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About the author:
My love affair with romance started when at eleven I discovered a stash of my aunt’s books. After a summer holiday spent devouring them from cover to cover, I was hooked on bad boy heroes and smart heroines. An avid reader for as long as I can remember, I always knew I’d write a book of my own someday. Finally, after a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, I wrote my debut novel, Catching London in 2017.
I just LOVED writing this book, it was so much fun! I especially enjoyed crafting the dialogue between the central couple. Arlo, the lead male is rough and raw – he’s a musician, after all. Despite her delicate appearance, his love interest and the main protagonist of the noel, London is no wallflower. She gives as good as she gets, always ready with the pithy one-liners designed to put Arlo in his place. Their interactions simmer with sexual tension each and every time. I won’t lie, I fell in (and out of) love with Arlo several times along the way, and found myself really wanting him to get his happily ever after.
Although this is my first book, amazingly, once I sat down to commit this story to paper (it lived in my head for a long time before that), it pretty much wrote itself. I’m lucky that I had plenty of personal experiences to inspire my writing – which no doubt, made the job easier.
What inspired you to write your book?
An avid reader for as long as I can remember, I always knew I’d write a book of my own someday. Finally, after a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, I was inspired to write Catching London drawing on my own experiences.
I know firsthand what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician, having followed my heart and my HEA halfway around the world to be with one. I moved from my hometown of London to Sydney more than a decade ago, after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil. Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and I’m still in Sydney, and still smitten.
I have toured with said badass and several bands, in Australia and overseas, and draw from the things I saw and heard during those crazy times in my novels. I certainly have plenty of inspiration to work with!
Here is a short sample from the book:
We kiss greedily, as though trying to get our fill, knowing we won’t be doing it again for a while, if at all. The thought knocks the wind from my lungs. Arlo pushes me up against the back wall of the elevator, both hands above my head, pinned against the mirror in one of his. He uses one knee to move my legs apart, and grinds his bulging erection against me fervently. I manage to pull back just enough to speak, though our teeth bump together when I do.
“So this is your idea of giving me space, is it?”
“Nah. Fuck that shit. Tomorrow. I’ll give you space tomorrow. Tonight you’re mine, and I’m gonna crowd you like a motherfucker.”