Book Description:

Following the brutal murders of Jade Kelly and Gina Elliot, newly promoted DI Dylan Monroe is assigned to work the case, alongside DS Layla Monahan.

As the body count rapidly rises—each slaying more savage than the last—it soon becomes clear the butchered and mutilated victims have one thing in common—they are all male to female transsexuals.
With time against them, Dylan is forced to go undercover in the only place that provides a link to the victims—Dorothy’s, a well-known drag and cabaret bar in the heart of Liverpool.

Avaline Saddlebags is a gripping, often amusing, psychological thriller with an astonishing twist that will take your breath away… change can be DEADLY!

Netta’s Bio:

Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, England, has lived in New Zealand with her husband Paul for the past 22 years, but they are on the move again. By August, they will be back in Cumbria, UK, and she vows this is the very last move!

As a child, Netta was plagued by a wild imagination, often getting in trouble for making up weird and wonderful stories. Yet she didn’t turn her attention to writing until after her children had grown and left home.

Most of her inspiration comes from the horror greats–Stephen King, Dean Koontz and Richard Layman.Netta mostly writes psychological thriller novels, all of which consistently rank highly in the best seller categories. She is currently writing a series of crime thrillers with Marcus Brown, her son-in-law and business partner.

Netta Newbound (@nettanewbound) on Twitter

Marcus’ Bio:

My name is Marcus Brown and I was born and raised in the North West of England in 1974.

I live with my partner and our three dogs, Susie, Sally and Sammy, plus our cat, Tobias.

What started as a hobby has now turned into a full-time obsession that often keeps me awake late into the night or through to the early hours of the morning.

I can be relaxing in bed watching a good movie and an idea will suddenly pop into my mind. That’s as much as it takes… I have to get up and write it down because I worry I’ll forget it. This quickly turns into a marathon writing session, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ve always had the wildest of imaginations, but I surprise and scare myself at times and have actually had to step away from my desk because what I have written has affected me so much.
People often ask me where the ideas come from and if I’m honest, I think it is from watching others around me. I can be out doing something as mundane as shopping and see something that inspires me and it usually winds its way into what I’m writing at the time. But if it’s especially good and doesn’t fit at the time, it’s stored on my hard drive for a future book.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Twisted Minds (of Netta & Marcus):
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My Thoughts

This book is one of the best I have read this year. It deals with a lot of sensitive issues which are handled well.

I love the storyline where you are seeing a different side of the LGBT culture. It was interesting and really was an eye opener as it is one that you hear about but seems to be done with stereotypes always. This book showed a more sensitive nature the drag queens and you get to really understand that they are human.

The characters were very strong and tended to have fun with each other. They are a good fit as a team even if they don’t always gel together when they need to.

I wasn’t expecting who the final bad guy was but I love being shocked in books especially when my mind is pushing fast and hard to know who the murderer is from the beginning of a book.

It made a great book that I couldn’t figure it out before the detectives in the book did.

The writing was so well done you wouldn’t have thought it was a pair of authors and not just one.

Very well done and I hope that there is more to come from this tandem duo.

Thank you to the authors and Sarah Hardy for the Arc of this book and inviting me to this blogtour.

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