I’m delighted to be joined by author Jo Lambert today. Her latest book is Wicked Game – more about that below. One of the #TenThings she has shared has had me looking up her book titles and humming tunes. She also has a very interesting link to royalty. Read on to find out more…
TEN THINGS ABOUT ME
I’m the author of eight indie published novels.
All my book titles (with one exception) are taken from the names of song tracks.
My writing is a blend of drama and romance. My first books were historical (due to the fact the 1960s now fall into the historical fiction category). I now write contemporary romance.
I signed to Choc Lit last year and my debut novel The Boys of Summer is out soon.
I once had lunch with writer Lesley Pearse. My writing career had just begun so as you can imagine meeting someone who at that time had published around 20 novels was quite an amazing experience.
When I was looking for a suitable name to write under (my own is definitely not commercial) I was really struggling to find one I was happy with. One of my aunts had discovered a copy of our ancestry chart (family tree) in Belfast City Library. It dated back to the 1500s when the family lived in York. So I took a first name and surname from there and Jo Lambert was born!
My mother, sister and myself all have birthdays in May within eight days of each other. An expensive month!
I must have been around seven years old when I announced I was never going to change my initials. I’ve been married twice and my both my husbands have had surnames which begin with the same letter as mine. Purely by accident too!
I once sat next to Jamie Cullum in the cinema. This was way back when his career had just got started and he was more of a local celebrity. At the time he was with his parents and a large tub of popcorn.
My maternal great grandmother was one of Queen Victoria’s dressmakers.
Jo’s latest book Wicked Game
Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Westhead Manor with daughter Felicia and stepson Marco. Joining forces with neighbour Ella Benedict, she is about to open a bridal boutique at Ella’s exclusive wedding venue Lawns at Little Court.
Managing his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman. Any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as not only is she the most exasperating female he has ever encountered she’s currently in a relationship with rock star Christian Rosetti. But the chemistry between them is undeniable and sensing trouble brewing between Charlotte and the egotistical singer he is prepared to wait.
Charlotte’s cousin Lucy has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from everyone. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which eventually brings Marco and Charlotte together.
Thérèse’s husband Gianlucca has invited the granddaughter of an old friend to stay as a house guest while he undergoes heart surgery. Rossana Caravello is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her twenty first birthday in September. Aware this would make an excellent addition to her husband’s international business portfolio, Thérèse plots to push the young heiress and her stepson together. Rossana is already besotted with Marco, but if the plan is to have any chance of success first she needs to get rid of Charlotte…
Wicked Game was previously published under the title The Other Side of Morning.
Amazon US – Wicked-Game
Amazon UK – Wicked-Game
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