Out now on Kindle.
My second novel, ‘Cuckoo in the Chocolate’ is the sequel to ‘Mind Games and Ministers’ (although of course, you don’t have to have read the first book, that’d be just downright mean and money-grabbing of me.) The storyline is focussed on the life of Rachael Russell, a bereaved young(ish) widow who has somehow ended up in a relationship with a senior Government Minister. Despite the fact that:
a) He isn’t used to kids. (Oh, okay then. He hates them.)
b) Rachael’s a proud Northern lass. He’s a wussy Southerner. And he has no idea what a Fat Rascal is.
d) His government’s spending cuts are threatening to pull the plug on her workplace.
e) He’s ex-military and as posh as they come. She’s a working class feminist, who can no longer afford the CND membership.
f) And Shaun, her dangerously addictive Ex from many years ago, is suddenly back on scene
But hey, nothing ever fazes Rachael. Not even when she ends up inadvertently flashing her booty at the Prime Minister; when her daughter is the cause of a major national religious row and when a demented old lady that Rachael had been trying to help, locks herself in a town hall cupboard, holding mops and Vim hostage and demanding a ransom of currant tea cakes.
But then something happens that even Rachael, Goddess of Farce and Disasters, would not have expected. Will she ever be able to laugh again?
“If you liked the character of Rachael Russell in ‘Mind Games and Ministers’, you’ll LOVE the plot developments of ‘A Cuckoo in the Chocolate.”
My first novel was published in 2014 and is available on Amazon Kindle .
‘Mind Games & Ministers’ charts the challenges facing Rachael Russell; a woman struggling to cope with the death of her husband, the shock of lone parenting, ever-increasing debts, the resurrection of an affair with a former colleague and most recently a bit of a fling with a Government Minister.
But can Rachael – serious feminist and left-wing campaigner – cope with a new shock? Tabloid newspaper exposure leads to her starring as the Minister’s Mystery Blonde Biker Bimbo from Brindleford – Manchester’s toughest housing estate . . .