Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Cover Reveals!

There is nothing I like better than gorgeous cover reveals and I have three for you!

The first is for my first release with Tule Publishing out on October 30, Christmas with the Laird.  Isn't the cover just gorgeous??  This is the ebook cover.

And this is the anthology cover for the paperback that is out with three other Christmas stories from around the world.  I love it too!

And for after Christmas here is my new January release with Harlequin Romance, The Prince She Never Forgot.  They have their first kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower so I love this cover!

I have definitely been blessed by the cover fairies!!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

$500 Visa Card Giveaway

Are you ready to Fall Into Romance? Check out the amazing giveaway myself and 11 other Tule authors are hosting. It's your chance to discover new authors and have a chance at winning a $500 gift card. Imagine the books you could buy!  Click the link below to enter the competition to win a $500 visa gift card!

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

My new project: Endgame Earth

So here it is.  My new book Endgame Earth: Storm's Quest along with my new pseudonym, Scarlet Owen.  As a few of my Harlequin books are a little racy I decided it best to adopt a new pseudonym for my YA book.  The 'Owen" part of the pseudonym is a tribute to Dr Richard Owen, the man who gave us the name dinosaurs.

So guess what my YA book is about????

I love and adore my cover.  Kim Killion made it for me.  It's as if she reached into my head and just put exactly what I wanted on a cover.  I'd found the photo of the model I liked but needed her eyes changed to violet as it's vital for the story.  The background and dinosaurs she created all herself and I'm absolutely delighted with her work.

So why YA?  I wanted to write a story my two young sons could read.  I asked them what they wanted.  Young Indiana Jones, young Lara Croft and dinosaurs.  I can do that I thought.  And so I did.  I love this story, I really do and I hope you'll love it too.  It's free for the next five days on Amazon, so go download and please, please leave me a review!

Here's the blurb:


Two continents.  One with humans.  One with dinosaurs.  Who will win the battle of the planet?
For Lincoln Kreft everything is at stake.  His sister is sick.  On an over-populated planet the only way to get access to healthcare is to become a Trialist – one of 100 people who visit the dinosaur continent each year in search of new resources.  Few return.
Stormchaser Knux doesn’t have a family to care about.  She’s been on her own for the last five years.  But she does have a conscience.  Having her life saved by one of the plesiosaurs living in the nearby loch gives her a new perspective on the propaganda about dinosaurs.  She doesn’t believe they are all ferocious beasts.  But can she prove it?
Staying alive on the dinosaur continent becomes their top priority.

But will dinosaurs really be their biggest threat – particularly when one friend will betray another?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Fiercest Easter Egg Competition in the World Part 3

So, you're all used to me by now.

This years effort was.....

Minions!!!!!   What else??

Sunday, 16 March 2014

When the film is better than the book....

It's been a long, LONG time since I've blogged. But never mind, let's move on.

I want to share a little something I've discovered - that sometimes, just sometimes, the film is better than the book.

Last night I watched a film in bed. One Day with Anne Hathaway. I didn't gave much hope for the film as although the book hit best seller lists everywhere I just found it kind of meurgh.

Emma frustrated me when I read the book - I just wanted her to grow a spine. As for Dexter? He annoyed me beyond words. What a self-centred character.
What I did buy into was the one day a year element of the book, I thought it was good and moved the story forward well.


But Anne Hathaway really nailed the geeky Emma, and Jim Sturges, who is he?  Because he almost made me feel for Dexter.  I loved the interpretation of a book I found quite bland and even had a tear in my eye at one point!

So let's move on to the next on the hit list - The Notebook.  This was
a book that was passed around at my work.  People loved it, people hated it.  Again, I found it kind of meurgh.
I was bored, I didn't connect with the characters.  The final scene in the book was poignant, but that was about it for me.

Then, came the greatness that was the film.  Now, not that I especially like Ryan Gosling.  He's fine.  It was Rachel McAdam and James Garner that blew me away.  I thought they were spectacular.  Rachel was bubbly, vivacious and captivating as Allie.  James Garner played the role with his heart and soul on full display.  I'm going to leave the whole interpretation of the older Allie (Gena Rowlands) out of this completely.  Lots of things about that didn't sit right with me.  But this film was great.  I could watch it again and again and again.

So that's it for me.  There have been hundreds of films that are poor in comparison to the book.  I often watch a film and growl because it doesn't live up to the expectations of the book.

But for me, these two were the opposite.  What do you think?


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Cover reveal!

Well, here they are my covers for my two linked books coming out in August.  They are set in the equivalent of the CDC in the US and feature some very gorgeous doctors - male and female.

The first is The Maverick Doctor and Miss Prim. 
Not too sure about the cover since my hero is supposed to look like Sawyer from Lost.  There seems to be a distinct lack of hair going on here.  My heroine spends her whole time in scrubs too, but hey!  Who says no to a pretty dress!

And the second is About that Night...   I'm liking the little African silhouette since that's where the book is set, and the hero and heroine look just about right.

So what's your favourite????

Sunday, 31 March 2013

The Fiercest Easter Egg Competition in the World 2013

Some of you might remember that every year our Sunday School has a decorated Easter Egg competition.  This is a hotly fought contest. 
In past years we've spent a long time making our eggs. It normally takes around a week.  My personal favourite was this one, Finding Nemo.
But we've also made the penguins from Happy Feet.

The rats from Ratatouille.

Then we had the Mr Men, Mr Bump and Mr Tickle.  These were another of my favourites.

Last year was Shrek and Princess Fiona.

And this year, what did we do???................................
Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick!   Yes, I know.  We didn't quite the right colour of pink for Patrick, or the right coloured felt for his trousers.  But sometimes you have to make do with what you have.
What do you think of this years effort?