For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Henrietta Clarke: Henrietta Clarke is a quirky Yorkshire lass who had the misfortune to discover the path she was actually meant to take in life three days into an intensive postgraduate course. Now free from the hell of law study, she divides her time between working as a lunchtime supervisor in a primary school, training as a fiction editor, and writing her own stories. When she’s not working, Henrietta can usually be found in the kitchen, hanging out with her parents and eccentric dogs or baking cupcakes. Every remaining second is spent reading or sleeping—sometimes simultaneously.
A hopeless romantic who is as much in love with the English language as with all the delicious fictional men it creates, Henrietta suffers from abibliophobia and has a serious book-buying addiction as a consequence. The day there are no unread items on her Kindle will be the day the Earth stops turning. Her other addictions include bad TV and chilli in any form, and she collects everything from books and DVDs to china elephants, keyrings and photo frames—most of which stay empty far too long. She has a minor obsession with rainbows, and plots everything in purple Sharpie.
The Truth About Riley by Henrietta Clarke
Publisher: Bottom Drawer Publications (July 8, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: The Truth About Riley
Riley Aylworth’s life has been completely devoid of intimate contact since a fire left him with horrific facial scarring, so when he finds an ad for a phone sex service, he decides to give it a call. Except that the number is not a phone sex service—it’s the revenge Cameron Kirkwood’s ex-boyfriend took on him after an acrimonious split. Needless to say, Cameron is at the end of his tether and ends up yelling at his fortieth caller. What he doesn’t expect is for Riley to hit redial and yell right back.
The yelling is cathartic for both of them, and the pair end up talking. Cam explains how he landed in this bizarre situation, encouraged by Riley’s understanding and calming tones, and they continue their conversations long after Cam changes his number. From this decision springs a friendship that, over time, grows into a gentle romance—all over the phone, because Riley is too scared to meet Cam in person. Showing a potential boyfriend his disfigured face is the fastest way to get rejected, right?
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