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Happy publication day, Stephanie Wahlstrom!

Anna Boatman shares her excitement on The Accidental Socialite‘s shining publication day!

‘It feels like we’ve been waiting for MONTHS but finally today is the day – #theaccidentalsocialite is out! I’m so delighted to be publishing Stephanie Wahlstrom. I think she’s a hugely talented debut author and her heroine Paige Crawford is completely irresistible – imagine if Bridget Jones accidentally wandered onto the set of Made in Chelsea! As a Londoner myself, I found the peeks into the socialite world absolutely fascinating – it’s quite something seeing the real life behind the Hello headlines! Stephanie has a message for her UK readers below, and if you love books by Tracy Bloom, Anna Bell, Mhairi McFarlane or Sophie Kinsella I can guarantee this book is for you.  The Accidental Socialite is romantic comedy at its best!’

Anna Boatman, Senior Editor of Piatkus Fiction

Hello Piatkus Entice readers! I can’t believe the day is finally here! The Accidental Socialite is out in the world. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing (and sometimes living) it. I’d love to hear what you think and if you have any questions or comments my Facebook door is always open.  Grab a glass of champagne and curl up with the book because . . . well, it’s Tuesday and there is an eclipse tonight. It’s time to celebrate! Happy reading.


Stephanie Wahlstrom

The Accidental Socialite is available on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo and other ereaders everywhere! You can also read an extract first here!

Piatkus Entice welcomes Stephanie Wahlstrom!

Piatkus Entice are delighted to welcome a brand new author, the brilliant Stephanie Wahlstrom!

Want to know where the red carpet leads? Stephanie’s hilarious debut, The Accidental Socialite, is a semi-autobiographical romantic comedy about a girl who is catapulted into an exclusive world of free champagne and VIP areas after an accidental paparazzi pose with a married (oops) footballer.

If you loved Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, Tracy Bloom , Mhairi McFarlane or are simply looking for something fun to read then this is the book for you! Stay tuned for the cover reveal and publication date – as you can probably tell, we’re really excited about this one!

Entice author Phillippa Ashley tells us why she loves ebooks

Phillippa Ashley’s brand new contemporary romance, Miranda’s Mount, is available in ebook from Entice now.Here she tells us exactly what it is that she loves about ebooks . . .

When I first began writing romance – actually, not so very long ago – the ebook was a rare and exotic beast. My first few novels were published in paperback because that’s the way books had always been made available. Slowly, gradually, ebooks became more popular… then the Kindle was launched and the floodgates opened.

Like many new relationships, I wasn’t entirely sure of how my affair with my Kindle would go at first. Would I ever get used to this new and unfamiliar way of enjoying my favourite pastime (reading, I hasten to add, what were you thinking?) My husband had even bought me a device with a sensual leather cover, so I had no excuse not to give it a thorough trial.

At first it was strange, clicking through the pages, watching the text grow at the touch of a button and making late night forays onto Amazon to satisfy my thirst for fiction.

Miranda's Mount by Phillipa AshleyNow I’m a total a convert.

You see, I’m an impatient devil. When I want to read a novel, I want it now. Maybe I’ve been hooked by the blurb or extract or heard about the book on Twitter. My Kindle lets me get instant gratification (and who doesn’t love that?)

I also read more books than I used to because e books are almost always cheaper than paperbacks – and that’s great for me as an author as well as a reader. Then there’s the fabulous thing that is free ebooks. I’ve discovered several new authors this way.
I’m off to Cyprus soon and I love the fact that I’ll be able to take my entire bookshelf with me not have to pay excess baggage. I don’t have *quite* so many paperbacks teetering by my bed these days or bowing down my shelves. My husband likes that too, as he was in danger of being felled by a pile of print at one point.

And while I’ve never been faint-hearted about being spotted on the train reading a ‘naughty’ book or even one that’s popular, I can now enjoy my reading pleasures in private, without being judged by less enlightened eyes.

No, I can’t imagine a world without e books, can you?

Miranda’s Mount by Phillippa Ashley is available from Entice now. You can find out more about Phillippa on her website here.