Friday, 14 March 2014

Review - Singles and Spice by Elaine Spires

Today, I’d like to wish author Elaine Spires not just a very happy birthday for today but also a happy publication day for her e-book Singles and Spice.
Do come and join in the fun at Elaine’s Facebook party today and you'll have chance to win one of Elaine's books at
Singles and Spice is the second in the Singles Trilogy. 
The first book Singles’ Holiday was set in Antigua and a lot of the reviews had the reviewers saying that they felt like they’d actually been on the holiday themselves.  I definitely did and I'm really pining to visit Antigua! Eve is a tour leader for a singles holiday company and Elaine’s terrific sense of humour, descriptions of glorious settings that she makes come alive and quite emotional topics covered, mixed together make for excellent reading. 
Singles and Spice is set in India and has some new faces as well as a few familiar ones and it really made me pleased to meet the characters again and meet the new ones. The way that Elaine describes the people, the places and the personalities gives you an incredible insight into the characters and I have to say made me want to ring the holiday company and book straight away! 
Elaine's books are so entertaining.  She really is a great writer.  She manages to write humour, with tons of emotion thrown in along the way. I literally put down Singles' Holiday down and picked up Singles and Spice straight away! I couldn't wait to read more about Eve, this amazing tour leader and all round lovely person, that I felt I knew so well.  Once again, I felt like I'd had a holiday and have seen the sights and sounds of India, a place that I'd not really got on my "places to visit" list until now! Now I'd love to go and experience it for myself. 
I'm missing Eve already! Elaine is one of those authors who cannot write quick enough for me and I can't wait to read the next in the trilogy.  I don't want to say the last, because I'd like to encourage her to keep on writing this series.  Singles' Holiday is being made into a play which can be seen later in the year and a pilot for TV is also being made! I cannot wait to see that! I have the cast already set in my mind!
Have a fabulous day Elaine!  You deserve every success in your writing.  Happy publication day and happy birthday too!
Singles' Holiday

Elaine Spires' second novel was Single's Holiday, set on her beloved Antigua... the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful... silver sand, cobalt sky, warm, turquoise sea... and a bunch of complete strangers who only have one thing in common: they’re single!

Some are looking for romance and some for something more... but they've all chosen to spend their holiday with people they have never met before.  Pretty soon some become great friends, some enemies and some lovers, but it is perhaps their tour leader Eve who has the biggest shock of all.

Glorious days on the beach, boozy, balmy nights and a pending tropical storm combine in a story to make you laugh and cry with just the right number of twists to keep you turning the pages as you get to know all the members of the group as they, in turn, get to know each other.

Singles and Spice

A singles' holiday to India's Golden Triangle - Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, tiger-spotting in Ranthambore, the noisy, crowded streets of Delhi - all go to make up a trip that is hot, humid and spicy.  Eve Mitchell, Travel Together's tour manager extraordinaire has a couple of familiar faces in her little group of travellers and others that she hasn't met before; sexy man-eating pensioners, a compulsive over-eater, a constant whiner, a cross-dresser, and a man with a personal problem. 
And there's a big surprise awaiting someone -and Eve - early one morning. By the end of the tour, which sees our group travelling by coach, rickshaw, train and elephant, she will know rather more about some of their innermost secrets than she'd like.  But Eve deals with all the twists and turns the trip throws at her as we try to understand what makes people travel the world with a bunch of complete strangers and tourism's latest success: the phenomenon that is a singles' holiday.

About Elaine

Elaine Spires is a diverse novelist as well as an award-winning playwright and actress.

Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine's keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels.

She wrote her first book What's Eating Me in 2010. It was originally a play, a one-woman show performed as a monologue with a child actor - Elena-Beth Carter playing Eileen as a child in the background and Elaine performed it on the London and Edinburgh fringes. She loved the character of loved Eileen so much that she decided to expand the story into a book.

Her second novel was Singles' Holiday, set on her beloved Antigua... the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful... silver sand, cobalt sky, warm, turquoise sea... and a bunch of complete strangers who only have one thing in common: they're single!

And her third novel Sweet Lady, again set in Antigua, will amaze you with a massive twist which goes to show that nothing is as it seems!

When Elaine is not writing her ideas into her next book or play, she enjoys going to the theatre, visiting the cinema, eating out with her friends and she also loves to read! Elaine spends her time between her homes in Hadleigh, Essex and Five Islands, Antigua (W.I.).

Author Links

You can learn more about Elaine at her website
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Buy Links

You can buy Singles and Spice via Amazon UK via this link.

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