It has been a shocking two months since my last post - I've been distracted by holidays and photography, helping Kate Clift to set up her fundraising blog and Beth Cameron with images and blog for Imogen's Wardrobe, a new boutique childrenswear range. On top of that I have been dabbling with my own supernatural romance, currently under the working title of Spies by Night. Titles, I have discovered, are not my strong point.
In between all this, I have had the time to soak up some fantastic romances, Regency, Georgian and Supernatural. I briefly lost my soul and two weeks of my life to the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. I subsequently engrossed myself in Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series and then found some light relief in the effervence of You Slay Me by Katie MacAlister and Lynsay Sands hugely entertaining Argeneau series. I had a taster of red hot angels and kick ass vampire hunters with Nalini Singh and wound up back with the Georgians with the witty and sensual world of Eloisa James. Finally, I finished July devouring Kim Harrison's first two action packed Rachel Morgan novels.
It has been a summer of supernatural romance, filled with vampires and werewolves, angels and demons - and lots of kick ass heroines. I'm definitely leaning towards Sookie Stackhouse over Bella Swan!
I'm now 20,000 words into my own project (ok I said it was going to be a novella - it's not) which starts on the glamorous pavements of south London's Streatham Hill before sweeping my protagonists to the slightly more mysterious back streets of Venice. I have literally never read a decent romantic novel set in Venice, so I'm hoping to break the mould with mine!
More on that in due course...