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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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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Book bargains to see you through the holiday

Times are tough and reading is helping to get us through, so these are a few of my books that are on special offer at the moment. Click the titles for the links. Available worldwide These two full length sizzling romances are available everywhere at this price, and on all platforms. Wild Justice is the…

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Waiting for the reviews. The nail biting nervousness of a blog tour…

…the romance {oh, the romance!)… I absolutely have to share this review of Christmas Reunion in Paris from “Being Anne” This is my first ever blog tour and I’m happy to sat that I’ve had some wonderful reviews – they are all in my twitter feed – but  I was  nervous about this one. Anne…

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Are you missing the beach?

Half price! Missing sun, sea and sand as the darker days loom?  This six-story, six-author anthology, BEACH HUT SURPRISE is on offer this week to carry you off to brighter days. And to make you smile. Who’s there? Lovers, of course. But vampires? A body? Other, even stranger, visitors? And in a town called Little Piddling,…

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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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Lockdown has kept us all closer to home…

…and I’ve been reading a lot more! …and, if we’re lucky, given us a little more time to read. Like many romance authors, because of the fear of inadvertently picking up phrases from other books, I read very ittle romance in my own genre. IFor relaxation, I love crime novels, but the ones that are…

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What I’ve been doing in lockdown…

The novella… First, I have been writing. My novella “Past Echoes” was finally finished mid-May and will be published in this anthology by Liberta Books at the end of June, along with stories by Sarah Mallory, Lesley Cookman, Sophie Weston, Joanna Maitland and Louise Allen. Who’s there? Lovers, vampires… A body? Little Piddling is a…

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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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