Friday, 22 October 2010

And the Winner is...!!

Okay, so forced my sleepy 12-year-old to pick a winner for my book contest this morning while he was eating his cereal and, being as he was half asleep, he picked two names out!! We had a little debate and decided that it would be bad karma this close to Halloween to re-draw them so have decided to keep the good-luck gremlins happy and offer two books! And the names picked out were:

RACHAEL BLAIR and JAYNE HALL

So Rach and Jayne, congratulations... Email me your details and I'll post off your brand spanking new copy of Surf, Sea and a Sexy Stranger asap.

Thanks everyone else for entering, it's always nice to know there's a lot of people out there wanna win my books. Rye and Maddy's story is actually on sale from November 19th in the UK and Ireland, as it's in the first cycle of December releases.. And details will be up on the M&B site on 1st November.  I've also got word that it will be going into Presents Extra in the North America in April 2011!! Yippee...

I'm gonna post a sneak peek on my site today, so watch this space.

In other news, Cal and Ruby's story has just got the green light from my editor, after some frantic last-minute revisions... This is my delicious barrister and my flirty cupcake entrepreneur. It's currently slated for release in May 2011 in the UK as a brand spanking new RIVA. The title they're toying with made me grin from ear to ear. No blackmail, no billionaires, no mistresses... Just Cupcakes and Killer Heels. How cool is that? It's not definite yet mind you, but I like it. Am really excited about the way this line is going... And am thinking there's a lot they can do with cupcakes and dishy guys on the cover!!

Anyway, was a bit gutted to hear that neither of my mentees got through to the Final Four on New Voices, but just wanted to say it was a pleasure working with both Kat and Kara and hope they enjoyed the experience as much as I did. They're both talented writers and I'm sure we haven't heard the last from either one of them.

So onwards with a new story idea, am currently thinking about making my next heroine a freelance heirhunter and my hero the illegitimate heir to an Italian Dukedom.. With locations in San Francisco and Lake Como... Which gives me a great excuse to spend the rest of the day googling piccies of George Clooney in his Italian home! Jeeze this is such a hard job sometimes.


See what I mean!!

7 comments:

Sally Clements said...

Yeah, tough work, Heidi, but someone's got to do it! :)

Rachael Johns said...

Woohooo!! OMG just saw my name!! Now I have to go and read the rest of your post :) Thanks so much!!

Rachael Johns said...

Can I just say I'm GLAD I read the rest! Cupcakes and Killer Heels!? They just HAVE to keep that fabulous title.

And what exactly is an heirhunter? I'm intrigued already!

Thank your gorgeous 12 year old for me x

Heidi said...

An heir hunter is someone who traces the heirs of estates that have been left intestate!! Or something like that. Basically she's going to be an expert in geneology!

Anyway, congrats Rach, thought you'd be pleased!

Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats to Rachael and Jayne :)

Yay on Cal and Ruby's acceptance and I'm loving that title, hopefully it will stick!

I'm loving the heirhunter angle. I'm a sucker for an interesting occupation!

Thanks for George ;)

Rachael Johns said...

Oooh like Lacey I LIVE for interesting careers for my characters. If only one day they can see the light of day! Now hurry up with that heirhunter - love the sound of it! In fact, I wish I was one :)

ros said...

Ever since I saw the Heirhunters programme on TV I've been waiting for someone to turn that into a book! Looking forward to seeing your version.