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Romantic Short Stories - Valentines Countdown With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been posting some of my short stories with a romantic twist for your delight and delectation! Here are the links to them all so you can enjoy them - just scroll to the bottom of each blog to read them. Or you can get a whole collection - in Roses are Red, here on amazon, featuring some of mine and some from others including award winning authors! Telling Porkies A Clever STunt Follow The Joy Valentine's Surprise and one more to come next week! Enjoy! d x ps scroll down to the…
Book of the Week - Morton Gray's debut Choc Lit novel, The Girl on the Beach it's lovely when a fellow author gets a truly important break, and for Choc Lit, my publisher, that comes once a year in the form of the 'Search for a Star' contest. Amongst stiff competition, Morton S Gray won through and this month her 'Girl on the Beach' came out to rave reviews! Who is Harry Dixon? When Ellie Golden meets Harry Dixon, she can’t help but feel she recognises him from somewhere. But when she finally realises who he is, she can’t believe it – because the man she met on the beach all those years before wasn’t called…
Book of the Week - Victoria Cornwall's The Thief's Daughter Now I've been listening to a lot of catch-up audiobooks lately, and ploughing my way through some super ones, including jackie Kabler's The Deadline, and The Buttonmaker's Daughter. But this week, this new one caught my eye. From fellow Choc Lit author, the lovely Victoria Cornwall, it's called The Thief's Daughter, and is my book of the week. If you go here on Amazon you will see it is her first novel and so far it's got some great reviews. She can trace her Cornish roots back to the 1700s, and its this that's given her a love of that…
book of the week - The Buttonmakers' Daughter by Merryn Allingham. And John Grisham's latest. It thrills me to report yet another successful book launch from one of my writing gang and Merryn Allingham has to be one of the most prolific I know. With 14 novels to her name since we first met at the Watermill, Posara in September 2009, she has made her name with period novels, and The Buttonmaker's Daughter is her latest. I have it on audiobook, I'm delighted to say, and it promises to be another well-researched belter from my lovely friend. May, 1914. Nestled in Sussex, the Summerhayes mansion seems the perfect country idyll. But with a long-running feud…
Book of the Week - Adrienne Vaughan's anthology - Fur Coat and No Knickers! ADRIENNE VAUGHAN - Fur Coat and No Knickers! Adrienne and I first met around 2010 at the Julie Cohen workshop near Oxford in an old Quaker venue - an ancient haunted 1200s building and former monastery - which had a ghost! Or so we told each other. Adrienne also contributed to my anthology 'Roses are Red' and that short story is included in Fur Coat and No Knickers - a collection of this award-winning author's poems and short stories. "A mixture of thrilling, gripping and heart-warming short stories for a cosy fireside read : - an impoverished heiress desperate to…