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Harvey Jones Hook Up

Our journey so far has been quite exciting from the book launch at the end  of June to now when we saw our book being read on a plane and on a sun soaked beach in Zante, Greece.

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We are pleased with our many reviews – some fantastic ones, some not so good- but hey, we know we are not to everybody’s taste….what book is ? Life would be very dull if each and everyone of us liked or disliked the same things in life.

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I now fully understand why an author craves for a review with mixed emotions because the feelings of pure joy and gratitude from a good review makes it all worth while,  as does the opposite feeling of total hurt and self doubt floor you when someone tells you that you are ‘rubbish’. Well to every author out there you are not rubbish  you,re a bloody…

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Questions and Answers

Hi, we are Jan and Sian, you know us as Harvey Jones. We got together through the care system and became very good friends and together we like nothing more than to take Connie Jan’s dog for walks along the Welsh coastline and then indulge in a hot frothy coffee. On outings we have met a variety of wonderful people and some really quirky characters and have been asked a fair few questions so we shall try and answer a few now.

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Question one…how did you come up with your characters in your book?

Well we wanted to try and give our readers  a chance to relate to each person in the book, so by having a large curvy woman, and an older woman at that, who is strong from all her years of experience we feel it gives the book a realistic look on life. The male lead is younger and we know some men do like the older woman. Tobias also has some unique fetishes which makes  for an interesting journey for them both. We felt that we wanted to show that no mater what size age colour gender or sexual preference its acceptable to be just you – no labels. Also we are not all rich, it would be nice if we were, we are just everyday normal people so to see a gardner and his wife  in a happy relationship with a few extra perks thrown in is just the norm , it’s just  not talked about .

Question two. Why no bad language or explicit sexual details?

Well do we need bad language all the time? We didn’t think so, we wanted to be different and see if we could forego the need to swear throughout the book, some stories require it but we thought we would try without. As for explicit sex scenes I think it depends on the reader, some like it very X rated, some prefer it mild , we just tried to paint a picture in the readers mind without going overboard. Sometimes the imagination can fill in the images that we potray with the simplicity of words.

Question three . What are your thoughts on relationships?

We think that if you are lucky enough to find that one person who is the other part of you then you should grab hold of them and love them with all that you are, be it male and female, male and male, female and female it does not matter , We all have the right to love whoever we love without prejudice, life is far too short to worry over someone’s choice of partner – you should be more concerned over your own life. Be honest with yourself and your chosen love and live while you both can.

Question four. What about swingers and bondage?

Ah,there again, whatever lifestyle you chose is fine. We all have different tastes or fetishes – from being tied up with silk ties to big thick ropes, from introducing a new person into the relationship to an orgy or just keeping it to yourselves – it’s not new its been done for thousands of years and as long as each person is  willing  and has consented and everyone is happy then so be it. It’s not hurting anyone if it’s their chosen way and again by being honest with your partner you are able to enjoy a few new experiences and enrich your lives.

Question five. Is there a sequel to Hook Up?

Yes! Legacies is the sequel, it brings the story of Macy and Tobias to a close, it shows more relationships with different gender’s too, there is a civil wedding and a few other lifestyles along the way; you also learn of Emma’s past  and more about the hotel so we hope people will enjoy it and hopefully see that we all live as we see fit for ourselves.

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A peek at the new cover for Legacies

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Thanks for reading please leave a comment or question #hookedonhookup

Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

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Another Amazon Five Star Review!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and thought – provoking, 13 Sept. 2015
By Honeybear
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This review is from: Hook Up (Paperback)
A really enjoyable read with a feel – good tone, but it also has some serious messages about acceptance and modern life. The story flows nicely and is direct and to the point, erotic but the sex is not ‘in your face’
Looking forward to the next novel!

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Winner either way

Our journey so far has been quite exciting from the book launch at the end  of June to now when we saw our book being read on a plane and on a sun soaked beach in Zante, Greece.

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We are pleased with our many reviews – some fantastic ones, some not so good- but hey, we know we are not to everybody’s taste….what book is ? Life would be very dull if each and everyone of us liked or disliked the same things in life.

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I now fully understand why an author craves for a review with mixed emotions because the feelings of pure joy and gratitude from a good review makes it all worth while,  as does the opposite feeling of total hurt and self doubt floor you when someone tells you that you are ‘rubbish’. Well to every author out there you are not rubbish  you,re a bloody star putting your name forward for critical comments, and believe me some people will try and knock you down, but just remember by the fact that they have done this they have actually bought and read your book so either way you, the author, are the winner.

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God bless all you out there who are struggling to put your words on to paper; just  keep going, you are appreciated. I myself can’t wait to read new works so good luck to all.

And to all the great book readers out there please take a moment to leave a few kind words about the book even if it was not quite your cup of tea, happy reading everyone

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A Celebration of Love

On a beautiful early Autumn Saturday family and friends gathered at a glorious 17th century Manor House to celebrate a Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Buck’s Fizz was enjoyed by all in the lovely gardens which served as a perfect backdrop to some group photographs.

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We were at Drybridge House in Monmouth and we all had a really lovely time with a delicious meal in the splendid dining hall. The anniversary couple cut a beautiful cake and their three sons all gave moving tributes to their parents. It was wonderful to see all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered round this lovely couple together with their bridesmaids and many dear friends.

The cake
The cake
The bride's dress from 60 years ago
The bride’s dress from 60 years ago
The couple and their bridesmaids!
The couple and their bridesmaids
All celebrating 60 years of Love
All celebrating 60 years of Love

Yes it was a lovely day celebrating a traditional marriage and it will be lovely to look back on the memories for a long time to come.

But essentially it was a celebration of LOVE.

As I was travelling home I was thinking how in these more enlightened times we could enjoy marking these anniversaries of all kinds of love between all kinds of couples – a silver, golden, diamond or even first anniversary of LOVE is worth celebrating and enjoying.

After all, we are who we are and we love who we love.

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