Kate Johnson on her new signing

Is this thing on?

Right, okay. Hi everyone, I’m Kate Johnson, and I’m really excited to tell you I’m Choc Lit’s newest signing. My book, The Untied Kingdom, is due out next Spring and will be Choc Lit’s first paranormal title.

So, what’s it about? It’s about a third world country. A country which never became industrialised, or expanded overseas, or ever won a war. A country fighting itself again, and the world can barely be bothered to watch it implode. It’s about a country called England.

The lovely Richard Armitage, who served as inspiration for Harker

The lovely Richard Armitage, who served as inspiration for Harker

Serving in the 75th of Foot in the King’s Army, Major Harker has a lot on his plate. His ex-wife has just drafted her little sister into his company. His sworn enemy is looking for a promotion. The general wants him to undertake some ridiculous mission to capture a computer, which Harker vaguely envisions running wild somewhere in West Yorkshire. And some damn idiot has just flown out of nowhere and nearly drowned herself in the Thames.

She claims to be a popstar called Eve. Harker doesn’t know what a popstar is, although he suspects it’s a fancy foreign word for ‘spy’. Eve knows all about computers, and electricity, and the words to many seditious songs. Eve is dangerous. There’s every possibility she’s mad.

And Harker is falling in love with her.

13 thoughts on “Kate Johnson on her new signing

  1. I’m already a little in love with Harker, I have to admit. (It has nothing to do with who served as inspiration for his character. Well, maybe a little bit!) This sounds like such a great adventure – I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations on joining Choc Lit!

  2. This is a fantastic book – I read it as a panel reader for Choclit a little while back. Reading this has made me excited to read it all over again! Congratulations Kate for the signing, I cannot wait to read it when it comes out next year 🙂

  3. Yes, that’s very intriguing, Kate, and I’m sure Harker will be another great Choc Lit hero! And it sounds like you had great fun writing it – I look forward to reading it!

  4. This story sounds wonderful, and I’m so looking forward to reading it. A hero who looks like RA can’t be bad…

  5. Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. Rachel: there were definitely a few celebratory drinks going round!

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