Seven Days with You Updates

Seven Days With You Will Be Reduced To $0.99 For 5 Days Only!

Hello Beautiful People,

I’m really sorry for my inactivity these past few weeks. If you read my previous post then you’ll know I went to Barcelona and got caught up in the terrorist incident and it’s taken me a while to get back on top of things with the book.

But time, as the age-old saying goes, is a great healer and I certainly feel optimistic for the months ahead, especially regarding Seven Days with You.

In fact, for 5 consecutive days, I will be slashing the price from it’s original $2.99 price to just $0.99. So what are you waiting for?

Download a copy, or if you’ve read it already, tell a friend! It’s a great chance to read this book at a knock-off price.

I’ve also taken up the services of four book marketing services, those being: Booksends, Bargain Booksy, Fiverr’s bkknights and Digital Book Today.

Thanks to their extensive mailing lists, I hope the book will get into the hands of more lovely people who will spread the word if they so wish.

I hope you’re all okay, and when the results are in, I’ll be sure to chronicle how I got on in the interests of fellow authors toying with the idea of running something similar.

Take care.

H x

 

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New Cover Reveal!!

Following on from my last post, I would like to take this opportunity to reveal the new cover for Seven Days with You. I hope you agree with me when I say it’s much-improved and represents the book in a way I always hoped it would.

As I said before, it IS Sean and Sophia, a relationship that’s perfectly encapsulated in this beautiful illustration so I’d like to thank the team at Deranged Doctor for their hard work. If ever you want to publish a book and have creative control over your cover, then go to them. They’re brilliant.

Anyway, as things are finally moving forward after a frantic couple of weeks, I can inform you of two important tour dates. Both will include more interviews as well as reviews and exclusive excerpts from the novel. The first, with Goddess Fish Promotions, will continue on July 24th and end on August the 11th. The second, with YA Bound Book Tours, will begin on August the 8th and end on the 14th.

Now, to the most important part: The new buying link! Having uploaded it to Amazon this morning, I am proud to say it is now available to download by clicking here.

Any comments on either Amazon or Goodreads would be much-appreciated, but most of all I hope you enjoy the book. It’s also been given another edit, so hopefully, the typos (a major issue in the first edition) are non-existent or are limited to just one page (I guess it’s always a possibility).

So now this is it! After years of trying to get My Baby out into the open, I can hold my head up high and move on with other writings in the knowledge that Seven Days with You has a great cover.

Take care, and I’ll be sure to post again soon.

H x

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Going It Alone: Seven Days with You Will Now Be Self-Published

It was the right decision. A decision that, in hindsight, should have been made earlier but you live and learn, and I’d like to go on record and thank my publishers for the work they did in the short partnership I had with them. But it soon came down to one thing: The cover. That’s the main reason things haven’t worked out

An agreement couldn’t be reached. Creative differences were apparent from the get-go. The original cover, while nice, wasn’t what I intended it to be, and as a result, I have decided to go solo and commission a new cover which I will reveal to you lovely people next week! I think it looks absolutely fantastic and captures Sean and Sophia’s relationship in a way no other jacket could. It IS Seven Days with You, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

This now means the book will be offline for at least 6 or 7 days. In actuality, it will probably take a little longer as I will need to set up my own self-publishing account, change the cover on Goodreads and hire an editor to give it another proofread to be on the safe side. So until then, you won’t be hearing much from me other than the odd tweet, while my current blog tour with Goddess Fish Promotions has been put back a couple of weeks and will continue in late July. As always, I will post any interviews on my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Most importantly, I want to end this post by thanking all my readers for spreading the word about Seven Days with You. I noticed I was the #38 most followed British author on Goodreads last week and that meant a lot to me. Yet more is to come, and I can’t wait to reboot Seven Days with You by giving it the cover it deserves.

H X

 

 

 

 

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Promoting Seven Days with You And Going On The Weirdest Date Of My Life

It’s been a busy few weeks since my last blog post, and I’ve got to a stage where I’m gradually losing track of the days. I’m all over the place. One moment I’m at work writing about cat cafes in Japan, the next I’m fitting in a short gym session before rushing back to the keyboard to answer questions and promote Seven Days with You.

But I wouldn’t change it for the world. I feel privileged to have a platform where I can get my word across. You don’t realise until you release an indie title just how many book bloggers exist! It’s a great community, full of intelligent, kind-hearted bookworms that want nothing more than for books to be a mainstay fixture in the lives of as many people as possible. I love it. And having already put my book through two blitzes, I’ve already been on the receiving end of some great comments, and I can’t thank people enough for the support.

With such promo in mind, I will also be giving various interviews over the next two months. A month-long tour will commence on May 28th and take in around 27 different blogs. Not long after, another will begin in late June and end in late July. Every interview, excerpt and review will be posted on my social media links so be sure to look out for them!

Away from Seven Days with You, I’ve still tried to maintain (somewhat of) a social life because you have to, right? Otherwise, you’ll just go insane. That being said, I haven’t seen many of my friends. But I have been getting my social kicks via dating apps, Bumble and Tinder.

When you’re single and pressed for time you can meet some pretty interesting people in your quest for love, though as the brilliant Aziz Ansari demonstrated in one of his new Master of None episodes, it can be a pretty thankless task- especially if you live in global cities like London or New York.

In one instance, I went on a date with this lovely girl from Manchester. She worked in mental health, had a masters degree in psychology. Made documentaries on the side, and all-in-all, she was brilliant company. We talked for two hours straight about everything from Leonardo DiCaprio’s inability to settle down to the adverse impact dating apps are having on the lives of millennials. It went swimmingly. Or so I thought.

After kissing her, she told me to text her and that she’d love to see me again! Love, she said. Love! So I messaged her. And then I waited. And waited. And waited…. But no message came. I’d been ghosted, and learned an invaluable lesson: Even the best date of your life won’t guarantee you a second one.

It was a weird, but interesting experience, and after watching that Master of None episode, reciting that date made me laugh my head off. And besides, Seven Days with You comes first. I want to spread joy through this book and after replying to various well-wishers, I think dating may just be relegated the back of my mind.

The real work has only just begun.

H x

 

 

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Seven Days with You Finds a Home

When I started writing fiction three years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined I would be published so soon, let alone for a book spawned from a dream.

After all, anyone who’s ever written a book knows how the journey unfolds. You find the courage to pursue a plot that you may or may not think is plausible and with an ounce of self-belief, a perpetual loneliness in a dimly-lit room commences in the hope that one day you’ll have something tangible to show for it before arriviste agents and no-nonsense publishing houses tell you you’re not good enough.

To my astonishment, however, and following many soul-crushing rejections, I have a soon-to-be-published novel in my locker.

In fact, I’ve written three books in the last three years which makes me sound like a pompous douche when in reality I’ve never really excelled at much academically.

Sure, I was good at English (as most writers will tell you) but I was never the best, and if you had said to me aged 18, with little-to-no-confidence and zits slowly forming around my porcelain face that I wouldn’t only complete three books but also get one published, I would have laughed and said that that was just as likely as Jessica Alba taking my hand in marriage.

Anyway, I have a publisher who believes in the book just as much as I do and I’m glad someone does as it’s a story embedded with universal themes. Yes, it’s a coming-of-age love story (heard that one before, haven’t you?) but it’s also about the sacrifice and conflict that arises from first-time love, and it was always stories like those that I related to most growing up. In my mind, books, particularly one’s with personal resonances, can help in times of difficulty, and I hope this book can do that to you in some small way.

But this blog won’t only be Seven Days with You-related. I’ll ramble about awkward Tinder dates, profile books that have inspired my writing, explain why John Green and The Weeknd are awesome, and of course, in the build-up to the novel’s release, post Seven Days with You extracts.

Most importantly, when you read this blog I want you to feel inspired as well as entertained, and if you feel the need to get in touch for whatever reason, then go to my contact page and hit me up. Not in the literal sense, though. That would be rather unfortunate.

H x