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Stabbed in Wales: Cover Reveal

Today I’m delighted to reveal the cover of book two in my Detective Gabriella Darin series of Welsh-set crime thrillers. Eip cover.pptx

In stabbed in Wales, Gaby has moved from St David’s and up to Llandudno, with FLO, Amy Potter, and it’s here that the craziest of cases is pushed into her lap.

Christine de Bertrand certainly got more than she was expecting from the casual hook-up after a night celebrating the anniversary of her divorce. Arrested at the scene she has no explanation or alibi. She also has no one on her side apart from her ex-husband. She’s as confounded as everyone else as to the unexplained presence of the dead body in her bed – the dead body of a woman when she’s positive she went to bed with a man…

Stabbed in Wales is now available for pre-order. Missing in Wales is out on Saturday – both books only 99p/99c here.

Happy reading

Jenny x

 

 

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Missing in Wales: Introducing Bucket @scribblerjb

With Missing in Wales on the 10 day countdown I thought it was time to introduce you to Bucket.

Demi and Ishy (Bucket)

Bucket started out as Ayesha – H Rider Haggard’s character from ‘She’. But Ayesha soon got shortened to Ishy when She became He 🤣

He was our first cat, the first of many. Snowy white and with the most amazing disposition imaginable. We’ve only had one pure white moggy but I think one is enough. No white cat could compare. He wasn’t perfect and just how he managed to get that seagull through the cat flap… The hall has never been the same since! Not to be left out, the cat on the right is Demi. Sadly we only had her for a year but a year of happy memories…

Back to Bucket.

Bucket is a major player in MISSING IN WALES. Found abandoned in an upturned bucket on the coastal path in Abereiddy, (St David’s), he’s Izzy Grant’s best friend, sometimes her only one. When Charlie, her partner of 9 months abducts Alys, her 7 day-old baby, without Bucket she often thinks that the madness in her soul would have spread to her mind.

Including animals between the pages of a book somehow seems right and something I’ve done many times before. When I draw from my own personal experiences it’s as if they’re still right by my side.

We lost Ishy, aged 16, nearly 10 years ago. Now he’ll live on.

MISSING IN WALES out in paperback for £7.99 pre-order here for 99p/c

Jenny x

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Using PowerPoint to create book promotions @scribblerjb

I’ve been asked how I created book promo posters on PowerPoint. So I’m an author and not a publicist or vlogger but here goes 🙂

1, Set up a new doc and, going to design, set up your poster size. This is mine.

2, Go to ‘insert’ and choose background photo.

3, Insert photo of book cover. Right click and choose bottom option ‘format picture’, as shown.

4, Go to 3D rotation and play around. I used pre-sets for mine, as shown.

5, Go to 3D Format and have a play. The options I used are shown. This gives your book depth.

6, Choose Text Box option from top, and place on your poster.

7, Play with font size and colour. I used 2 text boxes.

Finally go to file, ‘save as’ and choose Jpeg file. Ta da! Ready to share on Social Media.

Hope this was useful. Lots more on YouTube which is where I learnt from many artists too numerous to mention.

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A Summer to Remember: @SueMoorcroft @AvonBooksUK


I love Sue’s writing so much and, when the opportunity arose to help her publicise that A SUMMER TO REMEMBER was on a price promo I jumped at the chance. I was lucky enough to read this about 6 months ago and adored every word. 

SUE MOORCROFT ON WRITING A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

Clancy Moss, heroine of A Summer to Remember

When I create a heroine, I think of a woman who I would like for a friend – interesting, good company (because I’ll spend quite a lot of time with her) and who I think readers will like. 

I also throw conflict at her so I can see what she’s made of. Nobody likes a doormat heroine so while she doesn’t bulldoze her way through the book, she does have to stick up for herself and what she believes in. And stick up for those she loves.

In A Summer to Remember Clancy Moss spends a lot of time sticking up for her cousin Alice. Clancy and Alice are both only children and are almost like sisters. Apart from Clancy having spent over a year living with Alice and her mum, Clancy’s Aunt Sally, when a teenager, Aunt Sally and Clancy’s mum are identical twins. Did you know this means that DNA-wise Clancy and Alice are more like half-sisters than cousins? I didn’t until someone told me and it added an interesting dimension the relationship Clancy has with Alice. She spends most of the book being intensely loyal to her cousin, which causes her all kinds of problems.

Her life in London having imploded, when Clancy wants somewhere to escape to she chooses the tiny village of Nelson’s Bar on the north Norfolk coast. Alice owns a half-interest in holiday cottages in the village, Roundhouse Row, which Clancy has administered for her for six years. The cottages need a live-in caretaker and Clancy needs somewhere to live and work so it seems like a perfect match.

 In the heat of her flight, what Clancy hasn’t given enough thought to is that six years ago Alice jilted then-fiancé Lee at the altar and Lee’s brother, Aaron, is the co-owner of the cottages. He’s not thrilled to see Clancy take the caretaker’s job without consulting him, especially as their history consists of one fevered kiss, one blazing row and six years of carefully polite emails!

Learning how Clancy would deal with the challenges ahead of her in working with Aaron and becoming all-too-aware that how little Aaron and Lee’s family wanted her in Nelson’s Bar powered A Summer to Remember to it’s emotional conclusion. Clancy definitely passed my heroine-test of being someone I’d love as a friend. 

Blurb:

COME AND SPEND SUMMER BY THE SEA!

WANTED! A caretaker for Roundhouse Row holiday cottages.

WHERE? Nelson’s Bar is the perfect little village. Nestled away on the Norfolk coast we can offer you no signal, no Wi-Fi and – most importantly – no problems!

WHO? The ideal candidate will be looking for an escape from their cheating scumbag ex-fiancé, a diversion from their entitled cousin, and a break from their traitorous friends.

WHAT YOU’LL GET! Accommodation in a chocolate-box cottage, plus a summer filled with blue skies and beachside walks. Oh, and a reunion with the man of your dreams.

PLEASE NOTE: We take no responsibility for any of the above scumbags, passengers and/or traitors walking back into your life…

GET IN TOUCH NOW TO MAKE THIS A SUMMER TO REMEMBER!

The A Summer to Remember UK ebook is currently on 99P PROMO!

Apple iBook: buy

Amazon UK: buy

Kobo: buy

 Bio

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and international bestselling author and has reached the coveted #1 spot on Amazon Kindle. She’s won the Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary, and has been nominated for several other awards, including the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards.

Her short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses have appeared all over the world.

Part of an army family, Sue was born in Germany and lived much of her childhood in Malta and Cyprus before setting in the UK.

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