For those who can’t get enough of the imaginative re-tellings of classic tales, we have a deliciously chilling offering for you today as HarperVoyager publishes JJA Harwood’s Sunday Times best-selling, The Shadow In The Glass, in paperback.

There is nothing quite like reading a fresh approach on an old classic, and readers certainly agreed with that sentiment when The Shadow In The Glass was first published in hardback last year. Reaching #16 on The Sunday Times bestseller list and #9 on the Heatseekers Chart, the novel blew readers away with its rich writing and disturbingly dark twists.

Set against a Victorian backdrop full of lace and smoke, it’s been gathering wonderful reviews from those who have already read it:

‘A gothic twist on Cinderella that is truly exquisite. Chilling and beautiful – I devoured it in one sitting’

Bestselling author, Katie Lowe

Shadow in the Glass is Cinderella crossed with Doctor Faustus with a good sprinkling of an impoverished version of Downton Abbey. It’s gothic horror. Harwood impressed me with the standard of writing, the attention to detail, period customs, and literature. If gothic horror is your jam, or if you enjoy Cinderella retellings, don’t miss Shadow in the Glass.

Nalini Haynes, Dark Matter Zine

‘Deliciously dark’

Woman Magazine

If you’re keen to hear more readers’ opinions then don’t forget to follow the blog tour that will be running from now until the 20th of March.

Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid.

Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only refuge is in the books she reads by candlelight, secreted away in the library she isn’t permitted to enter.

One night, among her beloved books of far-off lands, Ella’s wishes are answered. At the stroke of midnight, a fairy godmother makes her an offer that will change her life: seven wishes, hers to make as she pleases. But each wish comes at a price and Ella must decide whether it’s one she’s willing to pay…

A smouldering, terrifying new spin on Cinderella – perfect for fans of Laura Purcell and Erin Morgenstern.

JJA Harwood grew up in Norfolk and is an author, editor and blogger. When not writing, she can be found learning languages, cooking with more enthusiasm than skill, wandering off into clearly haunted houses and making friends with stray cats.

 Congratulations Jo, we hope you have a wonderful publication day!