A Twist of Fate – Exposure

For once, I don’t mean exposure in a sexual sense. I mean media exposure, the exposure of having your life scrutinised and speculated on.

Tomorrow, A Twist of Fate is released in ebook format, with the paperback following in a couple of weeks. Much of the plot is focused on how the media treat Callie and Paul after their safe return following the plane crash, and how they in turn handle the celebrity.  Continue reading “A Twist of Fate – Exposure”

A Twist of Fate – Exposure

A Twist of Fate – Desire

Let’s look at another theme from the book before the release of A Twist of Fate on Friday. Today, it’s desire.

That may not be a surprising theme to you – I can hardly write a steamy romance without desire. But desire is part and parcel of so much else: denial, self-awareness, realisation and the hope of love. The extreme desire Callie and Paul feel for each other in the book is borne first out of trauma, but is maintained through conflict, if not explicitly with each other, then for what the other stands for. Continue reading “A Twist of Fate – Desire”

A Twist of Fate – Desire

A Twist of Fate – A Break from the Norm

In anticipation of the release of A Twist of Fate on Friday, today I explore another theme of the book: predictability, or rather, breaking from predictability.

Callie, like so many of us, expects to follow a particular path through life. It’s a path already well-trodden: decent school, good degree, respectable job, a boyfriend her parents and friends approve of … She intends to continue down that path. Why? Because it’s the right path? Not necessarily. Again, like so many of us, she sticks to the predictable because it’s easy, because it’s expected. There is a certain comfort in predictability, even if it isn’t actually the best thing for us.  Continue reading “A Twist of Fate – A Break from the Norm”

A Twist of Fate – A Break from the Norm

A Twist of Fate – Guilt

The excitement is building! Friday sees the release of A Twist of Fate, my first full length book. Various themes occur in this story of unlikely love. In the build up to the release, I explore a theme a day and the part it plays in the story of Callie and Paul.

My first theme is guilt. Continue reading “A Twist of Fate – Guilt”

A Twist of Fate – Guilt

Snowed In – Listening in as Alice Raine chats to her character, Sean.

Today, I welcome the fabulous Alice Raine, author of the bestselling Untwisted series, to my blog. Alice is another of the authors in our anthology, Love Under the Mistletoe, out now. Here, we get to know one of her characters in a fascinating way.

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Firstly, a big, huge thank you to Demelza for hosting me today!

For this blog I thought I’d write a short chat between myself and the lead male character in Snowed in, called Sean. Snowed In is my festive short story which appears in the Love Under the Mistletoe anthology along with stories by the awesome Demelza Hart, KD Grace and Elizabeth Coldwell.  Continue reading “Snowed In – Listening in as Alice Raine chats to her character, Sean.”

Snowed In – Listening in as Alice Raine chats to her character, Sean.

Santa Baby – Guest Post by Elizabeth Coldwell

Today, I welcome Elizabeth Coldwell who, along with Alice Raine, KD Grace and me, has a story out in a seasonal anthology packed with naughty but nice Christmas cheer. It’s great to have you here, Elizabeth.

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Hi, Demelza, and thanks very much for hosting me. I’m very happy to be able to talk about my story in the Cariad Christmas anthology, Love Under The MistletoeChristmas for OneContinue reading “Santa Baby – Guest Post by Elizabeth Coldwell”

Santa Baby – Guest Post by Elizabeth Coldwell