Title: From Solitude Order link:
Release date: 22nd November, 2016
Tag line: “Sally, will you be my guide?”
Publisher: Bella Tulip Publishing
The stunning debut novel, From Solitude, by Lainy Bradshaw.
Sally was your normal everyday North Devon Policewoman. Settled and content in her self-made life after her ordeal. Jacob lived a sheltered, devout life, one that had him at a significant disadvantage. Brought together by tragedy & abuse, the ultimate reward for their battery was the one thing they had both been denied: True Love With determination, patience and respect, Sally leads Jacob from solitude and brings him into the light of the world he was denied. But when all is well, life has been transformed, and the healing has begun, will Sally’s secret undo it all?
I grew up in Cambridgeshire, joining the RAF when I was 18. I married and had my son. When I divorced, I moved back to my home town and raised my son there. Since moving back, I’ve worked mainly in retail, currently, I’m stretching my brain in an opticians. I started writing early 2013, as an escape from a job I hated and found that I enjoyed it and people seemed to like reading what I had written, so I’ve gone on to write several more books and more in progress.
Outside of work and writing, I love reading (of course), cinema and theatre. Especially a good musical. I also enjoy photography and cruising, the latter giving me ample opportunity to pursue the former. Apart from that, I drink far too much coffee, like wine a little too much and my worst trait is procrastination.
Q. Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I started writing abut 3 ½ years ago. I first self-published From Solitude in October 2013, under the longer title, Lead me From Solitude. I’ve since written a sequel and a prequel to that, along with 2 from a series called The Midnight Tigers and a stand-a-lone (although that could change) called Blind Faith. I have also released a teen fantasy novella called A Forgotten Tale, under the pen name Elise Rayne.
Q. What authors, or books, have influenced you?
I LOVE Terry Pratchett and JK Rowling. I suppose a lot of my influences come from the genre I usually write in – romance- so I would have to list the 50 Shades books, the Crossfire series to name a few. I also adore The Chronicles of Narnia. They were the books that got me hooked on reading as a child.
Q. What are you working on now?
I tend to have several books on the go at one time. If I hit a wall with one, I’ll write a chapter in one of the others. At the minutes, it’s a 2nd sequel and prequel for From Solitude, a different genre one off called Millenius and anther Elise Rayne story
Q. What are you reading now?I’ve just treated myself to a Terry Pratchett book – Raising Steam.
Q. What’s next for you as a writer?
To try and expand the genres I write in and hopefully just keep improving and finding new inspirations.