I am excited to announce that from July The Riverhill Trilogy will be republished by Aria Fiction. The books will have shiny new covers as well as being given the once over by one of Aria’s talented editors.
I still have a handful of original copies of Slur, A Gangster’s Grip and Danger by Association. These are the books that I published myself as an independent author under the imprint of D M Publishing, and are shown above. So, as a big thank you to my loyal readers I have decided to give away signed paperback copies of these books.
There is a limited number of each so I can’t let everyone have a copy – I wish I could. Therefore, I am going to offer the books to readers on my mailing list. If you aren’t already on my mailing list then it’s quick and easy to sign up by following the link: Heather’s Readers. But you’ll have to be quick as I’ll soon be sending out a newsletter letting you know how you can be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of one of these books.
I’ll be starting with Slur in April and readers will have to answer a simple question in order to enter the giveaway. I will then select my favourites from those sent in and announce the winners’ names in a future newsletter. In the run-up to the republishing of The Riverhill Trilogy in July, I’ll then be running a giveaway for A Gangster’s Grip in May followed by a giveaway for Danger by Association in June.
As the saying goes, you’ve got to be in it to win it. So, if you haven’t done so already, sign up to my mailing list using the above link then wait for my newsletter to arrive in your mail box in early April.
‘Danger by Association’ is the third and final book in the Riverhill trilogy and, according to many readers, it’s the best of the three. It is therefore ironic that sales of this book are much lower than for the first two at around 3000 compared to over 9000 for ‘Slur’ and over 8,000 for ‘A Gangster’s Grip’.
I hold responsibility for that to an extent – I should have put the book up for pre-order a lot sooner than I did. Then perhaps readers of the first two books would have downloaded the third straightaway, especially since there is evidence that readers of ‘Slur’ went on to read ‘A Gangster’s Grip’.
So, I’ve decided to do a free promotion of book 3. ‘Danger by Association’ will be free to download to the Kindle for three days only on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of January so if you haven’t already downloaded a copy, now’s your chance. Here’s the link: http://viewBook.at/DangerbyAssn.
Here’s the book blurb so you can see what the book is about:
Rita has been avoiding Manchester; it brings back too many bad memories. She still has harrowing flashbacks of ruthless gangster, Leroy, and the death of a loved one. It takes the wedding of her brother, John, to persuade her to return. She agrees on the condition that she steers clear of the Riverhill estate and Leroy’s family.
When her son, Daniel, is placed in danger, Rita is lured back to the Riverhill where she confronts those she believes responsible. She receives support from an unlikely source who promises information subject to terms. Realising that she needs help to act on that information, Rita turns to her brother, John.
But John works for the law. And he will have to go against everything he believes in if he agrees to embark on a maverick mission to help save his sister’s son.
I hope you enjoy it.
To celebrate the launch of my concluding novel in the Riverhill Trilogy, ‘Danger by Association’, on 24th June, I will be holding a limited period free offer of ‘Slur’ – book 1.
‘Slur’ will be FREE to download to the Amazon Kindle from Friday 17th June until Sunday 19th June only. You can grab your copy by following the link: Slur Free Promo.
If you haven’t already read ‘Slur’, here is the book blurb to tempt you:
How would it feel to be accused of a murder you didn’t commit? To believe your friends, family and colleagues had turned against you. Would you reach breaking point or fight to prove your innocence?
Julie Quinley finds herself in this position following the events of one fateful night. She has to bear the slights and accusations of colleagues and acquaintances, and life becomes unbearable. Eventually, thinking that she has lost the respect of everyone around her, Julie plunges into a deep depression.
However, unknown to Julie, those closest to her are rallying support. She reaches a turning point when her friends reveal that they may have found the real killer. Realising she must act in order to clear her name, Julie joins them in trying to find evidence.
But proving a vicious murderer guilty is never going to be easy, especially when the police remain unconvinced. Will Julie and her friends succeed? And is their suspect really responsible for the crime?
The latest book in the trilogy, ‘Danger by Association’ is already available for pre-order, and you can grab your copy here.
As promised, the Goodreads Giveaway for ‘A Gangster’s Grip’ starts today. The wonderful Chris Howard has come up with another stunning cover design, which looks even better in print, so it’s well worth getting your hands on a copy.
For a chance of winning one of three signed print copies, just follow the link below. You will be prompted to sign into Goodreads and then be taken straight to the Goodreads Giveaway area for ‘A Gangster’s Grip’. Simples!
Wishing you the best of luck!
Here’s a chance to grab your free copy of my short story book, “Crime, Conflict & Consequences”, which is on free promotion from today on the Amazon Kindle: http://viewbook.at/Consequences. There are 10 stories in a variety of genres, writing styles and themes so there should be something to suit a wide range of reading tastes.
Here is the book blurb:
This entertaining collection of 10 assorted tales explores a variety of genres with stories of crime, love and family dilemmas. There are also a few twists and surprises along the way. The common thread running through each story is – consequences.
- In HELD UP our heroine is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and becomes a witness in an unusual bank robbery.
- In ISLAND OF DREAMS Joe and Bev are looking forward to returning to the island they visited on honeymoon 34 years previously. Will it still be the same?
- In WELCOME ABOARD find out how Helena copes with the job from hell.
These short stories are a great introduction to the work of Heather Burnside. Each one makes an enjoyable quick read with a satisfying conclusion.
I hope you enjoy the stories.
My guest blog for Netmums has now been published and, as a bonus, readers have the chance to win one of five copies of my latest book “Great Places for Kids’ Parties (UK)”. You can find the blog post here. To be in with a chance of winning a signed print copy of my book all you have to do is post a comment in response to my guest blog on Netmums. The article is full of useful tips about taking the stress out of kid’s parties so it’s well worth a read if you have young children.
There’ll also be a chance for readers of my local newspaper, the Tameside Reporter, to win a copy of my book through a competition which they will be running in conjunction with a feature about me and my books. I’m expecting a call from them any time now to arrange the interview.
If you don’t have any luck with the Netmums competition but would still like a copy of the book, you can purchase it in either Kindle or print format at Amazon. I’m also currently sourcing further stockists for my book so I’ll be adding details to the books page of my main website in the coming weeks.