Annie West chats tomboys, disguises and royal encounters

Annie West chats tomboys, disguises and royal encounters

The Bodyguard Bride, that was my working title for this book. I liked the alliteration, but more than that, I loved the twist of having a female bodyguard, especially when I took her out of her usual environment and dumped her somewhere out of the ordinary. Surely a royal palace counts as out of the … Read more

Yvonne Lindsay chats writing romance

Yvonne Lindsay chats writing romance

We loved your strong-minded heroine Kayla in last year’s book One Heir…or Two! Was it fun writing this book? That particular book hit a couple of false starts. I had a different vision for the beginning of the story. My editor gently reigned me in. I’m the type of person who, when I get ‘reader-vision’, I … Read more

Clare Connelly: becoming a Mills & Boon author

Clare Connelly: becoming a Mills & Boon author

Aspiring Writer My first Mills & Boon rejection rocked my world. I’d been reading Mills & Boons for at least two years, pretty much non-stop, and my very first manuscript contained all my blood, sweat, tears and, at the time, swoon-worthy-hero material. I was fifteen. It would be another fifteen years before I would again … Read more

Louise Allen: inspiration behind my Cinderella romance

Louise Allen: inspiration behind my Cinderella romance

Where do plots come from? I’m often puzzled about where the ideas for my novels originate and my latest, Marrying His Cinderella Countess, is no exception. The Hero I started off with two things. One was the mental picture of a furious gentleman in an exclusive club. He’s accused of cheating at cards and strips … Read more

Backstabbing. Betrayal. Scandal. What are families for?

Backstabbing. Betrayal. Scandal. What are families for?

We’re so excited for you all to get as addicted as we are to Secrets of the A-List series! Our wonderful friends in Harlequin are just as excited as we are and the lovely Susan Litman is here to tell you why you should join us and enter the world of the Marshall family… Do you … Read more

Win our baking bundle and become a star baker!

Win our baking bundle and become a star baker!

This competition has now closed. Our Winner is Sue from Norfolk! This month we’ve put together a fantastic books and baking bundle to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and create your very own showstopper. Hopefully there won’t be a soggy bottom in sight! What are you waiting for? Enter here! 

Exclusive excerpt: Protecting His Defiant Innocent by Michelle Smart

Exclusive excerpt: Protecting His Defiant Innocent by Michelle Smart

Continuing her brother’s charitable work, Francesca Pellegrini finds herself under Felipe Lorenzi’s protection. His commands infuriate her, but every look invites her to abandon her innocence…especially when lone wolf Felipe decides to make her his! Please don’t let him see her. The next time she faced Felipe she wanted to be fully dressed and feeling … Read more