A Novel Talk with Wendy Beasley

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A Novel Talk with Wendy Beasley

ANGEL by Wendy Beasley

Great News!

ANGEL has been accepted for publication and will be released next year so lots to look forward to.

Here’s a preview to whet your appetite:

“Lydia sees no way, nor indeed reason, to go on with her life, so she stands alone and shivering in the dark, with the waves lapping at her feet, trying to find the courage to walk forward. Then the plight of the dog drowning before her eyes drives her in, but also brings her out again. The needs of the little white dog overcome her own, and force her to postpone her suicide plan.

Lydia has spent her life in various foster homes but, in spite of this, has proved herself to be academically bright and worthy of a University place. The University of Brighton and the city itself was everything she’d dreamed of and Leo, the new man in her life, was equally exciting. Unfortunately, the whirlwind romance and subsequent marriage led to a life of control and domestic abuse towards both herself and her new born baby. Until the day that she killed him; sadly not in time to save her poor baby. 

A brief spell in a mental hospital, followed by an acquittal of murder on the grounds of self-defence led to her freedom, but also to her suicide attempt, and only the little lost dog, who she called Angel, gave her a reason to go on.

Gradually Lydia picks herself up and, with Angel to care for, she realises she needs to do something with the rest of her life. She enrols back at University to finish the degree course she had been prevented from completing, and finds herself a part time job in a book shop in the Brighton Lanes.

The bookshop owner Matt, an ex-Commando and newly recruited MI5 officer, has quite an effect on Lydia, but she is not ready for any sort of involvement so their relationship moves very slowly, to a point where trust is built up and love develops.

Then Viktor, Leo’s brother turns up and stalks Lydia intent on revenge. He abducts and imprisons her, inflicting terror and torture with the sole intention of making her pay for his brother’s death. However, Lydia’s strength and resourcefulness, Matt’s refusal to give up and Angel’s instincts ensure rescue. “

Wendy Beasley

Welcome to my writers blog

Although this is called a blog experienced bloggers must bear with me, as I have no idea what to write in a blog, so will just use it to keep you updated with the news.

Firstly, hopefully you will have already looked at the two books that are published so far.

Wendy Beasley Giveaway Charlotte and the Fairies

Charlotte and the Fairies was the result of me trying to think of a story to help my five year old granddaughter settle in her new house. You will probably be surprised to know that she is now 24!  So that’s how long it sat on my computer doing nothing.

Wendy Beasley Giveaway Beasts and Butterflies

Beasts and Butterflies is a whole different genre, written for adults and quite dark, but equally as enjoyable to write.  

I love writing fiction, telling myself a story watching how it develops and having the power to end it however I like. Although a late starter I am hooked, and have continued writing with three more books waiting to be published.

The first is a follow up to Charlotte and the Fairies called Charlotte the Fairies and the Monster which I hope to get out later this year. 

Then there is The Sheepdog that Didn’t like Sheep this time for the 8 to 12 age range and tells the story of a little girl fighting to keep her puppy.

My next adult fiction is called Angel and this is even darker than Beasts and Butterflies and a bit of a thriller.

If things go well all three of these will be published before too long, and I am already writing another children’s book and another adult novel.  So lots more to come I hope.