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[sticky post] Move to WordPress Blog...

With access to Live Journal becoming more and more problematic and their user interface being simply horrible to work with, I've set up a new blog over at WordPress. 

The blog can be found here: http://carihunter.wordpress.com/

Hope to see you over there :-) 

Hallo


Cari Hunter s the author of the nove Snowbound, available now Bold Strokes Books nd other retailers!)

Her second novel Desolation Point, is due for publication in April 2013.

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I should have said this a while back but I've enabled anonymous comments on this blog so anyone who wants to say hi but isn't on lj, can well, say hi. I think there's usually a slight delay before the comment appears but it will show up eventually. 

I'm also over o facebook. I never knock back a friend request, I need all the friends I can get :-)

If you prefer email, here you go: carihunter [at] rocketmail [dot] com.

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

The lovely Indie writer Clare Ashton (Pennance, After Mrs Robinson) has tagged me for the 26th week of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. The idea is to hop from blog to blog to discover exciting books we might not have heard about or that are still works in progress. Each author will answer the same ten questions, then list authors who will answer the questions on their blogs next Wednesday.

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Mountain Musings...

I’m sitting writing this blog on a sun-drenched chalet balcony in Switzerland. We’ve been here for the past week, deep in the Bernese Oberland and surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains in Europe. There’s not a cloud in the sky today, but yesterday thick mist covered the valley and fresh snow fell on the peaks. Being hardy, determined types, we went out walking regardless. As we hiked through a forest where visibility had been reduced to a matter of feet, I was reminded exactly what inspired me to write my second novel, Desolation Point...


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Just got the final cover through for Desolation Point and it really is a thing of loveliness :-)

Desolation Point lj


The release date has been confirmed as 15th April, 2013, and the synopsis goes like this:


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“He’s going to find me,” Sarah whispered. “He’s going to find me before you do.”
One wrong step in Los Angeles leaves Alex Pascal scarred and traumatized, unable to continue the career she loves. 
In England, a drunk driver shatters Sarah Kent’s family. 

For Sarah, leaving England to explore the North Cascades is an opportunity to regain her health and her confidence, while Alex has already abandoned LA to make the mountains her home. Drawn to the beauty and history of Desolation Peak, Sarah is hiking alone when a storm leaves her stranded. Determined to track her down, Alex heads into the wilderness, never anticipating the terrible danger she will face. Because Sarah is already running for her life, fleeing from a ruthless criminal with a mission to complete and nothing left to lose. With everything stacked against the two women, neither expects to survive, let alone fall in love. 

All they have to do now is find a way out.

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Oh oh oh, an interview!

And it's an interview where you can actually hear me talk and everything :-)

The lovely ladies over at The Cocktail Hour had a chat with me last night and the podcast is already up for download or just listening along to, at this link. We spoke quite a bit about Snowbound, fan fic, Desolation Point, whether I would lose "Butch Points" for crying over a bee sting, and why I continue to write terrible weather into my stories when it seems to influence what our actual weather will be like. It was a lot of fun and I owe hosts Cheri and Megan a big ol' thanks for inviting me along.

Enjoy :-)

BSB UK Author Fest - Nottingham UK

The annual Bold Strokes UK Author Fest is taking place this weekend (August 4th & 5th, 2012). Last year's event was a lot of fun and hopefully this one will be even better. Any tempted parties can find all the details here.

The attending UK (and one US!) authors have been blogging throughout this week. The main link to all the blogs can be found here.

Enjoy! And if you do end up coming along, make sure you say hi :-)

Second novel news...

I found out this week that Bold Strokes Books have picked up my second novel for publication sometime in Spring, 2013 :-)  

Tentatively titled Desolation Point (hopefully it'll stay as that, the title's grown on me!) the novel is set in the USA this time around and features two women - Alex and Sarah - getting into a whole load of trouble in the North Cascades. With a British/American pairing, bad guys running rampant, a storm closing in, and plenty of Kendal Mint Cake, this one was a hell of a lot of fun to write. 

As soon as I have a concrete publication date, I'll let you know.



Looking down on Ross Lake from Desolation Peak, which is pretty much where Sarah is when everything starts to go horribly wrong...

Alice B Lavender Certificate...

I found out this week that Snowbound has been awarded an Alice B Lavender Certificate for debut novel \o/

The Alice B awards are decided by a committee of largely anonymous, avid readers of lesbian lit. The committee present an Alice B lifetime achievement medal to writers with a distinguished body of work, and the Lavender certificates to newbies like myself :-) More info about the awards and the 2012 winners here. A big thank you to the committee for their support and congrats to all this year's recipients.

Snowbound Release Update!

Snowbound has sneaked out on wide release a little earlier than I was expecting so it will hopefully be ready to squeeze into Christmas stockings! I wish you all a good couple of cosy winter nights curled up in front of a roaring fire with your copy :-) 

Bold Strokes Books have released it as a trade paperback or an e book. They also have the first ten or so pages up as a preview so you can all see what you're letting yourselves in for... :-)

Just a quick thanks to everyone who's shown their support on here and made me laugh over the past year while all this has been going on. I really hope you like the book!