Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Down London Road (an On Dublin Street novel)

Down London Road Blurb

Johanna Walker is used to taking charge. But she’s about to meet someone who will make her lose control....


It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly
her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother,
she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as
she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they
can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may
not—fly.

But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is
undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every
time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs
first. Cam is just as obsessed with getting to know Jo, but her walls
are too solid to let him get close enough to even try.

Then
Cam moves into the flat below Jo’s, and their blistering connection
becomes impossible to ignore. Especially since Cam is determined to
uncover all of Jo’s secrets…even if it means taking apart her defenses
piece by piece.


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Many of you managed to drop by last night for the Twitter chat which was excellent. I had so much fun attempting to answer all your questions. I’m so sorry if I missed any! We had a lot of participants and the chat was moving at such a rapid pace. 

Here is a link to the chat for those that missed it—http://storify.com/colleenlindsay/samantha-young-on-dublin-street-twitter-chat

Many questions were about whether Joss and Braden would be making an appearance in Down London Road (ODS#2) and why I decided to write about Jo’s character for book two. As you can see from my answers, yes, Joss and Braden are in book two, as are Ellie and Adam and the rest of the Nichols family. I hope their presence make readers happy and should give you all a glimpse into their relationship beyond On Dublin Street.

So readers asked ‘why Jo?’ And why not continue with Joss and Braden?

Well, I am so amazed and blown away by readers’ response to these two characters. I love that you love them and I know some of you were hoping that the sequel would be a continuation of their romance. For me, and for some of you as well, their story has been told— the important part of the story, the interesting part, the story that was really Joss’ story has been told. It was her journey to finding a sense of peace, and how Braden and Ellie gave her that peace. Continuing their story would mean throwing drama at them for the sake of plot, and really that doesn’t fit their characters or how far they’ve come as a couple.

Instead, I looked beyond Joss and Braden and discovered Jo. For those of you trying to remember, Jo is Joss’ friend and colleague at Club 39, the bar she works in. In ODS Jo is described as a nice girl, devoted to her brother, but a bit of a gold digger. Jo definitely has a story to tell. A rich story about family, friendship, self-confidence, self-respect and most of all about falling in love when we least expect it. The hero of Down London Road is Cameron MacCabe, a tattooed bartender/graphic designer who completely derails Jo’s plans and determination. Although very different characters from Joss and Braden, in very different situations, Jo and Cam’s relationship is a particularly tense, fiery and passionate one and I hope you fall in love with the two of them just as much as you have with Joss and Braden.

Down London Road is out May 7th 2013 in the US and is available to preorder in paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

It will be available to preorder in Kindle and Nook edition soon and I’ll update the blog with those links as soon as they are live.

The UK release date is yet to be announced but I will update you all as soon as I know more.







Sam x