Hi Ivy, thanks for inviting me. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the first two Allegra Fairweather books and I can’t wait to share some information about book three.
The working title is Pirates and Pearls. It’s due for release in the first half of 2012.
As you know the first two books were set in cool climates. I’ve been longing to write something set in the tropics and Pirates and Pearls gave me that opportunity. It was a no-brainer to choose a setting I’d visited and after considering Fiji, I finally settled on Tahiti, which is absolutely gorgeous. It’s exactly the way you’d imagine a tropical paradise. If you don’t believe me, check this out.
The action takes place in both the Tahitian capital of Papeete and a billionaire’s resort on fictional Lu’arna Island. Just for fun,I “marooned“ Allegra at the billionaire’s luxurious resort. But there is a serious purpose to her visit. Deceased mermaids have been washing ashore on Lu’arna’s beaches and the billionaire isn’t happy. Allegra is given the job – and paid very well, thank you very much – of discovering who is killing the mermaids.
As usual, she’s assisted by her guardian angel, Casper, whose professional standards slip when he’s distracted by a beautiful woman. But it’s all good, because Allegra findsher own distractions in the arms of a cute guy.
This story was great fun to write, not least because I got to experience the lifestyle of the very rich. I got to fly with an angel and hunt for pirates’ treasure. Okay, it was only in my imagination, but still.
I’m still in the process of editing this novel so I can’t share an excerpt, but I’ll put one on my website as soon as it’s available.
Ditto for the cover. The first two covers were designed by the amazing Frauke of Croco Designs. I’m sure the next cover will be just as beautiful.
Thanks so much for having me, Ivy. It’s been great!