Little Sister 99p Kindle Deal


My bestselling psychological thriller Little Sister is 99p in the Amazon Kindle Monthly Deal for November …

 

Snap it up before the price rises folks!

33 Women – the Grand unboxing!

Exciting news! My new thriller 33 Women is hot off the press … here I am with Len, unboxing my copies! Set in a closed commune on the rural south coast, it’s a story about the significance of numbers and the power and spirit of women. Out on 26th November in paperback and eBook (currently £2.99).

Some GOOD news for Bookshops

When the second lockdown was announced, the UK seemed to take a collective sigh, freshly deflated at confirmation that these strange times were not yet near an end. Perhaps, as the news sunk in, we even shed a tear, or raged a little, as we wondered, ‘How will it affect me? How will it affect my work – my loved ones – my holiday plans – my health – my future?’

One of my first thoughts (close on the heels of those listed above) was, ‘What about my new book? What will a ‘release’ look like in lockdown? How will I sign readers’ copies?’ And then I thought, ‘What about bookshops? How will they survive yet another closure?’ And soon after that, I started to imagine a world without independent booksellers, and then I really did shed a tear, and then I really did rage a little.

BUT shortly after that first reaction, I heard news of two initiatives related directly to the independent booksellers’ industry, and I want to tell you about them here and encourage you to get involved and help secure the future of our bookshops. THIS IS IMPORTANT … here’s the detail:

Firstly, an exciting new website has launched, called Bookshop.org. It started in the US in early 2020, with the aim of rivalling Amazon by supporting indie booksellers and streaming 30% of all sales to them. It has been a huge success, and now it has launched in the UK. You can shop on the site like any other mail order store or you can search for a local bookshop you’d specifically like to buy from. I just checked in and see that in its first few days it’s already made over £46,000 for independent booksellers.

The other enticing thing is that authors are encouraged to create a page on which to share book lists and recommendations, which I’ve found to be a fabulous way to discover new titles and writers (click on my ‘Fiction from Isabel Ashdown’ image to see what I mean). I will be buying ALL my books this way until the high street opens up again (and beyond), and I urge you to do the same. IT IS WONDERFUL!

The second brilliant initiative comes from author Holly Bourne who is trailblazing with #SignForOurBookshops – also in a bid to encourage readers to buy from the high street booksellers during lockdown, with the promise of a signed bookplate from their favourite author.

If you’re on twitter or instagram check out the #SignForOurBookshops hashtag to see which writers are involved – and get your orders in quick as many are limited!

I too will be signing a limited number of bookplates to send to bookshops and readers across the UK! If you’d like one, all you need to do is email me at IsabelAshdownBookplate@outlook.com giving your name and address + providing proof of purchase/pre-order for my new book 33 Women from any independent/high street bookshop or via Bookshop.org – and we’ll speed one out to you!

Finally, I’d like to send out a huge message of thanks to all you booksellers, readers, bloggers, reviewers and book champions – with your continued support physical books WILL survive and thrive on the high street!

33 WOMEN – Available to PreOrder Now!

With less than six weeks until release, I thought I remind you of a few ways in which you can pre-order my new thriller 33 Women, so that it lands with you the moment it’s available.

EBOOK BARGAIN ALERT!

KINDLE users can order 33 Women now at the special early bird price of £1.99!

INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS

There are so many independent book stores around the country who I would urge you to buy from. It’s great to support the high street, and many of them now offer a mail order service. Here are just a few (and you can find more near you by clicking on the red box):

  • The Book Ferret in Arundel – I’ve placed this shop at the top, as it is not only a book-lover’s paradise, but it’s also located in the place 33 Women is set. They’ve got a special offer on at the moment: anyone pre-ordering the new paperback gets a free US copy of my earlier thriller Beautiful Liars. Contact them for details.
  • Hayling Books in Hayling Island – a wonderful bookshop and great supporter of readers and writers – they’re taking pre-orders via phone, email and instore.
  • Medina Bookshop in Cowes on the Isle of Wight – I love this shop and always stop by on my visits over to the island. You can pre-order online now.
  • The Book Shop in Bridport – another fave of mine, beautifully curated and a high street treasure!
  • Archway Bookshop in Axminster – a beautiful bookshop, where they’re happy to take orders if the book you want isn’t on shelf. Perfect.
ONLINE STORES

And many of the usual online and high street retailers will also be stocking the paperback. Here are a few to choose from:

Thanks for reading folks!

September’s Book Giveaway

This month’s UK Newsletter Giveaway is a special GOLD edition copy of Candice Carty-William’s runaway bestseller and British Book Awards Book of the Year 2020, Queenie.

It’s the book everyone’s been talking about … and you could be in with a chance of winning it. Every one of my UK subscribers is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw.

Simply sign up to enter by midnight 30th September. Thank you to my publishers at Trapeze & Orion Books for providing this prize. GOOD LUCK!


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July’s Thriller Giveaway

This month’s UK Newsletter Giveaway is an advance proof copy prize of Araminta Hall’s gripping new thriller, Imperfect Women.

The paperback, set to be a big success, isn’t available until April 2021 (hardback August 2020), so this is a prize worth nabbing!

Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw. Simply sign up to enter by midnight 31st July. Thank you to my publishers at Orion Books for providing this prize. GOOD LUCK!


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2020 Cover Reveal Newsletter Out Now!

I’m delighted to tell you that the official cover for my latest thriller, 33 Women (out this autumn), has been revealed.

What do you think? I love it!

To find out more about the book and enjoy an exclusive 3-chapter extract, just click on the image … more to follow in the coming months!

Lake Child is a 99p Kindle Deal

For the first time since release, Lake Child is 99p in the Kindle Monthly Deal!

Red magazine called it ‘fiendishly clever’, bestselling novelist Elly Griffith described it as ‘satisfying on every level’ and master storyteller Ian Rankin said it had him ‘gripped throughout’ … so what are you waiting for?

BUY IT HERE

 

May’s Thriller Giveaway

This month’s UK Newsletter Giveaway is an eBook prize, containing TWO of my thrillers:

Little Sister and Beautiful Liars

Both have been Amazon bestsellers and were shortlisted in the Dead Good Reader Awards 2018 & 2019.

Every UK subscriber is automatically entered into the monthly prize draw. Simply sign up to enter by midnight 31st May. Thank you to my publishers at Trapeze Books and Orion for providing this prize. GOOD LUCK!


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Isabel Ashdown Chats with Medina Books

This May, I’m thrilled to be Author of the Month at Cowes based Medina Books on the Isle of Wight!

This independent bookshop is a favourite of mine, combining a passion for reading and writing with buckets of Wight spirit. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the island, with three of my novels set there, and several more created on writing retreats and family holidays there over the years.

In this interview, Krissy from Medina asks me to share my latest literary discoveries, my top book nooks, and my strangest lockdown habits …click here to read more.

ps Medina Books have an ace mail order service, so I’ll just pop links to my island titles below and leave you to browse … Happy reading!

little-sister-by-isabel-ashdownLittle Sister by Isabel Ashdown
After sixteen years apart sisters Jessica and Emily are reunited.

With the past now behind them, the warmth they once shared quickly returns and before long Jess has moved into Emily’s comfortable island home. Life couldn’t be better. But when baby Daisy disappears while in Jess’s care, the perfect life Emily has so carefully built starts to fall apart. Was Emily right to trust her sister after everything that happened before?

SUMMER OF '76 Final Cover, 22 April 2013Summer of ’76 by Isabel Ashdown
It’s the start of one of the hottest summers on record with soaring temperatures and weeks without rain; the summer of Abba, T-Rex, Bowie and Roussos; of Martinis, cheesecake and chicken chasseur; of the Montreal Olympics and the Notting Hill riots – the summer Big Ben stopped dead.  For 18-year-old Luke Wolff life is looking good, until temperatures rise, and with windows and doors constantly open, long-buried secrets bubble over.  Soon the community is gripped by scandal, and everything Luke thought he knew about family and trust is turned on its head.

Glasshopper by Isabel Ashdown MASTER coverGlasshopper by Isabel Ashdown
Portsmouth, 1984. Thirteen-year-old Jake’s world is unravelling as his father and older brother leave home, and his mother, Mary, plunges into alcoholic freefall.  When his parents reconcile, life finally seems to be looking up. Their first family holiday, announced over scampi and chips in the Royal Oak, promises to be the icing on the cake – until long-unspoken family secrets begin to surface.  Locations include 1950s Brighton, 1980s Portsmouth, the Dordogne, and the Isle of Wight where Jake holidays with his cousins in the West of the island.

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