Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm – publication day!

It’s publication day! 🎄🎄🎄 My fifth book with HQ Digital is out now! If you like gorgeous grumpy men, Christmas trees, pumpkins, hot chocolate, adorable little dogs, and lots of tree puns, grab it now! ❄️
Leah wakes up the morning after a few too many glasses of Prosecco – and realises she’s accidentally bought a Christmas tree farm in Scotland! 🎄🎄🎄

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2OrjzlF

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PP465LH

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Blurb:

All she wants for Christmas…

Leah Griffiths has woken up after a few too many glasses of Prosecco with a hangover – and discovers she’s accidentally bought a little Christmas tree farm in Scotland!

At first she’s horrified, but perhaps it’s the perfect way to forget all about her cheating ex.

And when she meets grumpy (but ridiculously gorgeous) pumpkin farmer Noel underneath the mistletoe, Leah begins to believe that at Christmas time, anything can happen…

It’s a Wonderful Night is in The Works!

So I’ve got something a little bit exciting to announce this morning… It’s A Wonderful Night is now available in The Works! I have an actual book in actual shops on actual high streets! This is something I never, ever thought would happen! 😱

It’s on the website already ~ https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/new-fiction-books/its-a-wonderful-night/9780008321062

And it should be in the Christmas fiction section of all Works shops right about now too! And even better, it’s cheaper than chips at £2 a book or part of their three for £5 deal! ❤️

The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea – Publication Day!

It’s publication day for my fourth book with HQ Digital! If you like carousels, gorgeous seaside villages, charming tall men, or uplifting summer love stories, grab it now! I know you aren’t supposed to have favourites but this is easily my favourite of all my published books, and I hope everyone will enjoy reading Ness and Nathan’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2CLmjUr

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J17VQ1J

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Ness has almost resigned herself to being single forever, when she catches sight of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen on the train to work.

But just as she plucks up the courage to speak to him – he steps off the train and disappears into the crowds, without realising he’s accidentally dropped his phone!

It’s her ‘glass slipper’ moment, she’s sure of it, she just needs to track him down – all the way to the gorgeous seaside village of Pearlholme, where she finds him restoring a vintage carousel by the sea…

Maybe it’s finally time to follow her heart?

 

It’s publication day!

It’s publication day! My third book with HQ Digital is out today! If you like Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, coffee, mince pies, or uplifting festive love stories, grab it now!

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2NqUAef

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D4679MT

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One night will change their lives forever…

Georgia Bailey is closing up her little charity shop in Oakbarrow when she gets a mysterious late night call from a stranger, threatening to jump off the town’s bridge.

Something about the man’s voice is faintly familiar but all she can do is stay on the line and after talking for hours, losing sense of time passing, coax him back from the edge.

The next morning, Georgia walks to work, buys a festive latte from Leo (who she’s had a crush on for months!) at the local coffee shop, and is shocked when she suddenly recognizes the voice from last night…

A heartwarming festive love story that reminds us that even in the darkest of times, hope is always just around the corner!

It’s a Wonderful Night – cover reveal!

I’m so so so excited to share the cover of my Christmas book! Even though it’s the middle of summer!

It’s a Wonderful Night is my third book with HQ Digital, it’s out on October 5th and can be pre-ordered now! https://amzn.to/2yU7Cig

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It’s a Wonderful Life has always been a big influence on Georgia Bailey’s life, and never more so than when she answers the phone one night to a man about to jump off a bridge. As they talk, she recognises his voice, but he clearly hasn’t recognised hers. It’s her chance to step into the shoes of guardian angel Clarence and anonymously make Leo’s life just a little more wonderful again…

Out October 5th 2018! Pre-order here! https://amzn.to/2yU7Cig

Blog Tour: The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters By Jaimie Admans and Giveaway…

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Published on by HQ Digital on 7th June 2017

Blurb: Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy.

Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…
Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?

Review: Firstly better late than never! It’s been a crazy week for me and I was hoping to spend my day off engrossed by this…

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Blog Tour | The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters #GuestPost #giveaway

Today on The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters blog tour, I’m sharing five things you didn’t know about the book!

You may remember back in April I hosted a cover reveal for this book, well now I’m delighted to welcome you to my first stop on the blog tour for The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, before we get to the guest post here is what the book is about.

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Where dreams come true…?

Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…

Because surely happily ever…

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GUEST POST: My Writing Process by Jaimie Admans (& Giveaway!) @be_the_spark @HQDigitalUK #bookbloggers

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Hi all! I am absolutely delighted to be on the blog tour for Jaimie Adman’s novel, The Chateau of Happuy Ever Afters today. I’ve known Jaimie since pretty much when I started blogging, I’ve read a few of her Young Adult novels and loved every one of them and we also have exactly the same tattoo, which was a huge surprise when I found out! I’m so excited to be part of Jaimie’s next writing adventure and have had the chance to organise her blog tour for her. Today she’s talking about her writing process and don’t forget to scroll right down to the bottom of the post for a fantastic giveaway!

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Finally, an update!

Hello! Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I updated this blog but I haven’t had much in the way of writing news to share – until now!
I’m very happy to announce that I’ve signed with the publisher HQ Digital, and my very first book with them will be released on June 7th! It’s a romantic comedy called The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, and here’s a little more about it:

Where dreams come true…?
Wendy Clayton stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago. Instead, she has a ‘nice’ life. Nice job. Nice flat. Absolutely no men. Until her life is turned upside-down when her elderly neighbour, Eulalie, passes away and leaves her the Château of Happily Ever Afters!

But there’s a catch: she must share the sprawling French castle with Eulalie’s long-lost nephew, Julian. And no matter how gorgeous he is, or how easily she finds herself falling head over heels, Wendy needs to find a way to get rid of him…

Because surely happily ever afters don’t happen in real life?

Escape to beautiful France this summer with this uplifting romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Kat French, Caroline Roberts and Holly Martin.

How’s that for exciting?! The hardest part has been having to keep this news to myself for months!
And even better, The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters is available to pre-order now for the teeny little price of 99p!
Have a look on Amazon UK, Amazon US, and all other eBook retailers!

Self-Printed 3.0 Splash! #selfprintedsplash

Good morning! Today I’m participating in the splash to help promote the lovely Catherine Ryan Howard’s new book, Self-Printed 3.0! This is a brilliant book, a bible for anyone considering self-publishing, (Catherine’s blog is a wealth of information too!) and I wouldn’t have started without either of them!

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For the splash, Catherine offered to answer questions about self-publishing, and here’s mine!

I asked: If you lose your enthusiasm for self-publishing, do you have any tips on getting it back?
Do you ever get disheartened and feel like all the hard work, time, effort, and investment (in covers and editing) is just a pointless shout into an empty void? I don’t mind the hard work and thoroughly enjoy the self-publishing experience, but it feels like it’s getting harder and harder lately for less and less return. I just wondered if I’m the only one who feels like this, and if you have any ways of staying motivated?

And Catherine answered: First of all, you are not alone. At the start of this year I was feeling very low about self-publishing, and I actually thought the two of us might break up forever. My feeling was more to do with the attitudes of some in the self-publishing community – the whole Us V’s Them thing, pick a side, down with traditional publishing thing – but it was also because I didn’t have a clue what to self-publish next. There wasn’t anything I wanted to self-publish, at least under my own name.

Then I thought back to the first days of my self-publishing adventure, and how exciting it was to be up all night making my blog look just right, or the moment the first box of MOUSETRAPPED copies arrived at my door. None of my happiest self-publishing memories had to do with sales, mind you, but with the excitement of creation and achievement. I wanted to feel that again, but I also wanted the freedom to succeed or fail in private, and to write something that didn’t necessarily fall under the “Catherine Ryan Howard” brand. So I started writing a novella that I think I might self-publish under a different name, completely anonymously, and if I do I know I’ll enjoy it immensely because it’s the creation bit that I like.

If sales are disappointing or not in keeping with the amount of effort you’ve put in, of course that can be disheartening. Here’s the thing, though: why not take a break? Why not leave everything as it is, go away for six months or a year, perhaps work on something new and different during that time, and then come back afresh afterwards and regroup? Or you might consider relaunching your book with a splash (not an actual splash, like I’m doing – I just mean with fanfare!). Or you might release another one. Don’t continue to do something that you no longer enjoy, because it’s only going to be an even taller mountain to climb without passion. But you can get it back. I did. You might just need to take a break from it for a while first.

Thanks, Catherine!

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Catherine Ryan Howard is a writer, self-publisher and caffeine enthusiast from Cork, Ireland. SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING (3rd edition) is out now in paperback and e-book and available from Amazon. Follow the #selfprintedsplash on Twitter today (Friday 24th) and/or visit http://www.catherineryanhoward.com for chance to win an amazing prize that will get your self-publishing adventure started!

“SELF-PRINTED is my self-publishing bible. It taught me how to format, create and upload my e-books and print-on-demand paperbacks. It showed me practical things such as how to build a website/blog and how to promote my books. More importantly, it taught me how to compete with the professionals. Just look at the results – The Estate Series has sold nearly 100,000 copies and following that I got a traditional book deal with Thomas & Mercer too, so I’m now a hybrid author. Jam-packed full of hints and tips all in one place, I’m always referring back to it. In a word, it’s priceless.” – Mel Sherratt, author of The Estate Series and DS Allie Shenton Series