Thursday, February 21, 2019

My most recent Youtube videos

If you've subscribed to my newsletter or you've been following me on Facebook, you'll know that I'm giving my YouTube channel a lot more attention this year. There are new book trailers up, both for When Love Leads To Scandal and The Infamous Duchess, along with videos about my work in progress and writing in general. If you're thinking of writing a novel but don't know where to begin, some of these videos may help, and if you follow along, you'll be able to see how I go about plotting a story, crafting characters and putting a novel together from start to finish.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Infamous Duchess - Trailer

After navigating Shutterstock and downloading Filmora9, I've finally managed to put together the book trailer for The Infamous Duchess. Have a look, read the blurb, and if you're intrigued, please feel free to follow the buy link to your preferred online retailer.

Happy viewing!

A woman with a shocking past… Branded a money-hungry con artist for marrying the elderly Duke of Tremaine days before his death, Viola Cartwright has found refuge in her work at St. Agatha’s Hospital. No one must know the painful reason behind her marriage. She steers clear of attachments—until Henry Lowell, heir to the Viscount Armswell, lands on her operating table after a duel. Charming and wickedly handsome, Lowell is one of London’s most inveterate scoundrels. Yet he may not be all that he appears. And the man who can promise a future filled with love… Posing as an unrepentant rake has helped Lowell avoid women pursuing him only for his title. But now that duty has finally called on him to marry, he finds himself entranced by the mysterious, independent-minded Viola. Then her late husband’s son returns from overseas, contesting Viola’s inheritance. Lowell longs to help her and sets out to convince Viola that a strategic union may be the best way to save all she holds dear. But can he also persuade her to take a chance on love…?

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

LIMITED TIME OFFER: A Most Unlikely Duke - Only $1.99 in ebook format!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

2019 is already off to a great start with A Most Unlikely Duke going on sale for only $1.99 in ebook format! Please scroll down for more information.

And if you liked the cover of my book, Miss Compton's Christmas Romance, please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on! Your help is greatly appreciated!

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This is a LIMITED TIME offer from Avon, so if you haven't read this book yet and you would like to, then here's your chance to take advantage of a great discount!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New Release & Giveaways - Miss Compton's Christmas Romance

To celebrate the release of Miss Compton's Christmas Romance, I'm giving away 150 e-book copies! These are first come first serve, so do make sure to enter as quickly as possible for a chance to WIN. Each link has 50 copies available. Please don't enter for a second copy if you've already managed to grab one. Thank you!

And if there are no more copies left, you can still enter for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

To buy a $0.99 copy of Miss Compton's Christmas Romance, please click HERE

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ten Kisses To Scandal by Vivienne Lorret

Every author should aspire to write with the same degree of thoughtfulness as Vivien Lorret. Her metaphors are brilliantly crafted, her characters wonderfully compelling and her dialogue so entertaining it will leave the reader enthralled.

Briar Bourne needs a win so she can prove to her sisters and to her uncle that she's just as capable of being a successful matchmaker as they are. Especially after her latest disaster where she accidentally paired a mother with her son, for it did not reflect well on the Bourne Matrimonial Agency. But when she meets Nicholas Blacklowe, the Earl of Edgemont, a daring plan starts to form in her head. What if the notorious rake could help her better understand what draws men and women together and how to determine compatibility? 
What harm could there possibly be when he's not at all her type?
Briar is about to find out when he accepts her proposal on one condition: with each piece of advice he gives her, she must submit to a kiss, causing her to realize that she's flirting with the risk of scandal and the very real possibility of losing her heart to a scoundrel.

Nicholas is intrigued by Briar. She is the light to which he is drawn, and although he knows his judgment is skewed where she is concerned, he cannot seem to stop himself from seeking her out. As the two form a closer working relationship, Briar's kisses becomes something more than a payment, leading Nicholas to realize that he must risk being honest about a past transgression, if he is to save the one good thing in his life.

A brilliant page turner. Regency romance lovers are bound to devour this story!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Official Trailer - Miss Compton's Christmas Romance

I put this together using Getty Images and Rawshorts, which ended up being a bit of an ordeal. The first time around, I forgot to save, the second time, the voice got deleted from a couple of slides and I could not for the life of me get the same voice back, so once again, I had to start from the beginning...Oh, and it turned out that the images I'd initially selected through Rawshorts and created a beautiful trailer with, weren't royalty free, so that also meant I had to go back to square one. But, I now have the voice I want, some great alternatives to the original images and a trailer that's more or less

Here it is:

And Nanans Rook Reviews has also put a video together, which includes the blurb for the book and a lovely review.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

What a wonderful story! Julia Quinn's ability to create amusing dialogue between the characters shines, as do her brilliantly crafted moments of comic relief. A lovely continuation of the Bridgerton series.

Poppy Bridgerton is curious by nature, so when she discovers a cave during an un-chaperoned walk, she obviously has to explore it. Which is how she ends up kidnapped and on her way to Portugal with the incredibly handsome Captain Andrew James and his crew. The journey promises to be quite the adventure, even though Poppy has no intention of liking Captain James, no matter how well he treats her or how much he gradually tempts her. After all, he did kidnap her, which is not exactly gentlemanly behavior. But when danger strikes along the way, Poppy is forced to examine her feelings for the Captain and ask herself if he might be more than he seems and possibly even the man of her dreams.

The last thing Andrew Rokesby needs on his secret mission, is to have a Bridgerton tagging along, but he also can't leave Poppy behind and risk her revealing the cave she found to others. Too much is at stake for king and country, which leaves him with only one choice - she must come with him. The problems with this are a) the lack of sleeping space, which means she must stay in his cabin at the cost of his comfort, b) she talks all the time and is constantly asking questions, and c) she's far too pretty to not tempt a man into kissing her. Which would be disastrous because of who she is and who he is, and the trouble kissing could lead to. Which is why he decides not to give her his real name.

A fantastic seafaring tale of opposites finding common ground, companionship and of course, a very romantic happily ever after. This story will have you laughing out loud as you fall in love with the characters. A true page-turner that I cannot recommend highly enough.