The best summer fun I had was sneaky. That’s because it took place whilst we were in the middle of winter in the UK. I left snowy London, which was experiencing a rather awful temperature of -5°C, and nine hours later I was in Brazil. There it was the height of their southern hemisphere summer. Temperatures never really dipped below 40°C, which was far too hot, really, but still oh-so-lovely!
From soaking up the sunshine by the pool to exploring the state of Rio Grande do Norte, London felt a very long way away. We fell in love with Pipa, a beautiful beach town that saw us nearly swept away by the powerful Atlantic Ocean – the tide started creeping closer and closer without us realising. I can still vividly recall pelting down the sand whenever the waves receded, bags held over our heads. A swift drink was needed to recover once we spotted some rocks and could scramble to safety!
Speaking of drinks, caipirinhas are *the* cocktails to drink in Brazil. Made with cachaça, brown sugar and limes, the best one I had was bought from a small shack on a buggy ride over the Genipabu dunes. Drunk from a coconut shell that was then used by the next customer, it was the best caipirinha I’ve ever had – even to this day.
My latest book Found takes place during the summer in New York City. It’s not quite as hot there as the temperatures I experienced in Brazil, though the mugginess and stickiness is something else. Oh, and the cocktails? Well, they don’t tend to come in coconut shells but in fancy glasses, poured with pizzazz by experienced mixologists.
Arielle, the heroine of the series, hasn’t got time for cocktails though. She’s in New York planning her wedding, and I hope you’ll join her there to see if she makes it down the aisle to say “I do” in what’s going to be a pretty memorable summer for her!
About the Author:
Elle Field writes coming of age romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not. She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.
Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She’s a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble, musicals and tea. Oh, and reading, of course!
You can buy Elle’s books here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00CHIC1GE
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“How did people even come up with the idea of these dizzying skyscrapers, let alone work out how to make them possible? Whoever built the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, their legacy will live on forever. What sort of a difference will I ever make?”
Who knew one flight could change everything? When Arielle Lockley stepped on the plane at Heathrow, she never realised how different her life would be when she touched down in New York City. Now she’s dealing with that aftermath, as well as trying to find common ground with Etta, her new and unexpected business partner.
But, trying to sort out business in London whilst her fiancé, Piers, recovers from surgery in New York, is starting to take its toll on their relationship. Can Arielle and Etta work together to continue Felicity’s legacy without destroying it, and will Arielle and Piers even make it down the aisle to say “I do”?
Find out whether Arielle gets her happily ever after in the final part of the warm and wonderful Arielle Lockley series.
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To celebrate the publication of Found, I’m running a giveaway. Prizes are an Amazon voucher, paperback copies of B-Side and Found, plus two handmade necklaces from Vaux Street.
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The giveaway begins August 9th and ends on September 1st. Thank you! x