Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Who walks the grounds of Barr Dubh House?

I'm looking forward to the launch of Too Near The Dead on Thursday. I'll also be unveiling the full book trailer, created for me by Lalla Merlin of Lumiere and Sculpting Light. Here's a tiny preview of part of it!


Monday, June 28, 2021

Haunting you very soon - Too Near The Dead!

It's been a long, long time since I last blogged, so I'm glad to return to my blog with something exciting to say. On Thursday (1st July) I have a new book out! It's called Too Near The Dead and it's a Gothic novel very much inspired by the part of Scotland in which I live (I'm all about the creepy places). Here's what the blurb has to say about it:

Sometimes it’s terrifying, loving someone this much... 

For Fen Munro and her fiancĂ© James, it is a dream come true: an escape from London to a beautiful house in the stunning Perthshire countryside. Barr Dubh house is modern, a building with no past at all. But someone walks the grounds, always dressed in lavender. Under a lichenous stone in an abandoned graveyard, a hideous secret lies buried. And at night, Fen is tormented by horrifying dreams. Someone wants Fen’s happiness, and nothing is going to stop them - not even death...

If you're still not sure whether you fancy reading that, you can always come along to my online launch event on Thursday, because I'll be reading an excerpt from the book and hopefully showing the book trailer too. The event will be on Facebook Live at 19:00 UK time - you can either use this link https://fb.me/e/1DXCC7SHM or find the event on Helen Grant Books Page on Facebook. If you can't attend that evening or you're averse to Facebook, I'm planning to put the event on YouTube afterwards (fingers crossed all the tech works properly!). 

The launch event won't just be me waffling on! I'm going to be in conversation with the bewitching Lalla Merlin, film maker, journalist and one of the most imaginative swearers I have ever met (though she has promised to behave during the launch event!). If there's anything you particularly want to ask, feel free to post comments below, or in the FB event discussion bit, or tweet me at https://twitter.com/helengrantsays

If you would like to buy the book, you can obviously buy it from the usual suspects, but if you pre-order it from the publisher, Fledgling Books, you can bag yourself a signed copy! Order from them here: https://www.fledglingpress.co.uk/product-page/too-near-the-dead Postage and packing is £1.99.

I don't want to add too much here, because I'm going to talk all about the book on Thursday. But I'm really thrilled it's going to be out there very soon! I absolutely loved writing about Fen and James, and I hope you will enjoy reading about them too.