Friday, June 28, 2013
The winter holidays are here and we're headed off on a wonderful family holiday to the bush. A week of little to no contact with the outside world, limited Wi-Fi, and no cell reception or TV. It's freezing cold and there's very little to do in terms of entertainment but it's a lovely opportunity to catch up with the family, relax, and reflect on the first half of the year.
This has been a wonderful year for me with lots of exciting opportunities and my first book, The Keepers: Archer is finally out to the world. It's a scary but exhilarating feeling and I look forward to sharing it with readers. I'm currently underway with book two of the Keeper series so have my laptop packed and ready to go with on our trip.
Along with my computer, notebooks, and inspiration, I've also packed my Kindle - fully charged and bursting with some good reads - so in between the writing, game viewing and playing board games with my kids, I intend to cuddle up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a glass of red wine and catch up on my reading.
What's on my winter reading list?
By Romy Sommer
What happens in Vegas… Waking up to the bright lights of Vegas in an unfamiliar penthouse suite, cocktail waitress Phoenix Montgomery finds she’s covered from head to foot in gold glitter and not alone – aside from the empty bottle of champagne, there’s a mystery man in the shower and a huge sparkly ring on her finger! Stays in Vegas? There’s no denying Max Waldburg’s demi-god sex appeal but commitment-phobic Phoenix doesn’t do relationships. Only it seems her new husband (agh!) has other ideas…he’s trying to keep that ring on her finger and his wife firmly back in his bed. The only question on her lips is – why? Or maybe, why not?
By Lorraine Wilson
Set in the exclusive Swiss ski resort of Verbier, the winter playground of the rich and famous, Confessions of a Chalet Girl is a fun and flirty contemporary romance novella from the fabulous Lorraine Wilson. The slopes seriously start to heat up when chalet girl Holly is propositioned by her sexy new boss!
By Chalotte Phillips
1 cheating ex, 3 bottles of white wine, an emergency pep talk from the girls… and this seemed like a good idea at the time: Izzy Shaw’s Getting-Over-Him Action List 1. eBay his entire collection of football memorabilia and spend all profits on treating myself to fabulous new wardrobe.
2. Turn plans for ‘Loved-Up Mini-Break’ at exclusive boutique hotel into a weekend of spa pampering, me-time and shopping at Harvey Nics.
3. Don’t get even, get even better. Have one night stand with drop-dead gorgeous stranger – Mr Tall, Dark & Handsome in the hotel lobby is just what I need! Your room or mine?
By Aimee Duffy
Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach… but rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for? He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!
There are several more I have my eye on but for now, I want to catch up with some of these great books written by my author pals at Harper Impulse ... so, maybe, hopefully, pleeeeeease, my children will play happily alone for snatches of time so that I can enjoy these intriguing reads!
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
His mouth curled into a smile. “Game on.”
Ric’s hand, she dragged him to the dance floor amongst the other guests, all
swaying to the beat. Having no other options for privacy, she would have to
chew him out here where they’d be close enough to whisper without being
The eldest of three brothers, he's strong, muscular, handsome ... everything a powerful warrior should be, but he has one weakness. Sienna. As her Keeper, he's duty bound to defend her and will fight to his death to protect her.
|Channing Tatum makes a great Archer|
The Bennett Estate in Rapid Falls
Rapid Falls is a small, mystical town surrounded by mountains, forests, rivers, and endless grape vineyards. The town is renowned for the production of Ice Wine, a very unique and special wine made from frozen grapes. Why wine? Because wine farms are my stomping grounds! I live surrounded by the most breathtaking wine farms and for us, a meal without wine is like tequila without the lemon! (Not that I drink much tequila!)
|My daily view|
And if you think this picture looks tranquil, don't be fooled. There's all sorts of evil warlocks and warriors lurking that are itching to create some havoc!
Thanks for stopping by! I love to hear what you think so please leave a comment - every comment will give you a draw into our giveaway.
Aimee has some sinfully gorgeous characters to reveal on her blog shortly so be sure to pop in there and say hello!
Release day is finally here for The Keepers: Archer, and Sinfully Summer and Aimee Duffy and I are super excited. To celebrate this wonderful day, we're having a joint party on our blogs and you're all invited! We have several fun posts and sneak peeks scheduled with two $10 Amazon Gift Cards to give away, so stay close and join the celebrations!
Aimee and I will posting throughout the day and all you have to do is visit our sites (and don't forget to stop by at Harper Impulse) as prompted and leave a comment. The competition is open until midnight on Wednesday 26 June 2013 and every comment gets you an entry into the draw so feel free to comment away!
All the names will be put into a witches cauldron (or something similar) and pulled at random and the winners will be announced on our blogs next week Thursday.
Thanks for sharing this with us and best of luck to all our readers participating in the giveaway!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
How time has flown since Harper Impulse snagged The Keepers: Archer for publication and after a few book revisions and lots of planning, release day is upon us!
I've been so fortunate in that my book is going to be released along with Aimee Duffy's Sinfully Summer and since it's freezing cold and wet here, I'm itching to get my nose stuck into this summer read!
Aimee and I have had loads of fun since Harper Impulse announced that they'd acquired our books. We've shared so many ideas, emails, and had some interesting chats about tattoos and sexy men.
Together with our team of wonderful editors, we've decided to celebrate our release day by having a joint party on our blogs tomorrow. There'll be some brief excerpts, pics of our hot heroes, and giveaways so if you want a sneak peak at both books, come and join the celebrations!
Looking forward to seeing you here tomorrow!
Whilst I'm celebrating the release of my first book in the Keepers series, Archer is currently on a blurb tour. Thanks to Lisa from Tasty Book Tours, who arranged this tour from start to finish, I've met some lovely new people and appeared on some wonderful blogs.
The schedule for the tour is as follows:
June 17th- Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
(Stop 2) Rose Wynters
June 18th- Toots Book Reviews
(Stop 2) Romancing the Readers
June 19th- Romancing the Books
(Stop 2) Queen of All She Reads
(Stop 3) Urban Girl
June 20th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews
June 21st- Racing to Read
(Stop 2) Tattooed Book Reviews
June 22nd- Romance Bookworm
June 23rd- Reading Bliss
June 24th- Faerie Tale Books
June 25th- Jany's Book Blog
(Stop 2) Reading is my Time Out
June 26th- Busy Mom's Book Reviews
June 27th- Paws and Print
June 28th- For the Love of Bookends
(Stop 2) Red Wine and Books
Thanks to Lisa and all the hosts from the above blogs who have offered to have me for the day!
There's an Amazon Gift Card Voucher up for grabs at the end of the tour for one lucky person so please stop by, leave a comment on any of the blogs and enter the giveaway!!