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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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If you would like to guarantee a particular copy of one of my books, please make your selection on this form, which closes tomorrow night. You might already be a ticket holder but you didn’t go for VIP and now would like to order some merch, so please use this form, which also closes tomorrow, too.

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?

Download Theo’s story for 99p or read free in Kindle Unlimited here

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?

Download Adam and Susan’s tale for 99p or read free in Kindle Unlimited here

Bad Girl

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE!

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!!!

Christmas Orders

It’s a little over 5 weeks until the big day! You may be a last-minute shopper saying HELL NO, but maybe I could save you some time…

If you would like to treat yourself to signed SML books for Christmas, or buy them as a gift for someone else, you can go wild doing just that by visiting my order form and picking from numerous options! Reader favourites include Fabien, perfect for this time of year – a spooky vampire story set in York. There’s also the heart-warming Angel Avenue series, also designed to put you in the mood for Christmas and leave you thought-provoked. Or if you prefer high-octane thrillers, Chimera might be for you, or the Unity Series. Better still, if you’re looking for books to make you weak at the knees, you can’t go wrong with the Sub Rosa Series, Nightlong Series, Crimson Duet, A Fine Profession (Chambermaid Book One), not to mention my standalone beefy reads Writing on the Wild Side, Tainted Lovers, Hetty, Guilt or my upcoming release Kismet – SO MANY TO PICK FROM!

I invoice through PayPal and aim to post out your book(s) asap. Sometimes I do need to put in an order with the printer, so the closing date for ordering in time for Xmas is Dec 1st.

My next signing isn’t until OCTOBER 2020 so if you can’t wait until then, this is the perfect opportunity.

If you’d like wrapping or for me to post direct to the recipient if you’re buying on behalf of a friend, please let me know in the comments box. Or alternatively email me or send a DM through social media. To see all my most up to date book covers, visit the library section of this website.

Happy browsing! x

Review Opportunities and Our Poetry Project

There’s still time to join my latest charity project – a poetry anthology. Please join me over on Facebook to learn more, or you can email me for all the details. I am looking for poems, but there’s no minimum or maximum word count, you just have to write something inspired by our cover art! I’ve had some great contributions so far . . . and there’s more to come! Submissions are open until January 31st – please let me know if you have something but it’s going to be late.

I’m galvanising my social networks this year, after a very busy writing year in 2018. This includes opening up review opportunities. If you’d like to read one of my books for free in exchange for an honest review, just fill out this form. I also have a reader group on Facebook where you can gather to discuss what you’ve read in a closed environment!

Similarly, if you’ve read and enjoyed one of my books lately and just haven’t got around to reviewing yet, why not pop some stars and a line or two of review on Amazon or Goodreads? If possible, tag me so that I know you’ve reviewed!

I’m currently working on a few NEW things, but predominantly I plan to release at least one thriller and my first poetry book this year!

Watch this space x

Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover! and other news . . .

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Lots of “blind date with a book” packages have gone out to readers this week and I’m so pleased they’re already getting stuck in, so to speak!

The above image shows the packages I have left: prices include P&P within the UK (as a special offer) because I need to clear out my office! Please contact me via FB message or through my contact form or via email sarahm.lynch@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to purchase a book or two. Payment can be made via Paypal.

You’ll see on my website that I have an area for readers to buy signed books – you can order anything you like from there, but you won’t get as good a deal as you will ordering the Blind Date books! Readers familiar with my work will be able to work out which package contains what.

Other News

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It’s your last chance to grab Poems To My Younger Self from Amazon. After March 31st, it won’t be on public sale anymore. I have limited copies in my personal stock which you can purchase from me, but once they’re gone, they’re gone! Please don’t miss out. Order your copy direct from me and you will get a squiggle and a free bookmark – and maybe some other swag. All proceeds go to Make A Wish.

Fill in the order form: CLICK HERE

Purchase from Amazon: mybook.to/youngerpoems

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A new year, new books . . .

dark-background-with-golden-numbers-for-new-year_1035-54382017 is here!

2016 is out… and a new year is definitely in. I don’t really believe in new year’s resolutions because any time is a chance to make changes but I think I’ll definitely be eating beans on toast a few times in January to combat all the rich food I’ve enjoyed over the festive period! I spent a fair few days with my husband and daughter lounging around in pyjamas, ate loads of mince pies and drank plenty of nice drinks. Whatever you did, I hope it was a good one!

2017 is a massive year for the city of Hull, which I live on the outskirts of. Hull is UK City of Culture this year and things kicked off with a massive fireworks display and an installation called Made in Hull (see image). I’ve featured Hull in one or two of my books (click here) and it’s an exciting time for our area. We already have our tickets for The Hypocrite starring Mark Addy and Caroline Quentin!! Hopefully I’ll be able to sneak out of the writing cave to enjoy a few afternoons of culture this year.

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In 2016 I published five novels and edited a few others for clients, too. It was a busy and productive year but there is much more yet to come!

Fans of the Nightlong Series will be pleased to know I will be publishing another Nightlong book in April this year. The third instalment is called The Risk and more details will be available very soon, including pre-order etc. The Risk is the last book in the series and has been completed but is now being edited. I was going to write four books in total but three seems more appropriate and will pack more of a punch. Besides, I have a fair few WIPs in the queue waiting to be written.

After The Risk, I hope to release at least two more novels this year. I don’t like telling people about what I’m writing until I’m entirely sure I can write the whole thing (and that the idea works) but I am happy to give some vague details . . .

After writing several erotic stories with thrilling elements, I’m working on a story of contemporary fiction featuring a very unique and different pairing. It’s going to be emotional and soul-enriching.

I am also working on another spin-off to the Sub Rosa series featuring a character we’ve already met. In fact I’ve got several Sub Rosa spin-offs queued up but some of them will need me to be in a certain mood to write them.

I also have a few secret projects (exciting) in the works but I’m keeping these under my hat until something comes of them.

To keep up to date with details on The Risk, either follow this blog or subscribe to my newsletter here. The Risk will draw a number of threads together and deliver a very satisfying ending, but I won’t pretend the journey there will be easy.

Don’t forget to check out Break the Cycle, my latest charity anthology. You can order signed copies from this website. In fact you can order any of my books – signed – from this site! Check out the section (above).

So it’s back to the writing cave I go . . .

Stay warm and safe,

Sarah x x

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99 pence e-books throughout December

Christmas is only days away and so are those Amazon giftcards which will be gracing stockings across the land. To celebrate the festive season and a new year being right upon us, I’ve priced most of my e-Books for 99 pennies for the month of December.

From the thrilling, romantic Sub Rosa Series (Unbind and Unfurl), to the mind-bending scifi series UNITY, to the heartwarming contemporary romance Angel Avenue, there is something to whet the whistle.

Don’t forget, the next instalment in the NIGHTLONG SERIES will be out early next year and the first two books The Contract and The Fix are among those on sale.

Enjoy xx

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Announcing “Break the Cycle”

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