Today I’m delighted to welcome fellow HarperImpulse author Debbie Johnson to my blog. She is a journalist, author, and mother of three who lives in Liverpool and writes fantasy, romance and crime – and exists in a permanent state of confusion as a result! She is also published by Maze, another HarperCollins imprint, and has a new supernatural crime thriller Fear No Evil out with them at the moment.
Her new release with HarperImpulse – Cold Feet at Christmas – is out today!! I absolutely love the cover, and it’s already been storming up the charts as a pre-order title.
Q. Lovely to have you here Debbie. Please tell us about your new release.
Well, here’s the blurb…
Running out on your wedding shouldn’t be this much fun!
A remote Scottish castle on a snowy Christmas Eve. A handsome husband-to-be. A dress to die for. It should have been the happiest day of Leah Harvey’s life – but the fairytale wedding turns sour when she finds her fiancé halfway up the bridesmaid’s skirt just hours before the ceremony!
Fleeing the scene in a blizzard, Leah ends up stranded at the nearest cottage, where she collapses into the arms of its inhabitant – a man so handsome she thinks she must have died and gone to heaven!
And when Rob Cavelli suddenly finds himself with an armful of soaking wet, freezing cold, and absolutely gorgeous bride on the run, he’s more than happy to welcome her into his snowbound cottage this Christmas…
Q. It sounds fab. Is it part of a series or a stand alone book? Have you got plans for a follow up?
It’s a stand alone book, and my next book with HarperImpulse will be out next year.
Q. Great 🙂 And can you share something about your writing process? Also, what inspired this book?
My writing process is, to put it kindly, chaotic! I am not one of life’s planners, and tend to start a story based on a tiny glimmer of inspiration – sometimes this is a character, a scene, or even a song or a name! In this case, it was inspired by winter and walking in snow-bound fields – it all feels so otherworldy doesn’t it, when all you can see is this vista of white? So then I got to thinking about a situation where a woman would find herself stranded in that kind of environment, and what might happen to her…
Q. Intriguing! Lastly – what is one interesting fact about the book, yourself or any research you did for this story?
Part of Cold Feet at Christmas is set in Chicago, a city where my best friend lived for several years – I enjoyed reflecting the city through the ‘tourist’ eyes of my heroine, Leah.
I’ll be looking forward to reading it 🙂 Thanks for dropping in Debbie.
Thanks for having me Nikki!
You can buy Cold Feet At Christmas at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cold-Feet-Christmas-Debbie-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00NKY0TAE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=00EABH3FY8QZA07D8MNQ
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Hope you enjoyed finding out about Debbie’s new release. I’ll be posting in the not too distant future about some exciting writing news!
Until then, happy reading and writing.
Love, Nikki x