Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Book Spotlight

It's all happening this week - new covers, new look - new book! I'm so delighted to have a new title out after a book drought last year so I'm celebrating all over the place - there are interviews and Spotlights . . .

And the first one is an Author Spotlight with lovely Sara at HarlequinJunkie Romance Reviews There's an interview and lots of insight into the new book . There's a giveaway as well.
So why not take a look

New Year New Look Part 2

So I said it was all about the covers today - I'm sure you've heard the reports - the rumours, the buzz about the brand new makeover that Harlequin Mills & Boon has had coming up - and now it's here. Today is the launch date of the new look romance cover designs, across all the lines. They're very different - so what do you think?

Not only the covers but the Mills & Boon website, the blog, and Bookclub pages have all a makeover
r too. There will be lots of interesting activity and information to launch this new image - so take a look.

I have a new book out in this first appearance of the new covers. I'll post the details - and the book 'blurb' in my next post. First I wanted to let you see some images of the launch of this new way of seeing Mills & Boon that you'll start spotting in the shops from now on

New Year New Look Part 1

What's on my mind? It's all about covers this week - you'll find out more soon. But I just discovered that my 'Wuthering Heights' book has been given a mini makeover with a new 'modernised cover' - and a fabulous sale price of 0.99p

The Return of the Stranger used to look like this:

Standing high on the windswept moors, the lone figure of Heath Montanha vows vengeance on the woman who destroyed the last fragments of his heart…
Lady Katherine Charlton has never forgotten the stable hand with dangerous fists and a troubled heart from her childhood. Now the rebel is back, his powerful anger concealed under a polished and commanding veneer.
When ten years of scandal and secrets are unleashed, with a passionate, furious kiss, Heath’s deepest, darkest wish crystallizes: revenge—and Kathy—will be his!

Now - with the new look cover it looks like this:
What do you think?

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Special New Year Giveaway Nominations

Don't forget you have just over 24 hours to nominate  someone for a special New Year book

Is there a friend or someone in your family who has had a tough time in 2017?  Someone in hospital, with health problems, or someone who has faced problems you wish you could have helped them with?
Is there someone you'd like to help cheer them  into 2018 on a happier, brighter note?

Suggest their name here and as the new year dawns, I'll get Charlie   or Ruby - or both! - to pick some names so that you can give them a little gift of one  of my books and hopefully make things  a little bit better.

You can choose from these titles:
The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Bedded By The Greek Billionaire
A Throne For The Taking
Kept for her Baby
Olivero's Outrageous Proposal
A Question of Honour
Destined for the Desert King

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Year Special Giveaway - nominate someone who needs their day brightening

I've just been packing up the Christmas giveaway books to go out to the winners who have let me know your postal addresses - there's a couple who still haven't let me know, so if you're tagged
please send me a mailing address.

As we head into the new year of 2018, I'm running an extra giveaway - but this is a little different. I've run it every year and it's been so great to be able to share with people who need cheering up.

So - you can join in by posting in the comments below - but this time you can hope to win a book as a gift for someone special who needs a little something to brighten their day. If you know someone who has had a difficult time through 2017 or is struggling with a problem and you'd like to offer them a little something to brighten the start of 2018, post below letting me know who you'd like me to send a book to and why. If you can pick a title of one of the books I have to giveaway then please let me know your choice - and the second choice - from the lis
t and I'll hope to send that one. I'll also add in a small extra gift from me to wish them a much happier New Year in 2018.

Books you can choose from are

The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Bedded By The Greek Billionaire
A Throne For The Taking
Kept for her Baby
Olivero's Outrageous Proposal
A Question of Honour
Destined for the Desert King

The final draw for the names of winners will be on New Year's Eve - just before midnight - at least I can be sure that Charlie and Ruby will be in at that time - and picking the names, choosing treats, will distract them from the sound of fireworks as 2018 begins,

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Special Christmas Photos

Some of you will know that this hasn't been the easiest of years for me - health and other problems have slowed my writing down so that I'm truly happy - and relieved - to know that A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance will be a new title published in 2018 (very soon now!) and hopefully the second book in this duet will be revised and sorted soon as well.
So while I haven't had the most productive year - other members of the family have been busy in a different way, and we have welcomed two beautiful baby boys into the family within 6 months of each other.
So when I have felt down there have been some wonderful photographs to make me smile and brighten up dark days. Because this is what Christmas is all about - family and love - I asked my niece  Kitty 
Westbrook  if I could share a couple of pictures of her gorgeous little son and she's let me do that - so here is my youngest reader - and I hope a fan! Caspar is my great nephew - so I believe that makes me a Great aunt!
Have a wonderful first Christmas tiny face! (And your mum and dad too)

Christmas Eve winners

It has been a hectic and busy time over the past few days and I lost track of most things - including what was happening with the Christmas Giveaway. So I let both Charlie and Ruby go wild on the treats and names from all past posts so that they could three winners each to celebrate Christmas eve. 

So - Christmas Eve winners are:
Henza R. Mazengo
Diane Spigonardonardo
Phyllis Perryman
Sian Cusack
Debbie Cooban
Michelle Turner.

Not all these will link to the winners' names - but I hope you see your names. Please DM and send me your postal address or send it to katewalker AT

Titles I have for you to pick from (please give me your first and second choices:
The Konstantos Marriage Demand
Bedded By The Greek Billionaire
A Throne For The Taking
Kept for her Baby
Olivero's Outrageous Proposal
A Question of Honour
Destined for the Desert King

Happy Christmas to all winners - and to all my readers!

I have one last special giveaway that I love to do at Christmas - but I'll put that in a separate posting.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Box of Real Books!

At last - after weeks of waiting, seeing the new covers on Amazon etc - I finally have a box of actual books with the redesigned UK covers on. It's always such a thrill to hold a real book in my hands. It's nothing like the manuscript I first wrote - then submitted!  And I had called it Claimed by The Corsican  as my working title - not A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance.

 32 years ago, I received my first ever published book - it's great to still be getting a box of new books after all this time. The covers are so different but the thrill is just the same!

Don't forget you can still enter the Christmas books giveaway - just leave a comment, telling me the strangest Christmas present you either gave of received,

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Covers Reveal . . .

At last I can show you all the new covers for my January book - A Proposal to Secure His Vengeance. 

As you know, Harlequin Mills and Boon  are revamping the whole look of their  books  and  the covers have been radically redesigned - the same with Australia -   so I've been waiting until I could show you all three covers for my next title.

Here goes: 

The USA  cover stays the same - designers think that the long established white cover, red band and hero and heroine in a circle is iconic and will stay the same.

The new UK design - out January - is very different. What do you think?
BTW - my hero doesn't have  a beard - and he has jet black hair (see the USA cover!)

Finally - the new-design Australian cover

I think I like this one the best - what do you think?

 And the back cover 'blurb' is this:
Raoul Cardini will have his revenge! His preferred method? Ruthless, irresistible seduction!
Imogen O’Sullivan is horrified when charismatic tycoon Raoul breaks up her engagement and makes her his own convenient bride! She once surrendered everything to Raoul — body, heart and soul. But as he stalks back into her life it’s clear he has punishment in mind — not just passion. Can Imogen resist Raoul’s potent brand of delicious vengeance?

PS Don't forget that you can still enter the Christmas book giveaway - just leave a comment, telling me the most unusual Christmas gift you've given - or received.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Catching up and Giveaways

This is one of my favourite Christmas 'gifts' each year. I buy a bale of hay  for the Hillside Sanctuary  from each of us in the family - to help these lovely creatures have their Christmas dinner. So easy to do - and I also love 'adopting' a horse and a donkey to care for in 2018. The Babe Magnet and I hope to get to Sanctuary to visit again later in the year.

Still working hard to catch up on things that need to be done - and not succeeding very well! But when some things - like sending bales of hay to Hillside Sanctuary are so easy to do at least I know that's sorted out.
Charlie was out tomcatting all night - in spite of the cold - so he's only just woken up in order to pick a few winners of some Christmas giveaway books - so starting with a post back last week for Tote Bags N Blogs - Denise Stout Holcomb - he picked your name as a winner. And from the post about favourite authors - Mindy Nace Kugler and Joanne Robinson are the names that were chosen. Please contact me on Messenger to let me know a postal address - or at katewalker at and I'll get your prize in the post.

Today's giveaway comes after I've sent off the bales of hay instead of some Christmas cards - so if you want to join in the giveaway today - what is the most unusual Christmas present you've ever given - or been given? I'll get Ruby on to picking some names in a day or so.

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