26 February 2010

Treading water

Goodness, has it really been nearly two weeks since my last post?

Real Life has recently got in the way of writing, in the shape of being given notice on the flat we've rented for the past four years. The hassle of finding somewhere new, packing up and moving (with an ever-increasing pregnancy bump) is not altogether conducive to wordflow. Agh.

But I shall perservere. With a deadline in a month, I don't have much choice!

14 February 2010

Valentine's Day

Love's Philosophy
by Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single,
All things by a law divine
In one another's being mingle­
Why not I with thine?

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdain'd its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea­
What are all these kisses worth
If thou kiss not me?

Ahhhhhh. Talking of smooching, there's an article in today's Times on what's happened to the cinema kiss over the last century. The classic screen kiss, it seems, is dead. Oh no! What do you think? Has the kiss "become the bland punctuation mark of bland romcoms"? And when did you last see a really great kiss in a film?

Right, having failed dismally to get any words added to my wip so far this weekend, I'm off to a flamenco fashion show. Happy Valentine's Day!

12 February 2010

An award!!!

Two posts in one day? What on earth is going on, you may wonder.

Well, I've just found out that Bought: Damsel in Distress has won a Cataromance Reviewers' Choice Award for best M&B Modern Heat. Oh my. Am so excited and thrilled (and, to be honest, stunned) I can barely sit still. Thank you thank you thank you to Donna, Ally and Julie.

Check out all the other fabulous winners here.

Hot heroes

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Woohoo, it's Friday, and that means I'm over at Nicola Marsh's blog, with a pic of my favourite hero inspiration. I don't tend to cast a celeb when writing my characters - in fact beyond the basics (hair/eye colour, height etc) I don't really know what they look like. But if I did, Luke Harrison, the hero in my latest Harlequin Presents release Bought: Damsel in Distress, would look something like the gorgeous James Purefoy. There's also the chance to win a free copy of the book, so head over and take a look.

I'm now up to 25,000 words in Bk 3 (most of which are probably rubbish) which may account for my recent absence from blogland. Would like to add another 5000 this weekend but what with the start of the Winter Olympics and the Six Nations rugby I have my doubts...

What's everyone else up to this weekend?