Today it’s my great pleasure to participate for the second time in Lizzie Chantree’s new book launch, which is now available on Amazon. Ninja School Mum is Lizzie’s fourth contemporary-romance and, in common with her previous books, is full of vibrant, quirky characters and situations. So, without further ado, let’s get all the lowdown on this little gem of a story…
Obsessive-compulsive school mum, Skye, is a lonely elite spy, who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child. She tries hard to fit in with the other parents at her son’s new school, but the only person who accepts her unconventional way of life is new mother, Thea.
Thea is feeling harassed by her sister and bored with her life, but she suspects that there is something strange about the new school mum, Skye. Thea has secrets of her own and, although the two become unlikely friends, she hesitates to tell Skye about the father of her own child.
Zack’s new business is growing faster than he could have dreamed but, suddenly, he finds himself the owner of a crumbling estate on the edge of a pretty village, and a single parent to a very demanding child. Could he make a go of things and give his daughter the life she deserved?
When three lives collide, it appears that only one of them is who they seem to be, and you never know who the person next to you in the school playground really is.
Quick Author Q&A
Tell us about your new book?
Ninja School Mum is about a single mum, Skye, who is trying to protect her son from her past, whilst working out how to fit in with the other parents at his new school. This book is filled with friendship and laughter and makes you ponder the question of how much you really know about the person standing next to you on the school playground.
Do you have a writing mascot?
I don’t have a mascot, but I do always write my books by hand, with a pen my husband bought me after completing my first novel, Babe Driven.
Did you write part-time before becoming a full-time writer?
I used to write at night for the first year. My daughter was unwell and it was a good way to stay awake. I then hid the manuscript for five years until her health improved. After publishing my first book, I also ran my other creative businesses. Now I only have time to write and run my networking hour, which is great fun to be involved in. The balance of creativity works well for me, as I’m so passionate about writing novels.
Do you have pets?
I used to have a pet Peacock, but now I have a very fluffy dog, who sits on my lap or my feet while I’m writing. My Peacock was called Hooley bird, as he was a complete hooligan. My mum wanted a few chickens in our garden, but someone from my dad’s work sent him a peacock as a joke. He was not amused, but Hooley became our very unusual family pet. Luckily we lived next to a wood and had a flat roof for him to nest on.
About my publisher:
Crooked Cat Books are an international publishing house. The team has years of experience in editing, writing and reviewing and have a number of academic publications between them. They say they look to publish high quality work with exceptional storylines and fascinating characters and want to provide authors with a comfy home to share their stories.
In the last five years they have released over 150 titles. You’ll find them all over Amazon, Barnes and Noble and a number of online stores. Catch their latest books at crookedcatbooks.com
My Review of Ninja School Mum (now on Amazon)
Lizzie Chantree’s books are like fine wines – they just keep on getting better! As always the main characters fizz and entrance, with underdogs and divas, harassed hunks and devilishly attractive but flawed rogues… The espionage aspect helps the seemingly workaday schoolyard environment along famously, with catty cliques and beastly little brats, as well as adorable, yet still edgy kids.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading one of Lizzie’s books yet – treat yourself! She gives Jilly Cooper a run for your money in the racey stakes, coupled with the knowing charm of Jane Austen, in hilarious settings with characters that show contemporary chick-lit romances can hold their own when it comes to ballsy, brash behaviour!
Lizzie Chantree writes women’s fiction and romance novels packed full of friendship, laughter and laugh out loud storylines. Escape into great love stories, with compelling heroines and beautiful locations.
Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at http://www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree
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