We’ve just come back from a week at the seaside, during which time I have done the following things:
- Paddled in the sea every day
- Read books that I didn’t write myself
- Spent all my money on the tuppenny falls
- Suffered through the Seaside Squad and other live kids shows at the caravan site club
- Not done any work at all
The first four are all well and good, but now we’re back in civilisation (read: somewhere with internet access) the last is starting to become a problem! Fortunately, the daughter and I have another week with Nain and Pops while the husband has headed back down to work and home in Hertfordshire. I’m hoping the proximity of all her grandparents means that the daughter will be suitably entertained while I get my head down and get caught up on work.
So, what’s happened in the world of my books while I’ve been away? Well, in my absence, the third book of my Love from Wales series, Summer of Love, has been all signed off and finalised and – very excitingly! – the release date has been brought forward to November 4th, which just so happens to be my wedding anniversary! Given that this is a book centred around a summer full of weddings, I think that’s very appropriate.
Also, I’ve discovered a new cover for Stranded with the Tycoon – this time, the Australian cover, which I think is just gorgeous! I love the way Ben and Luce are looking at each other on it. With the official release date getting closer and closer for this, my debut Harlequin Romance, I’m getting more and more excited. Fortunately, I’m not the only one. In addition to the incredible 4 1/2 star review in RT, Stranded with the Tycoon has been awarded 4 stars by the Harlequin Junkie website! Here’s my favourite line from the review:
Stranded with the Tycoon is a beautifully written romance novel with a slow build up.The romance was based more on the conversations between the characters and how they thought about each other rather than their mutual attraction and passion.
I think that sums it up very well – although I’d say the mutual attraction is what got Ben and Luce into this mess in the first place…
So now I’m back at work, making my way through the AAs (Author Amendments – checking for typos and other small errors) for my second Harlequin Romance, Heiress on the Run, and I noticed that Amazon already has it up for pre-order, even though it’s not due out until February!
But once the AAs are finished, this book is officially done, and I get to wait impatiently for cover art, reviews and release dates all over again. Not that I’m going to be bored: my editor just gave me the go ahead on my proposal for Book 3, so I’ll be putting Thea and Zeke through the wringer over the next few months, as I lead them down the twisty path to their happy ending. Fun times ahead!
And don’t forget – there’s only 9 more days to enter my Goodreads giveaway to win a signed copy of Stranded with the Tycoon!