Friday, August 30, 2013

She Who Dares by Jane O'Reilly - Promo Blitz


Release Day: 09/01/2013
Available to pre-order on Amazon from 1st August 2013


The Ugly Duckling meets Top Gear when a plain Jane mechanic comes face-to-face with the bad boy of rally racing...

Nic Sinclair spends most of her time hiding under the bonnet of a car. With her obsession with engines, a total lack of feminine wiles, and a stepsister who looks like Barbie, she understands that it’s the safest place to be.

But when Nic’s stepsister sells her half of their vintage car business and does a runner, Nic is forced to set down her wrench and deal with the fallout. Soon she’s engaged in a battle of wills with her new business partner, superstar rally driver Sebastian Prince — a battle he dares her to win. 


Guest Post

A woman in a man’s world...

We so often hear about men’s work, and women’s work. There seems to be a strict divide between the two even now. There is a grey area in the middle, a place where the line has blurred, and this has definitely spread over the past few years as women have moved in to the boardroom and men have moved in to the nursery, but that swap is still a minority sport.

So what happens when a woman takes on a role that has always been considered one for the boys? The heroine of She Who Dares, Nic Sinclair, is a skilled mechanic with her own garage in Cornwall. A petrol head who always has grease under her nails, she spends most of her time wearing dirty overalls. She could tell you how to take a gear box apart, but she wouldn’t know where to start with nail polish and fake tan.

And that’s a problem. Although Nic loves her job, she feels the pressure all women do – to look a certain way – and that she’s lacking because she doesn’t. One of the most fascinating things about writing She Who Dares was discovering what happens to the tomboy when she woman’s up.

Can a makeover really fix everything?


Jane O’Reilly started writing as an antidote to kids’ TV when her youngest child was a baby. Her first novel was set in her old school and involved a ghost and lots of death. It’s unpublished, which is probably for the best. Then she discovered contemporary romance, and that, as they say, was that. She lives near London with her husband and two children. Find her at www.janeoreilly.com and on Twitter as @janeoreilly or email her at jane@janeoreilly.com.


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