Hello everyone! I don’t usually post on a Saturday but today is an exception. The lovely Fia from http://www.fiaessen.com/ asked me if I would kindly have her on my blog to tell you all a little about her latest book. Of course I said I would and so she has written a short letter to you with some information. Please go on over to her website, check out her social media and her book, all of the links are at the end of her letter.
My name is Fia Essen. I’ve been an expat since childhood. I grew up in the stables of the Middle East and Southeast Asia, surrounded by horses, philandering polo players, and the occasional Boa Constrictor. Currently, I live in Athens, Greece with my Yorkshire Terrier.
I’m an author. Two of my novels have been published this year and I’m currently working on a third. I love to write. I get to make up stories on the job. How cool is that? But as I’ve discovered since I made the decision that I wanted to become an author, the actual writing is a relatively small part of being an author. Promoting my books and finding readers takes up a lot more time and effort. That’s why I’m incredibly grateful to Amber Elizabeth for allowing me to invade her blog today so I can tell you a little about “Ariel”.
Ariel is a half-English, half-American, lifelong expat who was born in Hong Kong and now lives in Singapore. At the age of thirty-four, she is in debt and out of luck. She used to have a great career, a penthouse she shared with her boyfriend of ten years, and a group of fun friends. Now she has a dead-end job, a rented hovel of a home, and a rising stack of unpaid bills to keep her company.
Her friends and family think she quit her job. She didn’t. They think she was the one who ended the relationship with her boyfriend. She didn’t do that either. They also think she quit driving due to a sudden concern about her carbon footprint. But the truth is her license to drive was revoked when she was arrested for driving under the influence of red wine mixed with diazepam. She had only consumed half a glass of wine and she thought she had taken regular painkillers, not prescription drugs, which she tried to explain to the arresting officer but he wasn’t in the mood to listen to her explanation.
Ariel, in essence, is a story about finding the courage to pick yourself up when you’ve hit rock-bottom and starting over. Of course, there is also intrigue and romance in the book. Ariel is summoned by the mysterious Muse Agency and she has no idea what they could possibly want with her. She meets a charming Irishman who makes her feel alive again. But can she work up the courage to take another chance on love? I’d be thrilled if you read the book and find out!
You can find Ariel on Amazon in paperback and Kindle here: http://mybook.to/ariel
And if you’d like to get social with me, you can…
Visit my Website – http://www.fiaessen.com/
Follow me on Twitter – @FiaEssen https://twitter.com/FiaEssen
Join me on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/fiaessen