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Paranormal romance – and a cat!

One of the great things about being a writer is you get to meet so many other great writers. One of those is Poppet, best known for her dark and psychological books. She has a deep interest in, and knowledge of, religion and mythology, both of which are recurrent themes in her work.

Her new ‘Valhalla’ series is paranormal romance and it’s my pleasure to announce the second book –  Master of Umbra.

Deliah is in grave dangPicture of Master of Umbra coverer, running for her life from a man who needs her dead, when serendipity plants her in the path of the Master of Umbra.

Inducted into the mysterious Eagle clan of the Scottish highlands, Deliah is torn between her fate and destiny when kin clash for her affections. Falling for the scandalous villain who heads the Berserkers of the Hebrides, her fragile hope is snuffed out early by revelation and impending war.

The only mantra she can cling to is the one uttered in heartfelt promise; that love comes back.

Because that’s what love does.


If you’d like to read a comprehensive review, head on over here.


If you leave me a comment, you’ll be in the draw to win a copy of the book. Tell me if you’d prefer a kindle file, or a pdf.

Entries close at midnight (my time) 15th June. I’ll draw a winner on 16th June.


“What do you want?” he snaps, in that impatient drawl.

“Er… I can’t get confrontational in the dark,” I mumble, losing courage.

“I bet you’re plenty confrontational in the dark.” Gripping my arm in the ‘master is not pleased’ grind, he marches me deeper into the darkness, muttering, “Dressed like that only reinforces the image.”

“What’s wrong with the way I’m dressed?” I argue, wishing he’d slow down already.

He laughs, and it’s cold, “Sweetie, it looks like you’re either going to put me over your knee, or beg me to put you over mine.”

“Oh go get knotted–”

“Did you leave any beer in the vat when you finished sucking it dry? Ulfhednar head is white and frothy, just the way you like it.”

“I did not–”

“You’re more baked than clay and you’re going to be just as dehydrated come sunup. What the hell were you thinking?” he chastises, hauling me into a grotto ready to raise the dead. Candles and steam haunt the room like old lovers getting nostalgic.

“What the hell was I thinking?” Now you’ve done it mister twat. “I was thinking you require trepanning so you can deflate your fucking ego.”

He turns to scowl down at me, his chest embroidered with white scars which map bridges over his extreme musculature. I’m trying very hard not to gawk, but bleedin’ heck, he looks like an action man who grew up on a uranium farm, except of course for the tortured gaze he pegs me with when he folds his arms and bursts veins out in wild rivulets. They ridge in the flickering candlelight, shadowing his bulk with a net of strength.

What was he doing here exactly, in just his baggies?

Fuck! Was he expecting his date to show up and I walked in where I’m not welcome?

Thanks to those who commented. The prize has been won and the winner notified.

Australia Day Book Hop

australia day blog hop iconI’m proud to be participating in the Australia Day Book Giveaway, sponsored by Book’d Out and Confessions from Romaholics.

For those of you in other parts of the world, Australia Day is the day we celebrate the founding of our modern nation, when in 1788,  Australia’s first British Colony was established at a place now known as Sydney. I might have been born in Amsterdam, but I’m very much an Australian. Although these days I live on the shores of Hervey Bay in Queensland, I grew up in Perth, Western Australian, and attended the University of WA, where I graduated with a BA(Hons). After that I spent a good many years in Melbourne. It’s a wonderful country and much as I love to see other places, coming home is the very best part of the journey, Far too often we don’t know how really lucky we are.

To help you celebrate this wonderful Australia Day, you have a chance to win any one of my books, in an ebook format. You can find them all here. I write mainly science fiction (with a dollop of romance), but I’ve written a contemporary paranormal and an out-and-out historical novel which hasn’t much to do with romance at all.

Leave me a comment, telling me which book you’d like and in what format, make sure the email address you record with your comment is correct, and you’re in the draw. Entries  close at Midnight on Monday, January 28th and winners will be announced on the 29th January.

Don’t forget – name of book and format (epub, kindle, pdf, mobi etc) Please note The Iron Admiral is only available on Amazon Kindle, all others are also on Smashwords. But I can still provide an epub or pdf for The Iron Admiral.

Then pop across to http://bookdout.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/australia-day-book-giveaway-blog-hop/ to see what else is on offer.

*** Thanks to everyone who entered. The offer is now closed. Books will be on the way to 3 winners.Congratulations to them