Saturday, 30 December 2006

A lovely day

As I sit at my computer looking out it is bright with just a gentle breeze. We are heading towards the New Year very fast now and it will soon be 2007. I received a really good review for one of my Anne Herries books this morning and that made it a good day. It isn't often something like that happens. Her Knight Protector has been reviewed before but this review was thoughtful and complimentry. I have posted it on Anne's World of Romance.

In February my new Linda Sole book comes out. I am very excited about this as it is the start of something different. The first in a trilogy of crime stories, it was great fun to write and I really enjoyed it.

I am posting some covers today, and also another personal picture.

Love from Linda

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

News about Paula Marshall

I just wanted to tell everyone that I have news of Paula Marshall. Those of you who have read and loved her books will be glad to know that she is in a nursing home nearer her sons so that they can visit more often. She can still do the Telegraph synonym crossword and talk about old friends, though she cannot answer cards or letters. I now have an address and will pass on any good wishes.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Boxing Day

I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and is not feeling too full of turkey and Christmas pud! We had a quiet day after seeing friends and relatives in the previous week, but we cooked a turkey that was bigger than the two of us need and had a lovely dinner. We didn't go for the pudding this year but decided on homemade sherry trifle instead. I think we shall go for the brandy peaches or mince pies with brandy sauce today.

The Christmas TV was good this year. I started with Carols from Kings on Christmas Eve, which I always watch and love, because for me it is what Christmas is all about. I also watch part of a carol service on Christmas Day, but after dinner and the Queen's speech it is all about settling back and enjoying the entertainment and this year I really did. I loved the dancing and The Vicar of Dibley, and quite a few other things. This morning I went for a walk in the cold air to fetch the paper and that was good too.

So now most of it is over and we have to think about the New Year and new resolutions. I expect mine will be the same as always, to try harder at everything I do - writing, life itself. I don't expect I shall, but at least it gives me something to strive for.

The picture today is of me as a young woman with my beloved dog. This is my favourite picture of me ever.
Love from Linda

Sunday, 17 December 2006

Putting something right

The still Christmas graphics I have been using come from this site. a friend gave them to me and I thought she had done them, but now I am publishing the right logo. I am glad to have found the site because there are lots of lovely things there that I am sure I shall use in future. The moving graphics came from elsewhere and have been correctly credited.


Thursday, 14 December 2006

My other blog

I am thinking of downloading a new Regency story for you onto my Anne Herries blog. Would that appeal to my visitors? Leave your comments and let me know please. You can click on Anne's World of Romance to visit the other site.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006

Christmas is coming

We have been busy every day this week, delivering presents to friends and relatives and writing cards. I still have a few to do but I am beginning to think about doing the food shopping now. I have made two book trailers for the authors at the Historical Romance Blogspot, which you can click on now that they have been linked and view them. The first two were for most of the authors but there will be individual ones coming soon, perhaps after Christmas. I have two more episodes of the Christmas story to write yet, but then I must get back to my own writing. I've been doing a few pages, but giving myself a bit of a break, which I always do at this time of year. I shall also be featuring some of the authors here, as I did Nicola Cornick and June Francis.

I am going to post a wonderful picture of my father-in-law this time. He was a soldier in the First World War and I love his photo.

I hope you are all enjoying the preparations for Christmas, Linda

Thursday, 7 December 2006

Just found it!

I just found this picture of my new book with Severn House. I liked it so much that I thought I would pop back and post it for you tonight.
This is the first of the Sarah Beaufort Mysteries. Set in the 1920's it is about Sarah and Larch, two amateur sleuths who solve murders with the help of an ex Scotland Yard Inspector.
It has already registered on the sales index with amazon so lets hope it is popular!
Hope you will enjoy the picture - and the book. Linda

Another Busy Day!

I have been to Cambridge today, looking at new kitchens. It was a lot of rushing about in the traffic, and I would rather have been here working on my new book. I have just started the second Dynasty. The first is coming out in America in April, but I'm not sure when it comes out here - later in the year I think. Anyway, I am working on the second now, which will be followed by another Regency trilogy. I am going to post some moving graphics for you and I'll put the logo for the website so that you can pick some up yourself. They are free to use but they ask you to put up their logo. I shall do so just for Christmas and then take them down I should think. Enjoy! The stationary graphics were done by Mandy Jones from the Historical authors website.

See you soon, Linda

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

An author I like and admire

Nicola Cornick was one of the Steepwood authors. We became friends immediately and I am one of the biggest fans of her books. She writes wonderful Regency stories. Lord Greville's Captive is a dark and sensual story of a conqueror and the woman he holds prisoner!

The Season for Suitors is a novella in the best selling Regency Lords and Ladies and I am waiting to read it with great anticipation!

Nicola's First HQN book was a winner. I loved it and gave it five stars. I am looking forward to the next in this series from this award winning author. Nicola knows how to held her readers enthralled to the end.
I am a big fan, Linda

Monday, 4 December 2006

Busy Day

I have opened a new blog, the url is above. I thought I would do a separate one for the Mills and Boon books, because I want to use this one to tell you about lots of other authors I know. But this is all for tonight. I shall drop in again soon. I hope you are all reading the Christmas story on Historical Romance authors! Linda

Sunday, 3 December 2006

Mistletoe and Holly

I hope this is going to show some christmas pictures, but my browser has disappeared. If it doesn't come back I may have to start a new one. Linda

Christmas is coming

I just wanted to tell you about the videos I have been doing for friends at Triskelion. For those who don't know, this is an ebook publisher who also publish paperbacks for some of their authors. They are going to be publishing a contemporary for me next year, but they have a lot of wonderful authors there. The books are all romantic, of various kinds. cointemporary, Fever, Romance and Suspense, historical, romantic comedy, they are all to be found on the site. I have posted the url of a Christmas trailer, but if you want to see more click on @more by this user@ on the righthand side and you can find seven more!