Exciting times! I can now reveal the fantastic cover of my forthcoming grip-lit novel, The Promise, to be published 28th January 2018.
As yet, the back cover is not finalised but the proposed ‘blurb’ is:
A man has been stabbed. A woman is bloodstained. The nightmares have begun again for Olivia Field.
Ex-convict, Tina is terminally ill. Before she dies, the care of her younger brother must be ensured. She calls in a promise made thirty years ago in a prison cell.
Tina’s terrible blackmail demands put Olivia’s entire future and, ultimately, her freedom under threat.
“Jenkins spins a web of intrigue” – Judith Cutler
At this point I’d like to give a very grateful shout-out to two of the very few people who have read the book so far:
Womag writer, Sharon Boothroyd acted as my beta reader and gave valuable feedback on the parts of the story where what was in my head didn’t quite make it on to the page. Thank you for your patience and constructive comments, Sharon!
Prolific series crime writer, Judith Cutler read The Promise and gave me a great shout line for the front cover, ‘Jenkins spins a web of intrigue’. Thank you for making time in your busy schedule to read my book, Judith.
The Promise is now available for paperback pre-order, either from Amazon, Waterstones and other book shops or direct from The Book Guild. Why not treat yourself and get a lovely, brand new, first edition (!) paperback book through the post in the dark days of January?
Alternatively, leave me your email address and I’ll send you a reminder about the publication date in January and let you know when the e-book editions become available (should be the new year too).
And if any of you bloggers out there would be willing to host a guest post/interview spot around January 28th or into February 2018 please get in touch. I would be grateful for any help with publicity! I can be emailed at sallysjenkins ‘at’ btinternet.com (replace ‘at’ with @).
Thank you all for sticking with me over the years.
#1 by Anne Harvey on October 16, 2017 - 3:20 pm
How thrilling! So excited for you Sally and well done!
#2 by Sally Jenkins on October 16, 2017 - 3:38 pm
Thank you, Anne.
#3 by lynnforthauthor on October 16, 2017 - 4:13 pm
Good luck with your launch, Sally. So pleased about your book and love your cover. You have been so helpful to so many authors over the years …including me. Loved your other books and looking forward to this one too. You already have my email address so please inform me of your release details in Jan.
#4 by Sally Jenkins on October 16, 2017 - 7:11 pm
Thanks for the good wishes, Lynn. And yes, you’ll definitely be told when The Promise is available!
#5 by juliathorley on October 16, 2017 - 4:39 pm
Love the cover – and I’ll happily give you a spot on my blog.
#6 by Sally Jenkins on October 16, 2017 - 7:11 pm
Thanks, Julia – much appreciated.
#7 by Patsy on October 17, 2017 - 5:17 pm
#8 by Sally Jenkins on October 18, 2017 - 8:27 am
Thanks, Patsy. I hope it interests people enough to buy the book!