Fans of flirty Shakespeare modernisations like 10 Things I Hate About You and She’s the Man are in for a real treat today. We have a brand new Choc Lit Lite novel, Much Ado About Sweet Nothing by Alison May, available for download to your Kindle, and it’s a cracker!
Is something always better than [...]
I loved writing Dangerous Decisions, and almost equally loved researching the Edwardian era. I don’t suppose I’m alone in daydreaming when a small girl that I was in reality a princess, adopted at birth! One of my favourite books and one I would borrow several times from the library was ‘A Coronet for Cathy’ [...]
A good hero is essential to a good romance. Popular wisdom would have it that writers need to be a little bit in love with their hero, and that, ideally, your reader should feel the same. So what do you do if the classic romantic heroes leave you cold, if you feel Mr Darcy would [...]
I like to read about hot heroes so it’s always gives me a surge of satisfaction when readers contact me to say that they find the heroes I write hot, too. And that’s what’s happening with Jed Cassius, from Is This Love?
Jed’s enigmatic and hard to read.
I perceived a wariness about him, as [...]
Okay, it’s confession time here – my name’s Linda and I’m addicted to glossy magazines. I love those home-improvement ones best of all, and over the years I must have bought at least twice my body weight in Ideal Home, Living etc, House Beautiful, and their ilk.
I can’t bear to think of the [...]
A week on from my debut novel, Truth or Dare? going ‘live’, I find myself wondering which of the risen dead will come knocking at my door and speak those immortal words: ‘Trick or Treat?’
In my experience, it’s usually a skeleton no taller than my knees, an infant vampire in [...]
Last year’s pumpkin
Halloween is one of my very favourite times of the year. The fact it comes just before my birthday is irrelevant – honest! I can’t help that I love all things creepy and spooky, and I’ve always been drawn to the supernatural – books, films, legends –anything paranormal really.
When Halloween [...]
The location of Umbria in Italy, courtesy of Wikipedia
Think pretty, resourceful young woman, frequently told by her bitter mother that the people responsible for her father’s death were the Castanien brothers, and you have Jenny O’Connor.
Think tall, good-looking man with a sense of humour, in need of someone to teach Art [...]
60g sugar – he’d hate you to tell him this, but Scott is sweet. Of course he prefers hunky, but then he would. He’s a guy.
70g dark chocolate – chocolate because like Scott, it’s irresistible. Once you’ve had a taste, you have to have another. And another. Dark chocolate because it has an [...]
1. Bill Blythe. Bill’s the hero of Follow a Star, coming out next year; strong, dependable and, to my surprise, red-haired; I have to say I absolutely adore Bill.
2. Harry Watling. Harry was my first heroine, the girl sitting by a sleepy creek in Turning the Tide. She was so grumpy in her first [...]