On 15th April the cover will be revealed for The Picture by Roger Bray. Then from 22nd April to 2nd May the book is going on a blog tour with us. 


I would like to invite you to take part in either the cover reveal and/or the blog tour. If you want to join in please contact me on rachel@rachelsrandomresources.com with your name, blog name and URL, available dates and post type.

The Picture by Roger Bray

Genre: Contemporary / literary fiction

Cover Reveal Date - 15th April 2018

Blog Tour Dates - 22nd April - 2nd May 2018

Publication Date - 22nd April 2018

Post Types Available - Review, Extract & Q&A

Book Formats - Mobi, Epub and PDF

Estimated Page Count - 370 pages

Standalone Novel

A warehouse in Japan used as an emergency shelter in the aftermath of the 2011 Tsunami. A distraught, young Japanese woman in dishevelled clothes sits on a box, holding her infant daughter. Ben, a US rescue volunteer, kneels in front of her offering comfort. They hug, the baby between them. The moment turns into an hour as the woman sobs into his shoulder; mourning the loss of her husband, her home, the life she knew. A picture is taken, capturing the moment. It becomes a symbol; of help freely given and of the hope of the survivors. The faces in the picture cannot be recognised, and that is how Ben likes it. No celebrity, thanks not required.

But others believe that being identified as the person in the picture is their path to fame and fortune. Ben stands, unknowingly, in their way, but nothing a contract killing cannot fix.

About Roger Bray

–  I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.
My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.

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Website  - https://rogerbraybooks.com/

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22nd April

  1.  Sandie's book Shelves - Extract

  2.  Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

  3.  Books From Dusk Till Dawn - Review

  4. Reflections of a Reader - Review

  5. Rae Reads - Extract

  6. Pam Funke's Book Reviews

  7. EmmaTheLittleBookworm - Character Q&A

23rd April

  1. Carole's Book Corner - Extract

  2. Audio Killed The Bookmark - Q&A

  3. Writing from the Heart - Review

24th April

  1.  Jen Med’s Book Reviews - Extract

  2.  Cheryl M-M's Book Blog - Review & Q&A

  3.  Hayleys Reviews 10 - Extract

25th April

  1.  Books, Life and Everything - Review

  2.  Whispering Stories - Review

  3.  What Cathy Read Next - Q&A

26th April

  1.  Nesie's Place - Extract

  2.  Katie's Book Cave - Review

  3.  Amie's Book Reviews - Review

27th April

  1. Chat About Books - Q&A

  2.  JBronder Book Reviews - Review

  3.  Just Books - Extract

28th April

  1. Dash Fan's Book Reviews -Extract

  2. Reading for Pleasure - Extract

  3. booksaremycwtches - Review

29th April

  1.  Bound 2 Escape - Extract

  2.  DanCrossBookBlog - Review

  3.  Book Lover's Booklist - Q&A

30th April

  1.  Cosy Books

  2.  Ali - The Dragon Slayer -Promo

  3.  Me and My Books - Q&A

1st May

  1. Wise Words Book Blogger - Extract

  2. Bertyboy123 - Review

  3. Short Book and Scribes - Review

2nd May

  1.  Donna's Book Blog - Review

  2.  Random Things Through My Letterbox - Extract

  3.  Jessica's Reading Room - Q&A

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