New year, new book!

Publication day, part 1

This is probably going to be the longest publication day in history.

Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss was supposed to be a February release. Unfortunately, something went wrong — I’ve no idea what — and the January titles were delayed so the February titles have been released in January.

It should be a simple switch, but when have things ever been simple?

The switch only applies to the paperback edition, pictured above, which is in a 2-in-1 with the amazing Kate Hardy.

And yes, after Covid messed up physical releases for so long, it is out there. Kate snapped this yesterday on the shelves in her local W H Smith. (It’s in my local, too, but I left my phone at home!)

So far, so good.

Publication day, Part 2

Alas, for those of you who are waiting for the digital edition – which to complicate things has a different cover – you will still have to wait until the 3 February release date.

Although, of course, there is nothing to stop you from pre-ordering!

My 70th book

This is my 70th book to be published by  Harlequin Mills and Boon, so what’s it all about?

Well, for those of you who are already fed up with short, grey winter days, the good news is that this is a dose of sunshine, set in early summer and with a glorious garden at its heart.

A garden which, following the death of the great aunt who raised her, is now the responsibility of Honeysuckle Rose.

It’s not a manicured, perfect garden. Honey’s aunt was a pioneer of rewilding but Lucien Grey (a front line war correspondent, who’s holed up in the house next door) is far from impressed…

From what I’ve seen of your garden, weedkiller should be at the top of your shopping list.’
   ‘Excuse me?’
   ‘You have to admit that your garden is a bit…’
   Realising he was being drawn into a conversation he hadn’t asked for, didn’t want, he stopped.
   ‘A bit…?’ she prompted and, when he refused to be tempted, a hint of a victory smile drew his gaze back to her mouth. Sweet, yielding, tasting of strawberries… ‘The word you’re struggling for, Mr Grey, is wild,’ she said, snapping him back to reality.
   ‘Are you telling me that it’s deliberate?’

Things go from bad to worse. Well,  you knew that was going to happen. Gradually, though, the garden, and Honey, work their magic on the war-damaged Lucien. Honeysuckle, however, has further to go.

Playlist

Dolly Parton – Love is Like a Butterfly
Dame Shirley Bassey = Kiss Me, Honey, Honey
Tom Hiddleston – Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Simon and Garfunkel – Here’s to you, Mrs Robinson

Redeemed by Her Midsummer Kiss will be released in both paperback and digital in Australia on January 19 (the paperback is a 2-in-1 with Kandy Shepherd) and in the US on February 3 (where you’ll have to order the paperback online) and you can buy it from your favourite store by clicking here.