Debut Authors: 2022 Week #26

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This is a new weekly post which will show some of the debut authors UK releases each week.

Some of the books will come from a spreadsheet I received from 2022 Debut Stars on twitter.

Others will be ones I have come across whilst browsing various sources.

Debut Author Releases from 2022 Debut Stars:

💜 The Burning Bracken – Morgan Davies

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Publisher: Victorina Press

Publishing Date: 30.06.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sarah is starting again, alone. Hafod Farm gives her the chance for a new life, away from the pain of the past.

Taken in by hardworking hill farmer Evan and his wife, Sioned, she begins to see a new future for herself. But beneath the beauty of the Welsh countryside, all is not as peaceful as it seems. The landscape is changing. New ideas are challenging the old farms. Conservationists lead a growing movement to rewild the land. Newcomers are settling in the empty houses, seeking a spiritual connection with nature. When catastrophe befalls the landscape, tensions explode, and the situation grows increasingly desperate, sinister and violent.

The Burning Bracken is a thought-provoking work of eco-fiction which questions our relationship with the rural landscape, how we are to live with it, and what it means to us.

Goodreads rating: 4.00

💜 This Way Out – Tufayel Ahmed

Genre: Romance/LGBT

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Publishing Date: 01.07.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It’s time everyone knew the truth, and what better way to announce you’re getting married (and gay) than on your family WhatsApp group?

Amar can’t wait to tell everyone his wonderful news: he’s found The One, and he’s getting married. But it turns out announcing his engagement on a group chat might not have been the best way to let his strict Muslim Bangladeshi family know that his happy-ever-after partner is a man—and a white man at that.

Amar expected a reaction from his four siblings, but his bombshell sends shockwaves throughout the community and begins to fracture their family unit, already fragile from the death of their mother. Suddenly Amar is questioning everything he once believed in: his faith, his culture, his family, his mother’s love—and even his relationship with Joshua. Amar was sure he knew what love meant, but was he just plain wrong?

He’s never thought of his relationship with Joshua as a love story—they just fit together, like two halves of a whole. But if they can reconcile their differences with Amar’s culture, could there be hope for his relationship with his family too? And could this whole disaster turn into a love story after all?

Goodreads Rating: 4.21

Other Debut Authors Releases:

💜 Open Your Eyes – Heather J. Fitt

Genre: Crime/Thriller

Publisher: Bloodhound Books

Publishing Date: 27.06.22

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Scottish journalist enters a dark online world in this unsettling novel of men, women, resentment, and rage . . .

Edinburgh reporter Frankie has finally been assigned a high-profile crime story about a series of sexual assaults, and relishes her big break. Her article focuses on the issue of women’s safety, which doesn’t seem to have improved much since the era of the Yorkshire Ripper.

When Frankie begins to face a torrent of abuse online, she discovers the phenomenon of incels—the men who are trying to stop her from covering the story. But she refuses to back down. What she doesn’t realise is that in this murky online world, one man is being goaded into a spectacular and shocking attack with Frankie as his main target . . .

Goodreads Rating: 4.48

Congratulations to all the authors and publishers with releases this week.

Hope you find something you like on the post?

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