We Have a New Novelist - 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.


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?


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 Bloggerhttp://newbookblogger.blogspot.com/. You can find her personal writing blog at www.glynissmy.com. 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!





32 comments

  1. yay! congrats Glynis! I've heard so many positive things about this book! Loved learning more about Glynis herself!

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  2. OOOH, love the cover, love the title. Will have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing, D.L.

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  3. Sounds fabulous, Glynis!! Many congrats!!!

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  4. Saw this on Talli's blog, too! Congratulations, Glynis!

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  5. Good luck Glynis! And congratulations :)

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  6. Thank you for the shout out, DL!

    Thank you all for your lovely comments x

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  7. Way to go, Glynis!!!! All the blog love for her on her release day is just great. Hope your week's off to a wonderful start after all that graduation celebrating this weekend!

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  8. I cannot WAIT to read this book! It is gorgeous and it sounds fantastic. Already snagged my copy. Thanks, DL! :o) <3

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  9. This book sounds fascinating. It's nice to hear about your book, Glynis.

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  10. Yay! Thanks for the info, D.L. Happy Monday! :)

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  11. Thank you all for lovely comments. DL, I love your followers! :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing! Hadn't heard of this one yet. What an intriguing cover!

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  13. That was very nice of you to share!
    Heather

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  14. Yay Glynis!! I have my copy waiting for me on my Kindle! :)

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  15. Thanks for your support, I had a wonderful launch day!

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  16. Just bought it and have to find my Kindle to start reading!

    Congratulations, Glynis.

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  17. Thanks, Lee!

    Thanks for supporting me, DL. Your followers are lovely!

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  18. Congrats Glynis! Sounds like a fascinating book.

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  19. Guerrilla Explorer blogged about the Ripper today, bringing up the possibility that (A) it was a woman or (B) the Ripper may never have existed. Interesting stuff! Also check out the comments section for my vote on most likely Ripper suspect.
    Best of the luck with the book. i love historical fiction!

    http://www.guerrillaexplorer.com/2012/05/was-jack-rippera-woman.html

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  20. Sean, I have read a recent claim it might be a woman. Interesting theory.

    Many thanks!

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  21. Thank you for featuring Glynis! Already got my copy waiting to be read on my Kindle!

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  22. Three Cheers, Glynis! Best of luck with this novel and much success. :-)

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  23. Angela and Tyrean, many thanks!

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  24. Congrats Glynis! Your book sounds wonderful. :-)

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  25. The cover and title are awesome! Congrats!

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  26. Misha and Mina, many thanks!

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