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    Behind My One True North
    by Milly Johnson
    2020/02/17  |  Features  |  

    I’ve been asked a few times where the one big idea came from for My One True North and I can’t tell you. So there you have it!  All I know is that I had a few ingredients that I wanted to throw into the pot, a sort of literary …

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    The Minute I Saw You
    by Paige Toon
    2020/02/14  |  Features  |  

    We are delighted to introduce you to the brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author Paige Toon. The perfect summer read for 2020! Some people believe that it’s possible to fall in love simply by gazing into another person’s eyes . . . When Hannah and Sonny meet, a spark ignites that …

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    My One True North
    by SJV
    2020/02/12  |  Features  |  

    Laurie and Pete should never have met. But fate has pushed them together for a reason. Six months ago, on the same night, Laurie and Pete both lost their partners. Struggling to manage the grief, they join the same counselling group – and meet each other. From their sadness, Pete …

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    The Secret Seaside Escape
    by SJV
    2020/02/10  |  Features  |  

    We’re so excited to introduce you to the brand new novel by Heidi Swain, #TheSecretSeasideEscape, out in eBook and paperback edition now! Escape to the seaside with the brand new novel from Heidi Swain, the Sunday Times bestselling author of feel-good women’s fiction! Tess Tyler needs a break. Weighed down by her …

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    by SJV
    2020/01/30  |  Features  |  

    We are super excited to announce that we will be hosting a Romantic Novelists’ Association #DigitalOriginals open submission day (#RNANWSOneDay) exclusively for members of the New Writers’ Scheme, enabling authors to bypass the traditional route to publishing and submit, for the first time, directly to us. We are inviting members of …

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    Where We Belong
    by SJV
    2020/01/28  |  Features  |  

    We are absolutely delighted to introduce you to the wonderful new Anstey Harris novel Where We Belong, out now in glorious hardback and eBook edition. ‘Anstey Harris doesn’t flinch from shining a light on some of the most difficult situations anyone can face, but she does it with warmth and compassion. she’s …

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    by SJV
    2020/01/14  |  Features  |  

    For the seventh year running @TeamBATC are throwing away, ripping up and laughing in the face of rules, tradition and standard practice, and flinging open our doors (and my twitter account!) to prospective new commercial women’s fiction authors like YOU, with our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay2020 open submission day. However, in a …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Bec Farrell
    by SJV
    2020/01/03  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Bec Farrell! What does an Editor do? More than you might think! People often assume an editor just corrects spelling mistakes, but my job involves so much more, working with my colleagues in every …

    Who’s your unsung hero?
    by SJV
    2019/12/04  |  Features  |  

    It’s been well over a year since I last wrote you a column, so, as I begin the process of shutting down for my extended festive break, and brace for the impact of a brand new decade, I thought it was high time I wrote another. For me, 2019 has …

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    While You Were Reading jacket reveal!
    by Bec Farrell
    2019/12/03  |  Features  |  

    Here at Books and the City we love to mix things up a bit! And that’s why, for the paperback edition of While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus, which publishes August 2020, we’re giving it a shiny new jacket! GORGEOUS, right? We’re not the only ones …