Monday, 8 February 2016

Samhain sale: 40% off Courting the Cop

All Samhain ebooks are 40% off at the Samhain store from Feb 7 to 15.
That includes my book, COURTING THE COP!

Love can hook you before you know it…

Abigail has bigger problems than adjusting to her role as owner of a yarn store she inherited from her aunt. Petty crime is hurting her business, plus that of all the other shops in the area.

When she spots a man stealing an orange from a neighboring store, she doesn’t hesitate to give chase—only to discover the man she’s just tackled to the ground is a cop.

Detective Brody Donovan is about to slap some cuffs on the woman decked out in a yarn costume, when his better sense prevails. Her apartment is the perfect place to set up a stakeout to catch the criminal who wounded his partner. Specifically, her bedroom.

The heat between them unexpectedly fries his concentration, though he can’t figure out why. She’s into ’50s nostalgia. He’s all about his job. She yearns for a man who will court her. He goes through women like tissues.

But when the criminal finally surfaces, Brody realizes too late that he’s dangerously close to losing the one woman he never thought he wanted.

Warning: Contains a commitment-phobic cop, stolen oranges and flirty aprons, and some heartfelt Shim Sham shimmying.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Entangled Publishing turns 5. All Lovestruck books just 99 cents

Entangled Publishing is 5 years old, and to celebrate all Lovestruck ebooks are just 99 cents from Feb 1 to 21. This includes my title, HIS MILLIONAIRE MAID. So grab a bargain or two while they last. (Note: sale pricing can't be guaranteed, so please check with your ebook retailer before purchasing.)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

January roundup

Can't believe that summer is more than halfway over. We spent a week with family at a beach house with incredible views over the ocean. Lots of yummy food, swimming in the sea, and beautiful sunsets made for a relaxing break. I read some great books, including Uprooted by Naomi Novik and The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen, one of my favourite authors.

Now I'm back at home and gearing up for two big releases. First is Unexpectedly Yours, released under the Entangled Bliss line, and next is Best Friends with the Billionaire, an Entangled Indulgence release. My publisher's publicity department is fantastic, which is great for me because I'm not very good at blowing my own horn. I'm also working on a couple of proposals with the help of my editors.

DS goes back to school on Thursday, while DD starts her game art and animation course next week. I can't help feeling anxious for them, which they both hate, of course, but that's the price of parenthood.

Looking forward to sharing the covers of my upcoming releases :)

Thursday, 31 December 2015

December roundup

Well, it's the last day of the month and the last day of the year!

Christmas is done and dusted for another twelve months. I went to various family events three days in a row, so it was a bit of a social marathon for me. The weather was perfect, and the food was delicious. I have to say that I love a good pavlova or trifle at Christmas time!

DD has her learner's licence now, so it's white knuckle time for me. Within the first half hour of her driving, she managed to bump the car into a wall, so now I'm leaving it to DP to teach her. I find it's actually quite hard explaining how to drive since it's something that most drivers just do automatically. Thinking about it actually makes it more difficult to do. Here in NSW learner drivers have to log 120 hours of driving before they can apply for their provisional licence, so there's still a long way for her to go.

On the writing front I'm busy editing my secret project and making mock ups of the cover. I love using canva for this, as it offers lots of great fonts. I only wish it was easier to align text. Also sent a proposal to my editor, which she liked, thank heaven. Hopefully I'll learn more about that in the new year.

This is also the time of year when new year's resolutions are made. I've drawn up a rather ambitious writing plan for 2016. I figured I should set my targets on the high side in the hope that this will make me stretch myself. I know there are many things I could do better; maybe 2016 will be the year to achieve them.

Hope you're enjoying the holidays, and perhaps you'll even have time to read a book or two :)

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Release day: Love, Dogs, and other Catastrophes

Looking for a warm, funny romance for the holidays?


He knew everything he wanted…until she showed him everything he never knew he needed

Dog person, cat person: Joel Winslow is a money person. PetzBizz is facing bankruptcy, and it’s his job to fix it. Shoring up a business often means hard decisions, but Joel knows that short term pain leads to long term gains, and it is in everyone’s best interest to keep the doors of PetzBizz open. If only he can convince Andrea, the prickly part-time clerk determined to get in his way.

Andrea Ho understands jargon, and ‘restructuring’ means ‘slash and burn’. The last thing PetzBizz needs is some corporate drone coming in and making decisions based on money instead of compassion. But Joel comes with three adorable if unruly dogs, and Andrea is desperate for some extra cash. A side job doing something she loves seems like a perfect solution—and it allows her to keep an eye on Joel and PetzBizz. Unfortunately, Andrea likes what she sees just a bit too much for her own comfort—and it looks like Joel feels the same way.

Opposites may attract, but different values aren’t the basis for long-term happiness. When it comes to a choice between love and money, only one can win.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

His Millionaire Maid is only 99 cents

An early Christmas present!

HIS MILLIONAIRE MAID is only 99 cents for the month of December. If you haven't got a copy, you can pick one up at any of the following stores:

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

November update

In Sydney nothing heralds the coming of summer more than the jacaranda trees coming into bloom. Mauve blooms carpet the streets, and sweet scents attract bees. An avenue of jacarandas in full bloom really lifts the spirits.

It's been a month of busy edits on several books, including those coming in 2016. My secret project is developing nicely. The second draft of book 1 is finished, and I plan to write the first draft of book 2 during this month, using Nanowrimo as inspiration. All these different books on the go sometimes gets me muddled. I am not a great multi-tasker when it comes to writing. I like to concentrate on one book at a time, but sometimes that's not possible.

It's also been a month of weekly visits to the hospital for my son's broken hand. He's been seeing the physio each week, and I'm impressed by the level of care he's received. Our public health care system might not be perfect, but we're lucky to have it. My son's hand healed in time for him not to have to wear the awkward splint to his Year 10 formal. It was quite something to see him dressed up in a spiffy suit looking tall and handsome (he would hate me saying this, but I doubt very much he reads my blog!). Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday when he was a three-year-old running around in his Batman pajamas.

Some limited time specials:

To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Samhain Publishing is taking 20% off their books. You can pick up COURTING THE COP or DARKE LONDON.

For this week only all Entangled Bliss books are 99 cents only. You can pick up my Real Men books: REAL MEN DON'T BREAK HEARTS, REAL MEN DON'T QUIT, and ONE REAL MAN.