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Mel Sherratt’s WATCHING OVER YOU is celebrated at Amazon Publishing and the MM Literary Agency

MS 2 bit of colour                  Watching Over You by Mel Sherratt

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer have just published Mel Sherratt’s new psychological suspense thriller, WATCHING OVER YOU.  They have a huge level of promotion in store for this terrifying, yet compulsive thriller.

‘Watching Over You is a tense, erotic thriller with one of the most terrifying antagonists I’ve ever read. The worst terrors are always those that hide closest to home and Charley’s experiences–negotiating her path alone–will be familiar to many. She is as vulnerable as any of us, stronger than she realises, and yet still in mortal danger. Charley is my new best friend, and Ella a terrifying villain–outwardly ordinary and utterly unhinged.’ –Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner

 You’ll never trust your neighbours again…  

Following the death of her husband and unborn child, Charley Belington sells the family home and bravely starts life over again. On moving into a new flat, she is befriended by her landlady, Ella, who seems like the perfect friend and confidante.

 But, unbeknown to Charley, Ella is fighting her own dark and dirty demons as the fallout from a horrific childhood sends her spiralling down into madness—and unspeakable obsessions.

 As Ella’s mind splinters, her increasingly bizarre attentions make Charley uneasy. But with every step Charley tries to take to distance herself, Ella moves in a tightening lockstep with her, closer and closer and closer…

From the bestselling author of Taunting the Dead comes a raw, intense, relentless, and darkly claustrophobic psychological thriller that grabs you by the back of the neck and never lets you go. 

Mel Sherratt has written feature articles for The Guardian, the Writers and Artists website, and Writers Forum Magazine, to name just a few, and regularly speaks at conferences, event and talks.  Her crime and thrillers have sold in excess of 100,000 copies since publication, and her crime debut, TAUNTING THE DEAD, soared to the rank of No.1 best-selling police procedural in the Amazon Kindle store in 2012.

Amazon's publication banner on the Kindle Books page

Amazon’s publication banner on the Kindle Books page


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Publishing through Amazon with the help of a literary agent

A huge congratulations to agency author Kathryn Croft whose mass-market psychological suspense debut,  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, has just been published on Amazon with the White Glove programme.

In this dark psychological thriller, Olivia Taylor believes she has suffered the worst life can throw at her after the break-up of her marriage.  Full of hope, she starts a new life with her nine-year-old daughter, Ellie, only to find the worst is yet to come.  Meeting Michael Crossman is the beginning of an unspeakable nightmare for Olivia as her world begins to slowly unravel…. 

Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft

Kathryn explains her journey and offers advice to writers:

‘It’s been a long anxiety-ridden and rejection-filled journey to get to this point, but I got here for the following reasons:

1.         I sat at my computer and barely moved until I had written 100,000 words.

2.        I was lucky enough to find a fantastic agent who believed in my novel from the very beginning.

3.        I dreamed a dream and never let it go because I am stubborn!

Whatever your goal is, believe in it, and yourself, and you will make it happen.  I’m not saying it will be easy, and there will be times you want to pack it all in, but the people who achieve their goals are the ones who persevere.  I believe it’s as simple as that!

Let’s hope I can remember my own advice as I continue my journey and try to persuade readers to add my novel to their Amazon baskets!  And maybe then I will call myself an author without feeling like I’m talking about someone else…’

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS has already had 5* review coverage and a fabulous first few weeks of sales! It’s available in paperback and as an ebook on Kindle.

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is excited to explore new digital publishing opportunities for our authors. With the editorial support, cover design and promotional support that we provide, authors can be launched in new and innovative ways. The White Glove platform allows agents to put their authors forward for exclusive book promotions. 

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