They say time flies when you’re having fun but let me tell you it completely disappears when you are trying to launch a book! I can’t believe my last post was on Valentine’s Day – which seems like a lifetime ago. Since then I’ve had the big Cover Reveal for my upcoming novel Someone To Come Back To and the response was so phenomenal I’ve hardly had a second to spare since. The irony wasn’t lost on me, however, that my cover was out there on a plethora of blogs across the globe and not on my own! So, let me correct that right now. Here it is – the cover (ebook and paperback) for Someone To Come Back To – releasing April 13th 2016.
In my next post (which shouldn’t take as long as this one!) I’ll be talking about the amazing people involved in the production of this beautiful cover but today I’m going to introduce you to another person who has been crucial to the development of my story – editor extraordinaire – Miss Sheryl Lee.
Sheryl very kindly stepped in at the last minute when another editing arrangement I had organised didn’t work out and am I so glad it didn’t because I could not have imagined a better editor for me!
Sheryl is quick and efficient and my goodness does the woman know her stuff. Misplaced modifiers and dangling participles – watch out when Miss Lee is about!
On top of being a superb editor Sheryl is a very warm and kind-hearted person and deeply respectful of another author’s work but she’s kinda hard-ass when she needs to be (I’m still smarting over one particular scene!) She makes the gruelling editing process almost bearable and Someone To Come Back To is all the better for having had her sharp editor’s eye thrown over it.
As I was sending out ARCs the other night it occurred to me that I should ask her to write a few lines about the story – considering she was the only other person in the whole world, apart from myself, who had read it! And this is what she had to say:
“A couple of days ago Roisin asked me to write a few lines about what I thought of her new book, Someone To Come Back To. An impossible ask, for how can you write a few lines about a book you loved?
As her editor I got to read this book before almost everyone else and that’s one of the perks of the job!
I love this book, I loved it so much that I kept forgetting to do my job with it. In the end I had to read the whole thing and then go back to edit. That’s how compelling this story is.
The main protagonists, John and Maggie, are wonderfully and realistically complex. Essentially good people, they are shaped by their environment and circumstance. They both have a lot to learn about themselves and what is important to them, and they don’t learn the easy way.
This is a love story, between the main characters, between friends, between family. It has love, romance, action, humour, tears, good guys and bad guys. It has a lead man who will have you swooning, a feisty female lead you’ll be cheering on, and supporting characters you will want to know more about, and will once Roisin gets her writing mojo on with the rest of the books in the series.
I had planned to give out a few teasers, but you know what? I’m not. This is a great book, read it and be enthralled. It’s a world you will not want to leave.”
So there you have it, the Editor has spoken!
If Someone To Come Back To sounds like your kind of read then log on to amazon on 13th April and click on it and buy. It will be at a special promotional price of $2.99 (U.S.) for the first two weeks.
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