Wednesday, December 28, 2011

An Ode To Matchmakers

Psst - I know I'm interupting Christmas but ... is it just me or are Matchmakers an essential part of the holidays?



Note: I am not talking about an addiction to dating sites here. Matchmakers are rather moreish long stick-like sweets that come in mint or orange and are perfect for stuffing in with one finger and munching right through to fin. Perfect for reclining on couch whilst watching TV and slurping a hot beverage (or egg nog if you're  brave - bleh!) They also smell just like Christmas in a box. Sadly the boxes aren't very big.

Just had to note that this year I have developed a great affection for them - it's been like welcoming back an old, beloved friend. They are truly a necessity of the season! Must buy more in the sales - and just wanted to flag up my appreciation. Let's hear it for twig-like choc snax.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Here's a wish for a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.
I'll be back in January 2012 - and will soon be able to post my first My Weekly Pocket Novel which comes out mid month. I can't wait!
Until then - keep warm and safe and enjoy the togetherness of the season.
Jx


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Nanny Audio Review

Thank you Maggie at Audiobook Fans for this review of Nanny Behaving Badly in audio format which had slipped under my lazy radar- read it here!

And here's a highlight:

The Nanny Behaving Badly audiobook was recently released by Iambik Audio and proves to be a great romantic splurge. Maddie is spunky, smart and inventive. Lyle is sexy, rich and driven. The magnetism between the two is palpable and rises immediately after their first encounter.

I loved the relationship between Lyle and Maddie and how much you wanted her to want him, to need him in more ways than one.

Maggie confesses in her review that she isn't a romance fan so this was her initiation - but she enjoyed it so big thank yous. Yey! I'm juggling writing with Christmas right now - why do I always push to the wire?!?!?! Answer - because baste my steaming puddings, I'm very very silly indeed.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas and Jason Lee

Jingle Bells ahoy! It's almost Christmas. Exciting and busy time and not long now to wait.

We've had a visit to Santa, a nursery concert, a pantomime. Just the Christmas Parties now.

And yesterday I took the dear daughters to see Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. Their choice (I wanted Arthur Christmas, hey ho). So imagine my surprise when I realised - how much I still admire Jason Lee (see below) and was rather pleased we'd gone. A few more years in age really suits him and I've decided to steal him for use as my current hero inspriration. Win win.


Now that's what I call an early Christmas present. Thanks Alvin!



Monday, December 05, 2011

Edinburgh Sparkles

I am loving the current Edinburgh city centre Christmas advertising - who could resist it?

Shopping ... coffees and cake in the German market ... a trip around the ice rink to round it all off. Or maybe a visit to the beerkeller whilst browsing the baubles?

Anyway I'm using this as a cue to say - if you like the Christmas vibe - the Edinburgh German market allure - and you haven't read Nanny Behaving Badly yet - then this is the perfect time.



It's set in the winter market - it features a feisty barista turned nanny. And a cool, sombre boss with a gently melting icy core. Maddie Adams sets out to warm up his Christmas! If you're in need of a Christmas read - then why not try it? Available at the Kindle Store and All Romance (links in sidebar!)