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A Selston mum-of-two is riveting readers on Amazon as romantic comedy lovers flock to snap up her debut novel, Antidote to Infidelity. Karla Hall, 34, launched the novel on Amazon for the Kindle with hundreds of readers downloading the book - pushing it into the top 10,000 for worldwide paid-for sales. Freelance journalist Karla says she’s thrilled with the novel’s early success: “I’m really excited – and exhausted! It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster and some 24-hour stints at the keyboard but it’s worth it to know it’s out there and hopefully being enjoyed. “I’ve put heart and soul into writing Antidote to Infidelity and am totally in love with all the characters. They’ve been real to me from day one, like a whole world running alongside mine, but this really brings them to life. “I’m so very grateful to everyone who buys the book, thank you so much.” Set in the fictional cosmopolitan town of Goldwell Holt in Nottinghamshire, the story is told in the first person through protagonist Sally Moss, a stressed mother of twins on the brink of a Christmas marital meltdown as her handsome husband, Will, confesses he’s been unfaithful. With their relationship in casualty, dashing doctor Mike Foster - with his scalpel-sharp wit and bewitching bedside manner - has her pounded heart racing off the charts. It’s obvious the hunky medic is up for some post-surgery passion - but Sally’s not that kind of girl. Or is she? Her quirky circle of close friends prescribe revenge, so Sally must decide if a fling with the delectable doctor is really the antidote to infidelity. Exploring the concept that modern marriages contain many more than two people, the novel takes a light-hearted look at motherhood, relationships, adultery, jealousy, revenge, deceit, insecurity and much more. Packed with humour, irony and delicious twists throughout, the novel has ‘all the escapism and sparkle a truly great rom-com should have’. The raw manuscript received great acclaim at Transworld Publishers before being picked up by leading London literary agent Conville and Walsh, who worked intensely with Karla for four months to produce an improved and polished final text. Karla hopes to see her second novel, Foster Wife, published late autumn. Antidote to Infidelity, by Karla Hall, is available to download now at www.amazon.co.uk. For more information, please visit www.karlahall.com. Follow Karla on Twitter @karlahall77
A popular Ripley club for over 50s shows no signs of stopping as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.
More than 600 letters of objection have been received by Amber Valley Borough Council prior to the start of an appeal hearing into Swanwick crematorium plans.
Fire broke out at a building on Manners Road Industrial Estate on the afternoon of Wednesday May 22.
Police have searched an East Midlands house thought to be the former home of a man suspected of killing a serving soldier in South-East London.
A South Wingfield mum of two has raised £3,115 for Kidney Research UK after completing the Virgin London Marathon in four hours and 27 minutes.
Three snooker finals took centre stage this week, one of which saw the two teams from Belper Strutt Club contesting a cliffhanger in the conclusion of the Jimmy Harper Team Plate aggregate competition.
Heanor boxer Haydon Clarke has produced the goods when it mattered most in what was the most important fight of his boxing career to date.
Derby College student Niall Quinn Jarvis has led his teammates to victory in the Derbyshire Schools Championships, played at Chevin Golf Club in Duffield.
Butterley Utd 1sts travelled to Shipley Hall, on a cold overcast day, with only ten players due to a late withdrawal.
Langley Mill CC 1sts lost to Sandiacre Town on Saturday by just one wicket in a low-scoring contest
Marehay CC moved to the top of the Derbyshire County Cricket League Division One on Saturday after their draw with Clifton
Mercury Music Prize winners M People have announced a massive UK tour, which will bring them to Nottingham later in the year.
Members of the youth theatre group Rising Stars are to perform the hit musical Bugsy Malone at Heanor Gate Science College from May 29-31.
Hot on the heels of their current offering Cooking With Elvis, Derby Theatre will be the venue for another of Lee Hall’s best-known plays later this month.
Bruno Mars had added an extra four dates to his The Moonshine Jungle World Tour.
The Drifters will be bringing their Diamond Dynasty 60th Anniversary Tour to Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Friday, May 31, at 7.30pm.
Two exhibitions have been launched at Derby’s Déda venue.
Reader Melvin Harvey took this photograph of no less than 81 whooper swans at Mapperley Reservoir in Shipley Country Park earlier this year.
Midland Railway – Butterley is to host a royal weekend of trains on June 1 and 2 at Swanwick Junction.
The stars of this week’s Rescue Me may be small but still need to go to a good home.
Either these cricket players are of a naturally cheery disposition - or someone has just cracked a good gag, judging by the smiling faces.
A Heanor bus company is christening one of its number with a snappy new title in this picture.
The young tot here looks to have won a new tombola toy in this snap.
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