Happy pub day, Sheryl!
|Photos courtesy of author|
Hi, Carol! Thank you so much for inviting me back to Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog as a guest author. So glad I didn’t scare anybody off with my WIP pieces – I do get a bit excitable, sometimes, you know! Can you tell by my author pic? That’s me above, at the wonderfully successful and innovative LoveaHappyingEnding Summer Audience event, looking as if I’m about to take off, appropriately as TWO books in my current three-book contract are now launched! You can just glimpse the fabulous book covers on the display stand behind me, but just in case you can’t quite make them out – and just in case I haven’t already put them about at bit, along with myself (no, not aboutabout– I don’t think I’d have the energy!), I’ve popped them below, so you can see for yourself what my excitement is all about:
And here, for your delectation, are the books in the actual flesh – Ta-dah!
Currently awaiting approval – from Snoops (aka Rambo), who’s a bit miffed because he only got to star in Recipes for Disaster.
Still, being the selfless sort (and given thatSomebody to Love has been endorsed by the owners of the doggy hospital who nursed him back to health), he’s prepared to concede that the other two books are not bad.
… not bad at all. Pretty good, actually.Yep, I’m sold. I could fancy the gorgeous, hapless policeman myself.
OK, Snoops, give it back. What do you mean, ‘shan’t’? I need it - for my book-signing at Waterstones in Bromsgrove. Come on, Snoops, let go, there’s a good doggie. Snoops?! Give it back. You can’t fancy the gorgeous, hapless policeman, he’s mine. And, anyway, he’s a boy. Now, give … it … back.
Sigh… No good. Looks like Snoops is adding it to his box of favourite things, while I go away and finish my other WIPs - for which Safkhet are keen to offer me another contract. Another one?!OMGosh! Snoops, guard those books with your life while go off and clone myself so I can type faster.
Do you think the publishing world is ready for two of me, Carol? Haw, haw. Right, where was I? Chapter, um… I’ll find it in a minute. Meanwhile, here’s a flavor of what got Snoops so excited:
Somebody to Love
How do you tell her?
After a turbulent marriage to a man who walked off hand-in-offshoot with something resembling a twig, divorced mum, Donna O'Conner, doubts happy endings exist. She'd quite like to find herself an Adonis with… pecs …and things. Alas, that's not likely, when her only interest outside of work is hopping her three-legged dog in the park, carrying a poop-scoop. In any case, Donna isn't sure she'd know what to do with an Adonis if she fell on one. When PC Mark Evans comes along, gloriously gift-wrapped in blue, however, she can't help wishing she did.
Mark, a single father, is desperate for love. He doesn't hold out much hope, though, that there is a woman out there with a heart big enough to love him and his autistic son. Enter big-hearted Donna, plus three-legged dog. And now Mark has a dilemma. Pretending not to mind her house-bunny chewing his bootlaces, he's smitten with Donna on sight. Should he tell her his situation up-front? Announcing he has a child with autism spectrum disorder on a first date tends to ensure there isn't a second. Or should he skirt around the subject, which amounts to a lie? When one lie leads to another, can he ever win Donna's trust back? Admit that he didn't trust Donna enough to let her into his life?
Publisher’s Note: Somebody to Love has been made with love... love of animals. Sheryl Browne has done excellent research on assistance dogs for the handicapped, specifically their use with autistic individuals. With a focus on romance with police officers, appealing to all readers who love our boys in blue, the author's "teasing but not telling" style makes this read appropriate for anyone, including young adults and older teens.
Warrant for Love
It can't get any worse, can it?
Leanne Curtis has shared more than her heart and her home with her womanising man. She's shared her pin number. The scales are peeled painfully from her eyes when she spots female footprints on the inside windscreen of his car. Devastated, Leanne storms off into the night. He wasn't going to pay her back when he sold his flat, his bolthole, his shag-pad, probably, the absolute…! Shivering on a street corner, Leanne comes up with a survival plan. She's no choice. If she's to keep her son in PS3s, Leanne needs a lodger.
Brought up in care, Police Constable Paul Davis doesn't communicate well. On duty, he's gloomily contemplating his impending divorce. His wife sleeping with his sergeant is not helping his morose mood. His sergeant has a history, and Paul needs to find somewhere decent to live in order to gain custody of his son, fast. And to keep his job. Wrongfully arresting Leanne Curtis for soliciting, he muses, whilst avoiding five-star-freezer looks from her friends, might not be the best way to do it.
Could fate have brought them together, though? Leanne needs a respectable lodger. Paul needs a home. One thing leads to another, and Paul can't quite believe his luck. When a blackmail plot ~ cooked up by Leanne's friends ~ threatens their budding relationship, however, is Paul compelled to uphold the law? Or will he risk everything to make sure Leanne's abusive ex gets his comeuppance?
Publisher’s Note: Warrant for Love is not your typical rom-com where only one gal gets the guy — Sheryl Browne brings together three couples in a twisting story that resolves perfectly. With a focus on romance with police officers, Warrant for Love appeals to all readers who love our boys in blue.Complex yet everyday relationship problems makes this read appropriate for young adults and older teens.