The Language of Spells Audio Book

It’s out! My very first (published) novel is now available as an audio book and I’m thrilled.

If you don’t already have an Audible subscription, you can sign up for a FREE one month trial and get The Language of Spells completely gratis!

It’s also available from iTunes and Amazon.

I also have a limited number of review copies available. If you are interested in one of those, send me an email.

In other news, I am very close to finishing my current WIP. I got very stuck with this story earlier in the year and couldn’t work out how it ended, which was, frankly, terrifying.

However, I have been working through the edits from my agent and I had a breakthrough. I now have an ending (pro tip – books need endings!) and lots of ideas for improving the rest of the book. Thank goodness! I was seriously worried for a while there…

 

 

 

 

 

The Language of Spells Audiobook – Cover Reveal!

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Look at the pretty!

The cover art for the ebook and paperback editions of The Language of Spells belongs to the publisher, so I needed to make something new for the audio book.

My wonderful designer linked the audio cover with the original by adding the curling teal vines around the edges of the image, but overall we went with a bolder, darker look. This cover is only ever likely to be seen as a thumbnail on the iTunes or Audible stores, so I wanted it to stand out. I really hope you like it !

I just finished listening to the audio files of the finished book and the narrator, Stevie Zimmerman, has done a wonderful job. It will hopefully be out by the end of the month, but I will keep you posted.

If you like audio books and are interested in receiving an advance copy (in exchange for an honest review posted on your blog, Audible, iTunes or Amazon), please sign up to my newsletter below, as I will be offering some to my subscribers (or email me!).

In The Light of What We See Publication Day! Meep!

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Hello my lovelies!

*Standby for excessive exclamation marks and random CAPITAL LETTERS*

It’s PUBLICATION DAY! MEEP!

I am thrilled to share this book with you all and I really hope that you like it.

It’s a story I have wanted to write for a long time, and Mina’s voice came to me very clearly back in 2010, when I was doing my masters in creative writing at St Andrews university. Now, a mere (!) six years later it’s a proper shiny book and on the shelves.

Yay! I am celebrating with a meal out later on (and the champagne in the picture).

Thank you so much for reading and for all your support. I truly believe in this book and, of course, am super-nervous about its reception/whether it will do ‘well enough’.

It definitely helps that I woke up to find over forty five star reviews on Amazon, and the book sitting in the top hundred on the bestseller chart – phew!

In The Light of What We Seeavailable now in audiobook, ebook and paperback.

Word of mouth is still the biggest factor in a book’s success, so if you could tell a friend, send a Tweet or leave a review, I’d be over the moon.

THANK YOU!

Publication Celebration Giveaway – Pretty Book Swag!

Hello, my lovelies!

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On the weekend, I took my book out for lunch in Edinburgh, and a good time was had by all… As you can see, my book likes a splash of Prosecco. Quite right, too!

As promised, I have procured some goodies to giveaway to celebrate the publication of In The Light of What We See.

image1 (1)I have had two gorgeous book lockets made. They are quite tricky to photograph, but here’s one held by me. The locket measures 22 x 17mm, but might look as if it is larger in my small-ish hand.

The locket opens and has spaces for two (tiny!) pictures/photos.

I also have some notebooks (one bird-themed as a nod to the ‘ghost birds’ which appear in the novel) and one with my book cover, and some lovely postcards.

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Woodland Trust bird notebook

On publication day (1st April – as if you could forget!), I shall pick three names at random from my mailing list and those lucky ducks will win one of the following prizes:*

1st: 1 book locket, 1 ‘bird’ notebook, 2 x postcards

2nd: 1 book locket, 2 x postcards

3rd: 1 book-cover notebook, 2 x postcards

FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN – SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER HERE!

In other (boasty) news: In The Light of What We See is still in the top 100 ‘Kindle Bestsellers’ chart. Huzzah!

Thank you to everyone who has bought it, reviewed it, or spread the word. I am so grateful!

*Giveaway is open Internationally and closes at midday (GMT) on 1st April, 2016.

In The Light of What We See Picked for Kindle First!

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So, um… This happened. Meep!

Hello, my lovelies.

Something a little bit exciting happened with In The Light of What We See, but I was strictly forbidden from talking about it… It’s been killing me!

The book has been chosen as a Kindle First title, which means it is out (Kindle format and in the UK/Australia only) right now. During March, members of the Kindle First book club can pick up a copy of the book for just 99p and read it ahead of official publication on 1st April.

I’m sorry I couldn’t tell you about this before – I hope you will forgive me.

I also hope you’ll forgive a little horn-blowing… In The Light of What We See hit number 3 on the Kindle chart yesterday. Whoop!

It’s also currently NUMBER ONE in the ‘Contemporary Fiction’ chart on the Australian Amazon. Thank you, Australia!

I’ve also received my first three reviews and they are all five star… Cue a massive sigh of relief!

If you’re in the UK, you can join Kindle First (for free) and grab your copy for 99p here. For Australian readers, the price is $1.99.

For those in the rest of the world, there are only four weeks to go until official publication; do pop back next week (or sign up here) to hear about a pre-launch giveaway.

Thank you!

 

 

 

Five Weeks And Counting…

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Do you remember the bit in Back To The Future when George McFly receives a box full of copies of his latest book from his publisher? Well, I’ve dreamed of that moment since I first saw the film, and last week it actually happened! Meep!

I will apologise right now, but this blog (and some of my social media) is going to be heavy on the meeping. It is five weeks until In The Light of What We See hits the shelves and I am so excited I may just burst.

Excited, too? Thank you! You can pre-order it here, add it to your bookshelf on GoodReads or sign-up for my newsletter for the chance to win some celebratory book swag.


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Paper sculpture by Su Blackwell.


In other news, I have been drooling over Su Blackwell’s beautiful book sculptures (again!).

She has a book out with beautiful photographs of her work, but I would love to see the real things. One day!