Sunday, December 31, 2006


Good news! This month you get the chance to win not one, not two, but three brand new romances. Anne McAllister, Kate Walker and I have got together to celebrate the publication of our three February titles, all of which have ‘Bride’ in the title.

The books:

Theo Savas didn't need marriage. He'd been there, done that. And he wasn't about to do it again – not that it stopped nearly every single woman on the planet trying. Hitting the "world's sexiest" list didn't help either.

Theo wanted space. Maybe even a bit of celibacy. So he was furious when his Greek island hideaway was invaded by a sexy, enticing woman – especially one who claimed his home was hers

At first Martha thought Theo was just what she needed.
Sizzling passion would surely make her forget what had brought her home. She never counted on falling for him – or conceiving his child. But when she did, Martha knew she couldn't turn to Theo. He was strictly a no-strings man.

"As long as I want you, you stay — and you only leave when I give you permission to go"

Alice spent six passionate months as Domenico's mistress. But she knew he would never love her back and would soon discard her — so she left him.But now Domenico wants her back in his bed, and his terms of possession are the same as before — until he makes a discovery that changes everything: Alice is carrying his child.

For UK readers, who've already had the scrumptious Domenico, Kate has an alternative prize -- a copy of her latest book, Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride! Lucky things! Check out her blog for full details.

“Dammit, Louise,” he said, “you haven’t changed one bit –”

“Dammit, Max, neither have you!” She was on her feet, in his face. “You’re still the same arrogant, over-bearing, despotic, pig-headed idiot you always were!”

Working with Max was never going to be easy. There’s always been something between them – something they’ve done their best to ignore. Family loyalty wins, but Louise extorts a very personal price from Max for her co-operation and sparks fly from the start.

The prize:

3 winners will each receive a signed copy of all 3 brand new titles from these 3 great authors.

What do you have to do?

Not too much! Just check out each author’s web site for the full name – first name and surname -- of the bride in the named book. When you have all 3, send them via the email link on each of the authors’ web sites.

Each author will be collecting their own entries to this contest so if you enter on each web site, this means you have three chances to win.

How to enter:
From Liz Fielding’s website, just put your answers in an email with HERE COME THE BRIDES in the subject line and hit send.

Closing date: February 1st 2007

And keep your eye on my blog -- and Anne’s and Kate’s -- throughout January for further updates and news. You never know what might happen . . .

Saturday, December 30, 2006


The last year has flown by in such a rush and I can hardly believe it's over. I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone of you for your support, your kind words, the pleasure of your company.
I wish you and your families health, happiness and peace in the coming year. May your wildest dreams come true.

Coming very soon...

If winning books is on the "dreams" list, you might want to drop by next week for the chance to win not one, but three brand new titles from Anne McAllister, Kate Walker and myself. The "Brides" are coming...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


I've given up on mass Christmas card sending -- this year the money is going to support women in the third world wanting to set up their businesses. This is my cyber alternative, available to everyone who visits my website and blog.

I wish you all the most merry of Christmas times and a New Year filled with love, success and happiness in equal measure.

With love


Friday, December 15, 2006


A quick glance at has revealed that the 3-in-1 romance STRICTLY BUSINESS, three novellas written by Penny Jordan, Hannah Barnard and myself, is now on sale in France. It's called COUP DE FOUDRE AU BUREAU.

My contribution was a bit a romp featuring Jude somebody, and Talie somebody -- it's been a while since I wrote it and Christmas is sapping my brain cells -- and takes place largely in New York. Well I had to justify all that sightseeing to the taxman somehow!

I know what a coup de foudre is and I know what a bureau is. Lighting Strikes in the Office? I like it!

Francophiles click here for more.
A Writers Life

Accordng to a column in The Independent, traditionally, there have been two models for being a writer.

To find out more click here.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


I'm beginning to understand the sudden lack of messages on the blog. Beta is driving me crazy. It's fine for posting, managing the blog, all that stuff. But visit someone else's blog and try to leave a message and you have to sign in with your Google account. Fine if you've got one... Maybe. I was just at Barbara Hannay's blog and Google refused to recognise me and after three attempts I gave up. I was concerned that it wouldn't let me into my own blog, but here I am, no problem.

I suppose it will stop spam posting, which is great, but if it stops everyone else, that seems like one step forward, two back to me.

Monday, December 11, 2006


I've been updated to the new "Beta" Blogger. It looks just the same on the outside, but it's supposed to be "better" on the inside. We'll see.


Everyone seems to have been having excess of weather. Too much rain, too much wind. We've lost the cladding that covers the shed roof -- well, not so much lost it as got it spread all over a lawn too soggy to venture onto. And the power went out, too. Not a general cut, with the entire hillside in darkness. Just us.

It felt very personal.

Picture me, at four o'clock on a very dark morning, a cell phone with a dodgy signal clamped to my ear, standing in the pouring rain in the middle of the road in my nightie and raincoat. Enough to frighten the cows.

Some jolly nice men, heroes all, who are out in terrible weather, turned up two hours later to fix us and no sooner than they'd knocked the door than were immediately called away to an "emergency".

We dug out the camping stove, made coffee and waited.

By nine-thirty, bless them, they had returned and fixed us. The branch of a tree had rubbed a power line down the road.

Now we just need the weather to stop doing "stuff" long enough to fix the shed roof.

A very small drama compared with the stuff that happened in London last week, but I really could do without all this excitement. I have a book to write...


Apparently the Guardian blog is the place to find out, with help from the likes of Michael Crighton. Good luck!

Friday, December 08, 2006


I can't think why anyone but a library would want to buy a hardback edition of any of my books -- they aren't cheap -- but for some reason Amazon are running a special on THE SECRET LIFE OF LADY GABRIELLA. For the incredibly low price of £8.08, you can reserve a copy of this scintillating romance and read it two months before the paperback crowd.


I suppose if you had an Amazon voucher for Christmas and just didn't know what to do with it, it might make sense. :)

No, I thought not, but there's an excerpt on my website if you want to check it out just for fun.

Oh, and if you're ordering at, you might prefer to go for the US version which, at the moment, is cheaper than the UK edition.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I've noticed on my Blogger map, that I get visits from Italy. Ciao! Here is something just for you!

This month, THE FIVE YEAR BABY SECRET is having an outing in Italy. For those who speak Italian (it's top of my New Year resolution list to learn) there are more details here.

And for everyone, look out for a brand new contest: --

February is going to be "Brides" month with books by
Anne McAllister, Kate Walker and Liz Fielding.
We'll be running a competition with all three books as prizes in January, so for a chance to get a steal on the market, stay tuned.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


I've just ordered the last but one of the Bella Brides books online at Mills & Boon and can't wait to read more about what Max got up to before I started work on him! The covers have been universally gorgeous and "sheikhs" are always hot, so I'm really looking forward to this one. For an excerpt and background, click here

I'm working on a sheikh of my own at the moment. Zahir made his bow in The Sheikh's Guarded Heart and I rather took to a young man who'd been ordered, by family, to keep an eye on his grieving cousin, and did his duty without complaint even when he'd have far rather been out there doing his "own thing". There's another "duty" looming. His father wants a grandson. Suitable brides are being lined up. He knows it makes sense...

Okay, I admit it, any excuse to post a picture of a man with a lot on his mind -- especially if he's in the bath --