The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories

Aug 2019

Sue is very excited to be a contibutor to the Third Corona Book of Horror Stories and is looking forward to a wonderfully horrifying publication! Cover reveal coming soon.

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Wollaston Museum Event

Aug 2019

Sue had a wonderful time at the 2019 Wollaston Museum garden visit, huddled beneath a gazebo as the rain poured down but everyone kept smiling! Sue says, "It was great to meet enthusiastic young readers." 

August 2019 Wollaston Museum gardens visit - huddled beneath a gazebo as the rain poured down.  But we kept smiling. Great to meet enthusiastic young readers.
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Second Skin Instagram Tour!

July 2019

Make sure you follow along over on Instagram!

Second Skin Blog Tour!

July 2019

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

Magic Kitten News!

July 2019

Sue says, 'New titles just arrived. A Glittering Gallop. Friendship Forever. A Shimmering Splash. A warm welcome to my Russian readers!'

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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.

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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. 

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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.


What readers are saying about Second Skin

Great to see Second Skin already making an appearance on bookstagram! 

Thanks to @booksletusescape_ for this lovely photo.

'Love, love, love this book. 5 stars. The end! This is my first read from Sue Bentley. It certainly won't be my last.'

5 stars, Jessica Belmont, Amazon customer


'There is love, there is war, there are dragons and tribes, and a girl who wants nothing more than to have the freedom to choose.' 

Haley Renee @Dramahuman31

'Sue Bentley has created a cool world in Second Skin. It will only get better in future novels.'

4 stars, @booksletusescape Bookstagrammer

'Having long been a fan of shapeshifting characters in all manner of books, I thought I knew what to expect, but in the Drakkoni, Sue Bentley has created a far more complex race than your average shifter. The drama intensifies steadily throughout.'

@maitaylor01 – on Mai’s Musings