Katie in Love is out. And I can, for the first time, call myself an indie writer.
Writing, editing, formatting and designing a book is like climbing Mount Everest. And it is not until the book is finally released that the peak comes into view. You are not up there breathing the thin of completion, that comes with the reviews and, more importantly, sales. But there’s that glimpse and it’s exciting.
When an established publishing house publishers your book, it is like sending your child to boarding school. They may get lots of attention. But you, the creator of this little being, miss out on the maturing process, shopping for clothes (cover image), the discipline (marketing), even networking (their friends) on social media.
When I started writing Katie in Love, I realised the book had been in me for a long time. All the things I worried over, not only the BIG 3 O looming, but questions about my position in the world, and the word itself: the endless stream of bad news: terrorism, wars, the bank crisis, respite care being taken away from the poorest of the poor. Are we destroying the planet for future generations? And, if so, what can I do to help prevent it?
Then there were the books I was reading, conversations with girlfriends my age going through the same dilemmas, the new man who had popped unexpectedly into my life. My thoughts and notes became pages that I cut and shaped and blended in a story I believed relevant to our times, a book that would resonate with women today and had themes and characteristics they would identify with.
Katie in Love is a romance, but underpinned by philosophy, art, a pinch of erotica, some spirally twists and an ending that even surprised me when it appeared on the page: a sign that when you open your head to the universe the universe drops messages inside.
I started writing Katie in Love in November 2013. The official release date is 21 March 2015, a long journey and one I am thrilled to have taken. Here’s the blurb and do click on the buy links below xx Chloe
Katie Boyd has nothing in common with Tom Bridge, the volunteer doctor she meets at a party – except in bed she finds a passion to match her own. Tom is intense, puzzling, a man who cares about others and compels Katie to question her own life drifting through the hip clubs and London party scene.
When Tom returns to his post in a Sri Lanka orphanage, Katie isn’t sure if their passion was lit by its brevity, or if love, unexpected and not entirely wanted, has edged its way into her life. Should she go back to being who she always was? Or follow Tom into the unknown?
Katie in Love is a compelling erotic-romance that will grip readers as they follow Katie’s journey to an ending they may have expected – but not in the way they expected it.
Brilliantly written and coolly self-aware, Chloe Thurlow was described by KM Dylan on Amazon as “…the Anaïs Nin of our times.” With Katie in Love – her sixth novel – Thurlow reveals a writer at the height of her powers.
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Chloe Thurlow moved from West to East London, where the rents are cheaper and she could spend less time working and more time writing. If you see a girl alone in a Shoreditch bar with a glass of cava writing in a notebook, that’s probably her. Before Katie in Love, Chloe published five novels including the best-selling The Secret Life of Girls, published by Xcite Books.
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