Children In Read Auction 2021

Children in Read 2021 This year’s Children In Read Official Author’s and Illustrators’ Auction for BBC Children in Need IS NOW OPEN!!! There are hundreds of fabulous signed books, all donated by their authors for this great cause. There are lots from fabulous romance authors Sophie Kinsella, Sarah Morgan, Carol Drinkwater, Phillips Ashley, Jill Mansell…

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Celebrating a Win with a Giveaway!

Winner! I’m total thrillled to announce that Eve Bliss and Kit Merchant, the hero and heroine of A Secret, a Safari, a Second Chance, my contribution to the mini series “Destination Brides” have won the “Couples” category in the Still Moments Magazine: 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards This story about a second chance love is very special…

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On a desert island with author, Michelle Douglas

It all started with a koala… Making up stories of her own has always been one of Michelle’s passions. She received her first rejection letter at the age of ten for Keri the Koala Baby, and has been writing ever since. A love of literature led her to major in English at the University of…

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Can you tell a book by its cover?

The Classic I have been writing for Mills and Boon for thirty years. My first book was accepted in 1991 and published in December 1992. It had the classic retro cover that I still love. Sadly, I only had two books with this cover design (although more of that later) when M&B went for a…

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Back to the desert island with Jill Barry…

This month I have so much pleasure in welcoming a dear friend, Jill Barry, to my blog to talk about the books she’d take with her to a desert island. Jill and I met many years ago as founder members of the Carmarthenshire chapter (now the Cariad Chapter) of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. Having discovered…

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What books will Ella Hayes take to her desert island?

Ella Hayes put her career change down to a “mid-life moment”. After decades of hauling cameras about filming everything from moths mating to athletes competing in the 1993 Barcelona Paralympics, in 2017 she started a master’s degree in Writing Practice and Study at Dundee University. It was a wise decision as, in that same year…

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Welcome this month’s castaway, romance author Andrea Bolter…

…to my desert island. In a homage to the British radio programme, Desert Island Discs, which has been running for 70 years with guests as different as politicians, scientists, astronauts, actors, writers and musicians, and First Lady, Michelle Obama, – named by broadcasting experts as the “greatest radio programme of all time” – she’ll be…

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Christmas week kindle deal for US readers!

This is just a fly-by post to let you know that Christmas Reunion in Paris is on a special offer from 21-27 December in the US.  Perfect timing to treat yourself. Here’s a reminder of a few of the things people have said about this book – “..this was a story packed with emotion, with…

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Rachael Stewart’s debut for Harlequin Romance

Definitely tempted! January sees the debut Harlequin Romance debut of “Dare” author Rachael Stewart.   I have an interview with Rachael booked for next year, when I am going to strand her on my desert island, but I couldn’t pass up the arrival of her first Harlequin Romance/Mills and Boon True Love this month. (You may…

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Sophie Pembroke shares her desert island book choices…

This month on my desert island we have Sophie Pembroke… Sophie writes very British women’s fiction novels for Orion, Avon and HQ, and short romances for Mills & Boon / Harlequin Romance. She has been dreaming, reading and writing romance ever since she read her first Mills & Boon as part of her English Literature…

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