I'm jetting off to the Cote D'Azur this morning with 50 Shades and Outlander books 3 & 4 on my Kindle, my lovely husband and NO teenage children as they were off doing other things, so am expecting a proper grown up holiday with added glamour... Talk about refilling the will. LOL!
Anyway, while I'm on that jet plane, I'm also over at Kate Hardy's blog celebrating her 50 Glorious M&B books with a recipe for my celebrated writing Brainfood. Go check it out and you might win a copy of my 2-in-1 PS I'm Pregnant.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Friday, 10 August 2012
So have finally gotten ahold of my sample cover for the Riva Re-Launch which will be coming to a WH Smith's store near you in October (if you live in the UK that is!)
Tell me what you think? I like the fun, flirtatious style. It's a daring departure from the Series look of other Mills and Boon books but I think these new covers are going to stand out a mile on the M&B rack. I think it's a bit of a shame that this is a previously released book, but as the intention with these sample titles is to see if they can attract new readers to the brand, it makes sense. And in the 15 books on offer online and in stores there are some new titles (just not mine!)
Hopefully the new design will be a roaring success and we'll be back in stores with all new editorial in early 2013.... Fingers crossed.
In other news, I am having an absolute ball working on my first ever continuity with fellow Kiss authors Kimberly Lang, Aimee Carson and Amy Andrews... We were simply given a theme and we've worked something amazing out from there. Last night I had an hour-long Skype chat with Ms Lang in Alabama to sort out the backstory for our respective books (as my delicious Southern hero is her heroine's brother we needed to trash out their family background). Have to admit I was quite wary of getting involved in this project to start with, the thought of writing books with other writers characters in was daunting. But the brainstorming process with a group of such smart and talented women has been an absolute hoot... And now I've discovered Skype I may never talk to anyone without it ever again.
Thursday, 2 August 2012
So am just back from a fabulous week in Anaheim for the 2012 RWA Conference... Exhausted, excited and inspired!
Sarah Morgan's triumphant win at the RITAs for Best Contemporary Series Romance for Doukakis's Apprentice. She gave a wonderfully witty speech and looked fabulous in her gold-fringed RITA-matching frock (and she let me fondle it for a minute - the RITA that is, not the frock - see below!). Can't think of a better ambassador for Presents than Sarah, she done us all proud. Incredibly this was the first RITA for a Presents book, may there be many more now.
Also on my agenda was a Riva lunch with lovely fellow authors Kimberly Lang, Aimee Carson, Sue Stephens and Fiona Harper. Needless to say there was much talk about the upcoming launch of Kiss which according to my ed the NA office are 'very excited' about. They're not the only ones!!
Nora Roberts sitting on the table next to us! Not to mention free cosmopolitans all night. Having already stalked Nora at the Literacy Autographing earlier in the week (and got a signed copy of her new In Death book! Yay!) I had to refrain from doing it again. So me and Ms Abby Green stalked the fabulous Victoria Dahl instead. Managed to get an early read of her new book Close Enough to Touch and fell in love with it. Check out my Goodreads review if you want to know more.
Fiona Harper on Santa Monica Boulevard and hanging out at Abby's suite in a fabulously funky hotel in West Hollywood - before fi and I caught the flight home to London...
All in all, had such a brilliant time I didn't even shout at my sons when I saw the Mount Everest of Laundry waiting for me on my return!
In other news I've just got ahold of the cover for my next (and last) Presents Extra release One Night, So Pregnant. Absolutely love the cover and the back blurb which should whet your appetite. The book's out in December in the US and will hopefully be out in the UK when Riva relaunches next year, but I will be putting up a sneak peek shortly on my website.
What to expect when you’re unexpectedly expecting
• Shock: Telling a gorgeous (almost) total stranger that he’s going to be a dad is never easy!
• Cravings: The instant chemistry that catapulted Tess Tremaine into the wildest night she’s ever had isn’t going to just go away— and no one says no to Nate Graystone when he’s determined to be involved….• Hormones Gone Wild: Surely that’s the only reason she’s failing to keep Nate out of her bed, out of her mind…and why she keeps wanting more from the most unattainable man she’s ever met?