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Lola Keeley

Her first novel, The Music and the Mirror, is published by Ylva on April 4th, 2018. Wider release is available from April 18th. A lesfic romance set in the hardcore word of professional ballet, it's a love story with career-defining stakes for all the characters involved.

Anna is the newest member of an elite ballet company. Her first class with her mysterious idol, Victoria, almost ruins her career before it starts. When she shows she might be a potential star, Victoria chooses Anna to launch a new season around.

Now Anna must face down jealousy, sabotage and injury, not to mention navigate the circus of friends and lovers within the company. The pressure builds as she knows she must pour everything she has into opening night and prove to her rivals and herself that Victoria’s faith in her is not misplaced.

In the process, Anna discovers that she and the daring, beautiful Victoria have a lot more than a talent for ballet in common, and that not every thrilling dance can be found on stage.

Reviews and Testimonials

The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley isn’t good, it isn’t great, its next level amazing. This book is exceptional in every single way. No flaws, no lags, no character misses. Nope, it is phenomenal. Yes, I used my thesaurus for adjectives. You cannot just say awesome eleventy billion times, come on now.

Goodreads review

I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I didn’t want it to end!

I hope Lola Keeley writes another book soon because I need more of her words and characters in my life!

The obligatory biography section

All About Lola

Outside of the writing world, Lola is also a coder. Previous forays into the big bad world of work have included travelling the world for soft drinks, driving trains to make every five-year-old jealous, and working in logistics for one of the biggest companies in the world.

Really though, she much prefers the working life where her office mates are three cats and her wife, and the dress code is much more relaxed. Otherwise, she can be found haunting the coffee shops of Edinburgh in search of reliable wifi and a quiet place to work.

A native of Motherwell, her spiritual home was London for a long time. These days the Scottish capital is very much the right place at the right time, especially with its interesting and supportive lit scene.

Luckily she was raised right, as a Liverpool supporter. If she's not shouting at the football, Lola is probably crying over some theatre. Especially musicals. On finally getting to see Hamilton just a couple of months ago, she beat her own record by crying fifteen separate times in a 2h 45min show.

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With over 15 years of work experience behind her, Lola is an experienced transcriptionist, virtual assistant, and web designer. For web design and transcription, use the contact form below. For other virtual assistant services, you can request Lola through Time Etc.


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You can request Lola through Time Etc. Services include copywriting, proofreading, blog writing. Social media management. Diary and travel management. General admin.

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