Thursday, 25 May 2017

Honey and the Harvest Hob

Welcome to Sally's book-a-day-for-2017 blog. If unfamiliar with the blog, scroll down.

Honey and the Harvest Hob (Post 145)

Honey and the Harvest Hob (2017) is the fourth story in the Fairy in the Bed series, written under one of my pen names. 

Honeycomb Bakewell considers her name clunky, and blames her parents and their sense of humour. The name is joke-bait for her so-witty classmates, but Honey has her own unique way of delivering set downs. At eighteen, Honey emancipates herself from her loving and, despite appearances, loved, parents and starts work. At twenty-six she engages herself to a widowed sculptor who likes to consider himself avant-guarde. On the day of her wedding, Honey experiences the first real failure of her charmed life. In the aftermath, she flings her engagement ring over the church roof, slams her mobile into smithereens on the church floor and sets off into her alarming and uncharted future on a honeymoon for one.

Honey and the Harvest Hob is fantasy. It's a saucy romance with comedy and pathos and a cranky heroine who is not about to lie down and be beaten by one little set-back. It features a mysterious woman named Linda who intrigued me so much I'm currently putting the finishing chapter to her story. Honey's story is packed with ideas and themes garnered from a lifetime of reading and writing, a fascination with English country lore and myth, theories of creativity, luck, chance and causality. I had a wonderful time writing it so, it's the book of the day, available for pre-order and due out very soon. This story is for 18 readers, and if you happen to read and enjoy it, there are three more in the series out now and, at the time of writing, three more in the publication pipeline, two in "resting" mode, one awaiting its last couple of chapters and one due to be written at some point this year. 

Check out Honey and the Harvest Hob here.
The Pinterest board devoted to this series is here
Lark Westerly's website with synopses, character lists, and glossaries of terms is here

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of my books or my manuscript assessment service, leave me a message.

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