Author Spotlight: Lindsey Paley
Today I’m delighted to welcome Lindsey Paley on my blog. She released three novels this month. I received an ebook copy of Stiletto Heels or Bicycle Wheels? in exchage for an honest review. This just sounds what I like to read and I’m really looking forward to stuck my nose in it.
Lindsey Paley grew up in Yorkshire, UK. She relocated to Newcastle Upon Tyne in the North East of England where she lives with her husband and young son and as many books as she can cram into the four corners of her spare bedroom.
She is the author of five contemporary romance novels, three recently published and two – ‚The Wish List Addiction‘ and ‚Ugly Paradise ‚ – set in the exotic Island of the Gods, Bali, will be released in the next couple of months.
When not attached to her laptop writing her next novel, Lindsey is to be found either elbow deep in flour baking cookies and chocolate cake or attempting to improve her swing on the golf course – an eternal work in progress.
Would you invite the whole country to your wedding? Well, that’s exactly what Lilac Verbois and Finn Marchant have decided to do. But their idea to launchseven individual competitions for the design of the wedding gown, the bridal flowers, the catering, the choir and band music as well as the wedding cake and artwork means multiple migraines for their hassled wedding Planner, Tish, but the opportunity of a lifetime for Callie-Louise Henshaw, couture fashiondesigner and all round textile and seed pearl princess.
That is until her design fails to make the final seven in ‚The Wedding Gown Competition‘ and she finds herself without a job or the safety net of her family. Celebrities, haute couture fashion, rock bands and French patisserie – it’s enough to make a girl run screaming to the wedding cupcakes for a dose of restorative buttercream icing. After all, tying the knot is a competition of choices, but which one will win?
Four friends : Four very different ambitions.
For Lucy, it’s life as a corporate scrambler, clawing her way up the ladder of legal ambition, her eye focused on partnership and oblivious to all objections. For Francesca, it’s amassing a roll-call of diverse occupations without a glance in the rear view mirror.
For Harriet, it’s a desire for fulfilment in the arms of a loving family despite the vicious arrows of verbal assault launched by her boyfriend, Dan. And for Martha, well, when she achieves her dream she wonders whether she wants it at all! Will the friends‘ ambitions be the catalyst to their downfall or the propulsion to triumph
Stiletto Heels or Bicycle Wheels? (Release date: 15. Feb 2014)
When stressed out New York executive Rosie Hamilton inherits her Aunt Bernice’s run-down cottage, it couldn’t have come at a better time. With her love life, if she could call it that, exploded in her face and suspension from her job
swinging through the corporate jungle, she reckons a couple weeks in Devon could be just the escape she needs from the glamorous, yet trauma-strewn landscape of her life in Manhattan.
But life hidden away in the thatched lodge is dull and how can she contemplate tackling the jungle of a garden in her Louboutins and Armani skirt suit? Rosie, uncomfortable with the invasion of privacy masquerading as community spirit, yearns to return to her old life of social indifference, until she stumbles upon her aunt’s old, hand-illustrated recipe book .With no other activity to occupy her time, she bakes, bakes, bakes as if her life depends on it. With no form of transport either, Rosie takes to the road on Bernice’s ancient bicycle, warm Devonshire scones in the wicket basket up front.
She even has time to date! Austin, her aunt’s handsome, sharp-suited solicitor is straight from her New York wish list of boyfriend material; and Charlie, the local luxury Spa Hotel’s general maintenance guy, definitely not her type, irritatingly chirpy and lacking in life’s ambition. With recipes from Aunt Bernice’s own baking book for you to try at home; Corporate Manhattan or rural Devon? Austin or Charlie? ‘Stiletto Heels or Bicycles Wheels?’ Which would you choose?
Note: Those new releases are all stand alone novels – uplifting and light-hearted romance.