Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A Knowing Look and Other Stories: FREE for 2 days

A special treat for Short Stories on Wednesdays this week - I have made my collection A Knowing Look and Other Stories FREE for two days - 27 and 28 March. Enjoy!

From the heat of the African plain to the chilled winter air in rural England, this book will take you on a journey via a collection of emotive short stories.

Birth, death, and some of the challenges that arise in between are covered in this selection of fiction for adult readers.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Lucky Seven: When Dreams Come True

 I was was tagged by Tom Gillespie for a Lucky Seven Excerpt.

The rules are simple:
1. Go to page 77 in your current manuscript
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next seven lines as they are – no cheating
4. Tag 7 other authors (Done on Facebook)

So, this is my extract from When Dreams Come True, which is due for release this summer.

"While I sit and drift off into my imagination, my phone buzzes again.
It's Allie: Bumped into Jack. He asked if we wanted 2 meet him at the cinema later today.
My pulse quickens instantly. I feel a bit sick actually.
What did u say? I reply.
I said ur away, & he asked if I want 2 go anyway. You don’t mind do u?"

 So what do you think? Will our protagonist mind? Tricky question, eh?

Friday, 23 March 2012

The Winner of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop

Thank you to everyone who entered the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop.

The winner is anaavu, so congratulations! I will be in touch shortly.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

New Beginnings is FREE for One Day Only!

FREE for one day only.

Grab your copy from:


Sam Hendry is not looking forward to starting at her new school. Things go from bad to worse as the day of truth arrives and all of her fears come true... and then some.

When Sam meets a different group of people who immediately accept her as a friend, she begins to feel more positive.

With her new friends and interests, will Sam finally feel able to face the bully who taunts her, and to summon up the courage to perform on stage?

Friday, 16 March 2012

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop


I am taking part in the Lucky Lepechaun Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A WriterBooks Complete Me & Author Cindy Thomas

The dates for this hop are March 17th to 22nd.

I am giving away a copy of Flings and Arrows by Debbie Viggiano, which is one of the funniest, most entertaining romance books I have had the pleasure of reading. The prize will be sent directly from the author and will be a  

brand new, signed paperback copy.

To enter, follow
Debbie Viggiano's blog. Extra entries are available if you:
1. Add Debbie Viggiano as a friend on Facebook
2.  Add Flings and Arrows to your shelf on Goodreads
3. Add Debbie Viggiano as a friend on Goodreads
4. Like Flings and Arrows on Amazon.com or on Amazon.co.uk

Please leave a comment below to tell me how you have entered.

 Any comments made before midnight PST on 22 March will count.
A winner will be picked on 23rd March.

This is an international giveaway.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Flings and Arrows
Steph Garvey has been married to husband Si for 24 years. Steph thought they were soulmates. Until recently. Surely one’s soulmate shouldn’t put Chelsea FC before her? Or boycott caressing her to fondle the remote control? Fed up, Steph uses her Tesco staff discount to buy a laptop. Her friends all talk about Facebook. It’s time to get networking.

Si is worried about middle-age spread and money. Being a self-employed plumber isn’t easy in recession. He’s also aware things aren’t right with Steph. But Si has forgotten the art of romance. Although these days Steph prefers cuddling her laptop to him. Then Si’s luck changes work wise. A mate invites Si to partner up on a pub refurbishment contract.

Son Tom has finished Sixth Form. Tom knows where he’s going regarding a career. He’s not quite so sure where he’s going regarding women and lurches from one frantic love affair to the next.

Widowed neighbour June adores the Garveys as if her own kin. And although 70, she’s still up for romance. June thinks she’s struck gold when she meets salsa squeeze Harry. He has a big house and bigger pension – key factors when you’ve survived a winter using your dog as a hot water bottle. June is vaguely aware that she’s attracted the attention of fellow dog walker Arnold, but her eyes are firmly on Harry as ‘the catch’.

But then Cupid’s arrow misfires causing madness and mayhem. Steph rekindles a childhood crush with Barry Hastings; Si unwittingly finds himself being seduced by barmaid Dawn; June discovers Harry is more than hot to trot; and Tom's latest strumpet impacts on all of them. Will Cupid's arrow strike again and, more importantly, strike correctly? There's only one way to find out....

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Short Stories on Wednesdays: Guest Blog and Giveaway!

Today I am over on Simple Clockwork, the brand new home for Short Stories on Wednesdays.  I have written a guest blog and the blog owner, Nancy, has also written a lovely introduction about A Knowing Look and Other Stories

There is an international giveaway of a signed copy of A Knowing Look and Other Stories, so please leave a comment over on Simple Clockwork to be entered for that.  And if you want an extra chance to win a copy of the collection, you an enter the Goodreads giveaway as well (listed in the right hand panel of my blog) which is UK only.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

When Dreams Come True: Almost There!

Hi everyone,

It's been a long time since my last blog post, sorry about that! Things have been a bit off key in the real world where I have sprained my ankle, and as a result I haven't been at my desk so much in the past week.

On the writing side, I made a vow to not use social media so much until I finished my final edit for When Dreams Come True.  I'm pleased to say I finished it yesterday, so now there's just proof reading and tweaks to make and I'm on schedule to release the book in the next couple of months.

I have set up a Goodreads Giveaway for an ARC of the book, as well as for my other two books but I'm sorry to say they are all UK only for this batch.

Meanwhile... on with the proofreading!

Thanks for reading,


Goodreads Book Giveaway

When Dreams Come True by Rebecca Emin

When Dreams Come True

by Rebecca Emin

Giveaway ends April 06, 2012.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win