Today author is H. Lewis-Foster: H. Lewis-Foster has worked with books, in one form or another, since leaving university. As a keen reader of gay fiction, she decided to try writing herself, and is now the proud author of several short stories and a debut novel Burning Ashes. Her stories range from contemporary to historical and even futuristic, with an equally wide array of characters, from doctors to performance artistes.
H. has lived in various parts of the UK and currently lives in the north of England. She enjoys city life, especially the theatres and cinemas, and likes visiting the beautiful villages in the surrounding countryside. She also loves cooking and discovering the fabulous local food shops. H. tries not to watch too much television, but is a big fan of Downton Abbey, and while she’s writing, she likes listening to Test Match Special (where they spend far more time talking about cakes than cricket!)
H. has also ventured into playwriting and was thrilled to see her first play performed at the Southend Playwriting Festival earlier this year.
H. Lewis-Foster is offering a copy of Burning Ashes to one commenter on this blog. You can comment on LJ or DW if you have an account (I will send a PM to the winner), if you don't have an account, please leave a comment on DW with a contact email.
Burning Ashes by H. Lewis-Foster
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 11, 2013)
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Intelligent and confident, Australian cricketer Nat Seddon is one of the world's best bowlers. He's openly gay, but keeps his private life to himself, everything under control. But on the last day of his team’s “Ashes” tour of England, he meets Scott Alverley, England’s promising new batsman. Nat tries not to be attracted to Scott, but he can’t help finding the privileged young man handsome and endearing. Nat is tempted by a little end of tour fun, but finds himself playing agony uncle to a virgin. Instead of going home to bask on a beach, he spends a wet week in the north of England with Scott. Try as he might to resist, he can’t help falling hopelessly in love.
The hectic sporting calendar is a persistent obstacle to their growing romance; Nat and Scott are rarely even on the same continent. They make the most of the time when they can be together, but the months apart take a toll on Scott, professionally and personally. The possible solutions are nearly unthinkable, but if they are willing to make sacrifices that will change their lives forever, they might hold on to the love they found in the Ashes.
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