LAMOND

first time at forty / du lamond family –  6 Books

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Joyce has just turned forty. She holds down an important job as a Chief Probation Officer in Westport, Conn., but her personal life is bleak. She is still a virgin – lonely and unfulfilled. Out of the blue she receives a visit from a TV company. They present her with an offer to take part in a new reality show which will feature her initiation into full womanhood. She is affronted and refuses point blank to accept their proposition. Then she meets the ‘lover’ they have lined up for her, the charismatic Raoul du Lamond, a wealthy vineyard owner from the Bordeaux region in France.

The idea for this 5-part serial ( the first part of the du Lamond family saga) was sparked when the author heard a TV company was producing a program about men and women who were virgins at the age of forty. She found the idea outrageous and the program too clinical, and decided to turn it on its head by writing a more romantic and empathetic treatment of the theme.

Suitable for 18+

Part 1 of 5, this part ends with a cliffhanger but the eventual end of the story will be a Happy Ever After.

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Joyce, who is still a virgin at the age of forty, has not yet signed up with the RBC television company to take part in a reality show, ‘First Time at Forty’, which is to feature her initiation into full womanhood. The idea was abhorrent to her, but then she met the man they had chosen to ‘seduce’ her, the charismatic Frenchman, Raoul du Lamond. Finding herself falling in love with him, she was dismayed when he had to return to France to attend to his vineyards.

If she wants to see Raoul again, she will have to sign the TV contract without any guarantee that he will be her sexual partner. She doesn’t know if she will ever see him again, and she certainly doesn’t know what the TV company have in store for her once she has signed.

Suitable for 18+

This part ends with a cliffhanger but the eventual end of the story will be Happy Ever After.

 

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The charismatic Raoul du Lamond has come back into Joyce’s life only to be flown home from Barbados to France with dengue fever. Everyone concerned with the production of Miranda’s TV series, ‘First Time at Forty’, is now on tenterhooks to see if the show will be axed or not. Joyce is more anxious than anyone, as the continuation of the show is her only hope of seeing Raoul again.

Miranda decides to move the production of the series to Kenya, in the hope that the exotic location will bump up TV ratings. Little does she know that there is danger awaiting her stars in this holiday paradise, danger which heightens the sexual tension between Joyce and Raoul.

Suitable for 18+

This part ends with a cliffhanger but the eventual end of the story will be Happy Ever After.

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Joyce and the charismatic Frenchman, Raoul du Lamond, became lovers during their stay on the East African coast. The end of the contract has meant that they have to return to their respective countries, but all is not lost for Joyce. Raoul has invited her to stay with him at his vineyard estate in the Bordeaux region of France.

She has a few administrative hurdles to overcome, but they are nothing compared with the fact that Raoul is commitment-shy and won’t admit that he is in love with her – if he is, that is.

Suitable for 18+

This part ends with a cliffhanger but the eventual end of the story will be Happy Ever After.

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Joyce and Raoul

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Joyce and Raoul became engaged and life seemed wonderful until rumors reached Raoul’s estate in Pomerol that the TV company were planning to distribute the show, ‘First Time at Forty, in France. Raoul’s angry reaction prompted Joyce to run away back to the States. Raoul caught up with her at the railway station in Paris – just in the nick of time.

They travel back home to Pomerol to plan their wedding and look forward to the birth of their first child. Things don’t go easy for Joyce. At forty, she is a mother-at-risk and it is touch and go whether she will be able to go to full term with the longed for child. Ever present in the background is the threat of the family’s exposure to ridicule should the Regal Broadcasting Company succeed with their plans to distribute ‘First Time at Forty’ to a French channel.

Suitable for 18+

 

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A Stand Alone Novel

With looks to die for and a moody temperament, Jean-Luc du Lamond is the Director of the French government’s wolf conservation program in the National Park of Alcantour, in the French Alps. His fiancée left him three years earlier for a better job in England, complaining that he spent more time with the wolves than with her. True, he loves his wolves, but she didn’t do him justice. Beneath his disgruntlement with womankind, lies a deep and passionate nature.

Sylvie Latour is a twenty-one-year old from Clarksville, Mississippi. A recently qualified veterinarian, she is sent on a six-month placement to the wolf project in France at the beginning of the European winter. She arrives to find the wolves are under threat from illegal hunting. She has had her own heartbreak and is as wary of romantic involvement as Jean-Luc is.

Right from the start, they rub each other up the wrong way. Repulsed and attracted by each other at the same time, they run the risk of missing out on what could be. This personal antagonism affects their professional relationship, and threatens the success of their mission to protect the wolves.

Will they be able to put aside their differences and co-operate to hunt down the poachers, and perhaps learn to like each other along the way?

Suitable for 18+

 

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