The Photographer’s Wife – well received!

The Photographer’s Wife has been out for exactly a month now, and has been very well received. It’s climbed the charts on Amazon (and is almost in the top 100) and so far all the reviews have been 4 or 5 star (bar one – there’s always one!) The blog reviews have been excellent too. Here’s a little smattering of Amazon and Goodreads reviews for your delectation 🙂

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Amazon/Hachette? Not so fast, J.K.

The news has been full of stories about the feud between Amazon and Hachette these last few months. In a nutshell, Amazon have been trying to force Hachette to accept lower retailers pricing for some of their ebooks, and Hachette has been refusing. With Amazon halting pre-orders of some Hachette titles, and Hachette orchestrating public petitions from well known authors in their defence, most notably J.K Rowling and Stephen King, the least that can be said is that it’s been getting dirty. There have even been calls to boycott Amazon entirely.

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The Photographer’s Wife (First two chapters!)

thephotog2Read the first two chapters of The Photographer’s Wife online below, or even download the sample for your Kindle <here>, or for your iPad, Kobo, or Google device <here>. (Just download the file and drag it onto your device). You can also order The Photographer’s Wife right now from,,,, iTunes, Kobo and Google Play.

Do let me know what you think. I’m so excited about this one!  Nick xxx

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Not by me!

Dear readers. Please note that the following kindle titles: “102 Station Rd” “The Talking Wall”, and “Almost Free” *may* be by someone called Nick Alexander, but they’re not by me. The comments on Amazon would seem to indicate that there is much confusion about this, and not a little disappointment in the quality of the content.
My 11 titles are, in reverse order:

The Photographer’s Wife (The NEW ONE!)
Other Halves
The Half Life of Hannah
The French House
The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend
Sleight Of Hand
Better Than Easy
Good Thing, Bad Thing
50 Reasons to Say Goodbye.
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New novel! The Photographer’s Wife

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My new novel The Photographer’s Wife will be published on the 1st October in ebook, and in May 2015 in Paperback. If you’re a kindle user you can preorder from today! And yes, I’ll be boring you a bit with this for the next month. Please forgive me.

Blog Tour recap

In case you missed it here’s a sum up of last week’s blog tour, including reviews, guest posts, and competitions.


Me, interviewed on Female First.

A blog post about my writing process by me.

A blog post about where the ideas for Other Halves came from.

*** COMPETITIONS / GIVEAWAYS (Prizes still to be claimed/won) ***

The Half-life of Hannah and Other Halves Rafflecopter giveaway


*** Reviews of The Half-Life of Hannah ***

*** Reviews of Other Halves ***

Blog Tour ‘The Half-Life of Hannah’/’Other Halves’ by Nick Alexander: Guest Post + INT Giveaway

The Blog Tour continues! Me talking about Other Halves.

This Chick Reads

Today we’re honored to be taking part in Nick Alexander’s Blog tour for his two novels ‘The Half-Life of Hannah’ and the sequel ‘Other Halves’ published by Black & White Publishing. Many thanks to Nick for his lovely post and make sure you enter the fantastic INTERNATIONAL giveaway (rafflecopter found at the end of the post).

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“If your first love came back to offer you everything you ever dreamed of, what would you do?”

Hannah is thirty-eight and the happily married mother of eleven-year old Luke, the diamond in her world. Her marriage is reassuringly stable, and after fifteen years she has managed to push the wild dreams of youth from her mind and concentrate on the everyday satisfactions of here and now. The first half of her life hasn’t been as exciting as she had hoped, but then, she reckons, whose has?

When she succeeds in convincing…

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Competition: Win #Loadsabooks in the great #HalfLifeOfHannah giveaway



The winners were:

The prize for competition #1 went to Gillian Reid who has already received her 10 book prize.

1st prize in competition #2 goes to Kate Knight who will receive all 10 novels.
2nd prize in competition #2 goes to Phill Hoddinott who gets free copies of Hannah and Other Halves
3rd and 4th prizes go to Sarah Princess Consuela Fisher and Rebecca Holmes who both win rare first edition copies of The Case of the Missing Boyfriend, and Better than Easy. Keep ’em in good condition and they might be worth something one day 
To all winners, please PM me with the dedication you’d like (if any) and your postal address.
Well done and thanks for playing!



The paperback edition of The Half-Life of Hannah, published by Black and White Books, is released tomorrow and will be appearing in bookshops large and small around the country. There are 12 different prizes of #Loadsabooks to be won in the great #HalfLifeOfHannah giveaway, just a selection of which are shown in the photo here.


Ready? Steady, Go!

There are 4 different ways to win #Loadsabooks in the #HalfLifeOfHannah competition.

Some of these are time critical (but guarantee a prize for the winner) and some of them aren’t but will depend, instead, on a prize draw at the closing date (31st May).

Competition #1 (Time critical). One Prize – all 10 Novels. List value £99.

Find a copy of The Half-Life of Hannah in a local bookstore.

Take two photos

  • one of the bookstore frontage taken from the street so that the name of the bookstore is clearly visible.
  • one of you pointing at the copy of Half-Life of Hannah in the window or on the bookshop shelf.

Either post these two photos to my Facebook timeline (ie post them and tag me in them – you’ll need to befriend me first) or tweet them to me (@authornick). Include the hashtags #HalfLifeOfHannah and #Loadsabooks in your post.

The FIRST person to complete these stages is guaranteed to win signed, dedicated paperback copies of ALL of my novels. These comprise The Fifty Reasons Series (5 books), The Half-Life Of Hannah, Other Halves, The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend, The French House and 13:55 Eastern Standard Time. That’s over £98 worth of books.

You are permitted to phone around bookstores to find a copy, and you’re even allowed to order a copy (though you’ll have to purchase it if you do).

Competition #2 (Prize Draw). Five different Prizes(1st Prize all 10 Novels. List value £99.)

All subsequent (not 1st) entries to competition #1 received by the 31st May will be entered into a prize draw.

  • The first name drawn will receive the same prize as competition #1, IE signed, dedicated copies of all ten of my novels.
  • The second name drawn will receive signed copies of the Half-Life of Hannah plus The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend.
  • The Third, Fourth and Fifth names drawn will receive rare, first edition copies of The Case Of The Missing Boyfriend and of Better Than Easy from the Fifty Reasons series.

Good luck!


Additional Rules:


The competition may not be entered by the staff of Black & White Publishing, Corvus Books, the employees of bookshops or distributors stocking The Half-Life of Hannah the family or close personal friends of the author. All entries for the prize draw must be publicly posted to the author’s Facebook or twitter accounts as detailed above by midnight on the 31st of May.






Another snapshot. Today’s hard work :-0

Barbara stirs her tea and steels herself before returning to the dining room, mug in hand.  She sits, thoughtfully, before the pale blue folder. It glares at her; it dares her.

She sips her tea. Another minute can’t hurt, can it? There’s no one here to witness how much time she takes to find the courage to plunge into the past. It is her past, after all.

She takes a deep breath and almost moves her hand towards the folder, but fails. She surprises herself with the thought, Why couldn’t she just wait until I was dead? And then, in a rush, before that other part of her can interfere, she flips the cover open.

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