Michelle Kelly is guest host in #LitChat at 4 p.m. E.T. on Feburary 15, 2016. Follow #LitChat on Twitter or login to our dedicated channel at www.nurph.com/litchat.Michelle Kelly

After ten years away, Keeley Carpenter is excited to be back in Belfrey, the traditional English village hometown she fled as a shy teen, with a plan to reopen her father’s neglected butcher shop as a yoga café, where she will sell delicious vegetarian food by day and teach yoga classes at night. However the more traditional residents of Belfrey do not take kindly to this idea-or really anything they deem even remotely “New Age-y.” Within an hour of her arrival, Keeley comes face to face with Detective Constable Ben Taylor, who tells her that someone has just tried to burn down her shop. When officers arrived to stop the blaze, a body was found upstairs. downward-facing-deathHorrified by this news, Keeley is also startled to be reintroduced to Ben as DC Taylor, as he was her high school crush. In spite of her instant attraction to him, Keeley is determined to keep Ben at arm’s length.

ichelle has been writing for a living since 2013 after seven years as a literacy teacher. She still teaches a creative writing course .Michelle is the author of historical romance books ‘The Virgin Courtesan’ ‘Borgia Fever’ and ‘The Rake of Glendir’ for Harlequin Mills and Boon and a paranormal romantic suspense series for Xcite Books beginning with ‘The Lady is a Vamp’. She also writes crime, with her first contemporary thriller ‘When I Wasn’t Watching’ published August 2014 with Harlequin Carina and reaching number one in the Kindle charts. The sequel ‘Eyes Wide Open’ was released in May 2015. Michelle is currently working on a cozy mystery series featuring yoga instructor Keeley Carpenter.

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