Saturday, 4 March 2017

Character Spotlight: Taylor Nicks from Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents by Lee Cockburn

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Flesh of Innocents by Lee Cockburn. I have a spotlight on the character of Taylor Nicks from the book to share with you, written by the author. Enjoy!

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Taylor Nicks is a very astute woman, she is confident, very bright and intelligent and has been around the block a few times in life. She is worldly wise and has a broad understanding of life and the people in it and she is very streetwise and can handle herself. She is tall, athletic, and very aesthetically pleasing the eye, both men and women tend to watch as she walks by, she dresses well and takes pride in her appearance. She has long dark wavy hair, brown eyes, tanned skin, about 5’11” in height, and draws attention naturally and has an aura, a real presence when she walks into a room. She is very good at her job, very competent, efficient and really cares about getting the right results, putting bad people behind bars and protecting others.

Taylor’s life has two separate entities, at her work she is in control and nothing phases her, she just gets the job done, with efficiency and respect and the hard work from her team. She guides them to strive to become efficient and they all work together as essential members of the team.

Then there is Taylor’s love life, she is not egotistical, she has loved and lost before, book three will explain this, and there is a genuine fear of loving and losing again, but she does fall for Kay. Unfortunately the inner Taylor cannot help herself, if she feels a genuine attraction for someone, she may falter and be tempted, the thrill of a passionate encounter, a situation that sometimes has thrust upon her without going looking for it, is sometimes too much to turn down, the choice swayed by intimate desire and temptation.

Taylor fears commitment, which is simply self-preservation. She finds herself attracted to several people at once and has real feelings for them. She is not looking for self-gratification, she does enjoy loving women and gets attention with her natural beauty, and she is actually a very nice, funny and decent person, and people are drawn to her, but when offers of more than friendship are thrust upon her, she finds it hard to resist.

Taylor is a genuine person, very good at her job, but a little misunderstood and unhinged in her private life, but deep down a decent spud.

About Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents

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Image: Lee Cockburn / Authoright UK PR
Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing paedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller by a real-life police sergeant.

High-powered businessmen are turning up tortured around the city of Edinburgh with one specific thing in common — a sinister double life involving paedophilia. Leaving his ‘victims’ in a disturbing state, the individual responsible calls the police and lays bare the evidence of their targets’ twisted misdemeanours to discover, along with a special memento of their own troubled past — a chilling calling card. Once again heading the investigation team is Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks, along with her partner Detective Constable Marcus Black, who are tasked not only with tracking the perpetrator down but also dealing with the unusual scenario of having to arrest the victims for their own barbarous crimes. But with the wounded piling up the predator’s thirst for revenge intensifies and soon Nicks discovers that she is no longer chasing down a sinister attacker but a deadly serial killer.

Vivid, dark and deeply unsettling, Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is the perfect read for serious crime and police thriller fans.

Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents is available to buy now.

About Lee Cockburn

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Image: Lee Cockburn / Authoright UK PR
Lee Cockburn has worked for Police Scotland for sixteen years including as a police sergeant in Edinburgh for seven years and also as a public order officer. Before joining the force, she played for Scotland Women’s rugby team for fifteen years, earning over eighty caps for the Scottish ladies and British Lionesses teams. She also swam competitively for twelve years, successfully representing Edinburgh at the age of fifteen in the youth Olympics in Denmark in 1984. Lee lives in Edinburgh with her civil partner Emily and their two young sons Jamie and Harry. Her first book Devil’s Demise was published by Clink Street Publishing in November 2014.

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