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Monday, July 11, 2016

Caribbean Author Launches Provocative New Crime Fiction Novel

If you’ve had enough of predictable and formulaic murder-mysteries and you’re looking for something different, this is the book for you. 
Between Two Fires, by Caribbean author and journalist, Toni Williams is a gripping read full of mystery and suspense. It is set on an exotic fictional island off the coast of Saint Lucia and partly in Saint Lucia. It’s an emotionally charged tale of interracial romance, betrayal and revenge. 

The novel is already garnering rave reviews, including one by UK librarian, Mel Russell who enjoyed it and said she found that it had ‘believable characters with realistic motives’ and is ‘quite descriptive but wonderfully so.’

Williams says, “Between Two Fires sets out, first and foremost, to captivate and entertain. At the same time it challenges the reader to ponder over issues that many of us are reluctant to confront, including female empowerment, gender conflicts in relationships and the waning of love in an age of extreme materialism where the trending mantra is ‘greed is good.’

“Because the story is set in a ‘closed’ environment, this enhances the mystery element and adds to the suspense by giving devotees of the genre the familiar experience of following along as the mystery unfolds and they try to decipher the clues. This is one of the things readers tell me they really love about the book - the intense drama and suspense, and the way it has them virtually spellbound, so much that once they start reading it they just can’t put it down,” Williams added.

‘Between Two Fires is the first volume of the trilogy, Dread Desires. It is available as an ebook and paperback at, Barnes & Nobel, Smashwords and other online bookstores. To learn more about Toni Williams and his fascinating new title visit

Rudy Phillips is the sort of guy who walks into a room and catches every female eye, and it’s not just because of his good looks. He has a mesmerizing charm that women find irresistible. However, when he meets Bridget Tennyson, a stunningly gorgeous American stockbroker, she immediately captures his heart like no other woman has ever done before. Bridget runs a multimillion dollar stock-trading business on Elysian Island, an exclusive Caribbean retreat for the superrich. She’s also married to the famous British nobleman, Lord Edward Tennyson.

Rudy is all too aware that aside from being married, Bridget is way out of his league and the two of them come from completely different worlds. Nevertheless, they’re both crazy about each other and long to be together but first they’ve got to figure out a way to get rid of Edward. If they slip up and Edward discovers what’s going down, all hell will break loose but it’s a chance they’re willing to take.

Readers are saying…

‘Author Toni Williams is a master at submerging us into life on the privately-owned tree-square mile island ... Williams captures all the nuances of navigating both worlds and the complexities of human interactions.’  Three Worlds, One Vision.

‘I sat on my veranda and read the whole thing in one sitting, all 466 pages. It has been years since I have done that.’ Ramona Baker, Goodreads.

‘A great murder mystery to keep you entertained.’  Stacie Williams,

‘It’s wonderfully refreshing to have a new locale and a new take on a tried and true formula.’

‘I found myself staying up too late and even reading while in the bathroom because I couldn’t  put it down.’ Igor Elliseev, Goodreads.

About Author
Toni Williams was born in the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Presently, I live in a picturesque mountain village, once a refuge for runaway slaves, where I'm finally able to do what I love most; creating worlds in my head and bringing them to life with my pen. Prior to that, I found this really hard to do because of the primal need to survive and pay the bills. On leaving high school I sought solace in journalism after coming to the sobering realization that the road to becoming a published author was going to be a long and arduous trek.

Along the way I got sidetracked and ended up managing a family-owned banana plantation. A few years later I jumped ship and returned to journalism, and became an editor for the Crusader newspaper in St. Lucia. I am a Reuters Fellow (Green Templeton College, Oxford University). Presently, I do mostly freelancing, including editing the St. Lucian lifestyle magazine, Dazzle. For the past five years I've been using my website, Caribbean Book Blog to provide writers and readers with updates on new books and useful information about new resources and opportunities for writers to publish and promote their work, as well as book reviews.  

Book Links

Amazon USA

Barnes and Nobel

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