Yes, it’s cover and title reveal time!
While the ink is hardly dry on my latest novel, An Island Summer, I’m already writing the next book in the Love on the Island series. This, Book 5, will follow the ongoing love triangle between Alicia, Liam and Patrick, but it will also follow Brit, Alicia’s schoolfriend, as she prepares for the arrival of her Christmas baby.
The Title Reveal
I have been throwing many titles about, and had real difficulty in deciding what I should call Book 5 in the series. The story centres around Brit, Alicia’s friend on the islands (see blurb below), but it’s also a Christmas book. For a long time while writing, I’ve callaed it ‘Brit’s Baby’, but obviously it wasn’t possible to call the the book that! As I was browsing YouTube (like you do), I came across a clip from Paul Simon’s concert in Hyde Part in London a few years back (I was there!). He was singing Obvious Child. I began thinking about the importance of the birth of a child to our Christmas traditions and like lightning the title came to me. Of course!
The Island Child
The Cover Reveal
Now to the cover reveal. For me, after I’d decided on the title, designing the cover was the easy part. When I found the images by Tusk Alexandra and Michael Bellman, I was able to put together what I think is a festivive but at the same time understanted cover. What do you think?
A Christmas baby should bring hope to everyone on the islands, especially the new parents…
But while Brit awaits the arrival of her first child, a visitor to the Scandinavian Åland Islands threatens to reveal an uncomfortable secret from her past. To add to her woes, her partner, Sea Captain Jukka, runs his cruise liner aground the night before Christmas, just as the baby decides to make an appearance.
Meanwhile, Alicia’s ex, British surgeon Liam, has made a leap of faith and moved to the islands from London. Will he be able to convince Alicia to rekindle their relationship? Can Alicia forget the Swedish journalist Patrick, with whom she had a passionate affair, but who betrayed her in the most awful way possible?
Single mom Frida is pining for her new love, Romanian farmer Andrei. How can they continue their relationship when Andrei cannot abandon his family farm in Romania and Frida doesn’t want to leave her beloved islands?
Now on Pre-order (please ignore publication date on Amazon)
As well as the title and cover reveal, I can tell you today that The Island Child is now on pre-order. Whoop, whoop! The book should be out in October, so please ignore the date on Amazon. I have to put the time of publication as far ahead as possible so that they don’t penalize me if I don’t make the exact day. As always, the pre-order is on a promotional price of just $2.99 (£2.99/2.99€). Don’t forget the price goes up to $4.99 on publication, or soon thereafter.
Join the charming and quirky island community and pre-order The Island Child, Book 5 in the ‘sensational’ (NetGalley) Love on the Island series now!