THE NAKED TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE by WALLACE GREENSAGE (NA2)
NA2 follows on from NA1 - Who Is This Naked Lady And What Did They Do With My Wife (see previous blog)
The story commences with our heroes Charlotte and Todd attempting to settle into their daily routines after their unexpected introduction to the world of naturism during their recent vacation. Charlotte is determined to keep their newfound lifestyle totally confidential but that doesn't go well for her and results in family issues.
Todd is less concerned about secrecy but is very concerned about protecting Dana and Molly, two young naturists who are in jeopardy from their former boyfriends. Retribution towards Dana challenges Todd's capacities as a police inspector and he has to work hard to avoid life-threatening injury to her.
The perpetrator is a lowlife who has been imprisoned following drug and assault related incidents. Following his retribution plan towards Dana, the fallout in turn puts him in danger and causes him further loss of control over his own life. Who is pulling the strings?
Dana meanwhile gets on with her life and finds a new man to share her life - or does he? Nudism is a mystery and not in his makeup, which threatens their budding relationship.
Dana's friend Molly has bad news and a difficult life-changing result is called for. What will she do? And are Justin's budding hopes for a life with Molly dashed?
Lucy and Jake attempt in vain to help with Charlotte's naturism secrecy problem.
Louisa Fiddleforth, a work colleague of Charlotte, is introduced and sets the scene for her failing social life and unsettling romantics.
Also introduced are the Solomons, a newcomer naturist family from America, and the Perks family, non-naturist and as yet unaware of the Solomon's lifestyle as their friendship grows. Their children are the catalyst for this growing relationship.
Tiffy and Jason Coltrain are also introduced. They have willingly been introduced to the naturist lifestyle by Tiffy's old school chum Lucy, having previously experienced beach naturism in Europe. But can Tiffy come to terms with her new lifestyle and overcome her terror at having her colleagues, parents or charges find out at the primary school at which she teaches?
May and John, a retired dentist with time on his hands, decide to move into Lucy and Jake's chalet at Simplicity Naturist Resort for a few weeks, despite May's reluctance to show her body.
All of these tales will be finalised in the final book 'Farewell To Summer' (NA3) published recently.
WHO IS THIS NAKED LADY, AND WHAT HAVE THEY DONE WITH MY WIFE (NA1)
In the first book (NA1) of this trilogy, Charlotte and Todd are summer holidaying on the south coast of fictional island, New Albion. A chance encounter with Lucy and Jake, naturists staying at their chalet at nearby Serendip Naturist Resort, results in an invitation to visit, despite Charlotte's reservations. Charlotte and Todd are taken with the resort and, although Todd takes to it immediately, it isn't long before Charlotte takes to the lifestyle too.
They befriend next door chalet neighbour, Molly, who is experiencing boyfriend troubles with Phil, who deserts Molly at the resort. Lucy and Jake take her under their wings. At a visit to Barcelona Beach, a nearby naturist spot, Todd sees a young man making unwanted sexual advances to the young lady accompanying him. The young man assaults Todd - not a smart move as Todd is a detective inspector with the police.
Todd discovers that the young man, Ben, is a lowlife on the fringes of criminal gangs and is Phil's drug fixer. Phil is now staying with Ben and the young lady, Dana. Very soon, drugged and drunk, they are both arrested and Todd persuades Dana to move to Serendip. She befriends Molly.
The six new friends enjoy spending time together and are soon joined by Justin, the concierge at the hotel at which Charlotte and Todd are staying and also a newbie nudist. He is secretly taken with Molly but she does not encourage his attentions. The friends spend every day together, Justin joining them whenever he can.
After Ben's brush with the law, on release he attempts to seek retribution with Dana at Serendip resort but is thwarted by Todd. As a result, Todd is drawn unwittingly into a life-threatening situation. As the situation unfolds, Todd manages to escape danger and Ben faces an uncertain future. The consequences rumble on into NA2.
On return to their home city of Wellingbury after the holiday, Charlotte is at first not sure if her interest in nudism will dissipate. That too rumbles on in NA2.
I know, I know! Mea culpa! This has taken too long to publish and I apologise. Life got in the way.
'Farewell To Summer' by Wallace Greensage is out at long last.
This is the third and final book in the New Albion trilogy following the adventures of newbie naturists Charlotte and Todd and their friends (and enemies).
I really hope that you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
I must have proofread the draft at least a dozen times and now it is in the secure hands of my naturist writing colleague P (Paul) Z Walker. I thought that I had ironed out most of the wrinkles, but no, Paul has proofed the first 5 chapters and has identified lots of improvements that I had missed. The benefits of proofing by another set of competent eyes. Thanks very much. Paul.
The title for New Albion 3, yet to be confirmed, is "Farewell To Summer" and completes the tale of our friends from the first two volumes. Those of you who have read them will remember some of the characters and Charlotte and Todd, Lucy and Jake, Molly, Dana and friends are all featured. So too is the "baddy" Ben Spiralli, who finds himself being manipulated and turns to nudity for help.
Some readers also felt that NA2 teased too much about the Solomon and Perks families and didn't develop their stories sufficiently. Mea culpa, but NA3 redresses this.
So now what? When Paul has weaved his proofreading magic, I will publish, initially through amazon, but I am going to do more this time.
Paul helped with the cover for NA2 - I am not artistically competent - and I hope he will have suggestions for NA3's cover. However, I hope to also engage the help of a publishing agency this time. The reason is that I am ready to expand my horizons and, in addition to amazon, publish through other book sellers (paperback and e-book). I will re-publish NA1 and NA2 through these sellers too.
I want to reach a wider audience, not for financial reasons (writing contributes little to my pension plan), but for the satisfaction of knowing that my writing is more widespread. Egotistical? Maybe, but modestly so - there you are - an new concept - modest egotism!
I also hope to be more socially competent than I have been in the past. I don't have any more time as my semi-retirement remains on hold because of the long-term project with which I am engaged (which is why NA3 has taken so long to write), but if I set it up properly, I feel that I can regularly post. I realise the importance of this.
I also want to gauge whether to continue to write about New Albion. I have several books planned, with new characters and old, and I look forward to writing them. Whether this is for my pleasure, with limited publishing through amazon as now, or more widespread, I will see from the reaction to the upcoming campaign.
So that's a full update. Stay tuned for more updates. It's getting closer and I will personally let
my correspondents know by email when I publish and I will update this blog and social media too at that time.
The draft has been completed and the proofing has begun. At last! Phew!
Strangely, I don't find that to be the chore that it sounds. I enjoy it so much that I have to guard against over proofing.
'Should I read it through just one more time to make sure, in case I missed something?'
'NO! Nothing is totally perfect. Just get on with it!'
OK! As soon as I have finished the routine proofing chores check list, my naturist writing colleague P. Z. Walker will do the honours by reading through to pick out any bloopers and bugs.
And then it will be ready for publication.
Oh! The book cover. Groan - that's the bit I find hardest!
Ah well. Not long to wait now, dear readers. Why not read through Books 1 and 2 as a refresher?
You can find them here
Happy Nude reading!
The truth of the matter is that last year my semi-retirement was exactly that, giving me adequate time for the enjoyment of authoring the first two books in the New Albion trilogy.
Book 3 is well-advanced but has hit a road block because as the year progressed, I became more and more busy, ending the year with a six month move to work in the Middle East, which is where I am now. My treasured writing time had to take a step back. I took the assignment as it is interesting and exciting, and of course, the money is powerfully attractive too. Far more than my family in New Albion is ever likely to contribute to my pension…!
I had hoped that I would have sufficient spare time to be able to progress, but that has turned out to be wishful thinking.
I will finish this assignment in mid-April. Until then I fear that I will be doing little more to finish book 3, but it won’t take long after that I hope. Proofing is the longest time unfortunately, so right now it seems that mid-year is a realistic target.
Please bear with the delays caused by my diverse life activities. Your enjoyment is high on my priority list and I’ll be sure to update this blog with progress reports from time-to-time.
Yours in naturism