BWW Review: GET HOOKED ON TARA SHARP with Launch Week Promo: Enjoy the Award-winning First Installment Free!

Get hooked on Tara Sharp with Launch Week Promo

As Book Three of Marianne Delacourt's series about Psychic PI Tara Sharp launches this week, readers can enjoy the award-winning first instalment for free!

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As part of an eagerly anticipated revamp of the Tara Sharp novel series under Twelfth Planet Press crime imprint Deadlines, Marianne Delacourt's TOO SHARP launches on 28 March 2017. Readers new to Delacourt's Tara Sharp series can spark their addiction with SHARP SHOOTER, the ebook of which is available for free for a limited time following the launch of TOO SHARP.

SHARP SHOOTER was the 2010 winner of the Davitt Award for Best Crime Novel and nominated for the Ned Kelly Award 2010 Best First Crime Novel. It is the first in Delacourt's series of 'funny, sexy, smart crime novels for men and women.' Tara Sharp would be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl if it weren't for her strange ability to read people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you to know. This revelation prompts Tara to start her own unconventional PI business, setting her on a collision course with some extremely dangerous characters.

TOO SHARP, the third novel in the Tara Sharp series, was originally released under the title STAGE FRIGHT. This re-working by Twelfth Planet Press offers new and revised material for fans of Tara's escapades, with all the humour, action and paranormal flavour we've come to expect. Tara Sharp's new case brings her to Brisbane, where she is placed in charge of Slim Sledge, a high-maintenance rock star. Tara's a sucker for a backstage pass, and it'll provide some much-needed distance between herself and her mother's not-so-subtle hints about getting a "real" job, not to mention crime lord Johnny Viaspa, the only man on the planet who wants her dead.

She expected the music industry to be cut-throat, but Tara soon uncovers more problems than just Slim Sledge's demands and his rabid fans. Everywhere she turns, the grudges run deeper and the danger ramps up. Has Tara finally pushed her luck too far?

TOO SHARP is due for release 28 March 2017 - available for worldwide delivery from Twelfth Planet Press, Amazon, Smashwords, Google Play and Kobo, printed in the UK and US. The SHARP SHOOTER ebook will be available for free on, and between Tues 28 March and Tues 11 April 2017.

Book One, SHARP SHOOTER, and Book Two, SHARP TURN, are available from Twelfth Planet Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Expect the release of Book Four, SHARP EDGE, later in 2017. The Tara Sharp series is published under the Twelfth Planet Press imprint 'Deadlines'. Twelfth Planet Press are an advocate of women's voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime genres and a natural home for Delacourt.

Author MARIANNE DELACOURT said of TOO SHARP, "In this novel, Tara is beginning to grow as a savvy investigator, but she's still the Tara we love. She's making the most of her skills to forge her own career, dealing with the typical stresses facing women her age: navigating her increasingly complicated love life, supporting her best friends, while appeasing her parents and trying to become self-sufficient. An outgoing Australian girl, she gets herself into some tight situations, but her tenacity and her resourcefulness mean she usually comes out on top."

Praise for the Tara Sharp series and Twelfth Planet Press:

"Australia's Marianne Delacourt delivers the laughs and action with her sassy, unorthodox PI Tara Sharp..." --The Herald Sun

"Tara Sharp is a gust of fresh air in the local crime fiction scene. While it is wonderful that our more literary crime writers are finally getting the attention they deserve, there's still plenty of room for fast-paced commercial female-oriented Australian crime fiction. And Marianne Delacourt (aka sci-fi writer Marianne de Pierres) has certainly nailed that brief." --The Australian Bookseller and Publisher

"Delacourt has invented a Stephanie Plum character who is just as ballsy and loveable but this one lives in Perth and has two pet Galahs instead of a hamster. An easy read with multiple story layers, Sharp Turn will keep you guessing till the end, pick it up this summer if you like Janet Evanovich and Val McDermid's Blue Genes." She Said

"I know, because they have come from Twelfth Planet Press, they are going to be feminist as hell, no women are going to get fridged and I am going to damn well enjoy them." Books and Pieces


Author MARIANNE DELACOURT is the alter ego of award-winning, internationally-published Science Fiction writer Marianne de Pierres. Renowned for dark satire in her Science Fiction, Marianne offers lighter, funnier writing under her Delacourt penname. As Delacourt, Marianne is also the author of Young Adult fiction series Night Creatures (Burn Bright, Angel Arias and Shine Light). She is a co-founder of the Vision Writers Group and ROR - wRiters on the Rise, a critiquing group for professional writers. Marianne lives in Brisbane with her husband and two galahs.

Australian Publisher TWELFTH PLANET PRESS seeks to challenge the status quo with books that interrogate, commentate and inspire. While showcasing the depth and breadth of Australian fiction to a wider audience, Twelfth Planet Press aims to provide opportunities for fiction written by female writers, raising awareness of women's voices in science fiction, fantasy, horror and crime genres.

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