Thursday, October 8, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - The Duty Bound Duet by Sydney Jamesson

 


The Duty Bound Duet - DUTY OF CARE - THE CARETAKERS by Sydney Jamesson  

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GENRE: Mystery/Suspense (Psychological) 

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BLURB: DUTY OF CARE: On her death bed Emily Derbyshire’s mother made her promise to take good care of her little sister. Keeping her promise, twelve-year-old Emily did exactly that and became five-year-old Rita’s benefactor and bodyguard. After eighteen years of sisterly devotion Emily receives some shocking news! Rita has committed suicide. When disturbing details start to surface, Emily puts her highflying career on hold to seek out those responsible. She hires an American private investigator Robert Blackmoor; a motorbike riding, no-frills, computer hacker who will use any means necessary to unearth the truth. Not surprisingly, Robert uncovers secrets from Emily’s troubled childhood and chips away at the glossy veneer of deceit which masks the truth behind, not only Rita’s life, but Emily’s imperfect life too. Together they assemble the pieces of a sinister puzzle, revealing a cruel and corrupt world of exploitation and murder: a Dark Web into which Rita has become entangled. As dark forces encircling Emily tighten their grip, and with everything to lose, she must make a life and death decision that she may live to regret. THE CARETAKERS: Emily Parsons is a product of a difficult childhood: self-reliant, fiercely protective and willing to do whatever it takes to safeguard the wellbeing of those in her care. She has even slayed a monster, or two … or three in the name of poetic justice, and yet she is haunted by the image of a beautiful blond girl. Sixteen-year-old Louise Travis has been abducted. Louise’ fate rested in Emily’s hands, but she let her slip through her fingers like gold dust, only to be swept away by a malevolent band of brothers. By once again enlisting the help of computer hacker, Robert Blackmoor, Emily must find Louise before she is lost forever in a Dark Web of heinous crimes, cruelty and corruption. The clock is ticking, and Emily’s investigation is drawing the wrong kind of attention, but she will not back down. She is duty bound to protect those she loves. With skeletons from her past being unearthed, who can she turn to, and who can she trust with her own sinister secrets? 

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Excerpt: Duty of Care Chapter 8 May 1998 MAY CAME WITH A vengeance. Mid-month, there was an outbreak of whooping cough. Like a wrathful ogre wielding a scythe, it struck down the young, the frail and faint-hearted. Aged five, Rita Derbyshire was incapable of escaping its relentless assault. Emily was quick to read the signs: a lack of appetite, flushed cheeks and a wracking cough that had her gasping for breath. Despite the outbreak, an ineffectual night shift worker was reluctant to respond. He locked the office when Emily asked to use the phone to call for an ambulance and staggered to bed stinking of whisky and tobacco, claiming it was too late to drive anyone to the hospital. Fearing Rita might die, Emily raised hell, had the O’Farrell twins rouse anyone who was not struck down with the illness to dress warmly, to put on gloves and meet her in the kitchen. When they were assembled, bleary eyed and shivering, she explained that if they did not work as a team that night, then some of them would die. Remembering what she had read on the computer at school about the illness, she paired them up and handed one of them a bowl of steaming water. Their partner was to guide them slowly to one of the ailing girls. They were to hold the whooping girl over the bowl under a towel and encourage her to inhale the steam. Once the water had stopped steaming, then they had to do it all again. Having organised them, she returned to Rita and did the same for her. The caravan of bowl carriers continued through the night. When the day shift worker, Cassie Hendricks, arrived at eight in the morning, she was horrified to see the kitchen in disarray and bowls of every shape and size scattered on corridors amid puddles of freezing water. She assumed they had been having a pyjama party or a midnight feast of some sort. It was not until Emily appeared wearing yesterday’s clothes carrying a pale faced little girl across her arms fighting for breath that she realised what had gone on. Close to exhaustion, Emily cried out, “Cassie, Rita needs to go to hospital, right now!” Around her stood a group of ashen faced girls, some still clutching bowls. “You need to call a doctor because there are lots of sick kids here.” Without saying a word, Cassie pulled her phone out of the back pocket of her jeans and made a couple of calls

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: Sydney Jamesson is a USA Today bestselling author by night and an English teacher by day. She is nocturnal by nature and loves nothing more than staying up late, listening to music and being inspired to write. She has always written creatively; in her home is one enormous wastepaper basket full of discarded phrases, opening lines and pieces of dialogue that have hit her like lightning in the middle of the night. Her USA Today bestselling trilogy, THE STORY OF US sold worldwide, and she has been thrilled to continue Ayden Stone's and Beth Parker's epic love story in The Story of Us Series: Into the Blue, featuring Blue Genes, Blue Hearts and Blue Moon. More recently, Sydney has focused on psychological suspense. 

THE DARKEST CORNERS was her first venture into the new genre: a complex love story filled with lots of angst, emotional scenes and edge of your seat suspense as a single father and a troubled young woman confront their deepest, darkest fears together. The twists come think and fast and the ending is unforgettable! In her latest novels, DUTY OF CARE and THE CARETAKERS - THE DUTY BOUND DUET -readers explore the seedier side of the Dark Web; witness abduction, human trafficking, and a devoted sister’s willingness to do whatever it takes to safeguard the wellbeing of those in her care. It’s a real page turner, filled with incidents which are heart-breaking and heart-stopping in equal measure! 

Author platforms: 

Website: https://www.sydneyjamesson.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sydney-Jamesson-516585008400062

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SydneyJamesson 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7074207.Sydney_Jamesson 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamessonauthor/ 

DUTY OF CARE: UNIVERSAL LINK: viewbook.at/DUTYofCARE 

AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/Duty-of-Care-Sydney-Jamesson-ebook/dp/B08CNGJVGF 

AMAZON: UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=DUTY+OF+CARE+%28The+Duty+Bound+Duet+%231%29& 

 GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54443373-duty-of-care 

THE CARETAKERS UNIVERSAL LINK: viewbook.at/THECARETAKERS 

AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/The-Caretakers-Sydney-Jamesson-ebook/dp/B08CNKPLH5 

AMAZON: UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08CNKPLH5 

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54443506-the-caretakers

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great  book and for the giveaway too.

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  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, sounds like a thrilling suspense to read, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thanks for taking part in THE DUTY BOUND DUET blog tour. Loving the comments! X Regards, Sydney Jamesson

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  4. The book sounds intriguing. Love the cover!

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  5. I agree, this sounds interesting.

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  6. I liked the description of the book. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading.

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  7. I like the plot. Imagine being left in charge and that happens. Sounds like a great story!

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  8. Captivating and intriguing.A real riveting novel.

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