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‘Blood Money’ by Doug Richardson

Icon Image For The Teaser Tuesdays MemeTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by …

MizB of ‘Should Be Reading’.

Anyone can take part, by just doing the following:

Grab your current read.

  1. Open to a random page.
  2. Share a couple of  “teaser” sentences, from somewhere on that page.
  3. Be careful not to share “spoiler” sentences.
  4. Remember to share the title and author too.
  5. Head on over to ‘should be reading’ and leave a link to your post, so that others can share it and you can share other people’s.

It would be great if you then decided to leave a comment for MizB, as we all like to receive them and are interested in sharing your thoughts.


So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

Once again, his impulses had gotten the better of him. The Idiot inside of him – the bastard with whom he’d wrestled his entire life – had found a way out of his psyche’s cell.

It was the Marines that gave Beemer the eventual discipline to put a muzzle in his impulses. The structure and regimen of military life placed a positive spin on the young man’s future. And with every ounce of confidence that grew within him, The Idiot’s voice turned fainter and fainter. For a while, it was so buried that Beemer had forgotten he’d ever had an issue …..

As this was an author invitation to read and review, a complimentary Kindle download of ‘Blood Money’, was gifted to me, by its author Doug Richardson.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Tracy,

      You would have to like your thrillers, intense, brooding and more than a little bloody, to enjoy this story …. I’m loving it so far!

      The secret of what is happening to the main protagonist, Beemer, is in the next part of that quote … that is much more creepy and spine chilling!

      “For a while, it was so buried that Beemer had forgotten he’d ever had an issue …..”

      ‘The Idiot’ is well and truly on the loose and in control of the situation right now, so you can probably work out that all is not well with Beemer’s world!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, even though this is not necessarily your kind of book.

  • I just don’t think this is my cup of tea. It does sound very suspenseful, but personally, I like to be entertained not scared out of my wits. As you know I like cozy mysteries, so I will pass on this one. Enjoy.

    • Hi Ann,

      ‘Blood Money’ certainly doesn’t qualify in the cozy stakes, although I am personally finding it very entertaining, with an excellent plot base which is developing well and a couple of strong main protagonists.

      I do have very eclectic reading tastes, so you certainly won’t find two books from the same genre, rubbing shoulders on my bookshelves. All the different genres have a time and place, so your cozy mysteries also sound good to me!

      Thanks for taking the time to register your views, I appreciate your comments.

    • Hi Shelley,

      Something very bad has indeed happened, not too long before Beemer has this series of thoughts. A chain of events has now been put into motion, which are almost unstoppable and Beemer’s problems are just going to be getting bigger and bigger, by the hour.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it.

    • Hi Kathy,

      You really do need to like your thrillers gritty, action packed and more than a little violent, to enjoy ‘Blood Money’.

      I am not saying that I could read this type of book on too regular a basis, however as part of a well balanced reading diet, it certainly ticks all the boxes for me.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, even though the post didn’t really interest you, I enjoy reading everyone’s views and value your opinions.

    • Hi Sandra,

      Beemer’s ‘Idiot inside of him’, has totally ‘lost the plot’ and as things start to unravel big time with his plans, the situation is getting further and further beyond his control.

      If you check out the ‘First Lines’ of the story,
      you will also discover that Beemer tracks the salient moments of his life, by his ‘cursed moments’. The reasons for his thoughts and behaviour are still rather muddled, however enough of events have been revealed, so as to make me worried as to the outcome of his entire plan and I can see everything ending in a personal disaster for him.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, even though this isn’t your usual type of book, I really appreciate it.

  • Hi Yvonne, I’m stopping by from Ann’s Reading Corner. You were kind enough to leave a comment about my memoir teaser, even though you said you’re not a huge fan of memoirs. Thank you! I really do appreciate the time you took to do that. Nice to meet you!

    • Hi Becky,

      Thanks for stopping by today. I love ‘meeting’ new people and your visits and comments will always be welcome, valued and appreciated.

      Ann has a great little site doesn’t she? although I have to admit that I don’t visit half as much as I should. I have made some fantastic new friends since I have started blogging and I would miss the interaction and contact sorely, if I were ever to have to give it all up.

      It isn’t that I am not really a fan of memoirs (although I do have to say that some books which are passed off as such, leave much to be desired .. but that goes for fiction books also), it is rather more a case of simply not having the time to read everything I would like to, so I tend to stick to fiction books, which are my greatest love and always my first choice. Given the luxury of unlimited free time, I would read just about anything and everything I could get my hands on!

      Enjoy the rest of your week, Good Luck with the memoir and any new ideas and thoughts you may have about your next writing project.

    • Hi Naida,

      I think that is his military ‘speak’ coming to the fore. In the first lines of the book, he also talks about his life being governed by a series of ‘cursed moments’, so it would appear that he may have always had a bit of a problem with his emotions.

      The author is just starting to reveal a little more about Beemer’s past, but I don’t want to pre-empt that just yet, as it is a potential ‘spoiler’. It is still unclear what the connection is between his past and the terrible thing he is contemplating now, but I am on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next.

      Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your comments and observations and I hope that you are well.

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