Thursday, 29 November 2018

Cover Reveal: The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis

A Wildstone Novel
By Jill Shalvis
Release date: June 18, 2019

Two sisters who just might be lemons in life and love… True or not, they know one thing -- you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask in THE LEMON SISTERS.

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When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.

Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.

But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.

The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing — you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

Spotlight & Extract: #galaxygirl by Bev Smith

#galaxygirl by Bev Smith

You hate school. Your family is beyond annoying. Your only friend comes from a different planet, and she’s about to leave.
What’s a girl to do?
Fed up with life on Earth, Esme stows away on the spaceship taking Stella back to Planet Kratos.
So begins Esme’s adventure into a world beyond the stars. A world of strange creatures, thrilling journeys, heroic rescues and instant fame.
Oh, and school. Lots of school.
Along the way she discovers that friends may be greener on the other side, but they still can’t be trusted.
Millions and billions of light years away from Earth, she sets in motion a plan to escape. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t about to let their prize exhibit leave anytime soon…

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#galaxygirl features a series of blog posts written by Esme to help her mum ‘come to terms’ with her decision to run away and live in outer space. The following extract serves as the prologue, and features a letter Esme writes to her mum:


Dear Reader,

If you come across this blog, please tell my mum about it. She doesn’t ‘do’ the internet.
She lives here:
Miss Melanie Tickle,
12 Daisy Way,
Planet Earth

Hi Mum,

So, I guess you’ve noticed I’m missing? You’ve probably asked my teachers and the kids at school where I am by now. Well, they’re telling the truth, I’m not with them.
You see, the thing is, I’m actually in outer space. Don’t panic though, I’m having a blast! It’s AMAZING. They’ve got all kinds of exciting stuff going on up here, you’d love it!
Gravity is totally overrated - in space no one sees you wobble.
Brilliant. ￿
So anyway, I was abducted by aliens. Although, I allowed myself to be abducted so, technically, I ran away.
I honestly didn’t expect to end up quite so far though. I thought we were just going to see the moon, whizz around the stars and hang out for a bit, before heading back.
I’m on a planet called Kratos. Stella’s here too. You were right about her, but she’s not just a bit weird, she’s an alien. She’s one of the nicer ones though. She saved me from falling off the edge of a galactic crater yesterday, rocketing across from the other side in 0.22 nanoseconds. Sounds impossible, I know, but it’s a piece of cake for her. And not just any old cake either – the kind of cake that has glittery fancy icing with cream doodles, topped off with those sprinkly bits. The kind that stands out from the cake crowd. Like the ones Gran used to make…
I miss you much more than I thought I would, but I don’t miss your boyfriends. Especially the latest one. To be honest, most of the stuff which used to upset me doesn’t seem so important now that I’m millions and billions of light years away from home.
I’m still biting my nails, but the good news is they grow back much quicker here in outer space.
Stella said I should find a way to tell you about everything that’s happened, to help you ‘come to terms’ with my departure. I’ll tell you the whole story right from the start, so keep coming back to my blog.
Love you round the world and back again.

Bev Smith has been a secondary school teacher, saleswoman, waitress, wages clerk, youth worker and holiday park entertainments manager. She has scuba dived the Barrier Reef, lived in a village in Namibia, worked for a charity in Thailand, flown over Victoria Falls and paddled in the sea at Bournemouth.
Having single-parented her three daughters, she’s been ferociously playing catch up with this writing lark. She recently completed a Masters in Writing for Children at Winchester University. #galaxygirl is her debut middle-grade book.

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