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Monday, 25 February 2013
Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to welcome Stephanie Cage! Stephanie's new book Perfect Partners is released today. Before finding out about the lovely Ms Cage lets reveal the cover and find out a little about the new book which is launced TODAY!
I think you will agree that the book cover is fab! Love it!
About Perfect Partners
“What’s he doing back in London after all this time?”
Eight years ago, Lisa Darby’s dancing partner and first love, Redmond Carrington, left London for a fun summer on the cruise ships – and never came back. Lisa’s grown up a bit since then, and she’d like to think she’s prepared for anything, but when Red comes back from America with a proposal for her, she’s not sure she’s ready for what he’s suggesting.
A TV studio is filming a knockout competition of six of the world’s best couples – each of them partners both on and off the dance floor. Redmond wants Lisa to pose as his girlfriend so that they can compete. It’s an unbelievable opportunity for an aspiring professional dancer, and the spectacular prize money would help save Lisa’s beloved dance studio, which is in need of major renovation. Scooping the prize is going to take the performance of a lifetime from Lisa and Redmond, but with the sizzling tension between them, they might just pull it off.
It turns out that putting on an act for the cameras is the least of Lisa’s worries. As time goes on and she rediscovers her feelings for Redmond, she’s left questioning what’s really behind his offer, and where their partnership is heading this time.
This is a book for people who love the glitz and glamour of Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing with the Stars, and want to be swept off their feet by a powerful hero who has all the right moves. I loved writing about Redmond and Lisa because they’re both strong people, great at what they do, and used to fending for themselves, and they find it quite challenging being in a situation where they can only succeed together. True love is so much more rewarding when it has obstacles to overcome, don’t you think?
Without further ado, lets find out about the author herself from the author herself!
Fiction was my first love, and as a child I spent most of my spare time reading and writing, so nobody was much surprised when I was accepted to Oxford University to study English Literature. While at university, I discovered ballroom dancing and my experiences on the dance team sowed the seeds of my first full-length novel, Perfect Partners. Since then I have worked in marketing and administration, studied for a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, won two major short story competitions (the Woman’s Own short story competition and the Yorkshire Ridings Romance Competition) and watched almost every episode of Strictly Come Dancing ever made.
Most of my favourite films involve dancing, and when I’m not reading, writing or working, I can often found at the theatre, watching musicals. My author photograph was taken when I went to London to see the filming of Strictly Come Dancing live at Wembley. It was so much fun to see how the show is put together, and to get close to all the celebrities and professionals and see how hard they all work and what a great atmosphere there is on set.
Perfect Partners is my first full-length book, but I also have a novella, Desperate Bid, published by The Wild Rose Press. Both my books are very much stories about love in the modern world. Lisa in Perfect Partners is taking part in a reality TV show. In Desperate Bid my hero Alex, an aspiring musician, is tired of going nowhere, and in a moment of drunken madness puts his life up for sale on an online auction site. Sarah, the heroine of Desperate Bid, is looking for a way to impress her boss and stave off the sale of the events company where she works, and decides Alex might provide the answer. When she meets Alex, the attraction between them threatens to derail all her plans, and she has to decide what’s most important: the safe future she thought she was looking for, or the dreams Alex’s music reawakens in her.
I had so much fun writing the songs in Desperate Bid that I went on to attend an Arvon foundation course on writing musicals, taught by playwright and musician Willy Russell, and I hope one day to finish writing a musical and maybe even see it performed. In the meantime, I’m keeping busy with, amongst other things, a sequel to Perfect Partners, which has the working title A Step in the Right Direction.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Cage/e/B00AP616GG
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Perfect Partners on Crimson Romance: