|Posted by Mandy Baggot on February 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
I am THRILLED to let you all know that I have signed a 2 book contract with the FABULOUS Ebury Publishing - part of the Penguin Random House Group!
My first book, Single for the Summer, is going to be released on 27 July 2017 and I cannot wait to share it with you all!
You can check out all the details of the deal on The Bookseller!
And if you can't wait to find out more about the book, you can pre-order it TODAY on Amazon!
I'm so excited for this new move and can't wait to bring you more romances!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on December 20, 2016 at 9:50 AM||comments (2)|
Christmas is just around the corner and I hope you're all getting in the festive spirit - I usually wait until five o'clock to slip into my drinks cabinet - but it's nearing the end of December so anything goes!
I have a very special festive treat for you all right now. The lovely people at Amazon have chosen my 2015 Christmas novel, One Wish in Manhattan to be part of their deals this month! You can get the Kindle edition for just 99p! Featuring a gorgeous billionaire, a mother and daughter pairing like Lorelai and Rory Gilmore and a secret wish...
I was absolutely thrilled this year to have my very first translation out! One Wish in Manhattan became Winterzauber in Manhattan and has been published by Random House Germany (Goldmann Verlag). The sales have been so amazing and I have had wonderful reviews so far. It's so brilliant to be reaching a whole new audience with my writing and the German readers have sent me some lovely messages too. If you are a German reader you can check out my page on the Random House website.
Apart from frantic present-wrapping, I'm working hard on my next book and really hope to share some news about that very soon! I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and here's to a great 2017!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on October 7, 2016 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on September 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Happy Autumn! It's very nearly October and where has the time gone?
It's less than two weeks until my next romantic comedy novel is released. One Christmas in Paris is published by Bookouture on Friday 7 October and I can't wait to share it with you!
If you can't wait you could always PRE-ORDER right now on Kindle and the book will arrive on your device just after midnight on Friday 7 October! Here's the link! http://smarturl.it/onechristmasinparis
But One Christmas in Paris isn't the only new release I have coming up! Ten days later, on Monday 17 October, my first book with Random House Germany is released. Winterzauber in Manhattan is the German translation of my RoNA shortlisted novel, One Wish in Manhattan. I am very excited to be working with Goldmann Verlag with this book and can't wait for it to hit the shelves in Deutschland!
For German readers who would like to pre-order this, here is the link to my page on the Goldmann Verlag website! http://ow.ly/w92l304xoLU
I hope you all have a fantastic autumn!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on August 26, 2016 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to my next book!
Here is the GORGEOUS cover for One Christmas in Paris!
And the GREAT news is, you can pre-order your e-book copy right now! Head over to Amazon!
I hope you love the cover as much as I do and I can't wait to share Ava and Julien's story with you!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on May 27, 2016 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on May 9, 2016 at 6:15 AM||comments (0)|
I'm on a countdown for summer! Why? Well, for two great reasons! Firstly I'm going back to my second home, Corfu on 31 May!
And secondly, just a few days before my flight, my next Corfu-set novel, Those Summer Nights comes out!
Mark Friday 27 May in your calenders because you won't want to miss Imogen and Panos' story! Mainly set in Acharavi, the book also takes the characters out to Arillas and to Corfu Town, so if you know the island you might recognise a few of your favourite places!
The Corfu community and those amazing Corfu lovers from the UK and the rest of the world have been so supportive to me. Two of my favourite Facebook groups are Corfu Forum and Corfu for You and I dip in and out of those every day just to see the fabulous photos - scenes, food and beer! It always makes me long for my place in the sun!
Talking of A Place in the Sun, Mr Big and I went up to Olympia in London yesterday to check out all things Greek property and we were lucky enough to meet the fabulous and glamourous, Jasmine Harman. We won't be appearing on the show - Mr Big is a little television shy - but I might have other news about A Place in the Sun in the coming months.
So, if you can't wait until Those Summer Nights is released there is something you can do to join in the fun on the day and spread the word about a great Greek read. I would LOVE it if you could support my Thunderclap campaign!
It's very simple and takes about ten seconds! Just click on the link below and add your social media support on Twitter/Facebook or both. This will allow Thunderclap to post one post/tweet on your social media accounts at 4.30pm UK time on 27 May. The post is there for you to read and it will only post once I promise! It's going to be so cool seeing everyone's posts bombard social media at the same time. We might even get #ThoseSummerNights trending on Twitter!
Here's the link to click! http://thndr.me/GPZZ2s
Finally, if you want to be one of the first to get your hands on Those Summer Nights, might I suggest a pre-order on Kindle? Paperback is coming soon! http://smarturl.it/thosesummernights
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on April 22, 2016 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the GORGEOUS cover of my BRAND NEW, upcoming summer read, Those Summer Nights!
The book comes out on Friday 27 May but you can pre-order it RIGHT NOW on Amazon here!
I can't wait to share Imogen and Panos' story with you and we're going back to Corfu! Greece is definitely the word this summer!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on March 9, 2016 at 5:15 AM||comments (3)|
Having been shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Awards in the rom com category I was whisked up to London for the Oscars for romantic books on Monday!
Mr Big had polished his shoes, got out his tuxedo and together we were Mr Reece and Finch about to become Persons of Interest!
It started with champagne at 4.45pm and then some more... and then some more and then... you're getting the picture?
I did managed to remain sober (relatively) for the official photo shoot!
L-R Front - Sophie Cousens (How to Get Ahead in Television) Alexandra Potter (Love from Paris)
L-R Back - Milly Johnson (Afternoon Tea At the Sunflower Cafe) Mandy Baggot (One Wish in Manhattan)
After that it was time to mingle with friends and... drink more champagne! YAY!
Cathy Bramley and me
Linn B Halton and me
The winners were announced and were as follows:-
Melanie Hudson, The Wedding Cake Tree, Choc Lit
Winner Contemporary Category Romantic Novel of the Year
Emma Hannigan, The Secrets We Share, Headline Review
Winner Epic Category Romantic Novel of the Year
Iona Grey, Letters to the Lost,Simon & Schuster
Winner Historical Category Romantic Novel of the Year
Milly Johnson, Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café, Simon & Schuster
Winner Romantic Comedy Category Romantic Novel of the Year
Annie O'Neil, Doctor... To Duchess?, Mills & Boon Medical Romance
Winner RoNA Rose Award
Lucy Inglis, Crow Mountain, Chicken House
Winner Young Adult Category Romantic Novel of the Year
Outstanding Achievement Awards
Anita Burgh is the author of twenty three novels, all published after she reached 50.
Claire Lorrimer, who has written more than 100 novels, is the daughter of the RNA’s first President, best-selling novelist Denise Robins.
Both Anita and Claire were presented with outstanding achievement awards for their continued championing of the RNA and romantic fiction.
And the overall Novel of the Year went to the lovely Iona Grey for Letters to the Lost.
Although I didn't win I was really happy for my lovely friend Milly Johnson who writes incredible books and has promised she is keeping the trophy warm for me!
More champagne was consumed...
L-R Natalie Butlin (Bookouture), Kate Nash, Mandy Baggot, Jon Baggot (Mr Big)
Me and my almost award-winning book
And then it was time for bed... but not before 24 hour Travelodge pizza! I know how to party!
Thank you all so much for your continued support of me and my books. There's so much to come very soon and I'm really excited about my summer read this year!
|Posted by Mandy Baggot on February 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM||comments (2)|
So, it's the day after the evening the Romantic Novelists' Association announced the shortlists for the Romantic Novel of the Year award and I am going to confess all... One Wish in Manhattan almost didn't get entered at all.
As most of you will know, digital publishing is fast and furious with tight deadlines and turn arounds and little room to spare. With One Wish in Manhattan's publishing date being 2 October and me flying out to Corfu on holiday on 1 October and not having a final typeset copy in my hands, I was torn. What did I do? Could I make the RNA deadline with something? I don't know why, but I just had a feeling about this Christmas story of mine. I just had to give it its chance, especially because it was the first year digital books were allowed to enter.
So I went for it! My editor sent me the latest Word version we had, I turned it into a PDF copy and I emailed and paid my entry fee blowing good luck kisses all over the envelope.
And look at me now! One of five vying for the title of Romantic Comedy of the Year.
I've attended the RoNAs before and it's a great evening. Last time I went, Richard and Judy were presenting the awards. This time it's Fern Britton. It's going to be a fantastic night full of fun with friends and plenty of celebrating whoever wins.
But today, more than anything, I am thanking the gods of free PDF software, because, without that, I wouldn't be in this fortunate position.