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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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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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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Release Day Part 2!

Once Upon a Time… …books were released in the UK, US and Australia on the same day. This time, the UK edition hit the shelves back on August 8, but it was September before the US and Australian editions emerged from their chrysalis. I really love this Australia cover! Reviews are already coming in at…

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Destination Brides!

A new mini series… I have a new book in the works, which will be released  in September. It”s part of a four book mini series called Destination Brides that I’ve written with Donna Alward,, whose wonderful Summer Escape with the Tycoon will be released any day now, Nina Singh and Barbara Wallace. Four young…

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How to build a book…dogs included…

Just a quick note to let you know that I’m blogging at Liberta Books, my other home today, on how I built my latest book, The Billionaire’s Convenient Bride. There are dogs! This is my muse, Dora the dachshund.

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Writing Romance: 5 Tropes That Readers Love

…if you’re approaching an established publisher it’s always a good idea to begin with something they know will sell…

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Cover reveal…

February sees the publication of my latest Harlequin Romance, The Sheikh’s Convenient Princess – and here’s the fabulous cover! Here’s a sneak peak… Qa’lat al Mina’a, perched high on its rocky promontory, shimmered like a mirage in the soft pink haze of the setting sun. Far below, beyond a perfect curve of white sand, a…

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