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Saturday, 8 February 2020

When Adam Met Evie by Giulia Skye




When former Olympic Swimmer, Michael Adams—now Canada’s hottest reality TV star— insults his fake showbiz wife on social media, he escapes the ensuing scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia. Desperate to experience ordinary life again—if only for a few weeks—he becomes “Adam”, just another tourist traveling through the Outback. But with a reward out for his safe return and his fame’s nasty habit of catching up with him when he least expects, he needs a better disguise… and he’s just found it.

Sweet and scruffy British backpacker, Evie Blake, is taking a year out of her busy London life. Tired of lies and liars, she’s looking for adventure to heal her broken heart. So when the hot Canadian she meets at the campground offers to be her travel partner through Western Australia’s wild Kimberley region, she grabs the chance, unaware he’s got the world out looking for him.
He’s just a down-on-his-luck traveler, right?


Title:    When Adam Met Evie
Author:    Giulia Skye
Publication Date: 7th Feb 2020
Links:  UK:  Amazon       UK:   Amazon


Our Review 



What a thoroughly unique, interesting and sexy debut from Giulia Skye.

The beautiful cover alone is enough to make me want to rush off on holiday and dip my toes in the water. 

Michael Adams is an Olympic swimmer who became involved in a showbiz marriage following a stint in a reality show. Although his life looked perfect from the outside he had begun to hate everything about it and the only escape he could think of was to hide away in Australia where no one would recognise him. 

Evie is also escaping her real life following heartbreak that has wounded her deeply and decides to backpack around the Australian outback.

The scene where they meet is so funny and Evie certainly gets more than she bargained for. When they meet there are fireworks instantly although neither of them let the other know straight away. Then a situation arises where they realise that they can help each other out.

What follows is an exciting journey travelling around the Australian outback with descriptions so vivid I felt as though I were kicking the red dusty sand with my shoes. Funny enough I was actually in Australia when I read the end of the book which really added to the feel of it.

Adam and Evie’s relationship, although awkward at first, eventually blossoms as they are able to slowly let their guards down, their interactions with each other were funny, angry and incredibly sexy. They immediately just seemed to get each other but that didn't make their relationship any easier. Neither of them found it easy to trust after things that had happened in their pasts and it was wonderful to see them enjoying the sights and each other. However twists and turns ensure that problems arise which threaten their happiness and that keeps the story interesting as they find they have a lot to work through.

I really enjoyed being in the man's point of view and to delve into his deeper thoughts as well as Evie's. I also thought it was an interesting angle to see how the effect of reality shows and showmances can have on people especially when the glitter wears off and the cameras stop filming and the reality of their lives is too awful to bear. 

This is the perfect holiday read or one to warm you up in the cold winter months. I am already looking forward to the next book from Giulia Skye.

Sincerely
Book Angel x

About the Author

Italian-born Giulia Skye spent her childhood watching classic Hollywood films and thinking up her own romantic stories. After two decades working in TV production, she knew turning those stories into novels would be much more enjoyable - and far cheaper – than turning them into films. She still keeps her hand in TV production but is at her happiest being a stay-at-home mum, spending time with her family, growing her own vegetables and conjuring up sizzling stories about sexy heroes meeting fiesty heroines who aren’t always as they at first appear.  When Adam Met Evie is her first novel, Book 1 of her “Take a Holiday” series.



Social Media Links – Twitter handle; @giuliaskye
http://giuliaskye.com/my-books/



Friday, 31 January 2020

Romance Reading Month February2020






The Romantic Novelists' Association launch their inaugural
Romance Reading Month


February 2020 sees the first Romance Reading Month for the Romantic Novelists' Association. The aim of the initiative is to encourage people to buy, borrow and read Romantic Fiction. Here is a calendar of events to show what’s happening when and how you can get involved;

1st-7th Feb

Love My Library Week, we all know the good work our libraries do, so we want to encourage everybody to borrow a library book and fall in love with a love story. So you can do the same, borrow as many romance novels as you can and tweet a picture of you and them to @RNAtweets using the following hashtags #LoveMyLibraryWeek #RNA60  Whilst you are there why not introduce yourself if you haven’t already, maybe let them know you are available for signings and talks. Just remember though libraries are for life and not just for Romance Reading Month.

3rd Feb

Announcement of Shortlistees for the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. It’s always an exciting time of the year so congratulate our contenders and spread the word across social media.

8th Feb

Talk with Tracy Chevalier at the Leonardo London City Hotel. Buy your tickets here and share any pictures to @RNAtweets https://romanticnovelistsassociation.org/event/general-meeting-2/edate/2020-02-08/

9th Feb

Celebration of LGBQTIA+ Books. Show support for our Rainbow Chapter by sharing your favourite LGBQTIA+ books, characters and authors. Please tag @RNAtweets using the #LoveIsLove #RNA60

14th Feb

Launch of new Facebook Group – Romantic Fiction Book Club. Buy a Romance Novel and share your thoughts on this brand new platform, invite your readers to join in the fun.

15th Feb

Love Writing Manchester Event at Manchester University, RNA Author Debbie Johnson is Headlining, buy your tickets here and share any photo’s to @RNAtweets http://www.manchesterwritingschool.co.uk/events/the-love-writing-manchester-series-launch-event-with-special-guest-author-d.

17th Feb

Challenge crime authors to read a romance novel and feed back their thoughts. Ask your friendly neighbourhood crime authors if they would like to read your novel and post their review to @RNAtweets on the 17th, maybe you could do a review swap and you review one of theirs too. #CrimeAuthorsLoveRomance

20th Feb

Review a romance novel day. We all must have books that we’ve read and loved but maybe it was before reviewing became a ‘thing.’ Think of an old favourite and post a review on all the usual platforms. Post a link to @RNAtweets #DiamondReviews #RNA60

23rd Feb Post a video

Join celebrities like Marian Keyes by videoing a short clip (approx. 1 minute) telling us your favourite romance novel and wishing the RNA a Happy 60th Anniversary. Or if you prefer a photo and a message would be good too.

Here’s a short script to help you out

“Hi, my name is ??? And I am (insert occupation here)

My favourite romance novel is ??

Written by ??

The reason I love it is because (a couple of sentences about why it’s your favourite.)

I would like to wish the RNA a very Happy 60th Anniversary”

29th Feb

LeapIntoA LoveStory Get together with friends to talk about books or maybe start a book club. Some of the chapters are opening their doors for the day to bloggers, readers and industry professionals. Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to post any pictures to @RNAtweets using #LeapIntoALoveStory #RomanceReadingMonth


Throughout the month we will be celebrating underrepresented authors and invite readers and authors to share diverse stories and characters across social media platforms using #RNADiverseRomance #RNA60

Kelly Lacey from @LoveBooksGroup blog is hosting many of our authors every day in February so please look out for those posts and share them far and wide.

For further details about Romance Reading Month please contact annettehannah@romanticnovelistsassociation.org


Monday, 13 January 2020

The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen by Juliet Ashton





About the Book

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but Cherry Blossom Mews is a miraculous place. It's somewhere that finds you, rather than the other way around.

Sadie McQueen has leased a double fronted space in this small cul de sac in a culturally diverse corner of central London. The cobbles muffle the noise of double-deckers roaring past the arched gates. Turn right and you are in a futuristic maze of corporate glass monoliths. Turn left and you see a wide street with many different houses. Towering above the mews are the degenerating tower blocks of an infamous estate. The old folks home and the nearby school are both in need of TLC; the private members' club that set up shop in a listed Georgian building has been discreetly refurbished at huge expense.

Into this confusion comes Sadie. She fell in love with the street the moment she first twisted her ankle on its cobbles. Her double-fronted unit is now a spa. She has sunk all her money into the lease and refurbishment. She's sunk all her hope into the carefully designed treatment rooms, the calm white reception space, the bijou flat carved out of the floor above.

Sadie has a mission to connect. To heal herself from tragedy. Sadie has wrapped the mews around her like a warm blanket, after unimaginable loss and unimaginable guilt. Her hard-won peace is threatened, not only by the prospect of the mews going under but by a man aptly named Hero who wakes up her comatose heart.
Sadie has a lot to give, and a lot to learn, not least that some ghosts aren't ghosts at all.

Title: The Fall and Rise of Sadie McQueen
Author: Juliet Ashton
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 26th December 2019
Links:  UK:   Amazon       US:   Amazon




Our Review


I really feel as though I've become part of the neighbourhood of Cherry Blossom Mews, it is the sort of place that I imagine would feel like a warm hug as soon as you set foot in it. Cherry Blossom Mews is where Sadie McQueen escaped to when her life went so disastrously wrong.

Feeling full of guilt and self doubt she set up home there and opened up a beauty salon in the premises below her flat. Every chapter begins with an email invitation for the Residents meeting for Cherry Blossom Mews.

The neighbours are such an eclectic bunch, some would say misfits, each with their own personal problems and individual charm. They may not get on with each other all the time but they are completely protective of each other when push comes to shove.

The characters' stories were full of unexpected twists and turns and shocking revelations which managed to tug on every emotion and I can honestly say I didn't see any of them coming.

The writing flows gracefully at a relaxed pace and I felt was incredibly poetic. The general feel of the book was one of warmth, cosiness, love and friendship.

Addiction was a very strong theme throughout the book and brought up some very raw moments but was dealt with sensitively.

Sadie McQueen has had a tough battle to face but with the characters from Cherry Blossom Mews helping her fight her corner, you just know she will get there in the end because they leave no one behind.

This book faces hard issues but has an uplifting finish and all the love, warmth and humour of Juliet's previous book The Sunday Lunch Club.

Sincerely
Book Angel x

About the Author


I enjoy writing almost as much as I love reading. Books are constant friends; no fall-outs about borrowed shoes, no lusting after the same man. The books I write are about love in all its colours. Romantic love, of course - it makes the world go round, after all - but also family love, the way we feel about our friends and children and colleagues and the woman we see every day on the bus but never say 'hello' to.
There's no end of inspiration. Most authors are baffled by that commonly asked question, "Where do you get your ideas from?" The answer is simple: YOU. People are inspiring, with all their niggling faults and shimmering virtues. The tangles we get ourselves into, and the ludicrous ways we attempt to untangle ourselves, are a never ending source of material. In fact, most authors daren't use too much real life in their books because it would sound too much like fiction.
I've just remembered that this is supposed to be a biog, so here's some info about me. I live just outside London with my daughter, Niamh, who's 12, and my husband, Matthew, who's considerably older than that. The house hums with creativity, as I scribble downstairs and Matthew composes music for theatre and TV upstairs. We have two dogs, one of whom is wildly energetic, one of whom was born an old lady and prefers to sleep all day.
Hmm, what else? I'm Irish, but you wouldn't know that from my accent. I can't sing. My favourite crisp flavour is Roast Chicken, but I reserve the right to change that at short notice.
I hope you enjoy my books. They are the way I speak to the world.

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer




About the Book

Their parents thought they were hiding…

One beautiful summer’s evening, thirteen-year-old twins Ivy and Erin Westmore snuggle down in a tent in their back garden, giggling and sharing secrets.

When their mother goes to wake the girls the next morning, their tent is empty.

The alarm is raised and Detective Natalie Ward is put onto the case. When the twins’ bodies are discovered on nearby marshland, covered with deep pink petals, an icy shiver travels down Natalie’s spine. Everything about the girls’ deaths reminds her of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career, which saw a killer of the worst kind placed behind bars.

The next day, that feeling is heightened when she receives a chilling note saying ‘I’m back’. Is this killer a copycat or did Natalie put the wrong person in prison all those years ago? In a small town, where no stranger goes unnoticed, what is Natalie missing?

Consumed by the case, determined to prevent more deaths, Natalie misses the fact that it is her attention the killer wants. And to get it, he has his sights set firmly on her precious daughter Leigh…

Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will keep you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter. 


Title: The Blossom Twins
Author: Carol Wyer
Published By: Bookouture
Publication Date: 12th December 2019
Links: UK:  Amazon         US:   Amazon



Our Review

Don’t be fooled by the sweet title because the Blossom Twins has to be Carol Wyer’s most chilling Serial Killer Thriller to date.

Natalie Ward is haunted by an horrific crime from her past when the body of a young girl is found with huge similarities to it. The Blossom Twins’ killer was eventually caught but due to a wrong turn in the investigation he was able to kill again. Natalie being a consummate professional has carried the guilt around with her ever since.

Her personal life is shattered but she has to carry on in her job to find the killer and prevent them from striking again.

The story races along at an incredible pace as we join Natalie as she tries to solve the crime and my heart was pounding out of my chest in some parts.

The unexpected devastation hit me like a punch to the stomach and shakes Natalie to the core. I felt totally bereft at the end.

Carol Wyer is brilliant at writing utterly gripping stories, each investigation has been unique and thrillingly twisted and the insight into Natalie’s private life as she feels constant guilt for not being around for her family has been fascinating.

Another fantastic read which I devoured immediately and now I’m desperate for the next one. 

Sincerely
Book Angel x



About the Author

Winner of The People's Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the 'dark side' in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ''Irritable Male Syndrome' and 'Ageing Disgracefully' and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines 'Woman's Weekly' featured in 'Take A Break', 'Choice', 'Yours' and 'Woman's Own' magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy... who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

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Friday, 6 December 2019

A Million Dreams by Dani Atkins



Beth Brandon always dreamed of owning a florist, but today the bouquets of peonies and bright spring flowers are failing to calm her nerves. Because today, Beth has a life-changing decision to share with her husband.

Izzy Vaughan thought she and her husband would stay together forever, but sometime last year, their love began to fade. They both find such joy in their young son Noah – but is he enough to keep them together?

Eight years ago, something happened to these two women. Something that is about to bring them together in a way no-one thought possible... 

Title: A Million Dreams
Author: Dani Atkins
Published By: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 14th November 2019
Links: UK:  Amazon      US:  Amazon



Our Review

Omg what can I say, Dani Atkins is the Queen of the emotional dilemma.

A million dreams tells the story of Izzy and Beth, two women who are brought together under the most heart-breaking circumstances. The conflict that they face puts them both in an impossible situation and my heart went out to both of these women and the excruciating pain they both had to endure. 

The way that Beth and Liam met after a double tragedy was very sensitively written and their sense of grief was almost tangible. The slow build up of their friendship was heart-warming.

This story will break your heart into a number of pieces and some of those pieces will break even more as the story unfolds.

Dani’s writing is so pure and full of emotion that I often get goose-bumps when reading her work. The emotions I felt when reading this book were different because normally you can get angry with someone and blame them but in this instance, because of things being intertwined, every character deserved empathy.

Make sure you have a huge box of tissues when reading this book which draws upon grief, heartbreak, loss, motherhood and true love that never dies. As the story moves on I can guarantee that every one of those broken pieces of your heart will be patched together again with the fresh hope of what’s to come for Beth.

Another devastating masterpiece from Dani Atkins that will stay in your heart and mind for a very long time. 

Sincerely
Book Angel x



About the Author





Dani Atkins is an award-winning novelist. Her 2013 debut FRACTURED (published as THEN AND ALWAYS in North America) has been translated into sixteen languages and has sold more than half a million copies since first publication in the UK.

Dani is the author of four other bestselling novels (THE STORY OF US, OUR SONG, THIS LOVE and WHILE I WAS SLEEPING) and PERFECT STRANGERS, a standalone eBook novella. In 2018, THIS LOVE won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award at the RNA awards in London.

Dani lives in a small village in Hertfordshire with her husband, one Siamese cat and a very soppy Border Collie.

Follow Dani on twitter @AtkinsDani or get in touch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/daniatkinsauthor 

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Sunday, 1 December 2019

Country Lovers by Fiona Walker



About the book
They say you should never go back, but glamorous Ronnie Percy did just that, to the home she ran away from with her lover.
But not everyone is finding it easy to forgive and forget.

Daughter Pax, fighting for custody of her small son as her own marriage disintegrates, is furious to have to spend New Year's Eve waiting for some stranger her mother has invited to help run the family stud farm.

Even more annoyed is the staunchly loyal stud head groom, Lester. Does Ronnie think he's lost his touch with the horses? And anyway, who is this so-called Horsemaker, Luca O'Brien? Why does he seem to be running away from something? And what is the true story of his relationship with grey stallion Beck, once destined for the Olympics, now broken and unrideable, screaming his anger from the Compton Magna stables.

Passionate, sexy, gripping, laced with her trademark wisdom and humour, this is bestselling Fiona Walker at her dazzling best.

Title: Country Lovers
Author: Fiona Walker
Published By:  Head of Zeus
Publication Date: 14th November

Pre-order links:Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZcQhcs

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Author Q & A with Fiona Walker

Welcome to Sincerely Book Angels blog.

What was the inspiration behind Country Lovers?
Country Lovers is inspired by the wonderful characters I’ve met living in rural England, especially the horsey set. They’re a sexy and fearless bunch who make friends for life, love their dogs and know how to party.

Did you always want to be a writer?
I originally wanted to be an actress and I studied drama, but I only ever got cast as mad old women which limited my options at twenty-one.

What other jobs have you had?
I’m very lucky to have been a full-time author since I was twenty-three, although I worked briefly in advertising after leaving university (and I had a host of strange student jobs before that, from serving medieval banquets dressed as a buxom wench, making Don Johnson’s off-menu sandwiches in a golf club, and selling novelty corgi snow globes outside Windsor Castle.)

How did it feel when your first novel was published? Slightly surreal and disbelieving, as well as utterly over the moon. I still do twenty-six years later.

Can you please tell us a little about your publishing story.
I used to read prolifically, and when I ran out of things to read that ticked my boxes, I decided to write instead. I wrote my first full-length novel, French Relations, in 1993, and I was one of very rare fairy tale ‘Slush Pile’ success stories: an agent spotted its potential straight away, signed me up and sold it over a weekend. I still pinch myself.

What other books have you written?
I’ve written eighteen novels. The others are: French Relations, Kiss Chase, Well Groomed, Between Males, Snap Happy, Lucy Talk, Lots of Love, Tongue in Cheek, Four Play, Love Hunt, Kiss and Tell, The Love Letter, The Summer Wedding, The Country Escape, The Woman Who Fell in Love for a Week, The Weekends of You and Me and The Country Set

Have you ever had writer's block?
I’ve never had total writer’s block – as in not being able to write anything at all - but I have had phases of being crippled with self-doubt, firmly believing every word is rubbish and desperately wanting to do something else for a living to spare the paying public the agony of reading it.

If so how did you overcome it? I read. The sheer joy of reading always makes me want to do it again (especially, I have to secretly admit, if you find yourself wanting to hurl the book across the room because you’d have ended it differently).

What motivates you to keep writing? Being the family breadwinner is a pretty strong motivating factor, along with not being qualified to do anything else for a living (although I’m now the right age to play mad old ladies, so if all else fails I might get my big acting break at last…). Mainly, I wrote because I love doing it.

Where is your favourite place to write? (can we please have a picture):

I’ve written all over the place: kitchen table, spare bedroom, attic, garage garden shed. I’m very spoiled at the moment because I’ve just moved to a new ‘office’ in our cottage in what was the annexe. It’s by far the biggest writing corner I’ve had and currently very tidy. That won’t last… 

Do your characters moods ever affect your mood and vice versa?
Maybe it’s because of my love of theatre, but I do find myself acting out the characters in real life, so their moods certainly can affect mine. But I do try to make all my characters sympathetic, even the rogues. And nobody kills anyone.

What three pieces of advice would you give to an aspiring writer? Get it finished. There are too many half-finished books left in drawers. Keep going right to the end, because that’s where the work really begins.

Edit it at least twice. I first read a physical print-out and cover it in pen marks and notes, changing the order of things, adding scene ideas. Then, once those ideas are incorporated, I send the file to my Kindle and spot lots of other little things like word repetition and continuity bloops.

Keep every scene you cut out in a scrapbook file for a future book. You may never re-use it, but it makes it easier to cut it out of the original if you don’t think it’s going to waste.

Which authors inspire you? I grew up reading an eclectic mix nabbed from my parents’ shelves, all of whom are huge inspirations: Angela Carter, Beryl Bainbridge, Wendy Perriam and Jilly Cooper (whose early books I adored with a passion). Modern authors I enjoy include Lianne Moriarty, Ali Smith and Kate Atkinson. And I am in awe of good script-writers – Victoria Wood remains my heroine, also Carla Laine and more recently Sharon Horgan and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

What are you reading at the moment? I’m reading Nina Stibbe’s Paradise Lodge, a wittily nostalgic novel about a teenager working in an old people’s home in the ’seventies. My description doesn’t do it justice because it’s great fun.

If your book was made into a film what song would you choose for the opening credits? Black Horse and the Cherry Tree by K T Tunstall.

Who would you choose to play your favourite character in the film of your book?
My daydream casting for Pax Forsyth would be Lily Cole: she’s bright and funny, can nail that rebellious British spirit and has the hair.

What is your next book about?
It’s a sequel to Country Lovers, with many familiar characters returning to join forced in a battle against big threats both to the village’s future and to that of one of its greatest love stories.

Thank you so much for joining us on our blog today and good luck with the book.
Sincerely
Book Angel x


About the Author
Fiona Walker is the author of eighteen novels, from tales of flat-shares and clubbing in nineties London to today’s romping, rural romances set amid shires, spires and stiles. In a career spanning over two decades, she’s grown up alongside her readers, never losing her wickedly well-observed take on life, lust and the British in love. She lives in Warwickshire, sharing a slice of Shakespeare Country with her partner, their two daughters and a menagerie of animals. fionawalker.com @fionawalkeruk facebook.com/fiona.walker.16568
Follow Fiona:
Twitter: @fionawalkeruk
Facebook: @fionawalkeruk

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Love Songs for Sceptics by Christina Pishiris




About the Book
My brother’s getting married in a few weeks and asked for help picking a song for his first dance. I suggested Kiss’s ‘Love’s a Slap in the Face’.

It didn’t go down well.

When she was a teenager, Zoë Frixos fell in love with Simon Baxter, her best friend and the boy next door. But his family moved to America before she could tell him how she felt and, like a scratched record, she’s never quite moved on. Now, almost twenty years later, Simon is heading back to London, newly single and as charming as ever . . .

But as obstacles continue to get in her way – Simon’s perfect ex-girlfriend, her brother’s big(ish) fat(ish) Greek wedding, and an obnoxious publicist determined to run Zoë – Zoë begins to wonder whether, after all these years, she and Simon just aren’t meant to be.

What if, despite what all the songs and movies say, you're first love isn't always all it's cracked up to be? What if, instead Zoë and Simon are forever destined to shuffle around their feelings for each other, never quite getting the steps right . . .

With a smart, relatable central character and razor-sharp wit, Love Songs for Sceptics is perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Lucy Vine and Lindsey Kelk. 

Title: Love Songs For Sceptics
Author: Christina Pishiris
Published By: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 28th November 2019
Links: UK:  Amazon     

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My Love Song for Sceptics

I'm probably not the best person to ask about this because on our wedding day we never really thought about a song for our first dance as most of our favourites were quite upbeat apart from The Smiths which my husband was very much into at the time but I thought were far too miserable for a wedding. Anyway we ended up letting the DJ choose and were very happy to dance along to 'Nothing Compares to You' by Sinead O'Conner. She has a wonderful voice and I quite liked being told that nothing compared to me. It was only a few days later that a friend asked me why I had chosen a break up song for our first dance!! It honestly hadn't even occurred to me to take the song so literally and I had thoroughly enjoyed it, also we've been married thirty years next year so maybe it was our good luck charm.
So I have scoured my brain and the internet for a suitable song for the fabulous book by Christina Pishiris, Love Songs for Sceptics and then I came across the perfect one. ‘I Love to Hate You’ by Erasure, a band that saw me through my teenage years and still has me singing full blast if I ever hear one of their songs. I chose this because it’s so insulting but still sung in a joyful catchy way that you couldn't help but join in. 

Love Songs for Sceptics is such a unique concept for a book and I really can't wait to get stuck in to it.

Sincerely
Book Angel x

About the Author

Christina was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents, who used to bribe her to go to family weddings by promising that George Michael might be there. To deal with the inevitable disappointment, she began making up stories on napkins and has been writing ever since.

Her debut novel, Love Songs for Sceptics, a romcom set in the world of music journalism, will be published by Simon & Schuster in November 2019. Come and say hello on Twitter: @ChristinaPi or on Facebook: @ChristinaPishirisAuthor

For more info, visit: www.christinapishiris.com