Friday, 8 December 2017

⭐NEW RELEASE!⭐ It's Publication Day for Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride by Sun Chara.


Today I'm excited to be a part of the publication day push for Sun Chara's brand new novel 'Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride'. 




Book Blurb

Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride


Is his reluctant bride a business risk or a personal necessity?

Stan Rogers, recluse millionaire, must negotiate a risky deal with Stella Ryan, the exotic beauty from his past, to gain custody of his son. But how can he close the deal with her, the one and only woman who flips his switches and pegs him as the enemy?
Martial artist Stella knows she should steer clear of Stan, the man who had shattered her heart and could still destroy her. Four years have passed since their hostile business deal, and now, the American financier is proposing holy matrimony…but she’s the reluctant bride wondering, what’s he up to?

Purchase Link - http://bit.ly/2j8sCdQ


Author Bio

Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for Harper Impulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the 'global millionaire’s series'. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Master’s Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping designer Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!

Sun loves to hear from her readers at:

https://facebook.com/suncharaauthorpage
https://twitter.com/sunchara3
                                                                                     


In the mood for a gorgeous romance? Then go grab yourself a copy of Recluse Millionaire, Reluctant Bride. It's available to download now! 



                                                            

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

It's Publication Day for 'Tainted Love'!


Five friends.
One devastating betrayal...

It's release day for 'Tainted Love', my emotionally-charged new novel. Told from the different points of view of one group of friends, it tells the story of what happens when one selfish act turns all of their worlds upside down, and the impact that has on their relationships. But, beneath it all, it's actually a love story. But, to find out just what kind of love story this actually is, you'll have to read the book... ๐Ÿ˜‰


Blurb

One group of friends.
As close as family.
For years they’ve loved each other.
Trusted each other.
But when the ultimate act of betrayal is committed, it shatters their once safe and settled world.

Lives are changed in a heartbeat.
Worlds destroyed. 
The consequences are devastating.

As they all try to cope with the aftermath, for some, things start to become clearer, while for others, their lives spiral further out of control as love, lies and long-kept secrets draw them all towards something no-one could’ve predicted.

For this group of friends, nothing can ever be the same again… 






'Tainted Love' is available to download now! 
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


Want to check out the first few pages of 'Tainted Love'? Click the link below to do just that...



And listen to the music behind the story with the Tainted Love Spotify Playlist

Tainted Love Book Playlist



They love each other.
Trust each other.
Don't they...?


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

'Tainted Love' - Meet the friends...



With 'Tainted Love' now just days away from its November 28th release, I thought it was time to look a little more closely at the people featured in the story. 

Joss Coburn.
Sam Coburn.
Alex Olsson.
Summer Sanderson.
Connor Sloane.

Friends as close as family, until one selfish act turns all of their lives upside down. For this group of friends, can things ever be the same again...?




Joss

Head of History at Millers Bridge Comprehensive School. 
Thirty-nine years old. 
Swedish.
Married to fellow teacher Sam Coburn.
Best friend is Alex Olsson - another fellow teacher at Millers Bridge, and a man who's been in her life since the day she was born.
Also close friends with Summer Sanderson. 
Godmother to Summer's daughter, Savannah.
Her life is nothing special, but she loves her life, and the people in it.
They're her family...



Alex

Maths teacher at Millers Bridge Comprehensive School.
Thirty-nine years old.
Tall, blond, blue-eyed; ridiculously handsome.
Swedish.
Divorced, with one son, eighteen-year-old Danny, a student at Millers Bridge.
Best friends with Joss Coburn. They grew up together in Sweden, as close as brother and sister. They came over to the UK together, to study, when they were eighteen. 
He's always been there for Joss. He always will be...



Sam

Teaches biology and P.E. at Millers Bridge Comprehensive.
Forty years old. 
Married to Joss.
Adores the ground she walks on, he idolises his wife.
He loves her, and their life. 
Would never do anything to jeopardise that. 
Not intentionally...



Summer

Author.
Yoga teacher.
Thirty-nine years old.
One daughter, seventeen-year-old Savannah, student at Millers Bridge.
Single mother.
Never married. 
The bohemian one of the group.
Very close to Joss. Friends for twenty-one years. As close as sisters.
Best friends forever...?



Connor

Headteacher at Millers Bridge Comprehensive School.
Thirty-eight years old.
American.
Divorced.
Came over to the UK to study over twenty years ago, and never went home.
Recently moved up north to Newcastle-upon-Tyne from London to take over at Millers Bridge. For a reason.
He needs a new start.
A new life.
For a reason...




'Tainted Love' is out November 28th. And if you pre-order the book, you'll get it for the special pre-order price of just 99p/$0.99! The price WILL go up to £1.99/$2.99 on release day!

    Pre-Order Links:-



Want to check out the first few pages of 'Tainted Love'? Click the link below to do just that...



And listen to the music behind the story with the Tainted Love Spotify Playlist



'Tainted Love' - November 28th...












Thursday, 16 November 2017

'Tainted Love' - Special pre-order price, new book blurb, and teaser chapters...



One group of friends.
As close as family.
For years they’ve loved each other.
Trusted each other.
But when the ultimate act of betrayal is committed, it shatters their once safe and settled world.

Lives are changed in a heartbeat.
Worlds destroyed. 
The consequences are devastating.

As they all try to cope with the aftermath, for some, things start to become clearer, while for others, their lives spiral further out of control as love, lies and long-kept secrets draw them all towards something no-one could’ve predicted.

For this group of friends, nothing can ever be the same again… 




There are now less than two weeks to go before 'Tainted Love' is released on November 28th. And to celebrate the publication of my new, slightly dark story of love, betrayal and fractured friendships, if you pre-order 'Tainted Love' you can get it for the special price of just 99p/$0.99! The price WILL go up to £1.99/$2.99 on release day, so, if you want to bag a bargain, you know what to do. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    Pre-Order Links:-

AmazonUK / AmazonUS / Amazon CA / AmazonAUS



Want to check out the first few pages of 'Tainted Love'? Click the link below to do just that...



And listen to the music behind the story with the Tainted Love Spotify Playlist





'Tainted Love'

Coming November 28th...

Friday, 3 November 2017

For Better, For Worse (The Wife - Part Two) - It's Publication Day!


Today sees the publication day for part two of The Wife - the four-part psychological thriller series I'm writing as ML Roberts for HarperImpulse

So, if you've already started Ellie's journey in To Have and to Hold, it continues here in For Better, For Worse...



For Better, For Worse is available to download now! 




There are three people in her marriage...


Monday, 23 October 2017

'Tainted Love' Release Date and Pre-Order Details.

COMING NOVEMBER 30th - AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER RIGHT NOW!



Blurb

Joss Coburn has a good life. A great job. A rock-solid marriage to a man she adores; friends she loves like family...
Alex Olsson – a man who’s been in her life since the day she was born. Her brother, in all but blood.
Summer Sanderson – Joss's best friend for over twenty years. A woman she loves like a sister.
They’re family.
Joss loves her life, she has it all.
Doesn’t she…?

Sam Coburn loves his wife. He couldn’t live without her, can’t even begin to think of a life without Joss in it. So, nothing is going to threaten that life, is it? Nothing…

Connor Sloane needs a new start. He needs to put the past behind him and start again, but not just for his sake. There's a lot at stake for Connor now. Too much to risk, so, he needs to be careful. Doesn't he...?

Secrets.
Lies.
Devastating betrayal.
None of that is going to threaten the lives of this group of friends.
They love each other.
Trust each other.
Don’t they…?



Click HERE to check out a tiny teaser from 'Tainted Love'

Pre-Order Links:-



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

⭐Cover Reveal!⭐ My soon-to-be-released dark, highly-emotional drama 'Tainted Love'

It's been a few months since I self-published a new book, but I'm about to do just that very soon in the shape of 'Tainted Love' - a dark and emotional drama. A romance-of-sorts. A story of devastating betrayal. Long-kept secrets. Fractured friendships. And lies...

Want to check out the cover? Here it is...



The book itself will be available to pre-order within the next few days, so watch this space for those details. I'll post them here as soon as a release date has been set.

In the meantime, check out the blurb, which is still subject to change... believe me, writing the synopsis is harder than writing the book! 

Joss Coburn has a good life. A good job. A rock-solid marriage to a man she adores; friends she loves like family...
Alex Olsson – a man who’s been in her life since the day she was born. Her brother in all but blood.
Summer Sanderson – Joss's best friend for over twenty years. A woman she loves like a sister.
They’re family.
Joss loves her life. She has it all.
Doesn’t she…?

Sam Coburn loves his wife. He couldn’t live without her, can’t even begin to think of a life without Joss in it. So, nothing is going to threaten that life, is it? Nothing…

Connor Sloane needs a new start. He needs to put the past behind him and start again, but not just for his sake. There's a lot at stake for Connor now. Too much to risk. He needs to be careful. Doesn't he...?

Secrets.
Lies.
Devastating betrayal.
None of that is going to threaten the lives of this group of friends.
They love each other.
Trust each other.
Don’t they…? 

And if you want to read a little taster of 'Tainted Love', you can check that out by clicking HERE.

You can also check out the 'Tainted Love' Playlist right HERE over on Spotify.

'Tainted Love' - coming late 2017...

Michelle x

Monday, 25 September 2017

Friendship, betrayal, and crossing lines... time to take a little look at 'Tainted Love'.


I have a lot of writing hats on at the moment, it's a very busy time. I'm currently working on The Wife Series - a dark domestic drama/psychological thriller I'm writing for HarperImpulse under the pen name ML Roberts.
But I've also been working on another self-published project, which, time permitting, I hope to release before Christmas. And I did mention last week that I'd be releasing a sneaky peek at this new romance - no ordinary romance, remember, it's me writing here - and I'm keeping that promise.
You can now check out the first few (unedited - this isn't finished yet) pages of 'Tainted Love', a story of friendship, betrayal, and crossing lines... see what you think...

Tainted Love Taster


Joss


I love my kitchen. It’s cosy, warm; it’s comforting. Dark wooden floorboards, hand-crafted cupboards, a large round table in the corner next to a huge welsh dresser. I’ve even got a pantry. I always wanted a pantry. My grandmother had a pantry, even though my dad used to say it was nothing more than a glorified cupboard. I like my glorified cupboard. I love my life. It’s a bit like my kitchen, really – cosy. Comforting. Familiar.
“We’re going to be late if we don’t get a move on, Joss. Are you ready?”
Sam comes rushing into the kitchen, his arms full of notebooks, a slightly flustered expression on his face. Sam Coburn. My husband. Ready for work in his tracksuit bottoms and T-shirt.
Sam.
Handsome. Smart. Funny. We’ve been together almost sixteen years now, married for thirteen, and he still makes me laugh. I still love him as much as the first day I met him.
“I’ve been ready since seven 0’clock. It’s you who’s running late.”
He looks at me and shrugs, throws me a half smile as he swipes a slice of toast from my plate, winking as he shoves most of it in his mouth all in one go.
“You’re such a pig sometimes, do you know that?”
“Yeah. But you still find it sexy, right?”
He winks again, but I don’t answer him. I pick up my books, my bag and my phone and I usher him out of the door. He’s right. If we don’t get a move on we are going to be late. And I’ve never been late for school. Not once. Not ever.



Sam


She’s way more organised than I’ll ever be. Joss. Mrs Coburn. History teacher. My wife. Every teenage boy’s secret crush, understandably so. If I was fifteen again I’d make sure I was always hanging around in the corridor, just so I could watch her walk past, man, she has the sexiest arse! Not the reason I married her, of course. Well, not the only reason.
I slam the car door shut, which puts me on the receiving end of one of Joss’s death stares. She’s always telling me not to slam the door like that, but it’s just habit. And I’m not good at breaking habits. Especially the bad ones.
We walk across the yard, weaving in between teenagers loitering in groups, huddled together, heads bent over their mobile phones. Doesn’t anyone talk to each other anymore?
I glance at Joss out the corner of my eye as a group of boys yell something wholly inappropriate at her, even though I’m right there beside her. Her husband. Mr Coburn. Head of the Physical Education department. Science teacher. The man who gets to live out their wet dreams, for real. Horny fuckers. But they mean no harm. To them it’s just banter, and despite its inappropriate content, given their age and Joss’s position, she treats it as just that, flicking them the finger behind her back as she walks past. Which they love, of course, it’s attention. They crave attention, no matter what kind, and that’s exactly what Joss has given them. But she knows how to handle them. She knows how to handle anything. My wife.



Connor


Millers Bridge is very different to the last school I ran. The first one I was ever in charge of. That one was in a fairly run-down area, on the outskirts of south London. The kids were disillusioned; distracted. It was a hopeless place, for the first few months I was there. But I turned it around, with the help of great staff and students who finally realised the whole world wasn’t against them. It was, in fact, just waiting for them to go out there and grab it by the balls.       
My job there, though, is done. An amazing teacher called Gary Banks now runs that school, continuing the legacy I created. And now I’m here, hundreds of miles away in North East England. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to be exact. I’m here, running a school that, basically, ticks along quite nicely. It doesn’t need my help. It doesn’t need me. I need it …



Summer


“Savvi! Savvi, come on, you’re going to be late! Savannah!”
“All right, Jesus! I’m coming.”
I stand at the bottom of the stairs, watching as my soon-to-be-eighteen-year-old daughter comes thundering down them, her white-blonde hair pulled back from her pretty face in a messy ponytail.
“And don’t call me Savannah.”
“That’s what it says on your birth certificate.”
She just throws me a look.
“Savannah is a beautiful name.”
She doesn’t respond. She sits down on the bottom stair, shoving her books into her bag, checking her phone, she rarely puts the thing down.
“You need to get going, Savvi. The bus is due in five minutes.”
“I’m going, I’m going.”
“Have you got money for lunch?”
“Yes.”
She leans in to me, quickly kissing my cheek. And she smiles, squeezing my hand before she runs to the door and leaves without another word. I smile too as I head back into the kitchen. I’ll tidy up in here, then I need to email my editor, make a few calls. And I’m teaching a yoga class this afternoon, I need to prepare for that, too.
My phone ringing jolts me from my to-do list and I pull myself up onto the countertop, crossing my legs underneath myself as I answer it.
“Hey.”
I smile at the sound of his voice. I never know when he’s going to call, we don’t make definite plans. We can’t. But hearing his voice, it always fills me with an inner peace, despite the chaos our relationship would cause if people knew about us.
“Hey back. You at work?”
“I am. Another day at the coal face.”
I laugh quietly, absentmindedly picking at the hem of my skirt. “You make it sound like you hate what you do. And you don’t, I know you don’t.”
“No, I don’t. It has its moments. What are you up to today?”
“Writing. Yoga. And I might head down to amateur dramatics tonight, I haven’t decided yet.”
“I need to see you, Summer.”
I pause, just for a second. “Yeah. I need to see you, too.”
I need to see him more and more as each day goes by, and this wasn’t what we planned. This wasn’t supposed to happen. It should have been over by now, but it isn’t. It isn’t.
I can hear in the background that he isn’t alone now, so I ready myself for the call to end. For him to go back to his life and let me get on with mine.
“I have to go,” he almost whispers down the line, and I don’t even get a chance to reply before he hangs up.
I don’t normally make bad decisions. He’s one I could’ve stopped myself from making, I could have walked away; should have walked away. But I didn’t. And I don’t regret what I did.
I don’t.
Not yet.

© Michelle Betham 2017


'Tainted Love' will be released - fingers crossed - late 2017. 
Watch this space for pre-order details and the cover reveal, which should be coming soon!
And in the meantime, have you started reading The Wife yet? Part One (To Have and to Hold) is out now, and it's still FREE to download from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo and iBooks! What have you got to lose...? ๐Ÿ˜‰



Michelle x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Book reviews, and why we authors value them so much.

This is the part of being an author that I have never liked, because I hate begging, but when it comes to book reviews, sometimes it's necessary. 

As an author, especially when it comes to Amazon, reviews really do matter. The more Amazon reviews a book has, the more Amazon will push that book, that's a fact. But, more importantly, reviews give authors/publishers much needed feedback. So when we authors keep banging on about how important reviews are to us, we're not doing that because we think it's what people want to hear, it's true. Reviews are extremely important, which is why I'm on a begging mission right now, asking for reviews of my latest release (writing as M L Roberts) To Have and to Hold (The Wife - Part One).



It's quite frustrating for me, because I have a lot of people who read my books, but not all of them leave reviews, and I really don't like asking people to do that because it can feel like I'm harassing them at times, but this latest release has been published through Harper Impulse, it isn't one of my self-published books, therefore there's more pressure on me as an author to ask readers to leave reviews, which isn't always an easy job. I don't want to pressure people, but just a couple of short sentences, even a few words, that's all that needs to be left on Amazon these days. It can take seconds, and really take the pressure off authors. I've been asked by my editor to try and round up some fresh reviews for To Have and to Hold, so it really is important for me to find some lovely, kind readers who are willing to help with this; family and friends, too, but this is where I, personally, hit a stumbling block. Most of my friends don't have Kindles/eReaders, or they want to wait until the complete eBook/paperback version of the book is released next March. So they aren't even reading To Have and to Hold. And as for family... that's complicated. Needless to say, their support is not forthcoming. Which means I rely on readers/reviewers/bloggers even more. I really do need all of your help. Plus, and this isn't an exaggeration, if my publishers feel that I can't drum up enough response to my books, well, that doesn't look good for my future with them. Or with any publisher/agent. We authors need people behind us, we really can't do it alone. 

The book itself is very short, the first part of a four-part series, it's only around 80 -100 pages long. And right now it's FREE to download from Amazon UK and US, so it isn't going to cost a thing to read and review it. And when I say I'd be grateful for any reviews - no matter how short - I really do mean that. You'd be throwing me a massive lifeline, meaning I'm not being asked constantly to drum up reviews which means, in turn, I'm not constantly begging for them on social media. 



So, go on. Help an author out here. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you've already read The Wife - Part One, and you've left a review on Amazon, thank you. ❤️ You're a star. If you've read it, and you can spare a few minutes to nip over to Amazon and leave a review, you're also a star. ❤️ And if you haven't yet read it, but you're going to, when you're done (and preferably if you've liked it!!), could I please beg ask you to think about leaving just a teeny, tiny review on Amazon? Please? You have no idea how grateful I'd be. Thank you, so much! ๐Ÿ™


And don't forget, To Have and to Hold (The Wife - Part One) is currently FREE to download from Amazon UK and US!




Once again, thanks for the reviews that have already been left, and thank you in advance for those to come. Fingers crossed!! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Michelle x


Friday, 1 September 2017

It's Publication Day for To Have and to Hold (The Wife - Part One) by M L Roberts


Today sees the publication of To Have and to Hold, Part One of The Wife, a brand new four-part psychological thriller series published through Harper Impulse, and written by M L Roberts. Which, if you don't already know by now, is me. My darker alter-ego, if you like. 




The Wife explores the aftermath of a tragic event in the life of Ellie and Michael Travers, and how it affects their once-perfect life together. Want to find out more? Check out the blurb below...

If you can’t stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won’t be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.




Michael and Ellie are that couple.
The ones who have it all.
Success, charm, trust…but no relationship is perfect and the events of the past cast a shadow over their charmed life together.
When lecturer Michael starts to mentor a new student, Ellie fears that history is repeating itself. As paranoia takes its ugly hold, it’s clear some things just can’t be forgotten…or forgiven.



The Wife is available to download now, and if you're in the UK it's FREE! So, what have you got to lose? ๐Ÿ˜‰

And if you want to check out the first chapter, and try before you buy, you can do so right HERE.


The perfect life. The perfect wife...?

Download Part One of The Wife now and start Ellie's story. Part Two coming November 3rd...






Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Meet The Author + New Book Release from Sharon Booth

Want to know more about author Sharon Booth? She's here on my blog today to take part in 'Meet The Author', so, read on to find out what inspires Sharon, who her ideal dinner guests would be, and what she's currently binge-watching. And also find out more about her brand new book release New Doctor at Chestnut House...



What genre do you write in? And what inspired you to write in that particular genre?

I write contemporary romance—usually with lots of humour thrown in. I call it contemporary romance; others may call it romantic comedy, women's fiction, or even chick lit. I don't mind what label people give it—although I do wonder why women need their own fiction. You don't hear about men's fiction, do you? Anyway, back when I merely dabbled in writing, creating "Chapter One" a multitude of times, but never reaching "Chapter Two", I tried to write sagas of the Catherine Cookson variety. Throughout my twenties and thirties, it was her books I read more than any other. Then I discovered Sue Townsend and Jilly Cooper, and realised I really, really enjoyed a laugh! I'd never read chick lit or romcoms before, but then I watched an excellent documentary series called Reader, I Married Him, which was all about writing romance novels. It really caught my imagination and I went on Amazon and searched for chick lit—not really knowing how else to describe it. I think the first book I bought in that genre was The Birds and the Bees by Milly Johnson. I was hooked. I quickly discovered Carole Matthews, Veronica Henry, Trisha Ashley, and so many others. I knew that this was the sort of book I wanted to write. Romantic but funny, with heroines who could be my best friend, and heroes I fell totally in love with. That's what I've stuck with ever since, although I've recently written a couple of pocket novels for The People's Friend, which are sweeter, gentler romances, and they are now published as part of the Fabrian Books' Feel-Good series.  

What was the inspiration for your current book?

My day job is working in a medical centre. It's a busy GP practice, with around fifteen thousand patients, and the work is non-stop. It can be very stressful, but there are some really funny moments. The things I could tell you—but, of course, I can't! I started to think about building a series around a different sort of GP practice—a small, rural surgery set in a village on the beautiful Yorkshire Moors. I'd already created a surgery in my Kearton Bay series, and mentioned another, larger one—the Castle Street Practice—in Kearton Bay's market town neighbour, Helmston. I thought, what if this new surgery was the branch surgery for Castle Street? I'd mentioned a village called Bramblewick, in A Kiss from a Rose, so I decided to place the surgery there. The story was one I'd initially planned to use as a Kearton Bay story, but it hadn't really worked so had been sitting on my laptop for ages. I reworked it and sent it off to The People's Friend, who published it as a pocket novel. Then I made a few tweaks until it was suitable as a Fabrian Books' Feel-Good Novel. Before I knew it, I had a whole host of characters and realised it would make a good series. I'm really hoping I have time to write a Bramblewick Christmas story this year, too. 

Do you get nervous reading reviews of your books?

Absolutely terrified! When I see I have a new review, my stomach starts churning and I feel really nauseous. That never goes away, and probably never will—although I know that a review, good or bad, is just one person's opinion, and I have to toughen up about them. It's funny, but it's always the negative comment you remember, even if the positive ones far outnumber it. I know that's not just me, though. Writers are a sensitive bunch!

Paperback or ebooks—do you have a preference?

I absolutely love paperbacks. The touch of them, the smell of them, and the look of them. Some of them are so pretty and sparkly! But, truthfully, these days I find it easier to read on my Kindle. It's easier to hold, and it's easier to see. Yes, that does make me feel old! Plus, I love the fact that, if I see a book I really want to read, I can simply click a button and it's there on my device—although, that's not so good for my bank account.

Do you plan your stories before you start writing them, or do you just "wing it"?

I'm definitely a planner. I've tried winging it before and stumbled into a dead end every time. I like to know where I'm going. Having said that, once I get going, the characters tend to lead themselves into surprising situations. They honestly are real people to me, and they know what they want. Rose, in A Kiss from a Rose, was the worst offender. She did something that completely took me by surprise. I had no idea! It changed the entire direction of the book. When I start writing a new novel, I know where the story starts, and I know how it's going to end. I have a few key scenes in mind, but I find that sometimes, the characters like to take a detour, and I usually go with that because it's interesting to see where it leads. When the first draft is written, I leave it a while then read it through and see which themes have developed. I then rewrite to make those themes stronger and pull the whole sprawling mess into some sort of order.

Can you tell us anything about any future projects you're working on?

Right now, I'm working on a Christmas novel, which is the second in my Moorland Heroes series—the first being Resisting Mr Rochester, which came out in June. I'm hoping to fit in a Bramblewick Christmas novel, too, for release in October or November. My plans for next year include the second Skimmerdale novel, featuring my absolutely gorgeous and irresistible Aidan Turner-lookalike sheep farmer hero, Eliot. I'm hoping that will be out in spring. Then, fingers crossed, the fourth and final Kearton Bay novel will be out in the autumn, and maybe another one or two Bramblewick novels. I also have plans for the third Moorland Heroes book but I don't know if I can manage it next year. Something's going to have to give!

Social Media, friend or foe?

Both, I think. Friend, because I get to talk to so many other people I would never otherwise know. It's lovely to think that, when you're sitting there all alone in your office, you're only a click away from a chat. Plus, there's no doubt that social media is the best aid to publicising my books. On the other hand, it's the biggest procrastination tool known to mankind. I can sit down, determined to write, and say to myself, "I'll just check out Facebook first". Three hours later, I still haven't added a word to my work-in-progress! That's not good. I'm really trying to limit social media time, but it's not easy.   

You're having a dinner party. Which 4 people, living or dead, would you invite?

Honestly, if I could invite people who had died I wouldn't be able to limit myself to four! I would love to meet all my ancestors. I've been researching them for years, and I have so many questions. But, if I had to limit them to four, I'd invite my dad and his parents, and my mum's mum, because I really miss them, and I have so much to tell them and so much I wish I'd asked them when I had the chance. If you want me to name "famous" people, I'd probably go for Enid Blyton, Charlotte Brontรซ, William Shakespeare and Aidan Turner. Enid was probably my best friend when I was a little girl, and if anyone inspired my love of reading it was her. I'll always be grateful to her for that. Charlotte wrote my favourite book, Jane Eyre, and I'd cherish the opportunity to ask her all about her siblings and life. As for Will Shakespeare, there are so many rumours about him. I'd love to talk to him about them and get to know the real William Shakespeare. And Aidan Turner…Well, er, he's Aidan Turner, people! No other reason needed. If I could pick fictional characters, I'd invite Doctor Who's Eleventh Doctor, Jamie Fraser from Outlander, Jane Eyre and Adrian Mole. What a dinner party that would be!

What's the last thing you binge-watched on Netflix/Amazon Prime/other streaming service? 

Stella. I don't know how I missed that first time around, but I decided to give it a try a few weeks ago and was completely hooked. On Netflix, I was persuaded to give Once Upon a Time a try, as my kids kept going on and on about it. I ended up watching the entire six series in a matter of weeks. I absolutely love Rumpelstiltskin, Regina and Hook, and the Charmings are so sweet. Before that it was The Crown—which was excellent—Game of Thrones, the entire first series of Outlander, and every single episode of Being Human. Right now, I'm working my way through old Doctor Whos again, and then I may try Grimm. I rarely watch "normal" TV these days. I've got quite used to being able to watch six series of something, as and when I choose. Having to wait a week for the next episode is so yesterday, darling! 

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New Doctor at Chestnut House - Book Blurb


Fabrian Books' Feel-Good novels are heartwarming romantic stories that leave you believing a happy-ever-after does exist.

Is home a place—or a person? 

Anna's about to leave Bramblewick behind. She's due to marry her childhood sweetheart in a few weeks, and then she'll be heading to Kent and a whole new life.
Connor's a new arrival in Bramblewick. He's bringing with him a whole lot of baggage, and he's doubtful that this small village on the Yorkshire Moors is the ideal place for him and his daughter, Gracie.

It's not easy for Anna, watching Connor move into her family home and take over from her beloved father at the local surgery, but she's determined to help him settle in and adjust to rural life, so that the villagers get the doctor they deserve.

Connor's not convinced. This country practice is very different to what he's used to, and the locals have some strange expectations of their GP. Protective of Gracie and hiding behind self-constructed barriers, Connor struggles to adapt to life in Bramblewick. Can Anna convince him that this is the place where he and Gracie can finally find happiness?
And can she convince herself that leaving Bramblewick is the right move for her?


Author Bio

Sharon wrote her first book when she was still at primary school. It was about a boarding school that specialised in ballet, and, given that she'd never been to boarding school and hadn't a clue about ballet, it's probably a good thing that no copy of this masterpiece survives. She is the author of seven novels, and has also written for The People's Friend. Sharon lives in East Yorkshire, with her husband and their dog. She is one tenth of The Write Romantics, and a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association. She has a love/hate relationship with chocolate, is a devoted Whovian, and prone to all-consuming crushes on fictional heroes.

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