Morning my lovelies. I’ve got a few posts for you today – yay! First up, I’m thrilled to be part of the publication day push for Cornish Gold at Summer’s End by Laura Briggs. I’m delighted to host a guest post from Laura, talking about her Three Favorite Things About Writing Cornish Gold at Summer’s End….Enjoy! And don’t forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom too – good luck!
about the book
Title: Cornish Gold at Summer’s End
Author: Laura Briggs
Genre: Romance/chick lit
Series/Standalone: Standalone Fourth book in a new series
Estimated page count: 172
Formats available: eBook
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
Rumors of a ghostly presence haunt Julianne’s Cornish autumn in the series’ charming fourth installment.
What began as a bit of teenage mischief in the village quickly became stories of spooky lights and ghost sightings in the wood. Being sensible, Julianne is more worried about whether she can finish her kids’ costumes in time for the annual Halloween contest—and whether husband Matt and his eager assistants will be selected for the exclusive Brookshire Garden Design Competition. So when everyone in town begins flocking to the local ‘ghost walk’ tours Julianne assures her wide-eyed children it’s just a case of imagination run wild…until she experiences her own brush with the supernatural, that is.
Real or imagined, Julianne can’t shrug off what she saw, or even bring herself to confide in sympathetic Matt for advice. Best friend Kitty is on hand to help, despite her usual family battles, including that of her cousins’ shady new scheme to profit from the town’s ghost mania. But even Julianne’s friends can’t fully understand her need to find a solution this time, one that leads her on a quirky quest from local lore, to meetings with the village’s ragtag paranormal club, and even a creepy abandoned cottage hiding secrets in the woods.
Join Julianne for suspense, surprises, and (of course) heartfelt moments as book four in the series brings an autumn like no other to sleepy Ceffylgwyn.
Three Favorite Things About Writing Cornish Gold at Summer’s End
A huge thank you to Chelle for letting me share about my newest romance read with everyone at Curled Up With a Good Book. Titled Cornish Gold at Summer’s End, it’s the fourth installment in my feel-good series about event planner Julianne and her charming Poldark-esque husband Matthew. As autumn arrives in their cozy village—bringing with it rumors of ghost sightings in the woods—Julianne faces much bigger challenges than finishing her kids’ costumes in time for the village Halloween contest. With plenty of laughter and surprises in its pages, I thought it might be fun to share a few of the reasons why Julianne’s latest adventure has been among my favorite of her stories to work on.
The atmosphere is spooky
I just love a classic haunted setting, whether it’s a Gothic castle or the isolated and decrepit Eel Marsh House in The Woman in Black. Places that create a sense of foreboding, like that eerie sensation of being watched are among the perfect ingredients for a scary story. So, of course, Julianne’s Halloween adventure needed its own special location—in this case, a crumbling old cottage in the woods with more than one ghostly legend attached to its history. And even though she isn’t the superstitious type, Julianne will definitely get a few chills investigating its abandoned rooms for clues about the town’s so-called ghost (and maybe readers will get a little scare of their own here and there too!).
The seasonal antics get silly at times
Especially those involving Saul and Silas, the troublesome cousins of Julianne’s business partner Kitty. As fans of previous stories know already, any business idea dreamed up by the notorious duo always seems to land them on the wrong side of the law. This time finds them printing and peddling their own ‘ghost guides’ for the curious crowds flocking to Ceffylgwyn’s ghost walk tours. Strangely enough, it’s working like a charm with copies flying off the shelves in town shops…but is there a catch? As usual, poor Kitty will try her best to steer clear of their shenanigans while somehow getting roped into helping, and I just can’t wait to see what readers make of their most outrageous scheme yet.
There’s a surprising twist
Not to give away too much, but Julianne’s ghost hunt reveals a secret she never imagined was hiding in Ceffylgwyn’s woods. And it’s not the only autumn surprise waiting for her, as it happens. This newest chapter in Julianne’s life will reveal that some big changes are on the way. Let’s just say that she’ll be needing the support of her hubby Matthew and their friends more than ever…but fans will have to wait to see exactly what that means by reading it themselves!
So if Julianne’s autumn adventure sounds like your cup of tea, I very much hope you’ll check it out. There are plenty of surprises between its pages to keep you guessing what happens next (and plenty of laughs to keep its scary moments from getting too scary for the faint of heart).
about the author
Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.
Win an e-copy of Cornish Gold at Summer’s End
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Thanks to Rachel for inviting me to take part in the publication day push and for Laura for her wonderful and interesting guest post.
I’ll be back shortly my loves