Even in the barren wasteland of urban decay new green life is possible.
In Nature and in Love, that which can be, somehow finds a crack, a corner or ledge and grasps its chance of life.
A woman on the run from domestic violence with no one but her vulnerable and damaged teenage child as a companion, lives in isolation and fear. While her hand to mouth scenarios are played out in the shadow of a threatening suspense, a story of crime and love unfolds around her.
She cannot risk her child. Her own longings for love and romance have to take a poor second place.
When the fallout from a prison break, a hero rescue and a murder mystery crash through her door and into her need and loneliness, it is no longer a crime story. It is a question of when Love in itself is a crime and how far a woman will go in its name and for those she loves.
'Escape to Love' is a novelette and is part of 'The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection' - an anthology of short stories and novelettes about life and love.
Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives in France and the UK.
She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.
'KNOCKOUT!' is the first in Emma's Passion Patrol' series. A love story set against a backdrop of international gambling corruption and deception. Interpol cop Anna Leyton finds herself torn between love and duty when her professional and private life intersects. 2 video teasers for this book are available in the right hand column of this author page, below the blog. This book is now available in both paperback and Kindle formats.
'SHANNON'S LAW' the second stand-alone novel following the 'Passion Patrol' theme of hot cops, hot crime and hot romance. Shannon is a witty but feisty inner-city wild-child cop, brought up on the wrong side of the tracks. Her unconventional methods and quick wit bring her success - but not without upsetting the bosses, who move her out to a rural patrol beat. She rapidly discovers there's more going on in this sleepy village than meets the eye. The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity - but his widower father arouses more animal instincts! Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival - who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Could she really mix with the British royal family? Can she risk her heart and career on yet another high risk unauthorised investigation? Can she get justice for an innocent boy? Dare a kid from the gutter dream of being a countess?
'COP'S KITCHEN' a companion cook book to 'SHANNON'S LAW' - read the romance, feel the passion TASTE the love. Emma Calin provides photos and recipes for all the meals shared in the story. Food ranging from items for a buffet luncheon in the marquee at the local manor house, for an intimate breakfast for two or for a traditional British fish and chip dinner.
The 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION' - a complete 'boxed set' of 5 gritty hard-hitting novelettes and short stories which explore the human quest for love, compassion and survival. Available in July 2013 in print, digital e-book and audiobook formats.
'SUB-PRIME' is a prize-winning hard hitting short story about courage, exploitation and love. It is a raw and brutal exposé of life at the bottom in the aftermath of recession. Available in e-book formats for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps. This is the first in Emma Calin's novelette and short story series and is available as a single title or in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'. '
THE CHOSEN' - the second publication in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION' - is a short story set in modern times where working people struggle to keep their dreams alive. A world where the promise of love motivates desperate measures. Available as a single title in e-book format for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps, or as part of the collection.
'ESCAPE TO LOVE' is a novelette set in an urban landscape, the third in Emma's 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'. A mother and her autistic daughter are trying to start a new life. They have escaped an abusive relationship only to now find themselves tangled in further drama and controversy. Can she trust her instincts and make the right choices for her child? Their future depends on it. Available as a single title in e-book format for Kindle and Kindle Reader Apps. 'ANGELA' is a very short story of a late night taxi ride where the final passenger may not be all that she seems.
The fourth story in the 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION'. 'LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE' is a novelette which is the fifth and final book in Emma's 'boxed set' and gives the name to the antholog. A mature woman finds the truth of herself. She cannot go back even though physical and emotional violence erupt around her. Dare she give in to love? Will sexual passion and fear overwhelm her stable life? Who can she trust to love her for herself? Available as a single title or as part of the collection.