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So here we are at the end of another year. 2018 has flown by and so much has happened during those twelve months. The biggest news, of course, is having my novel The Boys of Summer accepted by Choc Lit. and due for publication in 2019. Exciting times!

My current news is that Wicked Game, my latest novel, is due out on 7th January 2019 and currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Previously published as The Other Side of Morning (2013) , the fifth book in my Little Court Series, it has been reworked and can now be read as a stand alone novel.

The Story…

Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.

 Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman.  Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte.  Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.

Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.

Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…

A Big thank you…

I would like to give a mention to my editor Elaine Denning, to Jane Dixon Smith for yet another fabulous cover and finally to Rebecca Emin for her formatting expertise. Thank you so much for the support you have all given me during this latest writing journey.

And finally…

So it just remains to say, as 2018 draws to a close and we welcome in a new year, I would like to wish you all a very happy 2019 and hope the months head bring you everything you have hoped for.

Tomorrow I’ll be back on my blog, greeting the New Year with a few non-writing thoughts on 2018 and the coming year.

Best wishes Jo



Directs fictional destinies. Living on the edge of a wonderful Georgian city. Addicted to Arthurian legend, good wine, and rock music. Writes...mostly about love

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