LATEST NEWS

Second Skin Blog Tour!

July 2019

Sue is very excited to annouce the dates for the Second Skin Blog Tour over on Twitter. Make sure you follow along for reviews and Q&A's with Sue.

Purr-fect superfans!

July 2019


Daisy looking forward to reading her Magic Kitten book. 'Hope you enjoy it!' says Flame.

June 2019


Sue was delighted to be sent these amazing photos of Magic Kitten Superfan, Ellen from Dublin, with her collection of books. Absolutely purr-fect!

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Cover Reveal

June 2019

Sue is very happy to reveal the cover for her upcoming book Second Skin, coming 18th July 2019. You can pre-order now for a special price of £1.99/$2.99 for a limited period.

The moon was being devoured.


Estranged from birth and raised on tales of the great mountain castle of Idrith-Core, where her distant father serves as Lord Commander and confidante of the King, Aledra Jewel-Wing was now going there to court.


As one of the Drakkoni, a race of powerful shape-shifters and conquerors of a wild land, she joins her stepmother at the festival for all peoples. But when in attempting to save a life, Aledra shifts into her Drakkoni Secondskin – her beautiful soul-double: a fearsome creature with flaming breath – she breaks an ancient oath, and the tremulous peace between the Drakkoni and Esrans is shattered.


Branded a fugitive, hunted by her father, and aided in escape by the master-mancer who raised her, Aledra begins a journey for survival across a war-torn continent.

Just arrived

June 2019

The 20th Magic Kitten title - entitled Happy Halloween Birthday - only available in French at present.

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Anniversary Edition Now LIVE!

June 2019

The Anniversary Edition of We Other is now available on Amazon! This edition of We Other includes an introduction from Sue. Click the image below to order your copy. £1.99/$2.99 for a limited time.


Northampton College Reading Awards

May 2019


Sue had a wonderful time giving out the reading awards at Northampton College alongside the Mayor of Northampton Nazim Choudary

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Photos left to right; Sue and...erm Sue! Arriving at the Reading Awards Northampton College; Proud students displaying their certificates; Sue with the new Mayor of Northampton Nazim Choudary and Lynne Goodman college librarian; Youngest prizewinner with her proud dad and prize of signed copy of Magic Kitten, A Summer Spell.

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Thrapston Art Festival

June 2019

Sue had a lovely time at Thrapston Library as part of the Thrapston Arts Festival. Sue says "Delighted to meet such enthusiastic people and sign books."  

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Writing Tip

Sue says  'When inspiration is needed, roll out the notebooks, coloured pencils and chocolate peanuts!'

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WIP Research

February 2019

Sue being measured for bespoke shoes by Master Last Maker, Michael of Springline. All in the interests of research for her novel in progress set in Victorian Northamptonshire and the shoe trade.

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Just Be a Child

Sue supports Just Be a Child, a charity that inspires and supports Kenyan children to read. The charity is looking for writers to donate books so please click the logo to take a look at their website if you can help.

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For Writers

On Writing


'...the art of pretence, fabrication and telling lies is part of my stock-in-trade. To begin with, I must strive to believe my own lies. It’s important that my characters become so convincing - so ‘real’ to me - they take on a life of their own... Click here to read more

 

Advice for New Writers


People often ask me for tips about writing and how to get published. So here are some thoughts on the subject. I hope you find them useful and constructive.

First of all – writers must write... CLICK HERE to read more

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London Book Fair

March 2019

Sue had the pleasure of visiting the London Book Fair this month to connect with publishers and other authors.

Click the image to watch short highlights from Sue's visit to the London Book Fair 2019. 

Latest We Other Feedback

Great to see the new cover of We Other already making an appearance on bookstagram! 

Thanks to @paperheartsink for this lovely photo.



I have been disappointed by some books about the Faery Realm in the past that just haven't quite delivered. Thankfully, "We Other" delivers by the bucket-load! Sue Bentley's writing is dark and atmospheric, and a hint of menace drips through it. These are most definitely not the faeries of the Disney or Flower Fairy variety. They are cruel, and unpredictable, and filled with a dark malevolence. The descriptions in the book are so vivid that I became totally immersed in what I was reading, and could picture the settings as clearly as the back of my own hand.


Amazon – 5 stars 


 

Where do I begin with such a wonderful novel! We other is a dark fairytale mixed with modern day life. The storyline is fast paced and reeled me in from the first chapter. The story switches from a few different character perspectives. Jess the main character, has a troubled life with an alcoholic mother, my heart ached for her and the situation she's in. Jess has an inner strength and a hidden secret that even she isn't aware of... We other is an epic read, it deals with gritty issues from the modern day world intertwined with a dark magical element. I could not put this book down. This is the perfect book to get lost in but be warned, it is addictive!


Amazon – 5 stars