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Life Cycle Of A Writer: What Doesn’t Kill You

What Doesn’t Kill You.

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On Thursday 29th October 2015, via my own blog, http://www.lauraejames.co.uk, and through social media, I had the sheer delight and pleasure of revealing the fabulous Berni Stevens cover for my third Choc Lit book in the Chesil Series, What Doesn’t Kill You. I am totally besotted with my new cover – not only is it stunning, not only does it capture the entire essence of the novel, but it features Portland Bill and the lighthouse. It’s an area that holds fond memories for me of my mum and visits to the Bill on warm, balmy days when my children were younger. There is a wonderful café there, called the Lobster Pot, which was a favourite place for birthday meals and easy Sunday lunches. At the end of the same building is an ice cream parlour, and no visit was complete without a vanilla cone for dessert.

My husband and I visited the area recently. It was a gorgeous way to spend the morning. I took video footage and photographs which I plan to use in the book trailer, but here’s a sneak preview.

Portland Bill lighthouse

Portland Bill lighthouse

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Pulpit Rock - a significant obelisk in What Doesn't Kill You

Pulpit Rock – a significant obelisk in What Doesn’t Kill You


The lovely Lobster Pot

The lovely Lobster Pot

Thinking about it, I guess it was inevitable Portland Bill would feature in one of my books.

What Doesn’t Kill You has the honour of being the first novel to be released under the new imprint from Choc Lit, called Dark Choc Lit – an imprint for ‘…compelling, emotional, hard-hitting novels. Not your typical romance story.’

For those who like romance without the soft edges, What Doesn’t Kill You is the read for you. It’s available for pre-order, with an anticipated publication date of 26th November 2015.

My post from Thursday explains in more detail, but I feel so privileged to be in this position. What an amazing opportunity!

Here’s the blurb:

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – but how strong can one person be?
Griff Hendry knows what it is to be strong. After a turbulent past, he’s dedicated himself to saving lives, working as a coastguard along the breath-taking shores of Dorset. It’s Griff’s belief that everyone is worth saving – which is why he can’t forgive his father, Logan, for what he did.
Griff’s future is plunged into uncertainty when his wife, Evie, tells him she wants a separation. The revelation is a shock and leads Griff to question what Evie could possibly be hiding – and she isn’t the only one holding back. Griff’s troubled stepdaughter, Tess, also harbours a dark secret.
As the truth is uncovered, Griff is forced to accept that perhaps he’s never understood what real strength is.

From Dark Choc Lit – compelling, emotional, hard-hitting novels. Not your typical romance story.

In between celebrating WDKY, feeding my children (because they keep on insisting I should cook dinner), and keeping clean, it’s head down and on with book four, as yet untitled. Now that WDKY is finding its way in the world, I can once again enter lives of my new characters and fully submerge myself in their world.

And the more I think about them, the more trouble they get into …

Take care.

Laura x

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Life Cycle Of A Writer: What Doesn’t Kill You

  1. Congratulation, Laura. Publication Day – woo hoo. Take a day off and then get down to the next one. (Just kidding – but isn’t that what we do?!),

  2. I can’t wait to read What Doesn’t Kill You. Lovely photographs of the area. I went there with Ged when we were about 17 & 19. We toured the area on a motorbike, staying in Weymouth. I have a photo of myself perched on a rock at the Bill.
    Sue
    xx

    • Thank you, Sue 🙂 Now you’ve said that, I think I have a photo of my mum perched in front of the lighthouse – a photo taken in her youth. I’ll have to find it 🙂 xx

    • Thank you, Clare. I’ll be back over at the Bill to take more photos for the forthcoming book trailer .. 🙂 xx

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