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Now meet the madam
The Working Girls #2
by Heather Burnside
Cover Reveal

Welcome back! This is the second of three cover reveals this week, as Aria Fiction launches the great new series, The Working Girls’, by author Heather Burnside.

The action continues on day two with Ruby  and will conclude on Friday 1st March 2019

Cover image of the book 'Ruby' by Heather Burnside

Just waiting to claim my download from the lovely folks at NetGalley and then I’m set to get reading ….

For those of you in the UK, you can pre-order from Amazon here

For those of you in the US, you can pre-order from Amazon here

RUBY – (‘The Working Girls’ series – book #2)

Cover image of the book 'Ruby' by Heather BurnsideTHE STRONGER SEX.
Ruby has always been strong. Growing up with a feeble mother and an absent father, she is forced to fight the battles of her younger siblings. And when a childhood experience leaves her traumatised, her distrust of men turns to hatred.

With no safe place to call home, Ruby is desperate to fit in with the tough crowd. She spends her teenage years sleeping around and drinking in the park, and by the time she is sixteen, prostitution has become a way of life. But Ruby has ambitions, and she soon moves up the ladder to become the madam of her own brothel.

But being in charge of a brothel has its down sides, Ruby faces her worst nightmare when an enemy from the past comes back into her life, and gang intimidation threatens to ruin everything. Can she find a way to beat her tormentors? And will she be strong enough to see it through?


Image of author Heather BurnsideHeather grew up in Gorton, a working-class area of Manchester, moving to Longsight, where she spent her teenage years on one of the toughest estates in Manchester.

During the 1990s the estate became the headquarters for one of Manchester’s predominant gangs. It regularly featured in the local press due to shootings and drug-related problems. Heather draws heavily on this background as the setting for many of her novels.

After taking a career break to raise two children Heather enrolled on a creative writing course. During that time she had many articles published in well-known magazines and went on to run a writing services business before focusing on her novels.

Heather now works full-time on her novels from her home in Manchester which she shares with her two grown-up children.

Heather has a lovely website where you can keep up with all her news

You can follow Heather on Twitter

You can also check in with Heather on Facebook

“I did a lot of research for the series, delving into the world of prostitution by reading books about the life of a prostitute and watching online videos. It struck me that there were various reasons why the girls had chosen the life of prostitution and some of them were quite sad. I thought to myself, each of these girls has their own story to tell, and I therefore decided to base each of the books in the series on one girl in particular.”

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    • Hi Heather,

      You are very welcome and thank you for allowing me to use content from one of your own posts, to enhance my finished publication.

      I must admit that I always prefer to publish a post which includes some personal input from the author, as it often adds more insight into the storyline and often the reasons behind the stories too!

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope that the added publicity of a cover reveal has made a difference for you 🙂

  • I find this cover marginally more appealing than the first in the series. Perhaps because it better represents the tone of the book with that background corner.

    • Hi Kelly,

      I know where you are coming from with the book’s cover corners!

      I went back and checked out the cover corner of ‘The Mark’ and I had trouble deciding whether the male image was meant to depict the boyfriend Adam, or the pimp Gilly. He doesn’t look sleazy enough for a pimp, but then neither does he look like a successful businessman.

      The cover corner of ‘Ruby’ is definitely relevant and can be instantly ascribed to the book and storyline.

      The final cover reveal on Friday probably has the most powerful storyline for me and the cover corner is looking good. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

      Thanks for still taking the time to visit and comment, even though I know this series probably isn’t one for you. I appreciate your support 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I must remember to ask Heather exactly how much input and influence she has over the cover art for her books, as they really do make an instantly recognizable signature statement for her …


      As soon as you see one of these covers, you just know you are looking at a Heather Burnside book!

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

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