‘The Cocktail Bar’ by Isabella May
Rock star, River Jackson, is back in his hometown of Glastonbury to open a cocktail bar… and the locals aren’t impressed.
Seductive Georgina is proving too hot to handle; band mate, Angelic Alice, is messing with his heart and his head; his mum is a hippie-dippy liability; his school friends have resorted to violence – oh, and his band manager, Lennie, AND the media are on his trail.
But River is armed with a magical Mexican elixir which will change the lives of three lucky people. Once the Mexican wave of joy takes a hold of the town, he’s glad he didn’t lose his proverbial bottle.
Pity he hasn’t taken better care of the real one…
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Full disclosure: I’m not sure that I am at my best when drinking cocktails. I’m not sure if it is the pure variety of different alcohols mixed together or the number I am inclined to try and drink, but I believe I become more argumentative and difficult when cocktails are the libations of the day (More argumentative? C’est impossible… Ed)
Obviously, this is a sense shared by the inhabitants of Glastonbury, who are represented as far from at their best in Isabella May’s ‘The Cocktail Bar’. It is not an area of the country I know especially well and, if the locals’ response to a cocktail bar includes random acts of violence and scheming fit for peak audience Dallas or Dynasty, then perhaps I will give the region a swerve.
What is not in doubt is May’s talent as a writer. Despite detours into the mysticism of Mexico which leave me cold, she has an enormous joie de vive about her writing. She has crackling dialogue which the characters sling back and forth and a nice line in personality driven action. She also has one of the most effusive and entertaining forwards I’ve read in a while.
Author Bio –
Isabella May lives in (mostly) sunny Andalusia, Spain with her husband, daughter and son, creatively inspired by the mountains and the sea. She grew up on Glastonbury’s ley lines and loves to feature her quirky English hometown in her stories.
After a degree in Modern Languages and European Studies at UWE, Bristol (and a year working abroad in Bordeaux and Stuttgart), Isabella bagged an extremely jammy and fascinating job in children’s publishing… selling foreign rights for novelty, board, pop-up and non-fiction books all over the world; in every language from Icelandic to Korean, Bahasa Indonesian to Papiamento!
All of which has fuelled her curiosity and love of international food and travel – both feature extensively in her cross-genre novels, fused with a dollop of romcom, and a sprinkle of magical realism.
Isabella is also a Level 4 Pranic Healer and a stillbirth mum.
Social Media Links –
Twitter – @IsabellaMayBks
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaMayAuthor/
Instagram – @isabella_may_author
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