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A darker side to Edinburgh in Jennifer Young’s edgy romantic suspense

Last year I released The Scottish Diamond – a romantic suspense novella set in Edinburgh. The scenes in my story follow a trail often taken by tourists, taking in sights such as Castle, the Grassmarket, and Calton Hill. Jennifer Young is a Scottish author living in Edinburgh, and her new, edgy romantic suspense – Blank Space – shows…… Continue reading A darker side to Edinburgh in Jennifer Young’s edgy romantic suspense

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A new release, a new cover, and the results of my title competition

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a competition to find a title for my collection of romantic suspense stories. Thank you so much to everyone who commented or who contacted me afterwards. I was really touched and excited by the ideas you came up with, and the imagination and creativity behind all of them. I found…… Continue reading A new release, a new cover, and the results of my title competition

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Mary Stewart: danger and suspense in an idyllic setting

Earlier this week I was “tagged” on Facebook* to list fifteen authors who have influenced my writing. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll easily guess a lot of my favourites – Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen are always at the top of the list, and as a child I loved Rumer Godden, L.M. Montgomery and Laura Ingalls Wilder.…… Continue reading Mary Stewart: danger and suspense in an idyllic setting

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How conflict can be understated, plus a #FREE romance novella

Another month – and another Round Robin already! This month the topic is “Confrontation creates powerful drama. Use one scene you’ve written (published or not) that shows confrontation between characters with a brief explanation.” My romantic suspense novella The Scottish Diamond is on a free promotion this weekend (until 24th May 2016) and so I…… Continue reading How conflict can be understated, plus a #FREE romance novella

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Witches, superstition, Scottish romance, and Macbeth

Today sees the release of my romantic suspense novella, The Scottish Diamond – hooray! Earlier this week I wrote about the setting in Edinburgh, along with some photos of that lovely city. Edinburgh can be a beautiful place in the sunshine, but I think even the Scots would agree that in the mist and rain…… Continue reading Witches, superstition, Scottish romance, and Macbeth

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Edinburgh, Scotland – the perfect setting for mystery and romance

My romantic suspense novella, The Scottish Diamond, is now available on pre-order on Amazon. I really enjoyed writing this story, not least because it’s set in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and a city I love. If you’ve ever visited Edinburgh, you’ll know how easy it is to dream up romance and mystery in this…… Continue reading Edinburgh, Scotland – the perfect setting for mystery and romance

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My new romantic suspense, The Scottish Diamond – plus, a FREE novella!

Today is a doubly exciting day. My new romantic suspense novella, The Scottish Diamond, is now available for pre-order on Amazon US, and UK, and all the other international Amazons The lovely cover was designed by Charlotte Volnek. I love the font and the image of Edinburgh Castle in the foreground, and the hero is…… Continue reading My new romantic suspense, The Scottish Diamond – plus, a FREE novella!

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Author Marsha West’s quick, easy and delicious recipe for Cranberry Relish

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

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Release of Palace of Deception: romance, suspense, intrigue, and a Mediterranean recipe.

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.

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Palace of Deception: a romantic suspense novella

I’m thrilled to announce my new release, a romantic suspense novella called Palace of Deception, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Hooray! Here’s the fabulous cover, which was designed by the lovely Charlotte Volnek: What do you think? As usual, Charlie was great to work with, and the cover is an excellent reflection of…… Continue reading Palace of Deception: a romantic suspense novella