Blog Tour The Perfect Disaster Series Rerelease Author Interview
I’m so excited to bring you the ReLaunch and ReBrand of Aimee Horton’s ‘The Perfect Disaster Serires’ Velvet Morning Press
has recently ReLaunched these books with the fabulous covers below! I LOVE these new covers!! I can’t wait to read these!! (To find out more about each book, click on the covers)
A hilarious and honest British mom’s madcap adventures in suburbia, from Amazon UK bestselling author Aimee Horton! Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin & tonic in hand. When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie’s only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood. But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life. Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren’t very welcoming (although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green). So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours’ conversations over her baby monitor, she can’t help but use the sneaky information in her quest to build new friendships.
Of course, eavesdropping never ends well, and when Dottie discovers that two of her neighbours are having an affair, she’s horrified. Worse still, the locals are convinced she’s the one who’s doing the cheating. It’s up to Dottie to clear her name and uncover (and expose) the real cheat—in her signature haphazard way! A humorous blend between chick lit and cozy mystery, this funny novel will have you laughing along with gin-drinking amateur sleuth Dottie! Previously published as Mothers Ruined
Bridget Jones’s Diary meets The Nanny Diaries in this Amazon UK Best Seller! The only thing Dottie Harris loves more than her gin & tonic is her family. Most of the time. From her hapless-but-well-meaning husband to her two energetic bundles of joy, Dottie certainly has her hands full. And she’s tired. So tired.With quips like “How do sleeping babies know the minute you sit down?” this modern-day diary will have you laughing—when you’re not crying with empathy, that is! Dottie tells it like it is: the good, the bad, and the eternal piles of dirty laundry. If you’re looking for chick lit packed with parenting humor, or simply want to know you’re not the only one having trouble parenting newborns and toddlers, this book about the ups and downs of parenthood is for you! It’s a motherhood manifesto, social media style! Previously published as Survival of the Ginnest.
A hilarious Christmas novella from Amazon UK bestselling author Aimee Horton! “Cooking for nineteen people will be a cinch!” Ever-optimistic Dottie Harris is preparing for the biggest and best Christmas celebration ever, and nothing—not even unexpected guests or running out of gin—will get her down. But as always, things don’t run smoothly for Dottie, and it’s not long before her two energetic children, hapless husband and a nasty stomach bug wreak havoc on her carefully planned spreadsheets. Can Dottie throw the perfect family Christmas (without so much as a swig of gin to help her through) or will preparing for the festivities get the best of her? One thing’s for sure: This will be a Christmas to remember! A humorous Christmas novella, perfect if you’re looking for a funny read for the Christmas season, or want to get in the Christmas spirit. Or you can spread some Christmas cheer and give it as a Christmas gift! Previously published as Survival of the Christmas Spirit.
Find out just how British Dottie is… Dottie Harris is as British as they come, which is exactly what endears her to us. But when her pregnant American cousin comes for a visit, Dottie is a frazzled disaster who can’t seem to overcome the language barrier. Perfect Mix-Up is a funny look at parenting from both sides of the pond, and the surprising number of confusing language differences that entails. If you’d like to try the ebook before you buy, it’s free if you join Aimee’s mailing list: http://bit.ly/aimee-gin-news Previously published as Lush in Translation.
First of all could you tell us a bit about yourself?
Ooh, I always struggle with this! I live with my husband and two boys in England, and I love to read and write. I also love to run, but most of all I’m addicted to social media and laughing!
The Perfect Disaster Series. deal with Velvet Morning Press for the series. The books have been improved and all polished up with a new cover. How do you feel about it?
It’s very exciting, I hope that it helps more people discover Dottie and enjoy her story as much as those who have already read her have done! FINGERS CROSSED!
What can you tell us about the The Perfect Disaster Series?
It follows Dottie as she struggles to juggle motherhood and life. Dottie loves life and her kids, but is very honest, and often says the things we don’t dare admit to thinking!
How long did it take you to write the series? Do you write every day?
The process has been a bit all over due to me self-publishing then handing over to VMP. Mothers Ruined took me three months to write, and then another two to clean up for publication first time around, but that was a few years ago. Since working with VMP we’ve been polishing them up which is a really interesting and fun process. It’s helped me grow as a writer.
How do your own personal experiences influence your writing?
God yes. Everything I live through I think “that would make a story.”
Is chick lit with humor your favorite? Why have you settled down to this genre?
I don’t have a favourite. Whilst I LOVE to read chick lit, my current favourite thing to read is crime and thriller. The thing I love so much about social media these days, is that it’s introducing me to authors and books I would never normally turn to, and suddenly I’m obsessed with stories I never thought would even touch my kindle! With regards to what I write, I think I naturally go down the humour route whatever I do, so it seems like the obvious choice for me right now.
Why should a reader pick up the series?
inBecause it’s funny, honest, and light hearted (I hope)
Do you have a special place where you go to write?
At the moment I write whenever I get the chance, life is busy, so I have a computer set up, but I carry my laptop around with me even if it’s just to the kitchen while I’m cooking the kids tea, or in the car if I’m a bit early for the school run!
What can we expect of you in the future?
More fun and laughter. But perhaps not always light hearted!
Aimee Horton Aimee is from Lincoln, England, where she enjoys drinking gin and spending time with her family (and she won’t tell you which of those she prefers doing). As a child, one of her favourite parts of the summer holidays was to devour all the books in a little book shop in Devon. She continued reading at lightning speed right up until having children. She now reads with eyes propped open by match sticks.
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