Saturday, February 13, 2016

Love Unlocked - Chain of Secrets - Video Blog - Giveaway

A video blog in which I talk about Love Unlocked, Chain of Secrets and The Love Hearts Game!


To win an ebook of Love Unlocked, post a comment with your answer to the following question:

How old were Josh and George when they first met?
a) seven
b) eight
c) ten
d) eleven

Available February 14th, 2016...

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Visiting the Viaduct of Love - an interactive map

The Viaduct of Love...
...and other places to visit in the world of Hiding Behind The Couch

Back in 2007, when I first started writing Hiding Behind The Couch, I made some decisions:

1. Not to base the characters on people I knew.
2. Tell the story that needed to be told without forcing the narrative.

These two goals continue to guide the storytelling in the series, but there is a real-world inspiration for where the stories happen. I grew up (and still live) in the North-West of England, and it's a beautiful place. I won't bother describing it here - I do it often enough in my books (also, see below), because those places the characters take you to are 'kind of' real locations.

In Chain of Secrets (Love Unlocked anthology - Feb 14th, 2016), Josh and George often treat you to a cycling trip along the canal - that's the Leeds to Liverpool Canal.

Top Locks - the junction of Leeds to Liverpool Canal and Rufford Branch
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As for the Viaduct of Love? Well it's as modern and concretous (yes, I made up that word) as Josh and George say it is. And yes, I have snogged under that viaduct, no, it was not romantic (C.R., if you're wondering, Mumsy ;) ).

Maybe Josh and George had better luck - you can find out in Chain of Secrets!

So, without further ado, I'd like to share with you some of the real-world locations that I like to think of as the places where our reality converges with the reality of The Circle.

You can access the map using this link:

Or (hopefully) the map in the iframe below works - click the little square frame top-right to go full-screen. :) 


Chain of Secrets
(A Hiding Behind The Couch stand-alone novella)

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Love Unlocked
(ebook and paperback)
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Thanks for reading,
Deb x