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The allure of art nouveau

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

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A post about free books, reviews, and how to win Amazon vouchers

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

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Release of The Antique Love…and my 100th blog post!

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!

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Art nouveau, and all about antiques

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

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Richmond Park (Incorporating setting in the theme of your novel)

“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)

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The Antique Love – story of a cover

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