New Clean Romance Coming Soon

Thank goodness it’s friday.

Although, as a writer writing seven days of the week, it doesn’t really matter what day of the week it is. Why then celebrate the end of the ‘working week’? Because it signifies the weekend is here.

Despite the odd hours a writer keeps, I still like to make sure I take time out on weekends. Of course, it’s difficult right now, being in lockdown and all, but thankfully, we’re allowed to go for walks.

Anyway, I wasn’t going to go on and on about the virus. No. The point of this blog was to let you guys know I’m working on another clean equestrian romance.

I thought I’d share the work in progress cover.

Working title – Capture the Rapture

Okay, so at this stage I can only share the image, with the title below it. But, I think you get the idea.

The premise?

Elizabeth is embarking on a career change. She’s sick of being a lawyer. Her passion are horses. She sets up a horse trainer business hoping she’ll start getting clients and making money.

She doesn’t have to wait long for her first client to make an online enquiry. He offers her a million dollars to train a difficult horse in two weeks.

When she agrees to take a look at this difficult horse she realizes there’s a problem.

She and Tom have a past. A brief one but it’s still a past.

Of course she’ll take the job, needing money and a positive result.

The plan is to have it ready for publishing within 14 days.

Stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, stay safe wherever you are.

Tschau for now and happy reading.

Keep an eye out for each other.

3 Practical Tips to keep you sane during ‘lockdown’

Okay, so in a lot of places restrictions are easing, people are moving around again, but the overall message remains to stay safe, and if possible, stay home.

There’ll be plenty of people reluctant to go out.

And, of course we’re all in different stages at returning to a ‘normal life,’ whatever normal is.

So, to help you cope with the current situation, I thought I’d share 3 things you could try to do, to ease the situation.

Of course, it goes without saying that if all else fails you turn to a book. What am I saying? One book. You turn to as many books as you like.

It can be any book…

But, if you’re a bit over reading, or just need a bit of variety, here’re my top 3 things:

  1. Practice your cooking skills. Get your loved one involved. Use the time you have on your hand to find recipes you’ve not tried before. And then, cook the dish. You could aim for one new dish a week, or two a week, or if you’re really ambitious, a new meal every night.
Making home made pizza has to be a favorite

2. Have a special date night (sorry, this only works if you’re partnered, or have a pet, or a special teddy who could be your date). Okay, so we can’t go out. Sit in a cafe or restaurant to enjoy time together with your loved on. Create your own special cafe. If you’ve got a good restaurant doing take away, go for it. Find a place in your home, or outside, you can turn into a ‘special eating place,’ get decorating and then order the food. Don’t forget, you’ve got to get dressed up, and take plenty of photos. If you’re the social media type, make sure you share them. Give your ‘pretend restaurant’ a special name. Make a sign announcing its location. Make a menu. You’re really only limited by your imagination here. The success will depend on you.

Find a special location to have your date night

3. Find a new skill to learn. There are so many people, organisations and sites offering courses in many different things, the world is your oyster. Since we’re not spending as much time in cars or on public transport, there’s more time in the day to do other things. What is it you’d like to try? Do you want to write a book? Learn how to draw, or play an instrument? Again, you’re only limited here by yourself. I got a harmonica for Christmas, and as of the start of the lockdown I’d not taken advantage of the free 30 day course it offered along with the purchase. Well, the other day I joined up, and now I’m seven days into learning how to play the harmonica (no, I’m not ready to share a sample of my playing yet.) There are photography courses, and many more. Go on. Find something to try out. What have you go to loose?

Try something new

Okay. So that’s this week’s tips of 3 things to try while in lockdown. Next week, I’ll give you three more.

Feel free to drop me a line, or leave a comment on things you’ve done to keep yourself occupied during lockdown.

Better get back to writing. I’ve got my next steamy romance nearly finished. One chapter to go, then an edit before being published.

I’ve just plotted another sweet horse romance, and am still writing the Magic Academy for the Middle Aged book. I have to say, it makes me laugh out loud. If you’ve missed it, I’ve been publishing chapters for free on my blog. So far there’s chapter 1 and 2 available.

Stay tuned for more.

Tschau for now.

Stay home. Stay safe.

We each have our own mountain to climb during these unusual times, remember there are many ways up the one mountain.

Another week goes by

Is it just me or do the weeks seem shorter to anyone else?

Maybe it’s because we’re all stuck at home with every member of the household present, which means no matter how hard I try, I never get as much writing done.

The plan had been to be up around 20 chapters for my next novel – Going Down – An Enemies to Lovers Romance, but I’m only at chapter 13, hopefully chapter 15 by the end of the day.

Here’s a sneak peak at the potential cover image:

Anyway, I did manage to type out another Erotic Short Story, which is right now sitting in the Amazon Review queue, waiting to be approved for publishing.

With any luck, it’ll get approved before the end of the week, meaning I’m keeping up with my attempt at publishing one of those at least weekly, if not two a week.

I know there are many negatives to the virus (Covid 19), but, on a positive note, it is great that we’re still able to access books. Imagine a world without books.

Having trouble doing that? I do.

Looking ahead, I hope to have ‘Going Down’, published by the end of next week, ready to start another steamy romance novel.

I’ve been toying with the idea of a Middle Age Academy Book – the premise a forty something divorcee finds out her magical powers are real – and she’s invited to attend a Magic Academy for like minded people.

Instead of all young people learning to control their magic abilities, it’s middle aged men and women, a lot of them just getting over a divorce.

There seems to be a bit of interest out there.

Maybe a way to test the waters is to publish some chapters on here? Or you could drop me a line what you’re thoughts about it are.

I know there are people who like reading those sorts of books, and then there are those who don’t. A bit like you’re either a dog person or a cat person.

Why write such a book?
It would be a way of highlighting that not all divorced women succumb to depression, and anxiety and fear of the future, but are able to take control of their own life, and even make something of themselves.

I also like the idea of creating spells to cast onto their ex (this could go either way, a spell against the ex wife or ex husband).

Let’s see where a plot outline takes me, and maybe I’ll share some of it over the next few weeks for feedback.

Well, better write those chapters, since they won’t write themselves by magic. Wouldn’t that be fun, if you had a magic keyboard (now there’s more of an idea for the novel).

Stay safe my dears. Stay at home if you can.

Tschau for now.

Vintage witch pot with blue and green smoke for Halloween