Can you feel it? Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. I have a few things going on this week in celebration of the day of love.
Library Lover’s Week
As part of Byron Library Lover’s Week, I’ve been invited to do an author’s chat this coming Wednesday. I love listening to authors speak about their books, their writing process and their writing inspiration. I’m so privileged to live in Byron and each August I enjoy the Byron Bay Writers Festival which is held just down the road. Last year I was lucky enough to be on a romance panel with the hilarious Mandy Nolan and fellow LoveCat Amy Andrews. We had a blast.
So, I’m currently preparing what I’m going to speak about on Wednesday and I’d love to know what you like to hear authors discuss at these types of events.
Valentine’s Day Sale
My fabulous publisher, Penguin’s Destiny Romance, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sale of the first book in my Billionaire Romance Series, The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love. You can pick it up now online for just 99 cents. It’s a lovers reunited story that plays out between the high life in London and an orangutan sanctuary in Brunei.
The inspiration for The Billionaire’s Pursuit of Love came when I attended a seminar held by a charity dedicated to saving the world’s orangutans. The wildlife workers lived in very basic conditions, working in the mud, rain and heat to ‘mother’ the baby orangutans until they could look after themselves – a little like human babies.
I then read a newspaper article about a man who’d designed one of the world’s most successful computer games and was worth millions. He lived a classic urban, jet set lifestyle.
I wondered what it would be like if two people, from such incredibly different worlds, were brought together through a twist of fate that just wouldn’t let them go. This is what happens to wildlife warrior, Sarah Walker and global technology guru, Blake Huntington-Fiennes.
So, wishing you a week of love and laughter. Happy Valentine’s Day for Saturday!