Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Love On The Vine - again

I have the rights back on a novella previously with The Wild Rose Press, and have today published it again on Amazon and it is trickling through to iTunes, Kobo, B&N etc as I write. Currently 99c on Amazon, but I expect it to go free on Amazon soon, as it will be free for a while on the other sites.

The book has been altered slightly and re-edited - I considered adding in some steamier sex to bring it from a sweet rating to a spicy rating, but in the end, decided to leave it as a sweet as my current wip is definitely on the hotter side!

Here's the cover, isn't it gorgeous?


p.s. I hope to have a release date soon for the last book in the Under the Hood series, coming this summer!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Something from William Shakespeare for the Summer Solstice

In celebration of the Summer Solstice, I give you a snippet from A Midsummer Night's Dream... which shows that determined women and men playing hard to get in romances is nothing new....




DEMETRIUS


Do I entice you? do I speak you fair?


Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth


Tell you, I do not, nor I cannot love you?




HELENA


And even for that do I love you the more.


I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,


The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:


Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,


Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,


Unworthy as I am, to follow you.


What worser place can I beg in your love,--


And yet a place of high respect with me,--


Than to be used as you use your dog?



DEMETRIUS


Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit;


For I am sick when I do look on thee.


 
HELENA


And I am sick when I look not on you.




 Conflict and character set up well from the start...Enjoy the start of summer everyone!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

REVIEW COPIES - LOVE FOR BEGINNERS!

I have some exciting news today! My next book, a novella length story - the second in the Under the Hood Series called Love for Beginners, is going to be released from Entangled Publishing on May 27th and  they’re offering free review copies to the first 50 people who sign up!

You don't have to be a blogger to receive the book; however, they'd like the review to be posted within 1 Week of Release on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

The Under the Hood Series is about a group of three women who run a garage in Virginia. Book 1, Under the Hood, is Alice's story, and Book 2, Love for Beginners is Mel's. There is a Book 3 scheduled for release later this year, which concludes the series, and is Betty's story.

The cover is under wraps for the moment, but here's the blurb:

She needs a lesson in love, and he’s the perfect teacher.
Mechanic Melody Swan is looking for a man who can share her hopes and dreams, but she swore she would never lose herself to passion. When sexy Heath Starr agrees to temporarily sub in the Under the Hood garage for his sister, Mel sees the perfect opportunity to enjoy being with a man without becoming attached.
Heath came to Meadowsweet to photograph nature, not find a hookup, especially since his last relationship ended in disaster. He vowed he’d never break another woman’s heart, and in turn, protect his own. Still, when Mel offers to serve as his outdoor guide, he can’t refuse.
Mel may say she’s only looking for right now, but her body is speaking a whole different language. And Heath’s viewfinder is drawn to her time and again. When the two find themselves isolated in a rustic cabin, they could both break their promises if they aren’t careful…

If you’re interested in receiving a review copy, just click the link to fill out this form and my publicist will be in touch.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Music to write to...

Today I'm mostly writing to...


ED SHEERAN



(with added Richard Armitage...)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'm getting around...and have signed a new contract!

I've updated my books tab above to include links for all the new places my books are appearing - after being mostly available on kindle only for a while, I've decided to branch out and offer my books on B&N, Kobo, iTunes and Google Play. I've included the link for my page at each store, although be warned, some of the stores are showing books under my author name that aren't mine!

In other news...(drumroll)

I planned on writing two more books about the Under The Hood garage, about the other two women owner/mechanics, and have just signed a new contract with Entangled Publishing for these. Woo!

Book 2 is titled Under the Stars, and is Mel's story, and Book 3 is titled Under a Hunter's Moon and is Betty's story. I have submitted both of these, and hope to have more news on them soon. Both books are novellas, but about twice the size of Under The Hood at around 40k each.

I'm also starting work on book 3 of The Logan Series...






Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Another new release... Three Minutes to Happiness (The Logan Series, Book 2)

Three Minutes to Happiness is out today!
This is the second book in the Logan series, which started with Runaway Groom last summer. It features Finn, who is the brother of Matthew Logan (the runaway groom).


This is a funny one, so if humour and romance is your thing, check it out! For reviewers, Three Minutes to Happiness is available at the moment on NetGalley, and I also have a goodreads giveaway going on for a signed paperback.


Here's an extract...
His gaze flickered to the piece of paper she was holding. “You have a list?” One eyebrow rose.
“I have a list.” She nodded to make her point.
“And if I get all the answers right, I get your number?” Interest flickered in his eyes as he looked down at the paper, as if trying to read it upside down.
“Maybe.” Her answer was more than she’d given to any of the men she’d already met, but to be honest, he was the first one who had interested her.
His fingers flicked in a ‘bring-it-on’ gesture.
“Okay, first question.” She glanced down the list and picked number three. “Han Solo or Luke Skywalker?”
“Princess Leia.” His mouth twitched. “Next.”
“Take-out or restaurant?”
“Home cooked.” His eyelids half closed, lending a dangerously seductive quality to his face. “I grill a mean steak.”
Val rubbed a hand around the back of her neck. Is it hot in here?
“Disco dancing or waltzing?”
The dimple in his cheek made a brief appearance. “Neither. Can’t dance.”
She grinned. “You’re not very good at answering questions. These are two choice questions—you’re supposed to choose one.”
“Well, I’m pretty crappy at dancing, but if I had to choose one…”
“You do.”
“I’d go for waltzing. Or a slow shuffle so as not to show myself up.” His head tilted to the side. “Do I get to ask a question yet?”
They only had a minute or so left. And she had been monopolizing the time available. “I guess.”
Finn gazed at her mouth. Sparks seemed to crackle in the air between them, and attraction pulled the breath from her lungs at just that one, hungry look. “How many yeses have you ticked on your card?”
It seemed wrong to tell him, somehow, that none of the men so far had even sparked an ion of interest. But they hadn’t. She was here under false pretenses. Had no intention of finding a man tonight.
The thought of diving into the love pool after she’d almost drowned last time scared her witless. It was much safer standing on the side, if a little lonely.
“That’s sort of a personal question.” She crossed her arms and stared him down.
“I know.” He grinned. “But it’s the one I’m interested in knowing the answer to. And you only have seconds to answer it.”
“None.” There. It was out. She hadn’t chosen anyone to see again, and if that made her picky, so be it.
“Good.” He crossed his arms. “I haven’t said yes to anyone yet either.”
The bell rang.
He leaned forward and spoke in a deep whisper. “Tick yes to me. I haven’t finished with you yet.”


Out on Amazon, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, B&N, iTunes and in paperback.