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Game Show 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. 

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Game Show by Allie Cresswell

Genre: Dystopian psychological historical

Tour Dates: 14th to 20th April 2018

Publication Date: 8th March 2018 (2nd Edition)

Formats available: Mobi or PDF

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 340

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

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It is 1992, and in a Bosnian town a small family cowers in their basement. The Serbian militia is coming - an assorted rabble of malcontents given authority by a uniform and inflamed by the idea that they’re owed something, big-time, and the Bosnians are going to pay. When they get to the town they will ransack the houses, round up the men and rape the women. Who’s to stop them? Who’s to accuse them? Who will be left, to tell the tale?

Meanwhile, in a nondescript northern UK town a group of contestants make their way to the TV studios to take part in a radical new Game Show. There’s money to be won, and fun to be had. They’ll be able to throw off their inhibitions and do what they want because they’ll all be in disguise and no-one will ever know.

In a disturbing denouement, war and game meld into each other as action and consequence are divided, the words ‘blame’ and ‘fault’ have no meaning and impunity reigns .

Game Show asks whether the situation which fostered the Bosnian war, the genocide in Rwanda, the rise of so-called Islamic State in Syria and the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar could ever happen in the West. The answer will shock you.

About Allie Cresswell

I have been writing stories since I could hold a pencil and by the time I was in Junior School I was writing copiously and sometimes almost legibly.

I did, however, manage a BA in English and Drama from Birmingham University and an MA in English from Queen Mary College, London. Marriage and motherhood put my writing career on hold for some years until 1992 when I began work on Game Show.

In the meantime I worked as a production manager for an educational publishing company, an educational resources copywriter, a bookkeeper for a small printing firm, and was the landlady of a country pub in Yorkshire, a small guest house in Cheshire and the proprietor of a group of boutique holiday cottages in Cumbria. Most recently I taught English Literature to Lifelong learners.

Nowadays I write as full time as three grandchildren, a husband, two Cockapoos and a large garden will permit.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

14th April

  1. Dash Fan's Book Reviews - Extract

  2. Jessica's Reading Room - Q&A

  3. The Heartshaped Bluestocking - Review

15th April

  1. This Is My Bookshelf - Review

  2. EmmaTheLittleBookworm - Character Spotlight


16th April

  1.   booksandwinegums - Review

  2.  XoXo Book Blog

17th April

  1. Short Book and Scribes - Extract

  2. Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

  3. Donna's Book Blog - Q&A

18th April

  1. Whispering Stories - Extract

  2. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog - Review

19th April

  1. Bound 2 Escape - Extract

  2. Bookshine and Readbows - Review


20th April

  1. Book Ink Reviews - Extract

  2.  Nemesis Book Blog - Extract


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