Tamara Cainer has done it! She’s had her book picked up by a UK publisher and is on her way to a ten-day stay in London, England.
Arriving in London and overwhelmed by the sights and sounds, Tamara soon finds herself in the middle of a sticky situation. After meeting the Son of God, the gorgeous Sgt Callum Stone, and falling hook, line and sinker, she’s taken into the murky depths of the river Thames by a woman trying to commit suicide and homicide.
Tamara’s injuries are so horrific her pain-filled, pill-popping days start, and saving her life for the second time, Callum realises he’s fallen for her too. Declaring his love, he takes her away to heal and deal with her issues, but new dreams plague her. Dreams of a big white spiky thing that means something bad is going to happen. And when she sees it across the river from the club every celebrity in Britain is celebrating New Year’s Eve at, she finally remembers what it means. BIG Trouble!
Trouble so big it sends her flying into the Thames and puts her back into the hospital for the second time. And then along comes trouble in the form of an up and coming actor singer who’s telling very tall tales about the passionate affair he and Tamara are having all over Europe…
Can Tamara deal with the mess she’s in the middle of and get her life back together in time for her and Callum to fall for each other all over again?
If you love kick-ass heroines who save the day, and fall in love with hot sexy cops, then you’ll love L.J. Diva’s Falling for London.
The dedications have varied and been updated over the years since its first release in 2011.
Original dedication under the original title of…Life And Death Adventures In London…
Well, there’s only one to thank…ME DAHLINGS!!! Who else am I gonna thank for writing it out in long hand? Spending countless hours editing and editing and editing…..
To Sgt Callum Stone, Bob and Linda Sampson, Megan Mortimer and the doctor who saved my life, twice, thanks for being there to help me through.
Yes people, I know they’re fictional characters but you just never know…they may actually be real….
David Tennant, the BEST Dr Who. And yes, I KNOW you’re NOT gay!!!! The boys from The Bill, (even though it’s technically gone, it’s still in repeats). Top Gear, especially Richard Hammond. Simon Cowell for his acidic tongue. I do love you! Graham Norton, I want to be on your show!
Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams, Take That, Adam Lambert, Elvis Presley, Short Stack, Thirsty Merc, Bruno Mars, 80s, 90s, old time rock n roll and anyone and anything else I’m listening to at the mo for inspiring music to blast out of my cd player.
And then last and definitely least, there’s those who inspired the bastard in the book, you know who you are because I mentioned you…..
Updated in 2019…with a new cover and title…
To those who inspired the characters in the book, the music I sang, and the actors I used, you know who you are because I mentioned you…thank you for the inspiration you gave me.
FUN FACTS ABOUT FALLING FOR LONDON
– Under the original title of Life And Death Adventures In London, the book came off the back of UK TV show The Bill being axed and was written across three weeks in November 2010. Many of the actors from the show make an appearance in the book, and my story is partly based around them.
– London was first published in 2011 along with Hollywood, and has had four covers to date. The first two featured pictures of London, and the third had a darker more mysterious feel. In 2019 the book had a title and cover update, and instead of going for that dark mysterious genre, I went for the romance genre instead. The cover boasts a gorgeous picture of London with a couple in love, and you can see the evolution below.
– London is about the call and the adventures the character has next, when a publisher desperately wants your book, which is as rare as hen’s teeth these days, they’ll call.
– London’s old title was simple and to the point, if not a little different. I come up with unusual titles for my books, but realised that it needed that overhaul and gave it a more romantic one.
TAMARA CAINER – me
MAUREEN – based on bookstore worker I know
SUSIE – bubble-headed bookshop assistant
POST OFFICE CLERK – nondescript
BOB SAMPSON – runs UK Publishing, slightly balding, well-built, early 50s
LINDA SAMPSON – Bob’s wife, beautiful blonde, slim, early 50s
MEGAN MORTIMER – editor at UK Publishing, shoulder length blonde hair, mid 20s
FRANCES HARDY – lawyer at UK Publishing, tall, willowy redhead, mid 40s
WAITRESS – nondescript
BOB – nondescript
ROSIE – nondescript
MARYLIN – nondescript
SAM CALLIS – as himself
ALEX WALKINSHAW – as himself
CHRIS SIMMONS – as himself
CHRISTOPHER FOX – as himself
ANDREW LANCEL – as himself
BEN RICHARDS – as himself
DOMINIC POWER – as himself
CALLUM STONE – SON OF GOD GORGEOUS police officer, tall, dark, blue-eyed, well built
WOMAN & CHILD – nondescript
POLICE – nondescript
PC KNIGHT – male, early 20s, nervous
PC ROLAND – female, blonde, young, inexperienced
PC DAVIES – male, nondescript
INSPECTOR DALE – male, older, steely grey eyes
AMBOS – nondescript
DOCTORS – nondescript
BARMAN – nondescript
PETER FIFER – nondescript
KATIE PRICE – as herself
SIMON COWELL – as himself
ADAM LAMBERT – as himself
RICHARD HAMMOND – as himself
JEREMY CLARKSON – as himself
JAMES MAY – as himself
DAVID TENNANT – as himself
MATT SMITH – as himself
PIERS MORGAN – as himself
TAKE THAT – as themselves
BRADLEY – hotel concierge, mid 20s, toothy grin
PORTER – nondescript
JO – nondescript
WOMAN – nondescript
HOTEL STAFF – nondescript
MIDDLE-AGED MAN – nondescript
LARRY – Chris’s work colleague
VERONICA – bitchy friend of Bob & Linda, nondescript
MELISSA & AIDEN HART – friends of Bob & Linda, nondescript
MICHAEL & MICHELLE BARRY – friends of Bob & Linda, nondescript
CHISOLM & LORETTA DIVINE – friends of Bob & Linda, nondescript
SUSANNAH – tall willowy blonde, old friend of Callum’s
ANDREW STONE – Callum’s dad, tall, broad, balding, 70s
JANICE STONE – Callum’s mum, short, 70s
LIAM & LESLIE – Callum’s brother and wife
– JENNIFER, MICHELLE – Liam’s children
MELISSA & MICHAEL – Callum’s sister and husband
– JASON, MITCHELL, SHAUN – Melissa’s children
BOB & SARAH – Callum’s uncle and aunt
DESMOND & DELILAH – Callum’s uncle and aunt, daughter of Sophie, sister to Janice
WILLIAM & DENISE – Callum’s grandparents
EDWARD & SOPHIE – Callum’s grandparents, straight-laced and old-fashioned
ARNOLD BENEDICT – judge, old friend of Callum’s, nondescript
COURT CLERK – nondescript
DICK DASTARD – nondescript
MICHAEL – runs the wedding venue, nondescript
JANE & ALAN TACTO – Tacto’s Toy Store owners, nondescript
TINA – redhead full of pep, talent co-ordinator for nightclub
ROCHELLE – blonde dancer
TIM – tall, Asian, dancer
NOELLE – dancer, nondescript
MACK – nightclub’s sound engineer
JOHNNY DEPP & PARTNER – as themselves
MICHAELANGELO TELLTORRO – dark-haired, hot, young Latino, singer and actor who lies about Jewels
MT’S MANAGER – nondescript
MT’S YOUNG MAN – hot, young
MYKONOS DJ – nondescript
CAITLIN RYAN – late 20s/early 30s, brunette, award’s night producer
STACEY – stage hand at awards, nondescript
GAVIN & ANNA – actors who win awards
UK ACTORS/ACTRESSES – as themselves/nondescript
INTERVIEWER – nondescript