Hello lovely people,
I hope you’re well and staying safe in these uncertain times. I’m so excited to say that The Last Charm, my first book under the pen name of Ella Allbright, is published as an ebook and an audiobook today! If you haven’t heard me going on about it already, it’s commercial women’s fiction – an epic love story set in my beautiful home county of Dorset. If you loved Normal People, Me Before You and One Day in December, I think you’ll like this 🙂 It feels like a long time coming because it took me almost three years to write from start to finish, and we’ve been spreading the word about it since February this year, just before lockdown started.
Leila’s charm bracelet tells a story of love, a story of loss, a story of hope.
This is the story of her… and the story of Jake.
When Leila Jones loses her precious charm bracelet and a stranger finds it, she has to tell the story of how she got the charms to prove she’s the owner. Each and every one is a precious memory of her life with Jake.
So Leila starts at the beginning, recounting the charms and experiences that have led her to the present. A present she never could have expected when she met Jake nearly twenty years ago…
Here are a few lovely author quotes and some equally lovely reviews from people kind enough to read it as an advanced review copy on Netgalley…
‘Beautifully written, cunningly constructed and emotionally deep. Ella Allbright is an exciting voice in fiction!’ Sue Moorcroft, Sunday Times Bestselling author of Let It Snow
‘A charming, tender love story & one-sitting reading that was just gorgeous.’ Carmel Harrington, Bestselling author of My Pear-Shaped Life
‘This was such a moving story. Completely devoured me and crushed my heart into pieces!’ Georgi B, Netgalley
‘Magical, heartwarming, charming, heartbreaking, enthralling… really, this book is simply beautiful.’ Sarah L, Netgalley
And without much further ado, if you fancy it, here’s where you can buy it ❤
As well as the excitement of publication day, we’re also running a TLC/Dorset inspired giveaway 🙂 This will be open for the next week or so, alongside the blog tour being superbly run by Rachel’s Random Resources and with the help of thirty-six lovely bloggers. First prize is the gorgeous The Last Charm/Reading mug, postcards, Lulworth chocolate, mermaid bookmark and keepsake book bracelet. Second and third place are the postcards, chocolate bars and chocolate lollipops plus bookmarks. There’s also a mystery prize for each of the three prize winners! To enter, just click on the below rafflecopter link and follow the instructions 🙂 Please note this is for over 18’s and UK residents only – sorry! Good luck to everyone who enters…
That’s it for now! I’ll let you know how the book does and hopefully be back with more exciting news in due course.
Until next time, happy reading & writing (and stay safe),
Love, Ella / Nikki xx