Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Monday, 27 February 2012

Hello Monday!

Today, I'm taking tea with the lovely Teresa Morgan at her blog: The Wittering Woman , so if you fancy a natter, you know where I am!

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Guilty Pleasures

It's Sunday. If you can't spoil yourself on the day before Monday, when can you? I'm talking about fantasy over at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews  today. It's a lovely site ...

And there's a chance for you to win a free copy of (now Barnes & Noble best-selling!) Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire too.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Kia ora! Faye Robertson is in the house.




Today,I'm delighted to welcome fellow Entangled and Indulgence author, Faye Robertson.

Faye has been kind enough to answer some burning questions, so here we go!





What is your typical day?

I check my email on my iPad while I’m lying in bed at 6am. I love my iPad—couldn’t live without it! Then I sometimes snatch 5-10 minutes at the computer while I eat breakfast before I leave for work. I work full time as a PA at a High School, so I can’t write during the day. I do some social networking when I get in at 4.30pm until I start tea at 5pm, and then my main writing time is from 6pm until 7.30pm-ish. I’d like more social networking time, but I try to spend that last hour and a half just writing.

What surprised you most when you became published?

I don’t even have to think about this one—it was definitely the amount of editing I had to do. The first time I got edits back, I had to have a lie down. The story was covered in red ink! I thought it meant I was a terrible writer. But I learned so much from those edits and they’ve made me a much better writer. I hope!

Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?

In our open-plan house, the computer area looks like something out of the space shuttle, with a Mac, my son’s new flash PC and two laptops. I sit in the corner with a pinboard covered in reminders and lists and little notes that say things like “Just write the next book” and “BICHOK” (that’s Bum In Chair, Hands On Keyboard!)

What’s next for you?

I’m rewriting the end of the second in my Sensual Healing series with Samhain Publishing, Making Sense. I have a contract for that and it comes out at the end of the year. I also have a couple of other manuscripts to polish and send off, one to Samhain, one to Lyrical Press (I’ve just had a sci-fi romance contracted with them.) But my main project is a new single title book I’ve just started. It’ll be a fun contemporary romance set in small-town New Zealand. I’m very excited about it!

Share your blurb or short excerpt from your latest release with us.

This is the blurb from my new Indulgence book, Kiss and Make Up.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime…

 Makeup artist Tabby Rogers is thrilled to land a job on a New Zealand movie set with lots of perks, including getting her hands on sexy Kiwi stunt man, Eli Black.

The sexual electricity zapping between them can't be denied, but neither of them is in a position to handle happily-ever-after. Eli’s jetting off to Hollywood, Tabby’s next assignment is in the UK. But there’s nothing wrong with a short-term fling, right?

Except as the sparks burn hotter and responsibilities pull at them from opposite ends of the globe, it quickly becomes clear that something’s gotta give. Must Tabby sacrifice her hard-won career for love? Or will Eli forever be the one that got away?

 
Faye (who also writes as Serenity Woods) lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes fun, flirty, and sexy contemporary romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and hunky but approachable heroes. She’s won several romance writing competitions and is a member of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies. You can check out all her books at www.fayerobertsonromance.com.

 Other places where you can find faye:
Twitter: @FayeRobertsonNZ

Friday, 24 February 2012

Something for the weekend?




I've decided to start up a regular feature on Fridays to tell you about lovely books, lovely people and other exciting goodies that catch my eye. So for my very first something for the weekend here's the fabulous Judy Jarvie with a gorgeous freebie for you!






Free Kindle Download This Weekend!


What’s nicer than something for nothing? Well, Nanny Behaving Badly published by E-scape Press is exclusively free this weekend only from the Amazon Kindle store. 

It’ll only be available for a limited time – Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February so please make sure you snaffle yours. It should be available from around 8am on Saturday just in case anyone goes in early and it’s not there.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nanny-Behaving-Badly-ebook/dp/B005OKAVBE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316683641&sr=8-1

And some reasons why it’s worth a free read:

1 The Hero: Lyle Sutherland is a racing driver with banter,brawn and brains.
2 The Heroine: Maddie Adams means well but sometimes (ouch,erk) she gets it wrong. It’s fun to watch the fallout (hopefully).
3 It’s about naughty behaviour between consenting adults – a rollercoaster romance.

The blurb –
Strong, silent-type single dad hires wild streak nanny—off-limits opposites attract.


Maddie Adams hopes for a smooth ride in her new temporary coffee shop job so she doesn’t mean to make the worst impression possible with the handsome cafĂ© owner, Lyle Sutherland. His suggestion that she becomes his son’s replacement nanny shocks them both. When attraction and passion are unleashed between boss and sassy super nanny, Lyle’s secrets and a shock pregnancy challenge old wounds.

Get yours FREE. Or pop by this blog for more info - http://judyj.blogspot.com.

Thanks for the tip off, Judy, I'll be getting mine as soon as it comes up on Amazon, don't you worry!

Have a great weekend everyone. :0)

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Down under today!

Kia ora!

I'm visiting fellow author Faye Robertson today at her blog Kiwibird's Nest, where I'll be answering some very interesting questions. Faye lives in a subtropical paradise called the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. It looks fabulous! Come and have a look!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Getting myself organised ...

I'm guest blogging at lovely Natasha's my disorganised ramblings about getting the work/life balance right, or at least trying to. She's also organised a giveaway of Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire! See you there!

Monday, 20 February 2012

I'm visitng Judy!

Well, I'll tell you something, children don't half eat a lot. So do Greeks. And half term has left my cupboard bare, so we're raiding the snacks at Judy Jarvie's Jottings today. It would be great if you'd pop over and say hello.

(Be quick before all the nachos go!)

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Letters from the Indulgence Authors

As a weekend treat Books on the House are featuring all four of the Entangled Indulgence authors on their site and offering a chance to win a free book if you live in the US or Canada.

I'd love it if you popped over and read about what inspired me to write Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire.

Hope you're all having a fab weekend!

Friday, 17 February 2012

Popping out for coffee.Lots!

I'm visiting friends today and I'd love for you to join me. I'm sure my lovely friends will have a tin of biscuits to hand as well.

Firstly the lovely Annie Seaton has interviewed me and fellow Indulgence author Faye Robertson on her blog as part of her Friday Friends feature. Lots of exciting questions!

Today I will also be talking about Entangled Publishing's new romance line Indulgence over at The Minxes of Romance . And we always have fun with the minxes!

So it's a busy day to end a very busy launch week. I think I might need to pop back to Lindos for a few days ...


Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Greek is unleashed!

Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire is now up for grabs in all digital formats!


You can now get hold of your very own copy at:
Entangled Publishing
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk and
Barnes & Noble .

Courtesy of the lovely folk at Entangled Publishing you can also read Chapter one of Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire here . For free!

Time to put that champagne on ice now, methinks and chivvy Andreas along with the olives. I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

February 14th! Champagne and cake!

Yep, it's that time of the year again, the day the postie must dread - lugging about sackfuls of red envelopes in freezing temperatures. Poor lamb.

February 14th is also the day my first-born was surgically removed at four a.m. thirteen years ago. Now that was fun ... Happy birthday, beautiful! (she reads this blog - I have to be careful, no bare botty shots on the rug pictures allowed or I will suffer. Suffer more to be precise).

Now there was something else ... Ooh, yes, today's the day Entangled Publishing's Indulgence publish my Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire!

So, Valentine's day, do you love it or loathe it? Maybe you've had an unusual gift or an exceptionally rude card delivered today. Come on, spill the beans. You can tell me ... Or maybe nothing happened at all, in which case Pah! Who cares! Grab a digital Greek instead, he'll be a lot more satisfying than a petrol station carnation (and probably cheaper). But be careful, he's hot!


S.W.A.L.K

Friday, 10 February 2012

Deep cover love ...

Kidnapped and claimed for his bed . . .


Isn't this cover fabulous?!

Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire will be released as one of the launch titles for Lori Wilde's Indulgence line with Entangled Publishing on February 14th 2012.

Here's the official blurb:

Kidnapped!

Or that’s what it feels like to Kizzy Dean when a business disagreement with arrogant Greek lawyer Andreas Lazarides leaves her no choice but to accompany him to the Greek Isle of Rhodes. It doesn’t help matters that this sexy brooding stranger, who is unaccustomed to the word No and the very idea of commitment, shows her what it feels like to be truly desired.

Amidst the ancient myths and alleyways, tensions run high as Kizzy feels an immediate attraction for the man she wants to both ravage and strangle.

Accustomed to gold-digging women, Andreas is mesmerized by Kizzy’s feisty nature and Gypsy beauty. Guilt and sorrow have been his only bedfellows since his sister’s death, but Kizzy stirs up a desire he’s unwilling to succumb to . . . until she makes him an offer he simply can’t refuse.

I'll be back on Valentine's Day!