New Website – www.denisedeegan.com

Please visit www.denisedeegan.com. It’s much nicer! It’s also much more up to date. This tired little site is being faded out. Thank you.

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Butterfly Novels Box Set

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“The Butterfly Series has been some of the best reading I’ve done this year.” LUNA’S LITTLE LIBRARY

I have created a box set of Butterfly Novels. You can now get all three ebooks together for a mere $5.99 – everywhere except Ireland where the books are published by Hachette. Enjoy! Oh and please do share the news if you know someone you think might like them! Check out the box set here: myBook.to/gdfzsfd

And By The Way for FREEEEE

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International cover

To celebrate the global launch of The Butterfly Novels, the first in the series, And By The Way is freeee for a limited period. Please do help yourselves and share with anyone you think might enjoy. Just click here:

amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SMWI6K
amazon.co.uk – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009SMWI6K

Here’s what the critics say:

‘Deegan nails Alex’s caustic teen voice and leaves the reader rooting for her heroine throughout…’ IRISH INDEPENDENT

‘This is a gem of a book; intriguing, deep and thoughtful. Alex is a feisty heroine, and her voice rings strong and true. Teenagers – and adults – will adore this book. It kept me up half the night.’ IRISH EXAMINER.

‘An engaging and emotional read that leaves you wanting more – bring on the second installment.’ RTE GUIDE.

‘It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could. I just can’t wait to read more by Deegan – it was just so freaking amazing!’ THE BOOK ADDICTED GIRL.

‘Let it be known, there is panty melting.’ FOREVER YOUNG ADULT

‘I was expecting romance, aw, and good writing. All those things are in there but this book is so much more… This book has everything you could possibly want in a contemporary title… And By The Way is amazing in the way it is so believable. Alex’s actions make sense even when they are breaking your heart.’ LUNA’S LITTLE LIBRARY

‘We can’t explain our fascination with the spawn of the rich and famous but it won’t go away. AND BY THE WAY… is our latest addiction and it’s the first title in the new BUTTERFLY NOVELS series….super compelling.’ KISS MAGAZINE

‘AND BY THE WAY… is a journey through grief, love and self-discovery. It’ll break your heart and make you laugh – both at the same time. And by the way…you’re going to love it.’ DUBRAY BOOKS, Staff Recommended Reads.

‘I absolutely loved it. I was so engrossed in it that my family started pulling it out of my hands.’ AUTHOR, KERIS STAINTON.

‘This book was amazingly good.’ BOOKFLAME

‘And By The Way is an amazing, heartfelt book that’s perfect for fans of YA contemporary! … Denise Deegan sure knows how to pack in suspense to say the least! … Deegan’s writing was also fabulous! She truly captured Alex’s voice to the point where I felt like I was reading a real teen’s diary at times…. Thrilling, unique, and nearly flawless, And By The Way is a surprising new contemporary read that will have readers with one last demand at its finale: Where’s the next one? Highly recommended. Grade: A’ LAUREN’S CRAMMED BOOKSHELF

‘You know that little percentage at the bottom of your e-reader that tells you how much of the book is left. Let’s just say I was sweating this one out until the very last few percentages! I really don’t know where this book has been hiding… I’m sad it’s over as I feel like I could read about Alex forever.’ BURIED IN BOOKS

‘This is an absolute gem of a series.’ I WANT TO READ THAT

Butterflies go global…

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Delighted to announce that my contemporary, Young Adult series, The Butterfly Novels is now available globally – with gorgeous new covers that I love, love, love.

AND BY THE WAY (Butterfly #1)

Alex: “Six months ago, I lost my mum to cancer and my dad, ‘The Rockstar’, to work. Now, I don’t do close. That way I won’t get hurt. My friend Rachel won’t let give up on me. And that’s a problem. So is David McFadden, a guy in my class who says he wants to help. Six months ago, he could have but didn’t. Now, it’s too late. The last person I’m going to listen to is McFadden. When he calls me Ice Queen, I’ll show him just how right he is.”

Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009SMWI6K
Amazon.co.uk – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009SMWI6K

AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION (Butterfly #2)

Sarah: “My friends, Alex and Rachel are minted. My money runs out. All the time. After Alex’s mum died, Rachel knew how to help. It made them closer. They don’t mean to leave me out. And I try not to mind. I have a sort-of boyfriend. We don’t talk about stuff that matters. But it’s better than nothing, right? I’m not even going to mention my family. Shoplifting wasn’t on my list of things to do before I die but it makes me feel amazing. In control. Until I’m caught. And my life, weirdly, begins.”

Amazon.com – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UAGE92
Amazon.co.uk – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009UAGE92

AND ACTUALLY (Butterfly #3)

Rachel: “When I first met Alex and Sarah they treated me like I was normal. A human being. They actually liked me – though it took a while to trust that. I’ve never told them about my life before I met them. I wanted a new one. A fresh start. Now, they think I’m the strong one, the one with all the answers, the guru. No clue why. When I get a part in a TV drama, it’s all my dreams come true. It’ll also bring me face-to-face with someone from my past. But I’m a different person now. And I’m sure Rebecca is too. No matter what, there’s no way I’m going to let my past destroy my future.”

Amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009T9TVK8

Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009T9TVK8

 

International Award Win

 

ebook-cover-with-sealOverjoyed that Through the Barricades has won the international SCBWI Spark Award. As someone who has huge respect for SCBWI, I’m humbled and honoured. I’m also INCREDIBLY HAPPY!

To celebrate, Through the Barricades is 99c on Kindle until the end of January. Yaay!

You can get it here…

amazon.com, click: here

amazon.co.uk, click: here

Surprise Appearance by my Hero

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As someone who has watched Forrest Gump at least fourteen times (I had to stop counting at some point), you can imagine the excitement when he appeared in this lovely quote on Through the Barricades by the, very generous, Martina Reilly:
 
book-flatlay-for-denise‘Things I look for in a good book – character, plot and the author’s ability to make me care. Denise Deegan does this in spades in Through the Barricades. OK, the historical backdrop lends itself to a pacy narrative – Ireland from 1914 to 1916 – a tumultuous time in her history – but it takes a clever writer to weave the history and not let it get in the way of the plot.
I fell in love with Maggie, Daniel and their friend Michael from their first introduction. I loved Maggie’s fire and Daniel’s devotion to her. I loved how their relationship developed and I enjoyed the almost Forrest Gump-ness of the book as Maggie interacted with important Irish figures. The pieces written about the trenches in the First World War were really moving as was the devotion Maggie’s family had to each other. Bravo Denise.’ (Martina Reilly, best-selling author of Proof)
 
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More on Through The Barricades here:
Now I’m off to make it fifteen times. A very happy 2017 to you all.