Coming soon: Hunting the Hero

I am so ready for spring to be here because that means Hunting the Hero releases worldwide. Australian spring is September 1st and I’m so busy now it’s scary. There are reviews to arrange, print edition to proof, and contests to organize, not to mention making sure this book is available for pre-order everywhere I can get it. (So far, Amazon is not coming to the party. Boo!) But … to hold you over till September I’ve got a cover to show you. Ta da!!!!!!


I know how I feel about the couple in the cover, but for fans of the series is this close to how you imagined Rosemary Randall to be?


Stay tuned for next week’s blog post because I’ve a message from Rosemary to share with you. Till then

Term 3 Reboot

There is nothing better than a day devoted to writing. Today is such a day. My son went back to school for term 3 after the winter break and without the distraction of a small inquisitive young man at my elbow every three seconds I’ve made good headway with a brand new story. It’s like a reboot to my system. That’s always the best sort of day imo.


Tomorrow should be more of the same: write new words and edit older unpublished story. It’s work, don’t get me wrong, but fun work. The best I’ve ever had. Its amazing how lost I can get when writing a story.

What isn’t so fun is discovering a character name overlap. I was peeking through my first novel Chills over the weekend and discovered I’d reused the name of a character that hadn’t had their story told yet. Given that I intended to write that story very soon, I headed back to my notes and names list from the regency period to find an alternative.

Not an easy problem to solve. As the unpublished manuscript is largely finished, I’ve become a little too invested in the character name to make the choice quickly. Dorcas, Octavia, Cassandra? Nope, none of them. Mabel, Agatha, Winifred. Oops, those last few names have been used too. Maybe tomorrow inspiration will strike. I certainly hope so.

Does it bother you if an author has used a character name more than once in her body of work? Can you tell one Jane apart from another Jane?  I think it’s confusing but that’s just me. I’d love your opinion on this.


Miss Watson’s First Scandal is waiting for you!

It’s here. It’s here. Release day for Miss Watson’s First Scandal has finally arrived. After months of planning, writing, editing and coaxing this new series along, the Miss Mayhem novellas are ready to take their first steps into the world.

Miss Watson's First ScandalBook 1 ~ Miss Watson’s First Scandal

Overworked London banker David Hawke has two goals for his week in the seaside town of Brighton: one, demand repayment of a debt without losing a valued friendship and two, relax for the remaining holiday without further distractions—except he encounters his friend’s newly confident younger sister and all his carefully made plans end. Abigail Watson is flirty, bold, and determined David will agree to her bargain and save her brother from debtor’s prison. But is her game to prevent him from calling in the debt, or are her sweet kisses a sign she is after a much greater prize instead?

This is a sensual read rather than sizzling but mischief, romance and lots of passion abound. I hope you’ll give the book a shot.

You can grab your copy through:

AVAILABLE AT:   |   Amazon UK

APPLE iBOOKS : AUS   |   US   |   UK   |   Canada


If you pick it up, feel free to contact me and let me know what you think. And if you take the time to leave a review at Amazon, Goodreads or Apple, I always appreciate the time it takes for readers to do that.

You can also check out my previous post to see where I’ll be blogging over the next few weeks and there is a virtual book launch party on facebook today (tomorrow if you’re in Australia). Come along and chat with me.

I’m off to nervously pace and hope readers love the book.

Miss Watson’s Blog Tour

I’m off on a trip around the web this month and I’ve been very fortunate to snag some lovely bloggers as my hosts. Where will I be?


1st – Book Spotlight at Misty’s Book Bin

2nd/1st – Online Book Launch at the Regency House Party Facebook group 

4th – Book Spotlight at You Gotta Read Reviews

5th – Interview at LadyScribes


8th – Guest at Seeing is Believing

9th – Interview at It’s Raining Books

10th – Interview at Dawn’s Reading Nook


15th – Spotlight at Sizzling Hot Books


Would love to see you there and chat.