A new Poldark miniseries? Cornwall, here I come...

PINK HEART SOCIETY COLUMN When I think of the perfect author quote (the one I’d love to see on my books one day), in the back of my mind is the snippet from The Guardian included on the covers of the twelve fabulous books that make up Winston Graham’s Poldark series: From the incomparable Winston Graham … who has everything that anyone else has, then a whole lot more. And to understand that, all you need to do is dip into the first book in the series, Ross Poldark. But – warning – when you do, get ready to fall in love. With the character, with the drama, and with Cornwall. (Quick side note – whenever I submerge myself in Poldark, I start planning a trip to Cornwall. I am, basically, obsesse

Wrong Guy - Right Book

GUEST POST AT SAM STILL READING Today I’d like to welcome to Sam Still Reading Avril Tremayne, author of the new release Wanting Mr Wrong. Avril writes romance for Random House and Harlequin and sounds like a fun person to talk to, having worked a variety of jobs (including working with the occasional celebrity) and being a fellow shoe obsessive! See what Avril has to say about romance heroes below: I call my theory about romance heroes the diet theory. (Diets are close to my heart at the moment because I stacked it on with a vengeance this past festive season and am now paying the price.) The theory, which is not new by any stretch of the imagination, is: the moment you’re told you can’t ha

Spotlight on Harlequin Junkie

WANTING MR WRONG Please summarize the book for the readers here: Wanting Mr Wrong is a romantic comedy about a guy, who wants a girl, who flat out refuses to want him back. Evie Parker has a very clear idea of the man she’s looking for – and he’s not a celebrity with a paparazzi entourage, thank you very much! When she finds herself with a crush on a movie star, nobody is more surprised than she is herself. Not that it means anything…except to her best friend’s Hollywood-hot brother, Jackson J Stevens, who takes it as a sign that maybe he has a chance with her after all. Please share the opening lines of this book: I typed in the web address for the official Guy McKinsey fan site, and bang –

Meet My Book - Wanting Mr Wrong

GUEST POST AT AUSSIE REVIEWS 1. Give us the details – title, publisher, illustrator, release date. Wanting Mr Wrong by Avril Tremayne; Random House Australia; February 2015 Blurb: Evie Parker has never been one to swoon after celebrities – give her a neuroscientist over an actor any day! So when she develops her first movie-star crush, she’s determined to date her way out of it, starting with the next good-looking doctor she sees. Yet hovering on the fringes of her life is her gay best friend’s determined brother, Jackson J Stevens, a famous actor who comes with trailing paparazzi. The one thing worse than a celebrity in Evie’s eyes is a media circus, so Jack isn’t an option no matter how h

Valentine's Day - when wrong is right

GUEST POST AT THE CHICKLIT CLUB Bring on those twisted romantic scenarios, Avril Tremayne says. Even on Valentine’s Day! Today is Valentine’s Day – the most romantic day of the year, tailor-made for weaving wonderful tales of love. Think of all those women opening romantic cards from their menfolk (or better yet, secret admirers); being whisked off to fancy restaurants to order lobster and champagne; taking delivery of dozens of long-stemmed roses; saying ‘yes’ to proposals of marriage . . . Yeah . . . no. That’s a little too much perfection. At least it is if I’m wearing my writer’s hat. I view books where everything and everyone is perfect the same way I view Facebook posts of perfect live

Five books of influence

GUEST POST AT CULTURE STREET After a highly successful career in corporate communications, Avril Tremayne decided she needed a little more romance in her life. And having tried her hand at shoe selling, nursing, teaching, and short-order cooking, before braving the corporate ladder as a high flying executive mixing it up with the business elite and an occasional celebrity, Avril has gathered more than enough raw material to kick-start a swag of tall tales. Her latest book, Wanting Mr Wrong, is out now. Take a look at the books that have influenced Avril... The Children of Primrose Lane, Noel Streatfeild I have no idea how I got hold of this book – published in WWII – but it’s one of the firs

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