Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Kirsty Greenwood's heavenly new novel...plus a book giveaway

Credit: Antalya von Preussen
We are excited to have Kirsty Greenwood at CLC today, to celebrate the publication of her latest rom-com, The Love of My Afterlife. Melissa adored this novel and has a review right here. We enjoyed chatting with Kirsty about her writing and other fun stuff. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy to share with a lucky reader!

Kirsty Greenwood was born and raised in a small-town in Greater Manchester. Previously a book editor, and named as a 2016 Rising Star in The Bookseller, she is a full-time writer of love stories that make readers belly laugh and ugly cry. She is obsessed with musical theatre and currently working on a new romantic comedy musical, as well as more novels. (Bio courtesy of Kirsty's website.)

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If she wasn’t dead already, Delphie would be dying of embarrassment. Not only did she just die by choking on a microwaveable burger, but now she’s standing in her ‘shine like a star’ nightie in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen. And he’s smiling at her.

As they start to chat, everything else becomes background noise. That is until someone comes running out of a door, yelling something about a huge mistake, and sends the dreamy stranger back down to earth. And here Delphie was thinking her luck might be different in the afterlife.  

When Delphie is offered a deal in which she can return to earth and reconnect with the mysterious man, she jumps at the opportunity to find her possible soulmate and a fresh start. But in a city of millions, Delphie is going to have to listen to her heart, learn to ask for help, and perhaps even see the magic in the life she’s leaving behind…
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

“I think the challenge in writing rom coms can be to have the laughs interspersed in a story that has real heart – Kirsty does this with aplomb.”
—Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author

“A brilliant tongue-in-cheek romp that turns Meant-To-Be on its head. Complicated, dreamy, and hilarious, Kirsty Greenwood can make a romantic out of death itself. The Love of My Afterlife is Where’s Waldo for soulmates, and it’s perfect.”
—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics

"Confident and hilarious, I lost a whole day to it and I don’t regret a second. Gave me The Good Place crossed with The Dead Romantics and The Ex Hex vibes, quirky and romantic and oh so gorgeously memorable - I only wish I’d written it first!"
—Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author

What is a favorite compliment you received on your writing?  
Definitely when readers tell me that they laughed until they cried when reading my books! To solicit such a physical reaction from someone always gives me a kick! Making people laugh makes me feel quite proud!

If you could tell the debut novelist version of yourself one thing, what would it be? 
Ooh. I would tell "past me" to be more confident in my voice and to stop trying to emulate other writers so much. 

What is the last book you read that you would recommend? 
I recently read How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang and I thought it was excellent. Gorgeous, vivid writing, lots of drama and juicy emotions. Plus it was super horny, which is always a plus in my opinion.

If your life was a TV series, which celebrity would you want to narrate it? 
I love this question! I think maybe Titus Burgess? I love his take on basically everything and I think he would make everything sound a gazillion percent funnier.  Also he could beautifully sing parts of his narration! If it were a British person I'd choose Sofia Oxenham who narrates the audiobook of The Love of My Afterlife. I love her voice! She's so warm and friendly sounding!

If we were to visit you right now, what are some places you would take us to see? 
I would take you to a bunch of places that feature in The Love of My Afterlife - the beautiful Italian Gardens, the bar that inspired The Orchestra Pit, the top of the Shard. If it was sunny I'd get us some bottles of cold beer and we'd go on one of those open top bus tours, taking in all the sights and getting pleasurably tipsy. Ooh and then I'd take you to one of the cafes that serves a full English breakfast at any hour of the day. I'd buy you extra hash browns with brown sauce.

Thanks to Kirsty for visiting with us and to Berkley for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends July 7th at midnight EST.

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Katherine said...


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Toni Laliberte said...

I never really thought about it. If it's an afterlife in heaven, then I would believe in that.

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Michael Law said...

I absolutely do!

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tzevans said...

I am not sure what I really believe, sometimes I think I do and sometimes I am not sure

Mary Preston said...

No, when you are dead , you are just dead.

Lisa D said...

No, I do not believe in the afterlife.

holdenj said...

Not sure, but nice to think there may be something else.

Lelandlee said...

sure do

Xia Lee said...

Yes I do

Summer said...

I don't know that I fully believe but it's a comforting thought.

Kim said...

Yes I do believe in the afterlife

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I don't know if I do.

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