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“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)

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The Radical (Unity 1)

The Informant (Unity 2)

The Sentient (Unity 3)

The Awoken (New Unity 1)

The Rising (New Unity 2)

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

The Legacy Trilogy

Welcome to the world of Freya Carter, hotel manager turned art dealer. She has been on quite the journey, from London to Nice – and yet she has further to go yet!

When it seems like the only man for you can never be yours, what are you going to do?

Well, when your name is Freya Carter, and your middle name is Badass, I think you’ll soon get the picture . . .

~Blurb~

In the first instalment of the steamy, suspenseful Legacy Trilogy

Ruben and Freya have been friends for two years and still don’t know one another very well. Whenever they meet up for a drink, sex with other people is something they openly discuss, but fooling around with each other is out of the question.

Then right out of the blue, everything changes. Freya can’t stand to have him in her life anymore and Ruben is shocked into action, forced to confess his true feelings.

Endless nights of pure, unbridled passion between two people seemingly destined to be together follow. Freya and Ruben are equally closed books, but as their passion unfolds, so do the pages of their chequered pasts.

There is however, one secret so dark and devastating, it could wreck their lives. As their pasts converge, kismet will play a big part in whether they survive or die.

PART ONE of The Legacy Trilogy is FREE to download for Kindle, Apple, Nook and Kobo

~Blurb~

Freya has forged an amazing career in the art world, built a brilliant relationship with her brother and finally has the man she loves by her side, too. It seems like she couldn’t want for more from life.

If only the past had never happened. There are still traumas to face, confessions to be made and dark truths which must be exposed.

From France to Brazil and back again, along the way Freya will learn more about the man who changed her life forever. Theirs is the love of a lifetime. There’s no matching it. She’s certain she will never experience this same connection with anyone else… and the more time they spend together, she realises there’s nobody else she could ever be happy with.

Life could be so good, she knows that – if they stick together.

However, be prepared for anything.

The legacy isn’t dead yet…

Killer releases on January 19th! To save yourself spoilers, don’t read the blurb for this one until you’ve read Books One and Two. You can pre-order from Amazon; other vendors available soon!

NEW SERIES – OUT NOW! First book #free

It’s strange that, for a few months now, I have been writing a new series of books in secret. . . with the intention of releasing them all at once. Now feels like no better time to release it! If you’re on lockdown or self-isolating, you can read this brand-new series at a bargain.

The Bad Series is an epic series of 6+ books (TBC) and charts the lives and loves of a massive friendship group whose lives intertwine. The actions of one often cause many pain, and vice versa. This is a series of epic character building and friendships that have lasted the test of time. While reading you may wonder if these people are actually real. . . but my intention with these books is certainly to give you a healthy dose of drama and twists and turns!

Bad Friends is where you need to start and she’s FREE today only! Scroll for more details…

Bad Friends

A brand-new series of interconnected stories . . .

Lily is in denial about her relationship with Ian, a university lecturer who was sexy three years ago but has become progressively more boring. Her friends try to tell her what she already knows but it’s an illicit Christmas encounter that finally makes her see sense.

Is life about to get better, or will it only get worse?

The path to true love never runs smooth.

AUTHOR NOTE:

The Bad Series saga charts the lives and loves of a group of friends hailing from Yorkshire, England. Their experiences take them all over the world and each character has a BIG story to tell. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and binge until your heart is content!

Download Book One free here

Bad Actor

Theo Richards is a very bad actor. He’s told lie after lie, kept secrets so deep and dark . . . and yet, his heart has always been in the right place.

The kind of love most people can only dream of is about to drop into his life. At the same time, his career is about to take off and everything is going to change.

Will he survive the rollercoaster, and does anyone ever really get everything they want?

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Bad Wife

Susan has always known exactly what she wants and how to get it. So being told she can’t have something is very hard to take.

Now a year since Adam walked her down the aisle, things are becoming complicated.

They visit a fertility clinic for help once it becomes clear things might not happen naturally. The results are unexpected and send Adam into a tailspin.

Were his friends always right about her?

Or didn’t they give her enough of a chance?

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Bad Girl

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Chloe is travelling around Australia with her boyfriend when she hears some unexpected news from home. Having spent two years dodging reality and living like a nomad, she decides it’s time to quit messing around and finally go after what she wants.

Leaving Cole behind, she heads home to figure out what her future holds – and why things never worked out with Adam.

As with most love stories, nothing is ever as it might first seem . . .

Pre-order Chloe’s story for 99p here – releasing in TWO WEEKS!

MORE TITLES COMING VERY SOON!!!

#1 UK Bestseller in Inspirational Poetry

Blurb

Naked and uncut, Sarah’s second poetry collection is inspired by everyone and everything around her – meaning there is a healthy dose of acerbic wit within these lines, plenty of reality checks and many reminders to love and be kind to yourself.

Sarah wouldn’t describe herself as a feminist but as an advocate for equality, so though this book is predominantly aimed at women, perhaps men may also benefit from this collection – or even learn something about the complex female psyche.

No holds barred, these poems may challenge, infuriate… upset, antagonise, but hopefully overall, uplift and encourage much pause for thought.

One click: mybook.to/naked-observations

Author Note

I am utterly thrilled that my second poetry book is being received just as amazingly as my first one, if not better! Awesome. Poetry is something I’ve been writing much longer than fiction and perhaps why I was so nervous to go in this direction was it’s much more personal – but honestly, I have found poetry to be a way in which I can splurge my mind, hopefully help others and just let you know, we’re in this together, people. Simple as.

Please visit me on Amazon and pick up Naked Observations and Punctures for just 99 pennies each (on sale for a limited time). Or – if you have KU – read them for free.

Enjoy x

A New Suspenseful Romance – OUT NOW!

Early Review

I loved every minute of this book; I also may have throttled the author a few times in my mind as I read this story. Her writing skills are outstanding!

Alison Parkins Book Reviews

Blurb

“Survival makes animals of us, Ruben. Animals.”

Ruben and Freya have been friends for two years and still don’t know one another very well. Whenever they meet up for a drink, sex with other people is something they openly discuss, but fooling around with each other is out of the question.

Then right out of the blue, everything changes. Freya can’t stand to have him in her life anymore and Ruben is shocked into action, forced to confess his true feelings.

Endless nights of pure, unbridled passion between two people seemingly destined to be together follow. Freya and Ruben are equally closed books, but as their passion unfolds, so do the pages of their chequered pasts.

There is however, one secret so dark and devastating, it could wreck their lives. As their pasts converge, kismet will play a big part in whether they survive or die.

Available to read for free if you’re a KU subscriber!

*To buy signed copies of Kismet, please contact the author direct. Price is £10 incl. P&P within the UK.*

Save the Date – New Book Coming Soon!

Kismet will release on November 26th, 2019 and here are all the details…

BLURB:

“Survival makes animals of us, Ruben. Animals.”

Ruben and Freya have been friends for two years and still don’t know one another very well. Whenever they meet up for a drink, sex with other people is something they openly discuss, but fooling around with each other is out of the question.

Then right out of the blue, everything changes. Freya can’t stand to have him in her life anymore and Ruben is shocked into action, forced to confess his true feelings.

Endless nights of pure, unbridled passion between two people seemingly destined to be together follow. Freya and Ruben are equally closed books, but as their passion unfolds, so do the pages of their chequered pasts.

There is however, one secret so dark and devastating, it could wreck their lives. As their pasts converge, kismet will play a big part in whether they survive or die.

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FREEBIE + New Release

The thriller writer in me has a new book out! Check out the details . . . and grab a freebie while you’re at it . . .

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In the second and final Collective novel, Nate’s navigating a terrifying new world… all without Beatrice this time.

It’s been almost two years since Nate attempted to unveil Panacea to the world, but the hacker’s efforts to bring the truth to the fore seem to have been crushed.

Beatrice is gone from his life, that much is clear. But where? How? Is she ever coming back?

A lone wolf, he’s on the hunt again, seeking answers… a route inside. Something.

An old friend of his, Sadie is a geneticist who might be able to facilitate access to Panacea. She could give him all he needs, if only he could convince her to help him.

The question is, what will it take to convince Sadie? Just what lengths must he go to in order to get inside the Collective’s uber-secretive island complex?

All Nate knows is that he will do what he can, or die trying.

Without Beatrice by his side though, he’s a different person entirely.

Be prepared for a rollicking ride of psychological warfare, dark deeds, underhanded tactics… and one devastating truth you might never see coming.

**Highly recommended you read Chimera, Book One, first!**

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One-click Panacea (book two): mybook.to/Panacea

Both of these reads are in Kindle Unlimited – ENJOY! x

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Leticia: A Vampire Novella – OUT NOW!

“Just wait until the girls start getting a taste for human blood; the stink of their mother’s new-born babies will drive their taste buds insane. Good luck with that, Jaimie. I would laugh out loud but I’m trailing the twins and if they are gifted, they might hear my cackles. I want to see what they do next . . .”

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If you’re looking for a spooktastic, unpredictable read this Halloween, look no further.

Leticia follows on from Fabien: A Vampire Novel… However, it can be read as a standalone if you have not read Fabien yet.

Being a witch and a vampire, Leticia breaks all the rules and is seemingly UNSTOPPABLE in her pursuit of power. She enjoys sex and blood . . . and the destruction of anyone who crosses her.

Here’s the blurb for this bloodcurdling novella:

Leticia is head of the vampire world, her witchcraft making her an unparalleled force to be reckoned with . . . until now.

Fabien, her lover, has left her. Not like last time, no. This time, he’s gone for good. His body is dead, his soul elsewhere. The only vampire who was equal to her, his destruction could also mean her own if she doesn’t pull herself together.

There is also the risk that vampires as a whole might not be safe anymore—unless Leticia can be dragged from her malaise and forced to bring about order once more.

For Leticia, Fabien was it. So, if she can’t have him, who will rescue her from herself?

Leticia is debauched, evil and full of malice, but the truth is, she would probably do anything to get Fabien back . . .

Anything!

**FREE to read for KINDLE UNLIMITED subscribers**

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LETICIA PROMO

New Release – Crimson Book One

 

Release Dates:

Unscripted, out now

Undeniable, out August 30th

Unending, out September 13th

Genre: BDSM Erotica

 

The first book in the smoking hot Crimson Trilogy

Kitty Bright is always in charge and nobody tells her what to do. Favouring casual hook-ups instead of intimate relationships, this is who she is. She has decided she will never love again.

Ryan West is a former professional rugby player with a story of his own. Dropped into Kitty’s world, he immediately sees her for who she really is. Determined, competitive, ruthless when required, he will stop at nothing to secure Kitty’s heart.

The ghost of Kitty’s past—Tristan Hunt, the enigmatic nightclub boss who once owned her—lingers in the background.

Will Kitty ever be able to let go and love again?

Or is her heart irreparably damaged?

PURCHASE ON AMAZON at the special price of 99 pennies

 

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The second book in the smoking hot Crimson Trilogy

Kitty’s former flame Tristan is back in her life, but can she trust anything he says? Why has he chosen to come back now? Just when she’s happy again . . .

A dark, hidden truth about Ryan is about to be uncovered and Kitty doesn’t know where to turn once she finds out he’s not who he said he was.

After leaving her job, a trip to Italy seems like a great idea, but will she be embarking on this next adventure with her new love, or her old?

PREORDER BOOK TWO AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF 99 PENNIES

Details of book three, coming soon . . .

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