Sunday, 1 May 2016



Being left at the altar was the only eventuality Leo had not prepared for when planning his wedding to his boyfriend of five years, Eric. He'd planned for acts of God, acts of traffic and acts of stupidity committed by friends at the stag do, but not that he would wake up the morning before the wedding and find a "Dear John" letter on the pillow beside him.

Unable to contend with the pitying looks and his Aunt Mary's mumblings about how much money she'd wasted on a ticket from Australia, Leo heads off on his three week honeymoon in Venice--alone. "It's just what you need," his mother said. "Relax, do some sightseeing and get your head straight." Leo thought she might be right. That quiet days spent in the sun with a good book would help to recharge his batteries.

What he hadn't counted on was Matteo Lughanissa, the son of the bed and breakfast owner, who decided what Leo needed was a personal tour guide and he was just the man for the job!

Friday, 29 April 2016


Good morning, my lovelies.

We know it's been a while, and we are both really sorry for the wait, but life and all that stuff has got in the way as it tends to, so we thought we'd let you know what's going on with our little country village series.

The original idea was for Sue and I to write alternate books, but we've decided to write the last three books together. The plotting for book 4 has begun, so keep your fingers crossed and we may have something for you later in the year! We're very excited!

In the meantime - keep reading!

Lisa and Sue x

Tuesday, 26 April 2016


Whilst searching the annals of my mind for a blog subject my glamorous assistant asked if we could watch a movie and KAPOW! in true lightbulb over the head fashion, it hit me.

Which one of my books would you like to see immortalised on the silver screen (if I robbed a bank somewhere) and who would play your favourite characters? Not just the main ones, but the secondary ones as well!

My own would be Unshakeable Faith - which holds a very special place in the old ticker.

Of course, we'd be seeing Mr Padalecki and Mr Ackles in the leading roles - but that was hardly a surprise to anyone.... surely?

I look forward to your suggestions.

Sunday, 24 April 2016


I don't believe any words are needed as to why I'm posting this one.....

Sleep well Your Highness... we'll see you in the purple rain.

Monday, 18 April 2016


Reading is what I've spent most of my life doing. It started off with Enid Blyton's Book of Faeries and grew from there. Little Women, What Katy Did, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, you name it, I read it. And once I hit puberty, losing myself in the pages of a good Mills & Boon to be swept up in the arms of the perfect Mills & Boon man, with his perfectly coiffed hair and waxed chest. Then finding myself on the high seas, having my swash buckled by some chisel-jawed pirate who looked remarkably like Fabio.... sigh.... Then I discovered Stephen King! Carrie, Cujo, Christine (we won't talk about Tommyknockers) and many more, as well as the Richard Bachmann books. Wonderful otherworldly stuff that fed my need for adventure, for soul-searching and beautifully woven heart-stopping moments of the valiant survival of the human spirit. And, of course, having the pants scared off me! Where would we be without those wonderful stories? Bored out of our minds watching reality TV shows, that's where!

Now, I don't know about you lot, but I like to read in the bath. I know, I know, many a good book has fallen into the bubble-filled depths, but hey, that's what Amazon is for--to replace the soggy ones. Well, the other night I was book-less and not quite sad enough to read one of me own, so I asked my best mate.... my son, Alex. He asked for books this year, as did Gracie, but I was a little loathe to read the Diva Diaries and if I'd dropped one of hers in the bath I'd never have heard the end of it! Al went through his stash and gave me Bonechiller by Graham McNammee. I read the blurb....

'Even here, at the end of the world, nightmares always track you down.' To Danny, small town life is deadly dull ... Until his school mate disappears, naked and delirious, into the snow one night, never to be seen again. It turns out, it's not the first time this has happened. There's something out there in the dark and now it's waiting for him. Fear has a face ... and it's watching.  Small town life is no longer dull, just deadly ...

BUY HERE interest was peaked, so I retired to my candlelit bathroom and headed into what I thought was going to be a pretty bog-standard read. I mean, it's aimed at teenagers so how scary could it be, right?

Holy crapoly! I couldn't put it down. Eventually I had to though because the water was freezing and I was beginning to resemble a cross between a prune and my 89-year-old Auntie Dot. But I did eighteen chapters in that first bath and it took me three more semi-scalding dips and half the car journey to Sue Brown's to finish it! 

Brilliantly written from a teenager's point of view. Trying to cope with the still raw death of a parent whilst falling in love for the first time is hard enough, but when you add a monstrous well... monster.... into the mix things can only get worse. Children have been going missing for years in the Cove and Danny and his friend Howie are next. But with the help of Howie's crazy brother Pike and the beautiful wise-ass, Ashley, Danny is determined they will be the last.

I loved this book from start to finish. Can't recommend it enough. I think Alex and I are going to be wrestling for the other books in the series. Don't worry, if he wins I'll ground him, so I know who'll be getting first dibs!

Sunday, 17 April 2016


Today is the turn of my favourite group and my favourite song.... I don't really need further words...

Is there anyone you'd like to see on a Sunday?

Sunday, 13 March 2016


This week I'm stepping across the pond. I adore this woman and her sound machine!

And this one is my utmost favourite!

See you next week!