I've decided that, because there's rather a lot happening at the moment, a monthly round-up might be in order.
First up, we had a brilliant launch party and reading for Den when his book WITCHSIGN was published earlier this month by HarperVoyager. Den did a reading and a Q&A with editor Vicky Leech and the evening was a great success, not least because Natasha Bardon was accompanied by her very sweet puppy AND we sold out of all the books in store. :-)
If you haven't had a chance to read a copy of WITCHSIGN yet, it's been getting fabulous reviews from bloggers and authors, including Robin Hobb who said: ‘Witchsign triggered that "I can’t wait to get back to it" feeling in me. The current of the story caught me right away and I was swept along with the characters. Den Patrick hit the perfect mix of immediate action and characters I cared about.' I'm currently editing his second book and it's just as amazing as the first - if not even better!
Heather's novel EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU was published last month to fabulous reviews, including from Rosamund Lupton, who said it was 'Black Mirror meets Gone Girl'.
Heather has been busy doing events and interviews - there's a nice piece currently in The Big Issue with her and the website Culturefly had EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU as one of ten crime/thriller novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Heather will also be appearing with me in Derby in a few weeks' time at Edge-Lit. She's on a panel discussing Dystopian fiction and then will be running a workshop on writing in that area. You can check out the schedule here.
At the end of last week, I was thrilled to get these beauties in the post. Finished copies of Nick's debut novel which is out July 17th with Titan Books. It has foil, is very shiny - and looks stunning. It also has amazing quotes from Russell T Davies, Mark Millar ('James Bond meets Indiana Jones . . . a rip-roaring adventure') and Genevieve Cogman and also featured in Marie Claire as a must-read book - they called it 'A deliciously wild fantasy combining some of the genre's best elements.'
You really need to go pre-order a copy. :-)
Also in the post were the highly-anticipated US finished copies of Sam's debut fantasy CITY OF LIES (not to be confused with the Johnny Depp film - they totally riffed off our title! :-) ).
This novel has not only had amazing quotes from bestselling authors including Robin Hobb, Terry Brookes, Kate Elliott, John Gwynne and Adrian Tchaikovsky, but it's also been racking up some fabulous reviews from book bloggers. Here are just a couple of them, here and here. I am VERY excited to see this fantasy hit the shelves. It's publishing in the US 3rd July (that's next Tuesday America, just in time for some holiday reading!!) and in the UK 23rd August (I know, I know - we have to wait a little longer UK peeps).
A recently signed client, John has been busy doing the proofreading on his next novel due out in April next year. But that's too long I hear you wail...well, in the meantime, if you haven't already discovered the series of The Faithful and Fallen, lucky you - you're in for a treat.
Malice, Valour, Ruin and Wrath are a tremendous series and his new book A Time of Dread is available in PB on 6th Sepetmber in the UK. John's over on Twitter as well now, posting about his writing, his dogs, and when he's not writing or on social media, he's part of his local Viking shieldwall. Oh yes - this is man who takes his research seriously!