“I’m starting to realise that age is just a number, but Tabitha pointed out I’m only saying that because I’m twenty-five, engaged, and have my life together. (Touch wood things stay that way.)”
Arielle is back! OK, she’s not on her way to becoming the next Coco Chanel, her childhood dream, but she is one way step closer to running her very own shop with her business partner, Felicity.
She’s also planning her perfect romantic wedding to fiancé, Piers, and Arielle is starting to believe that she’s finally found her place in the world… Of course life is never that straightforward.
With a new-found foe interfering with her shop decisions, not to mention haughty wedding planners and loved ones facing personal struggles, will Arielle figure out what’s important before all is lost?
Two years ago when Elle released her first book in the Kept series, I was fortunate enough to be able to take part in the book tour. When the opportunity arose to take part with the release of Lost (Part Two) I jumped at the opportunity. As part of that I got to interview Elle about her book and her writing.
Hey Elle! So this time last year things were very different, my little boy was still a bump and our house seem fractionally calmer, you’re back with your second book featuring Arielle, other than writing your socks off what have you been up to this last year?
I’ve transitioned from being an author with a day job who writes when she can, to an author who spends half the year undertaking consulting work, leaving the rest of the year free to write books. I’m thrilled to have more time to write. I’ve also gained a cat in the past year. We rescued a cat who used to sleep in the compost heap in our garden. When you read Lost, you’ll understand the significance of this!
Without too many spoilers! What can we look forward to in Lost?
Lost begins two months after the end of Kept, and Arielle is busy planning her shop launch in London, as well as her wedding to Piers. But, she has a new-found foe interfering with her business decisions – she was a fun character to write – not to mention haughty wedding planners to deal with, plus the heartbreak of her loved ones facing personal struggles. Arielle needs to figure out throughout the book what’s important… before all is lost!
If Lost (and it’s first part Kept) were made into movies, who would you want to play Arielle and Piers?
I’d quite like Henry Cavill – swoon! – to play Piers, and I could definitely see Emilia Clarke (Daenerys in Game of Thrones) playing Arielle.
Do you have any favourite authors? Do you think your taste in non-fiction/fiction affects what you write about? (I know that all my attempts at NaNoWriMo usually revolve around some kind of chick flick/lit story line!)
I have too many favourite authors! Maggie Alderson, Meg Cabot, Dorothy Koomson, Sophie Kinsella and Paige Toon are some of my favourite chick lit authors, and they’ve definitely inspired my writing. I also love Bill Bryson and Sebastian Faulks’ books.
I’m a big fan of crime thriller books and YA dystopian books, and my love of these will mean, at some point, that I will write books in these genres. (Or maybe I already have, and you just don’t know who my secret identity is!)
Elle Field lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She enjoys exploring new places, watching musicals on the West End, and eating her way around London’s culinary delights.
Her first novel Kept was released in April 2013; Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not followed in October 2013. Lost, the sequel to Kept, is out now. Look out for the final book in the Arielle Lockley series, Found, towards the end of the year.
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