Thursday, 23 April 2009


Hello and welcome to all authors, publishers and readers,

It's that time of year again to give ebooks the recognition they deserve. With thousands of authors signing contracts every day (including myself!), the competition to be above the rest is now becoming global - and that's a massive challenge for any author, even for the best. That's why promotion of any kind is precious and that's why authors and publishers alike join me in promoting The Romance eBooks Newsletter and it's services.

If you're familiar with this newsletter, you will have probably noticed it doesn't have as many pages as usual. This is because I am busy working on a novel I would like to submit to a very well-known publisher *wink wink*. So for the time being, The Romance eBooks Newsletter will take a different course whilst I continue to put my time and effort into this project. Any queries about this matter, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Now, back to business. As usual, there is a huge amount of talent just waiting to be spotted. Harlequin author, Cindi Myers, is special guest and there's also author spotlights from Ruth Ann Nordin and Lynn Reynolds. Sara Simus introduces us to her blog, and contest winners from the last issue, Mary Ricksen and Dawn Gray earned themselves a page of their own by taking the time to enter in the hope of winning - and they did. So with congratulations to them both, I now leave you to frisk your way through these pages and enjoy yourselves.

PS - Don't forget to check out the contest on the last page!

Hibiscus Bay by Debby Allen

'If blue skies, hunky foreign guys and glistening seas float your boat, then you'll love this romp on the beach romance that will leave you searching for your 'passport to paradise!'

Cocktail Reviews:

Like a short version of a M&B/Harlequin title, Hibiscus Bay delivers on all fronts with an exotic locale, wealthy foreign hunk, a good dose of angst, enjoyable love scenes and a HEA. I’d recommend this to any fan of the genre.

Simply Romance Reviews GRADE A:

I can honestly say, while reading Hibiscus Bay, I was touched by the beautiful twist of fate for Ashleigh and Remmao. This is the kind of romance we all dream of. Debby Allen captured so many heartwarming emotions of both her characters. The story inspires the reader to wish for Hibiscus Bay and a pair of sunglasses.......wonderful job Debby!!

The Long and Short of It Reviews:

Readers will also understand Remmao’s frustration with Ashleigh’s unpredictable emotional outbursts. Ms. Allen develops his character well; he’s a gorgeous Middle Eastern sailor with a body to die for and a heart that needs tending. The setting of gorgeous Hibiscus Bay is a perfect place for Remmao and Ashleigh to explore their feelings further, and those descriptive details are nicely presented.

Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses by Debby Allen

'If a Greek Adonis found his way into your Christmas stocking, wouldn't you want to unwrap him?'

The Long and Short of It Reviews:

Never mind the Athenian skyline, the hot mulled cider, the glitter off the wave tops; the whole, mesmerizing Mediterranean world... Because this holiday adventure has barely gotten started! I am desperately censoring myself here, as there is so much more I’d like to mention, but the revelations are half the fun.Do read! 4.5 books for this completely charming Christmas romance. Allen got this recipe just perfect: Wonderful characters, delightful descriptions, and exactly the right amount of mistletoe!!

Night Owl Romance Reviews:

The title of this short story attracted me since I happen to love Ouzo. It’s Greek liquor, it’s very yummy (if you like black licorice, which I do) and it’s VERY potent, so I figured if the characters were drinking it things would have to be interesting. Well I wasn’t disappointed in this lovely tale about Marcus and Leah, friends and co-workers. This is a sweet short story by Ms. Allen and is a great quick read for a cold night. And of course you should have the Ouzo around to go with this story.

'Rendezvous' (Free read from The Wild Rose Press)

Full bodied, dark and continental. Can French men really taste as good as their coffee? Rendezvous Bar and Café is famous for its romantic encounters, but when Dana Lewis serves Luc Devereaux his café noir, she’s ready to pour the beverage over his head.

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