‘The Hairdryer Died Today’ (and other short stories) by Alison Lingwood

‘The Hairdryer Died Today’ (and other short stories)

by Alison Lingwood

Coming soon!!

👉 3rd May 2022 👈

To coincide with Deaf Awareness Week.

Raising funds for the British Deaf Association.


The Hairdryer Died Today is a collection of more than thirty short stories. All profits will be donated to the British Deaf Association.

The Further Adventures of Poppy and Amelia by @MishaHerwin & Maddy Harrisis #PublicationDay

The Further Adventures of Poppy and Amelia 

by Maddy Harrisis (Author), Misha Herwin (Author)

Paperback Publication Day – 31 March 2022

Poppy and Amelia were looking forward to the new term until the mysterious Bayonica Duvane joins class 7C. Then strange events start happening to their classmates and Poppy and Amelia are blamed even though the apprentice witches know exactly who is behind it all. Who is Bayonica Duvane? Why is she so determined to cause trouble for Poppy and Amelia and their vampire friend Mia? And most importantly of all – how can they stop her?

As with book one all proceeds will go to Blood Cancer UK in memory of Posy Miller, Misha’s daughter and Maddy’s aunt.


Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston @ClaraVal

“Beautifully written, feel-good fiction!” ★★★★★

“I loved this book! It was warm, funny and engaging.” ★★★★

Elle’s A to Z of Love

by Claire Huston

Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Katie Fforde and Phillipa Ashley.

Treat yourself to this gorgeous romantic read. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or at any time of the year!


happy reading!

Author recommendation

Martha Engber recommends Bowen’s Book Publicity.

30 November 2021  · 

I give Kerry Parsons a 5-star rating for all of the following reasons:

— She answered my query quickly and enthusiastically regarding my social media promotion needs for my book “Winter Light,” 2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner of Young Adult Fiction (https://tinyurl.com/2h33mdd9)

— She charged reasonable rates for basic services allowed me the flexibility to mix and match what I wanted.

— She posted on time across all platforms and included a long list of appropriate hashtags.

— I sent her about 4 promotional graphics and she used them to create about a dozen dynamic graphics, some of which include animation.

— She was very pleasant to work with!

Thank you to Martha for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to promote Winter Light!

You will find all author reviews/recommendations here –https://www.facebook.com/bowensbookpublicity/reviews

The Stars Will Shine Again: Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time. Edited by Emma Mitchell @emmamitchellfpr

The Stars Will Shine Again: Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time

The Stars Will Shine Again is a collection of short stories from your favourite authors who have come together to deliver you a Christmas read with a twist.

With true war tales that will break your heart, gritty crimes that will shake you to your core, magic and mystery, and heart-warming tales of love lost and found, this anthology has something for everyone. And, with every penny made being sent to support our troops you’re helping our heroes, one page at a time.

From authors such as Malcolm Hollingdrake, Tony Forder, Val Portelli, and Andrew Barrett, and several debut authors, including Sarah Hardy and Yvonne Bastian, you are in for one heck of a ride.

The Stars Will Shine Again is the perfect Christmas gift for the bookworms in your life.

A Note from Emma Mitchell:

As the blurb tells us, The Stars Will Shine Again is a multi-genre collection of short stories compiled to raise money for our armed forces and every penny made from the sales of both the digital and paperback copies will be donated to the charity Help for Heroes. Covid has made fundraising a difficult job for everyone, so it’s an honour to able to do something like this and I’m thankful to everyone involved. With huge thanks going once again to Amanda Horan for her support and fabulous cover design. You can find her at Let’s Get Booked.

I’ve picked the best of the submissions to bring you a thrilling book which is perfect for dipping into at lunchtime or snuggling up with on a cold winter’s night. I have been completely blown away by the support from the writing and blogging community, especially the authors who submitted stories and bloggers who have been so generous with their time to help advertise and spread the word.

There isn’t a person in the country who hasn’t benefited from the sacrifices our troops, past and present, have made for us and they all deserve our thanks.

It has been an honour working on these stories, and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have.

Pre-order now!

#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories — Emma The Little Bookworm

I’m over the moon to be sharing the cover for The Stars Will Shine Again. This is the second anthology I’ve complied to raise money for Help for Heroes and it’s an honour to be working for this wonderful charity again. The first book, When Stars Will Shine, is on offer now, so pop over […]

#CoverReveal The Stars Will Shine Again ~ Helping Our Heroes One Page at A Time #HelpForHeroes #CharityBook #ShortStories — Emma The Little Bookworm

The Hanging Tree (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 4) by Misha Herwin @MishaHerwin

The Hanging Tree

(Adventures of Letty Parker Book 4)

by Misha Herwin

The power of the Dark Ones is growing once more. Watching from their rooftop perches, the gargoyles and dragons have all the gossip they could ever want. Deadly night eels slither through the city streets. The thief taker is on the prowl. And Jebediah Hill is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Letty discovers that Jeb, her oldest friend, has been keeping secrets, yet refuses to reveal them even though he knows he will pay a terrible price. Letty Parker and Associates set out on a race to save Jeb from The Hanging Tree.
And time is running out…


Previous books in the series….

City of Secrets (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 1)

Bridge of Lies (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 2)

Island of Fear (Adventures of Letty Parker Book 3)

 5-star reviews!

All can be found on Misha Herwin’s Amazon Author Page – https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Misha-Herwin/e/B0034P2O9I?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1637834606&sr=1-2

happy reading!

Winter Light by Martha Engber @MarthaEngber  2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book – a fully immersive experience” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart breaking and absorbing” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars A must read….an absolute education in complexity” – Amazon reviewer

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute triumph!” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Warning: You won’t be able to put Winter Light down. Sleep will be missed.” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Realistic, haunting” – Amazon reviewer

“5.0 out of 5 stars – A fantastic book well worth the read” – Amazon reviewer

2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction

Winter Light

by Martha Engber

WINTER LIGHT is the story of 15-year-old Mary Donahue of suburban Chicago, a kid on the cusp of failure during the brutal blizzard winter of 1978-79, the end of a hard luck, hard rock era sunk in the cynical aftermath of the Vietnam War.

The language of WINTER LIGHT is simple and stark as Mary’s internal landscape. Though a smart, beautiful kid, she’s a motherless girl raised by an uneducated, alcoholic father within an extended family of alcoholics and addicts. Aware that she’s sinking, she’s desperate to save herself and so reaches out to an unlikely source, Kathleen, a nice, normal kid from English class.

But when the real storm hits, the full force of a harsh adult world almost buries Mary. Only then does she learn that the only difference between life and death is knowing when to grasp an extended hand.


Amazon universal link: https://tinyurl.com/2h33mdd9

Bookshop.org (independent bookstores): https://bookshop.org/books/winter-light/9781925965445 

indibound.org: https://www.indiebound.org/search/book?keys=winter+light 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winter-light-martha-engber/1137293647

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Winter_Light.html?id=b76SzQEACAAJ 

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/winter-light-by-martha-engber 

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/gr/book/winter-light/id1524375706 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gr/en/ebook/winter-light-4 


Martha Engber is the author of WINTER LIGHT, a 2021 IPPY Gold Medal Winner in Young Adult Fiction, which enjoys 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. She’s also the author of THE WIND THIEF, a novel, and GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS, a resource for writers. She’s had a play produced in Hollywood and fiction and poetry published in the Aurorean, Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, and other journals. A freelance editor, workshop facilitator and speaker, she lives in California with her husband, bike, and surfboard.

Website/blog: https://marthaengber.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martha.engber.1 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marthaengber

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marthaengber/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martha-engber-a2a429a/

Facebook fan page (Martha Engber’s Creatives): https://www.facebook.com/MarthasCreatives/

GoodReads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/674291.Martha_Engber

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCISxGw4d3NVpr_ImzXzvZ9A?view_as=subscriber

Perfect for Halloween! Echoes Of Home and Amongst The Mists by M. L. Rayner @M_L_Rayner

Perfect for Halloween!

By M. L. Rayner

Echoes Of Home: A Ghost Story

After accepting a generous opportunity to start afresh, Leslie Wills, a young man from Stoke-on-Trent, eagerly begins his long-distance journey to the Scottish Highlands of Elphin, a settled village that sits huddled amongst the dominating mountains. Its people are welcoming, and the beauty of the land is great. But deep within its Highland paths, a location rests hidden from the public’s eye. A location which entices you to learn the truth of its troubled past. But once you bear witness to its sights and sounds, its presences will never allow you to forget.
Uncover the truth, Journeying back to a forgotten time. With a plot full of secrets and suspicion that will leave you longing for answers.

“5.0 out of 5 stars – I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down.” – Amazon reviewer.


Amongst The Mists

It was the most anticipated summer break of their young lives.
For Bran Lampshire, that summer of 1986 would be far different. The lure of a wilderness adventure sends him and his friends on a troublesome journey that would see them far from home and into the isolated shadows of the Sleathton Estate. In a forgotten land where nature thrives, an unexplained mist settles upon the shaded grounds. And stories were told of events so chilling, they were forcibly buried over time.
Lose yourself beneath the endless trees. And discover that legends are sometimes so much more than ghost stories.

“5.0 out of 5 stars – Chilling, creepy, enthralling, atmospheric.” – Amazon reviewer.

Both books are available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited #Hardcover #Paperback


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