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    RT Booklovers Convention – Atlanta 2017

    Well, I’m back, from what was one of the most enjoyable experiences ever, in spite of a bout of food poisoning. First of all, the food poisoning. It was entirely self-inflicted, the night before I flew to Atlanta. In the early hours of departure day, I even contemplated cancelling the trip. However, I made it to the airport, and was met on the other side of the Atlantic by Becca Jameson and Cherie Nicholls (a fellow Brit), with whom I spent some pre-convention time, along with Lea Griffith and Susan Stoker. Thank you, ladies, for putting up with someone who could have been an extra on The Walking Dead, and for…

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    Club Latest

    It struck me today that it was probably time I gave you an update on Club Aegis, and the latest book in the series. The word count for Winter’s Fire is currently around 68k. I think the final word count will be around 90-95k, so still a way to go to finish the first draft. I now have a better handle on Logan and Lucy, so I’m going back over what I’ve already done. Yes, I know – my writing method is stupidly inefficient, but that’s a work in progress too. Even though I have 6 books out already, I’m still honing my technique. I imagine I always will, because…

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    Golden Flogger Awards 2017 – Nomination

    I am absolutely delighted to announce that Club Aegis 4: Passion’s Last Promise has been nominated in the Dominant Women & submissive men category of the Golden Flogger Awards 2017, as featured at the BDSM Writers Con, which is due to take place in New York from August 17 to August 20, 2017. Readers are often more familiar with the D/s dynamic where the male takes the Dominant role – I know I was. Then I read a series of books that included a story where the main male character was the submissive. I will admit, I resisted reading that story for a long time, until I’d read every other book then available…

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    Season’s Greetings from England

    So, it’s almost Christmas. The solstice has been and gone, signalling the start of winter (in spite of what the Met Office tells us about winter starting on 1 December!), and to get through the cold season, I focus on the fact that we’re heading for spring, and the days are getting longer. With a birthday in May, spring is definitely my season, and I can’t wait for longer days and warmer weather. Today, the weather app on my phone tells me it’s 9c outside at the moment – not that I’m venturing out to confirm that. That’s around 48f, if you don’t speak Celsius. It’s also grey, wet and…

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    OKRWA International Digital Awards

    Oklahoma Romance Writers of America run the annual International Digital Awards contest, and they have just published the list of this years winners here. I am very proud to announce that two of my stories reached the finals. In the Erotic Short category, the second book in my Club Aegis series, A Wanting Heart, was awarded 4th place, and in the Contemporary Short category, Spent Love, came 2nd. This follows on from the 2nd place in the Erotic Novel category last year, for the first Club Aegis book, The Velvet Ribbon, which is now available FREE. I would like to thank the organisers of the contest, and also all the…

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    Club Aegis – the future

    Passion’s Last Promise, the fourth book in the Club Aegis series, has now been published. I’m working on the fifth, which will bring together two people we met briefly in Passion’s Last Promise—Logan Simmonds and Lucy Winter. Not much potential for romance there, you might think, but when you have a woman with ambition and a man in need of a partner for an undercover investigation, anything can happen. You’ll be able to find out what does happen in Winter’s Fire. You may be wondering where we go from there. There’s a man who’s appeared in most of the books in the series, even if only by name, and that’s…

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    Boltcutters and BDSM…

    Hot on the heels of Passion’s Last Promise, the latest addition to the Club Aegis series, I am happy to announce the release of Ask Me, a short read of just under 20k words. I wrote this story for a boxed set of BDSM-themed romances. Unfortunately, the set isn’t going to be published now, which is why it’s ready so quickly after the latest Club Aegis story. Elements of this story take their inspiration from my trip to the BDSM Writers Con in New York in 2015—the incident with the suitcase, for example. Yes, that happened to me—not once, but twice. With about 40 minutes until the car arrived to…

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    Club Aegis Series Title and Numbers – information

    Those of you who are really observant may have noticed that the images of book covers on this website and on the retailer websites have changed slightly. There is a reason for this. While there is a suggested reading order that may enhance your enjoyment of the series, there’s no real need to read the books in order, as they are all complete stories, with no cliffhangers. I took the decision to remove the sequential numbers from the Club Aegis books, because Amazon, through which a great many sales are made, doesn’t allow decimals in the numbering of books in a series. This being the case, A Wanting Heart hasn’t been…

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    Blogging and me

    I thought I’d dust the cobwebs off and dip into the blogging corner of my website. I don’t visit here often, as you can probably tell from the lack of recent entries. Blogging and I are not comfortable bedfellows – we eye each other suspiciously from across the room, and don’t willingly get up close and personal with each other. From my point of view, blogging is a strange and alien creature, which I don’t know how to feed. No, that’s not quite true – I know the theory of how to feed blogging, but I don’t really have much to offer by way of tasty food. I spend my…

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    The book that turned me from a pantser to a plotter…

    Passion’s Last Promise, the next book in my Club Aegis series, is finally in the hands of my wonderful editor. I am so relieved to be able to type that line. This story has been a long time in the writing – the first file I have for it goes back to September 2014. Between then and now, it’s undergone many changes – the main male character has had three different names, and I can’t even remember how many scenes have been added and then removed. Even the physical structure of the story has changed – until very recently, there was a prologue, but I decided that the content was best…