Thursday, January 05, 2017

Newsletter, January 2014

Happy New Year!

Do you have any plans? Or is it too early?
I’ve booked to go to the USA in April for RT Booklevers’ Convention. I go every year, and I always meet fascinating people and have a great time. This year it’s being held in Atlanta. I’ve passed through Atlanta a number of times, but never stayed there. I start my visit with a trip to Los Angeles, so I’ll keep you informed, in case you want to meet up or come and see me at a booksigning!
Last year was an odd one, wasn’t it? While some wonderful things did happen, it seemed that the book industry took a one-eighty. Self-publishing established itself as a viable alternative, but lost its wild edge, so it’s not “the only way.” I do both, and I will continue to do so, as long as I can. So far, this is the best job I’ve ever had, but not the best paying one! But I didn’t start it because I wanted to make a fortune. Not that I’d turn it down if I got it, but I’m not holding my breath.
I have two books left on my latest Kensington contract, and there’s one Emperors of London book left to come out. The Emperors will return, but in different guises, in different series. I do try to ensure that a reader can pick up any of the books I’ve written and not be lost, although that can be a tough call sometimes. I will promise you that I will carry on writing about the eighteenth century. I’m deeply in love with that era and the people who lived there. I won’t abandon them. But I do have a new idea I’m working on, something that harks back to the very first books I had published.
As for my contemporary stories - after the success of my Omega Team book for Kindle Worlds, I have a new series to write, if I can find the time. I absolutely love the idea, but I need to find someone who is equally in love with the concept. I’m afraid self-publishing isn’t for me, apart from the occasional venture and for republishing my backlist. I don’t have the time, skills or budget to make it my primary mode of publishing. I’m too in love with writing, and continuing to make my stories the best they can possibly be.
The publishing world is changing, that’s for sure. So is the rest of the world. We’ll have to wait and see how it all goes! However, writing has always been my mode of defence, my shield. All my life. So here’s to another year of the extraordinary. And I’d love you to come with me.

New Release
Not precisely a new release, but I’m thrilled to tell you that Counterfeit Countess will be part of a new anthology, the Love Across Time set. That means you can get it, together with some other awesome books from writers who are totally talented, for a lower price. And the cover is gorgeous, just as a bonus!
It’s up for preorder on the 2nd January, 2017, so we’re starting the year with a bang.
Tell me you can’t resist these beauties!
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Enter the world of yesterday… Ten full-length historical and time travel romances by bestselling authors will take you from Ancient Egypt to the British Regency to the American West and more.

Sexy, stubborn heroes and beautiful, daring heroines follow their hearts to prove love does indeed transcend time. Explore another century and find your timeless happily ever after.

Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

John comes back from Waterloo to an inheritance he doesn’t want and a wife he didn’t know he had. The new Earl of Graywood discovers a woman claiming to be his wife, but he’s never met her before!

Graham Fairfield needs a miracle, not the troublesome daughter of a duke, Lady Charlotte. When she is kidnapped, Graham knows it his duty to set his own troubles aside and save her.

Faith Daniels is transported from 2016 Galveston, Texas to 1900 Galveston, in time for the most devastating natural disaster on record.
When a strange woman shows up inside Joe Benning’s house telling fantastic stories of disaster and destruction from a hurricane, can he let her go to save her life?

Suffering from burnout, elementary school teacher Sandra Cranston is on leave and trying to eliminate stress from her life. That plan is blown when she discovers an abandoned carriage deep in the woods. Inside is a man, Jerrod Ross, who fuels all of her wicked Regency dreams and fantasies. Take him home? Sure, why not?

Long-hidden secrets, ageless magic, forbidden romance—nothing Erin could have ever imagined when she called on a hypnotist to cure her of her fear of falling. When fate gives Erin and David a second chance they need to find their happily ever after before things go very wrong… again.

A wizard, a curse, a fated love…
When Rolf finally discovers the woman who can end the curse that has plagued his family for centuries, she is already betrothed. Time is running out for the royal wizard of King Henry II. If he cannot find true love without the use of magic, his line will end.

Tourist Elissa McLaughlin falls over the edge of the Hathor chapel reconstruction at Deir el Bahri, but when she lands she finds herself in the time of its construction. Taken as a pleasure woman by the general in charge of building, she soon finds herself constrained to a dangerous masquerade in the center of political intrigue that could change the course of Egypt’s history forever. It is no time to fall in love…

When the sole purpose of the company you work for is to send people back in time to fix things, mistakes happen. Kara Brennan’s job is to pursue those mistakes and bring them back to the present before they can do more damage, even if her mark happens to be the dangerous Jack the Ripper. Kara’s lover and fellow teammate sent Jack through the wrong art gallery painting, but now Quinn Markham searches her out for another reason. Another mistake, one that could eliminate his very existence.

When suspicion is everywhere, how can love be found? Especially, when you're the one they seek.