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New Release: The Secret Library – Silk Stockings

Silk StockingsIt’s here, it’s here! Today is the official release date of my first ever novella, Off the Shelf, released as part of Xcite Books’ The Secret Library range. As you may be aware (I have been banging on about it rather a lot), it appears in the Silk Stockings book, along with novellas from Constance Munday and Jenna Bright (it’s Jenna’s first ever print publication, too!).

Here’s a reminder of what my story is all about:

At 35, travel writer Annalise is fed up with insensitive comments about being left on the shelf. It’s not as if she doesn’t want a man, but her busy career doesn’t leave her much time for relationships. Sexy liaisons with passing acquaintances give Annalise physical satisfaction, but she needs more than that. She wants a man who will satisfy her mind as well as her body. But where will she find someone like that? It seems Annalise may be in luck when a new member of staff starts working in the bookshop at the airport she regularly travels through. Damien appears to tick all the boxes; he’s gorgeous, funny and intelligent, and he shares Annalise’s love of books and travel. The trouble is, Damien’s shy and Annalise is terrified of rejection. Can they overcome their fears and admit their feelings, or are they doomed to remain on the shelf?

You can check out an excerpt of my novella on the book page, and also see buy links, which I’ll be updating as more become available. In the meantime, I’m waiting not-so-patiently for my author copies to turn up! I know I’ve already seen the book in the flesh at the London Book Fair, but I want my copies so I can stroke them in private 😉

I’m looking forward to reading the novella, too. That way I can reacquaint myself with my beloved Damien. Ahh… *swoons*

Congrats also go to Toni Sands, Elizabeth Coldwell and K D Grace as their book, Traded Innocence is also available today! In fact, K D Grace also releases her first novella from Mischief, too, so double congrats! 😉

London Hi-Jinks

I just spent a weekend in London, with an extension to go to the London Book Fair yesterday. Sightseeing stuff included a visit to Churchill’s War Rooms and Museum, a mooch around Fortnum & Mason, peering at The Ritz, visiting (and purchasing from) Choccywoccydoodah, a wander through Soho and Chinatown, and of course popping into a couple of book shops.

London Book Fair stuff included meeting up with lovely ladies Jenna Bright and Kitti Bernetti and checking out our gorgeous new books on the Xcite Books stand before heading off to chat and explore the rest of the enormous venue.

The Secret LibraryThe Secret Library - Silk StockingsLucy & The Secret Library

It was a fab day, with lots of chat, including The Secret Library (of course!), Smut by the Sea (the anthology and event), Smut in the City, The Book Show and much more. I also came home with a ton of books from the ladies at Ellora’s Cave, and some from Harlequin, too!

I also managed to scare a bloke on a stand when he asked what I wrote. He tried to appear unruffled when I answered, but admitted it was the best answer to that question that he’d had all day! 😉

I’m still awaiting my author copies of Silk Stockings, but the book is available (or coming very soon) to stockists, so check out the links here.


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