Monday, January 28, 2013

And the winner is....

The winner was selected by my completely impartial (since she can't yet read) five year old. And the winner of the Romance Madness give-away is:


I'll be emailing you direct, Cassandra. Well done!

Thank you very much to everyone who visited this blog during the Romance Madness Hop.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday: Blaze

This year I'm trying something a little different, by taking part in Six Sentence Sunday, that Twitter and Facebook sharing of excerpts.
I'll kick off the year with an excerpt from The Fire Inside, my contribution to Blaze, the anthology of eight stories by the Minxes of Romance.

He was tired beyond belief of the endless events he attended. More and more all he wanted was a real conversation over dinner. A real flirtation with some real chemistry.
“You can always take Sam. She doesn’t have a date.”
Yeah. That kind of chemistry.

Fire fighter Sam Redfern is used to being seen as just one of the boys. Until TV talent scout and celebrity Ryan Morgan shows up in Coombethwaite and starts to make her feel very much like a woman. A woman with needs.

Available from Amazon and Amazon UK.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy new year!!

I can't remember when last I started a new year so full of energy, hope and excitement!

2013 has got off to a wonderful start. On January 1st I began my new contemporary novel, Time Heals, managing 1,304 words. According to my spreadsheet (thanks Minxes!) I've already completed 4%.

I've also started using my treadmill again. It needed a good dust off, but I've now used it every day for a week. My new motto is "begin as you plan to continue".

What am I hoping for this year? Aside from keeping up the writing pace I established during Nano, I'm hoping for feedback from the two publishers I currently have submissions with, and I'm hoping to get the way overdue feedback on my query for When September Ends so I can start shopping that to agents ... oh, and a big lottery win would be real nice.

Finally, I'm hoping for lots of reasons to pop open champagne this year, and happiness, health and posperity for everyone I know. And yes, that's you too.

How have you started the new year, and what are you hoping for from 2013?

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