It took years for Giselle to complete the journey from Orleans to New Orleans.
Her mother had given birth to her a week or so earlier than her parents had expected, while the family were staying at their country villa in Orleans, in the French provinces by the curve of the Loire river.
Throughout her childhood she would hear people, relatives and friends, speaking of New Orleans in America and she always imagined it as a newer, cleaner version of the sleepy regional city where she was born. It was only in her teens that it became evident to her that New Orleans was somewhat different, a city of darkness, secrets and legends.
Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together. One a successful author and broadcaster, the other a published writer who is also a city professional working within walking distance of the Square Mile. Born on different continents, the two halves of the Vina Jackson duo share a love of dark, true to life yet deeply romantic erotica along with a fondness for coffee and lemon sorbet (though only one of them takes sugar). They speak four languages between them, though have only one in common.
Brought together by a long and fateful train journey, they now do their best to avoid public transport and instead meet on the page to bring their readers the extra spice they've come to expect from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling EIGHTY DAYS series with their highly-anticipated new series, THE PLEASURE QUARTET, launching in the autumn. Their work is an international phenomenon, translated into over 20 languages and selling 1.5 million copies worldwide.
'Vina Jackson' is active on facebook and on twitter @vinajackson1. And you can soon keep up-to-date on her new site: vinajackson.tumblr.com where she'll blog regularly about her books, travel, food and the music that she's listening to as she write...
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