Monday, March 30, 2009

Such a beloved book - will it work as a film? Will it be spiky and wild enough?

Well, the trailer looks tempting. By October I expect I shall be very ready for a Wild Rumpus.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

So, a bear walks into a pub, goes up the bar, leans on the counter and says:

"May I have ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

" ... a pint of lager, please."

The barman says:

"Why the big pause?"

Sorry for the lack of postage round here lately. I am having a wee holiday and will be back soon! xx

Monday, March 16, 2009


this makes me all tingly! Bedroom musicians on youtube - greater than the sum of their parts?

more here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Out of this world

I just found a lovely review of THE NEW RAKES (- I'm trying to learn to put the title in caps because everyone else does so I think you're supposed to) - this time from Lucy Felthouse.

"sexy, dangerous and emotional - a perfect combination."

Yay! Thanks so much, Lucy!

Cheering quietly because I'm not really here ...

Friday, March 06, 2009

I just don't know ...

... what the fuck this is. I was *cough* looking for information on how to animal whisper so I could speak to Petra. And I found this. I felt I just had to share.

Suddenly, I am in need of a holiday!

Back in a week, see yous then xx

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Glam and gritty

... is how Saskia Walker describes THE NEW RAKES. Read her whole lovely review here.

- and this is for you, Saskia - my nutcase mountaineering kitty!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Stay the night at Donna's

- A small quiet blessing is staying over at Donna George Storey's blog tonight, as part of her hotel-themed story fortnight, so nip over for a short and bittersweet read!

Maybe when you take a big risk everything becomes brighter and more vivid. Maybe that’s why I can remember every last detail of how we moved together, how he rolled down my tights and let them pool on the floor.

Thanks Donna, and thanks for divining a lovely title - I seem to keep leaving them off lately!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

For the money?

Apparently there's a bit of a hoo-hah in literature land because Colm Toibin says he doesn't enjoy writing, he just does it for the money.*

AL Kennedy -one of my heroes - had this to say on writing professionally:

"Sex = nice thing. Sex For Cash = probably less fun, perhaps morally uncomfy and psychologically unwise."

(More here.)

What do you think? Does the cash taint the pure expression of one's Ahrt? Or are we all grubby whores at the end of the day?

In other news, Nathan Bransford is positive about the future of publishing - only everything's going to change. I think I'm cheering on that revolution.

*Edit: Sorry, I slightly misunderstood Toibin's point. He said the money is the only part of writing that he enjoys. Basically, he's saying that the process is not enjoyable.

Monday, March 02, 2009

The New Rakes at Lovehoney

I'm really thrilled that THE NEW RAKES has been chosen as Lovehoney's Book of the Month. Click just there to read what they think of it ...

"The New Rakes - a decadently dirty new release from Black Lace that is sure to become a classic!

Revolving around the world of music and the people it attracts, this is not just a complete page-turner of a novel but it's exceptionally erotic, too!

The sex with both Tam and Mike is phenomenal - each offers unique and filthy scenarios and sexual explorations ...

... a really refreshing book that will not only get you off but will give you that get-up-and-go feeling afterwards!"

... There's also an interview in which I am gratifyingly referred to as 'young'.

- And an excerpt - the negotiation scene between Mike and Kara, which was very fun to write.

What's more, anyone who buys the book in March gets a free rocket vibe. Which is 'exceptionally powerful' and usually costs a tenner. Also it looks a bit like a microphone, which is apt. I think lovehoney are ace, but obviously they're not very good at counting because that deal is just cray*!zee!

Thank you lovehoney! I shall be basking in a bath of fizzy ego-salts for the remainder of the month! xxx