19 May 2010


Look what I've found. It's the blurb to Propositioned by the Billionaire.

Mixing business with pleasure has never been more fun!

When a drop-dead gorgeous mystery man comes to PR exec Phoebe Jackson's rescue at a party she's hosting, she can't help but be tempted by the sparks of desire igniting between them...and soon both their attraction and the party go up in flames...

But her rescuer is Alex Gilbert - and he has her career in his hands! Now Alex has a daring proposition for her: she must prove her worth by staging a prestigious charity event on an island paradise or she'll be fired! It would normally be a walk in the park for Phoebe - but with the oh-so-sexy Alex by her side 24/7 can she keep her mind on the job...?

Oh my!!

14 May 2010

Doing a very happy dance

Oh my goodness!!! Bought: Damsel in Distress won the Joan Hessayon award!!! I can hardly believe it. I was sitting on the sofa yesterday evening channelling my inner calm (oh, alright, nibbling at my nails and wondering what was going on in London), when I got a lovely phone call while the party was in full swing, from none other than the RNA chair, the awesome Katie Fforde.

All a bit of a blur (the announcement on the RNA website makes far more sense than I suspect I did), but the cheering down the other end of the phone was wonderful. Am totally thrilled and honoured and delighted!

13 May 2010

US cover

In honour of the fabulous cover for the US version of Propositioned by the Billionaire - which comes out in the UK in July and as a Presents Extra in September - I've stuck a sneak peak up on my website.

06 May 2010

Joan Hessayon Award 2010

Bought: Damsel in Distress
is up for the RNA's Joan Hessayon New Writers' Scheme Award!!

Here's what the website says... "The New Writers’ Scheme aims to encourage fresh talent in the writing of broadly romantic novels that reflect all aspects of love and life, contemporary or historical ... The award is generously sponsored by Dr David Hessayon, in honour of his late wife Joan, who was a longstanding member of the RNA and a great supporter of the New Writers’ Scheme."

I've been a member of the RNA since 2006 and submitted two full and one partial to the NWS. I can't recommend it highly enough. The depth and scope of the feedback is awesome, and absolutely priceless.

The other two (fabulous) shortlisted books are:

Pursued by Love by Georgia Hill (E-Scape)
Divorce Etiquette by Monique deVere (Wild Rose Press)

The winner will be announced at the Summer Party in London next Thursday. Agh. My nails are rapidly disappearing. Wish me luck!!

05 May 2010

Sevillanas and rebujitos

The bump and I are bunking off revisions this afternoon and heading to Feria - a week-long festival where everyone dances sevillanas and drinks rebujitos (a potent mix of sherry and 7-up) from lunchtime til dawn.

Obviously I'll be steering clear of the rebujitos, and as I was recently told that sticking both hands in the air at the same time induces labour, I think I'd better refrain from the dancing too...