Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Hope, determination and happiness...

After much writing, re-writing and agonising, I have entered Chapter One of my new historical romance 'The Lion's Embrace' in the the New Voices competition. Here is a short overview of the plot.

Algiers 1845 - Harriet Montague desperately needs Lucas Saintclair to help her rescue her father, an archaeologist who has been captured by Tuaregs in the Sahara. Determined, brave and unconventional, Harriet may be unlike any woman Saintclair has encountered before but there’s no way he will risk her life, and his, to take her to Tamanarasset. That is until she makes him an offer he can’t refuse.

The competition closes on 10th October. There are already 400 entries... Chances are slim, almost non-existent, and yet I thrive on the hope that may be, just may be something good will come out of it.... Why do I do this and put myself through this? Am I mad, or deluded like some people very close to me believe? Yes, I am probably both.  But most of all, I love my story, my characters and the setting of the Hoggar mountains in Southern Algeria just makes me dream...  And most days, it's enough to make me very, very happy!

Take a look at the entries (not just mine!) at
'The Lion's Embrace' is a historical romance.