Thursday, November 16, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Victoriana in Whitby

Old photo alert! #throwbackthursday comes from the late 1990s today, and this was taken in Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, atop the cliff in the graveyard of St Mary's.

I'm in one of my beloved Victoriana dressups and I was there for the Whitby Gothic Festival. Happy days!  #tbt

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Throwback Thursday! Costumes from The Tudors TV series

#tbt #throwbackthursday Back to 2011 this week and a selection of snaps for fellow costume fans and historical buffs! These are costumes from The Tudors TV series, shown in a special exhibition held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds, West Yorkshire. 

I loved having the chance to see these costumes up close, but, oh my, they were so petite.. .they made me feel like a giantess …lol! 

If you’re interested in the costume notes and who wore what you can still find details if you scroll down on this page: https://royalarmouries.org/the-tudors





COVER REVEAL! Here’s Lennox Taskill...!

THE LIBERTINE is an erotic historical romance - book two in the Witches of Scotland series, now beautifully rebranded by Daqri Bernardo. Lennox himself didn’t appear on the original cover but he really makes his presence felt on this one!  Love that quirky smile, it’s so right for this character.
The new edition publishes February 1st but is now available to reserve a digital copy at the special pre-publication price of 99pennies, along with THE HARLOT, both will cost more after publication dates. The series will come out in print on publication dates. You can read the first chapter and find links here on my website.
Here's the blurb!
THE LIBERTINE Scotland: 1715. His witchcraft could save her from ruin, or guide her swiftly to it…Lennox Taskill is a rogue, a seducer, and a powerful witch. He has seen his kind scorned and persecuted, and hunts endlessly for his sisters, Jessie and Maisie. His only other loyalty is to his coven, who he wants to take north to safety in the highlands as soon as he reunites with his sisters.
Lennox’s disdain for humanity is sealed by the searing memory of his mother burning at the stake. So when the wife of a wealthy local landlord comes seeking his help through magic, the beguiling Chloris Keavey presents Lennox with his greatest opportunity for distraction…and revenge.
Chloris is in danger of being turned out by her heartless husband because she has not provided him an heir. She vows to find a way through witchcraft, but soon surrenders to Lennox’s seductive magic in more ways than one. Her desire for Lennox overwhelms her, and her fragile heart is at risk. But with a witch hunt brewing, Lennox and Chloris are soon risking everything for their forbidden nights of ecstasy…and to protect the secret that could cost them their lives.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Throwback Thursday!

Trying to post regularly again for #throwbackthursday

Writing theme today, taken in Edinburgh back in 2011 while doing research for my Witches of Scotland books. 

Looking suitably shell-shocked after seeing real life thumb screws that have actually been used in the witch hunts!!! *shudder* Should have posted this on Halloween. eeek.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

COVER REVEAL! Meet the CODED FOR LOVE guys! :D

CODED FOR LOVE 

Three guys who want to leave their hacker days behind.

Three women who may or may not stand in their way.

Meet RORY, DRACO and SEAN!

This series will publish early in 2018 – hopefully beginning in March or April. No preorder links as yet but I couldn’t resist sharing the gorgeousness... Sigh.. 

These covers were designed by the super talented lady Daqri Bernardo (check out her Covers by Combs facebook group). You can check out the blurbs for these stories on my webpage.







Thursday, October 05, 2017

COVER REVEAL!

Meet the rebranded Harlot of Dundee! ūüėä This and a whole bunch of linked covers have been designed for me by the talented Daqri Combs. (check out Covers by Combs on facebook!) 

Starting on January 1st The WITCHES OF SCOTLAND series will be released with titles coming out monthly – some will be reissues and some are brand new stories. 

I’m absolutely in love with the look Daqri came up with for the books and can’t wait to unveil the rest of the series. :) 

Right now The Harlot is available at a special preorder price of 0.99c/p or equivalent for digital download at online retailers. This price is for a limited time only so reserve your copy while its discounted!The books will also be available in print at the publication date. 

You can check out the blurb excerpt and links on my webpage.



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Home!

I'm home! Back from hospital last week after three weeks as an inpatient. It was a much longer stay and more difficult surgery than I’d anticipated, so I’m very glad to be home! A huge thank you for all the lovely messages sent via Facebook and Twitter. They kept me going. I’ve got to be patient with a long slow convalescence ahead, specialist nurses coming in every few days to make sure everything is going according to plan. But I'm now feeling up to keeping up with social media etc and looking forward to following my pals and groups again 
On the writing front, while I was offline I had a bunch of rights of reverted for my Scottish witches books, so with the help of Daqri Bernardo from Covers by Combs the books will be beautifully rebranded and listed towards the end of the year. Gorgeous Daqri covers to share soon  Looking into 2018 I’ve got a new series called Coded for Love that I'm looking forward to sharing with you. So despite everything the old brain is still working on the ideas  They won't let me go, never 
Once again many thanks to everyone for the messages. I'm looking forward to catching up with you all. Hugs.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Off line for a while.

Hey pals, I’m on my way into hospital tomorrow for surgery on Wednesday morning. Any good wishes you can send my way will be much appreciated, each and every one! I’m dreading this, because of massive post-surgery complications two years ago. Despite the fear, I’m hopeful too.

I’ll likely be off social media for 7-10 days. After a few days I may be able to look at my gmail. I’ll try to post an update as soon as I can. Meanwhile, I’ve arranged for a couple of my books to be on sale for 99 pennies at all retailers while I’m away: MONICA'S SECRET and SORCERESS. Click on the titles and the links will be there.

Stay strong, read good books, and if luck is on my side I’ll see you all soon! 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

French and Italian translations of RAMPANT are live!

RAMPANT is now live in both French and Italian translations, digi and print. Yaaay!

Sortilegio d'estate

Zoe Daniels è una segretaria superefficiente, razionale e piena di buonsenso, che trascorre una sospirata settimana di ferie in un delizioso paesino sulla costa scozzese...
La sua vacanza non si preannuncia esattamente all'insegna del relax; una strana atmosfera di eccitazione erotica pervade la villetta che ha affittato, anche a causa di un misterioso e conturbante vicino, Grayson Murdoch, un professore universitario i cui interessi di ricercatore permettono a Zoe di allargare i suoi orizzonti verso una dimensione magica e sensuale. Tra apparizioni, riti dionisiaci e magia nera, Zoe si trova coinvolta in un sortilegio che dovrebbe riportare in vita l'anima di una strega. E se lo spirito che vuole impossessarsi del suo corpo √® quello di una donna passionale, l'esperienza di Zoe assume i connotati di un viaggio nel mondo dell'eros pi√Ļ sfrenato.

Envo√Ľtement 

A peine Zo√ę a-t-elle atteint le petit village de Carbrey, perdu au nord de l'Ecosse, qu'elle se sent envahie par d'√©tranges sensations. Vibrant d'une √©nergie nouvelle, intens√©ment sensuelle, elle a l'impression, sur cette terre myst√©rieuse, de devenir une autre femme. Bien plus d√©sirable, et surtout follement d√©sirante. Loin, tr√®s loin de la jeune femme sage qu'elle √©tait √† Londres... Est-ce bien elle qui, incapable de r√©sister au d√©sir brutal qui l'anime, ne peut trouver l'apaisement que sous les caresses de son t√©n√©breux voisin, Grayson Murdoch ? Elle encore, la ma√ģtresse insatiable qui, pr√™te √† tout pour √©teindre le feu qui la d√©vore, soutient les regards lourds de d√©sir de tous ceux qu'elle croise, ces hommes et ces femmes au comportement √©trange qui la troublent au plus haut point ? Comme si on l'avait ensorcel√©e... Et pourquoi pas ? Tout, ici, ne parle-t-il pas de l√©gendes, de magie et de force tellurique, capables de r√©veiller les d√©sirs les plus enfouis ?

Kindle FranceKoboNook, and Apple 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Coming soon!

In the pipeline! French and Italian translations of my novel RAMPANT (Scotland & witchcraft) are coming *very* soon in both digital and print. Beautiful cover designed by the talented Daqri Bernardo at Covers by Combs. (love this cover to bits, it's so perfect for the story  )


Thursday, July 20, 2017

New review for REX

Lovely new review from A Readers Review for my novel, REX. So thrilled readers are enjoying Carmen and Rex's story. 

*REVIEW* ~ 5 stars for this uber sexy stepbrother romance by Saskia Walker. If you are after a swoonworthy read and enjoy scenes of dominance and submission this book is for you! Read more. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Free read! Minding Amy ~ contemporary romance


How about a fun freebie for today's reading?  MINDING AMY is #free on #kindle #KU from today for 5 days - grab it while you can! This is a light contemporary romance set in London. I love the cover for this one, designed by Frauke Spanuth. My heroine adores high heels but she's not very good at staying upright in them - getting her into all sorts of sexy trouble ..  I hope it'll bring you some smiles.  Here's the summary:
"Amy Norton is on a mission to prove herself as an Investigative Journalist, but her over-protective father hires a bodyguard to accompany her during her investigative work, and she's furious. Things only get worse when she realizes the bodyguard is the guy she mistakenly approached on a blind date the night before. She was all over the man and embarrassed herself, big time. The last thing she wants is to have him obstructing her investigation, gorgeous though he is.
Undercover Investigator, Sebastian Armitage, is amused and fascinated by the situation and sets out to charm the pants off the hot-headed Ms Norton. She is one sexy lady, and he wants her. Before long they embark on a red-hot affair, but how is Sebastian going to point out that she's going about investigative work the wrong way, while keeping her sweet?"

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