Of course I am! Yule Be Sorry, Beaufort Scales’ second full-length book and my first cozy Christmas mystery, is out today. Yay! I’m so happy to be sharing this with you, and, as ever, it’s as much your success as mine to have got the book this far. I may have written it, but you, lovely readers, have read my short stories and silly posts, have commented and shared and put up with my bad puns and even worse memes. Some of you have beta read for me, some of you have left amazing reviews (or, in addition to being wonderful editors, have hosted amazing book talks) some of you have given me feedback on my (admittedly terrible) cover design skills, and others have just listened while I whinged about how I was never going to get this done in time. Some of you fed me cake.
These are all things that no writer can do without.
So, before we get to the reading of the start of chapter three (you may want to read chapter one and chapter two first, but there aren’t really any spoilers. It’s only a short reading, promise!), I just want to say thank you. Thank you so much for reading, for critiquing, for enabling my chocolate and tea habits, and for being prepared to believe in dragons. Especially of the tea-drinking variety.
Now – on to the video!
And now, lovely people – are you in a festive mood yet? What do you do to get yourself in the mood, or do you grinch it out? Do you even celebrate at this time of year, or do you get to sit back and watch amused as everyone else shops and cooks themselves into a frenzy? Let me know below!
Oh, and do you want a copy of the book? (Super-subtle and totally smooth marketing techniques there. You can see where my talents lie.) You can get the ebook for 99p, and Baking Bad (book one) for the same price. Two dragonish mysteries for under two pounds! Bargain!
Plus the paperback would make a very awesome gift for the dragon lover in your life. Even if that’s you. Especially if that’s you…
You could also ask your friendly local independent bookshop if they could order it for you, using the ISBN 9781999303761.
Thanks again, lovely people. Read on!