LATEST NEWS

ITV Anglia News Feature

Oct 2019


Sue on the TV talking about her books for children and adults! 

Click the image to watch the interview

We Other Anniversary Edition on Bookbub

Oct2019

What's this? We Other anniversary edition on special on Bookbub? 

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Books In My Handbag Interviews Sue!

Oct 2019


Sue is thrilled to be featured on @BooksInHandbag by blogger Jessie Cahalin. 'Thanks so much for hosting  me on your fab site, Jessie.' 


Click the image below to read this great interview and discover the inspiration behind Sue's latest fantasy novel, Second Skin.

New Magic Kitten

Oct 2019


'Czech edition of A Summer Spell - welcome to the latest title to join Sue's foreign translations of her Magic Kitten books.' 

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The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories

Oct 2019


Sue's delighted to have her short story 'Old Gods' included in this new anthology. Dark reads and chills for cosy nights in! Buy your copy HERE

Click the image to watch the book trailer for The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories

Second Skin on Bookbub!

Sept 2019

 

Second Skin is on now on special promotion on Bookbub!  This is what Bookbub is saying about Second Skin...

 

When Aledra Jewel-Wing breaks the fragile peace that unites the Drakkoni and the Esrans, she embarks on a desperate journey while her own father hunts her down… An epic fantasy adventure! 

Click the image to download Second Skin for the special price of £0.99p For a limted time only. Don't miss out! 

Anglia News Interview

Sept 2019


Sue was interviewed about her 30 year career as an author and her impressive number of books sales. To be aired on ITV Anglia News in the next few days.

Sue with Matthew Hudson presenter-editor and Gary Mabee Camera-director

Second Skin Book Trailer

Sept 2019


Sue has been busy with  producer Glenn, working on the Second Skin book trailer in Lonestation Creations studio.

Click the image to view the book trailer and other videos. If you like it, leave a comment!

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." 

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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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Magic Christmas!

Oct 2019

A three-book Christmas-themed collection with stories featuring the Magic Puppy, Magic Reindeer, and Magic Kitten. Comes out 15th October 2019. Preorder your copy now!

Click the image to order your copy!

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.

 

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.

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.


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

4 stars, @booksletusescape Bookstagrammer

'...They are beings that have both a human and dragon form. This was really cool and something I've not really seen before. I really loved the worldbuilding in this book and getting to know the world, culture, politics and people of Esra. The plot was action packed and kept me hooked, there was so much going on and it was interesting to see how each storyline played out.'


4 stars, Goodreads reviewer

'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

'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

'I love books that focus on character development, and Aledra’s character arc is one of my new favourites....I would definitely recommend Second Skin to any fantasy fans, especially those who love character focused books with unique worlds to explore.'


4 stars, Goodreads reviewer

What readers are saying about We Other

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Thanks to @paperheartsink for this wonderful photo of We Other

' "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.'


5 stars, Curlygirl79, Amazon reviewer




'I loved the intricate weaving of the faery and mundane worlds, the depth of the characters, and the honest clarity of the emotions portrayed. I will very much be looking forward to a continuation of this story!'

5 stars, Melissa Williams, Amazon reviewer