Oo. We all love a bit of scandal and I’m delighted to be part of the launch celebrations for Scandal by Sasha Morgan and quite excited to see what she has to tell me as we stay in together today!
As the new custodian of the ancestral home, Treweham Hall, Tobias Cavendish-Blake soon discovers exactly what he’s inherited. Instant financial action is needed if the Hall is to survive the mounting debts it’s racking up. Adding insult to injury the family is forced to sell the Gate House on the estate to lottery winners Gary and Tracy Belcher – not the kind of neighbours Tobias was hoping for.
Megan Taylor inherits her grandmother’s country cottage in the village of Treweham and decides to make a fresh start there, taking a job at the local country pub.
When Megan meets Tobias, the attraction is clear, but she is determined to resist his charms, put off by his reputation and that of his best friends – the rakish Seamus Fox, son of a millionaire racehorse trainer and dastardly jockey Dylan Delany. But Tobias is a hard man to resist…
Scandal is the perfect rip-roaring, bonk-busting horsey escapist read.
Staying in with Sasha Morgan
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Sasha and thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
Hello and thanks for the invite. This evening I’ve brought along Scandal, as it’s soon to be published and I’m so excited!
(I bet you are! Congratulations.)
What can we expect from an evening in with Scandal?
As it’s been described as a ‘Rip roaring, bonk busting page turner,’ I think you can expect lots of fun, giggles and the odd gasp!
(Oo – looking forward to that!)
Researching for Scandal meant wandering round old, historic houses, sipping wine in quaint, country pubs and into the wonderful world of horse racing, loved every minute!
The plot does have a serious side however, where love letters from a World War II soldier are found. I did pay homage to all those soldiers in the World Wars, who gave their lives for the good of others. Reading their heartfelt messages of love on various websites epitomised the sacrifice each and every one made.
(I think that’s one of the delights of fiction Sasha. Authors can balance the entertaining with the serious to give readers a hugely satisfying read.)
What else have you brought along and why?
Well, a bottle of Champagne would seem appropriate, as the country set love nothing more than a glass of fizz! Also, as a guest, I would love the actor Oliver Tobias to join us, as he is the guy I’ve based the main character, Lord Tobias Cavendish-Blake on (as he was in the seventies, remember Luke’s Kingdom?) With his long, dark hair and piercing eyes, he’s the perfect hero. If Scandal is ever made into an audio book, Oliver Tobias’ voice would be my ideal choice.
(Oh my goodness yes! I remember the Oliver Tobias of the seventies extremely well! I’m off for a cold shower.)
I’ve really enjoyed our chat and that champagne Sasha. Thanks for staying in with me to discuss Scandal.
About Sasha Morgan
Sasha lives in a rural, coastal village in Lancashire with her husband and Labrador dog. She has always written stories from a very young age and finds her fictional world so much more exciting than the real one.
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