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Madeleine Milburn judges the Caledonian Award

Caledonia Novel Award: one week to enter

There’s just one week left to enter the Caledonia Novel Award, the exciting writing competition that Madeleine Milburn will be judging.  Whether you’ve been writing for years or have just started out, Madeleine is keen to read your work.   The Caledonia Novel Award is open to any unpublished or self-published writer from around the Read More

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Christmas at Mistletoe Cove by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  Winter is definitely fast approaching, and we think it’s time to start mentioning that long-awaited word…Christmas!   And Christmas has arrived today on Hope Island, in the form of another warm, romantic read from Holly Martin: Christmas at Mistletoe Cove. The last in the Hope Island trilogy, following Spring at Blueberry Bay and Summer at Buttercup Read More

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Madeleine Milburn judges the Caledonian Award

Caledonia Novel Award 2018

  To all unpublished writers!   The brilliant Caledonia Novel Award is now accepting entries for its 2018 competition. Based in Scotland, but with an international outlook, the award is open to all unpublished or self-published works from around the world, and has an excellent reputation for discovering writers who go on to sign deals Read More

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Two Top Ten Sunday Times Bestsellers

  Two of the top 10 Sunday Times bestsellers this week are MM Agency authors. What an incredible sentence to be able to write.   After just a partial week of sales, Fiona Barton‘s second novel The Child went straight into the chart at No. 9 making her a two-time bestselling author. The Widow, her Read More

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Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin

Summer at Buttercup Beach by Holly Martin: Publication Day

  As the recent heatwave becomes nothing more than a shimmer in our distant memory, Summer at Buttercup Beach by bestselling author Holly Martin is published today to remind us of what once was.   Bookouture publishes the second in the Hope Island series, which centers around Freya Greene who has hidden the fact that Read More

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Publication Day for SPRING AT BLUEBERRY BAY by Holly Martin

  This gorgeous book is perfect to read in the sunshine as spring tiptoes round the corner – Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin is published today by Bookouture.   It’s already racing up the digital charts and has been getting incredible reviews, here are just a few of them: “To say I loved Read More

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Publication day for THE SILENT FOUNTAIN

The stunning new novel from Victoria Fox is published today by HarperCollins / HQ. The Silent Fountain is a haunting and captivating mystery novel that marks a new direction for the UK bestselling author.   An epic romance with a dark undercurrent of suspense that crosses continents and decades, it’s reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Read More

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Publication Day for THE SANTIAGO SISTERS by Victoria Fox

This beautiful book from the equally gorgeous Victoria Fox is published by HQ today, congratulations Victoria!   ‘The perfect beach read of the summer’ – Daily Express   They should have stayed as one. They couldn’t survive apart.   It was fate, forever destined to come to this: from birth to death, two halves of Read More

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The French For Always

THE FRENCH FOR series optioned by Rainmark Films

  We’re delighted to announce that Fiona Valpy‘s gorgeous The French For series including The French For Love, The French For Always and The French For Christmas has been optioned by Rainmark films.   Rainmark Films have worked on projects such as The Same Sky, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Into the Storm Read More

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SUMMER AT ROSE ISLAND by Holly Martin is published by Bookouture today

Summer at Rose Island, the third installment in Holly Martin’s bestselling White Cliff Bay series is published by Bookouture today.   Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. When Darcy Read More

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Publication day for Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin!

Snowflakes on Silver Cove, the second book in The White Cliff Bay series by Holly Martin is published by Bookouture today! Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic Read More

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Marcie Steele reveals herself to be Mel Sherratt

After a guessing game over Twitter using the hashtag #WhoisMarcieSteele, Mel Sherratt has revealed that she is behind the pseudonymous women’s fiction author Marcie Steele. Mel originally wrote STIRRED WITH LOVE in 1999, before starting to write her bestselling crime fiction. Bookouture will publish it for the first time on 3rd September this year. ‘Marcie’s’ Read More

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MM Agency Summer Post – Radhika Sanghani

Summer has finally returned to London, and to celebrate we’re publishing another author interview summer post. This time we’ve interrogated Radhika Sanghani, author of the hilariously witty VIRGIN, the x-rated Bridget Jones book for the Y Generation, and up-coming sequel NOT THAT EASY: What’s your daily routine when you are writing?  My job as a Read More

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MM Agency Author Summer Post – Janet MacLeod Trotter

In a (seemingly vain) effort to render gloomy and grey London a little more cheerful and summery today, here is a new Q&A with our best-selling author Janet MacLeod Trotter. Janet is the author of mesmerising historical family sagas THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER and THE PLANTER’S BRIDE, as well as contemporary mysteries such as the captivating THE VANISHING OF RUTH. What’s your Read More

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Publication day for THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO GETTING HITCHED by Sophie Hart

The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart is published today by Bookouture. Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on… When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? … Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is Read More

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Excellent reception for the French edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter

The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet MacLeod Trotter was published last week in France with the title Les Lumières d’Assam by Presses de la Cité. Copies were sent out to bloggers with packs of Assam tea, and the reviews have been excellent so far: “I had so much empathy for Clarrie and this is completely Read More

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US Publication for THE TRAVELING TEA SHOP by Belinda Jones

Happy US publication Belinda! The Traveling Tea Shop is available in paperback for American readers today! Praise for Belinda Jones “Original and beautiful…totally enchanting and very moving.”—Carmen Reid “Wickedly funny, achingly romantic.”—Claudia Carroll “Deliciously entertaining.”—HEAT “Fast-paced, enthusiastic, good-hearted.”—Marie Claire “Definitely worth cramming in your suitcase.”—Cosmopolitan “A glitterball romp.”—Glamour “A sparkling read.”—OK!

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Festive Author Posts

In the lead up to Christmas 2014 we will publish a series of festive and inspirational posts written by the authors at The Madeleine Milburn Agency. ANOUSKA KNIGHT  Contemporary women’s fiction author, Anouska Knight, has published two  heart warming novels: A PART OF ME (Harlequin, 2013) and SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE (Harlequin, 2014) ‘A brilliant page turner… Read More

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HOME FOR CHRISTMAS film out soon!

At the Madeleine Milburn Agency we are all getting excited for the film release of Cally Taylor‘s hugely popular novel, HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, produced by Jump Start Productions. The action-packed romantic comedy starring April Pearson, Karl Davies, Lucy Griffiths and Darren Nesbit willl be out on December 5th in selected cinemas and on demand. In Read More

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One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin is out now

One Hundred Christmas Proposals by Holly Martin, published by Carina, is available on Kindle now The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn’t get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again! It’s Christmas in Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Radhika Sanghani in the Evening Standard ‘It’s a wry and squeamish look at today’s social and sexual pressures…’ Read the full article here Virgin is released in the UK on September 12th The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne is No. 1 in the Waterstones School Chart Read Holly Bourne‘s article, Why School Read More

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ONE HUNDRED PROPOSALS by Holly Martin is No. 14 in the Kindle Store!

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin  No. 14 in the Kindle Store No. 1 in Contemporary Romance No. 1 in Women’s Fiction / Humour Best friends Suzie and Harry are partners in romance. That is, they run the.PerfectProposal.com, coming to the aid of would-be grooms to create the ultimate marriage proposal. But when Harry decides Read More

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ONE WISH by Maria Duffy is the Ireland:AM book club choice for August!

One Wish by Maria Duffy has been chosen by Ireland AM on TV3 as their book club choice for August Previous months have featured books by Shelia O’Flanagan, Joseph O’Connor, Donna Tartt and Helen Fielding  Ireland:AM invites viewers to send in reviews during the month for the chance to win a prize. Click here to Read More

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MM Agency: News & reviews

Girl on a Train by A.J. Waines is No. 8 in the Amazon Best Seller list for Psychological Crime & Thrillers Buy the kindle edition now * French Book Club edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter France Loisirs will publish the French book club edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter (Les lumières d’Assam) by Janet Read More

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Sunlounger 2 available for 99p for a limited time!

Belinda Jones’s Sunlounger 2 is an anthology of 44 sun-kissed stories from some of the hottest names in women’s fiction, including Madeleine Milburn Agency authors Belinda Jones, C.L. Taylor, Talli Roland, Holly Martin, Anna-Lou Weatherley, Carrie Duffy, Martel Maxwell and Sophie Hart. Available now on kindle for 99p! Sunlounger was the #1 Short Stories Bestseller Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Paperback publication day for Where Memories are Made by Lynda Page Jolly’s campers are guaranteed to have a holiday to remember, but that’s not always easy to achieve thanks to the array of colourful characters who pour through Jolly’s gates. Following on from The Time of our Lives, Lynda Page’s nostalgic saga of fun, frolics Read More

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Publication day for One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin

One Hundred Proposals by Holly Martin is published by Carina today! ‘Is there really such a thing as a perfect proposal? Over the next hundred days I intend to find out. I will find one hundred ways to propose to our Chief Proposer Suzie McKenzie and post the results here for your enjoyment. One thing’s Read More

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Tigers, Tennis and Tea Parties: Janet MacLeod Trotter discusses The Planter’s Bride at book launch

The true story that inspired The Planter’s Bride by Janet MacLeod Trotter In a tale of tigers, tennis and tea parties Janet MacLeod Trotter will be talking about the real life experience of her grandparents, who trekked into remote parts of the Himalayas in 1920s India, and how this inspired the latest novel in her Read More

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MM Agency: News and Reviews

C.J. Daugherty C.J. Daugherty’s Night School series is a German bestseller Night School Resistance (Book 4)  is in * * No. 1 * * on the Kindle charts in Germany C.J. recently went to the Oetinger offices in Germany to sign 400 copies of Night School Resistance She will be returning to Germany tomorrow, for Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews and Bologna Book Fair 2014

Bologna Book Fair 2014 : The Madeleine Milburn Agency is excited to attend the Bologna Children’s Book Fair from Monday 24th – Friday 28th March 2014. The Agency has over fifty meetings with international publishers, American editors and Film & TV scouts.  Milburn will be pitching the Agency’s budding list of children’s titles. * C.J. Read More

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Mother of the Year published ahead of Mother’s Day

Congratulations to Karen Ross on the publication of Mother of the Year (Random House / Ebury Publishing). Mother of the Year is an engaging comedy about a mother and daughter’s minefield relationship with real depth and heart. Karen wanted to explore this relationship for very personal reasons: “My own mother died young.  So growing up, Read More

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Top 10 bestseller for the MM Agency

Congratulations to Holly Martin whose love story, The Guestbook, is at * No.5 * on the Kindle bestseller list.  Within the space of a day, The Guestbook (published by Carina UK) climbed the charts from No.32 to the Top 10. The Guestbook won Harlequin UK’s digital 1st imprint Carina UK’s Valentine’s Day 2014  award.  It Read More

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Valentine’s Day Winner celebrates publication of The Guestbook

Holly Martin‘s debut popular women’s fiction novel, The Guestbook, is published today by Harlequin UK’s first digital imprint Carina. The Guestbook is the winner of Carina’s Valentine’s Day 2014  Award – here’s what the judging panel said about the book: ‘The Guestbook absolutely blew us away from the very first page. We were truly wowed, Read More

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Winner of ITV Lorraine’s show joins the MM literary agency

Anouska Knight, winner of Mills & Boon and ITV Lorraine’s search for the next big thing in contemporary women’s fiction, has joined the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. In January 2013, Anouska happened to see ITV’s Lorraine Kelly announce Mills & Boon’s search for the next big thing in women’s fiction. She sent in her 1,000 Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews

       DON’T STAND SO CLOSE by Luana Lewis (out February 2014, Transworld) is Glamour magazine’s ‘Must Read’: ‘This is a wonderfully tense story, full of characters who may or may not be telling the truth … Compellingly creepy. Not one to read while home alone.’  Glamour Magazine IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE by Jemma Forte (out Read More

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4 days ’til Christmas: The Literary Agency Advent Calendar

In the run up to Christmas, the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency will be posting an entry from one of our authors each day, offering anything from writing tips and their inspiration, to Christmas memories and their wishes for the year to come. HOLLY MARTIN Do you believe? I love the idea of Santa Claus.  As a Read More

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