Monthly Archives: July 2013

If You Can’t Stand The Heat

4 stars on RT Book Reviews



Resisting temptation has never been so impossible…

Living on the edge used to make maverick war reporter Jack Chapman feel alive. These days he needs some time out before he burns out. So what better distraction than delectable pastry chef Ellie Evans? She’s oh-so-tempting…and sleeping right next door! Perfect for a short-term seduction!

Ellie knows it would be beyond stupid to fall for a guy with ice in his veins who’s always on the move. But daredevil Jack is even more irresistible than her death-by-chocolate cake—and saying no has never been Ellie’s strong point…!





Oh, and that book I was waiting revisions on? Accepted, baby! Wahooo! It’s called ‘The Last man She Should Call’ and will be out in February 2014.

So, because I have the concentration span of a flea, I’ve been playing on Pinterest again. Want to see the inspiration behind my books? Check it out here….

See you there shortly, writes the Queen of Procrastination!

Swift kick, swift kick….






My holiday reading….

I’ve been away on holiday for the last few weeks; my hubby and I took the Rhino and Tinkerbell up to the Kruger Park area of our country… we did go into the park a couple of times and we saw tonnes of elephants, rhino’s, Cape Buffalo, hippos, a croc eating an impala and an assortment of other little creatures that were just as fascinating as the Big 5. No cats unfortunately…we also had an encounter with a very grumpy bull elephant who decided that we were NOT welcome to drive down the road he was walking along. That was…interesting; lots of flapping of ears from him and convulsive swallowing/ squealing from me. (Normal people have spider or cockroach phobias…not me!  I have an elephant phobia; I was slapped across the face by a baby, orphaned elephant when I was a toddler and it made an impression!)

While the kids ran around- swimming, trout fishing, cycling- I chilled out and read. And then I read some more. My favourite thing to do! There was a fabulous second hand book store in Sabie and it’s against the laws of nature for me to walk out of a book store empty handed. I picked up Lisa Gardner’s The Survivors Club which I couldn’t put down. Love Lisa Gardner, when I grow up I want to be her. She writes like a dream.  Tess Gerritsen’s Presumed Guilty and Jenny Crusie’s Fast Woman. Then I hit my Kindle and plowed through a couple each from Susan Mallery and Kristan Higgins. And yes, I do speed read!

I also plotted. And planned. I have three HQN Kiss/Modern Tempted books to deliver, a Kiss Continuity and a Christmas Novella. When I say I plotted and planned, I mean I sat in the sun and contemplated my navel and allowed ideas to flow into- but mostly out of- my consciousness. I’m sure I had a couple of good ideas but I was too lazy to get up and write them down so I’m desperately hoping that inspiration will strike twice!

Just spending time sleeping late and chilling was such a treat. Of course, it’s taking me FOREVER to get back into work mode and my enthusiasm runneth over….NOT.

I think I need a swift kick.

Much love