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Monday, 4 April 2016

NBTM & #GIVEAWAY - New York Night by Stephen Leather





Teenagers are being possessed and turning into sadistic murderers. Priests can’t help, nor can psychiatrists. So who is behind the demonic possessions? Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate, and finds his own soul is on the line. New York Night is the seventh novel in the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective series.

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Cheryl Perez pulled the cork from the bottle of Chianti and sloshed it into a glass. She drank some and went through to her sitting room. She pulled open the drawer of a side table and took out the framed photograph of herself and Eric. It had been in the drawer for over a month – a new record. The photograph had been taken on New Years Eve three years earlier. They’d flown to Vegas for the weekend and seen in the New Year at a show in the MGM Grand. The casino’s logo was in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph. They were both a little drunk and they were holding hands either side of a champagne bucket that Perez was fairly sure contained their second bottle. Maybe their third. They had got so drunk that they had collapsed on the bed in their clothes and woken up the following morning still clothed and wrapped in each other’s arms. ‘You bastard, Eric,’ she whispered. ‘How could you leave me?’

She took the photograph over to the dining table and stood it in the middle. She sat down, drank some wine and then picked up one of the two pencils there. She drew a cross on the page, dividing it into quarters. She wrote YES in the top right and bottom left quarters, then wrote NO in the top left and bottom right. She took another drink of wine, then smiled lop- sidedly at the photograph. ‘I know, I know, it’s stupid and my soul will burn in Hell, but I have to try, don’t I?’

4 out of 5 (very good)

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Jack Nightingale is called in to investigate murders that bear sigils, marks of demons as individual as snowflakes. He finds himself chasing 3 teenagers across New York, and calls on help that he would rather not need.

This is book 7 of the Jack Nightingale series, I have not read any others. 

There is an under story running through this, one involving a couple of the characters here, and I missed all that for not reading the other books. BUT while some of the undertones of the book escaped me, I really did enjoy this!

The demons are calling on children who are playing a game called Charlie Charlie (no idea if this is a real game, but sounds dangerous!) and who are then upgrading to Ouija boards. THESE are deadly, and cost 6 teenagers their lives, along with a many others who the demons have "fun" with.

Its quite graphic in its violence, and we do get some of the demons as well as Jack and ya'll know how much I love that! 

My other point, besides the under story running from other books, was how it ended. It just did. Like, stopped. Dead. Weird, I thought.

Still, a good read, a different to the usual paranormal stuff and I will look to read other books by Leather at a later date.

4 stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads,,, Barnes and Noble and Kobo**

* I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review. *

Stephen Leather will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here

My favourite reading space is an aeroplane seat, flying at 30,000 feet with noise-cancelling headphones on! I live with my family in Thailand but I fly back and forth to the UK regularly. I love the fact that I get 11 or 12 hours with no phone and no email (though I’m told that might well change soon). It’s almost the perfect reading environment. I tend to fly business class on long haul flights so I get a comfortable seat with a nice reading light, and whenever I want anything to eat or drink, all I have to do is ask. I fly EVA Air - they’re a Taiwanese airline and their seats are soooo comfortable! The seat goes down to make a flat bed but I have such a great time reading that I rarely sleep on a flight.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an eBook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan "Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels.

Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful eBook authors and his eBooks have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. In 2011 alone he sold more than 500,000 eBooks and was voted by The Bookseller magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the UK publishing world.

Born in Manchester, he began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series and two of his books, The Stretch and The Bombmaker, were filmed for TV. You can find out more from his website and you can follow him on Twitter at

Jack Nightingale has his own website at

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  1. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog! :-)

  2. Your very accomplished in so many things and this book sounds awesome. I definitely need to catch up on this series. Congrats on this new release. My question is: Are you a plotter or pantser? ;) Just curious.

  3. thank you for the chance to win :)

  4. What an awesome giveaway and your books sounds like a great read.

  5. Great review and fascinating excerpt.

  6. Excellent review! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

  7. Great excerpt and awesome review! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

  9. Hi LadyVampire2u - I'm a bit of both. I usually know where I'm headed plot-wise but I'm always happy to vary the route!

  10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

  11. I really loved the excerpt, thank you for sharing!

  12. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

  13. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  14. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

  15. Such an intriguing book cover! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  16. Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

  17. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to reading this book!