Saturday, June 26, 2010

How Authors Handle Reviews

Just saw this YouTube over at Pub Rants... hahaha... made me laugh!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Congrats, Cari!

Congratulations to Cari Quinn, a lovely friend I met over at The Wild Rose Press a couple of years ago! Today Cari's second novella from TWRP is released ~ Ex Appeal, book 2 in her Hunk de Jour series.

And here's the blurb!

As the webmistress for one of the Northeast’s hottest dating sites, Hunk Du Jour, Jenny Talbot is no stranger to reading the applications of potential clients. But when the latest application that crosses her inbox belongs to Ty Randall, the guy she broke up with a mere twenty-seven days ago, she does a double take. Reading what Ty wants in bed not only gets Jenny hot, it also makes her rethink ending their relationship. All she longed for was a little more spice in the bedroom—okay, a lot more—but he let her go without an argument. Faced with the possibility that Ty may really be moving on, getting her ex back becomes more appealing than ever. But will revealing exactly what she needs allow Jenny to finally experience ultimate pleasure or will she drive away the man she loves for good?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Earth's Children #6

OMG! I'm so excited! I discovered last night, over at Lisa Loves Books, that the sixth and final Earth's Children novel by Jean M Auel, The Land of Painted Caves, is due for release in March 2011!

I was a teenager when my (future) father-in-law recommended I read Clan of the Cave Bear, the first book in the series about Ayla who lives in prehistoric times. It took another 15 years before I managed to persuade my (by now!) husband to read the books, and more recently my youngest daughter became hooked too. I can't believe it's been eight years already since book 5 hit the shelves. Then again, I'm pretty stunned it's been over thirty years since the first book was published!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Destination: Pleasure!

Huge congratulations to my lovely friend, April Vine, whose book Intrigue in India is out today with The Wild Rose Press!

It's part of the Destination Pleasure Series and is set in the city of Delhi. Here's the blurb:

“All you have to do is disguise yourself, pretend to be me, go to India and meet the man I’m supposed to marry. By the time he realizes you’re not me, I’ll have already eloped…”

After a break up with her boyfriend, Haley Kent agrees to her best friend, Anjali’s madcap plan, hoping mystical India will help her find inner peace. Instead Anjali’s arranged future husband turns out to be a gorgeous Indian God with a touch that scorches.

Rajeev Yuvaraj refuses to be outsmarted by the sexy, blonde, blue-eyed American and devises his own retribution. A bride is what he expected and a bride is what he would get even if it meant handcuffing Haley to his wrist during the marriage ceremony.

But when Haley discovers the true nature of his secret scheme, can Rajeev seduce her back into his arms again?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Fun in the Fur

And another week passes!!! I have no idea where the time goes. I did, however, finally manage to finish the love scene that I'd been struggling with for the last two weeks. When I say struggling, it was more that my hero and heroine were enjoying themselves so much it took a while for them to actually hit the furs. And now they've had their fun I'm going to shatter their world (because that's the kind of nice person I am!!!)

I also spent some time tidying up my website (yet again) but I think I've finally cracked it. There really should be a FrontPage for Dummies because it's taken me forever to work out how to use all the various functions!

Friday, June 11, 2010

CAPTIVE ~ Cover Revealed

And here it is!!! It's very different from the Forbidden cover! The awesome Marketing dept have decided to brand my Roman/Druid series as "Forbidden" - and I do love how that's tucked into the bottom left hand corner!!

I've always loved dark, gothic covers and stories, and although I imagined the cover to Captive would be similar in style and tone to Forbidden (which I think probably most people know by know how much I totally love!!!), the more I look at this cover, the more I realise how completely it captures the tone of the book.

The hero, Bren, is a dark, tortured soul (I love him so much) and that stormy background is perfect for him.

I also think it's slightly worrying just how much I adore that font!!!

I'd love to know - what do you think of this cover?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Heat in the Outback

My very good friend Suzanne Brandyn has her latest book released today from Eternal Press ~ Heat in the Outback. Look at that gorgeous cover! Aren't the colours truly fabulous?

Happy Launch Day, Suz! (And happy birthday - what a great pressie!!!)

Here's the blurb:

The soaring temperature in the Outback is not the only heat Sarah Munro faces when she returns home for her father’s funeral. She wants to settle his affairs, sell the family’s homestead, Munro Cattle Station, and return to Sydney, and her fiancĂ©, as quickly as possible. Sarah doesn’t want anyone to find out what she’d done in the past. She wants to close this chapter of her life for good. Then there will never be a reason to return to this dusty one horse town. She is wrong!

Ethan Wade, her first love is at the homestead. Ethan claims he owns half of Munro Station. Sarah wants him out! As they try to settle their differences, a raging attraction ignites.

Will Sarah and Ethan find each other again as their past explodes before them?

Friday, June 04, 2010

Journey to Publication

Fabulous Nocturne Bites and Ellora's Cave author Mel Teshco has an interview up with me over on her blog, where I'm chatting about my (very long!!!) journey to publication. Love to see you over there!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Update & FORBIDDEN Excerpt

I'm a third of the way into my current project at 32k and my warrior hero and his magical heroine have just realised they're falling in love - not that they've admitted it to each other yet. Heh. I'm gearing up to throw some big spiky rocks at them because that's the kind of nice writer I am!

I've just uploaded the first chapter of FORBIDDEN onto my website, if you fancy a peek. It is a little spicy - Maximus and Carys, unlike my current couple, had no intention of waiting a week before they locked lips!