Well it has certainly been an odd few months. Life always seems to be a roller-coaster of events in my house. Of course, being a mother of five, and writing, and everything in between certainly runs its course. Exhaustion, fatigue, and frayed tempers (the joys of night feeding) and the drama of a tween hitting her first year of high school, and a teen with the attitude of a monkey on meth, well lets just say, there is never a dull moment in Chez Lynch.

But saying that, I doubt I’d change any of it for the world, quite simply because my children (crazy little monsters that they are) are MY life. They are the fundamental reason for waking up in the morning and battling through what can often be seen as a ‘warzone’ – and that’s just breakfast time. I guess in hindsight, no matter how tough it can be on me, I always wing it, and survive the awful days. 

You see, I am suffering from PND: Post Natal Depression, and as much as I try to ignore it or pretend that I am fine, I can assure you that I am anything but. Each day is hard, and brings with it new struggles. I find the simplest of tasks so hard and for the most part I feel guilty for feeling like this. It is just a viscous circle that leads to self deprecation and loathing, and the inner feeling of complete emptiness is often too consuming. It’s a horrible place to be in, and the isolation that comes with it is horrendous. I no longer enjoy the things that once brought joy into my life: watching a movie, eating a nice meal, talking to friends – they are all redundant and mediocre ‘chores’ to me at the moment, but with the support of my husband and family, the road to recovery will be a little less stressful.

Of course, I do have my book and work to occupy my wondering thoughts, and none more so than the paperback release of Within the Shadows, which I am very excited about. Vamptasy Publishing have been great and have shown me so much support in the past two months, I am feeling very humbled by them. 

Within the Shadows will be released on September 14th and will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks. 

If you like your books full of Gothic elements: suppression, submission, highly sentimental, and where the characters are often overcome by anger, sorrow, surprise, and especially, terror; suffering from raw nerves and a feeling of impending doom.Then Within the Shadows is the book for you.

One reviewer said:

“I was pleasantly surprised by this book– finally an author that isn’t addicted to her characters and is more than willing to watch all of them suffer in turn. That being said, I did appreciate the interesting way Lynch interacted with the world this series is set in. Lynch didn’t spend pointless pages having another character explain the hidden universe to the protagonist, instead the reader is left about as confused and lost as the protagonist (though honestly a bit more fleshing out of the universe would be quite nice in the sequel due to the lovely cliffhanger conclusion).If you’re even thinking about reading a slightly more dark vampire book– read this one, I read it in two sittings.”

So please continue to support me, follow me, and even bag yourself a copy or two of my book. It means the world to me and of course paves the way for future releases. 

Love to you all. xxx