Love in a Hopeless Place: @EmmaCalin Is Blowing Her Own Trombone

Welcome to CentreStage!


Today, it is my great pleasure to welcome the one and only Emma Calin as part of her Blowing My Own Trombone blog tour for Love in a Hopeless Pace. Take it away, Emma!

Hello Nicky – thanks so much for letting me visit your blog to tell everyone about my new book “THE LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION

LIAHP boxed set with border

Now, this tour of mine is called the “Blowing my own Trombone Book Launch Blog Tour”.  So far, all my visits have included various video clips of me and my glissando down at the local bandstand – blowing a fanfare for the new publication.

But, knowing Nicky is a very modern girl, I wasn’t sure how her readers would react to my old wind band offering.  So instead I have a very special treat… a Vine video that I created for the new book:

Nicky’s note: I love that you’re using that song! Readers, if there’s no sound, hover your mouse over the top left hand corner to unmute the volume. 🙂

Not as polished as my usual book trailers – but it’s hard to do much with the six and a half seconds you get on Vine! I’m sure you get the message!

The ‘Love in a Hopeless Place Collection‘ is a set of five of my stand-alone titles amalgamated into one. A bargain way for you to get your hands on my gritty tales-with-a-twist.  Initially available for e-books (Kindle, iPad, Android, iPhone, Mac, PC etc on Amazon), the paperback will follow and an audiobook is in production.

The five titles in the collection are all novelettes or short stories.  They stand alone in their own right but are linked by a common theme:  the universal quest for survival, love, passion and respect against the gritty backdrop of working class life.

 Sub-Prime  – a gritty short story

The Chosen  – a short story with a twist

Escape To Love – a novelette, a suspense romance with a twist

Angela  – a short story

Love in a Hopeless Place  – a novelette, a romance.

During July and August ‘ANGELA‘ the short story from the collection is FREE – so you can even try one before you buy the set!

Angelamockup rationalised

I would like to thank Nicky for having me on her blog as part of my ‘Blowing My Own Trombone Book Launch Blog Tour’.  Don’t worry if you are feeling cheated of my brassy performance…  if you visit the blogs below you can listen to your heart’s content:

Blowing Blog logo

 17th July Anneli Purchase

18th July Love a Happy Ending Lifestyle Magazine

and Real Life According to Emma

20th July Sheryl Browne

21st July Nicky Wells

22nd July Melanie Robertson-King

25th July Bonnie Trachtenberg

26th July Patricia Sands

27th Stephanie Keyes

28th Linn B. Halton

31st July Venture Galleries Authors Collection

 About Emma Calin


Emma Calin was born in London in 1962. She currently lives part of the year in the UK and spends the rest in France.  She has been writing since childhood and has won numerous local, national and international prizes for poetry and short stories.

Emma enjoys writing love stories firmly rooted in social realism.  She blogs about the contrasts in life on both sides of the English Channel, which she likes to explore on her tandem whenever weather and fitness coincide. She is a Lifestyle Contributor on Loveahappyending Lifestyle.

She defines herself as woman eternally pedaling between Peckham and Pigalle, in search of passion and enduring romance.

Emma Calin Links

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection on Amazon Worldwide

For more books by Emma Calin:

Emma Calin Blog:

Emma Calin Website:


Facebook Page for book:

Twitter:@Emma Calin




3 responses to “Love in a Hopeless Place: @EmmaCalin Is Blowing Her Own Trombone

  1. Hi Emma
    CONGRATS and continued success for all your writing endeavors. If you follow Nicky’s blog you’ll know I’m a notorious commentor who can’t resist posting a song at the drop of a hat. Your “Love in a Hopeless Place Collection” has tangled a carrot in front of me which I CAN’T RESIST responding to. So here’s my selection for your playlist for the collection. I know you’ll enjoy listening to it, as will your readers and Nicky’s follwers.

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog Nicky and for posting my Vine Trailer. Thanks also to rlmorgan51 for sharing your ‘tangled carrot’! Hope you all find love but avoid the hopeless places.

  3. Good luck and have fun blowing your own trombone, Emma! Looking forward to having you visit my blog on the 22nd.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s