Just Imogen

A short cosy story with a happy end…   Imogen went to open the dishwasher to put her empty cereal bowl in, then remembered she didn’t have a dishwasher anymore.  The six-bedroom house she’d lived in, and loved, for the last twenty years during her marriage to George had all the modcons.  But since his…

New Novel Beginning

Here’s the opening of a crime novel.  Or it could be a short story in its own right.  I wrote it for a competition, but it didn’t win, so rather than waste it I thought I’d share it here. Just a warning – it’s a wee bit sweary, so if you don’t like bad words,…

Top tips for writing erotic fiction

To celebrate the release of my new erotic short story, Secrets of the East Wing, I thought I’d share some tips that I’ve learned along the way of writing erotic fiction.  Here are my top five. Don’t leave it too long before the first erotic scene takes place.  Readers of this genre are looking for…

Writing fiction for magazines

I was very excited yesterday when I was flicking through Prima magazine, only to find a story I’d written in it.  I’d obviously remembered my first attempt at a magazine story had been accepted for their November issue, but hadn’t realised that was the issue I was reading! The loveliest part of it was seeing…

A Quick Announcement…

It’s with great pleasure and excitement I can reveal that my erotic short story ‘Ice Hot’ is out now with Wild Rose Press. It’s about a young translator who gets assigned a job accompanying a businessman to Iceland.  Only once she arrives at the airport does she realise she’s met him before, and their meeting…

A Weekend in Bootiful Bournemouth

Every year for the last three years my husband has taken me to Bournemouth for my birthday weekend, and I LOVE IT! Let’s face it, Bournemouth, which is located on the Dorset coast, is better known for stag and hen weekends than as a romantic getaway location, but I STILL LOVE IT! This year, as…

New blurb reveal!

My very raunchy short story, ‘Secrets of the East Wing’, is due for launch in the next couple of months.  While I eagerly await cover art, I have received the approved blurb, which I have great pleasure in sharing here (American spelling): To the outside world, Countess Molly Bucklington has the perfect life. She lives…

First time in Sorrento

The release date of ‘The Virgin’s Gamble’ coincided with a holiday to Sorrento with my mum and son.  Our hotel, Settimo Ciello, was a Tui Small & Friendly.  Small and friendly it was.  It was, as the reviews suggested, basic, but had the most spectacular views, as you can see in this photo. There’s so…

New Book – Cover Reveal!

Publishing books is like waiting for a bus – it takes ages for the first one to arrive, then two come at once.  Only a few days ago did I reveal the release date of my debut novel, and now I’m delighted to announce the launch of my second – Ice Hot. Ice Hot is…

Available now for pre-order

I’m very happy to announce The Virgin’s Gamble is available now on Amazon for pre-order in print and on Kindle. A huge thank you to The Wild Rose Press, especially Roseann for her amazing patience and unbelievable editing skills, and Diana, who did the gorgeous cover!