Monday, 30 March 2015

Johnny Marr's Autobiography To Be Released In 2016

Regular readers of Books with Bunny know I have a bit of an obsession with The Smiths/Morrissey/Johnny Marr, so the news last week that Johnny's autobiography is due for release next year was pretty darn exciting to me. 

Ever since Morrissey's Autobiography in 2013 (you can read my review here) there's been talk of Marr writing his version of events.  Johnny himself has tweeted about it on occasion, but the official statement came last Monday- Marr's autobiography will be released by Century in 2016.

In an interview with 6 Music today Marr said he'd written 'quite a few chapters, probably about a third [of the book]' and that he hopes to produce something 'really good' and 'really authentic'.   He described his life experiences as 'bewildering' and reminded fans that he's done 'a lot of living' since The Smiths went their separate ways in 1987 and not to expect the book to be devoted purely to his time in the band.  Johnny also spoke of wanting to write a screenplay after finishing the book.

So what do I want to see in Johnny's autobiography?  Yes, I'd like to read about Morrissey and The Smiths, particularly how the song writing process worked from his point of view. I'd like to know how it feels to be widely thought of as one of the greatest musical talents of a generation, and I'd like to know his thoughts on why The Smiths are still gaining new fans all the time, how they are now almost a rite of passage for any teenager.

I also really, really hope there's plenty written about his family life.  I'd love to know more about Johnny as a child and his first experiences playing guitar/writing music, but I'm especially keen to read about his relationship with 'childhood sweetheart' Angie.  The pair have been together since they were fourteen and fifteen, and married thirty years this year- an achievement for any couple, let alone one in the public eye.  Surely, however much you love each other that is a challenge-after all, we all change so much as we gain in years and experience?  I'm interested to know how they've made it work so well for so long.

I want to know more about what inspires him.  He has varied taste in music and books, is that partly because he wants fresh influences away from popular culture? 

Also, the question I most want answered- is he sick of his playing being referred to as a 'jangly'?  Sure, it's a vivid and accurate description of one part of his repertoire, but Johnny's music offers so much more than that for anyone who is willing to open their mind and their ears.

Watching him live at the Leadmill in Sheffield ten days ago only confirmed for me how magical Marr is-listening to him play is an almost spiritual experience and I was left craving more.

This book can't come soon enough for me. 

Is it next year yet?!

Johnny Marr's autobiography is due for release by Century in late 2016.

You can listen to Johnny's 6 Music interview here.
On my last visit to Salford Lads Club I had to lean on the same pillar Johnny had- 2012

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Black Eyed Boy- Laura Huntley PREORDER INFORMATION

I'm excited.  In fact, I'm flibertygiberty excited.  Because today I'm able to share the blurb and pre-order link for my friend Laura Huntley's debut novel Black Eyed Boy!

Since starting blogging in June 2013 I've been fortunate enough to get to know lots of authors via social media, but Laura is someone I met completely independent of that.  One sunny day last June I overcame my nerves and walked into my local writing group.  I was immediately made to feel welcome and loved how diverse the writing styles were.  It was (and still is) a small group, but that has meant we've got to know each other better than we would if it was larger- we share two pieces of writing each fortnight and it's surprising how often there are glimmers of our own lives in what we share, even in the writing we pass off as fiction.  It really does give quite an insight!
Laura is the founder of Woodseats Writers and she leads the group- turning up with prompts, opening sentences, picture cards, random words to fit into our writing...  She does it because she loves words and she loves to encourage.
That is why I'm so thrilled to be able to whip up support for her new release Black Eyed Boy, published by Crooked Cat on April 3rd. I know that it is going to be beautifully written, with vivid descriptions and unexpected twists in unexpected places.  I know this because that's just how Laura writes. 
So yes, I am biased.  Yes, Laura is my friend.  But she truly is a fantastic author deserving of her success. 
The blurb for Black Eyed Boy, and a link for pre-order, can be found below.

The Blurb
Emily is fifteen. She feels like a ghost in her own home as her parents seem increasingly lost in their own worlds, and only has her best friend, Billy, for company. 

Then Emily meets Dylan, the mysterious and gorgeous new stranger in town. With his unusual eyes and irresistible charm, she is soon smitten. But with Billy’s growing jealousy and a series of devastating family tragedies, can they last? Should they? 
Dylan is hiding a powerful secret; a secret that could change Emily’s life forever.

Pre-order link:

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Guest post by author Sally Malcolm

I'm delighted to be able to welcome Sally Malcolm to Books with Bunny today, to discuss a topic close to her heart- why does she write historical romance?  Sally has written a piece exclusively for the blog, to say exactly why...

The other day over coffee a friend of mine, a reader of contemporary women’s fiction, asked me this question:  ‘Why historical romance? I mean, have you considered writing something more serious?’

I was a little taken aback and replied with something like, ‘Oh, well, I suppose I just really enjoy the escapism.  It’s fun.’

And that’s true, of course.  But it’s definitely not the only reason, or even the best reason, for reading or writing historical romance.  I’ve been considering the question for a few days now and this is what I wish I’d told my friend.

First, you can’t lump all historical romance into one huge genre any more than you can with ‘contemporary romance’ or ‘women’s fiction’.  Some historical romance is fun and escapist, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series is a wonderful way to escape from the everyday grind; it’s so much fun to curl up with one of her books and a nice cuppa and chuckle away at the antics of her heroes and heroines.  But other books tackle deeper subjects – Laura Kinsale’s Flowers from the Storm is a classic, with its damaged, ‘maddened’ hero and Quaker heroine, estranged from her community and her own sense of self.  While this year’s wonderful A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor tackles the harsh, brutal lives of Victorian London’s flower girls.  And then there’s my favourite historical romance sub-genre: action and adventure.  For danger and pure sex appeal, you can’t beat one of Joanne Bourne’s intrepid pairs of heroes and heroines   – such as Robert Grey and Annique Villiers from The Spymaster’s Lady (which I’m reading right now). Not only is the romance full-on, but so is the action, the tension, and the intrigue.  It makes for a breathless read.

Second, historical romance gives you such a large canvas to work on.  I mean, we’re talking the whole of human history folks!  There’s simply so much of it to play with.  From the ancient world, captured by books such as The Hand of Isis by Jo Graham, about Charmian, half-sister and handmaiden to Cleopatra, through to the Sadi Jones’ wonderful novel, The Outcast, set in post-war England, there has to be something for everyone.

But finally I realised that I didn’t have to justify why I love historical romance because it’s no better or worse than any other literary genre.  They’re all stories about people, about their bitter conflicts and terrible betrayals, their complex loves and hard-won triumphs.   And in the end it’s not the setting of the story that makes for a good book but the quality of the writing – whether it’s a fun Regency romp, a heart-breaking romance, or a full-blown adventure.

So the next time I’m asked the question ‘Why historical romance?’ I’m simply going to answer ‘Why not?’


The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk – Sally Malcolm

‘Come then, and I’ll tell you the tale of the Gypsy Hawk and her wily captain – the infamous Zachary Hazard …’

To Amelia Dauphin, freedom is her most prized possession and she will stop at nothing to keep it. Daughter of a Pirate King and the youngest captain in her father’s fleet, she lives on the island of Ile Saint Anne, where pirates roam free and liberty reigns.

Zachary Hazard, captain of the Gypsy Hawk, hasn’t been seen on Ile Saint Anne for six years but his reputation precedes him. To Zach, liberty is the open water and he has little time for the land-bound pirate island.

But when he hears that Amelia’s people could be in danger, he has no choice but to return. And what begins then is a desperate fight for freedom and a legend in the making …

A swashbuckling pirate adventure. Pirates of the Caribbean for adults with a sizzling romance at the heart!

Set among the freebooting pirates of the early eighteenth century, The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk is a tale of romance and adventure, but ultimately it’s a story of love and its power to redeem even the most broken of souls.  It moves from the exotic shores of Ile Sainte Anne to the frozen streets of a London winter and at its heart lies one question: how much would you sacrifice for duty?  Your life, your freedom – or the one you love? 

About the author:

Sally lives in London, England with her American husband and two children. She is co-founder and commissioning editor of Fandemonium Books, the licensed publisher of novels based on the American TV series Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe. Sally is the author of five of the Stargate novels. She has also written four audio Stargate dramas. And recently she completed work on three episodes of the video game Stargate SG-1: Unleashed which were voiced by Stargate SG-1 stars Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping and Chris Judge.

The Legend of the Gypsy Hawk is the first in the Pirates of Ile Sainte Anne series.


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Monday, 23 March 2015

Crohn's and Colitis for Dummies- Tauseef Ali and David T Rubin

The Blurb

The ultimate reference for those with Crohn's and colitis and their family and friends

Crohn's disease and colitis are frustrating, often debilitating gastrointestinal diseases that can have a severe impact on the overall health of those who suffer from them. According to the latest estimates, more than 600,000 patients in North America have Crohn's disease. Written by a physician specialising in the treatment of IBDs, Crohn's and Colitis For Dummies is a complete plain-English guide to understanding, treating, and living well with these diseases.
  • Helps readers actively recognize symptoms of Crohn's and colitis and explains the diagnostic procedures doctors use to identify these diseases
  • Outlines how the whole body is affected by Crohn's and colitis, and the potential hazards of letting the disease go untreated
  • Offers expert advice and guidance on controlling Crohn's and colitis with diet and outlines the treatment options of medicines and surgery, including the various risks and benefits of each
  • Provides practical advice for parents of children with Crohn's and colitis with insights into how children's treatment options can differ from those of adults
The Review

Late last year, after a long, long time of feeling ill and fighting for a diagnosis, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.  Although not an especially rare auto-immune disease, it is a condition I knew little about so I began trying to gain information from reliable sources.  My first stop was the Crohn's and Colitis UK website (you can access it here) and I bought a few books which were recommended on forums dedicated to IBD.  This was one which was mentioned a lot, so I took the plunge and downloaded it.

As someone newly diagnosed I felt the detailed descriptions of the conditions were informative and reasonably accessible-at least, in comparison to other books.  It covered everything from the symptoms to treatment options, the effect of diet and possible ways to reduce the likelihood of flares.  However, it was not as simplistic as some of the other 'for dummies' books I've read, possibly because of the complexity of Crohn's and Colitis.  Also, there is obviously a need to use a certain amount of medical lingo which meant a certain level of concentration was needed.

The other down side for me was that it was obviously aimed at an American audience.  The treatment offered here in the UK is different to that in the States, as is the health care and although I appreciate it is all but impossible to produce a book like this that will be applicable to a global market, I felt it would have been nice to know that some sections would be irrelevant to me prior to purchase.

Overall, I personally found more beneficial and up to date information on reputable websites, but I was glad to find a book dedicated to IBD which was widely available. 

Sunday, 22 March 2015

So Much Closer- Susane Colasanti

The Blurb

Another contemporary thought-provoking romance from Susane Colasanti!

When Brooke discovers that the love of her life, Scott Abrams, is moving from their New Jersey suburb to New York City for senior year, she decides to follow him there. Living with her estranged father and adjusting to a whole new school are challenging--and things get even worse when she finds out that Scott already has a girlfriend. But as she learns to navigate the big city, she starts to discover a whole new side of herself, and realizes that sometimes love can find you even when you're not looking for it.

The Review

I remember seeing this title pop up on my Goodreads title and immediately falling in love with the cover- the New York theme resonated with me and I just had to find out more. The blurb appealed to the romantic in me and as a fan of Young Adult fiction I knew this was a book I had to read. 

As it's quite slender I thought I'd whizz through it, and for the first fifty pages or so I did.  Although the story requires an open mind (would it really be as simple for Brooke to follow Scott to New Jersey?  Probably not, even with the convenience of her father living there) I found the opening chapters engaging and enjoyed getting to know the characters.

However, after Brooke's initial arrival in New Jersey and the first scenes where she's reunited with Scott, I found there was a bit of a lull.  In fact, this lull was enough to cause me to put the book down and I started reading something else instead. It took me a while to pick it back up, and when I did it took a while to get interesting. I'll even admit I skimread a few sections, something I hate doing.

The character that interested me most was John, the pupil Brooke is assigned to help coach academically, and it was him that saved the book for me.  He's humorous and lively and vibrant- essentially everything I'd hoped this book would be. 

So Much Closer was a nice enough book, but the bar for YA fiction has been raised so high in recent years that I was left feeling a little bit flat, despite the promise it held.  I'd probably read another book by Susane Colasanti, but my expectations may not be as high after this.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Just The Way You Are- Lynsey James COVER REVEAL

I'm delighted to be able to share a very special cover with you today on Books with Bunny-the cover for Just The Way You Are, the debut release from my lovely, talented friend Lynsey James!

I love the colour combination and the simplicity of it- truly stunning!

There's a tantalising teaser of a blurb too, just to add to your impatience...
Dear Ava,               
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart?
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces. 
Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two - she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met. 
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken. 
Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer...and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong!
Just The Way You Are is released this summer by Carina UK.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies- Katy Cannon

The Blurb

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies, the debut YA novel from Katy Cannon, is the perfect summer read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Louise Rennison. With a Bake Club recipe at the start of each chapter, this book perfectly captures the current appetite for all things baking!

Sixteen-year-old Lottie is on a mission to protect her biggest secret, and it’ll take every lie and every baking trick she can muster. Since her dad died, life hasn’t been the same for Lottie. When the school suggests she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie reluctantly agrees. The alternative – the school paying her mum a home visit – is not an option. But Lottie’s uncertainty about Bake Club melts away as she rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member.

As the end-of-year Bake Off approaches, the tension rises. Can Lottie keep up the façade of her perfect life? And can her bubbling romance with Mac survive the pressure?

The Review

Having read and reviewed Katy Cannon's Secrets, Schemes and Sewing Machines last month I just had to start Love, Lies and Lemon Pies as soon as humanly possible! 

This is actually the first in the series (I never like to be conventional!) but as both books can be read and enjoyed in their own right it didn't really matter that I'd been a little bit squiffy with the order I'd read them in. 

Lottie is the central character in this one, and she's thrown into Bake Club.  Although she's reluctant at first, she can't deny it's an escape from the realities of life-home, her Mum and the accumulation of 'stuff' which is taking over their house.  Throughout the book she develops as a character, maturing and realising that sometimes in life you do need the love and support of your friends.  The teens in Bake Club are an unlikely group but become a tight unit working towards a common goal and their loyalty towards each other is heartwarming.

Of course, there's a romantic element too when Lottie falls for bad boy Mac.  He's troubled and edgy and has a reputation which everyone around school believes.  But when he's stirring a cake mix or kneeding a dough he's a different person, and Lottie sees that.  It's just a shame that the secrets they're hiding have the potential to end their relationship before it's properly begun...

I admire Katy Cannon greatly for writing contemporary teen romances which don't revolve around sex.  Instead they're built on gently moralistic foundations- the need to be honest, to believe in yourself, to take help when you need it- vital lessons to learn at any age. 

The writing itself is also top notch.  It's well paced, appropriate for the target audience and I loved the dialogue. The added bonus of some simple recipes (without hundreds of ingredients, which is my bug bear when baking) offers something different which sets this apart from other teen romances. 

These books are without doubt some of my favourites in this genre. I'm desperately hoping there are more in the pipeline! 

With thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Love, Lies and Lemon Pies is out now, published by Stripes, an imprint of Little Tiger.

Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm- Rebecca Raisin COVER REVEAL

It's time.  Time to share the beautiful cover for Rebecca Raisin's next book Secrets at Maple Syrup Farm
I love the detail of the orange and bronze maple leaves, and the teasing silhouette hints at the kind of romance I've come to expect from Rebecca's writing.  I was very fortunate to read a small section of this book in its first draft and now I'm itching to find out more.  If YOU want to know more, here's the blurb to give you a taster of what to expect...
The Blurb
Clay’s inheritance of Maple Syrup Farm came at the perfect time. Leaving city life behind he headed for maple-tree surrounded Ashford, Connecticut. Getting the farm in working order again might be back breaking work – but it seems to be the only way for Clay to finally forget about the girl who once broke his heart… Lucy’s had enough of rules and the stress of planning her life down to the very last detail. Looking for an adventure she stumbles upon Maple Syrup Farm and its gorgeously gruff owner. This could be the perfect place to hide out…! But the tranquillity and warmth of Maple Syrup Farm is enough to heal even the most battered of hearts. There are very few problems in life that can’t be cheered up by maple syrup! The new standalone novel from bestselling author of the Gingerbread Cafe trilogy and The Bookshop on the Corner, Rebecca Raisin.

Luckily it's not long until release day of April 1st... get your pre-order in now!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

New Year at the Ritz- Nikki Moore

The Blurb

The second short story in the fun & flirty #LoveLondon series from exciting new chick lit author Nikki Moore!

New Year, New Love… or Old Love, New Start?

Everyone keeps telling Frankie Taylor that a new year is a time for new beginnings. She's not so sure. Single for six months, she's been more than happy on her own, thanks very much!

At least, that's what she thinks until she receives a note on New Year’s Eve inviting her to follow the clues, and her heart, across Knightsbridge.

But who's behind the romantic adventure? Old flame Christian who she loved for years and was always there for her, or new admirer and work colleague Zack, who has the habit of turning up in all sorts of unexpected places?

There's only one way she's going to find out…

The Review

I've got to start by saying this series was made for me.  I absolutely adore London, romance and quick reads, so I must be right up there as Nikki Moore's target market.  I read the first book in the series (although the link is the London setting- the stories themselves are stand alone) Skating at Somerset House last month and couldn't wait to read New Year at the Ritz.  I'd pressed 'buy now' on the Kindle as soon as I'd finished book one.

This time we meet Frankie.  She's had a tough time since her Mum died what with the break down of her long term relationship and the impact of an accident on her life.  Add to that that she lives above a stinking kebab shop and it's fair to say she feels pretty down on her luck.

All that changes when she's sent a New Year's Eve note from a secret admirer.  Frankie is baffled by the attention, but most of all she's intrigued.  Could it be her wealthy ex Christian trying to win her back?  Or the lovely, kindhearted Zack who's been there for her in her darkest time?

I loved the idea of a romantic trail of clues leading to a glamorous start to the new year, and it made for a quirky romantic novella. Frankie is the epitome of a woman who is stronger than she thinks and I found her easy to relate to throughout (although it's fair to say no man has ever treated me to the level of pampering she gets in the run up to meeting her date!). 

The fireworks over London as Big Ben strikes midnight is a big part of NYE for many people, and these final scenes where the romance frantically unfurled were satisfying in the extreme.  Although I'm left wanting so much more- please let there be an update on all the characters at some point!  I need to know if they got their 'happily ever after's'!

Whilst I enjoyed the first in the series more, New Year at the Ritz has the potential to sweep you off your feet and whisk you away to an opulent, indulgent place.

Go on, spoil yourself.  Because Nikki Moore is going to be big, and when she is, you can say 'I read her when...'

New Year at the Ritz is out now, published by Harper Impulse, an imprint of Harper Collins publishers.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

No One Wants to Be Miss Havisham - Brigid Coady COVER REVEAL

So here it is- the exclusive cover reveal for Brigid Coady's novel No One Wants to Be Miss Havisham! 
Isn't it super pretty?!

After loving Brigid's Kiss stories (you can read my reviews here ) I'm delighted that there's finally a full length novel on the way, due for release on June 11th- just in time for some summer reading.

I''ll pass you over to Brigid, who is obviously thrilled to be able to share news of her 'baby' with all the lovely readers out there. 

"I'm so excited to be revealing the cover of my first full length novel, 'No One Wants to Be Miss Havisham' here with Bunny Lovell. Thank you!

This book has had a long gestation, the first chapter was written back in 2008 as an entry for the Elizabeth Goudge trophy at the RNA Conference. In time it became a novella called 'Bah Humbug!" and then a short novel called 'Wedding Spirits' which HarperImpulse bought last summer. Since then it has had a bit of an overhaul. It's doubled in size and has a new name!

The cover is amazing and the only thing that could make it better would be pink glitter (something that comes up a lot in the book). I can't wait until June when it will be out in the wild."

And if all that wasn't enough of a tease, I'm also able to share the blurb with you all- eek!

What the Dickens is going on?

Edie Dickens is a shark of a divorce lawyer.  She doesn't believe in love and she scoffs at happily ever afters, however she's agreed to be maid of honour for her oldest friend, Mel in two weeks and she still has the hen do to endure.  But she has even more to endure when she's visited by Jessica Marley's ghost and finds out she must change her ways or end up being damned to an eternity watching other people's happiness.  Edie is visited by the Ghosts of Weddings Past, Present and Future every Friday night until the day of the wedding.  Can she learn from her mistakes in time?  And did the ghosts send hunky new lawyer, Jack Twist, to distract her?

Appetite well and truly whetted? You can interact with Brigid (do it! She's hilarious!) on twitter @beecee and via her facebook page.  You can also find out more about her work on the Harper Impulse website.

Roll on June!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Hero- Samantha Young BLOG TOUR

I am delighted that Books with Bunny is one of today's stops on the blog tour for Samantha Young's stunning new release Hero!
The Blurb
Author Samantha Young
Alexa Holland's father was her hero-until her shocking discovery. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who's as damaged by her father's mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.
Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa's efforts at redemption, but it's not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and all-consuming affair.
Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for, and when they're on the precipice of danger, he finds he'll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again . . .
The Review
I started to hear a lot about Samantha Young last year when bloggers were raving about her on twitter, and as a result of that I vowed to get my hands on her Dublin Street books.  However, as it happened I was invited to be part of the Hero blog tour before I got chance to read them so this is my very first time reading a Samantha Young book!
And it had me from the off. 
As soon as Alexa and Caine's paths cross there is a sizzle in the air and tension fizzing off the pages-this is hot stuff!  I absolutely loved their stubborn natures and how every interaction was a battle of wills, and that their relationship had to be kept a secret made it all the more attractive.  And there's a reason why businessmen are so often at the heart of erotic romances- suits are undeniably sexy!!!
Alexa has a feisty personality but it is apparent that deep down she longs for approval and affection. As the story develops and more is revealed about her family history, the reader will discover why it's no wonder she wants stability and honesty.  Her relationship with her Grandfather was quite the emotional read.
And Caine.  Caine, Caine, Caine.  There were times when I really warmed to him, especially when there were hints towards his soft and generous nature, but there's enough jealousy and power in there for those of you who love a bad boy too- he really is the hero who's got the lot!  Anyone who's best friend's with the Grandma-figure who lives in the same block has to be a sweetheart deep down and that was where Caine won me over.
There's family drama, long kept secrets and explicit sex scenes throughout the book and I rampaged through this romp in two sittings, putty in Ms Young's authorly (which isn't a word, but so should be) hands.
If you enjoyed Sylvia Day's Crossfire series or Christina Lauren's Beautiful books then Hero could be right up your street.
With thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest opinion.

Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles on the Kobo website here .
And the tour continues.  Drop by these blogs to see what THEY thought of Hero...

New Chalet Girl books- guest post from author Lorraine Wilson

I'm fortunate to have the lovely Lorraine Wilson on the blog today, and VERY excited about the new Chalet Girl releases! I've really enjoyed the other books in the series (you can read my reviews of them here ) and it feels like we've been waiting a long, long time for the next instalment (s)!
So without further ado, I'll hand you over to Lorraine to fill you in on the Chalet Girl gossip!
* * * 
You know how it is, you wait ages for a new Chalet Girl release and then two come along at once ;-)
I wrote ‘Chalet Girl Plays Cupid’ specifically as a freebie giveaway. I wanted something fun to give to my readers as a thank you for all their support. The dedication reads ''For my lovely readers - thank you so much for your support, your friendship...oh, and for buying my books! Without you I'd be nothing x.’
The one part of being published that took me by surprise was how rewarding it would be to connect with readers - online via Facebook and Twitter and by email. When you’re having a bad day a reader telling you how much they’re looking forward to reading your next book can be just the spur you need to keep you writing. There is nothing more satisfying than someone enjoying a story I’ve created.
Hope you enjoy the freebie. Chalet Girl Plays Cupid is FREE everywhere. Publication date is 5th March 2015 Get your copy here-
If that wets your appetite there is another Chalet Girl release this month - 'Rebellion of a Chalet Girl’, publication date 26th March 2015, get your copy here-
To celebrate having two releases this month I’m running a special competition. Enter for a chance to win a Lorraine Wilson Design Shoulder Bag made with novelty magazine cover fabric, a Chalet Girl book bag complete with signed copies of all 4 Chalet Girl Paperbacks!
Chalet Girl Plays Cupid
A match made on the slopes…
After a messy break up that’s left her homeless, jobless and single, temporary chalet girl Emily needs a fresh start! So when best friend Holly asks her to help out before the start of the winter season at the exclusive Chalet Repos in Verbier, Emily jumps at the chance. What broken heart can’t be fixed by après ski cocktails? 
Verbier seems like the perfect escape, until Emily meets super-sexy and darkly brooding winter athlete Jake. She’s meant to be avoiding men at all costs, but the spark between her and Jake is sizzling! As she finds herself increasingly left alone with Jake, Emily begins to wonder if Cupid has paid a visit to Chalet Repos…!
Rebellion of a Chalet Girl
Always the Chalet Girl…
 Year round chalet girl Tash doesn’t do attachments—she’s learned the hard way that relationships of any kind never last. But when self-made millionaire and hit TV star Nathaniel Campbell arrives to spend a month at Chalet Repos, she’s tempted to reconsider her no-strings rule… 
Tash and Nate may be from different sides of the tracks, but the connection between them is undeniable! And Tash soon realises that one hot night with Nate will never be enough. But can Nate ever think of Tash as more than a fling, especially once the truth about her past comes out?
The Chalet Girls are back! Set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, winter playground of the rich and famous, ‘Rebellion of a Chalet Girl’ is the latest addition to the fabulous ‘Chalet Girl’ series.
Find out more about the Chalet Girl Series: