all your support throughout this incredible journey. Pick up your FREE copy of BLIND JUSTICE now on the following sites. It's the prequel to the bestselling CRUEL JUSTICE.




Google Play http://ow.ly/D8LB7

The reviews are coming in already:

Format:Kindle Edition
I have read and loved every one of the Justice books. This short story takes us right back to the start of the series. And I have to say it felt a little odd to start with, but was great being reminded of Characters that you forget about as the series has progressed.
In this book Lorne Simpkins is working along side her Partner Pete Childs. A woman's body has turned up, and Lorne and Pete are on the case, trying to discover who has killed her and why. The evidence is building up, and seems to be pointing to an ex boyfriend. Can Lorne and Pete discover if it was him or not and get to the bottom of this Murder case.
I'm always worried with Novella's that reviewing it will give to much away, so I have kept it brief.
What I will say is for those of you that have enjoyed the Justice series, I think you will love this Novella.

Format:Kindle Edition
This novella was so much fun to read. It was a true throwback as it goes back to the beginning of the series. It took a bit to get back into the past for me but having Lorne as DI and Pete as her DS was a real treat to read again. It reminded me how much I miss the back and forth banter of these two, going on more like siblings than partners. This little book starts out with a murder and soon Lorne and Pete are looking into the woman's past to try and hunt down who could have done this to her. I won't say much more than that as I don't want to give anything away, but this again is right in line with Comley's other Justice books- too good to put down and because it's a novella, it is over much too fast. Pick it up for some great entertainment and a nice throwback to the pairing of Lorne and Pete.

5.0 out of 5 stars short story 15 Oct 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Mel Comley. Short story.
Blind Justice.
The only problem with this book is that you will read it so fast. The book features DI Lorne Simpkins and her partner DS Pete Child's they have been put on the case of a murdered lady, it's terrific following the case from start to finish, you will love this book.
5 stars.


Format:Kindle Edition
Mel Comley's latest addition to her popular 'Justice' series, is a short novella that takes us back in time to when Lorne Simpkins was still married to Tom and was still an Inspector working with her Kit-Kat-fanatic partner Sergeant Pete Childs. It was really nice to have Pete Childs back on the scene.

The decomposed body of a young woman is found in a wooded area. Lorne and Pete are called to the scene but there Lorne stumbles on her first hurdle - the ever arrogant French pathologist Jacques Arnaud who as usual is very reluctant to let Lorne in on any details.

The dead woman is then identified as Jenny Bartlett. She has been murdered. Though all arrows immediately point to the victim's ex boyfriend, Simon, a hunch tells Lorne that he is innocent. But could the Inspector's unmistakable gut feelings be wrong this time?

This was a quick, enjoyable read that kept me intrigued till the very end to find out how the murder is solved. Recommended!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New release - A subject that is often pushed under the carpet-based on a true story!

Evil In Disguise.





Be warned - This book will not appeal to all of you. It covers the disturbing topic of mental and physical abuse which takes place during a thirty year marriage. It is based on a fan's true story. If you want to grab it for 99c/77p, do it within the next few days, guys.


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Did you know?

It is a harsh reality in today’s society that domestic violence is so prevalent. Don’t take my word for it here are the worldwide statistics. www.domesticviolencestatistics.org

Every nine seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.

Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women - more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

Based on reports from ten countries between 55% and 95% of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organisations, shelters or police for help. 

Read one lady's true account of the horrors that goes on behind closed doors in EVIL IN DISGUISE.  
Drop by my author Facebook page for the chance to win a signed copy of FOUL JUSTICE. Here 


The first reviews are in: this one is from the lady who was the inspiration behind this touching story.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sent Chills Down My Spine September 18, 2014
By SLS

I was given a advance free copy of this book but I will give you my honest opinion.

This story is about domestic violence and how it can leave a person venerable—leaving a person susceptible to becoming easy prey. Predators and scam artist are usually successful in their endeavor because they usually pick a person who is emotionally fragile and in desperate need of emotional support and understanding. A con artist will say anything that he/she feels is what the victim wants to hear—even though this is not how they truly feel.

And this is how Jenny became prey. First she was prey to her abusive husband and later to a scam artist. She suffered many years of abuse before it all came to an end. I won't tell you how the abuse ended because I don't want to spoil it for you. You will need to read about the kind of abuse she suffered for years to understand exactly why she felt as she did when all the abuse finally ended.

Unless someone has suffered abuse at the hands of another it is hard for them to understand why women put up with it—especially if it has gone on for years. There are many reasons why women put up with it. For some it may be because of promised threats made toward the victim's family. Economic reasons and lack of education is some times a reason for staying in an abusive relationship. The woman may lack an education and can't work to make enough money to support herself and her children. And fear is also a big factor of why women stay with their abusive husbands. In the US more women are killed by their husbands or boyfriends than by a stranger. Most of these women who were killed was because they sought help from the law for protection. The law can not protect these women 24 hours a day, and after all, a restraining order is just a piece of paper. If an abusive partner wants revenge no law can protect the woman. Abuse is all about control—and that is why these abusers seek revenge because they have lost control over the victim when she left him. I know this to be true because a dear friend and co-worker of mine was killed by her husband because she left her abusive husband and had a restraining order taken out against him. He found her and killed her in front of their 3 kids. So please don't say, "she must like it or she would leave him"—you don't know or understand why she couldn't leave—don't judge her!! Pass judgment on the abuser!

While reading Jenny's story I got chills when the inmate, who she later got involved with, went to court and testified in his own behalf. Word for word that you read in this book is exactly what in real life he really did say in court. I know because I read the newspaper accounting of the actual trail. So know as you are reading this book that it really was based on actual events. The names and locations in this story are about the only thing that was changed—in order to protect the innocent. So if you like true stories that are written as if it were fiction, then this is the book for you. I hope this book opens the eyes of people who don't understand abuse and make them realize how much it does go on—and a lot of times behind closed doors.

The following is some facts that you might not know:
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States.
The American Medical Association estimates that their male partners assault 2 million American women each year.
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 95% of the victims of domestic violence are women.
A woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the United States. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Report to the nation on Crime and Justice. The Data. Washington DC Office of Justice Program, US Dept. of Justice. Oct 1983)
35% of all emergency room calls are a result of domestic violence.
Of those who abuse their partner, well over 65% also physically and/or sexually abuse the children.
Each day .....4 women die as a result of abuse.
Each day .....3 children die as a result of abuse.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that 32% of female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners. (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States 1999.2000)
Anywhere from 1-3 million women are battered each year by their intimate partner. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Intimate Partner Violence. Washington DC, 2000.)
In the United States, a woman is more likely to be assaulted, raped, or killed by an intimate partner than by any other type of assailant. (ibid.)

You can find the rest of the facts here:
http://www.domesticpeace.com/ed_nationalstats.html

and the second one:

5.0 out of 5 stars One woman's frightening ordeal September 17, 2014
"Her clothes not only covered her modesty, they also hid the bruises from his beatings."

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is the central theme in Mel Comley's latest book 'Evil in Disguise'. This psychological thriller is quite different in style from her famous 'Justice' series ones. Some may find this book somewhat hard to read as it's a real, terrifying account of a woman who suffers terribly at the hands of her abusive husband.

"... behind our locked bedroom door, that's where his true darker side emerged."

To a total stranger and even to her three children, Jenny Slater seems to be living an ideal, happy, married life with her husband Bill who adores her ... but nothing can be further from the truth. Behind closed doors, Jenny is living a horrible nightmare. At home she is subjected to continuous beating and sexual violence. She is treated worse than a slave and finds herself trapped in a domestic violent situation through isolation, insufficient financial resources, fear and shame.

Will Jenny ever manage to get out of her desperate situation?

One day, Jenny receives a letter from the States, but this time it isn't from her pen pal Helen, it's from a complete stranger. Who is this person? How does this person even know of Jenny's existence? Should she believe the words in the letter? Or is it just a scam, someone just trying to further abuse her fragile state? Should she just ignore the letter?

... Or reply? But is she jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire in doing so?

Sadly, many domestic violence cases go unnoticed as the victims are afraid to report to and to seek help from the authorities. It's unnerving to think that without no one knowing, a relative, friend or work colleague with whom we interact in our daily lives, might be subjected to such an atrocity behind closed doors.

Through this thriller Mel Comley does a great job in giving voice not only to domestic abuse victims, but also to scam victims. Many people are unknowingly falling victims to fraudulent schemes performed by dishonest individuals, groups, or companies.

Knowing that this book is based on a true story, as I was reading, I felt as though someone was literally squeezing my throat. It's shocking even to imagine what this woman went through.

I highly recommend 'Evil in Disguise' as it has certainly provided me with some interesting food for thought ... Hats off to Mel Comley!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Announcement of the winners in my giveaway and news of a freebie.

As promised it's time to announce the winners of the giveaway I ran recently to correspond with the latest release in the Justice series, Tortured Justice. Thank you all for taking part. I must say that not all the entries are listed below as some people signed up to my newsletter who do not use social media at all. These people contacted me personally via email asking if this limited their involvement, of course I said it didn't. 

So without further ado I'm delighted to announce that $50/£30 gift vouchers go to the following winners. Please let me know which one to send you personally obviously it depends where in the world you live. :-)

SHEILA L SCHMITZ

JENNIFER HILES

JANA B


But wait... there's more good news. For the next few days you can pick up a copy of TORN APART - the first book in the Hero series for FREE.


Amazon US http://ow.ly/nKj1O or Amazon UK http://ow.ly/nKj5Q

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY!

It's here at last! The ninth, yes the NINTH, book in the bestselling, award winning Justice Series.




Here's what to expect in TORTURED JUSTICE which is on offer at only 99c/77p for a limited period.

Revenge... some cups spilleth over.

DS Lorne Warner and DI Katy Foster are investigating the murder of a man killed with an unusual weapon. The case takes a turn when two brothers disappear within the vicinity of the murder.
Lorne and Katy quickly determine that they may be after a group of serial killers out for their own sort of justice. 


But stop right there! Do you want the chance to win a $50/£30 Amazon gift voucher? Here's your chance to be one of THREE winners. 

Chance one: All you have to do is download the book on Amazon UK Here or Amazon.Com Here and leave an honest review of the book then leave a comment below. 



Chance two: Sign up to my newsletter Here for the up to date and latest news regarding new releases. 


Chance three: Send the following Tweet and again return to leave a comment below. 

New release 99c/77p. When revenge means so much more... Amz UK http://ow.ly/AYD5P or Amz US http://ow.ly/AYDdm @melcom1

Winners announced on the 10th September. 

Happy reading folks. Look out for another new release coming next month in the form of Evil In Disguise.



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blog Hop winners announced.


Hi Everyone, 

thanks for the fantastic response to the Summer Splash Blog Hop, it was an absolute thrill and pleasure welcoming you all to my blog.

I'm pleased to announce the winners of the three prizes are:

MAGGIE STEELE - SIGNED PAPERBACK COPY OF TORN APART.

ELIZABETH HYATT - $20 AMAZON GIFT VOUCHER

and the winner of the LAVENDER GIFT SET is.... DEE CRACKNELL.


Congratulations ladies, thank you so much for taking the time to enter. Enjoy your prizes. 

Look out for more competitions in the coming months.


Mel xx 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Splash Blog hop

Welcome to the Summer Blog Hop blog tour.  I hope you'll take the time to visit each author's page involved in the hop--there's a bucket-load of prizes to be won.  As you're here, here's what I'm offering this year. :-)

First of all be sure to pick up your FREE e-copy of CRUEL JUSTICE Here from Amazon.



Now on to the Hop itself. There are several prizes on offer make sure you read through the entire post.  There's no stipulation enter as many as you like - the choice is YOURS! 

PRIZE #1 - SIGNED COPY OF MY BOOK








I will sign and send a copy of TORN APART the first book in my Hero series.  

TO ENTER 

1. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER = 1 ENTRY

2. FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK = 1 ENTRY

3. SIGN UP TO MY NEWSLETTER = 1 ENTRY

4. COMMENT BELOW ON THIS POST = 1 ENTRY

PRIZE #2 - TRANQUIL DELIGHTS LAVENDER SPA BATH AND BODY SET

What's more to say than this set is pure indulgence and specializes  in the art of pampering YOU. $40 value.  Link to Amazon store.



TO ENTER




Purchase a copy of Hostile Justice on  Amazon  and answer this question:

In chapter 13, what was the victim's husband called?

Send me your answer HERE.

PRIZE #3 - $20 Amazon Gift Voucher



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TO ENTER

Purchase a copy of my romantic suspense Past Temptation Amazon and answer the following question:

In chapter 3, first page, what is the name of Nicole's first customer of the day?

Send me your answer HERE.



AND NOW THAT YOU ARE FINISHED, CLICK HERE TO GO BACK TO THE HOP!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two new releases to announce!


I have exciting news to share in the form of two brand new releases. The first is the second book in my Hero series, End Result. The second is a collection of 7 suspense novels by NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. I'm pleased to say that you'll find Sole Intention the first mystery in the Intention series in the collection. 




Out now, the second book in the Hero series, End Result. 

Before DI Hero Nelson has the chance to get used to his new role as a father to brand-new twins, a murder investigation steals his attention. When a second victim is discovered on his patch, Hero has his eye on a single perpetrator for both murders - but the suspect has a solid alibi for both crimes.


Hero continues his investigation until he obtains a surprising end result.


On offer for only 99c/77p for the first week. You can buy it from the following sites. 


Amazon US     Amazon UK   KOBO      B&N     iBooks








LIMITED EDITION BOX SET! Mystery, danger and suspense lurk in these 7 full-length, stand-alone novels by 7 award-winning, USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Authors. 550 reviews for the individual books with an overall 4.2 star rating

Here are the links where to purchase MORTAL CRIMES for only $0.99/77p.


Amazon          KOBO        B&N         IBooks