Drumroll please ... Ta dah!
Here it is. The gorgeous cover of my new book, Christmas Secrets in Snowflake Cove. I hope you love it as much as I do. Today is the BIG cover reveal and I'm hoping you may want to get involved and share the cover and link to pre-order the book. Read on to find out how - and get a chance to win a prize in my Christmas Secrets Cover Reveal Comp.
Each time I look at this cover I feel so festive. I want to drag the tree down from the loft and start decorating it immediately, with Michael Bublé's dulcet tones telling me it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, accompanied by tinkling ice cubes in my obligatory glass (or two) of Baileys. It's getting more difficult to control the urge with every passing day. I have to admit, in celebration of the cover reveal, I have changed the ringtone on my doorbell to Dashing Through the Snow. I can't wait to see the postman/woman's face. Hohoho!
But enough of that. Let's start spreading the news. All you have to do is share this blog post by using the social media links, or copy and paste the link of this page and share it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or wherever, preferably with the hashtag #ChristmasSecrets. Then comment below, or on the pinned post on my Facebook Author page, to tell me that you've done so and, once we've verified it, your name will go into a draw for a chance to win one of the Christmas-themed goodies.
Here's an idea of what's up for grabs. Signed paperbacks, brooch, a pack of Christmas jokes, handmade Christmas cards and decorations from Kittoo Crafts, and Face Straws, (I love those straws. They're perfect to lighten the mood at a posh cocktail party! Or maybe not.) All that's missing is a cuddly toy - and I may be able to rustle up one of those before the end of the day. You can share and comment until midnight today (Tuesday 17th October.) The winners will be picked at random and the names will be posted in the comments box below and on my Facebook Author page before midnight on Friday 20th October.
My fourth novel, 'Sailing Solo' was released at the end of July. It's a humorous romance set in Greece, where Willa Daventry runs sailing holidays for single people from her base at the beautiful, Argolis Bay Hotel.
Willa and her best friend, Blossom, like a drink and Blossom's favourite cocktail is a Screaming Orgasm. Well, who doesn't like those?
Any hoo... that got me thinking. (I have been known to do that.) Why don't I have a cocktail invented for Willa? So I set off to do some research.
Luckily for me I met the delightful, Tom at my local cocktail bar, 'Walkers', in Hastings town centre, and he agreed to help me.
Here is an excerpt from my fourth novel, 'Sailing Solo'. It's a humorous romance and it will be available on Amazon as an eBook from the 24th of July and in paperback a few days later. To read the excerpt, click on the 'continue reading' button. You'll see the back cover summary first so that you know what 'Sailing Solo' is about. Just scroll down to read the excerpt. I hope you enjoy it.
Today is Father's Day and for me, that means both happy and sad memories. I was very close to my dad and I still miss him almost every single day, nearly six years after his passing. He was one of those strong, silent types when it came to expressing his emotions but he felt things deeply and on more than one occasion I saw a tear in his eye. It was usually when one of us was leaving or returning home or when we'd done something to make him proud but once or twice, it was because he was sad. More often than not he'd blame it on dust or some such thing but he'd grin and we both knew the truth of the matter.
I think it is because of Dad that I seem to have generally good relationships with men - and I don't mean the romantic kind. I can honestly say that I have more male friends than I do female (is that a good or a bad thing?) Well, whatever it is, it means that I like to think I know a little about how men 'tick'. (Famous last words!)
Don't get me wrong, I'm no expert and when it comes to falling in love with one, I'm as lost as the next woman, but it does mean that there are a few things that I can say with (almost) absolute certainty. I'm sure you all know these already but see if you agree with me or if I've left anything out.
Thank you so much, Anita Chapman for nominating my blog for a Liebster Award. It was a lovely surprise and couldn't have come at a better time. I won't bore you with the details but the last few weeks have not been good so this has made my day! Anita's blog is always an interesting read so do pop over and take a look. She's also a lovely lady and is very supportive so thanks again, Anita.