December 1st, 2011


HO HO HO for December fun and free books

Come on over to NOT YOUR USUAL SUSPECTS blog today to find out about our December schedule of Fun and Frivolity!

We're keeping to our usual schedule of 3 posts a week - Mon / Wed / Fri - but they'll be full of seasonal treats. Jokes, decoration, family stories, recipes ... everything to get us in the mood for the Festivities.

AND GIFTS! of course. A large bundle of FREE BOOKS will be accruing over the month from all our authors, to be issued to lucky winner(s) after Dec is done. Comment on any of the posts in Dec and you'll be put in the draw for the prize. The best of romantic suspense and mystery can be YOURS!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Birthday to Brief Encounters Reviews!

Can it really be a year?????

The short story review site BRIEF ENCOUNTERS REVIEWS has been part of our lives for a whole year! Maintained by the Bloggers Extraordinaire Jen and Tam, plus other staff reviewers, they saw a gap in the market and have made it their own! They felt short stories were largely neglected by other review sites, yet are a growing part of the MM publishing output.

The rest, as they say ...

Anyone who's an enthusiastic reader of MM should have it bookmarked already on a daily basis *deep frown* but even if you don't, pop on over there and say HI. I've found so many good stories by following the site, and have enjoyed reading the thorough, fair and entertaining reviews.

Here's to the next year! *throws virtual confetti*


Winter Warmers - does what it says on the cover LOL

WINTER WARMERS is available and warming up many chilly readers this month LOL, and you can win a FREE COPY at Stumbling Over Chaos from today until Dec 9 - just by commenting on Chris's fabulous blog!

There are some great reviews already:

At Tam's Reads:(EXCERPT) These stories are all fun reads, all have a light hand with humourous moments, although some are more outright funny and others less so, but when you're in the mood for something that leaves you feeling light and positive about the season it's a great selection. All of these authors are ones I can rely on to give me a good story with strong writing and appealing characters, so you can't go wrong with this collection.

At Top2BottomReviews: (EXCERPT) If there’s a time of year to allow oneself to believe in the promise of love and romance, it’s the holiday season, and these five contributing authors deliver that magic beautifully in Winter Warmers, a collection of short stories that range from poignant to comical to sexy to just a little bit kinky, but will surely make you believe there’s something special about this time of year.