Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sicilian Engagement - behind the book

I'm over on the Entangled blog today spilling the beans on how the seed for Sicilian Engagement was sown. Warning: very bad Lyndhurst hair day alert! It was an early start ... ;0)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Hard to Forget.

Hard to Forget: isn't that a cool title?  And the cover of this new title from my lovely friend Incy Black is equally memorable. So I'm thrilled to welcome Incy here today to tell us a bit about her explosive new book from Entangled Ignite. Over to you, Incy!

 Ode to a Strong Woman

Major Jack Ballentyne, mega alpha-hero in Hard to Forget, tends to grab most attention, because when he’s being a dick, his behavior seemingly knows no bounds. However sexy, he’s still a man without conscience. A man in denial. And it was always going to take one hell of a woman to bring about this British Intelligence Agent‘s redemption. Enter disgraced Lowry Fisk—the woman Jack shot, then had court marshaled.

Fragile on the surface, Lowry’s backbone is made of steel; her inner strength sets her apart. Buried within her are the qualities all women share, to whatever degree, though they may not realize it.


  • She’s a survivor. Life cuts, she recovers.
  • She knows when to advance, and when to retreat. When to battle, and when to negotiate—most of the time. (She’s not perfect).
  • She tempers compassion with humor, and practical action.
  • She has an instinctive map to getting her own way. (Detours allowed)
  • Forgiveness can be earned, but she never forgets.
  • Her inner war cry is, ‘No Surrender’.

Lowry wasn’t easy to write, at times it felt impossible. But then I looked to women in the media, women sharing on line, and above all, to my friends. Each was ‘making a difference’, quietly, in their own inimitable way. And, in each one of them, I saw strength. So, high-five to being female!

Extract from Hard to Forget:

The absurdity of the situation struck, she started laughing. “Do you have to intimidate everyone, Ballentyne?”
If it gets the job done.”

Her laughter stopped at the word ‘job.’ 
“And to hell with the consequences?”
She flexed and wriggled against him. He released her. She stepped away to give them both some distance before turning to face him, appalled by the sob stuck in her throat. She wouldn’t cry. She never cried. She might never stop. “You should have asked your stupid questions and listened to my answers four years ago, Jack, because that was your job,” she said quietly.
His hands cupped the curves of her shoulders. “I’m asking, and listening, now.”
I think you might have left it too bloody late. Patient Peter’s invincible, and he knows it. You and—”
The kiss he brushed across her lips was as unexpected as it was shockingly inappropriate for its timing. But not as shocking as his second pass, his mouth now more certain. Firm and more insistent. Transforming from casual to demanding as if her surrender was not just inevitable, but worth the risk and what the hell.
And nowhere near as shocking and inexplicable as her response. Feral and urgent. Like a wild animal caged for too long and suddenly released.
It was she who closed the distance. She who raised her arms to clasp him closer. She who hung on tight. She who opened to allow him a deeper taste. And she who all but climbed his body in need.
He was the one who pulled back. Unwinding her legs from around his waist, he set her firmly aside.
I kissed you to shut you up about Patient Peter, Lowry, not to start anything,” he said softly. “Think twice before you beckon me down that road, because I won’t apologize later for taking what’s freely offered.” A calm warning. A slap in the face.
She returned the favor.
Her palm made contact with the flat of his cheek with enough force to knock his face from front to profile.
A spurt of bullets riddled an uneven line in the plaster above her head.

Free, Full Chapter 1 available here: Entangled Publishing
Buy links
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Monday, 29 September 2014

Release day for Sicilian Engagement!


Summer is fading fast here in the UK but it's still blazing hot in my new book Sicilian Engagement.

Doesn't this cover positively sizzle? 


Money buys the perfect woman …

Billionaire Sicilian, Lorenzo Ferrante, needs a fake fiancée, and fast, in order to close a deal that will set him free from ties to a sordid past he never wanted any part of. Starting fresh somewhere else is all he wants for himself and his little girls...
Lora Pryce-Howard has been conned into playing Ferrante's fiancée thanks to her low life brother. And if she wants to keep her business, a roof over her ailing mother's head, and her brother alive she'll play along. She refuses to be seduced by a luxurious Mediterranean lifestyle, but Ferrante's soft words and burning kisses make leaving all the more difficult...











You can find the major buy links HERE . 

I hope you like it!

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Party! Meet the powerful men of Indulgence.

There's a big party going on over on Facebook today to celebrate the powerful men of the Entangled Indulgence line.This makes me really happy since I'm responsible for three of them: Andreas Lazarides, Ricardo Almanza and brand new this month, Matt DeLeo. It's going to be a kind of speed dating event with a load of exciting authors and their heroes. And there will be lots of giveaways.



The fun kicks off at 11 a.m EST, which (I'm pretty sure) is 4 p.m. GMT , so here's the link to my author Facebook page  where you should be able to click through and knock on the door to get in!

I'll be handing out the drinks and having a chat at 12-12.30 EST/ 17.00 - 17.30 GMT, so I hope to see you there and here's the link to my Entangled author page where you will some of the info required to enter my bit of the giveaway by answering some sneaky questions!

Okay - must chill the beer!!



Monday, 19 May 2014

Grab a beer , it's publication day!

It's taken me a little while and, like a fine brew, there are some things that can't be rushed, but today is the day: Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer is launched courtesy of Entangled Publishing!

Isn't Matt DeLeo just a little bit tasty on the cover there on the right?





And do you remember this picture? Research was so hard  for this one ...
Pink beer tasting and the company of a warm cat - wonderful. But utterly necessary - read the book and you'll find out why!





Here's the blurb:

Piper Reilly is in trouble. She needs a cash infusion, and she’s just left a scorching hot man in Florida to get her life in Colorado back on track. Then her surfside one-night-stand turns out to be her new boss, billionaire Matt DeLeo, with an offer she can’t refuse—agree to be the face of his brewery’s newest concoction or lose her job. A few weeks modelling for the billionaire playboy and her money worries are over, and she can definitely resist Matt’s gorgeous smile and muscular, tattooed arms—it’s strictly business.


 Matt DeLeo is in trouble. He’s found the perfect woman to sell Passion Creek Brewery’s newest brew, but if he wants her on his posters, he’ll have to keep his hands to himself. But all he wants to do is drink in Piper. And once the launch is over, it will take more than blackmail for Matt to get his way.

Available now to sample or buy worldwide as an eBook, here are the Major buy links .

My publisher is also celebrating with a special giveaway (US only):
Entangled’s very first imprint, Indulgence, brings us the romance we want. And the fantasy men we can’t get enough of!  Their new covers show off those rough and ready cowboys, CEOs, and alpha tycoons we crave.  Join us in celebrating the brand new look of Indulgence!



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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Coming soon!

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? And I had some serious fun writing Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer.

Matt DeLeo and Piper Reilly will be blasting out into the real world on May 19th 2014, so brace yourselves and your eReaders!



Piper Reilly is in trouble. She needs a cash infusion, and she’s just left a scorching hot man in Florida to get her life in Colorado back on track. Then her surfside one-night-stand turns out to be her new boss, billionaire Matt DeLeo, with an offer she can’t refuse—agree to be the face of his brewery’s newest concoction or lose her job. A few weeks modelling for the billionaire playboy and her money worries are over, and she can definitely resist Matt’s gorgeous smile and muscular, tattooed arms—it’s strictly business.


Matt DeLeo is in trouble. He’s found the perfect woman to sell Passion Creek Brewery’s newest brew, but if he wants her on his posters, he’ll have to keep his hands to himself. But all he wants to do is drink in Piper. And once the launch is over, it will take more than blackmail for Matt to get his way.






Follow me on twitter and Facebook so you don't miss out on any of the fun and goodies coming your way and keep an eye out for Matt DeLeo's hashtag #BlackmailedbytheBillionaireBrewer. (He thinks I'm going to let him loose on twitter, but I'm still thinking about that. #LooseCannon springs to mind ...)

Pre-order available now!
amazon.com amazon.co.uk barnesandnoble.com Kobo iTunes and all the other usual places worldwide. 

Friday, 14 March 2014

Spring is sprung, the grass is riz ...

...I wonder where that Lyndhurst woman is?

Well, I'm still here! It's been a grim winter of rain and wind for a lot of people in the UK and I'm very grateful to be able to say that everyone in the Lyndhurst household didn't get too caught up in it even though we're on the south coast of England. There was a slight 60 foot hitch a the bottom of the garden at one point though:


I've been writing like a mad woman since I last blogged and have doing quite a lot of other things like a mad woman too, but I'll save that information for another day if the men in the white coats don't get me. :0)

Okay, so here's the serious bit:

There will be at least two new books out from me in 2014; Blackmailed by the Billionaire Brewer (Passion Creek series, #3) in May and A Sicilian Engagement in late summer/autumn. So keep an eye out here and on Facebook and Twitter for the hottest news as it breaks. I'm sure I can think up some fun giveaways and stuff as those release dates approach too.

And here's the fun bit:

I try to write books that have an element of fantasy and Hermes bags full of luxury to carry my readers off to another place for a few hours. Away from the rubbish bins, laundry and cat litter of life. But you know, sometimes it's easy to forget what the world is like outside that front door , so I was thrilled to be asked out to dinner recently. Yes, dinner!One that I didn't microwave myself.  Posh frocks, best lippy, high heels and all that. So here are a few snaps of my whirlwind trip to the Savoy in glamorous central London.

Travel was first class...

...and so was the book I was reading!

The taxi dropped me by the entrance, but I didn't have too much time to take pictures as champagne beckoned, but check out that fountain:


















The vast lobby was breathtaking, all art deco glamour.














And floral arrangements ...

















... everywhere!














Tinkling pianos ...

... and elaborate cocktails.


















Powder rooms that put my entire house in the shade
- certainly a lot more clean towels on hand that's for sure!
(I think this lady has had a few too many G&Ts!)















Top class nosh, naturally.
And London flashing past me as I was chauffeured home and turned back in Cinders again.
It was AMAZING.

And finally, a very important Captain of Industry asked me that night if my trip to the Savoy  would inspire a new book. Now there's a thought - I think it just might!

Happy reading in the sunshine everyone! Or snuggled up warm inside with a beverage if it decides to rain/snow/blow again.
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