Jungle Rock by Caroline James
It's my turn to host Caroline James and her book, Jungle Rock, which is celebrating its first birthday. Happy Birthday Jungle Rock!
Read about it below, and discover a little more about this talented author. Oh, and read on for a chance to win an Amazon gift voucher!
Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy.
Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away...
Quite a quick read (a novella rather than novel) but entertaining all the same.
About the Author
Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry – a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK and spends her time writing, climbing mountains and running a consultancy business. Caroline has a great fondness for the Caribbean and escapes to the islands whenever she can. She is a public speaker, reviewer and food writer and loves cooking and baking, especially cake. Her next novel, The Best Boomerville Hotel is coming soon…
I asked Caroline where would she go to if she had a plane ticket to anywhere in the world…
I’d travel to Thailand. My dad, Ted, was a far eastern prisoner of war during WWII and in his honour, I would like to spend time at the memorials to the many thousands of men who lost their lives after being captured and forced to work on in infamous railway line. Ted was a young man when he was called up and the last sighting he had of his own father was looking through a train window, as it pulled out of Chesterfield station, when his dad ran down the platform with a packet of forgotten sandwiches in his hand. Ted was never to see his parents again. Both died within weeks of each other, shortly before he was eventually released four years later, and shipped home. They never knew that their son had been freed. As a family, growing up, we knew of the horrors he’d experienced although he kept them bottled up but he held no animosity to the Japanese, both as captors or as a nation. He was scarred both mentally and physically but I never remember him uttering a word of spite. His greatest wish was to go back and make peace with the place that haunted him but sadly he never made that journey and eventually died of war related injuries, received at the hands of the guards during his time in captivity. I’d make that journey for my dad. He told me that it was a beautiful country and I would like to experience and embrace the harmony and culture of a place that had suffered terrible sadness during conflict. What a journey it would be…
Contact Caroline: website: www.carolinejamesauthor.co.uk twitter: @carolinejames12 blog: www.carolinejamesblogspot.co.uk Facebook: Caroline James Author