Recently I’ve been visiting a number of Cotswolds locations in which key scenes of my novel A Passionate Spirit are set, and locations which are referred to in the story.
A Passionate Spirit is a paranormal thriller, and some of the events of the story cross the borderline between the real world and the unexplained.
I enjoy exploring fictional characters in their everyday world, and seeing how they respond when they meet the apparently “impossible.”
A Passionate Spirit is the follow-on from my first novel Mystical Circles.
Both novels are set in the same gracious manor house near Cirencester.
In Mystical Circles, Juliet sets off for the Cotswolds to try and rescue her younger sister Zoe from Craig, the charismatic leader of a New Age mystical cult. But intrigues, liaisons and relationships flare and flourish or fizzle out quickly within this close circle, and, despite her reservations, Juliet is drawn into the Wheel of Love – with completely unforeseen consequences.
In A Passionate Spirit, it’s three years later, and Zoe has started afresh with her new husband in the same beautiful Cotswold manor house, now re-opened as a creative retreat centre. It all seems like a dream come true. But nightmares about a young giirl running for her life disturb Zoe and she finds herself confronted by frightening paranormal forces.
Extra spice and colour has been added into my novel because the events take place in real locations.I hope those residents of Cirencester who read my novels will perhaps have a different view of some of these locations after they’ve finished the story!