today to talk about my new book.
are many beautiful places in the United Kingdom, but Cornwall is one of my
absolute favourites. I think this is partly because my parents used to take me
and my sisters there nearly every year for our summer holidays and some of my
best childhood memories are from those times.
and now I take my own children there. The beaches are beautiful and vary
greatly in appearance depending which area of the coast you visit. I love the
vast white sands of Crantock and Sennen,
equally the rock-pool strewn ones like Widemouth and Trebarwith.
that was both beautiful, yet with an underlying sense of danger. For me, that's
Cornwall. While the Atlantic Ocean is lovely and inviting, particularly on a
sunny day with a clear blue sky, the currents can be extremely strong. I am
forever telling my kids, “stay between the red and yellow flags!” so
much so that they now roll their eyes and sigh. But they do stay in the safe
Matthews goes to Cornwall to find his missing brother. The police are convinced
Michael drowned, but Jamie knows better. No way would Michael swim to his
death, especially on a beach with a wicked rip tide. Finding a stranger in his
brother’s cottage only deepens his misgivings.
Felix Bergstrom is recently discharged from the
British Army. Unable to put the past behind him, he takes an unhealthy interest
in old acquaintance and millionaire businessman Karl Weston, hoping to catch
him up to no good. Michael’s disappearance adds fuel to Felix’s suspicions.
Weston’s clifftop home overlooks the beach where Michael supposedly walked into
the sea, but Weston has an alibi for that day.
When Jamie and Felix meet, the physical
attraction is instant. Mistrust keeps them from acting on it until finally all
their secrets are laid bare. But time isn’t on their side. Before they’re able
to work out whether they have a future, danger catches up with them and
threatens to put an end to everything.
approx 60,000 words
gaze swept down over Felix’s bare chest and lingered on the tattoo on his right
pec before snapping up again. Felix had got it five years ago: four soldiers in
silhouette. It was one of his favourites. “Um.” Jamie swallowed and started
again. “Sorry it’s so early. I’ve been awake ages and didn’t realise the time
until I got over here.”
cheeks flushed pink as his gaze dropped again, as though he couldn’t help himself.
Warmth flared in Felix’s belly. It had been a while since he’d been so openly
admired. He grinned and raised an eyebrow.
of getting embarrassed as Felix expected, Jamie stood up straighter and
shrugged. “If you answer the door like that, then what do you expect?”
enough. At least that cleared up whether Jamie would be interested or not.
Felix had no intention of acting on it, but it was good to know. Good for his
ego, anyway. He glanced at his watch as Jamie regarded him expectantly, clearly
waiting for Felix to invite him in. Which he would have done on any other day,
but his mates would be here in about twenty minutes, and the last thing he
wanted was for them to meet Jamie. Christ, they’d have a field day.
didn’t want to be rude, but—
come in?” Jamie smiled then, a real smile that reached his eyes. It lit up his
entire face and he looked so much younger.
caught Felix off guard, and he found himself nodding and stepping back to let
Jamie get past.
Jamie ducked his head and he squeezed by. His shoulder rubbed against Felix’s
bare skin and the rough material of his jacket brushed Felix’s right nipple,
making him hiss. “Sorry.”
glanced up, meeting Felix’s gaze, then down to where they were still touching.
The air crackled with tension. Felix felt it down to his toes.
fine.” Loose-fitting pyjamas were not the best thing to be wearing at a time
like this, and Jamie stood with his hand dangerously close to Felix’s groin. If
he didn’t move soon, things might get interesting.
England with three rowdy children, and two cats.
years, Annabelle now spends her days writing her own stories. They're usually
either fantasy or paranormal fiction, because she loves building worlds filled
with magical creatures, and creating stories full of action and adventure. Her
characters may have a tough time of it—fighting enemies and adversity—but they
always find love in the end.