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The Chase, Vanessa Fewings

The Chase

The Chase, Vanessa Fewings

The Chase, an all-new sexy first story in the Icon Trilogy from Vanessa Fewings is coming June 6th!!!

A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?


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My Interview with Vanessa Fewings click below

Interview – Vanessa Fewings – enthrall sessions

Vanessa Fewings
Vanessa Fewings

Hi Vanessa, 


Thank you so much for letting me interview you about your current book series Enthrall, I have been lucky enough to listen to two books so far thank you! 

Hi Clarissa, thank you so much for inviting me over. I’m thrilled to be here and hang out with you awhile. I’m so happy you’re enjoying the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.

Enthrall Sessions

To start off What interested you in writing? Did you enjoy English and literature at school? 

I recall writing my first book when I was around nineyears-old. So I started early and it was obviously a passion I would one day grow into. I loved English and literature. Writing seemed very natural. I just remember being excited to write my own stories and I even designed my book covers.    

At first how did you feel your family and friends would react to your style of writing?

My family are very supportive of my writing and the genres I write in. I joke with them that they’re not allowed to read my more erotic work but they all have a great sense of humor. They’re very open-minded. 

Essentially, I write about love. 

Where do you see your series The Enthrall Sessions going in the future, can you see a film being made or a theatre play? 

Seeing my books transformed into a movie or a TV show would be wonderful. I know many of the fans of the series would love to see Cameron and Richard come alive is this way to. So, I’m hoping for this as much as they are. 

 The first book in the series is being released on March 1st in France by J’AI LU publishing, and will be titled: VIP Los Angeles L’initiation. I’m thrilled to share the series with this beloved country and I’m excited to see Mia embraced by new fans. 


For the BDSM did you attend any facilities to get perspective on establishments like chrysalis? 

All my research came from reading up on the subject and via online searches. Though most of what I created in the style and design of the clubs Enthrall and Chrysalis came from my imagination. 

In the Enthrall Sessions the manor serves as a therapeutic environment and I loved that aspect of it. Dr. Cameron Cole, the director and owner is a qualified psychiatrist with a flair for challenging cases. It’s very much fantasy. Though there has been some interesting research coming out of Europe about how pain is utilized in addiction therapy as a cure for the distress it causes.  

Where did you get the characters for each person? are they from people you know or imagined?

Most of the characters are created by my imagination. They kind of turn up and tell me their names and act consistently in a certain way. It’s a magical process.  

 Though one particular character is heavily influenced by someone I know and that’s Cameron. Yes, he’s really out there ladies. 😉  

From this series of books what one is your favourite? And why?

They all hold a special place in my heart but if I was to choose one it would be ENTHRALL HER. There’s a pivotal scene with Mia and Cameron as he unlocks a subconscious trauma in her and releases psychological pain she’s carried since a teenager. 

 I hope it’s as profoundly moving to read as it was to write. 

If you were to make a film who would you want as your main characters? 

There’s so many talented actors out there it would be challenging to choose just one. But when the time comes I look forward to being involved with finding the right actor for the role and seeing my reader’s vision realized. 

Are there authors you took inspiration from in your writing career? And why? 

I’ve always been inspired by Anne Rice, not just for her writing but for her passion for activism and the care she takes to reach out to her readers. So many authors set a great example for this, from JK Rowling to Stephen King, whose book ‘On Writing’ was a wonderful influence on my writing. 

How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

Becoming a published author and receiving praise from readers for my stories was a great motivator to continue to create. Luckily, I’m disciplined and organized so I can balance writing with everything else that goes along with writing a book. 

Also, the more you write the more you develop your craft.  

Million dollar question, are you working on another book?

The Chase

I’m so incredible excited about my next series. 


The ICON Trilogy is my new romance series based in the art world and the first book is set for release on June 6th.THE CHASE, THE GAME & THE PRIZE are all available for pre-order. You’ll also be able to purchase them in stores. 


This is my first time writing for Harlequin and it’s a true joy.  

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Lastly I'd like to thank you for your time and I look forward to listening to the rest of 

the Enthrall sessions

I’m thrilled you’re enjoying the ENTHRALL SESSIONS on audio. All the novels are also audiobooks and it was a pleasure working with the talented voice actors and seeing their interpretation of the characters. 

Thank you for inviting me over, Clarissa.

Embrace it

If you would like to know more about vanessa her links are here

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James and the Amazing Gift (Book Review)

JAmes & the amazing Gift

James and the Amazing Gift


James and the Amazing Gift is about a little boy who loves to smile and spread happiness wherever he goes. It's an uplifting and positive book with a lovely underlying message.

“Once there was a boy called James. From the moment he was born it was clear that there was something special about him. He just loved to smile.”


28th Oct 2016

ISBN: 9781788036627

Price: £7.99

*£1 from every copy sold is going to raise funds for UK charity Contact the Elderly.


has wanted to be a writer ever since she can remember. She has worked nationally and internationally as a Journalist, Radio Newsreader, TV Producer and Reporter, before moving into a career in Communications. Nicola also runs her own successful photography business, specialising in children and families, weddings and commercial imagery.



James and the Amazing Gift

What an absolutely lovely read, I was brought up to be kind to others and my mums motto daily is smile,  and give time to those even if they didn't seem like they needed you to natter with them. 

people now days hide there lonely, a smile a word comforting chat especially for the older generation to which seem to get ignored and sadly need more people around them, this book shows compassion where it seems to be dwindling in the coming years.


"never forget at some point we will be old and frail, and alone."

James and the Amazing gift

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Life changing

Hello, there one and all and welcome back to my world!

so I started reading this book, which people I know was going on about on social media.
Marie Kondo #konmari the life-changing magic of tidying up.
Life changing Magic of Tidying up
now I have to tell you I was very sceptical at first in starting this process; I mean reading it is one thing, but then acting on it is an entirely another topic altogether.
Konmari Method
The main things that are instructed to collect all itemLifeChangings of a category example would be shirts, put them on the floor or bed and see how much you own.
The next is feel it, how do you feel with holding it? The main thing is “does it spark Joy?” if yes learn to fold it correctly and thank the Items you wish to discard for their service in
your life and bag it for rubbish, donations or sell.
So there is me crazily getting all my items in one area, and I followed the advice given… anything that didn’t spark joy is in the piles above.
I looked through youtube for folding techniques and how it is to be placed, yes follow me with this it sounds crazy BUT
oh my gosh, I have to say when I open up my bedroom draws I love how I can see my clothes it does spark joy.
Be filled with joy
now this is a long process and you can’t expect others to follow but there have been talk of folk that spouses or children have seen the process of the person following it, basically most the time it is a woman’s thing, non-sexist but in the group we have 1 male that’s just joined,
but anyway people post photographs of before, during and then wow after, and then those that have done all the steps have often stated how usually when they have a guest coming to see them or stay they would be running around trying to clear up and get things organised. well, they say they sit down to have a coffee bake a cake as everything is clean and clear and they are no longer ashamed of their homes.
To hear this gives me a massive boost.. the problem for me is yes we have become materialistic now, Christmas used to be all about family and togetherness, the Joy of Christmas now its all media orientated and children want what is on the adverts.
I think occasions like this I would like to show ladybug how making personal gifts that can be used and appreciated rather than items that will just be what I call dust collectors.
anyway, I am kind of running way ahead on a tangent…
but truly I think me doing this is changing my outlook on my habits, when I knew I had to tackle my lingerie section I knew that most or all of it was going to be thrown away, so I went shopping with the mind of did it make me feel happy? will it make me feel good? and so I brought them, remember undergarments are to last 6-9 months and then need to buy new so mine were very much past their use by date.
I cleared out my set of draws next to my bed, overflowing with everything and anything I mean honestly holey socks? Laddered tights .. then new tight’s that hadn’t been used yet!! One extreme to another lol but I managed to reduce my three draws and had the bottom draw free for where I wanted to place my Pajamas which all sit nicely in my draws.
now when I open them they are neat, and I feel much better as it is appealing to the eye.
Have you delved into the world of #konmari #konmariemethod?
I’m also very happy that Marie Kondo on Twitter favourited my tweet