My first novel, “Oh! What a Pavlova” took around seven years to write! In contrast, The Cocktail Bar absolutely flew from thin air onto paper… the entire book was written in nine months. And it was nine months of absolute fun. I loved writing this book so much, perhaps because, unlike ‘Pavlova’ there isn’t that prolonged dark side running through the script (well, with the exception of the antics of one Georgina Hopkins!)
Here’s the blurb:
Rock star, River Jackson, is back in his hometown of Glastonbury to open a cocktail bar… and the locals aren’t impressed.
Seductive Georgina is proving too hot to handle; band mate, Angelic Alice, is messing with his heart and his head; his mum is a hippie-dippy liability; his school friends have resorted to violence – oh, and his band manager, Lennie, AND the media are on his trail.
But River is armed with a magical Mexican elixir which will change the lives of the Three Chosen Ones. Once the Mexican wave of joy takes a hold of the town, he’s glad he didn’t lose his proverbial bottle.
Pity he hasn’t taken better care of the real one…
So it’s another novel packed to the rafters with weird and wonderful characters, exotic and unusual cocktails (you definitely won’t find this mixologist serving up Sex on the Beach and its cousins… he’d rather down a Rusty Nail on top of a Screwdriver), romance, bags of comedy, travel and spirituality. Once again, it’s set in Glastonbury (Somerset). I just love getting the West Country settings of the UK into my books – and not just the eponymous Cornish beach scenes either. Somerset is so underrepresented in mainstream novels, well more’s the pity, it has so much to offer!