Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sky Garden by Jenny Schwartz @goddessfish @Jenny_Schwartz

Name 10 dead people you wish you had known.

Naming ten dead people that I wish I’d known might sound a bit morbid, but it was actually a fascinating question to answer. So, in no particular order:

Sir Terry Pratchett
I’m a long-time fan of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series and like all of its fans, mourned his death last year. I wish that years ago, when I’d had a chance to meet him, I hadn’t been so wretchedly shy.

Margery Allingham
Her beautiful prose style in her Golden Age mysteries is an inspiration, and I definitely thought of her wonderful London thriller, Tiger in the Smoke, when I wrote my own, modern London thriller, Sky Garden.

Teresa of Avila
I know, you might think a sainted nun would be boring, but have you read her books? An incredible writer, even read in translation. And there’s a story that she once led her nuns through a convent singing a prayer to banish fleas – and it worked!

But not everyone I want to meet has to have been an author.

Leonardo da Vinci
Such an amazing imagination and the ability to translate his ideas into reality.

Sir Christopher Wren
For how he created a new London after the Great Fire.

Audrey Hepburn
A woman of style, grace and compassion.

Alexander the Great
How could he have done so much, so young? What drove him? I’m not convinced I’d necessarily like him, but he’s intriguing.

George Washington
What did he imagine America could be? I have so many questions for George!

Berthe Morisot
I love her paintings and I’m so curious what life was like for her as a female painter among the Impressionists.

Sarah Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey
If you read Regency romances, you’ll have heard of Lady Jersey. But she was so much more than the chattering patroness of Almacks (exclusive social dances). She was a banker, active in politics, mother of seven children and would have known a ton of social and political secrets. We could have a fabulous gossip.

Actually, now that I’ve been thinking on this question, there are so many other dead people I’d like to meet. Thank you for a fascinating topic.


Sky Garden
by Jenny Schwartz

GENRE: Romantic Suspense


On the rooftops of London, you can be anyone.

A year ago, Lanie Briers escaped a serial killer. She grew up in a theatre family and her act was mediumship, but not anymore. Life, now, is a hidden retreat above a quirky Bloomsbury museum, where she waits and watches.

Nick Tawes is an unexpected intrusion. He's a landscape architect filming a television series on roof gardens, and he intends to build one in Lanie's aerial territory. He has his own demons, old family troubles, that lure Lanie out of her refuge and into living again.

But as summer progresses and the sky garden grows, Lanie's enemy is closing in--because some secrets must go to the grave.

“Sky Garden” will be $0.99 during this tour.


Stories fed identity—and changed it.

Lanie had used stories to shock and survive. She’d used them carefully, crafting her old stage act of mediumship to draw out people’s stories and reflect them, eliciting gasps of awe at her insight. Magic, went the murmur. But it wasn’t magic. They were the same tricks conmen used.

And she’d used those tricks brutally, as the one weapon left to her. Survival had cost her the joy of performing.

But that was the past. She forced the memories away. Here was safe harbor, the library that was a sea captain’s final berth. A fantasy, but a comforting one.
She was searching for a spy glass to add to the photos she’d take when the electronic beep from the front door signaled the entrance of a visitor.


A tug at her jacket and a pat to her hair—Good, the chignon doesn’t wobble—and she was ready to perform.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bio:  Jenny Schwartz is a hopeful romantic with a degree in Sociology and History — people watching and digging into the past. She lives in Western Australia and is working towards her dream of living by the sea. Jenny writes romantic suspense, as well as contemporary and paranormal romance.

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