Books are an escape. They always have been for me. Before I started writing I read and read to lose myself in a world of happy ever afters. Some people say happy ever afters aren't realistic, but I think real life has enough worries and stress itself, without reading about heartbreak too.
Now that I write, I'm able to lose myself even more in love, in the friendship of village romances, the dedication to a mate, in the werewolf books, and the passion in of the vampires.
In May I had a new village romance come out. In Duchess And The Dreamer, the village of Rosebrook is dying a slow death, that is until the super positive and super sweet Evan Fox turns up. Here is the teaser -
Clementine Fitzroy, Duchess of Rosebrook, doesn’t trust dreamers. After her grandmother and famous social reformer blew the family fortune on her dream of creating a new kind of community, the family land was sold off and their coffers drained. Clementine grew up watching her mother struggle and now lives in the small gatehouse behind her former family home.
Evan Fox has a dream that could change the world and save the planet. As CEO of her family toy company, she creates fuel for the imagination. When the Rosebrook estate comes up for sale, Evan jumps at the chance to make her vision of a utopian eco community come to life.
Clementine is wary of the good-looking newcomer, but Evan is determined to win over the beautiful duchess and prove that sometimes dreams really do come true.
The second project I've been a part of this year is an anthology called, Still Not Over you. In it I had the honour of writing alongside Carsen Taite and Ali Vali. The theme was that ex that you never got over, and in my short story, My Forever Girl, I got the chance to write two lovely characters, Brayden and Faith, who were torn apart by tragedy. This was a chance to give them the happy ever after they deserved. Here's the teaser -
Old flames die hard in these tales of a second chance at love with the ex you’re still not over. Stories by award winning authors Jenny Frame, Carsen Taite, and Ali Vali.
In My Forever Girl by Jenny Frame, when tragedy tore their family apart, Brayden and Faith’s marriage ended in divorce. Four years later, they’re thrown together on a cruise by their friends. Can the spark that refused to die reignite the fire of their love?
In Double Jeopardy by Carsen Taite, Katie James didn’t plan on being a runaway bride. Twice. But when the gorgeous, accomplished, former love of her life, Emma Reed, reappears in her life the week of her wedding, will Katie risk everything for another chance with the woman who might be her soul mate?
In On the Rocks by Ali Vali, whiskey distiller Preston Maxwell still has no idea why her college sweetheart, Hayley Wyatt, disappeared from her life right after collecting her diploma. But when Hayley shows up to work on the advertising campaign that will take her business to the next level, Preston isn’t letting her get away a second time.
My last release this year will be the sequel of my vampire series, Hunger For You. It's called Longing For You, and is Alexis's love story. So there's lots and lots of love stories to escape to in these strange and stressful times.
If you'd like to read an extract, or buy any of the books you can find them at the Bold Strokes Books website here...
Or at Amazon here...
Most of my books are also available as audiobooks at Audible here
Until next time be safe and look after yourselves!