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Jane Lovering was born in Devon but, following extradition procedures, now lives in Yorkshire. She has five children, four cats, two dogs and doesn’t believe in housework so the the bacteria and dust are approaching sentience and now rank among the pets. Incidentally, she doesn’t believe in ironing either, and the children all learned self-defensive cookery at early ages. She works in a local school and also teaches creative writing, which are extreme ways of avoiding the washing up. Jane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has a first class honours degree in creative writing.
Her debut Please Don’t Stop the Music won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year and the Best Romantic Comedy Novel award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Jane writes romantic comedies which are often described as ‘quirky’. One day she’s going to find out what that means.
Then Willow meets Cal; a computer geek with a slightly odd sense of humour. They get on like a house on fire - although she soon realises that there is far more to her unassuming new friend than meets the eye ...But money doesn't always bring happiness, and Willow finds herself struggling to know who to trust. Are the new people in her life there because they care - or is there another reason?
Maybe he wasn't there because of the lights - maybe they were there because of him... It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her), so when she as good as stumbles upon one, lying comatose, on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the Universe is having a laugh at her expense. But Phinn Baxter, (that's Doctor Phinneas Baxter) is no drunken layabout, as Molly is soon to discover; with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly's own disastrous love life. Finding mysterious men on the moors isn't the weirdest thing Molly has to contend with, however. There are the strange lights she keeps seeing in the sky. The one's she's only started seeing since meeting Phinn...INCLUDES A FREE EBOOK COPY ON PURCHASE OF THE PAPERBACK!
Maybe he wasn't here because of the lights - maybe they were here because of him - It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her) so when she as good as stumbles upon one on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the Universe is having a laugh at her expense. But Phinn Baxter (that's Doctor Phinneas Baxter) is no common drunkard, as Molly is soon to discover; with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly's own disastrous love life. Finding mysterious men on the moors isn't the weirdest thing Molly has to contend with, however. There's also those strange lights she keeps seeing in the sky. The ones she's only started seeing since meeting Phinn -
In the mean streets of York, the stakes just got higher - and even pointier. Jessica Grant liaises with Otherworlders for York Council so she knows that falling in love with a vampire takes a leap of faith. But her lover Sil, the City Vampire in charge of Otherworld York, he wouldn't run out on her, would he? He wouldn't let his demon get the better of him. Or would he? Sil knows there's a reason for his bad haircut, worse clothes and the trail of bleeding humans in his wake. If only he could remember exactly what he did before someone finds him and shoots him on sight. With her loyalties already questioned for defending zombies, the Otherworlders no one cares about, Jess must choose which side she's on, either help her lover or turn him in. Human or Other? Whatever she decides, there's a high price to pay - and someone to lose.
Amateur magic brushed with drug smuggling form the background to a delicious romantic read with folk unable to commit pulling through in the end. A highly enjoyable romantic comedy from award-winning author Jane Lovering. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
The third novel and first in a new wise-cracking, ass-kicking, paranormal trilogy from Jane Lovering, author of Romantic Novel of the Year Please Don’t Stop the Music. Humans and Otherworlders (Vampires and Ghouls) live in an uneasy peace which is threatened by a powerful new demon who wants to change things in his favour. So, it’s down to Jessica Grant, York council employee, one of the 5% of humans who can sense Otherworlders to save the day – with her ex-colleague, eye-wateringly handsome vampire Sil. Perhaps we will have to call these Vampire books from publisher Vampire Choc Lit – their Dark Choc range?
Another bitter-sweet romance from Choc Lit author Jane Lovering. Can two emotionally damaged people help each other and cancel out the hurt or will they simply tear themselves apart? Click here to view Please Don't Stop the Music by the same author. Jane Lovering on what inspired her to write Star Struck... 'The inspiration for Starstruck came (whisper this..) from my obsession with the sci fi show, Babylon 5, where I had the most massive crush on ranger Marcus Cole. Did I say crush? I mean, a true, deep and abiding love, of course, ‘crush’ is far too shallow a word for the emotions that I felt every week at 9.30. Babylon 5 is long gone, but I often wondered, if I’d been offered the chance to go and meet Jason Carter who played Marcus, would I have gone? If I had, what would I have said to him? Would I even have dared to ask for an autograph, or would I have been so crippled with hero-worship that I could only mutter at the carpet and blush a particularly unflattering shade of fuschia? And so, when I came to write Starstruck, I saw the perfect opportunity to explore the ‘what if’ of meeting a long-time crush...I mean, deep and abiding love. What if he appeared to return that love? What then? And what if my heroine had a reason for feeling unlovable and uncertain? So I gave her reasons for wanting to go to Nevada to meet her hero beyond simply wanting to get a signed photo – she wants to begin to turn her life around. And, in trying to build herself a new life and new memories, she gets drawn in to a power struggle between two men, one she’s been watching on screen and desiring for the last eighteen months, and one who’s just walked into her life. How would I have behaved if Jason Carter had done more than smile at me if I’d ever asked for his autograph? I’ll never know (unless you’re reading this, Jason, in which case, come and get me!) but I can explore the complicated emotions behind getting what you think you want in the storyline of Starstruck.'
Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2012 and the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2012. Sarah Broadhurst's comment... '“My congratulations to Jane Lovering for winning the Romantic Novel of the Year with Please Don’t Stop the Music (Choc Lit), a fresh and compulsive page-turner with an interestingly different hero and lots of past drama interestingly drip-fed to us in a lovely read”. And from The judges as a whole: “It was a narrow choice between Please Don’t Stop the Music and The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas, but Jane’s voice was fresh and new with an unexpected hero. It was a romance with dark undertones and it engaged with issues a lot of people recognise. Good humour throughout.” The Lovereading view... This racy, good-fun book entices you into the main characters in the first few pages. Then it gallops through their relationship and the revelations of their troubled pasts at such a pace that you won't realise how quickly your own time has passed as you read this delightful book. On one level, easy and approachable, on another deep and meaningful, you will enjoy meeting these characters and you will want to know more about them. Well worth reading. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Summer by the sea - a time to spread your wings, right? Leah has come to Dorset to collect seaweed samples for a nutrition research project. She's trying to leave behind a disastrous family life and is haunted by the death of her best friend, Claire. Here she meets Brendon, an Australian come to search for his mysteriously-vanished-from-the-family great grandfather. As Leah and Brendon form a summer friendship, their backgrounds catch up with them. But together they help each other see beyond the past. The Seasons by the Sea series combines profound emotional understanding with laugh-out-loud humour, where damaged three-dimensional characters are redeemed by love. AUTHOR: Jane Lovering lives in North Yorkshire, where she writes romantic comedies, one or two of which have won awards. Owing to a terrible outbreak of insanity she is now the minder of three cats and two terriers.
A hilarious and touching romantic comedy from an award-winning novelist. Christmas by the sea - that sounds romantic, right? Tansy Merriweather is down on her luck. She's lost her business and her relationship, and instead of a glamorous London apartment, her home is now a campervan on a Dorset beach. And as if things couldn't get any worse, a scruffy dog called Brian with a taste for sardines has adopted her. When Tansy's new-found friends at the cafe in the bay help her find a job as a location scout for a new TV show, things start looking up. However, when she finds herself babysitting the show's grouchy star, Davin O'Riordan, she's not sure she wants to stay around. But when Brian forges a touching romance with Davin's elegant whippet Seelie, Tansy begins to see another side to Davin. As Christmas approaches, secrets emerge and Tansy and Davin discover a bond between them. But how will they cope with the storms headed their way - and can they save the cafe from closing? AUTHOR: Jane Lovering lives in North Yorkshire, where she writes romantic comedies, one or two of which have won awards. Owing to a terrible outbreak of insanity she is now the minder of three cats and two terriers, one of which is a Patterdale and therefore as insane as Jane. Though smaller, and cuter, obviously.
Secrets, lies, carrot cake - and an owl called Skrillex! Amy Knowles has always been the plain sidekick to her pretty best friend Jules. And whilst the tearoom they both work in on the Monkpark Hall estate in Yorkshire is not exactly awash with eligible bachelors, it's obvious where the male attention is concentrated - and it's not just on the cakes! There is one man who notices Amy. Joshua Wilson also works at Monkpark, where he flies his birds of prey for visitor entertainment. He lives a lonely existence but he has reasons for choosing isolation - and, in Amy, he may have found somebody who understands. Then a management change brings slick and well-spoken Edmund Evershott to Monkpark. He's interested in Amy too, but for what reason? Josh suspects the new manager is up to no good - but will Amy? Because Edmund could leave her with much worse than a broken heart ...
What if the one person you wanted to talk to wouldn t listen? Winter Gregory and her twin sister Daisy live oceans apart but they still have the twin thing going on. Daisy is Winter s port in the storm, the first person she calls when things go wrong And things are wrong. Winter has traveled to a remote Yorkshire village to write her new book, and to escape her ex-boyfriend Dan Bekener. Dan never liked her reliance on Daisy and made her choose but Winter s twin will always be her first choice. She soon finds herself immersed in village life after meeting the troubled Hill family; horse-loving eight-year-old Scarlet and damaged, yet temptingly gorgeous, Alex. The distraction is welcome and, when Winter needs to talk, Daisy is always there. But Dan can t stay away and remains intent on driving the sisters apart because Dan knows something about Daisy
Working with Vampires, befriending Werewolves, subduing Demons...just a regular day working for the York CouncilJessica Grant knows vampires only too well. She runs the York Council tracker programme making sure that the Otherworlders are all where they should be, keeps the filing in order and drinks far too much coffee.To Jess, vampires are annoying and arrogant and far too sexy for their own good, particularly her ex-colleague Sil, who's now in charge of Otherworld York. But when a demon turns up and threatens not just Jess but the whole world order, she and Sil are forced to work together, and when Jess turns out to be the key to saving the world it puts a very different slant on their relationship.The stakes are high. They're also very, very pointy and Jess isn't afraid to use them, even on the vampire that she's rather afraid she's falling in love with...
Our memories define us - don't they? And Skye Threppel lost most of hers in a car crash that stole the lives of her best friend and fiance. It's left scars, inside and out, which have destroyed her career and her confidence. Skye hopes a trip to the wide dusty landscapes of Nevada - and a TV convention offering the chance to meet the actor she idolises - will help her heal. But she bumps into mysterious Sci-fi writer Jack Whitaker first. He's a handsome contradiction - cool and intense, with a wild past. Jack has enough problems already. He isn't looking for a woman with self-esteem issues and a crush on one of his leading actors. Yet he's drawn to Skye. An instant rapport soon becomes intense attraction, but Jack fears they can't have a future if Skye ever finds out about his past ... Will their memories tear them apart, or can they build new ones together?