Sunday, February 26, 2023

Book 13 update

Well, I'm now up to 20k on Book 13 in the Miss Underhay series. Although technically of course, she is now Mrs Bryant. Marriage is throwing up new challenges for Kitty and Matt as you'll see when you read Murder at the Beauty Pageant, book 12, in the series. I can't believe we're on book 13 already. It's been 4 years since I first signed the contract for Murder at the Dolphin Hotel which came out in the Autumn of that year. Book 13 is provisionally titled Murder at the Bazaar but I expect that will change. This one is back in Yorkshire but Matt and Kitty are not staying with Matt's parents or Lucy and Rupert. Instead they are in the quaint old village of Quixshotte at the Dower house belonging to Matt's aunt Euphemia. After attending the local bazaar - an oriental themed country fair, they stumble across the body of Miss Crowther. AKA Madame ZaZa knows all. Except this time she failed to predict her own demise. It's a ton of fun to write and even has an elephant called Bluebelle. You can preorder a copy HERE if you haven't already! I can't wait to share it with you!

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Guest blogger - Jessica Hatch

A very warm welcome to the fabulous Jessica Hatch as she celebrates the release of her latest novel! Jessica Hatch writes hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedies for the girls who grew up rooting for the main character's best friend. Her first novel, My Big Fake Wedding, debuted at #1 in Humorous American Fiction, and her second novel, How to Keep a Husband for Ten Days, is widely anticipated by an international readership. She loves to develop quirky, high-concept scenarios and then drop her characters into them, escape room–style, to see what happens next. Her work spotlights characters and locales the reader can fall in love with, and aims to explore real-world issues that women and nonbinary people face. (She also enjoys loafing around, largely ignoring her characters and binge-watching Netflix instead.) Her latest release is How to keep a husband for 10 days and you can grab your copy HERE
Faking a marriage… How hard can it be?! When Lina’s oldest friends unexpectedly announce they’re coming to stay, she has to think fast. No one knows she and her husband Brown are breaking up and, if their friends find out, she knows they’ll take sides, and they’re just not ready for that. Surely they can pretend to be married for ten days? Determined to only tell her friends when she’s figured out how she’s feeling, Lina comes up with a set of rules for her and Brown to follow: 1.Strike “couple” poses (try not to throw your back out) 2.Laugh at each other’s jokes (not so loud it sounds fake) 3.Stare into each other’s eyes (remember to blink) 4.Hold hands when walking (use a grip of steel) 5.Share a bed… (GULP) But, despite her step-by-step guide, pretending to be married isn’t as easy as she thought. Being back in the same house with her husband – laughing together, holding hands, sharing a bed – is making her more confused than ever. And by day five, Lina is starting to realise there’s a thin line between love and hate. And while she can try to fool her friends, she can’t fool her heart. What might have begun as faking a marriage is starting to feel like the real thing… Is this becoming more than make believe? And is it too late to find out if Brown feels the same? This absolutely hilarious and totally addictive romcom is perfect for fans of Ali Hazelwood’s The Love Hypothesis, Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners, and Emily Henry. "⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jessica Hatch has done it again! I was so engrossed in each page, and I couldn't wait to find out what was happening next!" -- Gabriella, @reads.withgab

Friday, February 03, 2023

UK kindle bargain for February!

Murder at the Wedding is a UK kindle monthly deal at just 99p for this month! February is a short month though so don't miss out! You can grab your copy HERE