Wednesday, 21 October 2015


A blurb is a short description of a book or film for promotional purposes. They're devilishly difficult to write (though not as bad as a synopsis!)

Talking of blurbs here's the one for my new romantic comedy, Firestarter, which is available to 'pre-order' now and will be released on 5th November.

Alice has a fantasy. It starts with being rescued by a hunky fireman, involves the kiss of life and ends in him not needing his uniform. At the New Forest Show, Alice is offered an innocent version of her dream. Reluctantly she turns down fireman Hamish's invitation.

Despite Alice's blameless behaviour, boyfriend Tony's obsessive jealousy kicks in. Hamish wants to take Tony's place, but a hoaxer ensures Alice already sees far too much of Hampshire Fire Service. The threat of an explosive sprout surprise, her mum's baking, sister Kate's mind boggling pep talks and the peculiar behaviour of Alice's boss Miles provide distractions.

Is Alice really in danger? What is Kate up to? Can Hamish possibly be as perfect as he seems? It takes Alice masses of wonderful food, disgusting wine, smelly mud, red footed crows and steamy Welsh passion, but she finds the answers. And rethinks her fantasy.

And talking of promotion ... you can find all the details of my blog tour here.


  1. Ooh yes, blurbs are so difficult, but yours is great. The more I hear about your book, the more I want to read it :-) xx

    1. My cunning plan could be working then, Teresa.

  2. Congrats on the new release, Patsy. Ah yes, blurbs... tricky things. They never get easier, do they?

  3. Ha ha - love your blurb - especially that final paragraph!

  4. I didn't even know you had a new book coming out. It sounds like fun!

  5. Woot! I just got your post scheduled to go on my blog. YAY!!!

  6. I saw the most amazing blurb for The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan opera) on the train the other day. Watch out because I'm going to put it up on my blog. And your blurb sounds very good.

  7. Now this I must get hold of and snuggle up with a bottle of good wine to read it. Especially as your main character shares my daughter's name: Alice. I've always loved that name. I really hope Alice's life turns out rosy. I wish that for my Alice too. Her life has taken a major turn recently and she's trying to get back on track - bless her! She deserves the best.

    Have a great weekend.

  8. I made some wine once, elderflower with ginger and lemon. It made a fantastic sink and drain cleaner. Nobody wanted to drink it though. Looking forward to reading the book.


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