Monday, May 06, 2013

Books, Bank Holiday, and Baby!

Happy Monday, all! We're in the middle of a glorious long weekend here, with plenty of lovely sunshine, for once. I'm a little anxious this will turn out to be our 'summer' before we plunge back into grey and cold, but I'm trying to get out and enjoy it as much as I can.

Basking in the sun in Holland Park.

'How the heck did I get here?'

They smell so gooooood!

And in book news! I've managed to finalise the cover for my new novel, The No-Kids Club. Click here to read more about it, and to add it to your Goodreads.

And in even more book news! The lovely Glynis Smy has a new novel out this week, a wonderful book called 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. 

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. 

Purchase and Review Link to all books by Glynis Smy

About Glynis:

Glynis 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. Facebook:

Congrats to Glynis!

Have a lovely week, everyone. I'm struggling to fit in my blog rounds with as much frequency as I used to - I'm feverishly writing whilst the baby is napping! - but please know I do appreciate each and every comment you leave. 


  1. Congrats to you both. great covers!

  2. Loved those photos, especially the one with baby TR and the flowers. Looks like you had a gorgeous day out.

  3. Baby TR has the most gorgeous lashes ever!! Look at those peepers! Awwwww!!!

    Huge congrats with your wonderful book cover of your new book, Talli!! And big yay for Glynis too! Take care

  4. I love the cover! Your boy is adorable : )

  5. Baby TR is gorgeous! The book cover is fab too. Glad you're enjoying the sun x

  6. Congratulations to both of you!
    How did your baby get in there?

  7. Baby TR is absolutely adorable! Just look at those perfect cheeks and long lashes! Congrats on your beautiful book cover, and congrats to Glynis too!


  8. You are doing amazingly well! I am sure I could not blog if I had a baby... glad I had mine before there was the option, actually. (But I bet you are pleased when people say, "oh, what a delightful little face!")

  9. Congratulations to both of you! That little munchkin looks so cute...

  10. Love your pictures! What a handsome little man! And congrats on your upcoming book- love that premise!

  11. Hi Talli .. baby TR and Mrs TR are looking pretty good!!! Smelling sweet too - no lobster around I feel?!

    Well done on your new book - and the cover ... seems a little inappropriate now?!

    I'm so looking forward to reading Glynis' book .. amazingly interesting I feel ...

    Cheers - and isn't this weather glorious .. sadly the end of the week doesn't portend too well! Let's enjoy - Hilary

  12. Aw, thanks, Talli for the mention. Swap you a book for that gorjus baby! :D xx

  13. The little one does look puzzled. Good to see you got out, Talli.

  14. He's really enjoying that flower! Congrats on the upcoming book.

  15. Glad you managed to get out in the sunshine, like you hoping this isn't 'the summer.' Baby TR is growing. Congrats on the books.

  16. I can't believe how my Baby has grown since the last picture I saw. We all understand that your blogging time is limited. Kids tend to do that.

  17. Hi, Tally,


    Tally wonderful MOTHER/SON pic.... You both look incredible. He's getting so big already!

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  19. Yay for you and Glynis!! :)

    Baby TR is gorgeous!! What an absolute cutie! We didn't have a long weekend here, but at least we had sun too! :)

  20. I have that same feeling about our 2 day summer - it's raining now! But lovely pics and we have to hold onto those sunlit memories.

  21. I just read Alex's comment that you're no longer a member of the No-Kids Club...and CONGRATULATIONS!!! I cannot believe I've been slacking in blogville long enough for you to have a whole freaking baby without me noticing. He's gorgeous. I hope you're having so much fun with him.

    Give London a kiss for me!

  22. Gorgeous photos and he's getting so big.Lets hope the summer has not passed us by and there's more to come becuse in Scotland we only had one day of sun and I was so busy I didn't even see it.

  23. Baby TR is so, so, so precious!!!

  24. Baby TR is a future book cover model!

  25. Great pics! And what a fun title and cover for the new book!

  26. Don't let Baby see the title of your new book!

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