Monday, July 25, 2016

Twenty-five per cent off Harlequin Romance

Hurry, hurry, hurry -
it's Christmas in July at Harlequin!

 
Click the link and stock up with Harlequin Romance for the summer - use the HOHOHO16 code and they are all 25% off at Harlequin July 25, 26, 27


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lipgloss Lollies for ice cream lovers...

My lovely daughter - knowing my love of all things ice cream - spotted these cute lipgloss lollies and sent me one. I've now grabbed a handful to add to my "goody box" and I'll add one to the signed book that one of my newsletter subscribers wins each month

This month's newsletter will also have a free read of Melting Mr Frosty's Heart.

(Hint: you can sign up on the sidebar just there on the right!)



Friday, July 08, 2016

Get a free download of Melting Mr Frosty's Heart

Those of you who've been with me for a while will know I have a bit of a thing for ice cream. Three books - Tempted By Trouble, Anything But Vanilla and Vettori's Damsel in Distress - have charted the romances of the three Amery sisters who founded the ice cream events business "Scoop!".

Often one book will lead to a spin-off - great characters cannot be left dangling while the main event sweeps on to its inevitable conclusion.

Two such characters were that magician with ice cream, Ria (Knickerbocker Gloria, herself) and uptight millionaire with a passion for opera, Graeme Laing.

Sorrel Amery's parting gift to him was to tell him that Ria loved the opera. Great Uncle Basil's response was that she would "shake the creases out of his pants".

Melting Mr Frosty's Heart is a short story that catches up with the moment when Graeme, much against his better judgement, decides to ask her to join him in his box at Covent Garden.

Will she say yes? Do opposites ever attract? And what happens to his pants?

This short story on pre-sale at moment with an August 1st release date for just .99c.

Or you could sign up for my newsletter and get it free a whole week before it goes on sale. That's right, My newsletter subscribers will be getting a secret link where they can read it free.

It's a gift to my wonderful readers, some of whom have been reading my newsletter from the first issue. Total treasures.

And here, just in case you're not already thoroughly tempted, is the cover.


Friday, July 01, 2016

It's summer and the reading is easy...


It's July - time to put your feet up in the garden with a glass of something cold within reach and great read to hand - so click to download these four fabulous new Harlequin Romances from fan favourite authors Susan Meier, Marion Lennox, Bella Bucannon and Kandy Shepherd.



They are also available in paperback and as individual downloads.

And just for today (1st July) its #FreebieFriday at Harlequin so click here to buy all four of these books using voucher code JUL16FR and you'll get one free.

And if you're looking for a Liz Fielding - this is my click for a perfect summer read.


"I laughed all the way through..."

Have a wonderful summer.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ten Mixed Messages on Procrastination

Ten high achievers offer their take on procrastination...



"We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate."
Erica Jong

"What is deferred is not avoided."
Thomas Moore

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
 Stephen King

“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”
Ellen DeGeneres

 “I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do - the day after.”
Oscar Wilde

“My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, 'Just wait.”
Judy Tenuta 


 “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will--tomorrow.”
Gloria Pitzer

 “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.”
Mark Twain

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/procrastination.html
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf
1.“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.”
Erica Jong

2.“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

3.“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

4. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.”
Pablo Picasso

5.“You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood. What mood is that? Last-minute panic.”
Bill Watterson

6. “The scholar’s greatest weakness: calling procrastination research.”
Stephen King

7. “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
George Bernard Shaw


8.“What is deferred is not avoided.”
Thomas More

9. “Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.”
Hilary Mantel

10.“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James
- See more at: http://completelynovel.com/articles/10-procrastination-busting-quotations#sthash.cSW0vXEv.dpuf

Monday, June 06, 2016

The Sheikh's Temporary Princess?

The good news is that my latest book is now going through the long procedure that starts after I've finished it and my editor has said "Yes!"

Copy-editing (to catch the boring stuff like typing errors, spelling mistakes, whether I got into a muddle with my time-line and that my heroine's eyes didn't change colour half way through. (None of that happened!)

It's still without a title, although in my head it will always be The Sheikh's Temporary Princess. I'll let you know what the combined might of editorial, marketing and the tealady decide when they've made up their mind.

The publication date - so far - is February 2017 which seems a very long time to wait here's link to my Pinterest page where I gathered loads of lovely inspirational pictures of jewellery, clothes, shaded courtyards and of course my hero.

Meanwhile, allow me to introduce Sheikh Ibraham al-Ansari (Bram to those who know him), former downhill race ski champion, superb horseman - the disgraced and disinherited heir to the throne of Umm al-Basr.

He's in a jam. (Make that another jam.)  He's got a temporary PA from the fabulous Garland Agency  - the uber efficient Ruby Dance - but what he really needs is a temporary wife.

"Garland Girls" have a legendary status, but will this "Girl" live up to the billing and save him from an arranged marriage?

Serial Liz Fielding fans will remember that Amanda Garland first appeared in her brother's story, Dating Her Boss and I thought she was so interesting that I wrote her own story. It's told in the The Baby Plan.

Oh, and her step-daughter, Sadie Redford, runs the car hire company that gave things a helping hand in the Sheikh's Unsuitable Bride. Which reminds me. Sadie really deserves her own happy ending.