This week sees the launch of Blue Mondays, released on 23rd October. Blue Mondays tells the story of Lucy and Ben, and what happens after they meet in a London Tube carriage. It’s a stylish story of love and romance that readers can relate to, set in the UK, and packed with red-hot sex scenes. The first episode takes place in London, with the protagonists visiting familiar locations including High Street Kensington, and Victoria train station, and subsequent instalments see them visiting locations around the UK.
Designed to alleviate feelings of despair often associated with Monday mornings, each chapter will take the average reader around 30 minutes to read on their Monday morning commute. Ideal journeys (whereby the entire chapter could be read during the commute) include Balham to Bond Street (26 minutes), West Hampstead to Bank (25 minutes) and Hammersmith to Covent Garden (30 minutes).
Editor Suzie Dooré says : “Blue Mondays is different because it’s aimed at commuters who want to spice up their journey to work, but also because it’s erotic fiction the reader can actually imagine happening to her – these aren’t high-flying S&M businessmen and meek submissives, they’re real, believable characters having the kind of great sex we could all be having if we were brave enough to catch someone’s eye across the train carriage and let one thing lead to another.”
Emily Dubberley comments : “I wanted to step away from aspirational romance to something more realistic – if still fairytale. Love, romance and great sex don’t come with a price tag attached and I wanted to reflect this. Readers could feasibly make the fantasy come true, if they wanted to.”
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