Squeeeee! It’s release week for SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOSS…
Super excited about this book because I think it might polarise some readers and it’s always interesting to hear about reader response.
Speaking of reader responses, there are some great reviews up for the story already on Amazon and Goodreads etc., some thanks to my fabulous review team (who are not bribed or swayed in any way, I promise!)
Here’s the blurb:
Ever since Sophie Beldon’s boss vanished, she’s been working for Zach Lassiter. But Zach’s been acting mysterious, and Sophie can’t help wondering what he’s hiding. Could he be involved in the disappearance?
The trouble is, Sophie’s had a red-hot yearning for Zach from the moment they met. So when she decides to seduce him to uncover his secrets, perhaps she’s kidding herself about her reasons. Because the soul-searing passion she discovers in his arms has Sophie praying that her mistrust is unfounded.
Keen to read it? You can purchase through eharlequin.com, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon among others (ebook options also available through these retailers!) Or purchase from your nearest Harlequin Books stockist!
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Last week I was thrilled to be notified that one of my 2012 books, A FORBIDDEN AFFAIR, is a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) competition. For the full list of finalists in all four categories, click HERE.
I feel honored to have one of my stories chosen for this fabulous award and extend my heartfelt thanks to the RWAustralia committee and competition co-ordinators, and to the readers/judges as well as to my publisher, Harlequin Mills & Boon Australia, for all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes.
A FORBIDDEN AFFAIR is still available, in e-format only, through most reputable e-book retailers.
This month sees the re-release of another of my 2012 titles, A FATHER’S SECRET, in a No.1 Best Selling Authors Collection through Harlequin Mills & Boon Australia. The collection is a bonanza of stories from Sandra Marton, Sarah Mayberry, Shirley Jump, Delores Fossen and me! It’s available now, downunder, through Mills & Boon Australia.
Later this year I will have a story in the newest of the Harlequin Desire Texas Cattleman’s Club continuities. It’s going to be a fabulous continuity — nine months, nine book and nine authors! There’s a prequel out this month, written by the amazing Janice Maynard, and called A VERY TEMPTING TEXAN… Get it now at eHarlequin.com!
For a chance to win one of my books (stock permitting) head on over to the Harlequin Desire Authors’ blog and share your favorite childhood scent…or your least favorite!
Okay…take 2. You don’t know about take 1, which has not so conveniently disappeared from my computer screen (grrrr!) and, while I can’t quite blame the cat as in this YouTube clip, disruptions are most definitely afoot in this household!
Yesterday was a perfect case in point. I had a to schedule a blog (with a giveaway so check it out HERE.) I duly began writing the blog and it was going really well. I left my office for a moment to make some lunch, came back, screen empty! Gasp! I have a touch screen computer and it would appear that my office curtain had brushed the screen, blown ever so softly by the gentle breeze through my office window, and somehow removed/deleted my blog. Not happy. Rewrote blog.
And then, after struggling to get comfortable to write at my desk (knee surgery in September is still making it’s presence felt) I settled on a recliner with icepacks and continued working on the manuscript I have due mid next month. Spent a solid hour working making good progress, and yes, went to save document and since I was working on my Samsung tablet and because I am still a little unfamiliar with my word processing program on the tablet I ended up changing screens before the save process was complete and losing all my words! Gasp! Swear!
As if that wasn’t enough, I needed to do a software upgrade on my tablet. Now, I’m wary of these as the last time I did an update on my HTC phone I lost the ability to send or receive pixts (despite several attempts to reset.) Of course, I lost something off my home screen didn’t I? Gasp! Swear! Curse! Not sure how to get it back exactly but it’s neither urgent nor important (which my impending deadline is!) so I’ll just have to wait for another day/week/month to figure it all out.
Ah, electronics, what did we do without them? Possibly we were a great deal more relaxed.
Congratulations to the lucky winner of my The Master Vintners thank-you-pack–KAREN PIETRUSINSKI! I’ve emailed you and am looking forward to receiving your postal details so I can send out your pack!
For the rest of you, if you haven’t done so yet, please visit my author page on facebook HERE, like the page if you want to receive updates in your newsfeed and while you there please sign up for my (irregular) newsletter.
This month sees the release of A FATHER’S SECRET. I had a few struggles writing this book but I think you’ll find they were all worth it. The story has had some great feedback from reviewers.
Here’s the back cover blurb:
There’d been a mistake at the fertility clinic. Now widow Erin Connell has to face the possiblity that her baby son is not her husband’s child. And worse, that Connell Lodge, her son’s legacy and the only real home she’s ever known, may be lost to them both.
But billionaire Sam Thornton’s arrival at her bed-and-breakfast changes everything. Erin is stunned by the ferocity of her sudden attraction. Sam, too, is thunderstruck…and tormented. He’s come here for one reason only, and falling for the pretty owner isn’t it. He’s not leaving without her son–his son…
It’s officially Spring here in New Zealand, although you wouldn’t know it by the weather! Either way, it’s time for some spring cleaning and I’m asking you to join me over on my Yvonne Lindsay facebook page by 15 September to stay in touch and see my latest updates.
The advantage is that you will go into a draw for a Spring into Spring gift from me to you. The randomly drawn lucky recipient will be chosen from amongst all the “likes” (up to and including midnight 15 September NZ time) to receive a The Master Vintners thank-you-pack with signed copies of the first two Master Vintner books, a New Zealand glass Koru bottle stopper, wine charms and more!
If you haven’t done so already, please, migrate on over there by 15 September because my facebook profile will be closing to public view after that date. I look forward to seeing you there!
Despite the most forgetful of starts, our late planted tulips bulbs are delivering a beautiful, and much welcomed, display of colour in our garden on these somewhat dreary wintery days. I took a few shots this morning of them and have been marvelling at the raindrops gilding the leaves and petals.
I’ve just finished my 24th title for Harlequin Desire, the third book in my The Master Vintners series, and today I’m filling in time with a mass of chores I’m behind on. One thing about housework, it always happily sends me back into my office to write!
Oh, and late last night (well, 7pm, which is late to me for a courier delivery) a box with my October release author copies arrived. A FATHER’S SECRET is flagged with the Billionaires & Babies flash and has already been reviewed at Fresh Fiction. You can read the review here!
…and I apologise for that. Right, so now that’s out of the way, let’s see what we can do. I’m recently returned from RWA2012, which was spectacular. During one of the luncheons (note to chefs: diabetic option does not mean same meal as everyone else, but dried out to a crisp with no dressing or sauces, seriously! ) we were presented with an amazing video and I wanted to share it with you all here.
Here’s the spin and when you click on the PopularRomanceProject.org link you’ll get to see the video, which is just awesome so feel free to spread the word and share the link:
Support Documentary Love Between the Covers through Kickstarter
Emmy award-winning film producer Laurie Kahn is working on a documentary film called Love Between the Covers, which will “upend expectations and delight its viewers as it takes them into the remarkable worldwide community of women who create, consume, and love romance novels.”
Love Between the Covers
is part of the larger Popular Romance Project, and the footage Kahn and her
crew are shooting for Love Between the Covers will also be used at a symposium about the deep roots of popular romance at the Library of Congress, in nationwide library programs about popular romance run by the American Library Association, and at a huge website looking at popular romance across time and cultures (PopularRomanceProject.org).
Romance Writers of America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Mass Humanities, and Tavris Fund at Brandeis University have provided some funds for this project, but additional funds are needed to complete the film and launch it. Kahn has created a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000+ for Love Between the Covers, and she is offering a wide range of donor gifts, including copies of the film, first chapter critiques, a thank-you in the film credits, and tickets to the film premiere. The Kickstarter pledge deadline is August 27, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Visit the project’s Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1162698421/love-between-the-covers
to donate or to learn how the funds will be used.
To learn more about the Popular Romance Project, Love Between the Covers, and to get a sneak peek at the film visit http://popularromanceproject.org/.