Exciting day today. Not only is Storm Rising having a Blog Tour starting today, I got a brilliant 5 Star pre-publication review for Rhythm of Deceit, AND I've just received the contract for the third book in The NightHawk series - Cobwebs in the Dark! It never rains but it pours. And it's doing that too!
The third location used in Rhythm of Deceit, is Boldre in the New Forest, where Gideon's parents live. I know this location pretty well and in fact when I was a child, we very nearly moved to a house in Boldre. That one was thatched, so not really like the Hawk's house, but I've always had a soft spot for the area. This is where Natasha likes to go riding with her grandfather, and where she keeps her pony.
The second location in the series is Luton, in Bedfordshire. This plays a part in the flashback story of Rhythm of Deceit, and is where Abi's mother grew up. I won't say too much about what happens there, or it will give away the story. This location is not one that I know well, although I have visited it in the dim and distant past. It just seemed the perfect location for the story.
The picture above shows how Luton would have looked at the time when the flashback story is set, 1950.
A few months back I wrote a series of blog posts about the locations used in Storm Rising. Since Rhythm of Deceit is due for publication in less than two weeks, I thought I'd do the same for that.
Some of the locations are the same for both books, namely, Rhossili, Sennen and Newbury, but there are some new ones as well.
I shall begin with Belgravia, in London, which is where Gideon's father owns a rather nice flat. Abi and Gideon, and later on, Gideon and Charles (bass player with NightHawk), stay there for a while in Rhythm of Deceit. Obviously I've been to London quite a few times, but I haven't ever spent much time in Belgravia, so I can't claim to know it well. I think Roger (Gideon's father), must have bought the flat a long time ago, because looking at the prices of them these days, he'd never be able to afford it. :-)
Very exciting! My print copies of Rhythm of Deceit have arrived! They look awesome. Less than three weeks to release date now.
Everyone is welcome to the Online Launch Party for Rhythm of Deceit, on Wednesday 29th July from 12 noon to midnight (BST).
Feel free to drop in for a few minutes, a few hours or just to say hello! There will be chances to win a Kindle copy of the book throughout the afternoon and evening. There may just be a quiz about Storm Rising as one of the competitions, so if you haven't read the book yet you still have time! :-D
Look forward to seeing some of you there!
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