iBooks $0.99 promo (NZ & Australia only)

iBooks are running a $0.99 promotion on 17 contemporary romances this week, including one of mine - Seeing the Love (Love in Wellington #1). The only catch is that this offer is only available in the New Zealand & Australia stores. Go check 'em out. You know you want to 😀     Seeing … Continue reading iBooks $0.99 promo (NZ & Australia only)

Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #2) – released today!

The second book in my time travel series came out today. What are people saying about it? "...edge of the seat, nail biting suspense that keeps you turning the pages anxious to find out what comes next" ~Michelle "The next book could not come soon enough." ~Tara Lila's Wolf (Out of Time #2) When Lila … Continue reading Lila’s Wolf (Out of Time #2) – released today!

Lazy Days of Summer (aka FREE books)

I know it's freezing down here, in the middle of the New Zealand winter, but I take heart from the fact that it's summer in the northern hemisphere. I love summer. I love pretty much everything about summer, including the chance to chill out with a good book or three. If you're anything like me, … Continue reading Lazy Days of Summer (aka FREE books)

Release. Rinse. Repeat.

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This could be my mantra for 2017. Previous years have been notable for launching my M/M romances, or releasing ELEVEN short stories in the Sexy to Go monthly anthologies.

2017 is the year of the makeover.

It started with my time travel romance series. I took the rights back for the two books already published, and then wrote two more: a world-building novella to go at the beginning, and an angsty, action-filled full length story as book 4. They needed new covers, and a whole new look, and are in the process of being released.

Next is my contemp romance Love at the Beach series. I’ve taken the rights back and am re-releasing them with new covers – and extra content – while I work on the next in series.

I didn’t stop there. Next to be tackled are a couple of sci-fi novellas that I’m going to rewrite in…

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Best of British promo – FREE books!

Whether you like paranormal or contemporary, the Best of British promo has something for you. Quite possibly lots of somethings! And the best of all? They're completely FREE!!     It runs until 18 June, so you have the weekend to click to your hearts content 🙂   Included is the first in my … Continue reading Best of British promo – FREE books!

Traditional vs Self-Publishing? How things change…

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Funny how things come full circle.

When I first started writing, I was desperate to find a publisher. Now bear in mind this was twenty years ago, and self-publishing was not even a glimmer on the horizon. If you wanted to be published, to be a real author, you needed a publisher. Or an agent, who would represent you, and sign you up for a fantastic contract.

Well, it didn’t happen.

Fast-forward fifteen years, and I was writing again with a view to being published, and all around me, writers were starting to publish their own works. It was still uncharted waters, with only the brave setting out to conquer the world, and I was scared. What if I wasn’t good enough? What if my books sank like stones?

I needed the validation of a publisher, someone in the know to say, “yes, you can write, and we like your…

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Siri… I **** you…

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There are lots of people who love Siri. I thought I would, but it’s not working out.

Maybe it’s just me? Maybe she doesn’t understand my northern English flattened vowels? She doesn’t understand my teen-son either. And I’ve tried. Really.

I changed it to male Siri (British Male), but despite having a slightly less annoying voice, he’s just as useless.

It was only when I had a funky new car audio system installed recently, that I decided to make friends with Siri. After all, I could now get my iPhone to connect automatically to the car bluetooth, and have full hands-free capability while I drive. I was excited at the possibilities. To take calls safely. To dictate text messages. To select music tracks. The world (albeit the small world-inside-my-car) would be my oyster. Yeah… nah. It didn’t quite work like that.

The number of shouting matches I’ve held with…

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“Saying I Do” by Tracey Alvarez & fantastic giveaway

I'm thrilled to host my friend Tracey Alvarez on my blog today, to showcase her newest release. Doesn't it look gorgeous? But wait... there's more! Scroll down for an epic Rafflecopter giveaway 😀 Marriage and happily-ever-after are for suckers… Joe Whelan was fooled once on the way to the altar, and the Irish doctor isn’t … Continue reading “Saying I Do” by Tracey Alvarez & fantastic giveaway

Book review – What Matters, by Gracie Leigh

4 out of 5 hearts     The imposter in the kitchen laughed, and in any other circumstances, in any other man, the sound would've been glorious - deep and rich. "Dear God. Pops promised he'd take someone on, but he never said it would be some prissy rich kid. Jesus Christ. Are you serious?" … Continue reading Book review – What Matters, by Gracie Leigh

The first hints of winter

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Yup, I said winter. For us, down in New Zealand, summer was over weeks ago. In theory, this is autumn, but when the night temperature drops into single figures (that’s 33 – 48 degrees F), it sure feels like winter.

Wellington is at the mid point of New Zealand, and believe me, when the southerly wind blows, there’s not a lot of distance between us and the South Pole. That wind bites, especially when it’s carrying horizontal rain, or tiny drops of hail. And Wellington gets a LOT of wind.

That’s why days like today, with clear blue skies, and hardly any breeze ruffling the remaining leaves on the trees, are so special. We can pretend it’s still autumn, for a few hours at least.

While part of me is firmly convinced we should still hibernate throughout the winter months, there are some things I enjoy. In no particular…

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