Saturday, 15 August 2015

Dark and Complex ~ The House of York


**The House of York is just 99p/99c from Jan 31 - Feb 6 (2017)**

The House of York 
(click title for Amazon link)

Thanks very much to all the lovely people who've bought it already ~ and another enormous thank you to those who have read and reviewed in its first week ~ I was so relieved to get seven good reviews in seven days!

I've never been so worried about a book before its release, and never been so delighted by some of the comments.  Here are a few that have made my day:

"It is not often that I enjoy reading novels to such extent"

"one of the best novels I've read this year"

"Half-sister Megan was a particular work of genius; Terry Tyler has the gift of evoking sympathy for ever seemingly difficult characters."

"I think this is my favourite book from Terry Tyler"

"Terry's best yet"

The last two came from readers who read my first one, You Wish, via a tweet, and carried on reading all my books ~ never let it be said you can't find new readers via Twitter!



The Book
The House of York is a dark family drama, and complete stand alone, with no connection to any previous book.



Although a drama based on a historical period (like Kings and Queens & Last Child), this is only inspired by, rather than a modern day re-telling, and it's somewhat darker than the other two.... with a dramatic twist at the end which, happily, has taken everyone by surprise (and has nothing to do with historical fact, I hasten to add!).


The House of York ~ a contemporary family drama, spanning the years 1993 - 2014. 

Widowed single mum, Lisa Grey, and wealthy businessman, Elias York, are young and madly in love.  A recipe for happiness?  But Lisa is marrying into a complicated family.  Her new sister-in-law doesn't want to know her.   Middle brother Gabriel's marriage suffers under a cloud of infidelity and gambling debts, while the youngest, Richard, keeps his dark secrets well hidden—and his wife suffers in silence.

Lisa and her mother are bonded by their powerful intuition, but dare not voice their fears about York Towers—or certain members of the family....

Love and loss, abduction, incestuous desires and murderous intent form the basis of this compelling saga in which horrors float just beneath the surface, to bring forth a shocking outcome.

History lovers may be interested to know that The House of York is loosely based on events during the era of the Wars of the Roses.

48 comments:

  1. Ah TT!! Fantastic! Can't wait to read it. It looks great!!

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  2. Ooh, it looks fab! Looking forward to it x

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  3. Sounds terrific T! I look forward to it :-)

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  4. Very nice, I like the cover it tells us this is a modern drama and with the echoes of the past in the book description it shows how family relationships and secrets aren't new at all, they've been going on for centuries just in different situations. Looking forward to reading this one too.

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    1. Oh - thank you, Rosie! I was saying to my husband that I've learned a lot from #FridayFiveChallenge, but I'll be revising the draft a few times to get it a bit more exciting. I always wanted the 3rd of these sort of books to be a blonde on a purple cover (as opposed to black hair/red and copper hair/green with the other two), and Elizabeth Woodville, who Lisa represents, was blonde. I put the house in the background, because there is a theme running through it about her fear of an old manor house owned by the family....

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    2. Just catching up and do like the sound of this, Terry. And love the cover!

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    3. Thank you, J, on both counts - I'm chewing my nails!

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  5. Looks like a great read - I expect you had fun writing this!!!

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    1. Eventually - after I'd scrapped the first 30K words and started again!

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  6. It sounds fantastic Terry! Hope the writing is going well xx

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    1. Oh hello, Jade, haven't seen you around for a while - and I've been on Twitter less because I've been busy writing the above! Will look you out later on - and thanks! x

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    2. I've been the worst blogger ever lately, but slowly getting back into the swing of it this week! Happy to come back and see your new cover!! xx

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    3. I'm glad you've got lots of more interesting things to do - I've been a bad Twitterer too, but I've GOT to get this book finished by the end of the month, because it's booked in for proofreading!

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    4. Mostly uni stuff, but some of that has been pretty interesting.! I'm working on a short film about the digitisation of television and 'Orange is the new Black' at the moment which will be ready next week!! Happy writing xx

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  7. Sounds fabulous Terry, and I love the cover.

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  8. Hi Terry - good luck with getting it all in order, etc - the cover certainly stands out - as too the house with its tower - a great viewing point ...

    It's interesting to combine today with the introduction to the Tudor period ... and bring in the Wars of the Roses as your mainstay as the background ...

    All the best - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks so much, Hilary, it's very much appreciated! Currently on draft 6, and still making changes...! :)

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  9. I really love the cover, I think you'll do very well with this one.

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  10. Oooohhhhh can't wait, although I have to admit I haven't got round to reading your last one yet, shame on me!

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    1. Ah well, you have two months before this one will be out, ha ha!!! Joke, you're one of my most consistent supporters, which I appreciate muchly xx

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  11. Fascinating idea. And I love the cover with its enticing mixture of modern and old - very attractive.

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    1. I trust you will require a review copy?? :) x

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  13. Hi, Terry.

    I'm a fellow author (different genre) and I wanted to say how much I enjoyed one of your early books -- The Other Side. I don't often read romance, but someone mentioned you to me, and I realized I had already DL'd that one a year or so earlier. So, I read it, and enjoyed it very much. I enjoy historical fiction, too, so I'll probably be checking into those soon, too.

    Also, a piece of advice, one author to another: I think you're pricing your books too low. 3 or 4 quid (or 4.99 US) looks reasonable to me for what you're writing. Anyway,

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Emily, what a lovely thing to read, thank you so much! My books are not so much romance as the highs and depths of all sorts of relationships, I suppose!

      Re the price thing - thanks for your vote of confidence! I know what you mean, but I buy a lot of books and discuss this sort of thing a lot and what I've found is that if a book goes above about £2.50 people won't press the 'buy' as easily as they might if it's under £2 - I don't, either!!! It's a hard one, and I know what you mean. So glad you liked TOS - made my evening! x

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    1. Yes, though I don't know if this will always be possible - I need some sleep! :)

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  15. I can't wait to read this, I love the sound of it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Suze, I'm hoping for Tuesday! xx

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  16. Looks like I've found my next read ;)

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  17. Good luck, Terry, with the new book. I will download it today for what I know will be a romping good read!

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    1. Thanks so much, Noelle - I'm not putting it on Rosie's review list this time, so I'm glad you still want to read it! :)

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  18. Just clicked and bought! I was wondering what to read next, so thank you. And happy to know there's a sequel coming too. I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with psychological thriller aspect, as that is one of my favorite genres. I now know what I'll be doing for the rest of the day!

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    1. Oh, bless you, Cindy! I do hope I've done it right - it's a bit 'crime', too, but I had all the police procedural bits (not that many) checked over by a former policewoman to make sure I'd got it right. Thanks xxxx

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  19. Congrats, I shall be seeing Amelie in the shadows though!

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    1. Ahhhh - she and rather odd husband Hugo (guess who!) were the family I abandoned; when you get to 30K words and know you've barely touched on the plot, something has to go, alas!! In the end I did it as the York brothers, with the Margaret Beaufort character as a half sister - that's why i say 'loosely based on'!! :)

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  20. Congratulations, TT!! I shall be adding this to my list very soon!

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