Saturday, 31 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 6


It doesn't only rain men it seems !



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Pauline x

Friday, 30 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 5


Surrounded by books.... Yay!




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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 4



So much can be lost if addiction wins...



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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 3


Emotional Passionate Moving Stories whatever the season, wherever you are!



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Pauline x

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 2



Emotional Passionate Moving Stories whatever the season, wherever you are!



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Pauline x

Monday, 26 October 2015

Fun Posters Day 1


"Sometimes there is enough emotion in a book that the tears spill from the pages..."


In between writing my latest book, (number 6) I have been designing fun posters in a bid to catch reader's attention. During the next few days I will share a few of these with you. I hope you will enjoy seeing these as much as I had fun producing them.



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Pauline x

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Gilli Allan Sitting Round My Pool


Today making a splash round my pool is not only an amazing author, but a talented illustrator, please meet Gilli Allan.




Describe yourself in three words.

Fair. Stubborn. Creative.


Favourite Food in no more than 10 words.
Savoury rather than sweet. Scallops, crab sandwiches and Rogan Josh


Favourite colour in more than 10 words.
The colour of sun, sand, daffodils - yellow, because it’s uplifting.


Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words.
Nostalgia for childhood makes me choose Cornwall. Love its coastline.


How many books are published under your name?
5 written. (1 illustrated)


List their titles


Just Before Dawn. Desires & Dreams. Torn. Fly or Fall. Life Class. (I illustrated The Tale of King Harald - The Last Viking Adventure)


Provide the blurb from one book
LIFE CLASS
Four people hide secrets from the world and from themselves. Dory is disillusioned by men and relationships, having seen the damage sex can do.  Her sister, Fran, deals with her mid-life crisis by pursuing an on-line flirtation which turns threatening. Dominic is a lost boy, trapped in a life heading for self-destruction.  Stefan feels a failure. He searches for validation through his art alone.
They meet regularly at a life-drawing class, led by sculptor Stefan. All want a life that is different from the one they have, but all have made mistakes they know they cannot escape. They must uncover the past – and the truths that come with it - before they can make sense of the present and navigate a new path into the future.


 Just Before Dawn and Desires & Dreams are not realistically available)

TORN:  http://MyBook.to/gilliallansTORN (universal) 

FLY OR FALL:  http://myBook.to/GilliAllan (universal) 


The Tale of King Harald - The Last Viking Adventure

Connect: 



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Pauline x

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Jo Lambert Sitting Round My Pool!


Sharing the details of her latest book, Summer Moved On, I've Jo Lambert sitting round my pool quaffing champagne!



Describe yourself in three words
Organised, focussed, patient


Favourite Food in no more than 10 words
A difficult question, but it has to be Sea Bass


Favourite colour in more than 10 words
Gorgeous green, in all its different shades.


Favourite place to visit in no more than 10 words
Dartmouth with its estuary, boats and fabulous food


How many books are published under your name?
Six in all, and currently working on number seven


List their titles
WHEN TOMORROW COMES
LOVE LIES AND PROMISES
THE GHOST OF YOU AND ME
BETWEEN TODAY AND YESTERDAY
THE OTHER SIDE OF MORNING
SUMMER MOVED ON


Provide the blurb from one book

SUMMER MOVED ON

After a long-buried secret tears her family apart, Jess Hayden moves to the South Devon village of Lynbrook to live with her uncle.   Rufus owns the village pub, The Black Bull, and having visited before, Jess knows the villagers well…especially one of them.
Talún Hansen has a reputation, making him the kind of man no decent girl should get involved with.  Jess, however, has been under his spell from the moment they first met.  Although they always seem to bring out the worst in each other, there is no denying the attraction that simmers between them - an attraction Jess knows she needs to keep under control after repeated warnings from her uncle.
As she settles into village life she begins to learn more about this wild, dark-haired gypsy with the compelling eyes, and realises their lives hold many similarities.  Despite her uncle’s warnings, she begins to spend time with him.  For Jess, the coming summer holds passion; for Talún the hope that he has at last found someone who truly cares for him.
But as autumn approaches, a dark shadow from Jess’s past returns, bringing far-reaching and unwanted changes for both of them.


http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0139IXHZE
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1515087573
www.jolambertwriter.wordpress
www.jolambertbooks.com





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Pauline x

Monday, 19 October 2015

Chris Longmuir Sitting Round My Pool


Crime Writer and author of the Dundee Crime series, a lovely person I'm honoured to have as a friend, meet the talented Chris Longmuir


Describe yourself in three words

Imaginative, curious, workaholic


Favourite food in no more than 10 words

Sweet and sour chicken followed by banana fritters and syrup


Favourite colour in no more than 10 words

Red. It is warm, vibrant, with a suggestion of danger

Q4 Favourite place to visit in no more than 10 words

A cabin on the Orient Express to Venice


How many books are published under your name

Five novels, a series box set, and one non-fiction book. I also have two books of short stories but I don’t count those as they are ebook only.


List of titles:

Night Watcher
Dead Wood
Missing Believed Dead
Dundee Crime Series Box Set
The Death Game
A Salt Splashed Cradle
Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution

















Blurb from Dead Wood


What happens when the cold, calculating world of gangland retribution collides with the psychosis of a killer.

Kara owes money to Dundee gangster Tony and takes to the streets to earn the cash. She narrowly escapes the clutches of a killer on the prowl, but stumbles across the bodies of his other victims. Hunted by the serial killer and the gangsters, Kara goes on the run.

DS Bill Murphy teams up with newcomer, DC Louise Walker in the murder investigation. But Murphy is heading for a breakdown and it is up to Louise to catch the killer.

Tony’s daughter is one of the murder victims and he vows revenge.

Who will find the killer first?

And what kind of justice will prevail.


Buying links to all books can be found on the book page of my web site:




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Pauline x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Helen Hollick Sitting Round My Pool

I am so excited today as I have the wonderful Helen Hollick joining me round my pool. Helen is a top selling author of historical romance and also writes books about a lovable roughish pirate!


Describe yourself in three words
Tries to be helpful

Favourite Food in no more than 10 words
Chips/fries, Chocolate, Shepherd’s Pie, Sticky-toffee pudding with Devon cream

Favourite colour in no more than 10 words
Royal blue – a nice rich blue, and ‘forest’ green

Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words
The beach – well the sea really, whatever the weather!

How many books are published under your name?
Eleven

List their titles
Come And Tell Me (now out of print)
The Kingmaking
Pendragon’s Banner
Shadow of the King
A Hollow Crown (UK edition title) / The Forever Queen (US edition title)
Harold the King (UK title) / I Am The Chosen King (US title)
Sea Witch
Pirate Code
Bring It Close
Ripples In The Sand
Discovering the Diamond




Provide the blurb from one book
SEA WITCH
The Time : The Golden Age of Piracy - 1716.

The Place : The Pirate Round - from the South African Coast to the sun drenched Islands of the Caribbean.

Escaping the bullying of his elder half-brother, from the age of fifteen Jesamiah Acorne has been a pirate with only two loves - his ship and his freedom. But his life is to change when he and his crewmates unsuccessfully attack a merchant ship off the coast of South Africa.

He is to meet Tiola Oldstagh an insignificant girl, or so he assumes - until she rescues him from a vicious attack, and almost certain death, by pirate hunters. And then he discovers what she really is; a healer, a midwife - and a white witch. Her name, an anagram of "all that is good." Tiola and Jesamiah become lovers, but the wealthy Stefan van Overstratten, a Cape Town Dutchman, also wants Tiola as his wife and Jesamiah's jealous brother, Phillipe Mereno, is determined to seek revenge for resentments of the past, a stolen ship and the insult of being cuckolded in his own home.

When the call of the sea and an opportunity to commandeer a beautiful ship - the Sea Witch - is put in Jesamiah's path he must make a choice between his life as a pirate or his love for Tiola. He wants both, but Mereno and van Overstratten want him dead.
In trouble, imprisoned in the darkness and stench that is the lowest part of his brother's ship, can Tiola with her gift of Craft, and the aid of his loyal crew, save him?

Using all her skills Tiola must conjure up a wind to rescue her lover, but first she must brave the darkness of the ocean depths and confront the supernatural being, Tethys, the Spirit of the Sea, an elemental who will stop at nothing to claim Jesamiah Acorne's soul and bones as a trophy.


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Pauline x

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Janna Gray Sitting Round My Pool


Today I have the lovely Janna Gray sitting round my pool and being a little different!



About me: 
Utterly blessed. I’m the wife of the man I adore and have known for 44 years, the mum of two amazing sons, an ex-teacher, and I have wonderful friends.


My fave food: 
Thai. Lots of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, garlic and not too much chillie.


My fave colour: Black. Shades of black. So very slimming. Or shades of purple.
Place to visit: Having lived abroad for 33 years it has to be Rutland … England’s smallest and most beautiful county.


Books published under my name:
‘Kilingiri’ by Janna Gray

Blurb:
1968, Srinagar, Kashmir and Nina is devastated by the death of her new-born baby girl. Sister Angela and Father Michael at the mission hospital step in to nurse Nina back to health but when the friendship between Nina and Father Michael turns to love, Michael makes a decision which will resonate through the years.

It is 1981 and in Kinsale, Ireland, Nina, devoted to her son Joshua, lives a loveless existence, but a chance encounter changes everything. Michael is back in her life, he leaves the priesthood and happiness is within their grasp.

But when past and present collide, their whole world is turned upside down. 
Only by facing the consequences of what has gone before, can Nina and Michael embrace the future. 
Janna Gray guides us masterfully through this poignant story of love, loss, betrayal and hope.

Links: 



https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/6516 Best_Location_Based_and_History_Based_Books_to_Read_While_Traveling






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Pauline x

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Jan Ruth Sitting Round my Pool


From the rugged Welsh hills to the volcanic mountains of the Canary's please welcome the wonderful, Jan Ruth



 Describe yourself in three words

Optimistic. Outdoorsy. Outspoken.


Favourite Food in no more than 10 words

I like Italian. Love fish, tapas, olives, wine & bread.


Favourite colour in more than 10 words

Neutrals, the colours of the earth.


Favourite place to visit on no more than 10 words

Snowdonia, Cumbria, Cornwall. Further afield, Switzerland and Italy, especially Venice.


How many books are published under your name?

Currently 7 with two in the pipeline. It’s complicated…


List their titles

With Accent Press: Two standalone novels and two series.

SILVER RAIN, WHITE HORIZON.
WILD WATER (1) DARK WATER (2) SILENT WATER (3) is my current work-in-progress. MIDNIGHT SKY (1) PALOMINO SKY (2) is due for release 2016.

Self-Published:

A LONG WAY FROM HOME & HOME FOR CHRISTMAS



Provide the blurb from one book

WILD WATER, part one of the series is currently 99p

Will life and family conspire to keep these lovers apart again?
Wild Water is the story of forty-something estate agent, Jack, who is stressed out - not only by work, bills, and the approach of Christmas, but by the feeling that he and his wife, Patsy, are growing apart.

His misgivings prove to be true when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant. As his marriage begins to crumble around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty-five years before.
His feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?

Mybook.to/wildwater



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Pauline x

Monday, 12 October 2015

Tanya J Peterson Sitting Round My Pool

My lovely guest is not only a beautiful writer, but as become a special social media friend. All the way from the West Coast of the USA, please meet Tanya J Peterson

Hello, Pauline! I’m thrilled to be here with you at your lovely pool. It’s an honor, and a fun one at that!


Describe yourself in three words
Positive, enthusiastic, happy

Favorite Food
The original Yumm Bowl from the local restaurant Café Yumm!

Favorite Color
Yellow, as part of the rainbow, is among my favorites.

Favorite Place to Visit
A campground in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest

How Many Books Published
I’ve published three books so far: Losing Elizabeth, Leave of Absence, and My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel. My fourth title, Twenty-four Shadows will be released in the spring of 2016 by Apprentice House Press.



Here’s a peek into My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel:

My Life in a Nutshell: A Novel is the story of one man's struggles with debilitating anxiety. Brian Cunningham has severely isolated himself, and while lonely, he feels powerless to change his life. Unexpectedly, his safe little world is invaded by one Abigail Harris, a seven-year-old girl who has bounced from foster home to foster home until recent placement with an aunt and uncle she has never known. Unsure if she can trust her new environment, she turns to Brian. Neither quite knows how to live in the world. Can they possibly help each other?

Come visit my books and me at www.tanyajpeterson.com! Everyone is always welcome. Of course that goes for you, too, Pauline. Of course, I think I prefer kicking back and chatting with you right here at your pool!




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Pauline x

Friday, 9 October 2015

Julia Ibbotson Sitting Round My Pool

I have just finished reading, Walking in the Rain by Julia Ibbotson and I loved this book, so you can imagine how excited I am to have the author, sitting round my pool today!




Describe yourself in 3 words:
Loyal, empathetic, patient.


Favourite food:
Succulent roast chicken with crispy roast potatoes, blackberry apple crumble.


Favourite colour:
Pink because it’s soft, calming and warming for the complexion.


Favourite place:
Madeira at our apartment: hot, sunny, can virtually live outside!


How many books have you published?
The Old Rectory: escape to a Country Kitchen
Drumbeats
Walking in the Rain
S.C.A.R.S (children’s)


Blurb for Drumbeats:

Sometimes you need to escape to find yourself. It’s 1965 and the air is hot with the sound of the Beatles, love and freedom. 18 year old Jess flees her stifling English background for Ghana, West Africa.  But it’s a time of political turbulence and what she finds is danger, civil war, tragedy and romance. Why do the drumbeats haunt her dreams? And can she ever really escape?
Author page on Amazon:










Author facebook:

Twitter:

 Author website:

Pinterest page: includes boards with pics and images that inspired each book

Goodreads author page:



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Pauline x

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Shani Struthers Sitting Round My Pool


Today my guest is an author of romance and also three page turning books on paranormal, please meet the lovely Shani Struthers



Describe yourself in three words:
Motivated, humorous, hopeful!

Favourite food in no more than 10 words:
I’ve got Indian and Italian blood – so Indian and Italian!

Favourite colour in no more than 10 words:
Haven’t got one, sometimes it’s pink, sometimes blue, green maybe…

Favourite place to visit in no more than 10 words:
North Cornwall – primarily Tintagel and Glastonbury, they’re my spiritual homes.

How many books are published under your name?
Currently six: three that are paranormal and three that are romance. I’m leaving romance behind though, so the paranormal books are on the increase.

List their Titles
Psychic Surveys Book One: The Haunting of Highdown Hall
Psychic Surveys Book Two: Rise to Me

Jessamine

The Runaway Year
The Runaway Ex
The Return



Provide the blurb for one book…
Psychic Surveys Book One:  The Haunting of Highdown Hall
'Good morning, Psychic Surveys. How can I help?'

The latest in a long line of psychically-gifted females, Ruby Davis can see through the veil that separates this world and the next, helping grounded souls to move towards the light - or 'home' as Ruby calls it. Not just a job for Ruby, it's a crusade and one she wants to bring to the High Street. Psychic Surveys is born.

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Ruby and her team of freelance psychics have been kept busy of late. Specialising in domestic cases, their solid reputation is spreading - it's not just the dead that can rest in peace but the living too. All is threatened when Ruby receives a call from the irate new owner of Highdown Hall. Film star Cynthia Hart is still in residence, despite having died in 1958.

Winter deepens and so does the mystery surrounding Cynthia. She insists the devil is blocking her path to the light long after Psychic Surveys have 'disproved' it. Investigating her apparently unblemished background, Ruby is pulled further and further into Cynthia's world and the darkness that now inhabits it.

For the first time in her career, Ruby's deepest beliefs are challenged.

Does evil truly exist?

And if so, is it the most relentless force of all?

The Haunting of Highdown Hall

Rise to Me

Jessamine

The Runaway Year

The Runaway Ex

The Return




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Pauline x

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Sheryl Browne Sitting Round My Pool


Sitting round my pool today is the wonderful author of thriller suspense and delicious edgy, sexy, poignant fiction, Sheryl Browne.







Me:
Passionate, author, bonkers.







Favourite Food:
Cupcakes! Perfect for celebrating or comfort eating.











Favourite Colour: 
Sky blue, because it reminds me of summer.
Favourite Place to Visit: The Inland Waterways, preferably on a boat!









My Books:









Seven novels, plus two shorts in Birmingham City University anthologies:
Edgy, Sexy, Heart-wrenching Romance:

And gritty, emotionally-charged thrills:














Somebody to Love
Warrant for Love
A Little Bit of Madness
Learning to Love
The Edge of Sanity
Death Sentence
The Rest of My Life

The Rest of My Life - Blurb
“You can’t run away from commitment forever … “
Adam Hamilton-Shaw has more reason than most to avoid commitment. Living on a houseboat in the Severn Valley, his dream is to sail into the sunset – preferably with a woman waiting in every port. But lately, his life looks more like a road to destruction than an idyllic boat ride…
Would-be screenplay writer Sienna Meadows realises that everything about Adam spells trouble – but she can’t ignore the feeling that there is more to him than just his bad reputation. Nor can she ignore the intense physical attraction that exists between them.
And it just so happens that Adam sees Sienna as the kind of woman he could commit to. But can he change his damaging behaviour – or is the road to destruction a one-way street?

Heartache, humour, love, loss & betrayal, Sheryl Browne brings you edgy, sexy, poignant fiction. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, Romantic Novelists’ Association and shortlisted for Innovation in Romantic Fiction, Sheryl has seven books published and two shorts in Birmingham City University anthologies.
Sheryl’s new contemporary romance novel was recommended to the publisher by the WH Smith Travel fiction buyer. THE REST OF MY LIFE comes to you from award winning Choc Lit.



Author Links





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Pauline x