Louisa George's Blog
February 2, 2016
It’s been a hectic few weeks what with summer and holidays and having the boys at home and we’ve had a ball travelling to Sydney, Australia to stay with relatives and camping with friends in a variety of places around New Zealand.
But now it’s time to get the bum back on the seat and to kick start the writing routine.
Why is it always so hard to get back into a routine, and yet so easy to fall out of one? (same goes for diets, eh?)
Here are a few photos of what we’ve been up to…in the meantime I’ll try to remember what I was writing before Christmas so I can continue it now…(plays elevator music while dust bunnies fly out of laptop…)
Camping at amazing Home Bay on Motutapu Island, Auckland
Camping at Waipu Cove, Northland, NZ
Hiking on the West Coast, NZ
At Wildlife park in South Sydney
Sydney Opera House
I hope you had lovely holidays too- chat soon!
May 17, 2015
I hope 2015 has been good to you so far. I can’t believe we’re into the fifth month already- nearly half the year! Time certainly flies.
I’ve been busy! I have two releases coming out this month. The first is out already (from the 1st) and is a medical romance:
Tempted By Her Italian Surgeon
Here’s the blurb: The doctor everyone’s talking about!
When a deliciously naughty photo of paediatric transplant surgeon Matteo Finelli goes viral, social media expert Ivy Leigh is called in to discipline him. It will be a challenge…especially as Ivy is far from immune to Matteo’s charismatic charm herself!
Dedicated doc Matteo doesn’t care about social media policy – he’s far more interested in uncovering the warm, vulnerable heart Ivy hides beneath her suit jacket. The chemistry between them is sizzling, but can he persuade ever-cautious Ivy to take a risk and give in to irresistible temptation?
So far I’ve been thrilled by the reviews it’s been getting. Seems everyone’s partial to an Italian hero!
Available to purchase from all good book stores including:
Now….drumroll please…I have an exclusive subscriber COVER REVEAL for my second May release-my first ever novella- (due out on May 29th!).
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…
A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL
Isn’t he absolutely blimmin’ GORGEOUS?
A Deal With The Devil
This story is a bit of departure for me as I don’t usually write ultra alpha heroes, but Rey was asking for his story to be told and I really enjoyed exploring the whole alpha world- plus, he’s a boxer who owns a casino…who’s not going to be fascinated by that? On sale from 29th May from…
Here is a wee excerpt….Set-up: Undercover journalist, Kate, has taken a job as a waitress at Rey Doyle’s casino. She wants to get close to him to exact her revenge for her brother being beaten-up at an illicit fight club. Here she meets Rey for the first time:
A frisson of change in the atmosphere, like a sudden electric charge, had her turning to the entrance where two beefcakes dressed in expensive-looking dark suits flanked a similarly attired man who … she inhaled sharply, her heart rate faster now. My God… Famously camera-shy, there had only been grainy photos of Rey Doyle via Uncle Google, but nothing had prepared her for what he was like in real life. As he came closer he loomed larger and broader, his coiled, energised presence filling the space. The man was tall. Big. And, unexpectedly, almost arrogantly … beautiful.
She’d been expecting a shorn bulkheaded Neanderthal, not … not a man with a riot of unkempt dark hair that was scraggly, yet somehow perfect. A face that bore scars of his boxing days, a nose bent out of shape at some point made him appear more rugged, more masculine, raw. Cheekbones slashed across his face, high and sharp, emphasising a strident jaw.
His hands were rough, but not unattractive. In fact, there was something about them that had her transfixed as he straightened his cuffs and secured gold cufflinks, those hands would save you, she thought, if you fell. A safe haven. Although, they’d ended many a man’s career in one way or another; almost ended a few lives too, as she knew to her cost. She thought about turning away, she even thought about leaving, right now, but for some reason she went right on looking, taking him in, all of him.
As if he sensed her gaze on him he turned. Cold grey eyes caught on hers, a look of surprise flashing momentarily, then it was gone, banished. He didn’t like to show emotion, Carlos had said, but for one tiny second she’d caught Rey Doyle off guard, and that fuelled her confidence.
For a foolish moment she noted that the gunmetal-coloured shirt he wore gave his eyes a deeper, more dangerous edge. Then she pulled herself together. She hadn’t been a small-town journalist writing soppy copy for a year now; she was hard-hitting, serious and undercover. And while she was also a hot-blooded woman with fully working ovaries, she refused to find anything about Rey Doyle that she liked. Nothing would distract her from this story. She hesitated to call it revenge: he would just be getting what he deserved.
Yet, as her eyes met his, a rush of something she couldn’t describe chased through her. His easy stance screamed confident and calculated, but a keep-out sign might well have been tattooed on his scarred forehead. There was caution there, mistrust- an altogether different vibe, guarded. And still her heart jittered with something akin to excitement.
She put it down to the adrenalin spike of being in her adversary’s lair.
(End of excerpt © Louisa George 2015)
CONTEST & GIVEAWAY
Don’t forget my ‘Out in the Wild’ competition! Send me or message me on Facebook with a photo of one of my books in the wild and I’ll put you in a draw for a copy of one of my backlist books! PLUS! Because I have two books out this month and I feel like celebrating- I will send one subscriber (drawn from the subscriber list)- one copy of a book from my backlist- your choice! I will announce the winner in a week or so.
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Until next time, Happy reading!
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October 4, 2014
Yesterday I went to an amazing talk (given by Shay Barratt) at my local writing chapter. It was about using social media as an author, and one of the points she made was to include inspirational messages that talk to my readers. So I’m going to have a play with some of the tools she suggested using. Don’t be surprised if the odd quote pops up on here! Like this one: made from one of my photos, which I think is a nice twist on the usual phrase. I have to admit I’m enjoying playing more than writing right now!!
August 25, 2014
I’m so very thrilled and excited to announce that one of my books- How To Resist A Heartbreaker not only finaled in, but won, the inaugural RWNZ Koru Award in the short sexy category!
This was such an honour and such an exciting night. I was very lucky to be surrounded by lots of amazing writing friends plus my editor, Flo Nicoll, from London. Here’s a picture of the award…
The book that won:
And here’s a picture of me and editor, Flo celebrating after my (pretty emotional) speech
The very special thing about this award is that it is judged by readers. So it is fabulous to know that my stories resonate with you guys. A huge thank you to you if you’ve ever taken time to read one of my books, and an extra special thanks if you were involved in the judging of this award.
March 3, 2014
To celebrate the release of my new novel Her Client From Hell I am giving two books away in a Goodreads giveaway. Details here..https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/83813-her-client-from-hell
If you’re not one of the lucky two or you’d like to get your hands on this book a little earlier it’s available from
Available from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and all other paperback and e-outlets from April 1st!
January 28, 2014
I’m so excited about my April #KISS release, Her Client From Hell!
Readers of my debut #KISS book, Backstage With Her Ex will have met heroine, Sasha’s sister- Cassie. Cassie is a scatty, loud mouthed, act first kind of girl- and Her Client From Hell is her story. It was such fun to write and hero, Jack Brennan, is the opposite to Cassie in so many ways no-one would have thought that love could blossom!
Here’s the official blurb:
Her customer satisfaction guarantee…!
Cassie Sweet has a new mantra in her life—failure is not an option! Her good-for-nothing ex might have run off with all her money, but she’s determined to make her new catering business a success. So no distractions. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Which means her infuriatingly rude—and exasperatingly handsome!—new client, filmmaker Jack Brennan, is definitely off the menu…
After all, while the customer might always be right, Jack’s clearly every shade of wrong! So when his clothes end up on her bedroom floor why do they look so right? And the biggest question of all: is this a recipe for disaster—or the best mistake of her life…?
And here for the very first time is the cover……. So pretty! What do you think?
October 31, 2013
November 1st means giveaway time! This month I have something quite special! All subscribers to my mailing list: complete the PINK BOXES TO THE RIGHT HAND SIDE- by 30th November 2013 will go in a draw to win a one-off, never to be repeated Backstage With Her Ex tote bag plus signed Hardback copy! Good luck!
Oh, and while you’re here, why not have a look round the rest of the website- or drop me a line! Happy November!
September 30, 2013
This is the story of rockstar bad boy Nate Munro and his ex girlfriend Sasha Sweet- set in London and Italy it was heaps of fun to write and has so far received great reviews such as this one from Chick Lit Aficianado
Here’s the blurb: Her ex… the VIP!
Hiding out in the gents’ toilets backstage is not the way Sasha imagined bumping into her significant ex. Especially when that ex is notoriously damaged, famously wild rock god Nate Munro! She has a massive favor to ask him, but one glimpse of his sinfully dark eyes and all she can think about is that he’s seen her naked!
Nate’s used to women doing anything to get his attention, but he never pictured bubbly schoolteacher Sasha as the groupie type – she’s far too sweet! But when the paparazzi get a hint of their reunion, it’s scandal all the way. Now the question on everyone’s lips is this: In this showdown between the girl next door and rock and roll royalty, who’s going to come out on top?
I’ve also just discovered that on harlequin website this book is on special offer at a very reasonable $1.59 US – not sure when this offer is going to end, so if you’d like to try the new Harlequin KISS line in general or one of my books in particular, now seems like a good time!
June 4, 2013
A few years ago I decided I was going to write a book. A romance no less. I also decided that the best way to learn how to write a book would be to attend a conference about romance writing. So I did. the Romance Writers of New Zealand and the Romance Writers of Australia hold conferences every August- so I popped along to one, then another…by the time I went to my third I was getting a bit more knowledgable about this writing lark- knowledgeable, not necessarily good. And I was meeting plenty of like-minded people from all over Australasia. One of these people was Sue MacKay who is adorable and happened, like me, to be targeting the Mills and Boon medical line.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea, we thought- if we swapped bits of work and shared our thoughts. Critiquing, suggesting, constructive criticism, call it what you like, just to see if we had any ideas on improving things and increasing our chances at success… so we began to email chapters and discuss craft.
Then one day Sue got The Call! (I’d always known she was far far better at this than I was…)- we were thrilled! It was so very exciting to see all her hard work pay off- and to finally get the dream publishing contract!! And so we continued to share bits of work and brainstorm and critique. And then, about a year or so later I got The Call too! It was an amazing journey for both of us from unpublished to published- and we often referred to ourselves as partners in crime.
None more so than when our editors asked us if we would be interested in writing a medical duet! That meant that we were going to write connected stories to be sold in a 2-in-1 book- our stories. Together. It felt, for me, like a culmination of everything we’d been through together. A celebration of our work.
The Infamous Maitland Brothers. Doctors, Brothers…Rivals! Can finding the right women reunite them?
Here’s the back cover blurb:
The Gift of a Child by Sue MacKay:
Jodi will do anything to save her desperately ill toddler. Including asking the man she loved and had to walk away from- her son’s father, Dr Mitchell Maitland- for help. Mitchell never thought he would see his beautiful Jodi again, or learn that he’s a daddy! Now Mitchell has a chance to prove he’s the man Jodi and Jamie deserve…
How to Resist a Heartbreaker by Louisa George (that’s me!!)
Nurse Gabby Radley knows exactly who sexy Max Maitland is- hot-shot surgeon with no strings attached. So attempting to balance a fling, working together and Gabby’s runaway past equals a relationship with a seriously complicated health warning! Giving in to their sizzling chemistry is one thing, but trusting him with her heart is a different story…
And available from July 5th at all ebook sellers and most booksellers in UK, US, Australia and NZ. And I’m thrilled and proud to have such a wonderful friend and writer to share this with.
Look out for giveaways of this duet…coming soon……
April 5, 2013
So I have a sekrit to share. Come closer….
The Harlequin KISS line have just acquired one of my books! Backstage With Her Ex will be available in October 2013- on the shelves in US! It will also be on digital release, so all you fang-dangled techno readers out there will also be able to get a copy! It’s a romance between a rock-star and a music teacher featuring a Glee-style choir, a lot of lists and a good bit of sizzle. It was a hoot to write and I fell hopelessly in love with Nate Munro my bad-boy hero. As soon as I have back cover blurb I’ll share, I promise.
I’m so excited about this project as it’s a departure from my usual medical line books. If you don’t know already Harlequin KISS is a new line recently launched by Harlequin- it’s about savvy, contemporary urban women finding their match and fashioning their own happy ever afters. It’s a fabulous line with amazingly talented authors like Heidi Rice, Nicola Marsh, Nikki Logan, Amy Andrews, Kimberley Lang, Trish Wylie and Liz Fielding…oh, and now me.
Now I need a picture to illustrate how I feel….HMMMM… fireworks?….