Happy New Year. I feel there should be a statute of limitations (or perhaps a statue of limitations) on saying that. It’s been a hectic time, as I’m sure it has been for everyone. My plan to write at least two chapters of m WIP over my Christmas break didn’t go according to plan, though I did manage to scribble notes in between the mince pies and cake. Just as well as it’s due to my editor by the end of March! The story is set in Norman Cheshire so I have lots of excuses to go for walks into the hills to soak up the atmosphere for research.
2016 will be another exciting year for me because my next book The Blacksmith’s Wife is out in May. I haven’t got a cover yet but here is the blurb.
‘A passion forged from fire
Rejected by her favored knight, Joanna Sollers knows she will never love again. Especially when the man she’s now forced to marry is none other than her beloved’s half brother!
For blacksmith Hal Danby, marrying Joanna makes his lifelong dream of entering the Smiths’ Guild possible, even if the secrets in his past mean he’ll forever keep his distance. But everything changes with one stolen night, and in the arms of his new bride, Hal wonders if this loveless arrangement could transform into something real…’
I was pleased to see the gorgeous Aidan Turner, the inspiration for Hal, getting so much positive attention for his many charms in And Then There Were None. Here’s a quick pic in case you missed it. Definitely someone I’d want to sweep me off my feet.
I hope I get a cover model just as striking!
I’ll be sure to share its soon as I can.
In the meantime, a reminder that I’m on Twitter and Facebook (despite Facebook’s attempts to bury pages under a patio where no one will find them) so do pop in to say hello.