Promo – Michelle Diener: Dark Horse

Michelle Diener has written historical novels, fantasy and is now turning to science-fiction in her latest release. To Buy Amazon | B&N | iBooks | KOBO Some secrets carry the weight of the world. Rose McKenzie may be far from Earth with no way back, but she’s made a powerful ally–a fellow prisoner with whom she’s formed a strong bond. …

Favourite Cosy Mysteries

I did something I haven’t done in ages last weekend – I spent the afternoon on the couch, under my quilt and read a fun cosy mystery – Nefarious Doings by Ilsa Evans. I can’t remember the last time I read a cosy mystery and yet I read hundreds of them when I was a child. I loved Nancy Drew, …

Practice makes perfect

I have spent so much time in the garden over the last month that I’m almost sick of it! It’s partially my own fault because I have such a big garden – my bit of land is just over 1000 squared metres. That means there’s quite a bit of garden bed. In the last month I have focused on weeding and mulching …

Promo – Shona Husk: Ours to Save

Shona Husk has another book out this month, this time a science fiction adventure. I’ve read the first three books in the series and I really like the premise.  To Buy Amazon US     Some secrets are worth killing to protect … Micah Stone sees Solitaire as a fresh start. With twenty years’ experience in the agriculture industry, he …

Researching Under the Covers

It’s just over three weeks until Under the Covers is released, so I thought I’d talk a little bit about the research I did for this book. There wasn’t a whole lot I needed to do – just a couple of legal points I had to check. Without giving too much away (I don’t want to have any spoilers!), I …

Finding Inspiration

I had been writing for almost eight years when I finally got my first book contract. Over that time it was sometimes difficult to be positive and keep going when rejection after rejection came in. Many people told me it was impossible to get a book accepted by a publisher but I refused to give in. There were a couple …

Promo – Eliza Redgold: Naked

Today’s book is hot off the press. Naked is a fictional account of Lady Godiva’s story and many of the reviews say it’s a riveting read. It’s going on my TBR pile. We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked …

Preparing for a new release

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in the last week preparing for the release of Under the Covers: Book 3 of the Texan Quartet. It comes out next month – 13th August to be exact – and there’s a lot to do in the lead up. I actually created myself a checklist so I could remember all the things …

The dreaded blurb

The dreaded blurb or back cover copy is something that most authors hate to write and I’m no exception. I think one of the reasons is, I never write the blurb until I’ve finished the novel and I’m ready to send it to my publisher. Then as I’m writing the email I think, ‘Damn, I don’t have a blurb’ and …

Promo – Felicity Pulman: The Janna Chronicles

I’ve got not just one book in the promo spot today, but a whole series. Felicity Pulman’s The Janna Chronicles have the most gorgeous covers. The Janna Chronicles is a six-book medieval crime series set at the time of the bitter and treacherous civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda.A young woman, along and destitute ​after the death of …