Friday, March 08, 2013

Mother's Day Giveaway

The wonderful  Liz Fielding -  who has won both the RWA's RITA and the Romantic Novelists' Association  Romance Prize - has  a special  feature on her blog -  First Page Friday  - where she features  - obviously! - the first page of a new  - or a favourite - romance novel.

Today I'm delighted that she has chosen my novel The Proud Wife    as her  First Page feature this time. 

Thank you Liz!

I always find it really special when an author I admire (and if you haven't read Liz's books, you've been missing out!) enjoys my own work and tells people about it.  Liz and I both write romance  but in such different styles, which is what I love about the genre we both write in. We can both take the same themes, ideas, plot elements, even character types, as are so common in romance fiction - but make those elements our own and turn them into something special - something with that elusive thing called 'voice' - that make  reading books by individual authors a unique experience.  And Liz's books certainly fit into that category for me.  I've read everything she's written and I'm so looking forward to her upcoming  novel in the new  Harlequin KISS line - Anything But Vanilla  coming in April . (Ice cream + a new Liz Fielding book - sounds like the perfect combination to me!)

Liz and I  - together with Anne McAllister  - usually run the Here Come the Grooms contest jointly around this  time  but unfortunately this year cinrcumstances conspired against it and we didn't have new books with new 'grooms' in  this time.  But for me a new Liz Fielding novel is always something to celebrate - and here in the UK  this weekend we have cause to celebrate because Sunday 10th  March is UK's mother's day.

Sadly,  I don't have  my mother to celebrate with any more and two years ago we also lost my MIL - which is  extra poignant as March is also the birthday  month for both these very special ladies - but  I do want to celebrate  right now - so I'll celebrate Mother's Day/March birthdays   with you all instead.

So  I have five copies ot The Proud Wife to give away for someone who has a birthday this month - or whose mother has a birthday - or whose mother would love a copy of The Proud Wife.

So take a look at Liz's site -  read the first page of The Proud Wife and if you don't already have a copy  then either leave  a comment on Liz's  blog  to say  hello to her (tell her I sent you!)  - or post a comment here telling me about your Mum, or  your birthday - or hers  . . . or someone you'd like to give a copy of The Proud Wife to . . . .

And on Sunday - Mother's Day - I'll get Charlie and Flora on the job of picking out the winners who'll get to celebrate this time too.

Oh and while you're over on Liz's site - take a look at the details of some of her wonderful books and if you haven't tried any of them yet - well, why not treat yourself?

12 comments:

Laney4 said...

My 85-year-old MIL is the last of the parents still with us, but that might change within the week. She has gallbladder problems, including an infection, and the antibiotics don't appear to be helping anymore. She's at the stage where they treat her symptoms and not the problem itself, as she also has a weak heart, bad knees, compressed disks in her back, and Alzheimer's.
Sorry to share such a downer. It is what it is....

Kate Walker said...

Laney I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. I hope that things ease for her and that, whatever the outcome, she doesn't suffer. She - and your family - are in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I love these sort of stories. Where the couple get back together again. There is always something special when they overcome their obstacles. I also like it when someone mother appears in the stories. They bring a special kind of something out in the main characters. Even if they are not being very nice to some one. I am lucky my mum brings out in me too

Unknown said...

I love these sort of stories. Where the couple get back together again. There is always something special when they overcome their obstacles. I also like it when someone mother appears in the stories. They bring a special kind of something out in the main characters. Even if they are not being very nice to some one. I am lucky my mum brings out the best in me too

Sorry about the previous comment I am not use to posting on sites like this yet

Kate Walker said...

Don't worry 'Anonymous' - at least your post came through. I'm so glad you like these sorts of stories- reunion stories can be really great to write

Eli Yanti said...

My mom's bday this month, but can't read in English probably I can read for my mom :D

And my bookclub friend's bday this month too.

Liz's book sounds great :)

Mary Preston said...

No birthdays this month, but I know my Mother would love to read THE PROUD WIFE.

It's my birthday next month if that counts at all.

JulieM said...

I'd love to win this book. My birthday is on the 16th.

I hope that everyone who is a mother gets lots of special treats today.

CC Coburn said...

I was thinking: - hmnn no birthdays this month for us, then I realized my first born's birthday is the 21st. What a lousy mother that makes me! Then I remembered my husband's mother is the 19th, so's his cousin, another cousin and her mum are on the 11th - seems May/June the previous year must've been a busy time for some :-)
Nevertheless, in spite of being a bad mother, I am a Proud Wife :-)

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Hope you had a lovely MOTHER'S DAY yourself, Kate. I've got my copy of THE PROUD WIFE as your books always come out in India. Looking forward to reading and reviewing your next one, A THRONE FOR THE TAKING

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Hope you had a lovely MOTHER'S DAY yourself, Kate. I've got my copy of THE PROUD WIFE as your books always come out in India. Looking forward to reading and reviewing your next one, A THRONE FOR THE TAKING

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