Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Outside Series - Shalini Boland

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About the author:

Books and music are Shalini Boland’s passion and she’s always been a writer in some shape or form. Before children, she was signed to Universal Music as a singer/songwriter. She collaborated with some amazing musicians and was lucky enough to sing with Basement Jaxx on their album Rooty and live on stage.

Now she combines motherhood with writing fiction. She writes the kinds of books she love to read - gripping adventures with a spattering of supernatural and a sprinkling of romance.

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Shalini has written the following YA novels:

HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 1)

Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 1

THICKER THAN BLOOD (Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 2)

Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 2

OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series, Book 1)

A post-apocalyptic novel

A Shirtful of Frogs

Coming soon:
Book 2 in the Outside Series THE CLEARING
Book 3 in the Marchwood Vampire Series

Outside (Ourside #1)

Book One in The Outside Series.

The future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky. If you’re outside, life expectancy takes a nose dive.

Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the fence. But her life of privilege comes crashing down when someone breaks through and murders her sister. 

She forsakes her own safety to go in search of the killer. Luc decides to go with her otherwise she’ll be dead before she’s past the security gate. But what awaits her outside is more unbelievable that she ever imagined.

Cut to the present day where Eleanor's world is falling apart. This time next year, civilisation won't be quite so civilised…
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The Clearing (Outside #2)
Book Two in The Outside Series
In the ravaged future, children are disappearing.
Riley lives safely behind her Perimeter Fence, but soon she
ll have to confront the terrible truth of whats happening outside. An old enemy is approaching. Threatening to extinguish her way of life.
To save herself, Riley must fight to save another. She must put herself in the last place she ever wanted to be.
This is the terrifying sequel to OUTSIDE
Coming January 15th 2013
The Clearing by Shalini Boland

Her heart thumped so violently, she thought it might beat its way right out of her chest.
She was held tight by the man as he walked, her arms pinned to her side. But because she faced away from him, she couldn’t even see what he looked like. Maybe that was a good thing. She didn’t think she wanted to see his face. What if he was a monster?
Why oh why had they come out here alone? She’d known it was dangerous, but she’d stupidly let herself be talked into it. Were they going to die now? Were they going to be shot? Hot tears slipped out of her eyes and she tried to sniff them back. It was so hard to breathe with this thing over her mouth.
That Mr Carter man had disappeared too. If only she didn’t have her mouth taped she would scream and scream and shout for her mum and dad to come. They would surely hear her from here. And then dad would come running out with his shotgun and rescue them. She tried to free one of her arms, but the wriggling only made her captor squeeze her even tighter. It was hopeless.
The man grunted and set her down on the ground. He twisted her arms painfully behind her back and tied them up with something sharp that dug into her skin. She gave a soundless whimper. Her hair fell over her eyes, but through the mousy strands she saw that she was standing in front of a vehicle. It looked like an army truck.
The man moved around in front of her. He was ordinary looking. Brown hair, not fat, not thin, not a monster. Just a man.
‘Sit down,’ he said softly.
She stared at him.
‘On the ground. Sit down. I ain’t gonna hurt ya.’
She manoeuvred herself onto the ground. It was tricky with her hands tied behind her back, and her backside landed with a thump on the grass verge.
The man took some kind of plastic strip out of his trouser pocket and used it to tie her ankles together.
She wanted to ask him if he was going to kill her.
Once her ankles were secured, he stood and opened up the back of the truck. Then he bent back down and hoisted her up in his arms like a lamb for shearing.
‘You’re going to a good place,’ he said as he set her down in the back of the truck, swung her legs around and slammed the door closed.

Giveaway: To be in with a chance of winning book 1 & 2 of the series in ebook format, be a GFC follower of Reading A Little Bit of Everything and leave a comment below with your email address. The giveaways ends 27 February and the winner will be announced on 27 or 28. GOOD-LUCK!
What do you think of The Outide Series? Think it sounds good?


  1. Thanks for spotlighting The Outside Series Kerry-Ann.

    My OH read The Outside and I've just finished The Clearing ... I've enjoyed Shalini's writing in the past and I'm pleased to say this lives up to my expectations. Have no hesitation in recommending to your blog readers!


    1. I'm with you there Shaz; Shalini really does have a knack of writing for all genders and ages.

  2. Thanks Shaz! I appreciate the recommendation.

    And thank you so much Kerry-Ann, for having me on your blog today. Hope the rest of your week is awesome :)

  3. The series does look very good.

    GFC: Mary Preston