Friday, November 21, 2014

Preparing my voice....

This is what I'm doing this Saturday night!!!
Need I say more?

Love their poster!

Carole x

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Changeable weather

Wow, can't believe it's the middle of November and one day it can be like this.......

And the next it's doing this and there's fresh snow on the hills behind us! 

Now I'm carting around a large box of tissues feeling miserable, suffering from a head cold. Darn! 

Oh well. That's what weekends are for! 
Where's that book? 

Carole x

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I haven't forgotten about you!

It's been a hectic couple of weeks and my feet are only now starting to touch the ground again. For those of you who know me via Facebook or maybe you get my newsletter, you will know my latest news. And of course right at this moment in time it's very exciting!
So of course I have to share it with you. I have been working on this novel for some years. It was on my bucket list and I have soooo enjoyed telling the story. But it has sucked up every spare hour of my day and then some. But now it's out there in the big wide world and I know some people won't like it and some will, I like it, and to me that's important.
The novel is similar perhaps to something author Danielle Steel might write. Although perhaps with a little more sauce added! LOL Would you like to read the back cover blurb? Now wouldn't you just love to have Alec all to yourself???? I would!

"The life of an international rock musician is fast and furious. Work hard and play harder. But when Mac collapses on stage in front of a packed Auckland stadium, she has no choice but to make some serious life changes. She disappears from media scrutiny to spend time recuperating at a private beach in the winterless far north of New Zealand.

London based Alec Stanford wants what his twin brother has…  a home, a wife and children. But just because he’s one of the world’s most successful and respected businessmen doesn’t mean he’s good at personal relationships. With a divorce pending, maybe he’s just not marriage material. Then he meets a burnt-out rock star who’s in hiding and she manages to shift the whole axis of his universe.
A novel about two people from different worlds who find a soul mate in each other and almost lose everything in the process."
It's out on as a paper back or ebook, and you can also get it from iBooks, nook, Barnes and Noble and kobo.
And today, I got my very first review, this is what the reader said.....

"What a great first novel Carole. I couldn't put it down. It was an easy read that took me on a journey of laughter sadness and excitement. I loved your use of some typically kiwi terminology! I became totally engrossed eager to find out what would happen next and was not disappointed. For me this book covered all the bases - a great story of two people which evolved into a steamy love story. Great characters, blended with the right amount of sexiness - baked in New Zealand - what a winning recipe."

I couldn't believe it! In fact it's a wonder you didn't hear me squealing in delight! So if you want something to read..... just saying lol.

Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to speak at the Kapiti Coast Quilters meeting. The girls were all lovely and made me feel so welcome. I took along a few of my quilts and talked about them and after they all came up and chatted to me about them. They even gave me a beautiful bunch of flowers as a thank you!
Well, I'm off to make a cuppa. I'm planning on popping back here soon and I hope you are all busy painting and stitching and creating beautiful and loving works of art.

Carole x