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Intriguing #Interview with Beth Merwood, author of The Ultimate Village Game – #Promo #Giveaway

Please welcome Beth Merwood here today,
On this, The Ultimate Village Game's publication day.
Discover more about her inspiration, writing process and thoughts, too,
As I share her responses here with you.
Then carry on to find out about her book
Then enter the giveaway to test your luck
An you then have a chance to win her book
So it definitely worthwhile taking a look!

Where did you get the inspiration for the book/series?

For The Ultimate Village Game, life in general, people and their imperfections influenced the story. The novel is inspired by life’s nuances, the things that go on behind closed doors, impressions, the past a person may choose to keep hidden. What goes on in a person’s head is key, explosive thoughts, dwelling on a thought but not speaking of it or dealing with it, the distortion or misinterpretation of a memory that may lead a person’s mind who knows where.

What is your writing process?

I have a rough idea of what is going to happen, but the story develops along the way too. The characters may want a say. They need to be managed. They can have their own ideas and might sometimes force the story down a different path!

Do you write using pen and paper or on a computer?

Mostly my trusty laptop. But I may scribble notes onto a pad as well. 

Who is your favourite character out of your stories and why?

I like Lucy, who is the protagonist of The Ultimate Village Game. She has shortfalls. She’s somewhat damaged. She has a battle going on in her head. All of this makes her a more interesting person to write, also a more challenging person to understand and authenticate. 

If you were a character in your story, which would you like to be?

I wouldn’t want to be Lucy! I think I’d be Jenny. Her life seems more straight forward and easier to live. 

How and why did you choose the names for your main characters?

I’m not exactly sure. I try to give them names that suit them. Occasionally I re-christen a character half way through. If I’m stuck, I might pick up a magazine or newspaper and use names from the articles, a first name from one column, a family name from another. 

Thank you for having me on Splashes and Books.

Totally my pleasure to host you – thank you for answering my questions!

Now find out more about Beth’s book, The Ultimate Village Game …..


Riddled with guilt and tormented by desire, Lucy Short keeps notes about newcomers to the village, but why? The misfit with the rescue dog has a mysterious past. She’s been biding her time, plotting and scheming, and now she’s determined to get what she deserves. It won’t be straight forward. Someone is sure to be watching her every move, and there seems to be something more sinister going on.

Mr. Lester Senior is dead. The family is in turmoil. The future of the famous village treasure hunt is in doubt, but for Lucy a new world beckons. She must stick to her task. The rewards could be huge, but will there also be a price to pay?

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Village-Game-Beth-Merwood-ebook/dp/B0B4Z7VJRN/ref

US –  https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Village-Game-Beth-Merwood-ebook/dp/B0B4Z7VJRN/ref 

Author Bio – 

Beth Merwood is a writer from the south of England. Her debut novel, The Five Things, was published in 2021.

Social Media Links – 








Giveaway to Win 1 x Paperback and 1 x e-copy of The Ultimate Village Game (Open to UK Only)

1st Prize- Paperback copy of The Ultimate Village Game

2nd Prize – E-copy of The Ultimate Village Game

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the link to the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


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