My crazy plan (publish 13 full-length books in 13 months) continues. My brand new novel is out today and, again, it feels like a dream come true. If you’ve read any of my work, you might have noticed I’m a sucker for a May/December romance. It’s a recurring theme in my stories, but I’ve never taken it quite this far.
It’s easy enough to write a novelette like Summer Heat or a flash fiction piece like Rather, which focuses heavily on the erotica aspect, but (let me tell you) it was something else entirely to have the characters deal with the consequences of their attraction. This is what I’ve done in Seasons of Love.
The main character, Alice McAllister, is a very set-in-her-ways woman in her fifties. She’s a little uptight, obsessed with work and anything love-related is not very high on her to-do list. Until she finds herself having to share a holiday home in the gorgeous Algarve with her business partner’s daughter, Joy. Joy seduces her and Alice is left to question EVERYTHING.
I know I always say this, but this is my favourite book I’ve written so far. I also believe it’s my best. I can’t put my finger on what happened while I was writing it, but, perhaps, telling the story from the point of view of Alice allowed me a freedom I haven’t previously experienced while writing. Needless to say, I had so much fun putting this middle-aged woman in situation after situation she had no idea how to deal with it.
Once again, my wife made a gorgeous cover. <3 If you’d like to know who and what inspired the character of Alice, I made a password-protected page (the password is Alice) here. (Don’t click if you don’t want to know.)
It’s the first time in a while I’m not putting a book in KDP Select, which means it will be available from all big retailers (and from the Ladylit website.) (UPDATE: Seasons of Love is now in KDP Select and will soon be available via Kindle Unlimited.) For this reason I don’t expect it to break any Amazon ranking records the way Release the Stars did (thank you for making that book such a big hit, btw!), but of course I hope it does well and finds an audience! 😉 (And my Launch Team seemed to dig it…) To give it a boost, though, I thought I’d try something new.
Here’s the deal: if you buy Seasons of Love (from the retailer of your choice) before 20 January 2016, you will get all four High Rise novellas for free AND a super-exclusive preview of French Kissing: Season Three.
Here’s how to claim you free gifts:
1. Buy Seasons of Love (see links below)
2. Find the fourth word of Chapter 9
3. Go to this webpage: https://www.harperbliss.com/freegifts/
4. The password to get in is the word you found in Chapter 9. Type it in the box (small letters, no caps!)
5. Download your free books!
Here’s the blurb for Seasons of Love:
Is age really just a number?
Alice McAllister is a successful solicitor who likes a quiet, disciplined life. But when her business partner Miranda forces her to take a vacation at her holiday home in Portugal, the presence of Miranda’s daughter Joy turns Alice’s world up-side down.
Despite their age difference, Alice and Joy embark on a fiery holiday romance… until they have to return home to London.
Will Alice be able to forget about Joy and what she has awakened in her? And how can she face Joy’s mother without guilt after such a passionate summer fling? Find out in this brand new sultry novel by the chart-topping author of Release the Stars, Once in a Lifetime and At the Water’s Edge.