Friday, 30 August 2019

Temporary Bride by Arabella Sheen - EXCERPT 1

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.


Chapter 1

Dawn was breaking on the horizon of the London skyline as Max Jordan, head and company director of Jordan Diamond Empire, flew into Heathrow airport in his private jet.
It had been a long, arduous North Atlantic flight but Max had spent his hours in the air lucratively. During the flight, he had been fighting a mid-air battle using his laptop and he had won a diamond laser contract for his company worth billions of dollars. All that remained to be done was for him to fly to Japan and finalise the deal with a face-to-face handshake and a signature on the dotted line.
Looking at Max, no one would guess he hadn’t slept in nearly twenty-four hours. Having had a quick shower on the plane and changed into one of his many handmade suits, he looked as fleshly groomed and as sleek as he had hours earlier when he’d boarded the luxury jet in New York.
Tall, tanned and dynamic, Max could be described as sex on legs.
Ploughing his way through the VIP lounge to the waiting limousine outside, all eyes turned in his direction. Chic, stylishly-beautiful women followed him with desire in their eyes, while waiting businessmen revealed a flash of envy as he passed. But Max was oblivious to all their stares. He was a man on a mission and time was of the essence.
The door to the limousine was being held open in readiness for him and, without ceremony, Max sped passed the onlookers and climbed into the back seat. Pulling away from the airport the chauffeur looked in the driving mirror and asked, “Where to Mr Jordan? Your hotel or the office?”
“Office please,” Max replied. He then proceeded to indulge in a luxury he never normally found time for…he sat back and let himself experience the ride.
The laptop and briefcase he had brought along with him lay unnoticed and forgotten on the seat beside him and, as he sat back looking out of the window watching familiar landmarks go by, he felt a pang of nostalgia for the old times.
After five years of absence from the city, he was once more back in London and vivid memories of happier times came flooding back. It had been a carefree period in his life when he could do exactly as he wished. Now things were different. He had responsibilities.
Max still called the shots and had ultimate power and control of the business, but in some things, his hands were bound and tied.
Often he felt the weight of his obligations heavy on his shoulders, and that was one of the reasons he was here today in London.
He was here to perform a duty…his duty.
He needed a wife and he knew what he had to do.
Max had returned to England to find and marry Amy Denver.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Welcome to Romance Author - Constance Bretes

I’m delighted to welcome Constance Bretes to my blog.

Hello Constance – It was great to connect with you through our publisher, BeachwalkPress, Inc. where a wide range of quality ebooks in a variety of subgenres are offered.
I’m keen to discover what a Contemporary Romance/Romance Suspense Author has to share and I'm sure your readers are too. But before we discover more about your latest release - Midnight Escape - 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?
Constance: I work through my publisher, Beachwalk Press, Inc. because this publisher works individually with me on my books so that they are virtually error-free and grammar correct.

Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, Midnight Escape?
Constance:  I was watching the show, Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel. In case you don’t know what the show is about. It’s about the commercial crab fishermen who go out to the rough Bering Sea crab fishing. The episode showed a captain whose daughter wanted to take over the business, so he hired her as the greenhorn deckhand and started her at the lowliest job on the boat, taking the fish and baiting the pots. As I thought about the storyline that was forming from this, I kept asking myself how would I get the heroine on the boat. So I came up with a mob hit, and Jax helping her to escape the mob by taking her out on the boat.

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?
Constance: A romantic dinner at a 5-star restaurant followed by an evening at a concert to listen to Gordon Lightfoot and a visit backstage with the star for a lovely conversation.

Arabella: Currently, what is your most favourite T.V. programme, and why?
Constance:  I LOVE The Big Bang Theory, and Last Man Standing. The Big Bang Theory is geeky and hilarious. Last Man Standing, well, I just love Tim Allen.  

Arabella: When writing a book or chapter, which do you concentrate on first: plot, character, or setting?
Constance: Plot. Always the plot. The characters and setting are embellishments to add to turn it from a plot to a story.
Arabella: How do you research your novels and characters?
Constance:  In the case of Midnight Escape. I spent a lot of time watching the Deadliest Catch, learning the ins and outs of the boat, what all the machines do, what the crew do, what sets the men off while on the job, and stuff like that. I also research the towns in Alaska, the bay area and the passageway to the sea, where dry docks are and why they exist. I also research paralytic shellfish poisoning, something that only happens in the Alaska coastlines. Most of this is done through internet searches, but I do visit my library from time to time to find books on particular subjects. For example, in two of my books, Blue As Sapphires and Elkhorn In The Moonlight, I spent a lot of time researching gold mines. I lived in a small town that had 4 gold mines, and I research the town’s history with gold and the people, population, etc. If at all possible, I will visit the towns in my stories to get a feel for them. Blue As Sapphires was written based on the town of Phillipsburg, Montana, while Elkhorn In The Moonlight was based on Basin, Montana, where I lived.

Arabella: A slice of Chocolate Cake, a piece of Fruit, or Burger and Fries?
Constance: Burger and fries. However, I’m picky about the food. I want it fixed correctly, or according to the way I like it. Especially my French fries.

Arabella: What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their writing journey?
Constance:  Try to take a couple of creative writing classes at your local college, and know your grammar. Grammar was something that I never got the hang of even to this day. Now, it’s like trying to teach an old dog new tricks.
Get with some writers groups or people who write in your genre. Develop relationships with them so you can have an even exchange in ideas, encouragements, and guidance.
Writing is a lonely business. Vary your quiet spaces to write to include ways that help inspire you. I sometimes will go to a restaurant, a bar, a back porch, a lake, a small town, just someplace to help inspire me.
People’s conversations, habits, reactions, etc. inspire me when adding the setting and characters to my books.
In Elkhorn In The Moonlight (released in February 2019) I sat at the small town bar and restaurant and listened to the patrons talk about different stuff. Old miners passing by talking about mining in Butte, Montana before it was forced to close due to federal regulations, something someone found on the internet, like a driver getting pulled over for driving a wooden car on the freeway, music they like to listen to on the jukebox, etc.  Sometimes I take a pad of paper, other times, I make sure my iPhone is charged up and use the note features on the phone.

Constance, it was great having you on the blog and I hope your readers enjoyed learning about your research methods . . . T.V. – T.V. – and yet more T.V. Where would writers and authors be without Discovery Channel, Google, and our local libraries? J
Best wishes and good luck with Midnight Escape.

About Constance Bretes

Constance started writing contemporary romance and contemporary romance suspense fifteen years ago. She was born and raised in Michigan. After thirty-eight years working for the State of Michigan, she retired. She and her husband moved to Montana and lived in the mountainside of a small town, where the story, Elkhorn In The Moonlight, was based upon. After living there for three years, they moved to Alabama with their three feline furballs who own her and her husband. Her hobbies include basket weaving, reading romance books, and jewellery making as well as writing.

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Book Blurb - Midnight Escape

On the run from the mob, Suzanne discovers that hunky Jax is just the man she needs.

Suzanne Pacheco is on the run from the mob after witnessing a murder and helping to put the killer in prison. Her trip across the country brings her to a small town in Alaska. But once again the mob’s hitman has tracked her down. She’s disheartened at the thought of leaving the town she’s developed a real fondness for, but there’s nothing else she can do. Until she finds help in the unlikeliest of places and embarks on an adventure like never before.

Commercial fisherman Jax Devereaux has his hands full fishing for crabs in the formidable Bering Sea, but when Suzanne needs his help, he adds yet another thing to his list of responsibilities. He takes her with him to the one place he thinks she might be safe—the middle of the sea. But there’s danger everywhere. Can he keep Suzanne safe, and will he lose his heart in the process?

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Welcome to Contemporary Author - Sonia Stanizzo

I’m delighted to welcome Sonia Stanizzo to my blog.

 Hello Sonia – It was great to connect with you through our publisher, Beachwalk Press. They offer a wide range of quality ebooks in a variety of subgenres, and I find the team (and fellow Beachwalk authors) really supportive. Publishing a book with them is always an amazing "learning" experience! But before we discover more about your latest release, Trouble in Disguise, 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?
Sonia: I joined Romance Writers of Australia, did online workshops and courses to learn how to write a romance and used what I learned on the story I was writing. Once I thought my manuscript was ready enough to send out in the world, I submitted it and thankfully Beachwalk Press liked it enough to want to publish it.

Arabella: If you could choose, which would it be: A walk in the woods, a walk along a beach front to dip your toes in the sea, or a day shopping for clothes?
Sonia: This is a toss-up between the beach and the woods.  Where I live, I have the best of both worlds and love to do both.

Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, Trouble in Disguise?
Sonia: Trouble in Disguise is book three of my Trouble series. My intention was only to write the one book but the secondary characters put their hand up and said, “I want a story too please.” So then came book two and three.

Arabella: Where do you read? Sofa or bed or ____?
Sonia: I read where ever I feel the most comfortable. But during the day it’s usually on the sofa and then in bed before I go to sleep.

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?
Sonia: I do like to light a candle. I need water and a tea every couple of hours keep me going.

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?
Sonia: I don’t ask anyone for guidance. If something’s not right or working the way I want it to. I’ll take a short break and work it out myself.

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?
Sonia: Definitely a romantic film.

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?
Sonia: I’d probably say, don’t focus too hard on trying to make the first draft perfect. It won’t be but you can always make it better later.

Thank you for being a guest on Arabella's Blog and Chit-Chat, Sonia. It was great to discover some of your writing secrets, such as - a candle! I'll have to try using one when I'm burning the midnight oil and sweating over my edit corrections that our publisher has returned for final approval. :)
Best wishes and good luck with your latest release, Trouble in Disguise. 
Arabella Sheen

About Sonia Stanizzo

Sonia Stanizzo is a contemporary romance writer who lives in the beautiful South Coast of New South Wales with her childhood sweetheart/husband and their three children. When she’s not dreaming up stories about couples and their road to finding love, sometimes bumpy but always a lot of fun, she can be found taking pole dancing lessons (purely for the fun and exercise), reading, and writing.

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Blurb: Trouble in Disguise

The greatest risk is disguised in trouble.

Jade Brennan is living with a family curse. If she falls in love, it will end in heartbreak. Because of this, she’s not taking any chances, and she’s learned to protect her heart.

Nate Miller leads a double life. In one, he’s a major rock star with a huge fan base. In order to have a semi-normal life, he wears a disguise when he’s in his rock persona. Nate doesn’t necessarily love the music his band plays, but he followed in his father’s footsteps, vowing to keep his memory alive after he died. In Nate’s other life, he’s an everyday guy temporarily teaching music lessons at the primary school where Jade is a teacher.

When Jade accidentally discovers what Nate’s hiding, she promises to keep his secret. If the truth about his identity was revealed, his career would be ruined.

As they work closely together, sparks fly between them. Because of Jade’s family curse and Nate’s grueling touring schedule, they know a relationship will never work, but a casual fling is perfect. But the more time they spend together, feelings grow stronger and things become more than just casual.

Can they overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of a relationship, or will family curses and obligations keep them apart?

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Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Welcome to Musical Comedy Author - Jenny Worstall

I’m delighted to welcome Jenny Worstall to my blog.

Hello Jenny - When asked what your genre is, you told me: “romantic comedy, usually with plenty of music, so, musical romantic comedy, if that is a genre!”
Wow! I’ll have to research and see if there is indeed such a genre. Perhaps you are about to start a new trend in the romantic novel category. But before we hear about your latest release, Three Hundred Bridesmaids, here are a few questions which will hopefully give your readers and followers an insight into some of the things that matter to you.

Arabella: Are there any organisations, writing or reader groups, you belong to? And, how do they support or help you in creating such wonderful, inspirational novels?
Jenny: I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association last year as a member of the New Writers' Scheme and was lucky enough to have my NWS manuscript published by The People’s Friend as a Pocket Novel in the spring of this year. I found the advice and encouragement offered by my NWS reader absolutely invaluable and I’m delighted to announce that my pocket novel, ‘Love And Lies’, is a contender for the Joan Hessayon Award this year.
I greatly enjoy going to the RNA chapter meetings – what fabulous talks we’ve had over the last year and a half. I have to say my first chapter meeting was just incredible – the pub which was our venue for the afternoon had ‘forgotten’ we were coming and was firmly closed. In the end, someone climbed up a ladder, got in via a first floor window, and made their way down the stairs to unlock the front door. Then it was drinks all round and a brilliant talk from Jean Fullerton. Truly memorable!
I’ve made many good friends at the RNA and through one of them, Viv Brown, was invited to join the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ) earlier this year. This again is a fantastic organisation, so welcoming and nurturing. I was lucky enough to join during the 125th year of the organisation and we recently had a celebratory lunch at the Stationers’ Hall, with inspirational talks from Floella Benjamin and Kate Mosse. 

Arabella: Where do you read? Sofa or bed or ____?
Jenny: I read anywhere and everywhere, paperback or kindle – I also often listen to a talking book when I’m cooking or out running.

Arabella: In your latest release, Three Hundred Bridesmaids, who is your favourite character and why?
Jenny: The two main characters are Rosie Peach and David Hart, but my favourite character has to be Tristan Proudfoot, a rather badly behaved musician (is there another kind?). He also appears in my two self-published novels, ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ and ‘The Funny Business of Life’, but as an older man.
Tristan is a conductor with a mighty ego and personality, brilliant and talented, but prone to making selfish decisions and with a train wreck of a personal life. When we meet him in Three Hundred Bridesmaids he is at the beginning of his musical career, but we can see glimpses of the man he is to become.

Arabella: When writing a novel, how do you work? Are you a plotter or pantser?
Jenny: I always plot, marking out the lengths of each chapter with a rough idea of what will happen before I start to write, although it’s fair to say the end result is often far from what I had originally planned – but that’s OK!

Arabella: Which would you prefer to do: 1) spend a morning vigorously working out at the gym, 2) be pampered from head to toe at the spa and beauty salon, 3) indulge and pile on the pounds with a romantic dinner for two?
Jenny: I’m not a fan of the gym but I do love pilates and particularly yoga. Being pampered at a spa sounds fun but my natural love of food (greed!) means I’d go for the romantic dinner with my LSH (Long Suffering Husband).

Arabella: Which do you prefer to wear: beach shorts and top, a long evening skirt and blouse, pyjamas and slippers?
Jenny: I haven’t worn shorts for years, or pyjamas! So it would be the evening outfit – which would be black because it would mean I’m singing in a choral concert.
Choral singing has always been an important part of my life and I’ve been a member of various choral societies, including the BBC Symphony Chorus, where I met my husband. My blog is called ‘Sing with the Choir’ because my first two novels (‘Sing with the Choir’ series) are bursting with choral music. There’s a fair amount in Three Hundred Bridesmaids too!

Arabella: We all have a long list of books we keep meaning to read but never have the time for --- which book is a must read for you this summer?
Jenny: I had always meant to read Labyrinth by Kate Mosse and managed to finish it earlier this summer in time to hear her inspirational talk at the SWWJ. Now I need to find time to read the rest of her Languedoc trilogy.

Arabella: What about your future plans? Any books or series in the making?
Jenny: I plan to keep on writing short stories – I have had some success as a womag writer – and there’s an idea for a novel brewing away.

I had a great time answering your questions, Arabella! Thank you so much for inviting me to appear on your fabulous blog.

Jenny – thank you for taking time away from a busy writing schedule to entertain us on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat.
You gave some great answers and I’m still delving into the possibility of a “musical romantic comedy” genre. *Thought provoking.*
Best wishes and good luck with your latest release, Three Hundred Bridesmaids
Arabella Sheen

About Jenny Worstall

I started writing stories when I was on maternity leave, attending a local creative writing course. The first piece I shared with the group was about a baby monitor; my tutor liked it and suggested I sent it to The People’s Friend (which, shock horror! – I had never even heard of!). They liked it as well, suggested some changes which were duly made, then bought and published it. I was beyond excited at this point, as you can imagine. I carried on writing short stories, then found one of them grew into a novel. From then on, it was a bit of a challenge to find the time to write as life inevitably got very busy with work and family, but I persevered and managed to snatch moments here and there, finishing and self-publishing my first novel, Make a Joyful Noise, in 2012.
I recently retired from the job I’ve spent my whole adult life (so far!) doing – teaching music. I know I’m going to miss the buzz you get working with kids (think ‘School of Rock’ – if you haven’t seen this fab film about a music teacher, do so, tonight if possible – it’s totally awesome!) but at the same time I’m really looking forward to being able to spend a lot more time writing.

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BOOK BLURB - Three Hundred Bridesmaids: a romantic comedy novella.


The opening scene of 'Three Hundred Bridesmaids' takes place on a remote Dorset hilltop in the middle of the blazing hot heatwave of 1976.
We travel back to 1975 and follow Rosie Peach as she starts her first job as a music teacher at Shaston Convent School. It is not long before she falls for the dashing David Hart, but he is haunted by his dark and troubled past and unable to give her the love she craves.
Rosie's friend and colleague, Grace Browning, cautions Rosie against David as a suitable partner, but what exactly are her motives and who is she intent on pursuing?
The situation is complicated by the arrival of Tristan Proudfoot, a conductor, who has romantic designs of his own.
A madcap trio of sixth form girls keep us entertained with their ludicrous antics while the drama unfolds and a cast of irrepressible nuns join forces with the redoubtable Miss Spiker to do their utmost to ensure the path of true love runs smoothly.
The final scene before we return to tender and touching events on the remote Dorset hilltop involves a plate of chocolate eclairs and iced buns, a fight on the Nuns' Lawn and a denouement quite possibly even more complicated and far-fetched than the average opera plot.

If you have read the novels 'Make a Joyful Noise' and 'The Funny Business of Life' by Jenny Worstall (Sing With The Choir Books 1 and 2), you will have met Tristan Proudfoot before, as an older man.

This story has been previously published in an edited version by The People's Friend ('Love And Lies' People's Friend Pocket Novel 883).

Release date: 18th July 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Welcome to Women's Author - Jennifer Bohnet

I’m delighted to welcome Jennifer Bohnet to my blog.

Hello Jennifer,
It was great to connect with you through The Romantic Novelists’ Association. I’ve been a member of the RNA for a number of years and continue to be amazed by some of the brilliant authors and supportive affiliates, I have encountered during that time. But before we discover more about your latest release, Villa of Sun and Secrets, 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?
Jennifer: First I’d like to thank you, Arabella, for inviting me on the blog.

I’ve been a bit of a hybrid for the last couple of years – self-published and with HarperCollins but I much prefer working with a traditional publisher. I’ve recently been signed by Boldwood Books for 4 new novels plus my backlist – which consists of my five self-published books. I don’t currently have an agent and find the support offered by a publisher invaluable. Marketing and promo are hard and time-consuming and as an indie author, I lacked the confidence to push my books. With a publisher, it’s still hard and eats into writing time but there is more support in the background.

Arabella: Who or what inspired you to write your latest release, Villa of Sun and Secrets?
Jennifer: Villa of Sun and Secrets will be out 8th August. I have a notebook of ideas and last year after A year of Taking Chances was published by HQ  I was wondering what to write next and in the notebook were a few unconnected phrases: unknown aunt; south of France; divorce; two new beginnings. I started to play around linking them together and the story slowly evolved as I wrote it.

Arabella: A slice of Chocolate Cake, a piece of Fruit, or Burger and Fries?
Jennifer: A piece of melon please – with a slice of parma ham on the side would be perfect.

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?
Jennifer: Dinner and then the theatre. Actually just taking me to a really good production of a play, any play, would be wonderful! I miss live theatre with English language plays so much living in France.

Arabella: Currently, what is your most favourite T.V. programme, and why?
Jennifer: I rarely watch TV – A lot of French TV seems to feature dubbed American detective series, which I simply don’t like. Every July though we tend to get hooked on watching the Tour de France.  (Really exciting this year too!)

Arabella: When writing a book or chapter, which do you concentrate on first: plot, character, or setting?
Jennifer: When starting a new book I decide on the setting and then find the characters who inhabit it, listen to their stories and then start to weave the plot. I’m more of a pantster than a plotter but these days I do plan a bit more than I used to – basically because I find writing from several points of view I can get in a dreadful muddle! After about 10K words, when the story is starting to gel for me, I make a note at the beginning of every new chapter of the scenes that are needed at that point to move the story on.

Arabella: How do you research your novels and characters?
Jennifer: My books are contemporary and on the face of it, don’t involve much research – just up to date general knowledge of what is going on in the world. The book I had to do the most research for was Shadows of Conflict (a new edition of which Boldwood Books will be publishing in the future), which is set in and around Dartmouth in South Devon. During WW11 a large part of the coast down there was evacuated for training exercises before D-day. We lived in Dartmouth for several years and I already knew a lot about the history of that particular event but books and the Internet refreshed the details.

Arabella: What advice would you give to someone who is starting out on their writing journey?
Jennifer: Remember you’re in it for the long haul. Few writers achieve overnight success, or write a breakout novel at the first attempt. Write the best book you can and never give in to the doubting Thomas that exists in all of us! But most important – enjoy the writing journey wherever it takes you. And once you’ve started writing a story try to write everyday even if it’s only a few words or a paragraph: it keeps your subconscious involved in the story.

Jennifer - Thank you for joining us on Arabella’s Blog and Chit-Chat and sharing a little about your journey as a Women’s Contemporary Fiction writer. I think I might even pinch your idea about making a note at the beginning of a chapter to drive the story forward.
All the best and lots of happy-ever-after writing…
Arabella Sheen

About Jennifer Bohnet:
I find it hard to believe but I've lived in France now for twenty years. After eleven years down on the Cote d'Azur where Richard was a guardien for a villa, we moved from the Mediterranean coast to a small quirky cottage in the depths of Brittany. A bit of a culture shock to say the least! I've sold hundreds of shorts stories to the women's magazine market in the UK, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark - I even had my own newspaper column in a group of local Devon papers at one time. My latest book - number 13! -  Villa of Sun and Secrets is published by Boldwood Books on 8th August.

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Blurb: Villa of Sun and Secrets

It’s never too late to live the dream.
Carla Sullivan’s 50th birthday is fast approaching when her whole world is turned upside down. Discovering her feckless husband is having yet another affair and following her mother’s death, she is in need of an escape. Finding an envelope addressed to her mother’s estranged sister Josette in the South of France gives Carla the perfect plan.

Seizing the moment, she packs her bags and heads to Antibes to seek out the enigma known as Tante Josette. But as the two women begin to forge a tentative relationship, family secrets start to unravel, forcing Carla to question her life as she has always known it.

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