From Convent to Consort by Leigh Anderson

Empress Wu was the most notorious woman in Chinese history. A woman who dared to rule China in her own name. Chinese historians call her wicked. Lecherous. Dangerous. But how much of that is true? How did she escape life in a convent end up the consort of her dead husband’s son and eventually China’s empress?

From Convent to Consort tell the story of Empress Wu in her own words.

Targeted Audience: Adult Women

Author Bio:
Leigh Anderson has lived in Asia for many years, which inspires her to write romances set in ancient China. Her friends and family have no idea what she writes in the dark hours of the night, when sleep eludes her. She keeps her fantasies safe within the confines of her writing….for now.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are not enough erotica books that feature strong Chinese women. My series will highlight these women.

Read more, including a sample from the book [Read more…]

An Impossible Marriage by Meriel Brooke

Cover-An-Impossible-Marriage-10-SMALLSamuel Singleton, a farmer’s son, enlists as a teenager at the outbreak of the First World War, after which he goes to Malaya to start a new life as a rubber planter. He meets Ruth, an attractive and sophisticated woman. They marry, but the marriage is stormy, and Ruth has an affair with the young doctor on the rubber estate. His childhood sweetheart, Mary, realises that something is wrong when Sam does not send for her as promised. She has not told him that she is pregnant and attempts suicide by jumping off a bridge on Sam’s mare, Bella, but is saved by their neighbour, Richard Lewis. They bring up the child, Andrew, as their own. Sam and Ruth have a child, Stephanie, who is sent to school in England. While Stephanie is training to be a nurse at a London teaching hospital, she meets a medical student, Andrew Lewis, and discovers that they are neighbours. They fall in love and decide to marry. Sam’s parents then decide they must tell Sam that Andrew is his son and therefore Stephanie’s half-brother, and that Stephanie and Andrew must end their relationship.

Targeted Audience: Adult

Author Bio:
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but it’s taken a long time and several careers to achieve this ambition.
I was born in Malaya, was sent to boarding school in England at the tender age of three, then to Canada during the war (Second, not First World War!), then Australia at the end of the war, then back to England where I finished my schooling at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.
I qualified as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and worked for a plastic surgeon before following my heart and changing careers to act in film, TV and stage including the American Shakespeare Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. I wrote and directed several plays and was a member of the Directors’ Guild.
Some years ago I moved to Herefordshire and set up a small organic farm with my husband.
My first book, ‘Pot of Gold’, a humorous account of downshifting, was first published in 1997 and was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary about our farm.
My children’s book, ‘Jacqueline Jackdaw’, is about a clever jackdaw who becomes friends with a young boy.
My first novel ‘An Impossible Marriage’, about a farmer’s son who became a rubber planter in Malaya,has just been published by Ex-L-Ence-Publishing. The story concerns the consequences to all involved after he deserts his childhood sweetheart and marries a more sophisticated woman. Years later, the offspring of his two relationships fortuitously meet. This was originally published under the title of ‘Blood Marriage’.
My second novel, ‘Sweet Mungo’, about a young actor, is now in the process of being published.
All my books are available on Amazon.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I started writing this book nine years ago and originally it was just a record of my father’s career (he fought in both world wars). Then I realised it would make a good story, and my first efforts were terrible, but nine years later I feel proud of it

Read more, including a sample from the book [Read more…]