I may sound odd, well slightly odder ther usual, but I generally hate new year. I find it depressing to be saying goodbye to the autumn months. Usually it's the other way around, a normal person is depressed during the winter months and desperate for the spring and summer days ahead, but instead I love the cold days outside, while cosily wrapped up warm inside.
This year is different however. 2016 has been the weirdest and most challenging year I can remember, both in the outside world and personally, so when the bells chimed on New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay as we call it in Scotland, I couldn't have been happier. Hope in a new year is back and I'm looking forward to a nice, calm, happy, hopefully humdrum, 2017.
Book wise, I have some great things to look forward to in 2017, First up is the sequel to A Royal Romance, Royal Rebel. I had a brilliant time writing this book. It features Queen Georgina and Queen Consort Beatrice, taking George's rebellious cousin Roza under their wing, after she causes a huge scandal in her own country. They send Roza to work at Bea's former employer, Timmy's. There she meets the new charity director, Lennox King, who swiftly puts Roza in her place. Suffice to say, sparks fly.
Royal Rebel will be out May 2017, and you can preorder the book here now.
Next up after that I have a book called Unexpected out in the summertime. Unexpected is a standalone romance that takes a modern look at the traditional story of a child finding their long lost biological parent, and the consequences, and unexpected love that blossoms between the biological mother and the birth mother.
Later in the year the next in the Courting The Countess series, Charming The Vicar. This book features the story of the village vicar, Bridget Claremont. Bridget was such a wonderful character in the first book, I just had to write her love story. I hope that those who enjoyed the first book will enjoy Bridget's story.
Also I'm very happy to say that, Courting The Countess is now out on audiobook. The narrator is fantastic, and really brings the Axedale characters to life. You can buy it at this link on Audible.
Finally, I want to say thank you to all those readers who have supported my books so far. Every message and email I get, and every book that someone purchases, means the world to me, so thank you so much! :-)