Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Love In A Hopeless Place - Emma Calin's new book launched today

Hearing extracts from the opera "Carmen" playing on my grandparents radiogram I used to imagine myself as a person of high culture at the age of ten. I imagined that Carmen was some kind of queen or at least a princess.  It was some years later I saw the opera on TV and discovered that Carmen worked in a cigarette factory. How could this be? How could such a glamorous tragic femme fatale spend her days in such an environment? Why would an artist place his character in such a setting?

Of course, the question was as innocent as I was in those days. Since then I have set stories in a poultry killing plant, a broken-down wreck of a truck and several threadbare domestic interiors. As I prepare to launch
I realise that my contribution to literature may be to set a story in a condom warehouse. Among the packets of Ridged Ticklers and Pleasure Domes a story of lust and love unfolds into passion, violence and destruction. (The names of the condoms have been altered slightly). 

So - why the condom warehouse? The answer is of course, that this is a true story from my own life experience and that is where Lyn, our heroine worked. I was able to see all sides of these events and have added very little. I can say no more. 

This novelette is the last of the series of tales from the gritty streets which form the "Love in a Hopeless Place Collection" which will appear in July. At last, I have gotten that piece of grit out of my eye and can see clear Romance ahead. Indeed, I am working on a story for a publisher almost as if I were a proper writer, although probably I should not go that far. All I can say is that a manly Lord and his elegant lover come together as the sun sets in Venice. Defo not a dead turkey, car smash or condom in sight. Well, you can have too much of a good thing.

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Emma Thinx: A cold heart is love's only hopeless place


  1. I love that title. Wishing you good success with this new one, Emma. Cheers,

  2. I think most people have a little 'grit' in their life-story somewhere - even if it is secondhand. Real life isn't always pretty. I've really enjoyed everything I've read of yours Emma and hope this collection does amazingly well. The cover is beautiful - love the purple! Congrats on another brilliant story.


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