Category Archives: New Releases

Public Battles Public Wars

Public Battles, Private Wars by Laura Wilkinson

‘Vivid and engaging. A touching, well-written novel’ Welsh Books Council Reader Report What lines would you cross for the ones you love? Yorkshire 1983. Miner’s wife Mandy is stuck in a rut. At twenty-three, and trapped by domesticity, her future looks set and she wants more from life. Husband Rob is a good-looking drinker, content to spend his days in the small town where they’ve always lived – where Mandy can’t do anything other than bake cakes and raise her children. When Mandy’s childhood friend – beautiful, clever Ruth – and Ruth’s Falklands war hero husband, Dan, return to town, their homecoming is shrouded in mystery. Like in their schooldays, Mandy looks to Ruth for inspiration – but Ruth isn’t all she appears. As conflict with the Coal Board turns into war, the men come out on strike. The community and its whole way of life is threatened. Mandy abandons her dreams of liberation from the kitchen sink and joins a support group. As the strike rumbles on, relationships are pushed to the brink, and Mandy finds out just who she is – and who her true friends are.



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Grave Stones by Andrea Frazer

The residents of Shepford St Bernard are preparing for a party in the church hall in response to a request to boost congregation numbers, only their new vicar is a woman, and a young one, to boot, and this is not to everyone’s liking.
The morning after the party, the brooding resentment felt in the small community is made flesh, when an elderly woman is found dead outside her house, the contents of her safe having disappeared along with her attacker.
When Detective Inspector Harry Falconer, Detective Sergeant Carmichael and Detective Constable Roberts, the latter recently returned from sick leave, arrive on the scene, they learn that the safe had held a large quantity of very valuable pieces of jewellery.
As the investigation progresses, with efforts to find out who was in dire financial straits, or who might think they would benefit from the will, the violence escalates.
An attack on the police and a further murder follow, making it urgent that the offender is quickly apprehended, but a risky hostage-taking makes it look as if the detectives are too late to halt the violence and apprehend the murderer.



Just One Damned Thing After Another

Just One Damned Thing After Another – debut novel with over 400 5 star Amazon reviews!

“History is just one damned thing after another” – Arnold Toynbee

Behind the seemingly innocuous façade of St Mary’s, a different kind of historical research is taking place. They don’t do ‘time-travel’ – they ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time’. Maintaining the appearance of harmless eccentrics is not always within their power – especially given their propensity for causing loud explosions when things get too quiet.

Meet the disaster-magnets of St Mary’s Institute of Historical Research as they ricochet around History. Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions…and not to die in the process.

But one wrong move and History will fight back – to the death. And, as they soon discover – it’s not just History they’re fighting.

Follow the catastrophe curve from eleventh-century London to World War I, and from the Cretaceous Period to the destruction of the Great Library at Alexandria. For wherever Historians go, chaos is sure to follow in their wake …

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Home to Lochandee

Home To Lochandee by Gwen Kirkwood – family sage set in the Scottish Borders

A new generation of the Maxwell family are farming at Wester Rullion during the 1980s. Young Paul Maxwell and his cousin Ryan are determined to work together to restore the farm’s prosperity. How will they achieve their ambitious aims – only with the support of their grandparents? Can they overcome the hurdles of new farming regulations?

Will Ryan get his heart’s desire and marry Molly Nairne, daughter of a prosperous local farmer? What of Paul – abandoned by his mother as a young boy – who is adamant that he will never fall in love? Can a new arrival at the farm cause him to change his mind?

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It's OK to be Gay

It’s OK to Be Gay – Celebrities Share Their Coming Out Stories now available on Kindle

Celebrities share their coming out stories! It’s OK to be Gay is a collection of inspirational coming out stories from well-known figures from the LGBT community, who talk frankly about their own experiences and how their sexuality has shaped their character and success.

Contributors include: Sue Perkins; rugby star Gareth Thomas; best-selling crime writer Val McDermid; Coronation Street star Charlie Condou; Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor; Evan Davis, presenter of Dragon’s Den and Radio 4′s Today programme; Alice Arnold, former BBC newsreader and partner of Clare Balding; Edd Kimber, winner of the first ever Great British Bake Off; Reggae/soul singer Diana King; Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and entrepreneur; Award-winning writer Stella Duffy; X Factor finalist Jade Ellis; Author Paul Burston; Paralympian Claire Harvey; Actress Sophie Ward; Jane Czyzselska, editor of Diva magazine; Hip-hop artist Q Boy; Playwright Shelley Silas; Former Brookside actor Stifyn Parri; International rugby referee Nigel Owens; BBC Radio presenter Chris Needs; Rosie Wilby, comedienne and writer; Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, Director UK Black Pride; Darren Scott, editor of GT magazine;It’s OK to be Gay is raising money for the charity Diversity Role Models and its work to stop homophobic bullying in schools.



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Your Six Week Plan – Join The Sober Revolution and Call Time on Wine o’clock

If you are looking for a solution to a dependency upon alcohol but aren’t sure where to start, ‘The Sober Revolution Six Week Plan’ is for you.

Packed with great tips, inspirational quotes, delicious alcohol-free drinks recipes and expert advice on how to beat cravings, you can use the book like a diary, creating a personal record of your own journey to alcohol-free living.

An accompaniment to The Sober Revolution written by addictions counsellor Sarah Turner and Soberistas.com founder Lucy Rocca, ‘The Six Week Plan’ allows you to work through your issues with alcohol, bringing you closer to your ultimate goal of liberation from the Wine Witch.

If you’ve had enough of living with a multitude of negative side-effects resulting from excessive alcohol consumption and wish to reclaim your life, why not embark on this exciting journey of self-discovery and join the Sober Revolution, today!

Accent Press – New Books
http://www.accentpress.co.uk/Book/10180/Your-Six-Week-Plan.html

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The Eagle Turns

1850 and America is violently divided on the issue of slavery. When President Zachary Taylor dies, suddenly and under questionable circumstances, it is left to his Vice President, Millard Fillmore, a weaker man, to find ways to keep the North and the South apart.

In New York, child of Irish immigrants, Matthew O’Hanlon is fired from his job as a newsman on the Herald but, surprisingly, finds work as Foreign Correspondent for the Associated Press in Panama City. There he is given accommodation with  a Dr Couperin, his wife and beautiful daughter, Edith, but finds himself caught up with the secret agents protecting America’s commercial interests during the struggle for control of Panama’s trade routes and, as it crashes about him, realises that he has been living in a house of cards.

Set against the Gold Rush and the opening up of California and the OregonTerritories, when the United States walked a narrow and dangerous line, The Eagle Turns charts the course of history as America’s Secret Services struggle to bring prosperity amid the conflict.

Accent Press – New Books
http://www.accentpress.co.uk/Book/8805/The-Eagle-Turns.html