My new book, The Only Exception, is out today! #PublicationDay #RomanceReads

What? Another one?!

The Only Exception (Love in the Comptons 2) by Claire Huston book cover

The Only Exception is out today – ebook only 99p/99c!

Today is publication day for my third book, The Only Exception. It’s also the second book in my Love in the Comptons series; the first book is Art and Soul.

Love in the Comptons series

The Love in the Comptons books are light-hearted, uplifting modern love stories. The books can be read in any order and as standalones, but they do share locations and characters.

The Only Exception is available in ebook and paperback. The ebook is on Amazon for 99p/99c and if you have Kindle Unlimited it’s free to download. The paperback is available everywhere so you can order it from your preferred online or high street book store.

Please help me spread the word!

I’d be very very grateful if you could help share news of the book’s release on social media or add the book to your to-read shelf on Goodreads. Thank you 🙂

Here’s the blurb and a bit about the blog tour which starts today and runs until 14th June.


The blurb:

Lucinda Green knows something is missing from her life. But what? Her catering business is enjoying modest success and she loves her cosy house, even if she does have to share it with her irritating ex-fiancé.

Whatever’s making her unsettled and edgy, Lucinda’s certain that a lack of romance isn’t the problem. How could it be when she doesn’t believe in true love?

But Lucinda’s beliefs are shaken by a series of electric encounters with Alex Fraser, a newly notorious actor who gradually proves himself to be infuriatingly funny and smart, as well as handsome.

Not that any of that matters. Because Lucinda doesn’t believe in all that ‘The One’ nonsense. That’s the rule.

But doesn’t every rule have an exception?


The blog tour!

Thank you to all the lovely bloggers taking part in the tour for The Only Exception. Special thanks to the fantastic Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources who organized the tour.

The Only Exception Full Tour Banner

I’ll be doing my best to share everyone’s posts on my other social media accounts. Thank you again to everyone for your support!

Get your copy of The Only Exception now!


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Join me on Facebook chatting with Suzanne Snow, Tuesday 31st May at 7pm (BST)

Contemporary romance fans!

Join Suzanne Snow and me chatting all things writing and reading romance tomorrow at 7pm.

Promo banner for Snowed In author chat with Suzanne Snow
I’m looking forward to talking to contemporary romance author Suzanne Snow tomorrow evening (Tuesday 31st May) in her Facebook Group, Snowed In. You can watch live at 7pm (British Summer Time) or on catch up later in the Snowed In Facebook group.

Snowed In Facebook Group header image

Among other things I’ll be talking about my latest book, The Only Exception which is published in paperback and ebook next Tuesday, 7th June!

The Only Exception (Love in the Comptons 2) by Claire Huston book cover

You can pre-order the ebook on Amazon now for just 99p/99c!

You can also add it to your Goodreads to read shelf. Thank you!

About Suzanne

If you’re not familiar with Suzanne’s lovely books, she’s the author of the Welcome to Thorndale series and the first book in her new Love in the Lakes series – Snowfall over Halesmere House – comes out in August.

You can find out more about Suzanne and her books on her website.

We hope to “see” some of you tomorrow evening at 7pm over on Facebook 🙂


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

UK Christmas Giveaway! Win a rainbow coin purse and a paperback copy of Elle’s A to Z of Love

Update: this giveaway has now closed and I’ll announce the lucky winners on Twitter and Facebook. I’ll then contact them individually via email.

Thank you to everyone who entered and apologies again to followers based outside the UK.

 

TEN paperback copies of Elle’s A to Z of Love are up for grabs to UK-based readers. And one lucky entrant will also win this lovely rainbow coin purse!

Elle's A to Z of Love and rainbow purse giveaway 2021

Thank you all for your support with my second novel, Elle’s A to Z of Love. To everyone who has bought, downloaded, read, reviewed, spread the word and put the book on their Goodreads shelf, I’m hugely grateful. I’m very sorry this giveaway is only open to UK-based entrants, but international postage costs are massive.

The giveaway is running from Friday 19th November 2021 to midnight on 1st December 2021 (all times GMT).

There will be 10 winners in total. One will receive the rainbow purse and a paperback copy of Elle’s A to Z of Love. And then 9 runners-up will each receive a paperback copy of the book (sorry – not enough purses to go round!).

Here’s a picture of the purse on it’s own if you’d like a closer look. It’s from Sass & Belle and I really love the little gold star charm on the zip pull.

Elle's A to Z of Love paperback giveaway rainbow purse from Sass and Belle

I’m running the giveaway using Rafflecopter and you can enter here.

The full terms and conditions are at the bottom of this post.

Good luck!

Ten paperback copies of Elle's A to Z of Love by Claire Huston giveaway

Full terms and conditions:

–This prize draw will have TEN winners who will each win ONE signed paperback copy of Elle’s A to Z of Love by Claire Huston. ONE of the ten winners will also win a Sass & Belle rainbow coin purse (as pictured).
–The draw will run from 12 AM on 19/11/21 to 12 AM 01/12/21 GMT, inclusive.
–The winners will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email by Friday 3rd December 2021. The winner must then respond within seven days of the date of contact, providing a valid UK address for the prize to be sent to. If a selected winner does not meet all of the entry conditions or refuses the prize, another entrant will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries.
–Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
–No purchase necessary to enter.
–The prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over. Entrants must be UK residents and must provide a valid contact method to enable notification if they are a winner.
–The winner’s name will be published as part of an announcement on Claire Huston’s blog and social media channels.
–Any personal data given as part of the competition entry will only be used for the purposes of running the prize draw and delivering the prize and will not be shared with third parties except for the purpose of delivering the prize.
–After I have dispatched the prize and receipt has been confirmed I will delete the data I hold.
–This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Children in Read online book auction: your chance to get a fab signed book and help a great cause

It’s that time of year again! The annual Authors’ and Illustrators’ Children in Read online charity book auction ends next Friday, 19th November 2021.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on a signed copy of a book by a favourite author!

Children in Read charity book auction 2021

This year’s auction has already beat last year’s grand total but there’s still time to raise even more money for a fantastic cause.

Hundreds of authors and illustrators have donated signed copies of their books to the auction. All proceeds go to BBC Children in Need and bids start at £9.

If you want to get browsing, the auction homepage is: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/childreninread2021

A copy my second novel, Elle’s A to Z of Love, is lot 385. Just in case if you fancy placing a bid 🙂

If you place the winning bid, all packaging and posting within the UK is free! If you’re outside the UK, don’t give up hope – if you contact the auction organiser (via the social media channels detailed at the end of this post or by emailing childreninread@yahoo.com) about a specific lot, they will ask the author if they can send it to you.

Successful bidders will be contacted via email after the auction ends on 19th November 2021.

And if you’ve never heard of Children in Need, it’s the BBC’s charity which raises money to help children in the UK be safe, happy, secure and have the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

Please share!

Please help spread word of the auction to anyone you think might like the chance to bid on a signed book by a favourite author.

You can also keep up with the auction’s progress on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But remember, the auction closes next Friday, 19th November so don’t wait too long to get you bids in!

Thank you and happy bidding!


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Ebook sale! Elle’s A to Z of Love now only 99p/99c | #EllesAtoZofLove #RomanceReads #booksale


My latest contemporary romance novel, Elle’s A to Z of Love, is on worldwide 99p/99c sale until Wednesday 15th September.

It’s an uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home. Hours of escapism for just 99p/99c!

Please help me spread the word – if you have friends you think would enjoy it, please let them know.

Ebook sale 99p 99c Elle's A to Z of Love by Claire Huston

You can get your copy at Amazon or if you’re subscribed to Kindle Unlimited you can download it for free.

Thank you to everyone who has already read, reviewed, bought, downloaded and shared – I really appreciate it.

In case you’d like to know more…

The blurb: Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

Thank you! x


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

My new book, Elle’s A to Z of Love, is out today! #NewRelease #RomanceReads

Look at that! I wrote another book!

Elle's A to Z of Love by Claire Huston book cover

My second novel, Elle’s A to Z of Love, is out today.

Today is publication day for my second book, Elle’s A to Z of Love. As I’m sure you’ve guessed from the title and cover, it’s a happy, light-hearted love story set in a small (fictional) village in the English countryside.

It’s available in ebook and paperback. The ebook is on Amazon and if you have Kindle Unlimited it’s free to download. The paperback is available everywhere so you can order it from your preferred online or high street book store.

Please help me spread the word!

I’d be very very grateful if you could help spread the word of the book’s release on social media or add the book to your to-read shelf on Goodreads. Thank you 🙂

I’ll obviously be making publication day cake and will be back soon with details of that!

Here’s the blurb and a bit about the blog tour which starts today and runs until 13th July.


The blurb:

Haileybrook, a beautiful village in the peaceful Cotswolds countryside, is most people’s idea of heaven on earth.

Born and raised in this small slice of paradise, Elle Bea can’t wait to leave.

It should be easy, but every time she packs her bags for exotic adventures, old loves and loyalties pull her back.

Will Elle be forced to forget her dreams of far-flung places and epic romance, or can she grab one last chance to have it all?

An uplifting, romantic story about friends, family and the relationships that make a place a home.


The blog tour!

Thank you to all the lovely bloggers taking part in the tour for Elle’s A to Z of Love. Special thanks to the fantastic Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources who organized the tour.

Elles A To Z of Love by Claire Huston book Full Tour Banner

I’ll be doing my best to share everyone’s posts on my other social media accounts. Thank you again to everyone for your support!

Get your copy of Elle’s A to Z of Love now!


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Happy Book Birthday to me! Art and Soul is one today! #ArtandSoul #RomanceBooks

Phew! That went fast! Happy 1st book birthday to me!

Art and Soul by Claire Huston first book birthday 23 April 2021
My debut novel, Art and Soul, came out a year ago today!

Thank you to everyone who has shared, read, reviewed and been so supportive over the past twelve months. It’s been an odd, difficult year for everyone and I truly appreciate you taking any interest at all in my book when I’m sure you’ve had many other things to worry about.

In case this is the first you’re hearing about it, Art and Soul is an uplifting contemporary romance with oodles of art and cake. And if that sounds like something you’d like to read, it’s available in ebook and paperback and free to download with Kindle Unlimited.

New news! Book 2 is coming soon!

Book 2 is coming soon (2)

My second novel – another contemporary romance – will be out on 6th July! Watch this space, as I’ll have more to share about that soon.

I hope you’re all keeping well. Take care x


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Uplifting escapism for just 99p/99c! Art and Soul is on worldwide sale | #ArtandSoul #RomanceReads #booksale


My contemporary romance, Art and Soul, is on worldwide 99p/99c sale until 9am GMT on Monday 11th January.

It’s a cheerful, uplifting story featuring romance, art and cake which will provide hours of happy escapism for just 99p/99c!

Please help me spread the word – if you have friends you think would enjoy it, please let them know.

Jan21 ebook international sale Art and Soul

You can get your copy at Amazon or if you’re subscribed to Kindle Unlimited you can download it for free.

Thank you to everyone who has already read, reviewed, bought, downloaded and shared – I really appreciate it.

In case you’d like to know more…

The blurb: An expert at solving other people’s problems, single mum Becky is hired to help artist Charlie get out of his creative slump. She’s also meant to help him get his dream girl, but when Becky starts falling for him instead, she might just risk everything for a chance at love…

Reviews so far: I’m very pleased to report that readers are still enjoying it!

Amazon UK and US ratings on 05_01_21 for Art and Soul by Claire Huston

Thank you! I hope you’re all ok, particularly if you’re back in lockdown. Take care x


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

UK Christmas Giveaway! Win a Yoshi book purse and a paperback copy of Art and Soul

Update: this giveaway has now closed and I’ll announce the lucky winner on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Thank you to everyone who entered and apologies again to followers based outside the UK. I hope to do an international giveaway in the future!

 

An early Christmas present for one lucky UK-based reader: this lovely Yoshi book purse and a signed paperback copy of Art and Soul!

Art and Soul Yoshi book purse Christmas giveaway

It’s been 7 months since I published my debut contemporary romance, Art and Soul.

Thank you all for your support. To everyone who has bought, downloaded, read, reviewed, spread the word and put the book on their Goodreads shelf, I’m tremendously grateful. And I’m sorry this giveaway is only open to UK-based entrants, but international postage costs are huge. Hopefully I can organise an international giveaway in the future.

The giveaway is running from Sunday 22nd November 2020 to midnight on 30th November 2020 (all times GMT).

I’m running the giveaway using Rafflecopter and you can enter here.

The full terms and conditions are at the bottom of this post.

Good luck!

UK Giveaway Christmas Yoshi bookworm purse and paperback copy of Art and Soul by Claire Huston

Full terms and conditions:

–This is a prize draw to win one Yoshi Christmas bookworm coin purse (as pictured) and one signed paperback copy of Art and Soul by Claire Huston. There will be one winner.
–The one winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email by Thursday 3rd December 2020. The winner must then respond within seven days of the date of contact, providing a valid UK address for the prize to be sent to. If a selected winner does not meet all of the entry conditions or refuses the prize, another entrant will be selected at random from the remaining eligible entries. –Unsuccessful entrants will not be contacted.
–No purchase necessary to enter.
–The prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over. Entrants must be UK residents and must provide a valid contact method to enable notification if they are a winner.
–The winner’s name will be published as part of an announcement on Claire Huston’s blog and social media channels.
–Any personal data given as part of the competition entry will only be used for the purposes of running the prize draw and delivering the prize and will not be shared with third parties except for the purpose of delivering the prize. –After I have dispatched the prize and receipt has been confirmed I will delete the data I hold.
–This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


Claire Huston / Art and Soul

Charity book auction: get a signed book by giving to a great cause

The annual Authors’ and Illustrators’ Children in Read online charity book auction ends this Friday, 13th November 2020 at 11pm (GMT).

Don’t miss your chance to bid on a signed copy of a book by a favourite author!

Children in Read 2020 auction homepage image with genre list

Hundreds of authors and illustrators in every genre imaginable have donated signed copies of their books for a fantastic cause. This is the biggest signed book auction in the world and all proceeds go to BBC Children in Need. Bids start at just £5.

If you want to get browsing now, the auction homepage is: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/childreninread2020

A copy my debut novel, Art and Soul, is lot 188 in the contemporary romance category. Just in case if you fancy placing a bid 🙂

Children in Read 2020 auction lot 188 Art and Soul by Claire Huston

If your bid wins its auction, all packaging and posting within the UK is free! If you’re outside the UK, you shouldn’t give up hope – if you contact the auction organiser (either via the social media channels listed at the bottom of this post or by email at childreninread@yahoo.com) about a particular lot, they will ask the author if they could send it to you.

Successful bidders will be notified after the auction closes 13th November 2020 11:00 pm (GMT) via email.

And in case you’ve never heard of Children in Need, it’s the BBC’s charity which raises funds to help children in the UK be safe, happy, secure and have the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

Please share!

Please help spread word of the auction to anyone you think might like the chance to bid on a signed book by a favourite author.

You can also keep up with the auction’s progress on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. But remember, the auction closes this Friday, 13th November so don’t wait too long to bid for a favourite book.

Thank you and happy bidding!


Claire Huston / Art and Soul