Happy New Year

So 2016 has come to an end. And I think I speak for most of us when I say thank the good Lord!

But, to be fair, while there have been some awful moments personally and on a nationwide scale – more deaths than you can count, BREXIT, illnesses and I don’t even think I have to mention the presidency election – there HAVE been some great moments too.

Namely, my Genies finding a home with St. Martins Press (Swerve)! I cannot wait for you guys to meet my gorgeous Genies and whoever else swaggers into my head 😉

I love a new year and the hope it brings. New year, new you, right? I don’t think I’d like to go that far, but I do look forward to what may come my way in 2017 and the rest of my family and friends – and you, my readers. Thank you so much for supporting me this far and beyond!

May 2017 bring everything you wish for 🙂 Happy New Year!

Cover Reveal: Her Wish

I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share my amazeballs cover from St. Martin’s Press for the first in my new Genie series, HER WISH.

Well. Heroes and Heartbreakers are revealing it. See that here.

In addition, the book is up for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and will be released Feb 21st 2017 🙂 *jumps up and down*

Are you ready for this deliciousness……..????


Scrumminess indeed…

Don’t you just love?

And to tease you even more, here’s the blurb to go with! Let me know if you like it 🙂 And remember to pre-order while it’s cheap!

Charlie’s sick of Genies. Too beautiful, too sure of themselves, too “celebrity”. And way too eager to grant wishes in the worldwide Lottery that entices mortals into buying tickets in the hope of winning their desires. Charlie would rather walk naked through Times Square than buy a ticket. Unfortunately, her friend springs for one in Charlie’s name – and it gets picked. She refuses to get sucked in and has no qualms about saying so to the famously arrogant, devilishly handsome Genie at her door. Sexy Blue Eyes will just have to take no for an answer.

Jax Michaels would love to take no for an answer. As the most famous Genie on the East Coast, known for his sex appeal, his cheeky interviews, and his roguish style of granting wishes, he only has to turn to the next in line to find a willing partner. After all, every woman wants him – except, apparently, Charlie Donahue, who throws back his charming words, sneers at his calculated grins, and refuses to even consider wishing. Jax isn’t a fool. He’s prepared to wash his hands of this infuriating, appealing female…until his Handler informs him that quitting is not an option. And if he can’t talk her into wishing, Jax will have to try playing a little dirty.

Another Five Stars for Whispers

Whispers300It’s been a while, and I’ve been focused on my new and fabulous Genies who I cannot WAIT for you to meet 🙂 They demand attention, the naughty boys, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t missed my other heroes – and you guys, of course.

In the meantime, as I had a free hour, I stumbled across this fantastic review from Fresh Fiction for WHISPERS that I had to share. Reviews like this don’t come along every day. The word ‘phenomenal’ is mentioned. Oh, yeah. 🙂

Here are a few more quotes to tease you:

“Sapphy and Nathe are perhaps one of my all-time favorite couples as the sparks fly instantly between them”

“My heart still breaks at some of the revelations that unfold in WHISPERS, even as I cheered for other equally heartwarming moments.”

“The Divided Kingdom series has the perfect blend of kickbutt action, superb world building, great character development, and a hot and heavy romance.”

You can read the whole review here

Go WHISPERS 🙂 Hope you all love my Genies as much 😉

Barb’s Writer Friends: Author Sophie H. Morgan

Barbara Meyers - Author

T2015-02-06 22.14.14 (4)oday I welcome author Sophie H. Morgan for a quick interview and a peek at her writing. Blog followers may recall that I have raved about the two books I read of her Divided Kingdom series. Check out my reviews of ASHES and WHISPERS on Goodreads or Amazon.  Welcome Sophie! First the Q & A:

Someone just gave you the best compliment ever.  What was it?

Your writing made me cry. (In a good way!) I would love to have a reader so involved with my story that it invokes an actual emotional reaction.

What is one thing that is guaranteed to make you laugh and one thing that will always make you cry?

My spaniels always make me laugh. They never mean to but they’re so ditzy, it’s hard not to!

When two characters in any romance book/movie finally get together. The gesture or speech that precedes the…

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Interview: Barbara Meyers

Time is passing so quickly these days – especially when I’m on deadline to finish the second in my new Genie series! Anyway, I’ve taken time out today to bring you a fantastic author – and you may recognise the name from my rave review of her amazing romance WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS. It’s Barbara Meyers, everyone! *pauses for applause* 🙂

Welcome, Barbara. Thanks for appearing here today. 🙂 Let’s kick this interview off. Name something I wouldn’t be able to find out about you through Google.

Who my first serious boyfriend was. See? Google doesn’t know everything.

Lol. Very true! 

Can you tell us a little about this book (which I absolutely LOVED)?

28268227Ah, the haves and the have nots crash into each other. For this book I drew a lot on my experience of living in Naples, Florida for thirty years. There is a lot of extreme wealth in that town. But money doesn’t insulate Lesley from infidelity and betrayal. In fact, there a lot of things money can’t buy. Like integrity or good health. Niko has learned this the hard way. The question becomes can Lesley give up society’s expectations of her and choose the happiness she finds with Niko?

Trust me – it’s a question you guys will want answered. For more, you can find my review here.

Do you have a dream cast for this book?

Oh, I’m horrible with remembering names of actors and actresses although I got a lot of 396280.jpggood suggestions from readers at a Facebook party a while ago. I bet Rachel MacAdams could be Lesley. She seems to adapt to whatever role she’s given easily. Other suggestions were Kate Hudson aWilliam-Levy-william-levys-fan-club-32400163-346-506nd Naomi Watts. They might be too old, though.

Niko? William Levy maybe.

I have an image in my head of what my heros look like, but when I try to find photos of who would fit the role later, I’m usually stumped. My imagination is apparently so much better than reality!

I’d like to live in your imagination then! 😉 I’ve never heard of William Levy, but after studying his photos on Google, I’m a new fan.

What is your favourite part of writing?

The creative aspect of playing the “what if?” game as I start a story and then seeing the characters come to life.

Yeah, that’s amazing. If they play nice. Mine sometimes collapse or run around, flailing. 🙂 

What other projects are you working on?

Currently editing a romantic comedy entitled Cleo’s Web which I hope to release fall 2016. On the back burner are two stories: one about a former adult film actress who relocates to small town Iowa and the other about a dating expert and a celebrity heartbreaker.

Intriguing, especially the dating expert and celebrity heartbreaker. 🙂 Sounds promising! Can’t wait for all of them. 

Who are your biggest influences in how you write?

I never understand this kind of question. I’ve had other writers critique my work over the years. There are authors I certainly admire and would like to emulate their success. But I don’t know what influences how I write. One person I always listen to who gives me feedback about my works in progress is my daughter. She is brutally honest and very in tune with the marketplace. She instinctively knows what works in fiction and what doesn’t.

An honest perspective is something very valuable indeed! I always have to take a breath before I get my critiques back 🙂

What one book would you reread over and over again?

I rarely reread books these days. In high school, however, I reread Gone With the Wind numerous times. I might have read Jane Eyre more than once. Sometimes now, I’ll pick up one of my own published works just to look for a line or two to use for promotion and I’ll get caught up in reading it. I did that with A MONTH FROM MIAMI the other day and kept thinking to myself, “This is so cute!”

LOL. That is the best feeling if you get wrapped up in your own book. 🙂 Now for a bit of fun. What flavour of ice cream best describes you?

Well, Rocky Road would certainly describe my writing journey thus far!

Ha. I think most writers could relate. 🙂

To end, tell me your best pickup line.

“Should I leave room for cream?” (I’m a barista serving coffee by day and I haven’t used a pickup line in 36 years.)

That’s better than my initial thought of where that pickup line was going… LOL.

Thank you so much for appearing today, Barbara. Looking forward to all your new projects – and if you guys are interested in Barbara’s previous works, here are the links! 🙂 Have a great one.


Barista by day, romance novelist by night: When not writing fiction, Dr. Seuss-like poetry (for adults) or song lyrics, Barbara Meyers disguises herself behind a green apron and works part-time for a world-wide coffee company.

Her novels are a mix of comedy, suspense and spice and often feature a displaced child.
Barbara is still married to her first husband, has two fantastic children and one almost perfect dog. Originally from Southwest Missouri, (she blames her roots in the Show Me state for her somewhat skeptical nature) she currently resides in Central Florida.


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And find Barbara on these social media sites 🙂

Her website, her blog, her Facebook Author page, her Samhain Author page, her Amazon Author page, her Pinterest, her Goodreads account, her BookBub, and her Twitter!



Release Day Interview: Brenda Huber

I’m very lucky today to be able to share the great thrill of an author’s release day, the day we send our babies off to the world to be loved or judged – hopefully the former. My guest today is the fantastic Brenda Huber, author of the Chronicles of the Fallen series (one I heartily recommend!) Book 4 in the series releases today! Let’s get down ‘n’ dirty with her, shall we? 😉

Hi, Brenda! Congratulations on your new release and I’m so pleased you could stop by on your busy, exciting day! Let’s start this interview by telling us something I wouldn’t be able to find out about you through Google.

Well, that’s certainly a loaded question! Lol. Um, I’ve held some interesting jobs. I was a youth counselor at a residential treatment facility. I’ve also worked as a bank teller, a jailer for the Sheriff’s Department, and a manager at a fashion boutique. And all the while I dreamed of writing.

Wow, a jailer? I definitely see a romance there. The bad boy accused of a crime etc. Plenty of material for your writing. 🙂 Speaking of, can you tell us a little bit about Demon of Vengeance?

Demon of Vengeance is book four in the Chronicles of the Fallen Series. Let’s just say it isn’t for the faint of heart! Lol.

FullSizeRender (6)Our heroine Phoebe is the independent no nonsense sort. She is a professor by profession, and a hereditary Guardian of one of the sacred relics that could bring about the apocalypse. She has a legacy to uphold and her family honor to restore. The last thing she is looking for is romance. But our sexy hero Sebastian is very…well, determined, if you get my drift.

In a nutshell, Sebastian is a reformed (sort of) demon who is working on redeeming himself and returning to his Heavenly home. He and his compatriots have uncovered a plot to overthrow Lucifer. Now, they hold no loyalty to the dark prince, however, if Lucifer falls, the barrier between earth and hell would crumble and humankind would perish…which would seriously undermine Sebastian’s plans of earning forgiveness. In the process of saving humanity, Sebastian meets his match in a beautiful professor with secrets of her own.

Picture it…exotic locations, steamy romance, an age old nemesis, epic battles, and the fate of all mankind. This book has it all!

Phew. *fans self* Sounds exciting in every sense 😉 And definitely on my TBR list. I love sparring between the hero and heroine. Leads to some great chemistry 🙂

If you could make a movie out of Demon of Vengeance, who would be your dream cast?

A dream cast? What author doesn’t go into this kind of proposition without some kind of…template in his or her head? A face they see when they close their eyes as they are imagining?alexander_skarsgard_-21happy-birthday-chris-8-things-you-didn-t-know-about-mr-hemsworth-aka-thor-god-of-thund-560217


So, for Sebastian I see… Chris Hemsworth, maybe. Or Alexander Skarsgard. A real Viking/Norse god type. Lol

And Phoebe, hmm, that’s a little tougher. Kate Beckinsale?

We think alike (and I’m sooo glad :)) I’m loving the inspirations. Kate B is always my go-to for sexy, kick ass heroines, and I’ve never met a woman who didn’t drool a little over Chris H. Those eyes…

Sorry, let’s move on! What’s your favourite part of writing?

That moment when you’re so deep in painting the scene, and it all feels so REAL that when you finish and you look up and drag in a deep breath, there is actually a moment of disorientation. A moment where you completely forgot where you are, forgot WHO you are.

It’s at that moment that I know the book I’m working on is good. Really good. It’s at that moment I personally make the connection.

I ❤ that. When it’s flowing an all, it’s better than a drug. Or cookies. Which, same thing in my house LOL. 

What other projects are you working on?

Aside from book five in the series? Lol. No, seriously. I’m working on a new book right now completely separate and away from the Chronicles of the Fallen series. It still hasn’t given all its secrets up to me. But I keep chipping away at them. (I’m completely a pantser!) I don’t want to give away too much too soon. Think something along the lines of…strong willed heroine with a controlling, obsessive ex meets sexy protective modern day cowboy. I’m very excited.

Intrigued! Love me some cowboys. 🙂 

Who are the biggest influences on how you write?

The first romance novel I ever picked up was Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey. I was 14. I’ve been a loyal fan ever since, own every book she ever wrote! Lol. But I don’t think I could pinpoint one favorite. I love to read so I have many, though I tend to gravitate to romance. Paranormal, historical, western, suspense. Any and all romance. And author-wise..Kresley Cole, Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nora Roberts, Karen Marie Moning, Lisa Jackson, Stephanie Lauren’s, Kay Hooper, Linda Lael Miller, Theresa Medeiros, Rebecca Zanetti….I could go on and on.

I think you pretty much everyone you’ve listed is on my bookshelf! But there are a couple new ones there *runs away to add to list*

So out of all these amazing books, what one would you read over and over again?

I could take a photo of one of my bookcases, the one in my bedroom. I keep all my personal favorites in that one. Too many to count. Those are the ones I can, and have, reread. Most many times over. But if I had to name one… No, no. I can’t chose. Lol.

Wuss. 🙂 Not that I could choose…

For a little fun, what ice cream flavour best describes you?

Dark chocolate fudge brownie…oh,oh! With a swirl of sea salt caramel! Sweet but still a bit salty, smooth with hidden little surprises. Lol

Man, now I’m hungry 🙂 This has been a great getting-to-know you sesh – BUT just to end on, tell me your best pickup line.


I have no game! Lol But I do have dimples! So all I need is my smile. 😉

And that’s really all you need!

Thanks so much for stopping by on your exciting day, Brenda! And make sure you check out Demon of Vengeance at Amazon, or to keep up to date, check her out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or her website 🙂 FullSizeRender (5)


Brenda Huber enjoys writing spicy paranormal, historical, and contemporary romance. She lives in northern Iowa with her husband, two kids, and one very spoiled dog.


Review: WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS by Barbara Meyers

I’ve read some really good books since my last review, but none more so than WHAT A RICH WOMAN WANTS by Barbara Meyers. The book is from the same publishing house as me, but features more of a contemporary romance vibe with the same great humour all Samhain Publishing books possess. If you like sassy humour and sexy times, this is the book for you:

Madre de Dios,” he muttered.

“What does that mean?”

“It means you should come with a warning label.”

What a Rich Woman Wants, Barbara Meyers

28268227I could end this review with just the above quote. It tells a reader everything they could want to know about this book. Humour? Check. Sauciness? Check. Romance that goes the distance? Ahh, but that’d be telling. 🙂

I didn’t quite know what to expect with WARWW. From the first few pages, I was drawn in by the author’s light, easy control of language, and liked both of the mains from the introduction. Leslie has to be in control; she’s a working mom with a father who’s had a severe stroke and a son she can’t relate to. Enter Nico, a working cop with a group he wants to raise money for, who rubs her angles and is possibly the most gorgeous man written into fiction. Seriously. He cares about children, he puts himself out for people, he’s funny and serious and just plain awesome. These were two characters I couldn’t wait to see get together.

But there’s more in it than simple romance. Mystery, intrigue, surprise after surprise hits the reader as you go through the pages (in my case quickly and into the wee hours), and all the while is the romance we came for. Class divide features but not heavily so, which I was glad about because it always depresses me when society women in romances think too much about what people think if they date ‘a commoner’. I can never respect them after that, but Meyers weaved just enough to gift the romance a credible obstacle.

This book surprised me in the best possible way, even to the end. I was left with a warm, happy glow that only the best romances give me. I will definitely be browsing her backlist.

2015-02-06-22-14-14-4Find the book on Amazon, the Samhain website, and other booksellers! And check out Barbara Meyers here 🙂

Moor to Write

There’s nothing I love better than a good research trip (and a good pun!)

Recently my mum and step-dad bought a small house in the Yorkshire Dales as a second home and holiday let. They’ve been doing it up which means a lot of 2/3 hour car trips up and down from where we live. Usually the day job commands my presence, but this past week fell just right for me to have it off and to travel up there to help out.

I love York. I go every year on my birthday, and there’s something incredibly special about its cobbled streets and quaint shops. Almost like stepping back in time. So I was pleased when my mum told me the house they were going to buy was based in that area. Turns out, the Dales are as old fashioned and beautiful as its city.

As most keen readers know, the Brontes (I can’t work out how to get the dots over the ‘e’ so excuse the mistake) lived in the Yorkshire moors, not too far from where the house is. But so much to do, so few days, we didn’t actually get to see the exact moors fictional Cathy and Heathcliff roamed across. Next time! We did get to go on some gorgeous local walks with my spaniels though, and they went crazy over them.

You feel refreshed in Yorkshire. I can’t count how many times people said hello and held doors for you, genuinely friendly to strangers. It really had a great effect on my writing, like a shot of caffeine. It’s continuing even now I’m home – maybe something to do with the photos I took? When it wears off, I guess I’ll be heading back…for moor (sorry, couldn’t resist!)

I only put a few up, but if you want to see the photos, see my Instagram! 🙂

Sapphy Has Her Say

A quick one today. The sun is shining, the muse is in a good mood, so I must to the keyboard to churn out a few thousand words (hopefully!)

texture-758772_1920In the meantime, the fabulous NYT Bestselling Author Delilah Devlin has kindly hosted Sapphy from WHISPERS for the day, letting her speak her piece – and you know that one, always ready with a comment. 🙂 You can read what she has to say here, and make sure you check out the rest of Delilah’s website while you’re over there! 🙂

Have a great Sunday whatever you’re doing!


imageI have big news. Huge. Gigantic. T-Rex scale! Attention, attention:

St. Martin’s Press Swerve has contracted two of the books in my new series *streamers* *balloons*

It’s not the Divided Kingdom series; while DK is dark, this new line of books is frothy and light-hearted. What I would term paranormal romantic comedies that are sexy, sassy and full of swoonworthy heroes 😉

I’m thrilled that the digital arm of such a big, reputable publishing house sees the potential in these stories and I hope you’ll love them too! Keep checking back for updates, but for now I’m off to celebrate 🙂