Dusting Down Alcudia
Award-winning Scottish author, D A (Dawn) Nelson has launched a brand-new book – her first for adults.
Dusting Down Alcudia is a romantic thriller centred around a female archaeologist’s hunt for a fabled Roman necklace in Alcudia, Mallorca. Along the way, Nina hooks up with a hunky ex and a handsome rival who come together for this un-put-downable, action packed romantic adventure. Added into the mix is a billionaire businessman who will stop at nothing to claim the necklace as his own.
Available as a paperback, e-book and large print paperback on Amazon (and as an audiobook soon on Audible), the indie-published novel has already grabbed attention across the world. Hailed as a “a terrific, fast paced action adventure” in which “one is instantly immersed”, the novel is the first starring the inimitable Nina Esposito.
Said Dawn: “This is a book for anyone who likes a great story, a bit of romance and tonnes of adventure.
“When she finds the diary of an old treasure hunter, Nina knows she must go and find the necklace or die trying. Along the way, she meets up with her old flame Roberto and a hated rival, Jay Reynolds. Who will she team up with? Who wins her heart? Get a copy of the book and find out.”
The story was inspired by a trip Dawn took to Alcudia with her late husband, Ian, in the early noughties. While the modern resort didn’t attract her attention, it was the mediaeval old town and surrounding Roman sites that Dawn fell in love with.
Dawn’s second indie book, Everything She Wants, is due out before Christmas, and she is currently working on a sequel to Dusting Down Alcudia. The as-yet-to-be-named novel is set in Perthshire, Scotland and features a hunt for Jacobite treasure.
“A terrific, fast paced action adventure that I couldn’t put down,” Janice Mitchell.
“This romance is full of great characters and is a fantastic story. I can’t wait until the next one is out.” Laurina Hewson
“D.A. Nelson’s writing is cinematic; the details and characters jump from the page and one is instantly immersed. Dusting Down Alcudia is a delicious mystery-cum-thriller and the main character, Nina Esposito is smart and tricky – like a modern day Phryne Fischer. Definitely a book to escape with from the Holiday madness – just remember to have plenty of tapas on hand!” Fippe Finland