Today is a big day for me as it sees the release of my first new book of 2016!
V1 Vixen is a vigilante pulp noir thriller set in the modern day world where everyday life and the criminal underworld meet. It tells the story of a young woman whose ordinary existence is turned upside down by events outside of her control.
Ru starts off the story, an average person, living a normal life but when one of her friends goes missing and both she and her housemate a paid a visit by not one but two gangs and with the police unable to help, Ru slowly transforms herself into her alter-ego, Vixen.
V takes it upon herself to get the bottom of things and whilst she meets with initial success; events quickly threaten to spiral out of control in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
The story has lashings of mostly black humour but is at heart a vigilante thriller with a pulp noir slant. V isn’t a generic action hero. She definitely has her weaknesses and her housemate who ends up equally involved doesn’t have half of her strengths.
V1 is a gritty tale of crime and gangs in the London area but told in a way that could be very real. V1 is the first part of the V trilogy and as such, in some ways the character of Ru grows into Vixen, a process she enjoys much to the angst of her friend.
How does a young lady go about seeking justice in the harsh world of organised crime? One look at her shows that she is a stunningly beautiful creature and while Ru herself would never so such a thing; Vixen has no qualms about using her powers of seduction to lure her prey to their doom. Once she’s got them there then as the saying goes, the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Not everyone falls for her charms, however, and there comes a time in every vigilante’s life where it becomes necessary to kick a little ass. Fortunately for Ru, she is not just a keep-fit fanatic but also a master of martial arts and street combat which makes her an unexpectedly tough opponent for those she confronts in the quest for justice. Though at first unwilling to kill, as events escalate out of control, things get desperate and deadly, and so the lines of morality begin to blur for V.
With not just her own life at stake but those of her friends too, not to mention millions of pounds of drugs and hidden hoards of cash, V1 culminates is a tense urban thriller.
There is a veneer of civilisation in this world in which we live, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll uncover an underworld of fear, violence and death. Sometimes though you don’t have to peek into the shadows and darkness to find it, sometimes death comes to get you.
When her friend disappears in mysterious circumstances and with the police seemingly unable to help, Ru yearns to ditch her mundane day job and dips her toe in a world that soon threatens to subsume not just her but all those she loves. What starts as a curious investigation soon erupts into a one-woman crusade to clean up the streets and gain justice at whatever cost. Swallowed up by a world of gangs, drugs and guns, Ru transforms herself into V and uses the two things no man can resist, her stunning beauty and powerful Mixed Martial Arts skills. Crime is serious, gangs are deadly but to V it’s also a game and she is the cat, not the mouse. The weak and oppressed have a new hero in town, and you better remember it as one day you might need to call her. Her name is V, for Vixen. Vixen is a Vigilante Pulp Noir Action Thriller.
Swallowed up by a world of gangs, drugs and guns, Ru transforms herself into V and uses the two things no man can resist, her stunning beauty and powerful Mixed Martial Arts skills. Crime is serious, gangs are deadly but to V it’s also a game and she is the cat, not the mouse. The weak and oppressed have a new hero in town, and you better remember it as one day you might need to call her. Her name is V, for Vixen. Vixen is a Vigilante Pulp Noir Action Thriller.
V1 Vixen is available on Kindle from Amazon UK for £3.99 and from Amazon USA for $4.99 and around the world too of course!
V1 Vixen is also available on iTunes, Kobo, Nook and all other electronic formats from all good retailers as well as on Paperback from Amazon UK for £8.50 and Amazon USA for $10.99 as well as all other Amazon sites and all good bookshops.
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