Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Ah, wow, I feel strangely nervous!  I’ve been looking forward to showing you all the cover for the book for so long, and it’s finally here!

Yes, EVERY BREATH went to print (‘went to bed’ is the publishing parlance, I believe) on Monday, and Eva has released the cover for me to show off.  So here it is!  What do you think?  (I know I’m biased, but I think it’s fantastic!)


Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be.  James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old who is also a genius with a passion for forensics.

Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder.  He’s even harder to resist when he’s up close and personal – and on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer.

When Rachel and Mycroft follow the murderer’s trail, they find themselves in the lion’s den – literally.

A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again…

I am really thrilled with…well everything really!  But the cover, by Lisa White, is really special.  Check out Flinders St in the background!  And Cath Crowley, who is a writer I love and admire so much, has written a wonderful recommendation for the front – thank you, Cath!

I can’t wait for people to read it J  Or rather, I’m nervous that people will be reading, but also incredibly excited.

If you’d like to pre-order your copy, keep an eye on the Allen & Unwin site, for more info coming down the pipeline soon.

And now I’m so rapt with life and the world, I’m going to hold a giveaway!

I'm going to do it the old-fashioned way, as I haven't got one of the tricky little giveaway doo-whackeys yet.

If you’d like a special hot-off-the-presses copy of EVERY BREATH, then please write a comment on this blog post and I’ll put your name in a hat.  If you write a comment and link this post back to your own blog/website/Twitter feed/Facebook page, then I’ll put you in the hat twice!

At the end of 2 weeks, I’ll draw a winner, and that person will win a special EVERY BREATH prize pack, which includes a copy of the book, and a few other goodies.  I'll publish the name of the winner here, and they can get in touch, and then I'll package up their prize and post it off! (where would we be without snail mail?)

So comment away, and thanks for being here for the unveiling.  Have a great week!

***PS:  Our first GUEST POST from our YA Crime guests will be coming soon, and I think it will be a very surprising visitor…  Stay tuned!

xx Ellie


  1. Cath Crowley blurb!! I'm very excited for this :D

  2. Really excited for your book and also the cover is so arresting, can't wait to see it at the shops, library, on my shelf, etc :)

    Hope you are celebrating!

  3. Congratulations on the brilliant cover, Ellie. Is it going too far to say that the model portraying Mycroft has a gaunt genius quality, almost a young Basil Rathbonian look? Well probably. But he certainly looks pale and intense -- bang on for the character. And the girl portraying Rachel Watts seems to emanate a kind of fragile strength, if such a thing is possible. Again, just perfect. Can't wait to see the book.

  4. Congratulations on the publication, Ellie. Now comes the hard part, making sure everyone in Alice Springs gets a copy. I also think the cover is sharp.

  5. I like the cover and the title of your book is intriguing because it could mean just about anything. Am very interested to take a peek inside.

  6. Awesome giveaway. Mystery + Romance is definitely my kind of book.

  7. Shared the link on twitter https://twitter.com/ohshinoh/status/352387314074402817

  8. I look foward to reading this when it is released, or even better if I win am advance reading copy.

    1. Megan, congratulations! You are our wonderful winner!! Please get int touch with me via DM on Facebook or Twitter or email elliemarney[at]gmail[dot]com, and I'll send on your fabulous pressie...

  9. This looks good! I will have to read it, one way or another:) Is that a Sherlock Holmes reference with the Mycroft thing? I am glad that someone finally gets that not all girls want to read about teenage girls and their vampire girls or other girls with boring social issues! Rachel and James look like complex characters, I look forward to reading more.

  10. Love the cover Ellie! Really looking forward to having a read, intrigued by the teaser about the zoo!!! I'll have a post up over the weekend, too, and will come back with a link to it.