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Right, okay. Hi everyone, I’m Kate Johnson, and I’m really excited to tell you I’m Choc Lit’s newest signing. My book, The Untied Kingdom, is due out next Spring and will be Choc Lit’s first paranormal title.
So, what’s it about? It’s about a third world country. A country which never became industrialised, or expanded overseas, or ever won a war. A country fighting itself again, and the world can barely be bothered to watch it implode. It’s about a country called England.
Serving in the 75th of Foot in the King’s Army, Major Harker has a lot on his plate. His ex-wife has just drafted her little sister into his company. His sworn enemy is looking for a promotion. The general wants him to undertake some ridiculous mission to capture a computer, which Harker vaguely envisions running wild somewhere in West Yorkshire. And some damn idiot has just flown out of nowhere and nearly drowned herself in the Thames.
She claims to be a popstar called Eve. Harker doesn’t know what a popstar is, although he suspects it’s a fancy foreign word for ‘spy’. Eve knows all about computers, and electricity, and the words to many seditious songs. Eve is dangerous. There’s every possibility she’s mad.
And Harker is falling in love with her.