- Author: Terry Tyler
- Kindle Edition
- Category: Contemporary Fiction
Three women, one dream: to become a successful author.
In the competitive world of publishing, success can be merely a matter of who you know—and how ruthless you are prepared to be to get to the top.
Eden Taylor has just released her second best-selling novel as part of the three book publishing deal with Austen House. The pre-order sales rocketed and took the book high in the ratings before it was even released. Eden is riding a huge tide of popularity. But all is not as it seems and Eden’s celebrity style existence is at risk.
When Mick Taylor found out that Jan Chilver was dead, bolts of ferocious lightening would explode across the sky, for sure.
When Becky Hunter learns her friend has committed suicide she’s shocked and upset, believing she could have helped before things got to this point, if only she’d taken more notice. Becky and Jan have been friends and fellow members of the North Norfolk Novelists writing group for a while, supporting each other in their writing endeavours.
Becky and Jan’s friendship had formed in cyberspace, as so many do these days. Both self published authors, they’d become acquainted via the twitter profile of a friendly support group for writers in their geographical area.
Jan Chilver lacks self-esteem and belief in herself, both as a writer and a person. Being left penniless and cheated on by her boyfriend has only made matters worse. Jan’s writing is excellent but she hasn’t the funds to make her self published books look appealing and professional. When she is offered a reprieve it seems things might be looking up, but Jan doesn’t understand what she is letting herself in for.
I made a gross error of judgement, simply because I was in dire financial straits. I read somewhere that when you have either money or health problems all other worries fly out of the window, and, sadly, I found this to be true.
Terry Tyler has once again written an engrossing tale, revealing dark undercurrents and an unscrupulous side, not only to the people involved but the publishing industry as well. Raising moral issues, the story offers a very interesting take on the processes of self publishing, agents and authors.
It’s a terrific plot which is immediately engaging, the writing accomplished and expressive. The author has a flair for defining complex characters realistically, with believable dialogue and qualities, who are easy to like, or dislike, and empathise, or not, with. The three storylines are merged beautifully with flashes of humour, some darkness and sensitivity.
This review is based on a free copy from the author/publisher. This does not affect my opinion or the content of my review.
About Terry Tyler
Terry Tyler’s first Amazon publication, ‘You Wish’, won ‘Best Women’s Fiction’ in the eFestival of Words 2013, while short story collection ‘Nine Lives’ and family drama ‘Last Child’ have won other small online awards. She’s fascinated by the psychology behind relationships, which forms the background of her character-driven contemporary dramas; from the rock star aspirations of the lighthearted ‘Dream On’ and ‘Full Circle’, to the dark and complex psychological web of ‘The House of York’, it’s all about the characters. And the plot twists…
Her new novella, ‘Best Seller’ has just been released ~ it’s a quirky tale of three writers trying to succeed in a modern, hugely competitive publishing world.