- A heart-warming romantic drama about an age gap relationship that is tested to the extreme
- Written by a former broadcaster, now songwriter and producer, a companion EP is available featuring six original songs by COOLSTAR that feature in the novel
- Based near Portsmouth, where the book is set
GOSPORT’S Gethyn Jones is bringing out a new book about romance… and it’s all music to the ears!
As the veteran broadcaster and music-maker told the Globe: “After releasing a couple of songs to deafening silence a couple of years ago, an actor chum of mine, Ian Bartholomew, suggested setting my bulging collection of songs – 18 – into some form of context; a story.
“After two years of perspiration and constant self-doubt I have a book and companion EP.”
The story is set in Portsmouth, Gosport, Wickham, Bromley and Tipperary…
At the age of 16, his domineering father cruelly exiled Ali Kurmi to the South Coast in order to protect the family name.
Now in his thirties, Ali is forced to work as an unofficial bailiff for his father’s property company – a job he detests. The only thing keeping him going is songwriting and DJ-ing.
Ali invests all his cash in a plan to break into the notoriously unwelcoming music business. His off-beat passion for 70s and 80s music leads him into DJ work on the corporate events circuit, where he meets, and is smitten with, a beautiful, older woman.
Laura O’Brien had recently inherited a fortune after the tragic death of her husband Frank, an internationally acclaimed Irish racehorse breeder.
Determined to avoid returning to the bottle, she’s left Tipperary to start afresh in Hampshire – with plans to put her new-found wealth to good use.
This unlikely couple’s happiness, and their plans to launch Ali’s music career, are soon imperilled when Ali finds himself being blackmailed by his own father – and innocently falling foul of a drugs cartel.
Trouble’s brewing for Laura, too, not least her unhinged and dangerous step-daughter, hell-bent on revenge.
About the author: Gethyn spent 30 years as a producer, presenter and journalist – primarily in BBC local radio and latterly in commercial radio and community TV. He’s also an accomplished songwriter and producer, having been part of JUGG Music which, in its day, provided music for a variety of BBC and ITV programmes.
Fast – forward to 2018, determined to find a place for his music, Gethyn began work on the trilogy, Fatal Equation – a music album, TV drama and novel. For further information please go to: www.gethynjonesauthor.com/
Fatal Equation, by Gethyn Jones, is published on May in paperback at £8.99; ebook £2.99. Available via Amazon and to order in all good bookshops.