Monday, 7 May 2012

Ripper, My Love by Author Glynis Smy

Today writer/poet, Glynis Smy adds author/novelist to her name. Her debut novel; Ripper, My Love, is launched in ebook format and paperback. The genre for this love story falls into the one of Historical Romance Suspense.

I am so excited for Glynis.  She's worked so hard on this project and now that it's finally out, I just can't help but rejoice for her.  I feel honoured to have read this beautiful story before its publication.  I will be posting a review very soon!

And - I must not forget to mention, I love the cover!
Congratulations, Glynis!

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London,
Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her
neighbour and the working women
of the streets.

With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate
family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that
while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes
out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.

But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it
has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled
bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust –
and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her
business, sanity and her future? And who is the man terrifying the streets of
East London?

Who is Glynis Smy?

Glynis was born and raised in England, in the coastal town of Dovercourt, near the port of Harwich (where the captain of the Mayflower lived). After qualifying as a nurse, she married her school friend, and they produced three children. During her rare quiet moments, she wrote poetry and articles for magazines. In 2005 she and her husband emigrated to Cyprus for a new life in the sun. It was here that Glynis lay down her cross stitch and started making writing friends on the Internet. With their support and encouragement she shared her poetry, and was successful in a few contests. She shared a short story with a friend, who wrote back telling her it was worthy of becoming a novel, and not to waste the premise upon a brief plot. The story is the one being launched today. Glynis found her love of writing 19th Century, historical romances and her second novel, Maggie's Child, will be published at the end of 2012.

Aside from writing and Cross stitch, Glynis enjoys creating greetings cards, and sells them to raise funds for a small hospice in Cyprus. One of her pleasures is to sit on the back porch with a glass of wine, and reflect upon her good life. She can often be heard chatting to new characters urging her forward.

Her desire to pay back those who had supported her is realised in a blog designed specifically to promote the books of others: New Book Blogger You can find her personal writing blog at Glynis finds the community spirit of writers on Facebook a valuable one.

Want to purchase a copy?  Launch day price for the Kindle is 99c/77p!


  1. Congrats Glynis -- sounds like a great book!

  2. How nice to see Glynis featured here. Great way to come back, Len!

    Good luck with the book, Glynis. Gorgeous cover!

  3. Thank you so much, Len! I must admit, I love the cover too! :D

    There is a surprise giveaway of my NEXT novel over at my blog today.

  4. Well the heroine is called Kitty so I say YAY!!!! Thanks Len for hosting wonderful Glynis! I love the book cover and the blurb says - feisty heroine in a truly terrifying time! Good luck Glynis and all the best! Take care

  5. Sounds like she's living the dream! And being charitable while she;s at it. That's wonderful. Best of luck to her with both books.

  6. Yay for Glynis! Thrilled to see all the support for her.


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