British Teacher Sophie Jackson’s Debut Novel A Pound of Flesh to Take the Literary World by Storm
Chorley based English teacher Sophie Jackson had no idea that when she started to write her Twilight based fanfiction A Pound of Flesh that it would become one of this years most anticipated novels. She also would have no idea that some of the worlds biggest publishing houses would go up against each other in hopes of being the one to turn Sophie’s half a million word fanfiction into a novel but that is exactly what happened.
A Pound of Flesh, the first book in a trilogy, is the latest novel to emerge from stories posted on fan fiction websites. The book is a ‘tale of loyalty, love and redemption’ and was originally published on fanfiction.net in 2010 and has been read 4 million times and has received 22,000 reviews. Sophie joined host John Gilmore on BBC Radio Lancashire at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool to help promote A Pound of Flesh, you can hear the interview below.
As mentioned in the interview Sophie will be appearing at several events over the next few months including the SilverDell Sophie Jackson Meet and Greet 9th June at SilverDell book store in Kirkham, Preston Waterstones 13th June and the Second City signing 18th July at St Andrews, Birmingham.
Amazon.co.uk: Pound of Flesh
Release Date: 9th June 2015
Lose your heart to your new bad boy book boyfriend. Wes Carter – sexy, edgy, behind bars, with emotional scars as permanent as the ink on his skin, just waiting to be healed by love…
Their love is forbidden. But won’t be denied… Can true love heal the deepest scars?
For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she’s shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted – and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart…or bind their hearts for ever?
Amazon.co.uk: Love and Always (A Pound of Flesh Novella)
Release date: 4th August 2015
When prison tutor Kat Lane met arrogant inmate Wesley Carter in A Pound of Flesh, it was hate at first sight. Carter’s quick wit and reputation for being as dangerous as he was handsome kept her at a distance. But as they grew to know each other as teacher and student in the New York prison, Kat found there was much more to Carter than she thought.
In Love and Always, Kat and Carter’s story continues as they share the news of their engagement—which doesn’t go over well with Kat’s mother. On top of it all, Carter has a new role as CEO of WCS Communications, which adds more pressure to his new life outside prison. Trying to juggle family, a billion dollar business, and Carter’s best friend Max’s rehab stint doesn’t leave much time for the happy couple to enjoy each other. How will Kat and Carter handle the pressures of marriage, family, and work—and keep the passion alive through it all?
Amazon.co.uk: An Ounce of Hope
Release Date: 5th January 2016
An Ounce of Hope, tells the passionate love story of Carter’s best friend, Max.
Max O’Hare can’t seem to let go of his past: his drug habit, the end of his relationship with Lizzie Jordan, the woman he knows he’ll never get over, and the loss of their unborn son.
After successfully completing rehab and learning to explore his deepest fears and dreams through painting, Max meets Grace Brooks. With her innate optimism, and her love of art and photography, Grace appears to be the perfect girl. Yet no one knows where she came from, or why she keeps her past so closely guarded. Over time, Max and Grace gradually allow each other in—but will he ever be able to fully let go of his past? Or will his heart remain closed forever?
The third book in the Pound of Flesh series will be out June 2016.