Updated: Dec 13, 2019
It's been a while since my last post. I went away and concentrated on a labour of love and allowed my creative juices to flow.
When I came up for air, I had written a fictional romance novel and published it as an ebook.
My characters were birthed, they were heard and their words spilled out as their story unfolded. Their narrative weaved through sentences, paragraphs and every page of this manuscript.
Love and pain is painted in words, twisting and turning throughout until the conclusion presents and their words run out; until the last full stop is firmly planted.
My first romantic ebook novel - Plain Janey - follows the journey of Sophie and Jane who have been friends since 1993. (Click to hear a snippet)
Fast forward to 2016 the friends have successful careers and they are happy. Then the rug is pulled... the ground shakes... infidelity infects... the heart breaks... uncertainty messes with the mind. It challenges resolve and creates psychological imbalance. A rollercoaster of emotions shows itself on every page; sex, manipulation and grief weaves through the dialogue. Where will it take you? How will it end? (Click on the link to hear a snippet)
What I painted in words the talented #CharlieJoseph illustrated on the front cover and teased between the sheets.
Now I am happy to breathe in this wonderful sense of achievement. I feel excited to share the fruits of my labour with you.
I am immensely proud to be a @newlypublishedauthor of fiction. A once-upon-a-time dream has become my reality.
It is important to me that I recognise the contribution of those who have supported me on this journey and I do so with much gratitude and acknowledgement within my book. This labour of love is dedicated to my husband Graeme who has been my rock and who has propped us up while I indulged and forged forward on my new path.
Why this book topic you may ask? I have long since wondered about the act of infidelity particularly why anyone cheats. Is the answer as simple as it seems? However what might the consequences of this act have on others; friends and family. So I explored a scenario; an imaginative narrative and sat at my keyboard and allowed the words to flow in to sentences. The characters took on a life of their own; they woke me up but wouldn't be forced. I have shown scenes vividly to provide visual and feeling therefore this will not suit every age group. However, if you only judge a book by its cover you may be surprised what you uncover with each turn of a page.
Excerpt from Matador Publishing:
Packed with suspense, Plain Janey is a romance novel with a twist. An intense and passionate look at infidelity. Nicola McDonald has woven a unique tale of friendship, manipulation, grief - and what happens when your life is falling apart.
For all of you book lovers who do download this, I very much hope you enjoy the escapism and thank you.
Please do review this ebook on the platform you purchased it from when you've reached the final full-stop.
Thank you to all of you who have already downloaded Plain Janey and for providing me wonderful feedback already. I am encouraged, amazed and humbled by the love and support I have received.
Click on the photo link above to take a peek at the publishers page and purchase my ebook from your favourite ebook site. Or, simply click here to be directed to my ebook using your favourite seller: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo or Google Play as well as Barnes and Noble and Scribd.
It's been an amazing journey. I look forward to sharing the next book and the one after that with you.
Don't give up on your dreams or aspirations. If you truly want something - if it's truly who you are - you will find a way to make your dreams come true. You will find a way to turn aspiration in to actuality.
To keep up-to-date with future projects or to review the services I provide as a writer, Author and Personal Development Coach please visit my website at: www.nicolamcdonald.co.uk