The Penance List
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Description

'THE DAVID TRILOGY' a sexy thriller.

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Think PSYCHO meets BASIC INSTINCT meets 50 SHADES an prepare for a rollercoaster ride!

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BOOK I, 'THE PENANCE LIST'
What happens when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a bisexual tour de force, when a fun loving, glamorous career girl, her racy girlfriends & insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge, when sex is used as a weapon, hearts as bait & straight tastes gay?

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What happens to high flying careers, clandestine affairs & wannabe starlets when the celebrity hungry press find out? Obsession, kidnap, murder, intimate images going viral... he's just getting started!  

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An illicit cocktail of priests, prostitutes, bodyguards, footballers & ruthless media bosses. Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!

CUNNINGHAM writes racy thriller novels for film. A skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour & pulsating sex scenes. 

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Having worked in the celebrity driven worlds her storylines portray (with rock stars, royalty, footballers & maverick moguls) & safely crossed the path of a brutal serial attacker (the seed for protagonist David in The David Trilogy), her novels offer a level of authority & sincerity rare in fiction.

THE PENANCE LIST (part one of 'The David Trilogy') is available in print, kindle and audiobook formats, and adapted to film screenplay. 

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www.sccunningham.com

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RAW EROTIC THRILLER ' PSYCHO meets BASIC INSTINCT meets 50 SHADES ‘THE PENANCE LIST’ What happens when a scorned childhood sweetheart grows into a bisexual tour de force, when a fun loving, glamorous career girl, her racy girlfriends & insatiable lovers get caught in his revenge, when sex is used as a weapon, romance as bait & straight tastes gay? . What happens to high flying careers, clandestine affairs & wannabe starlets when the celebrity hungry press find out? Obsession, kidnap, murder, intimate images going viral... he's just getting started. . An illicit cocktail of priests, prostitutes, bodyguards, footballers & ruthless media bosses. Grab a glass of wine, close the bedroom door and read alone!

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READER REVIEWS

‘Cunningham writes with insight and passion. I was entertained from start to finish. David has something for everyone. Lesbian, gay, hetero, bi, metro and of course anyone that loves a good murder mystery. Cunningham will have you on the edge of your bed, chair, toilet or any place else you read it. The ending was not what i expected and i am patiently awaiting part 2!!!!!  I also purchased David for my 83 yr. old Aunt, who is also enjoying it.’

J Wills, Amazon Review, 5 Stars, Chicago, USA


'Shocking & an eye opener! S C Cunningham writes stunning accounts of the rich and famous! I was mesmerized with the way these people live and act and read the book in one sitting. All I can say is I can't wait for the follow-up to this eye-opening account of stars and athletes. Bravo Ms Cunningham - keep writing everything you have ever seen because I find it quite exotic and crazy.'
D Williamson, Amazon Review, 5 Stars, Moncton, Canada

'Great novel about sex. Dynamic Characters! Cunningham has crafted an epic in proportion novel here. Her characters are sultry and as real as they can get. I recommend this book very highly.'
Glen Cantrell, Amazon Review, 5 Stars, California, USA

'I have recently listened to The Penance List on audio and loved it!!!! It's sexy, highly amusing and has the ability to really draw you in until you actually feel sorry for David... Which is great. I enjoyed it so much I have bought four copies for my friends; they just have to read it. I was wondering when the next instalment will be available on audio, I have a small child and a business so I just don't have time to sit down with the book but can hardly wait.'
Alexandria N, UK

'My God you shocked my shoes off. Excellent work! '
Authonomy Author, Harper Collins.

'Couldn't put it down - a real page turner. Nicely crafted and highly unusual format with all the threads coming together right at the end. It's in a category all of its own and would make a great film. I look forward to the sequels. Well done'.
Amazon Review

'Boy, if anyone can write about sex this lady can! It's a complete turn on from start to finish - I'm ashamed to say even the sadistic bits have erotic appeal - and no writer's ever done that for me before!! I love the characters - they involve you straight away and the plot keeps you hooked right to the end.... what end? I'm going to read the next two parts of the trilogy as soon as I can get hold of them. You're a very brave lady Ms Cunningham, and I love what you've done: you've somehow given us all the things we want to read about in one. It makes you shiver, it makes you laugh out loud, it intrigues you, it arouses you... you don't feel guilty lapping up the horror because the characters in one way or another seem to deserve it (or get their revenge for it).'
Amazon Review, 5 stars, 'Giving sex a bad name by Jeni Ivatts', USA

'Bravo! Cunningham artfully weaves a compelling tapestry of murder, mayhem, and Martinis in her latest work, ''The Penance List." Delicious and salacious, this novel offers a new twist on the modern romance and the classic psychological thriller. It is a riveting tale filled with colourful characters, suspenseful sequences, and titillating twists. A fabulous read for those who dare!'
Sharon Gutierrez Grgich,LA, USA

'Naughty, nice and nasty - I loved it! I was lucky enough to meet the author! She's utterly gorgeous and charming with sparkly eyes and a giggle that fills the room. Who'd have known she could write about such dark and sinister people? I was warned that the opening chapter is pretty horrifying - but it does prepare you for some of the horrors to come, at least! Set in London, there are characters that we can all recognise, some of whom I fell in love with. Other characters are less likeable - but only because they'd been written well! An added bonus is that the characters are developed well throughout the book by the author. I changed my opinion of one or two - but the writing allowed this to feel natural - and didn't jar as it has in some other books I've read! Gay or straight the characters are sexy - and their liaisons completely believable and add to the plot! And the twist at the end took me completely by surprise... Perhaps not for the fainthearted but so, if you dare, pick up a copy or download it and ENJOY! xx'
Adrian F, Amazon Review, 5 Stars, London, UK

'The Penance List is a compelling novel. Even though the read is 470 pages, I found myself snatching it up every chance I could, wanting to see what David would do next. The book is dark, naughty...sometimes downright nasty. Cunningham's first novel will hold your attention to the very end'.
Susan Whitfield, Amazon Review, USA.

'A thoroughly entertaining debut, The Penance List is a mind-bending instant classic. Be on the lookout for more from this immensely talented rising literary star.'
Josee Morgan, USA

'A really good read preferably in daylight! One minute horrified the next laughing out loud, I finished the book covered in goose bumps'.
Amazon Review, UK

'Have to say the book is fabulous ... I'm pretending it's not my cup of tea as supposedly a girlie read but genuinely brilliant!'
Richard, Monte Carlo, Monaco

'God I loved your book! It was intense, great narration, and wonderful dialogue'.
Authonomy Author Review, Harper Collins.

'I bought this book yesterday and have just finished it this morning. I could not put it down and have been the most anti-social person since picking it up. Siobhan, if you carry on writing books like this I will not have any friends left!!!!! It was BRILLIANT, fantastic stuff and can't wait for book two to see what Helen and David get up to, poor Tara!!!!! Well done'
Samantha Anderson, London, UK.

'This reminds me a little of American Psycho only so very much better! You are a talented writer and I was compelled to keep reading and now I'm frustrated because I WANT MORE! I'd not only buy this but I'd buy it for friends!! BACKED 100%'.
Liz, Authonomy Author, Harper Collins.


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