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The hour of Asta is fast approaching. The Summer Goddess comes out a month from yesterday, and the reason I didn’t blog about it yesterday was because I was enduring root canal (yeowch!) and was pretty  much incapable of doing more than lying on the sofa playing Skyrim. So, somewhat belatedly, here’s a release roundup and links and things you can do.

(Not entirely unrelated, if you want to help a girl out paying for a nasty root filling, please review a book! 😉 Authors need teeth to eat cake…)


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When Asta’s nephew is taken by slavers, she pledges to her brother that she will find him, or die trying. Her search takes her from the fading islands of the Scattering, a nation in thrall to a powerful enemy, to the port city of Abonnae. There she finds a people dominated by a sinister cult, thirsty for blood to feed their hungry god.

Haunted by the spirit of her brother, forced into an uncertain alliance with a pair of assassins, Asta faces a deadly choice – save the people of two nations, or save her brother’s only son.


The Summer Goddess is released on Friday September 23rd across all the main platforms in ebook, paperback and hardback. I don’t know if the hardback will be out on the same day, but I’m sure it will follow within a week or so. The launch takes place as part of the Grimbold mass launch at FantasyCon in Scarborough, in the Cocktail Bar at 5pm. (It was in the Library, but it’s moved, so don’t go there…)

There will also be copies for sale in the dealers room at BristolCon (October 29th) and from me if you ask for one at the Fringe or the pub or just, you know, turn up at my house…

If you want a copy of the book and you’re not going to be in the vicinity of me at any point you can currently pre-order The Summer Goddess on Amazon. If you don’t do Amazon it will also be available from other sites.

You can also add The Summer Goddess to your shelves on Goodreads, and watch out for a Goodreads giveaway starting on September 1st!

It’s also available on Netgalley if you’re a reviewer (you can upvote the beautiful cover too, make Jason Deem Happy!) – please do consider leaving a review of The Summer Goddess or indeed any of my books if you’ve enjoyed them (and even if you haven’t) – reviews really do help and a nice review can make a person’s teeth feel a whole lot less painful…

Thank you unreservedly to everyone who’s left reviews or talked about the book online so far, you’re all awesome!