Bestseller charts, here we come.

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March 2017 newsletter


Why You Were Taken
Because of your generous support, reviews, and sharing, the re-launch of ‘Why You Were Taken’ has been even better than I hoped! We made the top 100 in three different categories in the US and two in the UK. It even broke through to the top 5,000 overall in, which I am thrilled about!

We’re only halfway through the promo (ends on Monday 27th) so I’m hoping to have even better results to share with you soon — and hopefully it’ll come in the form of a little orange bestseller badge, which is what you get from Amazon if your book is #1 in its category (it reached #33 yesterday).

Locally, we printed a limited run with the new cover, most of which Exclusive Books quickly snatched up (thank you Exclusive Books!) and the paperback is also available worldwide from Amazon. Which brings me to … the sequel, ‘How We Found You.’

How We Found You
I recently finished the final round of edits and it’s now with my beta readers, who so far have good things to say (thank goodness!). I found it quite nerve wracking to write a sequel so every nice thing they had to say has been balm to my stressed (and sleep-deprived) brain. The cover is being designed as I type this and you’ll be the first to see it as soon as I have it in my grubby little hands!

I’m super excited to tell you that we’ll be launching it in the third week of May 2017.

May is going to be quite a month, as I’ll be:
• Speaking at the Kingsmead Book Fair (13th)
• Speaking at the Franschhoek Literary Festival (19th & 20th)
• Launching ‘How We Found You’ (22nd – 26th)

Most importantly, it’s Baby Alexandra’s first birthday on the 20th! Where, where, where does the time go? It feels like just yesterday when I had her nestled in my hoodie, on my lap, as I was preparing ‘Sticky Fingers’ and ‘Grey Magic’ for print. I can’t believe she’s such a big girl already!

The BookEaters
I come across a lot of great deals and free books in my business and, while I will share a few of them every now and then in this newsletter, I don’t want to bombard you with them, so I started a separate mailing list for those voracious readers who are looking for new authors to try. Sign up if you’re keen to support these indie authors (here’s an example of the ad-hoc emails I send out to these subscribers) or join our Facebook group.

In the mean time here are just three of the deals I thought you might like to know about:

British Crime Spree
Free stories from some of the UK’s most popular crime and thriller writers.

Southern Bound by Stuart Jaffe
A paranormal mystery (FREE)

When Max Porter discovers his office is haunted by the ghost of a 1940s detective, he does the only sensible thing … he starts a detective agency!

The Legacy Trilogy
A boxed set of original dystopian novels for 99c

The Legacy Trilogy is narrative of good and evil, love and passion, right and wrong – and at the centre of the story a strong woman who is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause she believes in.


And that’s a wrap! Thanks again so much for your support, especially with the relaunch. It’s been a blast! And I can’t wait to show you that little orange badge. *holds thumbs*

Keep well, keep reading —

JT Lawrence

Why You Were Taken
Grey Magic
Sticky Fingers
The Underachieving Ovary
The Memory of Water

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