Friday, 9 March 2012

Something for the weekend with Mandy Baggot!

It's been another super-busy week for me and I'm visiting Lisa's World of Books  today, so my fabulous chum Mandy Baggot is Taking Charge!

Thank you for having me on your blog today Rachel, it is an honour!

Now, in case people haven’t heard my fantastic news, I have recently (about a month ago) been signed up by new US fiction publisher Sapphire Star Publishing and they will be bringing you my next novel, Taking Charge, on 3rd May! To whet your appetite for the book here is the blurb and a link to the trailer.

 Is going back Robyn’s only way forward?

American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it?

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He’s tall, dark, hot and Robyn’s noticed! But can she trust her feelings - or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her?

Robyn returns to Michigan and things aren’t quite the same. Her best friend has grown up and is thinking about marriage and babies, the ice hockey team is no longer the life blood of the community and her father is engaged!

When Robyn’s twin cousins drag up past events that hold painful memories for her, she and Cole are forced together. But are either of them ready to start something new?

With an ill father, a trailer trash almost step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Does she really want one? And is it physically possible for two people to fall in love in just three days?

But as well as doing final edits for Taking Charge and preparing for a month long blog tour (yes really!) I am out most Saturdays touring the South of England at Waterstones stores with my latest book Strings Attached.
If you missed hearing about its launch in November this is a story about hot rock god Quinn Blake and determined caterer and business owner, Georgina Fraser. Expect lots of secrets, dramas, relationship issues, comedy and of course a Mandy Baggot plot twist.

Now, Quinn Blake is very much the Alpha hero while Cole Ryan in Taking Charge has some Alpha traits but is a little more refined. But the rumour I’ve heard amongst the writing and reading fraternity is that the Alpha hero is dying out and what readers want more of is an unconventional hero. So what do you think? Alpha hero – still hot or not? Let me know your thoughts – I know mine and Rachel’s!

 You can find out more about Strings Attached and all Mandy’s other contemporary romance novels at or meet her at a Waterstones store near you and get an author signed copy!