Sunday, 23 July 2017

To Provence With Love Book Tour

Anything is possible…
Struggling writer Faye Carter just can’t believe her luck. She’s off to Provence to write the autobiography of a famous film star and she’ll be staying in the stunning chateau!
So when she meets charming (and completely gorgeous) lavender farmer, Gavin, she knows that she’s made the right choice – even if glamorous, elderly Anabelle seems to be hiding something…
But when the sun is shining, the food is delicious and the air smells of honey, anything seems possible. Will the magic of Provence help Faye finally find a happy-ever- after of her own?
To Provence With Love
by T A Williams
Release Date: 12 th July 2017
Genre: Romance
Publisher: HQ Digital

About The Author

I write under the androgynous name T A Williams because 65% of books are read by women. In my first book, "Dirty Minds" one of the (female) characters suggests the imbalance is due to the fact that men spend too much time getting drunk and watching football. I couldn't possibly comment. Ask my wife...
I've written all sorts: thrillers, historical novels, short stories and now I'm enjoying myself hugely writing humour and romance. Romantic comedies are what we all need from time to time. Life isn’t always very fair. It isn’t always a lot of fun, but when it is, we need to embrace it. If my books can put a smile on your face and maybe give your heartstrings a tug, then I know I’ve done my job.
I‘ve lived all over Europe, but now I live in a little village in sleepy Devon, tucked away in south west England. I love the place. That’s why you’ll find leafy lanes and thatched cottages in most of my books. Oh, yes, and a black Labrador.
I've been writing since I was 14 and that is half a century ago. However, underneath this bald, wrinkly exterior, there beats the heart of a youngster. My wife is convinced I will never grow up. I hope she's right.

Guest Post | Why I'm A Fan Of Happy Ever After Books, by T A Williams

I am an unashamed HEA writer. That means the reader can be assured that, whatever the ins and outs, twists and turns and ups and downs of the plot, you will, guaranteed, end up on the last page with a silly smile on your face. At least, that’s what I hope to achieve.
So, why a happy ending? After all, Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest plays of all time and it ends in total tragedy. Casablanca is one of the best films ever made and it ends with the main characters torn apart. Madame Bovary has been described as the “best novel ever written” and it certainly doesn’t end with a smile. So, why am I sticking to my happy endings?
The answer is: life.
Have you watched the news recently? Life at the moment is full of brutal, senseless tragedies, caused either by deranged fanatics, mother nature or sheer bad luck. Politics isn’t much better, with incompetents at the helm in so many hitherto “sensible” countries, and don’t let us even start to consider the state of the planet. Yes, I know the old saying; bad news is good news. With the advent of 24 hour news channels, they need to fill the time, so we get subjected to horror story after horror story. Boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married, live happily ever after, doesn’t make it to the headlines. Boy meets girl, rips head off, eats brains, will, on the other hand, confront you on the screen as you eat your cornflakes in the morning. But the inescapable fact is that there’s a lot of bad stuff going on.
Q. So why bother trying to make people feel happy in such a tragic, terrible world?
A. Because we all need happiness.
What I’m offering is a bit of escapism. My books should give you a few hours when you can sit back and forget the strains and stresses of daily life. My books aim to take you to spectacularly beautiful locations, provide you with a sip or taste of the high life and offer you the chance to enjoy vicariously what to most of us is only a distant dream. I want to make people happy. I want people to read my books and smile. And when I finally drop down dead, I would really like it if a few people might even remember me and say, “he cheered me up at a tough time”.
Is that so bad?
So, what about To Provence, with Love, apart from the knowledge that there’s a happy ending? It’s a book set in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, where life runs at a slower pace than it does around here. It’s a story of a girl coming round to realising that just because you choose a certain career, it doesn’t have to be an irrevocable decision. Change is possible at any time in you life and it isn’t something to be feared. Just because you’ve had one bad experience, this doesn’t mean you won’t have better luck next time. And grief, like everything in life, is finite. Time really does heal.
This book seeks to combine nostalgia with hope for the future. When you finish it, I really do hope you end up with a smile on your face. HEA is good for us. Of that, I am certain.


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