Musical Games release
Musical Games is the fourth and final novel in the Kinloch series, and, like Kissing Games, has had an unusual gestation. Sam and Jamie’s story originally featured in Hollywood Games, but when we were going through years of edits, my editor and I decided that they deserved their own book. So I removed some of the extra detail about them getting together from Hollywood Games to put in Musical Games. Musical Games reads perfectly as a standalone, but if you want more context, and some fabulously funny and sexy books, then check out the rest of the Kinloch series first! Originally Sam and Jamie’s story was going to be number…
What Evie is Reading
This month I’ve got a Navy SEAL team rescuing a woman and three orphaned girls from a war torn country, a kick-ass marine who’s been kidnapped and dumped on an alien planet, and a Hello Kitty loving hairdresser who finds herself the fake fiancée of her Billionaire boss, ‘Captain Sternpants’... These books are heart-racing, funny-bone tickling, panty-melting delights and I adored them. Read on for all the details!
What Evie is Reading
This week’s blog pie is two thirds virgin, and one third seven foot blue alien, with three incredibly diverse and fabulous romance reads for you to get your teeth into. In Beard Science by Penny Reid, a shy and anxious virgin blackmails the baddest boy in town. In Escort, a reclusive virginal princess in a modern fairy-tale tower hires an escort to, er, well you can imagine. And in Bonded to the Alien Warrior, a woman discovers she shares a ‘sol’ bond with a battle-hardened soldier on an assaination mission. These books are funny, dreamy, and packed with enough action and romance to keep you satisfied for days.
Christmas Chaos release
Christmas Chaos in the third and final novel in volume one of Evie and Kelly’s Holiday Disasters series. It contains two novellas, set at Christmas time, one following Rory and Zoe from Evie’s Kinloch series, and the other following Tabi and Bax from Kelly’s LaChappelle/Whittier Winery Series. For both of us, it was a wonderful opportunity to revisit some of our favourite characters, introduce them to a new audience, and give their fans a peek into their happy ever after. Christmas Chaos reviews It’s been so fantastic reading the responses to our Holiday Disasters series and the people who love reading more about Rory and Zoe, and Tabi and Bax.…
Kissing Games Release
Kissing Games is the third novel in the Kinloch series and - cover your ears, my other book children - it’s probably my favourite. The romance between Charlie and Valentina actually began life as a side story in Hollywood Games. I loved the idea of a tattooed, ex special-forces bodyguard falling in love with a hot Hollywood actress, so wrote Charlie Hamilton (Rory’s best mate), getting together with Valentina Valverde who is in Scotland starring in Braveheart 2.
What are Instagram edits?
If you’ve been scrolling through the bookstaverse on Instagram, you will have invariably come across ‘edits’. These are collages of images that allude to elements, scenes and characters in a story. Usually made by fans, they can also be created by authors, and are a wonderful way to create a mood and add visual context to the book they reference.
What happens when you put a wild American romcom writer together with a bonkers British one? You get Chaos, Calamity and Carnage in the form of six interconnected love stories spanning a year of holidays.
What Evie is Reading
This month I’m mixing a cocktail so crazy, you might need to be drunk before you take a sip. I’ve got a duet of wine and political intrigue, a story with beer and beards, and a reverse harem tale with a shifter, a sphinx, a sexy sucking octopus, and so much more. So pull up (or take off) your big girl pants, and get ready to dive into some fearsome and fantastic reads!
Behind the Scenes in Evie Land – December 2021
It’s December! We made it! I’m wrapping up 2021 with a review of twelve insane months in Evie land. I’ve had the release of Highland Games, the birth of The Smut Hut, the arrival of puppies, and a near death/divorce experience involving a field of cows. So sit down with a mince pie and a glass of sherry, and experience the rollercoaster of my life without any of the danger, angst or aggro…
Cows Come a Calling – Excerpt from Highland Games
Zoe, our heroine from Highland Games, has always lived her life safely. She’s done what she’s been told, never rebelled, and never taken risks. She’s the ‘Queen of Spreadsheets, the Empress of Organisation.’ That is, until her great uncle dies and gives her the wooden cabin he’s lived in all his life. Highland Games opens with Zoe moving up to Scotland, hopelessly unprepared for what she finds, and without having thought anything through. In this excerpt we see her come face to face with some highland cattle.