Sandstorm Samantha Mattocks

My debut novel Sandstorm is now available for purchase!

“An enthralling read!”

“What’s not to like? It’s well written, a gripping story with lots of twist & turns and it has horses in it. It’s reminiscent of Jilly Cooper. A great insight into the world of Arabian showing. You don’t need to be horsey to enjoy this read. The characters have more than enough going on outside of the ring to keep you turning the page. Cant wait for the next one!”

“I just finished reading Sandstorm and I couldn’t put it down once I had started. Although I have never been to the Middle East or seen an Arabian horse show in either Europe or the Middle East, you made both places come alive for me.”

Sandstorm Samantha Mattocks
The relaunched Sandstorm cover

Against the mystical backdrop of the Middle East and the show-rings of Europe, Sandstorm is set in the exciting and mysterious world of the Arabian horse. It follows the Arabian showing circuit, with trainers cavorting at each show – with their own wives and girlfriends often taking a back seat in place of a younger model for one night only.

Sandstorm focuses on the relationship of a group of central characters – our heroine, Sienna Stevens; the two rivals for her affection, Arjan Vermeulen and Alejandro Orlando Suarez; Rin Risley, whose fall from grace is dramatic and heartbreaking in equal measures; and Guy Tindall, an Essex boy with an eye out to make a fast buck.

Who will end up winning Sienna’s heart – and her hand? Will Rin rise from the ashes and recover? And will Guy finally get his comeuppance?

With a thrilling climax set in Russia, Sandstorm is to captivate and entrance the reader. If you are a fan of Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins, then you are sure to love Sandstorm.

You can busy Sandstorm through The Arabian Magazine or Amazon. Happy reading!

The original Sandstorm cover – with the stunning artwork by my good friend, Shannon Lawlor