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Cover Reveal: Living Candles by Teodora Matei

Hiya everyone,

Today I am excited to help out Love Books Tours with another cover reveal for a new publishing company that they have partnered with, called Corylus Books!

Similarly to yesterday I am going to include a description of Corylus Books, but if you already read it then feel free to skip down to the cover reveal!

Corylus Books is a new venture aiming to publish fiction translated into English. The people behind the company have very different backgrounds, but what brings us together is a deep appreciation of crime fiction and a strong interest in books from countries that so have been under-represented in English.

It took a while before it turned out that everyone’s thoughts had been on similar lines – that we wanted to take a chance on presenting some of the great European crime fiction that wouldn’t normally make its way into English. With a mixture of language, translation and other skills between the four of us, it seemed the logical next step to take.

The first Corylus books are a pair of Romanian crime novellas, Living Candles by Teodora Matei and Zodiac by Anamaria Ionescu.

There’s more to come in 2020 – starting with Romanian novelist’s Bogdan Teodorescu’s Sword, a powerful political thriller that has already been a bestseller in Romania and in its French translation. Sword will be available in May and will be followed later in the year by the first of two books by Icelandic crime writer Sólveig Pálsdóttir. The Fox will be available in the second half of this year, followed by Shackles in 2021.

And there’s more to come, with a novel by Bogdan Hrib set partly in Romania and partly in the north-east of England, a second novel from Teodora Matei, and we’re talking to more exciting writers from across Europe about what we can do together...

Check out Corylus Books on Twitter if you would like to know more about them.

The wait is over, here is the cover for Living Candles!

Looks very intriguing - perfect for a mystery novel! 😍 Living Candles is available on Amazon. Check out the blurb and more about the author below!


The discovery of a woman close to death in a city basement sends Bucharest police officers Anton Iordan and Sorin Matache on a complex chase through the city as they seek to identify the victim. As they try to track down the would-be murderer, they find a macabre trail of missing women and they realise that this isn’t the first time the killer has struck. Iordan and Matache hit one dead end after another, until they decide they’ll have to take a chance that could prove deadly.

About the Author

Teodora Matei is the author of Living Candles and can usually be found on her Twitter.

I was asked to participate in this Cover Reveal by Love Books Tours. Love Books Tours offer book tours, cover reveals, book blitzes and more! If you'd like to know more or join the host family then please check out their website, Twitter and Instagram!

Thank you for reading through this cover reveal! You can also find me on my Twitter and Instagram!

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