Countdown to the romance writers’ event of the year!

This July, as every July, it’s the UK Romance Novelists’ Association’s (RNA) annual conference.  Held at a different university every year, the conference is where hundreds of established and aspiring British writers come together to listen to expert talks, meet fellow authors, enjoy a gala dinner and – all importantly – meet publishers and editors….

Top 5 reasons you need to write – right now!

Having met a lot of writers, I know that many people find it difficult motivating themselves to sit down and put words on a page.  If you’re finding it hard to get going with that book, here are 5 good reasons to crack on: What else are you going to do?  Watch TV?  Yes, you…

Hot, hot, hot news!

The lovely people at The Wild Rose Press have contracted my erotic short story – Ice Hot – for publication. It’s about a young interpreter who accompanies a powerful – and GORGEOUS – businessman to Iceland.  The journey there, on his private plane, is eventful, as is their first night at his luxury lodge, in…

The joy of procrastination

As I wait to find out the release date of my debut novel, The Virgin’s Gamble, I’ve been thinking about the next big project.  I’ve got a couple of ideas burning for my next book – and they’re both completely different from each other, as well as from anything I’ve written before. I have been…

A little gratitude

Being a writer with aspirations, it’s easy to go along thinking how very hard it is to knuckle down and write, and persevere in doing so despite the many setbacks writers all over will be familiar with.  However, it’s also easy to sometimes forget the many people around without whose support, encouragement, patience and time,…

A long, overdue update!

I’ve been somewhat slack on updating my blog recently, but so much has been happening that finding the time has been tricky.  So much has been going on, in fact, that when I was trying to recall myself what I’d been up to, I got in a bit of a muddle! I’ve been doing A…

Entering writing competitions

As an emerging writer I’m big on entering writing competitions.  It’s a great way of getting noticed, getting invaluable feedback, and of setting yourself the all-important goal of getting better at your craft. In the first writing competition I entered I came 19th – out of around 50.  I was surprised very happy with this…

Ice Hot – New short story out now

Just a quick blog post to announce I’ve recently published my newest erotic short story – Ice Hot.  It’s available to download on Amazon Kindle for the rather jolly price of 99p or free on Kindle Unlimited! Here’s the blurb… One night stands aren’t Sophie Reece’s style. The quiet young interpreter isn’t the kind of…

Exciting times afoot!

While I’m awaiting a publication date for my romantic novel, The Virgin’s Gamble, I’ve decided to embark on a new project.  For the first time, I’m going to dip my foot into the world of self-publishing, and it’s all rather thrilling – and scary! I’m going to self-publish a series of erotic short stories.  Two…

New book cover revealed!

It was with some trepidation that I awaited the reveal of my debut novel’s cover.  Cover art is everything.  What if I didn’t like it?  What if it didn’t represent my story or characters well? There is nothing quite as exciting as seeing your book cover for the first time.  Getting the contract is exciting…