Thanks so much for having me here ladies, it’s great to be here.
My latest book for harper impulse is The Right Side Of Mr Wrong, a hot contemporary romance read, with a dash of wry.
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly where a story should begin. I often write my way into a book, getting to know the characters along the way. With The Right Side Of Mr Wrong a lot of the ‘writing in’ was eventually included in the book. Here’s a snippet of a scene that was originally included but was cut in the very last edit! This is the scene where Shea comes home and stumbles on her housemates filling in post cards, applying to try out as “wife” to Lord of Edgertom Manor, Brando Marshall:
‘PINK shrimps, what happened here?’
Shea clutched her pizza box and took in the Sunday evening pampering chaos, strewn across the living room. She picked her way through the strewn towels and hair straighteners to her favourite corner of the sofa, peeled two slices of wilting cucumber off the sofa arm, scrunched them into a tissue, then picked up a slice of pizza. The room-wide cosmetics explosion was as bad as she expected, but glue, magazines, sequins, and scissors too?
‘You’re home early.’ Ellie pushed her a strangely bright smile, that sent cracks across her green face-pack. ‘Good day?’
Shea’s housemates were always up for weird work stories, and as an exclusive personal organiser to the high end of Manchester she had plenty to tell.
‘Today was the wall-of-trainers guy. One shopaholic, six hundred pairs of shoes….’ Shea, chomping on her pizza, noticed her friends were hanging on her every word here. ‘Now all colour coded, categorised, boxed, photographed, labelled and neatly stored. It went faster than I thought.’
Four faces, all turned towards her, all with expressions ranging from mildly uncomfortable to downright appalled.
‘Anything wrong?’ Shea didn’t need to ask.
The silence which followed said it all.
Ellie got her excuse together fastest. ‘Sorry, we thought you’d be back later….’
Shea’s heart sank. Here she was, the original party wrecker, her presence like a bucket of cold water, poured over the fun.
When determined singleton Shea Summers is persuaded to become the “wife” of the Lord of Edgerton Manor, the last thing she wants to do is play house with a stranger.
Brooding playboy Brando Marshall, is far from happy when Shea turns up at his sprawling estate with production crew in tow. Surely she’s just another woman after his wallet? And if she’s looking for Mr Right, she’s definitely hitting on the wrong guy. Then again, after catching an unscheduled glimpse of her knickers, perhaps Brando needs to teach this “gold-digger” a lesson!
She’s seizing the moment, he’s breaking the rules, and when bad boys can be so much fun, who can resist getting on the right side of Mr. Wrong…
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I’m Jane Linfoot, and I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge.
I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos – happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. For me, writing romance is cool because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.
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