I’m so excited to share Charming The Vicar, the second in the Axedale series. This book tells the story of unconventional village Vicar, Harry’s best friend, and confidante, Bridget Claremont.
When you’re writing a story, some characters come more easily to you than others. Some you have to work on, spending time getting to know them, fleshing out their backstories and finding that one thing that drives who they are. Then sometimes you are lucky and a character just comes alive in your mind, with all their passions, insecurities, and backstory with ease.
When I was writing the first book, Courting The Countess, Bridget Claremont was that character. She was alive in 3D colour, bright and vibrant. She is how I would imagine an updated Agatha Christie village vicar, with a twist. Despite being an unconventional Vicar, Bridget fits Axedale like a glove, and is a perfect foil for Harry, her best friend and Lord of the manor.
I could clearly see Bridget with leather jacket, Chanel mini skirt, and designer heels clattering down the cobbled streets of the old English village of Axedale. She just screamed out that she needed her own book, and as Quade tells Finn in the book, it’s best to do as Bridge says.
And so Bridget got her own love story, and because of the kind of character she is, this book allowed me to explore a different kind of dynamic than I usually write. But when she tries to help the reclusive, tortured, staunchly atheist Finnian Kane, who is determined to hate everything Bridge represents—there are fireworks, and I hope you will all enjoy it.
You can read an excerpt here...
Here's the blurb...
Finnian Kane, famous master of illusion, mentalist, and renowned atheist, has a crisis of faith after her sister’s death. She rents a cottage in the village of Axedale in Kent, desperately trying to find a safe haven from the intrusive media to grieve and work out how to move on.
The Reverend Bridget Claremont makes it her mission to help the enigmatic Finnian find her faith in life again. Bridge has long yearned for a life partner, and her best friend’s wedding has intensified that desire. But when you’re a lesbian vicar in a small English village, it’s not easy to find your perfect match.
Their chemistry is clear from the start, despite their different beliefs and Bridge insisting Finn isn’t her type. But will the mentalist find the magic that can charm the vicar?
Next year is going to be busy. After Charming The Vicar, the next book is coming out on April 1st. It’s called Hunger For You, and tells the love story of Byron Debrek, and Amelia Honey, two characters I first wrote about in my short story Dapper.
Being Principe of an ancient vampire dynasty comes with difficult choices. For Byron Debrek that means putting the good of her clan and innocent mortals over her own desires. When she falls for the first woman to set her blood on fire in centuries, Byron must harden her heart and walk away.
For Amelia Honey, a suit designer at a Savile Row tailor, the six months spent with her first love were the most wonderful time of her life. Byron made her feel like a princess and awakened her darkest sexual desires. But then she disappeared, leaving her nothing but a first-class plane ticket and a broken heart.
When a dangerous enemy befriends Amelia, Byron is compelled to act. Will she be able to regain Amelia’s trust and protect her? Or will pain and anger drive Amelia into the hands of Byron’s enemies, and into the middle of a vampire war?
Then on August 1st the second Wolfgang County story will be out, where a stranger to the county makes some waves, and ruffles some feathers, especially Caden’s.
Wolf expert Maddox “Ripp” Rippington knows nothing about her past and has only ever felt at home among her wolves at Willow Creek Wolf Sanctuary. When the Sanctuary is shut down, she’s lost. The only clue to her past is a birth certificate with the name Ansel Wolfgang on it, but she has never been brave enough to track her father down. Until now.
Kindergarten teacher Kyra Wolfgang is more than attracted to the mysterious human who arrives in Wolfgang County, a human as dominant and confident as any wolf she has ever met. For the first time in her life, Kyra knows the passion she has always longed for. But with the Wolfgang Alpha and Second distrustful of Ripp’s sudden appearance and her claim of a connection to the pack, does Kyra and Ripp’s love stand a chance?
And finally, I’m just starting to write the third in the Royal Romance series, Royal Court, which should be out December 2018. Phew! I told you it was busy.
In January, I hope to have some more exciting news, so stay tuned, and hit the subscribe button at the side to get all the latest news to your inbox.
My best wishes to you and yours over the holidays, and a good new year when it comes.
See you next time…
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