Your Pace or Mine by Lisa Jackson

This book is the cause of my every ambition. What’s more important, it’s the book that made me believe I could do it. 

The book I read previously (Running Like A Girl by Alexandra Heminsley) had me teetering on the brink of where I would go next with my running, but this book actually had me signing on the dotted line to complete the Great North Run 2021, fundraising for Diabetes UK. You can follow my journey at The Mid-life Crisis of a Sugar Rush Runner (https://themidlifecrisisofasugarrushrunner.wordpress.com)

The Great North Run was the legendary and awe-inspiring Lisa Jackson’s first race, too. The way she described the atmosphere made me want to taste it for myself. Perhaps I’ll give the naked run a miss though, I don’t think my poor boobs could handle that one!

Lisa described a wonderful childhood with parents who ran. She didn’t believe she had inherited that trait until she reached her thirties, but boy was she wrong. Lisa is now in the 100 marathon club and has taken part in ultra runs, too. She has come last in a few races, mainly due to getting lost or extending her support to struggling runners rather than a lack of ability. Though she manages to play down the machine that she very clearly is throughout the entire book and doesn’t come across as gloating about her mammoth running achievements…that is a skill in itself when you realise just how inspiring a woman she really is. 

Lisa doesn’t go through the entire book talking simply about herself, though I’m certain she’d be able to fill several books about her varying experiences, but includes the many people she has met along the way and their experiences. The hurdles some of these people have overcome is enough to force you to dust off your trainers and go for a run, even if it’s a very slow run because Lisa professes to be just that….though I absolutely have my doubts on that point. The reason Lisa has managed to get to know so many people is because she embraces the social side of running. This is something which is of real interest to me, because of the time I’ve taken up running events are only just restarting and the fact I live in the arse end of nowhere and barely see a soul when I’m running outdoors!

If you are thinking about upping your game and entering events but there’s a niggling doubt lingering at the back of your mind, “I’m too slow.” “People will laugh at me.” “But, I’ll finish last…or not at all!” This book is for you. I swear by the end of it you won’t care if any of those things happen come race day because Lisa will talk you out of it!

Now, dust off your trainers and absolutely add this book to your arsenal of inspiration!

Sold by all good book retailers and also available in audiobook. I listened to the audiobook and found it engaging and superb, so much so I’m on my second listen of it!

If I was able to award this book a million stars, I absolutely would. It’s power and value should not be underestimated!

Where’d She Go?

You may have noticed I have been ever absent on this blog space, you may not have, I don’t know. The fact of the matter is I’ve been anything but absent from blogging! I absolutely intend to keep going here, and I’ll use it to review the vast amount of running books I’ve read recently!

If you want to know what I’ve been up to, please head over to my weekly blog which has been up and running since mid-April and I haven’t missed a week yet! I have noted there’s diet, sports and diabetic people been following this blog because this became a space to write about the drastic changes I made to my lifestyle over the past year and so it only seemed right I would write about it someplace…whilst I’m reserving those talks for my new blog, The Mid-life Crisis of a Sugar Rush Runner, I’ll still be writing about what I’m reading here, and trust me, I have got through A LOT of books! Follow me here: https://themidlifecrisisofasugarrushrunner.wordpress.com

First up! Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley. Alex or ‘Hemmo’ as she is known sort of accidentally fell into running, a bit like myself. I read this book after I completed the NHS Couch to 5k programme and started training for an Easter 10k run that I did for Roy Castle’s Lung Cancer Foundation trust managing to raise £90 for them. 

The book is written in an easy going conversational style which was thoroughly easy to read and enjoyable. I have seen a few reviews moaning there was too much about her story in the book and not enough tips and tricks. I absolutely disagree because I found both were plentiful between the pages.

I found the story of her London Marathon experience both touching and inspiring as she admits to bursting into tears during it due to the birth of her niece and the challenging time her sister went through prior to this with her husbands touch and go ill health.

About a week after finishing this book I witnessed a woman running past my very rural home and I swear to you, her breasts were just about slapping on her shoulders. My heart went out and I was torn between calling to tell her to read this book and consider the highly probable damage she is doing to her breast tissue or offering to e-mail her a discount code for Shock Absorber. Alas, she was rather quick and I’m not that brave and/or rude…after all, it’s her chest. 

The practical advice offered by Heminsly is invaluable, at the time of reading I half thought I might run a marathon one day and I’ve definitely retained the vast majority of tips included for that particular slice of madness.  I even commenced eyeliner testing and I’m please to say I’ve discovered some which will likely see me through! Yes, I am that mad…well, not really though, because if anyone snaps a photo of me sans makeup they won’t actually know who it is! LOL.

I also saw some reviews bemoaning this is a book for young people aspiring to run marathons and other races rather than just heading out for a jog. I’d also reverently disagree with that. This book goes some way to forcing a belief in yourself, allays any fears you may have and guides you into at least giving it a bash. Whilst the tips and tricks Heminsly serves up go someway to preparing you for race day as well, I thought it struck a nice balance.

If you want nothing to do with entering races whatsoever, then there are definitely titles out there for you without talking about that aspect of running, but I didn’t personally find them as enjoyable as this book, I will be reviewing them at a later date.

Admittedly, I did get an inkling of ‘holier than thou’ from the author at times and had to slap that notion out of myself because to go from nothing to running several races must invoke and extreme sense of pride that could come across as bragging. A new chapter would commence and that notion would soon be gone. Alex also discussed the difficulties she’s faced and went through some pretty rubbish experiences which will hopefully prepare you for your journey off the couch to your first marathon!

I listened to this title in audiobook and the narration was great if you prefer audio!

Available from all good book retailers!

I award this book 4.5 stars and thank the author immensely for sharing her story.   

Why I Cry

 Years ago my mother told me a story about how when I first watched the movie Watership Down I cried. Apparently, I told everyone it was because the sun was shining in my eyes.

I watched Dirty Dancing so many times the tape had to be replaced a few times, sometimes I would cry, others I wouldn’t. It remains the same to this day. This film is why I don’t suffer writers block often. I simply open YouTube and find the scene I need, watch it once or twice and I’m ready to rock and roll. If that doesn’t work I have a few other go to movie scenes as well, but you can’t expect me to give all my secrets away…

I grew up reading teen thrillers and romances, later discovering my love of Mills and Boon books and feeling every emotion of each of the characters.

Fast forward to an eighteen or nineteen year old me. I went to the cinema with four lads I worked with in the RAF to see The Green Mile. What a mistake. I’ll never forget the emotion building in me, until the lump in my throat was so thick I could no longer swallow the assault of tears. When the flood gates opened, against my will, there wasn’t a mere few tears trickling down my face. No. That would have been okay. I literally sat there shuddering and shaking as gut wrenching sobs filled the quiet room. I wanted to die of shame at the whole thing, it was so embarrassing.

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It’s the truth to say that there have been many times in my life where emotions have gotten the better of me for longer periods than the length of a movie or book scene and oftentimes for no apparent reason. It’s the lowest of the low times I recall having to lock myself in cupboards at work so I could sob, let everything out that had been building for hours, just like when I watched The Green Mile but in the absence of John Coffey being led to his tragic demise. If I allowed these emotions to come out people would ask me what the hell was wrong with me and I wouldn’t have been able to provide a reason. 

Many times from the age of twelve all the way into my thirties, I tumbled into the pits of utter despair and couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed for a week. Lying there on a spin cycle of tears and sleep inspired from the exhaustion of crying. In these times I’m not ashamed to admit I used prescription drugs and alcohol to get by, allowing anti-depressants to reset me. I put it that way because I have never used them as a long term solution to crippling depression. For me anti-depressants strip every emotion away…even joy and happiness and for me that’s as bad as as wishing I was dead. So, I took them for six to eight weeks, let the tears dry and my brain reset and chuck them in the bin. I know many people who simply can’t do that and wind back up in the mess I described without the anti-depressants and I’m not suggesting for a moment that makes you any less of a person or that you throw them away. I’m simply describing how they worked for me. 

I didn’t start writing until I was thirty, well not in earnest anyway. I’ve wrote since I could pick up a pen, but I didn’t know who I was until I hit thirty so never managed to produce anything coherent enough for others eyes to see it before that age. Since then I have managed to avoid dehabilitating depression. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve suffered low mood on a number of occasions, but never anything all consuming and crippling. 

I have wept and sobbed for my characters when I wrote them and even after, just thinking about them and whatever predicament they face. I well up whenever I go to a class assembly and see my children centre stage at school. Adverts make me cry. I try never to watch the news…so we won’t go there. Still, the main causation of cathartic tears remains the movies. Even when they’re not even particularly sad. 

This fact remains an absolute fascination to my ten year old daughter, she just doesn’t understand why I always cry at our Friday night movie night, which often goes into a Saturday night, too. This is what inspired this post. I think it’s because she fascinates me in the way that she doesn’t understand it. These days I no longer attempt to hold back the tears, I really enjoy the overwhelming emotion passing over me in response to what’s happening on the screen. I even cried at the end of Grease 2 the other week because it reminded me of something I missed. Sometimes it just feels so good to cry. All of the years I attempted to hide my tears when it came to fictional matters was because most people believe it displays their weakness. On the contrary, the ability to cry shows nothing but emotional strength. A good cry every now and then can feel so good, what better way to have your emotions out off the back of something fictional that your brain can let go of once the scene has finished? After all, crying over the real stuff that isn’t going away could leave you broken as it continually attacks. Especially in these times where tragedy and frustration is all around us and all consuming if we allow it to get to us. 

The truth of the matter is that I’m very emotional, so I was surprised to receive a comment from a co-worker who told me I didn’t seem the sort to write romance. Then I realised that most of my colleagues only experience the mildly pissed off to absolutely fucking livid side of me. Unfortunately, the consultant psychiatrist has witnessed the other side a number of occasions and had no idea how to handle a sobbing Lucy. So it’s probably for the best to leave the annoyed side of me at the office!

All too often, when we feel low, we try to push away the feelings of despair, keep busy and push the feelings away. Maybe just maybe, we could feel better if we just allowed ourselves to feel something through the eyes of others, be that a fictional character or not. Doing so displays empathy and emotional health. So, if you’re feeling low and need a little ‘pick me up’ might I suggest a really sad movie to rid yourself of the sadness inside? I’d be interested to know if it works for you!

If you’re looking for a book to make you shed a tear or two, then you could give Kissing Katie by moi a go. I certainly shed a few tears whilst I wrote it and used my own experiences with depression to craft the story. Come on, it wouldn’t be a proper post if I didn’t try to sell you something at the end! LOL! Currently it’s on sale at 99 little pennies or cents or available in KU. Links are below the image.

Also, I’ll be giving a signed paperback copy of the book away over the next few weeks, so if you’d like the chance to win it join my group: http://bit.ly/LTsLovlies

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FREE ebook + Paperback giveaway

Falling to Pieces was my debut novel, released in 2013. A while ago I blogged about heading back to the Falling Series because I missed my characters more than I could bear. I completely admit that leaving the series at two books was a HUGE mistake.

However, all is not lost…as part of NaNoWriMo 2019 book three will be penned. 

As part of the process Falling to Pieces has had an editorial overhaul. With Falling to Pieces being my debut it required a little clean up and I’ve even created a playlist for my readers on YouTube, you can listen here. 

Falling to Pieces is FREE for a limited time.

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I truly hope you’ll love Falling to Pieces as much as I do. I’m hoping the fruits of my first NaNo endeavour, Falling from Grace will be hitting your shelves in Spring 2020 But before that you’ll also have book two to read, Falling into You.

I would be grateful for your free book downloads and entries into my giveaways. But most of all your reviews once you’re done reading.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Lucy

***NEW RELEASE*** Drunk Boy by Aubrie Lee

Drunk Boy, is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
Buy or Borrow on Kindle Unlimited
Was it a push from above, or just too many shots? 

We were both drunk, that’s my excuse.
He had just broken up with his fiancé, that’s his excuse.
But we both want to do it again.

Miguel Mancinelli isn’t anybody’s idea of a typical Daddy.
He’s twenty-two years younger than Dallas Coulter.
He’s physically bigger, but too rough around the edges to take care of anyone, but himself and his club. 
Yet, the day they meet everything changes… can they really blame it on the drinks?

REVIEW – Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch

Okay, I’m going to hold my hands up here and admit that this is the first historical romance that I’ve read, or remember reading, I should say. I read that many Mills & Boon books when I was growing up, that it’s possible a few could have slipped in!

I spent a while reading psychological thrillers and I really enjoy that genre. Why am I mentioning this, I hear you ask? Well, THIS book right here is a historical romance and a thriller! Who’d have thunk it! It is brilliant!

I listened to this book on Audible for every spare second of my life over the past few weeks, and for the love of all that is holy I truly wished everyone in my house whole just STFU and I would have raced through it much quicker.

The story is set in Regency London where Aria Whitney has been sent to reside with her pregnant step-mother, much to her annoyance. Aria spent her youth travelling with her treasure hunting father, Gideon, following the tragic death of her mother. But when her father’s partner, John, arrives back in London half dead after something went terribly wrong Aria is determined to discover what has become of him.

The story unfolds that Gideon went missing after a discovery of a lifetime in Egypt, the finding of Cleopatra’s jewellery. Aria has a list of suspects within high-society and begins mingling in those circles in the hope of finding her father. She is wild and unruly, finding it difficult to fit in, also she is branded a ‘title hunter’ by the other women.

During her investigation, one of her suspects is Adam Willoughby, the Earl of Merewood. He’s handsome, rich and dominant. The dynamic between Aria and Adam is breathtaking!

I won’t spoil anything for you, but lets just say something goes terribly wrong, okay, lots of things go terribly wrong that will have you turning pages into the wee small hours of the night or, in my case, gaging your family and tying their arms behind their back! This historical romance is packed with mystery, excitement, romance, action and even mental health issues. I’m really not sure what more you could want from a book?

An easy FIVE STAR read.

Book links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

**REVIEW** Why Mummy Drinks & Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims.

I listened to both of these books from audible. Unfortunately, I read them out of order, which is part of the reason I’m doing a joint review of both titles because the thing is, I don’t have too much different to say about either of them! This may instantly put you off, however if you’re a mother please read on!

Why Mummy Drinks is the first in the series. Each title begins with the absolute optimism and determination every parent starts the month of September with. The joy of seeing your children embark on another school year sends each mother into a fit of renewed hope that the year ahead will provide fruit from your super organisation skills, all of their homework will be completed and handed in on time, they will skip through the school gates, on time of course, and be delighted to be educated. Your precious little moppets will rise each morning with an enthusiasm matching your own and everything will be just perfect this year…I swear, it will be nothing like the disaster of last year! Well, if you’re anything like me you will fail miserably in the first week, though it’s not for lack of trying!

Ellen works part time, in what appears to be a ‘money for old rope’ job. This comes with the perk of being able to work on an idea she has for an app game based on her feelings of inferiority in the playground and the ‘perfect mummies.’ Again, something I can totally relate to. I’ve never been a joiner and I can’t think of anything less I’d rather do than attend a PTA meeting or ‘coffee morning.’ I’d go as far as to proffer that I’d enjoy dousing myself with petrol before setting myself alight much more!

Ellen keeps her ideas quiet from her husband and goes ahead, builds and publishes her app. Of course she experiences ups and downs of self doubt and hope. Alas, she makes a mint and I was cheering her on! That’s not really a spoiler, because the reader suspects it anyway, I guess.

As with the second title, the book ends as the school year ends. Poor Ellen has had to put up with a lot throughout the book, but in my eyes she handles it in a hilarious way that had me in stitches throughout.

The second book of the series sees Ellen, having been made redundant apply for a full-time job, much to her husbands dismay and discouragement. Simon displays an attitude toward his children which I have heard escape the mouths of many women’s strangled cries of injustice; ‘It’s not babysitting! They’re your children, too!’ For those of you that do not possess a partner that sees the woman as being responsible for childcare, maybe it’s just the people I know and we have a predilection for arseholes! Oh, and the cooking and cleaning despite the fact you both work! I still think it’s hilarious how Ellen’s irksome husband, Simon, thinks lasagne is such an easy meal to prepare!

Anyhow, despite a second interview over the telephone taking place with the precious little moppets almost killing each other outside the bedroom door because, Simon who was meant to ensure their silence during the meeting, had a touch of ‘man flu’ and couldn’t possibly cope alone for ten minutes!

Ellen arrives at the swanky office block and quickly catches on to the fact that one of her colleagues is a mother and faces constant criticism for having time off. Although, this is played out with wit and hilarity it touches a deep rooted nerve with me. Her colleagues assume that Ellen is single and childless, she decides not to correct them. She manages perfectly with school commitments, such as the many dratted plays and school engagements bestowed unkindly on us working mothers, with many doctors and dentist appointments. She grows more and more of a guilty conscience for her colleague, who frankly works her arse off in order to get time off to attend such engagements and meets anger and disappointment from her when the truth finally surfaces. This scenario is delivered with such scathing accuracy. Bravo, Ms Sims!

Obviously, there’s plenty more story line covering Ellen’s antics as well!

Overall, what I must say about this series is that it resonated with me in so many different ways. The comical aspect of serious situations and stumbling blindly through motherhood felt effortlessly lighthearted. I can’t thank Gill Sims enough for her offerings!

I award FIVE easily given stars to both of these books!

Both books can be found on Gill Sims Amazon author page, she also has just released another in the series! Both links will open in a new page:

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Amazon UK

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Kissing Katie PREORDER and e-book competition!

Katie’s back and she’s SEXIER than ever with her gorgeous new cover 🙂

She’s available for pre-order on Amazon the pre-order price of 99p/99c, so don’t delay! Keep reading and I’ll give five lucky readers the chance to get a e-book kindle copy a day before the release for FREE! 🙂

Katie is an Iraq war widow and single mother to Jessica. Relationships were the last thing on her mind when she met up and coming rock star, Evan Waters on the London underground. But, Evan refuses to give up his pursuit.

Evan isn’t the kind of guy that a gal just walks away from though and she finally gives into his advances. Katie, eight years his senior, isn’t a stranger to heartbreak and makes a promise to herself not to hold him back after all, Evan is headed in a life direction that’s beyond even his wildest dreams.

Will Katie stick to her word and let him go when the time is right?

Official Blurb:

Iraq war widow Katie Simmons hasn’t considered giving love another chance since the devastating loss of her husband. She’s happy sharing her love with her six-year-old daughter, Jessica. What more could she want from life? 

Evan Waters is headed for the big time. He’s plowing his time, money and energy into recording Spires’ debut album. Following on in his British rock legend father’s footsteps, he has big shoes to fill, a mission made more difficult by his alcoholic mother. 

When Katie and Evan meet on the London Underground, she denies his advances. Evan must find a way to demolish the walls she’s built around her heart. But even if he’s successful, will he be able to provide her with the commitment she deserves and still fulfill his ambitions?

Competition time:

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If you’re too late for the competition, or you don’t want to miss out on the pre-order price, here’s the links! Please be sure to like my Facebook page and look out for competitions! Thanks for reading 🙂

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Chrissie Bradshaw Spotlight

Today, I’m welcoming fellow RNA author, Chrissie onto my blog. I met Chrissie at the 2016 RNA annual conference. I seem to recall her being green with envy when she spotted me outside stylishly sporting leopard print silky pyjamas and rocking heated rollers…Bet Lynch eat your heart out!

Paws in books

I like it when a pet is a minor character in a novel I’m reading. Animals sneak into my own writing too. I suppose including them depends on whether paws tread over your everyday life or not.

In ‘ A Jarful of Moondreams’, the Moon family have an Egyptian Mau with a huge personality that can’t be ignored. Did I mention that I once had a wonderful Egyptian Mau? We really do write from experience. 

I needed a fiesty little dog who would win the heart of an old lady in ‘The Barn of Buried Dreams’. Before I knew it, I was writing about a Welsh terrier. Did I mention that a Welsh terrier is the bane of my life? At least I could make my fictional Welshie, Bracken a well-behaved little fella. 

My own little terror has been through enough adventures to merit his own novel. For instance, one day I wanted a sundrenched stroll and I got a drenched Sunday stroll! It was quite a day and Oscar almost drowned. 

Oscar and I were walking on the beach with my friend and her lab, Ruby before lunch and the beach was really busy so we decided to walk around the old outdoor swimming pool as it was deserted at that end.

The pool runs alongside the beach and the sea at the other side of the pool is deep when the tide is medium to high but the barrier is waist height with railings after that so it seems safe and I wasn’t worried about Oscar, who detests water.

After a couple of minutes of walking along and watching the dogs race around the inner well where the pool had once been, I couldn’t see him and thought he must have hightailed it back onto the beach. I called him and a man from high up on the top prom called back, ‘Your dog’s slipped into the water!’

I just couldn’t believe it and ran to look over the high wall where he was pointing to see a drop of at least 10 foot and deep choppy sea water ( there are rip tide signs around this bit of the beach) I verged on hysterics because I couldn’t see Oscar. 

The man called out, ‘He’s scrabbling to try to get back up the wall!’ But Oscar was so far below I couldn’t see him.

We all sprinted back to the beach and I waded in to the ice cold sea up to waist height but then the sea bed fell away to rocks and deeper. The lovely man had run down to us and came into the sea too. He had the foresight to remove his jacket (I was just in there quilted coat and all) and he told me to stay put and he’d swim around to find him. I was frantic in case he’d drowned and worried in case he barky-faced the swimmer away. After a lifetime, the man swam back with Oscar under his arm and I gave them both the biggest hug! Our hero just shook off the water and picked up his coat and went back to his friends soaking wet! What if he hadn’t been around? 

Some day, that scene might just appear as a first encounter of the hero in one of my novels. I much prefer my pet drama to be contained in my books where I can control the outcome. 

Biography

Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist’s Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker and a tenacious trainer of her welsh terrier, Oscar.
A JARFUL of MOONDREAMS, a contemporary story about family relationships, secrets and how dreams can come true, is her first novel. 
THE BARN OF BURIED DREAMS, a contemporary story about two sisters who are struggling after the death of their mother, is out now as an ebook and a paperback.
Chrissie has always loved match-making a book to a reader. Writing the kind of book she loves to read takes this a step further. When Chrissie is not writing or reading, you will find her walking Oscar on the beach, trying to avoid the gym and spending time with her family and friends.
Chrissie enjoys tweeting to readers on @ChrissieBeee
Her instagram account is chrissie_bradshaw_author
Her blog is http://www.chrissiebradshaw.com
and she has a Chrissie Bradshaw author page on Facebook.
She would love to hear from readers.

Buried Dreams by Chrissie Bradshaw

Erin and Heather Douglas are struggling. Their mother’s death has left a void in their family and everyday life has side-lined their dreams. 

Erinhas buried herself away in the family home and left her stage career. By hiding away, she is avoiding the pain of returning to London and the acting world where her ex-fiancé is enjoying success and a new relationship. When she meets charismatic Texan Jackson McGee, she wrestles with her feelings for him. Should she trust another man?

Heather is juggling babies, work, a rocky marriage and running on wine. An overheard conversation makes her ask, would Mark cheat on her?

Can the sisters help one another to face their fears, dust off and revive those dreams and find joy in life?

As soon as I started talking to the characters, I knew I was hooked.’ 5 star review  

‘This is a book with a number of serious threads running through it that make the whole so much more than the sum of it’s parts… a very well written story and the characters are so well rounded that you really feel for them and hope that everything will turn out right for them all.’ 5 star review

‘This is the second book I’ve read by this author and it didn’t disappoint. Like the first book, the characters are believable and have you involved in their lives from the start.’ 5 star review 

Thanks for doing me, Chrissie! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us 🙂

Grab your copy of THE BARN OF BURIED DREAMS:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1719995176

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A little something for the weekend…

I’m back with a gift for all of my followers. It occurred to me, once back on the writing train that I haven’t run a promotion on my first book since 2016! I’m such a bad person! So, if you’re looking for a gritty, tense, paranormal read this weekend, look no further!

For just 99 of your pennies or cents for an almost 5 star read, I mean, what’s half a star between friends? Or if you are the proud owner of an Amazon Prime membership it’s completely FREE!

Falling to Pieces by L.T. Kelly

When Teagan Lewis moves from rural Montana to the bright lights of London with her maker Thomas, she expects to live as harmoniously as she has for the last one hundred-fifty years.
Teagan didn’t know she had a heart or soul until she met Marc Romano. 
However, it quickly becomes clear that Marc is forbidden fruit. All the signs that he isn’t human were there from the beginning, but she chose to ignore them…to her peril.
Can she simply walk away from this mesmerising stranger? Or should she risk her immortality to be with the man she has fallen in love with?

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Falling-Pieces-L-T-Kelly-ebook/dp/B00E6SH4VK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548496895&sr=8-1&keywords=Falling+to+pieces+lt+kelly

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Falling-Pieces-L-T-Kelly-ebook/dp/B00E6SH4VK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548497396&sr=8-1&keywords=Falling+to+Pieces+by+LT+Kelly

Have a great weekend! 🙂