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July 16, 2013

Today only WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED... is 99c on Kindle!
Having so much fun watching it climb the bestseller charts.  As of this second it's the #5 bestselling anthology on Kindle and #41 for Romantic Comedies.  Seeing a book of mine lined up alongside books by Janet Evanovich and Sophie Kinsella is, well...super thrilling!
99c on Kindle - Amazon link
Honey's only $2.99 any other time and at all other etailers and you can find all the buy links - Sony, Google + (epubs for those down under), iTunes, Kobo, Nook -  on her website:

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Published on July 16, 2013 17:04 • 61 views

July 8, 2013

This Wednesday, 10th June, I'll be giving a library talk at the Mitchelton library.

So far my talks - part of The Lord Mayor's Writers in Residence series - have been just lovely.  Warm, fun, cosy chats with book lovers.  Every attendee has received a signed Ally Blake book, and had all their questions about the life of an author answered.   So do come along if you're in the area!

Check out the library website for details on how to get there.  Scroll down for more upcoming events as well.
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Published on July 08, 2013 04:06 • 48 views

June 11, 2013

I adore my local libraries.  In fact half my writing time is spent holed up in a quiet cosy corner of one or another tapping out romantic prose.
So I'm very excited to announce that over the next month I'll be giving library talks all over Brisbane!  I'll be answering the kinds of questions I'm always asked at dinner parties when people find out I'm a romance author.
   Garden City Library Monday 17 June, 10-11am   Mount Ommaney Library Tuesday 18 June, 10-11am    Mitchelton Library Wednesday 10 July, 10-11am    Chermside Library Tuesday 16 July, 6-7pm   Fairfield Library Wednesday 17 July, 1-2pm   Wynnum Library Thursday 18 July, 10-11am

So come armed with questions and prepared for a a fun, cozy hour of book chatter and giveaways.
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Published on June 11, 2013 04:16 • 55 views

June 3, 2013

Come 9:00pm EST (North America) Monday June 3, the When Honey Got Married... Dating Game Event will begin!
RSVP here and join in the fun.
That's 11:00am on Tuesday 4 June Aussie east coast time, or check your world clock to make sure you don't miss this fun event.  Each comment gives you an entry to win a $50 "Date" prize pack including a spa kit & a $25 Gift Card to Fandango. You can see the spa kit here.
Here are some pics of the guys we'd cast if When Honey Got Married... was one day made into a film and we had compete control of the casting.  Could happen!
GO GRIFF DELACROIX!!!  Not that I'm at all biased ;).

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Published on June 03, 2013 02:57 • 48 views

May 31, 2013

So excite to reveal my beautiful cover for my August Harlequin KISS release - FAKING IT TO MAKING IT!

It's rare for me to write a fair-haired hero - like being a pale redhead myself some kind of biological imperative draws me to tall, dark and handsome - but this was how Nate came to me.  Tall, fair, and gorgeous.  This cover hits him spot on.  Poor Saskia doesn't stand a chance!

About the book:

Natural born charmer, Nate Mackenzie, is in the middle of a plus-one dilemma. Wedding dates inevitably take one look at the bride and measure Nate for a beach house, a chocolate Lab and a diamond solitaire. Worse, going stag will leave him at the mercy of a set-up by his ever-hopeful sisters.
Enter Saskia Bloom - a bohemian beauty researching online dating. She already has a house (ramshackle), and a dog (rescued), and an ex who turned commitment into a four letter word. And since there's no shortage of sexual attraction between them he’ll give her all the data she’ll ever need! 
But when the fake affair starts to feel real, will they even make it to the wedding? Or can they beat the odds and make it happily ever after.
And a little taste...

  The cold night air pressed in on her back as his heat burned her front.  Heat won, pouring through her as the kiss slid into something deeper.  As Nate fisted his hands in the back of her top and Saskia rose to her toes, sinking completely into the kiss, into him. As she began to feel drugged, hot and flaky, nearing the edge of control, Nate pulled back. When she finally found her breath, Saskia asked, “What was that for?” “Credibility?” She glanced up the street to find a few late night stragglers looking in shop windows and ignoring them completely.  “I reckon the cabbie’s swayed.”   
Harlequin Kiss, August 2013
Pre-order @ Amazon @ The Book Depository
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Published on May 31, 2013 03:30 • 53 views

May 24, 2013

Over at Honey Central - aka the When Honey Got Married... facebook page we're talking about first cars.
I - like my heroine Pippa - still own my first car!  A sweet, zippy little noble green Mazda 121 nicknamed Spark Plug which has taken me from twenty year old new driver, to Melbourne and back, to zipping my kids to school not two minutes away.  Best car a girl ever owned.  But unlike Pippa, Spark Plug and I are about to part ways.  Alas, the needs of a growing family mean that some other lucky soul will zip around the streets feeling like a rally driver as suburbia slips by her windows...

How about you?   Do you remember your first?  Does she - or he - hold a special place in your heart? Head on over to our Facebook page and tell us all about it for the chance to win an Ally Blake ebook!

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Published on May 24, 2013 18:41 • 49 views

May 22, 2013

The When Honey Got Married... blog tour is in full swing!   Check out the dates and links below to see if you've missed any of the fun interviews Kelly, Kim, Anna and I have given around town thus far.
Today I'm over at Reading a Little Bit of Everything - talking Honey and what's next and Joe Manganiello!  It's worth a visit for one picture alone...and the $40 amazon gift card that's up for grabs!
Official Blog Tour Stops
Friday, 5/3 Harlequin Junkie
Monday, 5/6 Caribbean Accent Book Reviews
Wednesday, 5/8 My Written Romance
Thursday, 5/9 WiLoveBooks
Monday, 5/13 What I’m Reading
Tuesday, 5/14 RhiReading
Wednesday, 5/15 Alaine’s Blog (Anna Winters)
Thursday, 5/16 Urban Girl Reader
Tuesday, 5/21 Cocktails and Books
Thursday, 5/23 Ramblings From This Chick
Friday, 5/24 Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Tuesday, 5/28 Good Choice Reading
Friday, 5/31 Literati Literature Lovers
Don't forget WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED... is out now from Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Sony, iTunes and Google amongst others.  If you haven't grabbed your copy, well then go get it!  If you have, then ta, and thanks for the gorgeous reviews - they have been truly blush-inducing.
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Published on May 22, 2013 06:27 • 51 views

May 1, 2013


To grab this fabulous, much-awaited, super fun and sexy, RomanticTimes TOP PICK written by the glorious Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and myself, head here:

Amazon -
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And don't forget to "like" Honey's Facebook page for daily fun and games and giveaways, and check out Honey's website for more.

Happy reading y'all!
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Published on May 01, 2013 06:30 • 52 views

April 22, 2013

Nothing more exciting in the life of an author when they get a look see at a new book cover...unless its when they can share one they love with the world!!!

Here's the cover for WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED...

And here's why we (being Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and I) love it:

The shoes - divine right?
The legs - who wouldn't wish for such pins?
The dress - glamor wedding personified, and Honey's wedding is nothing if not glamorous.
The colour - yellow is Honey's signature colour.
The authors - I'd pick up a book written by any of those gals in a Louisiana second.

Check out our website for more about the books!  And "like" Honey on Facebook for the most up to date goss on the wedding of the decade.

Entangled Indulgence * May 201
Pre-order from Amazon today!
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Published on April 22, 2013 04:52 • 72 views

April 18, 2013

I'm so excited about my next book.  If you haven't heard me gushing about it all over the shop, it's your turn to hear it now.

WHEN HONEY GOT MARRIED... is an anthology of stories set around the wedding of southern belle Honey Moreau as imagined by Kimberly Lang, Anna Cleary, Kelly Hunter and my good self.  We had such a ball writing these stories I think we could have happily lost herself in Honey's world forever.  Here's why:

Check out her website to find out a little about the books. And "Like" her Facebook page to stay in the loop!

As an added bonus, the first 40 reviewers who'd happily review the book and write it up on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes & Noble get an Advance Reading Copy!  Head here.

Pre-order links are due any day, so watch this space.

Until then...happy reading


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Published on April 18, 2013 18:00 • 49 views