Blackmail, Sex and Lies is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

Blackmail, Sex and Lies by Kathryn McMaster

Genre: Historical Fiction/ Creative Non-Fiction

Tour Dates: 8th to 14th December 2017

Publication Date: 30th August 2017

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF or Paperback 

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 262

Types of post available: Review, Q&As, Extracts

Purchase from Amazon

Blackmail, Sex and Lies is a story of deception, scandal, and fractured traditional Victorian social values. It is the tale of a naïve, young woman caught up in a whirlwind romance with a much older man. However, both have personality flaws that result in poor choices, and ultimately lead to a tragic end.

For 160 years, people have believed Madeleine Smith to have been guilty of murder. But was she? Could she have been innocent after all?

This Victorian murder mystery, based on a true story, takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, 1857. It explores the disastrous romance between the vivacious socialite, Madeleine Hamilton Smith, and her working class lover, Pierre Emile L’Angelier.

After a two-year torrid, and forbidden relationship with L’Angelier, that takes place against her parents' wishes, the situation changes dramatically when William Minnoch enters the scene. This new man in Madeleine’s life is handsome, rich, and of her social class. He is also a man of whom her family approve.

Sadly, insane jealous rages, and threats of blackmail, are suddenly silenced by an untimely death.

About Kathryn McMaster

Kathryn McMaster is a writer, entrepreneur, wife, mother, and champion of good indie authors. She co-owns the book promotion company One Stop Fiction (, where readers can sign up to receive news of free and discounted 4 and 5 star reviewed books. She is also a bestselling author of historical murder mysteries set in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Her debut novel, "Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?" was well received. All her novels are based on true stories, and she melds fact with fiction, writing in the creative nonfiction style. She lives on her 30 acre farm in the beautiful Casentino Valley, Italy for 6 months of the year, and during the other half of the year, on the small island of Gozo, Malta.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

8th December

  1. EmmaTheLittleBookworm - Character Q&A

  2. Bookliterati - Review

  3. Being Anne - Extract

9th December

  1.  Ali - The Dragon Slayer - Extract

  2.  Overdue Book Reviews - Q&A

  3.  Love Books Group - Q&A

10th December

  1. Jennifer Wilson - Q&A & Review

  2. Literary Flits - Review & Extract

  3. Short Book and Scribes  - Extract

11th December

  1. Random Things Through My Letterbox - Review

  2.  Books of All Kinds - Spotlight

  3.  Dash Fans Book Reviews - Review

12th December

  1.  Minimac Reviews - Extract

  2.  Minimac Reviews - Review

  3.  The Writing Garnet - Promo

  4.  Broadbean's Books - Review

13th December

  1.  The Quiet Knitter - Review

  2.  Donna's Book Bag - Review

  3.  What Cathy Read Next - Q&A

14th December

  1.  HayleyReviews10 - Extract

  2.  A Holland Reads - Review

  3.  Me and My Books - Review

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