Wednesday, December 30, 2009


... enjoying the snow this Christmas!

From left to right, Milo, Kees, Flynn and Bob.

It's my last blog of the year.  Time to look back and remember at all the great stuff that's happened and forward to that wonderful sense of a clean sheet that comes every first of January.

Thanks so much for spending time with me, sharing the great moments, your own memories, joys.  For buying the books, or borrowing them from the library and coming here to talk about them.  And well, for just being so .... nice.  I hope you all had a terrific holiday.

If, like me, you've indulged yourself rotten over the holidays, you'll be brimming over with resolutions about getting fit, losing weight, getting on top of stuff.  Getting the pages written every day BEFORE you open the email.  I may even keep them!

In the meantime, all my very best wishes for a fabulous new year.  May it be special, filled with unexpected delights, the fulfilment of dreams and ambitions and great books.

See you all in 2010!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Hi everyone! I'm over at the Pink Heart Society today with my Male on Monday.

Click on the link to see who it is!


And HER DESERT DREAM is on special offer at eHarlequin!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This is Duchess who, with her partner Saddleback guards our gate.

Every Christmas they each get a scarf of tinsel to raise a smile from people passing through the village and I wanted to share a little our home with you this Christmas, and to thank everyone for taking time out of your busy lives to stop by and say hello, chat about books, heroes, shoes, family and food and all those other good things that make life special.

A very happy Christmas to you all.

May your day be merry and bright,
  may your New Year bring you
good health, comfort, cheer
and the fulfilment of your
most cherished dreams.


Friday, December 18, 2009

Happy Christmas 
and a bundle of goodies from 
Harlequin Romance Authors

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


It's party time at the Harlequin Community and here's your invitation to drop in, chat, share the day with Harlequin Romance authors at our Open House

There are prizes to be won and fun to be had and I look forward to seeing you all there.

And on Friday, Harlequin Romance authors will be launching their own big holiday giveaway with books from a bunch of HR authors, so do drop in at our blog

And while I'm here, I wanted to share a glorious morning we had here in Wales last week.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


I've done it! I finally stopped dithering and taken the plunge and bought myself an eReader as an early Christmas present.

I've been thinking about it since this time last year when I saw a Sony eReader at Waterstones in Bath. But it so crowded with Christmas shoppers that I couldn't cope with the crush. But now Mills & Boon have got together with Sony and produced this fabulous pink limited edition version and it's on a special offer at the M&B website. (UK only - sorry!) You also get three ready loaded books, plus a voucher for ten more.

Reader, I clicked!

If you want to check it out, here's a link You'll see it as one of the options on the rolling bar at the top of the page.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


I'm tidying up the last book, ploughing on with Santa's Secret Elf, and barely lifting my head from the desk. But people are out there having fun.

Do drop by for the TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS at Donna Alward's blog. There's a book being given away each day (including one of mine) and a big prize at the end.

There is also going to be a big prize with books from a load of Harlequin "Romance" authors in December, which will be feature on our series blog, our blogs at eHarlequin and our Facebook Fan page. (Links on the side bar)

I had a little Christmas present of a sort this week when I picked a link on How to Start Your Romance Novel by Literary Agent
Chuck Sambuchino here

How lovely when an agent's blog features the opening of one your books to demonstrate how it's done!

And last, the British women's writing magazine MSLEXIA, which I've subscribed to since it first launched, featured the launch party of LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT - an anthology of short stories from the Romantic Novelists' Associations finest to celebrate their 50th anniversary coming up in 2010.

I'm sucking up all photos and reports since I had to miss it due to a horrible cold which just won't quit.