The Wind Weeps by @Anneli33 pic.twitter.com/d2V5UDsn3A smarturl.it/WindWeeps #Canadian #suspense

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I’m using my blog today to proclaim the new cover for an excellent novel The Wind Weeps by Anneli Purchase. I reviewed this story when it was first published. It is a dramatic read with a sexually sophisticated ambiance. To my eyes, the repackage is fantastic.

A novel as emotionally charged as this one needs a cover to reflect its contrasts and nuances. When fear and desperation threaten to sweep aside all gentleness and consideration the cover has a job of work to do. The new design conveys every element of this beautifully written story and for sure proclaims its worth.

The brutal truth of Nature displays itself along the lonely coast as much as it does through the lives of handsome men and beautiful women. Set in the commercial  fishing world of British Columbia, the depth of the story offers a range of choice for a cover. Anneli’s designer, Anita B. Carroll of http://race-point.com created a design that embodies the passion and emotion that simmer even within the cruel unforgiving sea.

Remember the terror Julia Roberts felt in the movie Sleeping with the Enemy? That’s the kind of terror Andrea feels about her husband, Robert. But, in her case it isn’t so easy to escape him. He has taken her to live in a remote cabin on the coast, cut off from all communication.

Andrea once loved orchids, but Robert has transmuted them into a symbol of his control over her. The orchid on the cover seems to be weeping. The blood red sky, the bleak churning sea add their abstract shadows. And yet Andrea is determined to survive and get back to the man she wishes she had married, the one who has never stopped loving her.

For more than just a romance, why not click on the link to download The Wind Weeps. You won’t sleep until you finish it….


For those with e-readers other than Kindle, go to Smashwords.com

My Review of The Wind Weeps:

FIVE STARS: A really good story! We don’t always make the right choices. We always think we can change people but human nature is very complex. Set in an unforgiving landscape of fittest survival, the human is a fragile and troubled creature. This is a book where the writer clearly knows that small mistakes can hook you in the mouth like a salmon on a merciless steel line. The water is cold for any warm blooded stranger who falls in the struggle. Yet this is the true life for these characters on the fishing grounds of the North. No ice can freeze the heat of desire and no innocence of springtime can un-cry the tears of youthful regret. Set in an awesome savage beauty, the human spirit goes on through real and imagined kisses and wine to find a wider perspective. We are free because love imprisons us. I adored this book for its exploration of this dilemma set in the real lives of real folk. No highfalutin literati posturing but a hand on the winch, a knife in the hand and a pulse in the flesh mix in this story. The style is straightforward without gratuitous flourishes – a bit like ice and a loving kiss. A sexually sophisticated and tension packed story. A good good read!

AUTHOR BIO

Anneli Purchase is an author and freelance copy-editor. She writes for the Loveahappyending Lifestyle Magazine, which she also helps to edit. Anneli lives on her little acre of paradise on Vancouver Island with her husband and two spaniels. She has published three novels and is working on her fourth.
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Cops And Slobbers pic.twitter.com/JhbQJLYlxL #relaunch the #romance!

Today is World Book Day. I know this because I’ve seen lines of dressing up costumes in ASDA for parents to buy for their children. My guess is that more costumes will be sold than books. Seemingly the idea is that kids dress up as their literary heroes. Most of them seem to be characters from “Frozen”which as far as I know, is a Disney film. I’ve also spotted a couple of Hagrids, several Harry Potters and a sprinkling of geek girls. Thinking about it they may have been just regular modern girls.


What I have not seen is hordes of women dressed in police uniform spiced up with checkered garters, high heels and fishnets. That’s because I’ve only just relaunched two of my novels with covers bearing this image. “Knockout” and “Shannon’s Law” have been re-born as “Passion Patrol 1” and “Passion Patrol 2“. All subsequent members of this crime busting oversexed family will be similarly named. I’d love to tell you that I modelled the legs on the cover myself….well, I might have done mightn’t I? Next year it will be the must have costume. Buy early to avoid disappointment.

Both books feature London Metropolitan Police girls. They don’t just get their own man – they scoop the bad guys on the way. I’ve been delighted by the critical response to both books since they launched in their original forms. This could be the biggest marketing event since the UK re launch of the Mars Marathon bar as “Snickers”. What a name – they must have been nuts! OK – you can groan but it’s late and I need a glass of Bordeaux.

Emma Thinx: The face that launched a thousand ships was mythology in books. Relaunching is mythology on Face book. 




Cooking the books with frit-lit

Kitchen scales for a King

Okay – you write a hot sexy action romance novel. So what? These days everyone’s mother is an author. So – you think about what people do on this planet. They work blindly and hopelessly trying to please insatiable faceless bosses. They declare wars and pour hate on the other tribe.They divide and sub divide tribe so there’s always an enemy. They work out how to keep money in their own pocket. They work out how to get it out of the other guy’s pocket and into theirs. If you wanna applaud that endless circus leave now! Still there? Here’s the real deal of ennobling human experience.

There’s nothing better than a nice tart.


They have loving unselfish sex. They hunger, dream and eat. They taste and worship the other.  This is my department of life. Oh yes – they savor and flavor. They concoct and consume. They tempt and create longing. They mystify and reveal. Their appetites come together in bed and in the kitchen. Forget the wars and and greed. Love and eat. Eat and love. Dip in to the juice of the others and their tribes and know the true meaning of life, belief and human joy. Fellow wo-men  – scrape off all the dividing junk food you’ve been fed all your lives. Take off and bake off. Fly and get hot. 

Fuel your passion with a meaty sausage



No decent romance novel should ignore food. I’m not talking here about chocographic flavored encounters of the flesh. This kind of stuff is for the sun bed sugar daddies of sclerotic friterature. I’m talking the food and flavor of sexy love. Whether it’s a rich sausage toad in the hole, silky salmon slither or tantalizing tart, it’s all food for love. 

In my latest book SHANNON’S LAW, boy do they eat and love. The front burner of unleashed passion needs to be fed and fanned. There was only one thing a dedicated novelist and philosopher could do. There’s no formula for love – but there’s a recipe for passion. Nothing but an accompanying cook book would do. If those lovers you’re following can taste it, so can you. Whether it’s a heart revealed raw in Venice or a canteen meal in a south London police station, the food of love in SHANNON’S LAW is now a sister book. It’s a munchin’ of luncheon, its an eye full of trifle it’s a stuffed heart palpitating with love. It’s COP’S KITCHEN.


Every erotic moment of sexy passion shared is in the novel. Every morsel of tender taste is in the cook book. It’s more than love. It’s the love of love itself expressed in perfume, aroma and appetite. It’s the front line and burner of desire.

If you want to check out how to get the absolute fuel of total world saving love, follow Shannon’s Law on Facebook or Pinterest or join my mailing list and get a free copy of Cop’s Kitchen. (shipping after 28th Feb).



Emma thinx: Books are hotter than any fire that can burn them.

Take a look under the covers – the revealing truth of @EmmaCalin’s steamy #Romance #Novel SHANNON’S LAW

COVER REVEAL

SHANNON’S LAW  by Emma Calin

Today’s the day – the worldwide ‘Cover Reveal’ for my forthcoming contemporary romance SHANNON’S LAW. It’s is the second in my ‘Passion Patrol Series’ – steamy action-romances that feature sassy female cops who solve crimes, catch crooks and always get their man.

Blurb

Wild child inner city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of people and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals. As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl’s bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her. All the same, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission, their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.
(Pre-order paperback only at this stage)
I will be revealing snippets from the story, photos of places and people that inspired the venues and characters on Pinterest during my pre-launch book tour. There are already some scrap-book cuttings posted, take a look and follow my board to get updates: 
There is also news about the book on Facebook:
(‘Likes’ are always appreciated…..)
I’m having two launch parties “Afternoon Tea At Bloxington Manor”. The first is online on the 28th February on Facebook and the second is LIVE at the English stately home that inspired the home of my hero on Sunday 2nd March. A local favourite venue for me, Avington Park in Hampshire is steeped in history and tradition. (Think genuine Palladian style rather than Downton Abbey neo-Jacobean). The private owners have kindly agreed to open up for us with a tour of the house and then tea and cake – oh and launch the book of course!

ooooOOOO    Shannon’s Law Cover Reveal Draw     OOOOoooo
$30/£20 Amazon voucher
A pair of tickets to my Avington Park Launch Party 2nd March (UK only)
3 Advanced Review Copies of Shannon’s Law
EVERY entrant will receive a FREE gift of an audiobook of my short story Escape to Love.
Just click here: a Rafflecopter giveaway to register to win – either ‘like’ the Facebook page or comment on this blog to qualify for an extra 2 chances.
Good Luck!

You can share in Shannon’s Law too – I have a range of SPONSORSHIP Options: get your name in the book, get tickets to the launch, your logo on the cover or even sponsor the dedication page in honour of your lover for the ultimate St Valentine’s Day gift! 

Visit  The Shannon’s Law Landing Page for details 


A big thank you to Goddess-Fish Promotions and Fiction Addiction Book Tours for helping to set up the following blogs which are also supporting this Cover Reveal Event

1 Bunny’s Review
2 
Farm Girl Books
3 
Theresa M Jones
4 
Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
5 
The Sinner Author
6 
Aly’s Miscellany
7 
The Ragnarok Legacy
8 
Rose and Beps Blog
9 
Sarah Ballance
10 
Dena Garson – Real… Hot… Romance
11 
Girl meets Books
12 
The eBook Reviewers
13 
Kit ‘N Kabookle
14 
The Book Review
15 
Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
16 
Brooke Blogs
17 
Doing Some Reading
18 
Harlie’s Books
19 
Queen of the Night Reviews
20 
Reviews by Crystal
21 
The Reading Addict
22 
Beyond Romance
23 
Ever After Romance Book Blog
24 
Sharing Links and Wisdom
25 
Margay Leah Justice
26 
Reynold Conger Would Not Write if It Were Not Fun
27 
Nickie’s Views and Interviews
28 
Perfect Chaos
29 
The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
30 
Welcome to My World of Dreams
31 
It’s Raining Books
32 
Straight from the Library
33 
Long and Short Reviews
34 
Blood Moons and Nightscapes
35 
Travel the Ages
36 
A Writer’s Life
37 
Wake Up Your Wild Side
38 
The Certifiable Wenches
39 
Room With Books
40 
Our Wolves Den
41 
Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog
42 
A to Z Reviews
43 
Bookgirl Knitting
44 
Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales
45 
Wickedly Wanton Tales
46 
Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
47 
Full Moon Dreaming
48 
Wicked Readings By Tawania
49 
Books to Light Your Fire

50. Bonnie Trachtenberg
51. Celtic Connexions
52. Cometbabesbooks
 53. Sheryl  Browne
54. Chicklitpad
55. Anneli’s Place
56. Brook Cottage Books
57. All things books
58. Mandy Baggot
59. Me My books and I
60. Kim The Bookworm
61. Patricia Sand’s Blog
62. Bookalicious Travel Addict

Love In A Hopeless Place – Cover Reveal

All things evolve and change do they not? Gravity slowly exacts its revenge for my vanity and it looks as if my application to go weightless as an astronaut is in the cosmic slush pile. My personal evolution as a writer now reaches an interim full stop. I started a mere 35 years ago with the magazines, writing shorts about lurrv. (Some success). I wrote proper literary novels (SEVEN! – No success whatsoever). Whatever slush pile I was in, the spring melt swept me away in an avalanche of  otherwise engaged agents, disappeared sub-editors and patronising posh publishers. In a moment of ironic renaissance I wrote “Knockout” as a kind of hybrid philosexophy novel. (Some success). 

All the while I was doing what I think I was born to do – tough shorts about emotion in working class life. This is what I know. I won big lit cred prizes and drove a bus! A few days ago I reached the end of that road with the completion of “Love In A Hopeless Place”. This title will also serve as the overall name for a collection of five stories, all set in the same context. 

This story is a 10,000 word first person account of a working class woman’s experience of self discovery. You can imagine if you read my blogs – there is sex in the mix and even joyously spilled over the edge of the bowl with a few fruity sultanas for texture. These are the opening words:

 “You can’t blame the music for what happened. You can’t blame the budget brand vodka or the Walmart brand cola. You can’t blame anyone but me and the great gaping hole I used to know as ME.”

It is the most difficult thing I’ve ever tried to write. It is a totally true story – and they are the hardest.

Now, if any or all of you guys want an advanced review copy of this story please let me know. It’s not quite the usual menu so I’ll be pleased to get comments. 

This story will be out on Kindle during the first week of June.  In the mean time there is a lovely new Facebook page to visit… 

Emma Thinx: Love is blind. Lust just has no sense.  


Freeze Frame cover Reveal

I’ve been working. My dear mate Oscar has been editing and compiling a collection of poetry. I’ve actually done some work on the audio – but only because I’m so bloody nosy about how people sound. Recently I went back into poetry myself to do a couple of YouTube videos. You know, poetry is still a really cool medium. I would be the first to admit that the commercial bish bosh bash has weakened my ability to go into full poet mode.

Listening to these guys I kinda zoned out of all the clatter. There’s Paul Tobin, a real deal poet who gets inside the fence and under the radar. He’s  – just so calm and persuasive. Jo Von Bargen – an American poet with a life soaked softness that is – well – beautiful. There’s a guy called Jeff Hansen who comes up with abstract stuff in a direct voice that offers ideas without any messing about. There’s Claude Nougat who speaks quite hauntingly about Rome in a captivating Scandiamerifrancitaliano  accent that must be unique to her and the world. There’s Oscar in his full Thespian/cockney truck driver/British posh. Finally, there’s Candy Bright who digs it out from the woman’s heart and certainly gets hold of mine. 

Today the cover of the collection Freeze Frame is revealed and I am proud of my very small part in this project. The cover was created by a young designer, Will,  who freelances for Gallo-Romano.  They tell me the e-book will be up on 21st December and the paper edition in January. It has its own Facebook page and if you feel so inclined you could follow the link and like it. 



Emma thinx:  Go undercover – hibernate with a book.