Now that the frenzy of Christmas and the rush of New Year's is over, we can look forward to the next big holiday. So with apologies to Martin Luther King observances in the US and Burns' Night participants in Scotland, let's just say that the next major holiday is Valentine's Day. Best-selling author Sherry Gloag has a delightful story that's perfect for the occasion: The Wrong Target. I downloaded this on my ipad and read it this past weekend, and I enjoyed it immensely! Here's a bit about the book:
Headmistress Tina Blackberry and business tycoon Ryan Thomas can't control events after Ryan's daughter steals his coveted golden arrow and takes it to school, But put Cupid on the job and nothing can go wrong, or can it?
In the darkening light of the stormy evening, Tina glared at her desk, still sporting one golden arrow. Pock marks littered the surface after various well-intentioned people tried, and failed, to remove the arrow. Thunder rumbled overhead, and the lights flickered. For a second the arrow glowed in a brilliant shaft of lightning that filled the room. She choked back a growl. In some weird way, everything led back to the arrow. Like its owner it exuded an energy that filled her office.
Almost every member of staff had taken a shot at pulling it, wiggling it about, hoping to entice it out to no avail. Tempers frayed, and the much-debated merits of witchcraft, magic, and insanity drove them from the room. She heaved a sigh of relief, until they returned wielding hammers, chisels and screwdrivers.
And still the arrow quivered.
She didn’t know about faeries and witchcraft, but she’d welcome Merlin’s appearance right now. Of course, he never turned up.
Where was a wizard when you needed one?
Best-selling author Sherry Gloag is a transplanted Scot now living in the beautiful coastal countryside of Norfolk, England. She considers the surrounding countryside as extension of her own garden, to which she escapes when she needs "thinking time" and solitude to work out the plots for her next novel. While out walking she enjoys talking to her characters, as long as there are no other walkers close by.
Apart from writing, Sherry enjoys gardening, walking, reading and cheerfully admits her books tend to take over most of the shelf and floor space in her workroom-cum-office. She also finds crystal craft work therapeutic.
Sherry loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wrong Target can be purchased at eTreasures, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Kobo, and other online outlets