Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Undertaking Love, out now!

It's finally here ~ Undertaking Love has been e-published by HarperCollins. I feel like I've had a third baby! It's been on sale for almost a week now and so far, so good :O)

Here's the official blurb, and gorgeous cover : (I have an official blurb! Swoon!)

UNDERTAKING LOVE  ~THE SUN’S Ebook of the Week April 2013

The moment love-phobic American expat Marla Jacobs discovers that the shop next to her Little White Wedding Chapel is to become a funeral parlour, she declares all-out war.
Marla’s chapel in the sleepy Shropshire countryside has become a nation-wide sensation, but the arrival of Funeral Director Gabriel Ryan threatens everything Marla has worked for. She can picture the scene: wedding limos fighting for space in the street with hearses; brides bumping into widows; bouquets being swapped for wreaths
Marla’s not going down without a fight. She enlists a motley crew of weird and wonderful local supporters, and the battle lines are drawn. But, as soon as Marla meets her nemesis, she realises just how much trouble she’s really in. His gypsy curls and Irish lilt make her stomach fizz – how is she supposed to concentrate on destroying him, when half the time she’s struggling not to rip the shirt off his back?
Funny, romantic, and dangerously sexy, UNDERTAKING LOVE is a delightful debut from an exciting new voice in Women’s fiction.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Undertaking Love, path to publication diary

I've started a bit of a diary over on Authonomy to chronicle my journey to publication (how very x-factor speak. If I say 'emotional rollercoaster', somebody shoot me.)

You can read it here if you fancy...


Monday, 3 September 2012

End of summer, back to work...

The edits have arrived for Undertaking Love, another exciting new step in the process for me. :O)

It's been a long, busy summer at home with the kids so writing has had to take a bit of a back seat, but I'm glad to think that more writing time is just around the corner from this week onwards.

Over the last month I've had horrible computer issues to contend with too, but I'm supposed to be collecting my all mended and perfect lap top in the morning. Please let it be fine! I cannot tell you how much I rely on it, or what a fool I feel for not backing up properly.
Thankfully the mac doctor has been able to restore everything this time, but that is one lesson well and truly learned. Back up, back up, back up.

I'm diving into the book edits on Wednesday as soon as the kids are back at school.
I'm excited, and nervous too - these are my first round of actual edits and I really want to make them perfect.

More exciting news - the book is pencilled in to come out early in spring 2013, hopefully in March.

I'm crossing my fingers tightly, because that would be just about the best birthday present ever.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

My book has a title!

Exciting news!

The competition organised by HarperCollins to find the perfect title for my new book ended a couple of weeks back, and i'm thrilled to be able to share the new official title with you now...

it's going to be...


Undertaking Love

Isn't it gorgeous?

Many thanks to HarperCollins and everyone who entered, and especially to Sheena who came up with the winning entry.
It's a great play on words and it shouts out romance, which was what I really wanted.

Next stop the cover. It's going to have my name on and everything!

I think I'll burst with excitement when that happens.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

I feel a title coming on...

We are a whisker away from having a title for my new book, but I can't tell you what it is yet!

Sorry... is that evil?

Bear with.

I'm hopeful that i'll have a confirmed title to share with you all really soon.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ten days to go!

There's still ten days left to go if you want to enter the competition to name my new book!

HarperCollins are running a competition to find the perfect title for my novel, you can click the link below to enter.

All you need to do is have a gander of the excerpt of my book, then think up a perfect, fabulous title for it - the winning entry bags twenty HarperCollins titles in a genre of their choice:

Click on this link. This one right here!

Word on the street is that there have already been some 'strong' entries - please throw your hat in the ring, i'd really love to hear your ideas.

Ooo err! I've just realised that the competition ends on Friday 13th! Hope that's not portentous...

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

I'm blogging with the Sassy Sisters today...

I'm blogging with the gorgeous Seven Sassy Sisters today about my winding path to publication  - come and say hi if you have a minute?