Ah, 2023, I’ve been expecting you!
Another year dawns, and I’m almost ready. Usually at this moment, I trot out the amount of books, translations and audiobooks I want to get out into the world this year. I’ve done it for years, so it’s normal. But this year is different. Because yes, while I do want to do all of that, my health is more important. If that fails, everything fails. Last year, my health suffered, physical and mental. This year, I’m putting it first. If that means I get no books out, that’s okay. It’s not my intention, but that’s okay. But I’m fairly sure it won’t come to that. But as a marker of how much I value getting my health back on track, it’s first on my list of goals… Continue reading » “My Goals For 2023”
It’s the end of another 12 months, and what a year it’s been! 2022 has had its high points, but also its lows. Professionally it’s been grand, putting out my first self-published translation, and getting shortlisted for the Kindle Storyteller Awards. Personally, it’s been a rollercoaster, losing my dad and being ill and in hospital twice. I’m hoping for a smoother personal year in 2023! With that as the background, did I achieve everything I set out to do? Read on to find out…
Continue reading » “2022 Wrap-Up!”
I’m really chuffed to let you know that my first ever historical romance, Big London Dreams, has topped the IHL reader vote for Best Historical Fiction of 2021! Thanks so much if you voted, it really does mean the world.
Continue reading » “Big London Dreams Wins Award!”
After the year that was 2021, I’m putting 2022 on cruise control. I know what I want to get done, but if it doesn’t get done, so be it. I think we could all benefit from a year of ‘whatever!’ In saying that though, I’m still a Virgo who likes order, so goals I shall make. Ready for them? Here goes…
Continue reading » “My Goals For 2022”
Love a bargain? Well, have I got news for you! For a limited time only, my series starter & short stories boxset, Love Happens Here, is on sale for just 99p/99c. That’s two novels and two shorts for the princely sum of half a cup of coffee. It’s the best deal on the internet right now!
What do you get for your money? My debut novel and book one of the London Romance series, London Calling; along with my festive rom-com, All I Want For Christmas, book one of the All I Want series. On top of that, you also get my second-chance novella, Try Me Again, and an exclusive, not-available-anywhere-else short, World’s Greatest. 150,000 words, four lesbian romances, all for less than a quid.
It’s available wherever ebooks are sold: Amazon, Google, Apple, Kobo and B&N. Don’t delay, grab it today!
Big London Dreams was my 19th lesbian romance novel, but the first one set in any other time but the present day. Writing an historical novel scared me at first, but then I decided to do what scared me. I gave myself extra time to do the research and editing, and a little bit more to get over my publishing nerves. Now I’ve done it, what are my key takeaways?
Continue reading » “Writing Historical Fiction”
The wait is nearly over: just one week until my new lesbian romance hits the shelves! July 28th is the date when the ebook and paperback will be on sale, so mark your calendar! If you can’t wait that long for the story of Eunice and Joan in late 1950s London, here are the first two chapters to get you in the mood. When you’ve read them, why not pre-order straight away to ensure you can read on come July 28th….
Continue reading » “Big London Dreams: Sneak Peek!”
Happy Pride Month! To celebrate, I’m doing a 25% off all my books for sale on my web shop. All you need to do is head over there, select the books you want, then check out using the coupon code HAPPYPRIDE.
Nearly my whole back catalogue is there, including all the London Romance books and boxsets, the All I Want series and boxsets, as well as six standalone novels: Before You Say I Do, Christmas In Mistletoe, You’re My Kind, Twice In A Lifetime, The Long Weekend and Nothing To Lose. What are you waiting for? Go stock up on lesbian romance and make Pride month that little bit happier. Sale ends June 30th, use the code HAPPYPRIDE at checkout. Happy reading!
April and May have been big months for audio, with two of my lesbian romances hitting the virtual audio shelves! The Long Weekend and Hot London Nights are now available for you to stream into your ears, and they’re for sale or rent wherever audiobooks are sold or streamed. Plus, you can order them from your local library for free, too! Find out more here.
Continue reading » “New Audiobooks On Sale!”
My upcoming lesbian romance is very personal to me, even though I wasn’t born in the 1950s. It’s close to my heart because my parents met and dated in 1950s London, and my mum grew up on the White City estate in west London, where the book is partly set. My first historical romance charts the illicit affair between Joan Hart and Eunice Humphries. Like my mum, both work in a clothing factory as machinists. Everything else is conjured up from my imagination, but the fact there’s a sprinkling of my mum’s life in it made this book a real treat to write… Continue reading » “Big London Dreams: On Location”