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Mystery, superstition and romance in the novel In the Mouth of the Wolf

Today is release day for my novel In the Mouth of the Wolf – hooray! The book is a re-release of A Year of Light and Shadows, with a fresh new cover that I love. I decided to change the title, too, to reflect the fact that one of the big themes of the story…… Continue reading Mystery, superstition and romance in the novel In the Mouth of the Wolf

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The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1

It’s a great please to welcome romance author, friend and fellow Romantic Novelists’ Association member Marie Laval today. I got to know Marie through my first novel, The Silk Romance, which is set in Lyon, which is where Marie comes from. I first interviewed Marie here on my blog almost five years ago, and since…… Continue reading The supernatural story of the Blue Men of the Scottish sea @MarieLaval1

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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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Good to meet you…author Kate Blackadder (@k_blackadder)

It’s a real pleasure to welcome Scottish author Kate Blackadder today. Kate is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the author of  more than fifty short stories and serials for magazines such as The People’s Friend.  Today Kate is here as part of a blog tour for the release of her first full-length…… Continue reading Good to meet you…author Kate Blackadder (@k_blackadder)

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#Mystery, #romance, and a delicious French-Scottish #recipe for Petticoat Tails

Today sees the release of my romantic suspense collection, A Year of Light and Shadows. Hooray! And it’s an excuse to show my lovely cover again here (I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of it :) ) On the release of Palace of Deception (Book One in the Year of Light and Shadows collection) I…… Continue reading #Mystery, #romance, and a delicious French-Scottish #recipe for Petticoat Tails

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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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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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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