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November 2021


I can't believe it's almost December. Each year seems to go quicker than the last, and I often wonder if time is speeding up as I get older (the downward road to forty is not my friend 🙈).

Anyhoo, I'm really starting to get excited about Christmas now, especially since it's the first in our new house. We put up our Christmas trees over the weekend (yes, trees plural because you can never have too many trees), and everywhere is looking so festive. I will be hosting Christmas dinner for the majority of my family which is exciting (if not a little stressful).

What I have been up to lately:

The last month seems to be a bit of a haze with writing, releasing, and numerous foreign editions in the works! Not to mention lots of family time.

Halloween was great this year, we decorated our house and entered into a Pumpkin Trail with our local neighbourhood. We took the children Trick-or-Treating and everyone went to such great effort. After 18 months of Covid and uncertainty, it was lovely to see the local community come together.

I also got the chance to go to a few Bonfire events (which is an annual event here in the UK with fireworks) which was really nice. Me and Jade (my sister and wonderful PA) took the children to Thomas Land, which is a theme park in the UK. They had a Halloween theme and firework spectacular event, which was really awesome and we had such a great day out. Things feel extra special this year, after not being able to do much of anything in 2020.


Release news:

Ruined Hopes, the third full book in the Rixon High series is finally live. This is Ashleigh and Ezra's story and wow, did these characters put me through the ringer. It's an angsty slow burn with plenty of feels (and frustrations). You can purchase it here.

My next release will be Riot, which is due to be released in late December, although the official date is still to be confirmed. This is the fifth book in the Black Hearts Still Beat series, and is Molly and Hudson's story. There is no pre-order up for this but keep your eyes peeled for a release date.

These Dirty Lies: a Darling Hill duet book 1 is due to be released early in 2022. I have received some great feedback about These Dark Hearts (featured in the Hallowed Night anthology) however some of the comments have made me question which direction to go with the story, so I'm busy mulling that over! You can pre-order it here.

Audio News:

The French version of On the Rebound is now live, which is very exciting! The narrators have also been cast for Darling Hill, and These Dark Hearts should be available very soon. I am also hoping to receive the final files for Tragic Lies and Blurred Lines in the next couple of weeks.

If you want to check out what audiobooks I currently have available, you can find a list here.

Foreign Editions:

The Trouble with You was released in France and went to number one in the Amazon FR store!!! I think I'm still in shock that it did so well. Things like this sometimes feel a bit surreal and I get a hefty dose of imposter syndrome - but French readers seem to be loving Cameron and Hailee's story and I can't wait to release The Game You Play in a few weeks.

If you want to check out what's available in which language, all of my foreign editions can be found here.

Other News:

As mentioned in previous blogs, I'm excited to be attending some signings across the world in 2022.

I was recently announced as the guest at Festival Romance Italy, which is being held in Milan in March. I will also be attending RARE Paris in April, followed by Tattooed Bad Boys in York, England, and then Wild and Windy in the City, Chicago in May. I hope to see some of you there 🙂

For a full list of appearances click here.


This last month has been so busy I haven't managed to find much downtime.

What I've been reading:

I'm partway through a re-read of The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L Armentrout. The Blood and Ash Series is one of my favourite fantasy series of all time, and I can't wait for the next book to release in March.

What I've been watching:

I started watching MAID on Netflix last week and the first few episodes were so good, but I started to lose interest along the way, so I've paused it for now. This happens sometimes when I have a lot going on. I might go back and watch the rest over the holidays when I have some more time. I also recently watched The Holidate on Netflix. It's a total cheesy rom-com movie but I love it.

And if you've managed to read until the end, I'm offering a special 20% discount code for all purchases on my online store for Black Friday weekend. Just add BLACKFRI21 at the checkout. Offer expires Nov 29.

That's all for now.

Until next time,



Ruined hopes really lived up to my expectations, and I want to read one of your other books... Which do you think I should start with?...

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Yep I read the full Rixon Raiders series and the next generation as well...


The kids want to put the Christmas Dec's up and I do love it when it's done but my bday is 1st December so I like to get that out the way first!

You've had an absolutely amazing year considering everything! So many fantastic stories and so many more to come, some fantastic signings lined up and lots of translations! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

I'm watching Dexter New Blood and the second series of Tiger King at the moment 😬😬

L A Cotton
L A Cotton
Nov 23, 2021
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Thanks Kelly - I appreciate you support as always 💕 p.s. Get the tree up!!

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