June 9, 2009
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Sorry for the long absence—finishing the book, vacation, etc. May was very busy for me!

I’m currently finishing up revisions on my fourth book, set at a Sonoma Valley winery, and I’m totally in love with the hero at the moment. I hope to get those revisions done quickly, because the characters for the next book are already making themselves known in the back of my mind and causing a bit of a distraction!

Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant!I have the UK cover for my third book, Magnate’s Mistress… Accidentally Pregnant! Isn’t it lovely? Chris, the hero, is a champion sailboat racer, and he and my heroine, Ally, meet on a Caribbean island. I think the cover captures that perfectly! Magnate’s Mistress… Accidentally Pregnant! will be out in the UK in Sept 2009 and in the US in Feb 2010.

May 4, 2009
Monday, May 4th, 2009

Saturday was my first ever Readers’ Luncheon and my first book signing! So much fun to meet readers and sign books for people I didn’t know already (yes, it’s great to sign books for mom, my best friend, etc, but these are people who don’t have any reason other than they liked the book to ask me to sign it!). See the photo album for some pictures from Saturday.

Now I must go deep into my cave and finish the new book.

April 12, 2009
Sunday, April 12th, 2009

More excitement abounds! The Secret Mistress Arrangement made the Walden list again, this time moving up to the #8 spot!

And I’m running a contest—sign up to receive my (occasional) newsletter by June 1 and be entered to win a gift certificate to the Amazon site of your choosing (US, UK, or CN).

Mills and Boon has started its own online community for readers and authors to connect and socialize. Be sure to check it out: www.millsandboon.co.uk. It’s new, and there are still a few kinks to be worked out, but many of your favorite authors are already there. (And I will be soon. I’m afraid I’ve been caught in a kink.)

April 1, 2009
Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

April has started with a bang! Not only is The Secret Mistress Arrangement on the shelves in the US, I found out yesterday it debuted at #9 on the Waldenbooks best seller list. WOW!!! There aren’t enough exclamation points to express the excitement. The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress is out in the UK this month too!

Come celebrate with me — I’m guest blogging on several sites over the next week (the Writing Playground blog will link to my new posts every day), culminating with a huge blog party on the Playground on April 7th. I hope you’ll drop by – there will be food and fun and Captain Jack, plus fun prizes. When I recover from the party, I’ll have a contest running here on the site, so be sure to check back.

Squee!!

March 2, 2009
Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Oh. My. Gosh. The Secret Mistress Arrangement received 4 stars from Romantic Times! Wow! Here’s what they had to say:

This enjoyable tale … treats readers to all the emotions, and all the highs and lows, that love entails.

February 14, 2009
Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Harlequin Celebrates 60 years of pure reading pleasureHarlequin celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year and they’re giving away free books—16 titles from various lines, so there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.HarlequinCelebrates.com to download your free titles!

January 31, 2009
Saturday, January 31st, 2009

The Secret Mistress ArrangementThe Secret Mistress Arrangement is available in Australia!

January 20, 2009
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

The thrill of knowing The Secret Mistress Arrangement is on the shelves in the UK hasn’t faded yet. When April rolls around, I’m going to be so giddy no one will be able to stand it. Consider yourselves warned!

The Millionaire's Misbehaving MistressAs if I didn’t have enough excitement to keep me busy this month, I have even more news to report. First, I now have a cover for the UK release of The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress (that’s in April, too. I did warn you!) I think this cover is H O T! Yowza! I also have information on book #3: Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant! will be a Sept 09 UK release. (US release dates for both books are still TBD — I should know for certain soon.)

2009 has barely started and I’m already lovin’ it…

Both my FaceBook and MySpace pages are now updated — although I’m more likely to be on FaceBook — please come friend me!

January 4, 2009
Sunday, January 4th, 2009

The recently released Autumn/Winter 2008 edition of the Mills & Boon Book Club Romanace magazine contains an article on becoming a Mills & Boon author. It includes an interview with me, as one of four new writers in the line. Please click on the thumbnails below for the full size images.

Romance CoverRomance Interview

January 1, 2009
Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Happy New Year! It’s a very happy one for me as my first Modern Heat is on the shelves right now in the UK. It’s an exciting thought, even if I can’t see it in person. To celebrate the release, I’m running two contests (See above for details) with great prizes.

The Secret Mistress ArrangementI also have the US/Canadian cover of The Secret Mistress Arrangement — I’m so glad I got to keep the lovely zebra-print bikini. While it’s scheduled for release in April, you can preorder now on Amazon.com.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! And here’s to great things and great books in 2009!