Christmas came early for me this year with the publication in October of my second in the Lizzie Flowers series, “The Fight for Lizzie Flowers”. The rewarding verdict from you guys was that you hadn't guessed the surprise opening! I had, actually, seen this scene in my mind long ago, so I won’t say more on Lizzie's adventures - not until book three! I’m also enjoying a sizzling December promotion with “Together for Christmas” at 99p both on Amazon and Kobo's shelves. Needless to say my virtual Christmas stocking is half-full even before the 25th!
Right now I’m working on the final edits of next year's book, a story I literally sat on the edge of my seat to write as my young East End heroine, Ruby Payne, teeters on the brink of disaster on almost every page! Without giving too much away, I can tell you that Ruby's precarious journey to find love, glamour and excitement sweeps her into London's West End and the tempting but shadowy world of 1950’s Soho. Ruby has some hard lessons to learn. And I can certainly relate to a few of them!
So whether you Google the greats via a screen, turn those delicious paper pages one by one, or listen to audio in a bubble-filled bath, I hope your literary escapism is choc-full of dynamic characters, pulverising plots and salubriously satisfying endings. (Whew!) I’ll be thinking of you over the holiday and look forward to chilling with you again soon. A very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to you all. Love CarolR x