Last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch party of local author Lynda Stacey's debut novel, House of Secrets. It was a lovely night (with an incredible book-cover cake - I definitely want one of those one day!) and a few days later I had time, while travelling, to start reading House of Secrets. Naturally, once I'd started, I raced through the book in no time, but it's taken me a bit longer to get around to working out how to explain its charm. Here's my attempt...
I love Choc Lit books, and House of Secrets is a great example of what Choc Lit do best: love stories with an added dimension.
At one level, House of Secrets is a classic love triangle: Maddie is fleeing Liam, whose love for her has tipped over into a frightening obsession, when she meets Christopher Lawless, nicknamed Bandit. Maddie is a clever, capable woman whose confidence has temporarily been damaged by an abusive relationship - a famili…
A while ago I introduced one of my favourite characters to the world on my friend Angela's blog, and a lot of people have asked me when they'll get to read more about him. Since I can't imagine Jason's genre-defying novel ever getting picked up by a traditional publisher, I thought it might be fun to give him some space on my blog instead. So here's the first chapter of Jason's story, 'The Crash'. Pop back next week for the next instalment, or follow my blog to make sure you don't miss one. The
clocks had just changed but Jason Jackson-Jones hadn't bothered to switch his watch
or alarm clock. Consequently, he arrived
at work an hour early, as he would continue to do for another week or more. An extra hour in the workday never hurt
he sat down at his desk opposite the dark window, he simultaneously turned on
his computer and switched his phone off divert.
The two movements, one with each hand, were made with the smoothness of
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Welcome, Elizabeth! When and how did you first become
interested in writing? I was smitten with writing from the
time I could hold a pencil and scrawl nonsense scribbles on paper. Mrs.
McGrath, my third grade teacher, told me I was a very good writer and that
affirmation launched my love of words. My first poem was published when I was a
high school sophomore, and I wrote for our high school newspaper. I majored in
English and minored in Journalism in college, and I wrote for my college paper.
On a dare, I wrote a romance novel. Eventually, it became my first published
'The Cavanaugh House' isn't a
traditional romance - what makes it different? One convention of a traditional
romance is scenes that alternate between the heroine’s and hero’s point of
view. The Cavanaugh House is told in
limited omniscient point of view through my heroine Je…