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Synopsis

Vacationing on the beautiful Caribbean island of Antigua, Janey Sinclair is persuaded by her magazine editor boss to do a quick island hop in order to supervise an impromptu photo-shoot for the front cover. With no flights immediately available, Janey is directed to the harbour.

Captain Travis Mathews hates tourists, although he’s not above making a bit of money off a prissy and sharp tongued young British girl when she’s desperate to get to the neighbouring island of Tortola.

After striking a deal, they set off together in Travis’s weather-beaten old boat. When the vessel comes to a sudden full stop in the sea, the mismatched pair end up as castaways on an uninhabited island.

In this fast moving romantic adventure about a vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare there’s more fun than you’ll find in any travel brochure.…

 

Review

I received a copy of this book from Brook Cottage Books in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I love the sea. I love beaches. I love going to new places, especially warm places where there’s sun, sand, and sea. Having said that, it should not be a surprise anymore if I say that I truly enjoyed this book. Because I really did.

The story was fun. It was great reading page by page. The characters were well-written. The plot and development was well-planned and executed. This book is a great combination of romance and adventure. I liked the heroine, but I have to say that I liked the hero more. I’ve had a soft spot for the rugged ones who are manly men as opposed to the metrosexuals that seem to be the trend now.

The chemistry between the main characters were great. Boyfriend or not, I immediately wanted them to end up together. I’ve rooted for them the entire book. This may be cheesy to some, but it definitely hits the right spot if you’re looking for a fun, light read to keep you entertained and take you on an adventure even as you just sit at home with a book in your hand.

 

 

Message from the Author

 

 

I was incredibly fortunate to spend the summer of 2014 in the Caribbean, writing and researching this novel. I found it challenging only in the respect of being continually distracted from the manuscript by the tropical sunshine, the white sand beaches, the warm aquamarine sea, rum cocktails, and the fabulous social scene on offer. Many of these distractions are well documented on my website, blog and Facebook page, if you are interested in reading the details and seeing the photos!

For the purposes of proper research for Castaway in the Caribbean, I travelled to and explored many Caribbean islands and, despite my tendency for sea sickness, I also spent a lot of time in boats. I even got to sail around Tortola, the larger of the British Virgin Islands, in a restored schooner that had been used in the filming of the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The Virgin Islands inspired me with the modern day setting for Castaway in the Caribbean because, of this chain of around 90 small islands, islets, cays and rocks in the Caribbean Sea, many are uninhabited.

I eventually settled down to write this romantic adventure story on the Caribbean island of Utila, the smaller of the Bay Islands, just off the coast of Honduras. Likened to the Key West of long ago, Utila is a quaint, unspoilt and laid-back little island. Sitting on the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, it is also a paradise for scuba diving, which is exactly was what my husband was doing every day while I was busy writing this story.

Research is a valuable tool for a writer, so I do hope all the fun and adventure I had in the Caribbean has found its way into the pages of Castaway in the Caribbean.

Janice  xx

 

 

Author

Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Look out for Janice’s new release for 2015 ‘Castaway in the Caribbean’ and her Amazon Kindle bestselling books ‘Bagpipes and Bullshot’ and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ and her fun ‘Voodoo Romance’ series of novellas. Her nonfiction guide to online promotion ‘How To Party Online’ is recommended reading for all authors and writers by publishers. Janice is a regular blogger from her website at janicehorton.co.uk and you’ll also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Janice Horton – writer of romantic adventure novels

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COMPETITION

 

Prizes:

1st Prize Mermaid Necklace (UK only)

2nd Prize – ecopy of the book (international)

2nd Prize Shell box (UK only)

3rd Prize Caribbean spices Necklace (UK only)

4th  Prize  Purse & pen (UK only)

 

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