Monday 23 December 2013

An excerpt from Throwaways (the new Die Hard for Girls book)

Throwaways will be published by Sassy Books in 2014.

It's the second book to feature crime-fighting duo Nancy Kerr and Tommy McIntyre.

Here's a wee taster...

As the ball gag cut off her cries for help, Diane tried to steady her breathing. If she didn’t, she’d suffocate. She sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow in her head and imagined she was in the kitchen singing along with Kyra as they washed the dishes; little Kyra standing on a stool so she could reach the sink, her wee sleeves rolled up so her top didn’t get wet. But, no matter how hard she tried to tune everything out one thought was trapped in her head: she’d never see her daughter again.

“It’s good money,”Traci had chirped as she’d flicked a strand of hair behind her ear. She was platinum blonde today. “All we need to do is put on a girl on girl show, lez it up a bit and we’re onto a big score. It’ll be fun.”

She made a gesture with her hand as though she was counting money. “From what I’ve heard this punter is seriously loaded, and not shy about throwing his cash around either.”

The prospect of a big pay day was tempting, but Diane had never done anything like that before. With her, a blowy down a dark lane and a wee car ride to the back of a disused warehouse was more her usual. She’d never done any lezzy stuff, but she couldn’t afford to turn this job down. Not with her Kyra needing some shoes.

Despite the protests in her head, she said, “Okay, sounds good. But, how did you find out about this gig? Do you know the guy?” She’d long since learnt that if something sounded too good to be true, it always was.

Traci shook her head.“Nah, but a friend of mine vouched for him.”

“Who’s your friend?”

Her question made Traci smile, but it wasn’t a friendly smile. “If I told you that, doll, what’s to stop you cutting me out and doing the gig yourself?”

There was an implied threat in her words. Diane knew she’d get rag dolled if she crossed Traci. She’d seen her in action enough times; once she’d dragged another girl along the pavement by the hair because she accused her of stealing one of her punters. The other girl had screamed like a banshee, but nobody had gone to help her. You looked after yourself on the streets and never got involved unless you wanted your face rearranged. That was rule number one.


Traci hadn't been capable of battering anyone the last time she'd seen her. Her ginger hair (he must have ripped off her wig) had been hacked off. Tufts of it stuck out, reminding Diane of one of the hairdressing dolls Kyra was always playing with. She called it Angel, but it was the ugliest thing she'd ever seen, especially after Kyra had cut off its hair with nail scissors when she’d been out of the room.

What Diane wouldn't give right now to have the doll on her lap whilst Kyra used her best lipstick as blusher.

A tear trundled down her cheek. Nobody was ever going to find her. She'd die here, alone in this damp, dark room, with rats that were as big as cats scuttling around. She’d starve to death and then they’d eat her, gnawing on her face first; sharp, jagged teeth tearing into skin and bone. She’d seen that in a movie once. All she'd been given to eat was bread that was only fit for the birds and milk that smelled funny. She’d thought about not drinking it, but with nothing else to drink she was always glad when she saw the plastic cup.

When he brought the food, it was the only time he removed her gag. He'd leave her for five minutes then return to replace the gag. If she resisted he'd inject her with one of those needles he always carried. Pain would scream through her veins and then she’d be out of it. She’d wake up with a raging thirst and tendrils of hair sticking to the sweat on her face. But then there were worse things than being injected…

Chapter 1

As a division of labour, it didn't come more unfair than this. As Tommy sat in a comfy car, heater up full bung, sipping a Starbucks and leisurely munching on a cheese and onion bagel (with extra fried onions), I was standing outside, shivering my barely covered butt off, as the wind whooshed up my skirt and the rain came down like nails.

This was summer in Scotland.

Huddled in a doorway, in a scraggy blonde wig, and my best Pretty Woman outfit, I'm already soaked to the skin. And, I know it won’t get any better because there are men who will pull over in their cars and ask how much I charge for a blow job or full sex.

As downward spirals go, this was bad. At least it would have been if I hadn’t been out here to catch a killer and not because I was reduced to turning tricks for a living.

I know I don't have to say it, but all text is © Copyright Jenny Thomson 2013.
Any breach of copyright and I'll send Nancy round.
Be warned: she carries a taser and has a seriously bad attitude:)

Saturday 26 October 2013

Hell To Pay features in the Daily Record - with another author called JK Rowling:)


Hell To Pay's in the top right hand corner:)

I'm in the Scottish Daily Record's today talking about my crime thriller Hell To Pay with someone called JK Rowling.

Well, we're on the same page and it's her Robert Galbraith novel that nobody was supposed to know she wrote that was being featured.

Although, I think I need the publicity more than her. Think she sells a few books:)

Saturday 19 October 2013

Winners of the Name a Character after you contest

When Hell To Pay came out in July, I held a competition for readers. The prize, a starring role in the 3rd book in the series, Don't Come For Me.

There was only supposed to be 3 winners, but thanks to an amazing response (and because I'm so garbage at naming characters) I decided to have 5 winners.

And the winners are...
Thomas Dettingen
Kirsty Lothian
Per Lundberg
Connie Lundy
Bonnie Smith

Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks to everyone who entered and who took the time to write a review for Hell To Pay.

Each winner will have a character named after them in the 3rd Die Hard For Girls book, provisionally called Don't Come For Me.
Each winner will receive a complementary copy of the book when it comes out in 2014.

Here's a wee taster -
Nancy Kerr's in a lot of trouble.
Boyfriend Tommy McIntyre's missing, presumed dead, and the police think she's killed him.
But, how can she prove her innocence when she's got no idea where he is, or whether he's alive or dead?

Wednesday 28 August 2013

Two week promotion for Hell To Pay on Kindle

Find out how the story ends -

For a limited time only, Hell To Pay is available on Kindle for

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Grab the novella that's been labelled kick lit?

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Check out an excerpt from Hell To Pay - It's Die Hard for Girls

I'm sure I'm not the only one sick of hearing about people especially women being the victims of crime. Too often the perpetrators get away with it leaving their victim's life in tatters. That what's inspired me to come up with the Die Hard for Girls series.

These books come with a guarantee - in the Die Hard for Girls series the bad guys (and gals) will always get their comeuppance and the good guys their revenge.

I hope you will agree with me that it's time that us gals had books that are kick lit rather than chick lit.

Why not order Hell To Pay today?

Hell to Pay is is available from all good bookshops, including Amazon. and

On July 26th, 2013, the book will be released on Kindle

Check out this excerpt... on the excellent Wattpad site.


Thursday 27 June 2013

Hell To Pay is out now in paperback

I'd so many things planned to launch Hell To Pay. Fun things like a virtual book launch with balloons and party food and a plane to write the title across the sky (that may be a lie).

Then Amazon went and ruined it all by bringing out the book a month early. So, here it is with less fanfare than I would have liked.

For now, Hell To Pay is available on Amazon UK and and in all good book stores (both online and in the real world), as a paperback. Soon it will be released on Kindle and 

Stay tuned for details...

So, why should you part with your hard-earned cash to buy Hell To Pay?

Because it's the first ever Die Hard for Girls book

The bad guys get what's coming to them

When Nancy gets revenge she goes for it big style

And ladies, if you're having a bad day, this is the book for you.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

YAY... Hell To Pay, the first Die Hard for Girls book, is available for pre-order on Amazon NOW

Nancy Kerr refuses to be a victim - even when she walks in on her parents’ killers and is raped and left for dead.
Fourteen months later, she wakes up in a psychiatric hospital with no knowledge of how she got there.
Slowly her memory starts to return. Released from the institution, she has just one thing on her mind – two men brought hell to her family home. Now they’re in for some hell of their own....
The good news is that you can pre-order the book now from Amazon.

If you order now from you will get 10 percent OFF and Free super saver delivery.

Hell To Pay will also be available in all good book stores and will also be published as a Kindle book.

Why Die Hard for Girls?
I don't know about you, but I'm sick of reading about appalling things happening to women, whether one of our sisters is being attacked on a bus in India or having acid thrown in their face by a jealous ex, and far too often the perpetrators are not brought to justice.

That's what inspired me to write Die Hard for Girls. The first book in the series is Hell To Pay.

These books come with a guarantee: The bad guys will always get their comeuppance and their victims justice.

Why not join the Die Hard for Girls revolution today?