The Invertary books
This series is set in a small Highland town. The town is loosely based on the very gorgeous Inverary, which isn’t far from Glasgow where I grew up. For most of my adult life I’ve lived abroad, dealing with the issues that come with being in another culture. I think that’s the reason I have a fascination with the whole ‘stranger comes to town’ scenario – something that I like to explore in these books. Although each book is a stand alone novel, I like to involve some of the characters who’ve appeared in earlier books. There are some characters that are hard to keep out of the stories – 87 year old evil Betty is one of them!
This is a spin off series from the Invertary books. It follows the adventures of a new London office of Benson Security. The men and women in the security team are going to have adventures all over the world. And I’m going to have fun writing them!
The London books
These are my first ever romance books. I wrote Mad Love while awake at night caring for my sick daughter and discovered I LOVED writing romance. In that book you meet Maddie’s brother Charlie and her best friend Laura and I knew they needed a book too. Laura’s Big Break won the RWA Silken Sand Award (which was a lovely surprise!) They’re not as long as my Scottish books, but they’re still a fun read. Both books start in London – a city I lived in while studying to become a teacher. Laura’s Big Break also takes us to Holland and Bolivia, both countries I’ve lived in and love.
This book isn’t connected to the others. It’s set in Brighton, England – yet another place I’ve lived. What can I say? I get around! 🙂 This tells the story of someone who wants something so badly she’ll resort to desperate measures to achieve it. I liked the idea of matching a completely over the top whacky heroine with a staid, sensible hero – and having her drive him nuts.
I have plans for one more Invertary books and then I’ll see if I want to consider that series done or not. Also, the first in my new action/adventure romance series, Reckless, is coming out soon. On top of that I’m working on a paranormal romance series. We’ll see how that goes – it may not be fit for the public to read!