On the day of its release, I’m going to take a look at the theme of secrets in A Twist of Fate. Continue reading “A Twist of Fate – Secrets”
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”
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”
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”
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”
So, over the last few days, I’ve got things like this (sorry for fuzziness):
Suited to You’s ranking when on a brief free promotion:
Suited to You’s ranking when not free:
And this (that’s an orange Amazon best seller banner, btw)
Thank you, Tara and Patrick, you little stars. If you want to know why people are buying it, why not read it and find out? Three books in one with compelling characters, romance, and a lot of crazy sex. What more do you want? One five star review said it was ‘filthy and heartfelt in equal measures’ – just about sums it up!
The movie’s here. The consensus seems to be that, although hardly a cinematic masterpiece, it’s a lot better than the book.
I shall not comment. We all owe FSoG a lot and I am thrilled a fan fiction writer turned her erotic imaginings into something which gave a lot of people a lot of pleasure and made her rich. If it can happen to her, maybe it can happen to all of us one day. Yeah … right …
We all need good love and good sex. Getting it is never easy, but we can always dream.
Right now, I’m happy because people seem to be buying my Suited to You box set. It has romance. It has established characters and humour and all that. But it mostly has a lot of great sex. If you want some fabulous stuff to wank to, buy it. You won’t regret it. It’s a bargain. Tens of thousands of sexy words for under £3. A lot cheaper than a cinema ticket, and you can enjoy it in private too.
It’s Valentine’s Day. Treat yourself.