Monday, 9 December 2013

New Release! Curves and the Rodeo Star (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 4)

Curves and the Rodeo Star (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 4) is out now!  The official release day is Wednesday 11 December but it's now live on Amazon. I really enjoyed writing this novelette and hope you enjoy reading it :-)  At 11,600 words, it's the second longest in the Coldwater Springs series.

So, what's it about?  Here's the description:

When Emma Banks meets ex-rodeo star Cade Winters, she finds him a little too cocky for his own good!  Although he’s attractive, he's also infuriating.

When he trains one of the horses she cares for, she runs out of excuses to avoid him.  Thrown together almost daily, she sees a different side to him and realizes she’s fallen in love with him. 

But what does Cade feel about her?  Can he truly love her - and her curves?

This is a sexy contemporary romance novelette of approximately 11,600 words.

Curves and the Rodeo Star is a stand-alone romance, but you may also enjoy the three previous books in the series.

Sunday, 1 December 2013


Thank you, Diana Persaud for including me in this blog hop.

1.What're you working on now?

 Curves and the Rodeo Star, the fourth book in my Coldwater Springs series. It's a BBW Romance.  Release day is December 11, 2013!  You can find out about the other books in the series here:

 2. How's it different from other work in the genre?

I love writing BBW romances.  As a curvy girl myself, I know firsthand what dating is like for my heroines.

3.   Why do you write?

 Because I have to, LOL!  I've been writing since I was little. I've taken time off throughout the years, but once I bought my Kindle last year and read hundreds of short romances, I thought, I'm going to share my stories with the world :-)

4.  How does your process work?

 With discipline.  At the moment I can only write in my spare time, so the first thing I do when I turn on the computer every day is to write my 1,000 words.  I've found if I put off my writing until I've checked my emails, etc, I either run out of time or I don't feel like buckling down and writing.  

Sometimes a story idea will pop into my head when I'm doing housework, so I go and write it down, otherwise it can just disappear into the ether! And from that idea, I plot out a story and start writing.

If you'd like to find out about exciting gothic novels, visit my friend Lucinda Elliot who's written, That Scoundrel Emile Dubois. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

I'm featured on Novels on the Run Today!

Curves and the Rancher (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 3) is featured on Novels on the Run today!  So if you'd like to read about Cassie and Luke's romance, or find out a little more about me, head on over there!

Monday, 14 October 2013

New Release! Curves and the Rancher (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 3)

I'm so excited! The third book in my Coldwater Springs series is now live!

Curves and the Rancher (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 3)

When Cassie’s car breaks down in Coldwater Springs, Wyoming, she’s in a bind.  On the run, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

Until she meets Luke Jackson.  The hunky rancher captures her heart and helps her face her fears.  But can he convince her that he’s fallen in love with her, and her curves?

Monday, 19 August 2013

Curves and the Sheriff (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 2) Out Now!

Curves and the Sheriff (BBW Romance - Coldwater Springs 2) is now available on Amazon!  Sarah's cousin Libby comes to Coldwater Springs in January.  Here's what happens:

When Libby Grant breezes into Coldwater Springs, Wyoming, the last thing she expects is to be pulled over on the highway by Sheriff Jake Morgan.  Sparks fly when Jake suspects her of being a con-artist and is tempted to arrest her!

But when he discovers the real reason she’s in town, he finds he can’t get curvy Libby out of his mind - or his heart.  Can he convince her that his feelings for her are real?

Sarah and Chase make an appearance in this novelette.  I hope you like it. I had lots of fun writing it!  I've now started the third story in the Coldwater Springs series.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

A Free Treat For My Readers!

Chase and Sarah's Sexy Interlude is now available free on Smashwords!  I wrote this as a free treat for my readers and it continues Chase and Sarah's romance, taking place a few weeks after the events in Curves and the Cowboy.  It's a very short, spicy read (a little spicier than Curves and the Cowboy).  I hope you enjoy it!

P.S.  You can download it in different formats from Smashwords, imcluding Kindle format.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Blog Tour for Curves and the Cowboy!

Today is the first day of the Curves and the Cowboy blog tour, hosted by The Book Enthusiast!

There's a giveaway too: 5 winners will each win a Kindle copy of Curves and the Cowboy and the complete series of Seduced by the Boss!

You can find the tour schedule here and the giveaway entry form:

I hope you'll follow the tour!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

My new website is up and running!

My new website at is up and running. I'd love to know what you think!

Also, Curves and the Cowboy continues to be a Kindle Top 100 Western Romance Bestseller!

Hopefully, the free story featuring Sarah and Chase will be out in a couple of weeks.  I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Curves and the Cowboy is a TOP 100 Western Romance!

Well, at the time of writing, Curves and the Cowboy is a Top 100 Western Romance and is in the Top 50 list in Collections and Anthologies on Amazon.

Thank you, everyone for buying, reading and/or spreading the word about my new novelette.  I really appreciate it!

I'm now working on a special short story featuring Chase and Sarah which will be FREE for everyone. I'll post as soon as it's released on Smashwords in a couple of weeks.

And then I'll be working on the next story in this three part series :-)  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Brand New Release! Curves and the Cowboy!

My new Kindle romance, Curves and the Cowboy  (BBW Romance), is now available on Amazon!  At the moment it's priced at 99c.  This is the first book in the Coldwater Springs series.

When curvy Sarah Grant comes home to Coldwater Springs after spending six years in the city, the last person she expects to bump into is sexy Chase McCord.  After having a teenage crush on him for years, she thought she was finally over him.  After all, why keep fantasizing about someone you can never have?  But when Chase makes it clear he’s ready to claim her for his own, Sarah finds it hard to believe him.  Can he convince her they were made for each other?


"His finger stroked the curve of her cheek.  “Remember the rodeo just before you left for college?”

An image flashed in her mind.  Chase smiling, holding his trophy, their eyes interlocking.

“Yes,” she whispered, her eyes searching his in the near darkness. 

“I was going to come over to you, but when I looked again, you’d disappeared.”

“I thought you’d be too pre-occupied with your rodeo groupies.”  She pulled back slightly, pleased her voice sounded almost normal.  Just the thought of those stick-thin, bleached blond Barbie dolls annoyed her.  If Chase liked that kind of woman, then why was he here now, with her?

He snorted.  “By the time I got out of their clutches, you’d gone.”

“I didn’t think you were interested,” she admitted in a small voice.

“I’ve noticed you since you were a senior in high school, Sarah Grant.”  His lips snared hers in a seductive kiss until she found herself clinging to him once more, her arms wrapped around his neck."

This is a sexy contemporary romance novelette of approximately 7,000 words.

Curves and the Cowboy is available from Amazon.

Cover Reveal for Curves and the Cowboy!

The Cover Reveal for Curves and the Cowboy will be today, June 19 2013 at 8pm EST.

Here is the site where you can see my beautiful cover!

And I'm hoping that tomorrow, Thursday June 20, Curves and the Cowboy will available on Amazon!

This will be the first of a three part sexy contemporary romance series.

I'll tell you more about Curves and the Cowboy tomorrow!

Saturday, 15 June 2013

All Authors Blog Blitz

The First Ever Annual All Authors Blog Blitz is here! Today I have a special guest on my blog - Lucinda Elliot, an exciting new cod gothic author.  Don't know what cod gothic is? (I have to admit, I didn't know either, but Lucinda explains all below.)

How long have you been writing?

Too long. I did it on and off for a long time without finishing anything and I let other things distract me too much. James N Frey gives the brilliant advice in one of his books that to get anything done properly you have to be really selfish about having a writing time when nobody is allowed to interrupt you except about absolute emergencies. Imagine what Elizabeth Gaskell would have achieved, if she hadn’t been so bound to notions of duty…

Have you always wanted to be a writer since you were a child?

For sure not, I didn’t read or write at all if I could help it! I used to go in for a lot of imaginative play, and I suppose that’s much the same thing, but not written down. I never thought of writing as a career, though. I didn’t read for pleasure until much later. I preferred to make my own stories up. I must have a bossy streak, as I liked and like controlling the action.

Who is your favourite author?

I don’t know! I admire Shakespeare (yep – actually do read Shakespeare), A S Pushkin, the Bronte’s, Ann Radcliff, Bram Stoker, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Patrick Hamilton, Alfred Hayes, Olivia Manning, Harlan Ellison, Margaret Attwood, Martin Amis and many others. At the moment I’m dong research by reading a lot of classic brigand novels. I’ve not long finished Pushkin’s ‘Dubrovsky’ and I’ve ordered Fredereich Schiller’s ‘Die Räuber’ (Translation, obviously! I don’t know any German) and trying to find a translation of Vulpius’ Rinaldo Rinaldini and so on.

On favourite authors, I’ve recently come across a few Indie writers who are as good as you can get: Rebecca Lochlann, whose recently published the brilliant concluding volume to the Bronze Age section of her ‘Child of the Erinyes’ series. Very stirring!

Then, Anne Carlisle, whose ‘Home Schooling’ series has recently been taken on by a mainstream publisher. That heroine Marlena Bellum is wonderful.

Then there’s my writing partner Jo Danilo. I love her paranormal YA stuff, especially her story about a time warp, ‘11.42’.

Then there is Lauryn April. More excellent YA paranormal. Her novel ‘Into the Deep’ is exciting and has one of the nicest love affairs in it I’ve come across in a while.

There is Kate Hanney, of ‘Watermelon’ and others. Another YA writer, the humour and hard realistic edge second to none.

Mari Bellia is another favourite. ‘The Quickening’ is an unflinching example of how brilliant you can be when you do what James N Frey calls ‘following through’ i.e. mercilessly sticking to your original intention in a plot, however painful.

That is so difficult, that ‘following through’, at times. In my second, ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’ I had to kill off one of the main male characters, and I was surprised how difficult I found it. I had originally intended to kill of two of them, but decided that was a bit too grim.

I quite like Lucinda Elliot, who – Oh, that’s me. Sorry, I forgot.

What is your latest book?

I’ve only published one so far, that’s Cod Gothic, ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois. I’m hoping to bring out my second, ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’ in a couple of months.  I’m revising it. I so hate those revisions that if I didn’t do them at once, it would remain in a drawer forever, like my earlier efforts.

This one features a Pushkin obsessed author (don’t look at me!) who starts to be haunted by one of his characters, who wants to steal his girlfriend. Is this a Daemon Lover or a jaded rake from Tsarist Russia?

That was quite dark stuff and now I feel like some light relief. I’ve got another planned, another one set in the eighteenth century, which will be very much a comedy. Like Émile Dubois, this will feature a highwayman, but unlike in the story about Émile Dubois the heroine will be anything but foolishly romantic and totally unimpressed by her brigand admirer, though all the other local young ladies think he’s a wonderfully romantic tragic figure.

What's Cod Gothic?

God Gothic' means take off Gothic, slightly tongue in cheek, as laughter and horror are very near each other. In restrained terms, there's Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'. A very unrestrained one is 'The Rocky Horror Show'.

Tell us about one of your books?

Ooh, an excuse to go on and on! Well, I’ll try not to, but I snort when people say, ‘I’ll be Brief’...It sounds if they’re sure that nobody would interrupt them if they held forth for an hour… I’ll only go on for a little bit, honestly.

That Scoundrel Émile Dubois is Cod Gothic, as I said above. I hope any potential readers will enjoy the incongruous combination of down to earth eighteenth century swaggering rogues and the over the top paranormal adventure in which they get caught up in the form of Man Vampires and Time Warps.

The heroine, Sophie, again as I said above, has a foolishly romantic streak, and she longs for adventure as the bored but compliant companion to the Dowager Countess of Ruthin, tucked away on the Famau Mountain in North Wales. She is besotted with the romantic allure of the eponymous scoundrel, and when she agrees to marry him she is caught up in more adventure than she ever wanted. Fortunately, she has two staunch allies in her down-to-earth maid Agnes and Katarina, a waif Émile has rescued.

Tell us something about yourself?

Well, years before it became fashionable my parents used to renovate old houses in isolated areas, so I was brought up in a series of old houses that would make for perfect locations for Gothic stories, in Buckinghamshire, Devonshire and Wales.
I lived and worked in London, and neglected writing, for many years. Now I live with my family in Wales again, and am getting on with writing.

I was once a Sportsfighting champion. I’m interested in weight training and body shaping. I am also something of a feminist. I love a laugh above almost anything, except maybe tea. I am a names Geek, and love baroque music. I speak some Welsh, but there’s a long way to go.

What's involved with Sportfighting? I have to admit, I haven't heard that term before.

Sportfighting was a martial art which combined many of the moves from the others and such pleasant moves as 'forearm smashes'. It was quite savage and I ended up with some back injuries from going in with heavyweights. I was always a little mad...

What made you decide to self publish?

To be frank (as distinct from ‘to be brief’) because I got fed up with receiving rejection letters saying my work was ‘too cross genre’. I have found it a fascinating experience. I like being in charge like this!

Amazon UK link for That Scoundrel Émile Dubois

Amazon US link for  That Scoundrel Émile Dubois


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

This is a bit embarrassing...

My permanently free book, Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion, is not free at the moment on Amazon.  I have no idea why and I'm hoping it's just a glitch that will resolve itself in a few days.

But if you've bought a copy for $2.99 from Amazon, and you're not happy about paying for it when it's free on Smashwords, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, please let Amazon know it's free from Kobo or Barnes and Noble (I've been told they don't price-match with Smashwords). 

Here are the links where you can download it for free:

Smashwords - Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion

Kobo - Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion

Barnes and Noble - Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion

The sequel, Hot and Sexy 2: Bridal Jitters is only available through Amazon at the moment priced at 99c.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Can you get a decent ebook cover for $5?

Recently, I wrote a blog post about this very question and posted it on Storm Chase's blog.  Here's the link:

If you're thinking of getting somone on to design a cover for you, I hope you find my post useful.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

I'm a guest on Romancing the Book!

On Friday 17 May I was a secondary guest on Romancing the Book, talking about my Hot and Sexy series.

Here's the link:

Thank you, Romancing the Book! :-)

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Brand New Release! Hot and Sexy 2: Bridal Jitters

I'm so excited! Hot and Sexy 2: Bridal Jitters is now available to download at Amazon.

This story concludes Jared and Christy's romance and I really enjoyed writing it ;-)

Stressed out from wedding planning, Christy packs her bags, needing to escape for a few days. When Jared discovers her in mid-flight, he finds he needs to use his own special brand of seductive persuasion once more to calm Christy’s wedding jitters before the big day. But will a ghost from Jared’s past come back to haunt him before he can claim Christy as his bride?

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion is now free on Amazon!

Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion is now free on Amazon :-)

This is the first of a two-part series featuring Jared and Christy.

Hot and Sexy 2: Bridal Jitters should be available on Amazon in the next few days!

From mild-mannered architect to hot and sexy ex-commando!

Running away to an isolated cabin for a few days, Christy is shocked when Jared turns up at her door.  She wanted time alone to mull over Jared’s proposition that she move in with him.  Since they haven’t been dating long, she wants to make sure she makes the right decision.

But when Jared follows her, hoping to persuade her with his own special brand of seduction, she realizes there’s more to him than meets the eye.

Can Jared use seductive persuasion to his advantage? 

Friday, 19 April 2013

FREE Fri-Sun April 19-21 2013! Seduced by the Boss 4: Loving Miss Jones

Seduced by the Boss 4: Loving Miss Jones is FREE on Friday - Sunday April 19-21 2013!

Here's a brief description:

Adam has well and truly seduced Jemma … but will their office romance last?

After a wonderful, sensual weekend with Adam (her boss and CEO of Sinclair Consulting), Jemma returns to the office on Monday morning to find it ransacked!

Shocked by the identity of the culprit, Adam and Jemma confront the guilty party with an ultimatum.

However, Adam is still waiting to find out if he’s won the all-important Walker account, and Jemma wonders if she’ll ever find the courage to tell Adam she’s in love with him.

This is the fourth and final installment in the Seduced By The Boss series and continues Adam and Jemma’s sexy romance.  If you haven’t read the previous installments, you’ll still be able to enjoy it.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Hot and Sexy 1 now available on Amazon!

Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion  is now available on Amazon!  It's priced at 99c but you can download it for free on Smashwords or Kobo.  I'm hoping Amazon will price match it soon.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion is on Smashwords!

My new erotic romance, Hot and Sexy 1: Seductive Persuasion, is now available for free on Smashwords!  It will also be available soon on Amazon.

Here's the cover:  please tell me what you think!

I'm really excited about this two part series, and I'm working hard on Hot and Sexy 2, which I hope to release by the end of April.

So what's it about?

Running away to an isolated cabin for a few days, Christy is shocked when Jared turns up at her door. She wanted time alone to mull over Jared’s proposition that she move in with him. Since they haven’t been dating long, she wants to make sure she makes the right decision. But Jared follows her, hoping to persuade her with his own special brand of seduction. An erotic romance for Adults 18+

Friday, 22 March 2013

Sneak Peek Sunday!

Today (Sunday 24 March 2013) I'm taking part in Sneak Peek Sunday!

Here are the first 6 paragraphs of my TOP 100 Hot New Release in Erotica, BBW Needs Hot Sex

"Amy hurried down the street, checking her watch.  She had to meet her sister for coffee before heading to the bookstore where she worked. 

A guy she’d never met before smirked as she walked past, causing her to frown.  She wasn’t used to guys paying her any attention at all.  At five foot four and twenty pounds overweight, she was used to being overlooked.  Although she had recently gotten a flattering new hair style which she loved, her plump figure and ordinary looks meant that she wasn’t exactly beating guys off with a stick.  She left that kind of thing to her sister.

Amy pulled open the door of the coffee shop.  Warmth and the aroma of freshly roasted coffee greeted her, as did a short bald guy coming out.  “Give me a call, honey.”  The man chuckled as he walked past.
She blinked.  What?  But before she could even turn around to stare after him, she saw her sister waving at her from a booth.  Amy joined her and sat down.  Picking up the mocha that had already been ordered for her, she took a welcome sip. 

“Thanks, Tracey.  I needed that.”  She smiled at her sister, taking in the natural blond hair, bright blue eyes and slender frame.  As usual, she felt a little twinge of envy.

Tracey was three years older than her, and seemed absolutely perfect.  She had never carried an extra ounce of weight in her life and was happily married to a successful lawyer."

 Keep Reading Right Now....

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

BBW Needs Hot Sex is a TOP 100 Hot New Release!

My new erotic romance, BBW Needs Hot Sex is a TOP 100 HOT NEW RELEASE in Erotica at Amazon!  Thank you if you've already bought a copy :-)

Hope you like the cover! :-) It definitely gave me inspiration while I was writing it!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Cover Reveal for BBW Needs Hot Sex!

It's finally out!  My new BBW erotic romance, titled BBW Needs Hot Sex

When Amy's slender sister places a Personals ad in the local newspaper, advertising Amy's need for some hot sex, Amy is mortified!  But then she meets Nick.  Is he just interested in a one night stand or something more?

Here is the cover.  I love it! :-)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Kindle Erotic Romance - Seduced by the Boss 1: Pent-Up Passion

Seduced by the Boss 1: Pent-Up Passion is the first in a four part Kindle erotic romance series.


Jemma Jones has been Adam Sinclair's secretary for the last 18 months, and has been in love with him for nearly that long.  When he invites her to lunch one day, she's scared she's going to get fired.

At first, she can't believe it when he tells her he's interested in her romantically.  When they return to work,  Adam seduces her in the office that afternoon.

Will reality live up to her fantasy?  You'll have to read the book to find out ;-)

Download it right now:  Seduced by the Boss 1: Pent-Up Passion

This is a short Kindle erotic romance, perfect for reading late at night or whenever you need some "me" time.
Seduced by the Boss 1: Pent-Up Passion

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop!


Welcome to the NEXT BIG THING Blog Hop.

What is a blog hop? Basically, it’s a way for readers to discover authors new to them.  I hope you'll find new-to-you authors whose works you enjoy.  On this stop on the blog hop, you'll find a bit of information on me and one of my books and links to five other authors you can explore!

My gratitude to fellow author, Adrienne deWolfe, for inviting me to participate in this event.  You can click the following links to learn more about Adrienne and her books.

Her Next Big Thing

Her Website

Her Books

In this blog hop, my fellow authors and I, in our respective blogs, have answered ten questions about our current book or work-in-progress (giving you a sneak peek).  We've also included some behind-the-scenes information about how and why we write what we write--the characters, inspirations, plotting and other choices we make. I hope you enjoy it!

Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts and questions. Here is my Next Big Thing!

Seduced by the Boss 1
1: What is the working title of your book?

BBW Needs Hot Sex! It's a Kindle erotic romance.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

To be honest, I was washing the dishes when the plot idea just popped into my head.  I'd read a couple of BBW Kindle romances a few weeks earlier and at the time the idea popped into my head I was writing my Seduced By The Boss series so I jotted down the basic plot and decided to write it after my Seduced By The Boss series was completed.

3: What genre does your book come under?

Seduced by the Boss 3
Seduced by the Boss 2
Short Erotic Romance

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I think Joe Manganiello Joe Manganiello who plays Alcide in True Blood would be a great choice for Nick and Sara Rue (I'm thinking back to the series Less Than Perfect which she starred in) would be a good choice for Amy

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

BBW 20-something woman meets the guy of her dreams (I don't want to give too much away at this stage but there's more to the plot than this)

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

I will be self-publishing on Kindle.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I'm still writing it but I hope to self-publish in February.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Seduced by the Boss 4
BBW books by J S Scott, such as CURVES BY DESIGN (Big Girls And Bad Boys: A BBW Erotic Romance)

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

Since I started writing my Seduced By The Boss series, I've had a few plot ideas popping into my head at various times.  This was my first BBW story though.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

If you think romance and hot sex go together, then I think you'll like this short erotic romance :-)

Below you will find authors who will be joining me virtually, via blog, next Wednesday. Please be sure to bookmark their sites, and add them to your calendars for updates on their upcoming books!  Happy Writing and Reading!

1.   Dawn Napier  (Contemporary High Fantasy)

2.  Beth Ann Masarik

3.  Cody Kennedy
4.  Kharisma Rhayne

Please note all the above links are clickable and will open in a new window.


Monday, 7 January 2013

I'm interviewed on Honor James's blog!

I'm so excited! I've been interviewed on paranormal romance author Honor James's blog! You can read my interview here to find out more about me.

Thank you, Honor James :-)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

My Free Promo Was A Success!

My Free Promotion for Seduced by the Boss 4: Loving Miss Jones was a big success!  Thank you everyone who downloaded a free copy or spread the word (or both!).

If you missed out on the free promotion, you can still download it at Amazon.  All the books in the series are 99c each.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Seduced By The Boss 4: Loving Miss Jones FREE Thurs/Fri Jan 3-4!

Seduced by the Boss 4: Loving Miss Jones will be FREE on Thursday-Friday, January 3-4 2013!

This is the fourth and final installment of the Seduced By The Boss series. Hope you enjoy it!

Start reading it right now!  Click here for your free copy.