novels · romance

The Master’s Wife – a sweeping historical romance set in Egypt

It was a great pleasure to interview fellow Accent Press author Jane Jackson last year, on release of her historical romance, The Consul’s Daughter (you can read Jane’s interview here). I’m delighted to welcome Jane back today, with a fascinating article on the history behind her sequel, The Master’s Wife. The Master’s Wife Jane Jackson…… Continue reading The Master’s Wife – a sweeping historical romance set in Egypt

authors · books · romance

Another Glass of Champagne – a new release from @JennyKaneAuthor

I interviewed fellow Accent Press author Jenny Kane last year (interview here) and it’s a great pleasure to welcome the lovely Jenny back to my blog again today to tell us about her new novel Another Glass of Champagne. Congratulations on release, Jenny! From Coffee to Champagne by Jenny Kane This month I am celebrating the release…… Continue reading Another Glass of Champagne – a new release from @JennyKaneAuthor

authors · books · Christmas · recipes · romance

A delicious recipe for almond macaroons, plus a dramatic Scottish 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

authors · books · novels · romance

Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

Summer in northern England has been a bit of a wash out this year, and the skies here are gloomy again today, so I’m hoping my guest has brought some southern sunshine with her. The kettle’s on, and I have a big plate of scones, cream, and jam ready especially. Now I’m waiting for my…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jane Jackson

authors · books · novels · romance

Good to meet you…author Gilli Allan

I’m absolutely delighted to welcome author Gilli Allan today. Gilli and I share a couple of things in common. We’re both members of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association, and we both have recent releases with UK publisher Accent Press. Gilli is also one of the friendliest and most supportive authors I know. It’s been great…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Gilli Allan

author interview · authors · romance

Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

It’s lovely to introduce Jenny Harper today. Jenny is a member of the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association, and I met her last year at the RNA’s conference, along with a brilliant group of Scottish authors. Good to talk to you again, Jenny. Welcome to a spring-like England! Whereabouts in Scotland do you live, Jenny? I…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Jenny Harper

books · novels · romance

An uplifting Afghan proverb and some exciting news

I have exciting news to share today. On December 11th my latest novel, A Way from Heart to Heart, will be released by Accent Press. This novel is a new venture for me. Although a romance lies at the heart of the story, it’s a much wider-ranging novel than my previous two. There is a…… Continue reading An uplifting Afghan proverb and some exciting news

fairytale retelling · hallowe'en

Terrifying fairy tales for Hallowe’en

When I was a child I was fascinated by fairy tales, and I still love them today. I love anything with a fairy tale feel to it, from Stardust or The Princess Bride, to C.S. Lewis’s tales of Narnia, or romance novel retellings such as The Cinderella Deal, by Jennifer Crusie. A lot of people…… Continue reading Terrifying fairy tales for Hallowe’en

authors · books · short stories

Some spooky stories for Hallowe’en…

Last week a collection of spooky stories called Shiver was released by UK publisher Accent Press, in time for Hallowe’en. I’ve been gripped to the stories all weekend. Some are creepy, some made me laugh out loud, some are eerily atmospheric, but all of them are a great read. My story in the collection is…… Continue reading Some spooky stories for Hallowe’en…