My new book Sunny Days at the Beach published by Choc Lit is out on 18 August 2020, and I am a mix of excitement and trepidation today. It’s always a strange time, because you want people to read your story, but you also want them to like it! Lol.
Here’s a description of the book:-
And I thought I’d give you a little taster from Chapter One…
When she looked along the road again, Nick was coming back, clutching a takeaway cup, a bottle and a paper bag. There was something strange about the way he was walking – fast, looking behind at regular intervals. Mandy stood up and went up two steps so she could see more clearly and realized he was being followed by a man. Her hackles rose. Who was he?
Nick spotted that she was watching him and sped up to reach her.
Mandy put her key in the lock to give them an escape route if they should need it, as Nick raced up the steps and almost threw the coffee cup at her. His face was flushed, his eyes wide.
‘You okay, Nick?’
‘Am now. That guy’s following me.’ He pointed unnecessarily with his bottle at the man hurrying along the road towards them.
Mandy stood up to open the door to Owl Corner Crafts and pushed Nick through it.
The stranger stopped at the bottom of the steps. He was out of breath, his chest rising and falling rapidly from the fast walk. Tall, broad shouldered and clean-shaven with copper- coloured hair that flopped long over his forehead, his eyes glinted like malachite in the early light. ‘Good morning.’
She dispensed with any pleasantries. ‘Why are you following Nick?’
‘As I’ve been trying to explain to him, his mother wrote to me. She claims that … that I’m his father.’
Mandy couldn’t speak at all for a moment, as if the air had been sucked out of her lungs. She scanned the stranger’s face again but wasn’t sure what his expression meant. He didn’t look comfortable as he stood shifting from foot to foot in front of her.
‘His father …? He hasn’t got a father.’
I hope that has made you interested, if so you can order the book here. Wish me luck for launch day …