Halloween Present

I am a Halloween baby, and tomorrow I will celebrate my 56th birthday. For those who may have missed the last gift I gave of this ebook, I am giving it away again.

1377441_657891677575196_1713592832_n

create-ripper

Ripper, My Love is free for 48 hours, tell your friends, and grab a copy for Halloween!

RIPPER, MY LOVE is such a good story, and it has an unexpected twist that’s bound to make readers gasp! Great read!
Links: 

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London, Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her beloved 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?


Praise for Ripper, My Love:


5.0 out of 5 stars
 
Ingenious, with many a surprise, August 25, 2012

By

Lornwal (Yorba Linda, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

This review is from: Ripper, My Love (Kindle Edition)

RIPPER, MY LOVE, by Glynis Smy, is in no way an ordinary historical romance. Full of twists, turns, and plenty of nail-biting suspense and scares, it seamlessly blends an emotional love affair with a shocking, history-as-it-might-have-been, crime story.

In late Victorian London, talented seamstress and designer Kitty Harper has benefitted not only from society’s increasingly modern attitude toward women, but also from her father’s and friends’ encouragement and devotion. Despite her family’s working class status, Kitty is educated, meeting regularly with a tutor, and has saved enough money to open her own seamstress shop. Although reluctantly, her father even allows her to move into the rooms above the shop. Exceptionally gifted in her trade, Kitty has the skill and ambition to design beautiful, fashionable clothing for upper-class women.

Focused on her career, Kitty holds several suitors at arm’s length until she meets dashing farmer James Lockwood. Despite his country upbringing, the handsome Lockwood is gallant and attentive. He is quickly as smitten with Kitty as she is with him. But trouble is coming. These are dangerous days; Jack the Ripper has begun terrorizing London – especially Whitechapel, where Kitty lives and works.

Ms. Smy has created a wonderfully Hitchcockian novel; we readers know The Ripper’s secrets nearly from the outset. Our characters – especially Kitty and her extended family – do not. We realize (à la Mr. Hitchcock) that the figurative bomb is on the bus. When will it go off? Who will live? Who will die?

One would not imagine any aspect of Jack the Ripper being sympathetic, but Ms. Smy has not only accomplished that devilish feat, she has also kept every loathsome bit of his villainy and treachery intact. We are never quite sure what will happen next, and as the novel progresses, pages get turned faster and faster!

Not only are the characters and plot absorbing, the details of life in London at that time are exquisitely drawn. Without letting the story get bogged down in detail, Ms. Smy creates fully populated, artfully dressed, and atmospheric scenes. The reader is so fully drawn in that one can almost hear the clopping of carriage horses’ hooves and feel the chill, surrounding fog.

I highly recommend RIPPER, MY LOVE.


***

Glynis Smy evokes all the sights, sounds, squalor (and smells!) of the east end of London at the end of the 19th century, as well as a whole range of characters from the fashionable elite to the underworld of prostitutes and criminals. These are the background to Kitty’s life, which appears safe and secure with a loving father and surrogate family, despite the horrific murders that are happening in the Whitechapel area by an unknown murderer known as ‘Jack the Ripper’. Kitty is loving and kind, but also strong and independent, and her talents as a seamstress lead to her opening her own shop. She also has three men vying for her attentions, but all is not as it seems, and for Kitty, love, heartbreak and tragedy go hand-in-hand. I got to the point where I couldn’t put it down, as I waited with bated breath for the story to unfold.
The writing style is excellent and all the characters are strongly drawn. There is humour and grief, passion and heartbreak, as well as cold-blooded planning of murder. It is a story that will stay with me, and therefore I thoroughly recommend it. You will not be disappointed!
Paula Martin 5*


First of all an amazing cover illustration !
Suspenseful , loved the character Kitty and she kept my attention throughout the book .
Her voice rings so clear and true and she make you feel the things she sees and does.
A joy to read , easy to get into and addictively plotted.
Beautifully written and a real page turner.
Will not give the story line away as a MUST to read.
Wonderful debut novel and cant wait fot the next by Glynis Smy .
Well done
Sally Duckworth 5*




Before I began reading this novel, the honest truth was historical fiction never appealed to me. After reading this, I am now a fan! So, if you are not a historical-fiction fan, this isn’t a typical, boring book with the non-essential details. It’s a well-crafted novel with a good plot.

With compelling and yet believable characters and without saying much that would add spoilers, I recommend this to the highest degree.
Len 5*

Advertisements

About Glynis Smy

I live in the UK, in the seaside town of, Dovercourt~Harwich, where I enjoy writing novels. I've written historical romance/suspense, Medical romance and my latest WIP is in the crime genre. The Victorian era fascinates me and the best part of writing a novel is often the research. Proud writing moments in my life: Shortlisted for Festival of Romance Fiction 2014 New Talent Award Reaching second round of Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014 Maggie's Child: reached #1 Amazon best-seller: Historical Romance Victorian /February 2014/ebook & book paid list. May 2014 #3 Historical Romance Victorian, and #25 in Historical Romance paid top 100 best-seller list. Top 100 in three categories on Amazon UK best-seller listings in 2015. Seeing my books in a Suffolk (UK), library. Over the years I've written short stories in a variety of genres. I've also won a few poetry contests, my first was at the age of twelve, (a poem about the Bangladeshi war). I also won a children's short story competition where the prize was a first-aid box, I was so proud but my husband found it amusing because we owned two pharmacies. My articles have been published in magazines both in the UK and Cyprus. I am also featured in various places on-line. When I am not writing, I enjoy making greetings cards, Cross Stitch, fishing and the company of my little granddaughters.
This entry was posted in Amazon, Marketing, Romance and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

25 Responses to Halloween Present

  1. Jade Reyner says:

    Oooh, I missed this last time – definitely downloading! 🙂

  2. What a day for a birthday too!

  3. Rena George says:

    Thank you, Glynis. I’m off for my download.
    PS: I’ve linked to you lovely book in my blog Rx

  4. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest
    but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later.
    All the best

  5. First off I want to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.

    I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I’ve had a tough time clearing my thoughts in getting my
    ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing
    however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost simply just
    trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Kudos!

  6. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for Oklahoma luxury rehab centers

  7. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site.
    You have some really great articles and I feel I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some material
    for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.
    Please send me an e-mail if interested. Thank you!

  8. Hllo thhere I am so excited I found your weblog, I realpy fpund you by
    accident, while I was browsing on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now andd would jjust
    like to say many thanks for a remarkable post and a all round
    enjoyable bblog (I also lopve the theme/design), I don’t have time
    to look over it all at the moment but I hawve saved it and also
    added in your RSS feeds, sso when I have time
    I will be back to read a reat deal more, Please ddo keep up the fantastic
    work.

  9. Hello There. I discovered your blog the usage of msn. That is a really smartly written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read extra of your helpful information. Thank you for the post.
    I will certainly comeback.

  10. pixel gun 3d hacks says:

    Hit the ‘subscribe’ button for automatic email updates
    when I write something new. I do have one last thing to touch on before
    I finish, and while it is a complaint, it’s not a problem inherent with the 3DS XL.
    The player’s mission is to penetrate Area 51 and activate the military facility’s nuclear self-destruct sequence.

  11. In Need for Speed: Shift, this means that winning a race requires a careful
    balance of speed, breaking, and steering input. This is however subject to training as careful
    training can increase the output of any thing. By using a round brush,
    separate out sections and pull the hair taut.

  12. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. This great article has truly peaked my interest.
    I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for
    new information about once a week. I opted in for
    your RSS feed too.

  13. Normally I don’t learn post on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and
    do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thank you,
    very great article.

  14. blog online says:

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It actually was once a enjoyment account it.
    Look complex to far delivered agreeable from you!
    However, how could we be in contact?

  15. This website definitely has all of the information and facts I needed concerning this subject
    and didn’t know who to ask.

  16. What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of
    valuable familiarity concerning unexpected feelings.

  17. When someone writes an paragraph he/she keeps the image of a user in his/her mind that how
    a user can know it. Thus that’s why this article is outstdanding.
    Thanks!

  18. Vrɑiment captivant, mon petit doigt mme dit que ce post intéresserait une meuf

  19. Maɡnifique poste, pour ne pas changer

  20. Great post. I used to be checking constantly this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely useful information specifically the remaining part 🙂 I maintain such info much.

    I was seeking this particular info for a long time.
    Thanks and best of luck.

  21. Drinking many water daily is one amongst the wisest steps you’ll be able to absorb order to keep up your smart health or assist you lose weight.
    The pre-filter removes most of the impurities within the water before it reaches thee
    ionizer, creating the ionizer’s job a lot off lighter and elongates the
    amount before you’d oought to modification your ionizer’s filters.
    3) Do you have an uunderstanding of your potential health risks associated with drinking bottled water, R.
    In the meantime I will certainly be consuming lemon watwr each morning plus one glass with bicarb added.
    Alksline water ionizers will simply be purchased on the net from reputabble corporations liike
    Chanson Water, and aare accessible to be used on your counter prime or
    beneath the counter.Water ionizers ccan easily hook
    up to your standard sink tap, which become iknized instantly, as it passes throujgh the ionizer, and
    gives you electrically charged living crystal water.

Speak To Me

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s