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Phillipa Ashley's Christmas Playlist

Phillipa Ashley’s Christmas Playlist

When is it too soon to start playing festive tunes? After Bonfire Night? December 1st? Christmas Eve? What about June? For me, writing a Christmas novel begins on New Year’s Day and I’ll already have been thinking about the plot while the previous festive title is on the shelves. My… Read More
Sue Moorcroft's Five Favourite Christmas Books

Sue Moorcroft’s five favourite Christmas books

As I write Christmas books, you won’t be shocked to know that I read them, too! One of the things I like about Christmas-set novels is the variety of settings, plots and genres they inspire and the creativity of the authors. Here, in no particular order, are a few of… Read More
Four Cosy Christmas Must-Reads for 2021

Four Cosy Christmas Must-Reads for 2021

This Christmas, snuggle up with a mug of hot chocolate and your soft blanket to enjoy one of these four cosy Christmas must-reads of 2021. At Avon, we publish a wide range of women’s fiction, romance, historical fiction and saga, and there’s something for everyone… Read More
Three Chilling Thrillers

Three Chilling Thrillers to Read this Winter

This winter, enjoy a mince pie with a slice of murder with these three chilling thrillers from Alex Pine, Nell Pattison and Sam Carrington. The Killer in the Snow by Alex Pine Out now in ebook, paperback and audiobook The first fall of snow can be fatal…… Read More
Avon's Christmas Titles 2020

Avon’s Christmas Titles 2020

This year we’ve released six new winter titles perfect for reading during this festive season. From crime thrillers to cosy women’s fiction. Whether you’re looking for your next read or the perfect Christmas gift, there’s a book for everyone. A Surprise Christmas Wedding by Phillipa Ashley It’s been a year… Read More
Our Team's Christmas Favourites

Our Team’s Christmas Favourites

We all have our Christmas traditions: from watching our favourite festive movies to listening to Christmas classics whilst wrapping the presents or having a mince pie for breakfast on Christmas day! But at Avon, our staff have some very bookish traditions for Christmas as well. Have… Read More
Avon's Audio Advent Calendar

Avon’s Audio Advent Begins

Christmas is finally here! It’s time kick off Avon’s Audio Advent by sharing snippets of all of our Christmas titles published in 2019. If you’re after a heartwarming, festive and feline read then you can’t go wrong with A Friend Called Alfie by Rachel Wells. This… Read More
Festive Fireworks - Tracy Corbett

Festive Fireworks – A short story by Tracy Corbett

Jessica Day had always loved the festive time of year. Not that she got to celebrate much these days. But that didn’t stop her imagining a time when she could put up decorations and lounge around her flat on Christmas morning opening presents with an attractive man by her side,… Read More

Avon Books Christmas Guide

Avon Books Christmas Guide It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just a few weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! As wonderful as it is with the endless parties, mountains of mince pies and gallons of mulled wine, it’s also a very busy season and there’s… Read More

Christmas in 1943

Christmas in 1943 When Avon asked me if I would write a post for their website on what Christmas was like in 1943 – the year my latest book, An Orphan’s Wish, is set in – I automatically said yes. However, it’s a rather gloomy subject because the war was… Read More
What Makes Brighton Quirky? By Tracy Corbett

What Makes Brighton Quirky?

I first visited Brighton as a child in the 80s. However, I didn’t see much of the place as we spent most of the day in the launderette! We were on the beach, playing our favourite ‘chasing waves’ game where we’d run down to the sea and then wait until… Read More