Vendetta – Cover Reveal

Heather Burnside has just released the cover for her third book in the Manchester Trilogy – Vendetta!

What do you think?

Heather Burnside Author

I am delighted to reveal the cover for the third book in my Manchester trilogy, Vendetta. It will be published on 2nd October but the Kindle version is already available for pre-order on Amazon by following the link: http://viewbook.at/VendettaMcr.

Here is the lovely cover with the book blurb below:

When Adele’s brother, Peter, gets banged up for GBH she reluctantly agrees to run his nightclub, The Golden Bell. Strong opposition from Peter’s thuggish number two, Glynn, who isn’t best pleased about answering to a woman, isn’t the only challenge she faces.

The Manchester club scene of the 1990s is a dangerous place, at the mercy of illicit protection rackets and rampaging gangs, and, despite Adele’s efforts to keep everything legal, the club is beginning to feel like a poisoned chalice.

Meanwhile, Glynn is playing his own ruthless game, and when a savage gang attack has devastating consequences Adele is…

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Tips for requesting reviews

Image result for clipart tipsI’ve been meaning to write a post like this for a while. I receive a few review requests, and some are great. Others leave me feeling a bit cold!

As a result, I thought I would explain the sort of thing that I like to see in a review request. Obviously, this is all my personal preference and other reviews may be different. I’d love to know your thoughts! I’m not trying to be condescending, so I hope it doesn’t come across that way!

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My tips for requesting reviews:

  1. Say ‘Hello’.

Now, this might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many emails I receive that don’t start with a polite hello. I understand that authors have to send a lot of emails when trying to spread the word about their book, but a little politeness goes a long way!

2. Let me know a little about you. 

Obviously I’m not looking for your life story, but a little information, such as if this is your first book is always nice.

3. Show that you’ve at least glanced at my blog and, in particular, my review policy.

I’ve put a lot of work into my blog and making sure it gives someone all the information they need about me as a reviewer. I’m not expecting comments on every aspect, but a simple ‘I’ve read your review policy and it sounds fair’ would be a good step.

4. Limit the amount of information you send about your book.

A few sentences about the genre, length and synopsis of your book are great. It saves me a lot of time trying to find the information about your book on Amazon! However, a stream of comments from other reviewers won’t make me decide whether to review your book. I like to make up my own mind! 🙂

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Anything you think I need to add that I’ve missed? Let me know!


Book News: ‘The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume 1’ release day party!

Hello, lovely people!

I’m really excited for this release day party today!!

The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume 1 is written by Matthew Drzymala. I was lucky enough to read this copy in advance (review to follow) and it’s great! The style of writing is great and the characters are wonderful!

Matthew Drzymala is having a release day party on his Facebook page. There are loads of great prizes to be won! You can join in here.

See you there!



Book News: David Staniforth now has a website!


Hello, lovely people! I hope you’re all well?

I thought you’d be interested to know that David Staniforth, one of my favourite authors, now has a website!

It’s fairly new and being updated as time goes on, but it’s looking really good! Book information, a place to buy merchandise and a section with ‘extras’ such as pictures that inspired the books. Cool, huh?

Here is the link: http://www.davidstaniforth.co.uk/


Book News: ‘Symbiosis’ by Guy Portman


I’m really excited for this new release, so I thought I would share with you all! I’ve not read anything by Guy Portman before but I follow his blog and the synopsis for this sounds great!

Here’s the cover:

What do you think?

Here’s the synopsis:

Identical twins Talulah and Taliah have never been apart. Viewed as curiosities by children and adults alike, they coexist in an insular world with their own secret language. But being identical doesn’t necessarily mean being equal…

Soon a series of momentous events will send Talulah and Taliah spiralling out of control, setting them on a collision course with a society that views them as two parts of a whole. Will their symbiotic relationship survive?

Perceptive and poignant, Symbiosis explores our enduring fascination with twins and the complexities of twinship.

How interesting does that sound?!

Symbiosis is released on the 21st of January. You can pre-order on Amazon UK and Amazon US now.


Book News: ‘Void’ by David Staniforth

What a week for new releases!

I’m very happy to announce that tomorrow we will be getting a new book from the wondering David Staniforth! I absolutely adored his Fuel to the Fire trilogy so I’m really looking forward to this new release! I’ll definitely be buying my copy the second it’s released!

Here is the cover:

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What do you think? Does this cover make you want to pick up the book and read it?

Here is the synopsis:

A void in one’s memory is filled with more than the fear of not knowing,
it swirls with the dread of what those missing memories might contain.
When a young man wakens in a freezing car, his mind a complete blank,
he embarks upon a journey that brings that very dread to the fore.

Who is he?
What has he done?
Where does he belong?
Why can he not remember?

VOID: a psychological journey of discovery that forces the question: To what extent can our memories be trusted?

What do you think? I’m definitely excited to read this! I cant imagine what it’s like to wake up somewhere strange and not know who you are!

Void will be released on Amazon tomorrow. I’ll tweet the links when they go live!