Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 30


Welcome to Day 30, the last day of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Our final guest is Jane Linfoot. Catch up with more from Jane in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to her.

High Heels and Bicycle Wheels

Where is your home town?

I live in Matlock Bath, which is a Georgian Spa Resort, set in the gorge of the River Derwent, in Derbyshire, England

How long have you been writing romance?

The romance writing bug grabbed me in the autumn of 2010.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

So far I’ve written contemporary romance/romcom/chicklit, with feisty twenty-something heroines.

What does Bryony do for a living?

Bryony works for a TV production company. She loves to work on programmes which deal with anything pretty, especially those involving homes and style, but she goes where the work is. High Heels & Bicycle Wheels sees her working on a sports programme, which is hard when she’s the least sporty woman on the planet.

Why is life leaving her high and dry?

At the start of the novel Bryony is facing a triple whammy – her last single friend just named the day, the guy she’s loved from afar forever just got married, and her mother, despairing that Bryony will be single forever, has just offered to pay to have her eggs frozen. Not that Bryony wants a partner…in fact she’s happily single and determined to stay that way.

Tell us about Jackson.

Jackson Gale is hot as they come, cycling’s bad boy superstar. He’s been out of the sport due to injury, and is desperate to get back into competition. For a guy who has only ever known success, the struggles of the last year have left him broken and bitter. He’s agreed to try to clean up his image, as the ultimate one night stand womaniser, but he’s resisting all his manager’s attempts to push him to explore new career options. And then he meets Bryony – and the idea of working on a TV show suddenly gets much more interesting.

Why are Bryony and Jackson heading off in a camper van?

As a writer, I decided a camper van trip offered a fabulous way to fling these two strong characters together. I hoped that the confined space of a camper van would hot-house their conflicts, and send their sizzling sexual chemistry off the scale, and it did. In the story, neither Bryony nor Jackson wants to make the trip. Going away with the other is each one’s idea of hell, but they both have good reasons why they can’t wriggle out of it. And so they set off to sort out the locations for filming a series of cycle rides for Bryony’s TV programme, Sporting Chances.

Why do they need a tandem?

The tandem is the original reason Bryony and Jackson are thrown together. Jackson is supposed to be riding a fun charity tandem race with another sports presenter, who falls ill at the last minute. Bryony is the very reluctant, highly unsuitable replacement. Fast forward to double trouble….

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

Before I begin a to write a new book, I always have the framework firmly nailed down. I like to have the structure of the novel and the characters and their conflicts very well worked out. I’m currently at this stage on my next book, which has a big vintage theme.

Where can readers find out more about you?

Jane Linfoot

My Author links are:

Author Page Facebook (It would be great if people liked my page!):

Personal Page Facebook (I love to get friend requests!):

Twitter: @janelinfoot


Buy Links:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Find out more about Jane from Stephanie Hurt’s blog and all our Romance writers

11 thoughts on “Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 30

  1. Thank you greatly Rosie for this tour! I really appreciate this opportunity to make our writing more visible to readers and meet other fellow authors and their fabulous stories!


  2. Well done to Rosie and Stephanie for organising such a professional tour and Shout Out for our books. Great to finish on a high with Jane’s fabulous novel. I believe that you will be repeating the tour next year? Better get writing then. Thanks for everything, you gals rock !!


    • Thank you ladies, yes we will be touring again next year, already had several enquiries, we even had a waiting list this year, it has been so much fun. Looking forward to all your new books.


  3. Hi Jane! ((Waves frantically! )). Hope you have a fantastic day on Rosie’s and Stephanie’s blogs. I can’t believe its the last day. I’ve had a great time reading everyone’s stories and blurbs. And once again thanks for letting me participate. I got the first day and had a fab time. Caroline xx


  4. The last day – I am feeling sad. What great authors Rosie – thank you and Stephanie. It’s been fun and nice to check out all the authors. Your book sounds very interesting Jane. I will check it out. 🙂


  5. I can’t believe this is the last day!!! It has been fun following Romancing September and meeting new authors and discovering their books. And this was an excellent interview to wrap up the tour. This book sounds fun. It sounds like Bryony and Jackson has a relationship that develops page by page, which is something I thoroughly enjoy. And I look forward to see how everything turns out.


    • Thanks Megan for all your wonderful support throughout the tour, it has been a pleasure reading all your comments. Happy reading, perhaps you would like to think about joining the review team? Details on the tabs at the top of the blog.


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