Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Five Star Review!

Just had to share this with my friends .... My latest book has been out for two days and it's already made the top 30 Best Seller List - sitting at number #5!

On top of that, I just got an amazing 5 Star review on Goodreads from SiK Reviews!

Here's what it said -

's review 

5 of 5 stars
Read in November, 2014
Ok, let me say this book had me crying at different places for different reasons. Happiness.....fear.....sadness...... Just an emotional roller coaster for me. Harry has gone through a lot in her life. She decided to close herself off from any relationships except her two best friends, who happen to be a gay couple. When Harry decides to do a remodel of her home/studio, she hires Bryan and Marco's company. After a comical first meeting, there was an equally comical and scary second meeting.

To watch Harry push past her fear, and let not just one but two men love her is just phenomenal. I love "watching" people fall in love. When her past comes in and threatens to tear the triad apart, it is Bryan and Marco that save her. Add in a miracle and really awsome Italian parents, and this story is the best book by Suzy I have read yet. And, the other are really great too! Keep it up Suz!!!!

It's always nerve wracking when you bring out a new book - will people like it? Will they think its crap?  When you see it burst onto the best seller list, you get a warm fuzzy feeling of excitment.  Then when someone posts a review - a 5 star one - you know you've done something right.

When you write a book, you bond with the characters. Their emotions become yours. So when you read that someone 'cried, laughed, felt happy, felt sad, felt fear' you know that somehow it just worked. 

Those emotions your characters had translated onto the page for your readers to feel.

Well, I am one very happy author who had a big grin on her face!

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Hot, Hot, HOT!

Spent Sunday hiding inside.

It was HOT!

No that isn't the right word - it was almost Boiling!

The Sydney basin knew there was hot weather coming, the interior of Australia had been sweltering with temps over 45c (113f) so we knew what to expect. Even so it exceeded expectations.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicted 43c for my area but by 2pm we  reached over 44c (112f).

If this was a taste of what we can expect from now on with climate change I don't like it!  I'd much rather a nice pleasant autumn or a cool winter than this.

It seems so strange, plastered all over the Internet are pictures of the US buried under metres of snow while we swelter.

It's hard to comprehend when you're melting into a blob of sweat that there are people on the other side of the world frozen solid.

The average temperature for this time of year for my area is 27c.

Fortunately we got a lovely cool southerly change in the evening, it kept the night time temps hovering around 22 or 23 which was still hot for sleeping but a bloody sight better than trying to sleep with temps in the 40s!

Today is a very muggy 32 with thunderstorms predicted for late today then another southerly. Wednesday through to Sunday are all predicted to be around 30 but the night temps are expected to be between 12 and 15 - much better for sleeping.

On top of it all - there is rain predicted. Have my finger's crossed for that. I've given up water the plants. Figure if they can survive this, they'll survive anything.

All my trees look happy, the frangipannis are all budding up. My giant strelitzia had gone crazy- it was about a metre tall when my son planted it out for me a year and half ago. Now its around 4 metres!

Guess it loves the heat and dry weather!  Now all I want is for it to flower!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Little Self Promotion ...

Your chance to win an ecopy of Build A Love - my new MMF menage erotic romance.

Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Menage a Trois/Quatre
Word Count: 54,859
Heat Level: SEXTREME

 AVAILABLE: Tuesday, November 25th
This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, December 2nd

[Ménage and More: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, HEA]

Harriet Kempton has spent the last twelve years of her life being an Ice Queen to protect her heart. Stabbed, raped, and left for dead, she can no longer trust any man. She is shocked when she meets two handsome builders, Bryan Garrett and Marco Campione. Harry feels an instant attraction to them both and wonders if it’s time to take a chance on love again. But can she get over her past and move on? Even more important—can she accept a relationship with not one but two men? Two men who have a loving sexual relationship with each other but want Harry to complete them. Harry has a demon to fight if she has any chance of future happiness. Will these men stand alongside her and help her or will her past be too much for them to handle?

Note: This book is written in first-person point of view.

A Siren Erotic Romance

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Kurrajong Photos ...

The other day, the local female members of the worldwide photography group I belong to arranged a meet-up.

We went to Kurragong, one of the member's father owns property there so we all rocked up for a photography session and a BBQ lunch.

It was a perfect day.

The house was amazing and I know we all wished we owned it. It is fifty years old and inside full of room and lots of charm.

The dining room fitted us all with ease. We all wandered all over the acreage, taking lots of photos.

I did a little sketching.  Believe it or not, if you squint that's me right in the background, sketching

I managed to get a number of photos that would be perfect from some of the themes of this month.

It was also a pleasant drive. Took me about 40 minutes. 

Passed some cows on the way and stopped to take their photos - one was very nicely standing and facing me the whole time.
Went passed the new Sydney Business Park. Won't be long till some of the places open. Bunnings is almost finished.  Looks like they are working on the inside fit-out. Ikea has the actual building finished. It's due to open next year.  

Will be great to be able to drive ten minutes and get to these places instead of having to travel to Rhodes for Ikea.

All in all it was a lovely day.

Still reading the Henning Mankell book's. I am really enjoying them. Only have a couple left, time to start looking for another author to read.

Think I might have to take another trip out to Parklea Markets and see what they have on offer in the second hand bookshop.  Either that or go to the Sallies shop at Minchinbury. They have a large second hand book second.

Then again, maybe I should just go to both

Thursday I am determined to get the last of my Christmas shopping done. Most of it I have done online but there are a few things that I need to look at in person before I buy.

I hate shopping at the best of times and keep putting it off but I am determined to do it this time. Then comes the fun job of wrapping everything up -NOT!

Oh yes - and I have to get my Christmas cards written out and ready to post .... Yep I guess you've gathered - I'm not a Christmas person .... lol

Christmas - bah humbug!!