Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Lavinia Urban joins Pict Publishing

We are really happy to announce we have a new author joining the Pict family today. Lavinia Urban officially becomes a Pict author and valued community member as of this morning, and now you can find her info and books across our website, pages and blog.

It's a special day for Lavinia to be joining us because it's also her birthday. 
πŸŽ‚So here's a big "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" from the Pict team. πŸŽ‚

πŸ’– About Lavinia

Lavinia Urban originally grew up in Cheshire and now lives in a small village just outside of Edinburgh with her husband, two children and two fur babies. Writing has always been something that Lavinia have loved since an early age.

Over the years Lavinia has faced many obstacles but this has only spurred her on. In 2017 Lavinia was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer. She has chosen to not let this define her, if anything it has given her the drive to do more.

πŸ’– Lavinia's books

The Beginning - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 1
Erin Tait is a 15 year old girl, who thinks of herself as a freak. She's moved to her parents home town of Galladale, where all is not what it seems. On her first day at school, she meets Sean Jackson.

Instantly she is besotted with him. But this results in her being targeted by a girl called Jessica Watson. She has one warning. Stay away from Sean! But he is everywhere she goes, even in her dreams. Which are soon taken over by Jessica's threats and actions against Erin are taken in school.

Erin is scared, lonely and confused. Who can she turn to? Will Jessica stop this hate campaign? and can Erin control the fire within?

Betrayal - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 2
Most 15 year old girls usually only worry about what clothes to wear, but not Erin Tait. Erin just has to try not to set fire to anything. Easier said than done when she can't control it.

Louise Clarke is a new girl who seems to have some type of seductive power and she says she can have any man she wants, but the only man she wants right now is Sean.

After discovering the diary of her great grandmother, Elizabeth Tait, Erin realises that all is not what it seems. Or rather not everyone is who they seem to be. Who is the invisible man? And what secrets does he hold? Can Erin stay away from him? And can she keep Louise away from Sean?

Torment - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 3
Erin ran away from Sean's birthday party after she witnessed Sean and Louise kiss. Her world has since been torn apart by the pain caused by Sean's Betrayal and the fire is not only burning on the outside but from within, threatening to strip her of her sanity.

Can Erin handle the Torment that Louise and Sean are inflicting on her?
Can she fight the burning from inside?

Follow Erin on her emotional roller-coaster as she begins to learn to control her fire powers and a friendship soon starts to blossom when Erin begins to learn self-defence. Her appearance begins to change when she starts fighting with those around her. Everyone but Erin believes that Sean is under some kind of spell and they will go to extreme lengths to prove it.

Jo’s Story - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 3.5
Jo Smith is not your normal human being. Half fairy and half witch, Jo grew up living with her aunt and uncle, along with her cousins. Life seemed to be going good for a change, that was until she met Dr Hammersmith and the life that was once normal is turned upside down when she agrees to go and work for him.

Jo soon discovers that not all humans are the same, some are unique and special. She is given a mission to keep a close eye on Dr Hammersmith and look out for a girl called Erin who can help so many people. Follow the story of Jo and find out what she really does for Dr Hammersmith.

Changes - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 4
Could a simple 'I love you' really break a spell? Dr Hammersmith is angry and Erin and Sean have to try and escape. Can Erin deal with the Betrayal and Torment Sean put her through?

Kate thinks she sees Helen and is confused. She thought she'd killed her years ago. Now Kate knows she's innocent. Will Charlotte believe her? Will she be able to prove it?

Is Sean really back to normal? Is he truly completely free from the spell that bound him or has he changed? Jo is convinced she has found someone with a new power but can she convince his mother?

Everything is changing fast. Can Erin and her friends cope?

Ripples - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 5
The village of Galladale is in mourning. There is a killer on the loose and they have one thing on their mind... revenge.

Erin dives to the depths of the lake to the Merpeople's realm where she is shown an entrance to the Rock. But is Erin ready to discover what is really inside? And will the killer be caught before they strike again?

Destruction - Erin the Fire Goddess Book 6
There is a war coming. Decisions have to be made. Lives will be lost. The end is nigh. Whilst Erin is taking her exams, the rest of Galladale is preparing for the army that is coming.

A crucial discovery is the key to saving lives, but can it withstand the pending destruction? What does General Malcolm Roberts want? Will he be able to rescue Sophie before it’s too late?

Frozen in Time - Alimanti Book 1
At the age of 14, Kasey-Ray Thompson lost her mother to cervical cancer. Her father, the one person she needed to be there for her, was spiralling into the depths of depression. Just when she thought her life couldn't get any worse, he died a year later.

Kasey-Ray's whole world has come crashing down around her leaving her an orphan. The only relative she knows is her gran who is in a care home with Alzheimer's. Her hopes of staying in Scotland with her best friend Lauren and her family are quickly dashed when a woman from social services announces that she is going to stay with a grandfather she had never met. Even worse, he lives in a small town called Alimanti, thousands of miles away in another country.

Her grandfather's cabin is in the middle of nowhere. They have no electricity, no internet, or any other modern technologies. As if that wasn't bad enough, her new school is almost two hours away. Kasey-Ray has lots of questions and her grandfather is refusing to answer them. He has clocks everywhere that go off at the same time every day, 4:30am, and Kasey-Ray can’t figure out why.

She sees a man in the woods who tells her that he shouldn’t have brought her here because they will take what is hers. What does he mean? Kasey-Ray needs answers before time runs out.

Hope Springs - Alimanti Book 2
Spring is upon Alimanti and with it brings hope. Kasey-Ray has resigned herself to the fact that her fate with King Nova is sealed. Or is it?

Relationships and trust are put to the test when Josh stumbles upon the Faery world. Can he keep it a secret or do his memories need altered? Kasey-Ray learns of her family's history and soon discovers that there are deep, dark, secrets.

The Dating Game - The Dating Game Book 1
As a best-selling author Rita Davies has the world at her feet, but there is one thing missing. All Rita wants is a man and she is determined to go to great lengths to find one. Even if that includes auctioning herself off at a charity fundraiser.

The only single one in her group, Rita is desperate for a plus one so she can Netflix and chill with because her tubs of ice cream just aren't doing it for her no more.

Rita is quirky, flirty and, at times, downright dirty. Follow Rita on her dating journey then decide which path she should take.

The Cottage - Mystic Valley Series
Lydia is left reeling as she discovers that for the past eight years there has been a block on her memories. Not only is she a shapeshifting witch but she is also a Gatekeeper to the Dark Realms.

Giving up the only life she knows Lydia travels back to her home town of Mystic Valley where things become heated when she meets her soulmate in her dreams.

Follow Lydia as she discovers who she really is as she tries to unlock all of her memories.

My Journey: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer - Lavinia Urban
"2017 was one of the hardest times of my life. It was the year I was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer. In this book I lay everything bare and tell you what it is really like living with cancer. 

This book is my real-life retelling of my battle with cancer that started in 2017. I talk openly and, in some cases, in graphic detail. If you are offended easily then this is not the book for you."

πŸ’– Stalker links

Extra links
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