Happy Thanksgiving!

As a legal alien enjoying living in the USA I have come to appreciate Thanksgiving- a lot. So here is a list of people I would like to give thanks to:

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1. Mr. Kate Pearce and my 4 kids. They put up with me being a writer, what more can I say?

2. My friends and family who also put up with me because they love me.

3. Romance Divas, RWAOnline and the Beaumonde who provide support, excellent advice and sometimes a shoulder to cry on.

4. The Hot Writer Babes. Amy, Dana and Susan, my local writers group, who are invaluable at putting me right (even when I don’t like it :)) when I make one of my many writing mistakes.

5. My special writer friends, Mel, Maria, Louisa, Crystal, Rowan, Robin, Lauren, April and Jane. You keep me sane-I think.

6. The Aphrodisia authors-what a great group!

7. My agent Deidre Knight and all the staff at TKA, my editors, past present and future; John Scognamiglio, Brianna St James, Adam Nevill and Tracy Bernstein. I hope you all keep wanting me to write books.

8. And most importantly- my readers-yes you wonderful people who read my books and let me know that you enjoy them-I appreciate every single one of you.

Rowan’s first book is out today!

Happy squeals for a good friend of mine whose first book comes out today!! Congrats sweetie!!

A Love Never ending
By Rowan Larke

Death took Jason from Clarissa, and she blames herself. Night after night, she throws herself into the arms of other men—men who abuse and pleasure her, but never take her far enough. She is waiting for the one who will take her over the edge and into death, so she can be reunited with Jason.

Death didn’t take Jason far enough. Every night, Jason watches. His immortal self is trapped inside the club Clarissa owns, and he longs to be with her once more.

Death is a dark angel. A handsome man. The promise of violence in his eyes draws Clarissa to him. Will a single night in bed with Death be all it takes to destroy Jason and Clarissa’s love neverending, or will it be just the beginning?

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM theme and content, violence, voyeurism.

(Authors note: This book also contains hot angels who sometimes do bad and/or dirty things.)

Buy it now at Loose-Id

Family matters

Apologies for non-appearance of new blog on Monday. My daughter was sick and I had to concentrate on being a mother for a few days. She seems fine now 🙂

I’m busy writing the Tudor Vamps and checking page proofs for Simply Insatiable.

Just for laughs, here’s a picture of me surrounded by my 5 sisters-I am 4 of 6-yes, the forgotten middle child. I’m not sure what I was going for in that dress, I look as wide as a bus in those stripes! At 5ft 6 I’m also the shortest and the only one with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. The others all have blue/grey eyes and not all of them are natural blondes… (just sayin’)

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btw-if you are looking for a bargain price copy of “Where have all the Cowboys gone?” Try this link for Barnes & Noble 🙂

More drool-worthiness

First up, there is a pre-order link on amazon already for “Kiss of the Rose’ isn’t that exciting? And even better news is that they’ve moved it up to August for release.

Not much text for you this week, but a few pictures instead. I think I mentioned that I rarely see pictures of my heroes, but I did luck out and find these ones of two real-life French Rugby playing brothers, Mauro and Mirco Bergamasco who remind me of the Harcourt twins, Gervase and Gideon, from Eden’s Pleasure and Antonia’s Bargain.

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And then there’s this one of Mauro…
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And in case you are wondering where on earth I got those pictures, they are both from the official French Rugby calender, Dieux De Stade-Gods of the Stadium.

And while you’re clearing your throats and fanning yourselves over those images, (and ordering the calender) let’s talk about facial hair on men. I must admit that I quite like a nice goatee on a man, but a lot of women don’t. As I’m writing a Tudor hero in an era when almost everyone had a beard. I had to go and find some inspiration. And, boy did I find some 🙂

“The Tudors” on Showtime were quite helpful.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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and Henry Cavill

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and from the movie ‘Elizabeth’ Clive Owen as Sir Walter Raleigh
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Then there is my next cover for “Some like it Rough”

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Are you convinced yet? 😉