07 November 2012
05 October 2012
03 October 2012
01 September 2012
Firstly, there's the fact that The Couple Behind the Headlines is now available a) on the UK shelves and b) for download.
Secondly, Riva is back! There's a seriously cool Facebook app here with info about the fab books and the awesome author,s and there's even a competition.
And thirdly I'm off on holiday! (Apparently endless rain and no internet, but who cares, because with any luck I'll be able to see my book on the shelf for the first time evah!)
And as there are already way too many exclamation marks for one post, I'm off!!
29 August 2012
A while back there was a first line thingy on Facebook. My entry went something like this:
'Of all the things Lady Miranda Turner was expecting to see on striding into the catering tent, the chef upside down in the vat of bouillabaisse was not one of them.'
I'm kind of intrigued to see where this could go and really really want to be able to write 'Hmm, things were looking a bit fishy.'
17 August 2012
01 August 2012
29 June 2012
22 June 2012
a) moving house?
b) looking after a sick small person?
c) working on revisions?
d) busy with EFL examining and exam marking
e) without internet access - see a)
f) all of the above?
And the answer is ... f)
Am much looking forward to a calmer time of things next week!
16 May 2012
11 May 2012
What will I forget next...?
24 April 2012
14 April 2012
‘Oh my God,’ breathed Nicky, touching her mouth and staring wide-eyed as Rafael dived into the pool, leaving her to stand there and try and make sense of the extraordinary turn of events the afternoon had taken.
What on earth had that been all about? One minute, faintly concerned by the rough strangled groan he’d let out when he’d been rubbing cream into her shoulders, she’d been politely enquiring after his health, the next she’d been dragged into his arms and had had the life kissed out of her.
And why would he do that? she wondered dazedly for a moment before her head cleared of the shock and the dizziness, and the only feasible – however unlikely – answer came to her. He couldn’t fancy her, could he?
No. It was impossible. He’d shown no indication whatsoever that he did. In fact, what with the whole braining him business, and the way he’d kept himself so busy over the last twenty-four hours and very definitely out of her way, she’d got the impression that she was more of a nuisance than an attraction. Which she could well understand because she hadn’t exactly been the ideal house guest so far.
Yet there was no denying the intensity and the passion behind that kiss. She could still feel heat of Rafael’s mouth moving over hers, the pressure of his hands on her body and the tension that had been vibrating through him. She could still feel his tongue sliding through her lips and tangling with hers with the kind of skill and focus that her former self would have revelled in.
And she could most certainly still feel the hard length of the arousal that had been throbbing so insistently against her abdomen.
Good heavens, she thought, blinking in surprise as it became pretty obvious that he did, in fact, want her. Who’d have imagined...?
My 7 tagees are in fact only 3, as I'm rather late to the party:
01 April 2012
29 March 2012
With the age of 35 looming on the horizon and a series of dating disasters in her past, jeweler Bella Scott is on the verge of giving up on love. Then a gorgeous client, William Cameron, walks into her store, requesting a valuation of a mouth-watering collection of jewelry. Attraction smolders between them, but Cameron likes his affairs hot and short, whereas Bella hasn’t given up hope on commitment and a family. Cameron has a plan to seduce Bella into having an affair with him. But what happens when his plan backfires on him? Red-hot passion, humor and relatable characters make this story a winning keeper.
Just the boost I need to crack on with these revisions. Thank you, RT Book Reviews!
26 March 2012
17 March 2012
14 March 2012
While I wouldn't like to do it on a regular basis, there's definitely something to be said for having a tight deadline to motivate one's muse. With no time to faff around (and I can spend DAYS faffing) I had no option but to immerse myself in the story and just write it.
No doubt there'll be revisions aplenty - not least because the ending was, as usual, rather rushed. I just hope they arrive before the babe does! (And that I don't have to do a total rewrite *shudder*...)
05 March 2012
Best of luck to everyone nominated, especially my RIVA stable-mate, Kate Hardy, for her medical romance, A Christmas Knight, which has been nominated for the RoNA Rose Award. Go Kate!
22 February 2012
Julie at Cataromance says (among other things):
Lucy King has become one of my go-to authors for red-hot romance sprinkled with class and sass! Emotionally satisfying, fast-paced, wonderfully written and absolutely impossible to put down, Say It with Diamonds is a spellbinding sizzler packed with heart, delicious humour and first class romance. Bella is a fantastic heroine who gives Carrie Bradshaw and Becky Bloomwood a run for their money with her quick wit, intelligence and candidness and Will was a gorgeous hero I simply adored.
Funny, emotional and riveting from beginning to end, Say It with Diamonds is another winner for Lucy King!Check out the whole review here. All I can say is wow, and thank you, Julie!
17 February 2012
14 February 2012
08 February 2012
So far it's mainly revolved around him wanting to get the heroine into bed - something she's none too keen on. This has got me to 20k but is hardly going to sustain the story for the next 30k, especially since she's got over her resistance and has just succumbed to his irresistible charms.
Hmm. I think it's time to go back and see if there any conflict strands already there that I can deepen...
05 February 2012
I wish my process was more efficient. The idea of being able to write a complete first draft in, say, a matter of weeks and then going back and editing would be my idea of perfection. However, I can't get too far ahead without having to make sure what I've already written works - over and over again. By the time the thing is done, I must end up writing twice as much as the final wordcount. This is hardly efficient, but it seems to be my process so there's probably little I can do about it (Or is there? Any advice most welcome.)
What I've discovered is that this way the beginning takes an age, but the rest gets steadily quicker. Or at least that's the theory I'm counting on to get the whole thing done by my deadline. Wish me luck...
31 January 2012
16 January 2012
So I'm starting again, which given how little there was to start with, isn't as painful as it could be (although it is wildly panic-inducing). My heroine's original conflict was seriously heavy going and depressing, and she kept wanting to make jokes and do things that she wouldn't have done if she'd been as tormented as I'd decided she was to be. My hero's baggage was so confused even he didn't know what it was. So I've had a rethink. I've simplified, decided to go easy on the angst and lightened things up. And what do you know, this morning I wrote 4,000 words and all three of us are enjoying ourselves a whole lot more.
Unfortunately I doubt this level of output will last, but at even half the rate I should make my Feb deadline. Any tips from all you speedsters out there would be much appreciated!
11 January 2012
06 January 2012
And look what I found when stalking browsing Amazon: the US cover. It's lucky that the scene depicted doesn't actually take place in a convertible otherwise they'd both be arrested for committing an extremely lewd act in public. The book's not out until May but you can pre-order it here.
I think they're both fab, but which do you prefer? For a copy of the UK version, leave your answer in a comment or send me an email (info at lucykingbooks dot com) and I'll select winner at random on Tuesday.