Posts Tagged ‘feature’

Writing Groups – A Valuable Resource

I attended a meeting of our local chapter of Romance Writers of New Zealand and it was sobering to realize that I am now a senior member of our local group and RWNZ too – not quite the oldest, but not far off – but you won’t hear me say that out loud.  Our Coast […]

The Ten Stages Of Intimacy

Revisiting an old post… How to Create Emotional Tension in your writing. Often writers get rejections that say in essence not enough emotional tension. So what is strange creature “Emotional Tension”?  It is the No 1 essential ingredient in a book, any book.  Emotional tension is what hooks your readers…and keeps them turning the page.  Write […]

Valentine’s Day

What is the best way to say… I love you.  Valentine’s Day can put a lot of pressure on couples.  Is there a perfect way to say those three simple words that mean so much.  Is the generic “I love you” along with a bunch of flowers enough?  Or should lovers prepare a deep meaningful speech before a big kiss? […]

The Farmer Takes A Wife…. an excerpt

Coming Soon The Farmer Takes A Wife : Book Three in The Mulleins of Katherine Bay   Excerpt  Heath Mullein swore as ice hit bare skin. Hail clumped and tipped off the brim of his sou’wester and slid down his neck. A fitting end to a rotten day. This morning he’d found the stud Angus […]

Another Year

Something about beginning a new year makes one re-assess one’s goals. I’ve never been one for making New Year’s Resolutions. Life is far too short to waste on meaningless rituals and for many folk this is exactly what NYR are. I prefer to quietly set myself a goal, and this is the important part, an acheivable goal, and work […]

Win A Kindle Fire

I’m delighted to join with other independantly published authors and The Kindle Book Reviews In The Kindle Holiday Giveaway for the chance to win a Kindle Fire loaded with books or one of 2 Amazon $100 gift cards. Go to link below to register for your chance to join the fun.  http://www.thekindlebookreview.net/kindlegiveaway/ Register and like authors facebooks […]

The Year in Review

Looking Back It is at this time of the year that we as humans, tend to look back at the past year and assess the highs and lows. This is especially so for me as I celebrate yet another birthday on Boxing Day (26th) December. A few days before last Christmas I received a rejection letter from a […]

Countdown to Release Date

One Hour to Midnight My next release available pre-Christmas     Ten years ago Veronica Langdon thought relinquishing her infant son was the toughest choice she would ever have to make… turns out she was wrong. Jordan is dying and to save his life she has to re-visit her painful past, the child she gave away…. and […]

Lovers’ Lies – Free On Amazon Today

Free Promotion For single mother, Victoria Scanlan,  the visit to Darkhaven is a rare chance to combine work with pleasure. A weekend of sybaritc luxury and the chance to quote on the flowers for an upcoming society wedding.  If she can obtain this commission her floral boutique Victorian Grace will never look back. But to her […]

What Comes Next

NaNoWriMo is over for another year. One Hour To Midnight  was verified at 77, 500 words on 25/11/2012. Now I have this sense of being at a loose end. It was a great boost to know that to reach a goal I had to put in so many hours each day to acheive the word count I’d set […]

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