I'm finally out of the editing cave to take a quick glimpse of the sunshine...ok, what sunshine??
It's hard to believe 'Summer' is almost over...
But all those days cloistered away in my dungeon have been worthwhile, with not one, but two new books hitting the e-shelves as we speak....and, more on the way!
Released last week, "Fire of My Heart" is my first dabble in paranormal romance.
I've had a few fans ask, why a paranormal when I usually write historical?
In Fire Of My Heart, my heroine Ellen Quinn, had an eccentric old great-aunt who left her an incomplete family tree and a plane ticket to Ireland. Ellen's task? To complete her great-aunt's legacy.
In reality, I have really do have an elderly great-aunt (90 and still going strong), who has spent a great deal of time travelling from Australia to Ireland over the years in order to complete our family tree.On each occasion, she chooses to go alone.
On her return, she brings no photos...claiming she forgot to take her camera...no postcards or souveniers from places she has been and people she has met.On a later trip, I purchased a disposable camera for her to use, but again on her return - no photos. She claimed to have thought she broke the camera (as disposables wind backwards) and therefore threw it away.
Yet, when I talk to her, she can recount in great detail castles, eccentric Lords and Ladies, distant cousins and fables from a time long past. She has always had a very strong sixth sense about situations and events, often calling me out of the blue when something important has happened wanting to know what was wrong?Strange huh?
Because of her mysterious adventures, she and her travels were the inspiration for 'Fire Of My Heart', and I invite to read and see just how she fits in to the story.
I hadn't told her about the book before, and when I visited her recently I thought I'd surprise her with the news and the fact I'd dedicated it to her. She was very pleased, smiled at me, then handed me a thick tattered envelope.Curious, I slid the contents out and was shocked to see all the papers and information for our incomplete family tree.
"I thought you'd like to finish this now, "She said
Ok, for a chance to win an e-copy of 'Fire Of My Heart', post a response telling me of a time when something made your goosebumps rise and blood chill!
I have three copies to giveaway!
*Winners will be announced 23rd Feb.