I’m so excited to say that my book, Mansions of Glass, is now available to buy on Amazon and here! Whilst it is a lot shorter than When the Summer Ends – which is why I’m calling it a novella rather than a novel – I’m pleased that I’ve got closure on the loves and lives of my characters, as When the Summer Ends ended at rather a tragic point. This book is much darker than the previous book, though I can promise that it ends happily!
Synopsis: Aika Rowland, struggling with undiagnosed Aspergers, has always known what it is like to be alone. But not quite like this. Locked away in her quarters of an 18th Century chateau by her domineering, abusive mother, Aika is left to her own devices of imagination and the letters from her long-distance lover, Carrie Knox, to keep her sane.
Disowned by his mother, Buddy Rowland is torn between his love for men and loyalty to his family. Kept apart from his younger sister and the rest of the unit for being a bad influence, he must leave France before his chances of love diminish.
A tale of two runaway teens from a problematic, dysfunctional family, Aika and Buddy set off to find their own idea of happiness and normality.
Everything was so fragile in this mansion of glass. The slightest retribution, the littlest remark could cause everything to come shattering down like perilous confetti, the kind that instead of bringing joy, causes one to lose an eye or scathe the skin. Everybody crept around for fear of breaking the glass, speaking in whispers, if at all. Nobody dared to raise their voice or pull any punches. Not in this house of glass.
This book contains contents that may not be suitable for younger readers, such as sexual scenes and dark themes, including abuse. Please do not read if you are sensitive to or get triggered by such themes (I really don’t want to upset anybody!).
Available on Amazon as an eBook now! I’ll post links in the future when it becomes available for purchase on my website through PayPal and on Lulu in paperback.