Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Competition Time: Some of the Best Crime of the Year!

Hey everyone!

Do you like crime stories ? Whether they be hard boiled thrillers, cozy mysteries, or something in between, this competition has something for everyone! Guaranteed!

And it's as easy as one-click to enter. Just click here --

The competition runs through New Years Eve. Winners will be selected on the 2nd of January 2016!!

Wanna learn more about the books in the competition? The competition organizer has listed all of the book blurbs on her blog. Just click here --

Three lucky winners will win all 30 titles. Drawing ends at midnight on New Year’s Day. The winners will be announced on Jan. 2nd, 2016.

If you share this giveaway on Twitter or Pinterest, your name goes in twice. If you share on FB, your names goes in three times!

And hey, my latest book, MURDER IN MORNINGTON, is on the list too!

If you can't wait to see if you've won, you can still buy my book on Amazon for just 99c/99p/99euc for the digital version, or head to Amazon for a print copy, just $5.99/£4.99/€5.99.

And hey, whether you win or buy these novels, don't forget to leave us reviews. We love hearing how readers like, or not, our books ;-)

Good luck everyone, and be sure to share this post with your friends!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Blissemas 2015

Are you following the 2015 Blissemas event? No? Why not?!

Fun and prizes from today through Xmas Eve (1-24 December).

Join me on the 9th for an exclusive interview with a very special man!

Drop over to daily for a new author spot.

And join the Blissemas event on FB:

Monday, November 23, 2015

Murder She Wrote, in Mornington!

Tooting my own horn (I know, I know, I should have tooted last week!).

I was in our local newspaper last week, The Drogheda Leader, promoting my latest book, Murder in Mornington (see page lucky number!).

Murder in Mornington is special in many ways:

★ This is my first foray into a non-romance genre (cozy mysteries).

★ This is the first cover my artist, Alicia Stucky (also on Facebook), has ever seen published (Alicia is one to watch!).

★ And this book is *officially the 200th book* published with Tirgearr Publishing!

See? Lots to celebrate.

Click on the article here to read what journalist Ian Watters had to say.

Check out this series here. Next up is Lynched in Laytown!

For a limited time, this book is just 99c/99p/99eu cent, so grab yours today.

Thanks to all my readers for your support. I hope you enjoy my new cozy Irish mystery.

Please remember to review! :-)

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Murder is afoot!

ISBN: 9781310765162
Tirgearr Publishing
Cover Artist: Alicia Stuckey
I've been biting my nails for weeks, wanting to say something about my new project but having to wait until all my ducks were in a row.

As a writer, I'm constantly coming up stories to write about, and when a body was found in our area along a stretch of river two years ago, the title for a new story jumped right out at me. Since that time, I've been muddling over how to make this my own story. And now, all the planning, research, writing, revising, the long process with beta readers and editors, and more revising has finally come to an end. The ducks are all aligned and I can now make my announcement.

Book one of the new Sassy O'Brien cozy mysteries is now available on pre-order!!!

This is my first venture into a non-romance genre, and I can tell you, it's been challenging, but also extremely fun. I love writing challenges, and this one certainly was that.

But it's also been an interesting learning experience. With this story, I was fortunate enough to have the council of a senior Garda/police inspector about the ins and outs of Irish police procedure. I'd love to shadow him one day through an investigation. His advise and suggestions were invaluable.

And I've discovered a budding cover designer named Alicia Stuckey. We've both really enjoyed getting to know each other while working on this cover. And it's been a monumental task for both of us keeping quiet about this project until we were ready to announce. You see, I know her mother, and she doesn't know about this yet :-) Well, she does now that we're both making the big announcement. I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall when she found out what her daughter has been up to the last couple months. This is officially Alicia's first ever book cover! I'm so happy with it, and can't wait to see the other five in the series.

So, a little about the story. Firstly, I live in Mornington so I walk along this river and the nearby sea fairly regularly. All of the stories in this series are based on the area where I live. Mornington is a bedroom community on lands once belonging to the Earl of Mornington, near Drogheda, Co Meath, Ireland. Bettystown and Laytown are the only villages along the sea here, the strand of which is about 3 miles long between the Nanny River at Laytown and the River Boyne at Mornington. Bettystown in the center, and the central location where my protagonist, Sassy O'Brien, lives and works.

Sassy is a local hair stylist in Bettystown. She's a young woman who lives with her Irish Wolfhound, Bracken, upstairs from her salon which is located beside Bettystown Strand. Sassy and Bracken do a five mile jog up the beach and back every morning before work, which is when my story opens.

Sassy is a fan of crime television programs, and as a single woman, she spends her time off relaxing by catching up on her favorite shows -- Bones, Criminal Minds, Elementary, etc, and of course, Castle.

When Sassy finds a body on the riverbank during her morning run, and after she stops freaking out, she thinks, "What would Beckett do?" So she rings 999 (Ireland's 911) before taking several crime scene photos on her mobile phone. As you do! She feels a little silly doing this, but of course, ends up taking several more. Who knows? Maybe the state forensic people will miss something, as if! She makes note of the clues too, and plans to follow the investigation through the media. But when the detective who interviews her starts coming into her salon with regularity, the chins on the locals start wagging, and suddenly, Sassy's life is turned upside down.

The last thing hair stylist Sassy O’Brien expects to find on her morning run on her local beach is a dead body. An addict of TV crime programs, she thinks, “What would Beckett do?” After ringing the police, she takes several crime scene photos on her mobile phone, as you do.

Much to Detective Donnelly’s consternation, Sassy’s involvement becomes instrumental in his investigation, especially as clues are overlooked by his team.

How will Sassy cope when all the clues point to her?

Murder in Mornington publishes Monday, 23 November, but you can get it NOW on pre-order on the main ebook vendor sites. Pre-order on Kindle for just 99c/99p/99eucent!

I'd love to hear what you think of this story when you get a chance to read it. If you like cozy mysteries, if you like Ireland, if you like quirky stories, and if you like goofy Irish Wolfhounds, then this is the story for you. :-)

For more information, visit the series page.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Awakening has a new awakening

original cover art:
Dara England

As some of you know, a few years ago, I started a series under the pen name Scarlett Valentine. The first book in the ABCs of S-E-X: Love by the Letter series was Awakening. This is an amazing medieval erotic romance set in 1149 Wales, and started off this unusual 26-book series very well.

Unfortunately, I haven't had time to manage my Scarlett projects. With most of my writing under my own brand, and of course the last four years with Tirgearr Publishing, there just hasn't been time for a whole other persona . . . website, social media, promotion and marketing, reviews, interviews, and everything that comes with being an author and promoting one's work. An author has to put their whole selves into promotion if they want to sell books. And it's much harder when you're managing two personas, and a publishing company.

I've been thinking long and hard about this, and I've finally decided to put Scarlett to rest. It's as if she's been languishing in a box on the shelf for the last couple years, selling only the odd book here and there when someone happens to find her. It's unfair to the series, and it's unfair to readers.

So, as of today, I've brought Awakening under my own brand and will continue the series as Kemberlee Shortland.

This process hasn't been easy. I now feel like a pretender, which is strange. It's as if I wrote this story for someone else, even though that someone else was *me.* Having my name on this cover almost feels like I've taken something that wasn't mine and put my name on it, when in reality, *I wrote it and it is mine!*

So, please help me spread the word that *my* book, Awakening, has come home! I'd love to hear what everyone thinks of the new cover, and of course, would love some feedback to let me what you think of the story (ahem . . . reviews).

Thank you to all the readers who invested in this story as Scarlett. I hope you will continue following my work, and this series, under my brand.

Without further ado, here it is!

The ABCs of S-E-X: Love by the Letter, book 1

Ysbail is the ward of the Prince of Powys. Bedwyr is the bastard son of the King of Gwynedd. When a peace settlement is reached between Prince Madog and King Owain, it’s at Ysbail and Bedwyr’s expense. Known as the Grave Knower, war has taken Bedwyr to the edge of insanity. But when he first sees Ysbail, his blood-thirst turns to blood-lust, and vows to show Ysbail she needn’t fear him.

Friday, September 11, 2015

For research and a little fun

We finally made it to the Laytown Strand Races yesterday. This is a one day event, always held the second Thursday of September...yesterday.

I posted some photos on my blog, Heart Shaped Stones, for anyone interested.

The research bit is for a new project I'm working on (watch this space!) and of course, horses racing on the beach is pretty fun.

The Laytown Strand Races was founded in 1867, with the first recorded race in 1868. Documents show that it was held in conjunction with the Drogheda Regatta. Boats raced at high tide, then horse racing at low tide.

This is the Turf Club sanctioned beach race in Ireland *and* England, so it's a pretty special affair, which brought out a wife variety of characters.

I hope you enjoy the photos. I'd love to hear from you if you've attended a Laytown race. Find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Bettystown Strand
3 miles of golden sand beach, stretching from
Laytown through Bettystown to Mornington on the Co Meath coast

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


by me...Kemberlee Shortland :-)

Price: $7.99 (SALE $2.99 through Sept!)

Buy Here: Tirgearr Publishing

This box set includes all of the stories in the Irish Pride Series:

Rhythm of My Heart - Eilis Kennedy, gave up a singing career to become an Artists Representative with Eireann Records. Kieran Vaughan is just the talent she needs to contract who will really launch her career, while at the same time getting her out from under her boss's thumb. Fergus Manley vows to have Eilis in his bed at any cost.

A Piece of My Heart and the short story sequel, Constant Craving - Ten years after their break-up, the addendum in Mick's father's will forces Mick and Kate together to save Mick's heritage. Kate thought she was falling in love with Mick all over again, but a new revelation is too much for her. She is determined to finally say goodbye forever to her childhood sweetheart. Mick has other plans for Kate's future. And none of them involve goodbye.

Shape of My Heart - Gráinne moonlights at The Klub! to earn money for college tuition. John ‘JD’ Desmond is an undercover detective. The Klub!, owned by Jimmy Malloy, is being used as a drug front, headed by the notorious Taylor 'The Hunter' Wade. JD wanted Gráinne to snitch for him, but things get complicated when they fall in love. When Gráinne witnesses Jimmy’s murder, she and JD are forced to run for their lives.

Friday, September 04, 2015

My current WIP

I cut my author teeth writing historical romances, because that's what I loved reading. Write what you know, right? So there's some irony that I've mostly only ever published was contemporary romance.

Well, I've decided to dig out one of several completed historicals I wrote a good long time ago to revise and hope to publish next year.

Under the Hawkes' Wing is the quintessential tortured hero story. Lord Bravin Hawkes has seen some horrible things happen in his 29 years, and to understand some of them, one must be a little familiar with the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639-1651).

Those three kingdoms includes England, Scotland, and Ireland, and with each of those countries, there were different segments of wars which had their own names:

Siege of Drogheda, Ireland
aka Rape of Drogheda, 1649
The English Civil War (1642-1651)

The Bishops' Wars (1639-1645)
Scottish Civil War (1644-51)

Irish Confederate Wars (aka The Eleven Years' War 1642-1653)
The Cromwellian War (1649-1651)

By 1653 when it was all over and Charles II had returned to England from exile in France and reclaimed the throne (1660), several things had happened:

Execution of King Charles I (1649)
Exile of Charles II (1646)
Defeat of the Irish Confederates (1648)
Defeat of the Scottish Covenanters (1640)
English Parliament reduced to a Rump Parliament (1648 and 1659)
Establishment of the Republican Commonwealth, ruled by Oliver Cromwell (1653-1659)

Oliver Cromwell
Lord Protector 1653-1658
Oliver Cromwell's name is at the top of the advanced wars as he rose to power as the Lord Protector. He'd refused the title of King as he was disestablishing the monarchy...a King being a he took the term Lord Protector of Great Britain. And as a Parliamentarian, Old Roundhead, as he came to be known, ruled with as much an Iron fist as he had on the battlefield. When he passed away in 1658, it was his son, Richard, who took up the role until Charles II could reclaim his throne in 1660.

It was during this horrible time that people were forced to chose their allegiances -- side with the crown to save the monarchy and take on the title of Royalist, or Cavalier...or side with Cromwell and the Parliamentarians, or Roundheads...a term given for the hair worn very short, which countered the long haired worn by members of the monarchy. It seems that as an act of protest, when Charles II claimed the throne of England, he brought with him from France many of the court fashions, such as sumptuous fabrics and flamboyant costume, and longer hair and ostentatious wigs.

This is where my story comes in. The Hawkes family had had strong allies and connections with many people around England during the reign of Charles I. After his execution and a new parliament was established, those allies were forced to take sides. The Hawkes remained loyal to the crown, while many of their allies converted to Parliamentarians. Old ties and bonds were broken, promises and oaths dissolved, and those who had been closest to the family were now mortal enemies who often went to war between themselves.

Charles I
Reign 1625-1649
My hero, Bravin Hawkes, was born in 1641, the year Charles I was executed and the English Civil War began. He grew up in a life of national turmoil, but he had a loving family who tried keeping peace for the sake of their children. Bravin learned everything a young boy of his station was meant to learn, and upon his father's murder, became a man very quickly--forced to care for his father's estates, care for his grieving mother, see to his siblings' educations, and everything else that comes with manhood. He was pleased, and a bit relieved, when Charles II claimed the throne, but those loyal to the defunct Roundheads still had their axes to grind.

Part of putting the family back together post-Civil War included taking a wife. It was encouraged by Charles II that Bravin take a bride from one of the family's former allies, as a means to recapture alliances and strengthen the nation under a new monarchy. It wasn't a love match, but they were making it work.

It was when his wife died in childbirth that her family went to Charles II with accusations of her murder at Bravin's doing. While he was cleared of murder, he decided to bury himself in work, his estates, and his family...trying to stay out of the political spotlight. He'd become a very hardened man of 29 when this story opens.

It's three years after the death of his wife and child, and just as Bravin has buried himself in things to help him forget the tragedy in his life, the body of a woman is found in the woods on his estate. Unconscious and alone, the only choice is to bring her home to Hawkeswing Manor for care. When she wakes, they'll return her home. Easy, right?

Seated man of thin build with chest-length curly black hair
Charles II
Reign 1660-1685
But what happens when she claims to have no memory. The longer she remains at Hawkeswing, the more endeared Bravin becomes to the woman, who is known as Becca by an embroidery on her kerchief. Continued searches turn up no family searching for a missing wife, sister, or daughter, so now her future must be decided.

For Becca, she has her own troubles. She has no memory of her past, but many worries about her future. She's a bright and intelligent woman, as it turns out, who's strong willed and knows her own mind. She recognizes that Bravin can put her out at any time, but sees gentleness and empathy in him. She knows he'll care for her forever, perhaps even find her a husband, should her memory never return. She needs to find a way to show her appreciation for all he's doing for her, and potentially will in the future, and with the help of his estranged family, she's sure to put a smile back on his face before she leaves Hawkeswing.

Of course, as love stories go, they will fall in love. But that's not the end of the story. Indeed, that's only the beginning. Where does her allegiance lie? Is her family Parliamentarian or Royalist? Do politics matter when love is involved? Will she ever get her memory back? Will she ever find her family to know any of these things?

You'll have to read the book! In the meantime, I've put up an excerpt if you care to read it. I'd love to hear your comments. Drop me a note on Facebook or Twitter and share your thoughts. Don't be shy. I love hearing from readers :-)

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Newly Interviewed!

I've been pinned down by the lovely TK Geering for an interview.

No more recluse author lifestyle for me ;-)

Seriously, it was a lot of fun. TK is a great lady to have a chat with.

* * *

A Russian Gift of Love
by TK Geering
TK is also an author. She publishes at Tirgearr Publishing. Check out her latest book -- A Russian Gift of Love.

Vicky is a successfully published author, but this is just a cover for her real job as Detective Chief Inspector dealing with espionage/anti-terrorism.

Nick, a Russian sleeper agent posing as a firefighter, moves in next door. His contract: to fulfill the hit on Vicky.

After an ankle injury, he ends up spending Christmas with the doting Vicky.

It's not long before friendship turns to love.

Awesome story. Wish it was longer!

* * *

Thanks for the interview, TK!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Something old is new again

I'm editing this post (14 July) to add that I received the other half of my pen set today. I decided to invest in the rollerball version of the Dracula pen set, so now I have both.

I'm so excited. The folks at York and Beyond have been very nice to work with...accommodating and friendly beyond words. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a special gift for someone, even if that someone is yourself! When (notice I didn't say 'if') you order, be sure to tell them I said I love my pens! :-)


Dracula Pen
Vials containing sand from Whitby, and
Silver Sand and earth from the
Carpathian Mountain Region of Romania
near Count Dracula's home.
So, I got this in the post today.

A pen, you say?

Who cares, you say?

What if I were to tell you that this pen has connections to Vlad Țepeș...

Vlad Drăculea...

Vlad the Impaler...

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia...


Well, it's all true, and I have a certificate of authenticity to prove it!

Signed by the Reverend Canon David W. Smith, Rector of St Mary's Parish Church in Whitby and Ruswarp, England.

The timber used to craft this unique pen is reclaimed from the old church after renovations, and has been certified that the timber felled for the church dates back to the 17th century.
It's real, and I can prove it.

OK, so Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, was alive in the 15th century, but Bram Stoker's Dracula had slightly more recent ties to the church with his creation of Count Dracula, in his work Dracula, published in 1897.

The box contained a great little booklet with history about St Mary's and the connection to Count Dracula of Bram Stoker fame.

It includes some photos and some interesting narrative.

I think just as interesting are the vials of earth and sand included in this nifty box.

Why have they done this?

Well, based on the story, the ship, The Demeter, sailing from Varna to Whitby was full of silver sand for ballast, and several coffins filled with 'mould', or earth.

Whitby, being a coastal community, would have sandy beaches.

So a bit of sand from both countries and Bulgarian earth to represent what was in the coffins.

From Chapter 7:

9 August -- The sequel to the strange arrival of the derelict in the storm last night is almost more startling than the thing itself. It turns out that the schooner is Russian from Varna, and is called the Demeter. She is almost entirely in ballast of silver sand, with only a small amount of cargo, a number of great wooden boxes filled with mould.

From Chapter 8:

For a moment or two I could see nothing, as the shadow of a cloud obscured St Mary’s Church and all around it.

Then as the cloud passed I could see the ruins of the Abbey coming into view; and as the edge of a narrow band of light as sharp as a sword-cut moved along, the church and the churchyard because gradually visible.

Whatever my expectation was, it was not disappointed, for there, on our favourite seat, the silver light of the moon struck a half reclining figure, snowy white.

The coming of the cloud was too quick for me to see much, for shadow shut down on light almost immediately; but it seemed to me as though something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it.

What it was, whether man or beast, I could not tell…

Of course, now I want to reread Bram Stoker's Dracula (a free read these days).

How cool would it be to visit Bran Castle (you've got to see this video with the volume up!)?!

And I've only to drive down to Dublin City to see the house at 30 Kildare Street where Stoker lived while writing Dracula.

For anyone interested in buying one of these one of a kind hand crafted pens (they also do ballpoint), just contact York and Beyond, who also sell pens with historic timber from Yorkminster Abbey, and timber felled on the Bronte estate.

From the lid of the presentation box - hand etched and smoked.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Where I live

I'm often asked about my life in Ireland...where I live, and as a writer, where do I research, where do I write, where do I get my ideas... 'Where' being the question.

Where, indeed.

Where I *have* lived since I came to Ireland over 18 years ago have included places like Shankill, Co Dublin; Bray County Wicklow (neighboring towns really on the county line); Douglas and Macroom, both in County Cork; Monasterevin, Co Kildare.

And most recently, and my personal favorite, is Mornington, Co Meath, which is where I currently live, get inspired, and write.

Why is Mornington my favorite place? Well, here's my backyard. Check the video at the end:

Lady Finger Tower (l), Mayden Tower (r), and
the old boat house

Mayden Tower, aka Mornington Tower, is a medieval
lighthouse which protected ships entering the
River Boyne for Drogheda

The mouth of the River Boyne, looking out to the
Irish Sea, and Mayden Tower Lighthouse.

The Spirit of Oysterhaven yacht, entering the River
Boyne and sailing toward Drogheda for the
2015 Maritime Festival. The Lord Mayor of
Drogheda at the helm.

Where the River Boyne meets the Irish Sea.
In the distance, the entrance into Carlingford Lough
and the Mourne Mountains of County Down, Northern Ireland.

The Irish Sea and view to Skerries, Co Dublin
from Mornington Beach.

Poppy (l) and Daisie (r) enjoying paddling in the brackish
waters of the River Boyne.

If this wasn't enough, the surrounding area is pretty stellar too, with places like Newgrange, Trim Castle, Skerries Mills, Hill of Tara, Hill of Slane, the historical port town of Drogheda, and so many others to inspire me.

Part of the novelty for me living on the east coast is the sunrise. Growing up on the Pacific, sunsets were always amazing. I still love them. But a sunrise over the sea is equally fabulous.

Solstice Sunrise - 2014
So...this is my 'where'. Pretty neat, eh?

Where is *your* 'where'?

This is my backyard!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SALE: One Night in Dublin

Heads up, my lovelies. One Night in Dublin is now on short special through the weekend. Grab this great story for just 99c/99p at all Amazons!

Click here to chose your favorite Amazon site:

And if you send me a review for it, and post it on Amazon, I'll give you one of my other books to say thanks! ;-)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Congratulation to Angela Medendorp!

Congratulations to Angela Medendorp for winning my fabulous and unique Irish gift...a piece of Ireland from the folks at A Piece of Ireland and the Macroom Land Trust!

Angela will receive a certificate of ownership for a plot of land in West Cork, Ireland, as part of the Macroom Land Trust's land preservationist scheme to help preserve part of the West Cork Greenbelt.

Some interesting Macroom facts:

  • Macroom is noted in the annals since 550 ad
  • A main region in Ireland for Druid places of learning
  • Brian Boru fought battle here to claim Kingdom of Munster
  • Headquarters of the McCarthy clan from 13th century (see Blarney Castle)
  • Homeplace of St. Finbarr, Founder of Cork
  • William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania lived here

And loads more. A very interesting region to explore, and a great base for sightseeing the south and southwest of Ireland.

Congratulations, Angela!

Thank you to all of you who followed my tour last week. If you get a chance to read One Night in Dublin, I'd love to hear your I would any of my books you read ;-)

And thank you to Writer Marketing Services for organizing my tour.

Friday, May 08, 2015

One Week in Dublin

Help me celebrate One Night in Dublin by spending the week with me while I visit some awesome blogs.
I'll be giving away a special prize to one lucky commenter!

Monday - 11 May -
Wednesday - 13 May -

TODAY - Friday - 15 May -
TODAY - Friday - 15 May -

Please join me!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Winners from my Goddess Fish Promotions tour

Thank you to all of you who followed my recent tour, which was organized through Goddess Fish Promotions. Readers can check out the reviews either through links here, or by logging into Amazon.

We have winners!

Congrats go out to reader, Sidney Abbott, and to tour hosts at The Reading Addict who both one a unique gift from Ireland -- a plot of land through Macroom Land Trust, a land preservation scheme in West County Cork's greenbelt.

I'm still on tour in May. This one organized through Writer Marketing Services. I'm touring the week of the 11th of May and will be offering one lucky follower a piece of Ireland as well! Mark your calendars --

Monday, 11 May: KD Grace
Tuesday, 12 May: Erzabet's Enchantments
Wednesday, 13 May: Erotica for All
Thursday, 14 May: Adriana Kraft
Friday, 15 May: Books and Banter

Monday, March 16, 2015

On Tour And Feeling Like A Rock Star!

Yep, I'm going on tour. Virtual tour, that is. Check my tour dates here --


Tuesday, 17 March: The Celtic Rose

Wednesday, 18 March: Sharing Links and Wisdom

Wednesday, 25 March: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
Wednesday, 25March: Romorror Fan Girl


Wednesday, 1 April: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
Wednesday, 1 April: Harps Romance Book Review

Wednesday, 8 April: Marlow Kelly History and other Ponderings
Wednesday, 8 April: The Reading Addict


Monday, 16 May: KD Grace
Tuesday, 17 May: Erzabet's Enchantments
Wednesday, 18 May: Erotica for All
Thursday, 19 May: Adriana Kraft
Friday, 20 May: Books and Banter


One Night in Dublin on Tour - Dates 2

Wednesday - March 18: Sharing Links and Wisdom

Wednesday - March 25: Romorror Fan Girl

Wednesday - April 1: Harps Romance Book Review

Wednesday - April 8: The Reading Addict

Please follow me on this tour, as each host will also be posting their reviews for One Night in Dublin on their pages.

I'll also be giving away a unique gift at the end of my tour, so be sure to leave your comments at each stop!

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Available Now: One Night in Dublin

Dublin will never be the same again after Sive spends St Patrick's Day searching for Mr Right :-)

One Night in Dublin is now available at all major ebook sellers for just $2.99.

Reviews are already coming in --

If you’re looking for a fun, light, and sexy read, look no further than One Night in Dublin. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. Wow! I was swept away to Ireland where I was drawn into the protagonist’s life changing choices she would make during one of the busiest times of Dublin’s year—St. Patrick’s Day. And boy does it bring a surprise. Enjoy. I know I did. ~ Amanda Berbatiotis, Goodreads, 5 stars

Sive has decided to make a choice on St. Patrick’s Day – a big choice that could impact her future significantly. In the midst of all the hoopla of the celebrations taking place in Dublin we meet the three men in Sive’s life and hear her thoughts as she tries to determine which one might be her forever guy. This novella is more than a love story. It tells of the growth in character of Sive, gives history of the city and provides an ending that is better than even Sive expected. This is a well-crafted, well-told story that had me riveted and rooting for Sive throughout. And, the guy she ends up with would be any woman’s dream! ~ Cathy Geha, Goodreads, 5 stars

Thank you so much, Amanda and Cathy! I'm so thrilled you both enjoyed this story.

Have you read One Night in Dublin? If so, I'd love to hear what you thought of it.

If you enjoyed my story, does it inspire you to try other books in the City Nights series? I hope so. I'm in great company!

Don't forget to follow me on my book tours. See the side bar here for dates. The places will be listed soon! Follow along and leave me some comments, as I'll be giving away a special, unique prize at the end. :-)

Read on!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

One Night in Dublin On Tour

Yep, taking my latest book on tour!

ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN, #9 in the City Nights series from Tirgearr Publishing.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day!

At her mother’s prompting (nagging) about grandchildren, Sive wonders if it really is time to settle down. She’s just finishing college so she should be thinking about her future. But is she ready to settle down? Is she ready for kids? And more importantly, which of the three men she’s been seeing does she want to spend the rest of her life with?

Sive has a choice to make, and only 24 hours in which to make it.

Released on Friday, 27 February

Mark your calendars for a week-long tour -- 16 - 20 March.

I'll post the list of hosts as soon as I have them.

I'm also on a review tour -- 18 March  - 8 April.

Follow me on both tours. I'm offering a unique prize to one lucky commenter at the end of the tour, AND I'll be putting the names of all the hosts into a separate draw, one of whom will win a unique gift too.

Bookmark my page or follow by email (sign-upthere on the right) to keep updated about further dates, and of course other book releases ;-)

Of course, I'm also on Facebook and Twitter. Follow my pages, and let me know how you'll be celebrating your St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Secrets Revealed!

Well, maybe not *all* my secrets, but it was a fun interview yesterday with Fiona McVie on her blog.

As a reminder, One Night in Dublin is still on pre-order. It will be automatically sent to your ereader on publication day, Friday 27 February.

To pre-order, just click the link to the right, or you can pre-order through Tirgearr Publishing.

Remember to tell me how I'm doing by leaving a review where you bought the book.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Keepin it fresh!

Keeping things fresh over on my Facebook author page. Check it out. What do you think? A bit of fun setting up, and looks very fresh. Something different for the bog standard FB theme.

Drop me a comment on my page and let me know what you think of my new page.

And don't forget that all of my titles are on sale for just 99c/99p through the end of the month as part of my publisher's annual winter sale. And I'd looooooove it if you'd leave a review ;-)

Oh, and my upcoming book, One Night in Dublin, is on pre-order and also part of the promotion. Don't wait until it's released. Grab it on pre-order for just 99c! (regular price $2.99) All the City Nights books are on special this month.

Have a great week, everyone!

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

COVER REVEAL: One Night in Dublin


City Nights series, book 9
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Cover art: Cora Graphics
Pre-Order Here

St Patrick's Day will never be the same again!

The wait is over. The big reveal for my latest book, One Night in Dublin, book 9 of the City Nights series from my publisher, Tirgearr Publishing.

Isn't this fabulous!

The book publishes on 27 February, but it's available for pre-order now!! Just click the above links to chose your Kindle option, Apple, or Smashwords format.

Click the link to the right for the blurb and extract.

Book your trip now. No waiting. Order your visit to Dublin now. You only have one night, so make the most of it ;-)

Review copies available now! Drop me a note if you're interested.