I've just sent off the finished manuscript for the next Charlie Smithers, "Adventures in India." As always, I feel a bit emotional, like an anxious parent seeing their child off into the world. God speed, and good luck.
Here's the blurb:
"Four years after Charlie
returns from Africa, having survived a charging rhinoceros, ravenous
crocodiles, fierce Maasai warriors, and evil slavers (not to mention
inadvertently discovering the source of the Nile,) we find him in India.
Yes, that’s right, his master, Lord
Brampton, accompanied by his beloved guns, appalling aim, and the
ever-faithful Charlie Smithers, has decided to go adventuring again.
Unfortunately not everything goes according to plan and, in an effort
to prevent a war, our hero finds himself on a madcap expedition to the
reclusive kingdom of Bhutan, saving the life of the ravishing Charula
Khaur along the way.
With (amongst other things) ferocious tigers,
sweltering jungle, snow-packed mountains, hostile natives, and the
undying gratitude of a beautiful woman, Charlie has his work cut out for
him this time, as well!"