Monday Catch Up

Hi all,

These weekends do seem to fly by, don’t they? It’s been a bit of a busy week, had some survey work one day last week, which meant I ended up doing freelance work 5 days instead of 4. Hopefully it’ll bring a few extra pennies in before Christmas, but it does make it seem like a longer week and sadly cuts into the writing time! I have managed to get back to some new writing this week though – I’m doing an angel-themed story at the moment. It’s going to be very loosly tied to an angel story I wrote a couple of years ago, so fingers crossed it will be finished in time to release before Christmas.

indexI’m also doing the last checks on my free read prequel, so hopefully that’s going to be able to go up for download very soon. I know it’s going to be a free read, but it will be the first thing I’ll have released that won’t have gone through a professional editing process, so I’m a little paranoid that it shouldn’t have too many mistakes in it. It’s always so much easier to spot things in other people’s work than in your own 🙂

Our charity anthology also seems to be going quite well – and if you haven’t checked it out yet then please do have a look. All proceeds are going to charity, so you get three steamy reads and the chance to support a great cause!

You can find it here: getBook.at/DutyHonorDesire

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Take care x

Monday Catch Up

Hi all,

Apologies for the lack of posting over the weekend. My laptop still isn’t fixed and now my network cable for my desktop computer in on the blink so have had very little internet over the past few days. Yup, technology hates me and nope, I’m not coping well 😉 Still, at least I had a friend visiting so managed to have a nice catchup and not sit around moaning.

Well, up until all my computery things had a wobble it was quite a productive week. As you probably saw, I’ve released a new anthology last week (if not, please do check it out, all proceeds to charity), and have managed to do a repolish on a Christmas story that I’m wanting to re-release soon. I’m also writing a shiny new one to go with it (though admittedly that’s now going a little slower without the laptop lol). They’re both angel-themed, which is a bit of a change of pace for me from necromancers, witches and shifters, but I’m enjoying it.

I’m also hoping to have the free read prequel for Love Reawakened up very soon, just waiting on it coming back from a final checkover and then I have the cover and everything all ready to go. I know, I know, it’s taken ages – fingers crossed it’ll be worth it!

Anyway, if the posting this week is a little hit and miss, I apologise, and hopefully normal services will resume soon 🙂

Have a good Monday x

Release Day – Duty, Honor, Desire – Military Charity Anthology

Hi all,

As you are probably aware the date today is 11/11 which means that, depending on where you are in the world, it’s Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Armistice Day. Whatever you prefer to call it, it’s a day for remembering and honoring all those men and women who have served their country, some paying the ultimate price for it.

I previously had a military romance out with my old publisher and when I was looking at re-releasing it I really wanted to try and do something special. Along with fabulous fellow authors Leona Bushman and Sheri Velarde, then today we are releasing a military-romance themed anthology, called Duty, Honor, Desire – and best of all, all the proceeds are going to go to Help for Heroes. This is a wonderful military charity who helps both current and ex service people and their families, with a particular emphasis on those who have been wounded in the line of duty. Please, please show your support by buying a copy and sharing the links. Not only do you get three great military-themed stories, but you’re supporting an amazing cause! Thanks so much! x

Duty Honor Cover 1Blurb

They say all’s fair in love and war – but what happens when duty and honor clash with desire? Find out in these short and steamy romances, involving servicemen and women.

All proceeds to Help for Heroes.

Over A Dead Body – Leona Bushman

Chief Petty Officer John Riker has a problem—a dead body and no one for NCIS to blame but him. With blood covering his hands and uniform, he looks as guilty as he feels for being late and being unable to save his friend. And, if things aren’t bad enough, the NCIS in charge is his ex-fiance. While he hadn’t left her standing at the altar, he had broken it off hoping to save her the heartache of living alone while he served.
NCIS Special Agent Edith Jane Lancaster hates that Riker ends up being top suspect in a murder crime. Although, it does give her an advantage as she already knows his tells and his lies. Leaving her at the altar had been something he claimed to do for her so she wouldn’t be lonely, but that was all she’d been since he left—alone. Would her opinion cloud the subject? After five years, she figures she can be impartial.
Together, they have to find out who wanted to kill John’s friend in an elite Military move. Can Edith save John from the killer and himself? Can John ever forgive himself for leaving her? Will she? Or will they both die alone, with a killer running loose on the naval base?

A Chance at Love – Shelli Rosewarne

Corporal Aidan Hamilton has the unenviable job of telling his best friend’s sister that her brother isn’t coming back. This is slightly complicated by the fact that from the moment he meets Suzanne Kelsey he knows she’s everything he’s ever wanted. While Suzanne might need someone to lean on at the moment, can he convince her that what they have is more than a short term fling?
Suzanne had always told her big brother that being a soldier was too dangerous, so when she sees the uniformed officer in front of her house she knows exactly what he’s here to tell her. While Aidan may set her blood on fire, Suzanne has already lost one soldier she loved and she’s not prepared to trust her heart to another one.

Taking Pleasure Where You Can – Sheri Velarde

Ever since Pearl Harbor John had become a shell of a man, not able to move on from the trauma. One night out with the guys and one woman were about to change everything.

Buy Links:

Amazon –  getBook.at/DutyHonorDesire

ARe – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dutyhonordesire-1924187-166.html

My Sexy Saturday & Cover Reveal

Hi all,

Well, it’s been a busy week! While I’m not officially joining in Nano I have made a list of writing tasks I want to get completed this month, and the writing motivation going round at the moment seems to be definitely helping! Today, I’m joining in the My Sexy Saturday blog hop again, and I also said I’d have some news for you – so here we go 🙂

I’ve been looking at re-releasing a short read that was previously involved in an anthology with my old publisher. It’s called A Chance at Love, and is a military-based romance. I’m very excited to announce that I’m joining forces with the awesomely talented Leona Bushman and Sheri Velarde, and we’re going to release a mini-anthology on a military theme, with all proceeds going to Help the Heroes. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re an amazing charity who help current and ex service-people, with a special emphasis on those who have suffered injuries in the line of duty. It’s called Duty, Honor, Desire and we’re hoping to release this week, in line with Remembrance Day/Armistice Day, so it would be wonderful if you could all support us.

So, my excerpt this week comes from Suzanne and Aidan in A Chance at Love, and this is the first glimpse of our shiny new cover. Really hope you like both!

Duty Honor Cover 1She’d been half-expecting it to be a dream, but the day before started crashing back into reality. Christ, not only had she got the worse news of her life but she’d apparently dealt with it by jumping into bed with a complete stranger. Maybe if she just didn’t have to look at him, she covered her face with her hands.

He stopped stroking her – she was happy about that and not at all disappointed – and cupped her face.

“Hey, you okay?”

She groaned, did he have to be so nice about things? Especially when she was pretty much dying of embarrassment here. She forced herself to sit up, realized too late that this bared her breasts, and grasped for the covers with a squeak. He was eying her with amusement. Okay, so he’d seen a whole lot more then that last night – but that had been last night and this was, well, not last night!

“Look, Aidan, I may have acted a little, er, inappropriately last night.”

The lazy smile he shot her did odd flippy things to her insides.

“I think you were pretty damn amazing last night.”

Have a wonderful weekend – and don’t forget to check out the rest of the great excerpts at http://mysexysaturday.blogspot.co.uk/