Hello. It’s me again, I’m afraid. Budge up a bit, chaps, and… IS that an acorn? Ow. Really Squizz, have some decorum, I thought I’d got another boil on my bum for a minute. Now. Where was I? Ah yes. The reason that the gorgeous Squizzey has allowed me access to this page (apart from the fact that I have in my possession one or two <ahem> photographs of a certain squirrel somewhat the worse for drink), is to enable me to give all you lovely people – ow!- and squirrels, yes, some insight into my new release from Choc Lit publishing … I give you Starstruck!
Nearly as beautiful as me, considerably more colourful and, of course, I don’t have a wonderful quote from the lovely Sue Moorcroft emblazoned across me. The tattoo parlour was closed.
Starstruck is about memories, scars both visible and mental, the haunting dusty skies of Nevada and there’s an inflatable Dalek in there too for good measure. Here’s the blurb, to help your appetite become further whetted.
Our memories define us – don’t they?
And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fiancé. It’s left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence.
Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada – and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises – will help her heal. But she bumps into mysterious sci-fi writer Jack Whitaker first. He’s a handsome contradiction – cool and intense, with a wild past.
Jack has enough problems already. He isn’t looking for a woman with self-esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors. Yet he’s drawn to Skye.
An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can’t have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past …
Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together?
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for – the competition. We’re doing this one slightly differently, in that you need to follow my blog tour in order to be in with a chance of winning one of three copies of the book, together with some delicious Montezuma chocolate. What you must do is – carefully peruse this blog (it’s all right, perusing isn’t illegal, I checked), pick out the word in capitals and then write it down somewhere safe. Each succeeding blog will have another (or maybe several, sometimes I just go mad like that) capitalised word, and each one of those must be treasured as you would your last Rolo. Or walnut, yes, thank you Squizzey. When my tour is over and you have all breathed a huge sigh of relief and returned to your real lives, you should have a collection of words which you then have to put in an order such as will make sense. We writers like to call this a ‘sentence’. This will form a question, to which you must e-mail the answer to Choc Lit. Three lucky (or patient) people will be given copies of Starstruck as a reward!
The Starstruck blog tour stops and dates are as follows:
18 July – The Nut Press
25 July – LoveRomancePassion
01 August – Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog
08 August – Katy Little Lady
11 August – Novelicious
15 August – Debs Daydreams In the Plotting Shed
22 August – Lucie Wheeler
29 August – Choc Lit Author’s Corner
So there. And now I must leave you to carefully hunt through this post with your magnifying glasses while Squizz and I pop round the corner to the local bun shop to arrange easy-payment terms for the negatives of these photos…
Jane Lovering lives in Yorkshire with four of her children, several dogs, some cats and an unequal number of chickens. Sadly she has no amusing hobbies nor interesting jobs, although she does stare at trees rather intently and can drive a tractor at speed into the obstacle of your choice.
Starstruck is her second novel published by the lovely and patient people at Choc Lit. You can read a sample of the book on the Choc-Lit site here: Free Taste and you can pre-order it from Amazon UK or The Book Depository.