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Elaine Spires

I was recently recommended a book by Elaine Spires, called Singles’ Holiday. It was a totally spiffing read. It was the sort of book you don’t want to put down. The sort that makes you suddenly head off to discover what other works the author has written so you can purchase them, immediately and sit up all night reading them.

I was therefore very excited to not only learn about Elaine but discover she has a new book, Singles and Spice, coming out…today!

So, what can I tell you about Elaine other than I am in complete awe of her? Elaine Spires is a diverse novelist as well as an award-winning playwright and actress.

Extensive travelling and a background in education and tourism perfected Elaine’s keen eye for the quirky characteristics of people, captivating the humorous observations she now affectionately shares with the readers of her novels.

She wrote her first book What’s Eating Me in 2010. It was originally a play, a one-woman show performed as a monologue with a child actor – Elena-Beth Carter playing Eileen as a child in the background and Elaine performed it on the London and Edinburgh fringes. She loved the character of loved Eileen so much that she decided to expand the story into a book.

Singles' HolidayHer second novel was Singles’ Holiday, set on her beloved Antigua… the Caribbean at its most luscious, its most beautiful… silver sand, cobalt sky, warm, turquoise sea… and a bunch of complete strangers who only have one thing in common: they’re single!

And her third novel Sweet Lady, again set in Antigua, will amaze you with a massive twist which goes to show that nothing is as it seems!

When Elaine is not writing her ideas into her next book or play, she enjoys going to the theatre, visiting the cinema, eating out with her friends and she also loves to read! Elaine spends her time between her homes in Hadleigh, Essex and FiveIslands, Antigua (W.I.).

Oh yes, and today is her birthday. Happy Birthday, Elaine!

Singles & Spice coverSingles and Spice

A singles’ holiday to India’s Golden Triangle – Taj Mahal, the pink city of Jaipur, tiger-spotting in Ranthambore, the noisy, crowded streets of Delhi – all go to make up a trip that is hot, humid and spicy.  Eve Mitchell, Travel Together’s tour manager extraordinaire has a couple of familiar faces in her little group of travellers and others that she hasn’t met before; sexy man-eating pensioners, a compulsive over-eater, a constant whiner, a cross-dresser, and a man with a personal problem.  

And there’s a big surprise awaiting someone -and Eve – early one morning. By the end of the tour, which sees our group travelling by coach, rickshaw, train and elephant, she will know rather more about some of their innermost secrets than she’d like.  But Eve deals with all the twists and turns the trip throws at her as we try to understand what makes people travel the world with a bunch of complete strangers and tourism’s latest success: the phenomenon that is a singles’ holiday.

Buy you copy now from Amazon HERE

You can learn more about Elaine at her website where you can also find purchase links for her books. You can “like” Elaine’s author page on Facebook or “follow” her on Twitter.