Mandy's Musings

Mandy's Musings

Monday, 24 February 2014

One Week and Counting!

I am VERY excited! A week tomorrow (March 4th) my e-book-version of Somewhere Beyond the Sea will go live, and on the Friday of that same week another e-book Dancing in the Rain will be launched. YES - that's two! I can hardly contain myself. What actually does that phrase mean? How would one contain oneself - in a box? A trunk with a padlock perhaps, Houdini fashion... sorry I digress.


So, they are very different books, though both within the romantic suspense genre. Somewhere Beyond the Sea is a mystery/suspense set in Cornwall, where all is not what it seems in the household of Dr Tristan and Karen Ainsworth. One of them has a dark secret that is at risk of exposure. But how far will the keeper of the secret go to protect it, and could their marriage survive if all the skeletons were to come tumbling out of the cupboard? I loved writing this book, because I found it a challenge to try to keep the reader guessing who has the secret and what that secret actually is. I hope I managed it!




Dancing in the Rain, as well as being a mystery/suspense also has a paranormal/spiritual aspect. It was the first adult novel I every wrote about eleven years ago. Needless to say it has been carefully edited and changed as I have learned so much about writing since then! It starts in England when our hero - research scientist, Jacob Weston's job and troubled dreams lead him thousands of miles away to Monument Valley Arizona. There, he finds answers to who he really is. His world is rocked by the realisation that his past has been built on a lie, but what is expected of him in the very near future is even more terrifying.


As you can imagine, I am over the moon (another odd phrase) that this novel is now being published and I hope both of them will be well received. I am already getting second (and third) book nerves! After the success of my first novel with Choc Lit PublishingA Stitch in Time, I guess it's only natural that I wonder if it could be repeated. 
So, with a huge amount of excitement and a little dollop of trepidation, I'll carry on counting down the days ... 

15 comments:

  1. You go girl - enjoy the excitement of it all. Those of us who read your books certainly will. J X

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  2. Two books in a week! Many congratulations, Mandy! I shall be spreading the word - starting with my friend, Hazel who's a big fan of yours! (My friends have good taste :) )

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  3. Thank you both! Really appreciate your support! xx

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  4. How fabulous, Mandy, to have out so close to each other. And both with such attractive covers and themes. I'm sure they'll shoot up the lists. xx

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  5. A wonderful feeling isn't it Mandy. I'm looking forward to reading them.x

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  6. Two books at once! I didn't realise. How wonderful. Congratulations and I hope they sell gazillions! xxxx

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  7. Wow Mandy - congratulations! How marvellous to have two books out in such a short time. And I love the thought that your first adult novel, written all those years ago, has made it into print. You've inspired me to have another look at mine! Very best of luck with them both - and I shall look forward to reading them.

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  8. Thanks,Liz, Evonne,Margaret, Berni and Kathryn for your good wishes! I'm so excited and biting my nails at the same time! And so glad that you have been inspired to have a look at your first novel again! Look forward to seeing it!

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  9. No need to bite your nails, it will all be fine! I'm looking forward to reading both your lovely new books.

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  10. You certainly have something to be excited - and proud - about! Well done and congratulations, Mandy!!

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  11. Actually, I wanted Tesco Online but the link brought me here. ;)

    Really looking forward to both books, Mandy. Doesnt seem nearly a year ago that ASIT was launched.

    Liv x

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  12. I know! Time has flown by! Thanks for the comments :) x

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