With the start of the New Year I begin writing book nine of The Loveday Series. I have to pinch myself that this dream come true continues. Although 18 previous novels of mine had been published I was delighted when my Cornish trilogy was commissioned by Headline. The family adventures are set around three sets of cousins and involve the French Revolution, navy battles, privateering, shipbuilding, smuggling, the Georgian theatre, highway robbery, transportation, pioneering, romantic entanglements, rivalry and suspense.
The popularity of the characters turned the trilogy into a series and in such turbulent times sex, scandal and intrigue provided the background for new adventures and conflicts. I still experience the same thrill today sharing their escapades and romances writing book nine as I did creating the first book. Although each novel must stand on its own, all the titles are still available and the monthly backlist list sales show a vastly expanding dedicated readership.
The series starts with ADAM LOVEDAY.
Twenty years ago, fate denied Adam Loveday his birthright: the family estate, Trevowan, and the shipyard. The intense rivalry between Adam and his elder twin St John overns their fated passions and chequered fortunes.
St John is a dissolute wastrel but Adam with a talent for ship design and a thirst for adventure has fierce family pride in Trevowan and the yard. Aware of his father’s disapproval St John fears that the shipyard yard will be given to Adam and resolves that Adam will never get what his heart desires: the shipyard – and Meriel Sawle, the seductive daughter of a local innkeeper, whose violent family are infamous in the smuggling trade…
Rich in drama, passion and period atmosphere, this is a story that transcends time.
May all your dreams come true in 2007
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