Safkhet Publishing ~ Summer Reads

Sunday, 10 February 2013

ESCAPE TO LOVE by Emma Calin – Launch Tour!

Thank you so much Sheryl for letting me come and talk about my new book on your blog.
I believe that it's harder to write comedy than any other genre. In order to write grunge, all I have to do is walk over the corner shop in the rain, glance at the headlines on the papers, hand in another dud lottery ticket, fail to find a decent Co-op Gorgonzola and tread in a pile of dog mess on the way home. Once I've done that, WOW – let me loose on the misery, I'm fired up. Imagine what you would have to do to feel funny – although the parliamentary channel on TV must provide some inspiration.
I've just been looking at Sheryl's video trailer for her soon-to-be released bookA Little Bit of Madness”. It's a work of pop art colour and verve with a glorious eccentric soundtrack. In my guest post here today I'm featuring my own video trailer for my new release “Escape to Love”. 

*Host's Note: It's FABulous! Do take a look!*

We had a lot of fun making it. Any would-be film critics out there might like to spot the accidental builder's bum shot and maybe even identify the cheeky actor... there is a giveaway prize copy of Escape To Love to be drawn from all the folk who comment below. If you can't identify the actor, why not share with us a Great Escape that you have had?
As with the last two books, Escape To Love comes with a FREE downloadable MP3 audiobook – so you can choose to read, or sit back, relax and listen. 


The book is available from Amazon worldwide at US$2.99, CAN$3.00, £UK1.89, €2.6.
Book Description:

Even in the barren wasteland of urban decay new green life is possible. In Nature and in Love, that which can be somehow finds a crack, a corner or ledge and grasps its chance of life.
A woman on the run from domestic violence with no one but her vulnerable and damaged teenage child as a companion, lives in isolation and fear. While her hand to mouth scenarios are played out in the shadow of a threatening suspense, a story of crime and love unfolds around her. She cannot risk her child. Her own longings for love and romance have to take a poor second place. When the fallout from a prison break, a hero rescue and a murder mystery crash through her door and into her need and loneliness, it is no longer a crime story. It is a question of when Love in itself is a crime and how far a woman will go in its name and for those she loves.

About Emma...

Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France and the UK.

She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

"Knockout! A Passionate Police Romance" is a love story set against a backdrop of international gambling corruption and deception. Interpol cop Anna Leyton finds herself torn between love and duty when her professional and private life intersects. A video teaser for this book is available here  This book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

"Sub-Prime" is a prize-winning hard hitting short story about courage, exploitation and love. It is a raw and brutal exposé of life at the bottom in the aftermath of recession. Available in Kindle format which includes a FREE downloadable audiobook

"The Chosen" is also a short story,  set in modern times where working people struggle to keep their dreams alive. A world where the promise of love motivates desperate measures. Available in Kindle format, which includes a FREE downloadable audiobook.

“Escape To Love” is a brand new 'novelette' (longer than a short story but shorter than a novella), a gritty urban romance with suspense and mystery but a love story at it's core.  Available in Kindle format, which includes a FREE downloadable audiobook (80 minutes).  A book trailer is available here

Amazon links to books by Emma Calin:

Emma Calin Website:
and pages: &
Twitter: @Emma Calin


Harvey Black said...

Cracking video clip Emma, well done! Thank you Sheryl.

Linn B Halton said...

Love it Emma! You have some great ideas and those stories ... gritty and great reading!

Sheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, Harvey and Linn! It is a cracking trailer, isn't it? The audio book is excellent, too! :)

Emma said...

Thanks for hosting me Sheryl - glad you enjoyed the video and the audio book. They were many hours work but great fun to make!

Janice Horton said...

Wow - that clip has a punch of it's own, doesn't it? Tension, anxiety, and those questions! Well done Emma. Wishing you great success with this gritty story and the audio file which is so innovative an idea that I'm sure it will appeal to many.

Janice xx

Nicky Wells said...

Fabulous tour and am always in awe of folks who manage to produce a trailer. Well done and keep rocking... see you at the next stop! Thanks to Sheryl for hosting. XX

Patricia said...

Excellent post, ladies. The story sounds riveting. Off to download!