Promo: Katie Ruggle – Hold Your Breath

I discovered Katie Ruggle’s books a couple of weeks ago and loved them. I read all four books in about two weeks, and thoroughly enjoyed the characters in them. They were fun, exciting and romantic – what more could you want? Hold Your Breath is the first full length book in the series, but there is also a novella, which …

Shakespeare – like another language

The other night I discovered a movie I hadn’t watched by Joss Whedon. I’m a huge fan of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, plus his Marvel work and I’d heard that some of the actors who had been in those series, were also in the movie – Much Ado About Nothing.

Water Park Fun

I had a really great day today at a pop-up water park. The concept sounds kind of strange but it’s basically where all the rides are inflatable and can be moved around the country. I received the tickets for Christmas and I went with my husband and my brother and sister-in-law and their two young boys. We chose the perfect …

Advertising ROI

There are some newsletters and blogs which allow you to advertise a book for free and there are others you have to pay for. I checked out the popularity of the websites using Alexa and only paid for the promotion if they had decent newsletter numbers or a high hit rate ranking. In the end I spent about $330 on my …

Promo: Demelza Carlton – Awaken

Demelza Carlton has a new series, and she’s retelling fairy tales. I’ve got to say it sounds exciting and the covers are all gorgeous. The next in the series, book 2, is Awaken and it’s out today. Amazon Website A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all. Once upon a time… Lord Siward intended …

Research Trip – Volunteer Fire Fighters

When I think about summer in Australia I think of the hot sun, the beaches, the sea breeze and the flies. But I also think about bush fires and how they can rage across the land with such incredible power. It’s always interested me and I knew I wanted one of my heroines to be a volunteer fire fighter. While …

Research Trip – Occupations

When I started writing my new series, I decided I needed to know the basic premise of each book before I started. The books are linked by four friends, in fact the tagline of the series is: Four childhood friends, one coastal town, and a whole lot of trouble. So I needed to come up with occupations for my four …

Place to Belong Released!

Today is release day for Place to Belong, the final book in The Flanagan Sisters series. I’m a little nervous about this one, as it’s my first male/male romance. I really hope you love Sean and Hayden as much as I do. Website Sean Flanagan has spent a lifetime alone and rejected, constantly hiding who he really is. With a …