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London Book Fair – ROW Check in 5

Xcite stand at the London Book Fair

Xcite stand at the London Book Fair

Such a fun week already! As you may remember, my goals for this Wednesday were barely writing focussed at all, which is probably why I got so many of them done. In fact, the only thing I didn’t manage was the copy edit for Lucky Lucy, but it’s on the list for today, I swear!

But the big focus this week was on the London Book Fair, and the launch of the new Secret Library range from Xcite, one of which, Silk Stockings, features my novella, The Lord of Summer.

So first, the Book Fair. Well, it was huge. Every inch of Earls Court was packed with books, people talking about books, and places for book people to drink coffee. The best parts for me, in no particular order, were:

  • Meeting lovely fellow writers, Lucy Felthouse and Kitty Bernetti, and talking writing, events and more writing. Lots of fun things coming up to get involved in, like Smut by the Sea in Scarborough (and check out the matching anthology! How many events have one of those?).
  • All visiting the Xcite stand to see the beautiful, strokeable Secret Library books in all their glory. Here’s Lucy standing proudly by them:

    Lucy Felthouse with Secret Library Books

    Lucy Felthouse with Secret Library Books

  • Meeting my wonderful editors at Xcite for the first time, and being told “I love your writing!” I may have blushed in an embarrassing manner.
  • Stealing piles of books from the Ellora’s Cave stand (not really – they begged us to take them) and chatting with some of their editors and authors about books and publishing and their saucy playing cards.
  • Getting home again afterwards and pouring myself a very large glass of wine – it was a great day, but utterly exhausting!
The Secret Library Range

The Secret Library Range

The first two Secret Library books – including Silk Stockings – are now available from stockists everywhere, and I highly recommend that you try to get your hands on a copy if you’re at all interested in sexy stories with heart. These books are designed to be discreet, and beautiful enough to want to keep forever. The stories inside them are, we decided, probably a three on a five point scale of eroticism, so the perfect introduction if you want a little more spice in your romance.

For more information about them, check out the gorgeous Secret Library website. (Oh, and look! There’s even a page about me.)

But, Book Fair excitement over – what do I need to do before Sunday? Pretty straightforward, actually:

  • Finish first draft of Artist’s Impression short story
  • Copy edits for Lucky Lucy
  • Prep for next week’s short story

Hope you’re all having as much fun in the world of writing this week as I am!

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Discussion

10 thoughts on “London Book Fair – ROW Check in 5

  1. Congrats on a new release. That book fair looks amazing. I cannot imagine strolling around a convention center sized building filled with books….I’d come out a poor, poor woman. Pocketbook empty. 🙂

    Posted by Nadja Notariani | April 18, 2012, 1:01 pm
  2. The Secret Library sounds like a wonderful idea. I love reading and writing romance, but it’s always a little vaguely uncomfortable when I’m in a public place (like the bus or the doctor’s office) and I’m reading something with a half-naked couple on the front cover.

    Congratulations on the new release!

    Posted by Dahnya Och | April 18, 2012, 7:42 pm
  3. sounds like you had a great time, I’m totally jealous, its more book filled than a library. Hopefully you’ll be fired up now to reach your goals this week!

    Posted by newtowritinggirl | April 18, 2012, 10:38 pm
  4. This is the second post about a book fair I’ve read this week… Now I really want to find book fair to go to…

    Posted by Ruthie of Live, Love, Laugh, Write | April 19, 2012, 4:58 am
  5. Sounds like you had a great time! Congrats on your release as well! Good luck with all the things that need to be done now that you’re home 😀

    Posted by lagarafalo | April 19, 2012, 5:18 pm

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