Traces of Her & The Secret Sister October & November 2019

Hello All

I hope this little update finds you all well.

It’s been an exciting writerly two months in this neck of the woods, kicking off on October 25th with the eBook publication of TRACES OF HER. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought a copy. If you enjoyed it, I’m always SO grateful for reviews on Amazon, Kobo and Goodreads – they make such a difference as to how much notice retailers pay to the book

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HERE is the link to my Amazon page if you wanted to leave one. Thanks so much if you do.

At the moment TRACES OF HER is only 99p on eBook – so a great time to download if you haven’t already. Or maybe you could gift the eBook as a Christmas present – I think it’s quite clever that you can gift eBooks now.

The Audiobook and Paperback editions of TRACES OF HER are out in January, and I had a brilliant time in London with my editor listening to the amazing Rose Robinson narrate the audiobook – I can promise you she does an outstanding performance.

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In other news THE SECRET SISTER, the psychological suspense that I’ve co-written with the lovely author Karen Clarke, is out on eBook on January 10th and available to pre-order now at 99p.

I’m thrilled to say that I’ve now raised over £7800 for Cancer Research UK in my sister’s memory from HER LAST LIE eBook sales.  In other exciting news HER LAST LIE is coming out in paperback in April 2020.   I also did a talk for the Hitchin Rotary Club, who made a lovely donation to Cancer Research UK to boost the fundraising.

I’ve now completed the first draft of my fourth psychological thriller, which is now with my lovely editor. I’m hoping she enjoys it. It will be published in July 2020.

And that’s about it for now. I hope you are all have great weekends.

Amanda XX

Amanda Brittany August & Sept News

Can you believe it’s the middle of September already? I love the autumn, though – well apart from raking up all the leaves in the garden.

So now autumn is here, I’m getting excited about the publication of TRACES OF HER. It’s just over a month until the Kindle version will be out in the world. And, despite this being my third book, it is as thrilling as ever. I’m delighted by the amazing reviews on NetGalley so far. Here are a few that have seen me dancing around the room. (Not a pretty sight!)

5 STAR This book was incredible! It had guessing all over the place and the wow moments kept coming! Even the ending was impressive! Melissa NetGalley Reviewer

5 STAR Traces of Her is a clever psychological thriller that held my attention from start to finish! The characters felt real and there were plenty of twists and turns. Recommended! Malia NetGalley Reviewer 

5 STAR One of the best books I’ve read for mystery, drama, intrigue and dysfunctional families. Lori NetGalley Reviewer

TRACES OF HER is out on Oct 25th on Kindle. It will also be out in paperback in January and as an audiobook. If you would like to pre-order (please, please pre-order) it’s available on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books & Googleplay.  Click HERE for the Amazon link.

Those who’ve read TELL THE TRUTH  will know that it’s set partly in beautiful Sligo, around the area my grandfather was born, so I was delighted to be interviewed by the Sligo Weekender about my book and why I set it there. 

I had a delicious afternoon tea in London a few weeks ago with my editors Cara Chimirri and Belinda Toor. It was so sad to say goodbye to the brilliant and lovely Cara, but I was delighted to have a lovely chat with Belinda who is equally amazing. I know without doubt my books are in safe hands.

I’m also thrilled to share news that I have signed a two-book deal with HQ Digital/HarperCollins for two psychological thrillers that my lovely friend Karen Clarke and I co-wrote. THE SECRET SISTER will be out on Kindle in January 2020, and an audiobook and paperback will follow.

I’m presently writing novel 4, and I’ve just reached the halfway mark- YAY! Real life has been quite hard and hampered production a wee bit – but I’m getting there, and I now know my characters really well, and feel I’m well on my way towards another twisty psychological thriller.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Amanda X

June & July 2019

Yesterday was cover reveal day for my third psychological thriller Traces of Her which comes out on Kindle on October 25th, and in audiobook and paperback in January.

I still find it hard to believe I’m lucky enough to write and be published in my favourite genre, and that part of my life feels a little surreal at times – as though it’s not really happening to me.

Here’s the blurb of Traces of Her to tempt you:

An unsolved murder.
 
No one believed Gail Millar killed her sister and then herself eighteen years ago. But if anyone knows the truth about what happened that night, they’re keeping it to themselves.
 
A missing girl. 
 
Rose’s step sister, Willow, is always disappearing off somewhere without notice. But something feels different this time. When she receives a mysterious package from Willow containing photographs of four men, one of whom she is sure is a murderer, Rose realises she needs to find her sister and uncover the truth about her past.
 
Time is running out. 
 
Someone knows where Willow is and what happened to the sisters all those years ago. And they will do anything to stop the truth from coming out.
 
Can Rose find Willow and the answers she needs, before it’s too late? blurb to tempt you:

If you would like to pre-order Traces of Her – that would be amazing – here are the links:

Amazon UK HERE

Googleplay HERE

Kobo HERE

I’m thrilled to say it’s also available in the US, Australia and Canada.

June and July have been exciting months, kicking off with my first ever author talk for the Good Afternoon Club at Stotfold Library.

I’m not going to lie, I was so nervous! But it was such a lovely group of people, and I soon relaxed, and actually really enjoyed it. In fact, I’m trotting along to The Rotary Club, Hitchin, in September to do another.

July saw me attend two wonderful parties in London. The HarperCollins Summer Party at The V & A, and The Kate Nash Literary Agency’s 10th Anniversary Garden Party.

Both were fantastic events, where I met up with friends old and new – and I was even lucky enough to have a sneaky photo with Radio 1 DJ, Greg James.  

Again, it all felt a little surreal.

Now, after all that fun, I’m tucked away with my laptop working flat out on writing novel 4. I’ve just reached 13,000 words and counting!

I do have some exciting news to follow, once I’m allowed to share it – so please do check in again soon.

Thank you for visiting.

Amanda X

May News. Amanda Brittany.

Traces of Her is presently with my editor, after the structural edits that I finished at the beginning of the month. I will hear from her this week with the next step – but it was lovely to hear from her last week to say ‘all my hard work has paid off’ PHEW! It doesn’t seem possible that I’ll have another book out in October!  Traces of Her is mainly set in Cornwall, with chapters set in Old Stevenage and Old Welwyn too.

I’m now working on my fourth novel – and relieved to be 3,000 words in, and that everything is taking shape in my head. At the moment it will be set in The Isle of Wight which if I feel is the perfect setting for the story.

I’m also planning my first ever author talk at the moment. It will be at Stotfold Library on 5th June – which is NEXT WEEK. I confess I’m nervous, but it’s a nice cozy library, so fingers crossed all will go well. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Finally, I’ve just noticed on Amazon UK that TELL THE TRUTH in paperback is on offer at  £7.84 – a huge drop. If you fancy a copy.  Just click HERE

Thanks, as always, for all your support.

Amanda X

 

 

 

 

 

April & May 2019 News from Amanda Brittany

April and May have been very exciting months in my writing world! And I’m thrilled to say I’m now signed with The Kate Nash Literary Agency, and represented by Kate Nash, who is amazing!

https://katenashlit.co.uk/

I was lucky enough to meet Kate last Friday, when my lovely editor Cara Chimirri took us both out to lunch at The Ivy near Tower Bridge, which has the most amazing views of The Thames.

 

 

 

 

 

The next piece of exciting news is HQ Digital, HarperCollins has signed me in a further book deal to write two more psychological thrillers for them. I’ve just finished my structural edits for book 3 ‘Traces of Her’ which comes out in October, so can’t wait to dive into book 4!

And finally, I was thrilled to see a fantastic review from The Bookish Mummy on Tell The Truth in ‘Inside Hitchin’ a gorgeous local magazine.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Amanda X

 

Traces of Her by Amanda Brittany

Just a little post today to say I’m thrilled to announce the title of my third novel, which will be out digitally later this year, and in paperback in January 2020.

 

I’m delighted with the title which was chosen by my editor and the team at HQ Digital. TRACES OF HER fits my third novel perfectly…

More news about what it’s about coming soon – but I can promise you it’s a psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns you hopefully won’t see coming. :o)

Thank you for all your support.

Amanda X

 

 

 

 

Novel 3 by Amanda Brittany (March 2019)

I’ve been busy during February and the beginning of March working on novel 3. And I’m thrilled, and relieved, to say the first draft is now with my lovely editor. Fingers crossed she likes it.

I love getting to the end of the first draft, as I feel I know my characters well, and I know what they would and wouldn’t do, and would and wouldn’t say. I can visualise them in the main setting of the novel, which is a village in Cornwall. In fact, I’ve grown so fond of one of my characters, that I feel a bit guilty about what I’ve put her through!

Book three has a chilling new title, chosen by my editor and the team at HQ Digital. I’m delighted with it, and will be sharing it with you next week, when it should appear on Amazon.

I’m thrilled how well Tell the Truth has been received by lovely readers. It’s the best thing ever for a writer to get good feedback on their writing. So thank you if you’ve reviewed it – it’s so appreciated.

The paperback of Tell the Truth is out now – and has appeared on the shelf of my local Waterstones which was a very exciting moment I couldn’t resist photographing. :o)

In June I’ll be doing my first ever talk as a writer. It takes place at Stotfold Library, and I’m nervous and excited in equal measures. I hope I don’t come over tongue-tied!

I think that’s about it for now,

Best wishes,

Amanda X

TELL THE TRUTH, HER LAST LIE & NOVEL 3 Amanda Brittany

One of the most exciting things that happened in January had to be when the early paperback versions of TELL THE TRUTH arrived from HQ. I’m not going to lie, my stomach did a flip when I opened the box.

The paperback actually comes out on 21st February – but I’m giving away an early, signed copy over on my Facebook Page (UK residents only, sadly). All you have to do is comment on, and share my FB post: So if you are on Facebook, please do hop over:

 

www.facebook.com/amandabrittany

 

 

Or if you fancy downloading a copy, the ebook is just 99p/99c at the moment. Cheap as chips!

 

amzn.to/2UENiax

 

I’ve been thrilled to bits by the lovely reviews and messages I’ve received about TELL THE TRUTH. It’s so lovely to hear from readers who enjoyed the book, or see lovely reviews pop up on Amazon or Goodreads. It really does make everything worthwhile.

 

I’m thrilled to have finally raised over £7000 for Cancer Research UK from my ebook royalties for HER LAST LIE. And since then, it received another lovely orange BEST SELLER flag, so I’m hoping that figure will go even higher.

Book 3 is coming along well, and I just clicked over to 39,000 words, and I’m hoping to type THE END by the end of February! At the moment it is set in Cornwall and Hertfordshire, but of course things can change with edits. But things are moving on, and it’s amazing to think I’ll have a third thriller out before the end of 2019.

And if you enjoy humorous short stories, I have a little one in the YOURS FICTION SPECIAL this month.

That’s about it for my news. I hope you are all well.

Best wishes, Amanda x

TELL THE TRUTH & A very merry Christmas.

Well, it’s been an exciting December as TELL THE TRUTH is launched into the big wide world. It’s amazing to think I have had two books published in 2018. It’s been an incredible writerly year. The downside of 2018, as some of you know, was the loss of my lovely dad in May, and the ongoing grief of losing my sister the year before. I love Christmas, always have, but it does highlight the loss of our loved ones, as we wish they were still with us, and my heart goes out to those who feel as I do.

Once again, with my novels, I’m so thankful for all the support of my friends, family, bloggers, Facebook and Twitter friends, and my brilliant editors. TELL THE TRUTH wouldn’t be out there, without you.

If you would like to download TELL THE TRUTH while it’s still only 99p, please do click the link HERE

I’m thrilled HER LAST LIE is still selling, and another £80 was put over to the ever-growing figure raised for Cancer Research UK. And thank you to Hitchin Comet for including a piece about my fundraising this week.  If you haven’t yet read it, why not read it over Christmas?  Do click the link HERE

 

 

 

 

I’ve had some wonderful early reviews for TELL THE TRUTH and I have recorded a few HERE, if you’d like to have a wee look.

In other news, I had a fabulous time at the HQ Christmas Party earlier this month in London, and met some of the fantastic writers and editors I’ve been chatting to online, and I had a little chat with Charlie Redmayne too, which is my latest claim to fame.

Also, I visited  the lovely Katie Ginger, author of THE LITTLE THEATRE ON THE SEA FRONT, over on her fab blog, HERE.

January will see me writing my socks off with my 3rd psychological thriller, which will be out in October 2019!

So as we say goodbye to 2018, I’d like to wish all my readers and lovely friends and family a wonderful Christmas and a very happy, healthy and successful 2019.

Amanda X

TELL THE TRUTH by Amanda Brittany OUT DECEMBER

For anyone who has popped over here before, you may have noticed the lack of snow. This is because, although there is snow in TELL THE TRUTH (I like snow), the snowflakes really suited HER LAST LIE. It was a tough decision to stop it snowing on my website, and I’m still missing it, truth be told.

Anyway, onto more serious stuff! Sadly, real life has been getting in the way of my writing over the last few weeks, and I’ve been struggling a bit with brain overload. But I feel today I may be getting there, and novel 3 is beginning to take shape. I’m getting to know the characters, and working out their fates – some are in for a very rocky ride – and the settings are all worked out. Only another 60,000 words to write before the end of February!

Aside from not writing as much as I would have liked, some exciting things have been happening. One of those is to do with HER LAST LIE, but I’ve got to keep that under my hat for a wee bit longer, but I hope to share it very soon.

Also, TELL THE TRUTH is out in just under two weeks on 13th December. It seems amazing that I will have two books out there! TELL THE TRUTH is also going to be available in paperback in February, which is a dream come true.

 

If you would like to pre-order here are the links to Amazon.

US amzn.to/2DcVfON

UK amzn.to/2Df3Ss3

Aust amzn.to/2z42nKs

Canada amzn.to/2AYyHjk

HER LAST LIE is still selling well, which is amazing! And I’ve almost raised £7000 for Cancer Research UK, in my sister’s memory. My dream is to raise £10,000 – but there’s a fair way to go yet, and I don’t want to appear greedy.

I was thrilled that HarperCollins took TELL THE TRUTH to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October. Unfortunately nothing came of it, but TELL THE TRUTH was very pleased to be invited.

For anyone who may be interested in the settings of TELL THE TRUTH, I updated my BLOG a little while ago, where I talk about settings, and particularly those in my novels. HERE is the link if you would like to pop over.

I was also thrilled to see one of my stories pop up on the My Weekly website HERE.

I’ve had a couple of lovely outings to London this month. The first was to HarperCollins in The News Building in London, followed by lunch with my lovely editors. I was also lucky to be given a pile of lovely books to read, which I can’t wait to dive into.

The second trip up to London was yesterday, to meet my lovely writer friend, Karen Clarke for lunch. Later we met up with lots of lovely writers, including Belinda Missen who had just travelled from Australia, at Waterstones, Piccadilly.

Karen Clarke and Belinda Missen.

I think that’s about it from me. If you read TELL THE TRUTH and enjoy it, please do leave a review if you have the time. You can do so on Amazon, IBooks, Kobo, Waterstones or Goodreads. It really does make such a difference.

 

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone.

Amanda X