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Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's been a busy year!

Phillipa, Nell and Liz would like to thank everyone for your support during 2012. It's certainly been an amazing year for all us. Lots of new books!

Elizabeth Hanbury - A Bright Particular Star and The Cinderella Debutante which topped the best seller lists at Amazon!

Phillipa Ashley - Fever Cure and Miranda's Mount - which won an award!

Nell Dixon - Easter Holiday, New Bay Wedding, Passionate Harvest, Be My Hero and The Cinderella Substitute

So what have we in store for you in 2013? Well, already schedules for release is It happened one night from Phillipa - available for preorder at Amazon! and Nell has lights Camera Poltergeist releasing Jan 3rd followed by Radio Gaga in March. Liz has a project in the pipeline with much more to come from all of us!

Cheers! Raise your glass or mug and here's to a happy and healthy 2013 with great reading from us.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nell Dixon new release

Here’s the blurb! In the two years since the tragic car crash that killed his fiancĂ©e, Nathanial (Nate) Mayer has successfully avoided another relationship. His family and especially his twin sister Nathalie are worried. Jennifer (Jenni) Blake is Nate’s personal assistant. Hired after the accident, she has her own problems to deal with, including the deaths of her adoptive parents and the debts incurred by their nursing care. But those difficulties pale into insignificance when Jenni finally traces her birth mother… Available from all good etailers including: AMAZON UK and AMAZON.COM

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Be My Hero!

Here's the blurb! Nathalie Mayer is thirty-four. On the surface she is an attractive, happy, single, successful woman running her own bridal business. Despite her line of work and her obvious delight in other people’s weddings, including that of her twin brother, Nate. Nathalie has always declared that a settled relationship is not for her. There has only ever been one man whom Nathalie felt she could love. Evan Davies is back in town after a six year absence. Last time he was here, he and Nathalie had tentatively begun to take their friendship to a different level. Now he’s home again and has the reason for his sudden departure from six years ago with him – his daughter, Polly. You can read an excerpt over on my WEBSITE and the book is available from Amazon.com AmazonUK or as a Nook book

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fever Cure is available in Paperback!

If you want a lovely copy to hold in your hands it's available now from all good book retailers. Order from Samhain, Amazon or Waterstones or WHSmiths For US readers here's the AMAZON link!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Passionate Harvest is out!

Nursery nurse Lucy Morgan, unexpectedly inherits half a Somerset vineyard with conditions and a co-owner attached. Unwilling co-owner Dominic LeFevre, doesn’t want or need a new business partner, especially one who knows nothing about wine. With Lucy having left behind her old life, and love in Tenerife, she has twelve months to convince Dominic that she’s exactly what both he, and the business, need. Here’s a short excerpt to whet your appetite! Dominic paused on the step of Maggie’s house for a moment before pushing the bell. He’d lain awake half the night trying to work out all the different options for the future of the vineyard in his head. Despite sacrificing his sleep, he still had no answers. Whichever way he looked at it, whether Lucy decided to stay and work for a year or, if she decided to abandon her inheritance, the outcome couldn’t be good. He scarcely had time to lift his finger from the bell push when the door opened. “I’m all set.” Lucy lifted her lightly tanned arm to show him her sweater and bag. “Are you wearing flat shoes?” A flash of dismay crossed her face. “These are the best I’ve got with me. Obviously I only packed a few things.” She raised one leg to display a slender foot encased in a denim blue canvas wedge heeled shoe. “You’ll have to be careful when we walk beside the vines. The ground is uneven.” He opened the passenger door of the car for her. Lucy might have very pretty feet but he could only hope she wouldn’t twist her ankle in a rabbit hole in her impractical shoes. “Did Nick tell you anything about the vineyard?” He glanced at her. The morning sun streamed in through the side window lighting up her honey blonde hair like a halo. “He talked about it quite a lot. How many bottles he expected to get, about the shop and the craft place he had planned in the barn.” He heard her sigh, “I can’t believe he left me his shares though. It was a longstanding joke of his that he’d leave me a drink in his will, but this is crazy.” She shook her head as if still unable to take it all in. “He never mentioned his intentions to you?” Nick certainly hadn’t said anything to him. Dominic hadn’t liked to ask too much even when he could see Nick’s health was failing. He’d tried to bring the conversation round to it a couple of times but Nick would simply clap his hand onto Dom’s shoulder. ‘All taken care of. Nothing to worry about, I promise.’ He risked another peep at her as the traffic slowed. Her eyes were downcast and she worried the skin of her bottom lip between her teeth. “No, never.” She shook her head again and her hair shimmered in the sunshine like molten gold. (C)Nell Dixon 2012 Available now from E-Scape Press AMAZON UK AMAZON.COM

Friday, April 27, 2012

Popping our corks!

To congratulate Phillipa on her fabulous two book deal with Piatkus Entice!
Miranda's Mount is a funny, sexy brilliantly fab story! We can't wait to see it out in the big wide world!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Bright Particular Star - Out Today!

Congratulations to Liz! Go grab your copy.
What happens when a rebel meets a runaway?

He’s not looking for love...

Confirmed bachelor Theo Cavanagh is dashing and free-spirited. Not for him a career in the clergy, the military or politics - he’s more interested in wine and horses. But when Theo happens upon a pretty but thoroughly exasperating young fugitive, he soon finds himself caught up in her adventures, and in a passion that can’t be denied.

She has to search her heart...

Unconventional Sophie Devereux is more comfortable climbing trees than the social ladder. An audacious escape from scheming relatives is only the start of Sophie’s mission to achieve a long-held dream, but Sophie carries a secret that inspires hatred, envy and greed. She can’t outrun the danger that stalks her, or her powerful response to Theo which leaves Sophie shaken to the core and questioning her deepest, most enduring desire.

Available at Amazon B&N and all good etailers!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Holiday - Out Today!

Out Today - Published by Astraea Press and available from all good e-tailers!
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Cornish farmer, Noah Penwarren is sworn off city girls, especially deceitful ones. Posy Carmichael is a city girl through and through. When romantic sparks start to fly will Posy’s secret end their Easter romance before it’s even begun?
Here’s an excerpt!
Posy flinched as she eased the car forward into the rut she’d been trying to avoid. Behind her, the tent poles and pegs clattered and rattled as she jolted along to the gap in the boundary. She placed the car in reverse and backed into the entrance of the field ready to turn around.
The rear wheels skidded on the muddy grass. Posy changed into first gear and hoped she would manage to get out ahead of the tractor she could hear approaching down the narrow track. To her dismay the wheels of the car spun around as she revved the engine, failing to gain any purchase on the soft ground.
“Noooooo.” She moaned and gave the accelerator a last desperate nudge. A fine spray of mud shot from the back of the car to coat the back bumper and window.
The blue nose of a tractor chugged into view and stopped in front of her. Posy sucked in a breath. The way her day was headed she’d probably get told off now for trespassing. She lowered the window as the driver of the tractor dismounted from his cab and came over to her.
“I take it you’re stuck?” The man bent so his head was level with her window.
“I was trying to turn round.” Posy had a glimpse of dark blue eyes and a rugged jaw before the owner of the tractor stood leaving her with a view of green farm overalls.
“I’ll pull you out with the tractor.” His voice sounded resigned as if he were used to tugging stranded motorists from the entrance to his fields every day of the week.
Posy opened the car door and went to get out. Her shoe sank in the soft earth, with a soft, squelching sound.
“Do you want me to help?” She wobbled on one leg trying to extricate her foot from the sticky gloop.
“You’re fine. Just stay in the car and put it in neutral with the handbrake off when I tell you.”
She slipped back into her seat and tried to scrape the mud from her shoe onto the car mat. The previously unsmiling lines of his mouth had now softened into the hint of a grin as he began to attach the rope to the front of her car. Clearly, he found her encounter with the mud amusing. If she hadn’t felt so mortified at being stupid enough to get both lost and stuck Posy might have considered her rescuer attractive.
© Nell Dixon2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Bright Particular Star

We were thrilled when Liz unveiled the cover for her new book. A Bright Particular Star will be releasing from Astraea Press in May. We can't wait!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations to Elizabeth Hanbury.

Congratulations to Liz! A Bright Particular Star (we are loving that title!)has been acquired by Astraea Press and will release in May this year. A Bright Particular Star is a stunning regency story and Liz Had to choose between four different publishers all offering to buy the book. We've read it and aren't surprised, as it's so good.