April 2015

perfectlySummary From Goodreads

Meet the Strawberry Sisters! Oldest sister Amelia wants to be Left Alone to have deep thoughts, so she’s grown a fringe to hide under. Second up is Chloe who’s sport-crazy and in training to be a wrestling star (this week anyway). Littlest sister Lucy is the cute one who’s training an army of earwigs. Then there’s Ella. The middle one who’s still trying to work out what makes her “perfectly Ella” and how to stand out in a house full of big personalities. And now there’s a new Strawberry Sister. Baby Kirsti who lives with Dad and his Finnish girlfriend.Read more >>>

ABIPCOVERSummary from Goodreads

Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid of no importance, with a very lofty opinion of herself. Dumped in Paris by the Countess Carbunkle, who would rather run away to South America than continue in Ivy’s companionship, our young heroine (of sorts) finds herself with no money and no home to go to … until she is summoned to the bedside of the dying Duchess of Trinity.

For the princely sum of £500 (enough to buy a carriage, and possibly a monkey), Ivy agrees to courier the Duchess’s most precious possession – the Clock Diamond – to England, and to put it around the neck of the revolting Matilda Butterfield on her twelfth birthday.… Read more >>>

starbornSummary from Goodreads

Death and destruction will bar her way…

Kyndra’s fate holds betrayal and salvation, but the journey starts in her small village. On the day she comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition. So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed. She fears for her life until two strangers save her, by wielding powers not seen for an age – powers fuelled by the sun and the moon.

Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris. And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man’s terrifying response.… Read more >>>

deleteSummary from Goodreads

‘Tense and witty drama’ Sunday Times ‘High-concept sci-fi series with shade of Michael Grant a strong shot of black humour’ The Bookseller Just when you thought the apocalyptic detention was over…Having fought their way back to what they believe to be their home world, Rev, GG and The Ape discover that they’re now stuck in the nightmarish world of doppelgangers, surrounded by a town of super-powered killing machines. Johnson, Billie and the Moth are still trapped in the empty world. Alive, but with no way home. Can Rev get the misfits back together? And even if she can will she be able to do it before the world ends.Read more >>>

Lies Like LoveSummary:

LIES ‘There were a few problems . . . bullying . . . a fire . . .’

LIKE I think she’s verging on psychosis . . . now she’s lashing out. LOVE She’s got no one else to fight for her.’ Sixteen year-old Audrey just wants to be normal. She’s trying to fit in. But what happens when the person closest to you suffocates you with their love? What happens then?

Published: July 3rd 2014

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17625212-lies-like-love

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lies-Like-Love-Young-Thriller/dp/0141343192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429299866&sr=8-1&keywords=lies+like+love

 

10 Random things about Lies Like Love

1. ‘Lies Like Love’ is due to be published in a few other countries in the forthcoming months: Brazil, Germany, Hungary, Finland and Norway.… Read more >>>

Jesobel Jones CoverSummary

Jesobel Jones can bake. In a truly triumphant, appearing-on-TV kind of way. But this means nothing to the rest of the world, because apparently all that cake mix is starting to show – in all the wrong places. So when she lands an invite to the Party of Year by the Boy of Her Dreams, she wonders whether it’s time for a new, improved Jess. But will life still taste as good?

Anna Mainwaring’s debut is a light-hearted and sometimes poignant take on the pressures that face teenage girls. It’s hard to smile in all those selfies when you don’t like the girl who looks back at you.… Read more >>>

the girl whoSummary from Goodreads

HE’S WATCHING HER. SHE DOESN’T KNOW IT…YET

When a bomb explodes at the University of Amsterdam, aspiring criminologist Georgina McKenzie is asked by the police to help flush out the killer.

But the bomb is part of a much bigger, more sinister plot that will have the entire city quaking in fear.

And the killer has a very special part for George to play…

A thrilling race against time with a heroine you’ll be rooting for, this book will keep you up all night!

ebook AVON
Published April 2nd 2015

Why I wrote what I wrote by Marnie Riches

My manuscript for The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die was two years in the honing.

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Secret Kitten final high resSummary from Goodreads

Lucy can’t help but feel lonely when she and her brother move in with their gran, leaving behind their old friends. Lucy wishes she could have a pet, but Gran isn’t keen on animals. A stray kitten catches Lucy’s attention, and she instantly falls in love with it. Where will the kitten go if she can’t find anyone to take her in?A heart-warming read from best-selling author Holly Webb, perfect for fans of Magic Animal Friends and Animal Ark.

Paperback, 128 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2015 by Stripes Publishi

30 things you didn’t know about Holly

1 I’m really, really scared of spiders.… Read more >>>

his other lifeSummary from Goodreads

He was hiding a terrible secret…

Grace’s new husband Adam seems like the perfect package. Good looking, great job, completely charming – almost too good to be true…

So when Adam suddenly disappears from Grace’s life, she is left bewildered and heartbroken. And with a lot of unanswered questions.

As she tries desperately to find him, Grace opens a Pandora’s Box of secrets and lies – and starts to learn that Adam wasn’t so perfect after all.

What shameful secrets was her husband hiding? Is Grace in danger? And can she survive the truth? However terrible it may be…

Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 26th 2015 by Avon (first published March 12th 2015)

CHAPTER ONE

There’s a text on my husband’s phone.

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LTH_cover_sAt  the  age  of  thirty,  Campbell  Johnstone  is  a  failure.  He’s  stuck  behind  the  bar  of  a  shabby  pub,  watching  from  the  sidelines  while  everyone  else  makes  a  success  of  their  lives.  The  most  visible  is  Eve  Sadler,  a  childhood  friend  and  rising  Hollywood  star.

When  Campbell  tries  to  rekindle  their  relationship,  he  longs  for  the  glitter  of  her  success  to  rub  off  on  him,  but  a  single  shocking  night  –  the  novel’s  shattering  twist  delivered  with  a  knockout  punch  –  changes  everything.  Campbell  is  about  to  discover  the  bittersweet  taste  of  fame,  and  in  the  process,  struggle  to  save  his  soul  and  overcome  his  own  self-­‐delusion.… Read more >>>