The happiest of publication days to Talia Samuels, whose debut novel, The Christmas Swap, was released in eBook last week!
It's the perfect Christmas love story.
Margot Murray is a newly single, high-flying businesswoman with no interest in a cutesy seasonal romance. Ben Gibson is an unlucky-in-love sweetheart in need of a woman to bring home for the holidays.
Together, they make a pact: Margot gets two blissful weeks away from London in a picture-perfect manor, in exchange for
With Ben's sister, Ellie.
What could possibly go wrong?
The Haven by Amanda Jennings is released this coming week in paperback and to celebrate, this taut psych suspense picked up a glowing 5* review in heat magazine!
"Thought-provoking, twisty and devastatingly plausible ... the book makes clever use of its rugged Cornish setting to mirror the turmoil of its cast, and the result is captivating. One to really get lost in."
Also published this week was the paperback for Graham Bartlett's second CS Jo Howe book, Force of Hate.
When a night-time firebomb attack at a Brighton travellers' site kills women and children, Chief Superintendent Jo Howe has strong reason to believe the new, dubiously elected, neo-nazi council leader is behind the murders. Against the direct orders of her chief constable, Jo digs deep into the killings secretly briefing the senior investigating officer of her suspicions.
As she delves further, Jo uncovers an underworld of human trafficking, slavery and euthanasia all leading to a devastating
The second book from Suzie Edge, Vital Organs, published later this week was reviewed over the weekend by The Telegraph, and what a fantastic review it was, too!
"Like Edge's TikToks, Vital Organs is packed with memorable facts, perfectly packaged as conversational anecdotes ... Vital Organs is a bracing adventure and one where our ancestors are not reduced to characters of myth or legend, but real people of flesh and blood. It is through this most intimate dissection that the past is brought so vividly to life."
The book, Hits Different, was acquired by Bonnier imprint Hot Key Books, in a World All Languages deal co-negotiated by Abi Fellows, while she was at The Good Literary Agency.
Hits Different follows 20 year-old Deaf main character Cassie, who is determined to pursue her dream of becoming a dancer. The synopsis says: “So when an opportunity to dance on tour with a global superstar presents itself, Cassie decides to give it a shot. Jetting off for a hot summer in Ibiza, her dreams seem closer than ever, and so does love. Levi, the guy she keeps bumping into on set, sees and uplifts her in a way no one else ever has. If only Cassie could believe in herself like he does, she might find that life hits different when you learn to love yourself."
The book is scheduled for release in June 2024.
Our final publication day celebration comes in the form of Ola Tundun's debut novel, Roommates, which was published in eBook, audio and POD paperback this week.
Ariella Mason has the perfect life.
Perfect job? Check.
Perfect home? Check.
Perfect fiancé? Check.
None of this is by accident. Ariella is a card-carrying perfectionist.
So why, one night, does Ariella turn up with her bags, asking to rent Caleb’s spare room?
Ariella has done a complete 180 on her life. And nothing good could ever come of this … Could it?
Reykjavík, the recent Scandi-Noir authored by Ragnar Jónasson and Icelandic Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, was included by The New York Times as one of their nine weekly recommendations:
"In this seamlessly plotted thriller, co-written by the current prime minister of Iceland and translated by Victoria Cribb, a journalist who decides to investigate the decades-old disappearance of a young woman discovers that the truth always rises to the surface no matter how ugly it is or how powerful the players are."
"The plotline of this book, which is based on the real-life mystery, is pure Jónasson. It's very good." The Boston Globe
"The authors play with conventions ... accomplished effortlessly ... The project is flawless."
Sydney Morning Herald
Finally, gigantic congratulations are in order for James Goodhand, whose debut adult fiction book, The Day Tripper, has sold to HarperCollins' US imprint, Mira Books.
Set for publication in March 2024, the World English Language deal was negotiated by Helen Edwards on behalf of Harry Illingworth. James is the author of two previous YA novels, Last Lesson and Man Down.