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Sunday, June 4, 2017

ABI'S NEIGHBOUR the new book from Jenny Kane

I don't often host guests on 'Writer Cramped' but today I am delighted to welcome fellow Accent Press author and friend, Jenny Kane, who is on her bog tour telling us all about her great new release, Abi's Neighbour.

 


As well as Abi's Neighbour (Accent Press, 2017), Jenny is the author of 4 further full length romance novels  - Another Glass of Champagne (Accent Press, 2016),  Abi’s House (Accent Press, 2015), the contemporary romance/medieval crime time slip novel Romancing Robin Hood (Accent Press, 2014), and the best selling contemporary romance novel Another Cup of Coffee (Accent Press, 2013). She has also written 2 novella length sequels to the latter - Christmas in the Cotswolds (Accent, 2014), and Christmas at the Castle (Accent Press, 2015).



Cassandra comes to Cornwall: Abi’s Neighbour
Jenny Kane

"Thank you for inviting me to come along today to talk about my latest novel, Abi’s Neighbour!

Abi’s Neighbour is the second novel to feature former Surrey resident Abi Carter. In the first book, Abi’s House (which doesn’t have to be read to enjoy Abi’s Neighbour), children’s picture book illustrator Abi, leaves her perfect house in Surrey- complete with perfect neighbours- perfect cars- perfect furniture- and a feeling that she would never ever be good enough to fit in.
            This existence of bossy career wives and inadequacy came to an abrupt end for Abi when her husband, Luke, died suddenly of an over-exercising induced heart attack. Taking her chance, Abi leaves everything behind, and heads south in search of a childhood dream. A house in Cornwall- a house her parents had always joked should be hers because it was called Abbey’s House.
            In Abi’s Neighbour, happily established in a beautiful Cornish end terrace in the village of Sennen, Abi is relaxing into her new life with new friends. All is looking fantastic- until Abi discovers that the life she left behind is about to move in next door..."

Blurb
Abi Carter has finally found happiness. Living in her perfect tin miner’s cottage, she has good friends and a gorgeous boyfriend, Max. Life is good. But all that’s about to change when a new neighbour moves in next door.
Cassandra Henley-Pinkerton represents everything Abi thought she’d escaped when she left London. Obnoxious and stuck-up, Cassandra hates living in Cornwall. Worst of all, it looks like she has her sights set on Max.
But Cassandra has problems of her own. Not only is her wealthy married lawyer putting off joining her in their Cornish love nest, but now someone seems intent on sabotaging her business.
Will Cassandra mellow enough to turn to Abi for help – or are they destined never to get along?
Complete with sun, sea and a gorgeous Cornwall setting, Abi’s Neighbour is the PERFECT summer escape.

"It is always fun writing a ‘bad guy or gal’. In this case, the baddies come in the form of Cassandra Henley-Pinkerton and her married lover, Justin Smythe.  If they aren’t names to strike terror into the heart of a Stepford Wives escapee, then just one look at Cassandra’s perfect complexion, figure and clothing would do the job!

Cassandra however, has her reasons for being as sharp as a drawer of knives. For a start, she really does not want to be in Cornwall..."


Extract from Abi's Neighbour ~

She’d only come to Sennen in the first place because Justin had been so excited about their new start together. Cassandra had never imagined that start would begin with her hundreds of miles away from her lover, in a clapped out house with none of the comforts and amenities she took for granted in London. Hating how lonely and out of routine she felt, Cassandra abruptly stood up and began to visit each room in the house. The sooner she pulled herself together and got this place habitable, the sooner Justin would put it up for rent, and they could plan a proper future together. 
Telling herself to be realistic, and that it wasn’t that unreasonable that Justin was required to work a weekend so soon after his promotion, Cassandra started to make a list of everything that had to be bought for the house. Quickly feeling better for being productive, she soon realised it was going to be a lengthy list despite the fact there were only two tiny bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge-diner and a kitchen. Top of the list, she wrote, bed linen. 
An hour later, blindly staring at the Cornish scenery as it disappeared and reappeared between the high hedges that sporadically lined the roads the taxi travelled the long miles to Truro, Cassandra made another list. A private one for her own sanity.  
 1. Call Justin 
2. Rent a car 
3. Find a hairdresser 
  ‘Are you sure you haven’t taken a wrong turn?’ Cassandra addressed the cabbie as she glared at her watch accusingly. ‘This journey seems to be taking for ever.’ 
With the patience of someone used to ferrying unrealistic tourists around, the driver replied with steady practicality, ‘I’ve been driving this route for longer than you’ve been on this earth, me ’andsome. It always takes over an hour to drive to Truro. I’m sure they’d ’ave told ’ee that when ’ee booked the ride.’
 ‘I thought they were joking.’ 
‘This is Cornwall. This is how it is, me ’andsome.’
 Cassandra bit her lip, refraining from sharing her own opinion about Cornwall with a man whose relaxed acceptance was more annoying than if he’d got cross with her for being impatient. ...

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 "Cornwall is going to have its work cut out winning over Cassandra. But perhaps, with the help of her next door neighbour, even that miracle is possible...

Many thanks for hosting me today Gilli. Happy reading, Jenny xx"

It was a great pleasure. I wish Jenny Kane every success with her new book.  Keep your eyes on www.jennykane.co.uk for more details about what she is up to and about her writing career. 
Jenny also writes erotica as Kay Jaybee and historical crime as Jennifer Ash.

Buy links for 'Abi' Neighbour' ~





































Link up with Jenny Kane via ~
Website ....................... www.jennykane.co.uk
Twitter.......................... @JennyKaneAuthor
Facebook ......................https://www.facebook.com/JennyKaneRomance?ref=hl  
Amazon Author Page....https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jenny-Kane/e/B00HYZIL1E/
Goodreads.....................https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7255618.Jenny_Kane?from_search=true

Thursday, June 1, 2017

So what are the odds against lightening striking 3 times?!!!!!


I know!  It's almost embarrassing!

As well as the becoming blush, 😳  I am deeply indebted to the Chill With A Book Award, its readers and its creator, Pauline Barclay,  for selecting all three of my books for this honour.  What can I say? Thank you thank you thank you!