Bio: I was born and bred in the south of England, after studying at Loughborough University I have made the Midlands my home for the last twenty years. I’ve had had several careers in different fields including the arts, conservation and education although writing and telling stories has always been in the background. I took the plunge with self-publishing in 2014 with my first book Unlikely Places. This was followed up with Journey to You in 2015 and Out of The Blue and its second part Latent Memories in 2016. When I’m not writing I enjoy watching films and day dreaming about living in the middle of nowhere without any neighbors in earshot. I would be very grateful for any feedback on my writing or to answer any questions from readers I can be contacted at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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A big thanks to all at Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards for awarding me the gold medal in the Fiction – Gay/Lesbian/LGBT category.
My book Out of the Blue – Latent Memories is essentially a love story, with the two main characters (Robin and Jamie) overcoming a series of emotional and physical barriers in an attempt to make a life together.
Ecologist Robin Carson has never had a long term relationship preferring short term flings. Until she meets the beautiful but fiery blonde Jamie Buxton although the attraction isn’t instant for both of them it develops after only a few meetings. Making Robin rethink her previous and preferred no strings relationships of the past.
After only six months together all is going well with Robin preparing to make the ultimate commitment until she is prevented by a car accident that could end it all too soon.
Almost two years later Robin has recovered physically, but she is still haunted by a woman she swears she knows but can’t place in her life.
Unable to cope with her previous job she searches for a slower pace of life she can cope with, unexplainably drawn to the Norfolk coast she gets a menial gardening job. There she meets the woman that has haunted her dreams for the last two years. Can she finally get her life back together, and get the woman of her dreams?
Ecologist Robin Carson has never had a lasting relationship, preferring to spend her time building up her Eco-landscaping business with her colleague and long-standing best friend James.
A meeting with a new client from York proves interesting when she is introduced to her client’s new assistant. Enter the beautiful but fiery blonde Jamie Buxton. When Robin and her small team begin surveying the estate, she crosses swords with Jamie resulting in a heated argument requiring an evening in the pub to bury the hatchet. Jamie manages to sweet talk Robin into letting her join her on a night walk on the estate which turns eventful, and leads to an offer of a home cooked meal, all within the first week of surveying the estate.
The attraction develops for both of them after only a few meetings, forcing Robin to rethink her previous and favoured no strings relationships of the past. Robin soon realises that she wants what everyone else seems to have, a loving long term relationship. After only seven months together, Robin’s life is transformed she is prepared to make the ultimate commitment, until she is prevented by an untimely event that could end it all too soon.
Robin is determined to return to work sixteen months after surviving a near fatal car accident that left her in a coma for twelve days robbing her of the last nine months of her memory. Still suffering haunting dreams cantered around a blonde woman with piercing blue eyes she develops vague recollections that they were aquatinted in some way.
Gaining employment as a seasonal landscape worker in Ashill-on-Sea in Suffolk, a place she is confident she has ties with but is unable to draw out the memory. A chance meeting with an attractive blonde in a car park serves only to confirm Robin’s suspicions, the woman’s stunned reaction at seeing her fills her with fear and elation at the same time as she watches the woman flee the scene.
Unknown to Robin, Jamie’s life was turned upside down even before her terrible accident. Robin struggles to take in the news of their past, she is angry at Jamie for walking away and anyone else that was complicit in the lie. Can they find it in themselves to rebuild their relationship and begin a new chapter?