Monday, 27 August 2012

Blog Tour: Oracle, by J.C. Martin

So, I know I was going to start my Homeric Writers' Retreat & Workshop posts today, but due to me being absentminded, and forgetting that I had something booked in for this Monday, I'm going to post my Homeric posts on Thursdays. If you asked me a question you'd like to see the answer to, please drop by again on Thursday!

So, onto the task at hand. The amazingly talented J.C. Martin is having a blog tour! And she has some amazing giveaways happening at her blog, so do drop by there and check them out!

To celebrate her novel, Oracle, I'm posting about one of her book characters today.

Character Spotlight: Tom Holloway

Fact file:
Name: Thomas Edward John Holloway
Age: 29
D.O.B.: December 24th
Likes: Naturalistic pantheism, philosophy, literature, criminology, natural history
Dislikes: Loud noises, clubbing, untidiness, large crowds

Bookish Detective Constable Tom Holloway is the newest member of the Murder Investigation Team. Socially awkward and reserved, his professional relationship with the fiery Sam Blaize starts off shaky. Nevertheless, he is nevertheless eager to please, and works best when left alone to potter away in silence. His contributions to an investigation are often astute, something that Detective Lancer appreciates.

While his seemingly uptight attitude and strange beliefs in New Age religion may not endear him to colleagues, Tom keeps much of his personal life to himself, and seldom talks about his past or his family. Could it be that he is harbouring a dark secret?

About Oracle:

With London gearing up to host the Olympics, the city doesn't need a serial killer stalking the streets, but they've got one anyway.

Leaving a trail of brutal and bizarre murders, the police force is no closer to finding the latest psychopath than Detective Inspector Kurt Lancer is in finding a solution for his daughter's disability.

Thrust into the pressure cooker of a high profile case, the struggling single parent is wound tight as he tries to balance care of his own family with the safety of a growing population of potential victims.

One of whom could be his own daughter.

Fingers point in every direction as the public relations nightmare grows, and Lancer's only answer comes in the form of a single oak leaf left at each crime scene.

Purchase Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

J.C. Martin is a butt-kicking bookworm: when she isn’t reading or writing, she teaches martial arts and self-defence to adults and children.

After working in pharmaceutical research, then in education as a schoolteacher, she decided to put the following to good use: one, her 2nd degree black belt in Wing Chun kung fu; and two, her overwhelming need to write dark mysteries and gripping thrillers with a psychological slant.

Her short stories have won various prizes and have been published in several anthologies. Oracle is her first novel.

Born and raised in Malaysia, J.C. now lives in south London with her husband and three dogs.

Contact: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook


  1. JC, you picked the perfect person to represent that character!

  2. This book sounds really cool, and I've been seeing it everywhere. Here's wishing JC all the best of success! :o) <3

  3. That is my favorite character from the Big Bang Theory.

    Need to pick up your book for my husband. Think he would enjoy it.

  4. Wow. The book sounds so great!

  5. JC has a novel out! I'm so glad to be back. Off to Amazon now.


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