Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Whooooo! Our Beautiful Child is out now!


Our Beautiful Child is available right now!  


I am so excited. It's been a really long day, waiting for it to go live... and then it happened while I was at work! I've waited so long to see this book become a reality - one of the stories of this collection actually pre-dates Cat and The Dreamer.

I'm not embarking on an official blog tour, but over the course of the next week or so, you'll find me popping up in various places with some guest posts. A few bloggers have helped me today with a release announcement, which include a random question taken from Jackie Magazine (circa 1984) - it seemed like a good idea at the time - so please pop in wherever you see the book cover, because you might learn something new about me, and them!


Buy now on Kindle (Nook to follow)
and don't forget you can win a copy by visiting my website and leaving a comment.

  • Our Beautiful Child is also being given away on Tammy's blog alongside awesome new books from Elizabeth Seckman and Nancy S. Thompson.
  • Linda King has reviewed it here
  • I'm being interviewed by Stephanie Faris here
  • I pop over to see Jay Mims too
  • Yesterday, I was at My Pet Blog talking about my home town
  • Tomorrow I'll be with Vanessa Morgan talking ghosts


“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.



44 comments:

  1. Congratulations Annalisa!! I know this must feel amazing!! I am so happy for you :)

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    1. Thanks Keith, it's hard to describe the feeling, but amazing is close :-)

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  2. Splendid news annalisa - and typical that it happened whe you weren't looking!

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    1. Thanks Liz - my shift at work was so long because I just wanted to get home and blog about it :-)

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  3. just clicked yes on Kindle store. Good luck with sales. I shall do a review after I devour your stories.

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    1. Thank you Joanne. Now I have my fingers crossed that you'll enjoy it :-)

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  4. I've seen you many places today! Congratulations, Annalisa.

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    1. Thanks Alex, it's been a brilliant effort by everyone who's helped me today :-)

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  5. Congratulations Annalisa! I wish you tons of success for now and the future to come.

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  6. Congratulations. So happy to be a part of your release day.

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    1. Thank you. It was great being on your blog - I loved the questions :-)

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  7. Congrats! And your cover is so awesome! I'm so excited for you!

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  8. Annalisa...

    I saw this on someone else's (Melissa's?) site and thought it a fantastic cover! Truly, and I'm so happy for you to have another under your belt. Much success.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad the release is seeping through the internet :-)

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  9. Hi Annalisa,

    I'm so pleased for you. Hearty congrats, dear lady. It's great to see the awareness of your book on all those wonderful sites. I shall be visiting them. Been to Melissa's site. Your fashion from back then is now in fashion :)

    Gary

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    1. Thank you Gary :-) I really hope no one ever dresses quite like me, where's the fun in that?

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  10. Yeh, Annalisa! Good luck with everything! :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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  11. Congratulations! Off to download it!

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  12. Woo hoo! Congrats, Annalisa! You're such a good writer. All success to you.

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  13. PS, I nabbed your info to give your book a shoutout on my blog 6/25

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    1. Take whatever you need, thanks for helping out!

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  14. Wahoo! I'm so stoked for you, and I seriously can't wait to read it.

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  15. Congratulations!!!!!!!! Our Beautiful Child sounds interesting and a bit chilling, which I like. :)

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  16. Hi Annalisa .. that's such good news - well done and I'm off to get it .. and looks like lots of people are promoting it - excellent news .. cheers Hilary

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  17. Just dropping by to tell you Congrats on the release of your newest work! The story line sounds intriguing and mysterious!

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  18. Hi, just returning your follow!! CONGRATULATIONS again! :)

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    1. Thanks Liz, and thanks for all the comments you've left EVERYWHERE!

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  19. I hope your book's doing well! :-D

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  20. Well done, you!

    May it sell off the shelves :)

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