Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m delighted to be hosting the blog tour for My Dark Self by Jessica Huntley.
Many thanks to Kelly Lacey of Love Books Tours for inviting me on the blog tour and for my e-copy of My Dark Self. I also downloaded a copy from Amazon.
My name is Josslyn and I’m a psychopath.
Actually, that’s not technically true….let me explain.
My name is Alicia and I am a psychopath.
There are two people in my head, but Alicia is dangerous and I can’t control her anymore…..but who (or what) is she?
Also, why do I get the feeling I’m being followed … and why don’t cats like me?
What Did I Think?
Oh my where to start…. I put my kindle stunned at what I’d read. It’s like nothing I’ve read before!
So meet Josslyn and Alicia, two halves of the same person. Josslyn is the calm introvert who just wants to stay home with her dog and look after her clients’ pets. Alicia is the rogue extrovert full of anger and very unpredictable. Then one day Joss makes a discovery which starts a chain of events that turns her life upside down. And what a ride it was!
My Dark Self is very dark and twisted. The underlying concept of split personalities can be a terrifying prospect and Huntley has encapsulated this with the uncontrollable actions of Alicia. Alicia is like the evil twin that tries to lead the good twin (aka Joss) astray. Sometimes Alicia gets her way, other times, Joss is fully in control.
I finished this pacey read in two sittings, gripped by the exploration of Alicia and Josslyn’s life. As the story hit its climax I didn’t realise I’d been sat so tense but then came the sucker punch which if you see that coming, I’d be seriously impressed!
Who Is Jessica Huntley
Jessica wrote her first book at age six. Between the ages of ten and eighteen, she had written ten full-length fiction novels as a hobby in her spare time between school and work.
At age eighteen, she left her hobby behind and joined the British Army as an Intelligence Analyst where she spent the next four and a half years as a soldier. She attempted to write more novels but was never able to finish them.
Jessica later left the Army and became a mature student at Southampton Solent University and studied Fitness and Personal Training, which later became her career. She still enjoys keeping fit and exercising daily.
She is now a wife and a stay-at-home mum to a crazy toddler and lives in Edinburgh. During the first national lockdown of 2020, she signed up on a whim to a novel writing course, and the rest is history. Her love of writing came flooding back, and she managed to write and finish her debut novel, The Darkness Within Ourselves, inspired by her love of horror and thriller novels, as well as complete the first in the series, My Dark Self. She has also recently completed a Level 3 Diploma in Editing and Proofreading and is working on further novels in the “My … Self” series.
To visit her website and sign up to her email list to receive news about upcoming book releases, then visit www.jessicahuntleyauthor.com