Reader Offer!

Very happy to announce that Lake Union Publishing is offering the ebook of my novel The Accidental Life of Greg Millar for 99c on Amazon.com for the month of May. THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF GREG MILLAR FC copy

This story begs the questions:

“How far would you go for the person you love?”

“How well do we really know the people we fall for?”

Graphic designer Lucy meets novelist Greg and falls hard and fast. He’s like no one she’s ever met, an effervescent vitamin C tablet on full dissolve. Engaged after just weeks, Lucy is prepared to become step-mom to Greg’s two children, Rachel and Toby. But on holiday in the South of France, Greg’s behaviour begins to cause concern. Or does it? How effervescent is too effervescent? Having lost his wife (just as Lucy has lost her fiancé), isn’t Greg’s philosophy Live Till You Die? And shouldn’t hers be? How much is too much and when and should Lucy draw the line?

You can check out the book HERE.

What the critics say:

“Has the sparky dialogue, fresh story lines and believable characters her fans have come to expect.” – THE IRISH TIMES

“A captivating and moving story.” – THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

“Will challenge and entertain in equal measure.” – THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

“A fantastic read.” – THE RTE GUIDE

“The Accidental Life of Greg Millar is a five-star read. Aimee Alexander writes captivating, heart-wrenching stories with three-dimensional characters that pull you into their convoluted lives. Like her last book, Pause to Rewind, Alexander reduced me to tears more than once but kept the story unfolding at such a pace I couldn’t put it down. She handles delicate subject matter too, with bravery and insight. I got an education as well as a damn good story. I highly recommend this book.” Best-selling author, SUZY DUFFY

“A roller-coaster read with strong, credible characters. Pick it up and you won’t put it down!” – Best-selling author, COLETTE CADDLE.

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Keep Calm and… Ignore Rejection

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To celebrate the launch of The Accidental Life of Greg Millar by Lake Union Publishing, I had an article published in yesterday’s Sunday Independent newspaper. It got a great response, I think because of its hopeful message. The publishing industry has become so dynamic. I genuinely don’t think there’s ever been a more exciting time for writers and readers. There is such opportunity now to get new and diverse work published. Writers can find their own audience. I am posting a link to the article here. I hope you enjoy. And if you’re a writer: rock on.

D-day

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I didn’t mark the 26th of April in my calendar. I didn’t need to. It was branded in my head as the day that Lake Union Publishing would be delivering my baby, The Accidental Life of Greg Millar, to the world.

Well, yesterday, they did. They also delivered some lovely, surprise, flowers. But perhaps the most exciting thing about the day was the support I received from so many wonderful people – authors, book lovers, bloggers, tweeters, Facebookers, friends – who shared the news of its arrival. I have a store of hugs ready for delivery. No one will escape.

And so it’s here. As a paperback, ebook and audiobook. Welcome to the world, baby.

he didn’t read my books…

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My man in my life (long) before we met! Cute, eh?

The man in my life has never read my books. Many people think this odd, unsupportive, and possibly many more things they are too polite to admit. Author friends have partners who help them edit. Others are just like me – left to their own devices.

Do I mind? No. It’s just the way it is. If I recall, I think these were his reasons:

  • He doesn’t read fiction and wouldn’t want to react or advise without any expertise.
  • He’d feel too close to me to advise without it becoming personal – wise man!
  • He has never recovered from the time a chat show host asked me live on air if we performed the same manoeuvres in bed that my characters did.

Whatever the reason, this has become the status quo. And I like it.

Then, the other day, a box of audiobooks of The Accidental Life of Greg Millar arrived from Lake Union Publishing in Seattle. We were just heading out. He grabbed one.

‘Let’s listen to this in the car,’ he said.

My stomach tightened. ‘Let’s not.’ To hear my words read aloud with him sitting beside me! Dear God, I’d rather die.

Ignoring me, he banged it into the CD player – to the beautiful sound of silence. What he had grabbed was an MP3 CD. They don’t play in ordinary CD players. Not that I knew that; I’m new to this audiobook business. Point is: I was saved.

Then, today, another box arrived. You’ve guessed it, the other kind of audiobook, the one that will play in the car. (Impressive use of technical jargon there, you’ll notice). In any case, he is OUT THERE NOW, DRIVING AROUND, LISTENING. And I don’t like it. I really don’t like it.

Giveaway

THE ACCIDENTAL LIFE OF GREG MILLAR FC copyLake Union Publishing have just been in touch to let me know that they are running a giveaway of The Accidental Life of Greg Millar on Goodreads. They have twenty copies of the paperback to giveaway to people in the US and UK. Just click on this link to enter: giveaway.

If you have already read what I affectionately call ‘Greg’ you can of course enter for someone else you think might like the book. Or just share this information with them. Good luck!

 

 

Box of Words

img_0826So this arrived! Never before have I been as excited about a box of words. Working with Lake Union Publishing is proving the best adventure.

The Accidental Life of Greg Millar will be published on April 26th but can be ordered now to arrive on the 26th – as a paperback, ebook or audiobook from amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. All the amazons actually!

 

 

 

My Favourite Cover of All Time

 

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So! Here we have it. The Lake Union Publishing cover of The Accidental Life of Greg Millar. I love, love, love it. I look at it when I need a boost. And now finally I am sharing it.

How I feel about this cover is how I feel about working with Lake Union Publishing – so incredibly happy. Sorry for being so gushy. I, just, can’t, help it.

This little baby – with such great edits – will be available on April 26th. And I can tell you now: I will be celebrating.