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  1. Follow Me On Twitter....

    If you haven't akready,

    and most likely I will follow you back.

    Here's a snapshot of some of my latest tweets and stuff:




    Hope to see you and interact with you there.

    Have a great day,

    David C.


  2. The Twelfth Apostle Book Trailer


    Here's a book trailer we did for the Twelfth Apostle last year that never saw the light of day because we changed the cover and it didn't kind of fit, but it's interesting nonetheless, so here it is anyway:


    "The TWELFTH APOSTLE" - The NEW Inspector Walter Darriteau Murder Mystery by David Carter



    Hope you liked that.

    Here's how the newer cover came out:

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    The book is also available on Apple itunes/ibooks, Kobo and Nook if you prefer those platforms.


    FREE Inspector Walter Darriteau Mystery Ebook


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    As ever, thanks for reading and have a great day,


    David C.

  3. The 13 Ages of Man - Or Woman


    12 ages of man


    And here it is again in plain text for those scanning search engines

    that cannot read blessed images.



    The 13 ages of Man - or Woman


    When you are:

    30: Time starts to speed up

    40: Life begins at, or so you hope

    50: You have never been so busy, and that’s a fact

    60: Christmas comes every six months, or so it seems

    70: You have finally finished that damned book!

    80: Yihaa!! You’ve made it. You can do what you want!

    90: You really are a proven optimist, aren’t you?

    100: You receive a birthday card from the Queen

    110: You still receive vital upgrades from Adobe

    120: Arsene Wenger says: “This could be our year!”

    130: You’ll be the oldest person on the planet

    140: Someone somewhere will say “I wish I had met him, or her.”

    150: Your tempting books will be there forever, even if you won’t


    And the lesson is? 

    Don't waste a single second of it, for it will sure as heck

    flash by in an instant!!


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    Sign Up for My Occasional Booksy Newsletter and Get a Free Mystery Book Today!


    If you would like a completely FREE Mystery book today, you can have it right now when you sign up for my occasional booksy newsletter.

    "The Death Broker" sees Inspector Walter Darriteau attempt to solve the Rhiannon Reece case. Rhiannon is a seventeen-year-old girl who goes missing on her way to school.

    This is a complete book, not a taster or trailer or part book. You get the whole book for free. All you have to do is sign up for my occasional booksy newsletter.

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  5. Incon Front Cover


    The "Inconvenient Unborn" is released as an ebook on Apple iTunes/iBooks today.

    Here's the link if you'd like to go there, click here



    and that link again, go here


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    I am very pleased to say that my new book “State Sponsored Terror is up on Kindle Scout from today. It is only there for 29 more days so do please make a mental note to have a look at it while you can.

    You can visit the Kindle Scout page and see the book here.


    Here’s a brief blurb for the book:

    Democracy has crumbled. Fear stalks the streets. Curfew is back.

    In a cute Hampshire cottage, Adam Goodchild witnesses his mother’s brutal killing by security police. He goes on the run, intent on revenge.

    There is a sizeable excerpt, some 5,000 words there for you to read, and that will give you far more of a flavour of the book.

    Here's that link again Click here:

    I hope you like it.


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    The Stranger by Joan Hall.


    This book opens with Margie Smith’s funeral. She has died aged seventy-two, in Brookhaven nursing home, from lung cancer.

    She was a cantankerous woman, everyone says so, and, not surprisingly, there’s hardly anyone at the funeral, but suffering from lung cancer, would I suspect, make many of us that way inclined.

    Her only living relative is a daughter, Julie, who is now married to Mark, and they have two grown up children who are doing well. All through Julie’s life, Margie has found fault with everything Julie has ever done, or attempted to do, including her choice of husband.

    Mark’s a good man with a good job who treats his family well, but none of that appeared relevant to the apparently mean-spirited Mrs Margie Smith.

    Julie is confused and disappointed in her mother’s life-long behaviour and who wouldn’t be? But there is nothing that Julie can do about that now. Margie has taken her secrets to the grave, or has she?

    The Stranger is a shortish book, but it’s well written and the pace is good, and it never slows. Towards the end I found it surprisingly emotional, and without giving anything away, if you like that kind of thing you will enjoy this story.

    I am glad I bought it, glad I read it, and I liked the cover too.


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    "Kissing a Killer" is OUT TODAY on iBooks - Kobo - Nook and other platforms too!


    Yes, as from today you can buy "Kissing a Killer" on Apple itunes/ibooks, Kobo, Nook and other platforms too such as Tolino and Scribd.

    Here are some links you might find useful.

    On Apple ibooks click here

    On Kobo click here

    And on Nook click here


    Of course it is also available on Kindle and here are some links there:




    I hope those links are useful for you.

    Have a great day.


    David C.


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    The Inconvenient Unborn - Book Reviews


    I haven't put up any reviews on this book for a while if at all, so today I thought 1'd put that right and reprint some of the reviews, so here they are.



    I was greatly surprised with this novel, only because I normally do not like political type books at all. However, because of the surrounding story with the Cazenoves and the Wilson's it made for a very interesting story.

    Both families were very easy to relate too and the relationships between the children of both families was realistic and entertaining. It touches on the topic of teenage pregnancy and how it can greatly affect all members of both families involved.

    The political aspect of the story was easy to follow and I found myself enjoying the whole book as the two aspects entwined to give us a fantastic end result. David Carter's writing is fantastic and his character development is thorough and believable.

    The dialogue was enjoyable as well since I am from Canada, with the way he writes I was easily able to hear the English accents of all the characters and I found myself chuckling at many parts visualizing the characters conversations. I highly recommend this novel especially if political dramas are the type of novels you enjoy.


    Very different from what I expected


    In The Inconvenient Unborn, author David Carter sketches a gritty world in the near future. The Cazenoves and Wilsons don’t get along, at least their parents don’t, but the children get along well enough. Kind of like Romeo and Juliet but set in the future, and not as grim, this is a pleasant read with some unexpected surprises.

    There’s also a hint of mystery and political drama as the Russian President, Yuri Premakov, visits Lymington, bearing gifts but they come at a steep price. The focus on politics works surprisingly well. It’s hard to match the book under one genre, as it’s a bit of a mix of genres, but nonetheless very entertaining. It was different from what I expected, and if you enjoy political thrillers, I think you’ll enjoy this one too. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

    The above two reviews I found on

    And this one is from Margaret Henderson Smith who is an established writer of chicklit type books. 


    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another great read from this highly talented author


    By Margaret Hendesron Smith


    Format: Paperback


    A cross generational novel with David Carter capturing the painful emotions of growing up and the impact this has on the lives of parents, two sets, two families from different ends of the social strata. Their young see no barriers and we are given an insight into the longings and desires of growing adolescents anxious to live the excitement of first love to the full but where will the opportunities lie? School life isn’t exactly conducive to the fulfilment of desire and David Carter sets an entertaining and amusing trail as the search for suitable accommodation for Tracey Wilson and Oliver Cazenove takes more than a little improvisation.

    The Cazenove lads have great aspirations, their upbringing playing no small part, whilst the Wilson girls aspire, just now it’s only to these well-heeled lads. Their household, though no financial match, is not without the courtesy of good manners. The girls are not lacking a sound upbringing and being sharp as knives the three of them, they prove more than a match for the Cazenove boys whose father Donald Cazenove CEO is boss at Bestdas Stores, Lymington which happens to be where their father works. He may be subject to the whims and fancies of Donald Cazenove but Fred Wilson’s power lies elsewhere. There’s no power like that of a senior shop steward and Fred Wilson knows exactly how to wield it, not with Sally Youngs though. Desperate for promotion he keeps a close eye, given she’s driving hard to get there first.

    Carter injects delightful humour into this clever scenario all bound in with the politics of the day. Bobby Wilson the Prime Minister, with far left leanings, is the Wilson’s hero, on course to turn the country into a republic to the disgust of the Cazenoves. Furthermore to the Wilson’s delight he’s engaging with the Russian president, brokering deals to keep the nation’s gas on tap, and much else. Of course there’s a price to pay, but at what cost? Can Bobby Wilson pay the price? Yuri Premakov is certainly no fool.

    The story unfolds with intrigue as the political action develops and tightens into a very tense page-turning scenario, the denouement taking me completely by surprise.

    Carter is a highly astute observer bringing credibility to his work. The reading of this book proved sheer entertainment. He delivers an easy style which is very clever and the comfortable occasional narration truly brings the characters to life. It’s not difficult to enjoy David Carter’s books whatever the genre as long as you can deal with the shocking for he will never leave the reader lacking in anticipation or excitement.

    An excellent book which deserves to be read, I can but highly recommend it.

    Thank you for that, Margaret.


    If you haven't heard of or looked at this book before here's a book trailer that will tell you a little more about it.






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