Having previously featured Georgia Rose and her Grayson Trilogy on Linda’s Book Bag here, I am delighted to be featuring the latest book from Georgia, Parallel Lies. Those who know me know I’m a cat fiend and so I couldn’t wait to see what Georgia had to say about her character Cat in her guest post today.
Parallel Lies will be published by Three Shires on 12th September and is available for purchase here. In celebration, Georgia is running a giveaway and you’ll find more details further down this post.
‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’
Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.
Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.
Company… when she wants it.
It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.
Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.
But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.
And they never stay buried for ever.
Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.
Or her past.
Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.
Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?
You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.
A Guest Post by Georgia Rose
Who doesn’t love a kitten meme? Or not get completely distracted by those funny cat videos on YouTube or Facebook? I know I do, and this is where I have to get my cat fix as although I’d love to have one, I live too close to a busy-enough road and I just couldn’t bear the worry, and potential loss.
As anyone who has read any of my work knows I incorporate animals into my mix of characters. In the Grayson Trilogy there were horses and, of course, one superb little dog, Susie. In Parallel Lies, there’s Cat. (There are also a couple of horses, who are playing small parts, but this post is not about them.)
I don’t just put animals in there for window dressing either. Just as pets are an essential part of many people’s lives they are an important part of the storyline and, in this case, my main character’s development.
As well as providing entertainment and companionship we all know of the therapeutic power of having animals around us, of how good they are at healing both mind and body. They lower blood pressure, they ease stress and depression, they engage interest and evoke emotion. This is why they are taken into hospitals to cheer the spirits of patients and why they are welcome visitors in retirement homes brought in to brighten the days of the elderly who so often suffer from loneliness.
There is nothing as soft as the deep thick fur of a cat and getting that throaty purr response of contentment when they are stroked or kneaded is both relaxing and good for the soul.
Nothing says relax more than a chilled out cat…
So in Parallel Lies Cat gets more than just a passing mention. He has a role to fulfil just like all those faithful creatures that are around us have and he has an impact on Madeleine Ross that changes her attitude to him entirely.
He doesn’t have much of a name though, does he? This is in homage to the cat-of-the-same-name in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of several films that contributes in some way or other to the story line of Parallel Lies. But the reasons why will probably fill another blog post somewhere else on some other day 😉
(I agree with every word Georgia. We’ve never had more than four cats at the same time but without any at the moment I’ll get my fix through my reading and the Internet!)
About Georgia Rose
Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her overactive imagination!
Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.
Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire where she lives with her much neglected family of a husband, two grown up children and two dogs.
Win paperback copies of A Single Step, Before the Dawn, Thicker than Water and Parallel Lies!
Plus! Large and small heart covered notebooks, 5 heart decorated Thank You cards, Butlers Milk Chocolate Hearts, Divine Dark Chocolate Hearts, a tin of Lovehearts and a bag of Percy and Penny sweets (with special lovers strawberry hearts!)
The Kindle is NOT included!
All you have to do is click here and follow the instructions!
(Please note – this giveaway is run by Georgia and not Linda’s Book Bag!)