LATEST NEWS

Second Skin in Miniature!

Nov 2019

Sue was thrilled to receive these miniature versions of her latest book, Second Skin. Huge thanks to @lizziecantopher They look brilliant on her shelf next to her author copy!

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We Other Paperback

Nov 2019


Anniversary edition of We Other available for the first time in paperback. Ever wanted to be beguiled by Faerie Glamour? Be careful what you wish for. Buy NOW for a special price for the next ten days!

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Friday Friendship

Nov 2019

Sue was delighted to meet  members of the Friday Friendship group recently. 40 keen readers enjoyed hearing her talk about her books. Here are a few of them with Sue.

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The Third Corona Book of Horror

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! The book is listed as one of Amazon's Hot New Releases and has been getting some great reviews!


'“Don’t think of the weight of earth and stone above. Just keep going…” Be wary of treasures stolen from the heart of the mountain in ‘Old Gods’ by Sue Bentley– another gem from The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories. Sometimes the price is eternity.'
@allthosestrings on Twitter

Absolutely ferocious! Definitely the best collection I've read in a long time. It blows away last year's Stoker award winner for anthologies, 'The Devil and the Deep.' This is psychological horror, it isn't just a bunch of short, blood and guts stories. Kudos to the authors on this one, they hit it out of the park. Sorry for not providing a more in depth review, but I already reviewed it elsewhere and I hate re-writing stuff. Just go buy it, you won't be disappointed.
~Goodreads reviewer

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

Writers' Retreat UK

Oct 2019

Sue was interviewed about how she writes her books by Jan Birley of Writers' Retreat UK.

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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.

ITV Anglia News Feature

Oct 2019


Sue was interviewed about her 30 year career as an author and her impressive number of sales of books for children and adults! 

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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!

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"Come closer tender 

hot-blood..." 


~ Sue Bentley, We Other 

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We Other a #1 Amazon Bestseller!

Oct 2019

Sue was thrilled to discover that We Other is #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers list for Low Fantasy!

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Latest Book Haul

Oct 2019


Sue's in Autumn mood and has a haul of books to read during chilly and misty days.

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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!

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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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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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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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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.

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

"Second Skin - set in a world of shapeshifters that go beyond the norm - with fantastic reviews for this series starter its worth checking out for your TBR. Anyone else crushing on this cover?"


@julie_embleton on Instagram

'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