Tuesday, 12 May 2015

What's on page 45?

The International Chick Lit Month celebrations continue this week with a range of fun blog posts put together by a group of awesome Chick Lit authors.

Today, we’re asking, “What’s on page 45?” and offering US readers the chance to win a one-pound package of caramels from Whitney's Goodies.

You can find out 'What’s on Page 45?' of my latest novel, Bring Me Back, below.  Further down the post, you’ll see links to the other participating authors. Swing by their blogs to improve your chances to win (details below). 

On page 45 of Bring Me Back, the final installment of the Evans Trilogy, Andy Evans is sitting on a beach, recovering after being tackled to the sand by Steampunk vixen, Annie Martin. Andy is with Bec, the girl he’s recently started dating, attempting to explain why Annie had attacked him. His head is bleeding, cut open by the heel of the boot Annie had thrown at him, and his heart is feeling heavy. Annie is sitting further down the beach on a large piece of driftwood with her Victorian skirts gathered around her. She’s scowling at him, but giving him the space to explain himself to Bec.

Andy doesn’t know where to begin. Six years ago, he’d slipped out of the house his sister had shared with Annie and disappeared into the night. He’d been on the run ever since, hiding from the mistakes of his past, cleaning up the mess he’d made of his life. He knows why Annie was so mad. She's his sister’s best friend, and he has no doubt she’s lived through the repercussions of Andy’s decision to vanish. He imagines his family must think him dead, especially given his drug-addicted past.

Andy is a maelstrom of emotion. In some ways he’s relieved Annie has found him, in others, he’s terrified he’ll have to face his family and explain himself. With hesitation, he tries his story out on Bec, whom he really doesn't know very well, only to find the excuses he’s given himself are vastly inadequate. Looking at Annie, he can almost see the fury steaming off her, and in some strange way, her rage brings him comfort and the courage to face the consequences of his actions.

Bring Me Back is available on Amazon.

If you’re looking to beef up your ‘to read’ pile, check out the following links to find out ‘What’s on Page 45?’ of a number of other Chick Lit reads. 

So, if you’re US-based and keen to win the fabulous prize from Whitney's Goodies, read on...


A one-pound package of caramels from Whitney's Goodies. Winner can choose their flavor from those listed below.

This giveaway is open to residents of the USA only.

The Girl Next Door (Crème Caramels)A scrumptious, full-bodied caramel. Old fashioned, melt-in-your-mouth bliss!
The Charmer (Chocolate Crème Caramels)This smooth, chocolate cream caramel will add panache to your day. An exquisite and elegant morsel, simply irresistible.
The Movie Star (Orange Crème Caramels)A timeless treat that will satisfy caramel fans of all ages. “The stuff that dreams are made of!”
The Bombshell (Lemon Crème Caramels)A bodacious bit of heaven with a bold citrus pallet. They will leave you satisfied and refreshed. Caramels are a girl’s best friend!
Always a Lady (Rose Caramels)A delicate bouquet of rose essence infuses this lovely caramel: alluring, tantalizing and reminiscent of another era. They are perfect for weddings and bridal showers. A definite for ladies who lunch or breakfast at Tiffany’s.


To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below.

"In 4 or 5 words, why do you think Bring Me Back would be a good read?"

Entrants must leave their full name, along with an e-mail address.  A winner will be chosen via Random.org on Tuesday, May 19th.
You can enter at each of the blogs participating in the bog hop as outlined above. So, that's 37 chances to win!


  1. I love anything to do with steampunk.
    Teresa Kander

    1. Me too, Teresa. I especially love the strong female characters you get in Steampunk books.

  2. I read this book and absolutely adored it! I must admit I was unfamiliar with Steampunk until just before reading this book, so I really enjoyed this unique perspective. Great blog.

    1. Thanks, Celia. I actually discovered Steampunk in Oamaru, New Zealand, where Bring Me Back is set. I was so captivated, I had to write a whole book about it!