Moving update.

January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

It sux!

I’m over it completely. I know I should be excited about being home near family and friends again but we’ve still got weeks until our furniture arrives and there’s only so long 7 people can live out of suitcases before someone dies a slow painful death. Anyone want a slightly damaged 13yo? No? Bugger!

Anyway, Christmas and New Year were great and they blended in nicely with the chaos that is my world right now. BUT, the highlight of the last month for me was the Sydney Writers Lunch in mid December. You can check out the post on the Romance Writers of Australia blog HERE!

Categories: Life

Things are going to plan.

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Everyone plans things. I’m the type to have a rough idea of what I want to do and where I want to go. I’ve always been a go with the flow type person which works well in most things but I need to have at least a vague idea of where I’m going with my writing career. My plans are to establish myself as an erotic romance writer AND a romance/suspense/contemporary/whatever the hell else I come up with write. These two different writers will be under two different names mainly to stop someone who isn’t interested in reading the explicit sex I write in my erotic romance stories from getting one by mistake. I’ve also planned where I want to see my stories published and this week I took a step closer to my goal.

Ellora’s Cave offered a contract for Coyote Home. It’s the first in a series of four books set in the paranormal world of coyote shifters and of course they are erotic romance so will be published under Rhian Cahill. I really want to dance around and yell but I’m waylaid by the flu and all the damn packing boxes littering the house right now. *sigh* I also really want to get the second book sent in to my editor and finish up working on the 3rd and 4th books. All in good time though, there’s other things that must be done first. Like…

The big move. Yep, next week it all happens. Monday the movers arrive and it’ll take them three days to pack all our stuff plus we’ll be forced to move to a hotel for our final nights in Singapore so life will be lived out of a suitcase as of Monday. We won’t be moving into our house until the first week of February next year. In the mean time we’ll be living with the in-laws and spending every spare minute sorting out cars, banks, electricity, phone, food, school, release of storage stuff, getting our cats from quarantine….. I’m exhausted already and I’m hoping to have edits to deal with as well. *grin* I’m dreading and looking forward to the next two months at the same time. Lets hope I survive.

Categories: Life, News, Writing

Moving house.

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m very excited to be able to tell everyone why I’ve been so quiet and haven’t gotten to do as much in the way of writing as I’d like. We’re moving back to Sydney! The biggest bonus, other than being close to family and moving back into our house, is that I’m finally going to be closer to other authors!!! Yay! I’m planning lots of things for the new year. I know I shouldn’t be planning that quite yet but I can’t help it. I’ve been isolated so long with the lack of author connection here in Singapore that I’m beside myself with excitement about all that I’ll be able to take part in. I’m also thrilled to not have to go back to work outside the home so I’ll be able to continue to concentrate on writing. Squeeeeee……..

Edited to add we leave Singapore on the 17th of December.

Categories: Life, News

Haven’t been around much but…

November 2, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve been busy. There’s heaps going on in my life at the moment and I’m finding it hard to catch my breath but things are starting to settle and fingers crossed all will fall into place and get back to normal. Well as normal as we get around here anyway. LOL

My alter ego Rhian Cahill has been busy writing and has quiet a few things going on right now. Plus in the last week some great reviews have come in for Singapore Fling and One Night In Bangkok. The links to all the reviews are HERE! Plus Rhian has done a couple of interview, the links to those can be found HERE!

I’m taking part in Nano again. The first day sucked on the word count but I’ve got my mother visiting so time is limited. Hopefully I’ll catch up and leap ahead at some point.

Thought I’d share a pic with you of a nasty storm that blew in over the ocean the other day. I have to say I really love the tropical storms we get up here in Singapore. They’re always so dramatic.

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Categories: Life, News, Writing

There’s a Heat Wave coming!!

October 1, 2009 Leave a comment

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Woot! The gals at International Heat have started their very own Heat Wave. That’s right, a group dedicated to all things steamy in the world of romance. And to kick things off with a bang they’re running a month long contest fest.

The ladies of International Heat have created a unique Yahoo group for erotic romance fans. Readers will be eligible for ‘members only’ contests, never-before-seen deleted scenes, cover art madness, and lots of sneak peeks of the ‘coming soon’ lists of Viv Arend, Rhian Cahill, Mari Carr, Lexxie Couper, Jess Dee, Lila Dubois, Jambrea Jo Jones, Sherry Ricardo, Jayne Rylon, T, and Valerie Tibbs.

Over the month of October the members of International Heat have lined up some great contests for you. There is a major contest for every week, plus we’ll also be doing some random drop-in contests, so keep your eye open for those throughout the month as well.

The fine print:

Each week there will be a new MAJOR prize package available to win. Ebooks, banners, gift certificates, book covers. Each prize package will show you what is in that prize. What you see is what you get, so if you already own some of the books in the prize,  you’ll just have to enjoy the ones you don’t have yet. Of course if the prize is a choice of backlist, you’ll get to choose!

MINI contests will be announced throughout the week, and you’ll usually have a day to enter to win. Again, prizes as stated in the announcements.

There’s also a GRAND PRIZE--and WOW, it’s pretty awesome!–that will be drawn on November 1st during our  Heat Wave Beach Party.

Each contest will explain what you have to do to enter.

Hope you enjoy getting to know the members of International Heat during this month and have fun.

So what are you waiting for? Click the Heat Wave Reader button at the top of this post or the snazzy one in the sidebar on the right. Or if you’re really lazy you could just go HERE to join.

Categories: News, Writing

Life kicks my butt!

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

Honestly I’m totally over having so much to do. I cannot catch my breath. It’s all good stuff but man I gotta say I need a break! Just a little time to get more than half a job done before I need to more onto the next one. The writing is going well. Managed to finish the first draft of bk1 in the shifter series that will be pub’d under Rhian Cahill and so far the CP’s have liked it without pointing out any major holes that need filling. Should have that off to an editor by the end of the week. I started a new short that is already a third done, go me!, and I’m hoping to sub that by the end of next month. Should be starting back on the romantic suspense series in the next month or so too. I’m putting together a schedule and locking the door to my office so I stick to it. (the locked door will keep the Tribe out. *grin*)

Other than that, the Tribe is taking up lots of time with the start of the new school year for the Princesses, The Kid entering wake boarding contests and Son#1 and Lady-in-waiting studying hard for their university degrees. Hubby has managed to travel less in the last month as his parents have been here visiting, they leave tonight. We’re doing the normal round up of things getting ready for Christmas and all that involves. So you see, busy, busy, busy.

Categories: Life, Writing

Release day!

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Woot!

Singapore Fling by Rhian Cahill is now available from Noble Romance Publishing.

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Carly Simmons has lusted after her boss for six months. Throwing caution to the wind while on a business trip in Singapore, she suggests a fling. When Saxon takes her up on her offer, Carly gets far more than the conservative businessman she’s expecting.

Saxon Grant is definitely up for a weekend of red-hot sex, but once he gets his hands on Carly he knows a couple of days will never be enough. Months of wanting her explode into a weekend of tangled sheets and twisted emotions.

And after one wild weekend, these two hearts will never be the same.

EXCERPT:-

Saxon plucked the drink from her hand, slapped the almost-empty glass down next to his before he wrapped his hand around her arm and hauled her to her feet. He took money from his pocket and dropped it on the table. There was too much but someone would get a generous tip because he didn’t plan on hanging around to count out the right amount or wait for change. Carly sputtered a protest, a minuscule little squeak that told him all he needed to know about her willingness to go with him.
Leaving the bar, he led her through the middle courtyard of the hotel to the elevator. She fought to keep up with his long strides and by the time his finger stabbed the up button her breathing was labored. Due to arousal or their sprint across the paved area? He couldn’t be sure, but his own breathing was shallow and rasped in his ears. Heated blood pumped through his veins and filled his cock. If she felt a tenth of the lust he did, it would be enough.
The doors swished open and he pushed Carly in ahead of him. He pressed the button for their floor. When the doors closed, he spun around and pinned her to the back wall. Wedging his leg between hers, he ground his thigh on her crotch. Heat scorched his skin through the layers of clothing. She was on fire. He pressed harder, eliciting a moan of pleasure from her beautiful mouth. The invitation was clear and he took it.
Slamming his mouth to hers, he sucked her bottom lip between his teeth and bit into the tender flesh. Her gasp of surprise allowed him access to the dark warmth his tongue sought to claim. All the months of holding back, waiting to take her, exploded into the kiss. He dominated, ravished and took without apology. Every corner, every recess became his. Her flavor was like a drug, the more he tasted the more he wanted.
His cock pulsed and he pumped his hips, pushing the throbbing organ against her supple belly. With the fingers of one hand tangled in her hair, he held her midnight tresses tight to keep her mouth under his. His other hand molded itself to her breast, her nipple prodding his palm. Drawing his hand back, he dragged his fingers over the mound until they caught on the bud. Using the padded tips, he tugged and pinched until the peak turned rock hard.
She moaned into his mouth and thrust her tongue against his while grinding her pussy on his thigh. He raised his leg, forcing her onto her toes, and felt her body quiver with her building orgasm. The ding of the elevator barely registered but the gasp of the elderly couple waiting when the doors opened did.
Saxon jerked away and Carly slid down onto the soles of her feet and kept going. His arm shot out and wrapped around her waist. Holding her to his side, he walked them out onto their floor. On wobbly legs, she tottered beside him. Quickening his steps, he marched them down the hall. His blood boiled, every vein filled to overflowing and his cock had never been so stiff. They’d never make the bed. He’d take her the second they got inside the room.
Saxon plucked the drink from her hand, slapped the almost-empty glass down next to his before he wrapped his hand around her arm and hauled her to her feet. He took money from his pocket and dropped it on the table. There was too much but someone would get a generous tip because he didn’t plan on hanging around to count out the right amount or wait for change. Carly sputtered a protest, a minuscule little squeak that told him all he needed to know about her willingness to go with him.
Leaving the bar, he led her through the middle courtyard of the hotel to the elevator. She fought to keep up with his long strides and by the time his finger stabbed the up button her breathing was labored. Due to arousal or their sprint across the paved area? He couldn’t be sure, but his own breathing was shallow and rasped in his ears. Heated blood pumped through his veins and filled his cock. If she felt a tenth of the lust he did, it would be enough.
The doors swished open and he pushed Carly in ahead of him. He pressed the button for their floor. When the doors closed, he spun around and pinned her to the back wall. Wedging his leg between hers, he ground his thigh on her crotch. Heat scorched his skin through the layers of clothing. She was on fire. He pressed harder, eliciting a moan of pleasure from her beautiful mouth. The invitation was clear and he took it.
Slamming his mouth to hers, he sucked her bottom lip between his teeth and bit into the tender flesh. Her gasp of surprise allowed him access to the dark warmth his tongue sought to claim. All the months of holding back, waiting to take her, exploded into the kiss. He dominated, ravished and took without apology. Every corner, every recess became his. Her flavor was like a drug, the more he tasted the more he wanted.
His cock pulsed and he pumped his hips, pushing the throbbing organ against her supple belly. With the fingers of one hand tangled in her hair, he held her midnight tresses tight to keep her mouth under his. His other hand molded itself to her breast, her nipple prodding his palm. Drawing his hand back, he dragged his fingers over the mound until they caught on the bud. Using the padded tips, he tugged and pinched until the peak turned rock hard.
She moaned into his mouth and thrust her tongue against his while grinding her pussy on his thigh. He raised his leg, forcing her onto her toes, and felt her body quiver with her building orgasm. The ding of the elevator barely registered but the gasp of the elderly couple waiting when the doors opened did.
Saxon jerked away and Carly slid down onto the soles of her feet and kept going. His arm shot out and wrapped around her waist. Holding her to his side, he walked them out onto their floor. On wobbly legs, she tottered beside him. Quickening his steps, he marched them down the hall. His blood boiled, every vein filled to overflowing and his cock had never been so stiff. They’d never make the bed. He’d take her the second they got inside the room.

BUY HERE!!

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