Category Archives: Admella Beach

New Title Reveal!

Newsletter subscribers already know this piece of news, but now it’s time to shout it to the world.

The title of my next full length rural romance is…

*drum roll*

Cathryn revealing WAYWARD HEART title

The exact release date is still a secret but expect to see Wayward Heart on shelves early next year. I adore this story and can’t wait to tell you more about it. All will be revealed as soon as I get the nod from my publisher but what I can say is that it tells the story of Jasmine and Digby, two characters first introduced in Rocking Horse Hill, and it’s a very emotional journey to happiness for both.

For a sneak-peek at Wayward Heart, check out this Teaser Tuesday. This snippet is from the draft manuscript (back when it had the working title Admella Beach). There’s no guarantee these paragraphs will appear in the final release but it’s good for a taste.

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Teaser Tuesday!

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Time for another Teaser Tuesday, the series where I tantalise you with snippets from upcoming and past book releases, and works-in-progress. This week, a few paragraphs from the rural romance manuscript I’m currently working on, Admella Beach.

Teaser TuesdayThis is another related book to Rocking Horse Hill and features two of the characters from that story, Jasmine Thomas and Digby Wallace-Jones, as well as other much-enjoyed types like the inimitable Granny B.

Love hasn’t been easy for either Jas or Digby and it certainly isn’t without it’s dramas in this story, but there’s no fun in making things painless for people, is there? I have to admit that I’ve gone out of my way to torture poor Digby, but that should make his return to happiness all the more satisfying!

All going well, Admella Beach will release in 2016. If you’d like to be the first to know about upcoming releases, giveaway opportunities, have access to free short stories and more, please sign up to my newsletter.

Now enjoy a teensy taste from one of the early chapters.

 

Digby Wallace-Jones hunched his shoulders against the cold and continued to walk. It was all he seemed to do these days. Walk, drink too much. Not speak. Sometimes, when he looked to the south and saw the hated slopes of Rocking Horse Hill, tears would fall. For Felicity. For himself and the void she’d left.

He missed her like he would miss his heart if it was cut out. Without Felicity life was beatless, bloodless. Nothing flowed in his veins except anger and loss, and the pain of his leftover, never-to-be requited love. Even the nightmares, with their looming, hyper-magnified visions of her perfect face turned to his, gaze resigned yet somehow also thankful, were a kind of blessing. He could touch her in those dreams. Say things. Alter time. Save her.

But there would be no saving her. Right now he didn’t want to save himself either.

© Cathryn Hein

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THIS WRITING LIFE: The Book Hangover

Last week I finished the extremely messy first draft of The Falls, my 2015 rural romance release. Much slurping of pink champagne followed, but so did that horrible, hollow feeling that comes with leaving characters behind; what I’ve come to think of as my book hangover.

It doesn’t seem to matter that I’ll be playing with them again in a week, when I knuckle down to the second draft. Writing The End still brings on a sense of loss and yearning. It happens with every book and I can’t help finding it odd. I mean, by the time the book is through its final edit I’ll be well and truly sick of it. Yet at this point, without fail, all I ever want to do is dive back into my characters’ lives and fall in love with them all over again.

I miss them. Badly. Like this…

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I think that’s why we adore serial fiction so much. It keeps us connected with people we’ve been through a great deal with and fallen in love with; that have become part of our world. Which is why I’ve planned three, maybe four loosely linked books to follow on from my upcoming May release, Rocking Horse Hill.

Emily Wallace-Jones, the heroine of Rocking Horse Hill, has two best friends, Jasmine and Teagan. The Falls is Teagan’s story, Admella Beach will be Jasmine’s and there’s a possibility of a fourth with another character. Plus a novella I’ve already half completed called Summer and the Groomsman.

I have to say it was hugely satisfying being able to include Emily and Josh in The Falls, even if only in a minor way. I look forward to doing the same for Teagan and Lucas in the other books I have planned.

Now, if there were only more hours in the day to write these stories…