I'm thrilled to announce that Bound to Her Blood Enemy is now available! Okay, so I'm a day late, but I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to post *hangs head in shame*.
In a previous post, I said maybe I'd feel like a published author when I had a copy of the book in my own hands. Well, I do have a copy of my book now, and I've had messages from readers to say how much they've enjoyed it, but I still don't feel like a 'proper' author. I suppose all I can do is get on with writing the next book. In the end, that's what proper authors do!
On the subject of next books, I hope to have news soon. I can't say too much, but I can say it's Christmassy. Now that's something hard to contemplate in this heatwave...
A huge thank-you to everyone who has purchased my book. Here's the link if you'd like to take a look: http://mybook.to/boundbloodenemy
I have my cover art! Isn’t this gorgeous? The artist, Debbie Taylor, worked a miracle translating my descriptions, and the heroine is very close to how I imagine her. I really want that dress now!
Here’s the blurb:
Norman heiress, Matilda Comyn is desperate to escape her grasping guardian and reclaim her inheritance. After a lifetime of being let down by men, she wants to rule her lands on her own terms. She can’t escape without help and battles her mistrust when compelled to join forces with a Welsh spy.
Huw Ap Goronwy has a rival claim to Matilda’s castle and has sworn a blood oath against the Comyns. When his king rules they must marry, he struggles to reconcile his attraction with his need for revenge. But they must form a truce if they are to seize their castle.
Risking capture and death, they will only succeed if Matilda learns to trust, and Huw allows his love for Matilda to overcome his need for revenge.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press to publish my Welsh spy novel, Bound to Her Blood Enemy. I’ve just started the editing process, so I hope it won’t be too long before I have a release date and a cover to share with you.
Until then, I’ll leave you with this picture as a taster. It shows Hawkstone Follies in Shropshire, which is inspiration for the location of the opening chapters. This dramatic cliff just cries out for a castle, and I think it’s a terrible shame there isn’t one. That’s why in my story, I stuck a castle on top and called it Redcliff. Not an easy place to escape from, but that’s precisely what my heroine needs to do. It’s a good thing there’s a gorgeous spy in the offing…
Another castle features heavily in the story, but more on that another time.
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