Monday, February 14, 2011

News from Donna Alward, and Bound to Love Release Day!

Hi everyone. It's Bound to Love release day, in fact it's Embrace Books launch day! So I've got some info about the book, and an exclusive excerpt for you... It's available all over the place - but most notably here, at the Salt publishing sale site (this has the paperback version on 20% discount), and Amazon uk, and Amazon com.
I'm appearing all over the place today - On the RNA blog, On Joanna St James' blog, On Donna Alward's blog, On Talli Roland's blog, and on Rebecca Brown's blog. As well as being here. So if you happen to come across me somewhere, do please leave a hi in a comments box so I don't feel too friendless!

What it's about...
Jake Forrester, a controlled, self-reliant security expert scarred by his father’s murder is pursuing his goal of an independent life, relying on himself and logic, until he’s forced to accept the help of an impulsive, spirited goldsmith who follows her instincts, wherever they may lead.

When Tempest MacKenzie witnesses a gorgeous stranger being bundled into a van, she tries to help him, but becomes tangled in a complex web of intrigue. Tempest finds stubborn Jake attractive, compelling and infuriating, his logic the complete antithesis of her reliance on her instincts. And Jake is fascinated and attracted to the feisty redhead.
As they spend time together trying to thwart a heist at the British Museum, the attraction between them flares out of control. The thief has a grudge against Jake, and danger stalks their every move. Will Jake learn to trust Tempest’s intuition, before it’s too late?

An exclusive sneak peak!Tempest reached down and undid the belt that held her black raincoat in place, opening it slowly before unbuttoning the row of buttons that held it closed. Slowly, as if listening to her own private soundtrack she slid first one shoulder then the other from the coat, easing it from her body and letting it pool at her feet.
She’d had second thoughts about her crazy plan as she drove through the threatening storm, but the heated look in his eyes as they scanned her red lace bra and matching panties and the garter belt that held her stockings up proved her instincts were right on the money.
“Aw, Red. And it’s not even my birthday.” He grinned as she arched her back and reached both hands out to him. He nuzzled her ear. “You’re crazy, do you know that? What would have happened if you’d had a flat tyre?”
“I would have kept my coat on.”

And finally from me: today the winners of the CAPA's are announced, and whatever the outcome, I'd like to thank them for nominating me in the category of favourite author!
Now, my very special guest, Donna Alward is here to tell everyone about a fantastic valentine's day thing from her! Take it away, Donna (sorry I was hogging the blog).

I’m really thrilled to be hijacking Sally’s blog today! It’s a big day for both of us…and not just because it’s Valentine’s Day…

To be honest, the biggest hearts and flowers day of the year is pretty low key in our house after 20 years of them. LOL. We might splurge on a bottle of wine or a teensy bit of chocolate, but there’s usually not grand gestures of any sort. Which suits me okay – we are more the spontaneous kind of couple anyway. We might ignore official “occasions” and then out of the blue surprise each other with something.
But that doesn’t mean today’s not special. And for Sally and I – well, it’s also about new reads being available to our readers.
Mine’s an online read – so yay and Happy Valentine’s Day to you, it’s FREE!  Head on over to and look under “Extras”. It’s called Remember Me, Cowboy and it’s my first online read AND my first amnesia story.  Or you could just click here.

I didn’t expect to write an amnesia story, actually. The offer came through for the online read and I e-mailed my critique partner very excited about the opportunity. “But what am I going to write about?” I asked.
She came back with: “You haven’t done an amnesia hook yet.”
I replied: “There’s a very good reason for that.”
Amnesia plots are not my faves. Mostly because I don’t find a lot of them believable. BUT my CP knows me very well. The gauntlet had been thrown. The challenge issued. And my brain started working – okay, a PLAUSIBLE amnesia plot resolved in 10,000 words.
Then there was a seed of an idea. And a few e-mails between myself and an ER doctor friend for medical deets. I came up with the way to link it to my current Romance release, Proud Rancher, Precious Bundle. And I was off to pair sexy cowboy Logan up with the wallflower, Carrie.
I hope you’ll come by and read the first chapter, which is posted today! Then look for the rest for the next three weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



  1. Great post, Sally!

    Now wriggle into your best party frock and heels, hop over to the Embrace Books blog, and join the CONGA!!!!!!!

  2. Happy, happy, happy release day, Sally. Super congrats on your fab book. And Happy Valentine's too! Hope the sun is shining extra bright for you today :)

  3. Happy Valentine's to you too, Donna! Off to check out your online read :)

  4. Hi Jane! Yup, I'm just putting my tiara on and grabbing a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and I'll see you over there!
    Hi Maya - thank you so much, lovely Maya Minx! xx

  5. Congratulations and happy launch day! The book cover looks really good - you must be thrilled with it. x

  6. Happy launch day Sally and thanks for letting me share your day on your blog!

  7. Huge congratulatory hugs Sally. You look fabulous and so does Bound To Love. Can't wait to read it, in fact I'm off to fill my Embrace trolley next. So excited.
    Have a wonderful day and enjoy every moment of this momentous time!
    Judy x

  8. Hooray :-) The cover is fab. Happy release day!

  9. It's finally here Sally, Congratulations!
    Wishing you so much success with it.

  10. Thanks, Jude! all the covers are lovely aren't they?

  11. Huge congrats to you too, Judy! I've just finished your lovely fireman book, so off to buy your naughty nanny now...

  12. Helloooo, I've popped over from Talli Roland's blog. Happy release day - I love the sound of your book and am on my way to a copy asap! Wonderful cover too, many congrats!

    Lovely post from Donna too, thank you.

  13. Yay, Sally! Big love to you today on your launch day, you lovely talented Minx :-)

  14. I was just stopping by after seeing your guest post on Talli's blog! I love finding new people and what a special day to find you on! The book sounds delicious!

  15. Hi Jamie! Thanks so much for popping in! What a day!

  16. Margo, thanks so much! Lovely to have you here! I hope you love Bound to Love!

  17. Hi Jen - Isn't Talli a honey? I love meeting new blog friends too - thanks so much for popping in and the lovely words x

  18. Happy release day Sally! Loved the sneak peek :-)

    I'm off to check out Remember Me, Cowboy. It sounds fantastic!

  19. Arriving late - sorry.

    Huge congratulations, Sally.


  20. Thank you for the online read, Donna.