Friday, 28 June 2019

Temporary Bride by Arabella Sheen - EXCERPT 3


Temporary Bride
  
Arabella Sheen



Max Jordan is one of America’s most powerful, leading corporate lawyers. He is also the major stockholder and head of the billion-dollar corporation - Jordan Diamond Empire.
Max must marry soon to keep the business safe and the company secure from a takeover.
Returning to England in search of the only woman he knows and trusts to help him in his moment of need - he tracks Amy down and asks her to marry him.

Amy Denver wants nothing to do with Max Jordan…and she certainly wants nothing to do with his marriage proposal. Five painful years have passed since Max disappeared from her life and a lot has happened to her in between. Amy has a secret she’d rather he didn’t discover…her secret is Jake…their son. Once again Amy finds herself surrendering to Max and his demands as he whisks her and Jake off to Waterfront, his private, secluded home in the Hamptons.


Excerpt  3 continued...

Without any problems, the limo cut through the city’s heavy morning traffic and when it reached a tall building where Martin and Campbell had their law offices, Max stepped out of the car and was immediately greeted by an entourage of eager people. A welcoming party had been patiently waiting on tenterhooks for his arrival.
A zealous individual willing to please Max gathered the laptop and briefcase from the car and Max was politely steered towards a rank of open lifts which were all being held in anticipation of his arrival.
“We’ve been expecting you, sir. How was your flight?”
“The flight was good thank you…long, but good. Now, perhaps one of you would like to show me around your firm before the meeting. I’d like to get a feel for the place and see how you run your operation.” He was taking control of the situation.
 Max glanced pointedly at the sleek, slim watch on his wrist and everyone took the hint.
They all stepped into the waiting lifts and, with the doors closed securely behind them, they went straight to the fifth floor where Martin and Campbell had their offices.
Max was in London on two accounts - company and personal business.
He was working with the English law firm Martin and Campbell on an international lawsuit involving worldwide diamond embezzling. But the diamond lawsuit wasn’t his only reason for being in London…he was here for more. He wanted to find Amy Denver and take her back to America with him, only Amy didn’t know that…yet.
Jordan Diamond Empire was in trouble and if Max didn’t marry soon to protect the company, he might not have a company to run.
On the sixth floor, Amy was blissfully unaware of Max Jordan’s presence in the building. In the conference room, she was busy laying out files and briefs on the long, wooden, mahogany table and generally preparing for the onslaught of lawyers who were about to descend on her.
Catching a glimpse of herself in the reflective shine of the conference room window, Amy smoothed her hair back into place and straightened her pencil-slim, black skirt over the smooth, slender, sexy curves of her hips.
She was ready to face the barrage of lawyers heading her way.
She knew she looked good and she felt good. Adrenaline was pumping in her veins and she was ready to take on the world.
In the four years, Amy had been with the law firm as a junior lawyer she’d been faultlessly brilliant in her work. She excelled at her job and there was no one with better skills to run and manage the support teams.
It was her ability to organise and cope in any difficult situation that had won the hearts of her colleagues and she was greatly valued by them all.
“Is everything under control Amy?” Peering around the door was Cathy Moore.
Cathy was one of the female partners who had also become a good friend of Amy’s.
“Sure…everything’s fine. Why what’s up?” Amy asked.
“The American’s here. The whole place is buzzing with the news and it seems they’re now heading here to the conference room.” There was an urgency in Cathy’s voice.
Cathy was showing concern for the controlled chaos that seemed to be rampant throughout the building.
“Well that’s good news,” said Amy brightly. “Hopefully we’ll be sticking to our schedule and we’ll have no delays. For once maybe…just maybe, I’ll be able to get away from work on time.”
“You’ll be lucky,” said Cathy letting out a deep sigh. “We’ll probably all have to stay and work overtime. I imagine we’ll be here slogging away until midnight catching up on any decisions they make during the meeting.”
Amy let out a long agonising groan.
“Don’t worry. I’m sure James will let you leave early. But right now I’ve got to go . . . see you later.” With a quick wave, Cathy disappeared from sight.
Amy hadn’t thought about the extra hours she might have to work this evening and she felt uneasy about having to stay on longer than planned.
The full-on meeting was due to take place in ten minutes and anyone of importance had to attend.
Today of all day’s there was no room for error. It was decision day and the partners were going to determine which of them would be working with Max Jordan and take on the Diablo case.
Rumour had it James Martin - the senior partner - was likely to take the job. It was James who had brought the American lawyer in on the case and this new guy was supposed to be an expert in the field of diamonds and corporate law.
From somewhere along the corridor Amy heard a scurry of foot-falls approaching. It was her boss James Martin and his team.
“Good morning Amy,” James said giving her a conspiratorial wink.
She saw he was wearing his blue shirt and tie which meant James was in a good mood and ready for action.
“James, morning…nice to see you,” she said enthusiastically and greeted him with her usual sunny smile.
Four years ago James had sat in on her interview. Throughout the years he had mentored her and encouraged her to work hard. Little by little she had climbed and worked her way up the corporate ladder. She thought of James as the older brother she never had. But James liking what he saw, was continually trying his luck and asked Amy out on numerous occasions. Every time she refused, he took it on the chin and waited…until the next time.
“We’re ready when you are sir,” she said politely.
Everything was in place and ready for the meeting. The white marker board had been cleaned and the new digital hologram projection system was set-up and running.
Nearly everyone had arrived and were ready to take their seats and prepare for the onslaught of questions. They were, however, still waiting for the infamous American lawyer to appear.
Everyone was on tenterhooks expecting his arrival at any minute and even James, who was rarely flustered, seemed on edge.
At that moment, the door to the conference room opened and a tall, forceful figure appeared framed in the doorway.
Amy felt the blood drain from her face.
Gripping the back of a nearby chair for support, she just managed to stop herself from fainting.
Max Jordan - her Max Jordan - was standing in the doorway and Max looked like he owned the place.

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Any names or characters have no existence outside the imagination of the
 author or are used fictitiously and actual events are purely coincidental.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, copied,
stored in a retrieval system known or hereinafter invented, without
 written permission of the publisher.

Copyright © 2013 by – Arabella Sheen
Published by priceplacebooks

All rights reserved.
ISBN 978-0-9575698-0-5

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Welcome to Contemporary Author - Lynne Shelby


I’m delighted to welcome Lynne Shelby to my blog.


Hello Lynne, It was great to connect with you through the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Over the years, I’ve found the RNA to be a wonderful group in which to meet lots of fellow authors and affiliate members, all of whom are eager to share exciting news about books.
Here are a few questions which will hopefully give your readers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.

Arabella: Authors can release books, making them available to readers in various ways…via an agent, or working directly with a traditional publisher, or they can even go the self-publishing route. Which method of publishing do you prefer, and why?
Lynne: I’m traditionally published by Accent Press. I have every admiration for authors who self-publish, but I prefer to work with a publisher rather than go it alone. I simply wouldn’t know where to start with self-publishing, and while every author expects to do some promoting of their books these days, the thought of doing it all myself is, for me, far too daunting!

Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, There She Goes?
Lynne: My latest release, There She Goes, is one of a series of stand-alone novels set in and around London’s Theatreland. I’ve never wanted to be a professional actress, but I have many relatives and friends who work in film and theatre, and I find their world fascinating. The plot of There She Goes, with its aspiring musical theatre actress heroine, Julie, and actor hero, Zac, was inspired by my memories of the time when my daughters, both now professional musical theatre performers, had just left drama school, and they and their friends were working at various ‘day jobs’ while auditioning for their first roles on stage or screen. Their anecdotes about auditions inspired the castings that Julie goes to in the book. Acting is often seen as a glamorous profession, but in There She Goes, I hope I’ve shown the hard work behind the glamour.



Arabella: If the person of your dreams, (husband/wife/partner/or superstar), were to take you out for the night, where would they take you and what would you do?
Lynne: If my husband were treating me to a special night out, we’d go up to London for a pre-theatre meal and then to a musical – with seats in the dress circle.

Arabella: Currently, what is your most favourite T.V. programme, and why?
Lynne: My favourite TV programme is Game of Thrones. I think the depiction of the imaginary world of Westeros and its various locations is so well done, and the talented cast portray their characters brilliantly – and just as I imagined them from reading the novels.

Arabella: When writing a book or chapter, which do you concentrate on first: plot, character, or setting?
Lynne: When I first start writing a book, I know the beginning and the end, but have very little idea of what is going to happen in the middle. I do, however, know my characters very well, not only things like their appearance, age, personality and job, but the sort of books they read, where they grew up, or where they like to go on holiday. I start writing by introducing my hero and heroine to each other and seeing what happens – hopefully, sparks will fly!

Arabella: A slice of Chocolate Cake, a piece of Fruit, or Burger and Fries?
Lynne: Fruit – especially summer fruit like strawberries or peaches.



Arabella: How do you research your novels and characters?
Lynne: I write contemporary romance, so I don’t have to do as much research as, for example, a historical novelist. If one of my characters has an occupation that I don’t know much about, I try and ask someone who works at that job what a typical day would be like for them. Fortunately, most people are very happy to talk about their chosen profession! I also like to thoroughly research the location of my novels, preferably by visiting the place where the book is set, to make sure that I haven’t accidently moved a famous statue half-way across a city or described a view that has been blocked by a newly-built high-rise. I’m often in central London, and I know it well, but when I was writing There She Goes, I walked through Theatreland, just as Julie does in the book, so that I was sure I was seeing it through her eyes.

Arabella: What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their writing journey?
Lynne: If you can, try to write every day, even if it’s just for ten minutes, as this will keep your story flowing and fresh in your mind. But don’t beat yourself up if other commitments stop you writing as often as you’d like – if writers spend all their time in front of a laptop, they won’t have anything to write about. And never give up your dream of becoming a published author, because dreams can and do come true.

Thank you for joining me on Arabella's Blog and Chit-Chat, Lynne. It was great to learn how connected you are in real life with the film and theatre world. Perhaps your book "There She Goes" is a stage play in the making...
All the best, and wishing you lots of happy-ever-after writing.
Arabella Sheen


About Lynne Shelby

Lynne Shelby writes contemporary women’s fiction/romance. Her debut novel, ‘French Kissing’ won the Accent Press and Woman magazine Writing Competition, and her latest novel, There She Goes, is one of a series of stand-alone books set in the world of showbusiness. When not writing or reading, Lynne can usually be found at the theatre watching a play or a musical, or exploring a foreign city, writer's notebook, camera and sketchbook in hand. She lives in London with her husband, and has three adult children who live nearby.

Twitter: @LynneB1
Facebook: facebook.com/LynneShelbyWriter
Instagram: lynneshelbywriter



Book Blurb: There She Goes by Lynne Shelby

When aspiring actress Julie Farrell meets actor Zac Diaz, she is instantly attracted to him, but he shows no interest in her. Julie, who has yet to land her first professional acting role, can’t help wishing that her life was more like a musical, and that she could meet a handsome man who’d sweep her into his arms and tap-dance her along the street…
After early success on the stage, Zac has spent the last three years in Hollywood, but has failed to forge a film career. Now back in London, he is determined to re-establish himself as a theatre actor. Focused solely on his work, he has no time for distractions, and certainly no intention of getting entangled in a committed relationship… 
Auditioning for a new West End show, Julie and Zac act out a love scene, but will they ever share more than a stage kiss?

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Release Date: 6th June 2019

Friday, 21 June 2019

Temporary Bride by Arabella Sheen - EXCERPT 2



Temporary Bride
  
Arabella Sheen



Max Jordan is one of America’s most powerful, leading corporate lawyers. He is also the major stockholder and head of the billion-dollar corporation - Jordan Diamond Empire.
Max must marry soon to keep the business safe and the company secure from a takeover.
Returning to England in search of the only woman he knows and trusts to help him in his moment of need - he tracks Amy down and asks her to marry him.

Amy Denver wants nothing to do with Max Jordan…and she certainly wants nothing to do with his marriage proposal. Five painful years have passed since Max disappeared from her life and a lot has happened to her in between. Amy has a secret she’d rather he didn’t discover…her secret is Jake…their son. Once again Amy finds herself surrendering to Max and his demands as he whisks her and Jake off to Waterfront, his private, secluded home in the Hamptons.


Excerpt 2 continued...

Without any problems, the limo cut through the city’s heavy morning traffic and when it reached a tall building where Martin and Campbell had their law offices, Max stepped out of the car and was immediately greeted by an entourage of eager people. A welcoming party had been patiently waiting on tenterhooks for his arrival.
A zealous individual willing to please Max gathered the laptop and briefcase from the car and Max was politely steered towards a rank of open lifts which were all being held in anticipation of his arrival.
“We’ve been expecting you, sir. How was your flight?”
“The flight was good thank you…long, but good. Now, perhaps one of you would like to show me around your firm before the meeting. I’d like to get a feel for the place and see how you run your operation.” He was taking control of the situation.
 Max glanced pointedly at the sleek, slim watch on his wrist and everyone took the hint.
They all stepped into the waiting lifts and, with the doors closed securely behind them, they went straight to the fifth floor where Martin and Campbell had their offices.
Max was in London on two accounts - company and personal business.
He was working with the English law firm Martin and Campbell on an international lawsuit involving worldwide diamond embezzling. But the diamond lawsuit wasn’t his only reason for being in London…he was here for more. He wanted to find Amy Denver and take her back to America with him, only Amy didn’t know that…yet.
Jordan Diamond Empire was in trouble and if Max didn’t marry soon to protect the company, he might not have a company to run.
On the sixth floor, Amy was blissfully unaware of Max Jordan’s presence in the building. In the conference room, she was busy laying out files and briefs on the long, wooden, mahogany table and generally preparing for the onslaught of lawyers who were about to descend on her.
Catching a glimpse of herself in the reflective shine of the conference room window, Amy smoothed her hair back into place and straightened her pencil-slim, black skirt over the smooth, slender, sexy curves of her hips.
She was ready to face the barrage of lawyers heading her way.
She knew she looked good and she felt good. Adrenaline was pumping in her veins and she was ready to take on the world.
In the four years, Amy had been with the law firm as a junior lawyer she’d been faultlessly brilliant in her work. She excelled at her job and there was no one with better skills to run and manage the support teams.
It was her ability to organise and cope in any difficult situation that had won the hearts of her colleagues and she was greatly valued by them all.
“Is everything under control Amy?” Peering around the door was Cathy Moore.
Cathy was one of the female partners who had also become a good friend of Amy’s.
“Sure…everything’s fine. Why what’s up?” Amy asked.
“The American’s here. The whole place is buzzing with the news and it seems they’re now heading here to the conference room.” There was an urgency in Cathy’s voice.
Cathy was showing concern for the controlled chaos that seemed to be rampant throughout the building.
“Well that’s good news,” said Amy brightly. “Hopefully we’ll be sticking to our schedule and we’ll have no delays. For once maybe…just maybe, I’ll be able to get away from work on time.”
“You’ll be lucky,” said Cathy letting out a deep sigh. “We’ll probably all have to stay and work overtime. I imagine we’ll be here slogging away until midnight catching up on any decisions they make during the meeting.”
Amy let out a long agonising groan.
“Don’t worry. I’m sure James will let you leave early. But right now I’ve got to go . . . see you later.” With a quick wave, Cathy disappeared from sight.
Amy hadn’t thought about the extra hours she might have to work this evening and she felt uneasy about having to stay on longer than planned.
The full-on meeting was due to take place in ten minutes and anyone of importance had to attend.
Today of all day’s there was no room for error. It was decision day and the partners were going to determine which of them would be working with Max Jordan and take on the Diablo case.
Rumour had it James Martin - the senior partner - was likely to take the job. It was James who had brought the American lawyer in on the case and this new guy was supposed to be an expert in the field of diamonds and corporate law.
From somewhere along the corridor Amy heard a scurry of foot-falls approaching. It was her boss James Martin and his team.
“Good morning Amy,” James said giving her a conspiratorial wink.
She saw he was wearing his blue shirt and tie which meant James was in a good mood and ready for action.
“James, morning…nice to see you,” she said enthusiastically and greeted him with her usual sunny smile.
Four years ago James had sat in on her interview. Throughout the years he had mentored her and encouraged her to work hard. Little by little she had climbed and worked her way up the corporate ladder. She thought of James as the older brother she never had. But James liking what he saw, was continually trying his luck and asked Amy out on numerous occasions. Every time she refused, he took it on the chin and waited…until the next time.
“We’re ready when you are sir,” she said politely.
Everything was in place and ready for the meeting. The white marker board had been cleaned and the new digital hologram projection system was set-up and running.
Nearly everyone had arrived and were ready to take their seats and prepare for the onslaught of questions. They were, however, still waiting for the infamous American lawyer to appear.
Everyone was on tenterhooks expecting his arrival at any minute and even James, who was rarely flustered, seemed on edge.
At that moment, the door to the conference room opened and a tall, forceful figure appeared framed in the doorway.
Amy felt the blood drain from her face.
Gripping the back of a nearby chair for support, she just managed to stop herself from fainting.
Max Jordan - her Max Jordan - was standing in the doorway and Max looked like he owned the place.

Disclaimer, Copyrights and Publishing
Any names or characters have no existence outside the imagination of the
 author or are used fictitiously and actual events are purely coincidental.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, copied,
stored in a retrieval system known or hereinafter invented, without
 written permission of the publisher.

Copyright © 2013 by – Arabella Sheen
Published by priceplacebooks

All rights reserved.
ISBN 978-0-9575698-0-5

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Welcome to Historical Author - Sharon Ibbotson


I’m delighted to welcome Sharon Ibbotson to my blog.
  

Hello Sharon. I’m so pleased you could join me on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat this week as I can imagine your schedule is quite hectic – filled with family, friends, writing and life.
But before we discover more about you and your latest release, A Game of Desire, here are a few questions which will hopefully give your readers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.


Arabella: How did you manage to get your first novel published and what did you learn from the experience?
Sharon: You know something? I never actually intended to ever publish my novels. I would write them, cry over them, feel a rush of excitement over them... and then print them, stuff them into a Manila envelope and stash them under my bed. It was my husband who pushed me to try and get them published. I’d heard of the Romantic Novelist’s Association because of my lifelong adoration for Netta Muskett (who was a founder) and decided to join their New Writer’s Scheme. My novel was evaluated, and after I made extensive revisions, I decided to send it to the romance publishers I knew who had an open submissions policy. I was at an RNA event when the author Jane Lacey Crane told me that Choc Lit might be a good match for my style and genre.

She was right. I submitted to Choc Lit and they were very positive. I signed a contract within months and The Marked Lord was released in January of 2019, while A Game of Desire is due to be published on the 25th of June.

I suppose I always assumed that my writing would never be good enough for the romance market. It’s very nice to be able to say that I was wrong! It’s a big step for a writer to submit their work for consideration - but you should do it, because, like me, you just never know what might happen...


Arabella: If you could choose, which would it be: A walk in the woods, a walk along a beachfront to dip your toes in the sea, or a day shopping for clothes?
Sharon: This question makes me smile! Anyone who knows me knows that I love to walk, and walk everywhere if I can (I’m infamous in my family for saying somewhere is ‘only ten minutes’ away when I suggest walking there!). But between the woods, the beach and the shops (and without the option of meandering around an old city looking at historical buildings and monuments) I would take the beach any day. I’m Australian by birth, raised in Sydney, and I love the ocean. I live in London now, and I miss the beach. Nothing beats hearing the waves crashing on the shore, or lying in the sunshine on the sand.


Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, A Game of Desire?
Sharon: A Game of Desire is primarily a story about an independent, clever and kind woman overcoming hardship inflicted on her by men, by beating men at their own game. My heroine, Felicity, is a gambler by necessity, not choice; an unbeatable card player and mathematician trying to rise above the circumstances of her birth.

Felicity, I admit, was a long time in the making. I first had the idea for her story when I was around fifteen. My friends and I were rampant card players (in fact we played competitively at one point) and people were always so surprised when I played a trick hand or won a game. ‘But you’re so blonde and sweet,’ I remember one boy telling me, utterly shocked. ‘And a girl,’ he added, quite unnecessarily.

I remember thinking, ‘why shouldn’t a woman beat a man at cards? Why do my looks affect how people perceive my abilities?’ Felicity was born in that moment, albeit in a very early form!


Arabella: Where do you read? Sofa or bed or ____?
Sharon: The correct answer is everywhere. I read everywhere and anywhere, so much so that I have one of those joke t-shirts at home with ‘readers do it seven days a week’ printed across the front. I have two small children and quite often I’ll be reading on my kindle app on my phone while stirring the soup I’m making for dinner, or while making school lunches, or while waiting to pick my son and daughter up from school. If I’m going into the city, I’ll be reading while standing on the tube. If I’m in a queue at the supermarket, I’ll get my phone out just to finish a chapter. Reading and writing are the great loves of my life, and occasionally I’ll go about with a wistful expression on my face and my husband will glance at me, and immediately remark ‘Good book, was it?’

My kindle app has liberated me to read as often as I please, and I love it. Of course, I love my paper books too, but my kindle definitely makes life easier when you’re as busy as I am.


Arabella: Some authors write at first light, others need a mug of coffee or a glass of wine before putting pen to paper. When writing, are there any “essentials” you need to help the words flow?
Sharon: It’s going to sound terrible, but I need to be away from my kids to write. If I try and write when they’re around me, or even in the house, I never get anywhere. My children are still very young, just seven and three, and they need their Mum. So, when they’re home, I’m always there for them, ready to dispense food, drinks, medical aid or cuddles when the situation arises. And I like to play dolls with my little girl, or help my son with his reading, or guitar or piano practice. I enjoy spending time with them, so I try and make that distinction between ‘work’ time and ‘home’ time.

Obviously, as an author I drink copious amounts of coffee, but I never write after drinking wine. So when I sit down to write I’ll have a coffee in hand, but when I’m done for the day I’ll have a glass of white. I’ve only ever tried writing after drinking once and when I woke in the morning to check what I’d accomplished it was just line after increasingly shaky line of gibberish. I envy those who can drink and write at the same time!


Arabella: You’re halfway through the work-in-progress, you’re about to kill off the hero and there is going to be no happy-ever-after. In other words, you’re stuck! If you had to contact an “author/publisher/editor friend” for guidance, who would it be?
Sharon: I’ve never yet been tempted to kill off a hero, but there are times when I have been horribly stuck on a WIP. I’ve always muddled through in the past, unable to approach anyone with my work for fear they’d find it ridiculous. But now that I’m published, I’m finding it easier to approach those in the business for help. With my current WIP, I reached a point last month where I wasn’t certain if anything I was writing was any good, or whether or not I should even continue with the manuscript. I ended up reaching out to an author friend (she’s a much, much better writer than me, but don’t tell her I told you this!) and sent her the first three chapters. Her enthusiastic response made me sit back, realise that there was something good in this story, and carry on with it. I won’t mention her by name, because I’m not certain she’d appreciate it, but if she reads this she’ll know it’s her.


Arabella: The T.V. is on and you’re in control of the remote. Which is it to be: A quiz programme…An afternoon of sport…A family soap…A romantic film you always wanted to see but missed when it was shown at the cinema?
Sharon: I don’t actually watch TV in all honesty. My kids do, and if you need any information on Thomas the Tank Engine, Disney princesses, Pokemon or the Paw Patrol I’m your girl. But actual grown up TV? I’m not so knowledgeable. I did watch Game of Thrones when it was on, but gave up on it after the seventh season.

However, I do love movies! The older the better too. My Dad raised me on Marx Brothers movies and the MGM and RKO back catalogues, and I still love them. I find a good deal of inspiration in actresses like Carole Lombard, Mary Astor, Jean Harlow and June Allyson when looking at developing my heroines.

So I guess, in the unlikely event that I were ever given control of our television, I would probably put on an old black and white film from the early 30’s, and salivate over Plunkett and Adrian designed gowns while eating peanut butter straight from the jar.


Arabella: Do you have any great writing, publishing, or marketing tips you’d like to share to “want-to-be” authors starting out on their writing journey?
Sharon: Joining Twitter was probably the best thing I’ve ever done as a writer. The access to information, which you can collate to your own interests, is superb. Hearing other writer’s thought processes and celebrating their new releases is fun and it really makes you feel at home in the romance writing community. I remember with my first book release being linked in a Twitter post with the lovely Julie Cohen (who I have just the tiniest crush on), Virginia Heath and Jill Mansell and feeling blown away that my name was mentioned next to theirs. And the book recommendations! My TBR pile is dangerously out of control most of the time, but Twitter has added a whole new dimension to it. Twitter is a social media must for most authors, and many authors very rarely blog because they use Twitter as their online diary, in a way.


Thank you for being a wonderful guest, Sharon. And WOW, that was quite some interview. I loved reading about your passion for ‘old’ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) films, featuring the long-ago stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age screen.
Good luck with your latest release, Game of Desire and do keep us updated on your website with news of books that are soon to come.

Best wishes,
Arabella Sheen



About Sharon Ibbotson

‘Sharon is an Australian/Geordie writer who lives in London with her husband, son, daughter and two cats. She can be found child-wrangling by day, coffee in hand, or writing furiously by night, wine by her side. She is a voracious reader and a lover of anything romance.’


Social Media Links:

Twitter: @seibbotson
Facebook: Sharon Ibbotson - author
Instagram: sharonibbotson 



BLURB – A GAME of DESIRE

The Queen of Diamonds never loses... Felicity Fox is a rarity for a woman living in the early 1800s. Not only does she frequent the ‘gambling hells’ where most ladies would not dare to tread, she can also beat any man at his own game.  It’s no wonder she’s gained notoriety as the ‘Queen of Diamonds’.

Edward, Earl of Addington, despises gambling and is not exactly enamoured of Felicity Fox either, especially after she tried to swindle his family. Except now the Earl requires assistance from the Queen of Diamonds- and there’s everything to play for. But with Edward will Felicity find she’s involved in a more dangerous game than she’s ever played before?

Release date: June 25th 2019

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