Emma Calin introduces a new boxed set of her work

My friend and colleague Emma Calin is visiting my blog for the first time and I’m very happy to have her. She has a boxed set of novelettes/short stories she’d like to share with us today. Welcome Emma!

Thank you! It’s great to be here on Bonnie’s blog to blow my own trombone for the launch of my new boxed-set the Love in a Hopeless Place Collection.

Emma Calin boxed set

So here it is… from the heat of a sunny bandstand in July, a blast from the band to celebrate my book launch: part one of Rock-a-my-sax (can you spot me and my instrument?).


(For the part 2: jump forward to tomorrow 26th July with Patricia Sands . For other tunes, e.g. The Muppets, Eidelweiss, go see the other posts in my tour below.)

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection‚ is a set of five of my titles amalgamated into one. A bargain way for you to get your hands on my gritty tales-with-a-twist. Initially available for e-books (Kindle, iPad, Android, iPhone, Mac, PC etc on Amazon), the paperback will follow and an audiobook is in production.

The five titles in the collection are all novelettes or short stories. They stand alone in their own right but are linked by a common theme: the universal quest for survival, love, passion and respect against the gritty backdrop of working class life.

Today I would like to give you a few snippets from ESCAPE TO LOVE  a suspense/romance novelette from the collection.

Escape To Love Book Cover


A Character:

He must have been about 6’4″, a foot taller than her. His broad shoulders almost filled the doorway as he stepped out of the shadows. She let him pass. He smelled of man sweat, mud and wet clothes.

A Location:

Maria knew for herself the fear of sirens. Now a helicopter hovered over woods at the edge of the estate. On the air of deepening dusk, she caught the sound of dogs. Outside in the strange darkness there was trouble. She shuddered, feeling even more alone and glanced at the clock. Lucy had not come home from school

An end of scene sentence:

If he touched her now she would let go completely.

Escape To Love, along with all my titles, including the new 5-in-one collection is reduced to 99c/76p/89, for my Worldwide Summer Sale until the 3rd August so fill your suitcases!

USA: http://astore.amazon.com/realifaccto09-20

UK: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/realifaccto02-21 

Canada: http://astore.amazon.ca/realifaccto0b-20

Germany: http://astore.amazon.de/realifaccto0e-21

I would like to thank Bonnie for having me here as part of my ‘Blowing My Own Trombone Book Launch Blog Tour’. I will be sounding my horn at the following locations until the end of July…

17th July Anneli Purchase

18th July Love a Happy Ending Lifestyle Magazine

and Real Life According to Emma

20th July Sheryl Browne

21st July Nicky Wells

22nd July Melanie Robertson-King

25th July Bonnie Trachtenberg

26th July Patricia Sands

27th Stephanie Keys

28th Linn Halton

31st July Venture Galleries Authors Collection


Emma Calin author photo

About Emma Calin:

Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives part of the year in the UK and spends the rest in France.  She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

Emma enjoys writing love stories firmly rooted in social realism.  She blogs about the contrasts in life on both sides of the English Channel, which she likes to explore on her tandem whenever weather and fitness coincide. She is a Lifestyle Contributor on Loveahappyending Lifestyle.

She defines herself as woman eternally pedaling between Peckham and Pigalle, in search of passion and enduring romance.

Emma Calin Links

For more books by Emma Calin:  http://www.viewAuthor.at/EmmaCalin

Emma Calin Blog: http://www.emmacalin.blogspot.com

Emma Calin Website: http://www.emmacalin.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/emma.calin

Facebook Page for book: https://www.facebook.com/EmmaCalinBoxedSet

Twitter:@Emma Calin

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/emmacalin/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4915751.Emma_Calin



3 Responses

  1. Emma Calin (@EmmaCalin) Says:

    Many thanks for sharing my post on your blog Bonnie, I really appreciate your support. Emma x

  2. admin Says:

    You’re very welcome, Emma! It’s a pleasure to have you and congrats on the boxed set!

  3. Linn B Halton Says:

    Love the graphics and covers Emma, I’ve read them all and can thoroughly recommend these stories as gritty, urban reads!

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