#RomancingSeptember Day 19 Cupid’s Way by @joannegphillips #books

Welcome to Day 19 of #RomancingSeptember

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Our guest today is Joanne Phillips with her book Cupid’s Way.

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Where is your home town?

Whitchurch, Shropshire

How long have you been writing romance?

For about six years formally, although I’ve always dabbled.

What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

I love loads of sub-genres of romance, but particularly enjoy books where a romance is blossoming within some other kind of struggle – this is a popular theme in much current women’s fiction.

Where is your book set?

In Bristol, in the fictional setting of Cupid’s Way.

Who or what is Cupid’s Way?

It’s a cute Victorian terrace street that is under threat from developers.

Introduce us to Evie

Evie is single and searching for adventure – although she doesn’t necessarily know that it’s an adventure she’s after right away. She is passionate about architecture and ecology, and cannot believe that her grandparents’ beloved home is about to be demolished.

What help do her Grandparents need?

They think that because Evie is an architect, she can help them fight the planners – but they are in for a big surprise …

How does this affect her relationship with her new friend Michael?

Michael and Evie are made for each other – in another life! In this life they occupy positions firmly on either side of a very high fence, and neither can easily see the other person’s point of view.

Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

Right now I’m in the final stages of editing a new contemporary romance called Keeping Sam, which is about a single mother, Kate, who is fighting to get her son back after a vicious attack that kept her in a coma for months. Only problem is, the person looking after Sam is totally unwilling to give him back. And this person is Kate’s own mother.

Where can readers find out more about you?

Joanne Philips

Joanne Philips

My website can be found at http://www.joannephillips.co.uk and I’m also on Twitter (@joannegphillips) and on Facebook. I love hearing from readers, and I have a regular newsletter they can sign up for to get news of new books and competitions directly to their inbox.

Buying links:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00L8WS9K2/

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L8WS9K2/

Social media contacts:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joannephillipsauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joannegphillips

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Joanne-Phillips/e/B0083UEG86/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2862086.Joanne_Phillips

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June #BookReviews for local Magazines @FleetLife @EHDirectory

Here are the books which are featured in the June issues of Fleet Life and EHDirectory.

Fleet Life online version can be found here. http://www.fleetlife.org.uk, click on the online directory, and find my reviews on page 45.

New June FL

James Bone and The Italian Job by Frank Bell

Someone Else’s Conflict by Alison Layland

Imminent Danger: And How To Fly Straight Into It by Michelle Proulx

Before The Morning by Zee Monodee

Pattern of Shadows by Judith Barrow

EHDirectory can be found here http://www.ehd.org.uk, click on the online directory and then find my reviews on page 20

New June EHD

Reality Is In A dream by Lauren Mayhew

The War Before Mine by Caroline Ross

Fallen On Good Times by Rewan Tremethick

Cupid’s Way by Joanne Phillips

Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster 

Cupid’s Way by Joanne Phillips @joannegphillips #Romance

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cupid’s Way is a cosy romance set in Bristol, UK. Evie Stone is due a couple of weeks holiday where she’ll help her Grandparents attend a meeting about the future of their house. But first she must give a talk at a Go Green Conference for her boss in Cardiff. She’s late because she fell asleep on the train and she arrives flustered.

A lovely man called Michael finds her in reception and helps her arrive in time to present her lecture on “Cladding For The Cost Conscious”. With a storm blowing in, trains are shut down and Evie spends the night in the hotel bar with Michael. There’s a spark between them which is still there at breakfast next morning, until Michael abruptly leaves.

Later Evie attends a planning meeting with Frank and Mavis and the other residents of Cupid’s way. Their homes are under threat from a developer. The council want to build a much needed medical centre and the residents are being offered a financial reward to move home.

Evie is shocked and angry when she finds that Michael is the CEO of Dynamite Construction, the developer working to take away her Grandparent’s home. Feeling let down by Michael, Evie put aside her personal feelings for him and promises to help in any way she can to stop the plans to demolish Cupid’s Way.

An easy read with a gentle romance.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

View all my reviews on Goodreads

Good Deeds Challenge Year 2, Week 52

This will be my last Good Deeds post, I’ve completed a 2 year challenge, enough to make Good Deeds a regular part of my day for the rest of my life.

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I almost finished my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

April 12th – Had a big afternoon setting my Mum up with spreadsheets and a Facebook account. Am reading Fallen On Good Times by Rewan Tremethick.

April 13th – It’s still the school holidays so no volunteering at school this morning, had a lunchtime walk and picked up litter instead. Washed loads of crockery and chinaware ready to take to the charity shop.

April 14th – We are into the third week of the A to Z Challenge, made a big effort to visit lots of bloggers today and give my support.

April 15th – Delivered 3 boxes of items to the charity shop. Read Going Through The Change by Samantha Bryant

April 16th – Picked up loads of litter on a morning walk. Today I’m reading Cupids’ Way by Joanne Phillips.

April 17th – We have friends coming over this afternoon, so I’ve baked a cake and nagged the kids to help with housework. In fact while I nipped into town and pocked up litter on the way home, they’d cleaned and tidied the lounge. Am reading Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster, book one in a new NA series.

April 18th – My friend asked me to help out with a book review and I read James Bone and the Italian Job by Frank Bell a children’s book about secret agent animals. Began reading The Family Trap by Joanne Phillips last evening.

This is it, my final post to end my challenge, which began two years ago as a two week test to see it I could take up the challenge, then it moved to a year and then two years. It’s been an amazing experience and opened my eyes to wonderful everyday opportunities to make my world a better place to live in and to send out ripples into the lives of others who touch mine with friendship or as strangers.