Thursday, 16 December 2010


Forthcoming paperback cover

I am over the moon to announce that TO DEFY A KING has been nominated in the UK for the Best Romantic Novel of the Year award.
You can read the full longlist here. You can read more about the novel on my website here

Saturday, 17 July 2010


It's been a while since I've posted here - mainly because I have a quick news update section on the front of my website now. But I want to keep this one going too. It is now official. The title of the novel about the Empress Matilda and Queen Adeliza is going to be LADY OF THE ENGLISH.
It is also unofficial but highly likely that my next two novels are going to be about Eleanor of Aquitaine, and they will be up close and personal. It's been a project I have had in mind for some time and have kept being sidetracked. Watch this space for an announcement later this year.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Wonderful Review of To Defy A King

TO DEFY A KING is published today - Yay!
Tanzanite has posted this wonderful review on her blog. I am thrilled to bits!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Scarlet Lion at the Apple Store

I have been told by the CEO of Sourcebooks that THE SCARLET LION is now available at the Apple store. I'm not that savvy with e-readers at the moment, but I'm just passing it on for anyone who is interested.

Saturday, 3 April 2010


I am trying to spread the word that THE TIME OF SINGING will be known as FOR THE KING'S FAVOR in the USA. I just wanted to post the different cover too. I think it's rather beautiful and it does reference a couple of scenes in the novel where Ida de Tosney, the heroine, is standing in a corridor. The model who posed for the shot was pregnant at the time, which also references my heroine.
Coming to the USA on September 1st.

One and the Same.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

New Blog for TO DEFY A KING

A note to say I've begun a blog listing some pieces from my Akashic Record research.
TO DEFY A KING The Akashic Record Sessions has just gone live!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Soundtrack for To Defy A King

A note to say I've put up the soundtrack for To Defy a King. There are no explanations at the moment in case of spoilers, but each track does have its place in the novel - either as part of the storyline, inspiration for a scene, or comment on a particular character. I suppose one small snippet I could give away at this stage is that the Seether song Fake It is about the barons gathering to discuss the Magna Carta and certain family divisions between fathers and sons over the issue. Anyway, here it is. A preliminary preview of the music that helped me write To Defy A King.