Out today! Out now (today, that is...)!
Here's the summary:
Halfway There, a novel...
1# in the Sisterhood of the Halfways series
A modern novel for lovers of mystery, romance and cake-baking
Sarah Coles, forty-something divorcee and former high-flying lawyer, escaped London three years ago and now lives alone in a run-down Victorian house in the quiet Cotswolds village of Westwick, working part-time for local charities and driving a clapped out Honda Civic.
She belongs to the Sisterhood of the Halfways, part ladies’ support group, part rural mafia. The members of the Sisterhood focus on the good things in life: romance, wine, archery, gossip and cake. But when Sarah decides to build a modest summer house in her garden, things quickly spiral out of control.
Good friends turn bad as a minor mishap threatens to destroy her peaceful existence forever. At the centre of it all is local bakery owner, the mysteriously attractive Jack Mitchell, who makes exceedingly good cakes. But as Sarah tries desperately to put a brake on the bad blood (and litigation) that has followed events in her garden, it emerges that Jack has a shocking secret about his former life, one which threatens to put her in grave danger.
A mystery-romance with a backdrop of cake-baking, HALFWAY THERE is for readers of Sophie Kinsella, Joanna Trollope, Alexander McCall Smith and Jojo Moyes. Plus lovers of The Great British Bakeoff.
My novel is out in a few hours’ time, and I am powerless! I’ve spent all day worrying that it’s not how I wanted it, that the cover is not as it should be, that no one will like it… I’m worried that people won’t like the main character, that she should have been stronger, or weaker, or… All I can do is wait.
Those who have already read the book really enjoyed it. But feedback from friends and family is hardly impartial. The proof reader also liked it, but again, not a complet...ely neutral opinion. All I can say for certain is that, as a writer, I enjoyed writing it, and that it’s the kind of book I would enjoy reading.
In the end, that’s about all you can do. Meanwhile, book 2 is finished, and currently out with beta readers for their feedback. Soon it will be time to turn to the difficult third album book. And the process will start all over again.
In the meantime, HALFWAY THERE is at 99cts for the launch, and you can get it from all the main vendors.
Wish me luck!
I love Book Funnel! It's so easy. Just uploaded a FREE sample of my novel HALFWAY THERE. If you want to check it out, you can download the first 5 chapters for free on all devices (Kindle, ePub, pdf). If you have any problems, just mail me (see stefnichols.com for my email) and I'll mail you the file.
Two weeks of limbo ahead. My romantic mystery HALFWAY THERE is out 1st Sept. All the vendor sites have the pre-order available, and I have to admit that all the uploading and what-not went very smoothly, even Smashwords! Anyway, details are here.