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Our Books on YouTube

Check these fantastic YouTube videos, for a taste of just a few of our recently published works: - 

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Where There is a Will

Michel Vimal du Monteil’s Where There is a Will was published on 17th September 2021 by Hawkeye Publishing.

  • V gripping stuff. You feel you are out there surfing with him. Highly recommended page turner. (Goodreads)
  • I read it in one sitting - I had to know what happened next. Can't wait for his next one! (Goodreads)
  • Michel Vimal du Monteil’s debut novel, Where There Is A Will, is a definite a page turner. (Goodreads)
  • The writing is excellent and the settings real and vivid. Compelling. (Goodreads)

Available for purchase at all the usual places.


My Big Greek Holiday

Lisa Darcy’s  My Big Greek Holiday, was released in late July 2021 and has already impressed reviewers.

  • “A fun, summer, romantic read set on the beautiful island of Santorini, an ideal beach read.” (Goodreads)
  • “A fast paced, fun read, told with humor and heart. Highly recommended.” (Goodreads)
  • “Another light, easy, well-paced read from consummate storyteller, Lisa Darcy.” (Goodreads)
  • A real page turner, I read it in two days - I just couldn’t put it down. (Amazon)

Published by Bloodhound Books UK, My Big Greek Holiday is on sale in good book shops and online. Available in paperbook and ebook formats.

Here, Brightside Story Studio Principal, Andrea Barton interviews Lisa Darcy about her journey to publication. (210818)


Should You Keep a Secret?

A deal for Lisa Darcy's third book Should you Keep a Secret? is now signed by leading UK indie publisher, Bloodhound Books UK, and scheduled for April 2022 publication. Should you Keep a Secret? seems destined to continue Lisa's terrific success in the women's commercial fiction/romcom space in Australia and, now, the UK, where she enjoys a strong following. You can 'meet' Lisa, and read about her recently published My Big Greek Holiday. (210729)


Definitely NOT 'InVisible'!

NAC author Sarah Bourne's third deal with Bloodhound UK will see her East meets West novel spanning the UK & Afghanistan in the early violent years of Britain's involvement there. Tackling themes such as power, visibility, trust, belonging & politicisation, and resilience, love & betrayal InVisible challenges categorisation - women’s commercial fiction’ is far too narrow, though InVisible certainly fits that category as well. Thriller, suspense, mystery, gonzo journalism, travelogue, women’s studies, commentary - all fit. Discerning readers will love the thrilling story. (210728)


A Voice in the Night

Sarah Hawthorn’s debut psychological thriller, A Voice In The Night, hit book stores in early July 2021 and has already garnered a slew of great reviews: 

  • “A sexy, seductive slow burn of psychological suspense” (Readings Monthly) 
  • “Brilliant one-two punch at the end” (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • “Hard-hitting and thought-provoking” (Book Lover Book Reviews)
  • “Fast paced writing ... descriptively written and emotion driven” (Readplus).

Published by Transit Lounge, A Voice In The Night is on sale in good book shops and online. Available in paperbook, ebook and audiobook formats.

Here, Brightside Story Studio Principal, Andrea Barton interviews Sarah Hawthorn about her journey to publication.


Meet Susannah Hardy

Published by Pan Macmillan Australia July 1st 2021, author Susannah Hardy was recently interviewed by Brightside Story Studio Principal, Andrea Barton, in time for the planned GleeBooks launch of Loving Lizzie March. 

As it happened, the formal launch had to be postponed for a month or so due to COVID, but Andrea's interview offers a perfect snapshot of exciting debut author Susannah Hardy, and her Loving Lizzie MarchTake a look!!~ (210629)


Sarah Bourne’s Ella’s War

Following the runaway success of ‘The Train’, Sarah’s new historical novel Ella’s Warseems destined to be just as popular. Here are just some of the many great reviews.

  • “Hooked from the first page”. (Jeremy Boss – Amazon)
  • “Just finished Ella's War. Feel sad and empty that it's over . Congratulations Sarah Bourne”. (Karen – Amazon)
  • ”This ended up being a compelling novel that I couldn't put down”. (Jill Zelin – Amazon)

Published by Bloodhound Books, ‘Ella’s War’ tells the story of a young woman waking up in hospital after an accident, with no memory of her past. Haunted by nightmares, she begins to gradually piece together the story of her life during wartime; and who is the young man who haunts her dreams? (210630)


Where There Is a Will

Be among the first to receive a certified First Edition copy of 'Where There is A Will' (Genre - Fiction/Mystery).

Pre-orders for Michel Vimal du Monteil's soon to be published gripping debut can now be placed via Hawkeye Publishing's website. (210607)


Meet Lisa Darcy

'Lily's Little Flower Shop', the first of Lisa's two romantic comedies in 2021, will be followed by 'My Big Greek Holiday', both published by Bloodhound Books UK. 

To mark Lisa's successes, understand more of what drives her writing, Brightside Story Studio's (& NAC Editorial Head's) Andrea Barton recently interviewed Lisa - definitely worth a look - Lisa Darcy Interview.

A successful indie UK publisher, Bloodhound Books recently secured audio and large print rights deals for Lily's Little Flower Shop, while also doing a brilliant job promoting Sarah Bourne's runaway success, 'The Train'.  

Well done ladies! (210525)


Sarah Bourne's The Train

'The Train', Sarah's first book to be signed by Bloodhound Books UK, was published April 12 2021, and selling well both as paperback and eBook. Reviewers loved it.

  • “I can highly recommend this as a great read”. (Sam – Amazon)
  • “This was one of the best things I have read for some time. ” (Valli - Amazon)
  • “Loved the intricate weaving of stories and points of view.” (Michele Ardon – Amazon)

Following 'The Train', Bloodhound also published 'Ella's War' (June 28), and 'InVisible' will follow on September 28. Watch this space for news of Sarah's alter ego, and her murder/mystery series. (210512)


Timo Bozsolik-Torres Joins NAC  

Sydney writer, Timo Bozsolik-Torres, shortlisted in the Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize, recently joined NAC's list. His first work Project Scaevola, a thriller set in the IT world in which Timo works when not writing, is scheduled for completion 2nd quarter 2021. Timo joins the ranks of younger writers now represented by NAC. (210325)


Publication 2021

Nine books are scheduled for publication during 2021: - 

- ASP Melbourne imprint, Arcadia, published Miles Hunt's fine debut 'The Information Editor' February 2021, your copy available ordered direct from the publisher, Amazon & Goodreads. The March 12 Gleebooks Glebe Sydney launch was fully booked, but contact 0413053083 for information on future Sydney & Melbourne 'Meet Author Miles Hunt' events. WA author Steve Rogers' popular third book, 'Death in a Matchbox', published October 2020, is available from Amazon/Kindle, Goodreads and fine bookshops.

- Others include - Sarah Bourne ('The Train' - April, 'Ella's War' - June, & 'InVisible' - November), Lisa Darcy ('Lily's Little Flower Shop' - June, & 'My Big Greek Holiday' - August), Sarah Hawthorn ('A Voice in the Night' - June) and Susannah Hardy ('Loving Lizzie March' - July), Michel Vimal du Monteil ('Where There is a Will' - t.b.a.) (210311)


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