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Monday, May 7, 2012

Glynis Smy: Ripper, My Love

Today I'm turning my blog over to fellow writer Glynis Smy, who is releasing her novel Ripper, My Love today. Take it away, Glynis!

Today writer/poet, Glynis Smy adds author/novelist to her name. Her debut novel; Ripper, My Love, is launched in ebook format and paperback. The genre for this love story falls into the one of Historical Romance Suspense.

Growing up in late nineteenth century East London,
Kitty Harper’s life is filled with danger and death – from her mother, her
neighbour and the working women
of the streets.

With her ever-watchful father and living surrogate
family though, Kitty feels protected from harm. In fact, she feels so safe that
while Whitechapel cowers under the cloud of a fearsome murderer, she strikes
out on her own, moving into new premises to accommodate her sewing business.

But danger is closer than she thinks. In truth, it
has burrowed itself right into her heart in the form of a handsome yet troubled
bachelor, threatening everything she holds dear. Will Kitty fall prey to lust –
and death – herself, or can she find the strength inside to fight for her
business, sanity and her future? And who is the man terrifying the streets of
East London?

Who is Glynis Smy?

Glynis was born and raised in England, in the coastal town of Dovercourt, near the port of Harwich (where the captain of the Mayflower lived). After qualifying as a nurse, she married her school friend, and they produced three children. During her rare quiet moments, she wrote poetry and articles for magazines. In 2005 she and her husband emigrated to Cyprus for a new life in the sun. It was here that Glynis lay down her cross stitch and started making writing friends on the Internet. With their support and encouragement she shared her poetry, and was successful in a few contests. She shared a short story with a friend, who wrote back telling her it was worthy of becoming a novel, and not to waste the premise upon a brief plot. The story is the one being launched today. Glynis found her love of writing 19th Century, historical romances and her second novel, Maggie's Child, will be published at the end of 2012.

Aside from writing and Cross stitch, Glynis enjoys creating greetings cards, and sells them to raise funds for a small hospice in Cyprus. One of her pleasures is to sit on the back porch with a glass of wine, and reflect upon her good life. She can often be heard chatting to new characters urging her forward.

Her desire to pay back those who had supported her is realised in a blog designed specifically to promote the books of others: New Book Blogger You can find her personal writing blog at Glynis finds the community spirit of writers on Facebook a valuable one.

Want to purchase a copy?  Launch day price for the Kindle is 99c/77p!


  1. The story of the Ripper's one that always intrigued me, for the reasons that I think it intrigues so many people: all of those unanswered questions, the intrigue, and the brutality of the crimes. Anytime a fresh take on the subject comes up, it's a good thing.

  2. Tweeted - very nice
    I was extremely interested in the Ripper a few years ago. I think a few years back, someone thought he discovered the Ripper's identity.
    Not sure I believed him, but it was interesting.

  3. Hey, Glynis--count me in! I've been looking forward to reading your book! I'll buy a copy today.

    Also, if you're doing a blog tour, you're more than welcome at mine....

  4. Thank you all so much!

    Norma, I will be in touch, thank you.

  5. I enjoy Glynis' blog and from the book description I've read about Ripper it sounds very interesting. Congratulations Glynis and thank you William for sharing her story.

  6. I will have to scrounge up 99cents...but I definitely would love to read and review this book!

  7. Congrats! This sounds like a great story, and I really like the cover!

  8. Love historical fiction!

    The story of The Ripper has always been a fascination of mine.

  9. I've always been into stories and movies about the ripper. This seems like a really cool take on the story.

  10. This is definitely a book I'd read. Ripper is a fascination. My No-No was obsessed with him all through middle school. She can tell you anything about him.

  11. Congrats, Glynis. Just purchased your book. It sounds like my kind of read.

  12. Congratulations on your book launch !
    I think many people have been so interested in The Ripper so many questions, I even heard one where he was part of the Queens Family.
    So many questions.
    Love the cover of your book.

    cheers, parsnip

  13. Yay for Glynis! I's fantastic to see all the support for her.

  14. The Duke of Clarence, the Queen's grandson and a future heir, was indeed a suspect, and died a couple of years later, as I recall. The Queen had a physician who was also suspected. And the leading investigator Abeline, a real man who's been played in movies, had his own suspicions on several contenders for the murderer.

  15. Love these kinds of historical tellings. Read a book by Douglas Preston a few years ago titled The Monster of Florence. It was a true account of the Italian serial killer and the botched investigation.

    Definitely putting this on my list of reads! Thanks for sharing, William.

  16. Sorry it has taken me a few days to get around to you lovely folk. So many blogs are supporting me!

    I heard that The Ripper was possibly female. I came across a link to suggest it was the wife of a suspect in the case. Interesting thought.

    Thank you all so much for your lovely comments!


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