I’m writing this from Melbourne, Australia, where I’ve been for the past few weeks. We’re here for my husband’s work, so it’s not been a holiday as such, tho’ I’ve had a great time. I’ve never been away from the UK so long before, and it’s been awesome just to “live” in another part of the world, albeit in a country that doesn’t feel as far from home as it really is. It got me thinking—these kinds of experiences are important for a writer, so how can my traveling enrich my output?
Travel has always informed what I write. Usually, my stories are inspired by historical sites back in the UK, but I’m pretty damn sure I could write a story set in Melbourne now. But would I dare write it from the perspective of somebody who’s lived here all their life? Hmmm. Interesting question. My instincts say “no.” After all, all I have to do is open my mouth and my British accent betrays me as a tourist, let alone all that fumbling for the correct coins when I open my purse. On the other hand, I have no qualms writing stories set in the twelfth century, despite the fact I’ve never been there. I guess it comes back to the trouble I have with the, er, nineteenth century. I’ve studied it a hell of a lot, to the extend I’m scared to write much about it. The more you know about a setting, the more you realize that you don’t know a bloody thing. I can make no claim to know what it would really be like to have lived all my life in Australia. However, experiences of any culture or place are diverse, and I can have an educated stab at it now, which I guess is what writers’ have to do. Research can only take you so far. After that, you just have to be brave!
Catching Kit, my first contemporary m/m paranormal, is out now!
Blurb: When government agent and Ethereal Being hunter, Denny, has to imprison an elf in his garage overnight, his life spins out of control. Caught and cuffed on the London Underground, Kit shatters everything Denny’s been taught about elves. How can Kit be a dangerous, mind-reading cipher who preys on human emotions? Kit’s gorgeous and funny, he’s got a cute arse. He even shares Denny’s quiet kinks for bondage and cross-dressing. Or so Kit claims.
When Kit wiles his way into Denny’s house for a session of mind-blowing sex, the elf seems too good to be true–till reality strikes. Denny’s fucked an elf. A prisoner in his charge. If he doesn’t take Kit to the containment depot he’s in big trouble, and Kit’s about to drop an equally devastating bombshell. The elf’s been searching a thousand years for a bloke like Denny. He ‘gets’ Denny’s kinks, adores role play and women’s panties, and now he needs Denny’s love to survive.
Is Kit preying on Denny’s emotions, or can Denny trust him? If so, dare Denny break the law and gamble his life to save the Ethereal Being in his bed?”
Review from Night Owls Review – 4.5 STARS! TOP PICK!
“If you’re looking for something saucy with a little extra spice this novel is one to read. You’ve got all the excitement of a kinky sexual encounter between two easily pictured males and you have a great storyline in just under 100 pages. I loved it! The story just sped right through my mind and I couldn’t put it down.” – Kyuu Satsui, Night Owl Reviews. Read more.