Originally this blog was just going to be about my new novel. But there’s a lot happening over the next few weeks, particularly at the start of next month and before that I’m visiting my mother in Canada.
Changing Perspectives, published by Affinity Rainbow Publications, is due for release on 1 November. On the same day, Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars (see previous blog) is also coming out. Then I will be attending the Diva Literary Festival the first weekend in November where Running From Love has been shortlisted in the Romance category for the very first Diva Literary Awards (Vote here). It’s all very exciting!
On to book number 7:
Changing Perspectives is different from my other six novels. For one thing it is set in 1993. That’s when I started writing the story. So it has been with me for a long time. When I submitted it to Affinity earlier this year, I wasn’t sure how it would be received. Luckily the beta readers liked it
You see, one of the main characters is a Masochist, definitely with a capital ‘M’. And although she projects a tough exterior image, I know her vulnerabilities. Dani Barker is one of my all time favourite creations. As is her opposite number in the story, Camila Callaghan. Getting these two together has taken twenty-four years…but it has been a labour of love.
Back of the book blurb:
Art director, Dani Barker, lives life on the edge and getting into a fight in a lesbian leather bar on a Friday night isn’t an unusual occurrence.
Camila Callaghan, finance director for a large company, feels satisfied with her life in most respects. She enjoys her job and thinks it’s necessary to stay in the closet to maintain the position she’s worked hard to achieve.
When Dani and Camila meet, they both sense an attraction, but is it merely curiosity with each other’s contrasting lives? Dani hopes that Camila can be the partner she has longed for since her earliest forays into SM. The boundaries of Camila’s settled world start to blur as she questions her own feelings for Dani and what she represents.
Will their differences make a long-term relationship achievable? A change of perspective for both women is needed if they are to reach this goal.
So, a bit of a departure from my previous romances. I just hope readers will enjoy the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
The Starling Hill Trilogy: