Monday, December 17, 2012

New Kid on the Block

Hope you all had a good weekend! It was sunny and warm in London --oddly enough -- and guess what? It still is! Very bizarre.

Can you believe there's only one more week until Christmas? Today, I'm helping to spread the word about Glynis Smy's new novel, Maggie's Child. Glynis is one of the most supportive bloggers out there and a fabulous friend to have on side. So without further ado, here's more about her latest!




When farmer’s wife Maggie Sawbury gives birth to her fifth child, the only one that has lived and the result of an extra-marital affair, she is heartbroken and desperate. Maggie knows her joyless life with a bully of a husband is not one a child should endure, and she leaves the baby at the roadside to be found by passers-by.

Her money-driven husband announces he has found her another job in the village of Redgrave, aside from the many tasks she has on Windtop farm. He is totally unaware the position comes with a secret. One that frightens and yet brings joy to Maggie. She is to become wet-nurse to her abandoned child.

Love, and the possibility of incest, threaten to open old wounds, and Maggie has several decisions to make. However, will they be the right ones? If she tells all she knows, it will bring about the destruction of three families. Equally, her silence could be just as destructive. She shares her secret with another, the result changes her life, and a death brings with it more secrets. Will Maggie stay or will she walk away and find the love she craves?

 The ebook will be available at a Christmas - New Year price of 99c via Amazon, (and other Amazon outlets around the world).

Want to win a paperback copy?

If you can tell Glynis the name of the prostitute friend in her novel, Ripper, My Love, you will be put into a draw for a prize copy of Maggie’s Child in paperback format. The email address you need to send the answer to can be found in the sidebar of, NEW BOOK BLOGGER.






To learn more about and to purchase books by Glynis: Books by Glynis Smy
Meet and Tweet with Glynis ... Ghunibee
Facebook Page: Glynis Smy
Author Blog: Glynis Smy

What a gorgeous cover! A huge congrats to Glynis.

Have a great week, all. 

63 comments:

  1. Hello ladies - when I saw your title, well....you know what I thought!! hahaha. Thanks for a lovely read. Good luck with your book Glynis.

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  2. Congratulations, Glynis!! I didn't even know you had a new book coming out.

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  3. I've heard about Glynis' book just the other day. Major congrats to her!! The story sounds both heartbreaking and uplifting. And the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us, Talli!

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  4. Congrats to Glynis, and yes, like Carol, I thought baby TR had made it's appearance.
    Karen

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  5. Yay congrats Glynis! Also, what a lovely cover!

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  6. LOL, you had me fooled, too, Talli! Thank you so much for your support throughout the years. And thank you for the lovely build-up. Hugs.

    Carol, thank you.

    Alex, since Dad died in September I haven't been on blog rounds much. In and out of UK has taken its toll. Yes, my baby is here, but Talli's remains snug and warm.

    SA, thank you so much! Glad you like the cover.

    Karen, thank you.

    Sarah, thank you so much!

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  7. Hi Talli! Congrats to Glynis! I love the cover of the book!

    It's been warm here in the Midwest USA too. Very unusual weather from us here too.

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  8. Looking forward to reading it, Glynis!

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  9. Loree, thank you so much!

    Norma, thank you. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  10. Oh poor Maggie! :-( It sounds like a most heartbreaking read!!

    Nice to meet you Glynis - all the best! Take care
    x

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  11. Wonderful! Congratulations, Glynis!

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  12. Kitty, Maggie is a fighter, I am sure something pleasant will happen at some point in the story. ;) Nice to meet you, and thanks.

    Julie, thank you!

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  13. That is such a beautiful cover! I love the sound of the story too. I hope things work out well for Maggie and am really considering to go by the book and find out if they do. :-D

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  14. Misha, thank you so much. Mmm, not sure if Maggie finds happiness or not. ;)

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  15. Thanks Talli, for the intro to Glynis. Wishing you both all the best! :)

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  16. Nice to meet you, Karen. Thanks. :)

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  17. Hi Talli and Glynis .. Glynis just sent me my Kindle from the summer - lucky me! AND I do now own a Kindle - how it works .. well that's another guess ... getting it sorted tomorrow or Wednesday!!

    Going to get Ripper My Love too ... and then a certain book called Mistletoe Manhattan ...

    I didn't think the new kid had arrived just yet ... have a great week - and congratulations to both authors .. cheers Hilary

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  18. Hilary, congratulations on being one of my summer competition winners, and I do hope you enjoy your Kindle, and prize. I KNOW you will enjoy, Talli's Christmas tale, I did!

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  19. I know Johanna Garth commented as it shows in my email, but I cannot see it here ... so thanks, Johanna!

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  20. It sounds like a very emotional read.

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  21. Diane, there was a lot of emotion writing it, I can assure you! LOL. Thanks. :)

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  22. Congrats on your new book, Glynis! Sounds fantastic.

    Hi, Talli - I'm excited for Christmas, too. One more week!

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  23. Glynis, you have been busy. And the cover is fantastic! I wish you every success for your new book.

    Talli, Happy Christmas! Thanks for hosting Glynis.

    Denise

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  24. WOW! What an amazing story! Congrats to Glynis on the book - it truly sounds intriguing. I definitely want to find out what happens to Maggie.

    Thanks for sharing Talli! Happy Holidays!

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  25. Glynis and Talli, thanks for introducing this book to me. It seems worth the read over the holidays. Merry Christmas to you both!

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  26. Sounds a great read, ladies! Can't believe it's sunny and warm in London, Talli.

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  27. Congratulations Glynis on your book and thanks Talli for hosting such an excellent writer.

    Yvonne.

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  28. Well done Glynis and Talli for hosting! Wish it was sunny and warm here in Cornwall!

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  30. Carol, thank you. Enjoy Christmas.
    Denise, I have, and thanks!
    Leigh, thank you so much!

    Carrie, thank you.

    Thanks to all for dropping by and wishing me well.

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  31. Anne, thank you.
    Rosemary, thanks. It is like a wet UK in Cyprus!
    Yvonne, many thanks.
    Flowerpot, thanks. Enjoy the sun. It has gone missing from Cyprus, so I want it back! :)

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  32. Ooooh! Glynis's book sounds awesome. Can't wait to get it.

    Hope all is well with you and mini TR, Talli xx

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  33. Sangu, thank you so much!

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  34. Wow, there's a lot going on in that book - it sounds like a real page-turned. Congrats to Glynis!

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  35. Good luck with Maggie's child, Glynis!

    Jai

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  36. Congrats, Glynis! Beautiful cover art with the book!

    Happy Holidays!

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  37. It sounds like an interesting book! A difficult marriage definitely can make for an interesting story, especially when you add the other elements like the child left at the road. And I like the cover of the book too!

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  38. I'm still getting over Ripper My Love - heartbreaking, devastating and addictive... I'll definitely be grabbing this one too! Well done Glynis
    Happy Christmas Talli
    Laura xxx

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  39. Talli, thank you for featuring Glynis! She's not only a fine writer but very supportive of her peers!

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  40. I don't get where incest plays a part in the book. Also, how does the author pronounce her name?

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  41. Thank you for posting this. It’s exactly what I was looking for!

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  42. Talli - I've given you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award if you want to accept it!

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  43. Susan, Thanks, I do hope folk find it so!

    Jai, many thanks.

    Cherie, Thank you, I am pleased with how it turned out.

    Neurotic Workaholic, Thanks! I am lucky my marriage is a good one, so I used the idea of writing the opposite for Maggie. Poor girl.

    Laura, thank you so very much for the wonderful comment.
    Norma, thanks!

    Anita, my name is pronounced Glinis smi ... as for the incest, the clue is in the book, it is there, Maggie worries about the idea a few years into the story.

    Jual, so pleased.

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  44. CONGRATS to Glynis on her new release!

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  45. Oh my! I can't wait to read Maggie's Child! I am off to buy or pre-order a copy now.

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  46. I've bought it and liked the Amazon page but just thought I should mention the link in this post is to the American site - maybe post a UK link too for reader ease of use?

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  47. DJ, thank you so much for your support. Great point, I only had one link at time of launch, as I live outside of UK it automatically puts it into .com. I will pop the UK one here now I have it, just in case someone finds it later.http://www.amazon.co.uk/Maggies-Child-ebook/dp/B00ANY5ASA/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355950015&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=maggies+child+by+glynis+smy


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  48. This book sounds great. Congratulations to Glynis!!

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  49. Wow! My imagination was certainly taken to a different place and set of circumstances with this post. Congratulations Glynis!

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  50. Laura, thank you!

    Michael, the funny thing is, Talli didn't connect the title to her pending delivery! It certainly found a few folk reading my good news though, and for that I am grateful. Thank you. :)

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  51. Sounds like a great post-Christams read, Maggie! It is now added to my to be read list...

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  52. Thanks, Pat! Happy Christmas. :)

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  53. Oh Talli you are bad I thought you had a new arrival early. I am reading This book at the moment and really enjoting it but my heart bleeds for Maggie, so hope it has a happy ending.

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  54. I knew Glynis had a book coming out. Congrats! to Glynis. Best wishes for Maggie's Child!

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  55. Anne, ooh, I wonder if there is a happy ending, poor Maggies has been through so much! ;) Thank you for reading, and glad you are enjoying the book.

    Stephen, thank you!

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  56. Congrats to Glynis. I bookmarked the Amazon page.

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  57. Medeia, thank you so very much!

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  58. Oh wonderful! Congratulations, Glynis!
    But darn, I haven't read Ripper, My Love yet...

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  59. Thanks, Deniz. Slowly, slowly, as they say in Cyprus. I hope you enjoy it when you do. :)

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  60. I hope you-all have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Coffee and wine for all!