Sunday, 23 February 2014

Emma Calin's Shannon's Law Pre-Launch Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour

Today I'm joined by Emma Calin who is launching her latest novel Shannon's Law on 28th Feb.  Without further ado, I'll hand you over to Emma.

Thank you so much for letting me showcase my forthcoming steamy action-romance novel SHANNON’S LAW. It’s  the second in my PASSION PATROL series - stories where sassy female cops lock up the criminals and always get their man.

February marks the start of my “Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour” in the run-up to the launch on the 28th February 2014. 

Every day there are feature posts on topics relating to SHANNON’S LAW on blogs all around the world.  They’re all linked together on one big Pinterest Board. Each post replaces a ‘mystery’ silhouette that was posted in January. I saved all  my notes and photos as I was writing, on a private Pinterest Board and now I can share them with you. This photo came originally from a website selling equestrian clothing and it was this image I had in my mind when I created  Shannon’s nemesis Jasmine de Montfort.

Today’s subject is a character study:  Jasmine de Montfort

Jasmine de Montfort as posted on my original Pinterest storyboard for Shannon’s Law
(photo courtesy Ride-away Equestrian)

Jasmine de Montfort is one of the main characters in Shannon’s Law. She is posh and noble. It is easy to know that because she tells everyone. Her surname is an echo back to the Norman conquest of England in 1066. She will tell you that she carries the true blood of that period.  She works as a top barrister and has a history of affairs and marriages which have brought her wealth, advancement and pleasure.

More than any other character she represents the social and financial gulf between the classes in modern Britain. She trades in stock market shares based on insider tips, she mixes with politicians and chiefs of police. She has influence and power over those she considers lower than her. She arrives in the book high and haughty in the saddle. To WPC Shannon Aguerri she is from an alien world of horsey privilege and arrogant self confidence.

As a writer from very much working class origins, I have personally encountered several characters from this mould. Many nobles are humble and polite to working folk but some are not. I was once working as a cab driver on an airport run. I asked the posh client if his trip had been comfortable.
He replied that he did not speak with drivers and that I should just get on with my work. Believe me, his journey sure wasn't comfortable after that. I had no idea before then just how badly I could drive. This experience coloured my creation of Jasmine. Her first encounter with Shannon Aguerri did not go too well.

“Who are you?” asked Shannon with deliberate formality.
“I am Jasmine de Montfort. I’m a barrister at law at the Marlborough-Fortescue Chambers. You will know of us I think – although at your rank you won’t be dealing with top level cases,” she said with an icy smile.
“I dunno – I’ve locked up all kinds of toffs but so far, no barristers. One never knows though does one?” replied Shannon.
“Toffs! Toffs! What is your name and number officer? I think you need to be aware of the limits of your authority.”

Book Blurb

Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.

As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. 

Already in the mix is an upper class female riva -  Jasmine de Montfort - who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. 

Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.

All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

SHANNON’S LAW comes out on February 28th 2014 in print and digital formats for all e-readers.

Amazon are offering some great discounts for pre-orders of the paperback version

You can pre-order the digital version at a pre-launch special price from Nook, Kobo, and iTunes. It will also be available in all digital formats on Smashwords

See this post and others from my tour as they go live on Pinterest

Follow Shannon’s Law on Facebook

Visit the Shannon’s Law Website for book details and pre-order information.

Win Amazon vouchers, copies of the book PLUS a free gift for every entrant (see prizes below).

The draw will be made at random, by Rafflecopter on the 7th March 2013.

Companion Cook-Book

In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, I’m launching a companion digital cook-book with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel.

 It’s called  COP’S KITCHEN - Read the love story and taste the romance!

To celebrate the launch of SHANNON’S LAW, there is a special FREE gift for you in my RAFFLECOPTER draw. As well as great, unique prizes to win, EVERY ENTRANT will get their own digital copy of – COP’S KITCHEN. There are many ways to get bonus chances – by commenting on this post, liking Facebook Pages etc.

Main Prizes in the Draw:
$30/£20/€25 Amazon Gift Voucher, 2 paperback copies of Shannon’s Law, 3 digital copies of Shannon’s Law.

Shannon’s Law comes out in paperback and digital formats for all e-readers
on February 28th 2014.


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Follow the other posts in February to see the background to the story unfold.

1 comment:

Emma Calin said...

Thanks for hosting me today. Emma x