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Book News – Big Sexy Love By Kirsty Greenwood

Big Sexy LoveDeliciously exciting news as Kirsty Greenwood is returning to our bookshelves in June with her new book called ‘Big Sexy Love’

What the back cover says

Olive Brewster is a scaredy cat. She doesn’t do new or risky. She’s happy enough with her job at the local market, it’s cool that she has no boyfriend to fret over, she even likes that she still lives in her childhood home. No drama, no fuss, no problems. Everything is fine. Super duper fine.

Except … Olive’s best friend in the world​, Birdie, is dying.

Birdie has one final wish. She wants to track down her first love, Chuck, and because she’s stuck in the hospital she needs Olive’s help to do it. But there’s a teeny problem: Chuck is somewhere in New York and Olive has never even left her home town, let alone roamed the crazy streets of Manhattan.

As if the big city isn’t scary enough, Olive has to contend with Seth, a cocky comedy TV writer who thinks she’s a joke; Anders, a bored socialite who’s taken a shine to her; and the fact that no matter how hard she tries to track down Chuck, he doesn’t seem to want to be found.

Can Olive learn to overcome her fears, abandon her old safe routine and fulfil her best friend’s last wish? It’s going to take extra bravery, one badass attitude and a whole lot of big sexy love to make this happen…

Get ready to laugh your socks off with this standout romantic comedy, bursting with get-the-giggles moments, heart-melting romance and characters you’ll never forget!

You can pre-order Big Sexy Love from Amazon and will be available to buy for only £2.99 from 29th June 2017.

Kirsty Greenwood

Kirsty GreenwoodKirsty Greenwood is the creator and editor in chief of book reviewing website, Novelicious. ‘The Vintage Guide To Love And Romance’ is her second book.

  1. Can you describe what your new book, ‘The Vintage Guide To Love And Romance’ is about.
    I can! It’s about Jessica Beam, a impetuous, modern young woman who moves in with her refined vintage Grandma – a vintage ettiquette writer. There are themes of female friendships and relationships, feminism, fashion and growing up. Also lots of sexy, swoony bits and plenty of funny situations and twists.
  2. To the readers of the website, tell us about yourself and how you got into writing.
    I’ve always been an avid reader, since a young age. I read so much it seemed like a natural progression to write stories of my own. I got into writing seriously after reading romantic comedy novels by authors such as Fiona Walker and Alexandra Potter and thinking that that might be something I could do too!
  3. Who is your favourite literary hero/heroine?
    Ooh, that’s tough! I want to say Lizzy Bennet because, well, she is the best. But I bet everyone says her. She’s just so popular. So I will go for Beatrice from ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. What can I say, I like the gobby women.
  4. What’s your favourite book of all time?
    ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. I read it once a year and never get bored. It’s my favourite romantic comedy.
  5. If you weren’t a writer, what do you imagine yourself doing instead? 
    I think something with music. I studied music at college and worked as a singer in the past. I love writing songs and playing the guitar (badly!).
  6. If you were to start your own book club, what authors would you ask to join?
    Authors from Team Novelicious for sure. So Cressida McLaughlin (the first part of her Primrose Terrace series is out on April 30th!), Cesca Major, Debs Carr, Jenni Joyce, Anna Bell and Kay Brooks. I would also ask Novelicious Books authors Rosie Blake, Poppy Dolan and Holly Kingston because they are wonderful and hilarious writers. Ooh, I would ask Lindsey Kelk, Lucy Robinson and Victoria Fox too. They seem like they would be a lot of fun to hang out with.
  7. I find you such an inspiration, as you have created the most successful female fiction website and have now become an established author. What do you think is the secret to your success?
    Thank you! That is really kind of you to say. My secret is that I have a lot of people helping me! My agent and publishers do a lot of work behind the scenes to make what I do so much better. And Novelicious is very much a team effort. Our lovely editor Kerry and the whole team have so much to do with the on-going success of the site. We have very loyal readers and I think they recommend us to their friends and help the site to keep growing, which is always a lovely thing

  8. What piece of advice would you offer to aspiring writers?
    Finish. Finish your first draft. It will suck. That’s okay. But you will get why I’m telling you to finish it when you have finished it. It’s like getting a secret key. It’s magic. Every time someone finishes a first draft an angel gets her wings. Or a child gets a new book. Or something. Just do it. Trust me.
  9. What area do you suggest a budding writer should concentrate on to further their abilities?
    Read. It’s the best training for writing. The second best training for writing is to write. I think studying fiction is also helpful. Read with a critical eye and figure out how the author is taking you on a journey. When you figure that out it helps you to do it too.
  10. If you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 books would you bring with you to pass the time?
    I would bring Olivia Goldsmith’s ‘Wish Upon a Star’ because it is my ultimate comfort read. Is there a novelisation of the Tom Hanks film ‘Cast Away’? Because if there is, I would take that. It would be so meta. I would also bring ‘Les Miserables’ because it is so long and I could build a hut from all of the pages.
  11. When sitting down to write, what is the one item you need beside you?
    A brew. I often find starting to write quite difficult. A good cup of tea or coffee is a nice comfort. It helps warm my brain up and I can gently ease myself into back into the story I’m working on.

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Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood

Yours Truly

“Yours Truly” is the first book by fellow book blogger and creator of Novelicious website, Kirsty Greenwood and what a marvellous read it was!

Newly engaged Natalie Butterworth is an easy-going girl. She’ll do anything for a quiet life and if telling a few teensy white lies keeps her friends and family happy, then so what? It’s not like they’ll ever discover what she’s really thinking…

Until one night, thanks to a pub hypnotist, Natalie’s most private thoughts begin to bubble up and pop out of her mouth. Things get very messy indeed, especially when some sticky home truths offend her fiancé.

Natalie must track down the hypnotist before her wedding is officially cancelled. So along with bad influence bestie Meg, Natalie finds herself in the Yorkshire Parish of Little Trooley – a small village bursting with big secrets, nosy old folk and intriguing Wellington-wearing men.

When the girls get stuck in the village with no means of escape and no way to break the hypnotist’s spell, Natalie is forced to face the truths she has been avoiding her whole life…

Written in a short, snappy style, I consumed this book in one day over the Christmas break. I immediately loved our poor heroine Natalie, as she struggled to put her own feelings aside and put others first. And then she is unable to tell lies, that was when the fun really began, as awkward and hilarious situations appear at every opportunity as she unintentionally hurts and insults people along the way.

There were many reasons why I loved this book. I loved the humour and snappy repertoire that Natalie had with her bolshy sister and guilt-ridden mother. The unlikely characters in the small backward village, but I particularly enjoyed Natalie, as she reminded me a bit of myself in some situations.

“Yours Truly” is a outstanding triumphant of a book which is well worthy to be at the top of both the Humour and Women’s Fiction categories. Packed with wit and snappy dialogue that will have you chuckling throughout, “Yours Truly” is definately my ebook of 2012! Having been compared to the wonderful Sophie Kinsella, Kirsty Greenwood is an author to look out for in the near future.

You can buy Yours Truly on Amazon