Thursday, 12 May 2016

Minding your own business and the times when you just can't...

When I see things posted on Facebook or Twitter about who's said this or did that, I generally wonder what I've missed now and carry on my merry way, happy in my ignorance. Obviously there are times when that's not possible and I have to bite my lip and superglue my fingers to the desk so I don't  jump in. And then there are the times where you know you should mind your own business.... but you just can't. The cover model furor about the behaviour of certain models is one of those times.

I can understand that the whole experience of having women leering over you might go to your head and double it in size. I can even understand that having your face on a cover can increase your head's size even further and you may have to start travelling in two cars... you know, one for you and the other for your massive ego. But please, sit back and consider how you got to that place... because I'm well aware that being a model doesn't automatically mean you're stupid - it also doesn't give you the right to be a complete arsehole.

Have you thought about it yet? Have you realised how you got to the place where you can feel that little warm glow that makes you think you're above everyone else? Yep, well done. I knew you could do it.

You are where you are because of the authors who choose you to be on their covers. The authors who you have basically terrorized and terrified. The authors who have lined your pockets.

Who else? Oh yes, the readers whose eyes are caught by your prettiness on the cover of a book and think, oooh, I'll have that one. Yes, it is true that you have already been paid for your participation before the book hits the shelves but that cover is getting you recognition. It's getting you friend requests on social media, followers and invitations to signings and conventions. And, who knows, maybe it'll get you eventually spotted by an agent who will have the unenviable task of getting your ginormous ego its own entourage - until everyone you work with, or meet, will discover that beauty really is only skin deep.

I would suggest that you and your giant head sit back. Take a good long look at yourself and make a change because, if you don't, your ego won't need an extra car, you'll be able to fit it in the basket on the front of the bicycle that is the only form of transport you will end up being able to afford.



Congratulations to Laurie P who decided the worst person to be stuck in a lift with is someone who has just eaten bean and cheese burritos!

Thank you for participating!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Just a silly little question that popped into my head after I'd listened to my daughter sing a song she made up entitlted, The Ukalele, for the umpteenth time.

Who is the worst kind of person in the world that you can think of to be stuck in an elevator with? It could be a celebrity, a politician, someone you know, basically anyone!

Whoever comes up with the most bizarre person and reason will get a copy of my latest release, Forever Dusk, in the e-format of their choice.

Come on, my lovelies - hit me with it!

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.