Category Archives: Miscellaneous


As readers of my books will know, I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of lost treasure. I think I first featured a treasure trove in my Bluestocking Brides series in The Notorious Lord, where the hero Cory was an antiquarian and keen archaeologist. That book, set in Suffolk, was inspired by the mysterious and … Continue reading Treasure!

Blog News

Thank you for visiting my blog here on the website! These days I’m blogging with the Word Wenches and also on the Historical and Regency Romance UK Authors’ Blog. Please drop in and say hello! You can also find me on Facebook, where I post lots of news and historical snippets, and on Twitter. I … Continue reading Blog News


Claimed by the Laird is now on sale in the US and the UK. Yay! One book, two gorgeous covers! Over on the Word Wench blog today I am talking about my whisky smuggling heroine and giving away a set of the Scottish Brides trilogy to one commenter. Please come and raise a glass!

A RITA Nomination for The Lady and the Laird!

I am delighted and honoured to announce that book 1 in my Scottish Brides Trilogy, The Lady and the Laird, has received a RITA award nomination from the Romance Writers of America! I am a proud member of both the RWA and the UK’s Romantic Novelists’ Association and I love the way that both organisations … Continue reading A RITA Nomination for The Lady and the Laird!


Today on the UK Regency Authors’ blog I am talking a little bit about peacocks and their history. You see peacocks so frequently on the lawns of stately homes and hear their piercing shrieks echoing around the gardens. I’ve been wondering how they first came to live at some of the grandest houses in the … Continue reading Peacocks!

Cute Love Story of the Week!

Here, courtesy of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, is a really cute love story.  Kieran is a Konik pony who lives at the RSPB reserve Loch of Strathbeg in Aberdeenshire in Scotland. Keiran, his mate Nadja and their sons Pete and Dudley were brought from Northern Ireland last year to eat the … Continue reading Cute Love Story of the Week!

Blue Sky Thinking

It is officially spring today in the Northern Hemisphere! For the next six months the days will be longer than the nights. Here in the UK, winter has clung on for longer than usual. According to the Met Office, March has been colder than both December and January. There is still snow in Scotland and … Continue reading Blue Sky Thinking

On Jane Austen – and aunts!

With the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice fast approaching, there’s a lot of Jane Austen debate about. Over on the UK Regency Authors Blog we’re talking about our 10 favourite Jane Austen characters. (Yes, that’s a picture of one of mine!)  Click here to contribute your own favourites! On the Word Wenches I’m blogging in … Continue reading On Jane Austen – and aunts!

Guest Blog and Giveaway!

Today I am very excited to be a guest on Kate Hardy’s wonderful blog. As well as being a great friend of mine, Kate is a fabulous author who is celebrating her 50th book for Harlequin Mills & Boon. As part of the celebrations I am giving away a copy of Forbidden and a copy … Continue reading Guest Blog and Giveaway!