Friday 20 June 2014

Hit Lit Pro ~ Meet Caroline James.

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If you love reading contemporary romantic fiction,then today we have the simply delicious

Pun intended, as Caroline is also an amazing chef!

Hit Lit Pro is proud to be supporting and promoting ten fabulous authors whose novels are creating quite a stir ! Throughout the next year we will be bringing you all the latest information and news about their books.

Meet Caroline James

What does Caroline write? Contemporary romantic fiction, drawing from her background and many years of experience rooted in the hospitality industry. In short, her books feature fun, food, frivolity and romance!

"I always wanted to write but never thought I was good enough. I was also scared of failure and being ridiculed, so put the writing dreams to one side. A career and family came along but the writing always nagged and ultimately I knew that if I didn't give it a chance I'd go to my grave wondering.

My debut book, Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me wanted to write itself. The story had been in my head for years, but it was so hard to get it onto the page and the editing even harder. When it shot to #3 on Amazon I couldn't believe it. The die was cast and I never looked back. Now when a plot is working my fingers literally tingle and I want to dance round the room because I'm in the writing zone. Finding time to write isn't easy, I run a hospitality business and writing means stolen hours - very early mornings long before the world wakes up. But if you really want to do something you find the time.

I've loved my career and over the years have been fortunate to travel all over the place and have attended some wonderful events. From a private Lear jet to travel to an exclusive event in a chateau in France, to the mind-blowing Disney World kitchens in Florida and more; all great fodder for writing! I work within the catering industry and it's a hot bed of happenings, good and bad. For me, experience helps my writing and I write what I know and weave a story round it. So you'll always find food, festivals and romance in my books. I love to connect with readers and never get offended by not so kind reviews. To get any comment means someone has taken the trouble to find my book, read it and express an opinion - so valuable and important to an author and very humbling.

In my spare time I run and like to climb the occasional mountain. The running is new - another thing I never thought I could do. Age and size is no barrier - look at me! A run clears my head and it's a great time to plot (whilst taking my mind off the joint pain!). Cooking is also an obsession and I've been described as a female Keith Floyd, throwing it all together with a 'slurp' never far from my hand. For a while, I was a professional chef. I remember the feeling of utter joy to see my restaurant full of folk enjoying something I’d worked hard to produce; comparable to getting feedback from readers of my books. I love to entertain and nurture, both through food and writing, and these are a marriage of passions that give me great pleasure. As the great Keith Floyd once said, "Cooking is an art and patience a virtue. An unhurried approach is all you need." Very much like writing really… And that, dear Reader (as Floyd also said), is that."

Find out more about the fabulous Caroline here:
Website | Amazon | Twitter | Facebook

And follow Hit Lit Pro on Twitter and Facebook for all Caroline's latest news:
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We'll be posting about:

How to become a no. 1 fan and we'll put YOU in the spotlight
Competitions to win free ecopies of some great books
How to join in and send us your reviews to air on our new FB page
'Ask the author' will allow you to discover more about the stories you will read and love
and MUCH more to come! If you can't wait and want to get involved in supporting our fabulous authors, then email Suzanne Carlisle at

We'll be sending out Tweets and posts to keep you up to date and make sure you don't miss a thing!


  1. Thanks Sophie for hosting this - I'm so thrilled to be a part of the very exciting HIT LIT PRO! XX

    1. You're welcome! Great insight and I'm checking out your books as we speak xx

  2. Mega thanks, Sophie for being a host on the first day of our launch! The post looks awesome and we're all mega excited to have author Caroline James as one of our ten amazing authors. Have a lovely day - from everyone at the Hit Lit Pro team!

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait to see from more of the authors. Have a great day :)

  3. Hi Caroline! *waves* I'm so excited to be in your fabulous company on Hit Lit Pro launch day and really enjoyed reading your post. Also - *waves* to Sophie - what a fabulous book blog!

  4. Isn't it? Absolutely Fab-u-lous blog! Loving it. Love the Floyd analogy, Caroline. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your behind-the-scenes story. :)

  5. Great post, great blog, well done both of you!


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