Our Books

BOOK NEWS

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August 20th 2014

We are happy to announce that Unbroken Ties, Keeping Secrets 2, will be released next week! The final week of August! Yeah! We have just received the proof copies and they are looking pretty sweet!

We are really looking forward to hearing what you guys think of book 2!

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June 2nd 2014

There have been some minor delays here at MLR – due to holidays and work, but we are getting swiftly back on track, we promise!

We’re still working hard on our edits! We had some positive feedback, but we still have some work to do; it’s always the way!

We aim to published by the end of August (this year of course!). With more books to follow, so please keep with us!

We’re also getting our cover art completed and hope to share everything with you guys very soon!

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April 20th 2014

Book 2 of the Keeping Secrets series, has returned from the editors! Now the hard work begins!

Check back for more updates; the book will be released this summer 🙂

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February 15th 2014

Book 2 of the Keeping Secrets series, has been dispatched to the editors!

It will be released this Summer! Check back for more updates!

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November 05th 2013

We are currently editing Book 2 of the Keeping Secrets series! The book cover has been commissioned – it’s all go!

We’ll keep the Book News updated as we go!!

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April 04th 2013

A wee bit of news! We are currently (well and truly!) working away on the follow-up to Legend Unleashed. Book 2 of the Keeping Secrets series!

We are well on the Carwick road now! Hop along (if you haven’t already!) and uncover every bend and cavernous space, as we continue our journeys above and below!

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January 1st 2013

We’ve a new short story published! It’s called ‘Temperance’, it can be found here!

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October 25th 2012

The book is almost ready to be realised upon the world. Find out all about it here! Such an exciting time!!

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Sept 30th 2012

We’re happy to announce we’ve released the prologue of our book Legend Unleashed (Keeping Secrets, Book 1)!

Please let us know what you think 🙂

Legend Unleashed (Keeping Secrets, Book 1) will be released in October this year 🙂

The clock is ticking…. 

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Sept 05th 2012

It has been a while since we updated this section; ‘scat you peskey moths and dust’ *Latimer and Ridley dust off the bookwork section with a rough sweep of their virtual hands*

We’ve been working away like busy bees this last month and a half. The book has been professionally, structurally edited by the good folks at BubbleCow. Now, with all the necessary corrections made; many hours of work in Ridley’s house, drinking vast amounts of Lyons tea and eating all manner of goodies; the book has returned to BubbleCow for proofreading.

All is going well and hopefully we will have many more updates in the next month!

Watch this space 🙂

*Latimer and Ridley continue to clean away the moths and dust* ‘it won’t be this dusty next time you visit, we promise’

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July 19th 2012

Our book trailer is done for our first book!

Product description of Legend Unleashed (Keeping Secrets, Book 1) 

 
When an infamous criminal is unleashed from his prison, it has consequences for everyone in Carwick. Temperance Levinthal in particular…
Temperance is satisfied with her ordinary life. Dealing with her eccentric, childlike parents is all the excitement she needs. That changes when Alastair Byron returns home.
After a failed matchmaking attempt by her father, sparks fly between her and Alastair-just not the good kind.
They are forced together though, when they are implicated in a grisly murder. Their search for the truth leads them to a secret world beneath Carwick, filled with werewolves, wizards and other magical faey.
However, uncovering the truth is far more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.
There are secrets within secrets.
Even Alastair may be more than he seems…
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Check out the making of the book trailer here.
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July 15th 2012

We are absolutely thrilled to share the cover for our new book with you!

It’s called (as you can see!); Legend Unleashed (Keeping Secrets, Book 1).

On the back of the book we have the blurb:

“Temperance Levinthal is in danger. She’s been dragged in Alastair Byron’s deadly world. Before she met him, everything was normal. Now she’s fleeing from werewolves, fighting wizards and finding that some secrets are best left untold.”

Our cover artist, Collette was absolutely fantastic! She’s an industrial designer, working in Australia and she also happens to be the sister of one of our best friends. It really is a case if you just look around you and ask, you already know some amazing people who are more than willing to help when you start to chase your dreams.

We provided Collette with a brief (perhaps one that was a little too detailed and long!! Haha…) on what we wanted in terms of colour scheme, images and our over all general idea for the cover. We’ll be the first to admit, we’re both perfectionists and hard to please at times, but we were delighted when this winged it’s way into our inbox. She even gave us quite a number of options to choose from, after much debate between us though, we decide the above cover was the one for us, it was our cover. We’ll show you some of the other options below though!

Sometimes it’s a pity you can’t use every option, isn’t it?

Ridley: We really wanted a black and white theme (as you can see). I’ve always found black and white very striking. A cover like that has never failed to make me double back and pick it up (or click on it, if I’m online). Having done its job to stop me and tempt me, its then the blurb’s duty to hook me into buying! So unfortunately, I do judge a book by it’s cover, I like pretty things, so sue me! Haha! I can’t wait to hold this book in my hands and then slide it, pride of place, on to my bookshelf. It will be a fantastic day. Even if no one else ever buys it, I’ll be extremely proud of all we’ve achieved! It’s an exciting time to be a writer….

Latimer: We love silhouettes, this will become a theme I think 🙂 This is certainly a very exciting time for us. We’ve spent years writing and it almost seems unreal to now be standing where we are, pushing our own machine forward, so to speak! It really is a great time to be a writer.

Also, if you are interested in hiring Collette to do your own book cover, we can pass on your query to her! Just sent us an email. We’d be delighted to share her with the world, she’s fantastic at what she does and extremely helpful! She listens to what you want and makes it a reality.

You’d be hard pressed to find a better designer!

Thanks again Collette! 🙂

MLR

Also finished and coming soon is our book trailer! Stay tuned!

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July 8th 2012

We’ve emailed our book to our editor! We’ve decided to commission the services of Bubblecow. We’re looking forward to working with them!

Latimer did a fantastic job pushing herself to get our final edit done within the publishing timeline we’ve set ourselves. We originally divided up the work, so at this stage the book has seen about four edits-two each! But nothing will ever beat a professional set of eyes, so we’re definitely looking forward to what comes back to us. I’m certain we’ll learn loads, after all we want our work to be the best it can be!

Very exciting really, it’s all starting to feel very real!

We also received our book cover, it’s currently undergoing minor edits but we’re so impressed with it. I think we both spent two days randomly grinning at people, filled with a kind of giddy joy. We’ll be sharing it with everyone soon, don’t worry!

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June 15th 2012

This section is empty, for now.

We’ve decided to follow the long and winding road to final publication.

We are self-publishing, its been an important decision, though a very exciting and liberating one. It’s quite empowering being in charge of every aspect of the process, we don’t need to compromise on our vision to fall in line with what marketing men insist the public wants. We say, give your book wings and let the people decide! They generally know what they like.

So our first step? We’ve just commissioned an artist to design our book cover (very very exciting!).

We’re also getting feedback on our blurb and production description with our betas.

After this and once we’ve completed our own sessions of editing, we’ll be hiring a professional editor.

And then we will continue on with the rest of the publishing process!

Lots to do, endless lists, but we’re finding it quite fun to be doing something now, making things happen for us, rather than waiting for them!

So stay tuned! We’ll be giving small updates at the end of our future posts, we’ll share all of the exciting milestones as we reach them!

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“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

Toni Morrison

9 thoughts on “Our Books

  1. WOW! Sounds like a fantastic book! Where will you be releasing it?!

    The book cover looks really great too! However I can imagine this has been a hard decision to get to here! 🙂

    • Thanks a million, it’s actually really great to get the feedback from you. Before now, we hadn’t shown it to anyone or told anyone about it, so we’re looking forward to hearing what people think! The plan is to release it on Amazon the end of September, fingers crossed! Though it really depends on our editor, when he gets back to us!

      And yeah, there were definitely a few long discussions on what to do, but it’s been such a fun and quite fulfilling journey so far, it looks like we’ve made the right decision! After all, a month ago we didn’t have a cover and now our book is being slowly put together before our eyes! It’s a great feeling! 🙂

      • Will it be paperback or kindle?

        Sounds fun. Well I wish you the best of look and if you need any help with promotion etc, my blog is always open for a drop by interview or something! haha.

        I can imagine it being a wonderful feeling, the best of luck to you two!

        • The plan is to have it available as both paperback and kindle! Something for everyone.
          Thanks a million Livvy, we may just take you up on that offer!! We’ll message you closer to the time, if you wouldn’t mind? 🙂

          • Ahh great! 😀

            I much prefer to get ahold of a paperback, so that’s great!

            Of course!! I just thought I’d offer my blog space! 😀

  2. hey do you have any idea when the new book is coming out? I loved Legend Unleashed so much and was so happy when I heard it was going to be a series! Love the writing and the characters, can’t wait for more!

    • Thank you Heather!!
      We’re so happy you enjoyed the book and the characters 🙂 Who was your favourite?
      We’re working on our editors comments on book two now. We hope to have the book finalised for publication before the end of August. We’ll be very busy this summer 😉
      We have a free short story about young Temperance if you’d like to read some more about her in the meantime though: http://mlatimerridley.com/temperance-the-short-story/

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