May 18, 2015

Book Spotlight - Behind The Makeup

Congratulations, Jessica, on the release of your latest book and welcome to my blog!

Hello and thank you Maya for having me here today.  I am celebrating the release of my latest book, Behind The Makeup, so I thought I would stop by and tell you a little bit about it, see if I can wet your whistle as it were ;-)

Elizabeth Rhey is a world class singer on her final tour. Gareth Buchanan is her body guard with a history. When her brother is killed, her world falls apart. A police investigation means that past secrets are exposed and ghost come back to haunt.  Can they face their past to find peace in the future?

So this is the cover:

As soon as he sat down, he was encased with her scent again. She smiled at him and he sensed she was nervous.
“Are you okay being here?” he asked, worried he had got this all wrong.
“Yeah of course, why do you ask?”
Gareth watched her forehead furrow as she leaned back on the bench and stared at him.
“Well, this isn’t your usual kind of hangout place, and I just suddenly thought it was a bit too… I dunno, a bit.”
“Common?” Beth interjected.
God this is going wrong. How she made him feel so small. But she was right, too. It was a very small thing to suggest. He knew her better than that.
“Not in so many words, but yes.” He held her stare, intrigued to what she would say.
Beth let out a chuckle and smiled. The humour reached her eyes and made them sparkle. Then she sat forward, rested her forearms on the table, and lent across the table towards him. “How much do you know about me?”
The question threw him a little. “What do you mean?”
“I mean, what do you know about me before I became…?” She leaned over more and finished her sentence in a whisper. “You know… famous?”
Gareth thought for a second. “Not much to be honest.”
Beth leaned back on the bench again, just as Dan approached the table offering their drinks.
“There you go, Gareth, and this must be yours?”
Gareth knew that Dan was fishing for a name. Now he cursed himself for not admitting that Beth was with him. He could tell that Dan was trying his luck with her.
“Jennifer,” Gareth said. Beth looked over the table at him, her eyes wide in question. He hoped to god she would just go with the flow. “I’ll save you the embarrassment, Dan, Jen is gay.” Both men looked over at Beth as she spluttered her J2O.
“Sorry, you don’t mind me saying, do you, Jen?” Gareth wiggled his eyebrows at her as he smiled mischievously at her.
“No not at all. I’ll remember to bring a badge next time, you know, save you the trouble,” she said to Gareth. He relaxed when he heard the playfulness in her voice.
“Right, well, I’ll leave you to it.” Dan picked up the tray[SBS1]  he used to carry the drinks over with. “Catch you later, Gareth,” he said as he walked back behind the bar.
“Laters, Dan,” Gareth called out after him, but Dan was gone too quick.
“Jen? Gay?”
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Get to know me:
I live in Bedfordshire with my husband, three children and our dog. Our oldest children are nine and seven and both go to school. Our youngest is two and a half and full of energy. Too much at times if you ask me lol. Growing up I was always writing songs and poems. I actually wanted to be a singer, but that didn’t quite work out. I got into writing with a friend of mine, I joined a writing critique group and learnt a lot. A few years later here I am with my second publication. I still cant believe it to be honest. Happy is an understatement.

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Until next time, take care.
Jessica xXx

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