ON WRITING

“It’s very easy to quit during the first ten years of writing. Nobody cares whether you write or not, and it’s very hard to write when nobody cares one way or the other. You can’t get fired if you don’t write, and most of the time you don’t get rewarded if you do. But don’t quit.” Andre Dubus

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A New Novel Hits the Shelves!

Very hot newsflash this morning when a colleague, Anna Campbell, announced her new book is out -
My Reckless Surrender, from Avon. In Anna's words, it is 'A passionate tale brimming with lust, tenderness and betrayal.'

Here is the blurb:

Diana Carrick has very good reasons to seduce Tarquin Vale, Earl of Ashcroft. None of which she intends to share with the notorious rake. But instead of the selfish, jaded debaucher she expects, Diana discovers a man unlike any other, and even the dangerous secret she must protect cannot shield her from his dark allure.

You can read an excerpt from MY RECKLESS SURRENDER on Anna's website.

Already great reviews are coming in. Romantic Times Book Reviews chose MY RECKLESS SURRENDER as a Top Pick and said, “The enthralling story is complex and passionate and readers will experience a delightful sense of satisfaction from watching Campbell's characters grow in stature and emotional understanding. Quite a book!"

Anna is a good follow up to my latest blog: 'You are a writer if you are writing.' Anna had been writing away for 20 or so years before she clinched (pardon the pun) this great book deal with Avon. So at some mysterious point she became an author. And is really churning out the novels. This is her fourth in quite a short time, I believe! Her advice is to enter competitions. If you get a place in a prestigious competition, it augers well at book fairs. This is what worked for her.

Even if you'd rather poke your eye out with a fiery stick than read a hot romance like Anna's, it is wonderful to see people you know, admire and respect achieve long-held dreams.

Good advice. Meanwhile, back to my novel...

6 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for the plug! Much appreciated!

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  2. My pleasure, Anna. Can't wait to read it.

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  3. This is right up my alley and what I'm aiming for, right down to the publisher. I'm off to check out Anna's website right now. Thanks.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting one.

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  5. Yes, she writes a very hot book, and looks like they're selling well. Love your new profile pic.

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