Wanted to say a big “thank you” to James Miller and Alex Wheatle for being among the first readers of A Virtual Love, and for providing some great feedback.
Their words were truncated to fit on the cover, but here are the extended versions:
A compelling tale, told from several perspectives, about the identity that people project about themselves in the social media world and the real life identity that we all cannot escape from. A fascinating, modern story that had me gripped. — Alex Wheatle
A compelling and very entertaining look at the complexities of our hyper real age, an insightful and witty exploration of the disconnect between image and reality, truth and appearance and whether love and sincere sentiment can overcome the short term thrills of social media. — James Miller
Publication date is 1st April, but I found out recently that my publisher is releasing the e-book version a month early. So between 1st March and 1st April, A Virtual Love will be a virtual book. Then we have the good old-fashioned launch party, drink lots of wine and send the little bundle of paper out into the world.
Feeling irresistibly compelled to buy this book?
Well, then who am I to stand in your way? You can pre-order the e-book here, or the paperback here. I’ve linked to Amazon because they’re so widely used and because I know they have the pre-ordering set up, but the book will also be available in most bookshops and online booksellers in the UK. If you live abroad, the best option is The Book Depository, which offers free worldwide delivery.
If you’re a book reviewer and would like to receive a review copy, please get in touch and I’m sure we can sort something out.
Finally, a message to regular readers of this blog:
I will be mentioning my novel on the site in the coming weeks and months, because I want to spread the word and reach as many potential readers as I can. But I don’t ever want you to feel pressured to buy the book or to read it or to review it. If you want to, that’s wonderful, but I’m not keeping track or expecting you to. I also wanted to reassure you that there will be plenty of the usual book reviews on here, thoughts on writing and books, and random musings – I’m not going to switch to crazy hard-selling book marketer from hell. 😉