Steve Nicholls ALIEN WORLDS

Apollo/Head of Zeus published ALIEN WORLDS: How Insects Conquered the Earth and why their fate will determine our future by Steve Nicholls on 30 March 2023.  This is a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated natural history of insects.

“‘The simple fact,” Nicholls writes, ‘is that we need insects far more than they need us.’  Pollinators, predators, ecosystem engineers: insects of all kinds help shape and sustain the living world on which we all depend, whether we realise it or not … and this alien world is under terrible strain…  (This) book is an entrancing, moving exploration of the innumerable little lives flickering about us, of how they came to be here and how they may soon be lost forever.” Richard Smyth, New Scientist

Laura Starkey

Laura Starkey‘s second novel, the unmissable enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy, AMY PERRY’S ASSUMPTIONS was published by Bonnier Embla on 10 January 2023.  

“A big-hearted treat of a read.” Catherine Walsh, author of One Night Only
A sparkling debut.” Zoë Folbigg, bestselling author of The Note
Hilarious and heartwarming.”Matt Dunn, bestselling author of Home


Jane Corry‘s gripping and emotional new novel, COMING TO FIND YOU, was published by Penguin on 22 June 2023.   “A compelling and deliciously dark story of murder and secrets.” Claire Douglas

Congratulations to Jane on achieving #7 in the Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list with COMING TO FIND YOU.  Jane Corry’s domestic suspense novels have sold 1.5 million copies worldwide.  Jane Corry is a seven times Sunday Times Top 10 paperback fiction bestseller.


CALLING DETECTIVE CROCKFORD: The Story of a 1950s Policewoman by Ruth D’Alessandro was published by Welbeck on 2 March 2023. It’s 1956, and the Berkshire Constabulary has never had a woman detective before. That is, until bright and ambitious WPC Gwen Crockford passes out of Hendon Detective Training School with flying colours.  This is the second title in the Crockford memoir trilogy.

“For fans of Heartbeat and Call The Midwife, this is a charming policing memoir.” Judge Rinder


 Sandy Taylor’s eighth novel, THE IRISH BOARDING HOUSE, was published by Bookouture on 1 September 2022.

Congratulations to Sandy on achieving #22 in the Kindle Top 100, and #1 simultaneously in three sub-categories within nine days of publication.   And further congratulations to Sandy on achieving #1 in the US Kindle chart in the British & Irish Literary Fiction sub-category.   Sandy’s novels have received over 71 million page reads on Kindle Unlimited.


Judy Summers A WINTER’S WISH

Congratulations to  Judy Summers whose second Shaw family Victorian Liverpool saga, A WINTER’S WISH, published by Welbeck on 27 October 2022, reached #1 in the Kindle Victorian Historical Romance category.  Welbeck publish Judy’s third Shaw family saga, A DAUGHTER’S PROMISE, on 12 October 2023.

“Judy is a natural storyteller.” Lyn Andrews