Saturday, July 23, 2011

BLOG PARTY - THE RECOVERY!


Good morning!  How are you all feeling!

I don't know about you but I need a long glass of orange juice to pick me up after a week of partying.

There's still some fun to be had - and the butlers are all still on hand to cater to your every whim, so do keep them busy!

Meanwhile, I'll say a huge thank to all the friends who dropped by to help me celebrate this week.  You have all been stars.

And here is a round up of all books winners - including the last two days, so if you haven't got in touch with addresses and so forth, well, call up one of the butlers and get them to send an email now.  (They all take dictation very well!)

Here's the list -

Nicola Marsh - Morton
Jessica Hart - Roz and Sheree
Anna Campbell - Nell, Jenny Swartz and Jane O'Reilly
Kate Walker - Tammy and Raven
Lesley Cookman - Tammy and Nas
Ally Blake - Helen
Sophie Page - Alexandra
Christine Stovell - Teresa Morgan
Nell Dixon - ChrisCross
Donna Alward - Stevie
Jan Jones - Michele L
Phillipa - Wendy McD
Kate Hardy - Stevie
Soraya Lane - Helen

You can send your details to me at liz at lizfielding dot com and I'll pass them on to the lovely authors who donated these door prizes.

Now, a party to celebrate my career wouldn't be a party without a prize from the host.  So, what will it be?

One of my books, I think for everyone who visited me this week, including the authors.  (Tough on Kate Hardy, who has read them all, but I will think of something...)

leave a note in the comment column saying which one you'd like (and whether paper or eBook) and I'll try and sort you out a copy  I don't have spares of some of the early books, although quite a few are available now as eBooks - with more on the way very shortly.

In the meantime, while you tuck into breakfast, I'll introduce the hero of my 60th book, FLIRTING WITH ITALIAN - Matteo di Serrone, who is discovering that a cool English rose can be more of a handful than he bargained for.

Here's a little taster...


‘Out.  Now,’ he said.
     Sarah looked back helplessly at the mess, but he headed for the door and she barely had time to scoop up her bag and cardigan before they were through it and heading down the stairs.    
     ‘Where are we going?’ she gasped, as they burst into the warm evening and, as if coming to his senses, he finally let her go.  Pushed his hands deep into his pockets.
     ‘Anywhere.  Nowhere.  Just out.’  He glanced at her as they headed down the cobbled hill.  ‘Did I hurt you?’
     ‘No.’
     He stopped, looked at her.
     ‘No,’ she repeated, with a gesture that was pure Roman.  ‘I’m not being “nice”, Matteo,’ she said, walking on, leaving him to follow.                                
    ‘I believe you,’ he said, falling in beside her.  ‘Nice girls don’t kiss like that.’  He rubbed at his lower lip.  Smiled a touch ruefully.  ‘You bit me.’
     She’d bitten him?
    He was right.  She didn’t kiss like that.  At least she hadn’t until now.  But then she’d never felt like that.  Been so completely out of control.  
     ‘Do you expect me to apologise?’ she asked.
     ‘I wasn’t complaining.’  He glanced at her.  ‘Do you want me to?’
     ‘Complain?’ she said, choosing to misunderstand. 
     ‘Apologise.’
     Her turn to stop.  ‘No, Matteo.’  She was free, unencumbered by any responsibilities except to herself.  ‘I don’t want anything from you that you can’t give me naked.’
     ‘Let’s go back…’
     ‘I want a lover,’ she said.  ‘A man who will make memories to keep me warm when I’m old.  Memories that will shock my grandchildren.  Make me smile when I’m dying.’
     ‘We should definitely go back…’
     She was trying to be cool, but he had this way of getting beneath her skin and she was fighting a losing battle against a smile.  Who wouldn’t want a man who couldn’t trust himself alone in a room with her? 
     Any woman would smile.
     ‘No, you’re fine,’ she said.  ‘You’ve already passed the physical-’
     He practically choked.                                   
     ‘You are outrageous.’
     ‘Am I?’  He was right, she was.  Tom would not have recognised her.  She scarcely recognised herself.  ‘It’s your bad influence.  You are turning me into a diva.’
     ‘I admit only to liberating the diva within.  A role you appear to have taken to with genuine enthusiasm.’
     She looked at him sideways from beneath her lashes.  ‘If I’m shocking you, you can withdraw at any time.’ 
     ‘That, amore mio, is an offer you may live to regret,’ he said, not bothering to hide his amusement as she blushed.
     A woman, a diva, interviewing a potential lover did not blush.

Does November seem a long way off?  It'll be here before we know it and I have book # 61 to write before then.  

In the meantime, if you haven't yet downloaded a copy of WILD JUSTICE, it's free, for a very short while, at Amazon.  There's a link on the sidebar.

Thanks, all of you for being such fun this week.  It's been a blast.  And before you go - don't forget to tell me what book you'd like!



21 comments:

Anna Campbell said...

Liz, it's been SUCH a fun party! Thank you for inviting me and thank you to all your wonderful guests and commenters.

Seriously? A book for everyone! The book of yours I really want to read is the one that comes before A WEDDING AT LEOPARD TREE LODGE. As you know, AWALTL is one of my favourite romances of all time. I'd love to reqd the prequel. I think it's THE BRIDE'S BABY, isn't it?

Anna Campbell said...

Oh, and no e-reader so paper, please. I definitely owe you a drink when I see you!

By the way, can't wait for FLIRTING WITH THE ITALIAN!

Liz Fielding said...

It's yours, Anna.

(For anyone with an eReader The Bride's Baby is available free to download just about everywhere!)

Jenny Schwartz said...

Oh help, talk about my lucky day -- and it ought to be all your celebration, Liz, but I'm very grateful. I've won a copy of Anna's rascally rake and now, could I have a digital copy of "Wedded in a Whirlwind"? I've fallen in love with my kindle, and would love to read it on that screen. Just looking through your books on Amazon had me smiling with happy memories. I guess you'll need my email addy

jenny711 {AT} bigpond {dot} net {dot} au

thanks again!

Nas Dean said...

Hi Liz,

Am I counted? I missed most of the days because as you know sometimes life just gets in the way!

I already read The Bride's Baby and it was wonderful!

Would love to read A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge.....

Jan Jones said...

You are v generous, Liz. I have most of yours, I think, but seem to be missing Leopard Tree Lodge.

Helen said...

Firstly Liz again let me congratulate you and thank you soo much for a wonderful party whoo hoo.

I would love a copy of A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge and I have an e reader so an e book would be fine

Thanks you so much

Have Fun
Helen

Jane said...

Thanks for all the fun, Liz. I would love a copy of "Mistletoe and the Lost Stiletto" in print if available.

Nell Dixon said...

I'd love Tempted by trouble - I missed it when it came out - I think the cover distracted me. Thank you so much for doing this it's fab, I don't mind e book or paper whichever is easier for you.

jane o'reilly said...

I would very much like a paper copy of wedding a leopard tree lodge, such a great giveaway, thank you very much Liz! I have emailed my address.

Lesley Cookman said...

It was a lovely party, Liz, thank you. Waiting for the addresses for my winners!

Anna Campbell said...

Liz,can't wait. And thank you for your generosity!

Hey, everyone who's ordered Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge, you have SUCH a treat waiting for you. I LOVE that book!

Alexandra said...

Congratulations once again, Liz. I've had fun reading the blogs and the comments, and I won a book! Many thanks to Sophie Paige - I look forward to receiving it. Could I also have a copy of A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge? Thank you.

Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Hi Liz,

I will send you an email. I feel so lucky that I won 2 books.

For your book, I would love a paper copy of Tempted By Trouble

Thanks for the fun party and your generosity.

Liz Fielding said...

Books are already in the post box across the road for Alexandra, Jane O'R, and Jan - and in cyberspace for Jenny

I have to hunt out a couple of addresses which I know I have somewhere, but Jane and Helen, I need yours - send them to liz at lizfielding dot com

Kaelee said...

Hi Liz ~ I'm just checking in after a very long two and one half days taking care of my niece's three kids. I couldn't believe how much noise they can make.
I only commented on two days and I just won a book from you not too long ago. I'm really looking forward to Flirting With Italian when it comes out. That's quite the teaser. I'll be able to preorder it in November.

Liz Fielding said...

Hi Kaelee - sounds like you've had a busy time. (A moment's pause for all those mothers who now have six weeks with the kids at home! - I hope the sun shines for you.)

I hope you're got time for a little toes up, time to spoil yourself now.

Soraya Lane - Romance Author said...

I need a new winner! Liz, I think you forgot to put my winner's name up, but it was Helen and she also won another book from me the next day at another blog! She has kindly asked me to give my book away to someone else, so I'd like to give a UK 2-in-1 version of The Army Ranger's Return to jeffrivera ... if you're reading this send me an email through my website. www.sorayalane.com

Thanks!
-Soraya

PS As much as I'd love one of your books Liz, I'm not going to ask you to pay for postage all the way to NZ!!

Soraya Lane - Romance Author said...

I need a new winner! Liz, I think you forgot to put my winner's name up, but it was Helen and she also won another book from me the next day at another blog! She has kindly asked me to give my book away to someone else, so I'd like to give a UK 2-in-1 version of The Army Ranger's Return to jeffrivera ... if you're reading this send me an email through my website. www.sorayalane.com

Thanks!
-Soraya

PS As much as I'd love one of your books Liz, I'm not going to ask you to pay for postage all the way to NZ!!

Liz Fielding said...

That's so lovely of Helen, Soraya! So sorry I missed you from the list - have added you in now.

I hope you've heard from Jeffrivera!

And don't worry about postage - just email me with your addy and your book choice!

Michele L. said...

Oh wow, you are so generous Liz! I would love "Tempted by Trouble". I don't have an e-reader so if you have a print copy that would be great!

Many congrats! I e-mailed this morning with mailing info on Jan Jones book. Thank you so much!