Introducing Helena Fairfax.

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Today’s guest is author Helena Fairfax. Helena has sent me some great photos to introduce herself to you. The first photo below, is of her as a child with her dad in Kenya, the second is her book of books she read as a teenager, which is a fabulous photo! I love that idea.
Over to Helena:

Like most writers I’m a complete bookworm. I was born in Uganda and came to England when I was six. I could already read when I started school, but unfortunately everything I’d learned about England had come from Janet and John books. I found going to school in Yorkshire was very different – and completely bewildering! Books were a great solace as I adjusted to the cold and the strange accent. Since then I’ve moved house many times, but certain books have always come with me. I’m in the process of moving to a much smaller house at the moment … and having to get rid of some beloved books has been a traumatic process!

I live near Saltaire, on the edge of the Yorkshire moors, and I find walking the landscape with my rescue dog is a great place to think up ideas for my own novels. Besides writing women’s fiction, I also spent a lot of time last year researching the lives of women in Halifax, West Yorkshire, for a historical non-fiction book that will be released on 28th February. Researching these women’s lives has been an eye-opener and, from feeling an outsider when I first arrived here as a child, has made me feel even more firmly fixed in my adopted home in Yorkshire.

My books are available on Amazonhttp://author.to/HelenaFairfax

In the Mouth of the Wolf is a re-release of my romantic suspense and is on pre-order now, available 8th Feb 2019 http://mybook.to/MouthoftheWolf

And my non-fiction book, Struggle and Suffrage in Halifax: Women’s Lives and the Fight for Equality will be released on 28th February and is available on pre-order from bookshops and Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Struggle-Suffrage-Halifax-Womens-Equality/dp/1526717778/

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You can contact me or keep up with my news via any of these links. Please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you!

Email helena.fairfax@gmail.com

Website www.helenafairfax.com

Newsletter https://t.co/8WkjaK3b3B

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/helena.fairfax.9

Twitter https://twitter.com/HelenaFairfax

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/helenafairfax/

 

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Introducing Rosie Dean.

It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to romantic fiction author, Rosie Dean, today. Rosie is a fellow member of The Romantic Novelists Association and I can’t wait to find out what you think of her fabulous work. I absolutely love receiving the author photos I request, as they say so much about the writer’s personality. Here you can see Rosie with her cover designer, Joe Brown, in one photo and another with her dog Dillon, in Spain.

Meet Rosie:

Although Rosie Dean has been writing stories and plays since she was big enough to type she came to full-time fiction writing after teaching art and pottery in high schools, and then writing marketing materials for the corporate world.

Now, happily inhabiting the imaginary world of her characters, Rosie loves to write sassy, romantic fiction with a sense of humour and, sometimes, a sense of the ridiculous – because we all know life and love aren’t exactly how we’d like them to be.

Rosie often draws on her past experiences for the content of her books; Vicki is a teacher of art, Gigi is a sculptor, Millie works in marketing but runs an amateur dramatic group for teenagers in her spare time, and Chloe is trying to save a theatre from being bulldozed.

Each heroine is looking for her hero, and her search is invariably fraught with chaos, drama and some amusing misunderstandings.

Rosie is lucky enough to split her time between southern Spain and the Isle of Wight – where she set her latest book, Gigi’s Island Dream.

Rosie has four romantic comedies available on Amazon which you can buy via her author page:       http://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Dean/e/B00GML9CU0

Millie’s Game Plan

Vicki’s Work of Heart

Chloe’s Rescue Mission

Gigi’s Island Dream

 

Grab a copy of her books and visit her social media pages here:

E-mail                                     rosiedean.author@gmail.com

Website/blog                          http://www.rosie-dean.com

Facebook                                http://www.facebook.com/RosieDeanWriter

Twitter                                    http://twitter.com/RosieDeanAuthor

Goodreads                              www.goodreads.com/RosieDean

Amazon (Author Page)          http://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Dean/e/B00GML9CU0

BookBub                                 http://www.bookbub.com/authors/rosie-dean

Introducing Rachel Brimble.

It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to the author of the Pennington’s Department Store series & Harlequin Superromance series, Rachel Brimble.

A Little Something About Me… by Rachel Brimble

I often consider how lucky I am to still be best friends with someone I met when I was just four years old. Lisa lived across the street from me and we became fast friends the moment our parents started letting us play outside…times were different in the late 70s!

Forty years on and we are still friends and also fortunate enough that our husbands have known each other since they were eleven. The four of us have been pretty inseparable since we started double-dating in 1993.

Our favourite thing to do, now our kids are older. is to take an annual trip to Butlins for their 80s weekends. These are the times we let lose and the music makes us feel like teenagers again – I would go as far to say that we might even lose our minds a little!

Dressing up in costume, having fun and remembering what it is like to be young is what the four of us are all about and I love our best friends with all my heart…

Rachel’s latest book will be released February 5thand is available for preorder right now! A Rebel At Pennington’s is book 2 in her Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. Both books can be read stand alone – here are the blurb and buy links:

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One woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.

When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.

Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: http://amzn.eu/d/aMjIi3K

Amazon US: http://a.co/d/dAhCQiZ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-rebel-at-pennington-s

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rachel_Brimble_A_Rebel_at_Pennington_s?id=r5RtDwAAQBAJ

Introducing Miriam Drori.

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Introducing Miriam Drori.

Hello, Lizzie and Lizzie’s readers. I’m delighted to be here. Here are a few of the things that distinguish me from other authors. I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer; there are reasons for that. I studied Maths at university and worked as a computer programmer and later as a technical writer. I live in Israel, having emigrated from the UK. I suffer from… make that: live with… social anxiety, but nevertheless love giving presentations. I go dancing (folk dancing) three times a week. My books are all different: romance, historical fiction, non-fiction.

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  • The Women Friends: Selina
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Blurb for Social Anxiety Revealed

Fear of other people? Most of us feel this occasionally, when giving a presentation or being grilled in a job interview. This is not social anxiety disorder.

Fear of what other people think of you? We have all felt this, too. It is why we dress as we do and generally try to behave in a way that is expected of us. This is not social anxiety disorder either.

But when those fears become so prevalent that they take over your life? When they cause you to hide away, either literally or by not revealing your real self? When you keep quiet in an attempt to avoid those raised eyebrows and the possible thoughts behind them? That is social anxiety disorder.

And it is much more common than you might think. In the mental health table, it comes third – after alcoholism and depression – and yet most people don’t even know it exists.

If you have social anxiety disorder, this book is for you.

Even if you don’t have social anxiety disorder, you might have a friend, a relative or a work colleague who does. You might see it developing in your son, your daughter, or a child you teach. This book is for you, too.

Social Anxiety Revealed is created by people who yearn to ditch all these problems and live their lives to the full.

Buy Links

Neither Here Nor There – http://a-fwd.com/asin=B00L0B6CRI

The Women Friends: Selina – mybook.to/thewomenfriends

Social Anxiety Revealed – myBook.to/socialanxietyrevealed

Social Media Links

Miriam Drori can be found on Facebook, Twitter,Goodreads,Pinterest,Wattpadand on her website/blogand social anxiety blog.

Amazon page: Author.to/MiriamDroriAtAmazon.

Books I’ve enjoyed this year.

I have read so many fantastic books this year, some by authors I hadn’t heard of before. So I’ve decided to do a post to share some of them with you. I really enjoy finding books by new authors and I have come across many in book groups, forums and on Twitter. Here are the ones that I couldn’t put down. I’ll share a few every couple of weeks.

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This whole series by Heidi Catherine was so good. I bought the first book, then had to download the others as soon as they were available. If you like books that will lift your spirits and weave a story of love and loss through the ages, then give these books a try.

The Soulweaver series. Book blurb from Amazon.

Love in La La Land and The Secret were two very different books. One lighthearted and glamorous, one intense and full of secrets and drama. Both beautifully written and enough to make me stay up reading them into the night.

Love in La La Land. Book Blurb from Amazon.

The Secret. Book blurb from Amazon.

 

All Wrapped Up.

Introducing a fabulous festive read by author Sun Chara, All Wrapped Up. I’m delighted to be part of this book tour today. If you enjoy reading books set around Christmas and your favourite genre is romance, then this is the novella for you!

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Book blurb:

Their marriage hangs in the balance, but on this wind battered Christmas Eve, a miracle is born…

When Ellie hooked up with world renowned neurosurgeon, Peter Medeci, aka ‘Prince Charming’, she thought her dreams had come true. But the demands of being the model wife to his career triggers a mutiny within her and she decides to ditch the ‘royal’ life until he sees her as more than his bedroom playmate.

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Purchase Linkhttp://hyperurl.co/bq8jzc

Author Bio –  Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance, and romantic comedies w/a divine twist for HarperImpulse. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. She has a Masters Degree in Education and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America. Sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach make everyday a celebration!

Social Media Links

https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage
https://twitter.com/sunchara3

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Introducing Jess B Moore.

Today’s guest, Jess B Moore, is not only a great writer, but she’s fun, friendly and full of great ideas. Her books are a joy to read and if you haven’t picked one up yet, give one a try. In my view, you won’t be disappointed! Jess also has a beautiful Instagram page. If you like seeing lots of pretty bookish posts, pop by and check her page out.

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From Jess:

Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories.  When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.   

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family.  She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does.  She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.   

The Guilt of a Sparrow is her debut novel combining her interests in family, music, and small towns into a thoughtful tale of growing up and falling in love.  Her second book, Fierce Grace, follows similar themes in a whole new way, and is NOW available.  The Worth of a Penny, Jess’ third novel, the sequel to The Guilt of a Sparrow, will be out Spring 2019. 

You can read her new book Beauty & Melancholy in monthly installments by signing up for her newsletter

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Purchase links:
The Guilt of a Sparrow – mybook.to/guiltsparrow
Fierce Grace – mybook.to/fiercegrace
 
Author links: 
Website – jessbmoore.com

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Introducing Katharine Johnson.

I’m thrilled to have this lovely lady on my blog today as she’s super friendly, always happy to offer support to other authors and is a ray of sunshine! She has a new book out and after enjoying her first novel, The Secret, I can’t wait begin reading The Silence.

Introducing talented author, Katharine Johnson.

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About Katharine:

Katharine Johnson is a freelance writer and editor and has worked for a variety of magazines. She has a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things italian (except tiramisu). She grew up in Bristol and has lived in Italy. She currently lives in Berkshire with her husband, three children and madcap spaniel. When not writing she plays netball badly and is a room guide in a stately home. She is currently writing her third novel.

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Book blurb:

“A gripping tale of secrets and lies remembered long after the last page.” – Amanda James, author of Behind the Lie.

Doctor Abby Fenton has a rewarding career, a loving family, an enviable lifestyle – and a secret that could destroy everything.

When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an idyllic Tuscan holiday home she is forced to confront the memories she has suppressed until now and relive the summer she spent at the villa in 1992. A summer that ended in tragedy. The nearer she gets to the truth the closer she comes to losing her sanity.

In order to hold onto the people she loves most, she must make sure they never discover what she did. But the reappearance of someone else from that summer threatens to blow her secret wide open.

Book Links:

The Secret

The Silence

For Katharine’s latest news, writing advice, book releases and gossip follow her on:
Twitter: @kjohnsonwrites
Facebook:  Facebook.com/katharinejohnsonauthor
Website:  website/blog www.katyjohnsonblog.wordpress.com

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Introducing Angela Wren.

Today’s guest is author Angela Wren. Angela is a really supportive fellow author who is always happy to offer advice and who writes fabulous novels. I ask my introducing guests to send me a photo that shows their personality, so I really enjoy seeing what they send across.

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Meet Angela.

Having followed a career in Project and Business Change Management, I escaped to work as an Actor and Director ata localtheatre.  I’ve been involved with theatre since I was 6 years old.  Getting rid of the job meant I could work in theatre more meaningfully and begin my journey towards publication.  I’ve always loved stories and I am an avid reader.  Writing my own stories seemed a natural progression to me and I began working towards this goal in 2005.

My novels are set in the Cévennes in south-central France.  It’s a rugged upland area, sparsely populated, with spectacular scenery and tiny villages and towns with a fascinating history.  I write cosy crime and my investigator is Jacques Forêt.  A steely and determined ex-cop who won’t give up until he gets the culprit.  I also write short stories, comic flash-fiction and have drafted two one-act plays that have been recorded for local radio.

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Blurb for Montbel:

A clear-cut case?

A re-examination of a closed police case brings investigator, Jacques Forêt, up against an old adversary. After the murder of a key witness, Jacques finds himself, and his team, being pursued.

When a vital piece of evidence throws a completely different light on Jacques’ case, his adversary becomes more aggressive, and Investigating Magistrate Pelletier threatens to sequester all of Jacques papers and shut down the investigation.

Can Jacques find all the answers before Pelletier steps in?

 

Social media links:

Amazon : AngelaWren

Website : www.angelawren.co.uk

Blog : www.jamesetmoi.blogspot.com

Facebook : Angela Wren

Goodreads : Angela Wren

Contact an author: Angela Wren

Introducing Lynn Forth.

Welcome to today’s introducing post, where I introduce your to some amazing authors and creatives I have met over the last few years. Lynn Forth is a wonderful romance writer and her books make you want to keep turning page after page. I absolutely love the photo she has sent me to show us her personality. You can’t help but smile, as she really is such a flamboyant character! I enjoyed reading Lynn’s first book, Love in La La Land, as it’s beautifully written and packed full of fun and romance and can’t wait to find out more abut her latest book.

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Over to Lynn:

Although I’m a northern girl from Accrington, I have lived in Worcestershire for many years with my husband and family. But having gone to university in Yorkshire, I find it’s my northern roots that have inspired both my books.

My first book, Love in La La Land is a romantic comedy set in the glitzy world of Hollywood, where a down-to-earth Yorkshire lass, Jane Jones, is excited to see her novel being made into a film. But in this City of Stars, will she come to earth with a bump? Or can she write her own happy ending? As she negotiates this sleazy world of glittering parties, hovering paparazzi, and powerful movie tycoons, she has to decide who can be trusted and who can’t.

My latest book Love, Lies and Café au Lait was inspired by my first trip to Nice many years ago. I was sitting in a café delighting in all the sights and sounds of the famous Nice market when I had one of those blissful, goose-pimpling moments thinking about what’s a girl from Accrington doing in a swanky place like this. And years later, Annie’s story emerged from those imaginings.

At first, in Love, Lies and Café au Lait, when Annie has a chance to go to live in  cosmopolitan Nice, it seems like a dream come true, even if it does involve dog-sitting a pampered pooch for the winter.

But, once in France, despite trying to adopt a classy persona, Annie attracts the attention of all the wrong people: from Jacques, an attractive waiter, to Reen, a perma-tanned expat from the Costa del Sol.

And just who is the charming Monsieur Xavier who is so keen to befriend her? Dare she enlist his help to solve the mystery left behind by her France-obsessed mother?

Can Annie find her way through all the lies, intrigue and deception or is she just too nice for Nice?

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Website: lynnforthauthor.wordpress.com.

Twitter: @lynnforth

Facebook Page: Lynn Forth

Author Page: Lynn Forth Author

Lynn’s books are available as both eBook and paperback from Amazon

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mybook.to/LoveLiesandCafeauLait

 

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