Love, Dance, Obsession, and Chocolate

An aesthetic for TENDU, a novel by Ailish Sinclair

2019 continues to be an exciting year for me on the bookish front! My contemporary novel, TENDU, is to be published by Black Opal Books.

Some aspects of the story:

  • It’s a tale of unconventional love, dance and obsession.
  • Much of the book is set in Scotland.
  • There’s a stone circle and a castle.
  • The central relationship is deeply tempestuous.
  • Ballet!
  • Dark and terrible happenings!
  • Hot chocolate and cake. Depending on era, you can’t always include chocolate in historical writing and, given all that I put them through, my characters both need and deserve it. So there’s lots of chocolate in this contemporary title. LOTS.

And there’ll obviously have to be lots at my desk too πŸ™‚

The desk of Scottish author Ailish Sinclair

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78 Replies to “Love, Dance, Obsession, and Chocolate”

          1. I totally understand. My first novel (still unpublished) had an extremely long journey, but the story is all the better for it. Couldn’t agree more!

          2. Definitely! It was my first book, so it’s my lovechild. I had a publisher looking at it, but every time I contact them they never respond. I’ll start looking elsewhere soon for sure.

  1. Sounds like a great read, Ailish. And I highly approve of the chocolate! Love the purple leg warmers, and the cup! I wish you the very best of luck with the novel – with all those tempting ingredients it can’t fail… πŸ™‚

    1. I found it quite hard to make the aesthetic for this book. That foot picture is the one I feel best captures the tone, with the hint of a humorous smile.

  2. Really looking forward to it. I no longer read a lot, especially contemporary fiction, but ballet and chocolate are irresistible given the background of you blog posts! Oh, and cake πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds like an intriguing read, perhaps will take me away from my comfort zone, which is always a good thing. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations on your upcoming book. Thank you for the bits you shared I’ll be publishing mine a collection of stories and poems on the delicate beauty and jarring pains of love, STAB LOVE WITH FLOWER STALKS,next month. I’m excited for you and I.

  5. Congrats to your new novel. I do understand the struggle to finish a book. Personally, I am writing one of my own novels. Could you give me some writing inspo to help me out?

  6. Congratulations, my friend! You had me at dance and chocolate! Add a tango (in my case), passion, some wine with chocolate at the end and that is what I call one hell of an experience!

    Hmm, or maybe we can give up the wine in favour of some brandy.

  7. Perhaps one day I will make it over to Scotland… It is on my list and you do much to tempt us.

    Thank you for following one of my blogs.

      1. As do I. There are a few bloggers over there I would enjoy having coffee with and, no doubt, I shall fall in love with what I see. πŸ™‚

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