Wednesday, 11 September 2013

VBT & Giveaway - Do You Remember? by Mandy Baggot - Contemporary Romance


Do You Remember? Contemporary Romance

Released date 25th July 2013

First Love. First Loss. Last chance?
2005 was the most traumatic year of Emma Barron’s life. It was the year her mother died and the year she met Guy Duval. Eight years on, she’s an English teacher with a doting boyfriend and a young son. Life’s been hard but now it’s comfortable. She’s settled and content…so why would she risk it all for another chance with the man that broke her heart?
Guy’s an international renowned footballer newly signed to a top UK team. But behind the confident facade is a man determined to drown the horrors from his childhood with fame, success and money.
Unable to confide in her best friend, Aly, Emma tries to hold her life together as her heart is pulled apart. Did she turn her back on love too soon?
Neither of them know what really happened on 5 September 2005 and as events are slowly revealed can anyone cope with the truth?

NEWSFLASH!
Do You Remember? has been chosen for Amazon Kindle UK’s Last Summer Fling sale! Pick this up for just 99p between 6th-19th September! What are you waiting for?


AUTHOR GUEST BLOG POST 

Camping or glamping – let’s get back to nature!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! Now, Do You Remember? is part set in France where heroine Emma is taken on a 3 week holiday to a Riviera campsite. There she experiences the joy of living under canvas in a less than luxury four man tent with her dad, Mike.


But at this campsite in my novel there is much more than zips and pegs, there are also luxury holiday homes, used by the rich players of the book.



Now I’ve stayed in both. When Mr Big and I were young and free from children we would take his mum and dad’s ancient old tent (which we still have) and head off to a site and pitch up. We were young, we had an airbed and we knew how to use it. Later, when we had our first child we took the travel cot and slept under fabric...and I’m almost sure the other campers didn’t mind the night feed screaming!
But present day we’ve moved up to our own caravan!


She’s called Parker...because we take her and we...park her. Get it? Sad I know! Anyway, without further ado here are my top five tips for camping:-


1.       You don’t need a sleeping bag. Take your duvet and pillows and you will soon feel all the comforts from home...with added woodlouse maybe but...

2.       Plastic is best! Lady B doesn’t recommend taking your best china and cutlery. Where there are children and animals and ham-fisted relatives it’s much better to have plastic plates, cups and glasses! Cheers!

3.       Choose your pitch wisely! Avoid being too close to
a) the toilet block – might seem like a convenient idea to begin with but where there’s a heatwave there’s odourb) the entertainment complex – might be a short walk for that beer but the disco goes on ALL night!

4.       Take clothes for all weathers unless you’re abroad. I’ve been known to wear wellies AND flip-flops in the space of half an hour.

5.       Remember it’s not forever! Going back to basics and being cooped up in a tight space with your family arguing over board games and who broke the apparently non-breakable plastic plate might start to grate if you’re away for more than a few days...focus on their good points or...run off with the torch and leave them all to it!


         Have you got some camping stories or top tips to share? Leave a comment!
     


  ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Mandy Baggot is a romantic fiction author.  She writes strong contemporary romance and characters you'll fall in love with.In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance. Her self-published title, Strings Attached was also short-listed for the Best Author Published Read award.
Also in 2012 she signed with American publishing house, Sapphire Star Publishing, who produced her novels, Taking Charge and romantic suspense, Security.
In June 2013 she signed a two book deal with Harper Collins' digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse.
She is a regular contributor to writing blogs and on-line magazine, Loveahappyending Lifestyle http://www.loveahappyending.com/.
Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags.   She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

Author Links:

Loveahappyending Bookshelf: http://loveahappyending.org/mandy-baggot/
Harper Impulse: http://ow.ly/mAQBP
 The giveaway:
Entrants will be able to choose an ecopy from a selection of Mandy Baggot novels.  These include :
                Knowing Me Knowing You
           Breaking the Ice
          Excess All Areas
          Strings Attached
           Taking Charge
           Public Property
           Security
          Do You Remember?
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