Bestselling author Zara Stoneley lives in deepest Cheshire surrounded by horses, dogs, cats and amazing countryside. When she’s not visiting wine bars, artisan markets or admiring the scenery in her sexy high heels or green wellies, she can be found in flip flops on the beach in Barcelona, or more likely sampling the tapas!
Zara writes hot romance and bonkbusters. Her latest novel, ‘Stable Mates’, is a fun romp through the Cheshire countryside and combines some of her greatest loves – horses, dogs, hot men and strong women (and not forgetting champagne and fast cars)!
She writes for Harper Collins and Accent Press.
And her book....
Secrets and scandals, love and lust – when the ‘Cheshire Set’ are up against the ‘Footballer’s Wives’ the only common ground is carnal…
Flirting and fun seem the perfect antidote for Lottie's battered heart, and where better to find them than back in tranquil Tippermere, home of sexy eventer Rory Steel, the smiling Irish eyes of hunky farrier Mick O'Neal, and mysterious newcomer, model Tom Strachan?
But when landowner Marcus James drops dead unexpectedly, and the threat of his waggish wife Amanda selling the heart of the village out from under them looms large, things look like they're about to heat up in and out of the saddle.
With tensions running high, and the champagne flowing as freely as the adrenalin, is it any wonder that love catches more than one of them unawares?
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And now for Zara's shoes....
As you know, I do love my shoes and when I’m dressed up to go out I just need high heels… but I have spent a fair bit of my life in riding boots of various kinds, so I thought I’d show you some of those!
I’ve got an embarrassing number of boots for when I’m out with the horses (and some of them are so comfy that I’m tempted to wear them all the time!), but I do love this pair of Mountain Horse jodhpur boots.
I wore them the first time I took my Section D to an in-hand show. And if you know anything about Welsh cobs, you will know that they can go at a fair rate when they trot and you need to be able to keep up, and (more importantly) dig your heels in when you want to stop (they can be stubborn).
So, how did it go? Well, he spent the first hour or two bellowing in my ear because he wanted to be with his buddies, so everybody knew we were there (ever tried to keep a horse quiet?) and all eyes were on us when we got in the ring.
My little treasure then excelled himself by relieving himself in front of the judge (and I do mean in front). You have no idea how long a horse can wee for, and how much of himself he displays…
With his lighter load he then stonked off at a spanking trot with me in tow (he’s a complete show off)… but amazingly we got placed second!
Polished up these look quite smart, but I’ve taken a photo of them in their more normal mud spattered state (the cat had to get in on the action).
I’ve not got a pic from the day (I’m hopeless at remembering to take photos) but here’s a picture of the naughty horse at his first ridden outing – and believe me it was safer being on top!
Thanks for having me and my boots here today Jane