A Touch of the Exotic – New Release of Large Print Romance Novel
Well, despite the worrying release date of April 1st, my new romance – A TOUCH OF THE EXOTIC, is now out. It’s the second book in the Plotlands Series and is published by Linford Romance Library, following on from WELCOME TO PLOTLANDS.
Much of the romance takes place in a fictional house in Laindon, Essex (which, of course, is a real place!) and one particular location is particularly important to the main characters is Vange Well No. 5 – a rather unpromising name for quite an unusual structure. I visited Vange Well No. 5 to get some photos and try to soak up the atmosphere while I was writing this story and you can see my post about it by clicking here
Just in case you’re not familiar with Basildon’s hidden gem, it’s in Martinhole Wood, One Tree Hill and unfortunately is in rather a poor state of repair as you can see from the pictures. I was unable to find out what the roof would have been covered in but it was obviously dome-shaped and I think it would have looked fabulous in its heyday – and rather exotic – hence the name of the book. If you want to find out more about the well, also known as Cash’s Well, after the man who built it, you can find out more on the Thurrock website by clicking here.
So, what’s the book about? Here’s the blurb:
From India to war-torn London to an estate in Essex, Samira’s life is one of rootlessness and unpredictability. With her half-Indian heritage, wherever she goes she’s seen as ‘exotic’, never quite fitting in despite her best efforts. To add to her troubles, her beauty attracts attention from men that she’s not sure how to handle. But when she falls for handsome RAF pilot Luke, none of her charms seem to work, as it appears his heart is already bestowed elsewhere…
A romance, set in a romantic location!
And where can you buy it? You can get it from Ulverscroft, click here for the email address
Or, why not get along to your local library, look for the large print romance section and find it there? Libraries need all the support we can give them!