The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Vote, Vote, Vote!

The Swirl Awards are still open for voting and I could do with your support! But then you can vote for anyone as many times as you like:

You've only got until 30 May to pick your favourite (me) and anyone else who takes your fancy. I'm so glad that Shara Azod, Marteeka Kartland, Elle D Hayes and Janet Eckford have been nominated. And as I've had the enormous pleasure of meeting both Latrivia Nelson and Erosa Knowles who are both bloody marvellous, votes for them should go without saying! Come on! Let's put that constitutional right to good use!!

Sunday, 27 May 2012


The Claim is up on Nook now! If there are other Billy London books you want on Barnes and Noble, they are being uploaded. Patience delivers my friends. (She says, wanting to take out people coz she can't write).

Tell me how you Nook it!

The Claim on Barnes and Noble

Sunday, 20 May 2012


I seemed to have hit the wall. Again. After a good stretch where I finished two IK stories, one of which being The Claim (by the way thank you so much for getting behind that story and enjoying it - your emails have been amazing!) I can't seem to finish what was supposed to be IK3 (now pushed back to IK5) and I started IK6 but can't get a grip on that either after a sterling start of almost 22,000 words. So, I've decided. If Hank's going on vacation, I will too.

Italy here I come! I will be booking myself and Lady London on a short trip to the Neapolitan Riviera, which is where most of the boys are from - except Rocco who's Sicilian and Beppe who's from Venice. Tony and Luca are a little further up, from the city of Naples. We're still working out the details but it is going to be genius. Considering the last time mum and I went on holiday, we got drunk and I wrote Windows, I've got high expectations for Italy. Until next month, it's back to tried methods of housework to entice Hank. Can't wait though!

ps I will be scouting for counts, billionaires, playboys and bad boys looking to settle down. And cake. And seafood. But mostly men.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Find Me...

...everywhere! Now I was looking at Kindles and thinking, should I get one? I played around with a friend's (okay that sounded so much better in my head) and it wasn't for me. On the other hand I am Apple's handmaiden and I will obey wherever Apple calls and I am soooooo excited that Windows is now on iBooks! So you can download onto your phone, your iPad, your mac and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. It looks really pretty. Obviously that's totally more important than the story.

Feel free to rate, review, download a sample and of course buy your own copy! See, now you can't escape me.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Come Get Me...

Faster than any time limit I could have given (I was way out. Way, way out!) But The Claim is now up on Amazon for purchase:

The Claim on Amazon

Grab some cake, grab a beef cake for squeezing afterwards and enjoy. Be quick though I'm on the next one and I've pretty much so forgotten what I wrote in The Claim!!

ps I'm on Kindlegraph so I can e-sign your copy when you send a request.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Let's Talk

I'm on IRMC books website today, chatting about my favourite topic other than Hank. ME! Pop along and comment:

I say good stuff! Honest...

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

And the Nominees are...

I've always wanted to say that! I feel I would be an awesome presenter. I'm thinking more BAFTAS than Oscars, only because one - I wouldn't have to get on a plane to go and two - it's a shorter ceremony and my attention span is well. Not the greatest. 

Anyways, the point of this is, I've been nominated for Best Cover and Best Series in the Swirl Awards! The Swirlies (as I've now dubbed them) celebrate the multicultural. Which is fabulous and I look at the other nominees and think, what am I doing there? 

The poll is open for the next thirty days so you can vote as many times as you like. I would like to say that the cover wouldn't be for me, it'd be for Nancy Donahue who is one of the best cover artists around. Have you seen RaeLynn Blue's cover for Theft of Souls? That's a Nancy cover! She met my brief to perfection and it is one of my favourites ever, ever, ever. So feel free to vote and vote large. Because actually, it doesn't matter who wins. I'm just massively pleased there are some bloody good authors and cover artists getting recognised for the work they do. Sigh. I love this job...

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Time Is On My Side?

I'm tidying up the last bits of Italian Knight No 4. I'm not playing in 2012, these men will not leave me alone. And it got me thinking, just as I was rewriting the prologue. What on earth was I doing three years ago? Seriously. What was going on, what was happening, who did I meet, celebrate with, commiserate with? Who did I say goodbye to and who did I welcome into my family? Who snapped my knicker elastic?! Honestly, try it. And don't cheat by looking at your Facebook time line! While my stories will start at the 'how did the couple meet?' it's never as important as where they end up together. Let me know how you get on with the years test.