Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Love a Happy Ending Launch Day Giveaway

A new an innovative website launches today. Love a Happy Ending highlights new authors and includes featured reviewers and associate readers. I'm proud to be a featured author.

To celebrate launch day, I'm offering the chance to win a free copy of Play Me. There are other great freebies on offer from my fellow authors, some of which are detailed below. For the chance to win, visit the Love a Happy Ending site between 29 June 2011 and 3 July 2011. The Launch Day Giveaway list includes copies of:-

‘Bagpipes and Bullshot’ by Janice Horton (6 x digitial copies)

‘Once Upon A Tooth … A Fairy’s Tale’ by Vickie Adair (2 x print copies)

‘Sonnet of a Housewife’ by Vickie Adair (2 x print copies)

’1923: A Memoir’ by Harry Leslie Smith (1 x print, 3 digital copies)

The set of the complete ‘Blues Eyes Trilogy’ by Joanna Lambert (3 x print copies)

‘Working It Out’ by Nicola May (2 x print – signed author copies)

‘Touched By The Light’ by Linn Halton (3 x print – signed author copies)

... and much more!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Over the Backyard Fence

Blogging today at Over the Backyard Fence. Stop by and tell me what you think about our happily anticipated new arrival.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Love a Happy Ending

Love a Happy Ending, a new interactive author/reader website launches on 29 June with some exciting giveaways. Check it out.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Dead Man's Party at The Romance Studio

The Romance Studio are having a theme party from June 24th to June 26th. It's a Dead Man's Party and all undead characters, their arch enemies, and others who inhabit their world (and their authors) are invited! TRS are giving away a NOOK and there are loads of other prizes from participating authors.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

CCLL - Making a Difference

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line was founded in 1991 to support the children horribly affected by the disaster. My mum is a great supporter of the Portsmouth and Hayling Island Link pictured. Every June families and supporters host a visit from children from Belarus for a four week recuperative break, away from contaminated food, water and air which boosts their immune systems and makes a real difference to their health and lives. I was told that it can add up to two years to their anticipated life span.

This year the children, from the Mogilev Region, near Minsk, arrive on 1 June and during their stay will take part in a whole range of activities organised by the charity and supported by Portsmouth City Council and local businesses. These activities include visits to the circus, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Dockyard, the Royal Marines Museum, Portsmouth Football Club, Butlins holiday camp, etc. The children have the opportunity to try kayaking, crazy golf, ride on a hovercraft, go sailing and swimming at nearby beaches. My mum has helped organise a clothing day where the host families help children to select from donated clothes. There are parties, Christmas in June as well as dental and optician appointments.

CCLL was conceived in 1991 by Victor Mizzi, MBE, with the following aim:

“To relieve the need and sickness of children affected by radiation following the explosion at the Chernoby nuclear reactor on the 26th April 1986.”

It’s important not to forget the heartbreaking consequences of this event and to keep it alive in the public domain.

All donations to the charity are used solely for the children and no administration fees are deducted from the funds.