Interview with B Crowhurst

Another interview with one of our attending authors… enjoy!

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I absolutely love all things sparkly!

Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Contemporary romance with a LOT of emotion.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I never know what I’m about to write until I actually sit down and start typing! Sometimes I’m just as surprised as everyone else by where my stories go!

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Interview with David E. Gordon

Find out more about David E. Gordon and his influences…

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I am just a guy. I have a full time job and continue to carve out time to write because it is what I love to do. I am always looking for inspiration and find it all around me. I enjoy telling stories and believe it is important to get things right. My stories are about “real” people so I choose to write about…

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Interview with Audrina Lane

Read Audrina’s interview, she’s another author who will be signing with us in Leeds next year. Enjoy! Especially if you’re a George Michael fan 🙂

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
That I love George Michael.

Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Contemporary Romance.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?
That I love writing tribute poems for funerals, generally residents in the Care Homes where I have worked.

Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Bonfire Heart, because…

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Interview with Lucy Felthouse

Our 4th author interview! All of these authors are attending “Authors at the Armouries” next year! Over 100 of your favourite writers to meet and purchase signed books from! Read on . . .

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I love chatting to readers. Writing is such a solitary pursuit that it’s wonderful to know people are actually out there, reading the very thing you spent so many hours of your life angsting over.

Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
I’m well-known for steam! I write in multiple genres and tropes, but you won’t find many Lucy…

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Interview with Arizona Tape

#3 author interview is now LIVE! Get to know Arizona Tape!

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


What is the first thing people should know about you?
I always wear mismatched socks.

Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Fantasy romance with sapphic characters.

Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
I loooove music and putting on the right track (on repeat) can really help me get in the zone but I’d still write if there…

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Interview with Laura Greenwood

Another author interview for your delectation: meet Laura Greenwood!

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As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


Q. What is the first thing people should know about you?
That I live and breathe books. It might be a cliché thing for an author to say, but that doesn’t make it less true. I’ve loved reading since I was a child, and have grown into an adult where there is something book related in every room in the house (including an entire room dedicated to books and swag!)

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Interview with K.L. Taylor-Lane

Our first Author Interview. Get excited about Authors at the Armouries! Enjoy!

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Over the next 11 and a half months, as we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!


Q. What is the first thing people should know about you?
I’m a daydreamer and I unapologetically use bad language, like, all the time. Sooo, just keep me away from impressionable young ears… I do try to behave, I swear!

Q. Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Dark romance, mainly crime and horror/gore.

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Long time, no speak… hear the latest!

Hello Again

“Books at Beverley Races” took place last October and was a roaring success. Lots of happy smiling faces, many books sold, hilarious conversations had and long overdue catch-ups finally achieved after, in some cases, two years apart. It was a lot of hard work but it was so worth it – and let me tell you, I wasn’t always sure it would still go ahead, what with Covid lingering in the background. Truth to tell, this event was a bit of a crazy late-night idea of mine. I had no idea what it would really require, but I met each challenge head on, knowing how much this meeting would mean to people.

Also, what it would mean to me. The idea of organising a book event such as this arose from a desire to challenge myself, to test my capabilities. I’ve always been a bit of a leader in every job I’ve ever had, yet since becoming an author, I’ve obviously only been in charge of myself, and I might have somewhat forgotten the broad spectrum of what it is I am capable of. Yet this desire to challenge myself wasn’t just about reconnecting with long-forgotten skills… it was an urge to level up with everyone around me. So many people have been in pain for one reason or another this past couple of years. Yet they’ve stepped up. They’ve shown up. Especially some people close to me – mostly, my husband, who’s not only about to lose his dad from cancer, but this past few months or so, has had to deal with some terrible, cruel manoeuvres from people within his career orbit. That’s not something you need or expect, especially when these people know your father and best mate won’t be here for much longer. But what does not destroy us, only makes us stronger (or stranger), and we are stronger and more defiant than ever. It was at this event actually that someone told me just how much my partner had helped her that day – and I agree – my husband is normally the one propping up everyone else.

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So last year was a productive year indeed. Under my third (secret) pen name, I published four books which have been very well received. And after the success of Beverley, I really wasn’t sure about organising another event. I was exhausted. And if you’re anything like me and you can see a lot of moving puzzle pieces inside your mind, then you’ve accounted for everything but you’re also prepared for it all to go wrong, too. Yet – and I am sure many other events organisers experience this – after pulling off something like this, you have a sort of withdrawal (if not right away, eventually) and all you want to do then, is do it all over again! Maybe one day I won’t want to do it ever again, but right now… I can announce that I AM DOING IT AGAIN!

The feeling I got after Beverley was not only that people wanted me to do another event, but that they also want me to make it more varied. There were many constrictions I was under at Beverley due to Covid and other factors, preventing me from going further, but now I think I have found a terrific venue that will give us the platform to create something even more special.

I find that at every event I attend, whether as a reader, author or organiser – they just zip by too bloody fast! All the people you wanted to speak to you don’t always get to and all the things you told yourself beforehand to absorb and suck up…. Well, in practise, it just doesn’t always happen. So with “Authors at the Armouries”, I am organising a dinner-dance after the main signing – and also hoping to lay on some small, intimate seminars/panels on the Sunday morning, too! There may be some interesting conversations that morning!

So if you are an author and would like to register your interest for my next event, click here and input your details! If you’re a reader and would like me to approach your favourite author, send me an email… smlpublishinguk@gmail.com. So far, it is shaping up to be an exciting and unforgettable one. All genres are welcome and we have already had interest from thriller writers, PNR, fantasy, romance, poetry, contemporary and children’s.

Other News

I’m sure not one of you has not been affected lately by what we’re seeing in the news. We all feel useless and mortified we can’t do more. Yet all over the place, small acts of kindness are brimming – sometimes it’s those that push me over the edge, not to mention the images we’re subjected to every day. I am contributing but a poem to this anthology organised by Danielle Jacks, but there are several authors writing short stories centred around military romance. All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. You can find out all you need to know here:

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A New series from s. m. lynch

This year, it’s 10 years since I first started publishing and I find myself more and more going back to my roots. I began my writing career publishing sci-fi novels and as S. M. Lynch, I find myself able to explore avenues and areas of my writing I can’t as a romance writer. As a thriller writer, I can vent about a lot more – and considering my past self of ten years ago predicted a pandemic to occur in 2023 (I was a couple of years out), maybe we can read quite a lot into my other predictions, too. It’s the fate of an ex-journalist, I am afraid, to be always on the pulse.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce my next publication, RUTHLESS! I can’t wait for you all to read it. Read the blurb:

A new series which adds a fresh perspective to the frightening, alternative S. M. Lynch universe . . .

Leah was wrenched from everything she knew at a young age and turned into a killer. It became that she didn’t know anything else but the day’s toil of hardening her body and her mind.

Her mentor Caleb was the only person she saw and she couldn’t escape him. We only know that at some point they fell in love, but it didn’t quite go according to plan.

The present Leah Feltham is now the toughest assassin in London, a woman in her thirties working alone, existing for the job, nothing else.

Then, something goes wrong.

War is brewing. She knows it.

And she’s about to find her true love, right before it all kicks off . . .

**This series can be read without any previous reading, but for added context, it’s recommended you read the Ruthless Series after reading the Collective Series**

S. M. Lynch Connected Novels Reading Order:

Chimera (Collective 1)

Panacea (Collective 2)

Exodus (Collective 3)

>>>>Ruthless<<<<

The Radical (Unity 1)

The Informant (Unity 2)

The Sentient (Unity 3)

The Awoken (New Unity 1)

The Rising (New Unity 2)

Add Ruthless to Goodreads: here

20% Off Tickets – Today Only!

Have you seen yet?

You can meet 47 authors in the middle of the East Yorkshire countryside, all in one place! From romance to fantasy to thriller to children’s literature… we have a lot going on!

Raising money for Dove House Hospice with our raffle – you could win anything from a hamper to a book, a boudoir shoot or a tutorial on becoming a writer!

We will also have a special “Blind Date with a Book” stall. These will be discounted books with mystery contents – and every penny from the sale of these will go to Dove House Hospice, too.

With our charity anthology we are raising funds for Mind, the mental health charity, which needs our help now more than ever! 

Today Only, if you use code FLASH20 at the checkout, you will receive 20% off a VIP or General Admission ticket. TODAY ONLY. And with limited VIP tickets left… grab them quick by clicking here

If you visit the ticket link, you’ll find all the details about this event. VIP tickets are not to be missed – you receive a VIP bag including a tote, mug, a copy of our charity anthology, early entry and a bottle of fizz. Please note, VIP ticket sales cease tomorrow night at midnight to allow time for ordering.

This is the only literary event of its kind this year and we are so looking forward to seeing all our readers again!

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My Latest Release – KILLER!

Blurb

Ruben is a man on the edge. He has no idea where Freya has been taken.

He’s desperate. He’s out of his mind. With few options available to him, he decides to take the art world by storm and wait to see how his enemies react. Hoping he’ll get the attention of whoever took his bride, Ruben holds his breath.

But is he exposing them both to even more danger?

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Freya was on the cusp of marrying the man of her dreams when it was all wrenched away.

A foe from the past arrived uninvited, determined to wreck her life. He’s got plans for Freya: to twist her thoughts, torture her mind and bring her into his arms. Whether she escapes his clutches will entirely depend on her strength of mind.

Freya has overcome so much already, but can she overcome this, too?

Nobody knows who’s taken her. Nobody can find her.

Only her wits will save her now.

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The final instalment in the Legacy Trilogy contains surprises galore, answers all the questions that may have lingered and features some major new players who’ve always been there, meddling in the background. It’s time to find out whether true love really can conquer all.

Excerpt

[He] wanted me to spend a fearful night in the tower last night as the castle rattled and shook against the elements. The building is exposed out here for sure. Sitting in the conservatory, I’ve noticed how vulnerable this property is to mother nature’s wrath and it’s obvious the chateau sits in a clearing surrounded by forest and indeed, there are steep hillsides on one or more sides… like we’re perched right on top of a mountain.

There’s something that doesn’t feel right about this house. It certainly isn’t a home. What did André do for the people who lived here before? Does [he] actually live here? Or is this place a glorified holding cell he only uses occasionally, and André likes that most of the time, he’s left to his devices and can pretend he’s in charge and that this is his house?

There are two tall lamps in the conservatory I’ve switched on and they are lighting up the place now the sun has firmly sunk beneath the horizon. It’s chilly in here since the sunshine stopped streaming through, but the creaking of a radiator lets me know it’ll soon heat up. Still, I imagine André has lit the fires by now and I am seriously considering braving the drawing room.

The wicker chairs in this room are complemented by rugs that picture scenes of nature, strewn across the room to protect bare feet from the wicked tiled floor.

I’ve got my fill of daylight and I’ve read nearly three quarters of Rebecca which I pinched from the library earlier. Library…

Alexia had a library at the place in Mayfair. She once offered me the chance to take a first edition for myself. The books I’ve browsed so far are mostly in English, a few in Latin, very few in French and none written in Portuguese. Ruben once said his mother doesn’t read English or French or any other language besides Portuguese, so perhaps she isn’t a reader, or they had a library in their house just for show.

This cannot be her house, though. She’s been living in Portugal. Ruben couldn’t be mistaken about that. Unless…

My train of thought is interrupted when [he] arrives and stands in the doorway, wearing what he was sporting this morning—suit and tie.

“You’ve been in here all day.” His arms are folded and he’s looking down on me with revulsion.

“Where am I supposed to go?” I shoot back, painting on a fake grin.

He takes a few steps forwards and looks around the room as if he’s never stood in here before and finds it unattractive and disinteresting. “I would like for you to dress appropriately for dinner tonight. You have an hour to make yourself decent.”

“An hour’s fine,” I retort, “but what about you? Some people don’t have a decent bone in their body. Five years wouldn’t be enough to shave the filth off you.”

A smirk spreads across his face and annoyingly, he looks impressed. “Careful, Freya. Don’t go mistaking me for him.”

He turns on his heel and his ghostly silhouette is absorbed by the dimly lit hallway, his figure like a wraith shrinking as he gets further away, something inhuman about his movements at this time of the day when leisure, not haste, should be the mood.

I take a deep breath and meet André as I’m about to ascend the staircase.

“Would madame require any help?”

“What for?”

“He wants you to dress accordingly.”

I lean in and murmur, “If you tell me what this house is, and why I have period costume in my wardrobe, perhaps I will obey.”

He purses his lips and walks away.

I don’t have any friends here, after all.

**edited slightly to omit spoilers**

Killer Download Links:

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Apple, Nook or Kobo

Start with Kismet (Book One) which is FREE to download here