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March is Here … and so is A Perfect Selection!

The spring flowers are out, here in Cambridge, but the weather is hardly spring-like. Quite a few places in England have had snow. We haven’t — well, there was that five minutes when a few fat, fluffy flakes came down — but the air is cold and the temperatures are hovering not far above freezing! On the upside, the nights are drawing out and it won’t be long before we’ll be putting away those jumpers and heavy coats.

3DCoverBoxedAnthology-APerfectSelectionThe big news this month is the release of A Perfect Selection on Amazon. Since a number of you had asked where you could buy the short stories I’ve been giving away on my website, because you’d missed one or more of the promotions, I decided to take the plunge and release them in a special anthology.

A Perfect Selection contains all 6 holiday-themed short stories:

A Perfect Party (Christmas) featuring Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden and Lizzie Martin

A Perfect Lucky Charm (St. Patrick’s Day) featuring Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney and Shayla Friel

A Perfect Disguise (Halloween) featuring Jamie ‘Blade’ Wilkinson and Daisy Carturo

A Perfect Reunion (Thanksgiving) featuring Troy Davidson and Charlotte Daniels

A Perfect Storm (Winter) featuring Vladimir ‘Vlad’ Ralinkov and Poppy Lambert

A Perfect Bouquet (Valentine’s Day) featuring Chaz ‘Monty’ Montgomery and Kayla DeMarco.

Can you read just one?

This anthology is only available on Amazon for the moment, but I hope to make it available on the other platforms shortly. To click straight through to buy your copy, simply click on the image above.

A Perfect Compromise CoverThank you for the lovely feedback and fabulous reviews on last month’s release, A Perfect Compromise. I’m so pleased you enjoyed JB and Issy’s story. He’s the character I get asked about the most, so I’m glad his story and his heroine met with your approval.

And yes, there are plans in the works for Sapphie too. I’m currently working on her romance with her very own Ice Cat. To give you a clue, he’s recently retired!

Until next time, happy reading!

 

 

Cover Reveal – A Perfect Lucky Charm!

Tiny Treats St Patrick's DayThank you to everyone who told me how much they enjoyed A Perfect Lucky Charm – my short story in Tiny Treats 2 – A St. Patrick’s Day Collection. I’m so glad you enjoyed meeting Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney and Shayla Friel!

Several of you have asked whether I’ll be offering a free download of A Perfect Lucky Charm, as I did for A Perfect Party. The answer is yes. Stay tuned – it will be available at the end of June! In the meantime, Tiny Treats 2 is still available to download for FREE at all book retailers.

Cover-APerfectLuckyCharm (2)To whet your appetite, here is the gorgeous cover that the fabulous Earthly Charms created for me for A Perfect Lucky Charm.

There’s no such thing as luck!
Despite his name, Ice Cats’ forward, Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney, isn’t Irish and doesn’t believe in lucky charms. For sure, they won’t help him get out of his scoring slump. But when a shamrock from the earring of a green-eyed beauty drops at his feet, he wonders if St. Patrick’s Day might be lucky for him after all.

There will be more New Jersey Ice Cats’ short stories later in the year – make sure you sign up for my newsletter or follow my Facebook Author page so you don’t miss them!

Free Read – A Perfect Party!

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As a special thank you to all my readers, I’m posting a free download of A Perfect Party and the French translation La fête parfaite.

This is my New Jersey Ice Cats short story featuring Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden and Lizzie Martin. It originally appeared (and is still available!) in the FREE anthology Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection.

Here’s the blurb:

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Ice Cats defenseman, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden wants more than friendship from Lizzie Martin. Much more. So when a Christmas party provides the chance to kick their relationship up a gear, should he take it or will he lose her completely?

For those of you who’d like this story on its own, to add to your collection, I’ve had a special cover designed and created a download.

Simply head over to the For Readers section, click on the cover of the version you’d like and download the PDF.

Happy reading!

March is here!

A Perfect Catch CoverIt’s been a lovely week, here in Cambridge, with glorious sunshine every day. There is still a nip in the air to remind us that it’s still only March, but the snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses are out and the cherry trees are beginning to flower, so spring is definitely on its way. Hope it’s lovely where you are — that the snow has melted in North America and it’s not too hot Down Under!

La Proposition IdealeThank you for your amazing support during February, with the launch of A Perfect Catch and La proposition idéale. Thanks to your purchases, A Perfect Catch hit #1 in Canada and #4 in the USA and La proposition idéale was a top 50 ebook in France!

TinyTreats1666x2499Thank you too to all my new readers who discovered A Perfect Party in Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection (still available and still free!) and decided to buy the other New Jersey Ice Cats books.

I’m hard at work on book 4 – tentatively titled A Perfect Choice – and enjoying putting reader favourite Jean-Baptiste ‘JB’ Larocque through his paces. This book is scheduled to be out in early 2016. I know that’s a long wait, but I’m a slow writer and want to make sure A Perfect Choice is the best book it can be.

St Patricks Day Tiny TreatsDon’t worry, there will be several NJ Ice Cats short stories to bridge the gap – starting with A Perfect Lucky Charm, which is in Tiny Treats 2: A St. Patrick’s Day Collection.

A Perfect Lucky Charm introduces readers to a new Ice Cat – Patrick ‘Paddy’ Mullroney – who isn’t Irish, despite his name, and doesn’t believe in luck! Until the shamrock from green-eyed beauty Shayla Friel’s ear-ring drops at his feet. Could St. Patrick’s Day be lucky for him, after all?

Enjoy the rest of the month and don’t forget to keep an eye out for a special extra treat in a few days!

Lizzie’s Sweet Treats Shortbread Cookie Recipe

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In A Perfect Party, we learned that Lizzie Martin (Jenny’s younger sister from A Perfect Trade) has set up her own personalised cookie business, called Lizzie’s Sweet Treats.

Since I know you all love recipes, here is Lizzie’s recipe for delicious, buttery shortbread cookies.

 

Ingredients: (approx 12 cookies)

150g self-raising flour
150g salted butter
50g golden caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
Cadbury’s Chocolate Buttons or any chocolate pieces (optional)
Cling-film or plastic wrap.

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  2. Add flour, sugar and butter (plus vanilla) to food processor or mixer and pulse until mixture is like wet sand.
  3. Lay out a large piece of cling-film on the counter and pour the mixture onto it.
  4. Using the cling-film to help keep the mixture together, press and roll, until you have a long, solid roll of dough, wrapped in plastic.
  5. Store in refrigerator for an hour.
  6. Slice dough into ¼” or ½” rounds and put onto a well-greased or sheet-lined baking tray.
  7. Cook for approx 15 mins. Note: timing depends on how thickly you cut the rounds.
  8. When cooked, use a spatula to slide onto a wire rack. Note: the cookies will be very soft when warm, so if they’re too fragile, it’s okay to let them cool on the tray for a few minutes to let them harden a little.
  9. (Optional) While cookies are cooling, add chocolate button to the centre of each cookie.

Note: If you don’t use metric measures, keep the flour, butter and sugar in the ratio of 3:3:1 (eg 6oz, 6oz, 2oz)

[Note: This recipe first appeared as part of Tawny Weber‘s Cookies & Kisses Blog Hop.

Exciting February!

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope your holidays were fantastic and that you’ve started 2015 well and in a positive frame of mind!

Lots of exciting news to report.

A Perfect Catch CoverFirst, not long now until A Perfect Catch hits the shelves. Those of you who have been waiting for Ike and Tracy’s story will finally be able to read their story. I was thrilled to receive 4 stars from RT Book Reviews for A Perfect Catch.

A PERFECT CATCH (4) by Anna Sugden: After pro hockey player Ike Jelinek gets injured on the ice, he hires Tracy Hayden’s company to help set things up for his recovery at home. Unfortunately, Tracy and Ike have a past neither one can seem to get over. While the two are still wildly attracted to one another, their disagreement over what their relationship should be is what keeps them apart. But when Ike asks Tracy to go a professional step beyond and help him find his perfect match, he soon realizes that Tracy is the only one for him. Sugden’s novel is fun, in spite of Ike sustaining an injury. The quirky, fun hockey players add lots of color to the story and the chemistry between Ike and Tracy is seriously hot.

La Proposition Ideale

 

Second, Harlequin France is bringing out the second New Jersey Ice Cats book, A Perfect Trade, in French! La proposition idéale will be out in February! Even more exciting news is that I will be in Paris on February 7th for a book signing that had been organised by the wonderful Les Romantiques.

 

 

 

 

CoverFRENCH-APerfectPartyCover-APerfectPartyThird, later in the month I will putting up a free read for you to download – A Perfect Party! Many thanks to all of you who told me how much you enjoyed A Perfect Party – the New Jersey Ice Cats micro-story that appeared in the free anthology Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection. I’ll also be putting together a give-away booklet of the story, so stay tuned. At the same time, I hope to have a French version available as well.

Cookies & Kisses Blog Hop – Sweet Treats!

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*Winner Alert*  The winner is Brenda Rumsey! Congratulations, Brenda – please send me your snail mail details and I’ll get your prize out to you!

Since it’s the holiday season, if Annette Tomnitz, Helen Sibbritt and Elizabeth Frank would like an exclusive Anna Sugden keyring, please get me your snail mail details and I will pop one in the post to you!

Cookies & Kisses – perfect for the festive season! It’s the one time of year we can indulge in both.

I’m delighted, this year, to be taking part in dear friend and fabulous Blaze author, Tawny Weber‘s Cookies & Kisses Blog Hop. There are lots of prizes to be won from lots of great authors. And everyone is a winner because you can download a copy of the wonderful Cookies & Kisses Recipe Book for FREE here!

For my part, I included an easy, but yummy recipe called Sweet Treats Shortbread. It’s called Sweet Treats, because that’s the name of the personalised cookie business that Lizzie Martin runs in my holiday short, A Perfect Party.

Tiny Treats AuthorsA Perfect Party, a micro-romance about Lizzie and her special Ice Cat, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden is available in Tiny Treats: A Holiday Collection. This is a wonderful assortment of over two dozen bite-sized holiday romances by award-winning and best-selling authors – ideal for the busy holiday season, when you want to indulge in a quick romantic read in between all the rushing around! Best of all, Tiny Treats is FREE on Amazon. To get your copy, just click on the cover to the right, which take you straight to the Amazon page.

A Perfect Catch CoverI promised prizes – today only, I am offering a signed, advance copy of A Perfect Catch (not available in Feb 2015) and an exclusive NJ Ice Cats Notebook to one lucky commenter who answers the question on my Facebook Author page. That’s not all! If we get up to 500 likes on my Author Page, I will have a second drawing for a signed copy of A Perfect Catch!

So, what are you waiting for? Get hopping!

A Perfect Party – Out Now!

Can’t wait until February to get your next fix of the New Jersey Ice Cats? Want some bite-sized romances to read over the busy holiday period?

Tiny Treats AuthorsYou’ll be pleased to know that there is a great, FREE (yes, free!) collection of 25 holiday-themed, romance micro-stories available now!

As well as an exclusive New Jersey Ice Cats story, A Perfect Party, written especially for this collection, there are also contemporary, historical and paranormal stories by 24 other fabulous award-winning and bestselling authors.

A Perfect Party features Ice Cats’ defenseman, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden and Lizzie Martin (Jenny’s sister from A Perfect Trade).

Just Good Friends?

Ice Cats defenseman, Taylor ‘Mad Dog’ Madden wants more than friendship from Lizzie Martin. Much more. So when a Christmas party provides the chance to kick their relationship up a gear, should he take it or will he lose her completely?