Congratulations to all the winners and shortlisters at the RNA Pure Passion Awards 2011.
Winners were: Penny Jordan - Outstanding Achievement Award, Jill Mansell - Romantic Comedy Award (a review of her latest book, To The Moon & Back can be read here at Novelicious), Jojo Moyes - Romantic Novel Award, Elizabeth Chadwick - Historical Novel Award, Louise Allen - Love Story Award & Josephine Cox - Lifetime Achievement Award.
You can see some fabulous photos taken by Liz Fenwick at the Romantic Novelists's Association Blog and Phillipa Ashley has posted all about the Awards and has more photos.
My gorgeous friend, Christina Jones was shortlisted for the Romance Comedy Award for her brilliant book, The Way To A Woman's Heart. You can read all about her jelly wrestling with Jill Mansell here
I've recently read an excellent book, The Blasphemer by Nigel Farndale, I just hope my review, posted here at Bookersatz, did the book justice.
Thanks to Helen for posting my review. I needed cheering up. It's the first day of Lent and I've given up chocolate. With best intentions at heart, I went to work and at 9.30 was chatting in the kitchen with a colleague. One of the girls had celebrated her 21st birthday and bought in several M&S tubs of treats. Guess who took a Rocky Road, (chocolatey, marshmallow & heavenly) popped it in her mouth and relished every second before realizing in horror that she'd only managed to last 9 1/2 hours into Lent! Needless to say, I still intend keeping off the chocolate, but it goes to show how I eat without paying any attention at all!
Happy Publication Day today to Talli Roland for her fab book, The Hating Game. Talli's book came out as an e-book in December and rose to 24 on Amazon UK Kindle and 460 on Amazon.com. It's a great read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.