Okay, there’s not just one exciting piece of news to share today, there’s two! Yep, you read that right, two! First up has to be the COVER REVEAL for my forthcoming book The Runaway Year, out on July 2nd 2013 as an ebook and paperback. The folks at Omnific Publishing have been busy, busy, busy coming up with a front cover for the book. And they had their work cut out, cos when they asked for input, my reply was ‘er, umm, right, well …” From that you can tell I didn’t have a clue. Well, here it is, it’s bright, breezy and contemporary – it screams sunshine at you, it screams British beaches (okay, okay, I know the two don’t necessarily go together, but fiction is fiction right?!) and, of course, romance in abundance … sigh!
Dumped by her hotshot boyfriend and boss, Layla Lewis quits her job and heads to Trecastle in North Cornwall to house-sit for a friend-of-a-friend. Trecastle isn’t new to her; it’s a place where she holidayed regularly with her now-estranged mother. It’s also the home of Hannah McKenzie, her childhood friend. Hannah has tempted her with a place to live and a job in the local pub. Needing time to nurse her battered heart and escape her “real life” for a year, Layla accepts.
Hannah is a talented artist as well as a barmaid. She lives in the village center with her boyfriend Jim, a singer in a local band. They are happy together, or as happy as they can be, considering. Hannah loves Jim, but there is someone she loves more and it’s pushing them to breaking point.
Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Layla’s fiery yet loyal friend Penny seeks revenge on her behalf, sending a forged email that could damage her ex’s business prospects. Penny wonders if she has gone too far but is soon preoccupied with her own problems: the sizzle has fizzled in her marriage, and she feels neglected. After getting frisky with Dylan one night, she confesses all to her husband—and he’s been like ice ever since.
Over the course of a year, there is laughter and heartache as all three endeavor to reign in their tumultuous love lives—discovering you can run all you like, but if it’s love you’re up against, true love, good things can only happen when you stand your ground.
If you fancy adding it to your Goodreads TBR list, I’d be delighted. Here’s the link: Goodreads.
But don’t go away just yet. Keep the drums rolling please because there’s more – I’ve also got a brand new website : www.shanistruthers.com.
Big shout out to David Cleworth at DC Creations for this. Not only is he brilliant, he’s affordable too – another double whammy! Please check it out, apparently the more hits it gets, the more Google learns to recognise it, the further up the foodchain it goes.There’s a contact box too if you want to leave a message – I’d love to hear from you.
Right, that’s quite enough excitement for one day. If you want to reblog this post or share it, please do. Meanwhile, I’m off for a lie down in a darkened room!!!