Friday, 30 November 2012

News! Minxes up to mischief!

You know what they say about idle hands, don't you? Well I don't know how those Minxes find the time to do much at all, let alone put out an amazing anthology just before Christmas. But,by golly, they have!

The Minxes of Romance have released an anthology of eight scorching hot stories featuring the fire fighters of Coombethwaite, the lakeside town where passions run deep.

BLAZE - 8 scorching tales from The Minxes of Romance.
Romance is in the air for Coombethwaite’s retained firefighters, and none of them will escape its heat unscorched!

Memory’s Flame by Maya Blake
A fiery reunion – when Ellie returns after twelve long years to bury her grandfather, the last person she expects to see is her first love, Jake Spencer. One look, one touch and they know memory's flame is as sizzling as ever!

The Fire Inside by Romy Sommer
Fire fighter Sam Redfern is used to being seen as just one of the boys. Until TV talent scout and celebrity Ryan Morgan shows up in Coombethwaite and starts to make her feel very much like a woman. A woman with needs.

Shelley Fox is finished with all things romantic. So is Harrison Reid - until he meets Shelley and realises he might easily be persuaded otherwise.

LOCKED INTO LOVE by Catherine Coles
Journalist Cassie Parker returns to Coombethwaite with her dream in tatters—the last thing she needs is to rely on her ex for anything but on her second day back she needs hunky fireman Ben Spencer to release her from handcuffs!

Hot, Bothered and Bewitched by Jodie James
All alone on her birthday, Wiccan vet Seraphine conjures up more than she bargained for when she casts a Halloween love spell. Five minutes later a knock on the door heralds the arrival of handsome fireman Isaac Quinn, complete with a stray black cat. Is it just coincidence, or has Mother Nature answered Seraphine's request with lightening speed?

Lighting Love’s Spark by Sally Clements
Primary school teacher Annabel Jackson knows flirting with the parents is a no-no, but when single father Daniel Walker arrives at Coombethwaite Primary in full fire fighter garb clutching an axe, how can she resist?

WORTH THE RISK by Tara Pammi
Baker Annie Bennett has always stood on the sidelines while life passed her by. And it has brought Annie nothing but loneliness. With the New Year coming in, Annie decides it's time to come back home, risk her heart with the man she's always loved. Will her risk pay off or will Marcus never see her as anything but his best friend?

a kindling romance by Lorraine Wilson
Stressed out lawyer Polly Minton felt trapped in her city job and now she's trapped again, this time in a Lake District chimney; hunky fire fighter and local landowner Drew Reynolds has problems of his own but will he be the one to set her free in more ways than one?

Blaze is available now from and 

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Two Brits, A Yank and an Aussie walk into a bar…..

And then they write a seriously hot Christmas anthology together!  

Please welcome Amy AndrewsHeidi RiceAimee Carson and Kate Hardy.

"We all had so much fun collaborating on this “snowed in” anthology and hope everyone who reads it has a fun time too!  Available on Amazon both in the US and the UK and B&N, have you got your copy yet??"

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – When a freak blizzard hits America’s Eastern seaboard, four pairs of strangers spend a hot night together one cold Christmas season!

 ‘Tis the Season to Kiss Santa by Kate Hardy
With the help of a sprig of mistletoe and some snow angels, a recently single pastry chef teaches a highly successful and sexy Scrooge the true meaning of the holidays on a snowy Christmas Eve that quickly heats up.

 ‘Tis the Season to Love Shopping by Heidi Rice
When a Christmas Day blizzard strands an up-and-coming marketing manager and her boss’s very off-limits, very hot playboy son in his department store, the two toe the line between naughty and nice as they unwrap their holiday presents—and each other!

 ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews
A down-on-her-romantic-luck kindergarten teacher plans to drown her New Year’s Eve sorrows in a gallon of spiked eggnog, but the arrival of her best friend’s sexy brother threatens to melt the snow piling up outside the tiny Vermont cabin.

 ‘Tis the Season to be Tempted by Aimee Carson
After the worst year ever, a jilted music manager rings in the New Year alone, swearing off men forever. But things get complicated when her brother’s best friend, the perfect man with the perfect body, tempts her to break her vow—if only for one hot night!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

I'm back, but not actually here ...

I can hardly believe it's been so long since I last posted here. I grovel at your feet ...
I have loads of excuses, one of which is that I went away to the Festival of Romance in Bedford for the weekend and even though that's only three days, there's a lot of preparation required for such events. Like how many new pairs of shoes will fit in one's case along with all the lipstick and spare tights.

Anyway, a fab time was had by all and I got to meet up with some very lovely ladies, one of which is Lizzie Lamb . Here we are on the Saturday:

Something Lizzie said to me recently gave me an idea for a special guest post over at Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind. Curious? Of course you are. So why not pop over and have a look and (if you're in the US*) there's a rather gorgeous giveaway going on too. It involves scantily clad men if you're hesitating ...

*I'm wondering if I should run a similar giveaway for my lovely UK readers. What do you think?

Friday, 2 November 2012

The "Next Big Thing" Blog Stop...

Welcome to the "Next Big Thing" Blog Tour - I was thrilled when fellow romance writers, Lucy Felthouse , Rachel Brimble and Phillipa Ashley, tagged me to continue the chain - be sure to read to the end of my post to check out the three great authors I've tagged next!

Okay, so the idea is we talk about our current or next release...which means I have a good opportunity to share the excitement of my brand new Indulgence book!

What is the title of your latest  book?
   The Spanish Billionaire’s Hired Bride.

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Before I was published I was told how important the first page of the first chapter of a book was. If you could manage to grab the reader by the throat and keep hold of their attention until they were hooked, you’d be on to a winner.  So I figured why not do exactly that? Hence, Ricardo Almanza has his hands around Helen Marshall’s neck from the word go!

 • What genre does your book fall under?
    Contemporary romance.

 • What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
    Helen Marshall would be Billie Piper and Ricardo would be Francis J Cura .

What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
   Secrets, sacrifice and a sexually explosive marriage of convenience in the sun-baked Mediterranean.

 • Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
    Neither. This book is published by Indulgence, an Entangled Publishing imprint. And I don’t have an  agent. Perhaps I should … :0)

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
   I wrote the first draft of this book in seven weeks. And, yes, before you ask, it almost killed me! It needed a lot of work after that initial draft though and the finished manuscript is very, very different.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    Hmm, well it’s a marriage of convenience story with plenty of sex, so I’ll be greedy and compare it to The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst.  Jennifer is lovely, she won’t mind!

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    As is often the case, Ibiza town itself inspired me. If I fall in love with a place I always want to write a story set there, it kind of keeps the holiday magic alive for me. And Ricardo was inspired by a mysterious male underwear model in Marks & Spencers …

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
   I've tried to write a really luxurious book that whisks the reader off into a fantasy world for a few hours. The sun is hot, and so is the sex. Ricardo has it all, but I've made myself share him. There’s fine wine, delicious food, super-yachts and mind-blowingly expensive everything, but I've tried not to over do it. Thus, there’s a sprinkling of manure and a doner kebab (gyro) – but not at the same time!

To see what some of my writer friends are doing, I’m going to tag.

Three very talented ladies, check ‘em out!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Quick update


Busy old week, I'm afraid, but you can see what I've been up to in two places today.

Gorgeous Annie Seaton is letting me use her writing chair down under here and I'm also scoffing biscuits with the Minxes here. And they're all getting me to tell them things ...

A bigger post tomorrow, I hope and just because you're all so nice and I own this pic :

Dave ... Sigh. xx