Giveaway and Blog Tour: The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech @annecater @OrendaBooks @LouiseWriter

I’m so excited to be on the blog tour for The Lion Tamer Who Lost by Louise Beech! A huge thank you to Orenda Books, Anne Cater, and Louise Beech for the invite.

One lucky reader will get a paperback copy of The Lion Tamer Who Lost, open internationally! To enter, please comment on this post. Good luck! (Giveaway ends September 19th.)


Long ago Andrew made a childhood wish. One he has always kept in a silver box with a too-big lid that falls off. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn’t…

Long ago Ben dreamed of going to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally goes there, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…

Ben and Andrew keep meeting where they least expect. Some collisions are by design, but are they for a reason? Ben’s father would disown him for his relationship with Andrew, so they must hide their love. Andrew is determined to make it work, but secrets from his past threaten to ruin everything.

Ben escapes to Zimbabwe to finally fulfil his lifelong ambition. But will he ever return to England? To Andrew? To the truth?

A dark and poignant drama, The Lion Tamer Who Lost is also a mesmerisingly beautiful love story, with a tragic heart.

About the author:

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. The sequel, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Her third book, Maria in the Moon, was widely reviewed and critically acclaimed. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise lives with her husband and children on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.

Please check out these other fabulous bloggers who are also on the tour!


  1. Rachel Bridgeman · 28 Days Ago

    This just confirms my thinking based on other blog tour entries that my ordering the book was an excellent choice! Love the review which lays out the story but not in a spoilerish way-looking forward to losing my heart over this

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sheila McGirr · 28 Days Ago

    Oh I would love to win this. I’ve read Maria In The Moon and loved it 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kus Mukherjee · 28 Days Ago

    Actually , I am reading your blog post for the first time and I must say that I’ve just loved it!!!
    After reading the synopsis , I think the book is a must read for me.
    Wish to win 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. annecater · 28 Days Ago

    Thank you so much for the blog tour support x

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dusty Drosche · 28 Days Ago

    Wow! This book sounds amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Simone Speer · 28 Days Ago

    I am really excited for this boon!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dana · 28 Days Ago

    This book sounds fab! Would love to read 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. jennifertarheelreader · 28 Days Ago

    The synopsis lets me know I would love this book! Terrific share, Melisa! ♥️

    Liked by 1 person

  9. letsdisvoverbookstogether · 28 Days Ago

    I read some great reviews about this book.♥️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Kristin · 28 Days Ago

    This looks amazing – thanks for the opportunity. Definitely am going to need to read this one!!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Jade Hewlett · 28 Days Ago

    I would love to read it, sounds like a great read!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Brooke · 28 Days Ago

    Sounds like a good one

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Derek Norton · 27 Days Ago

    Sounds great.Love to read it

    Liked by 1 person

  14. thebookcollectiveblog · 25 Days Ago

    💙giveaway closed, winner TBA tomorrow, September 20💙

    Liked by 1 person

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