As you might know if you’ve been reading this blog, Leonard is a man who appreciates a good slow pint and a nice fragrant tomato plant. He is living happily as a widowed gardener when he finds something mysterious in one of his wife’s old handbags. Then his whole life starts to unravel…
Here’s a link to the entire first chapter of my new novel, The Blue Handbag, which follows Leonard as he becomes a reluctant detective. The book is available now but officially out on Monday. Or just skip reading the first chapter and buy the book – you already know it’s going to be the perfect summer read ; ) Here it is on Amazon UK, or it’s only £5.49 ($9) at The Book Depository including free worldwide delivery. Change the currency at the top right hand corner.
I’m also giving away ten of my books. To qualify for the draw, all you have to do is write a short review of The Blue Handbag and post it online before the end of September. It doesn’t need to be long – a sentence will be fine. Post it anywhere – Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog if you have one, and then email me the link. If you win you can choose from any of my books, including my next novel Thaw before it comes out, and the competition is open to everyone regardless of where you live. If you’ve already written a review that counts too!
And don’t forget the offer of fifteen minutes of fame. As you know I’m interviewing 100 people who’ve read one of ten pass-it-on copies of The Blue Handbag at 100 Readers, and I’m also doing mini-interviews with other readers (the latest is with Donna Safford, here). If you’d like to do a mini-interview, drop me an email when you’ve finished the book.
That WAS a link-heavy post. I’ll go back to talking about slugs and Fiat 500s next week.
Have fabulous weekends x