Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Voices for Mills & Boon

Once again Mills & Boon are looking for new voices to join their family of romance writers! This time the competition is up on a dedicated site. Click here for access to it and all relevant information regarding the new competition.

Remember - never give up! If you haven't succeeded yet just keep trying - this might just be your turn! And of course you have to enter to actually stand a chance of wining!

Good luck everyone.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Article up On Writing!

A little heads up that Judy has a new article up on the On Writing page! This time she delves into how the author can entice the reader. Click here for quick access!

From a personal note I love this one - it features one of my favourite movies of all time The Sixth Sense! Not only because of the hunkalicious Bruce Willis but because it is so wonderfully written with its slow reveals! Awesome! So check out the article, sit back and learn from the mistress!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

RNA Conference at Greenwich

I am incredibly fortunate to have attended the Romantic Novelists' Association conference at Greenwich in England last week-end. This year is the RNA's 50th anniversary, so it was an especially magical year to attend. And it was so much fun that I'm already making plans to be back in the UK next year for the conference in Caerleon, South Wales.

For more feedback from the conference you can visit my blog at This post is all about the South African contingent at the conference (all three of us, which is a pretty good start, I think!)

First up is Kate Wright. In the picture below Kate is the glamorous one, and I'm the one with my hair blowing all over.

Then we have the two Romys. Not only were there two South African Romys at the conference, and we're both from Durban, but it turns out we're also both alumni of Durban Girls' High School. Talk about a small world!

It was lovely to meet both of you ladies!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Guest Author Rae Summers

And another shameless plug for a South African writer: today it's my turn!

My historical novella Let's Misbehave, goes on sale today with The Wild Rose Press. This story is set in London in the 1920s, and features a jazz-singing Flapper as the heroine and a staid aristocrat as the hero.

Book Blurb:

Gabrielle is the quintessential Flapper, a wild child who turns her back on home and a resentful and unloving mother to become a nightclub singer. She wants nothing more from life than freedom and pleasure.

Sebastian is a dutiful son, following in his father’s footsteps and on the verge of marrying a suitable bride. But as the Twenties roar to their conclusion, he finds himself torn between duty and the urge to indulge his adventurous streak.

From the moment Gabrielle and Sebastian meet, the tension between them simmers. When he rescues her from a boorish suitor, Gabrielle discovers a kindred spirit beneath Sebastian's serious demeanour, and she sets out to seduce him into one last passionate fling before he settles for a loveless marriage.

But the fire that burns between them threatens to consume her. Will Gabrielle survive falling in love with the one man she cannot have?

You can visit Rae's blog at for more background info on the 1920s as well as excerpts from the book.

You can view the book trailer at YouTube, and buy the book from