Thursday, February 18, 2016

Alison Brodie Stranded on a desert island

Please welcome Alison Brodie, author of The Double, as she tackles our Desert Island Interview!

About Alison:
Alison Brodie writes romantic novels with a touch of suspense, sexual tension (although little or no sex) and humour.
Her books have been published in hardback/paperback by Hodder & Stoughton (London), Heyne (Germany), Unieboek (Holland) and serialised in Sweden.  Her debut was chosen by Good Housekeeping to be in their Pick of the Paperbacks.  The Scottish Daily Mail reviewed her novel, Face to Face, saying:  “vain but wildly funny leading lady.”   
Before becoming an author, Alison was a photographic model, appearing in commercials, such as Seven-Up and Schweppes.  She is Scottish, has travelled the world and now lives near Biarritz, France.
Alison’s next book – The Double – will be published on Amazon Kindle on January 5.   She loves writing, dogs, music, reading and ocean swimming. 

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Alison Brodie Stranded on a Desert Island

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be?

"Guide to Desert Island Living for Dummies." (if there is such a thing?).  But if I couldn't find that I would have all the writings of Dorothy Parker because she's fun and very, very snarky.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with?

What luxury item?  An icemaker.  Desert island or not, there is no way I'm gonna sip a tepid cocktail!

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?

 The practical item I would want is a little boat.

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?

 I would like the solitude for the novelty of it - but only for a few weeks - after that I would go crazy!

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?

 I would HAVE to be stranded with Bear Grylls.  If he wasn't free, then it would have to be Bradley Cooper (with sexy eyes like his, it won't matter if he can't make a fire or catch a crab).

What modern technology would you miss the most?

I would miss my laptop.  Without it I wouldn't be a able to give a world-wide invitation to my "Bring a Bottle" beach party.

What food or beverage would you miss the most?

Campari.  I would miss my evening Americano clinking with ice and orange slices.

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?

Could I cope forever?  Absolutely!  With an icy Americano in one hand, and a handsome American in the other, while lying on silvery sand watching Orange is the New Black on my laptop ... what more could a girl want?

What is the first thing you would do when rescued?

The first thing I would have to do when I am rescued is to explain to my hubbie about Bear and Bradley

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?

My first tweet would be:  "Watch out for my new book:  Life on a Desert Island with #Bear and #Bradley!"

The Double

Beth and Sonita look alike.  They will never meet but for ten seconds their paths will cross.

1982.  Sonita’s status as America’s rock goddess is fading.  Endangered by a psychopathic stalker, she heads into hiding on a remote Scottish island, knowing her disappearance will mean the end of her beloved career.
Aleksandr captains super-yachts from shipyard to owner.  When he discovers his nephew among a group of dying children in war-torn Transnistria, he writes to Sonita - who is famous for her children’s charities - and she promises to help.  But when he phones her, he is told she had disappeared.  Alexsandr is desperate.  How can he find her?  Then his smuggling buddies get information that the rock star is sailing to Glasgow…
On a Glasgow dockside, auxiliary nurse, Beth, becomes entangled in a millionaire’s fantasy game – or that’s what she thinks after seeing a TV documentary about it.  Thankful to escape the drudgery of her life, Beth eagerly assumes the rock star’s identity.  Beth gets the diamonds and the super-yacht.  What she doesn’t know is:  she also gets the psychopathic stalker…
Alternating between the glamour of St Tropez and a raging civil war in the Eastern Bloc, The Double explores disastrous choices, finding love in impossible circumstances, and how the language barrier can have outrageous consequences. 

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