Need something to read this Australia Day Long Weekend? My new novella, THE COWBOY, a sweet and sexy (yep they can be both) romance has just gone live today on Amazon! And it's available for a very limited time for only 99c! Yep, that's right only 99c!!! You can't even buy an ice-cream for that!
WELCOME TO 2015
Hi and welcome to 2015! I hope you all had a very happy Christmas with lots of fun and good-cheer (plus the odd present or two ... or three ... ). For those with kids, I trust you haven't gone completely bonkers and are surviving the Christmas holidays? From my angle, it's about 80% 'Yippee no more lunches, washing uniforms and running kids around" and 20% - "Seriously, how many more days to go?!"
On the writing front there's lot's of exciting things kicking this year off! Let me tell you a few ...
I'm thrilled to bits that Mountain Ash is a finalist in the 2014 Australian Romance Reader (ARR) Awards.
Nominated in the Favourite Contemporary Romance category, alongside some other wonderful books and authors, it's such an honour to be listed.
Voting is open to members until 14th February.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner to be held on 7 March 2015 in Canberra as part of the Australian Romance Readers Convention.
The first week of December - my official crank up week for Christmas. Unfortunately, as I have edits due at two publishing houses for both ROSE RIVER and my new US novella, I haven't gotten into festive mode yet. Although I'd better hurry, the kids are currently counting down the days until end of school and I haven't even STARTED Christmas shopping yet!
(Breathe Margareta, breathe.)
Things have been absolutely humming around my hill for the last couple of months. Racing to complete first round edits on ROSE RIVER for Random House, Australia, writing a new, 'Hot Aussie Hero' novella for US Publisher TULE, and I have barely had time to think let alone breathe.
ROSE RIVER UPDATE
There was great excitement here on the Hill on Friday night! I finally heard back from my publisher to say she, LOVES my new book ROSE RIVER!!! The comments went like this, 'I love it! It's like Bridget Jones in the Bush! It's funny, charming and still maintains that obvious love for the country and country characters.'
WHOO HOO! I'm a happy, happy girl!
Every now and then I get sent books to review for publishers. Today's two great reads have come courtesy of Allen & Unwin and just in time for Father's Day. Read to the bottom and you could win a copy of each great book!
BACK OF BEYOND - FREDA MARNIE NICHOLLS
Spring is here! As we have spent the last few months planting bare rooted deciduous trees on the property and roses in the garden, I am really looking forward to seeing our new plants bloom. So much so that I'm daily checking the buds on the plants, literally willing them to explode into flower. I really, really REALLY want to see what these new roses look like in real life rather than just a picture in the Treloars roses catalogue!
Sunday afternoon usually sees us with visitors coming down the drive. Our property is locally classified as being ‘way out there’ which in terms of the rest of Australia really isn’t very far ‘way out there’, but in a more populated Victoria, I guess we are, in effect … well, ‘way out there’. Ahem.