Brief Encounters - a sparkling new anthology of six romantic short stories - is available now. Sweet and sexy, contemporary and historical, the collection has something for everyone.
The emphasis with these short stories is very much on FUN :0) They were fun to develop (over coffee and cake - see below), fun to write (cue many hilarious email exchanges between the three authors!) and fun to watch come together with the help of an on-line poll to choose the cover.
My first story, Miss Pattingham Requests, opens with Gyles Beaufort receiving a request to visit Kensington, something the broodingly handsome Gyles has no desire to do because he's in the middle of a desperate search ....
In The Virtuous Courtesan, we pay another visit to that magical place for romance, Rookery End. A prequel to the original Midsummer Eve collection, The Virtuous Courtesan is the story of just how Lord and Lady Allingham met ;0) I got the original idea after chatting with a friend, a conversation which took place in that most beautiful of Regency settings, the Pump Room at Bath. Very appropriate!
The other four Brief Encounters tales are by my friends, Nell Dixon, who writes warm-hearted contemporary romances, and Phillipa Ashley, who writes lively, sexy and fun romantic fiction. Together we call ourselves the Coffee Crew and we meet regularly to drink coffee, eat cakes and talk about writing.
Brief Encounters is perfect if you need a quick fix of romantic fiction during your coffee or lunch break, or to wind down with in the evening - either way, we hope you’ll love them!!
You can buy the ebook of Brief Encounters from Amazon UK or Amazon US. Other formats and paperback coming soon. Visit the Brief Encounters blog to find out more and for the chance to win a free copy :0)