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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!

Recipe for Tracy’s Cheese Scones

A Perfect Catch CoverIn A Perfect Catch, everyone likes Tracy’s cheese scones — especially Ike. Emily, Tracy’s niece (and Maggie’s daughter from A Perfect Distraction), enjoyed making them too. They’re a fun recipe for youngsters to make as the best way to mix the ingredients is to roll up your sleeves and do it by hand!

Several readers have asked if I would share the recipe, so here it is. These are delicious on their own, served warm, with butter, or with crispy bacon. Happy baking!

 

Ingredients: (makes 1 doz)

225g or 8oz of self-raising flour
55g/2oz butter
85g/3oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
125ml/4 fl oz milk
1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 220 C/425 F
  2. Mix together the flour and butter
  3. Mix in the grated cheese
  4. Add egg
  5. Add milk to get a soft dough
  6. Turn onto floured surface and knead lightly
  7. Roll out so that it’s approx 1/2in thick.
  8. Use a 5cm/2in cutter to cut out rounds. Try not to twist as you’re cutting.
  9. Knead remaining dough together, roll out and repeat for more rounds.
  10. Place rounds of a greased tray and brush the tops with milk.
  11. Bake for 12-15 mins until golden.

[This recipe originally appeared on The Romance Dish]

A Perfect Catch Book Blast Tour – Exclusive – Read Chapter 1 Free!

A Perfect Catch CoverTo celebrate the launch of A Perfect Catch — book 3 in my New Jersey Ice Cats series — I’m taking part in a book blast tour with a difference. You have the chance to read Chapter 1 for FREE! The first 15 stops on the tour have exclusive excerpts. Read them in order and you will read the whole of the first chapter! Visit all 25 and you have a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

One randomly drawn winner, via Rafflecopter, will receive a $15 Amazon gift card. FOUR lucky winners will receive a signed copy of A Perfect Catch and FOUR more winners will win an exclusive New Jersey Ice Cats notebook.

The tour stops are here (in order):

1: Romance Novel Giveaways
2: Flirting with Romance
3: Musings and Ramblings
4: Unabridged Andra’s
5: Booklover Sue
6: Maureen Musings
7: From Me to You … Video, Photography, and Book Review
8: A Book Addict’s Delight
9: Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
10: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
11: Shooting Stars Reviews
12: Jen’s Reading Obsession
13: Long and Short Reviews
14: Welcome to My World of Dreams
15: It’s Raining Books
16: Wickedly Wanton Tales
17: Beyond My Writing Space
18: Books to Light Your Fire
19: Yeah Books!
20: The Snarkology
21: booknerd
22: Queen of All She Reads
23: SBM Book Obsession
24: Reviews by Crystal
25: Not Now…Mommy’s Reading

Thank you to all the wonderful blog hosts who have kindly agreed to take part and to Goddess Fish promotions for organising the tour! Happy reading and good luck!

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!

CK hop

*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!

Coming Soon – A Perfect Catch!

Great news! A Perfect Catch, book 3 in the New Jersey Ice Cats series, is scheduled for launch in Feb 2015 and is already available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and wherever you buy books.

No cover yet, but here is the blurb:

He’s the perfect catch…for now! 

When it comes to romance, Tracy Hayden is not looking for a rematch. She’s had epic passion—and problems!—with professional hockey player Ike Jelinek. Brilliant on skates and magic in bed, his too-traditional-for-her views were like a bucket of ice water on their affair. 

Then an injury takes Ike out of the game, and everything changes. Suddenly he needs her services-providing business—even though he once claimed it was their biggest problem. Tracy’s determined to be professional, despite the sizzling attraction between them that won’t go away. Maybe they need a second fling to fix that!