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A North So True

Cover love!

For a long time, I’ve been wanting to give my books new covers that better reflect the kinds of stories they are. I finally found a super-talented designer who captured exactly what I was hoping for, and was amazing to work with too. So now I’m sending a huge thank you to Stuart at Books Covered for the absolutely beautiful works of art he created!

The time-honoured advice for authors is to “write the book of your heart”. That’s what I always do…and now those books are inside the covers of my heart. ❤️ I hope you like them too! 🙂

A North So True giveaway winners, and a new contest!

ANST contest winnersIt’s all about winning in today’s post!

First of all, congratulations to Kim and Heather, who won the giveaway celebrating the release of A North So True! A package of genuine Swedish treats is winging its way to each of them. Enjoy! 🙂

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s read A North So True so far. The reviews have been trickling in on Amazon and Goodreads, and I’m so happy that you’re enjoying this sweet-and-steamy, snow-kissed story!

“The best book I have read in so long, it took me two days.. I was awake until 4am! I couldn’t put it down! I laughed and cried – which is rare! A brilliant book.”

“Everything you’d want in a novel. Romance, mystery, suspense, a hero who you fall in love with and a leading lady who you almost wish you could be. A great read that I couldn’t put down and was gutted when it came to an end.”

“Excellent read…felt I was in the snow…imagining the wolves…lovely storyline…deep felt characters…like one big family…well recommended.”

Thanks for your feedback! I love hearing from you in person too, so do keep on keeping in touch. 🙂

If you haven’t read A North So True yet, you can find it pretty much everywhere:
iBooks  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo
Amazon USA  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon Canada  |  Amazon Australia  |  Amazon France  |  Amazon Germany  |  Amazon India

The other winning news is the chance to enter a brilliant giveaway, organised by Kathy at I Am A Reader! Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck everyone!

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Splash Into Summer $250 Cash Giveaway
June 1st to 20th

An awesome group of bloggers and authors have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize—whether you’re coming into summer or winter! One lucky winner will receive $250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in PayPal Cash.

Thanks to these fabulous sponsors!

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Giveaway Details

$250 in PayPal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card. Ends 6/20/16.
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via PayPal. Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Wherever, whenever…a writer writes

Writing is like life—you remember where you were when the important things happened.

When Livi Callaway threw caution to the wind for a Parisian kiss, in All Over the Place, I was tucked up under the covers in our smallest ever house—so tiny, you could vacuum the whole place from one power point.

When I realised that Cady (in The Same But Different) was about to get arrested in San Francisco, I was sitting on the bed in our tumbledown rental on the clifftop, where we watched cruise ships coming in and out (and wished we were on board!).

And while A North So True’s Zoe and Jakob were skating on a moonlit Swedish lake, under scattered northern stars, I had a view of summer treetops outside my current bedroom window.

Obviously, I write in/on my bed a lot! Because why wouldn’t you, really? But my old MacBook has seen action in all kinds of other places too—and I thought it would be fun to show you a few of them.

At gymnastics, and waiting for my mum at her physio appointment…

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At the back of the music room during guitar lessons, and at tae kwon do…

*IMG_2684   *Writing at Tae Kwon Do



And noisiest of all—at Inflatable World. Industrial-strength fans + super-hyped kids.

If you’re a writer and a mother, no ruckus can come between you and your story!





Sometimes it gets a little more glamorous…

*Writing by the pool



But mostly it’s just me and Purdy. 🙂






*New Mac


Now I have a beautiful new computer (cue angels singing), and PLANS—for all the places we’ll go, and all the stories yet to come.

There’s a summery, sexy new series in the works for 2016…watch this space!






Meanwhile, A North So True is almost here! It’s already available for preorder at iBooks, and it’ll hit Amazon, B&N, Kobo and Tolino on April 14.

There are a very limited number of places left on the advance read and review team—so if you’d like to read Zoe and Jakob’s snow-kissed story, and can commit to leaving a review soon after release day, let me know, and I’ll send you a free copy.

For more details, just get in touch via my contact page! 🙂




A North So True

Love has its own latitude. 

Zoe Bailey’s transient childhood left her with a passport full of stamps, an ambiguous accent, and nowhere to call home. And as a grown-up, her career at a relentlessly slick London PR firm has been half-hearted at best—until she travels on assignment to Lillavik as a not-quite-legit wildlife volunteer.

The tiny Swedish village holds a smorgasbord of secrets…and Jakob Westermark. Aloof and wild, like the wolves he studies, Jakob has good reason for keeping his distance. But it’s cold, he’s hot, and the temptation to mix pleasure with business is too strong for Zoe to resist.

Then Jakob’s wolves are threatened, and suspicion turns her way. With more to lose than she ever imagined, Zoe sets out to untangle the hidden threads running through Lillavik…and maybe, finally, find her own true north.