Well hello. It feels like forever since I last wrote an update for the blog. I’ve never been very good at this and prefer to write about fictional characters than myself. I’ve been hard at work on several projects, including a huge novel of 130,000 words. I’m currently working on the second draft of that so it’s a long was from being ready. It hasn’t been all work. I fit in a couple of lovely breaks away, including a fabulous nine-night cruise along the west and southern coast of England.
Next up is the second novel in the Jagged Shores series. North Point is one of my favourite books, so it was a pleasure to return to the seaside town of Nyemouth for another exciting tale. Safe Harbour will be published on 9th November 2021 by Pride Publishing and is available to pre-order right night.
Two lovers seek shelter in a storm of jealousy and passion.
Matt arrives in the seaside town of Nyemouth for a much-needed vacation. As a successful lawyer, Matt has a hectic career, and with an ex-husband still pestering him for money, he is long overdue a break. A holiday home perched above the town and its breath-taking harbour seems like the perfect place to unwind. Matt can’t wait to explore the beautiful, jagged shorelines and lose himself for a couple of weeks.
Jake has made a home in Nyemouth. After growing up in the city, living on the coast is everything to him. Running a business with his sister and volunteering on the crew of the local lifeboat, he is exactly where he wants to be. But Jake’s life is far from peaceful. Though he left his domineering husband Vince a year ago, Vince refuses to consent to a divorce or loosen his controlling hold on Jake.
On Matt’s first night in town, he encounters the couple having a blazing row. When Vince turns violent, Matt intervenes and takes Jake inside to escape his angry ex. Despite what happened, Matt feels a powerful attraction to the younger man. Jake is bright, endearing and unbelievably attractive, but the young man’s life is complicated. Matt already has enough problems of his own. He came away looking for an escape, not a starry-eyed distraction. As Matt and Jake get to know each other better, the gamble on a holiday romance becomes hard for either of them to resist. They have both been unlucky in love before. Maybe this time will be different.
Vince will not be shaken off so easily. He has no intention of letting Jake go…ever. As Matt’s and Jake’s emotions deepen, they do not understand how far Vince will take things to keep his husband. As far as Vince is concerned, they made a vow to each other… “till death do us part.”
Safe Harbour has all the ingredients that made North Point such a hit. Handsome men, sizzling sex, danger, intrigue, jealousy and lots of romance. It’s also got a stunning cover designed by Kelly Martin. I can’t wait until the book is out there.
Stay safe, take care and keep reading