Good things come…

… to those who meet their deadlines. Engaging the Enemy is in the can and ready for public viewing. Release date is set for Valentines Day, give or take an hour thanks to Amazon and Smashwords being a US sites.

But before I go any further, I must savor the reward I stashed away a month ago.

The jar is open.

The reward for all my hard work is about to be consumed..

Yum. Rewards don’t have to be big.

But go find your own Chokito.. LOL
This is as far as my sharing goes.


Best laid plans …

… don’t always come off the way you invisage. Today was supposed to be my big day out/ reward day for a job well done. Right now, it’s pouring with rain and our plans to head to the beach just fizzled and died. My consolation, McCafe coffee and Sherlock reruns. Sherlock is seriously good, so I’m content.

One thing that always surprises me is how fast time slips away from me when I’m writing. Admittedly, I’ve done a lot of writing in the last twelve months. I’ve made it my priority and am pretty proud of what I’ve achieved. To say I’m surprised that the school holidays are almost over is an understatement. This must just about qualify for the “dullest holiday ever” award from my youngest son.

We are already getting notices about registration days for soccer, and I’m so glad I went school supply shopping just after christmas. We have the bag, shoes and stationary. (is there anything better than stationary shopping) The return to school may have come round quickly, but at least I’m prepared this year. Just need to find a cheap flash drive for the boy (cheap so I won’t cry when he inevitably loses it) and we’re all set.

They say no man is an island, and I have found some very good friends to support and support me this last year in my writing career. Here’s to a productive 2012 and lots of stories from my friends. Bottoms up!

Six Sentence Sunday #8: Rendition

Welcome to my new Six Sentence Sunday from my new release, The Almack’s Alternative. The AA is a collection of short erotic regency romance stories set in London during 1814. This excerpt is from the last short in the book. I hope you enjoy Rendition!

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The old floorboards creaked behind her. “Now that was a fascinating evening.”

Mary sat up with a start and glanced about her chamber as an expensively dressed lord, the Earl of Lichfield, stepped through her bedchamber door and shut it with a firm click.

“However,” he continued, “that last conversation with Lady Jasmine brought the puzzle of your infrequent sightings within my means of solving. Bakewell is a self-righteous prig.”

“Oh, it’s you.”

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You can find more six sentence sunday brilliance here.

New Year Blog Hop Spot #52!

Welcome to the New Years Blog Hop! Thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan, our organiser and hop central location, there are 69 blogs participating and loads of prizes. On top of my prize, there is a chance to win:

A Kindle Fire  and an $80 Amazon Gift Card!

 To go into the draw, tell me what’s your favorite or most memorable new year’s memory? For those of you who do and leave your email address, you’ll ALSO be entered to win a copy of my latest ebook release, The Almack’s Alternative.

Curious about mine? THE best new years eve was the one my family spent on Lake Macquarie in our boat, watching the fireworks from an amazing front row seat. No overcrowding, comfortable chairs, good food and swimming off the back of the boat at midnight. Absolute bliss.


Click here to return to Carrie Ann Ryan’s blog or click #53 below to move along to the next participating author.