The Heat Is On

The Blog Tour has started so, it’s official, the sequel is on it’s way! Angie, Patty and the rest of the Mercury Travel crew will be getting up to all kinds of shenanigans (love that word!) as they grapple with a toady new competitor. I mean to say, how dare anyone take on the wonderful Mercury!

It was a little strange sitting down to write the sequel because so many people I’ve met have views on what Angie would and wouldn’t do. It was quite interesting to hear and at one stage (when I was researching a particular shopping trip between Angie & Patty – no spoilers though), it was downright hilarious hearing the views as to who would buy what! I think you’ll spot the scene I’m talking about quite quickly.

As well as the main battle, Mercury continues to take customers around the world and I’ve included some of the places I’ve really loved. It’s great to be able to tell readers about them and I hope the novel inspires some travel.

I’ll update everyone when the novel is ready & available – meanwhile, here’s the list of bloggers taking a sneaky first peak xblogtour

Thank You!

The Mercury Travel Club launches in five weeks and to say I’m starting to feel nervous would be an understatement! I really hope it gives everyone a good laugh. It’s a bit like planning a party; you just want everyone to have a great time and you know you won’t relax until you see your guests smiling and chatting. That’s why, right now, I need to say thank you to all those who have reviewed the book so far and given some fabulous feedback. Helen Lederer is a comedienne and actress I love to watch; she invented the genre “mid-lit” and really supports women who write comedy. Having read Mercury, I was delighted when she gave us a cover quote “A joyfully warm and witty read with real sparkle and knowing “. The day we heard back from her, I did a little dance!

I’ve also had some fabulous feedback and support from authors Carol E Wyer, Mandy Baggott, Alex Brown and Laura Lockington. In fact the whole writing community has been tremendous, offering advice and answers to my probably naive questions.

Mercury is now being read by the blogging community and I thank everyone who is taking part for your time and consideration. It does mean a great deal to me.

Finally, I have to thank all those who have pre-ordered Mercury. When I hear that you’ve had the faith in me to buy my book, it’s like a lovely big hug! I hope you enjoy it and once again – thank you, thank you, thank you !

You’re all absolute stars xxxxx

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