Friday, 9 October 2020

New Book Release Spotlight and Author Guest Post: Boomerville at Ballymegille by Caroline James

Ellesea, huge thanks for hosting me on your lovely blog as I launch my new novel, Boomerville at Ballymegille.

When I launch a new book, I sit down and ask myself if anything in my life has crept into the pages. As Boomerville at Ballymegille makes its debut into the world here are a few things that you may find the guests at Boomerville Manor have on their course itinerary…

Wild water swimming. I’ve long had the urge to swim in open water and last year began with a New Year’s Day swim in the Irish Sea which was bracing but exhilarating. Grab your swim suit and join me in a tarn or lake whenever the pandemic conditions are lifted, or you can read Boomerville at Ballymegille and fictionally join in with the Boomerville Babes – an amusing aquatic team who love to swim and perform in the lake at the manor.

Trekking. I enjoy getting out in the hills and dales and even trekking up the odd mountain or two. I’ve trekked in places such as Peru and China and love the Scottish Highlands, including the daunting Ben Nevis. In 2018 I broke my foot which still causes problems and has curtailed more adventurous walks. In Boomerville at Ballymegille the gorgeous Irish countryside surrounds the manor and Jo, the owner often finds herself trekking over the Old Head of Kindale, a glorious walk on wild and rugged headlands.

Northern Soul Music. As a young girl growing up in Northern England where Northern Soul was a cult, I collected singles and went to all-nighters to dance the night away to the heavy beat and fast tempo. I had a vast collection of singles, some by small regional American labels such as Ric-Tic that would have strong commercial value today. Today, I have only to hear the pulsating beat of the opening bars of any of my favourite artists and I’m immediately on my feet bopping around the kitchen to memories of the days when spins, flips and backdrops were the dance style that grew out of the underground rhythm and soul scene of that period. Join Jo and Hattie as they party the night away with their guests, in Boomerville at Ballymegille.

Mindful Meditation. Sometime ago, I attended a class to learn a little about Mindful Meditation. Within minutes of practicing, I was calm, relaxed and during the class, fell asleep. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present and aware of where we are and what we are doing and not over reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. The guests at Boomerville attend session with the resident Shaman and practice mindful meditation, amongst other practices – in fact they often get more than they bargained for but you’ll need to read the book to find out…

Huge thanks again, Ellesea.

Happy reading everyone

With love

Caroline xx

Boomerville at Ballymegille by Caroline James

Boomerville is back!

Join Hattie and Jo as they head to Southern Ireland to open Boomerville Manor, a holiday retreat for guests of ‘a certain age’. There’s Irish craic and shenanigans aplenty for the colourful cast of characters as everyone gathers for the grand opening.

Meet Melissa, an ex-cabaret singer running from her abusive husband, and Bill, a bachelor bullied from beyond the grave by the ghostly voice of his mother. Along with local bobby Harry the Helmet, ageing aquatic team the Boomerville Babes, eccentric artist Lucinda Gray, and heartthrob Finbar Murphy, they gather in Ireland and the fun begins. But murder is in the air and there’s mischief afoot. Will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?

Set in the beautiful Irish countryside, ‘Boomerville at Ballymegille’ is a heart-warming story of friendship, fears and new beginnings.

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Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can.

A public speaker, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. Caroline also runs writing workshops.

In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking up a mountain with her two Westie dogs, sipping raspberry gin or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Books by Caroline James:

Hattie Goes to Hollywood

The Best Boomerville Hotel

Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me

Coffee Tea the Chef & Me

Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me

Jungle Rock

Twitter: @CarolineJames12

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