Choc Lit Adds a Historical to its Selection!


Christina Courtenay is the latest new author to secure a publishing deal with women’s fiction specialist Choc Lit. Choc Lit will publish her novel Trade Winds ready for the 2010 Summer market. It will be their first historical women’s title.


[UKPRwire, Thu Dec 17 2009] Christina Courtenay is the latest new author to secure a publishing deal with women’s fiction specialist Choc Lit. Choc Lit will publish her novel Trade Winds ready for the 2010 Summer market. It will be their first historical women’s title.

“This is Christina’s debut novel, however she is a talented writer of novellas with two published and a third to be published in 2010. We’re delighted to have Christina join the selection and add a new taste! We’ve been searching for the right historical for some time and Trade Winds is a perfect match for our selection. It’s a gripping story with a Captain Jack Sparrow type hero – except more manly of course!” stated Lyn Vernham, Choc Lit’s Marketing Director.

Trade Winds is based loosely around the Swedish East India Company’s first journey to China in 1731. When a reckless young Scotsman wins a ship in a game of chance, he sails to Sweden to make his fortune. Here he meets a strong-willed merchant’s daughter who has been swindled out of her inheritance. They embark on a disastrous marriage of convenience and ultimately a daring voyage to the Far East.

“I’ve lived in Sweden and Japan and have travelled extensively in the Far East, so this story is very dear to me. I adore my hero and hope the readers will too. I’m really excited about joining Choc Lit and I’m delighted to offer the first historical fiction in the Choc Lit Selection,” commented Christina Courtenay.

Company: Choc Lit


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