This summer best-selling author Janice Horton takes her readers on a holiday of a lifetime, as her new romantic adventure novel, Castaway in the Caribbean, sets sail.
She'll be navigating the waters of the blogosphere for the next two weeks, dropping anchor at various points to visit some arrr-some blogs for reviews, piratey guest posts and a swashbuckling giveaway. So why not join us for
more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure…
What they say:Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour. Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola. After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island. In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure. A Message From The Author I was incredibly fortunate to spend most of last summer in the Caribbean, writing and researching Castaway in the Caribbean. I found it challenging only in the respect of being continually distracted from the manuscript by the tropical sunshine, the white sand beaches, the warm aquamarine sea, rum cocktails, and the fabulous social scene on offer. Many of these distractions are well documented on my website, blog and Facebook page (links are below), if you are interested in reading the details and seeing the photos! [caption id="attachment_8207" align="aligncenter" width="264"] I even got to sail around Tortola, the larger of the British Virgin Islands, in a restored schooner that had been used in the filming of the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Do you recognise the above rock formation from the opening scene in the movie?[/caption] For the purposes of proper research for Castaway in the Caribbean, I travelled to and explored many Caribbean islands and, despite my tendency for sea sickness, I also spent a lot of time in boats. I even got to sail around Tortola, the larger of the British Virgin Islands, in a restored schooner that had been used in the filming of the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie. [caption id="attachment_8208" align="aligncenter" width="295"] Carnival day. The pirates are coming to town![/caption] I eventually settled down to write this romantic adventure story on the Caribbean island of Utila, the smaller of the Bay Islands, just off the coast of Honduras. Likened to the Key West of long ago, Utila is a quaint, unspoilt and laid-back little island – that is until Carnival time, when the island is overtaken by pirates! [caption id="attachment_8209" align="aligncenter" width="181"] Having pirate fun![/caption] Now there are indeed pirates in Castaway in the Caribbean – although not the type that you might like to find in a historical romantic novel – my pirates are modern day dangerous sea-dogs who present a real problem to the castaway hero and heroine of my story. However, that didn’t stop me from having lots of pirate fun on Carnival day! [caption id="attachment_8210" align="aligncenter" width="191"] Hug a pirate day in the Caribbean![/caption] Research is a valuable tool for a writer, so I do hope all the fun and adventure I had in the Caribbean has found its way into the pages of Castaway in the Caribbean.
Castaway in the Caribbean is available worldwide exclusively from Amazon
Janice Horton - Author of Romantic Adventure Novels
Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Look out for Janice’s new release for 2015 Castaway in the Caribbean and her Amazon Kindle bestselling books Bagpipes and Bullshot and Reaching for the Stars and her fun Voodoo Romance series of novellas. Her nonfiction guide to online promotion How To Party Online is recommended reading by publishers. Janice is a senior editor at the award-winning Loveahappyending Lifestyle Magazine (LLm) and she is a regular blogger. You’ll also find her on Facebook and Twitter.
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