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Guest Post for Sky's Book Corner

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Inspiration For I Wish For You

The main Idea behind my book was to write a whimsical story filled with possibilities, romance, and fun to read. I wanted to create a romantic world where wishes do come true.

I Wish for You is a Romagic Comedy with a lot of humor that I hope will make my readers dream and laugh on the journey to Happily Ever After.

As a writer, my greatest inspiration comes from within myself. While telling a story it is impossible for me not to bring to the page a part of my being, my strengths and weaknesses, hopes and fears, dreams and expectations. Then of course my creativity thrives and pulls from everything that surrounds me; being it the stories of people I know very well, like my friends and family, or those of people that I’ve never met.

For example, the story of how Ally and James met—plus/minus some details—is actually a true one, and I came across it completely unexpectedly. I was at a beauty salon chatting with the esthetician to distract myself during a painful waxing appointment. I was telling her how I had met my husband, fiancé at the time, and she told me that the previous day she had heard the most incredible story about how one of her other clients had met her husband. I liked it so much that I had to include it in my book...

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Published on August 08, 2015 09:28 Tags: author, chick-lit, guest-post, i-wish-for-you, inspiration, love, romantic-comedy, romcom, writing

Guest Post for CONNECT with Chicklit Club - 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

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Camilla Isley discusses her new love.

I hate the way you look at me,
when I don’t know what to say to you.
I hate it when you keep your distance,
and when we fight.
I hate it when you’re wrong,
even more when you’re right.
I hate that you know me so well.
I hate that you’re so strong,
and that with you I have no shell.
I hate the way you boss me around.
I hate it when you wake me up early,
and when I can’t sleep at night.
I hate it when you let me down.
I hate that with you it feels like a free fall.
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,
not even close…
not even a little bit…
not even at all.

This poem is dedicated to the newest love in my life. I’m not talking about my husband, sorry babe, I’m talking about a different kind of love, the love that I’ve discovered for Writing.

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Published on August 20, 2015 08:10 Tags: author, chick-lit, chicklit, hate, love, romantic-comedy, romcom, writing

Guest Post for Whispering Stories

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Getting to Know – Camilla Isley

1) In your book, "I Wish for You", Ally visits a flea market, where she first notices the magical box. Have you ever been to a flea market, and if so what was your best purchase?
Yes, I love flea markets. Actually last time I went it was with my mom, it’s what gave me the idea in the first place.
She was really looking for a flower rack… Also I like to collect old, rusty keys. The weirdest the better. I use them sometimes to make place cards. You can print or write the name on the card, cut it in the shape you prefer and tie it to the key with a colored ribbon.

2) Talking about flea markets, are you any good at haggling?
I love to haggle, it’s part of the fun. Also in my previous job I was a Purchasing Manager, so negotiating really is in my blood.

3) When the box is opened, Arthur magically appears. If you could have anyone famous magically appear in your house, who would it be and why?
Well Arthur is from the past, so if I could really summon everyone to my living room I would create a writing group with Jane Austen, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Dickens, Bram Stoker, and Mark Twain.
I would also invite Cleopatra along to give us some inspiration.

4) Arthur is hundreds of years old. If you could time travel back in time, which era would you like to visit?
Since I was young I’ve always been fascinated by the Middle Ages.

One of my favorite classics is "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court" by Mark Twain, and I love to read historical fiction set in those times (The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett is another one of my favorite books).

I am sure that like many others, I am probably over-romanticizing the era. Living in the Middle Ages must have been tough. However, for fantasy-travelling it’s just perfect… there are impervious castles, valiant knights, gentle dames, and battles to fight.

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, UK

I love a good intrigue, and when I was searching for a character that came from the past, I wanted him to be from the Middle Ages. Arthur of Brittany really disappeared mysteriously without leaving any trace. He was the perfect match for my story.

5) After visiting the past, you are taken on a journey in to the future. What futuristic gadgets would you hope had been invented?
Mmm, let me see. My first choice would be a teleportation device. Wouldn’t it be awesome to just enter inside a box in your home and be transported wherever you like in the world?

Then I would like a phone that gets charged by movement, no more battery cord.

A cleaning robot that could dust not only the floor but also furniture, clean the kitchen, bathrooms, do the laundry, and iron too.

Finally, I would like a gravity bag. A shoulder bag that you can fill to the brim, but that will always feel light as a feather. The natural evolution of this product would be in gravity luggage.

I really had fun with this answer, I love thinking about crazy stuff.

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Published on October 04, 2015 12:17 Tags: chick-lit, interview, love, q-a, romantic-comedy

It's Release day!

Hi everyone,
today I couldn't be more excited for the release of my new novel A Sudden Crush.

Thank you to all of you who already pre-ordered it and thanks to all the wonderful book bloggers who are helping me with the book launch.
I'm overwhelmed by your support.

Here's the synopsis if you haven't checked it out yet.

Joanna Price is a city girl with the perfect life. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she’s headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon.
Connor Duffield is a gruff, grumpy rancher from the Midwest. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he’d like to admit, and he hates city girls.

So it’s just a misfortune they have to sit next to each other for a six hour plane ride. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again.

Why are they alone on this forsaken island? What happened to Joanna’s husband?

When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna’s first thought is survival. However, she and Connor will quickly discover just how boring paradise can be. As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren’t prepared to feel.

When they are finally rescued will Joanna’s marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?

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Add it to your to-read shelf: A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley
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Published on February 04, 2016 10:41 Tags: chick-lit, contemporary-romance, new-release, romance, romantic-comedy, romcom

A Sudden Crush Audiobook Release

Hello lovelies!
I hope you all had a fantastic summer start.
Today I want to celebrate the release of A Sudden Crush in Audiobook. A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley
I'm new to Audiobooks myself, but I find them fantastic when I'm driving, as there's no other way to read than to listen while steering the wheel :)

If you're curious, you can try Audible for free for a month, then decide if it's for you or not. Here's the link to A Sudden Crush to start your free trial.

A Sudden Crush Audiobook is also available at:



Happy listening,
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Published on July 01, 2016 01:01 Tags: audiobook, camilla-isley, chick-lit, romance-audiobook, romance-new-release, romantic-comedy

Cover Makeover

Hey, if you've followed me this past month you know it's been a bit of a roller coaster. Love Connection was not selected by Kindle Scout. In the end I was sad and relieved at the same time. All in all I'm happy to keep total creative control over my book. Bit of a control freak here.

Since I'm a writer, I don't deal with rejection by bleaching all my hair. I opted for a Cover Makeover... What do you think?

Thank you again for supporting and nominating my book... If you still want to read Love Connection before publication sign up for my Readerers' Group at this link I'll be making a super exciting announcement tomorrow... spoiler it's for free books!

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Published on September 27, 2016 12:07 Tags: camilla-isley, chick-lit, love-connection, romantic-comedy

Love Connection Release

This month it's my birthday and I'm so excited to celebrate with the release of my new romcom Love Connection.

You can grab a copy at your favorite retailer:



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Love Connection (First Comes Love, #1) by Camilla Isley Have you ever wondered what might have been?
Gemma Dawson is at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two possible futures. She’s at a crossroads.
Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?
Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks—will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?

Short Q&A about the book
Q. What is the inspiration for the story?
A. My hubby and I sometimes play “how else could we have met?” I find parallel lives and alternative realities fascinating, so I strove to write a romantic, fun story exploring the outcomes of two opposite choices, answering the “what might’ve been?” question to see if true love really is meant to be.
Q. What draws you to this genre?
A. I write what I enjoy reading. When it comes to romance, I particularly enjoy reading humorous stories that end in happily ever after. For me it was a natural development to write in the Romantic Comedy genre.
Q. This book is part of a series, tell us about your series.
A. Yes! The book can be read as a standalone—no cliffhangers. I decided to write a sequel as—don’t worry, it’s not a spoiler—not everyone gets a happy ending. I fell in love with the character who ends up scorned and had to write their follow up story, with no alternative realities.

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Published on October 08, 2016 04:34 Tags: camilla-isley, chick-lit, new-release, romance, romantic-comedy, sliding-doors

Black Friday Week

This year I'm happy to jump into the Black Friday whirlwind with my own digital deal...

A Sudden CrushA Sudden Crush is now discounted at 99c ... The deal will be available up until Monday 28th.
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Happy Reading :)

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Published on November 19, 2016 02:25 Tags: bargain-books, black-friday, chick-lit, romantic-comedy, sale

Cover Reveal

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing the cover reveal for the debut novel of an author friend of mine, the fantastic Aimee Brown. Do you love it as much as I do?

Title: Little Gray Dress
Author: Aimee Brown
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
Release Date: August 2nd, 2017
Pre-Orders Available: Early July

Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another grand appearance when she least expects it?

Pre-Order the Book in early July.
*for a notification when the books pre-order is up, sign-up for her author newsletter.

About the Author:

Author Bio:

Aimee Brown is a writer and avid reader, often blogging her thoughts on chick lit books. Little Gray Dress is her first novel published. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing her next book, doing homework, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to use far too many swear words.

Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and many, many pets.

She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you want to chat with her she’s very active on social media.

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Published on May 26, 2017 01:37 Tags: chick-lit, cover-reveal, romantic-comedy, romcom

I Have Never - First Comes Love Series Book 2

The next book in the First Comes Love series is finally here... With a gorgeous new cover I Have Never is available wherever books are sold:

I Have Never (First Comes Love, #2) by Camilla Isley Amazon
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Chick Lit BookTwenty-nine-year-old Blair Walker is a girl with a plan, or more a girl with a list. A list of dos and don'ts to live the perfect life, land a dream career, and marry Mr. Right.

When Blair loses her job and gets dumped by her boyfriend all in one day, she starts to wonder if she's had it all wrong. And what better way to find out than experience everything the list forbade?

Never Lie
Never Pick a Fight
Never Make a Scene
Never Make the First Move
Never Make Impulse Decisions
Never Mix Business and Pleasure...

With hilarious consequences, Blair will discover some items are trickier to tick off than she'd thought...

Other books in the series:

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Chick Lit BookHave you ever wondered what might have been?

Gemma Dawson is at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two possible futures. She’s at a crossroads.

Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?

Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks—will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?

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Published on July 13, 2017 13:13 Tags: chick-lit, chicklit, fiction, love, new-release, romance, romantic-comedy, series