Wednesday, 27 June 2012

KEY WEST the Sequel - updates from Duval St.

Am having seriously great fun writing the sequel to KEY WEST.

So many of the great characters that you met in the original will of course be back: Popcorn Joe, Don & Shirley, B.O. and maybe even the Key West Police Dept. Although there is one huge character that fortunately won't be reviving her role -- yup, the hurricane. But I can allay any fears, that there will be just as much trouble and roller coastering (if that's a word) as the first book.

I don't want to give away any secrets at this early stage BUT ... no, sorry, I just can't. Gabrielle would kill me if I let the cat out of the bag.

Well, I'd better get back to Duval Street ... and Mr. Leroy.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Naked Europe is here

After hectic voting the cover of NAKED EUROPE has been decided:

Option A won:

It was a close race. Thanks to all of you who voted (thank you, Dad!)

So finally the PREQUEL to KEY WEST is available to purchase as an eBook on: and  -- A new window will open so don't forget to come back.

So, I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed living it and writing it.

Here's the back jacket blurb:

Have you ever been to Europe?
Did you take your guidebook?
Did you meet that special someone?
Neither did I. So now I’m on my way back, and I’m going to throw the guidebook in the pissoir this time and endeavor to find my soul mate in the real Europe -- Europe behind the guidebook pages.
Come with me in the hunt for romance as I roll around naked in the Midsummer night’s dew in Iceland (it’s a tradition!), discover the Jewish gèto in Venice, unearth where the Beatles exploded onto the scene in Hamburg, get sucked into acting in an X-rated film in Amsterdam, clash and crash teaching skiing to an insufferable Saudi prince and his magnum-toting bodyguards in the Austrian Alps, shower with the coed volleyball team in Stockholm, get blown out of a job in the Basque Country by ETA terrorists, and stay with me as I have my heart broken in Paris, discover where the circumcisions took place in Istanbul, get roughed up by Romanians in the Canary Islands, bomb valiantly in language school with a randy lass named ‘Kinkie’ on Spain’s glorious Costa Blanca and just when it looks as if I will never find someone to share adventure with -- I do, I do, indeed.

Will be busy over the next weeks and months getting the word out about both books and with hope still find time to get back to working on the sequel to KEY WEST.

See you soon.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Naked Europe Book Cover

So which do you think is the best cover?

Option A

Option B
I'm veering towards A -- simple and straightforward. But am open to suggestions.
Will have the eBook up on Amazon as soon as the cover is finished.

So what is NAKED EUROPE all about? Well it's actually the PREQUEL to KEY WEST. So if you enjoyed reading that I hope you'll enjoy this one just as much. Here is the back-jacket blurb:

Thursday, 7 June 2012

NAKED EUROPE is coming soon

The prequel to KEY WEST is finished. It's called NAKED EUROPE.
I'm currently working on the cover. Can't decide if I should dig out an old photo of me hanging around some seedy bar in the Reeperbahn or a beautiful snow-capped Alpine scene. Need some input here: How 'bout a vote. OK, I'll put together the options and let the readers decide -- well reader ...

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

My proof arrived

Just received a little package -- delivered on a holiday Monday! Thank you, DHL.

My first proof of KEY WEST.

It looks great!

So, now, for those of you who prefer a physical book, you can read a paperback version of KEY WEST.

Would be great if you could give me a little thumbs up when you order.

Here's the link:
In the US:
In the UK:

I'm off now to Duval Street to get cracking on that sequel.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Check out LASCAR by Shahida Rahman

Want to introduce to everyone an author called Shahida Rahman.
Shahida has just launched her new book 'Lascar'.
Buy it on uk
A fascinating historical novel. Highly recommended.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Floating a little on cloud nine -- somehow The Bookseller and Journalist Katie Allen when reporting on the CrimeFest Dagger Shortlists added my name to this prestigious line up of literary talent ... I swear I didn't promise her beer for life or Thorntons every Thursday.

Think it must have something to do with my last name beginning with a 'B'