Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Glynis Smy Book Launch! and Some Sunshine-y Photos

Hey look! Glynis Smy has a new book out!

A year ago saw the debut launch of Ripper, My Love by Glynis Smy. 

Today, the sequel makes its presence known: Ripped Genes.

Ripped Genes will be at a special launch price of 99c(77p approx) for the ebook version, until end of May. 

The descriptive blurb holds a spoiler for those who have not read the first book. If you would like to read Ripper, My Love first, then contact Glynis at: glynissmy at outlook dot com, and put FREE BOOK PLEASE in the subject line. You will be sent a code for Smashwords, where you can download a copy in any format you please. This offer will finish at the end of May, so spread the word.

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved neighbour and the working women of the streets ... Read more.

The author has lived for eight years in Cyprus. Her historical novels carry a twist in the tale, and she creates strong female characters who struggle in life.

In June 2013, Glynis returns to her hometown, Harwich, Essex, in the UK, where she will gain inspiration for her next novel, The Man in Room Eighteen

Find Glynis on:
Twitter: @ghunibee

Glynis also runs a site where she showcases (not reviews) books for authors. It is free of charge, with no catch: New Book Blogger (not just for newly published books). She actively encourages self-published authors to submit to the blog.

Congratulations, Glynis!

In the face of all that excitement, I'm almost ashamed to check in for ROW80 - I haven't even checked in on the Goals threads on the Forum lately (though there are some wonderful writers' exercises going on!).

The one thing I can say is that I've been reading a lot, and am hoping that this will continue to fire up the inspiration and eagerness part of my mind - the way it did last week. Love it when short stories appear out of the blue!

I've won two blog awards and will be passing them on soon! The trouble is, it's too lovely out - averaging 25 degrees Celsius all week, and sunshine galore!

Here're a few glimpses from recent weekends:

Images from Cornwall, Ontario

Old-timey Guinness ad about a drinking mouse!

Chicago, Montreal, Canadiens Fan Zone, and Montreal's milk bottle


The playoffs are here!

Random statue of Queen Victoria (well, her location isn't random, but me adding this photo in here is!)

View of Montreal looking down from the mountain (near Queen Victoria Hospital (yup, that's where the statue was))

Voyageur Provincial Park entrance

Voyageur Provincial Park resident (look for the darker green in the lower-left of the photo)

Images from Hawkesbury, Ontario

Trillium, Ontario's official flower

Duck on the St Lawrence River!

The view across the river.

I wish I was on a boat on the water in the sun...

What are your plans for the summer?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, you've really been getting out and about on the weekends!
Saw Glynis' book Monday - congratulations to her.

Theresa Milstein said...

Good luck to Glynis.

Thanks for sharing all these pictures. I'll be working at a camp for kids with moderate special needs for 6 weeks this summer. I'm going to miss my free time!

Glynis said...

Thanks, Alex, and Theresa!

Thanks, Deniz for supporting me. Hugs x

Kymele Des A Lo'ra said...

You may not be getting much writing done, Deniz, but it's clear you're storing up lots of cool ideas. What wonderful weekend pictures!

Should I scold now and say "if you can write a blog post, you can write five lines of a story?" ;-)

Nah, I won't. You can do that yourself.

(PS: Really, really fighting myself about getting Glynis' books... my reading list is so huge, but they look so good! Good to know I have a few days to think straight about it.)

Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

I feel the lovely. It is showing through on all your pictures and definitely a distraction.

S.P. Bowers said...

My plans for the summer? Finish the first draft of this WIP! I applied for Barbara's Next Level workshop and if I get in I need a completed draft.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Lovely pictures! It's been nothing but rain, rain, rain here, so I'm quite jealous!

Lara said...

Great pictures! Glad you're able to enjoy the weather. :)

Romance Book Haven said...

Hi Deniz,

I got the free book yesterday. Glynis' work seems fascinating. I am looking forward to reading the book.

Statues of Queen Victoria in Canada? We have them in India too, although not in Lucknow, my city.


J.L. Campbell said...


Hey there, didn't realize you live in Canada. Like that picture with the building with the spires and the flower is lovely to look at. Hope your writing picks up soon. Apart from the A-Z, haven't written much myself.

Nick Wilford said...

Great pics and lucky with the weather. Congrats to Glynis - sounds very exciting!

Denise Covey said...

Hi Deniz. I just purchased Ripped Genes. Hope to read it before the next millennium, lol! My next BIG overseas visit will include Canada and especially Quebec, so keep those pics coming.


Trisha F said...

Gorgeous pics! Thanks so much for sharing.

Love the sound of Glynis's book feature blog. Very cool idea and generous of her to have no catches. ;)

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks everyone!

Aww, Kymele, writing isn't hard - I could be drafting a story right now! It's forcing myself to spend time on edits that takes motivation...

Ooh, hope you enjoy Barbara's class, Sara! If you need a beta you know where to find one [vbg]

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