We Chat About Her Brand New Christmas Title, Writing Inspiration, and Lime and Zucchini Cake!
Welcome to the blog, Eve! Thanks for stopping by today. Please tell us a little about your latest release, “Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green”… What inspired you to write it?
I’ve always wanted to write a book set at Christmas. There’s something about being curled up on the sofa reading about snow gently falling outside while the chaos of the festive season unfurls… And with the first book in the series (The Little Clock House on the Green) set during one glorious English summer, I had the perfect opportunity to write about winter with this second book.
Also, while writing the first book in the series, something in particular kept trying to steal scenes… Honestly, the more I tried to contain it within the plot, the more it kept wanting to burst out and have a story all of its own, and then, suddenly, I realised I had the perfect inspiration and subplot for my second book in the series. All I’m saying is: watch out for the clock house chandelier in both the books!
Your novels are based on sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters. With so many possible variations for your future stories, how do you decide upon your next title?
I’ve been fortunate I’ve only had to change a couple of my book titles and each time I’ve loved the new one my editor came up with much more. With the Little Clock House series I try to pick out the main theme or event so that the title helps set the scene. As long as the title intrigues as well as giving an idea of what the book’s about, I’m happy.
Ooh, good question! I was recently on holiday and had a slice of “Lime and Zucchini” cake and it was absolutely delicious…definite competition for my usual favourites: ‘Coffee and Walnut’ and ‘Carrot Cake’. Plus with all the courgette I could pretend it was super-good for me!
What’s the loveliest thing a reader has said about your writing?
That they were enjoying one of my books so much they didn’t want it to end!
And the not-so-loveliest?
That I was sick! But then they were leaving a review about the villain in my first suspense The Waiting Game and so I kind of thought I’d done my job, because the villain in that book is supposed to be really, really disturbed.
Favourite place to holiday?
I’ve been very lucky to have visited lots of countries growing up. Tobago will always hold a very special place in my heart for holidays, but my go-to bolthole for a guaranteed chilled out holiday is South Devon.
If you could choose three authors to invite over for a dinner party (and these have to be authors you haven’t yet met!), who would that trio comprise of?
Jane Austen, Stephen King, JK Rowling.
In a very competitive book world, what single piece of advice would you give to those starting out in your genre?
Be professional – which I take to mean: Learn your craft, hone your skills, respect the industry, work hard, and have fun.
What can we expect to see from you next?
Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green comes out 3rd November and I’m currently writing the next two books in the Little Clock House series which is great fun. I’m not sure how I’ll ever manage to leave the village of Whispers Wood with its clock house behind. Getting to put all my favourite things into books is such a privilege.
Then, because I’m fortunate to be able to write in two genres, in the New Year I have a romantic suspense boxed set releasing with two other authors, titled: Steel Hawk Security. I’m really excited about this set because it follows a company who has secured some of the world’s most valued treasures over the last 150 years! If you love heart-pounding suspense about alpha-honourable heroes and strong, spirited heroines set in a world of high-tech security, feuding royals and missing diamonds, Steel Hawk Security is your next read!
Buy Link: http://smarturl.it/xmasClockHouse
Book Blurb: Christmas at the Little Clock House on the Green
A cosy heartwarming festive romance that will make you laugh out loud!
Welcome back to the village of Whispers Wood where Christmas magic is in the air…
After giving his heart last year only to have it given away the very next day, Jake Knightley is opting out of Christmas—permanently! But then a beautiful new village arrival sets mayhem in motion, upsetting all his carefully laid plans.
Emma Danes has said goodbye to Hollywood and will do anything to help make the clock house a success, even working closely with the tempting Mr Knightley.
Now, as snow starts to fall and romance starts to bloom, Emma and Jake may just find themselves repeating Whispers Wood history beneath the mistletoe…
What readers are saying about The Little Clock House on the Green:
‘Charming, lively, moving and endearing’ With Love for Books
‘Brimming with well-developed characters, a stunning village setting, and has plenty of laughs along the way to make this a truly enchanting read’ Books of All Kinds
Bio: Eve Devon
I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines & happy ever afters…Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals!
When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucketload, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself.
I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!