My alter ego, Lucy Shea, launches her women’s fiction books today, destined to light up those darker evenings with some fun reads. More at the Lucy Shea website.
Out tomorrow, Matchmaker Cat is my alter ego’s new short story. Well, it’s a re-release, really, but with a great new cover. At currently just $0.99, £0.99 or €0.99, the idea is to draw people in so they have a fun read and are motivated to check out more Lucy Shea goodies.
Who helps rescue Rosemary’s love life? Who puts the dating website on her computer? Who finds the attractive man with the smiling eyes? Does it happen by accident? Or does it have something to do with a cat called Chester?
A fun short story about dating, romance and a cunning ginger tabby.
I wrote some great short stories (and some longer ones known quaintly as “novelettes”), but they were sitting unloved on my computer. So my alter ego, Lucy Shea, has gathered them altogether in a collection called Women in a Spin. Like the rest of the Lucy Shea catalogue, it’s out on September 15th.
Exploring women’s relationships in a series of fun, sad, romantic, mystical and bizarre stories.
From the humorous story of sexual frustration and a temperamental bathroom in Getting a Man In, to the mysterious and magical romance of Calendar Girl, Women in a Spin features five short stories and two novelettes to make you laugh, cry and keep turning the pages.
Also including: The Man in My Phone, Help! My Breasts are Taking over the World!, Forgotten Children, Christmas with You and the ever-popular Matchmaker Cat.
If you are subscriber to Kindle Unlimited, you can read for free!
Making wishes come true sounds idyllic until they go hilariously wrong — which they always do for Julie in this light-hearted, funny novel with a twist of fantasy and a smidgen of romance.
Julie’s trouble begins when she bumps into her ex-boyfriend at a friend’s fancy dress party. Her troubles double when things get romantic and she discovers the costume stuck to her body. Magically melded to her skin, it won’t come off — not for work, not for a wash, and especially not for sex!
Dressed as a fairy, Julie Nuffield (or “Nuff” to her friends) discovers everything she wishes for comes true — but never in the way she expects. As each wish provokes new disasters, she begins a quest to discover the secret history behind the costume. Only when she reveals its purpose can she find the right wish to bring her happiness. Until then, she must live as the woman they call Fairy Nuff.
When Rachel invents a husband to impress her friends, they delight in stories of his meticulous housework, gourmet cooking and amazing sex. Just a bit of harmless fun — until Darren materialises on her sofa, in the flesh! Confronted with the real life version of her fantasy man, Rachel must learn to live with perfection, or discover how to dis-invent him.
A light-hearted story of a single woman’s desire to join the ranks of the married, without living with a man who drives her mad!
The exciting news is that I am writing a new science fiction series of novels which will be coming out late this year. Unfortunately, to prepare for that, my romantic comedy novels and stories are going out of print. I want to thank everyone who read and enjoyed them.
My women’s fiction will be coming out in a new form later this year, including a few stories not yet published. If you would like to be informed when these books are available, please sign up to my newsletter, the link for which is on the right sidebar if you scroll down a bit (if you’re on a mobile or tablet, it’s at the bottom of the page, scroll down a lot!). Or drop me a line via the contact page: Email me .
In the meantime, there may still be a few copies of favourites like If Wishes Were Husbands and Fairy Nuff at various retailers, particularly in paperback, but they will be disappearing very soon. So if you want to pick up a copy, now would be the time!
I seem to have a lot of things on my to do list these days and one of them is always “update website”. Along with having a good tidy up of my home, it’s a job I haven’t got around to in while. This is because I am busy writing. I have a novel series due out in the autumn (that’s the fall to our American friends) and I’ve been pushing out all distractions to get it done.
In the meanwhile, thanks for stopping by. As the books get written, I hope to return to my website with some news – and there will be some in the forthcoming months, I promise!