Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Author-inscribed books: they're not just for Christmas

...But they Do make great Christmas presents! When you buy an eBook or paperback for a friend, I can make it just that little bit more personal by inscribing it for you.

Amazon.com has a clever Give as a Gift button on the book's page, where you can add your message, your friend's email address, the the date that you want the book sent. 

Amazon.co.uk  is a bit more of a faff, but you can send a gift card to your friend and let them know it's for a book. The order page is here.

To make an eBook inscription request, pop along to Authorgraph and be sure to tell me in the note who the book is for and who you are, so that I can personalise it for you. The inscription will go to whichever email you include.

All of my books are available in paperback on Amazon globally, and I can inscribe them for you with a bookplate that I'll send to you to stick into the front of the book.

Just order your books on Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com or the Amazon in your country, and go here to tell me who to inscribe the book to, the occasion, and who you are so that I can make it nice and personal :-)

I'm happy to sign as many as you'd like!
Happy Christmas and happy reading,

Monday, 28 October 2013

Wedding Cupcakes!

Hello! For the bakers amongst you, I thought you may like to have the cupcake recipe I used for our wedding cupcakes... they're very easy and delicious!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Christmas is coming early... at least for me

Sleighbells ring, are you listenin'? In the lane, snow is glistenin' ... Well, not exactly, but I have to pretend that it is, because I'm writing my Christmas novella!

One winter wedding, two happy couples, three Ghosts of Boyfriends Past. And a very uncomfortable weekend.

Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like. When she arrives for the weekend at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?

Christmas Carol will publish globally on October 24th

Monday, 1 July 2013

SUNLOUNGER: The women's fiction anthology of the Summer!

I'm incredibly proud to be part of SUNLOUNGER, the women's fiction anthology that launches today! Thanks to the fabulous Belinda Jones, more than 40 fantastic women's fiction authors have come together with short stories set in exotic locales ... from St Petersburg to the South of France, Dubai to Thailand. My little story, Cabin Pressure, is based in Hong Kong.

It's been a long time in the making, and we had such a fun time back in February doing the photo shoot - here are some pics...

This makes perfect holiday reading, and is available globally on Amazon:

Amazon UK
Amazon US

Happy Sunlounging!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Killing for the greater good

... characters, that is... what did you think? I'm a chick lit writer who bakes cupcakes - not exactly the serial killer type, am I?

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I've been struggling for the past several months with a manuscript. I've got the story firmly in my head, and I love it. I began writing at the beginning of January, and nearly three months later, I have 5,000 words to show for it. At this rate I will finish it right around the time Her Majesty's government sends me my pensioner's bus pass. 

Something has been stopping me, throwing up roadblocks and sapping my motivation. Why wouldn't I want to write this book? 

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Fake reviews on Goodreads now?

Some of you know well my stance on paid-for reviews, so you'll imagine my reaction to this message on Goodreads, which I received this morning:

Dear Michele,
I absolutely loved the synopsis of your book!!! I am looking very forward to read it.
I have a proposition to make. I do paid book reviews and I would like to review your book very much.

Friday, 15 February 2013

What's the most romantic thing you've ever done for someone else?

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What a Valentine's week! You've shared the stinkers and the swoony romances, the humiliating crushes and embarrassing dates. We should end on a high note, don't you think?

What's the most romantic thing you've ever done for someone else?

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you on a date?

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Take heart, lovely ladies, you are not alone in the horrors of dating! On this Valentine's Day we asked 13 women's fiction writers: What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you on a date? 

What was your most inappropriate crush?

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We've heard your worst dates and best dates, so, it's time for some REAL embarrassment: What was your most inappropriate crush (and what did you do about it?)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

What was your most romantic evening?

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Now, after yesterday's stinker-fest, a little romance ... What was your most romantic evening (or day or weekend)?

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Peek into the love lives of your favourite chick lit writers

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Ever wondered whether writers actually live the romantic lives that they write about? Here’s your chance to play voyeur, all during Valentine’s Week, when 13 of your favourite writers confess their worst dating stories and most horrendous crushes (with a little bit of romance mixed in, of course).

We’ll answer a question a day starting on February 11th and would love to swap war stories with readers! And if you'd like a personalised inscription for your eBook, just click on the Authorgraph button beneath the books.

So tell us, purveyers of romance: What was your worst-ever date?