Sunday 19 August 2018

My Amazing Summer, With Book Release News and more...

Ready to party at Bestival...
Moi en famille avec chien! At the amazing Chateau Les Arcis
So it's been a long hot summer here in the UK which is finally drawing to a close, and I've had one heck of a fabulous summer - going on a spectacular family holiday to an amazing chateau in Burgundy France (which is definitely appearing in a book one day!) and doing my annual jaunt to Bestival (a music festival in the South West of England) with my sister, our twenty-something kids and my mum's campervan. Somehow or other, in between the eating and drinking and sun-bathing and swimming and bopping to the likes of Rudimental and Chaka Khan and covering myself in glitter, I also managed to find some time to write!

Writing News

Hot, Hot, Hot! My Pinterest page for Claiming My Untouched Mistress...
So I'm over-joyed to announce that my 26th Harlequin book was accepted a few days ago! It's my first 1st person book - written in the first person of both the hero and the heroine – and was inspired by the film Molly's Game (ie: it opens with a very sexy poker game in the hero's Monaco casino) and my trip to the Cote D'Azur last year. Claiming My Untouched Mistress is scheduled for release next March, but before that I have TWO new releases coming out this month and next month - told you I'd been busy!

My Latest Releases

Bound By Their Scandalous Baby is my next Harlequin Presents/Mills and Boon Modern book and is on bookshelves RIGHT NOW! It features hot-as-hell hotel tycoon Lukas Blackstone, desperate virgin Bronte O'Hara, a secret baby (or rather toddler), a marriage of convenience AND an accidental pregnancy (as you can probably tell, Lukas and Bronte are over-achievers!).

The Rodeo Cowboy's Baby is the last book in Tule Publishing's 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo series and hits digital bookshelves on 18th September. It features lovelorn Irish journalist Evie Donelly, and gorgeous calf-roper Flynn O'Connell who have three hot nights at the rodeo that they are never going to be able to forget because... Well, the clue's in the title. BTW if you're a member of the fabulous Tule Book Club on Facebook I'll be taking part in a launch party for the series tomorrow at 3pm PST (which is 11pm in the UK!).

Ever Wanted to Write Your Own Romance Novel?

If you've got your own fabulous romance story locked inside you, or are simply looking to up your romance game as a writer, I'm going to be kicking off a new run of my Writing Romance course at the Professional Writing Academy on September 17th - this is a 7-week online course which I tutor. I cover everything from writing compelling sex scenes to how to develop unique, multi-layered characters and plotting a romance, we use extracts from some of my favourite books. You'll gets lots of feedback on your writing exercises from me and from the other writers on the course. And you can access the online classroom from anywhere on the globe so it's open to you wherever you happen to be. So if you've ever wanted to write a romance novel, check it out!

Newsletter, Schmoozeletter

As you have probably noticed I don't do a lot of blogging anymore - because I'm way too busy writing and bopping and generally being a bit useless about updating this blog. I'll still be popping in here from time to time, but if you want to keep more up to date with my current releases and competitions, etc you can always sign up for my newsletter here or by using the handy little form on the right.

So that's all from me folks, have a fabulous Fall and happy reading.

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