Let me first tell you about my books. I'll tell you more about myself later.
My first two published novels were straightforward romances: 'Scent of Spring' and 'Ride Upon the Storm'. I wrote them under the name of Tracy Davis and I learned a lot about the process of writing from that experience.
Those two books are now long since out of print. In the ensuing years I built up a list of fifteen published novels in a variety of genres using a variety of names. Then came the Long Livery series.
The idea was drawn from the success of the Downton Abbey television series. What an ideal setting, I thought, for a series of erotic stories about people thrown together as masters and servants in an English grand country house.
I completed the first three books before submitting them to Whiskey Creek Press because I wanted to ensure continuity in settings and characters. In fact I had to go back and make changes to the first two stories while I was writing the third. I felt confident enough to submit those first three tales in January 2012 and I was elated when they were accepted. It was Whiskey Creek’s senior editor who came up with the idea for the series title: Erotic Tales of Long Livery Hall.
Why the name Long Livery? Well, I was born in Cornwall, England. If you cross the Tamar Bridge from Devon into Cornwall and follow the A38 road you will come to a quaint little village called Lanlivery. They have a wonderful 'olde worlde' pub there where you can sit and enjoy the countryside and imagine Cornwall as it used to be back in the nineteenth century. It wasn't such a big change to turn Lanlivery into Long Livery.
But that is not where I imagined Long Livery Hall to be. I have placed it back along the road just outside Saltash, the first town you meet when you cross into Cornwall. I'll tell you more about that in a later blog.
The first book in the series will be called LUST and it will be published on 15th May this year. Look out for it on the Whiskey Creek Torrid web site.