By Kate Appleton
After rushing across central London I was happy to discover a
table for eight set up at the back of BRGR in Soho. The guests were a mixture of
readers and bloggers along with Light Brigade PR and Miranda’s commissioning editor
Although running slightly late, Miranda arrived and soon had
us all gossiping like a group of old friends from reading preferences to things
on our bucket list. The evening was spent sipping on champagne, not Miranda as she
announced she was actually pregnant (massive congratulations!), and eating from
a tray of what can only be described as American diner tapas – 3 scrumptious mini
burgers ranging from chicken to crab mayonnaise followed by a selection of deserts,
the cheesecake was the stand-out for me. Talking to Miranda I learned that even
after the success of her first 4 books and the fact that this one was quickly gaining
in the Kindle charts – number 58 already! – she still couldn’t get over the wonderful
reviews and that people actually loved her books. She also found it even more bizarre
that people were selling her books with a mascara or lip gloss, because, obviously, a girl needs to look her best when reading.
As the evening came to a close we were presented with a copy
of Take a Look at Me Now which has a cover
you just want to stroke (general consensus) and a beautiful turquoise background
that makes you want to go on holiday. The book is definitely set to hit the best
seller list and will encourage early New Year’s resolutions for a lot of ladies!
Plus spoiler alert – book number 6 is set
to be an ‘almost sequel’ to Miranda’s first novel Fairytale of New York, ssshhh.
Take a Look at Me Now is out now!