Pam Howes is an ex Interior Designer who loves creating stories, but only started writing seriously about twelve years ago. The idea for her first novel, set in the sixties, came from her time as a teenager, working in a local record store and hanging round with the musicians who frequented the business.That first novel evolved into a series. The first, Three Steps to Heaven, is the tale of rock'n'roll band, The Raiders, and their lives and loves. Now also available on Smashwords with the others to follow soon. The sequel, 'Til I Kissed You, featuring the same characters, is set in the eighties. This book sees the reformation of The Raiders after a spell of retirement. The third novel, Always On My Mind, is set in 2001, and the fourth novel - Not Fade Away - is currently a WIP, to be published late 2012. A stand alone love story, Fast Movin' Train will be available on Smashwords from August 2012. Pam is a big fan of sixties music and it's this love and the support and encouragement of her musician partner that compelled her to write the series. Pam has three adult daughters and seven grandchildren. She lives in Cheshire and as well as writing novels, writes short stories, which have appeared in charity anthologies and online e-zines, and poems, many of which are published.
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Cathy's Clown (The Fairground Romance Series Book 1)
When seventeen-year-old Cathy Lomax falls from a table at a Walker Brothers concert, into the arms of biker Gianni Kandola, the safe, secure future she'd planned for herself is about to change. The couple fall in love and Cathy's long-harbored dreams of becoming a nurse are no longer the most important thing in her life.
That'll Be The Day (Pam Howes Rock'n'Roll Romance Series)
For three young lads with a burning ambition to be famous, there was only one way in the late 1950's and that was to start a rock'n'roll group, like their idols, BUDDY HOLLY and THE CRICKETS. Eddie Mellor, Roy Cantello and Tim Davis did just that. With parental pressure to "do well at school and get your O-levels" they battle against all odds to form THE RAIDERS.
Fast Movin' Train (Pam Howes Rock Fiction Series)
Interior Designer Mandy Radcliffe runs a thriving business. Her husband is married to his job and her three daughters are adults with lives of their own. Anyone observing would assume they were a happy and successful middle-class family. Then a phone call and a declaration of love leads Mandy into a secret affair that turns her well ordered life upside down.
The Rock'n'Roll Romance Box Set
The Rock'n'Roll Romance Box Set (Rock'n'Roll Romance Series)
The first three novels in Pam Howes best-selling rock'n'roll romance series about The Raiders rock band and their lives and loves, spanning forty years. Now available in this box-set at a very special price. Over 110 five star reviews on individual books worldwide.
Always On My Mind - Pam Howes Rock'n'Roll Romance Series
It's almost 16 years since Livvy Grant gave her five day old daughter Harley to the baby's father, rock musician Roy Cantello and his wife Sammy to bring up as their own. Now Livvy is coming home to seek out her daughter and former lover...
'Til I Kissed You - Pam Howes Rock'n'Roll Romance Series
In this sequel to Three Steps to Heaven, Jess Mellor and Nick Cantello are in love. Jess's half-brother Jon is also in love with her. Following a tragic accident, Jess turns to Jon and an incestuous relationship begins, but is it...? Another tangled web of love, betrayal and music.
Three Steps To Heaven - Pam Howes Rock'n'Roll Romance Series
It's 1961 and Eddie Mellor and Jane Wilson are in love. Eddie's group, The Raiders, is about to make it big. They have the world at their feet and an exciting future to look forward to. Then in walks Angie Turner... The first novel in a series of rock'n'roll romances spanning 40 years.
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- Lily of the Springs
on July 23, 2012
I discovered the author on a Facebook promotional page for writers and as soon as I saw the book had been released as an e book I grabbed a copy. I absolutely loved this story. From the first page I was hooked; drawn in by the characters and the scene setting and the wonderful feeling of stepping back in time to seemingly innocent days. However, not so innocent for poor Lily who falls for the local bad boy. Pregnant, she's rushed into marriage to the reluctant Jake and is forced to live with his parents whose own marriage is no bed of roses either. Life's an uphill struggle for the young, mismatched pair. There is a surprise happy ending, but you'll have to buy the book and read it for yourself as I hate to give too much away with spoilers. The author intersperses her chapters with quaint recipes that make your mouth water. There are also illustrations throughout that bring the characters to life. Enjoy one of Elvis's first live performances at a country show, also starring Slim Whitman. Enjoy the do-wop days and fashions of the fifties and early sixties. Re-live the assassination of JFK and the first moon-landings. It's all in there and believe me; if like me you're a "baby-boomer",you'll love this trip back in time and won't want it to end. I certainly plan on reading more by Carole. I love her easy to get into style. It's right up my street.
- Lying in Wait
on Nov. 23, 2012
I absolutely loved this story. Been dreading finishing it as I know I'll be lost for a while. Fabulous characterization, great description and sense of place, and a superb plot that kept me on my toes. Who can resist the charms of Malachy Flynn? Well not me anyway. Leaving his home in Tralee to make his way in the world, Mal gets involved with the wrong sort and becomes involved in all kinds of thrilling escapades from Dublin to Liverpool, London and Northumberland. There are some real hi's and some very sad lows to this tale that grip the reader and you just have to keep on, one more chapter, oh go on, just one more, matchsticks on the eyelids! The twists towards the end are wonderful and Ms Jasper has woven such a tight plot, that surprisingly, and you'll wonder how she's managed it, all melds together towards a satisfactory conclusion. This is the third book I've read by the author and really look forward to her next. I can highly recommend.