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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Australian Romance Readers Association awards nominations….

…and yes, I’m on the list! I’m completely over the moon to announce that Christmas Reunion in Paris is in the Members Choice category of Favourite Christmas or Holiday Romances. This was the first book in a mini series based around the Harrington Park Hotel, and I’m doubly delighted, that James’ sister, Sally Harrington –…

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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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So, you’re stranded on a desert island, Susan Meier…

Forget Desert Island Discs – we’re all about the books! In the second of my occasional series of Desert Island Books blogs, I have enormous pleasure in introducing US author, Susan Meier. Susan, born in Pennsylvania, comes from a large family and puts that down to her understanding about sharing, and how love encompasses more…

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A weekend in Paris? It would be rude not to…

Read all about it! I’m blogging over at the Mills and Boon website this week about my weekend in Paris. Here’s a link = A weekend in Paris!

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What Music was I Listening to When I Wrote Christmas Reunion in Paris? Here’s my playlist

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Absent Without Leave…

January I’ve been absent from my blog this spring. There are several reasons for this, none to do with Covid19. At least I don’t think so. January was lost mostly to coughing. It was that dry, exhausting cough that was going around just before and after Christmas and it got me. I spent an entire…

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We have a jubilee!

Sixty years ago, a group of romantic novelists got together and set up an organisation to raise the status of their art. Since then, the Romantic Novelists’ Association has worked tirelessly to support not just established authors, but new writers, with their amazing New Writers’ Scheme which, over the years, has helped a huge number…

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