Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Warrant For Love by Sheryl Browne
Release Date: 1st August 2012
Publisher: Safkhet
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

Blog Tour: Warrant For Love - Sheryl Browne + Giveaway!

Join in the fun as laugh-a-minute author Sheryl Browne sets off on tour with her arresting read, Warrant For Love. We'll be heading to some of the biggest and brightest blogs within the book community for reviews, excerpts and guest posts. Plus, there's a giveaway running for the duration of the tour that you won't want to miss!

What they say: "Life for Paul sounds like your typical country song. He comes from a broken home, his wife is divorcing him, he's got no place to live, he's losing custody of his son, and his sergeant, who's sleeping with his wife, is a loud-mouthed braggart who won't let up on him – not even at work. Leanne's caught her (now) ex cheating on her again, but before she can give him the what-for, she's wrongfully arrested for soliciting – by Paul and his partner. One thing leads to another and things could be looking up for Paul, except for Leanne's friends – quarrelling mom Nicky and financial goddess Jade – have it out for her ex. Leanne wants closure, Paul wants a home, and Nicky and Jade want revenge. Blackmail, lies, adultery, entrapment. Will it all work out in the end or will Paul uphold the law? It sounds like he needs a Warrant for Love." 

Guest Post by Sheryl Browne

Warrant for Love was a long time in the writing. It was one of those books where, even though I’d almost reached that stage myself, the characters simply refused to give up. I therefore thought it fitting to invite two of the main characters – on whom love refused to give up – along to chat. I’m now super-pleased to welcome Police Constable Paul Davis and Leanne Curtis! They’ll be in shortly. Um, Lee? Paul? I take a step towards the office door, from behind which I hear hushed whispers. Lee: Honestly, Paul… There’s nothing to feel awkward about. Sheryl’s seen everything there is to see, hasn’t she? Paul: She has?! Lee: She knows all about your little problem, Paul. She’s not going to embarrass you. If you get stuck, just do that thing you do that renders women speechless. Paul: Er, right. And that would be? Lee: Smile, Paul. It usually works. I choose that appropriate moment to open the door. Me: My, don’t you two look the happy couple! Lee: We are. *blushes becomingly and rushes in to waggle her… ring finger!*. Me: OMGod! You’ve done it! He’s proposed?! Properly? Hearts and flowers and everything? Lee: Uh-huh. *beams, as I admire her engagement ring*. Paul smiles that killer-shy smile, and, boy, can I see why Lee is smitten. Lee: He couldn’t get down on one knee, of course. He got shot, you see, but you’d know that, of course. I was really worried about him, you know? I even thought he might, um… Lee blinks tearfully and glances down. I look at Paul a little tearful myself, but he has eyes only for Lee. His arm goes around her shoulders to ease her gently towards him. Me: It’s a beautiful ring, Lee. I’m really pleased for you. Congratulations. And well done, Paul, on finally getting the words out right. Paul: Thanks. Bit small, though, isn’t it? Me: Ooh, I don’t know… Lee: It is not! All the best things come in little packages. Paul: No they don’t. It should be bigger. Make more of a statement. I’m saving up for another one. I thought maybe for our first annivers— Lee: Oh, no you are not. Paul: Lee, I am. Lee: No, you’re not. You can’t afford it. You’ve got little James to support, and borrowings to pay off. In any case, I love it. It’s pretty and it’s perfect size-wise, so there. Paul: Right. *Mouth twitches into a smile* And so are you. Lee: You don’t need to prove anything to me, PC Paul Davis. I can’t imagine why you’d think you do, after all you’ve already done: Making sure that slimy weasel, Richard, got his comeuppance, even though you were so poorly. He did, you know? He was really impressive. Richard nearly wet himself. Paul: *sighing*. Lee… Lee: Bonding with my son, despite his ‘teenagers don’t do talk’ attitude. Getting yourself shot. You nearly died, for God’s… Pardon? Paul: I said, you’re perfect. Lee: Oh. Right, well… Um… Me: I think you’re both perfect. And I think it’s amazing. Truly. Lee: It is, isn’t it? Who’d ever have thought it, when he started out thinking I was a prostitute. Paul: *Glancing at me and then swiftly down* Lee, I didn’t. I… Lee: *Laughs* You did, too. You arrested me. Paul: Yes, but I didn’t think you wereLee: For soliciting. Paul: Ahem. *Loosens his tie* Lee: And then you stalked me. Paul: I did bloody not. Lee: *Unhitches herself from his arm* You did! You were spying through my bedroom window. Paul: *Looks for hole in floor to conveniently disappear into* Christ, Lee, you’ll have everyone thinking I’m a pervert. I said I was sorry. Lee: Eventually. You also asked me out and forgot to say you had a wife. Paul: I didn’t have a wife… technically. Lee: Right. But you did have a son… technically … whom you also neglected to mention. Paul: Lee, do you think we could do this some other time. It’s— Lee: Communicating, Paul. It’s what couples do. Paul: *Quietly* Seems like we’re arguing to me. Paul glances awkwardly at me, and… uh, oh …Lee’s noted the look Lee: Right, well, I’m sorry if I’m embarrassing you. I’ll just go, shall I, rather than embarrass you further? Lee heads for the door. Paul shrugs apologetically and turns to go after her. Lee: No, you stay. I’m sure you’ll manage a whole sensible conversation - as long as it’s with anyone but me! Paul: Lee, don’t. Come back. Lee..? Paul removes his cap and rakes a hand despairingly through his hair as Lee strops on out. Paul: Lee, for Christ’s… I love you, Lee! You know I do. I’d die for— Lee: Nooooo! Lee charges back in – to Paul’s chest. Lee: Don’t say that! Don’t… Paul: Sorry. I didn’t mean… Sorry. Awww. I tiptoe past as Paul folds her into his arms. Interview over, I suspect. Paul’s a little, um, tongue-tied.  

 Author Bio: 

Unknown-498 I’m an author, as you might have gathered, I work part time in my own business and I’m a school critique partner. I’m also a foster parent to disabled dogs, one or two of whom have featured in my books, Snoops aka Rambo, for instance, who starred in Recipes for Disaster. You can find out more about my dogs, including my Pets as Therapy dog, who was rather unique, on my 'Furry Friends' page. Deciding the balls I was already juggling weren’t humungous enough, I also embarked on an MA in Creative Writing at the City of Birmingham University. I’m pleased to say I have just finished my Final Project, completing my stage-play around my book, A Little Bit of Madness. Did I mention that scenes have already been work-shopped on stage at the Birmingham Rep, my leading man being Dan Hagley from BBC Radio 4’s, The Archers? I did? Oops. I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, “formed over fifty years ago in order to ‘raise the prestige of romantic authorship and generally to encourage and foster the writing of romantic works’, a contributing editor at Loveahappyending Lifestyle magazine, and have recently signed with publishers Choc Lit. I also have a bit of penchant for men in bite-the-buttons-off blue uniforms, having been rescued by one such white-knight-in-blue when my car self-combusted on the motorway. 

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Take 3 lovely ladies - Leeanne, Jade and Nicky. Leeanne is very unlucky in love having the odious Richard in her life. He knocks her self-confidence, he spends her money and treats her pretty shabbily. Just when Leeanne thinks things can't get worse, those tell-tale footprints on Richards car windscreen alert her to the fact that snake in the grass Richard has been doing more than just driving in his car! And, just when Leeanne thinks can't get any more complicated, they do! Cue the lovely PC Davis, the 'white knight in blue,' to make Leeanne go weak at the knees and infuriate her all at the same time.

Nicky is having problems at home. Her marriage is on the rocks and all lines of communication are well and truly down! Battle lines are drawn and her marriage becomes a war zone. Having 3 kids and an opinionated mother in law doesn't help either. But, determined to be a good sister to Leeanne, Nicky drops everything to help Leeanne over yet another broken heart.

Jade, the ice queen, is a strong, sophisticated woman and a ruthless lover. Despite all that, she would walk on hot coals for her two friends Leanne and Nicky. Determined to help Leeanne extract sleazeball Richard from his ill-gotten gains, she attempts to come up with a plan to help with this. However, is there someone that can melt Jade's heart? Will she break her own relationship rules?

This is the second of Sheryl's books I have read, the first being Somebody to Love  I loved it so much I didn't think Sheryl could top it! But, with Warrant for Love, she has again proven herself to be a fantastic writer. You just can't help falling in love with our boy in blue, PC Davis. He sounds absolutely divine! He has a chequered past that adds to his bad boy come good character. He certainly had me swooning! All of the characters have wonderful, interesting personalities and this certainly lends to the dynamics of the book.

This is a great story that will make you mad, happy, sad and go awwwwwwww all rolled into one! Sheryl Browne has managed to take the stories of the 3 female lead characters and make them all merge and fit together wonderfully. The three all have a common theme - a history of terrible or failing relationships! There are plenty of laugh out loud moments within the book and lots of frustrating ones too when you would love to bang everyone's heads together! And, move over Mr Grey but the men in this book made my toes curl! Ohhh la la. Helloooooooo boys!

 The situations that the characters get themselves into made me laugh so hard as I was able to picture the scenes so clearly! Bravo to Sheryl Browne for yet another fantastic romantic comedy!

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Awww, JB! Thank you so much, sweetie. This is the review that made my toes curl - with sheer joy! One of those reviews that just makes a writer want to keep writing. And I did. So it's all your fault!! :) Serious BIG THANKS, sweetie. I owe you a huge debt of gratitude. XXX

  2. That is a fantastic review. I love the piece for the blog Sheryl

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