I recently started watching Human’s, a parallel present sci-fi series where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant that’s too similar to a real human. Honestly who wouldn’t want something like a Synth to clean up after the kids? The show hooked my by the end of Episode 1 and at the end of 2 I’m dying for more. Fantastic premise and execution on the small screen. Love Colin Morgan as Leo (and in everything) but it took me ages to pinpoint where I knew the mum Laura (Katherine Parkinson) from. She was the reporter Kitty in Sherlock, the Reichenbach Fall episode. Humans a show well worth watching for the lovely shocks it delivers each week!

A book with no name

I also began writing a new book in a new four book regency romance series today. Both series and books are named so far, but I’m off to a great start with the first chapter (hero point of view) written. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.

Goodreads Print Giveaway

The August Goodreads print giveaway for Miss Radley’s Third Dare has just ended. Congratulations to Karen Ide and Sangeeth MS. Your books will be in the mail very soon!

Tracking My Steps

About two weeks ago I purchased a Fitbit Charge. They say 10,000 steps a day is good and I’ve now, as I suspected, failed to get anywhere near that number on a working day. I got close on laundry day. It’s also not tracking my stair climbs well and pushing a shopping trolley didn’t register at all so I’m wearing it around my ankle (under my sock) to get an accurate count. Good thing its winter so no one sees it beneath my jeans. As we say in publishing, this is a marathon not a sprint, so I’m making small changes in my day to move more. I set five reminder alarms to help me get up and moving. I’ll probably need to restart a walking routine but I do wish it were warmer in the mornings.

Upcoming Movie Must See

The Martian. Just caught the trailer via Facebook. It is OMG awesome and then there’s Matt Damon in it too. Can’t wait until October. I feel a movie date coming on…

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mayhem Series

Miss Mayhem Book Series Covers

After a book release

What does a writer do after a book release? Start thinking of the next book almost immediately. Or at least that’s what I’ve done this last week. I’m planning a new series for next year – cruising the web for inspiration and combing through research notes about the British Navy. Totally fun and time consuming! Everyone should have this in their day job.

Reviewer Shout Out!

Miss Radley’s Third Dare was made available to NetGalley reviewers in July and I’d like to give each Netgalley reviewer a huge bouquet of virtual flowers for posting your reviews online so quickly. Thanks a bunch – roses, daisies, or carnations.

To those who purchased their copy and read and reviewed – again thanks and bless you for taking the time to share your opinion with the reading community.

To everyone who bought the book – I really hoped you enjoyed Miss Radley’s adventure when you read it. She was a hoot to write and I miss her already!

After a book release – when’s the next?

Miss Merton's Last Hope Digital book cover
Miss Merton’s Last Hope
Book Four

By now you might have noticed I’ve updated the website with Miss Merton’s Last Hope details – cover and blurb. Isn’t Melanie pretty? Redeeming this girl was always going to be a challenge and sorting her out was definitely a tricky proposition.

The last book in the Miss Mayhem series doesn’t release until October 13 but you can pre-order now if you prefer. Visit her page to read the full blurb and I’ll be updating her page with snippets from the final book shortly.

Beyond the next release

Whoosh! I’ve just emailed Reason to Wed to my super fab editor, Kelli Collins. Once the edits are back for Esme and Windermere’s story I’ll update the website with a better idea of a release date and book cover for that couple. Keep watch on the coming soon page or follow my Author Page to be notified when I add new books for sale.

The Miss Mayhem Series

Miss Mayhem Book Series Covers