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‘No Smoke Without Fire’
by Claire S. Lewis
Cover Reveal

Cover image of the book 'No Smoke Without Fire' by author Claire S. Lewis

Happy ‘Cover Reveal’ day to author Claire S. Lewis

Although I tend to make very eclectic reading choices, crime / thrillers will probably always be my ‘go to’ genre. Even better when a book is a stand alone novel, not part of a series, which offers me the opportunity to discover some lovely new writers, whilst keeping up with all the latest news from some of my returning authors!

I would therefore like to thank the folks at Aria Fiction for offering Fiction Books the opportunity to be involved in this important day for Claire S. Lewis and No Smoke Without Fire.

No Smoke Without Fire, is not officially released until 7th May 2020, however you can pre-order your Kindle download from :-

Amazon in the UK

Amazon in the US


Cover image of the book 'No Smoke Without Fire' by author Claire S. LewisCeleste has been running from her past for seven years.

But now her past has found her.

For seven years, Celeste has battled her guilt and shame over the tragic events that led to her little brother’s death. But when her high-school boyfriend comes back into her life just as she gains a stalker, she wonders if there’s more to the story than she realized.

Celeste is determined to discover the truth.

But she’s about to find out that when you play with fire, you get burned…


Image of author Claire S. LewisClaire is an author represented by the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, with publisher Aria/Head of Zeus and No Smoke Without Fire is the second of a three book deal.

Though born in Paris with French/Russian/Welsh mix parents, Claire grew up in England and now lives in the Surrey countryside with her husband and three teenage children.

Before she became a writer, Claire was an aviation lawyer for Virgin Atlantic Airways. And before that (a long time ago now!) she studied Philosophy and French Literature at Oxford University and International Relations at Cambridge University.

After an extended career break at home when her children were born, having always loved reading and books, and always dreamt of writing a novel, an outlet for her over-active, or, as her girls would say, ‘paranoid’ imagination! Claire finally took the plunge and signed up for creative writing courses with the Faber Academy in London to see if she could do it – and then she got hooked!

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“I love writing fiction because of the freedom it gives to escape and get lost in other worlds. And I love psychological suspense because the psychological part is enthralling – imagining what’s going on inside other people’s heads – and the suspense part is so much fun to plot because it’s what compels us to keep reading – the ‘what if?’ and the ‘what next?’ that makes us want to turn the page! When not making up stories, I love reading those of others, watching films and visiting exotic locations ‘for the purpose of research’!

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Kelly,

      I am guessing that arson might figure in this storyline somewhere, but that, along with any other thoughts I might be having, are pure supposition! The premise doesn’t even make it clear if the ex-boyfriend and the stalker are one and the same person or not!

      The black background of the cover is certainly effective and would be stand out from the crowd on the shelves of the book shop.

      Another one which I hope gets to the top of my list soon !!! 🙂 🙂

  • That’s a very effective cover. I also like the tag lines, ‘You think you know them’… ‘Until you don’t’. That would definitely pull me in!

    • Hi Cath,

      I must admit that one of the first things I do is to scan the cover of a book for a tagline.

      To my way of thinking, they work with the title and cover art, in setting the scene for a story, with a good premise being the icing on the cake, so to speak!

      They also make great headlines for a Blog Tour extract, to ground the excerpt, which can be taken from anywhere in the book.

      Also, a good tagline or two is excellent when posting reviews to sites other than my personal blog, where I am generally asked to give my review a title!

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

      • Hi Yvonne, That’s so interesting! As it happens, I had a different working title for my book, but when I saw the cover created by Aria and the fact it worked so well with the new title, I was happy!

  • Hi Yvonne,
    Thank you so much for featuring No Smoke Without Fire – so happy to have the opportunity to be in a guest post on your wonderful site next week!

    • Hi Claire,

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comments and I know that also goes for many of my fellow bloggers and commenters!

      I have the outline post prepared, but am still awaiting your guest post content from the lovely girls at Aria. If I don’t hear anything soon, I may have to improvise a back-up plan, but I hope it won’t come to that. We are living in some very strange times and I guess that being furloughed isn’t much fun for them either!

      I hope that you and your family are staying safe and well and I look forward to hosting you on May 9th 🙂

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