So when I lifted my thoughts from the and went to look, I was thrilled to find that it has been getting some lovely reviews as well as being in the Top Ten on the Mills & Boon web site since the 1st week of March.
It's also lovely to see some great reviews - not just because they give it 5 stars but because it shows that readers are enjoying Dario and Alyse's story - always the best thing for a writer to read!
On the Mills & Boon web site there's this one:
Mrs Walker's renaissance continues with this fast-paced, evocative and emotional story with scintillating characters especially the brooding and mixed-up Dario. With great tension and dialogue this is exactly what this reader wants in an M&B Modern. Ten out of ten
And on Amazon.com
Marriage of convenience? Those are stories that I really like.
This one started as a game to thwart one man and ended up bringing the main leads into a tangled chaos of titles and pedigrees as if there was no difference between looking for a wife and looking for a horse for your farm.
Olivero suggests (or rather commands very subtly) that they get married and Alysse who has to do something to resolve the issue of getting the family debt paid sees no way round it.
A story where a relationship is as much pretense as it is real and the emotions just run out of control. Wanting something with all your heart but are not able to even voice them.
Awesomely portrayed Kate, I simply loved it.!
And another -
OLIVERO’S OUTRAGEOUS PROPOSAL by author Kate Walker is an April 2015 release by Harlequin Presents.
Alyse Gregory wanted to get away from one persistent suitor so she planned on being seen with another man. But meeting Dario Olivero put the plan put of her mind as she was scorched by desire so hot that there was nothing else on her mind.
Yet was Dario also hit by desire or had she played in his hands? Then he proposed marriage to her as a way of getting out of her problems, would she accept it? Now that she knew why he came after her in the first place?
What would happen to their super-charged chemistry? Would they give in to their passion? But Dario doesn’t do family, what would he do when Alyse drops the bombshell on him?
OLIVERO’S OUTRAGEOUS PROPOSAL is a sizzling romance. Author Kate Walker once again brought a tale of romance shimmering with emotions and sensuality. A reader would stay hooked to the book till the very last page.
Highly recommended for all readers of romance.
My thanks to the lovely reviewers who have made my day with these comments.
And a quick check shows that the new paperback edition of the 12 Point Guide to Writing is now in stock on Amazon.com . and Amazon.co.uk. Oh, and on Barnes and Noble too. So it's easily available.
But if you want free worldwide delivery - then try The Book Depository where you'll also get a discount on the price.
Back to the revisions - but next week I'll be celebrating the official publication date of Olivero's Outrageous Proposal on the 2nd April - which will be quite a special publication date as I'll be sharing it with the publication of a new book by The Babe Magnet as we arrive in the shops together!