Friday, 27 June 2014

New Romance Release - Joanne Phillips Cupid's Way

In what I hope will be a regular feature, I will be sharing new Romance releases with you all. Not just my books, though I'll be announcing those too, but books by my romance writing pals.

So I'm delighted to announce the release of Joanne Phillip's newest novel, Cupid's Way

Cupid’'s Way – the new romantic comedy from Joanne Phillips

When Evie Stone’'s grandparents enlist her help to save their home in Cupid'’s Way, Evie is happy to oblige. On the cusp of her thirties, and still disappointingly single, Evie’s so-called dream job with a firm of architects has been driving her crazy for months. What she needs, even more than a new man, is a challenge.

But saving Cupid’'s Way won’'t be easy. A perfectly preserved Victorian terrace, surrounded by modern estates and retail parks, the street is a proud oasis of quirky characters, cobbled pathways and communal gardens. Unfortunately, it also sits on prime development land worth millions.

Dynamite Construction have the deal in the bag, and soon the residents of Cupid’s Way will be forced to sell up and ship out – CEO Michael Andrews, charismatic and super-successful, has certainly never let sentimentality get in the way of business. At least, he hadn’'t until he met Evie Stone.”

You can join in the Cupid's Way Launch on Facebook, where there will be prizes on offer!

About the Author
Joanne Phillips lives in rural Shropshire with her husband and young daughter. She'’s the author of romantic comedies Can'’t Live Without and The Family Trap, and the Flora Lively series of mysteries. Can'’t Live Without was an Amazon top 20 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear on category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs as diverse as hairdresser, air hostess and librarian, but now divides her time between writing and finding creative ways to avoid housework. She'’s a fan of super-dark chocolate, iced coffee and Masterchef. Joanne blogs about writing and publishing at






Monday, 23 June 2014

Dear Quillers Giveaway Winner

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of a signed copy of Take My Breath Away in my first giveaway on this new blog, is Sue Barnard.

As I couldn't choose between all the great questions asked, I read them all out to hubby, and though he thought all questions were very good, he thought Sue's question: Books cannot live by romance alone - so what advice can you offer for helping to construct a convincing and compelling sub-plot? just had the edge.

I shall be answering that question and the others over the coming weeks in the Dear Quillers feature on this blog.

Thanks to everyone for taking part, and I'm sorry, as always, that there could only be one winner.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Dear Quillers Giveaway

For my first giveaway on this blog I am offering a copy of the Large Print version of my romantic intrigue, Take My Breath Away. Inspired by the film Cleopatra, and written especially for My Weekly Pocket Novels to commemorate the 50th anniversary of that film in 2013 (and also my own 50th birthday), Take My Breath Away is a murder mystery and romance.

I have one signed copy to give away, but I'm afraid you're going to have to work for it. I'm trying to amass questions for my Dear Quillers feature on the blog. So leave your questions about writing romance, or writing in general, in the comments section below (on this blog post only please), and the one I decide is the most interesting when the competition closes will win the book. I will, however, use every other question posted for Dear Quillers. Just to be clear, these questions need to be about the craft or business of writing romance or writing in general, and not about my personal writing life. You can read the answers to some of the more personal questions asked of me on my Intriguing Interview Page.

The closing date for this prize draw is Friday 20th June 2014 at 5pm GMT.

Please note: Only ONE question/entry per person.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

A new blog, a new style

Welcome to my new style blog. I hope to bring you all the interesting features of my old blog, plus some new bits.

I'll be including articles on various aspects of writing, as they occur to me, and also some giveaways. Watch this space for some giveaways to celebrate the opening of the blog!

Over to you
As I don't want this blog to be just about me, I'd love to include some author interviews and guest posts. I don't care if you're traditionally published or 'indie' published. If you have something interesting to say about writing, I'd love to hear it. I'd also love to include some giveaways if anyone has anything they'd like to share. Neither do you have to write romance. I don't only read romance, and I'm sure my blog readers don't either. Contact me at squilford (at) hotmail (dot) co (dot) uk with either an idea for a blog post or a request for an interview.

Dear Quillers
My new romance writing 'agony' aunt slot. If you've got any questions to ask about writing romance or writing in general, then fire away. If I don't know the answer I will find someone who does.

Friends of Quillers
As before, I want to include a whole list of links to fellow writers, so if you have a blog or website to share, then let me know (just one link per person). A link back would be nice, but there's no obligation to do so.