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Friday, 23 May 2014

Sunlounger 2 Launch

Sunlounger 2 - Launch Party

Sunlounger 2 book cover

Yesterday I took some time out to attend the Sunlounger 2 book launch.
Sunlounger is the brainchild of women's fiction writer Belinda Jones.  She has published over ten books set in fabulous locations such as Las Vegas, Capri, Tahiti and Greece.  Her characters are funny, heartfelt and engaging, and the stories keep you hooked to the end.

Last year Belinda released an ebook called Sunlounger.  It contained fourty-four stories written by some of the hottest writers in women's fiction. It was a fantastic book for summer, perfect for reading on the beach, by the pool or in the  garden whilst sipping a sneaky cocktail.  Every story took the reader to a different country, Austraila, Thailand and Jamaica to name a few.  Reading it felt like you were travelling the world without having to get onto a plane and I absolutely loved it.

I was excited to hear that there would be a Sunlounger 2, and was lucky to get an invite to the launch yesterday at Trader Vic's London.  It was great to catch up with bloggers, contributing writers and of course, Belinda herself.

Chrissie Parker and Belinda Jones
Despite the inclement weather, the day had a fantastic holiday feel to it. Summer dresses in bright colours were out in force, accompanied by flip flops, sandals and sunglasses.  Writers wore flower garlands, Mai-Tai's brimmed with fruit, and Tracy's T-Cakes provided some of the most beautifully decorated cakes I've ever seen!  

Cakes by Tracy's T Cakes
I can't wait to read Sunlounger 2 this summer, it's going to be another fantastic holiday read, and I'm really looking forward to getting my copy, putting my feet up and getting stuck in.  If, however, you can't wait that long, Belinda's latest book The Travelling Tea Shop, set in New York and along the East Coast of the USA, was released yesterday.  

The Travelling Tea Shop by Belinda Jones

For updates on Sunlounger 2 go to Belinda Jones Travel Club on Facebook.  To follow Belinda on twitter go to @belindatravels.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Cover reveal by Andrea Buginsky

I'd like to welcome Andrea Buginsky to my blog. She's revealing the beautiful  new cover for her book. 

Nature’s Unbalance: The Chosen, book 2.

Finally re-releasing with a beautiful new cover!

During a time of celebration for The Chosen, a mysterious force appears on Phantasma, threatening to destroy Nature and all of her creatures. Will The Chosen find and defeat this force and save Nature before it’s too late?

Suddenly, as if someone had cast a freeze spell, everything stopped. As everyone looked around, they saw the shamans and druids gather together nervously and look up at the sky. Everyone else’s eyes focused upwards to see what was going on; chatter and screams could be heard as the sky suddenly darkened out of nowhere. Day became night in an instant. Now in a near panic, everyone shouted out assumptions.

“It’s Gastle! He’s back!”

“That’s impossible! This must be a new monster.”

“Perhaps it’s Gastle’s descendants seeking revenge for his death.”

“Or an old enemy trying to replace him on the throne.”

“Everyone, please, stay calm,” Striker spoke up. As the head of The Chosen, he normally took command, and it was accepted by those around him. “Let’s try to get some answers before we make assumptions.” He turned to the druids and shamans, who talked animatedly with each other while they pointed to the dark sky. “Red, any idea what this is?”

“It’s definitely not Gastle, or any other creature in Phantasma. There’s something off with the elements. Whatever caused this is a natural entity, and comes directly from Nature herself. There is a definite shift, and it’s unbalanced. We can all sense it.”

“Any idea what it could be?”

“No, but the strongest feelings we received are coming from the North, in the Polard region. We need to go there and see the situation for ourselves.”

Halli glanced at Queen Laurali who stood nearby and listened to the conversation between Striker and Red. The queen came toward the group, and Halli knew what she would say.

“I know this is a day of great celebration,” the Queen said, “but under the circumstances, I think it would be best if The Chosen headed out at once to seek some answers.” She turned toward the bride and groom. “Halli and Silvor, I will send a replacement healer and mage, of course, so you two can start your honeymoon. Until we know more, there’s no reason for you to cancel your plans.” But Halli and Silvor wouldn’t hear of it.

“We go with our family,” Silvor said. Halli nodded in agreement. “We can celebrate our honeymoon once we know what’s happened.”

Queen Laurali bowed her respect to them.

“Very well,” she said. “The Chosen, in its entirety, will head out right away toward Polard to see what you can find out. You may change in my tower while your horses are prepared.”

Coming soon from Amazon

Andrea Buginsky is a freelance writer and author. The Chosen, a middle-grade fantasy novelette was her first book, and was followed by My Open Heart, an autobiography about growing up with heart disease. Andrea released Destiny, the first book of her New Avalon series, in 2013. She is currently working on more books in both series. You can find Andrea on her website. Her books are available at Amazon. Remember to sign up for Andrea’s newsletter to stay up-to-date on all of her exciting events.