Thursday, September 06, 2012

Setting the Scene with Scarlet Wilson plus giveaway

This month I have a new release called A Bond Between Strangers.  This book is a two-in-one with Anne Fraser about an IVF mix up.
I write the second story in the duo and it takes the point of view of the man, John Carter.  Carter and his wife had tried for baby for a number of years.  They'd created embryos with his sperm and a donor egg, but after a few attempts, his wife had decided it wasn't for her and she'd left.
Imagine his surprise when he receives a letter from the IVF clinic telling him that his embryos haven't been destroyed as he expected, but instead one has been wrongly implanted in another woman and someone else is carrying his child.
Can you imagine the myriad of emotions someone would go through?

But surely, in this day and age, with all our specialist equipment, things like this don't happen?

Or do they?

Google it.  Go on - I dare you.  I found so many examples - most of them heartbreaking - about this happening.  There's even being real-life books written about it.

I didn't read any of the books I just read the newspaper articles available.  It's important when you're writing fiction not to let yourself be influenced by other stories, so I just researched the cold hard facts about these cases.

I even managed to log onto certain websites and see profile information about sperm and egg donors.  All in the name of research obviously, as John Carter tracks down his egg donor to see if he can build a case to get his baby back.

Is it possible?  Surprisingly yes.  Even if a little astonishing.

It's amazing what can happen in this day and age.  And it's even more amazing how people react.

If you'd like to be in a with a chance to win a copy of our stories please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog.  I'll announce the winner on Monday - as another comment on the blog - and am happy to send the book anywhere in the world!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Scarlet - I love the premise of your story. I can't believe all the mix-ups with IVF, how heart breaking for those impacted :(

    Congrats on the release of A Bond Between Strangers, it sounds like a wonderful read :)

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    1. Thanks Joanne, the stories would break your heart and unlike mills and boon not everyone gets a happy ever after. So sad

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  2. Congrats on the new release . I love the premise of your duet with Anne Fraser. This why I love Medicals

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    1. Thanks Tash! Medicals can be very diverse that's why I love writing them x

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  3. Wow, what an intriguing book! And I love the fact that it's written from the man's point of view. Congrats on your release! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks natalija. I loved writing from mainly a male POV, it was fun!

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  4. Gosh that is shocking to hear. I think it would make a very interesting storyline & would love to read this book.

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    1. Thanks Jo, your name will go in the at and my son will draw out a winner x

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  5. Ohhhh looking forward to reading this one Scarlet. Best go and buy some tissues I think! It's amazing what goes on in the world these days! Did you see the BBC 2 programme the other day about a nurse swapping her NHS job for one in that murder crazy city in Mexico? Scary. Best of luck with this book - Caroline x

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    1. Hi Caroline, yes I watched it! Wasn't it fabulous and terrifying all rolled into one?

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  6. I remember reading about a case like this. Tragic for everyone concerned. Great premise for a medical romance.

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    1. Thanks Liz. Just hope I've done justice o the story x

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  7. That sounds both fascinating and heart-breaking, Scarlet! Just goes to show how technology can be amazing, but when part of the process is left to humans there's always scope for disaster.

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    1. Hi Fiona, yes, human error is a terrible thing. I wonder how the person responsible feels when they find out what's happened? Shudder!

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  8. Ahhhhh, Scarlet. 'Tis good to see you here!

    I thought I'd sent a comment earlier today about how I liked the storyline, but it hasn't magically appeared, so I'll comment on something else instead/as well.

    Really enjoyed IT STARTED WITH A PREGNANCY. The love felt so tangible and realistic throughout. Would have enjoyed a longer epilogue, as I truly didn't want the story to end. I won't give away the last line of the book, but I thought it summed up the whole book very well.

    That being said, of COURSE I'd love to read your latest book. Please put me in on the draw.

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    1. Aww....thanks for the comments laney nice to see you here. Yes, your name is in the draw good luck!

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  9. Jo39's daughter is the winner! Please contact me via my website with your address and I'll get book in the post to you. Www.scarlet-Wilson.com

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