Showing posts from December, 2013

Book Blast: Good Faith by Liz Crowe

Today, I'm welcoming Liz Crowe , best-selling author and beer expert (yes, I know! Brilliant!), who celebrates her latest release, Good Faith ,  a contemporary chronicle about three families and their interlinked lives, with a proper Super Book Blast. Cheers! BLURB:    Strong personalities—volatile marriages—stressful careers—conflicting goals—difficult children. Contemporary challenges facing close-knit families form the crucible that forges a new generation.  Brandis, Gabriel, Blair and Lillian emerge from the entanglement of their parents’ longstanding emotional connections, but one’s star will burn brighter – and hotter – than the others.   With a personality that consumes everyone and everything in its path, Brandis Gordon struggles to maintain control as he ricochets between wild success and miserable failure. His life proves how even the strongest relationships can be strangled by the ties that bind. Brandis and Gabe Frietag are as close as any brothers,

Release Day Celebration: author Nancy Jardine

Today, I'm delighted to welcome back  Nancy Jardine , fabulous author friend and creator of the Celtic Fervour historical adventure series on her latest release day. The second part of the series, After Whorl: Bran Reborn is out today in ebook and paperback formats from Crooked Cat Publishing. But first, Nancy is delving into her historical research box. Some fascinating insights are revealed! Over to Nancy... ~~~ Forgive me - I’m going to get a little ‘Petty’ today.  Please don’t disappear! Bear with me and I’ll explain. A few names are mentioned in my Celtic Fervour series of novels that in an odd way drive some of the action and yet they either do not appear as characters at all, or have a seriously limited role. ‘Petty’ is one of those names. Are you confused already? Perhaps asking yourself why someone ‘outside of the story’ should have any bearing on the action?  In the first two novels of my Celtic Fervour series - The Beltane Choice and After Whorl: Bran Re

Chatting with author Ailsa Abraham

I'm on a roll! ;-) Today, I'm being quizzed by the lovely Ailsa Abraham , author of the fabulous romantic futuristic adventure, Shaman's Drum . With a steady supply of hot drinks and cakes, Ailsa and I keep chatting away in her cosy cottage. There's plenty left, so why not join us?! We'll see you there. Trust me, you'll love her lemon drizzle cake! :-)

Visiting author Nancy Jardine today

I've been chatting over at fellow Crooked Cat and Wild Rose Press author Nancy Jardine 's blog today. About what? Well, Christmas, of course! Markets, snow, candles... Everything that's cosy! So, please nip over and say hi. We'd love to see you there! Black Forest winter wonderland

Dark Deceit in the Crooked Cat Winter Sale

Ahh, the cold season is upon us. Lounging on the sofa by a roaring fire, with a mug of tea or glass of wine, and enjoying a good read! ;-) So, what's better than stocking up on some fantastic releases when they're on special offer. Like now! The Crooked Cats are having their annual winter ebook sale from 7th-14th December 2013 !  All their ebooks (apart from latest releases) are available on Amazon for only 77p / 99c ! So, don't hesitate to grab your copy of a 5* gripping historical romantic murder mystery! Blurb: On his return from battle at Lincoln, Geoffrey de Mortagne, under-sheriff of Gloucester and spy for the Empress Matilda, assists a dying knight caught in an ambush. Promising to look after the welfare of the knight's only daughter, Geoffrey stays at her manor, investigating the murder. Keen to join the Empress on her progress through England, he is torn between his oath and his duty. Left to defend her manor following her father's death, Alleyne

A sad farewell...and a new beginning

Bob helping with research Goodbye, Bob! Seven weeks ago marked the end of an era in our household – we lost our beloved cat, Bob. We were distraught. Rewind 9 years. In August 2004, hubby and I moved together into a mews cottage in Cardiff's oldest part, Llandaff. Along we brought my then 11 year old cat, Gizmo. Gizmo As Giz was used to cat company, and had been jealous and lonely, we brought Tiger home a couple of weeks after the move. Tiger was then barely 8 weeks old, a playful little kitten. But this time, Giz wasn't happy, and during his first outing, he vanished. Hubby saw him later that night, called out, and Giz turned to him, then turned away and off he went on his way. Posters went up, we called rescue centres, but no black and white male cat was found, alive or dead. A very sad time. By November, we'd given up hope, when I spotted an ad for a black and white cat found by a colleague. She'd fed him in her garden shed but he kept going after her