Friday, 1 July 2016

2 Romantic Comedies For 99p Each This Summer

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HTMHJ8S

To celebrate the *ahem* summer, the price of both A Beginner's Guide To Salad and Everything Changes But You has been dropped to just 99p each. So whether you're off on your holidays or relaxing at home, fill up your Kindle and enjoy!

About The Books

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HTMHJ8S

Ruth loves nothing more than curling up in front of the telly with a family-sized bar of chocolate. She doesn’t do diets and she certainly doesn’t do exercise. But all that changes when she’s invited to her school reunion.

Bullied at school for being overweight, Ruth’s first reaction is to rip the invitation into a million pieces. But then Ruth hatches a plan. She’ll lose the weight and arrive at the reunion looking gorgeous and glamorous, leaving her old classmates in awe. Especially her former crush, Zack O’Connell.

With the help of her friends and a new, unbelievably hot colleague, Ruth begins her transformation. With six months until the reunion, losing weight will be a piece of cake, right?

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Changes-But-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B00MWAR5B8

Ally Richmond is dreading turning thirty and bidding farewell to her youth. And when her husband says he wants to start a family, she begins to panic.

Is this all that life has to offer from now on? Popping out babies and growing old gracefully? She wants a life crammed with glamour and spontaneous adventure, not one full of dirty nappies and night feeds.

When Ally makes a silly birthday wish for a new, exciting life, her wish is granted.

But when Ally is presented with the freedom and opportunities she craves, she soon realises this new life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that there really is no place like home.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everything-Changes-But-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B00MWAR5B8


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Wedding Date: Songs From Musicals


As The Wedding Date's Delilah James is a massive fan of musicals, I thought I'd put together a playlist of songs from musicals, which you can find below. I enjoyed putting the songs together - I hope you enjoy listening to them!



If, like Delilah, you're a fan of musicals, why not take a gander at my Delilah-inspired musicals Pinterest board? You can also find out my own favourite musicals or my favourite songs from musicals. And if you haven't met Delilah yet, you can find out all about her in The Wedding Date - more details coming up!


About The Book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Date-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B0175WV3YC

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?



Monday, 20 June 2016

The Wedding Date: Online Dating Profiles


In her quest to find a date for her oldest friend's wedding, Delilah takes to the internet to have a go at online dating. Here's Delilah's profile - plus some potential dates. If you've read the book, you may just recognise them!







About The Book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Date-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B0175WV3YC

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?



Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Wedding Date: Text Messages


Each chapter of The Wedding Date begins with a text message between Delilah and a friend or family member. The texts relate to the chapter in some way and seem to be popular with the reviews so far.

The idea of using text messages came from Delilah's blog (which I set up for fun before writing the book to get to know her). I ended each blog post with an email exchange and I loved writing them so I decided to include them in the book.

As the various drafts and revisions changed chapters and storylines, some of the text messages needed to be altered or were removed and replaced so I've rescued them from the cutting room floor and I'm going to share them here!


 



 
 


If, like me, you like reading funny text messages, I've set up a Pinterest board where I've started to pin my favourites. You can have a look here


About The Book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Date-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B0175WV3YC

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?



Friday, 10 June 2016

Rom Com Vs Real Life


I love settling down with a romantic comedy on the telly and they inspire the kind of books I want to write. Rom coms are fun, warm and cosy and usually have a happy ending that makes us feel fuzzy inside.

Real life isn't always like this. Real life can be a bit shit. Which is why I like rom coms so much. Give me a happy little bubble to live in and I'll hop right in, no questions asked. I've put together a list of the differences between on-screen romantic comedies and the not-so-sparkly reality...


Rom Com

Your ex-stepbrother is sweet, kind and funny - oh, yes and HOT. You realise you fancy the pants off him and it turns out he's in love with you. Awwww. So you kiss (and do other, off-screen stuff) and live happily ever after.

Real Life

Technically, you're not related. He was only ever your stepbrother and now your parents are divorced. But still, it's a bit icky. Get together with this dude and you've booked yourself a place on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Rom Com

You're a teenager. Your life sucks. So you make a wish... and it comes true! You end up being an adult with your dream job/switch bodies with your mum/male nemesis. You learn a few lessons, realise your life wasn't so crap and probably fall in love somewhere along the way.

Real Life

You're a teenager. Your life sucks.

Rom Com

Two blokes like you. One is nice and trustworthy, the other is a scumbag with an overinflated ego. You pick the nice one and live happily ever after.

Real Life

You pick the scumbag, who breaks your heart before moving on without a backwards glance. You spend many, MANY nights sobbing and asking why you never chose Mr Nice Guy and lived happily every after.

Rom Com

You go online and start chatting with a really nice bloke. When it turns out this same bloke has forced you to close your beloved business down (the one you inherited from your mum and holds many dear memories), you fall in love with him anyway and live happily ever after.

Real Life

You go online and start chatting with a prince from a far off land who will marry you and make you a princess who is rich beyond your wildest dreams. If you'll just sent a bit of cash over first, that'd be grand...

Rom Com

You're at work, minding your own business (literally) when a beautiful Hollywood actress steps into your shop. You chat for a bit, later spill a drink down her front and end up getting together after a few romance hiccups.

Real Life

You're at work. You're bored. You go home and return the next day.

Rom Com

You're sitting in a restaurant with your best pal and fake an orgasm to prove a point. You finish and carry on as normal.

Real Life

You're sitting in a restaurant with your best pal and fake an orgasm to prove a point. Your best pal walks out and you haven't seen them since. They won't answer your calls/texts/emails and you've been unfollowed/un-friended on every social media platform. Sad times.

Rom Com

You're a mermaid who has fallen in love with a man who lives on dry land. So you ditch your fishy tail in favour of legs for a bit and have a whirlwind romance with said land-goer.

Real Life

There are no mermaids! *wails*


See what I mean? Rom coms are clearly the way to go! Why not add your own Rom Com Vs Real Life in the comments below!

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Wedding Date: A Book In Pictures


The journey of a book is a long one, starting from the initial spark of an idea and ending with the publication of an actual, readable book. I took photos and screenshots of the various stages of The Wedding Date and I thought I'd share them here on the blog!



The Wedding Date started off as 'Delilah Explains It All'. I set up a blog to get to know my characters in short posts (which you can see here)


Out came my trusty baby names book to help choose the names of my characters. As you can see, the book has been well-used over the years (I bought it for 50p nearly 20 years ago so I've definitely had my money's worth!)


Brainstorming: Who is Delilah James?



And what is her story?



Lots and lots of planning!


With the plans in place, it was time to start writing...


And my neatly typed out plans got scribbled all over.


One of many 'TheEnd's for The Wedding Date. Until...


The book was complete, published and waiting on my Kindle!


About The Book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Date-Jennifer-Joyce-ebook/dp/B0175WV3YC

Delilah James, singleton and smoothie-addict, has six months to find a date for her oldest friend’s wedding. Oh, and to prove to her ex, best man Ben, that she has totally moved on since he dumped her out-of-the-blue nine months, eight days and seventeen hours ago…

So, with her two BFFs playing Cupid, Delilah launches herself into the high-tech, fast-paced and frankly terrifying world of dating. Luckily there’s the hot new guy at work, Adam Sinclair, to practice her flirting on – even if, as a colleague, he’s strictly off-limits!

Yet time’s running out and date after disastrous date forces Delilah to tell a little white lie – and invent a fake boyfriend! But will her secret crush on Adam ruin everything? Does she even care about Ben anymore? And is it too late to untangle her web of lies and take a real date to the wedding…?


Friday, 27 May 2016

Cover Reveal: Breakfast at Poldark's by Samantha Tonge

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breakfast-at-Poldarks-Samantha-Tonge-ebook/dp/B01BTVPMJW

How gorgeous is the cover for Samantha Tonge's soon-to-be-released novel, Breakfast at Poldark's? I love it and wish I could jump into the scene and run (okay, okay, walk) down to the beach!

What do you think?


About The Book


Dreaming of the perfect man?
Kate Golightly needs to move forward and what better way to do that then with a trip to the Cornish coast with best friend and boss, Izzy.

The sea wind is just what Kate needs to finally relax and begin to let go of her past. Except she’s suddenly got one big reason to panic! She RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the Queen Bee of her high school’s wedding saying she’s bringing her boyfriend (she doesn’t have one) who looks just like Ross Poldark!

With only two weeks to find the Poldark look-alike of her dreams Kate is under a lot of pressure for the Cornish coast to deliver…

A hilarious and moving romantic novel from bestselling author, Samantha Tonge. A must-read this summer!


Breakfast at Poldark's is out 28th July but is available to pre-order right now!