Monday, 7 May 2012

You little ripper!!!

Today writer/poet, Glynis Smy adds author/novelist to her name. Her debut Historical Romance Suspense novel, Ripper, My Love, has finally been launched in ebook format and paperback.

I met Glynis when I started blogging a little over two years ago, and upon learning that we almost live in the same country (her Cyprus, me Greece), we've developed a really lovely bond. I'm so proud of Glynis for releasing this book. It's been niggling at her backside forever. Release me! Release me!

So here it is. Released. I've read it. It's great! You can read my review here.

All about this little ripper:

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.

With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.

But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust – and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her business, sanity and her future? And who is the man terrifying the streets of East London?

Who is Glynis Smy?

Glynis was born and raised in England, in the coastal town of Dovercourt, near the port of Harwich (where the captain of the Mayflower lived). After qualifying as a nurse, she married her school friend, and they produced three children. During her rare quiet moments, she wrote poetry and articles for magazines. In 2005 she and her husband emigrated to Cyprus for a new life in the sun. It was here that Glynis lay down her cross stitch and started making writing friends on the Internet. With their support and encouragement she shared her poetry, and was successful in a few contests. She shared a short story with a friend, who wrote back telling her it was worthy of becoming a novel, and not to waste the premise upon a brief plot. The story is the one being launched today. Glynis found her love of writing 19th Century, historical romances and her second novel, Maggie's Child, will be published at the end of 2012.

Aside from writing and Cross stitch, Glynis enjoys creating greetings cards, and sells them to raise funds for a small hospice in Cyprus. One of her pleasures is to sit on the back porch with a glass of wine, and reflect upon her good life. She can often be heard chatting to new characters urging her forward.

Her desire to pay back those who had supported her is realised in a blog designed specifically to promote the books of others: New Book Blogger. You can find her personal writing blog at Glynis finds the community spirit of writers on Facebook a valuable one.

Want to purchase a copy?  Launch day price for the Kindle is 99c/77p!

So come on, folks! Let's celebrate the launch of this book and offer Glynis a little support, hey? Purchase a copy? Visit her blog and offer a congrats? Pretty please?


  1. LOL, I love the titles! You little ripper... :D

    Hugs for your support, Jessica. Thank you. I value our friendship. x

  2. Glynis has worked so hard and deserves all the success!

  3. I think she has great topic with the timing of this book. I've seen a couple Ripper stories so that will only help lift awareness! Sounds good.

  4. I've heard great things about this book already! Congrats Glynis!

  5. oh, yes! I am SO getting this. I've loved it from the first read of the title and glance at the cover--swoon!!! And the description sounds even better! (lol!) Yay for Glynis!! :o) <3

  6. WOW! This sounds like a really good read, and I am adding it to my TBR right now.

    Congrats Glynis :)

  7. Glynis is everywhere today! It's great to see her getting so much support from so many people.

  8. Yay for Glynis! Thrilled to see all the support for her.

  9. Sounds like an awesome novel! Congrats Glynis! Now I'm off to visit. :)

  10. So wonderful to see so much blog love going to Glynis today! Looking forward to reading her debut!!

    Hope all's great with you today, Jessica. Have a great week!!

  11. I saw this at D.L.'s blog, too. Looks good. :)

  12. I love the cover! Congrats Glynis!

  13. What wonderful comments! The support has been overwhelming today. Thank you all. x

  14. Just been over at Glynis' blog. It sounds like a real ripping yarn. Congrats Glynis.

  15. Thank you, Madeline!

    Jessica, hugs and thanks.x

  16. This book looks so exciting! I'm looking forward to reading it.


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