Wednesday, 28 May 2014

My beautiful book, Our Beautiful Child


Release date: 10th June 2014
Publisher: Battered Suitcase Press

Add Our Beautiful Child to your Goodreads shelf




"The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.”

… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.

People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.

Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.

Three women. Three stories. One pub.

And now, a huge thank you...
... to everyone who is helping out with my reveal today and tomorrow.

I found out on Monday that my book was scheduled for publication on 10th June, two weeks and one day later.

Now, I'd learned a lot of lessons since I published Cat and The Dreamer with my publisher back in 2012 - I knew I needed big cover reveal, reviewers ready and waiting, a grand release party. But two weeks didn't give me time to implement my grand plans, and so I turned to Facebook and bloggers, and asked for some very short notice help.

Some wonderful people offered me space on their blogs (and others apologised that it was just too short) and I can't thank them enough.

So if you're wandering around blogland today, and you see my cover, please take time to comment and tell that blogger that they are awesome for coming to the aid of a writer in distress. Thank you.


37 comments:

  1. yay! can't wait to have you over on the 10th!!

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  2. Ugh the exact same thing happened to me when my former (thankfully) publishing house gave me a week's notice of publishing. It's really incredibly annoying.

    Sorry I missed this, btw. I've been seriously busy offline recently. Let me know if you'd like to do a guest post or interview on my blog. :-)

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  3. Your book sounds intriguing, Annalisa - congrats on the pending release!! :)

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  4. Congrats on the upcoming release!

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  5. Congrats Annalisa, a beautiful cover. I'm happy to be able to help out.

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  6. Looks good, Annalisa. Best of luck with it.

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  7. It's so good to have people who are ready to help out! Congrats, it looks excellent!

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  8. Hi Annalisa .. that's lovely everyone is chipping in and helping out .. and two weeks isn't long is it .. but I do love the cover .. and the premise of the girls' stories ... should make an interesting read .. cheers Hilary

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  9. How awesome that your book will be published on the 10th!! That's such great news Annalisa!! I am happy for you :)

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  10. Wonderful cover!
    Sorry I couldn't help with the reveal, but looking forward to hosting you in a couple weeks.

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  11. Congratulations! The cover has such a great Gothic feel to it. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  12. Beautiful cover!
    Congratulations. :)

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  13. Thank you, everyone. It's strange having a new book cover, it doesn't feel completely real at the moment.

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  14. How awesome to get a book published by surprise! Okay, so it may feel like having a baby before you got the nursery set up, but still- it's a baby and everyone loves new babies :)

    Congratulations Annalisa! Sounds like an excellent book.

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  15. Congratulations! And that cover is AWESOME!!!! (holy short notice batman! Let me know if you want a place for a blog tour stop on my blog!)

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  16. Love the cover! Congratulations!

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  17. Love the cover! Congratulations!

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  18. Lovely cover. I can't wait to have you on my blog. Now I've got to go tweet this. =)

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  19. Woo hoo! Wishing you huge success, Annalisa!

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  20. Gorgeous cover! Congratulations! :)

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  21. Congratulations on the beautiful cover! Two weeks = not a lot of prep time. That happened to a friend of mine, and like you, she had to scramble. I'll keep my eyes out for this around the internet!

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  22. Thanks again everyone!

    Dianne, so many wonderful people have come to my aid, it shouldn't be hard to find mention of it :-)

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  23. What a lovely cover! Stands to reason the book will match up to its promise.

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  24. Congratulations, Annalisa! Your story sounds really intriguing. I'm not at all surprised that blogland came through for you!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

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  25. Stunning cover, Annalisa!

    I wish you well :)

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  26. Totally added this to my TBR list. Sounds awesome.

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  27. Amazing cover Annalisa and a lovely title. Congratulations.

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  28. Good luck with your release. The book looks really interesting. Yay for the amazing blogging community, too.

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  29. Congratulations!! This is awesome!! And yes, gorgeous cover!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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  30. I'm glad so many people stepped up! I will need to put something together when I come out with another book, which right now seems like it's never going to happen - blah!

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  31. I love the cover! Congrats again~ It looks and sounds amazing!

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  32. Congratulations Annalisa! I've shared you post on Facebook. Best of luck. :-)

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  33. Thanks guys. Steve - yes, everyone has been amazing. Kirsten - thank you so much :-)

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  34. The books sounds really intriguing and the cover very, very nice!

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  35. I'm so excited to learn about this - it sounds as fantastic as your others and I can't wait to read it. Congrats!!

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