The art nouveau style is one I absolutely love, and if you’ve been following my blog you’ll know I’ve written a post before on this very topic. (Art nouveau, and all about antiques.) Last week the BBC began a series of programmes called Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau, and I’ve been absolutely…… Continue reading The allure of art nouveau
For the next few weeks I’m carrying out an experiment. Until 26th November 2013 you can download my romance novel The Antique Love for free on a website called Story Cartel . There’s no obligation to post a review in exchange, but anyone who does post a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble or…… Continue reading A post about free books, reviews, and how to win Amazon vouchers
Today I’m taking part in a blog hop. A group of us authors have got together, and what we have to do is give six paragraphs each from one of our novels, or from a work in progress. It’s a great chance for readers to get introduced to other authors. I’ve never taken part in…… Continue reading Sneak peek Sunday
Happy birthday, blog! Happy release day, The Antique Love! Today sees publication of both my hundredth blog post and my second novel, The Antique Love. I don’t know which one of these two I’m more excited about! (Well, yes I do. Actually it’s The Antique Love….but shush, don’t let the blog know it came in…… Continue reading Release of The Antique Love…and my 100th blog post!
Last week I wrote about the history and landscape of London’s Richmond Park, which is one of the settings in my novel, The Antique Love. (Release date 30th August 2013) Some of the action of The Antique Love also takes place in the antique shop run by the heroine, Penny. Penny’s shop contains an eclectic…… Continue reading Art nouveau, and all about antiques
“Noon was chill and misty when they reached the park. Although a scattering of hopeful crocuses had pushed their way through the grassland, the chill damp of winter continued to hang in the air. She had swathed herself in a woolly scarf and hat. Only her eyes and broad cheekbones were showing, invigorated by the…… Continue reading Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)
A few days ago I posted the cover of my next novel, The Antique Love (which will be released on 6th September 2013) here on my blog, and on my Facebook Page. I was really happy with the response to my cover. Everyone seems to love it as much as I do. So I thought…… Continue reading The Antique Love – story of a cover
What is it about antiques that people love? I could spend hours browsing in antique shops. Even my wedding and engagement rings are antiques. I love the fact there’s a mysterious story behind my rings, that they were once a gift of love and that as things of beauty they are still cherished. And I…… Continue reading A gentle story of passionate love, antiques and romance