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Have your romance novel title in print…and win a lovely prize!

If you’ve followed my blog for a while you’ll know that over the past year I published two romantic suspense novellas – Palace of Deception and The Scottish Diamond. I’m planning to combine these two novellas into one full-length print edition (and into a boxed set for the ebook version), along with a short story that will bring…… Continue reading Have your romance novel title in print…and win a lovely prize!

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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!

Christmas · short stories

Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes

I’m really thrilled to announce that our holiday short story anthology – Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes – is now available for pre-order. The anthology was put together by a group of authors I belong to called Exquisite Quills. Romance authors are well-known for being supportive of one another, and this …… Continue reading Exquisite Christmas: 21 romance authors share stories and recipes

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Romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is “page-burning” – and it’s #free!

This weekend my romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is FREE on Amazon, from today – 30th October 2015 – until Sunday 1st November 2015. (You’ll find download links at the end of this post.) I don’t often mention my reviews on my blog, as I like to use this space to talk about other…… Continue reading Romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is “page-burning” – and it’s #free!

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What to do when you’re stood up (It involves eating cake)

If you follow my blog regularly you’ll know every Tuesday I interview a fellow author. Today, though, for the second week running, my author hasn’t shown up. Was it something I said? So here I am, with a big pot of tea and a Red Velvet cake specially baked, and no one to talk to.…… Continue reading What to do when you’re stood up (It involves eating cake)

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Eight of the best doppelgängers in fiction

My romantic suspense novella, Palace of Deception, features a trope that’s run through many stories in one form or another for centuries: the doppelgänger, or double. I love this theme. I’ve always found the whole idea of having a double fascinating, ever since I was a child. How amazing it would be to bump into…… Continue reading Eight of the best doppelgängers in fiction

recipes · romantic suspense

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.