Posts Tagged ‘Love Them and Leave Them’

Welcome along to my stop on the blog tour for Sue Shepherd’s “Love Them and Leave Them”, I am delighted to share with you a lovely wee ‘publication day’ post with the woman of the hour.



Love Them and Leave Them: Sometimes you have to leave the one you love … sometimes you’re the one who’s left behind. The new heart-warming and heart-breaking romantic comedy from the No.1 bestselling author of Doesn’t Everyone Have a Secret?

On his way home, Ed makes a split-second decision that changes the lives of all those who love him.

Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessie, is stuck in a job with no prospects, her dreams never fulfilled. It will take more than her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, and temperamental best friend, Coco, to give her the confidence to get her life back on track.

But what if Ed had made another decision? It could all have been so different …

Six years on, Ed’s daughter, Jessica, has a successful career, loving boyfriend, Nick, and a keen eye on her dream home. But when new clients, a temperamental Coco, and her unreliable boyfriend, Chris, walk into her life, Jessica’s perfect world soon starts to unravel.

Love Them and Leave Them is a story of love, families, friendship and a world of possibilities. Whichever decision Ed makes, the same people are destined to come into his daughter’s life, sometimes in delightfully different ways. And before they can look forward to the future, they will all have to deal with the mistakes of the past.

Publication Day

So, your book is being published!

Woo hoo!!

How do you spend publication day eve and the actual day?

  • What do you do the night before?
  • The morning?
  • Who are you with?
  • Where do you go?
  • What do you spend the day doing?
  • Is publication day 1 the same as publication day 2? And so on?
  • Do you have any rituals?

These questions are not set in stone; answer the ones you like and add in anything you think has been missed!

My first book, ‘Doesn’t Everyone Have a Secret?’ was published on 20th March 2015. I probably spent much of the day refreshing the Amazon page to see if anyone was buying it. At the time, I had no idea how successful it was going to be, and assumed it would be bought by my friends and family only. In the evening, my husband, sons and I went for a meal at a little pub called The Village Inn in Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight. We had a lovely table by the window. There were about 5 reviews for my book already available on Amazon due to ARCs being sent out. I drank Prosecco and read the reviews to my family. We were all very excited.

Fast forward to the 28th September 2016 when ‘Love Them and Leave Them’ was published, and I knew exactly where I wanted to go for the celebration. We booked the same table at The Village Inn and once again I read out the early reviews. I remember my husband ordering a bottle of fizz and telling the waitress that we were celebrating my SECOND publication. He was just so proud. The waitress seemed suitably impressed ☺

I know some authors hold huge parties or go to exotic locations for their publication days, but for me, the important thing was to be with the three people who’d made the books possible. If it wasn’t for my family putting up with my slovenly house-keeping and often tardy mealtimes, I would never have gotten those books written. My family have learnt when to leave me alone to write, bless ‘em.

You can buy a copy of “Love Them and Leave Them” via Amazon here

Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the blog tour for reviews, extracts of “Love Them and Leave Them” and some brilliant guest posts by Sue.


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