Bad Influence

‘An emotional rollercoaster of a story. Aimee writes so engagingly about heartbreak, friendship and the dangerous pursuit of Instaperfection – I was hooked as these characters’ dramas unfolded’ – Sarah Turner (The Unmumsy Mum)

Will Sarah’s determination to be the perfect Instamum mean she loses everything?

Sarah and Tom’s baby daughter has died, and they’re in danger of losing their way: Sarah wants another baby, and Tom is terrified of reliving the heartache. Unable to see how they can move on with their lives, in desperation Sarah reconnects with her old life online – and her obsession with the family life she longs for begins to threaten everything she’s ever had or wanted.

Ellie and her daughter were happy before Paige’s father, Steve, absent since her birth, comes back into their lives and sweeps them both off their feet – but is Ellie’s desire for the ideal family blinding her to a darker truth? And how long will it take Steve to discover the secret that connects Ellie and Sarah to one another?

BAD INFLUENCE is about striving for perfection when you already have everything you need – and risking it all in the process, confronting issues of baby loss and emotional abuse that will be instantly recognisable to many readers.

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Perfect Mayhem (The Perfect Disaster Book 1)

What people are saying…
5 out of 5 stars – “The style of writing is addictive, just one more just one more!”
5 out of 5 stars – “Didn’t want it to end…..wanted to read more! This is something every mum can relate to…..and if they can’t, then they’re lying!!!”
4 out of 5 stars – “A brilliant and innovative idea.”

Meet Dottie Harris. She lived the self-indulgent lifestyle of every childless couple. Then she and her partner decided to have kids.

Struggling through the issues of pregnancy and motherhood, Dottie turns to social networking. Once there to help organise her social life, she quickly becomes reliant on it, using it as a way to reach out to others and beginning to come to terms with the funny side of motherhood, whilst realising that she’s not the only person to consider anything after 7am a lie in.

Made up entirely of Facebook-style updates you can follow Dottie on her journey, spanning four years of her life. It includes worries, insecurities, tears and tantrums, along with the things nobody ever tells you about motherhood!

Full of humour and honesty, watch Dottie as she trades in her social life for the sofa and a bottle of gin, watching her children grow older and her less enthusiastic. A book that all ages can relate to.

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Perfect Christmas (The Perfect Disaster Book 2)

“Why the hell did I think cooking for nineteen people would be a good idea?”

It’s Christmas and Dottie Harris is planning the biggest and best celebration ever, especially as she’s planning to announce the news of her third pregnancy to her family.

But as always, nothing runs smoothly for Dottie, and it’s not long before her two gruesome children, hapless husband and a nasty case of morning sickness are playing havoc with her carefully planned spreadsheets.

Can Dottie throw the perfect family Christmas (without so much as a swig of gin to help her through!) or will her burned pigs in blankets and her sister-in-law throwing up in the loo leave a bad taste in everyone’s mouth?

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Perfect Mishap – Mothers Ruined (The Perfect Disaster Book 3)

Laugh-out-loud funny with a hapless heroine everyone can relate to, Perfect Mishap (Previously Mothers Ruined) is a perfect summer read.” – Kerry Barrett

Dottie is back, in her first full-length novel, and life couldn’t be more chaotic.

Husband Henry is hundreds of miles away in Scotland, drinking whisky on a work “jolly”, leaving heavily pregnant Dottie to move house to a quiet village, on her own with two young children. When Dottie goes into labour three weeks early it’s a race against time for Henry to make it back for the birth of his new daughter.

Once the proud parents are back at home with their new addition – who surprises everyone by being a boy and not the girl they were expecting – recently promoted Henry continues to travel up and down the country, leaving Dottie struggling to adjust to village life. The other villagers seem a little bit on the snotty side – although that could be because when Dottie first meets them she has dyed her children green. So when she accidentally hears her neighbours’ conversations over the baby monitor, she can’t help but use the information she hears in her quest to build new friendships.

But of course, we all know that earwigging doesn’t end well, and when Dottie discovers two of her neighbours are having an affair she’s horrified. Worse still, she soon finds out the locals are convinced she’s the one who’s doing the cheating. It’s up to Dottie to clear her name and expose the real cheat – in her signature haphazard way!

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