I haven’t been reading much lately. Instead, I have been working hard on a debut romance novel, writing as Drew Greenfield. What began as a challenge (Why don’t you try writing an adult romance?) became a germ of an idea, then a serious project, and now a completed e-book.
So, today, I’m going to indulge in a bit of self-promotion.
Sweeter Than Wine by Drew Greenfield will be released on Amazon and other digital platforms on May 11, 2018.
Set among the lush, green vineyards of the Garonne Valley, Sweeter Than Wine is a contemporary adult novel told from the point of view of Nicole Durand, a young French girl who wants a career:
Nicole takes a job as housekeeper-companion to Cathy, wife of wealthy Bordeaux winegrower, Yves Ravel, to earn money for university. She isn’t looking for romance, but when she meets the Ravels’ son, Andy, she is irresistibly attracted to him. Should she give in to her desire, risking her future ambitions and his – or settle for friendship, and be the sister Andy never had?
The past few years have not been easy for Nicole. She has struggled to come to terms with her father’s early death and with her mother Denise’s subsequent addictions, lies and bad choices in men. In spite of it all, she has come through lycée with top marks. She has had to grow up quickly.
Now, as she grows closer to Cathy and her feelings for Andy intensify, Nicole becomes caught up in her employers’ problems as well as her own – by Yves’ obsession with the business, his threats to stop funding Andy’s science doctorate, the continual arguments and by the Ravel family tragedy. Moreover, she is distrustful of Denise’s new partner, and afraid her younger siblings may suffer the way she did. With three years of study in a foreign country looming, these are all complications she doesn’t need.
Although I have written and published some books in the past, this is a completely new venture for me and I have absolutely no idea how it will go. Initial reactions from a few ARC reviewers so far range from ‘it’s OK but I don’t usually read romance’ through ‘sensual and satisfying’ to ‘it’s really good’. [I’m trying to be honest here. I know romance fiction isn’t for everyone.]
So, if you like romance, or if you’re simply curious, please pop along to Amazon and take a look. The book is available to pre-order. Here are a couple of links:
The book can be accessed at all Amazon’s international stores with the same reference.
I have also set up a new Drew Greenfield page on Facebook to showcase the novel, and you can find that here. And if you can see your way to liking the page, I will be very grateful.
Comments on my post, my page, or on romantic fiction generally will be most welcome.
Tomorrow, I will pen a few thoughts about writing from the female point of view.