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’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...
( Onwards and upwards!Collapse )
The release date has been confirmed as 15th April, 2013, and the synopsis goes like this:
“He’s going to find me,” Sarah whispered. “He’s going to find me before you do.”
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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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.
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...
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.
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!