The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Sunday, 4 December 2011

What's Next For Me?

I think it's been quite awhile since I let you know what I have been up to and today I want to let you know! Book number eight just went off to my agent and now I wait for the dreaded response when she tells me that the whole thing needs deeper point of view, revised plot issues and bigger emphasis of one aspect or another.

Truth? I LOVE this part - I love getting a book ready for submission. It's the best part of the entire process! :)

Okay, so that's book number eight but right now book number seven is out in the big wide world while I sit here waiting for the all-important acceptance. This is my first romantic suspense for over three years so I am so excited to be able to share the working blurb with you!

Detective Sergeant Cat Forrester’s life revolves around her alcoholic mother and her career in the UK police force. When Jay Garrett, an old friend and “one off” lover calls asks for her help investigating the murder of their mutual friend at Templeton Cove on the English Riviera, Cat is torn. The case is out of her jurisdiction and her mother’s drinking is out of control – she shouldn’t leave her. But when Jay confides he feels it’s his fault their friend is dead and he could have prevented it, Cat has no choice but to go.

Jay is handsome, wealthy and successful but needs to make amends for the massive mistakes he’s made. Once a drug addict, Jay’s conscience is riddled with the wrongs he committed and he is desperate to prove to the people he hurt, and himself that he has turned his life around. Reunited with the girl he let go seven years before, Jay’s determination to avenge their friend’s death and make Cat his is all the motivation he needs to put things right.

Both struggling with their demons and anger, Cat and Jay seek solace in each other and join together to find a killer – and everlasting love. As their relationship deepens so does the danger – but will their love versus a killer’s hate triumph in the end?

This book took me about six months to write as did book number eight. I will start revising book number nine (a Victorian historical romance) in the New Year as well as starting a brand new book. Busy, busy, busy!

In the meantime, here are the pics of my hero and hero I used as inspiration for Cat and Jay.

Have a great week!

Rachel x


  1. You are truly inspiring, Rachel! Love the sound of your romantic suspense - one of my favourite genres. And I do like those actors.

  2. Aww, thanks, Rosemary! I love working but my house certainly suffers for it, lol!

    Rachel x