Monday, 29 June 2015

Holly Gill

Please welcome author Holly Gill to the Brit Babes blog today, she's chatting about musical inspiration and influence. Take it away Holly...

Inspirational Tune by Holly Gill

Hello Brit Babes...

To me music holds the key to a good story, a song you can listen to on constant repeat and never get bored and sends goose bumps all over your body. A tune that echoed in my eardrums, bellowing out its message to inspire me giving me the drive and encouragement to write this particular story. For me I had the tune before I started writing Innocence, I found it while searching for another particular tune to a novel I had almost finished. I listened intently to the aspects and emotions the music delivered to me, hearing a book in there, hearing a story that longed to be told and this had my imagination running wild and hungry to start writing the series that compelled me to write.

The song is Return To Innocence by Enigma a tune released back in 1993. To me this tune has great meaning, great choice of words and freedom to be who you wish to be.

The song for Innocence chimed out for the series, the passion, the drive and the serenity of the words firstly the beginning, return to innocence this came to my mind with the first heroine Kacey Richards and how her life had flipped upside down and been led down a path she wished she hadn’t gone down, all she longed for was to be happy and return to the lifestyle and happiness she once had as a child, a safe clean home, security, love and more important would love someone to care, someone who would listen to her, give her the time to give her the chance to climb back on her feet.

The reason behind the name Innocence was not only Kacey longing to get her life back on the right path but was also due to the innocent life of Calvin Edwards, he had a perfect life, bachelor, living in London, assisting his father in running the family real estate company, and then how taking a trip back home to Yorkshire had his path crossed with Kacey. His heart sinks to what he finds and his world and life comes crashing down discovering the horrors of what he never knew. Also Kacey is carrying an unborn baby her daughter, and has to try and make a decision about her daughters future. And lastly a bigger Innocent life who comes into the book, and throughout the series plays a large part in developing the story.

That’s not the beginning of the end…famous words, vital to the story, where I picked up the story to where Kacey was contemplating ending her life…only it wasn’t to be! 

Love… Something Kacey Richards has forgotten exists, not having a clue what it’s like to go to bed without sleeping with one eye open. 

Devotion…This comes from the dedication, trust and loyalty from Calvin Edwards and how he plays a massive role in offering Kacey kindness and devotion. ‘Don’t make promises you cannot keep’ something Calvin swears by. 

Feelings…This is challenging between both Kacey and Calvin following their journey and going through the turbulence they both suffer together.

Emotions…This series if full of emotions, playing and pulling on the heart strings, sending worlds upside down to the point neither one of them know how to deal or resolve the issues.

If you want, then start to laugh.

If you must, then start to cry.

Be yourself don’t hide,

Just believe in destiny.

These words just about sum up the series, some up the smiles, the pain, and always fight to be yourself no matter what people say or how they judge you. We are all guilty of making assumptions but destiny will find your way, it’s just waiting for it that takes the longest!

This story is about a young woman who has lost her direction, given up. 

A review on Amazon and Goodreads…

Wow! Innocence is an emotionally-charged read from the first page to the last. I could not stop reading. This is not a pretty story, but one of rough, edgy feelings that had me sheading a few tears. I fell in love with Calvin, a man who is not afraid to show his feelings and acknowledge his pain. While this story has strong romantic elements, it is a tale of the consequences of decisions made in the past and how they affect Kacey’s life irrevocably. I look forward to continuing her life’s journey in the next books in the series.

What more can I say? Thank you for having me on the Brit Babes blog.

Holly x

Book 1

Calvin Edwards has everything he could dream about— perfect lifestyle, running the family real-estate company back in London. He takes a holiday up north to visit his parents only to find a young pregnant woman attempting to take her life. Wishing to help, Calvin becomes a friend to her, only fears he’s out of his depth. Just when he thinks he can do this his past resurfaces, sending his life crashing.

Kacey is pregnant and her life is out of control with nowhere left to go. She descends on her mum for one last chance for help, only to have the door slammed in her face. At her wits end, she is alone, scared, and helpless until Calvin comes along. He becomes a dear friend giving her kindness, something she thought no longer existed in the world. Only she finds what she’d pushed to the back of her mind through selfish pain is back. Her past with all its mistakes has come back to life!

Author Holly J. Gill

A wife and a mum to three grown up children, and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is a romance writer, her main genre being erotic, romance and has recently been exploring new channels, paranormal and contemporary. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her Desires series. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, seeing friends for lunches and sharing her new potential ideas for books. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 

Where to find Holly

Where to find Holly’s books


  1. Great post, thanks for being our guest Holly :)

    Lily x

    1. Thank you for inviting me Lily :)

      Holly x

  2. Thank you so much for having me :)


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