The Course of Conviction by Cheryl Butler / #Interview #BlogTour @damppebbles @cherylbuts




The Obsession Trilogy #2

Having responded to Abbie’s absence in his own inimitable style, an unexpected reconciliation sees Joe conflicted by a need to seek revenge and a need to seek gratification, but as he wavers between hope and hatred, an unlikely reunion throws all those involved into further turmoil, deepening wounds and threatening fragile minds. Battling for normalcy, accusations and revelations abound until a devastating discovery proves almost fatal. There are lessons to be learned and theories to challenge, but who is really responsible for the endless stream of fear and betrayal? Dark minds and dirty deeds will only cause destruction when obsession knows no bounds.

Book one in the Obsession Trilogy, A Proclivity to Prurience, will be free from 15th to 19th September:

Explicit – strictly 18+





1. Which character would you like to be in this book?

Initially I thought Abbie, but no matter how much fun she may have, she’s faced a lot of heartache, so I’m going to say Rose; she knows everyone’s secrets and enjoys dropping sarcastic hints without the slightest remorse.

2. Do you always take a book/ereader wherever you go?

No. I usually travel by car and I’m pretty sure reading and driving is illegal, but if I’m not driving, I can’t read as I get car-sick.

3. Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

The bad one! I’ve been good my entire life so it’s about time I had some fun… unless I’m going to be a child murderer or cruel to animals; that’s not fun

4. Do you prefer to read/write standalones or series?

I prefer to read standalones because I’m too impatient to wait for the next instalment. Having written a trilogy, I’m looking forward to writing a standalone, but that’s more because I’ve spent longer than I should with these characters. If I were to write a series in the future, the first drafts would be better written so I wouldn’t have to spend millennia rewriting and editing.

5. Where can I find you when you are reading?

Usually in my lounge.

6. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?

Probably walking in the countryside or sat on a beach.

7. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?

Yes! The more books I have on my TBR list, the less I write, and whilst there are probably many people who would deem that a good idea, I’d slowly go insane.

8. What are you most proud of?

My children.

9. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?

It was worth all the sleepless nights.

10. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Do it, but do it well. There’s no prescription so don’t waste time reading advice / tips, but do your research so there are no flaws in your plot. Also, make sure you have plenty of alcohol.

Thank you, Cheryl Butler and Damppebbles Book Tours


About the author

Having worked in a variety of industries, Cheryl has met many interesting people and, with a profound interest in what makes them tick, she has spent a lifetime of asking ‘What would I do in that situation?’ and ‘What if things happened this way?’, creating a multitude of plots and twists that she had always dismissed until one storyline nagged her constantly and she decided to alleviate herself of the burden, committing her ideas to virtual paper. Assuming she would run out of steam five chapters or so in, she amazed herself by writing two novels within a year and A Proclivity To Prurience was born. It was difficult to write, given the themes, but Cheryl felt it was a story that would resonate in the current climate. Writing between a part-time job and raising two young children was a task in itself, but, every spare minute was spent doing so or thinking about doing so and her characters took on a life of their own.

Cheryl loves character-driven tales with a psychological edge and aims to produce that kind of work herself, and she’s not afraid to tackle issues that some may find difficult… other than horror – she can’t read or write horror as she scares far too easily!

Aside from writing and her family, Cheryl’s greatest passion is music and she can easily lose herself in a favourite album or song, rather like she does within a book she’s writing or reading, and a musician’s ability to move you on any level is pure genius.


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