Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

A Visit to the Village

As of this time yesterday, the husband and I have been married for ten whole years. To celebrate, we took advantage of my parents' offer of thirty hours of free childcare last week and absconded to Portmeirion for the night. For those unfamiliar with North Wales' only Italianate village, it looks a bit like this:… Continue reading A Visit to the Village

Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Back to School

It's September 1st! As much as I love summer - and this one has been particularly awesome - there's something about the start of autumn that makes me want to buy a new notebook and pencil case and start planning stuff. (Okay, full disclosure, I want that notebook and pencil case pretty much all year… Continue reading Back to School

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Release day for Thea and Zeke!

It's August at last! Apart from meaning I'm only two weeks away from a truly epic family holiday (10 people, 2 under sixes, 7 days, 1 flat...) it also means it's release day for my latest Harlequin Mills and Boon Romance - A Groom Worth Waiting For. This was such a perfectly summery book to… Continue reading Release day for Thea and Zeke!

The Kiss Before Christmas
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Home for Christmas

I've been home for Christmas for thirty six hours, now. In that time I have: Had a manicure that has, miraculously and for the first time ever, lasted the full three days Been on a playdate at the soft play that didn't even dent the manicure Eaten a ridiculous number of excellent meals Watched the… Continue reading Home for Christmas

The Kiss Before Christmas
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Release Day: The Kiss Before Christmas!

It's here! Out TODAY is my latest release - a very Christmassy novella called The Kiss Before Christmas. Just in time for you to settle down with a glass of mulled wine beside your Christmas tree, and lose yourself in Dory's Christmas romance... An English Girl in New York... As the snow starts to fall on… Continue reading Release Day: The Kiss Before Christmas!

The Kiss Before Christmas
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

The Sophie Pembroke Christmas Special

I love a good Christmas special. Adding tinsel to a well loved show can't help make things a little more sparkly. And I love Christmas romances, too. There's nothing more romantic than snuggling up on a winter night, after all. Which is why this year, after twelve months of incredible events, several new books and… Continue reading The Sophie Pembroke Christmas Special

A Cadence Creek Christmas
Guest Posts, Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Guest Post from NY Times Bestselling Author – Donna Alward!

Thanks to Sophie for helping me spread the word about my new release: A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS! This is book 5 in my Cadence Creek Cowboy series. I’ve had SO much fun writing all the books – the final one releases in February. It was awesome to make it my writing “home” for the past… Continue reading Guest Post from NY Times Bestselling Author – Donna Alward!

Stranded with the Tycoon UK Cover
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

New Releases and Reviews

I'm back at my desk for the first time in over a week, after seven glorious days away in Turkey (full holiday post and photos to follow!) and it's all going full speed! First off, I have two new releases: Stranded with the Tycoon  and Summer of Love are now both out as e-books in the… Continue reading New Releases and Reviews

A Little Bit Of Holiday Magic
Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A Little Bit of Holiday Magic

Today's the day that my paperback Cherish Duo with Melissa McClone hits the shelves in UK shops! Even though my book, Stranded with the Tycoon, has been on sale over in the US and Australia since September, this is my first chance to actually see it in shops in my home country. Of course, given… Continue reading A Little Bit of Holiday Magic

Snowbound With The Soldier - UK
Guest Posts, Love & Writing

Guest Post: Jennifer Faye talks about holidays and traditions

I am super delighted today to have fellow Harlequin Romance author, Jennifer Faye, here to talk about her latest - and very Christmassy - release, Snowbound with the Soldier! Take it away, Jenn... Holidays & Traditions    Available at:   Amazon   |   Amazon - UK   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Harlequin  |  iTunes  |  Waterstones… Continue reading Guest Post: Jennifer Faye talks about holidays and traditions