Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Heidi breaks the Four Star barrier at RT!

Amazed to discover that my April release in the US of Surf, Sea and a Sexy Stranger has got a Four and a Half star review from the venerable Sandra Madan at RT Book Reviews! Cheers Sandra, never thought I'd manage it.

Here's the review:

SURF, SEA AND A SEXY STRANGER (4.5) by Heidi Rice: Lifeguard Maddy Westmore has had enough with fixing everyone else’s problems, though she can’t help but check on the “bad surfer” she rescued earlier in the day. For said surfer, entrepreneur Ryan King, his injured leg is the least of his concerns, as a previous accident has left him psychologically impotent. So when a solution to his most worrisome problem turns up in the form of storm-ravaged Maddy, he can’t resist. But when Maddy finds out Rye is actually her boss, he’ll have his work cut out for him if he wants their affair to continue. A steamy romance and interesting characters will leave readers smiling.

In other news, I'll be taking part in Brenda Novak's Diabetes Auction again this year and offering a critique of a first chapter and synopsis aimed at Harlequin Presents (or M&B Riva) with the promise of a follow-up breakfast meeting at the RWA Conference in NYC. Obviously, if you win it, and you're not going to RWA we can always have an email chat! Anyway, bidding is from 1st-31st May and there's tons of great lots on offer for readers and aspiring authors alike (Presents author Kate Hewitt is offering a critique of an entire manuscript), so definitely worth checking it out.

Just wanted to also add a quick word for the people of Christchurch, New Zealand. One of our lovely Riva authors Natalie Anderson lives in the city and as I'm sure you all know the earthquake there has been absolutely devastating. My thoughts are with them.


Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats Heidi! That's fantastic news :)

Jackie Ashenden said...

Yay for you, Heidi! Awesome news. And it WAS a fab book. :-) Yes, the earthquake has been pretty grim all round really. The pictures on the news every night are just dreadful.

Lorraine said...

That's great news Heidi and congrats on finishing your latest!

Glad to 'see' you Jackie, I've been thinking of you and your friends in Christchurch xx

Heidi Rice said...

Cheers guys... And Jackie, very glad to hear from you too! News keeps getting worse.

Jen Daiker said...

Wow! Congratulations! This book sounds utterly delicious I must snag a copy! So glad I found you on twitter!

I'm excited to tweet and blog stalk you (in a non-creepy way of course)!

Heidi Rice said...

Cool Jen, always happy to have a new stalker! Will have to stalk you in return..