Celebrating Cupid’s Way Launch Day

Cupids Way cover smallCupid’s Way, the new romantic novel from Joanne Phillips is available today. Its release means she now has four novels (including bestseller Can’t Live Without), a novelette and a book of short stories to her name. That’s a pretty amazing feat in just over two years.

To celebrate the release of her latest novel Jo’s having a launch day party over on Facebook if you fancy joining in with all the fun. Otherwise Cupid’s Way is available to buy from Amazon and with a cover like that it looks like the perfect summer read.


When Evie Stone’s grandparents enlist her help to save their home in Cupid’s Way, Evie is happy to oblige. On the cusp of her thirties, and still disappointingly single, Evie’s so-called dream job with a firm of architects has been driving her crazy for months. What she needs, even more than a new man, is a challenge.

But saving Cupid’s Way won’t be easy. A perfectly preserved Victorian terrace, surrounded by modern estates and retail parks, the street is a proud oasis of quirky characters, cobbled pathways and communal gardens. Unfortunately, it also sits on prime development land worth millions.

Dynamite Construction have the deal in the bag, and soon the residents of Cupid’s Way will be forced to sell up and ship out – CEO Michael Andrews, charismatic and super-successful, has certainly never let sentimentality get in the way of business. At least, he hadn’t until he met Evie Stone.

Right, that’s another book to add to my ever-growing to read list, particularly as it’s set in my home town of Bristol.

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Joanne Phillips lives in rural Shropshire with her husband and young daughter. She’s the author of romantic comedies Can’t Live Without and The Family Trap, and the Flora Lively series of mysteries. Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 20 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear on category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs as diverse as hairdresser, air hostess and librarian, but now divides her time between writing and finding creative ways to avoid housework. She’s a fan of super-dark chocolate, iced coffee and Masterchef. Joanne blogs about writing and publishing at www.writersjourney.co.uk


Blog Tour Stop #1 – Joanne Phillips

ButtStormBlogTourToday is the start of my blog tour to celebrate the publication of The Butterfly Storm. Wednesday’s launch day was fabulous and I spent from 8am until midnight (apart from stopping for an hour at lunchtime to take Frodo for a walk and eat and then again when Nik got home from work to have our dinner) on my laptop blogging, tweeting, facebooking and checking how many copies of the book had sold and its ranking on amazon like a million times. It was quite a day. So it’s lovely to think that today I’ll be a guest on someone else’s blog and that person is the very lovely and generous Joanne Phillips.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jo (and if not why not), she’s a very successful indie author with two bestselling books and a book of short stories to her name. Her debut novel, Can’t Live Without came out last year and has done extremely well and was swiftly followed this February by its stand-alone sequel, The Family Trap.

Jo very kindly invited me on to her blog and so I’m kicking off my blog tour today with a guest post, ‘Finding the Confidence to Write’. If you’ve got a few minutes to spare I’d love it if you’d pop over to Jo’s blog and have a read.

I’ll be running another amazon voucher giveaway throughout the blog tour. The tour runs from today until the 28th June, so if you’ve not yet got a copy of The Butterfly Storm and you’d like to then simply email me the amazon receipt to kactus (at) kate-frost (dot) co (dot) uk and I’ll add your name to the draw for one of two £5/$5 amazon vouchers.