Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Escape to Africa by the World Romance Writers

Exciting news...I am delighted to announce that ESCAPE TO AFRICA, the new anthology of romantic short stories by The World Romance Writers, will be released at the end of March 2017.

I am very proud to have a story included in the anthology, together with authors Denysé Bridger, Lynn Crain, Alicia Dean, Gemma Juliana and Jenny Twist. All our stories have romance, suspense and adventure aplenty, and are set in various countries in Africa - from Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, to Kenya.
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The Ravine of the Wild Woman, a tale of love and revenge, is set in Algeria in 1865. Those of you who read this blog or who read my historical romance THE LION'S EMBRACE might remember that I have always been very interested in the history of Algeria, mainly because it's where my mother was born and brought up, but also because it has stunning sceneries and fascinating people and cultures. My mother used to tell us lots of stories about her childhood in Algiers and a small seaside village called Suffren, as well as about various places she visited in Algeria. I still miss her very much, and I know that writing stories set in Algeria is my way of remembering her and staying close to her.

The Ravine of the Wild Woman is a real place in the suburbs of Algiers - Le Ravin de la Femme Sauvage, in French - is close to the Birmandreis Forest, and was named after a poor creature who lived there, alone and scavenging for food, in the 1840s. Who was she really? Some people said she was a melancholic young woman who had been abandoned by her lover, others claimed she was a mother who had lost her mind after her children got lost in the forest one day...

To know which of these two stories I chose, you'll have to read the book!

Here is the blurb

The Ravine of the Wild Woman

Algeria, North Africa, 1865.

Lenora Sharp is Azerwal's perfect woman. Brave, determined and unconventional, she is also related to the man who stole his name, his childhood and his identity - the very man and he has vowed to destroy, even if it takes him all the way to hell. Will love get in the way of revenge, and will Azerwal lose his heart before he loses his soul?

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