Congrats Trisha Harrington you are my giveaway winner. I’ll email you shortly^^
It’s my birthday tomorrow and to celebrate not quite being an age of any significance I’m going to do a flash giveaway for an ebook of your choice from any of my backlist, which will end at seven am tomorrow GMT. All you need to do is tell me your favourite character of mine. Or if you’ve not read any of mine, tell me your favourite of my book covers^^
(a very old picture of me :P)
Congratulations Elsa, you are my winner 🙂 I will email you shortly.
Thank you so much for reading and commenting everyone ❤
On 22nd May two years ago my first story was published. This is Not a Love Story means a lot to me. It wasn’t the first story I’d written, but it was the first story I sent off to a publisher as it was the one I felt the strongest about–the subject matter was (and is) important to me.
To celebrate I’m doing a give away for a signed paperback copy. I’m happy to ship anywhere in the world, so just comment to enter. Give away will end Wednesday midnight GMT. I’ll contact the winner on Thursday 🙂
This little story was inspired in part by my love for both the Spanish language and Argentina.
Te Quiero were the first words I learned in Spanish. They were in a book (incidentally about Argentina) called ‘The Story of the Night’ by Colm Tobin. I loved the character that spoke them (Pablo), and I also loved that the author didn’t translate anything, as those tiny smatterings of Spanish inspired me to learn more, and to eventually take classes (though that was a few years ago now). It’s a beautiful language. Writing Te Quiero has inspired me to go back to school at some point and to learn more.
There aren’t a great deal of Spanish words in this story, but with research and in-depth help from one awesome Spanish lady in particular (Rosalinda <3) I have endeavoured to use words authentic to Argentina.
Ally, my main character, is from Argentina (Buenos Aries). It’s a place I’ve never been, but have always longed to visit—I’ve always felt drawn there, ever since I was very small. I’ve dreamt about its vast and beautiful landscapes, the loneliness of them, or perhaps the aloneness. Sometimes places stick in your imagination and grow there. So, having Ally’s connection to his past, while not directly a part of the story, is important to me. This stunning picture of the Andes is borrowed from: http://tours42plus.com/blogs/admin/countries-of-latin-america/36/argentina
Ultimately this story felt as though it was a long time coming.
The next story in the series will be told from Levi’s POV. It’s entitled Silver and Gold, and will be a bit more of a substantial read^^ No time scales for release yet. I need to finish it first 🙂
I hope you enjoy Te Quiero. I had a lot of fun writing it.
Thank you so much for all the lovely comments!!<3 And thank you to everyone who entered^^ I’m so glad Natasha Snow’s gorgeous cover is getting so much love too ❤
My winners out of the hat are: Missy, Michael Thompson and TheSheShe! I will be emailing you all shortly 🙂
To celebrate the release of my novella Te Quiero next Friday (13th May) I’m giving away three pre-release copies. All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment. The giveaway will end midnight (GMT) Monday 9th and I’ll announce winners and send out the ebooks on Tuesday 🙂