It’s August, and ‘A Twist Of Fate’ my latest novel hits the shelves. Hooray. I’m very excited that it’s finally out. That said, it’s always a bit strange around the time of publication, as there’s a big build-up and then nothing actually happens. It feels like one of my babies is starting school and I can’t help pacing anxiously, waiting to hear news – whether someone’s spotted someone buying a copy in Asda, or if there’s been a nice review, or, most importantly, if anyone’s actually reading it.
Fortunately, publication week has started off well with a fabulous 5 star review in Heat. This is what they had to say:
‘It’s 1971, and in a snowy forest two baby girls are handed over to East German gangsters. One is sent to an orphanage on the Polish border where she can be certain of hard work, hunger and abuse; the other is sold to a moneyed American couple and destined for a life of mega-privelege in the West. For more than 40 years, their paths cross without either one ever knowing the truth about their start in life.
It’s perfect beach-bag fodder, with drama on just about every page. As the girls grow up, they face and endless stream of betrayals and tragedies, and even the occasional good day. It’s classic Jackie Collins territory, by which we mean it’s freakin’ ace. Evil stepbrothers! Double-crossing, drug-dealing hookers! Secret babies! Yachts! Blackmail! It’s got the lot.
Pack it in your hand luggage and expect to spend a day of your summer hols reading…and refusing all food, drink and conversation.’
Even better, my fabulous publishers, Macmillan have hooked up with Champneys for an amazing promotion, where you can win a luxury two night spa break, with loads of treatments in a Champneys resort.
Plus, there’s loads of samplers available in Champneys spas and resorts. If anyone is in Brighton on 28th August, I’ll be in Champneys doing a special event at 6pm, so come along.
Here’s the details of the CHAMPNEYS COMPETITION, which I urge you to enter:
Details of my event: http://www.champneys.com/Day-Spas/Event
Click on the cover above to order or click HERE
Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.