Friday, 16 March 2018

Stephen Hawking, My Finger and My New Book...

I was devastated to read of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking. It seemed as if he was destined to live forever yet he had defied all the odds to live the fifty or so extra years once he was diagnosed.

I can remember reading A Brief History of Time - I loved it. I didn't understand it all but nevertheless it struck a cord. I lent that book to someone years ago and never got it back so brought myself a new copy of the updated version - A Briefer History of Time.

I even downloaded a copy of his thesis when he made it available to everyone a couple of years ago. 

He was my hero.

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“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense
of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. 
Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always 
something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up.”
― Stephen Hawking

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Well my finger is getting better slowly. It no longer feels weird when I touch it but it is still a baby pinky/red colour. I guess that will fade back to the same colour as the rest of my finger over the coming months.

Needless to say I am now extra careful whenever I make myself a cup of

My next book - Her Dom's Secret Past - is due out March 21st from my new publisher Evernight Publishing. So excited. I've seen the mock-up of the cover and love it! I can't wait to show it to everyone.

I can't believe that this will be my 18th book released. It was a big decision to change publishers and then I had to keep my fingers crossed that the MS wouldn't be rejected. Stupid things go through your head like - 'maybe Siren didn't really think I was a good author and only accepted my manuscripts because they needed a new book' or 'what if no publisher will accept me?'

How stupid is that?

Let's face it no publisher is going to accept one book, let alone 17, if they don't think they can make money from it. (And they sure made a lot of money from my

Anyway, I needn't have worried, Evernight said yes without hesitation. Made me realise I must actually be a good writer... ha ha. Anyway, I'm now waiting impatiently for the 21st March... lol.

So what's it all about?

           When Anabelle Rowley, fifty-five, takes a two-week break at an exclusive beach-front villa, she meets a man—but not just any man. Instead, this one ticks every box on her imaginary boyfriend list.

For fifty-two-year-old John Ethan, going on a short vacation to recover from injury and moving to Australia comes rather fast. Imagine his surprise when he meets a woman who arouses his every desire. 

Their holiday romance ignites fires in them both and this is something real, something long-lasting. But when Anabelle has to leave suddenly, neither has a way of finding the other again. 

Will they ever be able to locate each other? And if they do, then John must reveal a secret, a secret that he fears Anabelle will never understand.

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If you'd like to read an excerpt head over to my author blog

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