Friday, 26 September 2008

Visit me at Lust Bites today!

To read an incredibly rude and naughty excerpt from IN TOO DEEP. :)

Hot exploits in the library archives, and much abuse of dilapidated furniture! Hee hee!

Click here to enjoy the fun...

This guy has a lot to answer for...

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

I'm a rubbish blogger, aren't I?

Sorry for not blogging much lately. I have been pretty busy, what with one thing or another...

I've been trying to do a regular writing stint each day, towards a weekly total of 8000 words. Not massive by some people's standards, but enough so that if I keep chugging along at this rate, I'll reach my deadline on KISS IT BETTER fairly comfortably with time to spare for a good edit. Which it'll need!

This week, I've also been prepping an excerpt post for LUST BITES in Friday. This is a bit from IN TOO DEEP. I find it very, very hard to choose excerpts for these sorts of thing. I can never pick out a piece that seems to be standalone, and yet a good sample of the book. The bit I've chosen for Friday is pretty naughty stuff, so I hope anyone who reads this, will nip along and read and hopefully leave a comment. There will be a prize!

I've also been hanging about on Twitter quite a bit, something of which I'm unashamed. I love Twitter and I love my buddies there. I originally started tweeting as a way to have micro updates to this blog [see right] but inevitably, I got hooked into Twitter itself and the interaction with other Tweeters... But it's easy to do, and not too taxing on the grey matter. Just like chatting with a bunch of buddies, really.

Have been doing some reading and DVD watching too. I'm reading the Belle De Jour memoir and at the same time, watching the telly version on DVD. In some ways they're very different, but in others, the essence is the same. Am enjoying both. Belle is a very good writer. I didn't read the blog very much at the time the entries in the book were posted, but I like her conversational style. Dare I say that in some ways, it reminds me of my own first person writing?

Friday, 19 September 2008

Stolen from Cute Overload... couldn't resist!

Hilarious! Thanks to the folks at Cute Overload for bringing this to my attention today!

It's that day again!

My pirate name is:

Black Morgan Flint

Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Six Unspectacular Quirks About me

Nadia tagged me.

The rules:

  1. Link to the person who tagged you.
  2. Post the rules on your blog.
  3. List 6 unspectacular quirks you have.
  4. Tag 6 bloggers by linking them.
  5. Leave a comment on each person’s blog to let them know they’ve been tagged.

Six Unspectacular Quirks About Me:

  1. I used to eat 2 or 3 bananas a day, and now I've gone right off them. Am experimenting with pears and grapes.

  2. I have an office all of my own... but can't work in it because it's uninhabitable.

  3. I always wear black when I get dressed up to go anywhere and I never even look at clothes in other colours when I go shopping.

  4. I went to RWA in San Francisco at the end of July... and I still haven't fully unpacked my suitcase.

  5. I eat breakfast cereal for lunch... or porridge.

  6. I am totally ruled by my cats.

Tagging: nobody specific, but if you feel inclined to have a bash at the 'six unspectacular quirks', please do, and let me know what you come up with! :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Grovelling apologies...

... for being a rubbish blogger.

It's the usual excuses. Busy trying to engage with the old WIP and not doing so great. Trying to come up with some ideas for new book proposals. And generally feeling a bit rough and under the weather. The latter is nothing serious, nothing to worry about... just basically the knackerage of old age and damp weather produce aches and twinges.

Still slogging away with KISS IT BETTER, which you'll see by my counter is nearly a third done. I really need to buckle down and crack on with this though. Time is flying by, and the deadline of 1st December is fast approaching... along with Christmas!!!! Agh!

Proposals-wise... well, it's always a struggle. I am so crud at coming with new ideas! Have a few bits and bobs slowly coalescing, but my agent would like to be sending stuff out sooner, rather than later, so must try and focus on that too!

Keep watching my Tweets on the right, by the way. Even if I'm not doing full blog posts, I mostly twit on a bit, several times a day! :)

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Kiss it Better has popped up on!!!!!!

I've only written about 21K of the mutha so far... better get my finger out and rack up some words!

KissDay is 4th June 2009!

Breaking news from CERN!

A big day for Big Science!

The Large Hadron Collider has just been switched on! And apparently, according to tweets by the wife of one of the scientists, the first beam has already been around the the accelerator three times! Don't think they've actually smashed any atoms yet, so no sign of the Higgs Boson for a while yet.

Here's a game to play that explains some of the science.

And there's even an LHC rap!

Friday, 5 September 2008

At Lust Bites today...

Basically, yabbering a little bit about Stoneworld... where IN TOO DEEP is set.

Return to Stoneworld... again

If you leave a comment while you're over there, and then again, when I post a saucy excerpt there on Friday, 26th September, you'll go into a prize draw in which the winner receives copies of ENTERTAINING MR STONE and SUITE SEVENTEEN.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

IN TOO DEEP - out today in the UK!

It's all in the mind...

Librarian Gwendolynne Price starts finding indecent proposals and sexy stories in her suggestion box every morning. Shocked that they seem to be tailored specifically to her own deepest sexual fantasies, she begins a tantalising relationship with a man she's never met.

At the same time, she's fast getting involved with a man she has met. Superstar historian Professor Daniel Brewster is on sabbatical, researching in the library. The glamorous academic sets women's hearts thudding all over the country, but Gwendolynne is the one he quickly shows an interest in...

Pretty soon however, a relationship of erotic letters and toe-curlingly sensual emails collides with kinky games played in the all too real flesh.

Can Gwendolynne decipher the identity of her mysterious correspondent Nemesis, and will he still be as exciting when unmasked? Can she survive the pain of loving then losing Daniel when his research is over and leaves and moves on?

Or is she tangled in too deep with both men?

Read an excerpt here

Available from and

And here's the faux cover...

The little splodges, by the way, are extremely remote galaxies from a Hubble Deep Field image. 'In Too Deep'... all clever stuff, eh? LOL

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Please accept this eye candy...

Am feeling a bit lack lustre in the blogging department at the moment, so please accept this sultry pic of Professor Hottie McHotstuff in lieu of a post. His book comes out tomorrow...