Friday, April 7, 2017


Take a look at members publications for April!
Members, if you have a book coming out in May please contact Sheila Riley and give her your details.


Elaine Everest
The Woolworths Girls
Hard Cover Large Print
1st April 2017
A Sunday Times Bestseller. Family Saga.
It's 1938 and as the threat of war hangs over the country, Sarah Caselton is preparing for her new job at Woolworths. Before long, she forms a tight bond with two of her colleagues: the glamorous Maisie and shy Freda. The trio immediately form a close-knit friendship, sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. But with war clouding the horizon, the young men and women of Woolworths realize that there are bigger battles ahead. It's a dangerous time for the nation, and an even more perilous time to fall in love...

Margaret Mounsdon
Festival Fever
Traditional Large  Print
1 April 2017
Fleur Denman is given the chance of a lifetime to front the Ridgly Parva Arts and History Festival but some locals had long memories and weren't prepared to pass up the chance of reviving the scandal that had blackened the Denman family.
In the face of adversity Fleur sets out to clear her name once and for all but when festival money goes missing Ben Salt the main festival sponsor is amongst the first to point an accusing finger in her direction. When best selling airport novelist Rebecca Ebony, Ben's fiancée, turns out to be Becky The Bully from Fleur's schooldays
she realises she has an insurmountable challenge on her hands.

Karen Clarke
The Beachside Flower Stall
ebook and paperback
13th April
Carrie Dashwood fled Dorset ten years ago when her best friend Megan stole her love, local heartthrob Tom. Now she’s back to help run her aunt Ruby’s flower stall in idyllic Shipley. Trying to persuade herself that her feelings for Tom are in the past, Carrie plans to avoid him and Megan completely. But it’s not to be, because Ruby’s Blooms are arranging the flowers for Megan and Tom’s wedding. Soon Carrie’s hiding from Tom and accidentally inventng an imaginary boyfriend, but with the stall’s finances in jeopardy and Ruby needing her niece more than ever, Carrie has to keep her emotions in check.With bouquets to arrange, family secrets to uncover, and Tom unavoidably a part of her life again, can Carrie keep her cool, save the stall, and find her own happy ever after?

Deirdre Palmer
Paperback and ebook
Crooked Cat Books
6th April 2017
Summer, 1969.  It’s a night when anything seems possible, no dream out of reach.
As Apollo 11 hurtles into space and Neil Armstrong sets foot on the moon,
South Londoners Carol-Anne, Terry and Mark join the celebrations at an all-night
party in a holiday camp in Devon. But as the cheers go up, one of their group is missing: Carol-Anne’s teenage sister, Beverly.When Beverly is discovered in tears back at their caravan, she has a story to tell that knocks the moonwalk into second place. But can it really be true? The special night falls into chaos as loyalties are tested to the limit, with accusations hurled about like beach balls.With Beverly becoming more of a liability minute by minute, it seems best to head back to London. But back home, each of the group is forced to confront the troubles they thought they’d left behind. Has the holiday put an end to their friendship, or can they work out what happened and stay friends? Moonshine is the sequel to Dirty Weekend

JL Merrow
Muscling Through  (2nd edition; first published by Samhain)
ebook & paperback
JMS Books
1st April
The bigger they come, the harder they fall… in love.
Cambridge art professor Larry Morton takes one, alcohol-glazed look at the huge, tattooed man looming in a dark alley, and assumes he’s done for. Moments later he finds himself disarmed—literally and figuratively. And, the next morning, he can’t rest until he offers an apology to the man who turned out to be more gentle than giant. Larry’s intrigued to find there’s more to Al Fletcher than meets the eye; he possesses a natural artistic talent that shines through untutored technique. Unfortunately, no one else seems to see the sensitive soul beneath Al’s imposing, scarred, undeniably sexy exterior. Least of all Larry’s class-conscious family, who would like nothing better than to split up this mismatched pair. Is it physical? Oh, yes, it’s deliciously physical, and so much more—which makes Larry’s next task so daunting. Not just convincing his colleagues, friends and family that their relationship is more than skin deep. It’s convincing Al. Contains comic misunderstandings, misuse of art materials, and unexpected poignancy. Award-winning gay romance with a dash of humour. And no tea.

JL Merrow
Wake Up Call
ebook & paperback
Riptide Publishing
17th April
 South London mechanic Devan Thompson has gone to Porthkennack to track down someone he’s been waiting all his life to know. But Dev’s distracted from his quest by Kyle, a broodingly handsome local of only a few months, who’s already got a reputation as an alcoholic because of his strange behaviour—including a habit of collapsing in the street. Kyle Anthony fled to Porthkennack to escape from the ruins of his life. Still raging against his diagnosis of narcolepsy—a condition that’s cost him his job as a barrister, his lover, and all chance of normality—the last thing he wants is another relationship that’s doomed to fail. But Dev’s easy-going acceptance and adaptability, not to mention his good looks, have Kyle breaking all his self-imposed rules. When disaster strikes Dev’s adored little sister, Kyle steps up to the plate, and Dev sees a side of his lover he wasn’t prepared for: competent, professional—and way out of Dev’s league. With one man determined that they don’t have a future, and the other fearing it, life after Porthkennack is starting to look bleak for both of them


Amanda James
Behind the Lie
2nd of April.
Who can you trust, when you can’t trust yourself?
Holly West has turned her life around. She’s found a successful and loving husband in Simon and is expecting twins. She is definitely a woman who has taken back control of her future. Until she gives birth, only for one twin to survive. Holly can’t let it go.
Holly’s world is in a tailspin and suddenly she can’t trust herself or anyone else.
No one believes her, not her husband or her best friend. Because she thinks she knows the truth…her son is still alive and she won’t stop until she finds him.

Sheila Norton
The Vets at Hope Green Part 4: A New Start
13 April 2017
PART FOUR of a serialised novel - a heartwarming and inspiring story about living the simple life and the joy of animals.The last few months have been hard for Sam. But what’s more heartwarming and inspiring than a litter of new piglets? On a call to a farm with Joe, she feels a sense of renewal in her own life as she witnesses one of the most glorious and natural processes of all. Sam's thoughts inevitably turn to her own child – will she be able to cope when the baby is born? And with her love life so shaky, will a fatherless child turn out all right?


Helen J Rolfe
The Summer of New Beginnings
ebook (paperback to follow, sometime in April).
Indie published
4th April 2017

They say trouble comes in threes…
Headstrong and organised, Mia is a single mum who wants to fix the world - but the one thing she can’t fix is her family. Responsible older brother Will has fled Primrose Bay, unable to forgive and forget after the ultimate betrayal. And Jasmine, no longer the wayward baby sister, is determined to prove to her brother and sister that she’s just as capable as they are. Together in the bay after years apart and a separation spanning three continents, it doesn’t take long for the siblings to clash when Mia
calls everyone together in a family crisis. And with jealousy and resentment simmering between them, as well as faces from the past and new loves, the family ties could end up being severed forever. Sometimes we need to lose ourselves in order to find each other again…

Lesley Field
Dangerous Entrapment.
Self published on Amazon
March/ April 2017
Shortlisted for the RNA Awards 2016.
Lady Isobella Rothbury believes herself to be on the shelf at one and twenty, having suffered the humiliation of being cast aside in her coming out season. Now needing to help her cousin she seeks assistance from the Duke of Carlisle. Richard, Duke of Carlisle, was intending to take a new mistress but is intrigued by Isobella’s approach and finds himself developing a growing interest in her. How he moved from considering a mistress to contemplating matrimony comes as some surprise. Harry, Duke of Exmouth, was duped into marriage and plots to capture the virgin he let go.
He will bed and breed from the un-named lady he boasts to his friends. Overhearing the plan, Richard realizes the lady in question is Isobella, and he has no intention of allowing the lady he desires to end up as mistress to a scoundrel. If he saves Isobella will he discover the passion she can bring to his bed? And will Isobella find out that to prevent the man you love from seeking a mistress, you should take on that role yourself

Gill-Marie Stewart
The Complete George and Finn Trilogy
Independently published
1st April 2017
The Complete George and Finn YA trilogy contains MUSIC AND LIES, BRIGHT LIGHTS AND LIES and NO MORE LIES. It started with a lie. At fifteen, George Wray knows she is far too old for family holidays. So she tells her parents one little lie, wich leads to her joining step-sister Becky at the amazing Forest Music Festival.
And to meeting gorgeous, secretive Finn. Then having to tell one or two more lies…

Follow George and Finn from their initial meeting, through the ups and downs of their relationship and the mysteries they solve, to a time when, maybe they don’t need to lie any more.

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