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The research rabbit hole

  As you know, among other things, I write medical romance and I try hard to make sure the medical information in the stories is authentic and correct. I also write books with a variety of settings and storylines and I like to make sure I can give a real life feel to the places…

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Why reading out of your genre is important for writers

I love reading romance books. I’m a romance author. I love all things romance and believe there is nothing better than watching two people fall in love while overcoming almost insurmountable hurdles, but I do like to stretch my wings a little and read books in other genres too. I’ve just finished reading the best…

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5 Reasons why book reviews rock

Do you read books? Do you write reviews? As a reader, do reviews sway your book purchase choices? Or do you rely on word of mouth recommendations from friends/family? Do you use goodreads/amazon to help you choose your reads? Do you give back to the reader/author community with your thoughts too? There are so many books…

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Medical Romances… Grey’s Anatomy? How realistic are they?

I live with a doctor. I was trained as a nurse. We literally eat, sleep, talk medicine (or we did until I changed careers… but I’m still super interested in my hubby’s work and…I write medical romances for Mills and Boon).  Sure, romance is all about the journey for our two hapless protagonists, but it…

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Postcard From Portobello with Love xx

I lived in west London for 7 years between the ages of 20 and 27. It’s where I trained to be a nurse, where I met my husband and where I had a lot of adventures! Our most favourite place was Portobello Market where we’d go every Saturday (if we managed to have the day…

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Something Secret is now LIVE!

I’m doing a little happy dance because Something Secret is now LIVE and available from all good e-retailers. I know some of you can’t wait to read Kat and Gabe’s story and find out just what secrets they have…and also to catch up on Chloe’s news… The reviews are starting to come in and so…

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Launching a book

When my books are being published by a ‘traditional’ publisher (one of the big 5’…Random House/Penguin/Harper Collins etc…including Harlequin who publish my Mills and Boon books) I have little say over when the book is coming out, what the title is or indeed what will be on the cover. And this is fine, it means…

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Something Secret out 21 September! Cover Reveal

I am so excited to announce that Something Secret, book 4 in the Something Borrowed series is available for pre-order and will be out on 21st September!! I love this book! It’s about friendship, secrets, the things we do to protect ourselves. It’s about love. Family. The things we all hold dear. But what happens…

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WIP Wednesday

What is WIP? I hear you ask. It means Work In Progress and I thought I’d let you know where I’m up to on a couple of projects I’m doing. Writing: I’m currently writing a ‘duet’ book with another medical romance author Sue Mackay. A duet is basically two books with an overarching arc and a separate…

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Coming soon….Something Secret

Er…yes, it’s a book title! I’m not just announcing that I’m doing something secret…LOL I did agonise over the name of the book. How to encapsulate a 62,000 word story in a couple of words? For my traditionally published books I don’t get a say in the title or the cover, but for my self…

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