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December 18, 2012

Christmases down under are hot, hot, hot. Think seafood and mangoes, cold ham right off the bone, fruit-laden Pavlova and gooey trifles, with the scents of sunscreen and mosquito-repellant thick on the humid air, with all that sticky goodness washed away by a leisurely post-lunch dip in the pool.

For me, a white Christmas, with roasts and gravy, pumpkin pie and eggnog, wearing knitted reindeer sweaters as we roast chestnuts around an open fire while pure white snow drifts past the double-glazed window, is pure fantasy.

Mind you, a Harlequin Presents Christmas would be a whole other level of fantasy! A glamorous Ice Hotel in Norway, perhaps. Or how about a romantic week in New York, seeing in the New Year from the balcony of your six star hotel in Times Square. Heck, stick with the heat and spend a sizzling day sipping rum punch on a beach in Barbados!

What’s your Ultimate Harlequin Presents Christmas fantasy destination?  Head on over to eHarlequin and share share share!  We can live vicariously through one another's dreams ;).
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Published on December 18, 2012 01:22 • 41 views

December 17, 2012

Hey gang!

I'm over at Liz Fielding's blog today - helping her celebrate 20 glorious years of writing some of the warmest, funniest, loveliest romance novels out there.

One of the questions I get asked most often is where I get my ideas.  A lot of the time it's a weird amalgam of random moments, or I simply have no clue where the idea came from.  For my latest release, THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT , the heroine sprung from a very clear moment.  To find out what that was, head on over to Liz's blog!


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Published on December 17, 2012 01:58 • 35 views

December 16, 2012

Even though it's not officially released for another couple of weeks, the reviews are coming in for my next romance THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS !

Tia-Marie on Goodreads said:
Haha! I really liked this one, especially the epilogue, it made me laugh and giggle like a child. I loved the heroine and the fact she had been through so much emotional trauma to do with her parents, yet still found love with the hero. Paige and Gabe were definitely two of my favorite characters from the new harlequins. I think I will always remember this story. Now I'm curious about Clint and Mae...
Woohoo!

THE SECRET WEDDING DRESS
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Published on December 16, 2012 17:00 • 50 views

December 15, 2012

THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Caitlyn is caught out by a co-worker post phone call with Dax:
'That must have been some phone call.'   Caitlyn jumped, hand slapping against her heart. She turned to find Doug standing about three feet away. 'I've never seen a woman's ankles blush before,' he said. 'My ankles are doing no such thing.' 'If you say so.'

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December 12, 2012


Tyrrell’s Wines are turning Arabella Rose's flirtatious holiday from a Facebook page into an eBook!
To follow Arabella's final few days, "like" her Facebook page.
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December 11, 2012


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December 8, 2012

more Ally Blake ebooks here
THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Franny, our heroine's hapless BFF after a pretty regular date for her!:
'His name's Eugene and he lives with his mother. They breed ferrets. Inside the lounge room. None of which I realised until I did the walk of shame this morning. Past his mum. Who had folded my clothes into a neat pile on the chesterfield —'

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December 7, 2012

http://www.iheartpresents.com/Today I'm over at I Heart Presents talking about cars. Flash cars.  the kinds of cars my heroes drive.

I know next to nothing about cars, but have been known to sneakily snap photos of cars I think would be fun in a book if I see them out and about!  And since the heroine in my latest Harlequin Presents book, THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, is the PR manager for a luxury car company...well their new signature car had to be somethign special indeed.

To find out which car inspired the Pegasus Z9, head on over to I Heart Presents now!



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Published on December 07, 2012 03:00 • 51 views

December 5, 2012

http://harlequinjunkie.blogspot.com.au/Today I'm chatting with the Harlequin Junkie - if you're going to be addicted to something it seems a great choice to me! -  about my latest North American release THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT .

There might even be a giveaway!  So before you head over, have a think about who you'd cast as you in the movie of your life.

Now...go!


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Published on December 05, 2012 03:00 • 44 views

December 3, 2012

http://pinkheartsociety.blogspot.com.au/Today I'm over at the Pink Heart Society with a coveted Male on Monday slot.

I love a casting me a hero, finding an image, or a series of that capture the mood of the man, and the "casting" of Dax Bainbridge in  THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT was one of the easiest yet.

Wondering who that man might be?  Head on over to the Pink Heart Society today.  There's art ;).




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Published on December 03, 2012 03:00 • 35 views