A pleasure today to be joining the birthday blog blitz for Oh! What a Pavlova by Isabella May, published for kindle in October 2017 by Crooked Cat Books, and also available in paperback.
Kate Clothier is leading a double life: a successful jet-setting businesswoman to the outside world, but behind closed doors, life with Daniel and his volcanic temper is anything but rosy.
Some days – heck, make that EVERY day – cake is her only salvation. Slowly but surely, the cities she visits – and the men she meets – help her to realise there IS a better future.
And the ley lines of Glastonbury are certainly doing their best to impart their mystical wisdom… But will she escape before it’s too late?
I’m welcoming Isabella as my guest here on Being Anne today, to answer a few book-related questions…
What’s your earliest recollection of a book?
I honestly can’t remember the first book I had read to me, but for sure my parents would have started me off very young. I can vaguely remember sitting on the potty for hours on end with a pile of books at my feet. By the time I had ‘finished reading’ I would have a lovely red ring mark on my derriere, as you can imagine!
Who is your favourite character from a book?
That’s one tough cookie of a question. But I think the answer would have to be Allan Karlsson (the main character from The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared). His sprightly nature would teach all of us a thing or two about life and rekindling the inner child and I love his wit!
What book keeps escaping you?
Ben Okri’s Starbook is one of those titles I have long planned to read… and still not managed to get around to even buying. I went to see Ben (and Joanne Harris) at the Gibraltar Literary Festival almost four years ago, and that’s what sparked my interest in his books. He’s a natural born storyteller – as is Joanne. Just listening to him gave me goosebumps, so I can well imagine his written words would do the same. I will add it to my Amazon cart… I WILL!
You can take one book with you on a remote desert island. Which will it be?
Aw, that’s mean! I think in that case it would definitely have to be one of Esther Hicks’ uplifting titles about the Law of Attraction… and then hey, I’d get so good at instant manifestation that I’d be bound to ‘magically’ attract a whole library.
What are you currently reading?
Right now I have a few books on the go. I don’t like doing this as it makes me more than a little antsy… so I try not to turn it into a habit!
At least they are completely different genres!
With thanks to Isabella and tour organiser Rachel’s Random Resources, I’m delighted to offer the chance to win a signed copy of her second novel, The Cocktail Bar (open internationally).
Here’s the rafflecopter for entry:
Terms and Conditions Worldwide entries welcome. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.
About the author
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalucia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the sea and the mountains. When she isn’t having her cake and eating it, sampling a new cocktail on the beach, or ferrying her children to and from after school activities, she can usually be found writing. As a co-founder and a former contributing writer for the popular online women’s magazine, The Glass House Girls – – she has also been lucky enough to subject the digital world to her other favourite pastimes, travel, the Law of Attraction, and Prince (The Purple One). She has recently become a Book Fairy, and is having lots of fun with her imaginative ‘drops’! Costa del Churros is her third novel with Crooked Cat Books, following on from the hit sensations, Oh! What a Pavlova and The Cocktail Bar.