Knockout Punch in China

Chinese legs

These legs were made for walking

Who ever would have thought that my legs would get me to China wearing those shoes? This is just so exciting as Knockout – book 1 in the Passion Patrol series goes live in China. Passion Patrol 2 is in the wings getting ready to launch. I was half hoping that I would get a mention at the National People’s Congress which has just been held in Beijing but I guess they had other important stuff to deal with. I’m just hoping those readers will enjoy the Szechuan hot sauce of Anna and Freddie.

Emma Thinx: Love is the original free trade agreement.

Happy #YorkshireDay – we love PASSIONATE ROMANCE with our Proper Brew pic.twitter.com/qSQ4A54mZU #tea #books

Emma Calin loves Yorkshire Tea with her romance novelWell, did you know that the 1st of August is Yorkshire Day?

To celebrate, I’m sharing my ‘Yorkshire Tea’ stickers and a ‘proper brew’ with my wonderful daughter, who is also the leg-model for my latest romance novel  ‘PASSION PATROL 2‘.

It’s a steamy suspense romance with a touch of humour and features HOT cops, HOT crime, HOT romance and… HOT TEA…?!? As anyone who has read it will tell you, my heroine Shannon is as mad about tea as I am.

Let me assure you –  it’s far more stimulating and satisfying than all that old GREY stuff!

passion patrol romance suspense novels

Get some RED hot passion with your (Yorkshire) Tea today – find it here:

 http://www.smarturl.it/PP2

Just £1.99 in UK or $2.99 in USA – FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

“Moved out from the city after one-too-many maverick missions, Shannon discovers there’s more going on in the sleepy country village of Fleetworth Green than meets the eye. The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity… but his widower father arouses more animal instincts!

‘Passion Patrol 2’ is the second in my series of crime-romance novels and features sassy London female cop Shannon, who solve crimes, locks up the baddies and ALWAYS gets her man.  Reviewers say it’s a bit like ‘Hot Fuzz’ meets ’50 shades’…

Finally, here’s me with my tea, at the home of the irresistible Spencer, Earl of Bloxington…

Get your copy of ‘Passion Patrol 2’ here: http://www.smarturl.it/PP2, available in digital and print formats (Listed with title ‘Shannon’s Law’ in printed paperback editions).

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Review copies for ‘Passion Patrol 1’ ebook are currently on offer FREE for a limited time only, to lovely folk who sign up to my VIP Reader List.

Cheers Yorkshire Tea for a ‘Proper Brew’!

 

Emma Thinx:  Tea bags and Crime Romance – it’s an inside job.

First in Passion Patrol Series – #FREE – hot #summer #romance http://www.smarturl.it/PP1 pic.twitter.com/j0bhMPohne

PP series adGood news for anyone looking for a hot steamy holiday read this summer: the digital edition of the first in my Passion Patrol Series is FREE on Amazon from the 23rd to the 25th July.

http://www.smarturl.it/PP1

A Kindle #1 romance-suspense best-seller, with over 50,000 copies downloaded and over 150 stars (average 4.1) in the USA and UK.  It’s time to get hold of your copy.

A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. A honed and fit target suspect: sexy international sports star and billionaire playboy boxer, Freddie La Salle.

The first story in the Passion Patrol Series, introducing sassy female sleuths, romantic adventures and thrilling mysteries.

Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional turmoil as she fights to keep her professional cool in her latest assignment. The action flies from London to Paris, to California and New York – but just who is deceiving who in this fast moving ride across continents?

A high stakes gambling syndicate is pulling the strings. A boxing referee is dead in a river and millions of dollars are placed on Freddie’s next fight. Anna has to decide what really motivates the art loving prize-bull boxer Freddie La Salle.

Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown? What will happen when the charismatic suspect she is tracking turns on his charm and seduces her? Will passion take control as she falls in love with him?

The story of a tense and erotic forbidden affair. Can a relationship survive when it is founded on deceit? Can she prove her lover is innocent? When her bosses let her down, vigilante justice is her only option. Will she escape with her life and her man?

The power of love and trust stands against greed and crime as conflicting forces grapple for that knockout punch.

Grab your FREE copy here:

http://www.smarturl.it/PP1

Royal Diet – Let them eat cakes! pic.twitter.com/IZHc6rHmx8

I do not struggle with my weight. My weight struggles with me and owing to its superior artillery of temptation, I don’t resist.  Until now! 

I have joined the underground resistance. I’m working by sabotage and secrecy – so much so that I’ve not even told myself I’m dieting. In that way if I’m captured and tortured by the Guessmyweightstapo with a chocolate eclair I will not give myself away. I’ll just eat it so as not to betray my secret plan.

So, I’m on a pleasure based diet. This means long country walks, poetic contemplation and writing ‘Passion Patrol 3′ in my head.

Oh Cinders – I shall go to the ball at the Hall when I can get into my dress


Today my route took me to the grounds of Broadlands House in Hampshire England.  This is the stately home of Lord Romsey who inherited when Lord Mountbatten (cousin of the Queen and uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh) was assassinated during the Irish troubles. Prince Charles went to the scene a few days ago. I’m not a royalist groupie but I like the guy. He’s been in trouble for writing to ministers about providing better kit for the poor old squaddies who fight for us. Well – Good on ya mate. If they don’t like it ride down to parliament and close’em down.

My path to bodily perfection and infinity

My new royal protection squad heroine was feeling the surge and pulse of life in her inner core longing for release as she took in the view through my eyes this afternoon. Well – maybe it was me rumbling…..but I’m pretty sure the earth moved.

‘The Sane Max’ – Passion Patrol 3  – coming soon to an e-reader near you. 


So here I am on my long and winding road to health and fitness.  Have you ever been on a secret diet? What tips would you share to keep me on track?






Emma Thinx: The straight and narrow only works if the Earth is flat

The Ship That Died of Shame. pic.twitter.com/sb6Uq0fBOw Fly Tipping Horrors in the UK

Disgusting criminals ahoy

What beauty there is in the Springtime. Who could be blind to its joy? Who cannot know in their own heart the joy this beauty brings to others be they rich or poor? Who would SHIT in the face of innocence and loveliness? Who would SHIT in the face of our communities?

Fly tippers – that’s who! These creatures are a curse in both urban and rural areas. Generally they are “contractors” who offer to clear rubbish. Instead of registering their business and joining in the community need for recycling, they dump the trash anywhere. Needless to say these barbarians avoid legitimate disposal fees although they charge their clients for them. Nowhere is safe. They are utter low-lifes with no care for their fellow man.

Close to the church of St Margaret’s church in Wellow, a small Hampshire village (famous as the burial place of Florence Nightingale) I chanced upon a rare outrage of fly tipping. It’s not often you wander along a country lane and find yourself confronted with a speedboat. Yes – a speedboat filled with bags of rubbish. Nearby there is a fridge and some other debris from a previous incident. Someone must be able to recognise this boat.

 Shipping lane



Being a writer I do get the chance to express my own views through characters. In Passion Patrol 2 WPC Shannon Aguerri confronts a band of fly tippers. Things turn ugly and there is violence. In researching the book I spoke to officers who had dealt with this kind of incident in real life. The fiction in the book is no exaggeration. 

I know this is just a futile rant and I doubt fly-tippers read my blog. Let me know your thoughts and maybe you will recognise this boat. If you do let me know and this passion patrol girl will get on the case.

Emma Thinx: You can’t fly-tip your conscience.

Breath In #Venice – The Living Flesh Of Imagination In Stone pic.twitter.com/ulZHBV9B5K #minibreak

There’s no place like Dome

Venice. Yes, that one word says it all. If only I had words to say what that one word says. Maybe I’ll just put up some pictures. Let me explain.

Main Street


I went to Venice – just popped over. You see there are people in Cybersales who know about me and watch me. They know the swivel of my eyes and the recycle bin shameful lusts of my browser history. I should be worried about surveillance and privacy shouldn’t I? Someone out there in the ethos of commercial ether knew that if they sent me an e mail offer of a couple of nights in Venice for the price of a B&B with a pint of warm beer in Grimethorpe, I’d be the sort of lush, decadent credit abusing floozy who’d sign up. So, I got out the plastic fantastic, explained to airport security that there was indeed a terrorist’s dream of

Venice  in night time perspective

metal support in my bra and uplifted myself to a place where I’d only ever been in my books. It just didn’t seem fair that Earl Spencer and hot cop Shannon had shared Venetian love in Passion Patrol 2 and I had not!

Many of you will have been there. If you have, you are still there at any moment the name comes back to you. If you have not, then it will be Disneyed away in your helpless dreams. Of course there is the sadness that it could all be swept away. The Mose project is nearly ready to provide gates to hold back the sea. The quaysides are being raised. Collectively as a world we cannot let this go. Moses, Noah, King Canute and I will not allow it!


The above is a short clip of my coffee at the borrowed edge of time. Oh thank you credit card limit. Thank you Venice. Thank you spirit of magic that inspired this place.

Emma Thinx: The hardest thing about the possible is to imagine it.








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. 




Passion in the Parsnips and Love in the Lettuce – SHANNON’S LAW #romance #novel….. and allotments?

Day one of the “Shannon’s Law Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour” kicks off by getting down and dirty…. in the allotments.  

Read all about it on Nancy Adam’s blog

Or visit my Pinterest Board


The tour runs throughout February until the launch on 28th. At each stop new background info about the characters, locations, food, music etc. from Shannon’s Law will be revealed….

http://fancynancyadams.blogspot.ca/ 31 st Jan
http://jennyinneverland.wordpress.com/ 3rd Feb
http://writersandauthors.blogspot.com 3rd Feb
http://readingintwilight.blogspot.com 3rd Feb
http://www.urbangirlreader.com 5th Feb
http://bookstolightyourfire.blogspot.com 6 Feb
Celtic Connexions 7 Feb
http://everafterromancebookblog.blogspot.com 7 Feb
http://venturegalleries.com/author/emmacalin/ 8th Feb
http://sherylbrowne.com/blog/  9 Feb
9 Feb
http://reviewsbycacb.blogspot.com/ 10 Feb
http://nightskydarkstar.blogspot.com 10 Feb
http://www.loveahappyending.com/ 11 Feb
http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com 11 Feb
http://www.allthingsbookie.com/291105966 13 Feb
http://www.longandshortreviews.com 13 Feb
http://chicklitpad.blogspot.co.uk/ 14 Feb
http://crooksonbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ 17 Feb
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com 18 Feb
http://cometbabesbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ 19 Feb
ttp://sharinglinksandwisdom.blogspot.com 19 Feb
http://www.mandybaggot.com/apps/blog/ 20 Feb
http://queenofthenightreviews.blogspot.com// 20 Feb
http://www.cluereview.blogspot.com 21 Feb
http://kimthebookworm.blogspot.co.uk/ 21 Feb
http://patriciasands.wordpress.com/ 23 Feb
http://wordsfromanneli.wordpress.com/ 25 Feb
http://www.harliesbooks.com 27 Feb
http://thesaucyreviewer.wordpress.com/ 27 Feb


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