Here it is folks, the cover for The Locksmith’s Secret, the long awaited sequel to Worlds Within Worlds. If you read any of the first draft excerpts here about the ephemeral city, you’ll recognise the imagery.
I haven’t written the blurb yet, but this will give you the general idea:
Ella’s locksmith boyfriend appears to be her perfect match until a death in the family calls him back to England, and Ella discovers that Jamie is hiding something so big that when revealed it completely changes her perception of him and his place in her world. While Jamie’s struggles with family responsibilities, Ella remembers more of her life as a stripper, discovers a past life as an Italian nun in the 17th century, dreams of an ephemeral city in the stars and writes a steampunk mystery. These different story threads deal with the same themes but from different angles – prejudice, women’s rights, abuse, identity as it relates to a sense of belonging, and the question of how much one should sacrifice for the sake of a relationship.
Once again, Ella turns to Buddhist philosophy and practice to help her solve her problems, but she finds that applying that wisdom threatens her very identity. Can she loosen her attachment to her beloved place in the Australian rainforest or is it just too important for her sense of self?
Now I’d better get on and finish the final draft.
What do you think of the cover?