My guest this week is an author who I’ve been online friends with for like ages – possibly one of the first I met when I started on social media. Like me she has written in a variety of genres – some may surprise you. But over to Sarah to tell her own story.
“Aunt Sarah, why won’t Mum let me read your books?” Thanks, Sis… “they’re too sexy”. You can hear the next question! “The characters do things they shouldn’t.” Does my niece ask what sort of things? Nothing so simple… relatively. “How will I know what I shouldn’t do?” “Err…” Thankfully, the conversation was interrupted by her brother, but it left me thinking. Youngsters don’t respond well to “thou shalt not”, doing whatever to find out for themselves why not, but could I leave sizzling-hot sex out and feature a young teenager facing problems?
(I suspect this earlier reference was to Sarah’s series featuring rock stars and the behind the scenes behaviour they get up to! You can find out in the Royal Family Saga – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B081HF5YWW So, Sarah’s next series is very suitable for younger readers.)
Richard appeared on the scene in his own awful mess. Made redundant by a bank closure, and consequently poorer, his fiancée ditches him. His ex-wife dumps fourteen-year-old Maria on his doorstep. Oops! A girl trusting a strange man… she has no choice, though she doubts he wants her and runs away several times.
Meanwhile, my huge Weimaraner fusses, yet again, because she thought she was alone. They are a clingy breed and should be taught from puppies to be left in a comfy pen for gradually extended periods. She was eight when I got her from a rescue centre and a fully-fledged bag of nerves plus the shock of rejection. Enter stage left, Ben the Jack Russell, with all my dog’s insecurities and a few more from past rescue dogs.
So, Three Against the World was conceived and launched with my niece as Maria, both on the cover and acting in a short promotional video.
While she is heading towards sixteen and reading the book, I completed a trilogy entitled “Richard and Maria”.
Two Face the World tackles the problems that beset a couple separated by twenty-one years. Will enemies from the past draw them closer or split them apart?
One Alone in the World features their daughter, Eleanor, at seven, as a rebellious teenager, and grown-up and in love. Ben couldn’t live forever, but Eleanor has Annie. Another dog based on one of my rescues.
Sarah’s books would not be complete without the animals, something very close to her heart,
Sadly, being valuable pedigree bitches like these two is no guarantee of a permanent home, any more than some humans can be trusted not to put the kudos of “a good bag” of birds or the head of an endangered tiger before the creatures that should live safely in the wild. All royalties from my books go to support animal welfare worldwide.
That is something so special about Sarah’s books that every single sale goes to help animals.
All books on promotion for only $/£ 0.99 on the following dates.
http://viewbook.at/ThreeAgainstTheWorld Free Saturday, November 14th
http://viewbook.at/TwoFaceTheWorld 99 cents Thursday, November 12th – Wednesday 18th
Thank you so much Sarah for being my guest this week.
(Apologies for the untidy presentation, I’m still getting to grips – or rather not getting to grips – with the new format, but always happy to promote other authors.