The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft)
I’m super excited to share the news that my first adult book is out now!
It’s published under the pen name Lola Salt and it’s a comedy romance. Think Bridget Jones if Jackie Collins wrote it.
It’s a collaboration with the fabulous Becky Wicks. We met when Becky was in Bali writing a travel memoir and, over a bottle of wine and a rant about 50 Shades, we decided to have a go at writing erotica – I mean, how hard could it be?
Turns out, very. We giggled too much writing the naughty scenes, so eventually we decided to quit trying to write erotica and stick with comedy…and so The Extraordinary Life of Lara Craft (not Croft) was born. We sent our Lara off on a series of adventures around the world; on her adventures she gets to meet a sparkly twihard who’s remaking the Twilight films (on a budget), George Clooney & a rather lovely cowboy who looks like Hugh Jackman, (as well as pirates, bodyguards, Arabian Princes and the rather handsome vampire off of True Blood).
We even have Lara visiting the Island of the Gods (Bali) where I had particular fun drawing from all the crazy folks I’ve met over the last three years living here. Obviously, for the record, it’s ALL A WORK OF FICTION, ahum.
Here’s the Blurb:
When ex-circus employee Lara Craft is dumped for a contortionist, there’s no point in sticking around. Delivering packages to random global corners for a mysterious concierge company seems like the perfect way to hide from her humiliation.
As she travels, a suitcase full of whips and props might well prepare Lara for proposals by Arabic princes, advances from Christian cowboys and kidnappings by pirates, but nothing can prepare Lara Craft (not Croft) for what happens when she discovers that the best and most exciting thing about her life is right where she least expected to find it.
And you can buy it from AMAZON in every country NOW!
And follow us on Twitter @LolaSalt.
And to wet your appetite further, some of our favorite lines from the book:
“This isn’t just any shirt,’ he told her. ‘This shirt was worn by he-who-must-not-be-named in the first of the Twilight films.’
Lara’s mouth fell open. She blinked several times. What was he talking about? Voldemort wasn’t even in Twilight.”
“Somehow, perhaps because of the way he spoke in a manner reminiscent of Jack Bauer from 24, Lara calmed down.
She repeated his words in her head. Wait. Assess. Intel. Yes, OK, that sounded sensible.
Then the hysterical coward in her reared up unannounced and she tried to run for the door again.”
“Don’t you want to find your purpose?’
Lara glared at her. ‘Right now my purpose is to get the hell out of here and then I’ll figure the rest of it out the normal way; by drinking vodka. Or maybe I’ll read Eat, Pray, Love all the way through…”
“He took her around the place, pointing out the hybrids and divulging a few of their clients. Lara could barely believe so many celebrities she knew were actually sick and in need of medical marijuana. She tried to make a mental note of their names but knew she’d forget them later, given that she’d already forgotten her own middle name.”
“Those bastards at the casting agency said I couldn’t play Edward Cullen. Well, I’m going to show them. I’m making my own movie. And I’m going to star in it.’
‘You’re remaking Twilight?’
I do have one caveat…it really is for over 18s! So if you are one of my younger readers maybe recommend it to your mum instead!