It’s been fairly quiet here as far as the Last Regress camp is concerned. September has been a slow month, and to be honest I’ve been a little caught up in my health concerns, but this morning put a big smile on my face for two good reasons.
I woke up this morning to find this lovely 5 star review waiting for me on Amazon.co.uk, and then I discovered that I was featured in an author interview & spotlight on JeanzBookReadNReview.
So all in all it makes for a happy Tuesday 🙂
From Amazon: For Nicola Mills, approaching middle age doesn’t seem so bad as she enjoys the settled, ordered life she has always dreamed of. Cracks start to appear, however, with the arrival of her mother, whose chaotic life threatens to overshadow Nicola’s routine. Life becomes even more uncertain when she loses her job but, encouraged by her friend Lizzie, Nicola embraces the opportunity to follow her dream and opens a seafront cafe. Fate it seems has other ideas though and, when one of her of her employees goes missing, Nicola is thrown into a dangerous world of crime and murder, which leaves her dreams in tatters.
Dare To Lose, is a novel about friendship, loyalty and strength in the face of adversity. By losing everything, will Nicola finally be able to live?
I love a book that you can lose yourself in and identify with the characters, and this definitely falls into that category. Right from the start I found myself getting angry with other characters on Nicola’s behalf, a sure sign that my mind is lost in the story and a good sign that the writer has achieved their goal of creating a convincing world for the reader.
This is a gritty story of an ordinary woman drawn into a world of crime and forced to watch her life spiralling out of control, whilst trying to keep things together. It never loses sight of what really matters though, that through everything the friendships and love these people have for each other must survive.
This is the first E.L. Lindley book I have read but it certainly won’t be my last. A great read.
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So, time for a wee little update to let you all know what I’ve been doing.
To be honest not much has really changed in the Last Regress camp since my last update. I’ve been doing lots of plugging away trying to market the book, which of course as all indie authors will know cuts into my writing time in a major way. This means that work on Running For A Life is much further behind than I thought it would be by now, but hopefully I can rectify that soon.
I have to admit I went into something of a radio silence mode at the end of last week, my doctor cheerfully informed me that the Connective Tissue Disease I have appears to be getting worse and didn’t bat an eyelid at signing yet another medical certificate for yet another month. No light at the end of that tunnel yet, and so I did the hiding under a rock thing!
No point in focussing on the negative though, and so I shall concentrate my efforts on something positive: my writing. Of course if I could suddenly begin to sell thousands of copies of Last Regress that would be awesome, but hey, it’s ticking away slowly but surely (kind of like me :)). If anyone reading this has read the book and enjoyed it, if you have a few minutes to spare I’d really appreciate it if you could pop a review on Amazon though. Reviews really do make a difference when people are thinking about whether or not to buy a book.
Only a few minutes left and it’s Tuesday, my wedding anniversary. Nineteen years and it really doesn’t feel like it. I would say that I love him just as much as I did that day but that wouldn’t be true, I love him so much more, he’s my sweetie pie 🙂