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Feel THE KARMIC CONNECTION - Libby Mercer's New Release

It's great to welcome author Libby Mercer back to MBB again on the publication of her New Age romance, THE KARMIC CONNECTION. Like Libby's  earlier novels, it's a sweet romance with plenty of tension and sizzle.  She's stopped by today to tell us all about it.

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What made you decide to write?
I've always been a writer. Wrote my first "book" at age seven - or at least the earliest story I wrote that's still in existence was penned by me at age seven. I've gone through periods when I had stressful, all-consuming jobs and I didn't do any creative writing, but aside from those times, writing has always been a constant in my life. I love it. I wish I had more time to write these days, but now that I'm publishing, I find that the marketing end of things takes up most of my time.

What are your preferred genres for writing and reading?
For writing, my preferred genres are chick lit and romanc…

Author JL Campbell With and Interview and a Giveaway - Writing Women's Fiction and Romance

ANNOUNCEMENT: The winner of JL Campbell's giveaway is Maria McKenzie
It gives me great pleasure to welcome J L Campbell (aka Joy) to  MBB today. She is an award winning writer who live in sunny Jamaica.  She is always on the lookout for story making material and writes the most enjoyable women' s fiction as well as romance.  I'm discovering her fiction at the moment and all I can say is, she's an immensely talented author.  I'm enjoying her work so much.

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Joy, what made you decide to become a writer/author?
I’ve been writing since my early days in high school. I’m not sure why, but I stopped writing for about twenty years until one day I thought about it and figured I could make money from writing articles. That’s how I started writing again and quickly moved to short stories and then novels.

Where do you get the inspiration for your stories?
The island of Jamaica is rich in terms of the landscape and culture, so…

Author Jenny Brigalow's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS - and a giveaway

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of an ecopy of Jenny's book A MAN FOR ALL SEASON is Hilary Melton Butcher.  Congratulations Hilary.  If you didn't win, sorry, but if you'd like to read it anyway, it's available at the buy links given below.  We hope you'll consider purchasing a copy..

It gives me great pleasure to welcome author Jenny Brigalow to my blog today.Born in Britain, she arrived in Australia as a young woman in 1985 for an impromptu holiday and never left. She fell in love with the Australian bush, its unique flora and fauna and the colourful personalities that inhabit the country. She lives on a small acreage close to Toowoomba with  family, dogs, cats and ponies. She loves to write. She writes rural romance, young adult and, more recently, literary fiction. When she's not writing, she's reading, walking or riding her Connemara pony, Romeo. Rural romance is a natural extension of her passion for all things country. She believes that romance is the unive…

Meet Jacqui Jacoby - Giveaway and Interview

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of Jacqui's giveaway is Cherie Le Clare.  Congratulations Cherie!

It's my pleasure to welcome author Jacqui Jacoby to MBB today. An award winning author, she lives and writes in Northern Arizona, USA. Jacqui is a self proclaimed, self-defense hobbyist. Having studied martial arts for numerous years she retired in 2006 from the sport. She is a working mother, whose career includes writing books, teaching online and live workshops and penning short non-fiction.

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Jacqui, you're very welcome, thanks for coming to talk to us. Has it been a long journey from writing to being a published author?

I started writing when my son was eleven months old. He turns twenty five this coming  May. And yet, With A Vengeance is my debut novel. That is twenty-four years of
submissions and rejections on a multitude of manuscripts. Then there was my expansion   into writing short nonfiction for newsletters and maga…

Cover Reveal - Heating Up Hawaii by Carmen Falcone

Carmen Falcone stopped by to share the cover for Heating Up Hawaii, releasing on May 3rd. Get ready ladies, summer's coming early this year!

There's just one person standing between Penny Ashbrook’s dream of opening her own PR business or being stuck at her job–the formidable Luc Leoni–her first lover, and the man who lets nothing and no-one get in his way. Seeing him after so long brings all the hidden emotions after a life altering break-up to surface. Pain, denial and…lust.

Luc has made many sacrifices for his career, including Penny Ashbrook, the woman who set his aspirations back a year, but now she has returned and is more alluring than ever. After all these years, he thought a self-made billionaire as himself could master everything, but to resist the strong pull toward the one woman he can't have is an impossible task.

When this unlikely pair is reunited they will have to face the many challenges set intheir way, especially an attraction that has only heightened with …

Louisa George Speaks About The Last Doctor She Should Ever Date - And A Giveaway

It's my pleasure today to welcome British but New Zealand based author Louisa George to MBB.  Louisa writes heartwarming medical romances for Harlequin. Her latest book THE LAST DOCTOR SHE SHOULD EVER DATE is an innovative one - a medical romance set in the world of sports.  After reading the book, I had questions to ask the author, so.over to Louisa....

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of a copy of Louisa's book is.....And a Pinch of Love.  Pinch, leave me a comment here and we'll figure out some way to get the book to you....

Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog again- it's always so much fun to be here!

Louisa, you're very welcome.  You're four books old now as an HM&B author.  Your latest release is  very unusual for a medical romance with regard to the fact that it's set on a rugby pitch rather than a hospital ward.  Did you set out deliberately to write a different type of  book? 

Four books! I can hardly believe it- this time last year I was celebrat…

Sally Quilford With a New Western Romance!

I'm delighted to welcome Sally Quilford back to MBB today, to talk to us about her latest release, LONESOME RANGER, an historical romance set in the Wild West of the United States, back in the days of cowboys and Indians. So now to ask a couple of searching questions:
Cowboy/western romance is not a genre usually associated with British authors. Sally, how did you take up writing this genre?
I love old westerns, especially The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Magnificent Seven. Then there’s the musical western romances such as Oklahoma and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. And cowboys are dead sexy, aren’t they? But I also love a challenge and writing outside of my comfort zone. Writing Bella’s Vineyard and Lonesome Ranger gave me a chance to flex my writing muscles and try something different. So I sent my English heroines to America and tried them out in a different setting. I particularly liked exploring the difference between a rather staid, Victorian Britain and the wide ope…

Natalie Charles With a Seven Day Target and a Giveaway

Today, I welcome Natalie Charles to MBB.  Natalie is the winner of the Mills & Boon New Voices Competition in 2011.  She's  an attorney by profession, but she writes incredible romantic suspense.  when she's not at her day job.  Natalie lives in New England in the USA with her family.  Her novel, THE SEVEN DAY TARGET, is an April 2013 release.

ANNOUNCEMENT:  The winner of  the giveaway of Natalie's book THE SEVEN DAY TARGET is bn100.  Congrats to the winner


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Can you share briefly about your journey to publication?  I have always loved to write, but I only started writing with a goal of publication after graduating from law school. I wrote short literary fiction for a few years and had some publishing success. Then I decided to write a romantic suspense novel. My first attempt was just awful. It took Harlequin less than a month to reject me -- form letter rejection, no less! -- and I received that letter in Jul…