The good news is that completely unexpectedly An Explosive Time falls into a brand new Genre: Prick Lit - and I never even knew such a genre existed until recently. The bad news is that Amazon have come over all Sunday School and refuses to allow the tag Prick Lit.
Prick Lit defined: We've had Lad Lit, apparently the male version of Chick Lit, with characters exploring emotions and values as they struggle towards spiritual growth and finding their role in life. Prick Lit is purely about the action, usually delivered in non-stop format with an undertone of blokey humour.
An Explosive Time is a little - for want of a better word - farcical, and represents a complete change of pace from its two predecessors. Hopefully the blokey humour peeps through, and there is a scattering of strong language. I've observed that even gentlemen will sometimes curse if there are no ladies present. And returning home from holiday to find an Alligator in your bathtub is enough to make a saint swear.
In order to keep the action coming thick and fast, it was necessary to ditch most of the emotional baggage, though there is a romantic ending - just!
At only 40,000 words this offering is the shortest in the series Celtic Cousins' Adventures, but packs a lot in. I had so much fun writing this story, (erm, maybe I shouldn't admit to that) I really hope you'll take a peek at the sample either on this website or on the Amazon page, and see what you think. Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com
When the circus comes to town and an elephant’s abducted, Detective Crombie of the Met Police is dragged out of his little comfort zone. Then an alligator appears and life’s about to get even more hetic: London's biggest villain and the Mandarins of Whitehall are determined to stop Crombie exposing a sinister partnership - get ready for An Explosive Time!