Thank you so much for letting me showcase my forthcoming steamy action-romance novel SHANNON’S LAW. It’s the second in my PASSION PATROL series – stories where sassy female cops lock up the criminals and always get their man.
February marks the start of my “Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour” in the run-up to the launch on the 28th February 2014.
Every day there are feature posts on topics relating to SHANNON’S LAW on blogs all around the world. They’re all linked together on one big Pinterest Board. Each post replaces a ‘mystery’ silhouette that was posted in January. I saved all my notes and photos as I was writing, on a private Pinterest Board and now I can share them with you.
Today’s subject is: A Character Study – Benjamin Chamberlain-Knightsmith
Benjamin Chamberlain-Knightsmith – Ben – is the son of Spencer, the 11th Earl of Bloxington. He is fifteen years old at the opening of the story. Unusually for a child of his social class he lives at home. Most of his peers live in boarding schools such as Harrow, Eton, Rugby, Marlborough and so on. Even to this day many of the government, military chiefs and clergy of England are drawn from this background. Since the untimely death of his mother, he has lived with his father and attended a local school.
Although he is an adolescent he is personable and communicative. When he meets Shannon he immediately forms a bond with her. An element of her police work involves a quest on his behalf.
He is a talented cricketer and for sure has no desire to be sent back to a boarding school. His ambition is to join his father’s regiment and carry on the tradition that his mother so proudly wanted of him. His future is far from certain.
Writing about teenagers is easier if you have a few of them. At least I know the fashions. Although he wears the regulation hoodie, Ben is a sweet boy.
An Extract from Shannon’s Law:
You’re a bit different,” he said.
“Not PC Flowers you mean?”
“Not just that, I mean….”
The lad stumbled to a halt.
Shannon smiled at him.
“You mean I’m a kinda half-black woman.”
He smiled back.
“Yeah – there’s that too. But mainly you’re cool.”
“Not many people told me that in Brixton. Come on – get pushing the bike. How far is it?”
“About a mile,” said Ben groaning.
“Think of it as punishment in the community. It’s the modern fashion. If you still think I’m cool when we get there I’ll know you meant it.”
Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.
As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need.
Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet.
Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.
All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.
SHANNON’S LAW comes out on February 28th 2014 in print and digital formats for all e-readers.
Amazon are offering some great discounts for pre-orders of the paperback version
(29% off in USA, 12% off in the UK).
You can pre-order the digital version at a pre-launch special price from Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It will also be available in all digital formats on Smashwords
See this post and others from my tour as they go live on Pinterest
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Visit the Shannon’s Law Website for book details and pre-order information.
Win Amazon vouchers, copies of the book PLUS a free gift for every entrant (see prizes below).
ENTER DRAW HERE : http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/Mjg1OTEwYzI5YjYwMjA3ZWY2Y2EzZDEzODljNmNjOjE5/
The draw will be made at random, by Rafflecopter on the 7th March 2013.
In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, I’m launching a companion digital cookbook with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel.
It’s called COP’S KITCHEN – Read the love story and taste the romance!
To celebrate the launch of SHANNON’S LAW, there is a special FREE gift for you in my RAFFLECOPTER draw. As well as great, unique prizes to win, EVERY ENTRANT will get their own digital copy of – COP’S KITCHEN. There are many ways to get bonus chances – by commenting on this post, liking Facebook Pages etc.
ENTER DRAW HERE: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/Mjg1OTEwYzI5YjYwMjA3ZWY2Y2EzZDEzODljNmNjOjE5/
Main Prizes in the Draw: $30/£20/€25 Amazon Gift Voucher, 2 paperback copies of Shannon’s Law, 3 digital copies of Shannon’s Law.
Shannon’s Law comes out in paperback and digital formats for all e-readers
on February 28th 2014.
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This post is part of the
“SHANNON’S LAW PRE-LAUNCH PINTEREST REVEAL
VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR”
Follow the other posts in February to see the background to the story unfold
Thanks for posting on your blog Sheryl – I love your new layout and the colours of your stripes – very smart! Emma x
Thank you, Emma! Sorry not to have got to this sooner. I didn’t realise I had to approve you! Learner plates still on. Fab post! 🙂 xx