Saturday, 27 August 2011


It seems everything.  I read this blog post: 'What's in a Name?' by the lovely Liane Spicer months ago about the power of name.  Now, I acknowledge that power too, but in a different way.  My sexy, intelligent, too-good-looking-for-his-own-good first love, Oliver, died tragically young.  I don't write fiction about my life or anyone else’s because it inhibits my writing, but I thought I would name the male protagonist in Envy after him, in remembrance.

The story is not autobiographical (I would have beaten any woman who messed with him...just kidding!), but perhaps using his name is inhibiting me in some way.  Maybe because I know that he was the bees' knees and so hot he sizzled, I’m not doing enough to convey this character's stellar qualities to reader—his gentleness, his drop-dead gorgeousness, his to-kill-for hotness.  Maybe I should rewrite the story and call him Paul or Simon.  Maybe.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


I have revised Envy and it is once again available for sale in Kindle format. If you had bought the previous version and would like it replaced by the new version, please log on to your Amazon account and go to the ‘Manage Your Kindle’ page. From ‘Actions’ select ‘Deliver To’ and the new version will be sent to your device, replacing the old version at no extra cost to you.

I hope I have made the story clearer and given the characters a little more depth. The novella is meant to be slightly improbable and totally wacky – a warning to any woman who covets another’s man and is prepared to steal him at any cost. Some readers may find it too far fetched and others may seek to pin it to a particular genre. It does not quite conform to any one writing form – it is a ghostly, but not scary, erotic romance – a crazy idea I had which I put down on paper, or more precisely typed on my laptop.

I want to thank everyone who read the previous version and gave feedback. It made me realize that although I did not want the story to turn into a full-length novel, I needed to give a bit more backstory to enable readers to understand each character’s motivation. I hope I have done enough to engage their interest and would love to hear any further thoughts and comments. Happy reading!