Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Go, Captive!

I'm quite easily pleased, and last night I was pretty much over the moon when I discovered (via Google!!!) that Captive is up for pre-order at WH Smith in the UK! Growing up in England, WH Smith was a huge part of my life, and I used to spend most of my pocket money on the lovely Penguin classics. Captive is also up for pre-order at Tesco UK - and I used to do all my grocery shopping there for years, so this all feels very surreal and strange and exciting!

Don't forget to pop over to the Dark Side Dowunder blog tomorrow (Wednesday) to check out who won my Magic Thursday giveaway!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The "Forbidden" Goddesses

Join me over at the Dark Side Downunder blog, where I'm chatting about the goddesses who inspired me in my Forbidden series, and there's a chance to win an early copy of Captive!!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Huge thanks to my good friend, Tracey O'Hara, who made this awesome countdown widget for Captive! Tracey's second book in her fabulous Harper/Voyager Dark Brethren series, Death's Sweet Embrace, hits the shelves one week before Captive, so we're almost shelf sisters!!

If you'd like to post the widgets on your sites, please do!!!

And don't forget, on Thursday I'm over at the Dark Side Downunder blog where there's a chance to win a copy of either Forbidden or an early copy of Captive (when I receive my copies, probably mid January 2011)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Babbling About Books...

I discovered another wonderful review for Forbidden the other day, from Katiebabs at Babbling About Books, and More:

"Christina Phillips has a nice way with words and setting up a story. Her love scenes have just the right amount of heat and should appeal to those readers who like a little more spice and passion. Forbidden was an enjoyable read by an author who can really tap into the emotions of her characters and the world around them. For a solid reading experience, I would recommend Forbidden."

That made me very happy!!!

I'm deep in the world of Enslaved now, and really enjoying getting to know both Nimue and Tacitus. I love when they surprise me with unexpected revelations from their past!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How a Book is Acquired...

If you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an acquisitions meeting in a publishing house, agent Rachelle Gardner has a great blog post, highlighting two possible scenarios. I found it a fascinating read but also quite painful!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fairy Bad Day ARCs!

My good friend and CP, Amanda Ashby, recently received a couple of ARCs for her upcoming YA novel, Fairy Bad Day. And OMG but they are sooo adorable!!! Look at that cool kick-ass sword!!

My life seriously couldn’t get any worse.

First, my rightful designation of dragon slayer is STOLEN right out from under me by Curtis Green. Sure, he’s really cute, but that doesn’t give him an excuse.

On top of that, I am assigned to slay fairies. I know what you’re thinking—how hard could it be, right? Wrong! These menacing beasts with their tiny hipster clothes and mocking sarcasm love taunting me. And they won’t STOP!

But the thing that tops my list of stuff to ruin my day? That would be the GIANT KILLER FAIRY that I have to hunt down and slay because I am the only one who can see it. There is someone who can help me. Unfortunatelyit’s Curtis.

It’s going to be a fairy bad day.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A New Sale!

I'm absolutely thrilled to announce Berkley Heat have bought the third book in my Forbidden series, ENSLAVED. This is the story of Nimue, a Druid priestess who appears near the end of Captive. As soon as she appeared I knew I wanted to tell her story and I'm so excited I'll be able to!

Here's the blurb from Publishers Marketplace:

Christina Phillips's ENSLAVED, in which a druid priestess is captured and enslaved to a Roman tribune who must decide whether his loyalty lies with his heritage or the woman he suspects may be Rome's deadliest enemy...

Saturday, November 06, 2010


It's been a busy week writing wise. I started a new book which I'm very excited about and wrote a synopsis for another one (I don't love writing synopses, they're a form of torture!) I also joined the Romance Writers of America and entered the RITAs with Forbidden. I've only ever entered a couple of writing contests before, since I tend to get a bit stressed out with all the formatting rules and what not, but since all I had to to do for this one was fill in the form, pay the fee and have the books sent, I thought I could manage that!!

I've also started organising my blog tour for Captive in February and have some totally awesome stops lined up.

And don't forget to check out the Dark Side Downunder blog! So much juicy goodness going on over there. I'll be hosting the blog on 25th November where I'll be chatting about the goddesses in the world of the Forbidden series.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Dating Mr December!

I want to give a big shout out to my lovely writing mate, Phillipa Ashley, whose debut book for Little Black Dress, Decent Exposure, has been republished by Sourcebooks - with a brand new title! - and is launching today in the US! Congrats, Phillipa! I love Emma and Will!!

Here's the blurb from Phillipa's blog:

Dating Mr December is about Emma, who leaves her high-powered London PR job after losing her boss and her boyfriend in one fell swoop. She escapes to the Lake District where she decides to use her skills to help the local mountain rescue team raise funds for a new base – with a nude calendar! But not everyone in the community is happy to receive her help – including a certain, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, Mr December…

Win a signed copy of Dating Mr December

There are going to be giveaways and contests on various blogs, but this is one of only two blogs where you can win a signed copy of the US edition wherever you live in the world It’s one of my author copies.

To win one, simply visit the blog here and post a comment OR visit my Facebook Author page and say hello and let me know you want to be entered in the draw.

I’ll be back later when the US wakes up!

Just to clarify, you need to leave a comment on Phillipa's blog to go into her fab contest!