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About Keris Stainton
She previously worked as a bookseller, a PA in the music industry, and once got a casual job as an arena steward so she could see New Kids on the Block for free. She was born in Canada, grew up on the Wirral, lived in London for a while and now lives in Lancashire with two boys, one guinea pig, an unhealthy obsession with One Direction (yes, she has a boyband problem) and a plan to move to the seaside in the next twelve months.
She can almost always be found on Twitter (@keris) or Instagram (@kerisstainton), avoiding writing her next book (but she's working on it in her head. Probably).
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'I needed a funny easy book because of the days we're living in and The Bad Mothers' Book Club was perfect.' Maria, 5 stars
The laugh-out-loud new comedy about family relationships from the ebook bestseller!
Meet Emma, the new Mum on the block. Since moving to the Liverpudlian seaside after her husband's career change, her life consists of the following: long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the kids) and Netflix (no chill).
Bored and lonely, when Emma is cordially invited to the exclusive cool school-mums' book club, she thinks her luck may finally be about to change. But she soon finds the women of the club aren't quite what they seem - and after an unfortunate incident involving red wine and a white carpet, she finds herself unceremoniously kicked out.
The answer? Start her own book club - for bad mothers who just want to drink wine and share stories. But will this town let two book clubs exist? Or is there only room for one queen of the school gates...?
Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks.
Cat’s life has hit a brick wall. Since her ex ditched her without ceremony five years ago she’s quit stand-up comedy, landed in a steady but dull job, and lives in a tiny flat with roommates she knows only as The One Who Eats All My Food and The One Who Has Really Loud Sex.
So when she bumps into old friend Harvey and sparks fly, Cat is surprised – and horrified, because Harvey is her ex’s brother, and so absolutely, 100% off-limits romantically. Even if his dimples do make her insides fizz…
When she’s offered a new job abroad, Cat is tempted to accept – and leave her depressing flat and mess of a love life behind her. But will running away from her problems really solve them?
A hilarious rom com about falling in love, falling out of love, and finding out who you really are. Fans of Jenny Colgan, Marian Keyes and Mhairi McFarlane will love Keris Stainton!
Read what everyone is saying about The One Who's Not the One:
‘A fabulous feel-good read… This book had me in tears, both happy and sad ones in equal doses! It had me hooked from the first page and it certainly had me laughing out loud unashamedly!’ Stardust Book Reviews
‘I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. All the characters were so lovable and the story was lovely and totally laugh-out-loud funny… I love funny and heartwarming love stories so this ticked all my boxes.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I couldn’t put it down. It’s funny, engaging and thoroughly relatable. I really enjoyed it. It’s got some genuinely laugh-out-loud moments while being full of real heart as well. Loved it!’ Bibliophile Book Club
‘Another Keris book I absolutely adored!… I instantly fell in love with Cat, Kelly and Harvey! Oh my god, Harvey what a soft space nerd! I love him! Cat felt so very real and I just want to sit and have a glass of wine with her and Kelly!… Like one big hug from a friend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What a great book! Romantic, funny and easy to read. Cat is the type of character you would like to hang out with every day. I didn't want this story to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was laughing a lot… I had a lot of fun reading it… Cat and Harvey were utterly charming in this contemporary romantic comedy!.. The ending… My goodness, folks… Just read to the end. Trust me… This is the first book I have read by Keris Stainton, and I look forward to reading future books by her! Anyone that can make me laugh out loud while reading has a gift.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘An adorable rom com! I read it in one sitting… There are hilarious antics, laugh-out-loud moments.
When Piper James unexpectedly gets a message from her insanely hot teenage crush Rob Kingsford, inviting her to their school reunion, her heart flips. She hasn’t seen Rob in eight years – and he’s always been the one that got away.
Older (but not wiser), fatter (but much happier in her skin), and still definitely crushing on Rob, Piper’s about to come face-to-face with the very best of old friends and the very worst of old frenemies. Add in enough G&Ts and a few too many Cosmos, and there are all the ingredients for a real night to remember…
Could it be second-time lucky for Piper and Rob, or will she have her heart broken all over again?
A hilarious and uplifting story about facing your fears and being true to who you are – perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Sophie Kinsella and Sophie Ranald.
Read what everyone is saying about The One that Got Away:
‘Oh my gosh it was brilliant! I laughed, I got choked up, my emotions were all over the place and by the end I was uplifted into believing I could do anything… I loved everything about this book… I had a big grin on my face and my heart was uplifted… I was hooked right from the first page.’ Katie’s Book Cave, 5 stars
‘I adored the story from start to finish! Rob was completely and utterly gorgeous and I literally swooned every time he appeared on the page… Had me laughing one minute and then crying the next!… Had me hooked… A fantastic and uplifting read which I would heartily recommend!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I am now completely head over heels in love with this book and the characters. I think Piper may be my new favourite character ever (sorry Hermione Granger)… Funny, heart-warming, emotional all at once… Just perfect!’ Vicki in Neverland, 5 stars
‘I bloody love Keris’s books! Every single one has made me howl with laughter at some point! Keris is the kind of funny writer that will make tea come out your nose (true story!)… Piper is one of my favourite book characters of all time.’ Tishylou, 5 stars
‘Absolutely kept me hooked from page one!… I loved Piper… and her crush Rob was swoooooooon!… This book was sooooo fun!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I absolutely adore this author’s books, they are easy to read and I love the characters that she creates!… I LOVED it – such a good story and no hesitation in giving it 5 stars – it is funny and heart-warming at the same time, a highlight of the year so far for me – a genuine pleasure to read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Keris’s books always make me feel like I can achieve anything I set my mind to.
‘Utterly addictive. I LOVE it!’ Colleen Coleman, bestselling author of Don’t Stop Me Now
Twenty-five-year-old Bea is a hopeless romantic with a hopeless love life – until now. New beau Dan ticks all the boxes: he’s good-looking, kind and thoughtful. The complete opposite of Bea’s ex, who once threw her out in the middle of the night when she was ill so she didn’t disrupt his sleep.
So when her friends point out that she and Dan don’t have fireworks, Bea ignores them. Dan is the whole package. And yet Bea can’t stop comparing him to her best friend Henry… Because Dan doesn’t get Bea’s jokes. Or like books. Or make her laugh until she can’t breathe. Or become speechless when Bea puts on her favourite black dress for a night out…
As time goes on, Bea can’t shift the feeling that something just isn’t right. On paper Dan is the perfect man. But in reality… Will Bea be brave enough to ask for more from life – and get the fireworks she deserves?
A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy for fans of Giovanna Fletcher, Cate Woods, and Mhairi McFarlane.
Read what everyone is saying about It Had to Be You:
‘Utterly charming and adorable, top quality romantic comedy, simply joyous.’ Rowan Coleman, author of The Summer of Impossible Things
‘A wonderful, feel-good book. I loved it… I couldn’t put it down… A very enjoyable read!… Will have you laughing out loud… Definitely one to look out for.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Best Romcom of 2017.’ Well Read Pirate Queen, 5 stars
‘A five-star read that you have to have… Laugh-out-loud funny… I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone… Funny and amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Eye-wateringly funny… Romance fun at its greatest. Fabulous.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
‘Love, love, love. Keris’s rom-coms are my happy place… Sweet and warm-hearted.’ LGBT YA Reviewer, 5 stars
‘A great, funny, feel-good read… Would definitely recommend this one!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I loved this book… Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Laugh-out-loud funny… I was rooting for all of the characters.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read it in one sitting… I nearly died from laughter.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Great cover… Cracking book… Totally LOVABLE characters!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Exactly what I needed!… Hilarious! If you are looking for a refreshing story this is perfect for you!’ Read More Sleep Less, 4 stars
‘I smiled from ear to ear… Joyous book.
Izzy Harris should have it all – but her boyfriend has been ignoring her for months, she’s been overlooked for a promotion, and the owner of her local coffee shop pervs on her every time she has a craving for a salted caramel muffin.
Then an unexpected turn of events gives her the boost she needed.
Suddenly Izzy has the confidence to do all the things she’s never dared: dump her oblivious boyfriend, turn the tables on catcallers, and put herself forward for a big pitch at work. Having to work closely with gorgeous colleague Alex is just an added perk…
But then her best friend has her heart broken, the pitch is way more complicated than expected, and Alex is keeping secrets. Does Izzy have what it takes to help her friend, save her career and get the guy?
A funny, feel-good read about finding yourself – and love – when you least expect it, for fans of The List, Just Haven’t Met You Yet, and Hot Mess.
Read what everyone is saying about If You Could See Me Now:
‘I LOVED THIS BOOK… A really beautiful and funny story about loving yourself… A fun, humorous and insightful book about friendship, loving yourself and finding love.’ Librarian, 5 stars
‘WOW! I started and finished If You Could See Me Now last night. I actually couldn't put it down! Proper laughed out loud!’ Vikbat, 4 stars
‘I absolutely LOVED this book! The storyline is so unique and incredibly refreshing… Filled to the brim with such fantastic and snort-worthy humour… I felt as though I was on cloud nine…. This book is a genius… Fun, flirty, and effing fabulous.. I absolutely-totally-completely-bloody LOVE IT!’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars
‘A proper laugh out loud, amusing read… Every page is filled with funny moments that literally made me howl… I highly recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 4 stars
‘This book was hilarious… The expressions and descriptions were on point and there were some one liners that had me tearing up with laughter.’ Abigail Osborne, 4 stars
‘I finished reading If You Could See Me Now today – and I want more! Please! Funny, sexy, feminist, fabulous.’ Claire Allan
‘Such an enjoyable, funny and light-hearted read that I couldn’t help but tear through it in a couple of days! A perfect weekend read! A journey of self-discovery for Izzy and, to be honest, one for us all!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘If You Could See Me Now is Keris Stainton's first adult novel, but it reads like she's an expert in the genre… If You Could See Me Now strikes a great balance between serious issues and a laugh-out-loud story that keeps you wanting more. Keris is a wonderful writer.
Jessie's just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.
New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend's girlfriend.
They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they find each other?
Cass has spent a long time trying to get over her first love, Nick. But when they run into each other in the airport and end up on the same flight to New York, the chemistry between them is off the chart. But there is something that Cass is holding back.
Will Cass finally get her revenge on the boy who broke her heart? When they decide that the weekend should be a "freebie", all bets are off. What happens in New York, stays in New York. But should it?
'Sexy, fun & sweet. Great, quick read; perfect for, say, a flight to New York' - Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'This was the perfect read for my morning commute, a fun, sexy (though not explicit) read with two extremely likable characters on a "freebie" Valentine's weekend. I love a good second-chance romance, especially one set in New York City that takes me along for the ride.' - Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'I absolutely-totally-completely-bloody LOVE Keris's books!' - The Writing Garnet
Ella is dreading Christmas. She vowed to change her life this year, and although breaking up with her boring boyfriend was the first step, she’s been too scared to take the next, and her life has become small.
But then, when working at a Christmas party, Ella meets Joe. The attraction is instant and convenient: neither is interested in more than a fling. While Ella’s been stuck, Joe’s been running. He’s been travelling for a year and has no plans to stop, but he’s home to spend Christmas with his huge, loud family. His father wants him to stay and join the family business, but Joe’s not yet ready for that kind of commitment and isn’t sure he’ll ever be. But as the snow and the presents pile up – and Ella and Joe’s clothes come off – Ella realises she needs to start living again. And that maybe all she wants for Christmas is Joe…
'A funny, touching and sexy read about Christmas, unexpected love, and moving on after loss.' - Goodreads reviewer
Don't miss this fantastic debut novel - Keris Stainton is a fabulously contemporary, witty and fresh new voice who teen girls will adore.
Della's over the moon when she kisses her long-standing crush at a party - but then she discovers her diary has disappeared...
When scans of embarrassing pages are sent to her mobile and appear on Facebook, Della's distraught - how can she enjoy her first proper romance when someone, somewhere, knows all her deepest, darkest secrets?
More of Harry and Joe's weird* and hilarious comments and quotes.
* Joe's are particularly weird and sometimes a bit scary. Don't worry - he's ok, just eccentric. And five.
All royalties from this book will be donated to The Book Bus, improving children's lives one book at a time.
Not sure home education is right for you? Nor was Keris Stainton...
Keris Stainton had never really considered home education. It just seemed too radical. Eccentric. Different. Weird.
But it's estimated that over 50,000 children are home educated in the UK and this figure is rising by 65% per year - they can't all be weirdos, can they?
Turns out that deciding to take her 7-year-old son out of school was the perfect way to find out.
This book is a collection of Keris's blog posts over two years of blogging about her family's (hugely positive) experience of home education. It also includes interviews with other home educating families, because one of the most interesting things about home ed is that everyone does it differently.
Absolute GOLD, guaranteed to make you smile. Just buy it, read a bit everyday and brighten your life.-- V K Evans
Harry: "I knew this day would come!" Me: "What day?" Harry: "Today!"
"Kids say the funniest things." We know this, right? And my kids do say lots of funny things. They make me laugh, they make their father laugh, they make themselves laugh. And, thanks to my blog, they seem to make other people laugh too. Loads of times, over the past few years, people have said I should put Harry and Joe's quotes into a book. They were probably just saying that, but I did it anyway...
Told Harry off for being cheeky and he said, “Don’t worry. Tomorrow I will be as delightful as a carrot!”
All royalties from this book will be donated to The Book Bus, improving children's lives one book at a time.