Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Wife In Every Sense by Joanne Walsh

A Wife in Every Sense by Joanna Walsh
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication: September 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing

Kate Burrows is crushing on her boss big time. Aleksei Aleksanou is tall, dark, and every inch the image of a classic Greek god—if said Greek god was incredibly sexy, rich, and a complete player. The only way she can get over him is by quitting her job and seeing the world...once she indulges in one wickedly-hot night with him.

Only now she's pregnant.

Aleksei is furious when Kate arrives on the small Greek island of Naxea and tries to hide the truth for him. He takes matters into his own hands—by announcing the pregnancy to his family and asking her to marry him. Now Kate must decide if she can marry the man of her hottest, sexiest dreams...knowing she will never be the wife of his heart. 


Guest Post

My lifelong love affair…with Greece!


Joanne Walsh

It’s no coincidence that my latest novel, A Wife in Every Sense, is set on a fictional Greek island—I just adore Greece, and have spent a number of happy holidays there. In fact, mid-September this year, I will be heading for my annual vacation o n Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands that lie to the west of the mainland. Kefalonia was the setting for a great literary love story, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin—you may have seen the film version starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz.

A good part of my latest novel, A Wife in Every Sense, takes place on Naxea, the home of Aleksei Alexanou, a Greek property tycoon. Aleksei has spent a night with his ex-personal assistant, Kate Burrows, and both are to discover their passion has a lasting price against Naxea’s beguiling backdrop—there may be trouble brewing, but it’s alongside generous helpings of tasty food, heady wine, warm sunshine and the cerulean Aegean Sea!

I based Naxea on another island that’s a favourite of mine, Naxos in the Cyclades. I went to Naxos regularly when I was younger—and free and single—with the same group of friends, and came to love its warm, friendly inhabitants, its picturesque and ancient main town, beaches of blond sand where turtles come to lay their eggs, and the citrus and olive groves that tumble down its rocky cliffs and hillsides. Kate, my heroine in A Wife in Every Sense, falls for Naxea for the very same reasons, and she discovers the secrets of Aphrodite’s Point, a small rocky outcrop in on which stands a small classical temple built to honor the goddess of love, that hold the key to unlocking Aleksei’s frozen heart. Naxos is also said to have been visited by Aphrodite, and on the tiny Palatia islet, linked to Naxos Town by a short causeway, stands the remains of a 6th century BC marble temple dedicated to her.

Please do come and join me, and Kate and Aleksei, on Naxea and let it—and the powers of Aphrodite—bestow you with lasting love!

About the Author

Joanne Walsh became hooked on romance when her grandma gave her a copy of Gone with the Wind for her birthday. The teachers at her strict girls' school didn't approve of reading such a 'racy' novel and confiscated it. But Joanne had been introduced to Rhett Butler and so began her life-long love affair with the rogue alpha hero. She became a voracious romance reader and, later, enjoyed a long career as an editor for one of the world's leading women's fiction publishers, where she collaborated with some wonderful writers.

These days, Joanne lives in the south of England and divides her time between working as a freelance fiction editor and writing romance, and spending time with her very own real-life hero...