Books I have loved recently

In my last blog post I said I was going to do a rundown of my favourite spooky reads, but the week passed, and so did Halloween, and I didn’t do it.  It feels a bit silly writing that post now, when everyone’s pumpkins have been made into soup or gone into the compost, soContinue reading “Books I have loved recently”

Cornwall, Somerset and The End

I haven’t posted on here for ages, mainly because I’ve been eyeballs-deep in my new book.  I’ve been dreaming up complicated situations for my heroine and hero to get into, creating a supporting cast of loveable/amusing/annoying characters, and imagining beautiful settings they can visit.  I wrote those two, blissful words this morning: The End.  SoContinue reading “Cornwall, Somerset and The End”

The House of Birds and Butterflies is published today

Hurrah hurrah, the day is finally here! My fourth full-length book, The House of Birds and Butterflies, is published today as ebook and beautiful (if I do say so myself) paperback.  It’s already had a five star review in Heat magazine, which is pretty amazing.  If you’re still undecided about whether to buy a copy,Continue reading “The House of Birds and Butterflies is published today”

My recent reads

I have read a lot of books recently.  Maybe it’s the fact that spring is a long time coming and going outside isn’t an attractive proposition, or maybe I’ve just got into the reading groove.  Whatever it is, I’m not complaining.  There are so many good books to devour, and here are some of myContinue reading “My recent reads”

Perfect Death by Helen Fields blog tour – Q&A with Helen

I love Helen Fields’ books. Have I ever mentioned it? Maybe once or twice . . . Her third book in the Luc Callanach and Ava Turner series, Perfect Death, was published on the 25th of January, and it’s even better than Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey, if that’s even possible! For my stop onContinue reading “Perfect Death by Helen Fields blog tour – Q&A with Helen”

A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018

One of my very unoriginal 2018 ambitions is to read more books.  I’ve always loved reading, but when I first started publishing books with HarperCollins, my reading took a nose-dive because those lazy Sundays where I’d lounge around and inhale a whole book were taken up with writing, editing or proofing to meet deadlines.  LastContinue reading “A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018”

True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series

Last spring, a lovely editor at HarperCollins, Martha Ashby, asked if I’d be happy to read a new romantic fiction series she was publishing.  Of course I jumped at the chance, and I was sent a ring bound proof of The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling. The cover was beautiful, encouraging meContinue reading “True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series”

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read

I’ve never taken part in a blog tour before – I’ve only had my blog for a couple of weeks – and I couldn’t think of a better book to pop my blog tour cherry with. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that, while the books I write are heartwarming and romantic, I am aContinue reading “Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read”