Destination HQ Fiction Showcase
At HarperCollins, The News Building, London Bridge
On the glorious 17th Floor - with stunning views of London - we were surrounded by a fantastic range of authors. My previous article about a HarperCollins launch began in a very similar fashion.
So many new books to look out for - introduced by the authors themselves to give an extra fizz of excitement and intrigue. Here are just the releases in 2019…
About That Night by Elaine Bedell will be published in Paperback on the 11th July, as well as an Ebook and Audiobook.
Set in a television studio - what happens when the star host dies live on air? TV Producer Elizabeth Place’s world comes crashing down around her. Then she realises that perhaps the only person she can trust, is herself…
Elaine spent many years behind the scenes in television. This is her first novel.
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died by Alyson Rudd will be published in Hardback, Ebook and Audiobook on July 11th. The Paperback will be out at the end of November.
Lauren Pailing keeps dying. Each time she does so, new lives begin for the people who loved her, while she enters a new life, too. But in each life, one man, called Peter, disappears. In each life, she sets out to find him…
Alyson is a sports journalist at The Times and has written two non-fiction books. This is her first novel.
Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie will be published on July 25th - in Hardback, Ebook and Audiobook formats. The Paperback will be out at the end of January 2020.
The apartment block has many residents, but on one specific night all their lives are irrevocably changed. Somehow they must find a way to get back to each other.
Luan is a primary school teacher. This is her debut novel.
The Last Concerto by Sara Alexander will be published in Paperback on 22nd August - along with the Audiobook and an Ebook.
A mixture of music and Sardinian sunshine in this book about kidnapping, emotion and life-changing decisions.
Sara is an actress. This is her third novel.
What Happens Now? By Sophia Money-Coutts will be published in Hardback, Ebook and Audiobook on August 22nd. The Paperback will be published next April.
Lil discovers she is preganat from a one-night stand. She realsies she is ready to do the ‘baby thing’ on her own - it can’t be hard, right? But should she tell the bloke..?
Sophia is a journalist for The Sunday Telegraph and author. This is her second novel.
The Day We Meet Again by Miranda Dickinson will be published in Paperback, Ebook and Audiobook on 5th September.
Phoebe and Sam meet at St Pancras Station. Then agree to meet at the same place in twelve months’ time. A story of what-ifs and maybes - and how one decision can change your life forever…
Miranda is the author of ten books and has now sold over a million copies worldwide!
Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks will be published on September 19th in Paperback, Ebook and Audiobook formats.
Daisy and Simon’s marriage is great. Until one night, things spiral horribly out of control and the happy little family will never be the same again.
Adele has written eighteen international bestsellers that have been translated into twenty-six languages.
A Wedding In December by Sarah Morgan will be published on 31st October in Paperback, Ebook and Audiobook.
The White family are gathering for a festive wedding. Although bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé, she is having second thoughts. As the big day gets closer, emotions run higher - will the wedding go ahead?
Sarah is an international bestselling author and has sold over sixteen million books worldwide.
The Lost Ones by Anita Frank will be published in Hardback, Ebook and Audiobook on 31st October. The Paperback is scheduled for November 2020.
Aided by a wounded war veteran, Stella uncovers some secrets about the house in which she lives, when dark and terrible secrets unfold…
Anita is a full-time carer for her disabled son. This is her first novel.
The Move by Felicity Everett will be published on 26th December in Paperback, Ebook and Audiobook.
Karen and Nick move from the city to the country. The idyllic setting is supposed to be a place of peace, far away from curtain-twitchers. But who is the person watching them from the hill? And who are their new neighbours?
Felicity used to work in children’s publishing. This is now her third novel.
Other titles to come in 2020 include: She by HC Warner, The Dilemma by BA Paris, The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain, This Lovely City by Louise Hare and Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar.
So many wonderful titles and authors - hopefully many will get detailed reviews, in the coming months, here on Frost.
Thanks must go to HarperCollins HQ and all their brilliant team.