One Night in Foxbrooke Release
In the run up to the start of the Foxbrooke series, I wanted to write a short story prequel that sets up the world. Often when authors do this, book one of the series is a second chance romance, and the prequel is where the characters first meet. But the first book in the Foxbrooke series, Love ad Lib, is a fake relationship story so I had to do something a little different…
What Evie is Reading
I love the diversity of romance novels and this month I’ve got three very different books for you which are all absolutely fabulous in their own unique way. Saint Dick is a phenomenal Christmas romance that should be read at ANY time of the year, Chaos is my Brand is one of the most intelligent and vibrant books I have ever read, and Alien Exile is yet another beautifully written, page-turning, heart wrenching book from Ursa Dax. I loved them all and can’t wait to share my reviews with you!
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…
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.…
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.
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…
Behind the Scenes in Evie Land – November 2021
This month I took another step towards my inevitable departure from this plane of existence, hung out with the real life Zoe in her real life cabin, and faced the greatest of all romance author challenges - my mother reading my work. Not only did I manage to survive all three events, I held it together enough to be interviewed by Anna Fury for her blog, and The Smutty Book Lady for her podcast, as well as start a secret writing project involving insta-love and an overly amorous monkey. For all this and much, much more, read on!
Zoe’s Essentials for Highland Living
Hi everyone, I’m Zoe and I’ve decided to do a takeover blog, because, well, quite frankly, Highland Games is about ME and I feel I need to explain myself a bit.
Behind the Scenes in Evie Land – October 2021
To paraphrase Julius Caesar: “I thought, I wrote, I published”. October 2021 will forever go down in Evie history as the moment that Highland Games was birthed into the world. It was a month of incredible highs and panicked lows, a month of cake, presents, surprises and guerilla marketing. So, if you want to know how to get your book on the shelves of an airport bookstore, and sell more books than you ever thought possible, read on!
Favourite Quotes from Highland Games
Highland Games is full of wonderful one liners and fabulous quotes. There isn’t enough room to have all of them here, but I’ve picked out some of my favourites for you to enjoy!