Merry Christmas from Prague!

robert-v-luxoru-2-clone_denik-630I’ve spent the last week in bed with a chest infection, so I’m blogging about this later than planned. I’ve also had to miss out on the snow here in Slovakia, and the Christmas market, and I was gutted that I had to cancel a book signing in Brno in the Czech Republic last week. To everyone who was going to go, I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it. We are going to re-arrange it for early next year, so stay tuned. Right up until the day before, I was determined to go, but after a visit to the doctor where antibiotics were prescribed, I was told sternly I had to stay in bed. So that’s where I’ve been. Slowly getting better, but going mad. On the plus side, I’ve managed to do a lot of reading!

I had a great trip to Prague the first week of December, where I did my first proper book signing at the Palác Knih Neo Luxor, in Wencelas Square, which translates as ‘The Palace of Books’. (I figured that if you’re going to do your first book signing, there’s nothing like doing it in a palace!) It was for the launch of Temné hlubiny the Czech language edition of Dark Water.

The beautiful display of Temné hlubiny in the Palác Knih, NeoLluxor. To give you an idea of scale, the little book in the bottom left corner is a large hardback!

We stayed right on the square, with a great view of the city.

It was freezing cold, but we had a great view of Wenceslas Square, and Prague castle.

The PR at my Czech publisher, Grada warned me in advance that there might only be a few people who turn up, as I’m a new author, and it was my first book signing. I needn’t have worried, when we arrived at the Palác Knih NeoLuxor, it was crowded, and there were lines of people snaking all the way to the back of the bookshop.

There was a question and answer session at the beginning, where I was ably helped by the translator, and then we ‘christened’ the book. It’s a tradition I hadn’t come across before living in Slovakia, and visiting the Czech Republic. Grada asked my husband, Ján if he would be the ‘Godfather’ for Temné hlubiny (for a christening a book has a godfather or a godmother) and we toasted the book with glasses of champagne, and then we poured a little was poured onto the book, a baptism of sorts. (see the video below) My Czech editor managed to look both pleased and aghast, as we soaked a perfectly good book in booze… I hope, at least, it was dried out on a nearby radiator!

After the christening, I settled down for the book signing. It was wonderful to meet so many amazing readers, and Czech book bloggers and I wished I had more time to talk to everyone. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Grada then organised an afterparty at Oliver’s Coffee Cup, also in Wenceslas Square, where I got the opportunity to meet so many the fabulous book bloggers in the Czech Republic, and thank them for all their support for the Erika Foster books, and this was a wonderful end to a great day.

Q & A at Oliver’s Coffee Cup

The next day I had the chance to see posters for the books on the Prague Metro, which was another dream come true. The poster in the tunnel was easy enough to photograph…

But the one on the escalator was a little difficult, which involved travelling up a long escalator, and then just before the top, I had to turn and start climbing back down it the wrong way…

It was a fantastic visit, and I want to say thank you to everyone at Grada, who were so kind and organised so many great events and really looked after us.

I really wanted to end with a photo of the Christmas Market in Prague, but time got away from me, and I didn’t get the chance to take pictures. So I have this picture from a couple of years back, when we took our dog Ricky to Prague. If in doubt, end with a cute puppy! 🙂

Thank you to my readers and the incredible book bloggers all over the world who have made this an unforgettable year. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, very happy holidays and have a very healthy and prosperous new year.

See you in 2018 for more books!

Rob x

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A dream come true

I was in London for publication day last week of The Girl in the Ice, and spent the morning with the lovely Kirsteen Astor from Sphere, visiting Waterstones in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square to sign some copies, and then I had lunch with the wonderful people from Sphere and Bookouture at Spring in Somerset House. It was such a fun morning, and a lovely lunch, but it all happened so fast that we didn’t get much of a chance to take photos. Around mid-morning it started to snow when we were crossing Trafalgar Square, and as the soft white flakes spun and whirled around our heads, I hoped it was a good omen for The Girl in the Ice.

At Waterstones Piccadilly, with the lovely Sphere Publicity Director, Kirsteen Astor.

This publication day was different to others. It’s the first time that The Girl in the Ice will be available in all bookstores and supermarkets, and whilst every publication day before has been full of excitement and trepidation, this publication day felt different.

I lived in London for many years, and you may have read in my previous posts what a long struggle it was to get published. So it was incredible to see my books piled up in the Waterstones in Trafalgar Square, and to see them in the WH Smith in Charing Cross station.

The Erika Foster books are set in South London, where I used to live in Forest Hill, Brockley and Honor Oak Park. For the 7 years I lived in South London, I commuted into the city most days, for auditions when I was an actor, or when I worked in offices as a temp, and for nights out at the theatre, or clubbing!

Charing Cross was the train station which took me home, and it holds so many memories for me; the times I arranged to meet family and friends under the clock, I met my husband Ján on our first date outside the Marks and Spencer. I spent many days on the station concourse, doing promotional jobs, handing out free samples of chocolate or shampoo to the early morning commuters. Regular commuters will identify with the hundreds of times I just made the last train by seconds, slipping into the carriage as the doors closed, and the times when I stood on the platform watching the last train slip away on the track!

When I wasn’t missing them, or running for them, I also spent so much of my time  waiting for trains, and I would kill time browsing the books in the WH Smith by platform 5, and gaze at the shelves, dreaming that one day my book would be there. So it was a HUGE moment, when we went to the station, and there it was!

As I stood outside the store, holding up two copies we’d just bought, I tried to hold on to the feeling and drink it all in. A dream I’d had for so many years had come true… and then I saw that our train was about to leave (we were headed to Bromley to visit friends) so feeling like a Londoner all over again, we made a mad dash for it, fumbling for tickets as we ran to the ticket barriers, and onto the platform. Thankfully we just made it onto the train as the doors closed. It seems some things haven’t changed!

You can buy the new Sphere edition of The Girl in the Ice from all good bookshops – and there still might be some signed author copies in Waterstones Piccadilly and Waterstones Trafalgar Square.

And of course, you can buy from Amazon:

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Paperback giveaway!

To celebrate publication tomorrow (30th November) of the new Sphere paperback edition, I’m giving away 5 signed copies of The Girl in the Ice!

To enter the competition all you need to do is head over to my Facebook page and like and share the post pinned to the top of  page:

The giveaway closes at 9pm GMT on Thursday 30th November, when I will draw the 5 lucky winners using the rafflecopter giveaway app. I will announce the winners on Facebook and post their names here too.

This is for the new Sphere UK and Commonwealth edition of The Girl in the Ice, but the competition is open worldwide!

Good luck! Rob 🙂

***Competition now closed. Winners are; Carla Herrington, Brian Bloomfield, Michelle Brody, Gillian Akerman, and Susan Roberts. Congratulations! Winners have all been contacted.***


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Video post – unboxing The Girl in the Ice Sphere edition

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Last Breath nominated for Goodreads Choice Award!

Last Breath has been nominated in the semi finals for the Goodreads Choice awards 2017.

I would really appreciate your vote to get me to the final!

You can cast your quick, one-click vote via this link below, thank you 🙂

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My new print deal with Sphere/Little, Brown for the Erika Foster series!

I have some exciting news that I’ve had to keep quiet about for what seems like ages. I have just signed a print deal, and all books in the Erika Foster series will be released in paperback! They will be released in paperback through Sphere, which is part of the Little, Brown book group who are partnering with my fabulous publisher, Bookouture.

The Girl in the Ice will be released on November 30th in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Commonwealth countries, and there will also be an international trade paperback edition. Sphere is planning to re-release the rest of the series in quick succession, with The Night Stalker coming in spring 2018, and then Dark Water, Last Breath, Cold Blood and the new Erika Foster books throughout 2018, 2019 and beyond.

I’m loving the updated cover with the gold disc!

I am beyond excited about this. Sphere and the Little, Brown book group publish truly awesome books. I’m so proud and excited to be published by them in print, and to be working with their amazing team!

You can pre-order the new Sphere edition of The Girl in the Ice HERE

… And in other news, my best selling Coco Pinchard romantic comedy series is now available to download from ALL ebook retailers!

The Coco Pinchard series, now available on all ebook retailers and in unabridged audiobook!

Until now, the series of 5 books have been exclusive to Amazon, but now readers can download the ebooks from Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and for the Nook reader from Barnes and Noble. AND the full series of 5 books are now available as unabridged audiobooks. They are narrated by the fabulous Jan Cramer, who also narrates the Erika Foster series. You can find all the Coco Pinchard audiobooks on Audible and iTunes. And all the books in the series are still all available as print-on-demand paperbacks.

I’m currently working away on the sixth book in the Erika Foster series, and I’m very excited to share more about it in the next few weeks, so I’ll keep you posted!

Rob 🙂


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WIN the complete Erika Foster series in paperback!

I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Lorraine at The Book Review Cafe for a very exciting competition, where you can WIN the complete Erika Foster series in paperback! The prize includes; The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath, and Cold Blood, which was published a couple of weeks ago.

This competition is for the English language paperbacks, and it is open internationally, so wherever you are in the world, you have the change to win! I will sign and dedicate the books to the winner.

The competition ends midnight GMT, on Sunday 8th October 2017.  The winner will be chosen at random using the Rafflecopter app, and will be notified within 24 hours of competition ending.

You can enter the international giveaway here…….⬇️⬇️⬇️


Rob 🙂


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How I almost gave up on writing…

Today is the publication day of Cold Blood, the fifth book in my Erika Foster series. Publication days are always very exciting, and nerve wracking, knowing that this is the first time readers get to hold a copy in their hands. I spend the day wondering how many people are opening the book for the first time, and reading the words I’ve worked on so hard for the past few months. I hope that I haven’t let my readers down, because it’s readers who have given me the opportunity to write full-time, and for that I am forever grateful.

My first ever publication day was March 2012, in Slovakia, for a book called Mrcha Hollywood. It’s the Slovak language translation of my book Lost in Crazytown. It was an exciting, but rather terrifying day. My first ever book was being published, and I couldn’t even read it!

My first published book, and I couldn’t read it!

Late in 2011 I moved back from Los Angeles to live in Slovakia, with my Slovak husband Ján. I had been writing for several years with small amounts of success; I’d written some comedy sketches for a show which I performed in London, and I’d taken a play I’d written to the Edinburgh Festival. Early in 2010, I’d completed my first novel The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard and it had excited a literary agent enough for him to take me on. I came very close to a publication deal in the UK, only for it all to fall through and for the agent to lose interest. Then we’d moved to Los Angeles, where I had tried to work as a writer, but after 12 months our money and our visas had run out. So we came back to live with Ján’s mum in her small flat in Slovakia.

At this point I was at a very low ebb. I was about to give up writing and had started looking for work as an English language teacher. However, Ján encouraged me to keep going and write down some of the strange and crazy experiences we’d had living in Hollywood. I wasn’t keen on writing a new book which would never see the light of day, but he persisted, and took me out to the local Chinese, where we started to talk through the our year in Los Angeles, and the more we talked, the more I saw it might make a good story. We worked out that the little money we had could last until January, so we might as well have one last roll of the dice.

I wrote furiously from October to December 2011, working 7 days a week, and at the same time, Ján translated it into Slovak. By Christmas we effectively had two books, one in English and one in Slovak. In early January of 2012, we submitted the manuscript to several publishers in Slovakia. My confidence had ebbed away over the holidays, and the January blues did nothing to help. I had a Skype interview scheduled for a job with an English language school, and was brushing up on the TEFL qualification I had taken the year before. I had zero expectations for our book, I knew it was good, but I had submitted work to editors and had been turned down so many times before.

Then, on Tuesday 17th January 2012, just as I was making a cheese toasty and contemplating the interview I had the following day, Ján came through to the kitchen and told me that one of the publishers we’d submitted the book to, had read the manuscript, loved it, and they wanted to publish it. Could we meet them in Bratislava the next afternoon!

I didn’t dare get too excited. The following morning, I did the Skype interview, which went well, then we took a snowy bus journey to Bratislava, and went to a small cafe just off the main square. The people from the publishing house were running late, and I thought at first that it was all a big joke, or that they had bailed on us. Then they arrived in a flurry of apologies and excited chatter. Coffee was ordered, and they said how much they loved the book, how funny it was, and how it would appeal to Slovak readers. They showed us a mock-up of the cover they had produced, and they said they wanted to publish it within the next six weeks! They also offered us an advance. It wasn’t a king’s ransom, just €500, but we were lucky enough to be living rent free, and the cost of living in Slovakia back then was very low, so it meant the wolf had, temporarily, left the door.

Me and Ján at the printer, seeing Mrcha Hollywood come hot off the press!

When I look back, so much of being a writer is about having belief. Belief in yourself and your ideas, belief from friends, a family member, or loved one. I spent so many years dreading being asked at a party what I did for a living. As an unpublished writer I’d often feel like a complete failure. Although, now I realise that I wasn’t. Every writer has to start somewhere. Every writer has to persevere against difficult conditions, where the odds feel stacked against them. I honestly thought I would never get published. It all seemed far out of reach. I was the last person who thought I would ever be able to make writing my full time job. I came close to giving up so many times. I dread to think what would have happened if I had!

So, back to the publication day… Mrcha Hollywood was published in March 2012 at a big launch event where I was interviewed by the press, where I signed books, and where I didn’t understand much of what was being said. They must have wondered who this rather  nonplussed new author was! We were featured in every newspaper and magazine, there was a poster campaign in bookshops; we even went on Breakfast TV in Slovakia. Mrcha Hollywood quickly became a bestseller.

Within weeks,  another publisher wanted to know if I had any books Ján could translate, so I dusted off the manuscript of  The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, and they bought it, and also hired Ján to translate. I also bluffed a little at the meeting that I was writing a Coco Pinchard sequel, and they asked to buy that also! This was the push I needed to keep writing.

We weren’t rich, but it bought us valuable time to write, and I was able to turn down the teaching job I’d been offered. It was with this little boost of confidence that we decided to go ahead and self-publish the English language versions of The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard and Lost in Crazytown through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.

Since then, it’s been a steady but exhilarating ride. I’ve taken steps forward and I’ve suffered setbacks, but I’ve kept moving, and more importantly, I’ve kept writing. The more you write, the better you get, and if a reader likes one of your books, they will always want to read more. Readers are the most important people. Writers should never forget this.

The long journey to get here has made me appreciate so much. I appreciate my husband who has supported me all the way, we are a real team; Team Bryndza Books rules! And I appreciate every reader who has talked about my books to a friend or family member, and the wonderful community of book bloggers who support so many new authors on social media. And lastly thank you to Oliver Rhodes, Claire Bord and everyone at my fabulous publisher, Bookouture. You all have so much faith in me, and you’ve given me such creative freedom and a platform to flourish and develop my crime thriller series.

I wanted to write this blog post to say thank you, and to also say that whatever you want to do with your life, it’s possible as long as you work hard, dream big, and never give up!

Rob 🙂

Cold Blood  is available now in ebook, paperback, and audio from AmazoniTunesGoogle Play and Kobo.


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Cold Blood is available to pre-order!

I’m thrilled to let you know that Erika Foster returns in Cold Blood, and it’s available to pre-order now!

When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.

Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack… read more

If you loved Erika’s previous cases, I’m sure Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page – it’s my darkest novel yet, and I can’t wait for you all to read it!

You can pre-order Cold Blood from AmazoniTunes and Kobo And it will be published on September 20th!

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Coco Pinchard 2 and 3 now available as audiobooks!

Hello everyone, I’m putting my head up for air, as I’ve been deep in the edits for Erika Foster book 5.

I know lots of writers say they’ve been in ‘the editing cave’, but I don’t like to call my little office a cave. It’s very cosy, with smooth walls, lots of light, and two furry puppy dogs who like to sleep at my feet. I wish I could tell you more about Erika Foster 5, as I’m having to call it for now (there is a title, and the cover is almost ready) but I am sworn to secrecy. Stand by for some news in the next couple of weeks!

I’m also very excited to tell you that Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex are now both available as unabridged audiobooks. They are the second and third books in my Coco Pinchard series.

It’s been a lot of fun to hear the books read back to me. I haven’t looked at either book since I wrote them in 2013 and 2014, and quite a lot of the story I had forgotten, so it was quite odd to listen to the audio and wonder what would happen next! Jan Cramer is back narrating and has done me proud, I can’t wait for you to hear them.


Both unabridged audiobooks are available to download now, through Amazon Audible and iTunes worldwide. Next week we are going into production on the two Coco Pinchard Christmas novellas, A Very Coco Christmas and Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story and they should be available toward the end of August, so I will keep you posted.

Rob 🙂

Audible UK, USA, DE, AU

iTunes worldwide

Audible UK, USA, DE, AU

iTunes worldwide

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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard audiobook is now available!

I’m thrilled to let you all know first, that my romantic comedy novel, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard is now available as an audiobook!

The audiobook version is narrated by the brilliant Jan Cramer, who voices the audio editions of my Erika Foster crime thriller series, and my stand-alone romantic comedy Miss Wrong and Mr Right. She has done a wonderful job bringing Coco and all the characters in the novel alive.

It has been a long-held dream to have my Coco Pinchard series produced as audiobooks, but I wanted to make sure they are completely faithful to the characters, so I have produced them myself through my own Team Bryndza Audiobooks imprint. We are now in production on the second book Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, which should also be available in the next few weeks.

You can download from Audible and iTunes at the links below, where you can also listen to a free 5 minute sample. I really hope you enjoy hearing all the characters come alive!

Audible USA
Audible UK
Audible EUROPE

iTunes universal link

As always, I’d love to hear your feedback, and what you think of The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard audiobook. so please do drop me a line and say hello!

‘This was by far one of the funniest books I’ve read in the past year. Very ‘Bridget Jones’ but less stuffy and more ‘Sex and the City’ meets crazy family.’ Heather Smith, Amazon Reader

Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold… But now she’s forty, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn’t it be time to enjoy life?

That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.

The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco’s life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.

Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy. 

What people are saying about The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

‘I couldn’t put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times… and who wouldn’t want to read through a stranger’s correspondence? Fabulous book.’ Noel, Amazon Reader

‘Fast moving, clips along with never a dull moment providing plenty of smiles, chuckles, and outright guffaws to a satisfyingly happy ending!‘ RavenWoman, Amazon Reader

‘So refreshing not to have a cliché rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!‘ LL Colmer, Amazon Reader

‘I have a new favourite author! Bryndza tells the story as if you are sitting with your girlfriends exchanging bits of “wisdom”. The write up was correct. I do not often laugh-out-loud at books, but I sure did while reading this one!‘ Gail Joramo, Amazon Reader

‘You think you’ve got problems? Trust me, they are nothing compared to what Coco Pinchard has! And how the author of this marvel manages to achieve such a level of hilarity while Coco goes from one disaster to another is the mark of true creative genius. The first of a three book series, this novel, told totally in entertaining emails, is laugh-out-loud funny. Mayda, Amazon Reader

What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story. I loved the way the tale unfolded through a succession of emails…a format that worked brilliantly!’ Amy, Amazon Reader

This book is just fab! Had me giggling out loud so many times. The sarcastic, subtle and genius sense of humour is just up my street. I think I know somebody just like all of the characters in the book, and/or have even been them at some point in my life, so could definitely relate!’ Mel, Amazon Reader

‘Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. If you are going on holiday buy all three before you get to the beach or you will go nuts not being able to get the others before you get home. It is amazingly written by a man, who knew? Bryndza seems to be able to get into the head of women better than most other women. He has zeroed in on us and done it well!’ FeatherOnAWire, Amazon top 100 reviewer

Audible USA
Audible UK
Audible EUROPE

iTunes universal link

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Coco Pinchard is coming to audio!

I’m so excited to tell you that my Coco Pinchard series of romantic comedy novel is coming to audio!


The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard has just started recording, and is narrated by the brilliant Jan Cramer, who voices my Erika Foster crime thriller series, and my stand-alone romantic comedy Miss Wrong and Mr Right.

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Jan Cramer

We are going into production with ALL the books in the series. As well as the three full-length novels, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex. We’ll be producing the two novellas, A Very Coco Christmas and Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story.


The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard should be available to download through Audible and iTunes worldwide at the beginning of June, with the rest of the books following every few weeks. As soon as recording is complete on each one, they will be uploaded.

It has been a long-held dream of mine to have the Coco Pinchard series produced as audiobooks, but I wanted to make sure they are completely faithful to the characters, so I am producing them through my own Team Bryndza Audiobooks imprint.

I’ve spent this last week emailing back and forth and on the phone with the lovely Ms Cramer, finalising voices for all the characters. I listened to the first half an hour of The Not So Secret Emails last night and got quite emotional. Coco sounds just as I imagined her, as well as Ethel, Meryl, and Tony… Rosencrantz, they are all brilliant and Jan’s take on Regina Battenberg is just fab!

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard was the first book I wrote, and it was such a struggle and a feat of endurance to just get to the end and finish. It took almost three years! I’d never written a book before, and I was trying to fit it in around working, and then being unemployed. When I finished it I managed to get a literary agent who submitted it to every major publishing house, only for it to be rejected by them all – and then for the agent to fire me too!

The manuscript then sat in a drawer for two years, and it was only when Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing came along that I was persuaded to upload it and I’m so glad I did! It’s been such a journey of ups and downs, but the series has now had over HALF A MILLION Kindle downloads! Seeing how readers love the series, and being in a position to produce  audiobooks of the series exactly how I want them, makes me feel so lucky and blessed. Thank you to everyone who has taken Coco Pinchard into their hearts, and kept asking for more! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Coco in audio!

Rob 🙂

P.S And there will be more Coco Pinchard books, she is merely on hiatus. I always planned for her to have a few years break to allow for ***Spoiler alert*** Little Adam to grow up a bit (in the world of Coco, he will be five years old in August!) ***End spoiler*** I already have a cracking story in mind!

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Last Breath publication day Q and A!

Last Breath is now published! Thanks to everyone who posted questions for this Q & A on my Facebook author page. I recorded this video earlier today, answering all your questions, and I hope you enjoy it ! (And it does feature a cute puppy too!)   Rob 🙂


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‘Last Breath’ cover reveal!

Erika’s back! I’m VERY excited to share with you the cover and product description for ‘Last Breath‘ Detective Erika Foster Book 4!
It’s been very difficult to keep this quiet over the past few weeks! Especially when so many of you have been messaging to ask when the fourth Detective Erika Foster book will be published.



He’s your perfect date.  You’re his next victim. 

When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.

While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier.  Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.

Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity.  How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?

Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat racing to the final dramatic page. 

Last Breath is now available to pre-order, and it will be published on Wednesday April 12th 2017 in ebook, paperback, and audiobook – Rob 🙂

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The Girl in the Ice sells ONE MILLION

I’m over the moon, gobsmacked, stunned, and so happy to hear from my fabulous publisher Bookouture that The Girl in the The Ice has now sold ONE MILLION copies.

This time last year I was nervously gearing up for the book launch, and worrying how readers would take my change of direction from writing romantic comedies to crime thrillers.

I never dreamed I would sell so many books in such a short time. The Erika Foster Series: The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and Dark Water have now sold over 1.4 million copies and will be published in 25 languages. Now people are surprised to hear that I also write romantic comedies.

I have so much to be thankful for, and I know I say this over and over, but thank you. YOU the readers are the most important people. When I started out as a writer and self-published my first book, I saw just how powerful word-of-mouth can be. There was no money for marketing, and no one outside my twenty-five followers on Twitter knew who I was, but slowly I saw my books being talked about and recommended.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all, readers new and old, and to make a solemn promise that I will continue to write the best books I possibly can for you all. If I keep doing that, I know I can’t go wrong.

Rob B 🙂


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