Today sees the release of my romantic suspense collection, A Year of Light and Shadows. Hooray! And it’s an excuse to show my lovely cover again here (I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it :) ) On the release of Palace of Deception (Book One in the Year of Light and Shadows collection) I…… Continue reading #Mystery, #romance, and a delicious French-Scottish #recipe for Petticoat Tails
For the past few weeks I’ve been running a series of posts featuring authors’ favourite holiday recipes…and I can’t believe this is now my last author recipe before Christmas Day! During the course of this run of posts I’ve sometimes had to “translate” ingredients as we don’t always use the same terminology around the world,…… Continue reading Author Helen Pollard’s #recipe for Christmas oat cookies, and a sweet romance
Je suis vraiment enchantée to welcome French author Marie Laval to my blog today. Marie is from Lyon, but has lived in the north of England for many years, and she’s actually a friend in real life as well as in cyber-space. So we have a great European mix today – a French author, an English…… Continue reading A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish romance
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about an anthology of Christmas romance stories put together by 21 authors of the group Exquisite Quills. Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes is an ideal Christmas gift and the perfect book to dip into over the holidays. With around forty heartwarming stories and…… Continue reading Beverley Bateman’s recipe for Christmas Quick Bread – plus, the perfect Christmas gift
Have you ever had a Christmas guest you could cheerfully murder? Author Susan Bernhardt, my visitor today, gives a brilliant description of such a guest in her latest murder mystery. She also has a recipe for a delicious British favourite, Beef Wellington (yay – the British do know how to cook!) Welcome to Yorkshire, Susan,…… Continue reading Author Susan Bernhardt’s recipe for Beef Wellington…and a cosy Christmas murder
Since my first novel was published I’ve found one of the greatest (and unexpected) pleasures of becoming a “real” author is the many friends I’ve made around the world, and the lovely people I’ve met along the way. My guest today is one of those people. Even though we’ve never actually met in real life,…… Continue reading Author Marsha West’s quick, easy and delicious recipe for Cranberry Relish
Last year I was part of a cookbook called Bake, Love, Write, a collection of recipes sent in by over eighty authors around the world, and collated and edited by author Lois Winston. Lois donated a proportion of the profits to food banks, and so it was a particularly proud time for us when the…… Continue reading How to spend more time writing and less time on boring stuff (plus some easy #recipes and handy #writingtips)
Today marks the start of a series of holiday recipes – hooray! These posts will involve some of my favourite things: baking, holidays, eating and books. And not only that, I also get to invite old author friends, have a chat, and catch up with all their writing news, soI’m really delighted to welcome back…… Continue reading Author J.Q. Rose with a recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake…and a deadly murder mystery!
Today is release day for my romantic suspense novella, Palace of Deception. Hooray! If you haven’t already seen it, here is the lovely cover by Charlotte Volnek: I hope you love it as much as I do. I wrote a little about why the cover is fits the story so well in a previous post,…… Continue reading Release of Palace of Deception: romance, suspense, intrigue, and a Mediterranean recipe.
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a happy one, bringing you good times with family and friends. For many people, Christmas isn’t always “the most wonderful time of the year,” despite what the song says, but the New Year is almost on us and January 1st is a time to look forward with…… Continue reading Murder, mystery and Crunch Bars: Stacy Juba’s #recipe for a cracking New Year’s Eve